Thursday, November 23, 2017

Think outside the box with Trish

You know those gorgeous little boxes some of us throw away...well here's an idea.

I have saved this one and used one of my favourite punches.
Be careful ..some of the more intricate punches may not like the thicker material.

I opened the box out and..  remebering which way you want your punched piece to be..
Punch away.

Then have fun with a new project.

Go on...have some fun...

Cheers Trish.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Tell tall tales" tutorial + video by Emma

Hi everyone. 

Emma with you today sharing a layout and a process video. 
It’s inspired by this months moodboard. 
This layout was mostly inspired by the silver tones and ‘shiny’ look from the top left image. 

A few close ups before my video 😉

I just love flairs and chippy.

Lots of shimmer and shine on this page.

I hope you enjoy my video. 

I had lots of fun creating this page. 

I’ll catch you all soon. 
Em. Xx

Hi, Emma with you today. 
And today I’m sharing a layout that again was inspired by this months moodboard.
And with this page the image at the top right of the mood board is where it all started. 
I was excited to be a little girly and ‘chic’ 😂 

I really had fun with the background on this one using distress oxides and stamps. 

Layering my colors and strips of papers and stickers from various ranges, that all complimented each other. 

I made my cabachons from an older paper and a few resin rounds that I still had lying around, it’s a nice feeling when you actually use something that you have been holding onto for so long. 

 I love the finished result, it feels almost calm in my hectic life. 😜 
I hope you get a chance to play along and I look forward to seeing what inspired you from the moodboard.
Till our next scrappy venture, Em. Xxx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Dawid

Hello everyone,

Winter is coming in my part of the world and the days are shorter and darker.
I decided to look back through my memories to find a holiday and blue sky.

I prepared a blue mixmedia page. I used a water inks in two shades of blue, white gesso, chipboards and few pieces of papers.

You can see how I made this page :)



Friday, November 17, 2017

Altered paint brush with Joan

Joan here today and  I have discovered the art of altering paint brushes ... my new favorite thing to alter!

For this altered brush I started out with a 4" (new) paint brush from Lowe's.

 I covered the brush handle and bristles with a couple light coats of white Gesso.

 Next I gathered my supplies from my stash of things I thought I might use.

 Then I painted the handle and metal band with several layers of paint.

I coated the wood handle with a light coat of Mod  Podge and added the tissue paper to the handle.

My favorite part was adding the embellishments.  For me it's a process of finding balance, proportion, variety and harmony.

Thanks for checking out my new favourite creation.

Joan (The Gov)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

October challenge winners ....

Hi Crafters

Thank you ever so much to our October sponsors.

We are pleased to announce our winners are ...


Please contact

to claim your prize.
*** Please note, prizes are provided by the sponsor so may take some time to arrive ***

Still time to join in with this months chic moodboard.

Happy Crafting.
Louise xo

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November moodboard challenge mid month reveal with the DT

Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.

Here are some projects to get your creativity flowing...


This month we thank our wonderful sponsors:

Memory Maze

Memory Maze Design

Australian owned ,Wholesale supplier of Laser cut chipboard, glass engraving,Stencils, 3D Stackums Card making designs, for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Papercrafts.

Narelle Fasulo

& Bev Code

Great inspo from the DT.

Hope you can play along.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Art Journal page tutorial with Julie

My turn to share a tutorial with you today and I wanted to share an Art Journal Page I created recently.

I find that my interest in Art Journalling is growing and I just love the variety of techniques that are waiting to be tried.

This is the page

I am using a Finnabair Art Journal that I have had for a few years. I have taken the journal apart so it is easier to work on each page and when I have completed all the pages I will re-assemble it.
The pages in it are a kraft colour so I have applied a light coat of Gesso to tone it down.

I then applied some Mont Marte Modelling Paste through TCW's Mini Cubist stencil

When everything was dry I used Distress Ink's and a blending tool to apply Dusty Concord and Broken China to the entire background.

Extra texture for the background was achieved by stamping with Archival Ink and Carabelle Studio's art stamp XXL "Texture Chevron et Quadrillage"

I then watered down some white acrylic paint and added some splatters all over the page.

It is a bit hard to see in this photo but they are there

To create the flowers I took some book paper and coloured them with an assortment of Thinking H2O's. I used at least 2 shades of each colour and some gold on each of the sheets.

I cut circles in varying sized from the book paper and stuck them to my page using Gel Medium but they faded too much into the background for my liking so I cut more circles from the book paper and corresponding circles from white cardstock to put behind the book paper to make it stand out from the background more.

I attached these with the same Gel Medium. They definitely stood out more but were not really as dark as I would probably have liked.

Outlining the focal points was next. For this I actually used a normal biro. I have done this before and found that it is not waterproof so if you are going to do this be aware of that. This made everything stand out much better.

Now the fun part. Lots of doodling and decorating on the flowers. The white detailing on the flowers is done with a very thick acrylic  (Duncan Scribbles) that I have had in my stash for about 10 years. It is very similar to the Viva Pearl Pen

When I was happy with that I used my Faber Castell Big Brush markers and some water colour paints to add some shading around the flowers and leaves. I used some Gellato's to add a blended border to the page

I added some scribbly details with a Sharpie to the outlines of the flowers and leaves just for a bit of whimsy

 Lastly I added the title with shading.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I would love to see any pages that this tutorial may have inspired you to make.

Till next time