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.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu May Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's Denise here today, to share an art journal page with you.

Here's a reminder of the gorgeous mood board this month.

Here's my take on it.

The sentiment is: It's Your Time to Bloom.

I used stencils, inks, paints, gesso and chipboard to create this page.

Here's a closer look.

These chipboards used are Celebr8 chippies and the cherry spring blooms were perfect for this page.

We would love to see your take and you still have until the end of the month.

Our sponsor this month is 

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.

One winner will recieve a Hazy Days Collection kit.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Serendipity and Pentart Pearl Stencil Paste

Hello Everyone
I am sooooo pleased Telkom came to fix our telephone and adsl line yesterday.
Can you believe it...on a Sunday!!! ;-)
I can tell you that I am so relieved! ;-)
I am up on the BoBunny blog here and would really love it if you popped along and had a look.
Here's a little sneak peek.
Mixed Media Page by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Pearl Stencil Paste
This Serendipity collection is just gorgeous! ;-)
I really loved using the Pentart stencil paste too! :-)
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Branches, Take Flight, Greetings, Aviary/ Serendipity
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Stamps: Take Note, Pocket Full of Posies, To the Point, Be the Light
Stickable Stencil: Brocade

Pearlescent: Licorice

Pentart Supplies:
 Pearl Stencil Paste - Vanilla, Candy-Floss

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary Mini Album - BoBunnt C'est La Vie

Hello Everyone

Apologies for the slow postings but unfortunately our internet line is out and I have to connect via my phone.  Anyways, so let me persevere and see how far I get.

Last year my parents were married for 50yrs and so I used an older BoBunny collection for this album. I bought this collection before I even was chosen for the BoBunny Design Team.

I had saved this collection for a special project and so was pleased to eventually use it for this.

My Mom really does love flowers so I made sure that I used these throughout the album.

I also used a lot of stamps, stickers and chipboard pieces.

It was really good to use goodies from my stash and little bits and pieces, that I have had for ever.

The colours on this collection are just gorgeous.

I had some rub-ons that I really wanted to use too, but they just would not rub off.
So I just cut them up and used them as stickers.

On this page I added a little envelope and wrote them a little message.

I actually gave this album to my Mom as a Mother's Day gift and she was really delighted with it.
I was soooo pleased! ;-)

So thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
I hope to have the internet line restored soon.  Hopefully Telkom will assist with that ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Make Today Count - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

Today I have an art journal page to share with you.

I had an idea to create a botanical scrapbook patterned type paper from stamps and stencils.
I really had to much fun with this page.

Here it is.

I used the Tim Holtz Wildflowers stamp set and Going Somewhere stamp set.
This created the background.Then I used a hydrangea stencil and modelling paste.
I used distress inks to colour the stencilling.  I added paints for the centres.

Here are some close-ups.

The stencil was from a UK magazine, Simply Cards & papercraft.
It's just super! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your love and comments!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Love Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Faith Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are well and that this week has been kind to you! ;-)

I have a layout to share with you, using the gorgeous Faith Collection from BoBunny.
It's such a gorgeous collection.

I created this page and also entered it into a sketch competition for the last Scrap Affairs.

Here's the page.

This page is probably a little different from my normal style...but I still love it and I love how it turned out.

I used a BoBunny stencil and distress inks for the background, along with a gorgeous BoBunny stamp.  I love that dandelion stamp! ;-)

This photo is of my sister and her daughter, who is now 16.
They seem to be clashing heads quite a bit lately.  I guess it's because of the teenage hormones etc. LOL.  Anyways, this page is for them, to remember these key things.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Get Well Soon Cards - ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection

Hello Everyone

The May/June Challenge is up on the ScrapBerry's blog here.
This challenge is about family and can include Mothers and Fathers Day.

I made some masculine Get Well Soon cards for 3 of my work colleagues that are sick.
We spend most of the hours in a day with our work colleagues and some of them really do become like family.

Here are the cards.

The Words Live Forever collection is perfect for masculine and vintage projects.

It would be awesome if you could play along!
So pop along to the blog for the details.

Have a stunning day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Art Journal Page - Design Worx stencils& Graphic45

Hello Everyone

I have an art journal page to share with you today.
I used 2 Design Worx stencils on this page and really loved using them.

I used the stencils for the background, along with some acrylic paint and modeling paste.

I coloured it with distress inks and added water drops for a watercolour effect.

I then added stamping and some fussy cut elements from Graphic 45.

Here's a closer look.

I added some white highlights with a white gel pen and also with some white gesso.

One of my favourite colours is definitely green, so I really love using it and love the richness it adds to this page.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a gorgeous day!
Denise x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Wishing you Well Card - BoBunny Winter Wishes

Hello Everyone

It has been a fabulous long weekend and I am rather sad that tomorrow it is work again! LOL
Anyways...I am still enjoying it while it lasts! ;-)

A friend at work asked me to make a card for another friend that is leaving her church, to go off and pursue her music career.
So I used the BoBunny Winter Wishes collection, as there are some muscial elements in it.

Here is the card.

I used some old music paper as the background too.

I used a gorgeous Design Worx chippie too and some old twine.

Thanks ever so much for popping round to my blog! ;-)
I really appreciate the visits!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Friday, 28 April 2017

Moments Mixed Media Layout - ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever

Hello Everyone
I have a HUGE surprise for you today...
I have a super mixed media layout, using the ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection, along with a video tutorial.
It's been a while since I have done one of those.
It was good to get some practice.
Please pop over here for the details.
And here's a sneak peek! ;-)
I would love it if you had a look at the tutorial.

