Saturday, 31 October 2015

What a Story - Layout


Huge welcome to you all and a little nod to my newest followers, thank you for joining me here on my adventures.

A little sneak peek for my post over at A Sprinkle of Imagination...

If you have five minutes to head over that would be fab!

Thank you so much!


Monday, 26 October 2015

Cherish Layout

Hi my lovelies

Just thought I'd share with you a layout I've made.

My lovely, lovely hubby got me an early Christmas present, and I'm on enrolled on the Elena Morgun Layouts course!!

Absolutely love this course and Elena is a great teacher.

This layout is based on the Dusty Attic theme this month, I used it for inspiration but will not be entering it as I obviously had some direction with this:

The pic is of my hubs and son when we were on holiday last year, still using and loving those pics and it has been framed in some Dusty Attic chippie.

Some detailing of layers...

More DA chippie - love that stuff!

Here I used some Finnabair glass beads and glass glitter.

Just some details, I love these clusters :)

Anyways... this is just my latest creation, will post some more in due course, but won't be entering these layouts into challenges, but love learning so much from this wonderful course. Just as always, wish I had more time lol


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Shabby Chic Journal Page - Step by Step

Happy Saturday!!

Don't you just love the start of a weekend? I certainly do :)

A happy welcome to new followers and a general happy happy to my lovely regulars xx

My turn over at Frilly and Funkie to give a Saturday Step by Step. Today I'm giving a little 'how to' on how I've been doing my journal pages as of late.

Some close ups:

Hope this may have enticed you to pop on and take a look.

Have a lovely weekend,


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Something Wicked - Art Journal Page


Hello, only me!! :) 

This time over at Frilly and Funkie the challenge is:


Now, when I first heard this theme, and considering I'm on the Frilly side of this wonderful team, I have to admit, I was bricking it - Halloween and shabby chic... and I don't have a lot of experience with Halloween things. Yup, I was scared, but I have to say - this was a blast!! I tried to encompass an evil side of shabby chic - hehe

I had considered a card, but felt safer in my art journal, less pressure as I wouldn't have the worry to potentially give it away. I didn't have a plan for the page either, just played and went with the wicked flow :)

After initial ink spraying, I started with my basic layers, wood elements for me are nearly always somewhere close by

I was tempted for harlequin stencilling, but the damask was calling to me. I think it holds a more elegant, Victorian and sinister look behind the black and pewter.

Linda has some absolutely gorgeous metal charms which are just perfect for mixed media and journalling.

The flower that produces the beautiful pearl drops, but beneath their haunting beauty brings swift death :) Story time in my head again!! :)

Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, hiding in the shadows.

Gorgeous lace soaks up the sprays and blend beautifully. I love these Distress Stains but don't play with them as nearly as much as want to.

Pearls, with dollops of Glossy Accents, and Pewter, representing the drops of poison.

More lovely charms :)

The words are from the remnant rubs again, and I gave them each a coat of Glossy Accents. This helped to repel some of the spray covering them completely.

To add the softness to this page, one of my regulars made an appearance - cheese cloth. I think this was the biggest help in keeping this shabby, plus adds to the illusion of cob webs too.

Thank you so much for visiting!


Friday, 16 October 2015

Mushrooms, Moonlight and Magic

Hello! :)

A big warm welcome to my new followers, so glad you could join me on my arty adventures!

A little while a go I received a lovely email from Erin, at That Craft Place Challenge Blog asking me to guest design - I was so delighted at the offer. Sadly at the time when I was asked I couldn't do anything straight away due to all our work going on here with the house, but I'm here now and I've created a magical, moonlight canvas using their MDF pieces.

Oh, I adjust adore this door! It reminds me of those little fairy ones parents are making with their children for their gardens, and that gave me the October-magic inspiration for this piece. It took the Lindy's paints beautifully allowing the shimmer to really sparkle, and that was without gesso!! 

I used a Tim Holtz pull-thing for the handle of the door. To create the glow behind the window, I cut a piece of card and sprayed with yellow Lindy's spray, cut and fit to the back of the window. Then filled in with Glossy Accents.

I accented with Glitter Glass in Gold Rush and Black, for extra magical texture!! :) And the greenery is fake moss, but it just felt like the perfect addition to this project.

I was a little nervous with how the moon was going to turn out, but I actually like the colours it got hit with, which was pure fluke when spraying the sky... 

Tried to create a magical night sky with an air of mystery with the bats and glitter glass.

A roman numeral, for a little door number of the little fairy house, again covered in magical  black glitter glass, touched with some of the gold.

The MDF mushrooms come with the door and add the perfect backdrop to the scenery.

I wanted this one as the focal point, so went in with brighter sprays. Magic colours for a magic mushroom ;) - probably the reason how stories of fairies came about lol!!

Hope you enjoyed today's post, see you soon!
Georgie xx

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