Steampunk KMart Hack

Today is just a quick share to tell you to head over to the Colour Blast Australia Blog and check out my project today.  It is a $5 KMart moneybox transformed into something that looks pretty awesome.


Oh and this is what it started out looking like.



Our Mixed Media Moods

I cut it fine this month with my take on this months Our Mixed Media Moodboard.

Here is the moodboard…


And here is my take on this moodboard.  I took inspiration from the coloured squares, the papaua shells, the paint brush and the drift wood star. Oh and the string.  Pretty much every thing.



I have had this piece of driftwood on my desk for a long time, just waiting for the right project.  And it finally has a home.

Here are a few close ups.


I am the Machine | Mixed Media Colour Blast DT Share

Today I am sharing my most recent layout for Colour Blast Australia.  This layout is made up of a whole heap of scraps, colours, chipboard, stamping and that’s about all.


I literally used scraps to build my base.   You can read all about it on the Colour Blast blog.

Discover | Tag Swap

Ugh. My blog posts are piling up on my desk top and I need to get them written and videos made before it is full and tells me I need to make space.

So here is a quick one that doesn’t have a process video.  It is a tag that I made for this months Funky Art Swap.  This month is a Tic Tac Toe.  I chose to go with the right hand three squares.  Flair, Dusts and Stamping.


And here is my tag.  I used some Rainbow Splendour bits, added in some stamping (in particular some Viva Las VegaStamps!), some Colour Blast Australia Shimmer Dusts and a lot of layers and I am really happy.  I was going for a vintagey steampunk feel.


Here is a close up too:


How awesome is that wood Veneer from Rainbow Splendour.  I have to say Chloe’s designs are freaking amazing.

A Bowie Inspired Tag Swap.

This month I only participated in one tag swap.  The other is on a break to give everyone a chance to recover from Christmas. I was a bit disappointed to start with as I really enjoy making tags, but as the Christmas season recovery started I was grateful.  I was feeling a bit behind this month, having my husband home on holidays really messes with our routine and my Scrapping time.

Anyways, I am back on top and here is the moodboard:


I took inspiration from the Bowie picture and the words.  I teamed them with my Viva Las VegaStamps! and some Donna Downey words and a bit of free hand work and this is what I came up with.


This is what the skeleton started out as…


It’s pretty amazing how versatile some things are when you think out side of the box.

I added a little texture in the form of Colour Blast Colour Paste…


Hopefully, my swap partner likes it.

Wild at Heart | Altered Canvas for Colour Blast Australia

Today I am sharing an altered canvas that I have created back in July but I have been saving it until now to share.  It turned out pretty good and the whole process was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.  The hardest thing is waiting for layers to dry.


For this project, I decided to give photo transfer a go.  The only thing is I don’t have a printer at home so I asked my husband to print a photo at work with a laser printer.  He wasn’t sure if he had one and I am still not sure the print was printed on a laser printer as the actual transfer process didn’t work as easy as the tutorials I watched on YouTube.

I added heaps of recycled embellishments and bits that I had been hoarding to this canvas.  I really love the depth of texture and details.

Here you can see a bottle cap and some of the chipboard and lace embellishments under all the colour.


I left all the tails of the hot glue gun as I liked what they added to the finished piece.  They look a lot like threads all over or even cobwebs.  No need to dust it later on 😛

I used a whole heap of Colour Blast Products on this piece.  I used Colour Sprays, Shimmer Sprays, Embossing powder and the Texture paste.  Every product added a little bit more to the piece.

Here’s a tip: The Colour Paste can also be added directly to metal embellishments without any need to prime them.  Here you can see I added it to this metal butterfly.

I then added black and white drawing ink splatters and a bit of Royalty Colour Shimmer Spray in splatters to tone down the white. ( I went a little cray cray) Finally I added some more metal embellishments and a quote cut into strips.  The quote is from the very first Kit the Habit Kit called Brave.  That was one of my favourite kits.  The other thing I did was add a chipboard title.  This one is from Imaginarium Designs.  I coated it in two layers of Bling Embossing Powder to make sure it was super shiny and really stood out.

I have wanted to make one of these for ages.  They look more complicated than they actually are.  So give it a go.  I also created a process video you can check out here.

Altered Art | Jack Skellington Inspired for Colour Blast Design Team

Remember when I shared my first Altered Paint brush and I said I was addicted?  Well today I am sharing another.  Today it’s Nightmare before Christmas – Jack Skellington Altered Paint Brush.

The process is very much the same as the first one. There is a process video up on Popleopod on YouTube you can check out if your interested.

But here are a few close ups.

 I really love making these and I have so many more ideas I can’t wait to make and share them.

Just incase you are wondering – Who is Jack Skellington? This is a bit of a run down. – “Jack Skellington is a fictional character and the protagonist of the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and lives in a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday.  Jack  is the patron spirit of Halloween, the ghost skeleton of a spider, portrayed as being on par with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny within his own holiday. As a living skeleton, he is immortal and can remove parts of his body without harm, as is often demonstrated for comic relief. He is the most important of many Halloween spirits, with the implication that their job is to scare people in the real world on Halloween night.The only one who understands Jack’s feelings is a lonely and attractive ragdoll named Sally.” ~wikipedia