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Thinking of You Tag - Take It Make It Challenge April - Craft Stamper Magazine

Hello Everyone

I am playing along with the 

I absolutely love this magazine and it was not avail in our CNA stores for months.
I happened to see the March issue, just by chance and snatched it up quick time! ;-)
It inspired me to play along with their challenge this month.

I made a tag,

I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background and then a Penelope Dee and Penny Black stamps for the swirls and the pretty flowers,

I stamped the flowers on patterned paper, with old writing, which I then fussy cut and added some white gel pen highlights.

I love the soft colours of this tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thinking of me.....
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Hello Sunshine Layout - BoBunny Life in Color

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a good week.

I have a fun, boy page to share with you today.
I used the fabulous BoBunny Life in Color collection.
If you haven't seen this stunning should really check it out! ;-)

Being a boy page, I kept it fairly simple and just used frames, chippies, stamping and splashes on the background.
Here are some close-ups.

I so love that photo of Sally and Joe.  It's just precious.
Sally was just a few months old and Joe was 7.
The time just goes far too quickly for my liking.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous afternoon!
Denise x

Monday, 24 April 2017

Special Love Mixed Media Layout - Berry71Bleu

Hello Everyone
Apologies for having dropped out of cyberspace for a little while.
It was school holidays and then Easter.  My brother was also here from the UK.
So sadly blogging took a back seat.
It was really quality and quantity time with my family! ;-)
I am back, however, today with a vintage layout for the Berry71Bleu challenge this month.
Here's the gorgeous mood board.

I created this mixed media page of my Grandparents.

I used the gorgeous Barn Market vintage papers from Riddersholm Design.

I did some intricate gesso stencilling around the photo too.

The gorgeous chipboard piece is a Blue Fern Studios piece and was aged, using gesso and all purpose ink.

I also did a fair amount of stamping on the background too.

I really love how this vintage page turned out. Vintage certainly does not have to be dark and dreary,

There is still time to play along.

Our wonderful Sponsor this month is:

Established in 2000, 7gypsies has enjoyed being a part of the craft and scrapbooking industries. 7gyspies has taken a few journeys along the way, with the caravan’s final destination with Canvas Corp. 

a bit of the 7gypsies story…
A young architect who wanted to be a painter met an Australian school teacher with a penchant for collecting things. They married and traveled the world together, having 7 kids on 3 different continents. As age mellowed them, they settled in the southwestern US and began designing for the scrapbooking industry, drawing upon a lifetime of traveling and experiences. 
The Canvas Corp family welcomes this amazing brand, with a penchant for preserving the original inspiration behind the brand.  This catalog brings together vintage and brand new 7gypsies products.

the gypsies today… 
With a focus on preserving the inspiration for the brands and the product line, the 7gypsies development team has designed a number of vintage inspired collections that have a look of the past but are relevant to the creative market today. We have converted a considerable amount of products to production in the USA, while continuing to source world-wide to find the most exciting products, designs and technologies.  We are excited to release our most exciting collection Architextures™ which is going to take the 7gypsies brand in many wonderful new directions. 

7gypsies give the winner of the challenge one of their "Junk Packs" - a collection of vintage papers, handmade papers, fabric, tags and more with a writing and lettering theme. No two are alike. AND  as an there is a chance to win a additional prize - if you both submit an entry for the Berry71Bleu Challenge & the current Canvas Corp Brands Challenge you are eligable to win a second prize. You will find a link to the Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge under our Challenge board in the right sidebar. 

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Captured Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Game on and Pentart Rust Effect Products

Hello Everyone

I have a super page to share with you today and I really had a fabulous time, playing with the rust effect products.

The details are all here, up on the BoBunny blog!
I have a little show and tell! ;-)
So I would really love it, if you popped along and had a look.

Here's a little sneek peak.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Game On Collection and Pentart Rust Products

If you haven't tried some on the Pentart Rust Effect products, I would really recommend trying them.
They really give a super result.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Diamond/ Game On
Cardstock: Wasabi Dot, Khaki Dot, Orange Citrus Chevron, Decaf Chevron
Chipboard:Game On
Stamps: Captured, Gearing Up
Stickable Stencil: Brocade

Washi Tape: Black and White
Transparent Gel

Pentart Supplies:
Rust Effect Powder
Rust Effect Reagents/ Brown, Yellow-Red, Yellow

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

My Little Star Tag - ScrapBerry's

Hello Friends

I created a tag, using some Tim Holtz products and My Little Star collection from ScrapBerry's.
This is such a sweet collection.

I fussy cut the sweet little elements.

I created the background, with a paint resist technique.
You sponge paint through a stencil and allow it to dry. Then add distress inks and colours and the paint resists this.

I will definitely be using this on a baby shower gift.

Have a gorgeous day!
Happy Tuesday!
Denise x

Monday, 10 April 2017

Wedding Card - BoBunny Bella Rosa Collection

Hello Everyone

A friend at work asked me to make a card for a wedding that they were going to.
It wasn't a difficult choice and so I reached for the pretty BoBunny Bella Rosa collection.

I was asked not to add too many flowery elements, as the bride is not really into flowers and flowery things. If anyone know me, I just looooove flowers, so I had to keep myself in check.
I used die-cuts and layers, rather than flowers.

Just 3 leeeeetle flowers! ;-))))

Thanks so much for your visit.
Have a fabulous start to the week.
Denise x