Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pretty Little Studio Sketch

 
Hello lovely blog friends :)  I have had my very first creation go live over at the Pretty Little Studio blog.  First up it's the sketch challenge for September.  I actually really loved the sketch but I tell you it had me stumped there for a bit, definitely a challenge for me but I got there in the end.
 
 
Here is the sketch:
 

Here is my take on the sketch and a little about my layout :
 
 
 
“I am so excited to be here with my very first creation for Pretty Little Studio.   At first glance I loved this sketch, loved the idea of it with the 4 squares. I started pulling out all the bits and pieces from the Silly Monkey collection. This collection is just so much fun, awesome for the little boys in my life. As my style is quite layered I started by grabbing a few sheets of paper from the collection and chopping them up into squares.  I chose the stars, spots, chevron, a bit of everything really.    I added a few mixed media items and paints and layered all those papers with foam tape.  I used the die cut image  “Little Champ” as my centre focus,  I also added a Flair button from the Silly Flora pack for his head.  I used a few flags and some twine to create the little banner at the top.    I finished off by adding some stars and sequins from the Baby Jack Confetti Mix in mint.  I hope you get to play along this month, I would love to see what you create!”
 
 
 
"So Fun Everyday"
 
 
 


 
Products Used:
 
 
Here are some detailed shots of all of my layers:
 




























 
 
 
 
I also have a extra card to share today.  I whipped this one up the other day using PLS products also. Mostly using the Clowning Around collection.  Super fun :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope you are having fun creating!
Until next time xo


Monday, September 1, 2014

Live, Love & Sing

Hi all, hope you are all well and enjoying the first day of Spring (YAY!!!!) Well for some of us anyway :) :)
 
 
Today I am sharing a canvas I made for a friend of mine :)  She has lovely rainbow decorative pieces throughout her home and she is a singer!  I thought this would be perfect for her.
 
 
Here is the list of Shimmerz products I used:
 
 
 



"Live, Love & Sing"
 
 
 




I created the background with a lot of texture.  Starting with Gesso, Calico strips, patterned paper strips, washi tape and stencilling.  I then misted my way down the page starting with the Jeni B Bleu Vibez. 
 
 
 




Once the background had been dried I applied the music note stamp.



 
 
 
I then added the embellishments.  Layering flowers and words.
 
 
 
 



I then applied the Shimmerz products with a small paintbrush to the areas closest to the embellishments blending the colours once again as I went down the page.
 


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Thanks for visiting today xo


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrate Today

Hi there, just dropping in with a cute card to share :)
 
I have used mostly Crate Paper here with a couple of Prima flowers and the Celebrate Today title being Heidi Swapp.
 
 
 



 
Have a lovely, creative week xo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OUAS - August

Hi everyone!  Today I have my August DT layout to share for Once Upon a Sketch.  Once again the sketch is beautiful!  Still a little more time to get your entry in to be in the running to win some awesome prizes.  Visit Once Upon A Sketch to see all of the other dt examples.
 
This months criteria is:
 
Journalling Theme: "The men in our lives..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

 
 
 
 
 
Here is my take on the sketch :)
 
 
"Together"
 
 


 
I have used Ocean Melody collection papers by Webster's Pages.  Here I have used a 2 Crafty Chipboard anchor.  Applied Gesso, added cotten and placed in with my layers.
 






I managed to add my journaling to the top and bottom of the page, where I had free space...hehe :)



Some layers of Prima flowers and shells also.
 
 


 
 
The 'together' word circle is another 2 Crafty piece.   I have used the pie chart stencil here also.  I love the effect it gives mixing it with Shimmerz.  I snuck in a MME badge too which went perfect with it's triangles.
 





 
I love the vellum from this collection.  It's colours are gorgeous!
 



 
 
 
More vellum to the right and a beautiful day journal spot.
 
 
 

 
Last shot of all the texture.
 
 


 
Until next time, thanks for visiting.
Hugs xo

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shimmerz canvas

I have a Penguin canvas to share with you today........yes, you heard correct a Penguin, not an Owl!!!!  I think she is rather cute too :)  I have used a super long list today of Shimmerz goodies!  I didn't realise at the time how many I actually used but I just kept grabbing different ones as I built up those layers.
 
