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.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Christmas Card - ScrapBerry's Elegantly Festive

Hello Everyone

I am back today, with another Christmas Card.
I used the ScrapBerry's Elegantly Festive Collection, along with my beloved distress oxides.


I really love this combo of colours! It's non traditional, but so pretty.

I created that background with my distress oxides and it really does make this card pop.


I have had the chippies forever too and I am a little unsure of the supplier.
I used a white gel pen to make them pop and also used some droplets.

Thanks again for popping in.
Have a Tremendous Tuesday.
Denise x






Monday, 14 August 2017

Christmas Card - BoBunny Christmas Collage

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a fabulous weekend and that Monday has been kind to you.

I have a Christmas Card to share with you today, using BoBunny Christmas Collage.


I am not absolutely sure but pretty sure that the chipboard is Scrapiniec.
I have had it for ages.

Here's a close-up.


I love the traditional colours here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits so much!
Have a gorgeous day!
Denise x

Friday, 11 August 2017

Joy, Hope, Faith, Love Canvas - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Wednesday was a Public Holiday in South Africa...Womens Day.
So I was so happy to spend part of the day creating!

I created a canvas, using Distress Oxides.

Firstly, here is what it looked like without any colour and just primed.


Here is the end result.


I used a mixture of metal bits, chipboard pieces, resin pieces and hessian.

I really love those muted and vintage colours.

Here's some closer shots.




It was so good to use so many little bits and pieces from my stash.

This is definitely going to sit in my dinning room! ;-)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous Friday and weekend!
Denise x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Christmas Tag

Hello Everyone

I have really tried to start early with Christmas tags and cards.

 I created this tag.


I used a Tim Holtz stencil and distress inks to create the pretty background.
I then used rub-ons that I have had forever to add to the background.

I fussy cut the mistletoe for the little cluster.

Let's have a closer look.


I added some pearlescent paint to the berries, to add the highlights.

It really isn't a long time until this Christmas season is upon us again.
It's crazy how the time is just flying.

Thanks for popping in.
I so enjoy your comments and love and really appreciate it so.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

General Tag - Mixed Media Tag - Take it Make It Challenge August

Hello Everyone

I have a mixed media tag to share with you today.


I did a paint resist background, where I stencilled with distress paint first and then once dried, I added distress inks over this.
I then also added drops of white acrylic paint.

I also stamped and coloured those beautiful blooms, which were fussy cut and then layered.

Here's a little closer look.


I really love all the layers and the colouring on this tag.
I added some white chipboard and white leaves, to make this tag pop.
Lastly I added an old rub-on that added a little bit of detail too, along with the metal title.

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz Stencil
L'Aquarelle Designs Stamps - Ultimate Crafts
Distress Inks
Distress Paint
Leaf die-cuts
Design Worx chipboard

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a fabulous day
Denise x






Monday, 7 August 2017

Dad's Birthday Card - ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection

Hello Everyone

It was my Dad's Birthday on the 1st.  He turned 75! ;-)
Such a wonderful milestone.

I made this card for him.


I used the ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection.  It is so perfect for masculine projects.
I also love that one can fussy cut so many gorgeous little elements.

He was pleased with it, so I was pleased too! ;-)

This was a very quickie photo, as I literally put it in an envelope and we went out for his Birthday dinner! ;-)

Thanks, always, for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visits.
Have a marvelous Monday!
Denise x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Wedding Card - Prima Rossi Belle

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a restful and good weekend.

I have spent a lot of time creating this weekend and so it has been really good for my soul.

Recently, I had to make a wedding card for someone at work.
So I used the really pretty Rossi Bellem colllection from Prima.
It has been ages since I created a Prima project.

Here is what I created.


This collection is really so pretty and gorgeous for a wedding card.

Here's a closer look.


There are quite a number of layers.

Considering the background paper was so pretty, but also busy, I did not need to add any stamping or mixed media.

I love the addition of those black, little flowers.  They really do make this card pop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!
Denise x 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Art Journal Page - Mixed Media Basic Grey

Hello Everyone
 
Today I have an art journal page to share with you.
It is lots of mixed media.
I had actually created it quite a few weeks ago, but I was not happy with the result and so I left it sitting and went back to it a month later.
 
I had some Basic Grey papers and thought the flowers would be perfect.
So I fussy cut them and used them and they were the perfect addition.
I was now happy with the result.

 
 
I had also recently bought an old typewriter and so used it to type out the wording.
 

