Man's Best Friend......

December 13th 2017
Sharing a mixed media journal page for the current challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog "V is for Vegan" - a fun theme all about animals - obviously!!!!!!!!!!


This page was also created as part of my journaling "lessons" with Lisa Vollrath this year - had a lot of fun each month creating journal pages! this one was a "two" colour theme! I've used collage images from my most favourite Etsy Store "Art Tea Life" - I'm a huge dog lover so this sheet was just perfect for me to create with!


Journal page background was created using pages from an old puzzle book, plus sticky mesh, paint, stencil, washi tape, bit of muslin cloth, computer generated wording and of course the collage images!

 
Dog's are man's (and woman's) best friend!!!!!

Peace is Always Beautiful...

December 11th 2017


Sharing a mixed media journal page today using brand new digis by Vera Lane Studio - "Peaceful Picasso" set!


Background texture was made up with patterned serviette and washi tape plus texture paste through a stencil, water soluble crayons and some ink sprayed muslin cloth.


Digis coloured with Copic makers and fussy cut. Wording is also a part of the digi set available in the Etsy Store.

Steamy Pocket Letter...

December 9th 2017


Sharing a mixed media "Steampunk" Pocket Letter made for a swap and also to join the current "I is for Industrial" challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog!!!!




Collage "steampunk" digis are by Gecko Galz "Industrial Digital Stamps" - just love them and they were perfect for this pocket letter! Always so hard to photograph pocket letters with the shiny pockets!


I made the background with steampunk gears cut on my Cameo and adhered to a black card background. I added lots of metallic sprays and paints and then cut the 9 x ATC's to size for the pockets. Gecko Galz images were printed on kraft coloured paper and fussy cut and added to the backings with bits of muslin cloth and charms. I really love the colours and how it all turned out!

Ho Ho Ho, Bah Humbug and all that Xmas Stuff....

December 9th 2017


Pop over to the Sin City Stamps Blog and check out the "transformation" I have created with a store bought decoration, a "non" xmas Sin City stamp and Art Tea Life collage element!!! Step by step instructions on how I made the ornament plus lots of other xmas ideas from the Sin City DT!!!


Best thing is you don't need many supplies so quick, easy and inexpensive!!

Airless Chambers New Challenge.....

December 3rd 2017


A new challenge at the Airless Chambers Blog for all your darker & creepier creations using images by Rick St Dennis!! I've used "Zombie Love" digi available in Rick's Zibbet Store.


Digi coloured with copics and fussy cut and added to a "mop up" 6 x 4 index card. Wording is computer generated. I edged the card with a posca pen, added some mesh and muslin cloth as well.

You have a month to enter the challenge - we would love to see your creepy and dark creations!!!!!!

Xmas with Vera Lane Studio.....

December 2nd 2017


Sharing some xmas themed cards today using fun digis by Vera Lane Studio!! This first card is an altered 5 x 7 index card using "Hayes" one of the quirky "Dark Corner" characters available - I gave him some xmas cheer with the xmas hat from the new "Holiday Doodle Bundle".

 
This next card I cut to 6 x 4 size from a decorated card i received in an Aussie Group Swap - i added the washi tape, mesh and sequins plus the "mixed up" digi which uses bits from several different Vera Lane sets!! LOL a bit of a weird character!
 

 
 
 

Pumpkin Spice Latte....

December 1st 2017
today's post is a journal page made using a Sandra Caldwell digi for a recent Facebook challenge at Sandra's group!


I used a "mop up" page in my journal - the colours were perfect for the colours I wanted for the latte digi LOL!!! I love the texture and colours of the page.
 

Wonderland......

November 26th 2017


I never get bored with "Alice in Wonderland" images!! Here are3 x altered index cards using new "Wonderland" digis by Vera Lane Studio!!! 2 **NEW** Wonderland themed sets have been released this month and we have been having fun at the Facebook Group creating for this theme!


I have been "altering" 6 x 4 lined index cards using bits and pieces from all the sets - perfect with the png files - so easy to merge and create scenes!


I printed the journal pages from the Accessory set directly onto the index cards and then ink sprayed them and edged them with archival ink pads.


