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.


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!!



Thanks for dropping by xx


Dream Imagine Create Art Journal Page

Hello my crafty followers!!! I hope you are well. Today I am sharing an art journal page I created using some products by The Crafter’s Workshop and Dylusions Sprays.

I started by applying TCW9002 Black Gesso to my 2 pages of my art journal. I am using the 8×8 Dylusions art journal for this project.


Once I dried the black gesso using my heat tool, I then applied TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to my TCW727 Flower Dance stencil. I started off with the larger flowers and then used the smaller ones.


After drying with my heat gun again (I heated until the paste formed some bubbles), I applied my sprays. Working light to dark I used the following sprays in order – Colour Blast Australia – Saffron Colour Spray, Dylusions Sprays – Peony Blush, Rose Quartz, Cherry Pie, Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue and After Midnight.



It doesn’t take long for the sprays to dry and once they have I then used TCW527 Word Association stencil with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste.


Then to finish it off I used the following sprays on my title – Dylusions Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue, Rose Quartz, Peony Blush and Vanilla Custard.


Below is my video – I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by xx

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.

Dec challenge

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


Mixed Media Pencil Case

Hey Everyone!! Today I’m sharing with you a canvas pencil case I decided needed a little makeover. I’m sure you all have something in your craftroom that is a little on the boring side whether it is plain or the colour is bland. Well why not give it a makeover using some pretty amazing TCW stencils?

Well with that said, let me show you my process in giving my pencil case a new life!!!



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

To start off I applied a coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso….why you ask? I found that if the material wasn’t sealed then the paint will be absorbed and your colour will be quite bland. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the whole area and then use a heat gun to dry it.


Once it was dry, I then applied my background colour. I used Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime, White Linen, Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia. I started off applying the paint with a dry paint brush but then decided to use my fingers (I find this gives me more control over the paint). I just layered the paint until I was happy with finish effect. And I dried in between colours.

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Now for the stenciling – I used 3 of the 6×6 stencils along with TCW’s Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a make up sponge. So I started with TCW754s – Distressed Details with TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice.


The next stencil I used is TCW739s – Trendy Images along with a mixture of TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9022 Grape Jelly.


The last stencil I used is TCW 751s – Kitchen Tiles and I used TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9023 Blue Jellybean to create a light blue colour.


To finish off the pencil case I used my Uni Posca Paint pens in Black, White, Light Blue, Pink and Yellow to highlight some of the stencils and then applied a light coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso to seal it all.


Thanks for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to give your blah pencil cases, bags or aprons a makeover!!! xx





Scrap The Boys November Challenge

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.

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Here is my take using the colours above

November challange

Materials Used:

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


Explore Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my newest DT project for The Crafters Workshop. This month we have been lucky to be apart of a product swap with Altered Pages, if you haven’t heard of this awesome company before please check out their website. The link is at the end of the blog.


explore mixed media canvasPlease feel free to check out my process video below.


Also check out the amazing digital images over at

Materials Used – TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste, TCW454s Mini Specimen Stencil, 5×7″ canvas board, Distress Paints – Broken China & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Crayon- Gathered Twigs, Distress Stains – Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke & Walnut Stain, Tim Holts Stickers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Word Pack #3, Grafix Computer Transparent Plastic Sheets, Grafix Artist-tac sheets, Dylusions White Linen spray, Kaisercraft cogs, metal cogs and Stampendous All Seasonings Embossing Enamel.

The stamps I used I think are by Dylusions and My Minds Eye

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – stay crafty!!! xx


LOVE art journal page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hello my peeps!!! How lucky am I to be able to share with you one of my favourite art journal pages on my birthday?!! I couldn’t think of a better time to be sharing the “LOVE”!!!


The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own. Click here to see what the other amazing team have created.


I started my background by tearing a page from a dictionary and adhering it using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium. Once I gave it a quick dry with my heat gun, I then started applying my acrylic paint. I used my fingers to apply the paint as I love the effect you get and I love getting my hands messy lol. So I started from light to dark – Fluro Yellow, Fluro Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Pink and last of all Fluro Purple.


Next I used TCW737s Love Sonnet stencil and not using the whole stencil, I applied TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic paint using a make up blending sponge.


Once that was dry, I then applied TCW9022 Grape Jelly acrylic paint through the circles of TCW754 Distressed Details. Using the same stencil, I then used the mesh pattern and TCW9016 Spun Sugar acrylic paint on both pages. On the left page I did however flip the stencil over and sponged the reverse side with paint.


I added a scribble circle stamp and cross stamp from VivaLasVegaStamps Plate 1495 and used Versafine Black Onyx and added some doodling around the stamped images using paint pens.

Next using TCW9015 Black Licorice acrylic paint and TCW527 Word Association, I sponged the word “LOVE” and also the stars on the bottom left hand page and top right hand page. Then to finish it off I put the stencil back over the stars and used a yellow paint pen to trace around the stars and I also used a pink paint pen to highlight “LOVE”.


Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you would like to see me in action please click on the video below.