Saturday, 18 May 2019

May-Adventure note book

Hello friends

I hope you are all good...

Today I'm sharing an Eileen Hull Sizzix die notebook
I started by covering it in lots of layers of book text glued down with collage medium,
when completely dry I added a layer of gesso.
I then added layers of distress oxides, distress paints and some Deco art media paint in Quinacridone, which gives a really rich vibrant rust colour.
I added some stencilling using Tim Holtz (THS 020) and stamped using one of Tims background stamps.
The centre is some vintage text from an old book  
page, framed with a frame and a star from Idea-ology, I typed the 'notes' using my old vintage typewriter.
To finish I added some pages to the inside and an old key from my stash
The numbers are from an old number stamp I have.

As always feel free to leave a comment as its great to know you popped by...
Have a great week 


Sunday, 5 May 2019

May- journal- little girl

Hello friends 

I hope you are all good..
Today I'm sharing with you some journal pages create in my mini journal.
I started by adding layers of music to the pages, sticking them down with collage medium.
I then added a layer of Dina Wakley gesso, when it was dry I added more through a tim Holtz stencil ( TMS 102)
When it was dried added a layer of colour using distress oxides in tea dye and ground expresso, I the wiped off the excess and then built up further layers using distress crayons.
I then added some sewing into the page then added some stamping into the background using ( tim Holtz CMS364 - mini media marks)
I then added a base board photo (Idea-ology) and the words are from clippings 
I had some printed some gel plate prints so I used a scallop punch to cut into them and added them to the pages.  The added journal page is also from idea-ology.... heres what it looks like underneath...
The numbers were stamped from an old vintage stamp from my stash.

I hope you like them, please feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate you passing by.
Have a lovely week

best wishes 


Monday, 29 April 2019

April - Happiness

Hello friends..

I hope you are good,
A super quick post tonight to share a journal page i created...
if you are on instagram I have saved the background tutorial to my highlights so you can see how I created the background there...

I used a my small journal, created a layer using old text paper then applied gesso over the top. 
When it was dry I spritzed in cracked pistachio distress oxide then dried it with a heat tool

Next I added some crackle paste and allowed it to completed dry...
Using Dina wakley scribble sticks I added more color.
I then stamped using Stampers Anonymous Mini media Marks stamp set( S CMS 364)
I also doodled some circles using a unibazl sign whit pen.

The photo is from Tim Holtz Photo Booth and the lace is ideology

I coloured the leaves using distress inks in peeled paint

I really hope you like this make
feel free to leave comment, I appreciate them 

Have a great week


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

April - His Heart

Hello friends

I hope you are all good!
Today I'm sharing with you a little Idea-ology project that Ive been working on...
I love to create with Idea-ology, I have to say its probably my favourite product lines from Tim Holtz.

I started by using the Paper fastener tin, I applied lots of layers of distress paints, gesso and crackle paints, sealed with a layer of vintage collage medium.
The tin was lined with papers and I cut down some of the Etcetera trims to create little shelves to rest some of the ideology pieces on.
I then framed it with one of the new Sizzix Trinket frames from the chapter 2 series, I gave it a distressed look using crackle paste and distress paints.
I added the baseboard paper doll and created a small hoop for the little boy to hold using some old rusty wire and then finished by attaching some of the wings to him..
The lid was lined with papers and another distressed frame was added, I distressed one of the new date dials using distress paints.  I added a star to the middle and some words from the clippings/

I fished by adding a Faucet knob to the top of the tin by drilling through using my trusty dremal. 

Thank you so much for passing by, feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate them.

Wishing you a lovely Easter break, I'm off to enjoy some precious time with family and friends
Best wishes 


Sunday, 14 April 2019

April - The Professor

Hello friends

I hope you are are all good!
Today I'm sharing with you an Etcetera tag and trims....
Ive been so inspired by so many friends using this set of stamps that I thought I would have a go too...

check out more inspiration from some very talented friends here... 

Igirlzoe - Ooodles of inspiration, keep scrolling down zoe's blog, she's the master of these sets!

Emma Williams - so much incredible detail!

Kath stewart  -kath has some really cool looks with the professor... love them all 

Anne Redfern - Anne is the master of Mini Albums, this one is not to be missed...

I started by creating a background using distress oxides, Tim Holtz has 12 new colours to choose from, check out his blog here for more details.
I used cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, fired brick and some walnut stain distress ink.
I then stamped in distress hickory smoke archival using the Fragments (CMS368) set from Stampers Anonymous.... it gives such a beautiful flourished background.
I then stamped using The Professor (CMS373) and accessorised his outfit with  the Distinguished set (CMS371) again Stampers anonymous. 
I then added some ideology and some ephemera
The Etcetera trims are perfect for adding a little ledge for the tags so you can add those extra details... I coloured mine used delusions paint in slate grey to colour mine as the paint is perfect to paint onto the trim, you only need one coat.
I really enjoyed putting this tag together... the stamps are so much fun with all the different options, be sure to check out my friends blogs too for more inspiration.

Art from the Heart stock all the Tim Holtz products and much more, hop over here to check them out

In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate them, have yourselves a lovely week!

bye for now 


Sunday, 7 April 2019

April-Ideas and Dreams

Hello friends...
I hope you are good!

Today I'm sharing with you a Mini journal using lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology and the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 release - thinlets (664178 Crochet)
Honestly, I told myself I didn't need any of the new release....but then I saw them and then I decided that YES, I did need them!! The detail is just amazing....totally blown away by the intricacy of the dies, you will not be disappointed!

I used the Idea-ology worn wallpaper as a base for the cover, followed by the journal cards and ephemera. 
Used my vintage typewriter for the words and framed them with one of the new adornment frames 
I used lots of stitching into the paper and card.
I then cut out more crochet dies, coloured them using distress inks (walnut stain) and cut them to make header tabs for my journal. 
The believe was cut out using the new Alphanumeric thinlet die (another must have die!)
I also used some design tape to to trim the crochet onto the front cover, 
the star is also from Idea-ology 
I also stamped onto the mini tag using a Stampers anonymous set called correspondence (CMS 225)
I really enjoyed pulling all the different elements together to create this mini journal,
(the mini books are available from a shop called Flying tiger in the UK...
The dies and Idea-ology are available from Art from the heart)

As always please feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate them...
Have a lovely week!