Hey Everyone!! Today I get to share with you all my first creation for Helmar.
Hello to all my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing with you all my newest DT layout for The Crafter’s Workshop.
Now to sit back and relax as I show you my process in creating this layout
I started by sealing my white cardstock with TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss, I am a huge fan of this medium as it adds such a nice finish on my layouts. To apply the gel medium, I used my silicone brush but you can use an old credit card or gift card.
Once the Gel Medium is dry, I then start on my background. I spray some Prima Color Bloom spray – Fairy Pond onto some cling wrap and then smoosh the spray around my layout. The gel medium stops the spray from being soaked up by the cardstock and this lets me manipulate the spray.
The next step I used TCW605 Elliptic stencil with Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a make up sponge. I only used the outside circle pattern on my layout.
I decided that the original colour I used for my background wasn’t as bright as what I have hoped for, so I sprayed some Dylusions spray – Calypso Teal onto my cling wrap. For this step I folded my cling wrap a few times and crumpled it so I got a better texture for the background.
To add more texture I used Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste – Sunshine and TCW773s Connected Dots stencil. Once I had stenciled the background, I then reversed the stencil and stamped using the paste that was left on the stencil.
The last stencil I used for my background is TCW767s Floral Radar. I love this stencil and applied Dylusions paint with a make sponge and only used the radar pattern.
Now to add my embellishments, I stamped some stars onto some white cardstock and used TCW9017 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard to paint my stars. I also used this paint on my chipboard title after I applied TCW9001 White Gesso, and used a sponge to apply both white gesso and paint to my Dusty Attic Chipboard.
To finish off the layout I added some stamping using Black Archival ink. Because Gel Medium was applied to the cardstock, you need to use either Stazon or Archival Ink as it is permanent and won’t smear or rub off once dry. I also added some more sprays to the top and bottom of the layout and applied the Lemon Custard paint using my finger in a dabbing motion.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using the amazing TCW stencils!!
Hello everyone!!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the amazing Dusty Attic February Mood board. I love these kinds of mood boards as they are perfect for those boy layouts.
So here is the mood board. Remember to go in the draw to win a $50 voucher make sure you head on over to the Dusty Attic blog to enter your creations.
And this is what I created – If you would like to see how I created this please feel free to watch my process video below.
All the chipboard I covered with black gesso and then used Prima Rust Effect paste on the mini cogs, scribble frame and cyclone wire chipboard.
I added some Prima Art Alchemy Waxes to the Clockworks Small, Roman Numerals and Industrial Stars.
For my title, I painted “Discover” & “Adventure” from the Word Play #3 set and then heat embossed using Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Bronze.
Dusty Attic Products Used
Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create using the February mood board xx
So this is what I created – if you want to see the full tutorial please click here to go to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.
So the brief was to create something that is inspired by the word ” Birthday” and has to have at least 2 tags. This photo of Noah on this 13th birthday last month was perfect – spending time at his favourite place doing what he loves with is best friends.
Products I used
The Crafter’s Workshop Products – TCW737 Love Sonnet, TCW248s Mini Cubist, TCW9001 White Gesso, TCW9011 Matte Clear Gel Medium, TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days papers and tags, 7 Dots Studio Word Stickers – Fortune Teller, Colour Blast Australia Pastes – Steel, Stormy Weather and Dusty Charcoal, VivaLasVegaStamps!, Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks – Faded Jeans and Black Soot, Prima Color Bloom Spray – Cobalt and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Midnight Rendezvous Raven.
Here are some close ups!!
Thanks for dropping by xx
Hello Everyone and welcome to 2018!!! Today I am sharing my last DT post for Scrap The Boys Challenge. Thank you Amy and Rachel for having me on the design team over the last 12 months… I has been awesome working with you both and the other girls on the team and I would like to wish the new team all the best!
So the challenge this month is all about flowers!! Yep that’s right flowers!! And I created this layout a few months ago for a class I taught.
So here it is….
Materials Used: Watering Can Archival Ink, Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays – Sunshine, Leather, Singin the Blues, Envy and Deep Water, Gel Medium, White Gesso, Colour Blast Lagoon Spray, Colour Blast Olive Grove Mica Powder, Prima Chalk Teal ink pad, Colour Blast Paste Apple of my Eye, 2 Crafty Chipboard, Prima Flowers, Mini Art Stones, cheese cloth, Prima French Riviera pp, Kaisercraft Stone cardstock, Funky Flairs Studio flairs, mini circle stencil.
Thanks for dropping by and for all you support these past 12 months while I have been on this amazing design team. I can’t wait to see what the new team creates!!
I can’t believe we are in December!! This year has really gone fast….well new month can only mean 1 thing – New Scrap The Boys Challenge over on the STB blog. Here is the challenge
For this month’s challenge I decided to use the colours and the shape of the tree (triangle) and this is what I created.
