Monday 4 June 2018

Online Charity Art Auction - My Piece

Hello Arty Peeps!

Just wanted to let you know about an online Art Auction to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House, Tamworth. They do such worthy work for regional families and can use every penny they can get.
It's being run by the organisers of the Uralla Retreat, Sam Skinner & Katie Frost.

There are lots of different items including this piece from me.
It's approximately A4 size and will fit the cover of a large Ranger Art Journal,
or could be easily framed for your art room.

I made this with stencils from Kinder Kreations, Archival Inks from Ranger, and a variety of stamps from Prima, Cocoa Vanilla Studios, and Kaisercraft.

We'd be super pleased if you checked it out, the auction runs through to June 10th, 5pm Sydney (Australia) time.

Happy bidding!

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Uralla Shenanigans

Hellooo Arty peeps!

What a brilliant weekend we had in Uralla.
I love these gals so much!
We arted and laughed, ate, drank, talked, and laughed some more.
A powerful good time was had and lots of not-so-flattering photos captured.

One of the things I created was this work
which will be in the online charity auction, coming soon.
I used new Kinder Kreations stencils with Ranger Archival inks
and at A4 size it will fit the front cover of many art journals,
or could be framed for your creative space.

On Saturday night Lisa kept me company while I took some tripod shots of Uralla main street. Fortunately, there were fewer trucks than the previous night so I got a shot looking south from the middle of the highway.
It's not as clear as I would like but playing with settings in the middle of the road here was much riskier than Gundagai, where I last did this.

I got a nice shot of the Bottom Pub too.

We also stopped for some pics with the autumn leaves on the verandah
at the Top Pub, where we were staying.

 Good fun!

I'm still playing along with my inks and #the 100dayproject,
you can follow my progress on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks for coming by

Thursday 17 May 2018

Yay! Retreat Time!

Hi All!

to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House in Tamworth, such a worthy cause.

Peta from Scrapbooking From Scratch is bringing the shop so
if you are in the vicinity, send her a message and drop in for a sqizz.
Come to the Uralla Community Hall to check out what we are doing.

Lots of art and scrapbooking (including classes) will be happening
so I'll have something fresh to share with you next week.


Monday 14 May 2018

I'm Back, and into Art Journaling!

Hello all you Lovelies out in Blogland!

I have been absent from this little corner for way too long.
Busy over at Scrapping Clearly for the last couple of years and no time
left for 'Playtime' pursuits, but things are going to change now.

I have been slowing up in the scrapbooking arena, the kids are getting older, moving on with their own lives. I have fewer photos and stories to tell but
I still need a creative outlet for sanity's sake. I still want to hang with my arty
gals and make pretty things so I have been making the move into art journalling in an effort to discover my new thing.

Inspired and encouraged by my buddy Lisa, I have been challenging myself to do #the100dayproject
I am discovering the joys of ink pads.
Layering colours and patterns using stencils and stamps.
My favourites are Ranger Archival ink pads and Kinder Kreations stencils and foam stamps (cannot wait for these to be widely available!).

I am finding a Traveler's Notebook the perfect size right now.
Here are some I have shared on Instagram over the last few weeks.
They look a little washed out, I will have to start photographing them with my DSLR instead of my phone.

I'm excited to be back here and looking forward to having my own little space to share again.

Thanks so much for dropping by,
leave me a wave in the comments so I can check out what you're up to as well.

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Hi There Arty Peeps!
Welcome to 2018, and a whole new year to get creative.

Sharing today, a junk journal made when I was teaching with Lisa at the amazing and super-fun Scrapping Clearly Gundy Scraptacular back in November last year.
This little album was one of Lisa's classes. 

The cover is a piece of cardstock given a leatherette finish.
I have coloured it up with Dylusions ink sprays over BoBunny glitter paste.

This is the first page

I posted the rest of the pages over here on the Scrapping Clearly blog.
Head on over and check them out.
This was such a fun project, full of fantastic memories of Gundagai,
and hanging out with one of my absolute favourite peeps.
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On Saturday night, the night of the full moon which required
photos with Dad, Dave, Mum, and Mabel

We went for a night time stroll up the mainy

and sat on the shop stoop while Jason took our picture

It was a great weekend hanging out with Kylie too

Definitely, an experience to be repeated!

