Boys will be Boyz Mixed Media Layout

Today I am sharing with you my newest creation for The Crafter’s Workshop. I love creating grungy masculine layouts and I actually got my inspiration from the More than Words Challenge.

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.

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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

Dusty Attic ProductsPage Pebbles #10, Mini Skull & Xbone, Pointer Hands, Boys will be Boyz

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!!

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Thanks for dropping by xx

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Merry Christmas Art Journal Page

Hello and Happy Monday!!! Today I am sharing an art journal page I created using some very yummy The Crafter’s Workshop products. If you would like to see how I created this art journal page, there is a process video at the end of the blog.

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I had so much fun creating this and got to use products from our preferred partners Thermoweb that I would have never thought of using. I have now found a new addiction!!! lol  So let’s get started!!!

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I started by brushing Distress Oxide Inks – Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Broken China directly onto my pages in a swiping motion. Then sprayed with some water. Then I added some Black Soot using the same technique and again spritz with some water.

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Next I sprayed Distress Stain Spray – Faded Jeans all over the pages and used my heat tool to dry.

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Next I placed some TCW9012 Shimmery Goodness onto my craft mat and added some water so that I could splatter the background using a small paint brush.

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Once that was dry, I then used TCW721 Big Wreath stencil along with TCW9024 Kale Smoothie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and Dylusions Paints Dirty Martini and Fresh Lime for my leaves.

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Next I used TCW717s Ornaments stencil (my favourite Christmas stencil by the way) with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste. I used this paste because I wanted to add dimension to my page for the step.

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After I dried the paste with my heat tool, I then used iCraft Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive on sections of my baubles. You need to allow this to dry for about an hour. I did however use my heat tool to speed the process up a little.

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I have found a new obsession here…..Transfer Foil!!! I have never used this before and by gosh it is AMAZING!!!! So I used Thermoweb Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Transfer Foils in New Penny, Antique Pearl, Patina and Old Gold. I also used Thermoweb Gina K Designs Fancy Foil – Turquoise Sea

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Next I used the TCW719s Christmas Tree with TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste to stencil Merry Christmas onto my page. I also used a Uni Chalk Marker in white to draw the string for my baubles.

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I wanted to add a little bit more to my baubles so here I am using some Distress Crayons – Tarnished Brass, Antiqued Bronze and Brushed Pewter and I’m just using my finger to rub it in. I have also used Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks – Black to add some shadowing around my baubles and blended it with a wet paint brush.

The last step I decided to add some sparkle to my leaves so I painted some Kindy Glitz – Crystalina. I used a paint brush because I only wanted a light sparkle.

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the video!!!

Explore & Make Today Count Mixed Media Layout

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

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For this month’s challenge I decided to use the colours and the shape of the tree (triangle) and this is what I created.

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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

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Thanks for dropping by and I would love to see what you create for this month’s challenge xx

#Like A Boss – Dusty Attic DT

Whoo hoo it’s Friday and today I am sharing a layout using some awesome chipboard by Dusty Attic Chipboard.

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 I had so much fun creating this layout and wanted to try and keep it simple as the papers are quite bold. So with this mind I decided to keep the colours to a minimum – orange, blue black and white.

The papers I used are by Fab Scraps #teens collection (I love this range – perfect for boy layouts). I covered the cogs, arrows, hashtag and title chipboard in white gesso first to help the colour pop. The skull I covered with black gesso.

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For the arrows I used Dylusions Calypso Team and used a paint brush to cover the chipboard.

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For the cogs and title I used Distress Stain Spiced Marmalade and Fluro Orange acrylic paint. Once they dried I then used a blending tool with Distress Oxide Black Soot to go around the edges.

I wanted to add more black to my page so I decided to used the page pebbles chipboard and ink with black archival Ink.

To finish off the layout, I used the fluro orange paint with a little amount of water, white gesso and Dylusions spray to splatter on my background and also on the small skull.

Dusty Products Used:

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Arrows #1

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Skulls and Crossbone

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Word Pack #37

I hope you enjoyed my latest creation and thanks for dropping by.

Farrel xx

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Scrap The Boys October Sketch Challenge

I have to apologise in being a little late in uploading this. It has been a rough week with Myself and both my boys sick. Today I am sharing my Scrap The Boys DT layout for this month’s sketch challenge and what an awesome sketch it is!!!

I decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees for my layout and I think it worked out pretty well. So here is my layout of Charlie enjoying his first ever play at a water park.

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The materials I used for this layout are – 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes papers, Dusty Attic Chipboard Star Frames, Blue Print Play and String Frames 12×12, The Crafters Workshop Black Gesso, 7 Dots Studios Hazy Days Stamp set, Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean and a Funky Flair Studios from the Tell Your Story range.

Thanks for dropping by and if you want to check out what the other amazing girls have created you can visit the blog by clicking here. We would love to see you join us this month!!!

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Fly High – Mixed Media Tag

Hello and happy Thursday everyone!!! 
Today I am sharing with you all my very first mixed media tag I created for Sassy Scrappers. I had so much fun creating this tag and can’t wait to create some more!! There is a process video at the bottom of the blog if you would like to see how I created the tag.

To create the tag, I used the packaging from a 2 minute noodle box and covered it with Prima Rose Quartz – Grateful Heart pp.
Then using the dabbing technique I applied the following Distress Oxide Inks – Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. (I stamped the inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before dabbing and dried in between colours)
Once I was happy with the colours for my background, I then used the font stamp from Darkroom Door Hummingbirds set. Using the same stamp set, I stamped the hummingbird and leafy branch onto some white cardstock and used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Black Forest Black.
I then cut out the hummingbird and using a waterpen, I then applied Distress Oxide Inks Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean to my hummingbird and applied some cheesecloth to the back.  I then inked around the edges of the tag using Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot.
After adhering my stamped bird, I then stamped “Fly High” which is from the same stamp set and added some splattering using Dylusions White Linen Spray.
And there you have it….. a mixed media tag!!!  I hope I have inspired you to create something special.
Thanks for dropping by and see what other amazing work the dt girls are doing click here for the Sassy Scrappers Blog
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Scrap The Girls Guest Designer for September Challenge

Today I am super excited to be sharing a layout that I created for Scrap The Girls (click here to see what the other amazing DT girls have created).

As you all know I have 3 boys so I don’t get to create using girly colours often so I was super chuffed when I was asked to be a guest designer for this month. Below is the sketch we had to get our inspiration from.

And this is what I created. I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot and Twisted Citron for my background.

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The stamps I used are by Kaisercraft – Chicken Wire, Triangles, Boutique, Stitched Circles and Postmarks. I used Archival Ink – Watering Can to stamp the background.

The chipboard used is by Dusty Attic – Paris Post Mark, Postage Stamp and Word Pack #35.

Thanks for dropping by xx