A Splash of Colour....

June 16th 2018
Sometimes all you need is a little Splash of Colour!

This page is just perfect for the new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog with the theme of "Q is for Quote" - I love to use quotes and wording on my creations.

This journal page is the "back" of a page which I did some machine stitching on for effect - it's always a perfect way to get some texture and interest on the page behind! I didn't add a lot of colour to the background as I used precoloured stems and circles from Vera Lane Studio to make the pretty flowers and a gorgeous "girl" from the Rain or Shine digi set  which I coloured with Copics.

Beach Fun!

June 15th 2018

A fun beach themed tag created for this months challenge at the Rubber Dance Blog - they have a colour theme which I tried to follow and an alternate "tag" theme which is what I have done.

Collage image is by Art Tea Life and background "netting" and "starfish" stamps along with the "beach fun" words are from the "Retro Beach" Rubber Dance set available in their store.

Tag background is old book pages, gelato crayons and the Rubber Dance stamps. I added some fibre to the top, muslin cloth under the collage bathing beauty and finally the wording.

All Things Bright & Beautiful....

June 10th 2018

The title of this post is the current "Monday" challenge at the Simon Says Blog! I'm entering these 2 very bright and colourful tags made today especially for the challenge!

Tags backgrounds are old book pages, gesso, gelatos, rubber stamp and black ink, muslin cloth, cotton, collage elements and string.

Rubber stamp is by Blank Page Muse and is from the stamp set "Art Journaling Mixed Media Stamp Set 1 by Pam Bray" - so many fab stamps on this sheet - perfect for backgrounds and for using as feature stamps too. Collage butterflies and wording are available at the "Art Tea Life" Etsy Store - loads of fab sheets to create with.

Don't miss out on the fun and creativity we have at Blank Page Muse Stamps - all the links are below!!
The Blank Page Muse Shop https://blankpagemuse.com/

Blank Page Muse Challenge: Let's Go To The Beach!!!

June 9th 2018
Something fishy going on here.........

Nearly time for the new challenge theme at the Blank Page Muse Blog and this time our theme is the "Let's Go To The Beach" - fab theme for those where it's Summer but also great for me here in Oz - makes me feel a bit warmer as it's Winter here LOL!

I've made some Artist Trading coins which are all the rage at the moment and below is a quick step by step pictorial for you on how I made them:

Firstly I cut out my 2.5 inch circles - I had a ribbon role with a cardboard top and bottom which were 2.5 inches round so I used one as a template. And I used some recycled cardboard on hand from a carton of beer of all things LOL which I used to cut my circles from.

I added a layer of Gesso with a spatula to have a base for colouring them.

Next I used Gelatos in various colours to colour over the Gesso backgrounds - I coloured them, spritzed with water and used my finger to blend the colour.

Once dry I stamped with Blank Page Muse Stamps and black Archival ink. I used various "sea" themed stamps including an anchor and 2 sea shells - all available at the store either individually or as part of the nautical themed sets.

I printed some collage images - couldn't resist using these quirky fishy themed kids from Lisa's Altered Art - they are perfect!!!!

I fussy cut the collage images and adhered to the coin bases with a piece of muslin cloth.

Next I added embossing fluid to the edges of all the coins and "rolled" in Black enamel embossing powder and heated - love the effect and the black is so glossy!

And all done - love how they turned out!

Here's where you can find Blank Page Muse
The Blank Page Muse Shop https://blankpagemuse.com/
I'm also linking these creations up at the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for their "Make a Splash" theme - I think these kids are making a splash with their fishy friends!!
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes theme for kids - perfect fishes for kids LOL!!
Also at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - where you have to add a critter to your creation which does include critters with fins!!!

Green Around the Gills.....

June 3rd 2018
Entering this quirky journal page at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog for this fortnight in the "Y is for Yummy" challenge!!!!!

Digi stamp is by Bloobel Stamps - make sure you grab any digis you want as sadly Bloobel is closing down later this month! This digi is called "Bake me a Cake Cook" - perfect for this fishy page and feeling green around the gills and perfect for the challenge!!! Fish collage images were freebies from Freubels Freebies from many years ago - quirky fish to match the quirky digi LOL!

I love the textured background I created for this page - a bit messy but yummy and fishy!!!

Angelic Cherub...

June 2nd 2018
A quick post today to share this layered/collage style altered index card made with book pages and left over bits of patterned card. I also added some old braid and muslin cloth and finished with the "cherub" cut out! Love the vintage feel. Sometimes it's nice to get a creation completed quickly and be able to sue all your scraps and bits and pieces!

Indulge Yourself.....

