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The January Cropaholics Kit at Shop & Crop includes instructions for 3 layouts designed by me, with a Tattered Angels Sand & Surf mist kit (that's 4 mini bottles!) and the divine new range from Pink Paislee, Parisian Anthology, with the resist patterns, hmmmm......
This months brief for Tattered Angels was 'glass'. I hadn't ever tried it before so it was a real eye-opener for me. I found Glimmer Glaze the best product for the job, it sticks well and can be made to look either transparent or opaque. My first project was a small glass jar which I have done up to hold chocs for a thank-you gift. I have used a TA tag and letter stickers, misted of course.
Then I found an old Heidi Swapp mirror album. I stamped some swirls with Stazon then used these as a guide to paint Glimmer Glaze around the edge. I trimmed it with some yummy crepe ribbon (misted) and velvet ribbon, some Kaiser bling, Dymo, fabric alpha stickers and a lovely Girl's Paperie charm.
This is one of the inside pages, misted with several different colours and using a piece of Glimmer Glass as a mask.
Thirdly, a layout. I have misted a tree Glimmer Screen then used it to 'stamp' onto transparency. I cut a grassy edge mask and misted under the tree. Lots of stunning colours make up the background, again with some Glimmer Glass used both as masks and embellishments. I painted the back with yellow to brighten the colour.
So those are my official projects but having had so much fun and explored so little I kept on playing. I tried misting/masking between sandwiched transparencies, it took a little while to dry but they are now firmly stuck together and ready for cutting out and adding to other projects.
Then I tried mists, a combination of Chalkboard and Glimmer Mists, to decorate some cheap acrylic goblets. They took overnight to dry and are now waiting for further attention. I think they'll make nice treasure containers once I seal the outside with a matt spray varnish and trim with some ribbons and bling :-)
I'm so impressed with how Tattered Angels paints and mists have come up on all these surfaces I have a few more things in the pipeline yet! OMG such fun!
Hope I have inspired you to have a go.
Thanks so much for dropping by :-)
Hmmm, so yummy, the new Bahaman Cruise are a limited edition set so if you want them you'd better be quick. They are so rich and, with a mix of warm and cool colours, are perfect for Spring right through Summer. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on them!
With the Gutsy GirlsJilly & Ngai in Brissy in November. This was THE BEST weekend I've had in a long time, the day was amazing and I acquired so many new skills and ideas, I would highly recommend booking in if you are at all interested in dabbling in mixed media art or even if you just want something new to play with. The company, food, and brains to pick were all great. I'm definitely going back for more!
My last Tattered Angels project for November, I wanted to make a scrapbook layout so of course my wooden bits had to be Kaisercraft (their range of wood products is extensive) I have misted the bird with a mix of Burnt Red and Brick Glimmermists, the leaves were misted with English Ivy and Mustard seed. I used a light spray of English Ivy on the background paper before adding the fence at the bottom with an Ironworks screen which I misted as a mask and then flipped over to stamp with so as not to waste the lovely Brick Glimmermist.
Papers are from the gorgeous Graphic 45 Steampunk range
Thanks for dropping by, hope I have inspired you to go forth and get messy with mists :-D
This is the back side of an old gilt frame, you know the ones with all the fancy molding. Well the molding is falling off and the back looked so lovely and grungy with the marks from the tape remnants that I decided to use it back-to front :-) I painted it all over with Hayride Glimmer Glam and added some Chianti Glimmer Glaze highlights. I made it into a 'Peg' board ;-) with some chicken wire and an old piece of rope I found in the garden. Decorated with Glimmer Glass leaves misted with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist and a few Prima flowers. I also misted the clothes pegs with English Ivy Glimmermist. It turned out so nicely, now I just have to figure out where to put it.
Tattered Angels is having a totally awesome giveaway right now here, so if you're after some of their gorgeous products.....
