Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Chapter One...

the new range from Kaiser!  Love this, love the lime green with teal and black!  This was my DT pack from Tomorrow's Memories... it was the best fun to play with!

Tomorrow's Memories have got all the papers, stamps, paper pads, ticket pads, rubons and all sorts... it's a gorgeous range, one that will suit so many styles!!

Take care of you.


Was playing the other day {LOL, I must share a story about 'the other day' later}, I've been waiting to play with these wings from The Dusty Attic.  When Jen let us play with the prototypes I had them thrown in water and feathered right away... playing with different finishes etc for our Dusty Day at Tomorrow's Memories, but haven't had the right layout to put some on since.  The other day I decided to just 'play' and created this.  

It's a sweet 4x4 canvas with a lot of mixed media arty farty stuff on it {collage, muslin, impasto, stamping, paint, metal leaf, diamond dust, webbing spray, embossing powders etc}, I had wonderful messy fun!!  I love wings, love angels... I always feel so relaxed and happy when I am creating them, I should just play more often, it's fun!

Take care of you.


Oh... the other day:  when Kel was little, we'd ask when he did something and he'd reply 'the other day'... sometimes it seemed odd because we were sure it was month ago or something... but nope, he'd always insist it was 'the other day' {pronounce the uva day}.  It took us a while to realise that Kel had NO concept of time and "the other day" could be anywhere from yesterday to 3 years ago.  It's cute now and every time I or Kel say "I did this the other day" Darren cracks up laughing... just one of those little family things you never want to forget!


nah... no resisting here, as soon as Tomorrow's Memories had the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Papers out of the box I was there!! 

They are oh god I have no words for them... delectable, delicious... yes, all fabulous scrap anything is described with food sensations!!  I have used Finnabair's technique again here {I just love it} and have sprayed the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist with some Luminarte Radiant Rain Mist, it's a bit thicker than Glimmermist and I was interested to see the effect on the darker card, it works pretty well I think!! 
This is myself, my sister and niece... we had a girl's day out last week, was great just us three... Lily gabbled and gabbled {she takes after her grandma} and Nev and I talked and shopped and talked and shopped some more, was bliss!!  I'm tired of making people a priority in my life when I'm not in theirs {yeah, taken me a while to grasp that concept], so have been immersing myself in my family more lately, they are there for me always, as I am for them, and expect nothing in return... I'm lucky to have a couple of friends like that as well, they know who they are, I'm blessed... love them all!!

Take care of you.


New Kits for Tomorrow's Memories

I love making up some of the kits that are for sale at Tomorrow's Memories, it's just plain fun!  {But shhhhh, don't tell them that, they think it's like 'homework' or something for us LOL}

Here's some sneaks of the newest ones that will be available soon in the shop and online here.

The kits come with all the bits you need, a print out of the layout to follow, some tips if needed and a list for the extra items such as glimmermists or stains etc that you may already have... and they are the best value for money!

Take care of you.

Creative Bliss...

I have created lots... and lots, love it!

So many people I know are doing the She Art Workshop with Christy Tomlinson... I had my own attempt and have loved it so much that I've had to join up to learn more, learn the nitty gritty that everyone else is learning.  

This is my own attempt from seeing what others have done... she's pretty cool, can't wait to learn more and go further with this artform!  Thanks Michelle for pushing me to give this a go, it was FUN!

She's a bit chunky around the waist, but hey... so am I!

If you click on the She Art Workshop image it will take you to Christy's sign up for it.  The class has run but is still available for access.   I've also signed up for her Three Hearts Art Journaling Workshop, so can't wait!!

Take care of you.

Friday, 22 April 2011

The Color Room #55

I can't quite believe I've not blogged for almost 3 weeks... when does that happen!!   I've been busy with work, busy with some other things but I have also been busy scrapping.  All are for new Challenges for Red Earth Scrapping, Classes & Shop Kits for Tomorrow's Memories or Layouts for Sketches2Scrapbook and not shareable yet, but today I have done the latest TCR Palette!

I have sprayed the chipboard with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Peacock and then sponge painted it with Warm White acrylic paint. The Calendar Month was painted with layers of Pool & Sandal Adirondack Acrylic Paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Cowboy and Icicle.

The background was misted using Tattered Angels Suede & Creme de Chocolat over a Prima Mask.

I have also used Prima Flowers, Prima Botanical PP, Tim Holtz Trim, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Creative Bitz Button, Crochet Trim & Doilies, TPC Button, Prima Pebbles, Kaiser Bling Flourish, Pink Paislee Daily Junk Notecard and some Core'dinations Cardstock.

Take care of you.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Inspired by...

Michelle Grant's take on Anna Debrowska Pekocka's amazing style...

