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.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

04 Dec - Christmas Treasure Christmas Cards with Denise

Hello Everyone

Today is a little throwback to some BoBunny Christmas cards in December.

I used lots of layers to create dimension and interest. I also fussy cut a number of elements, which I raised and then adhered. All the edges were also roughed up to give a vintage and aged look.

On the second card I did pretty much the same and then also added some diecut leaves, some berries and some pearls. I also stamped and added wording to the card.

I admit that this past Christmas I did not make too many Christmas cards, but I was pleased that I had made a few special one's for the special people in my life.

Wishing you a creative day!

Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Holly, Dear Santa, Advent, Shopping, Wassail/ Christmas Treasures
Noteworthy: Christmas Treasures
Double Dot Jewels: Ruby Red, Tuxedo
Candy Dots: Christmas Treasures
Stamps: Christmas Treasures

Friday, 24 January 2020

Universal Journal - BoBunny Time & Place Collection

Hello Everyone

I was up on the BoBunny blog here with my Universal journal.

With the start of a new year I wanted to have a versatile journal.
The name of the booklet is a play on words, as it is a universal booklet, in that it encompasses all the things I love, stamping, journalling, doodling, drawing and beautiful little bits and bobs. 
However, it is also a place where I can channel my thoughts, gratitude and goals to the universe.

Here's a little sneak peeks.

Time & Place_Universal Booklet_Denise_06 Jan 03

Time & Place_Universal Booklet_Denise_06 Jan 08

I would love it if you popped over there and had a look.

Patterned Paper: January, February / Time and Place
Noteworthy: Time and Place
Stamps: Doodle Blooms, Be the Light

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and weekend!
Denise x

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Altered Wooden Heart - BoBunny Count the Ways

Hello Everyone

Today is just a short post sharing a project up on the BoBunny blog here.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look.
I also have a video tutorial for this project listed there too! :-)

Here's a little sneak peek.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Cherish Mixed media Canvas - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

Today I am back with a mixed media canvas that I did for Little Birdie crafts a while back.
I really enjoyed my DT time with them and loved their products, especially their blooms.

For this project I used Fairy Sparkle.

Below are some photo's showing the creative process.

I re-used Little Birdie packaging and bits for this canvas.

Thereafter the blooms, fussy cut bits and bobs were layered and added.

Here are the projects details.

For This Project You Will Need:
·         Little Birdie Crafts: Fairy Sparkle Paper Collection & embelishments
·         Little Birdie Crafts Stencil: Honeycomb
·         Little Birdie Crafts Packaging
·         Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard: Keys
·         Little Birdie Crafts Flowers
·         Little Birdie Crafts Acrylic Paint: Driftwood
·         Little Birdie Crafts Crackle Paste
·         Little Birdie Crafts Gesso
·         Canvas Board 20cm x 30cm & Wood Corners Inserts
·         Distress Paint – Gathered Twigs
·         Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
·         Water spray bottle and canvas

1.      Using the crackle paste and stencil, stencil randomly around the canvas. Allow this to dry.
2.      Spray water over the canvas and then dab Driftwood acrylic paint in and around the stencilling. Allow the paint to run and seep into the stencilling. Allow this to dry.
3.      Using the packaging bits, raise and adhere them, as per the photo’s. Outline with Gathered Twigs distress paint and a brush.
4.      Adhere the canvas wood corner inserts and paint with Gathered Twigs distress paint. Once dry, use a dry brush and add gesso highlights.
5.      Adhere the keys to the canvas, as per the photo’s.
6.      Fussy cut bits from the patterned papers and use bits from the embellishment pack to layer on the canvas.
7.      Add flowers and leaves to create the clusters, in and around the fussy cut bits and embelishments.
8.      Using a dry brush add gesso highlights.
9.      Lastly colour the chipboard title with Worn Lipstick and adhere to the canvas, as per the photo’s.
10.  All Done!

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

Friday, 10 January 2020

Graphic 45 January Box Challenge

Hello Everyone

Second post for the year already, so I am definitely off to a good start! :-)

I am back with another challenge project and that is the Graphic 45 January box challenge.
I upcycled a cellphone box to create a gift box for my Aunt.

I used the Come Away With Me collection, along with a few bits and pieces.

I also used some ornate metal label holders for accents from G45. They were just perfect for this feminine box.

I sadly cannot remember the chipboard supplier, as there was just a little short cut left of the strip. I coloured this with oxide inks, Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose.

I prettied the inside with some patterned paper too.

I kept it fairly simple, but tried to give it an elegant and decadent feel.

Believe it or not, but I have had these papers and goodies for ages and this is the first time that I have used this collection. I will definitely be using it some more and want to put it to good use.
One can't let beautiful goodies sit idle!!!! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I really appreciate the visit and your comments.

Have a super day!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Altered tin - Challenge #86 13 arts

Hello Everyone

Happy New Year to everyone and I really hope that 2020 is a fabulous and blessed year for you.

Apologies that I have not posted on my blog for many, many weeks, but life just got too hectic towards the end of last year and I prioritised creating over posting.

I hope you are all well though and that 2020 has been kind to you, thus far.

It has been years since I have had a bit of time to actually create something really different and for a challenge. I was inspired by Patricia's mood board for 13arts and had myself a dandy little time creating an altered tin.

Here's the mood board below.

I love the rust and rich greens from this mood board and this was the inspiration for the altered tin.

I used lots of textures, pastes, paints and alcohol inks to create this rustic beauty.
In particular, I used Ayeeda powders 3D from 13 arts, yellow and dark green sand for some of the texture.

I used many metal pieces and 3 corners around the tin itself for the design, which also became the feet of the tin.

For the added green I used a clover bloom from BoBunny.

It was really so nice to just create something, without a deadline for a project of specific DT theme. It really did my soul good!

Thanks so much for your patronage and your support!
I truly appreciate it and really hope to keep posting more often in 2020.

Have a super day!