Saturday, 28 March 2020

Guest Post for ALL & Create

Hello friends 

I really hope you are all staying healthy and safe 
in this very scary world that we are all living in....

Today I will be sharing the last of my Guest Design posts for AALL & Create.
I would like to send a big thank you to Abs (Autour de Mwa) for inviting me to be a guest designer for these last few months...I have really enjoyed guesting, along with the creating with their lovely team and products.

So for my last make I decided to use a mini journal ( these are available from (flying tiger)
I used an old envelope as a base along with some corrugated card.
Using a tag I stamped with embossing ink and added white embossing powder and heat set.
I then added some distress inks ( walnut stain and fossilized amber)
I then took some kitchen paper and lay it over the tag....taking an iron I pressed down on the kitchen paper so the heat removed the embossing powder.
You are left with a lovely worn distressed  look....perfect for the stamps I selected.
I  stamped some of the flowers from the daisy elegance set and cut them into strips, which I then stitched into....I wanted to show that you don't have to always use the whole of the stamped image.
To finish I added some vintage lace and a frame.

Here are the stamps that I have used

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate them
Thanks again ALL & Create!

Have a lovely week, 
Please stay at home, keep safe and be healthy 


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Hello friends... 

Today I’m guest designing over at AALL&create
I’ve created a journal cover using the 
Dahlia stencil to create a textured look and feel.

I started by adding texture paste through the stencil, I then added embossing glazes (timholtz) 
When the paste had dried natural I heat embossed the glazes

I then added distress paint to colour the cover

I framed the moth using some of the honeycomb die cut from the cells die

I’ve used
#14 cells die cut
#89 dahlias stencil-Autour de Mwa 
#92 scripted botanicals Bipasha Bk
Thanks for popping by  
As always feel free to leave a comment 
Have a lovely weekend 


Thursday, 12 March 2020

Soul whispers journal panel

Hello friends
Hope you are good!

A quickie post today to share with you a journal panel,
 using lots of layers of Paperartsy fresco paints, some
I love to build up layers of paints, you can get some really great effects...
I used a cut off from the painted card to create a frame around the photo and added stitching to it.

I love numbers so the Field notes stamp set were perfect for add some into the chippy paint.
Feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate them.

Have a lovely week

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Creativation -Shrine

Hello friends

Hope you are all good

Today, I'm sharing the last of my Tim Holtz samples that I made for Tim's  Idea-ology at Creativation.
I used one of the new Shrines as my base and covered it using the abandoned papers
I then used a panel frame which I painted and used distressed paints to give it that vintage look.
I then used a baseboard doll, coloured it and set to work adding lots of ephemera from the field notes pack

I then added some layers of paints to the outside of the shrine to give it a grungy look and some of the new fabric tape and collage paper.
Here it is on show in the Idea-ology booth... 
A big thank you to Tim, Mario, Paula and Stacy, for inviting me to create for really is a pleasure to be apart of an inspirational team.

Idea-ology is now shipping from Art from the Heart here
As always please feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate each and every one 
Have a great week 

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Guest Post for AALL & Create - Mini Tile journals

Hello Friends

I'm back today to share with you another Guest post for AALL & Create
I decided to create something that would be very spring like being as we are now finally in March.
(I really don't like January/February!)
(I will list the stamps/stencils at the end of the post)
I used some Stampbord tiles that I had stashed away and forgotten about to create the covers of the mini journals, they worked perfectly with the stamp.
(If you don't have any stampbord you can use any hard board/mountboard)
I stamped then embossed with embossing powders then added inks over the top 
I create an accordion by folding papers then sewing and stencilling inside them 
I added words to each journal

I used:
all by Autour de Mwa

I hope you like them!
Have a great weekend 

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Guest post for AALL & Create

Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
I'm sharing my love of vintage with this old book that I decided to up-cycle 
into a journal...

(I will list the stencil and stamps I used at the end of my post)
I started by using the stencil, I pressed gesso through it and left it to dry.
I then added some paints to give it a vintage worn look.

I then did lots of fussy cutting to create a 3D look using the leaves and flowers 
that surround the old shutters
I added an old photo and framed it with some rusty wire

To finish I added an old key along with some vintage lace

Here are the stamps and stencils I used...
268 - shuttered window by Bipasha BK

As always feel free to leave a comment, great to know you popped by xx

Have a lovely weekend 


Thursday, 27 February 2020

350 journal panel

Hello friends
Hope you are good!

 Today I'm sharing with you a grungy journal panel...
It's been a while since I created just for me, with no deadlines, no samples just totally for myself enjoying the creative process and I loved every second!!
If you follow me regularly, you will know that I  love to create lots of layers.... this definitely had lots of layers of paint thrown at it!
I started by cutting up lots of card then gluing it down like a patchwork....then I threw paints, inks and mediums at it
The 350 numbers are from Tim Holtz idea-ology Layers urban park...I added some paint to distress them along with some distress crackle paste.
I also distressed the chipboard quote
The background was stamped with Tim's glitch 1 and glitch 2 stamps along with  faded type set.
I also used some of the collage typeset paper 
to finish I stitched around it to frame it.  I'll add it to my journal later...
As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each on!

Have a great day!