Sunday, 27 May 2018

Art and Soul Studio May Inspiration - Moments, Seize, Achieve!

Happy Sunday Funday!! Have a peek at this over your morning cuppa!
Today I get to follow on from my Industrial Steampunk styled Mood Board Challenge to play with the same theme on an set of tags I created.





After sticking down the Stamperia papers to the tags and adding some mesh (Gyprock tape) with 3D gel,  I used a stencil and sprayed a fairly heavy coat of Tim Holtz Resist spray. Once this dried I used Distress Oxide in Evergreen Bough and applied a heavy layer over the whole surface to pick up the exposed bits of paper that the resist spray didn't reach. With a dry cloth I polished off the excess. 


I added the super funky Architextures and a layer of Nuvo Mousse through a stencil. I applied some Distress Crayon with my finger and rubbed it all over the raised surfaces to create shadows. Then inked the edges to finish off my background.

I used Embossing powder and waxes over black gesso on my chipboard and veneers. Tore a piece of calico and distressed it to frame my globes. I added in the door knobs and keyhole embellishments. Stamped some inspirational quotes and finished off with some Art Stones and Micro Beads from Prima.


Thanks for joining me at Art & Soul


7 Gypsies Findings - Painted Candlestick Collection
Scrap FX - Suspended Time
Dusty Attic Chipboard Mini Brick Wall / Mini Chicken Wire / Industrial Globes
WOW Wood Veneer - Chandelier
Tim Holtz stencil - Clocks - THS013
TCW Stencil - Bricks - TCW 191s
TCW Stencil - Corn cob TCW 619S
Versamark Black Pigment Ink pad
Lindys Embossing - Midnight Emerald-Midnight Bronze-Silver Moon Turquoise
Art Stones - Regular
Prima Micro Beads - Copper


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

16th May #143 - Creative Moments Design Team



This challenge theme is to 'Make it Funny'.. 
When I think about my kids they giggle all through the Big Bang Theory.. I really look forward to hearing their unrestrained joy.. 
This card is a tribute to all the left of centres...


Follow the link at the bottom and join in... check out the awesome range of stamps available at Polkadoodles! Till next time... Live, Love, Laugh!
Creative Moments
Creative Moments Challenge Blog

Scrap The Boys Cards - May 2018


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Welcome to our new post at STB - Cards...

This month we are giving the 12 x 12 scrappers a run for their money by sharing their Mood Board. Here is my take on the challenge... Join in with us and show us what you can do... at Scrap the Boys - Card Makers




Check out how intensely the Mermaid Brush Markers by Jane Davenport reacted to my card. I held them at the top and squeezed a couple of drops at a time and let it run down the page. I used an eye dropper to help with the flow. I love the way the colours sat on top of each
other and pooled... My new
favourite technique!!












I used some Nuvo Embellishment mousse to create some texture on the page and to give the saturated brights a little sparkle to offset... Winner!!









Saturday, 5 May 2018

Art and Soul Studio Mood Board Challenge May 2018

I am so excited to post my first design for ART & SOUL Studio. This months challenge is about using your Alphas! and while I started out with vintage in mind.. it evolved into something a little bit Industrial Revolutionary. Here is the challenge and my inspiration...



I used 7 Dots Paper from the Lost and Found Collection - Vignette for the background and Sticky notes for my Matts. In my stash I found a bunch of unused script letters  that would never have made a title so I grabbed them to fulfill the challenge obligation.  


I used some clear gesso to stick down my script card stock - (also 7 Dots Studios. Nature Walk - Cloudy). Added some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (Melange) to the first Layer. Then put  some modelling paste through a brick stencil and added some embossing powder to create a resist effect for the sprays.
I also distressed some notepaper and a piece of calico to offer some variety in texture to my layers. I raided my newly acquired selection of Dusty Attic Chipboards to find the perfect combination of elements to give this photo the story it deserved. We took this on a day out to the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney where the First Settlers were housed... Therefore 'Brave' seemed to fit the emotions on the day. 

Check out some close ups of the final piece!! 












Monday, 30 April 2018

Scrap the boys - April Challenge - Lets go Geo

Hi Mums' of sons, Nan's of grandsons, Sisters of Brothers and Wives of men...

I have a layout that I wanted to share and I must say I combined two mood board themes.. I used the colours from the dusty Attic challenge (sadly I hadn't received my chippes yet) and the Geo theme at Scrap the boys. Here is the challenge and my take on it! 

April Challenge - ends April 30

What I love the most about this one is how I managed to get the chipboard to marry up with my screen door... This was my sons first day of High School!





Here are a few step by steps so you can see how I managed to pull it all together!

I primed the background and put down some mesh tape. I used 7 Dots Studio.

I added some modelling paste through my stencil.. Circuits (TCW), Sprayed with my Ranger Faded Denim and Lindys flat Fabio Summer Lovin' Sun.

Used some dry brushing with White Gesso to make the texture pop and stamped and splattered

I then assembled my Chipboards and created my focal point highlighted with some Vintage Silk Waxes and a bit of black distress ink (as I knew that there was no more wet work on the layout). I embossed my crazy arrows, hash tags, date, flags and assembled. Too easy!!

 Join in with the challenge on Scrap the boys!



Sunday, 29 April 2018

Dusty Attic April 2018



Hi There...

Wanted to show you what I have created for the April Mood Board challenge for Dusty Attic! After receiving my new chip boards I was ready to let loose.

Here is a picture of my Mum and Dad shortly after they got married. My Dad isn't much older than my son and my Mum has such a proud look on her face. It just makes me smile.






I primed the background with clear Gesso and added some Faded Denim spray and Lindy's Summer Lovin' Sun Flat Fabio to create the background. I used a Dusty Attic Stencil from a Farrel Tailor kit to create the texture with Modelling Paste.








Then I added with my finger a rub of distress crayons in Faded Denim and Fossilised Amber to add some depth to the Stenciled design and a touch of black to fade it back into the background.









I embossed my Dusty Attic chipboard with Cest la vie Cerise, Bonjour Butter, Silver Moon Sapphire and some dark blue I had lying around in my stash



From Prima, a bit of bling, Art Pebbles and Flowers.


Sequins, Prills and some resin balloons... a metal charm and my favourite Cuts 2 Luv badge and we were set.



Check out my chippies in the Dusty Attic store by following the links below.



     Honeycomb small Mystic FlourishFlutterbies #3  Leaves

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

18th April #141 - Creative Moments Design Team

Flowers... Is there anything sweeter?
Flowers are the cornerstone to any project, what do you think?
This challenge theme is to use two or more flowers.. 
I'll show you my Bloom if you show me yours..

Follow the link at the bottom and join in... Don't forget to check out the awesome range of stamps available at My Stitch Back in Twine. I used Dragonflies
Till next time... Smell the flowers!