I coloured all the images with Copic markers and fussy cut. All the "wording" that I have added are Vera Lane digis too!


Too much fun colouring and creating with these digis!!

Nothing But Blue Skies.....

November 20th 2017


A very "blue" page created for this months challenge at the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog for their "blue" theme!!


I've used my black journal for creating this page so the blue really pops. Background is stencilled with texture paste and sprayed with 2 shades of blue ink. Digi stamp is of course available at the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store! She has been coloured with copics and fussy cut and added to the page with some fabric mesh scraps and the computer generated wording!

Be Whimsical.....

November 19th 2017


If you pop over to the Australian Art Journal Swap Blog to see the whole process of this page I made - theme "Whimsical" - another of  the journals in the Round Robin Journal Group I am in!



Of course I used collage paper doll elements from my MOST favourite Etsy Store "Art Tea Life" - check out the store - so many fab sheets to create with - I'm a regular shopper there LOL!!!!!

 
Loved creating this page - lots of colour and texture - a busy page but whimsy to me is busy and out there and a bit chaotic!!!!

Background Stamping with Sin City Stamps.....

November 16th 2017


I'm over at the Sin City Blog with these ideas for using stamps as part of your background journal pages!! I created these pages using "dot to dot" instructions we get each month in "Aussie" Facebook crafting group - I loved how this page turned out!


Fab collage steampunk lady is from a digital collage sheet by Gecko Galz. Spread uses old book pages, gesso, stencilling and of course Sin City rubber stamps! The monotone is effective!

Scatter Kindness.....

November 12th 2017


I'm over at the Sin City Stamps Blog with some quick and easy embossed cards and gelatos!! You can find all the supplies needed and instructions there along with other DT makes using the fab selection of Sin City Stamps!!


Make sure you check out the Sin City Stamps Facebook Fans Group too where you can share your creations and have some fun!

Off With Their Heads....

November 5th 2017


We have a great theme for all of this month at the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group - "Alice in Wonderland" - who doesn't love anything Alice themed??? You can find a selection of fabulous digis at the Vera Lane Studio store - they are so quirky - great to colour and create with!!!


I've used images from 2 of the Alice sets available - the Queen of Hearts and just love the White Rabbit!!! I coloured these digis with pastel pencils and fussy cut and added to my journal page!!! Wording is also from Vera Lane. Fun!!!!

Airless Chambers NEW Challenge...

November 2nd 2017


The start of the month yet again and time for a new challenge at the Airless Chambers Blog - Rick St Dennis' "Darker" digi challenge blog - love creating with Rick's spookier digis!! I've created a black & kraft coloured page using 2 of Rick's digis - firstly "Signs 1" and the second is one of the new digis drawn especially for this year's 31 Days of Halloween - Shadow man!


We love seeing your spookier and darker creations so grab one of Rick's digis and enter at the blog - you have until the end of the month and the theme is always Anything Goes Dark creations!!

Also entering this page in this month's Dream In Darkness Challenge - always love to join their challenges too with dark creations!!!!

A Late "Happy Halloween"....

November 1st 2017
A day late but I was so busy yesterday I didn't turn my computer on and forgot I wanted to post this journal page!


These fab digis are from Vera Lane Studio of course - they are a "mix up" of various sets to create these cute lil trick or treaters!!!! the "Happy Halloween" tags are from a fantastic sheet by my fav collage Etsy Store "Art Tea Life".

 
Journal page background is ink sprays and stencils plus washi tape, the Copic coloured and fussy cut characters and the lettering. Too much fun!!!!!

Witchy Women......

October 30th 2017


Two "witchy" journal pages using the fabulous "Journal Faces" by Vera Lane Studio with added "witch's hats" from the "October" Set of Vera Lane digis. Background papers are digital format available from Serena Bee's Etsy Store - I love both colour themes but particularly the pastel colours!!! I cut the papers in strips and did the herringbone pattern background - love the effect.


Digi gals are coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and added to the background with some cobwebs for above page and muslin cloth on the page below. Great fun for Halloween!!!

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