Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Lost In Thought - Layout

Hi Guys

Sorry it has been awhile, I have my second project for IndigoBlu over on their Blog. Please go check it out if you can spare the time, I know this time of year is super busy!

Here is a sneak peek to tempt you :)

IndigoBlu have shook things up a bit... new blog, new look, new feel, more posts more often from the team, please pop across and follow us, we'd love to see you there!!

Merry Festive Hugs

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A Little Luxury - Altered Box


Just a quickie as I have another post coming tomorrow. Saw the challenge over at Dusty Attic and really wanted to get in there quick whilst my mojo re-visted me last night - it's been on the low key over Christmas. But the Dusty Attic mood board got the ol' creative wheels going again.

I was really inspired by Heather McMahon's interpretation of the board, about not always having to choose the colour palette (although that is where I started with grey and rusty colours), but I love the word 'crisp' and 'luxury', and wanted to achieve this feel even though it is an altered item. Like Heather, too, I couldn't resist a little teal :)

I used the Dusty Attic Lacey Heart Frames, which were the perfect fit for this box and the little gift that is inside. The doll is from Sandra Evertson's Relics and Artefacts collection. Been dying to dig into these for ages!

Frame, crackle, gears and of course some Lindy's, make a fab combo for getting the mojo back in action.

I added some gilding wax to the bottom to bring some neutral tones from the colour palette back in to box.

The little gift... here is where I went rusty in colour and very vintage for me. The image is from the new IndigoBlu Lost Family collection due to be released soon and and the heart from Dusty Attic, is the smallest one from the set of three. The framing the box is the middle one.

I used a Tim Holtz key chain thingy-me-bob, to make it into a little keyring to add. I used the centre of the Dusty Attic heart as a base for my picture, embossed with UTEE and added a layer DecoArt matte varnish.

Here is the DA moodboard:

Anyway, hope you're all having wonderfully creative Christmas time and see you soon, I've started my catch ups so should be with you soon.

I'd like to enter this in the Dusty Attic December 2015 Challenge (image above) 

and the Lindy's December Challenge (Opal Sea Oats and Blazing Black from here as listed and linked above) :)


Sunday, 20 December 2015

'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Layout

Hi there folks

Very quickly before I begin my post, I will be round to catch up with you all very soon and will backtrack on your blogs. Things have just been hectic here to say the least and now it looks like, with our week off, we're having to finally nail potty training with my son - so even less time. Who knows when I'm going to wrap anything lol!!


Just a quick -ish post today as I really fancied a go at the Lindy's Challenge for this month.

These gorgeous mini pine cones are perfect for this time of year, I got mine from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. They look perfect with some white paint dabbed at the ends too.

Some gorgeous stamps from IndigoBlu - Tasty Textures (new release too and now available for purchase!! - whoop whoop) 

Some IndigoBlu Mega Flakes enamel dots, been making loads of these recently as I have a thing about enamel dots - not sure it's just a phase anymore (full blown addiction), but this is a great way to make your own and keep costs down.

This absolutely adorable picture is from the IndigoBlu new line up due to be released in the next year, a whole collection of vintage images - just perfect for scrapping!

I love the Lindy's mood board and very often find them a great source of inspiration as I just love colour! And their sprays of course!!

For this project I used from Lindy's:

And here is the gorgeous mood board from this month's Lindy's Colour Challenge:

Hope you have a stunning Christmas if I can't get to you before then, you all really deserve it and I want to say a huge thank you for your beautiful inspiration on a daily basis.  

You guys rock!!

Love, Peace and Happiness this Christmas

Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Midnight Zone - Art Journal Page


Over at Mixed Media World it is time for a new challenge! 

This month Debs has chosen our challenge theme and we have a mood board to work from. I love mood boards as it is what inspires you and the interpretation is so unique from person to the next.

I love the sea, and from this I saw the depths of the midnight zone, the place where sunlight never reaches but there is wondrous world down there that still thrives, and creatures create light in their own way...

I felt very inspired by Marta Lapkowska's journal pages and the way she creates movement. Her work is beautiful! I wanted to get the feeling of the midnight zone across with its mystery, variety and flecks of light from sea creatures weaving in and out of each other. It's such a diverse place, and hasn't evolution taken some extraordinary turns...!

See fools gold...? Nah just some gorgeous Prima bling.

Here you can see the glass bead gel I used, I used one by Galleria, and it did the job admirably creating scaly. bumpy texture. I embossed it with some Queen of Sheeba Lindy's EP and used Lindy's sprays to 

Love this saying and thought it was perfect for this "expect nothing and appreciate everything". Like the midnight zone, one would expect nothing to thrive there, let alone a beautiful glowing community that we have really yet to fully understand and discover. These word just fit :) Oh and look close you can see my reflection the scales - haha xx

And what is a Georgie project without a little dazzle, and these fish scale effect gems from Prima were a must, as were the fools gold looking ones!

Hope you have had a good weekend and I will be catching up on my bloggy socials next week, sorry I've not passed by recently, but I will allow two nights to go back and catch up on all your wonderful work.

Come and play over at Mixed Media World, this challenge is awesome, some fantastic prizes and remember the board can be interpreted anyway you like, use the colours, or the pic or both!!

Love and christmas hugs


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

ASOI - Christmas Project

Howdy ;)

Ooooh yup... I have another sneak peek, and this one is for my Christmas Project over at A Sprinkle of Imagination:

Today's project, as you can probably tell, is just full of wholesome-awesome sparkly goodness. Have you had your daily quota yet?? :)



Monday, 7 December 2015

Product Review for A Sprinkle of Imagination

Good morning!! :)

I have a little product review over at A Sprinkle of Imagination, on the Finnabair mediums and extras, I do love them so... Not surprising really, as I own nearly her entire line ;)

So here is a sneak peek photo, can you guess the medium in this one?

Have a lovely week one and all, and eeeeeeeek.... almost Christmas!!!! :) LOVE IT!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Tis The Season, Frilly & Funkie Challenge

Hello my lovelies,

New challenge time over at Frilly and Funkie today, and the theme is:

***Tis The Season***

Make a shabby chic or vintage project!

I love all the different colour combos for Christmas, they each have a place at Christmas. For this challenge I went with the frosty blues
I used some lovely goodies in this project, Tim Holtz stencils, Petaloo Flowers, Stickles and of course my fave paint ever - Lindy's :)

These teeny tiny pine cones are so darling, I just adore them. Especially when dabbed with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

Still loving those Chit Chat stickers and the wooden elements by Kaisercraft :) perfect for layering and adding interest to a project.

Of course, a gorgeous metal element has to be used too. Love this cute reindeer!!

Some slight sad news, this is my last post for Frilly and Funkie. I have enjoyed working for this team so much, and have made many wonderful friends. I will of course always continue to support and follow this wonderful blog and shop :) 

Gonna miss you but I won't be far away.

So, that's it from me for today, catch you soon,

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