Welcome everyone, I hope to inspire you and share some of my papercraft work. You can find out where I teach and what I am up to, what inspires me and what I am working on next. I love to share new ideas and neat ways of adding creativity to your pages or cards etc
Today I will share with you a mixed media canvas I finished a few weeks ago. It is really four small canvases joined together ( hammer and nails and hubby here) then I have prepped it with brown paint, and proceeded to decorate and scrap on the reverse side, which creates four little cavities to use. I have gone for a very busy look here, but pulled it together with red velvet glimmer mist. Every thing was sprayed with this (with in reason) so that the embellishments and flowers work as a cohesive whole and do not clash. You can use up all your old flowers and trinkets, even chip shapes, if you spritz them with the glimmer mist. I love that I have been able to use product I have had for a long time, kind of like tiding up and creating at the same time :)
My blog is a little early, but I am up to my ears in work at the moment and wanted to get it out of the way.
This layout shows how you can use plain cardstock and make your own pattern, with a piece of lace curtain and black spritz. Sometimes I mix my own, if I dont want sparkle and glimmer in it(hard to believe i know).
I saw a dress in a shop with pale pink and a black lace overlay and this inspired me with this layout. The combo works well together and just right for vintage pages.
These two girls are relatives, but I dont know just where they fit in the family as it is so long back lol
I have made some flowers using rose creations to cut out mulberry paper and pink organza.(the organza takes a bit of effort to cut out, but is worth it in the end) I then heat the organza with heat gun to scrunch up the petals. Also I have cut some pink velvet into circles, and carefully edged them with white dimensional paint and sprinkled white glitter over them, add a nice center and this makes a lovely simple flower, too
I have added a piece of Dusty Attic chip as a vine and the new antique frame from spellbinders(this is embossed in gold)
hope you are inspired!!
I don't usually do layouts of myself, but I really wanted to use the Dusty Attic peacock feathers, in a layout. My photo was the only one that seemed to suit. The combination of colours in my shirt, match the same colours in the feathers and the flowers.
To colour the feathers, I have painted with gesso first, then tapped with distress ink(peeled paint and stormy sky) then I have applied versamark and clear embossing powder, heat set this and the colours swirl and mix, it is neat.
then to give more colour the the top of the feather I have used lumieres and glitter. It is really up to you, you can use a combination of these techniques until you get the look you are after.
The flowers are made from Maya Rd, taffeta ruffle ribbon, coil it up on a circle of cardstock, covered in double sided tape, then heat with the heat gun, the ruffles will curl up and look more like a flower this way.Hot glue some stamens or a centre, and all will keep in place nicely. You can also spritz it with a little glimmer mist.
HAPPY EASTER everyone, I have shared a photo of the easter baskets I am making for this
year, 25 of them, so I keep it relatively simple (you laugh I can hear you!) I fill them
with homemade chocs(some bought) and sugar cookies. My daughter and I were up late last night icing our bunnies and
chick, of course she puts more sprinkles on hers and the kids she likes. Sadly I think we will
have to make some more, because there is none left for us.
Also over the break I have been putting up new shelves in my Space(well hubby has, and I have a beautiful
fully lined wall. I think I will have to share this too.
It is all Michelle Grants fault,(see her work in our issue 14 Australian Scrapbook Ideas), she has a great tour of her space on her blog michellejbg and it inspired me to
tidy up, one thing led to another and before you know it I had my hubbie running for cover(as he hates working with wood)
as I explained I wanted wall to wall shelving. But a bribe(bottle of scotch)and a visit to hardware later,he was happy to indulge me...tee hee
Also I am off to the New Paper Trenz today in Wynnum for a class
the first in the new digs, with a brand new roomy workshop, the first of many I hope.
see you all there, it is going to be a great new look, and wonderful store, under the guidance of lois.
Paper Artist, I have been an artist of some sort or another all my life, with formal training at Art College. Cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercraft have now become my format for atistic expression for almost 20 years now.