Saturday, 23 January 2016

Counting my blessings-a gratitude journal

I've been rereading a lovely and uplifting collection of books; the Simple Abundance collection by Sarah Ban Breathnach and one of the things she recommends to write down five things you are grateful for at the end of each day. I altered this journal for that purpose and my design was inspired by the lovely mood board at Tresors De Luxe.

The mood board and inspiration can be found here:

I used Fabscraps Marie Antoinette papers and was inspired by the soft blue, the keys, and the teacups in the mood board images.

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to be grateful for something every single day!

Monday, 18 January 2016

COFFEE-a mixed media canvas for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hello there!It was an interesting week around here because both my best friend and I (we ride to work together) had our thermoses break so we were without life-sustaining hot beverages on our lunch break!Let me tell you it was NOT pretty...but on the bright side our crisis did inspire this canvas!

I started by stenciling with texture paste and then I attached the title and all the elements with hot glue. I primed the entire piece with gesso them painted here and there with Twinkling H2Os before adding another coat of gesso to soften and blend the colours. I misted with tan and gold mists and inked the words and coffee cup with gold and brown ink on the edges (red on the "love" ticket and the heart)

This was a fun project to put together and would be a great gift item to create for any coffee-lover! Thanks for visiting and may your week be filled with hot beverages and warm hearts!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Coffee & Tea Shapes Set
Buttons shape Set
Build-a-Layout: Love Birds (ticket)
Fanciful Elements (flourishes)