Sunday, 27 March 2016

Squares Squares and more Squares...

I have spent quite a bit of time at the crafting table this long weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute!  I had accumulated quite a few of these white chipboard squares and wanted to do something with them.  So I painted and stamped them and turned them into a dozen cards.  I loved the outcome and have several more ideas buzzing in my head.  Stay tuned for a tutorial on these soon :)

Saturday, 26 March 2016

I Believe.....

Today I have a journal page to share with you, and for those of you that know me, it will be no surprise that it includes fairies.  I wanted to see how the pastes would work with my brayer and I LOVE the outcome.
First I stamped some lines on my page in Black archival ink.
Then I scooped out a small amount of the paste in the colour 'Singin the Blues' onto my non stick craft mat and ran my brayer over the paste making sure to lift my brayer and coat it evenly in the paste.
I rolled the brayer randomly over my stamped area. 
Then I did the whole process again, this time using 'Deep Water' paste.

The pastes are so beautifully vibrant but sometimes you might want to mute them down as I did in this piece.  This was super easy and produced some lovely pastel tones.  I added a little gesso to my nonstick craft mat, just as I had done with the pastes, then rolled the gesso over the page with my brayer.

I added a little of the 'Royalty' paste, again in the same manner with my brayer to give a bit of a purple pop to my page.  Then, using the 'Flower Trail' stencil and the 'Snow White' paste I added some flowers to the page.

Once they were dry I sprayed the 'Deep Water' shimmer spray all over the flowers and let it dry again.  

Next I took the 'Dusty Charcoal' paste and 3 different sized round lids.  I scooped a little of the paste into the lid of the 'dusty charcoal' tub and then used my other lids like stamps, dipping them into the paste and stamping them onto the page like bubbles.
I used  my 'Neocolor' crayons to add some highlights to the bubbles, then I used the 'Singin the Blues' paste through the 'Stardust' stencil.
Finally I took the 'Fairy Dreamcatcher' and 'Fantasy Mushroom' chipboard embellishments and painted them with 'Black Soot' Distress paint and adhered them to my page.  I typed up the quote on the computer and printed it out, I love this quote and have it on a stamp, but I wanted it to be bigger for the page. 
You can find all the Colour Blast products HERE 

You can find the stencils and chipboard products HERE 

Thanks for dropping in and have a magical day xxx

Saturday, 12 March 2016


Can you believe its almost Easter already??!?!?  Today I have a fun little Easter project to share with you.  Those of you that know me will be aware of my love of fairies and fantasy, so of course Easter at my house means we have Dragon Eggs!!

For this project you will need some tissue paper, some 'eggs' ( I used polystyrene ones from spotlight, but you could use a blown egg if you are more patient than me...LOL).  You will need some glue or medium for gluing the tissue, a heat tool and some Colour Blast sprays, pastes and embossing powders.

Firstly, take a piece of tissue paper, (I have used black as I really like how the colours contrast against it, but you can use any colour).  Scrunch the tissue up so you have lots of texture, then flatten it out again.

Using the glue/gel medium, cover the surface of the egg with the tissue making sure you leave the texture clearly visible and set aside to dry.  You can use your heat tool to help speed this along but be mindful if you are using polystyrene eggs as they will melt inside the tissue so keep a bit of distance and keep the heat tool moving.

Once they are all dry the fun begins!  I added a little of the paste in Royalty to my finger and gently rubbed it into the surface of the egg, this catches all the raised parts of the tissue texture and leaves the lower areas black, I dried this with the heat tool, then I sprayed the egg with Deep water and set it aside to dry.

The next egg was done in the same fashion using Bling and Deep Water paste and then spraying over the top with Bling.

The next one I did a little differently, using the Rose Petal embossing powder to cover the bottom of the egg. Remember to keep the heat tool moving so as not to melt the polystyrene egg.  Once the embossing powder was set, I went over the egg as I had done with the other two, firstly with some Bling paste and then some Bling spray.

Once all your eggs are coloured and dry you can adorn them with jewels, chains, beads sequins, just about anything!  This is a fun project you can do with the kids too, they will love making the eggs and telling you all about their dragon baby inside waiting to hatch!

You can find all the Colour Blast products HERE.

I wish you all a happy and safe Easter break and thanks for dropping in. xx