Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Be your beautiful self....

Hello friends

Happy Summer Holidays!!
It seems like forever waiting for the holidays to arrive....but its finally here!
I'm going to be super busy re-organising my creative space, I have too much stuff, very little room and I hoard everything, so at some point I'm going to purge and get rid of some things (deep breaths!)
If I get chance I'm also going to set up an Etsy account so I can sell some of my makes, along with some vintage (that's if I can bring myself to part with it!) so keep an eye out on social media, I will let you know when Ive set it up...

Today I am sharing a soft, grungy make...
I love the photo booth photos by Tim Holtz....I use them the most in my makes
I used a piece of mount board and applied Ranger gesso and Texture crackle paste
When it had dried I started to paint layers using distress paints in Ground expresso and stormy sky 
I used the stampers anonymous stamp set "ticket booth" and masked off areas so just the numbers were stamped 
To finish I added some Idea-ology stars circled with rusty wire and added the words from Tim's small talk book of words...
These words resinated with me, as a mom to a teenage daughter I was inspired to use them as a reminder to my always 'be your beautiful self'  as she's discovering, that life is full of stresses and unnecessary pressures and sometimes its hard to remember who you are...

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate you passing by...
Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine
Bye for now 



  1. Gorgeous vintage piece Kaz, love how you have incorporated your layered elements. Tracy ❤️

  2. Totally amazing Kaz x Love the background and wonderful layers finished off with the rusty wire. I am not on FB but wold love to know when you have placed items on Etsy x

    Hugs Annie x

  3. I love all those colours in the wonderful background and then of course all the embellishments on top! A wonderful piece (as always!) Good luck with the craft clear out - I would need to do the same!

  4. All those textured elements, gorgeous! Good luck with the studio re-org, launch of your Etsy store and a productive summer!!!

  5. Beautiful... I like that background technique !

  6. Kaz, as always, a masterful piece of vintage delight!! xx


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