Saturday, 12 May 2018

Jot Magazine May mood board challenge

As soon as I saw this month's Jot Magazine mood board 
challenge I was immediately inspired. 

I just love this bold and striking colour palette, 
its one of my go-to colour combinations.

And here is my layout-

I started with some red tissue paper and a polka dot gift bag, then layered some Flutterby Designs cards under my photo.

 My title is a Flutterby Designs wood veneer piece 
that I coloured with black gesso.

I was particularly inspired by the red gerbera on the mood board so I added some Kaisercraft paper flowers.
I also added some embellishments from Flutterby Designs, Charm's Creations and D'Lish Scraps.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Viva Las VegaStamps April Challenge

Today I am playing along with the 
April challenge at Viva Las VegaStamps

I have created an art journal page about standing out from the crowd.
I was inspired by the birds silhouettes in the inspiration image. 

I've used the 'her wings' stamp as my title, 
which inspired the whole page.

I've also used Plate 1495 for some marks within my background layers.

The bird stencil is from Fabrika Decoru. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Dusty Attic April challenge

Today I am sharing my take on the Dusty Attic April challenge.

Here's a look at the mood board.

My project is a 'secret garden' canvas.

I created the background on the canvas board with 
acrylic paints, distress oxides and stencils.

I layered on some Dusty Attic Chicken Wire chipboard 
that I coloured with black acrylic paint.

I also used a Dusty Attic Entangled Heart chipboard piece. I used the negative part for another layer in my 'garden', then the heart as the focal point, tangled within the vines as if it was 'discovered' in the secret garden.
I coloured these chipboard pieces with layers of acrylic paint, gesso, gelatos, and Colour Blast Colour Artist inks. 
I highlighted all the details in the heart chipboard piece with a black pen. 

CSI Case File No. 252

Today I am sharing my take on the April case file no 252 

Here's a look at the case file.

And here's how I solved the case.

I used all the colours in the scheme.

I was inspired to use the following evidence elements: 
diamond pattern, circles, numbers, alphabet, hearts.

For the Testimony element I put my journaling in a frame.

To create my background I used Colour Blast Colour Spray and splatters of Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink. Once it was dry I added some Colour Blast Colour Paste through a diamond stencil.

I then added some stamping , using stamps from Aall & Create, 
Viva Las Vegastamps and Uniquely Creative.

I added some cards and embellishments from Flutterby Designs.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Kaisercraft February challenge

Today I am playing along with the February challenge at Kaisercraft.

The challenge this month is to use Hexagons.

And here is my layout-

I created a mixed media background using Denim Kaisermist, Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Cube.

I die cut all my hexagons with the Kaisercraft 'Stitched Hexagon' set. I really love how the set has multiple nesting sizes to cut 'hollow' shapes.

I used Kaisercraft papers from Indigo Skies and Sage And Grace collections.

I also added some Indigo Skies Collectables, but the hexagons themselves in different patterns are such a feature I didn't have to add too many embellishments.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Dusty Attic February challenge

Today I am playing along with the February challenge at The Dusty Attic. With such a grungy, masculine mood board how could I resist!!!

Here's a look at the mood board-

And here is my page-

I used some Cocoa Vanilla denim paper and Kaisercraft paper for the base.
I created a 'watercolour' base using inks. I then used some Colour Blast Colour Pastes through some Dusty Attic stencils -  'Just Blue' Colour Paste through a Distressed Grid stencil and  'Leather' Colour Paste through a Glass Stains stencil.

I coloured some Dusty Attic Industrial Barbed Stars with inks and Colour Blast Colour Paste, as well as some Dusty Attic Industrial Stars. I also used pieces of a Dusty Attic Tangled Barb Wire Small panel which I painted a lighter aqua to add some contrast.

I used a Dusty Attic 100% Boy chipboard piece for my title, painting it first with acrylic paint then heat embossing with Colour Blast Colour Embossing Powder in 'Just Blue'.

I also added a denim chevron from Charm's Creations and some Flutterby Designs flair buttons and page tab.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Scrap The Boys Jan challenge - DT share

Today I am sharing my final project as part of the Scrap The Boys 
team. I have had such a great time on this team over the past 2 years.

This month's challenge is to use flowers on a boys layout 
- yes it can be done.

Here is my DT page-

I've used some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust in 'Lush' to create my watercolour background. I've then added some stamping with a Dylusions leaf stamp.

I've added some flowers from D-lish Scraps, some Uniquely Creative feather dies, and some wood veneer pieces from Rainbow Splendour. 

I've used a Heidi Swapp wood veneer 'hello' as my title. 
I've kept all my wood veneer pieces raw 
to add to the 'outdoors' theme of my page.

I hope you can give this challenge a go!