Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Release WOW Stencil and Chippy

Love love this new WOW stencil . Here .Seriously go check it .... Oh the possibilities.
and combing it with this Besties Selfie Chippy . Here ,I am simply adoring the end results.
I supposed it could also be that I have used some incredible 
Stathmore watercolour 12x12 -300gm paper. Mmmmmmmmm lush .
plus some Tim Holtz and Dylusions inks ,a few random lines with my posca ,
 a stamp here and there, and it really didn't take long to throw this one together. 

Another for Charm

Look at this cutie....
 How could one not bust to scrap her ??
Out exploring the earth,connecting to nature,whoops look out, the hippy is coming out in me.
A bit of Harmony and  Mother Earth..this ones for you Charm, Last of the photos I swipped.x

Amadee Island

 Howdy Bloggers
 Scrapping a few photos from my recent cruise to New Caledonia and the Isle of Pines.. 
Using Words or Whatever  stencils .
This first was for a recent retreat challenge.(best ever  challenges Jen Hall)
I've scrapped this sweet shot of the ship(Radiance of the Seas)
 from the tender travelling back from a wonderful day on the Isle Of Pines
Big thanks to Belinda for sharing a few photos from Amadee Island. 
Truly a beautiful place, not only for the idyllic picturesque setting , 
but for the Lighthouse (the tallest in the southern hemisphere) 
*you know family lighthouse history and all that stuff,
and for the memories I created there 30 years ago,during a french school excursion . 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

South Pacific Sunset

Howdy Bloggers,
How's your day . I have just started back to work
after 3 weeks off to get arty and see a speck of the South Pacific.
So,of course,I have a few layouts to share over the next few days ... or weeks. :)
Today I am sharing these 2 pieces .
I love these Words Or Whatever -WOW Messy Frames. 
they come in a 3 pack in staggered sizes. Rectangle, Circles and Squares. 
Perfect for my messy work . 
I'm thinking I might have to get me some circle ones as well.
Not Your Everyday Destination, is based upon my recent trip to Noumea.
Cruising the South Pacific with the wonderful Rose from Scrap with Friends 
and her talented crew of creatives .
Sunset over New Caledonia
The layout below features 3 photos from the Melbournes Hosier Lane .
Oh What a joyful place of colourful creative energy it is.
For this layout I have used my fav new WOW stencil(im in overkill with this stencil atm),
 textured the cardstock,splashed a little ink around,
 then embossed a few scollops in different colours.
I've used the nesting shapes from the WOW messy frames,
to highlight the central photo, and a WOW world wood veneer. May as well get value for $.
I also carved a little stamp for fun and to give the piece a little street cred.
Go Get Arty People !

Friday, May 1, 2015

Gauche Goodness X 3

Last Months Gauche Moodboard was calling my name..
Keen to get on top of it because of the crazy april program, 
I created this first piece in March for the Gauche Alchemy Blog and
 forgot to schedule a GA blog post for it while I was away .Whoops .
So I guess its time to share.

I have used some funky new release WordsOrWhatever WOW Industrial board chipboard.

 If you check out the mood board you will see the rays and bright colours instantly,
with this as my prompt I created 3 similar backgrounds with Textured Paste and  Dylusions.
Here is what I did with the other 2 Gauche Inspired backgrounds.
This one I created at a recent retreat. The prompt was ,one had to used hand cut bookpaper lettering on a layout /canvas or art journal piece.
I actually created the words for a canvas that i was making ,
 but they were too large, so they found a home with these photos and this background.
 I have to say I am sorta kinda smitten with it,
 actually im a bit smitten with him. ♥
Photos are from about 20 weeks ago, from when I got my new phone(not new now).

If you are like me and have teenages, getting a photo of them is rare.
I was so happy to be cleaning my art table and come across this photo of Asti,
which she had printed on my little Fuji Instax. 
I particularly loooooooove that Manor House paper frame...

Next month I am stoked to be teaching a dream catcher class at
 SFS's Inaugural Mixed Media Retreat in the Hunter Valley.
There are still a 4 spots available, so if you are keen, 
let me know and I will send you the contact info.