So here's hoping 2018 is a good one,
thanks for coming by,
stay arty,

Monday 16 October 2017

Krafting Clearly, It's a Challenge

G'Day All

Dropping in today to share my page for the Kraft+ challenge this month.
- I can see clearly. That is - Use something clear on your page.
I went with a beautiful Hambly Screen Print transparency.
Hambly is unfortunately no longer with us but I know a place
where you can still get your hands on some. I love these!

I cut out a matching oval from my kraft card background, stuck my Hambly on top,
then stapled my oval photo on it, so my picture has a clear frame around it, cool eh?!

The alpha title is transparent too, albeit with a tinge of grey.
I have been a bit liberal with my spray inks so it might be a little
hard to see the kraft cardstock, but I assure you it is there.

I like this page, the background evokes the spirit of the night,
and I love how the mist has given the white pen an ombre effect, happy accident.

Thanks for coming by,
'Til next time,

Sunday 24 September 2017

ITAC Challenge

Howdy Folks!
Art time, are you getting any?

I have been playing along with the ITAC challenges which ends today.
In my last post I shared my first one, today I completed the last one, just in time.

Here they are in order, I'm quite pleased how they turned out.
All done on 11" x 14" canvas board.

1 - Europe

 2 - Asia

3 - Oceania

4 - Africa

5 - The Americas

6 - The World

Now to get into some scrapping, I have a mini album I'm doing as a Design Team project, full of art retreat pics.... FUN!!

Hope you are getting some downtime to create.
Til next time,
thanks for coming by,

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Mixed Media Europe

Hiya Arty Peeps!

Ok, so there's this new company about called AALL & Create that is running a creative competition known as ITAC 17. The first challenge is all about Europe.

I made a mixed media piece on canvas board, 11" x 14".
I dream of one day being free to traipse around Europe at my leisure and soak up all that it has to offer. I also dream of winning lotto to help me achieve this (don't we all!)

I used a photograph from a plane window as a kicking off point, it's now hardly visible. Book pages, corrugated cardboard, washi tapes, and a serviette were the base. Then I added colour with acrylic paints and inks. Stamps and stencils with ink and pens, and finished off with a black paint edge.

I might have another go at this challenge, it has piqued my interest.

Thanks for coming by

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Rosy Cheeks and Cheeky Roses

Hi there arty peeps, hope your day is going well

Today I'm sharing my page for the current K+ challenge, it seems lately this is the only monthly challenge I'm keeping up with.

Roses 3 ways - patterned paper, cut file kraft background, black die cut.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides from Scrapping Clearly for the blotchy blue.

Last weekend I was retreating with Neet from Flutterby Designs at Lake Keepit, so much fun! I only managed one scrapbook layout and a few art journal pages, but I did get to hang out with some favourite friends and meet some great new ones.

Lucky me off on another road trip, to Melbourne for another retreat, weekend after next. Can't wait! Hope you are getting creative time too.

Thanks for coming by

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Scrapbooking challenge K+

Hi and Welcome,
to my sadly neglected little corner of the Blogosphere.

I must have too much on my plate creatively speaking, and unfortunately, this blog is what so frequently gets bumped. Sorry.

But, I'm here today, YAY!
And happy to share a page I've done for the K+ challenge blog.
This month the challenge was to use just one colour, and I know technically black isn't a colour, but what are you gonna do when your low-light photos need it to make them shine?

It just had to be black, don't you think?

Thanks for dropping by
Yours in scrappiness

Sunday 30 April 2017

We've been away and had fun....

It's been a busy month.
DT commitments, school stuff going on, school holidays, and a trip to New Zealand. Busy but fun!
Not much creative time but I did play along with CSI #227
I was on a bit of a stash-busting spree.... so not a style I do very often.

For my 'evidence' I used stripes, flowers, frames. For my 'testimony' I uised a humour prompt and put my journalling in a frame.

And just for fun, here are some photos from our holiday in New Zealand.

Thanks for coming by.

Saturday 25 March 2017

Young, Wild, and Free!

Hi Y'all
This month I had a chance to play with the K+ challenge to use denim on your project. Mine is a pocket from an old pair of black denim jeans, the legs of which have already been made into wheat bags, we can never have too many of those in the house!

 I typed my story on a tag and tucked it in the pocket.

And I wanted to share this page which was up on the Scrapping Clearly blog in February just because I really like it :-)

I made it with the Kaisercraft 'Boho Dreams' collection papers and stickers with some Dylusions ink sprays for colour.

Keep an eye on the Scrapping Clearly blog in the next few days, I'm sharing my new arty love, such a fabulous thing!!
Thanks so much for coming by,
'Til next time, stay arty,