Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Scrap Plezier Inspired by Colour Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am on a roll at the moment as I have been so far behind with sharing my work here, but you will find I am now up to date - well when this ones posts!!

The Scrap Plezier Inspired by Colour challenge for April is Gorgeous Blue Colours

And my interpretation:

Why not head on over and join in the challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Deb xx

Lets Get Sketchy April 1 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

This month is flying and I havent even revealed the April 1 sketch for Lets Get Sketchy, umm maa

Brenshevia creates awesome sketches so you should really head on over and check them out.  We reveal 2 a month - one on the 1st and one on the 15th.  There is also a great prize each month.

April 1 sketch

Just gotta love geometric shapes!!

And my intrepretation

Thanks for stopping by.

Deb xx

Scrap Plezier Reveals

Hello Scrappy Friends

I have been slack so far this month and have missed posting  my March  reveals for Scrap Plezier - umm maa.

So...without further ado here are the 2 thus far:

Inspired by Colour:

Such gorgeous peachy tones :)

Love how my mixed media background turned out.

And my March 13 Kaisercraft reveal:

And my March 30 Kaisercraft reveal:

I will be back soon with the first of my April reveals

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Off the Rails Blog with an art journal page I created for our April challenge - Colour Bomb

April Challenge

And here is the finished page

I started by brushing a coat of clear gesso onto my journal page.  I love the Liquitex brand as it is grainy and adds texture to the page to start with.  Whilst waiting for this to dry I gathered together my supplies.

I took the 2 smallest stitched circle stamps from the Colour Blast stamp set and using the black stamp pad, stamped the larger of the 2, 3 times down the middle of the page.  I then took the smaller stamp and stamped that top and bottom and also inside the larger circles.  I then took the row of circles from the MME stamp set and stamped that between the larger circles.

I took the Kaiser paint in Royal Blue and Lime and dry brushed the circles, alternating the colours.
I them watered down the paint and splattered both colours all over the page.
When dry, I took the Kaiser Bubblewrap stamp and using a number of colours of Distress Inks, I stamped on both sides of the painted circles.

 I then used Dylusions Rose Quartz Ink Spray and lots of water to create the drip lines from the top of the page down.  I do apologise but my camera stopped working at this stage so I have no closeups of this.  When dry I added some Jane Davenport Washi Tape to the top of the page. 

At this stage I was really happy with how my page was coming together and loved the colour bomb I had created but thought it needed more!

Using a small Kaiser stencil, I applied Viva Inka Gold in Hydrangea, andCosmic Shimmer Paste in Polar White and Ocean Spray in various places on the page.
I finished the journal page with a sticker from 13 @rts - Marta Lapkowska Small Messages.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for our Colour Bomb challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Deb xx

Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy: March 15 Sketch Challenge

Let's Get Sketchy: March 15 Sketch Challenge:

It's that time again!  Time of another installation of Let's Get Sketchy!  We have another great sketch for you where you get to use multiple photos, how fun is that! 

Head over to the blog and check out what the fabulous Design Team have come up with - woweee

Deb xx

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lets get Sketchy Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am a few days late with my Lets Get Sketchy  March 1 reveal - ooops.

Nevertheless it is here now.

This month there is a moodboard and a sketch to be used together :)

Great - arent they?

My reveal:

I turned the sketch 90 degrees to suit my photo and had a lot of fum with ink splatters on the background.

Why not head on over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT came up with, then hit your scrappy place and create for us :)

This month's sponsor is the fabulous LawnFawn!  They have always been such a great supporter of LGS so please hop on over and check out all the wonderful products they have to offer!

Lawnfawn will be giving the winner of our March challenges a $25.00 gift certificate to shop online at their wonderful store!

Thanks for dropping by today, hope to see you at Lets Get Sketchy :)

Deb xx

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is March 1 and that means a new challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking, with some wonderful prizes on offer as well!!

Scrapmatts - who will supply $40 of chipboard and stencil from their online store.


who are offering $25 Canadian dollars worth of product from Kareen's Etsy Store 

(winner pays postage)

But... you have to be in it to win it!!

And now for the challenge:

This month we'd love to see your inspiration featuring monochrome + one colour.

My reveal:

I went with black, white and pink - yes I know, I scrapped with pink, but I couldnt go past this piece of Blue Fern Studios patterned paper and the yummy embellies from D'Lish Scraps.  The black and white papers are from Kaisercraft.

Why not head over to Off the Rails and check out the DT inspiration, and later in the week there will be further projects added.

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am really looking forward to what you create with our challenge.

Deb xx

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

I am up on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog today with an art journal page inspired by the February moodboard.

Isnt it awesome, and doesnt it throw out so many different ideas??

This months sponsor is the fabulous Australian company

Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Cocoa Vanilla Studio are offering a $25 voucher from their online store.

So...why are you waiting??  head over to Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog and check out the DT inspiration, then get to work and create and show us what you got, lol!!  Please :)

Here is my tutorial:

Colour and Texture - Art Journal page with Deb

Hello Off the Rails fans, 
Deb here with another art journal page and I am using the fabulous February moodboard - 
Colour and Texture.  Dont you just love the bright colours?

First off I gathered my supplies, paying particular attention to the colour and texture prompts.  
Prima, Kaisercraft, Art C, Dylusions and Heidi Swapp provided the colour. 
The texture was provided by the chipboard by Dusty Attic and the Butter Muslin picked up from Sprotlight.  I also used a Kaisercraft Script stamp.

I covered my journal page with a light cover of gesso and then stuck the muslin on top of that using Matte Gel Medium.  Whilst still wet I cut apart the chipboard and laid that onto the muslin.  

When that was dry I applied a thin coat of white gesso.  

Then the fun started.  Starting at the top of the page I went to work with the water colours using plenty of water and plenty of colour.  I made sure that colour also got on the gessoed chipboard.  The colouring of the page took ages to do as I wanted really bright colours so had to add a lot of watercolour - drying between the layers.  In the end I feel it was totally worth it.  

Tip - keep a piece of paper towel close by to mop up the excess water when the page gets too wet.

Once the colour was to my liking and all dry, I took the script stamp and black ink and randomly stamped on the background, including the chipboard.  I then added some clear crackle paste through a Dusty Attic fishnet stencil (you cant see this :( ) before taking the Kaisercraft and Art C paints and adding blobs of colour randomly.  To finish the colour component I splattered the White Linen Dylusions, Gold Heidi Shine and a black paint pen.  I added some colourful sequins as well.

The page was finished with my title "Colour your life outside the lines".

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed my journal page and I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - hope you like my journal page :)

Deb xx