This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

General Card - FabScraps - A Moment in Time Collection

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the FabScraps blog with another general card! ;-)
I also handmade some flowers for this card!
I love making flowers and I love adding them to my cards.


I also have a step by step tutorial.

So should you wish to make this card, why not give the tutorial a try! ;-)


For This Project You Will Need:
  • FabScraps A Moment in Time paper range: C109 001, C109 008, C109 002
  • Grey and green cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Fired Brick and Peeled Paint
  • Dies: Circle, Flower Set, Leaves, Decorative circle and small flower and leaf set
  • White Gel Pen
  • White pearls
  • 4 white resin corners
  • Art Accentz Micro Beadz – Silver
  • Lace
Instructions:
  1. Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
  • Cut 2x the flower set from from the grey stripey patterned paper
  • Make 2x flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
  • Add glue and micro beadz to the flower centres and ink the edges with Fired Brick
  • Cut 2x the small flower and leaf set dies from the stripey grey patterned paper and ink the edges with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. Add white pearls to the centres of the flowers
  • Cut 1x decorative circle from the pink lacey patterned paper and ink with Fired Brick
  • Cut 1x circle die from the C109 001 patterned paper and ink the edges with Fired Brick.
  • Cut 2x leaf dies from the green cardstock. Add highlights with a white gel pen.
  1. Cut the lacey side of the C109 008 patterned paper for a folded card 14cmx14cm. Rou Ink the edges with fired brick distress oxide ink. Round the corners.
  2. Cut a 12,5cmx12,5cm piece of card from the grey cardstock. Ink the edges with fired brick distress oxide ink and adhere to the card background. Round the corners.
  3. Adhere the 4 resin corners to the grey square on the card.
  4. Add the circle to the centre of the card, with the decorative circle to the left of this background circle. Layer the flowers, leaves, small flower and leaf set and lace, as per the photo.
  5. All Done!
Well I hope you have a fabulous day!
See you soon!
Denise x

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Fabulous Life - Mixed Media Canvas - FabScraps Pink Lemonade

Hello Everyone

I have a mixed media canvas to share with you..
FABulous life, uisng FABulicious FABScraps! LOL


I did loads of fussy cutting for this project. I definitely wanted to use all the gorgeous blooms and leaves on the patterned papers.


I had a lot of fun with the background too, using various mediums, paints etc.


I did a step by step tutorial for this canvas, to show you how I created it..

For This Project You Will Need:
·         FabScraps Pink Lemonade Collection paper range: C108 005
·         FabScraps Stencil: DS096
·         FabScraps Chipboard: DC78 008
·         Tim Holt Stencil: Crocodile THS022
·         Canvas Board 21cmx25cm
·         Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feather, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
·         Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Pumice Stone, Broken China
·         Dina Wakeley Media Acrylic Paint: Evergreen
·         Paperartsy Infusions – Golden Sands
·         Wild Plum Dimensional Pearls
·         White Gesso
·         Pentart 3D Powder
·         Small pink and purple flowers
·         Nuvo Mousse Cornflower Blue
·         Nuvo Purple Organza Glitter

Instructions:
1.       Using the Nuvo mousse and spatula and FabScraps stencil, stencil 4 leaves from the bottom of the canvas upwards and outwards. Allow this to dry.
2.       Using the gesso and a spatula and the Tim Holtz stencil, stencil the crocodile patterning, in and around the nuvo mousse stencilling. Before this dries, sprinkle Pentart 3D powder over the stencilling.  Allow it all to dry.
3.       Spritz the canvas with water and add the various distress stains and green acrylic paint randomly over the stencilling. Add some Golden Sands Infusions on the edges too. Keep spritzing water to get the colours to run and mix. Once dry, add a few watered-down splatters of the wild plum dimensional pearls.
4.       Colour the Fabscraps elephant ear chipboard pieces with the green acrylic paint.  Once dry, add some white gesso highlights.
5.       Fussy cut lots of leafy bits, small flowers and birds from the patterned paper and ink all the edges.
6.       Fussy cut the title from the patterned paper and ink the edge with Peacock Feathers.
7.       Create and layer the central focal point cluster with the chipboard leaves, fussy cut leaves and flowers, pink and purple flowers and birds, as per the photo.
8.       Add some purple organza glitter to the purple flower centres.
9.       Use a paintbrush and water down some gesso.  Use the paintbrush to gently add some white splatters all over the canvas.
10.    Lastly layer and add the title.
11.    All Done!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

You are Beautiful Mini Album - Penelope Dee Meadow Collection

Hello Everyone

It's a Saturday morning and I am looking forward to a day of relaxation and time spent with family later! ;-)

My sister and her girls have been through a difficult few months and I wanted to give them a little something to encourage them and just keep them grounded in faith and belief.
So I created this little mini album, with the gorgeous Penelope Dee Meadow Collection.