June 1st 2018

Made quite some time ago - LOL still trying to clear my backlog of draft posts from creations made!!! This image is by Bloobel Stamps (store is closing today) - great quirky and fun digis to create with!

Have to love this digi - who wouldn't like a dip in some ice cream?? Background is melted crayons and white puff paint. Image coloured with pencils and fussy cut and as you can see I added white puff paint to the ice cream in the cone. Wording is computer generated! Indulge Yourself!
The Bloobel Facebook Group is staying open so you can see more creations from fans there!

Suck it Up!

May 31st 2018
A fun journal page made some time ago for the Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Progressive Challenge!

A fun unicorn digi available at the Etsy Store along with lots of other cute images to colour! this is a page in my black journal - background is book pages and acrylic paints along with some muslin scraps and little tile letters. Digi coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut. A bit of a fun page!

Let Peace Begin With Me...

May 30th 2018

A mixed media background journal page using digis by Vera Lane Studio. I've used digis from 2 sets to create the centre piece - wreath and wording is from the "Peaceful Picasso" set and the very relaxed looking gal is from the "yoga Gal" set. Vera Lane digis always mix and match so well - makes them perfect for any creation!

Lots of bits and pieces of mixed media on this background in one of my journals - book pages, washi, paints, texture paste! Digi stamps coloured with Copic Markers. I love the soft colours on this page.

Ghouly Gals.....

May 29th 2018
OOHHH Ghouly Gals for the current challenge at the Oddball Art Stamps Challenge Blog - which I think I may have missed entering but here they are to show anyway!!!

These ATC's are also for the Facebook ATC trade with the same theme!! So much fun to create with these quirky designs available at the Oddball Site!!
Backgrounds are gelatos, washi tape and muslin cloth. Digis coloured with Copics and fussy cut and the wording is computer generated. So much fun putting these together!

Tea 4 2...

May 28th 2018

This week's theme at the Take a Word Blog is "TWO" - so 2 of something LOL and this journal page is just perfect - "Tea For Two"!!!! Fab quirky characters by Vera Lane Studio - Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum!! LOVE them and the teapot!!

In keeping with the "tea" theme I covered the page background with the "ends" of the tea bags and added paint and water soluble crayons plus washi tape, sticky mesh, muslin cloth and of course the fussy cut digis!!

So much fun and who doesn't love anything "Alice"????

Pearl & Vidalia the "Onions"!!!

May 26th 2018
What a fab new set of digis by Vera Lane Studio - "Pearl & Vidalia" - a pair of onions - in keeping with the quirky style of the Vera Lane Studio digi sets!! I love these two!!!

I've coloured this pair with Copic makers - "brown" onions of course LOL!! the wording is also part of the digi set.

I've added them to an ink sprayed page in my journal and added a piece of muslin coth - also ink sprayed and adhered to the page along with some sticky mesh to look a bit like an onion bag and some string to tie them up!! The torn piece of paper at the bottom that they are standing on was a left over piece of ink sprayed card from another project.

I'm entering this pair in the current challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog - "I is for Inky" - a perfect creation with all the ink spraying I have going on here!

Altered Playing Card Art Dolls...

May 23rd 2018
Still sharing creations made some time ago!! These are altered playing card made for a swap in an Aussie Group I belong to.

Collage elements on this knitting themed altered card are by Art Tea Life.

This altered playing card uses collage bridal head by Dezinaworld. I added digital paper and ribbon and lace plus a little heart charm and some pearls to suit the bridal theme.

Queen of Shemmenkah

May 23rd 2018

This image is "Queen of Shemmenkah" by Rick St Dennis - Rick has fab digis with such detail! you can find lots of colouring books and limited release digis at is Zibbet Store!

Page background - acrylic paints, rubber stamp and gold embossing powder - perfect for a queen. Wording is computer generated.3d floral sticker added to the top corner and also drop of black india ink. Digi coloured with copic markers.

Dance to Your Own Beat!

May 22nd 2018
A fun page made while undertaking Lisa Vollrath's journaling course last year!

Collage gal is by my favourite collage store Art Tea Life at Etsy- perfect for this quirky and fun page!

Background is paint, texture paste, stencilling, the collage gal, computer generated wording and you can see the machine stitching which is the back of another page but worked well for this page to add texture and a border. I love this page!!

Darling Lil Monsters....

May 21st 2018
Some fun and quirky ATC's using great monster digis by Sandra Caldwell - available at her Etsy Store!

I made mixed media backgrounds for the ATC's and used stamps by Blank Page Muse. Monster digis are coloured with copics and fussy cut and added to the backgrounds with computer generated wording and some washi tape on one of the ATC's. I edged each ATC with a sharpie as well.

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