After taking a little break over the holidays it’s back into full swing over on the blog and at my craft table. A little bit of exciting news too is that I finally got my Youtube channel up and running and now you can see my creative process in short little videos, I will be sharing these on my channel as well as all the amazing companies I love and design for this year. So watch this space – please like and support my little venture if you so desire. It will mean the world to me 🙂
Layers of ink are my favourite way of using them. All Purpose ink especially is so versatile and layering them together can be amazing, but as soon as you layer them with other products they simply shine
LBCR73839 Sparkle Paste – Shimmer Cloud (50g)
C8 SM4612 Celebr8 Mask – Wish Upon a Star
TAPI-093 All-Purpose Ink – Blue Bayou
DDOA551003 Watercolour Paint Brush Set (10 Pack)
TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
Other: Palette knife, water misting bottle
Welcome to another blog post featuring some of the amazing Christmas themed goodies available now. I love the Mini Stamps from the Naughty or Nice Collection – simple to use and easy to make a statement with on your next project. This stamp is the one I might just chose to use for all my Christmas Cards this year – gorgeous and elegant.
Create some fun and interesting layered effects using stencils and color for your next project. Combine bright and bold colours like shades of red with metallic for a striking effect. Take a look at how I created this background.
Products used imagine Crafts
VersaMagic Dew Drop Red Magic
VersaMagic Red Magic
Memento Luxe Love Letter
Other: Stamps: Joy Clair; Foam tape; Cardstock: Antalis; Wooden element: Prima Stencils: Celebr8Crafts
Mixing it up again this time around and still very much in love with the Kaisercraft Magenta paper range for its pretty flowers, and Lady Pattern Paper for its basic essentials paper that works with anything.
KCPK607 Magenta 12×12 Paper Pack
LPPB0029 Basic Essentials V3 Pack (36 Includes Cut Out & 3 FREE Sheets)
TMD-608 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Paris Dusk
TMD-900 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris
With Spring looming and the days starting to warm up what better way than to celebrate with a rainbow of spring flowers décor block. Just a fun way of creating something meaningful, bright and happy.
- Tsukineko TAPI-022 All-Purpose Ink – Spring Green
- Tsukineko TAPI-091 All-Purpose Ink – Black Iris
- Tsukineko TAPI-033 All-Purpose Ink – Rose Pink
- Tsukineko TAPI-012 All-Purpose Ink – Tangerine
- Tsukineko TAPI-036 All-Purpose Ink – Wisteria
- Tsukineko TAPI-040All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
- Little Birdie LBCR79481 Amor Mio Flowers – Heleen (12pc)
- Little Birdie LBCR79458 Amor Mio Flowers – Elvina (12pc)
- Little Birdie LBCR79452 Amor Mio Flowers – Calypso (22pc)
- Little Birdie LBCR79571 Amor Mio Flowers – Marina (15pc)
- Little Birdie LBCR73106 Mixed Media Paste – White (400g)
- Celebr8 C8 SM4638 Loving You Mask – Vintage Flair
- Celebr8 C8 MB3632 Loving You Matt Board Lanki – Stole My Heart
- Little Birdie LBCR76772 Gel – Heavy Matt (100ml)
- Other: Wooden block, paint brush, handle, nails, hammer
There is no denying that I love mixing up paper ranges together for added interest. I love a good range, but if I can combine all that gorgeous goodness together using bits and pieces then I am as happy as pie.
- KCPK607 Magenta 12×12 Paper Pack
- C8 PP3907 Bold & Brave Paper Pack (12 Sheets + FREE Bonus Sheet)
- C8 SC6038 Our Story Pack
- TB-PT-MTC-B Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Single Unit)
- TW6972 Tape Wormz White Double Sided Foam Tape – 1.5mm x 18mm x 10m
- KCKM132 KAISERmists – Gold Shimmer
- AC NEUTRALS 71082 AC Cardstock 12×12 Textured – Black (10 Sheets)
Today on the blog I am sharing a quick canvas project I made using this vintage Bicycle stamp from the Gentleman’s Emporium Collection and some flower elements from the Le Petit Jardin range.
CO 726842 Gentleman’s Emporium Mini Stamp – Bicycle
CO 726813 Gentleman’s Emporium Paper Pack
CO 725434 Le Petit Jardin 12×12 Paper Pad
Other: Clear embossing powder, Canvas, Black VersaFine Clear, diamante
I love mixing and matching different paper ranges – for me there is something special about being able to make them work together and look amazing. For this card I combined Butterfly Garden and Gentleman’s Emporium together and it looks awesome.
Products used: CO726063 Foil – Gold (Iridescent Triangular Pattern) – Heat activated, CO726526 Paper Pad – Butterfly Garden – 12 x 12in – 304.8 x 304.8mm, CO726823 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentleman’s Emporium Sheet 10 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
Other: Pearls, heavy gel, stencil, foam tape.