Thursday, 19 October 2017

Art Journal Tutorial

Welcome to my blog.
I would like to share with you my Art Journal double page I created of my son Riley. 
It has been created in my Art Journal which has hand made paper so that is why you are seeing some white around the edge from the page before and after. I love creating in this art journal because of the texture of the paper. When doing it with one of these journals though always remember to Gesso the pages so there is no bleeding through to the other side or you will ruin other work created on the page before or the next page you will create on. 
This is my finished journal page and you can find all the details of how I did it over at The Off The Rails Blog. There is the monthly challenge, my tutorial and many other inspirations from the Design Team so please come on over and join in with us.

Thank you so much for stopping in to my blog. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Crazy Wild

Welcome to my blog and my DT post for Off The Rails. Check out the monthly challenge below as its a great one to get your teeth into.Its easy as Grey, White and one more colour of your choice. I chose orange. I would love to see you call over to the Off The Rails Blog and join in the fun with us and your one more colour choice. 

Now for my take, and the photo I have chose is of my son Riley and it is one of the many face changing Snapchat photos he takes.

The products I used are - 
White Cardstock
Paint brushes
 Paint -Grey and Raw Sienna
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet -  Antique Bazaar (Quote)
Grey Cardstock - Two different shades
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
Kaisercraft Gel Pen
Circle Punch
Memory Maze Chippie
Copic - Black
Glossy Accents
Washi Tape

I hope you like the page. I love the photo of him and it was a fun challenge too. Please call over to the blog and join in the fun with us. We would love to see you. 
Happy Crafting xxx

You and Me

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Tonight I would like to share with you my post over at Colorful Creations and what a great sketch this one is. I have created my page using a photo of my son Riley and his girlfriend Hannah. They were heading off to the school dance and I must say Riley looked very handsome and Hannah was just beautiful. But now it's time for the sketch andthen my take on it -

The products used are - 
White Cardstock
Kaisercraft Clear Sticker Words
Patterned Papers by Kaisercraft and Stampin'Up
Archival Ink -Jet Black

Scolloped Triangle Die
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet
Tinby Designs Color Crush - Blueberry
Cherry Lynn Die - Fiona's 
Black Cardstock

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and that you will call again. Don't forget to let me know what you think, I love comments. Also make sure you pop on over to the Colorful Creations blog to see the other creations from the Design Team and then join in the fun with us. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog and my post for Let's Get Sketchy. For this page I had a smile on my face all the time because of the to photo's I chose to use. My son Harley was having fun with his friend Taylor on Snapchat and when they send you photos like this how can one possibly not scrap them. 
I chose to turn the sketch as I wanted to use the two portrait photos instead of landscape. 

When I chose these two photos I decided to keep the page very simple so I would make the boys really pop out and I think I have made that happen. 

The products I used were - 
 White Cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper - Prairie Lane Collection
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet
Die cut Letters
Black Journal Pen

There are times where you have a simple sketch and you bling it up and times where you just know if you do that with sketch it will take away from the photo.  I think I achieved exactly what I was looking for with this one. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and that you join in with us over at Let's Get Sketchy.  I would love to see what you come up with for the sketch. 
Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

2 Layouts and an Art Journal

Hello crafty friends and welcome as always to my blog. As you will all know I have been MIA with selling and moving which had also meant no internet for posting. Today's post is of two layouts and an art journal page I did but never got posted. Bad me. This morning while unpacking another box I found the two pages and also realized I had miss the art journal page. So here they are. 

 This page is of my girlfriends daughter Meghan. I love scrapping her so I can do the girly pages.

The products used are -
Kaisercraft patterned papers -Secret Garden and Base Coat Collection
Paper Mill Paper Flowers
Little BirdiePaper Flowers
Kaisercraft Pearl Flowers
 Copic - Cool Grey

Blue Pearl Bling
Memory Maze Chippie- Sparkle
Glossy Accents
White Cardstock
Kaisercraft Die
Spellbinders Die 

Now for my next page

This amazing photo I wish I could take credit for but unfortunately no, it was taken by my very beautiful friend Eleanor.

The products I used are -
White Cardstock
Paper Mill Metalic Papers
Kinder Kreations Chippies
Lindy Stampgang Magicals - Opal Sea Oats
Black Journal Pen
Copics - Black and Brown
Glossy Accents

Now for the final one, my Art Journal pages.

I have created this page with thoughts of my beautiful mum.

 The products I used are -
White Gesso
Faber-castell Gelatos - Light Blue, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Squid Ink, Chocolate, Green and White
Black Journal Pen
Wink of Stella - Clear and Silver
Copic - Golden Yellow

Gold Paper
Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers - Ebony
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Secret Bird Society and Pink Gelato
Green Copic
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Hope you have enjoyed popping in to see my creations and please call back as I love getting visits.
Happy Crafting xxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Art Journal - Old but beautiful

Welcome as always to my blog. I would like to share with you my DT post for Archi-scraps. My posts for Archi-scraps are normally done in my art journal and I have done this again. My double page is of my youngest son Harley. We had been doing some exploring of the streets an back alleys of Ballarat. I loved the the brick work of this one and the graffiti on it which I don't normally like just seemed to add a little something to it. The thing that had to be added to the challenge was knots. 

This is my take on the challenge and I have created two knots on it.

The products I used are - 
Gesso - White
Modeling Paste
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Viva Crackling Colour - Metallic Bronze
Viva Inka Gold - Emerald, Orange, Iceblue, Lavared & Copper
Donna Downey Studios Stencil
TCW Stencil - Mini Bricks

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical - Opal Sea Oats
Tinby Designs Color Crush - Blueberry
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Raw Sienna and Raw Umber mixed together
Black Journal pen
 Scrapmatts Chippie - Diamond Mesh
Black Cardstock

I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see what I have been up too.  Please hop on over to the 
Archi-scraps blog for more inspiration from the Design Team and join in the fun with us. 
I look forward to seeing your creation. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Life Experiences

Wow it is so good to be back in the craft room and being able to get down and have some fun and then show it to you. So a big welcome and I will now be sharing with you my DT post for 
Colorful Creations and it sure is a great challenge this month. 

For this challenge you have to create a project using numbers! It can be in the form of your papers, titles, photos, whatever, let your imagination be your guide!

Now for my take on the challenge. I chose to use my numbers in a rhyme I was taught when little, it went like this - 
1 2 3 4 5 once I caught a fish alive
6 7 8 9 10 then I let him go again
Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so
Which finger did he bite?
My little finger on the right.

Now for the products I used -
Fancy Pants Patterned Papers - Collecting Moments
Fancy Pants Sticker Sheet - Collecting Moments
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers - Hunters and Gathers
Kaisercraft Patterned Sticker Sheet - Hunters and Gathers 
Cream Cardstock
American Thickers

Thanks so much for stopping in and please hop on over to Colorful Creations and join in the fun with us. Its a great challenge and there are lots of ways to use those numbers. Maybe you can even use some up from the scrap bag. Happy Crafting xx