Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Just after my scrap challenge with Heather Jacob a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Lucy Muraca about a new challenge group that she has started wanting to know if I would like to join...Having had so much fun in scrapping the same photo I naturally said "yes" ! The group is called "You show me Yours" ...Lucy will send us all the same photo and we will then scrap it to our own styles.

This is the image for this month...Isn't she just beautiful?

And this is how my page turned out...

I used the following Pion papers...
Waiting for Santa: Winter Bird
                                 Christmas Tree
                                 Angel Greeting
                                       Christmas Greeting

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it with paper!!!

What do you think...doesn't look to bad?

Of course I had to do some masking as well...just love the smell of Baby Powder on my page due to my home made Texture Paste...

My misting and droplets are as usually...Lindy's Stampgang Mists....

The following girls are also on the list and will soon have their pages up as well...

Thank you for your visit...maybe some of you will join us in this challenge? Here is the link again...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

An Ingvild give-away!

Oh my Word....

I don't really want to share this I have to in order to be in line to win some awesome products from Ingvild Bolme! Pop on over to her blog and look at the amazing projects her Team and Guests have made using her products....Holding thumbs for I would love to own her Chalk Edgers and win a spot for Karine Cazenave-Tapie and Celine Navarro Summer on-line class!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Going Nowhere ... Slowly / Card

Good Morning Blog friends....

I hope you have your coffee ready, for I have quite a few photos and a short tutorial of techniques on my Imaginarium Design chipboard to share with you!

I have downloaded a few beautiful photos of 'Old Timers' from Pinterest and just love the opportunities these old, rusted beauties from days gone by will give me to create some grungy looking pages. Who knows what stories they would have to tell from times gone by?

I am so trilled with the look of this compass, the tutorial to create this look follows soon...I sprayed the Honey comb negative with Krylon 'Make it Stone' spray in gold and silver.

Some stamping with a Kaizercraft stamp and a Prima Floral Spray.

Had to sneak in this close up of the luscious texture, I was aiming to extend the wall in the photo onto my background papers..

I will also have a short tutorial on the Hexagons as well...told you to get some coffee! This is the rest of the Floral Spray.


Now let's get to some techniques...I am pretty sure many of you know these techniques, but I hope that it will be something new to try for a few of you...

The first step is to cover your chipboard with some foil, be it proper scrapping foil or ordinary kitchen foil. If your foil is on the thin side, I would advise you to do a double layer. If I am using a few pieces of elements, I find it easier to lightly glue them onto a piece of card stock, thus keeping them together and making it possible to work it as one piece...

Next, I place it in an embossing folder and push it through my Bigshot. I used the Sizzic's 'Riveted Metal' folder.

Then we get to the fun part of adding Alcohol inks...Here one can play with any combination of colours you like! I did apply the inks with an applicator Tool, but went in with some drops of Slate directly from the bottle as well. I used the following colours: Ginger, Caramel, Rust and Slate. And now you are ready to place the chipboard pieces on your LO...


I started with a good dabbing of Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber

That was followed with a thick coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, colour 'Flirty'. Whilst still wet, I used a dry paintbrush to flick some Perfect pearls onto the Glaze. You will want the Pearls to fall in biggish clumps to get this effect. I used Blue Smoke, Perfect Bronze, Pewter and Forever Green on the Compass. Once you are happy with the look, give it a good blast with a heat gun in order to set the pearls and also have the Glaze and dabber bubble for a lovely texture...

These are the Imaginarium pieces I used,

Honeycomb 6x6 : IDS 0054

Large Compass: IDS 0063

Papers are...
Bo Bunny: Timepiece
                           Timepiece Stripe
                                 Timepiece Tick Tock

Just For You Card 

Next I made a card with some Maja papers.

I used the top pieces of the Jessica Flourish. They were inked and embossed with clear Embossing Powder and some 'Bisque'  liquid Pearls added.

The beautiful Monarch Butterfly was first inked and then embossed with 'Orbit Olive Gold' Embossing Powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang...I.R.L it has a soft green shimmer to it...

The phrase was embossed with 'Aged Rose' Embossing Powder from Stampenous.

On the card I used the following pieces...

Just for You phrase: IDP 0074

Jessica Flourish: IDFL 0014

Monarch Butterfly: IDT 0031

Maja Papers: Fikka, Chaite
                                          En Kopp Te

That then is it for me for this month! I hope you have enjoyed my post and please leave a message, not just for me to know you were here...but it could earn you a price parcel of Imaginarium Design goodies!

When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange - my youth.
               ~Sara Teasdale~

PS...Please remember, by double clicking on my photos you can get a real close look!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


For this challenge I used these photos I found on Deviant Art...Learning to dance the Tango must be one of my ultimate dreams...Such a sensual dance, and if I can not learn to dance it myself, I would love to sit at a street café in Buenos Aires and watch loved ones dance the Dance of Love...

I used papers from the Timeless Amour Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I flipped and rotated the sketch. I used various techniques on the back ground will see stencilling, masking, stamping and embossing on it.

This is a Prima sweet with the little Gray Roses amongst the pearls.

Here I layered strips of paper with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.

I started by stencilling with a mask and Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx: Adobe. The misting was done with Lindy's Stampgang Mists: Clam Bake Beige and Glory of the Seas Gold. I randomly embossed areas with Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing Enamel. I used some bubble wrap to add my texture paint. The stamp is from Prima.

I placed two Tim Holtz Alterations Pediments die cuts back to back to form my corner element...with some Tissue Tape in the middle and a little piece of the swirl...

This is the sketch to follow.

And our price is  from Fabscraps.

And another price for a random draw!

Please visit Scrap Africa's blog to see what our Guest Designer Tina Walker and Sharon Fritchman  a previous Top 3 winner created with this sketch!

Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy
 because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.  
~Source Unknown~

Some Tags

I realised that even though I Love lace and trims, and have quite a few beautiful pieces of it, it has been some time that I have used them on my work...I think you might see my next few LO's being adorned with lace and all my trinkets that I keep hoarding for better days!!!

I played around with some of my tags that I tried my home made texture paste and Lindy's Stampgang mist on. On this one I used Cotton Candy Pink, Glory of the Seas Gold and Blue Hawaiian Blue.

I coloured the lace with some Distress Inks. Just love the touch and smell of the texture paste... I used Johnson's Baby talcum Powder to make it... 

The metal Cameo was Gesso'ed and some pink and green paint added .

This background was inked with Distress Inks resulting in the texture paint absorbing some of the colours. A little stamping and an embroidered Lady element make this a Shabby Chic looking tag.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog entry...Have a wonderful day!

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