Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mixed Media Tags w Dina Wakely Bird Stamps

Dear Reader,

I am continuing on this mixed media train and enjoying the ride!
I recently got my hands on this gorgeous stamp set by Dina Wakely!! Have been wanting this one for a few years now!

Yippee... lets get stamping :)

First step, stamping on  200 gram field paper
Second stamp, water colour to hearts content.

Next, I followed a tutorial by Dina herself which you can find here.

Here are my tags, each a little different from the other.

This tag has the bird stamped on and cut out and pasted on. The background is mixture of deer green and lime. The bird is coloured in with water coolers ad the sentiment is stamped on paper and also pasted on.

This tag is similar to the first using a combination of raspberry acrylic paint and orange.

On this tag, the bird is stamped straight onto the acrylic background and so too is the sentiment. The bird is coloured in with acrylic paint.

For this one, I painted a cute hat on the bird but the sentiment here is stamped on paper and pasted,.
The addition of a red heart as well as the hat on the bird is Dina's idea and she talks about it in her video. I love them so much and I learnt so much from listening to her tutorial.

Sneak peek for what's coming up in my next post:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had found inspiration here.
Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mixed Media ATC's

Hi Crafty Friends, 

Here are my Mixed Media ATC's.

(Embossing henna folder background
 with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

(Aluminum foil embossed with cogs folder 
and marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Rise and Shine
((Embossing henna folder background
 with marbled embossing chipboard star)

My Story, My Life
(water color background
 with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Happy Days
(Gesso'ed Damask embossing folder background on craft chip board
 with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

(Gesso'ed Damask embossing folder on aluminum foil
 with marbled embossing chipboard star)

I am SO pleased with how these turned out.
I hope that this means that I am lifting my skills and evolving.

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Mixed Media Morning

Hi Crafty friends,

I have just come back from a GREAT morning out!

My friend Catherine took me to her usual ATC morning group and I found myself squealing with delight as I experienced.....Marbled Embossing using Perfect Pearls!!

The class is run by the charismatic Kelsey O'Mullane whose blog you can find here.

To start the morning, she had her own ATC's out for display. 

Look at these babies!!

(Background is a Canvas Resist Technique and the embossed
pieces are the 3 crowns at the top.)

(Background is a 
watercolour drip, the heart is
the embossed piece.)

(Plastic Parchment Technique Background and the 
embossing is done on the rectangular 
chipboard frame.)

"Nature concentrated"... (Foil background
and the bird is the embossed piece.  You can
clearly see the perfect pearls in
Gold & Mint in this piece.)

I knew I was in good hands and couldn't wait to learn some new techniques!!

So, today, we made embellishments using a product called UTEE  (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) , which I have never worked with before, and Perfect Pearls. I have water coloured with Perfect Pearls before but never anything more. I was excited to be able to use some of the stuff I had brought along.

Here are some of the embellishments I made:

I just kept on choosing different coloured embossing powders then adding the UTEE then choosing different colors of Perfect Pearls to make a marble effect on these chipboards. 
And I had SO MUCH FUN!!
No thinking, only playing!!

Then I was given a raffle:

And then asked to be the one to pick out the winning raffle and I PICKED OUT MY OWN NUMBER! Now that has never happened before.

And my winnings was one of Kelsey's beautiful ATC's.
I got the one I secretly wanted.


Now my challenge is to come home and make an ATC with my new chipboard embellishments.
So if you'll excuse me, I think my crafting table calls.
Thank you so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Easel Cards: Single, Double & Triple!!

Hi All,

A thousand apologies for my tardiness in blog up-keep!
Life has been full and wonderful :)

Today I want to share with you my awesome Triple Easel Card.
I found this awesome idea on the Kaisercraft blog by the very talented Collette:

And a double easel card:

And a few singles:

This one would make a great picture frame...

And these have great positive sentiments and would make for great cheering up cards:

I am featured as a guest designer with these cards at Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft. Please check it out here.

Thank you for stopping by..
Happy Crafting..