Monday, 29 August 2016

Best Buds Layout

Hi folks,

***Sorry this post was meant to be scheduled for the 25th but what with the rush of fitting in a last minute holiday as the last one was a disaster, I didn't press 'Publish' - eek, shame on me... anyhoo, sidelining past that now... here is what you should have seen:***

I'm up over on 49 and Market today with my layout, 'Best buds'. With the summer here and holidays galore going on left, right and centre, I thought I'd whizz back a couple of years to where my son really got to grips with the beach and the sea! Of course, with the help of his Dad. Such a strong bond of trust was built that year between the two and as a result a once nervous boy is never afraid to go near the ocean if his Dad is around. Now he takes him swimming once a week at the local pool and there is even talk of Kayaks when we next go on holiday...! (Save me now) 

This is where that beautiful friendship started... :)

To see all these lovely 49 and Market products please hop across to the blog here and I have a list of all wonderful products I used.

Check out these gorgeous flowers - I created a sea of them under and around the photo. Used some white gesso to alter and distress them. Plus those circles in the background... only happen to be Gabi's gorgeous stitched circle stamp set too!

I also used products from Dusty Attic, String Frame and Best Friends Word Pack. Some Prima IOD Water Soluble Pastels, glass glitter and gems. Linda's EP for the string frame and Izinks acrylic inks for general splatter merriment and for the 'Best Friends' bit. Didn't even have to gesso the chippie first - the inks are that good!!

I'd like to enter this layout at:

More Than Words (for August - use circles and the word 'Friend')

Dusty Attic (for August - check out that fab mood board)

As always, thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate all the lovely words you leave me!
Massive hugs


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Liber de Somniis - handmade journal

New challenge up over at Mixed Media Place! As always there is the chance to win a voucher for the store.

For my inspiration piece I chose to create another 'Magickal Olde Worlde Journal' as I'm just loving these so much right now... This time I actually hand stitched it!!

Liber de Somniis

All my journals get named, usually in Latin, as I love the mystery, magic and romance of the language. This book translates to 'Book of Dreams'. The legend has it that dreams (or nightmares) can be made reality with this magical dream journal, however only those of a certain bloodline could harness it's wondrous power..

New 'Mechanicals' from Finnabair, I painted the centre of the heart in Royal Red Art Alchemy and then distressed with Art Basics Black Gesso.

The brads and bottom layer of chippie pieces were covered in the much loved Rust Paste that Finnabair released this year. I really recommend this stuff for quick and easy rusting techniques, especially if you don't already have any preferred methods, or even if you do this makes it so easy! 

The background paper is from IndigoBlu, the ancient world look to these makes you want to just dive right into the magical world to promises. 

The Regal Chippie from Dusty Attic was covered with Mega Flakes from Indigo Blu - those flakes are just gorgeous and perfect for this sort of look.

Close up on the hand stitching. Quite please I had managed to finally conquer this and already starting my next book using this method.

I originally found my inspiration for creating these kind of books from Altered Alchemy. Seeing Luthien's work made me believe that you can make masterpieces like this using mixed media techniques. 

The Creative Gym challenge theme this month is:

Hope you can come and join in with us and have found some inspiration from here. Please also be sure to check out my other talented teamies fabulous makes - they are awesome!!

Have a fabulous day

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Sun Will Rise + video

Hi ladies!!

My turn over at Mixed Media Place today! Here is my sneak peek but please do pop on over if you would like to find out more...

I have created a video for this one too, just showing my creative process.

A huge thank you as always for stopping by :)


Here are some of the goodies that I used:


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Guest for Words and Paintery

Hi folks :)

I'm the creative guest over at Words and Paintery, if you fancy joining me there I'd love to see you!

Here's some pics... but I have a video over there too, just showing the process if you fancy a look... Lots of Prima, Finn and IndigoBlu.. An art journal page with lovely products following their theme for July!


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