Tag Art Swap

Just another quick share today, this months Funky Flair Studio Art Swap.

This is this months Moodboard

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And these are my takes on the challenge.  I had a few ideas and I wanted to try them all out so there are a few extras.

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These are them close up.

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And here is a close up of the tag I decided to swap.

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Tag Swap

Another tag swap I participated in this month.

Here is the Moodboard…

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I took inspiration from the colours, the letters and the idea that Lady Gaga is a big voice that is very empowered and stands up for her what she believes in.  She isn’t anyones puppet.

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I focused on the message that I wanted to portray this time round rather than any heavy texture or media.  This Viva Las VegaStamp! was perfect.  I also had the initial idea to be cutting the strings with scissors but I didn’t have any stamps or chipboard pieces in my stash.  I came across this saw and thought, yep it’s a little drastic, would make a mess but cutting strings is what it is all about.

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.

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

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.

Helmar Creative share | Criteria : Penguin

Yep I drew a crazy theme this month for my Helmar Creative Share – Penguins.

So this is what I came up with:

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It’s a little container and the hat is the lid.  It’s a pretty cute gift container.

For a full the full process details head over and check out the Helmar Blog and leave me some love.

Art Journal | My Epic Fairytale Life

This is one of a set of three art Journals that I created in a series that I call Domestic Goddess.  Not only was the paper range called that but the name fit the titles I chose to use.   This journal is the first I created in the series and it was picked up for publishing by Scrapbooking Memories Magazine – You can read all about it in last months issue.IMG_2538

But here are a few close ups incase you missed it

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Guest Design Share | Imaginarium Designs

I have been making Art Journals again.  This time I used some old Graphic 45 papers that I had been hoarding.  This collection was called Le Cirque.  It was the first Graphic 45 collection i got hold of and fell in love with.  Graphic 45 is not everyone’s cup of tea it can be a little dark but I absolutely love it so much.

I won’t go into all the details you can read about it on the Imaginarium Designs Blog here.

But here is my finished journal and a few close ups.  This one will be available for sale in my Sale folder on Facebook.

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Here are a few close ups: