This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Art Journal Page - A Bird does not sing because he has an answer, he sings because he has a song

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Saturday and the weekend and welcome back to my blog! ;-)

Today I have an art journal page to share, that I created a while back and just love the vibrant colours of.

I used some Basic Grey goodies that I have had in my stash for years, along with acrylic paints, distress paints and inks.

The sentiment was also a rub-on that I have had for years and was so pleased that it still worked a charm.

I also used some Tim Holtz stamps, which are some of my favourite.

The colour combo surprised even myself and I was so happy with the way it turned out.

If you haven't tried art journalling, it really does give you the freedom to really play and experiment.

Well I hope you get some time to create and play over the weekend.
I hope to find some time too!

Have a great one!
Denise x

Friday, 19 January 2018

Art Journal Page - The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate!

Hello Everyone

Today I have an art journal page or pages...should I say, to share with you.

I had some time this past weekend and I happened to start watching Marta's 30 Products Journal Collage using Mixed Media Techniques and I actually loved the look of the page and so decided to craft along. It wasn't over one sitting, but was probably over two days...and this is what I created! 
Thanks so much Marta for the lovely inspiration! 

Here is what I created.

I loved the result and I loved the sentiment too! ;-)

It was soooo good to use up some scrap stash and even some BoBunny packaging! ;-)

I used acrylic paints, distress inks and all purpose inks.  It really was so much fun.

Here are a few close-ups.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Have a great weekend too!
Denise x

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Just Because - Mixed Media Tag - Copic Markers and Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a mixed media tag with you.

I happened to see some Copic Markers on sale in October and had never tried them, so I ordered them on-line. Sadly the supplier over-sold on-line and so they did not have on hand anymore.  But they ordered more for me and I waited 7 weeks for them to arrive! LOL
I had to be very patient! ;-)

I watched quite a few YouTube videos and then gave it a shot to colour some hydrangeas for this mixed media tag.
Here is the result.

I used distress oxides for the background and then stamped and coloured the flowers, which I later fussy cut.

Here is a closer look at the flowers and my Copic work.

I think I can certainly practice some more, but I do love how it turned out.

I wasn't sure if Copic was really for me...but I have decided that they definitely are and the way they blend is just amazing! That was the deal breaker for me! ;-)
So I will probably be adding to my very small collection, in the near future! ;-)

I don't think anyone ever said, "I have enough craft goodies"!!!!! ;-)

Thanks again for stopping by!
Have a fabulous, fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone

I promise, these are the last 2 Christmas cards that I will be sharing for a while! ;-)
LOL... but yes...I have already said to myself again, that you need to make at least 1 or 2 a month, so that by the time Christmas rolls around again, I have them on hand! ;-)
This seems to work very well for me! ;-) they are.

I really used so many things from my stash, some old rub-ons and the papers etc.
It really was good to de-stash.

Again also, the little red flowers are handmade! I really love them.
Here's a closer look below.

The flowers and the twig die-cut are from a fabulous set from Sizzix, called Small Tattered Florals.
This is one of the best sets that I have bought for a long time and it has been used over and over and is just fabulous! ;-)

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Here is the second card, using lots of BoBunny goodness.

I mixed and matched new and old goodies and this was the result! ;-)

Well those are my Christmas cards done and dusted!

Thanks once again...for always popping by!
I really appreciate it so much!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone

I still have some Christmas Cards to share and I hope that you won't get bored of them, now that Christmas is past and the New year has begun, with a bang! ;-)

Here is the first one.

I used some ScrapBerry papers, along with die-cuts and coloured, fussy cut stamped items.

The centre circle was created by using the resist technique with acrylic paint and distress inks.

I really loved the colours of this card and this was definitely one of my favourites.

Here is the second card.

I really loved this craft card too and the little red flowers are handmade. Here's a closer look below.

I love how the colours pop against this kraft background. I really think I must use kraft more often.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today!
I always so appreciate your visits and comments!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Pair of Christmas Tags - Prima

Hello Everyone

I hope that 2018 is treating you well.
It has been a busy start to the year for me! But I managed to find some time to create this weekend, so my heart is singing! ;-)
I have also been doing quite a bit of publication work in the background and will share this with you in the next few months.

I have a pair of Prima Christmas tags to share with you, that I made this past Christmas.

Here is the first one...

I recycled some Prima packaging also, which is the base of this tag.

I love that delicate die-cut too! ;-)

Here's the second tag...

I did stamping, colouring and fussy cutting on this one!

On these 2 tags I also used Polkadoodles stamps, which I absolutely adore.

I still have some more Christmas projects to hope you went get bored with them!

Wishing you a fabulous Sunday!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

General Card - BoBunny & Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Today I have a really simple card to share with you! ;-)

I used a BoBunny stamp, die-cut an embossing folders and distress oxide ink.

Sometimes simple is just as pretty! ;-)

I love cards that I can use for any occasion and this is one of those cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I hope you have a gorgeous day!
Denise x