Thursday, 16 March 2017

Up, up and Away-layout for More Than Words March Challenge

Hi friends! 
I had these beautiful Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams papers in my stash that I picked up at Scrapfest last year, and they were perfect for this dreamy photo I found on the Facebook page Wire Sculpture by Fantasywire.

The criteria at the More Than Words Challenge blog for March is to use butterflies and the word "beautiful".

Lots of inking and distressing and my beloved homemade texture paste....the butterflies and flowers are from the Boho collection at Michaels. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Tie-Dyed Sheep art journal page for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hey there crafters! Hope all is well in your world. I had the opportunity to take a class with the delightfully quirky Dyan Reavely in the fall, and she gave out some fun colouring cards. I coloured one and cut it up to use on this page and had a blast "personalizing" it.

The background was made in Dyan's class with paint, baby wipes, stamps and stencils. I then added some texture paste, Dew Drops and netting for texture before I broke out the chipboard. There are so many underwater-themed goodies in the Gypsy Soul store that were perfect for this project.

I love the cute octopus;  I  ran it through an embossing folder (leopard print I believe), painted it with acrylic paint , then rubbed moss green ink along the edges. As a finishing touch I added some rub-on eyes from my stash.

The lobster was primed with acrylic paint, then painted with Tattered Angels mist in Rouge.I brushed on a little Glossy Accents for a shiny finish.

The umbrella from the Seaside Decor set was a perfect finishing touch for my "mermaid self" to use as a tie-dyed parasol. After priming it with gesso, I rubbed different colours of ink onto it, blending a little where they met.I stamped a swirly design over the whole thing and heat-embossed it with a pearly off-white embossing powder.

The waves were painted pale blue, then I brushed them with blue glitter paint...easy peasy, but just right for a whimsical page.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and be sure to take the time to get in touch with your inner "tie-dyed sheep"-she might be a lot of fun!


Seaside Decor shape set-umbrella and wave
Ocean Creatures Small-octopus
Beach Shape Set-lobster


Dyan Reavely paints, stencils, stamps and colouring card
netting from onion bag
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Prima and Crafter's workshop stencils