Thursday, 22 February 2018

Music is Silence Coloured In..... for Art and Soul Studio

Hi everyone, it's Cindy back with you today to share my project with you
"Music is Silence Coloured In"

This journal page is my take on the February Soul Sisters Moodboard Challenge....  now this is a challenge worth having a go at... your chance to win a $50 voucher from Art and Soul Studio, seriously who wouldn't want to be in that!!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

How to make a Fairy House..... Part 1

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here,  I am excited to share with you my latest project.using Creative Paperclay®, a Fairy House...

keep reading to see how to create your own...


silicone and sculpting tools

Now onto a video demonstration .... enjoy

Hope you enjoyed this video, and will come back for my next Creative Paperclay® post where I will add fine details to this Fairy House...

till next time
Happy Creating



Sunday, 18 February 2018

Angel with Attitude and Chillin Out for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share my latest projects for Scrap FX with you all... 
Angel with Attitude and Chillin' Out
First up 'Angel with Attitude'
this layout is of a fun pic of my niece, showing off her cheeky side... 

I used the Honeycomb stamp to give some detail to my background paper..

I added some modelling paste for texture using the Gasket Stencil

I also used the Heart Set Stamp for more detail on the background...

I added a couple of hashtag words from the #teenphrases pack

For my title I chose the Angel with Attitude title.... suits my niece to a tee in this picture...

To finish the layout off I added the 2018... from the 2018 year pack

a last look at the whole layout...

Next up another layout 'Chillin Out' 
A couple of cute pics of the tiger cubs in Thailand....

I added  the #amazeballs from the #teenphrases pack...

I cut up and added some of the BBQ Mesh for some added detail

I used the Chillin Out from the Teenager Theme Pack for my title...

I used one of the stamps from the Geometric Shapes A Stamp Set to further detail my background..

One last look at the whole layout...

the Scrap FX products used:

I hope you enjoyed these projects, 
till next time
Happy Creating

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Painted Sunset Heart ...for ColourArte

Hi everyone just wanted to share with you all a video I created for ColourArte using my favourite paints Vivid Ultra Metallics.... 

Painted Sunset Heart...

Here's the process video... enjoy

thanks for watching...

till next time
Happy Creating

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Creative Paperclay® Tips for Beginners....

For my Tip post for February, I thought I would list a few tips for those just beginning to use Creative Paperclay® or Delight..... these are things I have learnt along the way, mostly since being on the design team and working to that schedule... One fabulous thing about working with Creative Paperclay® is that it is a very easy and fun product to work with... 

So here's a few tips I have learnt...
  • Grab all of your supplies first...think about what you are making and the supplies you will need to complete it! Don't forget to add a wet cloth of some sort, a dry cloth, as well as a cup of water to use to smooth out your clay 

  • Create pieces from your moulds and stamps ahead of time, I have a stash of already made pieces, this way it saves time for drying! 

  • Remember that if you are wanting a finish piece that requires any sort of strength or rigidity, then Creative Paperclay® is your go too... if you want lightweight, a little bit of flexibility (a little bit!) and super quick drying then Delight Modelling Compound is what you need. 

  • Do a bit of research before starting out on a big project... it can help you to learn little tips and tricks on how to make the pieces more easily or finish them off more professionally... Some of the pieces I have created, might have looked a little better if I had studied ways others have finished their pieces... etc. 
  • Make the time to create and learn something new...even if you are just starting out. There is so much great info available out there in the cyber world nowadays... This blog has some amazing information for all skill levels... Try to create on a regular basis, as with everything the more we do it the better we become... 
  • Above all, have fun...and if you do happen to mess something up, then start over, reusing the same product, even if it has dried.... Creative Paperclay® is such an awesome product that you can reconstitute it with water and reuse it again... if it's a large piece, break it up into small pieces and then soak in a small amount of water and slowly work the dry clay back to life.... it's easier than it sounds and is one of the best things about Creative Paperclay® there is never any wastage... unlike some expensive art products that have a shelf life... 
Hope you find these tips helpful...
till next time
Happy Creating


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Sunset Journal Page .... for Art & Soul Studio

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be joining you all today for my latest project on this fabulous team at Art and Soul Studio.   Today I am sharing a Journal page I created while experimenting with the Marabu Art Crayons... this was the first time I have used these crayons, so it was a little trial and error and testing... but loads of fun...

I created a process video showing the effects of the crayons.... so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy...

Products Used:
Marabu Art Crayon: Orange
Marabu Art Crayon: Cherry Red
Marabu Art Crayon: Caramel
Marabu Art Crayon: Raspberry
Marabu Art Crayon: White
Marabu Art Crayon: Gentian
Marabu Art Crayon: Sky-blue
Marabu Art Crayon: Black
X-Press It Mixed Media Journal A5
Stabilo All Pencil
Finnabair paint brush

thanks so much for joining me here today
till next time
happy creating

Girls just wanna have fun..... for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share my latest piece for Scrap FX with you all... 

 A photo of my friend Annette and I at the Dare to Create event with Tracy Weinzapfel and Andy Skinner.... fabulous creative weekend...

I used the new Gasket Stencil to create my background texture...

 I used one of the shapes from the Grunge Shape Set and chopped it in half to embellish the page...

 I used two of the Heart Set Stamps to further enhance the background... 

The new title.... Girls just wanna have fun seemed totally appropriate for the layout...

One last look at the layout...

Scrap FX products used:

hope you enjoyed these projects...

till next time
Happy Creating


Sunday, 21 January 2018

Love this Kid..... for Art and Soul Studio

Hi everyone, it's Cindy back with you today to share my latest layout with you "Love this Kid"
This layout is my take on the January/February Soul Sisters Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Challenge....  now this is a challenge worth having a go at... your chance to win a $50 voucher from Art and Soul Studio, seriously who wouldn't want to be in that!!

So here is the Mood Board for the challenge....

So it has my fav colour to work with orange... but I don't usually use it in such a warm combination as this.... and then there's the "sparkle and shine" oh great... glitter, I guess I'll be wearing that for the next week at least...  The Chipboard and Tags, makes me smile... love love love chipboard, so that's easy for me and tags are so versatile, so no stress there... ok... so lets get to it.... here is my process video and if you scroll down after the video I have include a bonus video for you too!!!  Enjoy!

Some close ups for you to check out....

so here's the bonus video I mentioned... a process video on how I did my Gel Printing for my layout... hope you find it helpful... 

Materials List:
Dylusions Paint: Cherry Pie, Peony Blush
Dina Wakely Media: Tangerine, Lemon
Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick
Carabelle Studio Art Printing plates: Rounds, With Butterflies
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script
49 & Market Flowers: coral, orange/red
(note this stencil is Decoupage on the label, on the website it is Cutting)
(note on my stencil it has the above name, on the website it is ornamental compass screen)

Other Misc. Items
White Cardstock
Surgical gauze
Tiny Attacher
Seam Binding

thanks so much for joining me here today
till next time
happy creating