Monday, 20 March 2017

Togetherness..... Heartfelt Happiness.... for Scrap FX.....

Hi all, today I'd like to share with you a couple of pieces I created for Scrap FX, Heartfelt Happiness and Togetherness...
First up Heartfelt Happiness...


The new Heartfelt Happiness title suited this photo so much, a pic of Bill and I having some fun with a photo prop at a friends 40th party.... 

I painted the title up with Twinkling H2O's to give it a shine... Twinks are the perfect match for Scrap FX chipboard... they give such lush and shiny colour on the quality chipboard...


To create background texture I used the gorgeous new Brocade Lace Stencil, isn't it stunning...
I used modelling paste and coloured it up with Twinkling H2O's to give some gorgeous shine and accentuate that fabulous stencil pattern...

I added one of the new Damask Heart's .... isn't it stunning.... it comes in two different sizes... this is the larger one...

I used the Heart Border Stamp with Twinkling H2O's to give a matching colour and rustic look... it's such a cute stamp, don't you think?...

 for my mini cluster I again used the Brocade Lace Stencil as a base... and the Heart Border Stamp... I added one of the Heart Flowers after cutting off it's stem... you can see more of the Heart Flowers with their stems on in the next project....

One last look at the completed layout... 

Next up I have another layout.... Togetherness...  
 For this layout... I decided to get a little artsy... and painted a photo extension.... I am super happy with the result... and chose only to add painted Scrap FX pieces to finish off the layout..

 I used two of the Heart Flowers, they come four in a pack and each one is different.... really cute little pieces to finish off your work... I painted them up with Vivid Ultra Metallics...

 For the title I chose Togetherness.... such a great word to describe this photo... and I am totally loving the flourishes on it as well....lurve it!!!

 I also added the #me&you from the #love pack...

 a close up of the photo extension... it was a blast creating this layout and I love the simplicity of Scrap FX pieces to finish it off...

one final look.....

thanks for joining me today... I hope you enjoyed the projects...

till next time
happy creating
xC

Friday, 10 March 2017

Seahorse Fantasy..... with Creative Paperclay

Hi everyone, today I want to share with you all a piece I have created "Seahorse Fantasy" using the fabulous products from Creative Paperclay...  I love using these products to create 3D dimensional projects that I can sculpt and shape to my hearts desire...


Directions:
Step one: roughly sketch out a couple of basic seahorse shapes on some chipboard to use as a base and cut them out...

Step two: add some paperclay... I used Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound .
I love how easy it is to mould and shape as I desire...

Step three: time to give them some detail... use a metal knitting needle (or something similar like a skewer) to texturise and create patterning on the seahorses...

Step four: draw and cut out and then score the fins for each of the seahorses...

 Step five: paint up the seahorses and fins and then attach them together... I used the Vivid Ultra Metallics to paint them up, giving them loads of shine...

Step six:  create the background... paint up a canvas panel...

 Step seven:  more fun with Creative Paperclay...  draw and cut out some reeds, shape and mould them with the Creative Paperclay, in the same method as the seahorses.... once dry,  paint them to match the painted background canvas....

Step eight: use gel medium to put it all together... adding some coloured gauze and mini cabochon's to finish off the piece.



Supplies: 
Canvas Panel
Acrylic Paints (I used Vivid Ultra Metallics)
Gauze
Mini Cabochons
Chipboard sheet
 I hope you've found this tutorial inspirational...
till next time
Happy Creating
xC

Friday, 3 March 2017

I want to grow old with you......

Hi everyone today I am sharing a layout I created with the new Scrap FX products, "I want to grow old with you"....
Scrap FX have done a bit of a love theme with this latest release...

I really loved these new release products, and matching them up with a black and white pic of Bill and I let me add my fave colours to the chipboard pieces...

 I used the Celebration of Hearts chipboard to enhance the layout.... don't you just love it... a fabulous pretty piece...

 I added some of the amazing Radiant Gels through the newBrocade Lace Stencil.... doesn't it look amazing,,,, such shine and colour....

 Another pack from this release is the #love pack there are some awesome words in this pack.... I chose to use the #ourstory on this layout...

My title for the layout..... I love this saying....  "I want to grow old with you" ....

For the final touches I added a couple of the arrows out of the Wifey& Hubby set, I loved this pack too....

Scrap FX products used:
Brocade Lace Stencil
I want to grow old with you
#love
Celebration of Hearts
Wifey& Hubby set

till next time
happy creating
xC




Saturday, 25 February 2017

African Sunset with Vivid Ultra Metallic Paints...

Just sharing my latest painting for ColourArte.... I am so in love with the Vivid paints... they are such a joy to paint with... hope you enjoy the video...



till next time
happy creating
xC

Friday, 17 February 2017

School Photo..... for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, just sharing my latest for Scrap FX...
So this is the only school photo I have of my hubby..... this was a few years before I met him... 

I created my background using lots of Scrap FX stamps over some tissue paper....

and the Numbers Stamp...

I also added the Harlequin stamp to the background...

I stamped the new Filmstrip Stamp underneath my School Photo title.... which is actually "School Photos" but I chopped off the "s"

Finally, I added the #schooldays which is just one of seven mini # words relating to school in the pack...

Scrap FX products used:

till next time
happy creating
xC

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Imagine for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, just sharing my latest for Scrap FX...
a double page art journal spread; Imagine...
I love this new stencil... so so true.... and something to apply to life!!
 I created with background using the Moroccan Tile Stencil, before splattering some paint (a technique I learnt from the fabulous Lisa Oxley)...
Next I inked up the background using the Petal Pattern Stencil...
then the Chevron Stencil...
 I then stencilled on the saying.... love it!!
 I made the gum leaves using the Gum Leaves Stencil cut from another piece of paper prepared the same way as my background...
 I also stamped up a few flowers to finish off the journal spread...

Scrap FX products used:

till next time
Happy Creating
xC

Friday, 20 January 2017

I'm not Perfect

Hi everyone, I'm back today to share with you my latest piece for Scrap FX,
I'm not Perfect.. Just Awesome, mixed media canvas.
 With this piece I had loads of fun getting messy...
 I began painting up the Steampunk Octopus using Twinkling H2O's and Vivid Ultra Metallics... the pictures do not do him justice.... he is so shiny in real life...
 Next up I began creating texture on the background, using modelling paste and the new stencil, Mechanical Time.... this is a great new stencil, with cogs and clock faces...
I then painted the canvas up with varying shades of teal Vivid Ultra Metallics to create a shiny watery background...
then I added some gauze, cotton and art stones for even more texture...
I added the fun title, I'm not perfect, just awesome to finish off the piece...

Scrap FX products used:
Mechanical Time Stencil
I'm not Perfect Just Awesome
Steampunk Octopus