31 October 2015

Something Scary Art Journal page

This month's theme started off as Halloween but was changed to "Something Scary". To be honest both themes were making me go eek how do I do that?

Thinking about what I found scary I realised that they were my fears, most of them come from childhood & most of them were passed onto me from my mum & her fears.

I wanted my background to be dark & actually am very happy how the page turned out. I used a mixture of sprays, some were homemade using 3-4 drops of re-inkers & 70% iso-proponal in a small mist vial.

Stamps: Free style alphabet by Tia Bennett (Autumn Leaves).
Re-inkers: Early Espresso (SU!), Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Sprays: Black Smooch Spritz (SU!), Cherry Blossom Walnut ink (Tsukineko), Bronze Glimmer mist (Tattered Angels)
Stencils: Mini Believe Script (TCW), Trees (ImagineIf)
Other: Hazelnut Adirondack acrylic paint dabber (Ranger), gold metallic marker pen, Versafine black ink, clear embossing powder

I love how the branch of the tree looks like lightning & must admit I loved how the hazelnut acrylic paint was so coppery & shimmery

2 October 2015

Non-traditional & easy Christmas card.

I might be the last person in the land to try or spy the Bokeh technique but when I saw it I suggested to my friends that are SU! demos they run it as a class & I'm very glad Sally rose to the challenge.

We created this really effective one for Christmas plus a happy Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo combo as a thank you card. Both are fab, thanks Sally. This combo is Bermuda Bay & Night of Navy.

Our only comments as a group after we created the cards was that the words need to be embossed with coloured ink (black etc) otherwise the bits that touch the craft white "bubbles" disappear into the ink.

1 October 2015


Isn't this such a fabulous sentiment for me :) Those that know me well, know I like a wine or 2 (or 3)!

This was my fabulous birthday card from my bestest stamping buddy Judy Beetson.

The stamp set is by Art Impressions & rightfully named Girlfriend.

Just a quick post today as I'm mid-way through my night shift & feeling the effects of the changeover to daylight saving in New Zealand.

Until next time, happy stamping.