Monday, 29 February 2016

"Hello Friend" Layout - Robin's Nest

Hello Friends,
Here is a little sneak peek of my reveal for Robin's Nest. Yes, the layout really is about my good craft friend. Actually, she is the one who introduced me to cardmaking and then to scrapbooking a few years later.

Visit The Robin's Nest to learn more.

Robin's Nest Supplies: Daisy Stripe Teal Cardstock, Round Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue

  Mini Teal Dew Drops Rounds                                            Daisy Stripe Teal Cardstock

Other Supplies: Flower Frenzy embossing folder (Darice), Distress Inks - Broken China/Peacock Feathers/Peeled Paint/Mustard Seed/(Ranger), Denim Jean Pocket rubber stamp 1700G (Judikins), Brilliance Ink - galaxy gold (Tsukineko), Explore Snapshots Sticker Embellishments (Paper House), striped washi tape (Recollections), wooden bird embellishments, ribbon, gems

1. Use a sponge applicator to make an ombre blend of
2. Place the inked paper into a floral embossing folder and run it through your machine.
3. Gently rub an ink pad across the surface of the embossed paper to add highlights to the raised areas.
4. Tear one edge to reveal the white core color and ink the edge with gold.
5. Finally, adhere dew drop gems to the center of the flowers.

                                                             Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Just Mixed Media Magazine!

I've been holding this secret for months; well, just since September 2015.  Just Mixed Media is the newest magazine to hit the shelves and was released by Scott Publication earlier this month.  I am so honored  and thrilled to say I had 14 projects selected for their first issue. Below you will find a bit more info about what to expect in the magazine.

 "Just Mixed Media" is a treasure trove of inspiration filled with unique projects. Since mixed media is a very broad category, this must-have publication features seven categories of artwork: canvases & wall art, tags & ATCs, cards & scrapbook pages, home d├ęcor, journals & books and everything else! "Just Mixed Media" features unlimited techniques and styles, so whether you're into collage, painting, drawing, stamping or anything in between, we're sure you'll find inspiration and motivation to create your next gorgeous mixed media work of art!                                  Here are some sneak peeks inside the first issue!

                  Just Mixed Media (Issue 1) is available in stores until May                            
or you can order it online HERE

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Dance in the Rain - Linnie Blooms

A small rainbow canvas to brighten your day!

1. Apply blue gelato to the canvas background. Add a spritz of water to help blend the color with a paintbrush to create a splotchy background. Set aside to dry.

2. Use permanent black ink to stamp a quote onto clear shrink plastic. Punch a small hole at the top using a hole punch so that you can hang the charm. Use a heat gun to shrink the stamped quote.

3. Apply, white texture paste to the canvas and use texture card #5 to make horizontal striations to form the rain. Allow to dry. Next, add a cloud like mound of texture paste to the top of the canvas. After the paint has dried, apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add sparkle to the clouds.
4. Next, use gelatos to color the rain in a rainbow pattern. Dip the paintbrush in water to help spread the colors. Lastly, when the paint has dried, apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel selectively through a limited scattering of spots while holding the dot stencil securely.

5. Finally, embellish the rainbow with translucent buttons and hang the shrink plastic charm from clear thread.

Supplies: canvas mini album (Linnie Blooms), Gelatos - Watermelon, Guava, Peach, Butter Creme, Kiwi, Elderberry, Fig, Strawberry, Acqua Dolce (Faber-Castell), Glass Bead Glitter Gel (Faber-Castell), Texture Card #5 (Faber-Castell), Stencil 101 Collection dots (Faber-Castell), clear shrink plastic (Shrinky Dink), Stazon black ink (Tsukineko), Life clear stamp (Kaisercraft), heat gun, water, paintbrush, texture paste, clear thread, hole punch

A Closer Look:
Visit Linnie Blooms
to see their range of wonderful canvas based products to embellish.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Creative Magazine - Don't Miss Out!

CREATIVE Magazine is a brilliant free publication showcasing artistic paper-crafters & artists worldwide. The talent shared is sure to kick start your inspiration.

This month the guideline for submissions were to use the color red or follow the theme: all things love, valentines, family/friends.

SO grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up on the sofa, & go spend some quiet "ME time" flipping through some beautiful projects.  Prepare to be amazed!

             CREATIVE Magazine - February 2016

               Special Thanks to Bev Code who compiled & designed this issue.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Live Every Moment Layout - YouTube Video

In this video, Live Every Moment, I show how to create a nature inspired family layout using a limited color palette that really let the photos shine and take center stage.  You won't want to miss the scrapbooking tip that can help you "stretch your stash."

Robin's Nest Supplies: 12" Mocha Daisy Glitter Cardstock, 12" Lodge Cutouts & Striped Cardstock, Iridescent Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue Adhesive Spots

Other Supplies:
 4 photos (4x5"), Birds & Live Laugh Love Cork'd Stickers (Paper House), Floral Snapshots Stickers (Paper House), bird paper clip (Prima), wooden doillie (Recollections), fabric flowers & burlap leaves (Recollections), brads, dragonfly mini paper punch
YouTube Video: Live Every Moment
The Robin's Nest to see
all their unique embellishments.

Thanks for visiting!