Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Hi everyone. Today I have a layout to share on the blog using papers and elements from the brand new Nirvana collection which is about to hit the stores any day now. This is such a fabulous combination of steampunk versus vintage with with just the right amount of feminine touch thrown in for good measure.
I've started my layout with the floral side of Nirvana Bliss patterned paper, adding layers using elements from Typograph and Family Record patterned papers. I just adore the top hat from the Documented paper so I have added that to my photograph for a bit of fun along with the sweet little butterfly from Family Record. Across the bottom of the layout I've created a banner using tickets and other ephemera elements found on both Documented and Family Record patterned papers.
This was a quick and easy layout to assemble and can be completed in well under an hour.
Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you are inspired to create your own Nirvana collection page.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
My second project is a very shabby chic style tag. I've used some amazing Green Tara flowers on this piece along with some leaves and a couple of coordinating lace trims - again from Green Tara. For more detail, close up photographs and a list of supplies used please see my post here.
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I have a fun little share today. This week as part of our Design Team work for Marion Smith Designs we have been challenged to recycle an old paintbrush and turn it into art. I adore these mixed media brushes and have wanted to create one ever since I saw the Donna Downey Altered Brush Project quite a while back now. Absolutely amazing work and totally inspiring.
So I asked my Simon to dig an old paintbrush out of the garage for me - he came back to me with this adorable old brush which served us well and I set about giving it a whole new life. I wanted to start with an ombre painted effect, adding some splashes for fun and working the paint down into the bristles of the brush. Then I added some torn strips of tape, a fussy cut flower border along with a large clockface with hands, butterfly and tickets from the beautiful downloadable Scarlet collection.
There are more of these amazing altered paintbrushes from the rest of the Design Team over on the Marion Smith blog now. So much inspiration!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Just wanted to pop in today for a quick share on what I will be doing over the coming weeks. If you are at all interested in mixed media, love to create art, journals, or just paint and draw up a storm this might be something you will be interested in. But it is starting now! So be quick, and maybe we can travel this road together :)