 
These pages really do have many layers of pastes, paints, inks and bits! LOL
 

 
Here is another look. These flowers certainly were what this page needed.
That's the journey with any art journal page....one has to see where it leads you! ;-)
 
Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a super day!
Denise x


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mixed Media Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

I am really going to try and keep my blog posts more regular.
I have a few hectic weeks behind me, but hopefully things will start to calm down a bit now.

I have been playing with my distress oxide inks again and created a small tag.


I really loved this combination of colours.

This was actually a tag that I had tried embossing with a new stamp and it had not come out clearly.
So I put it aside for months and eventually found a little creative place for it! ;-)

Here's a close-up.


I also used little bits of hessian to add texture and interest.
Again, I have been using goodies from my stash, so I was really pleased to be de-stashing.

These general, little tags never go to waste and I use them often on gifts etc.

Thanks so much for popping in!
I really appreciate the visits.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

10th Birthday Card

Hello Everyone

Time is flying and the weeks just seem to float past!
It was Joe's Birthday last week and he turned 10.
I can't believe that he is getting so big.

I made a card for him, using up all sorts of bits from my stash.
Most of these were October Afternoon goodies and of course, I also used my distress oxide inks.


Here's a closer look at it.


I don't think I will ever stop experimenting and playing with the distress oxides.
They are just so fabulous.

Anyways, thank for stopping by!
I hope you have a great week!
Denise x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Video Tutorial - Mixed media Canvas - BoBunny Serendipity

Hello Everyone
 
I really hope that you had a super weekend!
I had a great one, albeit a little busy with this, that and the next thing! ;-)
 
I was up on the BoBunny blog recently with a mixed media canvas tutorial.
 
I would love it, if you popped along and had a look here! ;-)
 
Here's the canvas.
 
Mixed Media Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Pentart Products
 
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Life / Serendipity
Stickers:  Clear Stickers/ Petal Lane
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Brads: Double Dot Aqua
Chipboard: Serendipity
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet & Natural Earth Pansy
Stencils: Fancy Flourishes



Pentart Supplies:
Cracking Paint System 1
Cracking Paint System 2
Structure Paste
 
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a fabulous Monday!
Denise x
 


Friday, 21 July 2017

Mixed Media Cards - BoBunny Serendipity Collection



Morning Everyone

 
Today I have some BoBunny goodness to share with you.
I used the fabulous Serendipity Collection.

I made some cards and I also made some flowers.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Here's a look at them individually.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

On both of these cards I used stickable stencils and gesso. I used these stencils in different ways and created two similar, yet different cards.
On the yellow one, I coloured the stencilled gesso with some distress oxide inks and then cut out the centre of the stencilled design with a die-cut. I also added some stencilled corners with the gorgeous BoBunny stencil paste to this card. The blue flowers are also handmade and are layered die-cuts, with stamens in the middle. You can see the stencilling and the flowers below.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

On the blue card, I actually cut out the stencilled design and then rubbed some wax paste over the stencilling.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Here's a look at the stencilled design before I added the extra bits. I had also rubbed over the wax paste.  It added a gorgeous glimmer to this stencilled design.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:Patterned Paper: Aviary, Songbird, Stripe, Flight/ Serendipity
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue Dot
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Chipboard:Serendipity
Stickable Stencils: Love

Stencil Paste: Vanilla Pearl
Pearlescent: Brilliant Blue
BoBunny Gesso

Pentart: Chameleon Wax Paste

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thinking of You Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone
 
Sharing another play with my distress oxides.
I really cannot get enough of them and I am having so much fun playing.

 
I have also been using up goodies from years back and de-stashing, which is always good too.
 
I also made the orange flowers.  I have had single flowers from years back too, that I have been layering up and giving a new look to! ;-) They came out rather pretty.
 
I am enjoying the last few days of school holidays...no routine or rush. It has been lovely.
 
Thanks so much for coming to have a look!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Art Journal Page - BoBunny Enchanted Garden and Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone
 
I have an art journal page to share, that I absolutely love.
I really took time with this page and also enjoyed the process so much.
 
Here it is.
 
 
I used Distress Oxides and a stencil to create the background, along with normal distress ink stamping.
Then I added some stickers, rub-ons and fussy cut lots of pieces for this page.
 
I have so many rub-ons from over the years and I have found that art journaling is such a good way to use them up! ;-)
It feels really great to de-stash too.
 
Here's a closer look.
 
 
I really loved this quote and it was the perfect match for this whimsical page.
Walk Barefoot
Listen to the Wind
Drink in the Moon
Be Magic!
 
I think we also have to believe that Magic is possible...
 
Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a fabulous, magical day!
Denise x
 


Friday, 14 July 2017

1 layout 3 ways - BoBunny Serendipity & Pentart Wax Paste

Hello Everyone

 You have probably wondered if I had fallen off the face of the earth! ;-)
I think this is the longest that I have gone without posting.
Apologies...school holidays, a sore back, life busy busy....all of that contributed to me rather crafting, than actually blogging.
 
Anyways, I am back today with some BoBunny goodness! ;-)
I created a layout 3 ways. Here are the 3 layouts.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

So let's take a closer look at that first layout.

 Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

I created a fairly simple design, with a watercolour background.  I used gesso and a BoBunny stencil.
I then added a few bits and pieces and also used some Pentart wax paste, to rub over the stencilling and water colouring, to give it a gorgeous shimmer.

This is what the background looked like before I added any accents. It shows the stencilling, water colouring and the wax paste.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the second layout, I added some stamping and some more bits and bobs. I also extended the design out of the right hand side of the page.

 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the last layout, I added some stamped and fussy cut images and also added some of those gorgeous crocheted elements.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

Here's a closer look.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

I used the super, gorgeous new BoBunny stamps and stamped the floral images on some blue BoBunny cardstock and on some yellow Serendipity paper.  I then fussy cut these for the floral clusters.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the next 2 photo's you can clearly see the lovely shimmer from the Pentart wax.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

This layout is of one of my scrappy friends and as the little chipboard round on the layout says...she is definitely "One in a Million".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really hope to see you back tomorrow.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Aviary, Stripe, Treetops, Songbird/ Serendipity
Cardstock: Periwinkle Double Dot
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Chipboard:Serendipity

Blossoms: Buttercup Dahlia, Denim Blue Dahlia
Stamps: Pocket Full of Posies
Stickable Stencil: Brocade

Dies: Darling Doily
Pearlescent: Sugar


Pentart: Chameleon Wax Paste

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Retirement/Farewell Card - ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection

Hello Everyone
 
I have a retirement/farewell card to share with you today!
One of my friends at work is retiring after 44 years of service! It's a lifetime!
I was honoured to make him a card and I hope it will be something special for him.
 
 
I used the ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection.
It's such a great collection for masculine projects.
 
Just a quick pop in...and hope to get some more time in front of the PC soon.
But for now, hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Art Journal Page - Graphic 45 Ladies Diary

Hello Everyone

I am so loving playing in my art journal!!!! ;-)
I bought some matte gel medium a few weeks ago and it's just so fabulous!
I can hardly put it down! ;-)

I created this art journal page, using some Graphic 45 goodies.


I basically took old book pages and used them for my background.
Then I fussy cut the different pieces and florals, which I then stuck down with gel medium.
I then added the modelling paste wall with a stencil and coloured it with various inks etc.

I really love how it turned out.


It was so good to be using up some of these Graphic 45 bits and pieces.

The sentiment:
Smile and Be Happy
Life is what you make it

So true! ;-)

Okay sweet people...
Hope you have a fabulous day!
Be back soon!
Denise x

Monday, 19 June 2017

Father's Day Cards - Penelope Dee Maestro Collection

Hello Everyone
 
I hope you had a super Father's Day yesterday! ;-)
We had a lovely day with the family and it was so good to chat, laugh and just spend time together, celebrating the Fathers in the family! ;-)
 
I made some Father's Day cards from the fabulous Penelope Dee Maestro Collection.
It's sooo cool and is just perfect for masculine cards! ;-)
 


 
As you will see, I used the alphabet stencil on all 3 cards! This stencil is a definite favourite for me! ;-)
I also used my new Distress Oxides....it was so much fun and just blissful creating! ;-)
They are all a bit grungy and I love how they all turned out.
 
I have not, by far, even begun to play with my Distress Oxides and I know that many, many projects are going to be made with them.  They are also my new favourite toys! ;-)
 
I hope you are having a good Monday and that the week ahead is blessed! ;-)
See you soon!
Denise x
 
 


Friday, 16 June 2017

Mothers Day Card - Penelope Dee Mother of Pearl

Hello Everyone

I have had a lovely day at home relaxing and also creating in the background.

Today I have a Mothers Day card that I will definitely use in the future.
Sadly I only got these papers after Mothers Day.
Never the less...I really enjoyed the fussy cutting and the gorgeous papers.


These papers were so pretty, that I really did not want to do too much extra, except fussy cut them and arrange them beautifully! ;-)


The doilies, the roses and the butterflies were all fussy cut.
They are so soft and beautiful! ;-)

I know this card will come in handy, down the line.
So it's stored for now! ;-)

I hope you had a fabulous Friday!
Cheers for now.
Denise x