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.

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

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Go Team Go - BoBunny Game On Collection

Hello Everyone

I have sooo many projects that I can share with you.
I really have been concentrating on creating, rather than blogging and so there is now quite a few to share here on my blog.

Here's the page for today.

This photo was taken in January.  My son is part of the swimming team at school and I was able to support him at this gala.  It was so much fun and he swam like a champion! ;-)

Here are some closer looks.

This collection really has such fabulous chippies and little bits.
It includes most of the is sooo versatile and gorgeous.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a restful and crafty Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sweet Moment Layout - Penelope Dee Tea Time

Hello Everyone

I have another Penelope Dee layout to share with you today.
I entered it for the last Trocraft/Penelope Dee competition.

Here's my page.

I did not have a lot of this collection left, so I really did have to scrounge some of the papers and bits.

Here are the close-ups of the clusters.

I used lots of die-cuts and also fussy cut quite a few leafy elements.

The chipboard pieces were pieces from Enmarc.

I love this photo of my neices.  They are gorgeous,young ladies now.
They were sweet girlies then.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits.
Have a gorgeous Saturday!
Denise x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Discover Mixed Media Page - Penelope Dee Go See Do

Hello Everyone

I recently had the good fortune of playing with some Penelope Dee products.
There is a fabulous new travel collection, Go See Do.

I created this page.

I loved the earthy colours of this collection and then added in the red, just to add a bright elemement. It matched with the photo's and so was the best choice.

Here are some close-ups.

On the chipboard piece I used gesso and then added all purpose ink. It made for a fabulous vintage look.

I used stamping and die-cuts for the various layers on this page.

These photo's were taken in Dullstroom, a few years ago.  I think Joe was only 3 here.
It's always so special to look back at these photo's and remember good times.

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

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Faith Canvas - BoBunny Faith Collection and Pentart Patina Products

Hello Everyone
I am currently up on the BoBunny blog here with a mixed media canvas.
I just so enjoyed creating this canvas and using the different Pentart patina products.
Here's a little sneak peek.  I would really appreciate it, if you popped along and had a look.
Mixed Media Canvas by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Faith Collection and Pentart Products
It was my sisters Birthday recently and so I added this inspirational canvas to her goodie bag! ;-)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 I hope you have a fabulous Thursday!
Denise x
I also used my favourite Sizzix die and also made a layered flower from BoBunny cardstock! ;

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

BoBunny Supplies:

Cardstock: Ocean Vintage, Avocado Dot
Noteworthy: Faith
Chipboard: Faith
Stamps: Postale
Blossoms: Plum Purple Daisy, Denim Blue Dahlia, Clover Daisy

Stickable Stencils: Lace, Love
Foil Transfers: Filagree Copper

Pentart Supplies:
Gesso Primer Paste
Structure Paste
Cracking Paint System 1 & 2
Classic Crackle Varnish 1 & 2
Media Inks: Hollyhock, Jade, Egyptian Blue
Antique Paste
Liquid Metal

Monday, 3 April 2017

Birthday Card - BoBunny Petal Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are well and had a good weekend! ;-)

You may have noticed that I have been blogging a little less.
I have been happily creating in the background and I have been more concerned with creating rather than blogging. Sometimes one has to do that! ;-)

Anyways, I have a simple Birthday Card to share with you today.
I used the really pretty Petal Lane Collection.

I made this for my colleague at work,  She loved it.

Sometimes simple is just perfect! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits.
Have a super Monday!
Denise x