30 October 2013

Find the Heart you're looking for

I had a lot of different ideas for this two page spread but as with a lot of things when you're creating, it took on a life of its own and I ended up with a neon page!

The lovely final touches were the metal embellishments, mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts and then a couple from Tim Holtz. 

Close up of the embellishments, I'm not normally an Owl person but this little fellow was too cute.
This is a quote from a web search on time and love and then created on the computer and cut out in a heart shape with sponged ink around the edges.

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23 October 2013

Find your Bliss

Back again with another journal page, I'm particularly happy with this double pager as it's softer and I think the background layers of acrylic paint is truly beautiful which is why I left so much of it open and the layering is around the edges.

The words are cut from a Hippy Chick alpha die I got when I bought my cuttlebug many years ago.  I found the letters a little bit large for card making, but years later and they are certainly being well used now in my art journals.

I have also used a Spellbinders butterfly die as well as a Stampin' Up! one for the little gold butterflies.  I Love the liquidtex modelling paste, I left the hexagons white and added some jo sonja cobalt blue paint to a little bit and then painted a little bit of gold over the top once it was dry.

Here is a close up of all that lovely texture.  Lots of The Crafters Workshop masks used to obtain all the layers.

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20 October 2013

Music of Life

I saw a t shirt out in the street while I was in Sydney recently and then developed this saying from that.

Love this mix of colours together, I've used Dylusions sprays, Crushed Grape and Squeezed Orange with a little bit of chocolate for the writing stencil.  The harlequin design was glass beads in texture paste with some crushed grape spray, it dried much deeper in colour than I had intended so I added some white highlights with acrylic paint.

I gave some old music sheets a coat of gesso and used that as the base for my words which are cut from a Memory box die then coloured with the dylusions inks.

There are lots of little details in that stemple paint has been used to do the white dots as it adds texture.  Some stamping and punched out hearts have been added as well as some chipboard music notes.

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14 October 2013

Pursue your dreams and unlock your potential!

Hello friends, life has a way of getting busy now and then and that usually means less time to do those crafty pursuits.  But I have had some time to play.

I have a couple of journal pages for you today.  I've been you tubing again and just love this acrylic paint background technique.  I've also used a lovely Crafters Workshop template and texture paste for the flowers.  Die cut alpha for the words. 

Lots of texture on this page, I've used some fabulous Make it Crafty chipboard, some Kaiser Craft locks and computer generated text.  Lots of layering paints and masks to create depth on the page.

Thanks for visiting!