Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Art Journal Fun with Waratahs and Gum Leaves....

Hi all, today I'd like to share with you Art Journal Fun I had creating for Scrap FX,
I created a couple of different Art Journal pages using the new stencils and stamps...such fun.

First up "Passion"
I used Dylusions paints to paint my background...

 I used the Waratah stencil with modelling paste to create my centre piece... a fabulous stencil...

 I also played with the Seed Pods Stencil, coloured it using Scribble sticks... and added rough pen work detail...

 for the page title I used the Create with Passion stencil, and rough penned in my title...

Next up "vision is the art" journal page...
 I had lots of fun creating this art journal page... using just paint, pens and ink...

I stamped all my leaves with Dylusions paint layered on the gum leaf from the Gum Leaves Stamp (this is a stamp with four gum leaves on it, I cut mine apart to use individually)

I layered the paint on the stamp so as to create a shaded image once stamped ...

 I used the Wallabies stamp to create a couple of Wallabies on the page...

 for the land.... I blended different brown paints on the gum leaves stamp and stamped it horizontally...

I hope you enjoyed seeing the fun I had creating with the Scrap FX stamps and stencils,

till next time

Happy Creating

xC





Monday, 3 April 2017

Treasured Memories & Wild About You...... for Scrap FX

Hi all, today I'd like to share with you a couple of pieces I created for Scrap FX: Treasured Memories and Wild About You...
first up I have Treasured Memories...

I love this gorgeous pic of my niece.... she had invited me to come with her to the strawberry farm, so we could pick some fresh strawberries.... she was so excited to tell me how she could eat the strawberries as we were picking them.... lol...

The new 'Treasured Memories' title was perfect for this pic...  I painted it up with Vivid Ultra Metallic paint, the coverage is sensational on the quality Scrap FX chipboard...

the new Waratah Stencil, is so fabulous done up with Radiant Gels to resemble strawberries... well stubby strawberries sort of, lol....

I decided to add a #lovethis from the #moments pack.... again painted up with Vivid Ultra Metallics...

the completed layout...


Next up I have another layout to share with you..... Wild about You....

this is yet another pic from one of the many many times I visited the tiger cubs when I was in Thailand.... this is probably one of my favourite pics from that trip... 

The title Wild about You was just perfect for this pic.... I was/am totally 'wild' about these adorable tigers.... I am totally fascinated by them....

For my background I used the new Seed Pod Stencil, with the oxide distress inks and some Vivid Ultra Metallics for the seeds...

I added the new Floral Corner to my pic along with the year from the 2015 Year pack... these are painted up again with Vivid Ultra Metallics paint...

for a final touch... I used the #special moments from the #moments pack...

the completed layout...

thanks for joining me today... I hope you enjoyed the projects...

till next time
happy creating
xC

Monday, 20 March 2017

Togetherness..... Heartfelt Happiness.... for Scrap FX.....

Hi all, today I'd like to share with you a couple of pieces I created for Scrap FX, Heartfelt Happiness and Togetherness...
First up Heartfelt Happiness...


The new Heartfelt Happiness title suited this photo so much, a pic of Bill and I having some fun with a photo prop at a friends 40th party.... 

I painted the title up with Twinkling H2O's to give it a shine... Twinks are the perfect match for Scrap FX chipboard... they give such lush and shiny colour on the quality chipboard...


To create background texture I used the gorgeous new Brocade Lace Stencil, isn't it stunning...
I used modelling paste and coloured it up with Twinkling H2O's to give some gorgeous shine and accentuate that fabulous stencil pattern...

I added one of the new Damask Heart's .... isn't it stunning.... it comes in two different sizes... this is the larger one...

I used the Heart Border Stamp with Twinkling H2O's to give a matching colour and rustic look... it's such a cute stamp, don't you think?...

 for my mini cluster I again used the Brocade Lace Stencil as a base... and the Heart Border Stamp... I added one of the Heart Flowers after cutting off it's stem... you can see more of the Heart Flowers with their stems on in the next project....

One last look at the completed layout... 

Next up I have another layout.... Togetherness...  
 For this layout... I decided to get a little artsy... and painted a photo extension.... I am super happy with the result... and chose only to add painted Scrap FX pieces to finish off the layout..

 I used two of the Heart Flowers, they come four in a pack and each one is different.... really cute little pieces to finish off your work... I painted them up with Vivid Ultra Metallics...

 For the title I chose Togetherness.... such a great word to describe this photo... and I am totally loving the flourishes on it as well....lurve it!!!

 I also added the #me&you from the #love pack...

 a close up of the photo extension... it was a blast creating this layout and I love the simplicity of Scrap FX pieces to finish it off...

one final look.....

thanks for joining me today... I hope you enjoyed the projects...

till next time
happy creating
xC

Friday, 10 March 2017

Seahorse Fantasy..... with Creative Paperclay

Hi everyone, today I want to share with you all a piece I have created "Seahorse Fantasy" using the fabulous products from Creative Paperclay...  I love using these products to create 3D dimensional projects that I can sculpt and shape to my hearts desire...


Directions:
Step one: roughly sketch out a couple of basic seahorse shapes on some chipboard to use as a base and cut them out...

Step two: add some paperclay... I used Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound .
I love how easy it is to mould and shape as I desire...

Step three: time to give them some detail... use a metal knitting needle (or something similar like a skewer) to texturise and create patterning on the seahorses...

Step four: draw and cut out and then score the fins for each of the seahorses...

 Step five: paint up the seahorses and fins and then attach them together... I used the Vivid Ultra Metallics to paint them up, giving them loads of shine...

Step six:  create the background... paint up a canvas panel...

 Step seven:  more fun with Creative Paperclay...  draw and cut out some reeds, shape and mould them with the Creative Paperclay, in the same method as the seahorses.... once dry,  paint them to match the painted background canvas....

Step eight: use gel medium to put it all together... adding some coloured gauze and mini cabochon's to finish off the piece.



Supplies: 
Canvas Panel
Acrylic Paints (I used Vivid Ultra Metallics)
Gauze
Mini Cabochons
Chipboard sheet
 I hope you've found this tutorial inspirational...
till next time
Happy Creating
xC