Materials Used – Penelope Dee Photogenic PP – Photograph, Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet, Abondoned Coral & Candied Apple), Prima Color Bloom Spray – Fir Needles, Colour Blast Australia – Paste Apple of my Eye, Zing Embossing Powder – Leaf, 13arts Ayeeda Ink – Yellow, TCW White Gesso, Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Fresh Orange, TCW 6×6 stencil – Mini Harlequin, 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes stamp set, Darkroom Door Border Stamp – Numbers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Blueprint Explore, Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane stamp set, Tim Holtz Quotations Stickers & Versfine Onyx Black
Here are some close ups of the layout
Thanks for dropping by and I would love to see what you create for this month’s challenge xx
Hello my fellow crafty peeps!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on this months STB’s November mood board. To See what the other amazing girls have created just click here to be redirected to the blog.
Here is my take using the colours above
7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy papers, Colour blast Sienna paste, Colour Blast Spray Coffee and Saffron, Stampers Anonymous Halftone & Rings stamp set, VivaLasVegaStamps Squiggly Star Stamp, Dusty Attic String Frame 12×12 chipboard, Dusty Attic Summer Fun chipboard, TCW Black Gesso, TCW white gesso, TCW737 Love Sonnet Stencil, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Orange Slice, Dylusions Sprays – Black Marble, Calypso Teal & Cherry Pie, Funky Flairs – Long Hot Summer range, Dina Wakley Star Light stamp set, Distress Spray Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz stickers & Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo.
Thanks for dropping by xx
Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing with you another project I created using this month’s product partner, Altered Pages and a TCW stencil. If you would like to check out more digital prints you can head on over to Jean’s website at www.alteredpages.com
So let step you through my process in creating this art journal page….I absolutely love this image called Cinco de Mayo
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I started off by placing some scrap paper underneath sections of TCW749s Floating City stencil where I didn’t want my paste to go. Because my art journal is 8×8 inches I had to stencil twice. I used washi tape to keep my scraps of paper from moving. I used a palette knife to spread on my Colour Blast Australia Stormy Weather Paste and used a heat gun to dry.
Next I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to add colour to my sky and the buildings. For the sky I sprayed some water onto my tray and drew the sticks in the water to create a watercolour consistency and applied with a small paint brush.
For the Buildings I drew the scribble sticks directly onto my buildings and used a wet paint brush to blend the colours. I also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia and Rusty Lantern Lime. I also applied the sprays with a small paint brush.
Once I was happy with the buildings, I then moved onto the water. For this I applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray Sassy Sapphire, 13arts Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Indigo sprays using water and a paintbrush.
I wanted to add a little bit of a shimmer to my water so I used a dry paint brush to tap some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust Peacock onto my page and activated it with water.
To finish off my canal, I tapped some scrap paper to my Floating City stencil (just to make sure I didn’t get any paint where is shouldn’t go) and used TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a sponge to dab my waves. I did this technique several times until I was happy.
Now for my gorgeous Cuban princess!!! I printed her onto normal A4 computer paper and after fussy cutting her, I then adhered her to a thicker card using Grafix Artist-tac adhesive sheets and then added some foam tape before adding her to my page.
To finish off my page I stamped a quote using Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes and black archival ink. I cut the quote out into individual strips and adhered to my page.
Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to get creative with some digital images and stencils xx
Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media art journal cover I created using some amazing TCW products and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces. My inspiration for this cover is from the Dusty Attic September Mood Board.
To start the background I applied TCW 9001 White Gesso using a dry paint brush. Then to blend the edges a little bit, I used a baby wipe. Once the gesso was dry (which doesn’t take long as it’s only a light coverage) I then used TCW202s Mini Harlequin stencil along with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste using a silicone brush.
I then dried the modeling paste using my heat gun. Once that was dry I then used some 13arts Water based inks mixed with water in colours – Yellow, Scarlet and Bordeaux. Again used the heat gun to dry and then applied some stamping using black archival ink, Stampers Anonymous stamp and Darkroom Door texture stamp.
Next I lightly sprinkled some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers – Bavarian Blue and just lightly sprayed with water. I then coloured the cheesecloth with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust – Cobalt and Navy and some water. And now to assemble!!! As you can see I have cut the painted black doily chipboard in half, added the cheesecloth and some art stones. I adhered all my pieces using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive
Last of all I adhered the Fleur de Lis chipboard along with the black title from Wordpl@y #3 black chipboard in the center.
Thank you for dropping by xx
Happy Sunday Everyone!!
Well today is my last post up on the Colour Blast blog…it has been an amazing journey working for this great mixed media company and I wish everyone all the best.
So here is my layout using 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days range along with some awesome Colour Blast products.
Here are some process shots but for full details you can click here to view on the Colour Blast Blog.
Products Used – Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts – Sunflower and Peacock, Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso, Colour Blast Stormy Weather Paste, 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days paper, die cuts & Sticker sheet, Funky Flairs Studio Capture Flair, Dusty Attic Criss Cross Stencil, Dylusions Old School Alpha Stencil, Watering Can Archival Ink, Stampers Anonymous Stamp set – Reflections
Thanks for dropping by and thank you to everyone who has supported my Colour Blast journey over the last 12 months. Until next time – Stay Crafty!!!