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 


Saturday, 14 July 2018

A Vintage Note pad

Hello friends

It seems like ages since I last is just a little hectic at the moment,
I'm hoping it slows down very soon!

Anyway just a quick post to share a vintage inspired notebook.
These notebooks are great value for money (available from Morrisons supermarket of all places!)
You get 3 for around two pounds.....

I added some Tim Holtz papers, Idea-ology and some of my own vintage finds

The photo is from Tim's Photo booth

I hope you like it....feel free to leave a message, I appreciate you passing by
Have a great week 


Thursday, 28 June 2018

Embrace the journey...

Hello friends

I Hope you are all good,
I've not been around much lately
as life been super busy.... I've really missed not being able to create...

So I made some time today to escape to my desk to create this grungy inspired make using a Tim Holtz Ecetera tag and my new favourite the Tim Holtz 3D texture fade (foundry)
The crackle is from Ranger ink....I love this product, it gives great effects. 
Ive also used a Tim Holtz stencil ( THS051)
the star is Idea-ology and I added my own key from my vintage stash

Sorry its a really quick post....I'm just counting down the days for the summer holidays, not long now!
As always feel free to leave a comment....I appreciate each one 
Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine


Monday, 4 June 2018

Foundry tag

 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
 Today I'm sharing with you a make using the new Tim Holtz 3D texture fades,
this one is called foundry....its so cool, the detail is just amazing!
This started as a piece of white card, which I ran through my big shot
I then added layers of distress paints and inks 
I Sealed it with collage medium
and added some words from small talk, 
I then stamped some numbers using the Stampers anonymous Ticket booth set
to finish I added some of my own vintage elements and some of my favourite Idea-ology 
The card was backed onto one of Tim's no8 Etcetera tags
The texture fades are available from Art from the heart (Link in my sidebar)
This is my new favourite for sure!

Thanks so much for popping by
feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one xx
bye for now


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Vintage frame

Hello friends

I hope you are good!
I've been missing for a few weeks as life has just been super busy and I've got lots of things I need to do and not enough time....
I cannot believe we are nearly into June....time is flying by so fast!

Today I'm sharing with you, this framed hanging
The base is a Tim Holtz photo cabinet card, I covered it in wallpaper (also Tim Holtz)
When it had all dried I distressed it by ripping and peeling into it to give it that nice vintage, shabby look.
I then added a frame which i distressed, I also made a rusty wire frame to  frame the face. 
I always like to add my own elements, so I added this old key, ruler and vintage lace 
The words are clippings(Tim Holtz) and I added some old buttons 
To finish it all off, I framed it with a panel frame from Idea-ology, which I had distressed using distress paints.

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and everyone
Have yourselves a great weekend 


Friday, 20 April 2018

Journal panel (No 24)

Hello friends

Hope you are all good and are enjoying the beautiful sunshine...
I Just wanted to pop in and share with you this vintage inspired journal panel...I was inspired to create this after watching Finnabairs Facebook live... it really inspired me.

The original page is from a vintage book which I mounted onto some grey board, 
I then added lots of layers of gesso, crackle paste, design tapes,ribbons and lace...
The photo is a Tim Holtz photo booth photo and the butterfly, design tape words and paperclip are all  from Tim Holtz  Idea-ology 
I used finnabair Art-Alchemy Rustic brown and vintage rose paints
and I added some vintage watches from my stash.... 
To finish I added some rusty wire to create a hanging.... 
I love adding layers and this make has many!
As always feel free to leave a comment I appreciate each and everyone!

Have a lovely weekend