Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Purple really is my friend.....
5 Art Journal Pages

I'm back to share a few more purple creations with you all for the current challenge over at Scrap Matrix.
Why didn't someone tell me earlier that all I needed to do to find my purple mojo was pair it with teal??
I've had such fun playing with these two colours together, in fact, I couldn't stop!
My goal was to create a journal page, but I got a little carried away and ended up with 5!
You see when purple suddenly starts playing nice it's something that you wanna just GO with.

This one was inspired by someone I follow on Instagram - Robin Mead.
Her work is colourful, bright and totally inspires me.

I dug out all my purple and teal paints, and hand painted some trees.
I added some patterns to them by using both hand doodling and stencils.

My second creation is inspired by an amazing artist I follow on Instagram -  Audree Marsolais - again really colourful - her work really speaks to me.

I loved creating the background, then adding in some leaves, and then filling it in with some white paint.

I was so happy with the result I just had to create it in black!

I really love the look.

For the next creation, I decided to try and go a bit more pastel, rather than bright.

 After creating these above projects, I then had a special delivery of the NEW Tracy Scott Paper Artsy stamps and stencils I pre-ordered.
Well of course I just had to have another play!!
I am IN LOVE with those scribbled flowers!!!
I used Paper Artsy Paints in 'sargasso', 'beach hut', 'lavender' and 'snowflake'.
Let's take a look at the stencils and stamps I used:

You can find the Tracy goodies HERE.

There you have it.
This long blog post is done!!
I can't wait to see your take on our awesome challenge...
Just upload your creation to our Scrap Matrix Shares Page (pop it in the 'Purple and Teal' Album) and let us know in the comments what Scrap Matrix products you used.
Yep it's that easy!
You could win a voucher from the store or a guest DT spot!
Go and get your purple on!
I highly recommend it.....especially when teamed with teal!
Va va voom!!
Scrap Matrix Products used:

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Let the adventure begin for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hello there creative souls
I've just popped into share my latest creation for 2Crafty Chipboard.
It's titled:

'Let the Adventure Begin'

A layout celebrating the moment my girl got her Learner's Licence.
Yikes!! Definitely a moment that needs to be scrapped.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard: 

'Adventure' loopy font Title
'Steampunk Cog Strips'
'Steampunk Gears Small'
'Mini Fast Forward Arrows'

I began by colouring the 'Steampunk Cog Strips'.
I added a bit of this and a bit of that until I was happy with the mix.

I swiped a bit of black gesso, then added some metallique wax, some turquoise ink and a bit of copper wax too.

I did the same to the 'Steampunk Gears - Small'.
I really love the touches of turquoise.

 I applied white gesso to the 'Adventure loopy font title'.
Once dry I added some swipes of turquoise ink and a touch of metallique wax too.

I painted a couple of the arrows from the 'Mini Fast Forward Arrows' in black gesso.
I popped out the inner arrows and then to the circular arrows I added some white pen marks.

Fun to use both of these arrows on the layout.

There you have it!

I hope this page has inspired you.

I'll be back again soon.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Teal and purple for the win!

Hi creative souls,

Today I've popped in to show you how I created my layout for our current challenge over at Scrap Matrix -  TEAL and PURPLE!

Now some of you know.....I struggle with purple. I'm a huge fan of colour - the brighter the better, but well me and purple...we don't like each other.  In fact I've been known to call purple my nemesis, my kryptonite.

I discovered this fact a couple of years ago when I went to create for a moodboard that was mainly purple, and I discovered that I had NOTHING purple!  I went hunting through my completed layouts and I discovered again....no purple!  I've never been a fan of purple in my wardrobe, but I hadn't ever noticed that this dislike had morphed into my creative life.
So.....time to become friends with purple.

I ordered a few purple paints and mists and have been dabbling over the last 12 months....still struggling a bit but determined to become friends with this colour....after all it's in the rainbow and I Love all the other colours.  Poor purple!

Something that has helped my block is the fabulous Michelle Bee.
She always says 'it's only red and blue'.  So true!  A game changer.

Doesn't the purple look gorgeous when paired with the teal???
I just might be a convert!

I scrapped a recent photo of my girl which I totally LOVE!!
(I may have borrowed it from her social media!)
A mum's gotta do what a mum's gotta do right?

Let's take a look at how this layout came together...

I selected white carstock as my base and added some modelling paste through my favourite Aall & Create Stencil.

Once dry, I added some Dylusions Ink Spray in Calypso Teal and Crushed Grape using the plastic packaging technique.

Just spritz some spray onto some packaging plastic that was heading for the bin, add some water and then splodge it onto the layout.

It's my most used technique, especially with sprays!

I then added some stamping using these Carabelle Stamps - Mixed Media Strips

I added my title to the top left of the layout - I used a clear word sticker by 13 Arts.

This then left room for the rest of the layout.

Time to add some embellishments!
I stamped some flowers onto another sheet of white cardstock using the gorgeous flower stamp by  Carabelle.
(Make sure you use archival ink for this step so when you add some colour, it doesn't bleed).

Time to colour them in.
I used the same Dylusions Ink Spray colours - I opened the bottles and painted them on with a brush.

I fussy cut these out and then I stamped some stems using the Carabelle Stamp - Scribbled leaves textured circles.
I kept these black and white.
I wanted the colour to be in the flowers and the background.

I then fussy cut these out.
These were then added around the photos, along with the flowers. I wanted them to look like they were cascading down the page.

I tucked some Writers Block tags by 7Dots around the photos, and then cut out some butterflies from a 7Dots sheet of paper.

Again, I love the black and white with the pops of colour.

The final step was to add some thread to the clusters.

 Are you going to have a go at this gorgeous colour combo this month???

I highly recommend it.

You could win a voucher from Vicki's gorgeous store (just between you and me she has loads of new stuff and more to come, so how good would some splurging be?), and you could even get invited to come and play with us as a guest designer!

All you need to do it be inspired by this board:

Easy right.
You can create a layout, a journal page, a few cards, some tags.....whatever you like using some Scrap Matrix products.
Once you are done, just add it to the 'Teal and Purple' Album on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page and don't forget to list the products you used.

I can't wait to check them out.

I'll be back again with another purple-y share soon.

Creative hugs


Scrap Matrix Products used:

TCW Modelling Paste
AALL & Create Stencil
Carabelle Stamp - Mixed Media Strips
Carabelle Stamp Scribbled Leaves Textured Circles
Carabelle Stamp
Dylusions Ink Spray - Calypso Teal
Dylusions Ink Spray - Crushed Grape
7 Dots Paper - Garden Party - born
7Dots Tags - Writer's Block
7Dots Paint Chips die cut elements
7Dots Word Stickers
13 Arts Clear stickers - Secret Letter