Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine card

A valentine card with a graphic clean feel - I actually love how this card has turned out. Using again some of my new Unity stamps- smile background with sponging Distress inks, stencils and a spritz of smooch.

The photo isn't great- the light is poor in the morning at my house- til the sun comes around- and its going to be another scorcher of a day- we are currently having a heart wave here :-)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

The Card Concept - Clean and graphic ( I think- guess could be mixed media stye too ) - inspired by the hearts.

Moo Mania- Hearts

Have a great read of the week everyone.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Moon February

February's New Moon is already here! Hali's  prompt this month is Feeling What you Feel and Freedom. Once I started creating I couldn't stop- 3 journal pages.
I haven't created anything in my journal for probably over 6 months, it felt great- very freeing.

Created with Acrylic paint, Distress inks, stencils pen and ink.

Beneath each photo, I've shared some of the words that were channelled at the time.
My other blog, contains the words in more detail.

Her Heart Longed to be Where it Belonged ... Home.

The Divine Feminine languished inside her- waiting to be awoken, her light grew Brighter.

There was a Storm brewing in her Heart, she waited and watched it grow.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Have a Heart

Here's my second post for today- easy one layer card, with sponging, stencilling and stamps to create the background. Featuring Bernadette Girl Unity Stamp.
Just love how this has turned out. Coloured using Distress inks and a blender pen.

I'm entering this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Lotus Tag

I'm absolutely thrilled with my new Unity Stamps. I had time today for a quick play and created this funky tag. I just adore this lotus stamp.

Background created by sponging, spraying with Dylusions , stencilling and little touch of my fav go to, gold acrylic paint.
We are having an absolute crazy heat wave here at the moment in my corner of New Zealand, so I'm enjoying my bright colours still, hoping it brings you some warmth if you are still in a chilly place- though I hear El Nino is doing crazy weather things all over.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Ray of Sunshine- bring some sunshine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pink Walking Page

Just sharing a quick pocket page this evening, featuring the time late last year when we did a sponsored 10km walk for breast cancer- it was a great evening, and more importantly we raised $355 !!

The page obviously had to feature a lot of pink!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wise Woman Santos Doll

I'm having some studio time today ( sunday) and as I knew I'd have an uninterrupted run, I thought I'd finally make the Retro Art Cafe Santos doll kit, that I've had in my stash for over a year!

I confess that I was really unsure what to do or where to start, faced with the dark brown masonite - I'm often left panicking .... So I thought I'll just paint all the parts white with acrylic paint, so thats what I did. I then added some stamping with the script stamp and some words from a couple of Paper Artsy Stamp sets.

Next I added some wash tape, to add more depth. Finally I added some colour with gelato and gold acrylic paint.

Then the fun part- the decorating, by this point I realised I wanted to create a softer divine feminine doll.

As you can see I added hearts, pearls, flowers and leaves to create the soft look.

I'm entering my doll into the following Challenges:

PaperArtsy- Theme is Hearts

Craft Stamper Magazine - 2nd Entry Take a stamp ( my background for my doll, created with stamps and paint)

I hope that all my Stateside friends affected by the storm are safe and warm, and wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Paper Artsy Tag

I'm back this afternoon with a Tag. Well a Tag and an altered file. The file will go to wrok with me tomorrow, and will be used to keep my patient case files in for the day.

The tag has been created by sponging and stenciling the background, adding stamps, pewter distress spray and stenciled gold acrylic paint ( my fav detail go to at the moment).
I've then added some sequin turquoise bling as ribbon.

The tag was then attached to the file. The file started as a plain pale pink folder. I've used Dylusion sprays, Distress Ink sponging and stenciling, and then stamping and more acrylic paint to create the background. As a final touch I added mod podge to the tag, it will make it a little more resilant but also makes the colours pop.

It's  so bright and cheerful, its gonna brighten my days at work ;-)

I'm entering the tag and folder into the following Challenges:

Twofers- theme is metal- I've used gold acrylic paint and pewter distress spray.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Stencils - I used stencils on both the tag and folder- with both distress inks and acrylic paint.

Have a great week.