Monday, November 23, 2015

The ART of Possibility...

It has been a bit of a roller coaster this past fortnight, with DDs French Exchange trip postponed and DH starting a whole new career, so it was pure joy I was able to play at the Dina Wakely class by Artified last Friday, and when I arrived home I was inspired to create this journal page, to remind myself of all that is possible.

Created using acrylic paints on a gesso background, in yellow, orange and hot pink using Dina Wakely's circle and leaves stencils to create positive and negative spaces - thanks to the magic of baby wipes! Added highlights with white gel pen, painted the stencil sentiment by Dyan Reavley and highlighted in white gel pen, and added Dina Wakely's scribbly butterfly stamped on patterned paper fussy cut.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Joy to the World... The Christmas Challenge

With all that is happening in the world today, I thought I'd spread a little JOY. 

This began as an idea I had for the FUSION challenge this fortnight, but took a turn and ended up here! Based on the FUSION sketch, I created the Lawn Fawn snow bunny's ski run (or more accurately his sled run), and combined with the fabulous kraft, white, red and glittery silver from The Challenge A Christmas Colour Challenge. Falling snow background created using Winnie and Walters mask and modelling paste, and added Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday Christmas sentiment.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PS It's FUSION Time...

Time for another fabulous fortnight of FUSION inspiration!

I have to say this fortnight I was inspired by the super cute stacked pumpkins - reminded me of a mini snowman! So I interpreted the wavy sketch lines as huge snowdrifts and paper pieced my Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas snowman with an extra warm scarf and beanie, topped off with a nine carrot nose (pun intended!). Paper Smooches Christmas Words sentiment is die cut from sparkly gold glitter paper, and golden bokeh snow background paper is from Websters.

As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both.

Pop on by the Design Team blogs for some more super FUSION inspiration:

Hope to see you playing along, can't wait to see what you create!

Playing along with the fabulous new Paper Smooches GOLD Challenge 
and Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge 
and The Paper Players Colour Challenge too!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Finnabair @ Artified - All About Textures...

Lucky enough to have the opportunity to play at Artified studio with the amazingly talented (and very funny!) Finnabair yesterday. 

This class was all about texture using primarily products from the Prima Finnabair ranges, including a fabulous array of metal flowers, gears, clock pieces, bottletops and buttons, combined with stencils, texture paste, black gesso and some of the amazing new Mica and Mica Magic Powders, a paintbrush, cardboard, lace, and hardware, plus a few bits and pieces from my stash...

Playing along with Mixed Media Monthly Texture
(although I'm not sure if it needs to be a card which would count this out!).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FUSION Field of Poppy Dreams...

Welcome to another fabulous fortnight of FUSION inspiration!

This week I broke out my new Unity by Donna Downey poppy stamp, embossed in gloss black over a Twinkling H2O background of Poppy and Egyptian Gold. This gorgeous background paper is by Collections, and the Heidi Swapp wooden Dream was covered in black embossing powder then red glitter embossing powder.

As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both.
Pop on by the Design Team blogs for some more FUSION inspiration:

Hope to see you playing along, can't wait to see what you create!

Also playing along with this weeks gorgeous Muse Challenge by Tracey,
inspired by the flower and sentiment combination and framed card,
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Throwback, 
Using a Favourite Technique I used two of my favourites, 
embossing over watercolour background and fussy cutting, and 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Holidays - Home is where the heart is...

I have to preface this post by saying this is one of those cards that looks better in real life LOL! Stamped Hero Arts Village in Silver embossing powder, paired with Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards sentiment on American Crafts woodgrain background.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

P.S. A CAS(E) of Merry Christmas...

So happy (and a little sad) to be able to join in the (second) last ever Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I must admit, Paper Smooches were the first ever stamps I won, and they will always hold a special place in my heart! Lucky for me (and YOU), challenges will be continuing over on the Paper Smooches blog!

A quick and cheerful Christmas card created using Paper Smooches dies. Diagonally cut a piece of Basic Grey paper from my stash, then negative die cut two Paper Smooches Poinesttia holly leaves, and used the positive pieces to create my second sprig of holly. Die cut Paper Smooches Christmas Words sentiment, together with a half dozen holly berries and assembled on an angle, inspired by this weeks fabulous CAS(E) this Sketch. Colours, diecuts and holly inspirations from this weeks Muse - Christmas Visions.