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, 29 March 2017

Don't Forget to Smile Layout - ScrapBerry's Tropics

Hello Everyone
I was up on the ScrapBerry's blog here with a mixed media layout! ;-)
I really love this bright and sunny page! ;-)
This ScrapBerry's Tropics collection is really so gorgeous and I would love it if you popped along and had a look.
Here's a sneek peak! ;-)
ScrapBerry's Supplies:
I also used the gorgeous "crackled" stencil from Design Worx on the background.
Thanks ever so much for always popping by!
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comments and love!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Misc. Me Spreads - BoBunny Make a Splash

Hello Everyone
I hope you had a good weekend and are having a good start to the week.
I am up on the BoBunny blog here with my sunny and fun spreads.
I would love it if you popped along and had a look.
Here's a sneak peek of one of the spreads and my handsome brother! LOL
Misc. Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Make a Splash and Pentart Iron Paste
This collection is super fun and bright! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Best of Luck Card - BoBunny Life in Colour

Hello Everyone

Life is really busy but good at the moment.
Today is a Public Holiday and so I took yesterday off and have had a loooong weekend!
It has been really good.

Yesterday I cleaned up my craft room and have a renewed energy for projects due.
It also gave me a chance to assess my stash again! LOL....
It's good to see what one has and also the goodies you may have forgotten about.

Here is a card that I made for a colleague that was with us only a few months, as he was on contract and his contract came to an end.

Since it was for a guy, I kept it very masculine.

I used lots of layers and also upcycled a safety pin and string from a clothing tag.
I really like how it came together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!'
I really do appreciate all the visits.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Love Art Journal Page - Love You Madly Glitz

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all having a good week! ;-)

I have another art journal page to share with you, which was actually done at Valentine's Day, but I just have not been able to share it! It's been such a busy start to the year! ;-) here's the page.

I wasn't quite sure about this page..but I think it has grown on me. LOL

The few bits and pieces I used here are from the "Love You Madly" collection, which I won a few years back,  It's a pretty and soft collection.

Here you can see some of the texture, crackles and bits.

It was certainly fun, experimenting with all the various layers and mediums.

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

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Art Journal Page - Tim Holtz & Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

Today I have an art journal page to share with you all.
I reaaaaaallly love this one! LOL
I think the colour combo just makes it. can decide.

There are a number of layers to this page, even though you might not think so.
At least five different layers of paints, inks, stains and gesso.

I once, again, used the gorgeous poppy stamp from Penelope Dee.

I so love this sentiment too.
It's a fabulous quote!!

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today!
I appreciate all the love and comments.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Monday, 13 March 2017

Live Beautifully, Dream Passionately Canvas - Make It Prima March

Hello Everyone

I found some time on the weekend to play along with the Make It Prima this month.

Here's the board.


I love the soft and pretty colours.

So here is my take...a canvas.

I really dove into my stash and used up a lot of different Prima goodies and collections.

Here are some close-ups.

Some of these Prima flowers are a good few years old! So I was really pleased to use them.

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

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Today Documented Layout - BoBunny Aryia's Garden Collection and Pentart Wax Pastes

Hello Everyone

I was up on the BoBunny blog this week here.
I am showing 1 layout 3 different ways.
This is always such a fabulous challenge for me.

Please pop over and have a look...I would really appreciate it.

Here's my final page.

This photo was taken a few years ago on Mothers Day.
It's such a special photo for me! I adore this little boy! ;-)

I also used the gorgeous Sizzix Garden Green Set of Dies.


Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Garden Greens

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Happy Birthday Card - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone

I have a masculine Birthday Card to share with you today.
It's also up here on the ScrapBerry's blog.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

I made this card for my brother-in-laws 50th Birthday.
I helped out this past weekend with a huge party that they had.
It was such great fun but it was hard work too! ;-)

ScrapBerry's supplies:

Hope you have a stunning day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu March Challenge

Hello Everyone

There is a gorgeous new mood board up on the Berry71Bleu blog this month.

Here's the gorgeous mood board.

It is just beautiful and I love the sentiment.

So the colouring and the sentiment were the inspiration for my art journal page.

I have had some white Basic Grey rub-ons forever in my stash and though it was time to use them.
So along with stamps, stencils, paints and inks..this page came to life.

The sentiment:
A grateful heart is a magnet to Miracles.

For more details...please pop over here to the Berry71Bleu blog.

I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Be Cool - Penelope Dee Summer Breeze Collection

Hello Everyone

I have a page that I actually made last year, that I had never shared here on my blog.
This is really a favourite of mine.

Here it is.

I used the cool collection "Summer Breeze" from Penelope Dee, along with some Pentart 3D balls and other little bits and bobs.

Here's some close-ups.

I used gesso stencilling and paints for the background too.

I really love this boy page and this cool photo of my son too! ;-)

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

Monday, 6 March 2017

Spring Booklet - ScrapBerry's March Challenge

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being missing in action, but this past week was so crazy and I just could not get to sit down in fron of the PC to type a post.

But, here I am and I am sharing a Spring Booklet I made for the ScrapBerry's March Spring Challenge.

I made this little booklet from scratch with watercolour paper.

I used paints, inks and stencils for the backgrounds.

I fussy cut a lot of the elements too.

This little booklet really cheered me up.  I think the colouring and the beautiful floral elements were the highlights for me! ;-)

Here's a look at the other side.

I used some gorgeous Sizzix die-cuts on this project too.

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Whimsical Wish

Item #661049


Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Garden Greens

ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Nature Set of Stamps – SCB4907098
Set of Stamps Butterflies 3 – SCB4907003b
Set of Stamps Butterflies 1 – SCB4907001b
Metal Charms Wind of Travel – SCB250001054
Paper Collection Set 12x12 The Art of Nature - SCB220609100B
Paper Collection Set 6x6 The Art of Nature - SCB220609109
Shabby ribbon, peach - SCB510109

Please pop over to Sizzix to view their amazing goodies.
Please also pop over to ScrapBerry's March challenge to play along and also win some ScrapBerry's goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have an awesome week!
Denise x