I altered a little advertising booklet, which I received in the post and it became the mini album.


This collection had gorgeous stamps along with super wording on the patterned papers.







It really didn't take me that long and took just a few hours over a weekend.
It is simple but a gift from the heart.

Thanks so much for coming to have a look! ;-)
I really appreciate the visit.

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Birthday Card - Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

I was so bad at blogging in the last month, that I also did not share a Birthday card for my son, on his Birthday.

I went for a boy,grungy look and he was very happy with the result! ;-)
I used bits and pieces from various Penelope Dee collections.


I added heaps of texture and lots of Paperartsy Infusions.


I also added an 11 and stamped the sentiments.

Here is also a photo of the boy, on his day.


Crazy kids!!! ;-)

Thanks so much for the visit!
Wishing you a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Womans Day Tags - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

In August, here in SA, it was Woman's Month and 09 August was Woman's Day, a Public Holiday.
I was asked to make some cards for the women in our IT department and ended up making tags.
I made 54 in total! Phew...it was quite a job, but admittedly, I did love every moment! ;-)

I used Graphic 45 collections, as they were perfect for this theme and I really wanted to use bits and bobs from my stash.

Apologies, the photo's are not so great and were taken in a bit of a hurry, on the morning they were due! ;-)

I won't bore you with all 54 tags, but here are some of the tags I made, to give you an idea.








Each tag also had a little message behind them, just to encourage and thank each woman for their contribution.

It was a lovely idea and everyone was pleased with their tag.

Thanks to you for popping in again today! ;-)
I really appreciate the visit and your love! ;-)

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Monday, 3 September 2018

General Card - FabScraps A Moment in Time

Hello Everyone

Happy Monday! ;-)
I hope this week is kind to you! ;-)

I have a step by step tutorial to share with you today, to create the general card for FabScraps! ;-)
I used the gorgeous Moment in Time Collection.


For This Project You Will Need:
  • FabScraps A Moment in Time paper range: C109 004, C109 008, C109 001
  • Peach and 2 different greens cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Fired Brick and Hickory Smoke
  • Dies: Flower Set, 2 x Leaves, Decorative circle and small flower and leaf set
  • White Gel Pen
  • Orange pearls
  • 4 white resin corners
  • Art Accentz Micro Beadz – Silver
  • Metal Leaves
  • Silicon Glue
Instructions:
  1. Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
  • Cut 2x the flower set from from the peachy patterned papers
  • Make 2x flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
  • Add glue and micro beadz to the flower centres and ink the edges with Fired Brick
  • Cut 2x the small flower and leaf set dies from the peachy patterned papers and ink the edges with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. Add orange pearls to the centres of the flowers
  • Cut 1x decorative circle from the pink lacey patterned paper and ink with Hickory Smoke
  • Cut 6x leaf dies from the 2 different green cardstocks. Add highlights with a white gel pen to the dark green leaves and ink the edges of the light green leaves with Hickory Smoke.
  1. Cut the peach cardstock for a folded card 15cmx15cm.Ink the edges with fired brick distress oxide ink.
  2. Cut a 14cmx14cm square from the grey and white patterned paper. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink and adhere to the card background.
  3. Adhere the 4 resin corners to the grey & white square on the card.
  4. Add the decorative circle to the centre of the card. Layer the flowers, leaves, small flower and leaf set and lace, as per the photo.
  5. All Done!
I love keeping general cards on hand, like this one, so that I can use them for any occasion.
Sometimes I might add a title and sometimes I don't.

Anyways, thanks so much for the visit.
I really appreciate it.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Adventure Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Jungle Life Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today, with another Jungle Life layout.

Jungle Life_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_05 Aug_01


I used black gesso and a stencil for the background, along with some stamps and infusions.  Since this page is masculine, I went for a grungy and rustic look, which suited this theme perfectly.
Jungle Life_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_05 Aug_02

I used little bits and pieces from the noteworthy pack and the gorgeous new stamps.
Jungle Life_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_05 Aug_03

The title was also from the notworthy pack and I outlined it with a white gel pen, so that it stood out a little and did not get lost in the background.
Jungle Life_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_05 Aug_04

I added the infusions to create the rustic and grungy look and then lastly added some white gesso splashes to bring everything together.

This photo was taken in December on RedHill Farm, Limpopo and it was my son's turn to open the gate to the game section, so that we could ride through in the Landrover, to go and game watch and take photo's. The little tab on the photo says "Quick Josie" as we were telling him to hurry up and get the gate closed, as we were getting fairly close to the game and he had to make haste and get the closed, as well as up onto the Landy!

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Giraffe, Wildlife / Jungle Life
Noteworthy: Jungle Life
Stamps: Painted Circles
Stencil: Lots of Love
Gesso: Black, White

American Crafts:

Color Wheel Vicky Boutin - Warm Tones