"Sew" Many Layers...

August 1st 2014
Have you been visiting the Unruly Paperarts site - we have had a great theme of "Layers" and there have been some great articles from the columnists? Pop over and check out my column and the other layers inspiration & then get ready for a great month of "Steampunk" Creations for August!!!

I love to have lots of layers - all my cards have had the layers sewn with my machine. All images are from Vera Lane Studio - you really must check out Janet's Store and grab yourself a set or 2 or 3!!!

Mythical Creatures....

July 31st 2014
A great  "Mythical Creatures" Challenge at the Wicked Wednesday Blog for this week and a wonderful sponsor "Aurora Wings" - beautiful images for us to create with and for you to have the chance to win! so let's see your entries for this week!

I coloured the seahorse image with Copic Markers then covered with embossing fluid and embossed with UTEE plus some tiny beads. I cut some seahorses on my Cameo and added an anchor charm to finish off this underwater scene.

Bombshell "Stars & Stripes" Blog Hop....

July 30th 2014
If you are doing the Bombshell Blog Hop you should have come to me from:
Marnie: http://www.papertivity.blogspot.com
And then you will head over to:
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com

At last I've been able to catch up on everything and join this month's Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop with a great theme of "Stars & Stripes" - and of course I am an Aussie so here's my "interpretation" of using stars & stripes in my creation:

I've used the main image from the "Butterfly Queen" Stamp Set - isn't she a real "bombshell" babe? She has been coloured with Copic Markers to co-ordinate with the patterned papers from the Gecko Galz "Life's a Circus" set. These papers are just perfect with the stars & stripes patterns and I love the colours! I used my new Silhouette to cut the stars from black card.

Here's the hop list but if you get lost just visit the Bombshell Blog to get back on track! And enjoy all the wonderful creations along the way!

Glitz & Glamour...

July 29th 2014

A sparkly challenge for you at The Sailing Pineapple Blog this week - we want to see "Glitz & Glamour"!!!!! I've used "Lily" - a very glamorous poodle - LOL!!!

Background papers are from Shery K Designs Etsy Store - I thought the "Cacao" colours were a good match with the black & pink image and accessories! The "Ladies Accessories" were cut on my Cameo Silhouette and were purchased from the Silhouette Store - I bought them to "accessorise" this card - I thought they were just perfect for this prissy poodle!!

I added some glitter glue to Lily's crown, her tail & the perfume bottle for some sparkle and I added some heart shaped gems to the card for even more glitz!

Can't wait to see the entries this week!

Stampotique Xmas in July!

July 25th 2014

"Aark! The Herald Angels Sing...."

This week's challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog is "Xmas in July" [SDC #157] - seems to be a popular theme at the moment - is that a hint that half the year is over and xmas is coming???????

I've used a somewhat scary angel from Stampotique "Daniel's Tree Topper" and as you will notice I change "Hark" to "Aark!!" - you know like crows go "aark aark" - my humour - supposed to be funny - you may or may not "get" it LOL!!!

Background for both pages is acrylic paint - I used a little sponge roller to apply the paint - both red & then blotches of yellow - love to get painty & inky fingers!

I used some texture paste & a stencil down one side of my first page and then covered with gold UTEE with a bit of glitter added. I used a Tim Holtz textures stamp to make the "lines" at the top and the bottom of each page and some of the lines I embossed with gold embossing powder. The first page has 3 angels printed, coloured & fussy cut then adhered to the page - I also added some glitter to the wings & dress.

On the second page I used letter stamps to spell "December" down the side of the page, more of the texture stamp & embossing and angels printed directly to the page in black.

To finish off I added some little gold star gems for even more glitz! I have to say that I really love this 2 page spread!

Now I am also entering these pages in the current "Sparkle N Sprinkle" Creative Challenge which is always anything goes using, glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking - I've certainly used lots of embossing powder and even put some polysparkle glitter in with the gold UTEE!!

Paper Artsy Inspired Journal Page....

July 24th 2014

Decided to have a "play" today and follow the tutorial by Kate Yetter at the Paper Artsy Site! I like the effect - it's a different page type to what I would normally do - those of you who know me know I don't cope well with "white space" so this was a bit difficult but the tutorial inspired me to have a go and try not to fill the whole page LOL!!!

Overall I'm fairly happy with the result - think this is one sort of style I could keep "playing" with for different results.

I do not know who's company the stamped dress form image is from as I got it so many years ago that I have no record so if anyone can "enlighten" me I would appreciate it!

I've linked my page up to the Paperartsy Challenge Page for this week.

Cute as a Button

July 23rd 2014
A cute new challenge at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog this week - "Cute as a Button" & as you can see from the image on my ATC our sponsor is Heather Ellis - she has the cutest designs - great prices too - so check out her Etsy Store and join our challenge!

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