Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Me. . . ~ Mixed Media Art Journal Page

I'm back with another page in my music-inspired Art Journal and I've used the song Chandelier by Sia once again. This page was created using the colours in February's Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge. And, I think I may have a new favourite Lindy's colour - Caribbean Blue!
I started the page with a light coat of white gesso and then a basecoat of Caribbean Blue Flat Shot (mixed with water and Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid). I splattered the base colour with water to get the water-spotted look. Next, I used a Prima stencil and some Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel to do some masking on the pages. Once the masked areas had dried, I added the Bougainvillea Fuchsia spray to the outside edges of the pages – I love how the colours combined and gave an iridescent look to the masked areas! Finally, I did some random stamping with black and white inks and added the stamped quote to the page. Here are a couple of close-ups!

Here is Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge Palette I used for this journal page: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Used: Caribbean Blue Flat Shot and Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst Spray.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a peek at my Art Journal page!

Other Products Used: Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid – Gloss; Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel; Prima Marketing 12x12 Mask; Prima Marketing Clear Stamp; Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Black Archival Ink; White Archival Ink

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gather Your Dreams ~ Mixed Media Collage Canvas for Meg's Garden

Today, I am so excited to share my first Meg's Garden Design Team project with you! The Butterfly Collection is just so beautiful to work with and one of my favourite pages in the collection is the "cut & create" page, which is just full of beautiful little bits of ephemera that can be layered and collaged; so I decided to use the cut & create elements to create a collage canvas.
I started off by cutting an 8x10 piece out of the "Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies" paper to fit the top of my canvas - this paper has a very subtle pattern which peeks through the Shimmerz Inklinz watercolours in places. I used a butterfly stencil and modelling paste on the background paper before painting it. I then cut out all the little ephemera from the "cut & create" paper and created my collage, working from the bottom right to the top left corner. I tucked pieces of lace from the Meg's Garden store in with the collaged papers for added texture. I fussy cut the butterflies and title from The Butterfly Collection papers and added them on top of the collage with a collection of flowers from the Meg's Garden store and from my stash. I used the Shimmerz Inklinz on the flowers and to splatter the canvas. I also tucked in a few metal elements from Meg's Garden. Finally, I added a few different sized half-pearls from my stash. Here are some close-ups and different angles of the finished canvas! I wish you could see it in real life to get the full effect of the gorgeous shimmery paints!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you liked my "Gather Your Dreams" canvas!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
The Butterfly Collection papers - cut & create; Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies and The Butterfly Mini Pack.
Vintage Trinkets - Filigree Flower, Extra Long Filigree and Butterfly.
Cotton Lace (Cream)
Small Roses (White 1cm)

Other Products Used:  8x10 canvas; Golden Light Molding Paste; Shimmerz Inklingz - Good as Gold and Blue My Mind; Flowers by Prima and Recollections; Recollections adhesive half pearls; Bo Bunny Brad

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Winter - Mixed Media Layout

Hello Scrappy Friends! Today, I'm sharing a 'just for fun' layout I created using a kit I bought from the Flying Unicorn. The December 2014 kit included gorgeous papers from the 13 Arts "Cozy Evening" collection, along with some beautiful coordinated embellishments. I've paired these with some mixed media elements and flowers from my stash to create a snowy, winter layout - featuring an older picture of my son on the first snowy day of 2013.
Here are some close-ups! 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my layout! 
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art Journal Cover - Tresors De Luxe Challenge

Hi There Scrappy Friends! Today I am sharing an Art Journal Cover I created to play along with the Tresors de Luxe Challenge this month. Tresors de Luxe is an awesome Etsy shop that sells gorgeous vintage laces and embellishments. This is originally an old Textbook I picked up for free at the University where I work - I had so much fun recycling it for use as an Art Journal!  I've designed this Art Journal cover based on the colours from the gorgeous January Mood Board and using some laces from the Tresors de Luxe Shop and lots of Prima Finnabair Mediums and Embellishments and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts! I'll be using this journal for pages inspired by music - so I included a Dusty Attic music scale chipboard as a design element on the cover too!
Tresors de Luxe Challenge Mood Board - January 2015
Here  are a few more shots of the Journal Cover! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a peek at my project!

Products Used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in Wild Honeysuckle Coral, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Bougainvillea Fuschia, Cheshire Cat Cherry and Opal Sea Oats; Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Solar Gold and Nutmeg; Prima Finnabair - Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel, Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter in Gold Rush, Glass Beads in Crystal, Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets; Prima Resin Frame, Prima Flowers, Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings Keyhole; Prima 6x6 Stencil; Dusty Attic Chipboard - Music Scale; Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop Lace; Golden Light Molding Paste; White Gesso; Washi Tape (stash); Resin Bird (stash).

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meg's Garden Design Team!

