Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Art Journaling with Gelatos

It's been a long time between posts! I have been busy (make that very busy!) with life outside art lately, but I'll be back very soon.

Here's a few pages I did in an little Mixed Media Journal by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

I had the best fun with the journal, my Gelatos, some stencils and Darkroom Door stamps! You can see the whole post on the Design Memory Craft blog.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Sketchy Boards Challenge Guest spot

A few weeks ago, my talented friend Ness Henry asked if I'd be interested in a guest spot on a fabulous monthly challenge called Sketchy Boards. A sketch and an image are provided for inspiration, and I was inspired by both.

I was delighted to be asked! Here's my layout:

and here are a couple of close ups:

You can enter this month's challenge and see some awesome inspiration from the design team on the Facebook page.

Thanks for dropping in!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Glittery card

I have a tutorial up on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog showing how I made this card:

The most difficult card to photograph! I used Spellbinders dies to mask each area before sprinkling with different coloured glitters. Fun technique, and not too messy until someone sneezes LOL.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Using Spellbinders dies to make a stencil

This is a layout I put together using Spellbinders dies, Bazzill cardstock and some Darkroom Door stamps:

I used the Grateful Lattice die to create a stencil, and applied Crackle Texture paste through it.

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog. Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Stylish Radiant Rectangles

Here's a simple yet stylish card using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles:

The shoe is by Stamp It and the words are from the 1920's Chic set by Darkroom Door. The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Mixed Media Canvas Class at Paperific

Here's a little lookie at my Mixed Media Canvas class:

Darkroom Door stamps together with a bunch of products from X-Press Graph-X. Lots of floral action too :)

This class as well as my Radiant Cards Class run daily at the Paperific Expo from 29-31 August. Bookings can be made on the website. Bring apron and gloves - everything else will be provided.

Getting excited now! Hope to see you there.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Radiant Card Class at Paperific

Here's a sneak of the card class I'll be teaching at Paperific this year from 29-31 August:

We'll be using the gorgeous Radiant range of papers from Authentique - so bright and cheery! We'll also be using Darkroom Door stamps and a bunch of dies and punches from a variety of companies. I must also acknowledge the very generous sponsorship of X-Press Graph-X who will be donating the awesome Foam Tape we will use on all the cards.

There are still some spots left if you're interested in booking in. All bookings can be done through the Paperific website (see class 4 on the list).

I look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Framed Fridge Magnets

A busy family means lots of notes going back and forth. In an attempt to keep things a little more organised, I made these magnets with Spellbinders dies - now we're sorted!

We can claim one door each for reminders to and from each other. Ever so striking in black with red and yellow!

Strong magnets are needed (our children take after me - they are prolific note writers!):

The full materials list is on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Simple and Sparkly

A very simple card, made extra special with a layer of glitter paper:

The shapes are Spellbinders In'spire dies, and the full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for dropping in!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Butterfly for hope

Butterflies are a symbol of hope, and I had occasion to make this card of encouragement for a male:

The butterfly body is stuck down within the frame, with the wings allowed to hang outside it.  Here's a side view:

 The word is from a Darkroom Door wordstrip, and the background is embossed using one of the new 3D embossing folders from Spellbinders. The detail you can achieve is amazing!

Whoever said butterflies can't be used on masculine cards? 

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog. Thanks for dropping in today.