Saturday, January 7, 2017

Crafting Goals for 2017

Hello dear readers,

I find myself at the end of yet another year and sitting down to do some quiet reflecting. Hasn't this year just flown by? As always, I am grateful for my health and the health of my family but that is another post all together. Today, I am here to talk about goals. Do you make goals every year?
For me, making goals is important. It keeps me moving forward. I make goals for every aspect of my life and goals for crafting is no exception.



Craft goals #1- Use my supplies!! That is my #1 craft goal for 2017. I have STASHES of old paper collections that I USED to have ideas for but now they just sit there forgotten untouched. Not good! Use your supplies Amira. Fall in love with what you have. And make room for new gorgeous things! Did I just say that?

Craft goal #2- Act on ideas straightaway!! It is often that I see a craft supply that I like and I buy it knowing what I want to do with it, however, time and circumstances do not permit and the project sits dead in the water. In 2017, I hope to find the time to bring those ideas to life and share them with all my crafty friends.

Craft goal #3- Art for me!! I have joined a year long online art group and hope to spend time to learn more about how to paint like an artist. I plan to turn on the camera as I art so you can (if you wish) join me.

Craft goal #4- Be more organised! At times, I work in up to 3 layers of projects at a time! Who does that? I need to organise a bit better (a lot better) so that I don't spend more time cleaning than I do crafting.


Crafty Goal #5- Get on top of my memory keeping!!
We all know Project Life and I are not on good terms. I have come to accept that and move on. I think this year I will try to print 3"x4" pics and put them in my traveler's notebook inserts. That way, I get to write down my thoughts AND stay on top of photos. Two birds with one stone. Legend :)

So now that my goals are out there, my next step is to achieve them!!


I wish you all a very positive and productive goal achieving 2017 :)
xx AmiraInOz

Pattern Paper Booklets for Fabric FauxDoris

Dear Reader,

My 3 day weekend consisted of pulling out and sorting through my paper collections and deciding to pool them together to make inserts for my fabric fauxdoris.
I tried fauxdoris last year (along with other things namely pocket letters) and I find myself still enamoured by them and loving them more and more so I'm pretty sure I have found something I will be sticking with for a long time.
I have decided to use them for planning and for memory keeping and for art journaling so, without further ado, let me share with you my process which I captured on video for you here






Thank you for stopping by.
How are you going with your collection?
What do you buy and never find yourself using up?
xxAmiraInOz

Monday, January 2, 2017

MIXED MEDIA FIREWORKS - KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT- JANUARY KIT PROJECT

Happy New Year Everyone :)

I hope this New Year brings the very best to us all: good health, wealth and peace on Earth -let me dream a little please ;)

I am so excited to bring you my first creative team design project from Aunty Vera's January Kit.
If you missed the unboxing you can find it here.



Out of the kit, I chose these 3 products to play with.


I wrote up a full blog post about this project on Aunty Vera's site. You can find the full version of this project here.

I really enjoyed playing with these sprays!
The spray in an explosive unpredictable fashion!
SO.
MUCH.
FUN.




They spray amazing on black card stock.


After I was happy with my background, I used texture paste through the firework stencil.


I also coloured in this Prima Princess (Madeline) and fussy cut her out.


I love the cluster of cards behind her (I used Simple Stories)

 I also love this flower stamp by KaiserCraft Oh La La in the corner of the page. I helps tie in the flowers from her hair into the whole art work. Here it is in more details.


And here is my mixed media A4 project!!



Check out my process video here
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I hope you have found inspiration here.
xxAmiraInOz