I am SO excited to share that I have joined the Meg's Garden Design Team!
I'll be sharing my first projects with the gorgeous Meg's Garden papers and embellishments in the next month or so - I can't wait!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holiday Magic is Found at Home

I took a little break from scrapping for the last month or so but I'm back with a new layout created to play along with a couple of challenges! I had lots of fun playing with different media on this one - definitely a good start to the New Year to get my mojo back!  I scrapped a sweet picture of my son wearing a Santa hat that I took this past December ...he's such a cutie! I definitely prefer to stay "home for the holidays" - so the title of the layout is Holiday Magic is Found at Home.

The Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance January 2015 Inspiration Board provided the inspiration for this layout - the gorgeous colours in the Aurora Borealis and the snowy branches were perfect inspiration to create a frosty layout.
I've used 7 Dots Studio "Cold Country" papers for this layout (actually from a past SOD Kit -Nov. 2013) and a holiday theme to play along with the December challenge at the 7 Dots Studio blog.
I've used a variety of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts on the background and flowers -- together with some glamour dust added to the molding paste in masked areas and sprinkled on the gesso-painted cardboard, this layout has a lot of sparkle. I wish the photos showed the sparkle better!

That's my first layout of the New Year! I'll be back later this week with some exciting news to share - until then, Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2015!
Materials Used: Patterned Paper - 7 Dots Studio "Cold Country" - Forgotten and Lonely Evenings; Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists - Afternoon Delight Denim; Wild Honeysuckle Coral; Tea Pot Purple; Time Travel Teal; Golden Light Molding Paste; DecoArt Glamour Dust; The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Template Half Tone Borders; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text; Farmhouse Paper Company Metal Key; Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers and Bling; Corrugated Cardboard; Acrylic Gesso; Aleene's Tacky Glue.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Untitled (Featuring My Cat Sherlock) ~ C'est Magnifique

Today, I am sharing my final layout created for C'est Magnifique Kits using the November Kit. I used a sweet photo of my cat Sherlock to create this layout using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Montage papers and flowers from the Main Kit and various media from my stash.
Thanks for peeking! Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Follow your dreams. . . ~ C'est Magnifique

I'm quite late posting this, but better late than never, right?

I decided that November would be my last month designing for C'est Magnifique Kits - so I am sharing one of my final layouts created for the CM Design Team. Due to a shipping error with my DT package, I only had November's Main Kit to work with, so I have used it plus some leftover items from previous CM Kits and some media from my personal stash to create my layout. This is a sweet photo of my son on his fourth birthday - and I hope he takes the sentiment to heart and follows his dreams...
This was my first opportunity to work with Blue Fern Studios' papers and I have to say that they are just amazing - they are gorgeous and such a nice heavy weight that they are perfect for mixed media scrapbooking!

Thanks for popping by my blog today!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have I Gone Mad - Alice Art Journal Spread ~ C'est Magnifique

Today, I have an "Alice in Wonderland" Art Journal page to share - created with the October Kit from C'est Magnifique!
Created with the C'est Magnifique October Kit and Add-ons: Patterned Paper - Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour- Lovely Weather; Ruby Rock-It Heritage Die Cuts; Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields Little White Alphas; Stampendous Frantage Micas and Glitters - Copper Lux Mix; Magnifique Mist - Blueberry
From Stash: White Gesso; 13 Arts Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Yellow; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Charcoal Pencil; Mad Hatter Image from the "Puzzles in Wonderland" book by R.W. Galland

Left Side

Right Side
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Day of School - C'est Magnifique October Sketch

There is still time to participate in the C'est Magnifique October Sketch Challenge - be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog for some more inspiration from the Design Team? Here is this month's sketch and my take on it using the C'est Magnifique October Kit. I used a photo of my son from his very first day of kindergarten this September!
Created using the Main Kit, Embellishment Add-on and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.
Items from Stash: Prima Banner Paper-clip, 3rd Eye Leaf stamp, Burlap, Twine, Book Page, White Gesso, Black Archival Ink, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Dylusions Ink Spray - Black Marble.

Here are some close-ups!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I'm Gonna Fly Like a Bird Through the Night ~ Art Journal Page - C'est Magnifique

This is my final project with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - an Art Journal page inspired by the song Chandelier by Sia.
I started a new art journal using an old book I picked up for free at work (the benefits of working at a university - people often leave boxes of old textbooks up for grabs). I started out by priming the pages with a light coat of gesso and a light misting and splatter with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Wild Honeysuckle Coral (stash). I also did some stamping with the Prima stamps and Dark Brown ink pad included in the Main Kit. I added the Prima Canvas ATC to the right page and bits of canvas peeled off the ATC around both pages. Then I used the Coffee Dylusions from the Magnifque Mixed Media (MMM) Kit on the background.  I embellished the journal page with the fussy cut compass and tags from the Riddersholm Design paper/tag sheet and added the birds from the MMM (painted with gesso and then misted with the Lindy's Coral Mist) and the Marion Smith Designs Metal Filagree Doilies from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO). Finally, I added the song lyrics to the canvas ATC using the Authentique Mini-Alphas from the Main Kit. Here are a couple of close-ups!
Left side
Right side
I find so much inspiration in music lyrics - I think I'll keep this art journal dedicated to music! Can't wait to work in it again! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!