Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Vintage Card using Radiant Rectangles dies

I just love all the intricate layers I can cut using Radiant Rectangles set of dies by Spellbinders. Here's a multi layer card making the most of this set's capabilities:

The lovely photograph is from a 12 x 12 sheet by Pion, and the flowers are I am Roses. It's ok to use flowers on a card featuring a boy, isn't it?

The full materials list can be found on Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Darkroom Door's Line Art Leafy Lady

Darkroom Door's new range of Line Art stamps feature amazing images of ladies with some very creative hair!

Here's what I made with Leafy Lady, the lady with the bird nest hair:

I coloured the image with Copic markers, and then created a background resembling bark from scraps of kraft paper. I added some plastic ivy leaves and a KaiserCraft bird nest, and the words from the Beauty Quote Stamp.

Here's the same image in greyscale:

Again, coloured with Copic markers (Toner Greys) and put on a black background with the new Scratches Texture Stamp stamped in white.

The rest of the new release can be seen on the Darkroom Door website, and stay tuned as the design team brings you some amazing projects on the blog over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for dropping in!

Photo pillow with Lumi Inkodye

Look what I made:

That's a photo of my daughters, printed on fabric and made into a cushion. And it was easy!

I made it using Lumi Inkodye products - it's fabric paint that reacts with sunlight.

Pop over to the Inspiration Lane blog to find out how I did it.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Mixed Media Charlie Chaplin Card

I'm totally loving the mixed media craze, and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate the bits and pieces I create into cards.  This card has a layer of a mixed media background I made under the clean stamped layer:

Texture paste, acrylic paints and Glimmermist mmmmm...... and you can almost guarantee there will be a Bazzill cardstock to match any colour I can come up with! The layers were cut with Spellbinders Modern Stationery dies, and the stamps are from Deep Red.

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

X-Press Graph-X Blog Hop

Yaaaay - it’s time for a blog hop! Everyone on the design team has been working hard to create some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win! 

Here's the canvas I put together:

Our brief was to create something that represents you. One of my most treasured roles is mother to three humans, and I love this photo of me and my girls on the Manly ferry last year.  I wanted to create something eclectic and colourful to reflect how crazy my life can get, as well as to remember to celebrate the small things this life brings me.

Here's how the canvas came together.  I started with a layer of Hazel & Ruby Chevron Newsprint Tissue, stuck on with Tripletac. I left wrinkles in it on purpose to help add texture to the background: 

Then I painted the edges of the canvas with turquoise acrylic paint, and mixed some green acrylic paint into a blob of Chromacryl Texture Paste, and applied it to the canvas through a stencil:

Then it got really messy, and I forgot to take proper photos LOL! I love that when I'm creating - when I get lost in the moment and experiment.

I tore some of the first layer of tissue off and added some Chromacryl Gesso over these areas. I toned the colours down a bit with a wash made with brown acrylic paint and water, and then added drips of Crushed Olive Distress Stain. A few strips of Crazy for Chevy and Colourblock Quotes washi tape were added, and the background was almost complete.

I sponged some gesso through a stencil to add the dots. Here's a bit where I put down the word happy using Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Mask:

and here's a Hazel & Ruby Pic Pocket, where I can add some handwritten notes from my girls:

The canvas was completed with some random flowers, cotton gauze and stamps from Technique Tuesday. I also added the frame to the photo with a Molotow pen, and a chipboard spider web painted green from FabScraps supports the photo and flowers.

Now, here's where you come in. We want to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like this one:

Make sure you hop over to the other blogs and the Inspiration Lane Facebook page where you could win a heap of prizes, valued at over $500!! The hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014. Sorry, Australian and New Zealand residents only.

The next stop on the blog hop is Sharmaine, and if you want to start from the beginning, pop over to the Inspiration Lane blog.

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Blog Hop starts tomorrow!

Lots of excitement building over the X-Press Graph-X blog hop that starts 9am tomorrow.  Here's a little sneak of my project:

and here's a look at the prize you could win by leaving a comment on the Inspiration Lane Facebook Page:

It's going to be huuuuge! See you all bright and early (well, 9am anyway) tomorrow!

PITT® Pastel Pencil Cards

Hello crafty people! Today I'm sharing some cards I made using PITT® Pastel Pencils:

The full write up is on the Design Memory Craft blog - pop on over and take a look.


Friday, 4 July 2014

Vintage Hanging Deco with PaperArtsy

Hi folks! I'm sharing this vintage hanging deco using PaperArtsy products on their blog today:

Love love love the Crackle Glaze - quick and easy (so it's right up my alley!).  Here's a close up of the butterfly:

Pop on over to the PaperArtsy blog and leave me some love!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A birthday card with a view

Love how this card turned out! The gorgeous Spellbinders window opens up to a Gelatos® background:

Full details are on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog. Thanks for looking!