Today I am sharing with you four canvases that I made a couple of months ago. There is an elephant, a butterfly one, a mermaid one and a steam punk cogs and gears one. The elephant was super quick but the others to ages as my indecisiveness got in the way, lol.
For the butterfly MDF circle I used a Kaisercraft butterfly stencil with Liquetex modelling paste. I gessoed with Aldi Primer and then misted various pink and purple Distress Sprays and Dylusions. I used a Kaisercraft stamp in the background with archival ink. Then I cut letters with a Kaisercraft alphabet and layered them up 3 or 4 times and rubbed over them with Hydrangea Inka Gold. Finishing up with a few pearls. The big butterfly is from a Tim Holtz die set.
The next canvas is 5″ x 7″ and was nice and quick to do. I used a Kmart Stencil in the background and some Jo Sonja Black Gesso to cover the canvas. The elephant chipboard is from Scrapbookingncraft. In the background and on the elephant is Prima Antique Brilliance. I then added a couple of black rhinestones to add dimension to the eyes.
The next two canvases have multiple layers and are more complicated. The Mermaid again uses chipboard from Scrapbookingncraft, the mermaid and the bubbles. Distress and Dylusions sprays have been used over a spotty stencil and the chipboard was painted with Prima Opal Magic. The little bubbly balls are Prima art stones coated in distress spray then coated with Inka Gold in colours as closely matching as possible to give them a little shine. I used some random bits I had in my stash to decorate, a metal turtle charm, a starfish, a real shell and a piece of coral from a Kaisercraft wood embellishments pack and they have been gessoed and painted with opal magic.
The ones that took the longest!
And finally the most ambitious one. A steampunk industrial fiesta lol. Again I used various cogs and pipes chipboard pieces from Scarpbookingncraft. I also used the Tim Holtz bigz cogs die, Ideaology metal cogs and Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes cogs. To this I also added an Ideaology key, sentiment banner and accoutrement button. The large circle pieces are repurposed earrings and everything has been coated with white gesso then misted with Dylusions and Distress sprays. Both the pipes and cogs background stencils are from Kaisercraft.
Sorry for the really long post lol, it was a lot to fit in! I can’t pick a favourite between the Mermaid and the Industrial Steampunk Canvas. Let me know in the comments which of the four you like best. If I’ve missed an item or you have a question comment bellow. Hope you’re doing some arty crafty alchemy yourself, thanks for stopping by.
Oh Happy Day 3 is my final installment in the Reject Shops Oh Happy Day Saga. This one is extremely travel themed so was a challenge to make cards that were just for about travel!
The first four cards are definitely travel themed, though most could be used for other purposes, especially the New York and London ones. Two of the cards have my trusty money saving gold strips on them. I find it a cheap and easy way to add some elegance. The London birthday card also has a Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circle die from the same gold cardstock. The gold cardstock is actually from file folders I snagged cheap from Kmart and the birthday stamp is from the Rosie’s Studio Bring Joy set.
Three of the next set of cards again use the gold strips and again although travel items have been used I tried to make them a bit more generic. The enjoy the journey stamp is from Going Somewhere by Tim Holtz. OK a travel card lol! Nothing like a Mother’s Love is from Altenews Wild Hibiscus. The one die I used in this set is from Lawn Fawns Large Stitched rectangles and the Just Saying Hello is from their Simply Sentiments set.
Less Travel Related Cards
In this next set of cards I used even more gold strips 😉. The card with the bird uses the Splendid stamp and Die set from Rosie’s Studio. I used one of the 3D butterflies with a stamp from Rosie’s Birthday Mix. The you are so from the You are so Awesome card is from Crafti Potential and the banner from MFT.
In the last set of cards I used another double stitched circle and stitched rectangle. With Comfort and Love is from Rosie’s Comfort Mix and Be Bright is from their Happy and Bright set. The birthday sentiment is again from their Bring Joy set. Again I used some more gold strips…
I hope you enjoyed this look at Oh Happy Day 3 from The Reject Shop. You can see collection one here and collection two here. Make sure to watch the video all the way through for a surprise! Hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy, thanks for stopping by.
This is a very quick post today sharing the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers. Also don’t forget to check out my last video as it’s a giveaway!
I picked these up from the Sydney Daiso accross from the UTS building in George St. They were $2.80 a packet or $1.40 each. My cat also decided it was a good day to be on film 😂
If you have the Aldi Alcohol Markers the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers would be a good way to supplement them, especially with some of the lighter colours. I hope you enjoyed this look at the markers. See ya later.
I shook things up a little last night and did a live unboxing of my new scan n cut and Tonight I am sharing with you the next round of Oh Happy Day Cards. I have no idea what this collection was called when it first came out but I managed to make a bunch of cards. Here is Oh Happy Day 1 if you want to refresh your memory.
I’ve grouped the cards to make it easier reading. Three of the first group first group have gold strips. Rather than using a mat of gold cardstock I use strips to make it go further. It’s also less bulky on cards! The third card uses a frame that I don’t know the brand of because I bought it used and it didn’t come with packaging. I get a lot second had to save pennies for other things… Like the Scan n Cut! The first two cards have stickers and three use lots of die cuts.
For the next four cards I used three more of those frames, any frame dies would work, and then I turned an off cut from another panel into a frame for the other one. That one uses the Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangles. The Happy Birthday is from Rosie’s Studio Bring Joy stamp set. Loads of die cuts again with the third card using one of the 3D butterflies on a Poppy Crafts double stitched circle. The third and fourth both have a sticker from the sticker pack..
In this next set I used my least favourite piece of paper with with some more gold strips and more die cuts and stickers to make two cards. I had to use the bunny and hedgehog die cuts so made cards around those. This time instead of cutting frames I left the middles in.
This last grouping of three cards uses more bunnies because Bunnies! lol… One uses a leftover strip of patterned paper and more gold strips, another Poppy Crafts Circle with our rabbit sticker, finished off with a big bow. The next has a clover background with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle panel. Our bunny is surrounded by clover in a St Patrick’s day feel. Lastly I had some leftover pieces that needed to be used so I teamed them up on the cute little squirrel card. The background was again cut with the Tonic dies.
Anytime I cut pieces for cards out of basic coloured cardstock I have taken to cutting extras. Basic colours like white, black, gold silver or cream. Whatever you reach for most! I then try and keep them all together in the one basket so they are easily accessible. Gold strips I will cut a bunch in various widths at once and add them to the basket.
There is a card that didn’t make the photo’s here as it’s unfinished. If you want to see it when I find the missing piece be sure to follow me on Instagram! I hope you enjoyed these cards using Oh Happy Day 2. Let me know below your faves. Hope you’re creating your own Arty Crafty Alchemy. See you next time!
Today I am sharing with you Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 and making a few projects mostly with the 3D embossing folder. This is the first 3D embossing folder in my stash!
I really like this 3D embossing folders versatility from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 because the embossed side looks like gems and the debossed side looks like honeycomb. The honeycomb side made a great backdrop to the Elizabeth Crafts Buzzin’ Around stamps and dies. With a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide and some sparkly silver vellum the cards was complete.
The next two cards I ran with the Geo theme and used Tim Holtz’ Geo Springtime Butterfly die cuts for one card, blending out some more oxides in the background. Then I used Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet as my colours of choice and Happy Mother’s Day was heat embossed in white finished this card off. The next card has a background of Candied Apple Oxide and some Poppy Crafts Hexagons. The Hedgehog Hollows Finding Your Way Heart is stamped and embossed with Glacier White Nuvo detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps
The last card showcases both the Geo stamps and 3D embossing folder from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. The fox was stamped with memento, Coloured with Copics in YR21 YR24 and YR27, then fussy cut out. The vellum looked so pretty as the bee wings that I decided to use a pale blue piece as the backdrop over the 3D embossing folder. I stacked a hello die cut and stamped foxy lady on a banner to finish off the card.
I hope you enjoyed this look at Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. But my one criticism is that my embossing folder has almost split at the crease as a result of running it through the Cuttlebug a couple of times. Some box tape should sort that out because I really want to use it more! Let me know below which is you favourite card bellow. Thanks for stopping by.
I may have been shopping again… The Reject Shop has a nice tropical themed new paper craft range called Full Bloom and I happened to snag a set. What’s a girl to do but to put it straight to good use? This one was a bit out of my comfort zone with bright colours and a colour I wouldn’t normally use.
The new Full Bloom paper kit has stickers, stamps with a really cute Sloth, journaling cards, diecuts and of the paper pad. I went with the Cockatoos this time instead of the Sloth, maybe next time! The Reject Shop ranges are great value, you get so much for a fraction of the cost of designer brands.
I enjoy having a full range of products because it makes pulling together cards and layouts quick and easy. The only thing I possibly need to add is a stamped sentiment if there isn’t one I want to use in the set or washi tape. The Full Bloom kit is a nice vibrant collection. Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy of your own, see you all next time.
Today I am sharing with you a Random Act of Kindness from a lovely lady called Kylie. Her generosity totally blows me away! There are so many wonderful things in here, some that lead me to want to make a canvas with them.
My favourite though is the Whiff of Joy Puff Heart Dragon. Can’t wait to colour him! There were flourishes and butterflies and pretty Prima flowers 🙂 I am a super lucky woman! Also in the package was bling, twine, stamps and lace. Lot’s of things from Stamps of Life too.
I hope you enjoyed this look at the awesome present I received. Best of all it arrived on my birthday 😀 Thanks Kylie! Bye for now.
Today I am sharing with you the August 2018 LaLa Land Crafts Hedgehog Hollow Box and a Project. It’s not a card this time, I’m branching out with a decorated box. 😃 You can see one of my previous Hedgehog Hollow projects here.
Sometimes I start a project with a clear idea of that I want to make. Today I definitely had some inkling that fully formed as I went along. I knew I wanted to use the washi and the Lve stamps with the hearts. The rest was just going with the flow and seeing what happened…
The box die is the Brutus Monroe Gable box die and I added colour to it with makeup brushes and Distress Oxides. I used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain with some Black Soot around the edges. The stamping was done with LDRS hybrid ink in Raven.
All three stamp sets in the box got a workout. I used the Global Love set for the boxes short sides then added washi the long sides. The Hedgehog and Time for Tea were from the LaLa Land Looking Sharp stamp set and also the bus, Big Ben and the cab too. Lastly I used the Sending Hedgehugs set to stamp the sentiment on the tag hanging from the box.
The hedgehog I coloured with the Marvy Uchida watercolour pencils regular subscribers got. There seems to be quite a lot of pigment in these pencils and I want to play with them some more. Blending pencils together gave me an endless amount of colours though I didn’t need many.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s project and if you watched the video you would have heard what sparked the idea for this project. I hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourself and I will see you next time. Bye for now.