This was a first for me, using Tattered Angels products on wood. I am not generally an off the page kinda gal but it was such an eye-opening experience to find and transform some wooden bits I will most likely have another go. This little cabinet was given to me by a friend recently, it started off as light raw pine (with a few cobwebs). I totally love it, and it's just big enough to fit my mist bottles standing up. I painted the whole thing with Hayride Glimmer Glam which brought out the grain in the wood beautifully and added a golden hue with a stunning verdigris highlight. I then added some colour with Chianti Glimmer Glaze using my finger. The patterns were added using the Ironworks screens (as both a mask and stamp) and Tattered Leather Glimmermist. A Glimmer Glass butterfly painted on the back with Chianti and misted on the front with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist adorns the door, along with some lace, flowers, zipper pulls and old coins.So much fun to alter and I am very happy with the result. I also have plenty of paint leftover :-)
I've had a bit of a scrap on since getting 'wings' :-) So I've done a few blog challenges among other things. First up is the Nov KIU challenge - use decorative edges Then one for Scrap the Boys, a super hero theme, I decided to do DH, he's a big boy! And lastly WW1 - White + yellow + journal directly onto layout (not sure if stamping a journal block on the page first counts..... oh well). It was a quick and easy page and it tells the story :-) Now off to work on a couple of other exciting projects for Tattered Angels and Shop & Crop then maybe even squeeze in another challenge for Artastic. Thanks for dropping by, don't forget to *wave* :-)
Just because the lovely Tiff over at TwiddleyBitz is having a little show & tell about scrap spaces (and a giveaway!) I thought I'd share..... I am aware that I am very spoilt :-) I have a room above a 2 car garage at the front of DH's FBS (filthy big shed), it has a lock for keeping undesirables out, a second story view over our house and the bush block beyond, reverse cycle air, and waaaaay too much stash. Back in the days before the huge stash I could comfortably seat 6 spready scrappers and would love to again but for the mammoth task of cleaning up and finding a home for everything! This is the view if I stand in front of the big triangular window, my misting/painting/embossing table. And below is the view of where I sit, like a pig in muck, surrounded by my stash. I like everything within reach so I frequently crowd myself out. I haven't shown the piles on the couch and other tables as just looks like a big mess. thanks for dropping by
Playing over at Candy Shoppe Designs this month with a 'plastic' challenge sponsored by Blue Moon Scrapbooking. The challenge is to creat something fake/faux on your page, I went with a metal finish on chipboard, the big piece is the backing off a 'Fallen' sticker that came with his skate shoes, the chicken wire is from Dusty Attic.
Been doing some therapeutic/cathartic scrapping, playing over at Gutter Girls, this is the result.... My prompt was the Andrew LLoyd Webber song from Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, I journalled about how I feel shut out once the kids get to High School, scared of what is going on, unable to help.... The challenge also included trying something new, I played with the new Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze paints from Tattered Angels, got them just last week. Been going through some stuff, it helped to get it out. Tfl
I got to design the September Cropaholics kit over at Shop and Crop, it's full of brand new Basic Grey Wander, sooo yummy, a lot of fun to create with and so versatile for a travel themed range. I was very impressed at how easy it was to use!
The kit contains loads of stuff with instructions for the following three layouts and plenty of lovely leftovers so if you like what you see hop on over to S&C and get your hands on one before they sell out :-)
Had a retreat at Lake Keepit this month (awesome getaway, wish it went for longer!) but still didn't manage to achieve much personal scrapping, here are the few I did manage...
For Aussie Scrapjack, a simple jack of Nic Pomeroy's page, I took inspiration from the tree up the side and the baby photo.This one was for Artastic, I used up some stuff I found lying around on my table (a paltry effort at cleaning up) gorgeous inspiration this month! And lastly, one for 123, had to use Yellow, misting, the word Sunshine... I have been blog surfing and fallen in love all over again with Mandysea's work, her style is shabby with a little bit of arty grunge, also discovered Jodi and Kerry's blogs after meeting these 2 gorgeous gals at Keepit, their work is so beautiful, both of them totally rock the flowers! Thanks for dropping by, don't forget to *wave* in the comments :-)
I got a box of the brand new AED Xmas line recently and had a lovely all-day play on monday, please excuse the photos, they were taken late at night under lights and then I posted the pages before I had time to redo.