 
Shimmerz products used:
 
Coloringz in Pink Stiletto and Mandarin Mai Tai
Spritz in Carribean Sunset
Vibez in Grape Escape
Dimensionz in Pearly Gates and Witchy Poo
Enamelz in Sparklicious
Texturez in Gritty Graphite
Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink, Spun Sugar and Grapetastic
Inklingz in Sunkissed and Pugnacious Purple
 
 
 
 




My background started with some Modelling past on a stencil.  I had pencilled the outline of the penguin before I proceeded to paint away.
I have added a couple of fabric hearts to add more texture.  I added a little Dazzlerz to the outline to help blend in.
 







I used the Dazzlerz in Grapetastic underneath the floral embellishments.  By using the darker purple it adds more depth to the canvas.







Using a palette knife I applied Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar for the body of the penquin.  I applied it quite thick so some of the texture could still be seen.  I added another fabric heart and applied Dimensionz in Pearly Gates around the outline of it. 
 
 
 
 





Another heart and lots of texture here.
 
 
 
 





For my title, I gave it a coat of Gesso and then Sprinkled some Enamelz in Sparklicious then I added a small amount of Inklingz in Sunkissed to add the slightest of colour.








I sprinkled Sparklicious onto the flowers (once a bit of Gesso was added to the tips) to add some shine.









I added some twine and calico to the outline of the penguin to add more texture.
 
 






Lots of gorgeous Prima flowers too! 
 
 
 



  1. Thanks for dropping by!
  2. Hugs xo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tons Of Fun

Back again today with my last share for the month for 2 Crafty Chipboard.  I have teamed lots of lovely chipboard with some Webster's Pages Ocean Melody.
 
I have used the blue tones, lots of flowers and a few shells to tie into the beachy theme.
 
I have used the following 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces on my layout:
Frame Louisa's
Pirate Set (Compass Rose)
Pirate Treasure (Anchor)
Word Circles set 2
Elegant Flourish
"Tons Of Fun"
 
 
 
 
 
 
I added the Elegant Flourish into the flower cluster to give it more of a vine look.
 When I covered my photo, I randomly sprayed around the embellishments with Shimmerz sprays.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have covered the anchor from the Pirate Treasure pack with royal blue chunky glitter.
I have also applied some of the same glitter to other areas of the layout to have it all fit together.
 






I applied Gesso to the Compass Rose out of the Pirate Set,  I added a small amount
of Shimmerz product Tickle Me Turquoise and added the crystal to the centre.
 

 
 
 
I added some more Gesso to the Tons of Fun title.  Simple, but it ties in with the white wash
 effect of the layout.  I then layered it over my other embellishments and layers.
 


 
 
 
I cut the Frame Louisa's in half.  Placing 1 side on the bottom of the floral arrangement.
 The blue Shimmerz tones were added to it to blend into the background.
 The other half of the Frame Louisa's was placed up the top under the vellum.
 


 
 
 
Just some more close ups of the texture and layers:
 

 

 
 
 




 I received a gorgeous box of Pretty Little Studio goodies yesterday.  So excited to play with all of that cuteness :)
 

Thanks for visiting today!
xo

Monday, August 11, 2014

I Just Love This Kid

Happy Monday all!  I am back today with another 2 Crafty share.  This time of my cheeky 3 year old.  I have opted for a pastel palette in this one!!  Absolutely adore the Webster's Pages paper I have used here for the background.
 
I used the following 2 Crafty chipboard pieces to add to this cute layout:
Arrows Funky
I Just (heart) This Kid
Indian Feathers
Frames Tiny Funky
 
 
 
 
"I Just Love This Kid"
 
 
 




The title piece I just Love this Kid was perfect for this page.  I covered it  in Gesso
 and then applied some Shimmerz Inklingz in I'm Not Limon and Gosh Garnet.
 These 2 colours are gold based so the gold tones through the watercolour matched
the gold trims on the layout.
 
 
 




I have used 2 arrows out of the Arrows Funky pack.  I love to use flowers on my
boy pages but I think these arrows give it a boyish feel.  I have layered one in
with the bows and the other is to right of the page.  I have applied Gesso to both. 



 
 
 
 
 
 
The funky arrow on the right, I have also blended into the background with the Shimmerz sprays.
 
 
 



I have tucked an Indian Feather under the floral cluster and added some
Shimmerz Inklingz in Sunkissed (the pretty peach colour).
 
 
 






Once again I have layered the Frame Tiny Funky into the photo mat.  I really like
the effect of the water colours on the chipboard pieces, here I have used the Gosh Garnet
 Inklingz, it just adds a little shimmer and colour.







 I have applied some flowers, Say it in Crystals, buttons and Heidi Swapp transparent diecuts to the layout also.









Thanks for visiting and your kind comments :)
Have a wonderful day xoxo