Which ended up very much more like Anna's with a bit of me thrown in!  But if it wasn't for Michelle giving it a go 1st and then holding my 'hand' via SMS on Friday night I don't think I could have done it!!  That step of trusting the spray was a hard hard hard one!!  But I love it, so thank you both!!  Oh and yeah, another Twilight photo... but this was supposed to be a 'trial' run so I wasn't worried that I'd already scrapped it.

I have been very evil and set this as a challenge for April over at Red Earth Scrapping... obviously no-one has to go as heavy handed with the spray as I did, but I think it's a great thing to try and push your boundaries!!  I know I am seeing glimmermist in a whole new light now!

So a quick run down on how I did it:
  1. I created the Layout, left all the chipboard raw and just grabbed some old buttons, lace trim offcuts and glued it all down.
  2. Next I covered the photo with some card and then sprayed my 1st layer of Glimmermist, I used Walnut Gold & Suede.  I wiped the spray off the resist areas, dried it all off and then added some Denim Blue in patches, dried this off and then added another coated of Suede.  
  3. Once all dried again, I dry brushed with white acrylic paint over the textured areas and part of the layout/photo to add definition {Anna & Michelle used gesso but I couldn't get the lid off mine LOL}.
  4. The paper curled a bit, but thanks to Michelle's instructions I was ready for this and I mounted it to cardstock afterwards to help it flatten out.
I have used Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology paper {because I'm too lazy to stamp my own resist images like Michelle did LOL}, Dusty Attic Cogs, Skeleton Clock and Flower Layers, some vintage buttons and crochet trim.

Thanks Michelle for the encouragement... and the SMS giggles afterwards, teenagers!!

I took this into Tomorrow's Memories for show and tell yesterday, it didn't get to come home with me... I can't even blame Vicki for snaffling this one, Sonya ran off with it!!

Take care of you.

Getting my Glitz on...

I've been looking for some challenges for something new, and found that Glitz Designs have one on their blog each month, starting today {figured again that was meant to be}... so I played with the new Love Games papers.   I love this one with the poppies, I was going to use them for a LO of my mum {she loves poppies} but found this photo of Angie, and that was the one... just perfect!  

Angie was my super pleasant surprise when I went to the HS Retreat last year, I knew I'd like her... I like her online so that was a given... but I didn't realise I'd totally love her.  I think she's just the greatest.  Although I don't get a lot of time to natter on with her anymore, she remains close to my heart and I hope to see her again before too long!

I have used Glitz Designs Love Games Polka & Poppies, as well as some of the Love Nest Paper Layers {love these}, teamed up with a Dusty Attic Doily, Leaves & part of a scroll, some new Prima Trim and an old Prima flower {knew I was saving this one for a reason!!} and a delicious Zva Crystal Swirl - it's simple but just right in my eyes!

The chipboard was inked, dabbed with paint and glimmer glam and sprayed with some Luminarte Radiant Rain in pumpkin... I just keep adding layers until I get the desired colours.

Take care of you.


Michelle Grant decided to challenge me to do the TCR Palette #52, which I thought was great {especially since unbeknown to her I had all the colours I needed right in front of me by pure fluke}, my sneaky grin got wiped off my face when she also said I had to use Texture Paste or Clay, neither of which I had with me at the time!  Soooo... yesterday I picked up some white clay and borrowed a Krafty Lady Mould from the shop and played last night and created my first clay caste shape, a vintage keyplate.  I baked it and then went to bed and this morning got started on the layout.

Got to say, I'm a bit thrilled with everything... especially these GCD papers designed by Donna Salazar, so love them!!

On here I have some of my very favourite Dusty Attic pieces - the Skeleton Clock Face, Swirl Border, Mini Frames and a Key.  They've all been dabbed with warm white paint {I use Jo Sonya paint, it's just perfect} using just a baby wipe {better than a paint brush because you just throw it away afterwards} next I swiped some of my newest loves, Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Dusty Concorde and Spun Sugar, in a few spots and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmermist to blend the paint and ink stains, once dried I dabbed here and there with a little Hayride Glimmer Glam.  Back to the stains... OMG, how wonderful are these little dabber topped bottles of colour!  A little goes so so far and the colours are stunning... love love love them and I can't wait to see what else I can do with them!!

The clay, the FFS part of the challenge {LOL, because I thought I had got away with my devious secret} was such FUN!!  I kneaded it until it was pliable, pushed it into the mould, baked it for 15 minutes and whalla... gorgeous keyplate!!   I then simply dabbed it with some of the Hayride Glimmer Glam, dabbed with a little warm white paint so it wasn't too glossy and then added a little gold and silver rub'n'buff.  I love the look of it... moreso I loved the whole process of making it {thanks Michelle!}

I've had quite a free'ing learning weekend, I'll load up my layout I created using Anna Dabrowska Pekocka's gorgeous grungy style and inspired again by Michelle later on, I'm so so happy with it!!

Take care of you.