Saturday, 16 September 2017

More Than Words Challenge September2017

More Than Words September challenge - Fearless and Grunge

More Than Words definition of Grunge

"-GRUNGE is defined as a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated style. Whether it focuses on dark colours, a distressed or stained look, punk graffiti, messy designs, one thing's for certain... you have to not be scared of taking risks."

I decided to be FEARLESS and tackle an art journal page as I haven't done one for ages because 
I worry about which layer to put  first and whether it will be good enough! ( even though I have watched countless videos about it!!).
Being FEARLESS I chose 3 colors that I rarely use, and being deliberately untidy and uncoordinated enabled me to be FEARLESS about how I did it  and this stopped all the  worry.
I even signed my name to it!! 
Quite empowering really!
 Thanks More Than Words for showing me a new way to tackle things!! 
 I thoroughly enjoyed myself !!!
I think I shall incorporate being FEARLESS more often!!!

Products used
Finnabair Heavy White Gesso
Mesh tape
Dylusions Paints- Postbox Red
Squeezed Orange
Melted Chocolate
White Linen
Dylusions Ink Sprays Postbox Red
and White Linen
Golden Light Moulding Paste
Finnabair Stencil Grungy Grid
The Crafters Worshop circles Stencil
Carabelle studio stencil "Courrier"
Finnabair Stamps - Trust The Magic and Find The Way

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Steam Punk - Off The Rails Challenge for september2017

my first DT Reveal for  Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge

the Mood Board is Steam punk

I chose a photo of my daughter when she was just getting mobile to demonstrate that being a girl 

doesn't mean you have to stick with " girl themes"!! 

( although I couldn't stay away from flowers!!)

 I was inspired by a class I did with Di Garling recently.

The Prima papers and some of the flowers  came from a kit put together by Prima Designer Cari 

Fennell, though the finished product is very different to the design in the kit.

I mixed Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel with Finnabair  Art Ingredients  Mica Powder - Rust

and applied that through a Kaisercraft Stencil to get that lovely shiny look to the cogs.

I also mixed the Finnabair Rust Mica Powder with Anna Griffin Embossing Paste  to get that lovely 

chocolatey  look to the flourishes at the top and bottom of the page.

Other products used in no particular order!

Mini Prills- Gilt Trip

Prima Ingvild Bolme Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings Stamps and Metals (the metals)

versacolor ink -Pine Cone

Prima Flowers

Finnabair stamps - Never Too Late

                   - Move Me

Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - Gold -which I sprayed onto

 the 49&Market Burlap Trim behind the photo

Scrapmatts - Assorted Words

chipboard frame

Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Antique Gold

Versamark Ink

corrugated cardboard base
Prima Vintage Emporium Collection - Verona

                                                                   - Opera Seria


 Looking forward to your take on the Steampunk Mood Board!!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge blog

Off The Rails challenge blogspot

I am so pleased to announce I have been invited to join the Design Team at Off The Rails  Scrapbooking blog.

"Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog is no ordinary blog, we are here to challenge you. When 

designing a card, a layout or a mixed media project think outside the square, go where you have 

never gone before. Go Off the Rails! We have an amazing Design Team that come from all over 

the world and are here to inspire you. " So proud to be a part of that!!

To find out more go to

below is the September mood board

Why not give it a go!!!!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Scrap The Girls September 2017 challenge

Scrap The Girls

I ran with the travel theme for this one. 

I started playing  around with my new Dylusional Paints and it went from there.

The stamp behind the photos reminded me of architecture I saw in Toronto, Canada.

I really had fun with this one!! It strayed a bit from the sketch  but I am happy with the end result!
Chipboard from Dusty Attic and stamps from ArtStamps
The world stamp is Kaisercraft.

The prizes are awesome this month-from Kitaholic Kits and D-lish Scraps so why not give it a go!

Friday, 4 August 2017

mystical Scrapbooks Cybercrop Christmas In July 2017

thoroughly enjoyed doing Christmas pages with my photos of a winter visit to Canada!!

challenge 1  add christmas sparkle to your page

challenge 2   use traditional colours red white and green

challenge 3 use ribbon on your page

I love the last one!!  The red and white behind the photo is ribbon!

 The photo was taken in the old part of Quebec City and it was just like walking through what I 

imagine a fairyland would be like!!

We had an amazing time there- despite the cold!!

Thanks Mystical Scrapbooks I really enjoyed this cybercrop!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Scrap The Girls August 2017 Challenge

Scrap The Girls challenge blogspot

I have to admit I found this mood board quite challenging!

I was inspired by the square paint swatches and the charcoal made me think of mixed media

I actually had a lot of fun doing this!!

I started with Kaisercraft Basecoat 1V paper collection-Jeans

I applied golden Light Moulding Paste through a Finnabair stencil- Grungy Grid.

Then I painted it all with Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso.

When dry I sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey and Kaisercraft Kaiser mist Winter Grey.

When I added Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio spray Blazing Black, it turned it all a deep steel bluey grey !

The leaves and roses behind the photo are made from Anna Griffin Couture Creations Embossing

 Paste- White Finish, mixed with Dylusions Ink Slate Grey and placed in a Silicone mould from (lace pattern and leaves).

The title and the small hearts are from Imaginarium Designs

The dangly heart below the photo is from WOW- words or Whatever, and the photo frame is from 


 I dabbed them all with black gesso.

Then I added a few drops of Liquitex Professional Ink- Carbon Black about the page

I used  Finnabair Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel to attach Finnabair Art Ingredients- Glass

Beads( Zinc ) about the page.

I used a Fude Ball pen to add the journalling details.

Looking forward to seeing how others create from this moodboard!

Kraft + July 2017 challenge entry

Kraft Plus challenge - Roses Three Ways

I love Roses, especially pink ones and I couldn't resist this challenge!

Roses in the photo and rosebuds in my hair!!

I have paper rose collectables, paper roses, stencilled roses, stamped rose border and a roses flair

Kaisercraft Lakehouse Collectibles ( I knew I kept those roses for a reason!!)

Prima Wild and Free Paper roses

Prima Stencil Roses and Marabu Mixed Media Acryl Mousse- pastel rose pink

KJKareen Flair 

Ranger Archival Ink Magenta Hue

Dina Wakley stamps Abstract Blooms