Thursday, 19 November 2020

Cityscape for TCW

Hi guys
Thought I'd share a recent creation for TCW.

I've really been loving creating all the scenes and buildings in some of my recent creations, so thought I'd continue...

I just adore it! 

All those gorgeous colours.

If you'd like to see the step by steps head HERE

Here's a few close ups.....

I do hope you check it out.....

I'll be back again soon

Thursday, 12 November 2020

More Artsy Arabia for Scrap Matrix....

  Hi all! I'm back to share another 'Artsy Arabia' page.

All these gorgeous colourful pages make me think of the musical 'Aladdin' that I've been lucky enough to see twice!!
I have the playlist on whilst typing this....and yep I'm breaking into song every now and then.

Yep as you can see I was inspired by the glorious colours!!!

I began by grabbing out what I thought I'd use...
absolutely adore this 'Artsy Arabia' range by Marlene.

I started with a page in my Art Journal that I had already added some magazine script to the background.

I added a page from the Art by Marlene Collage book #7 using TCW Gel Medium.

I then added lots of paint and TCW black gesso and TCW white gesso using a spatula. 
No brush or blending allowed!!!

I used Dina Wakley paint in Bubblegum and Turquoise, and tried to be as messy as possible...

I then added some Dina Wakley Lemon and Ruby paint to the sky (sorry forgot to take a photo!)
I think I was just enjoying the messiness way too much and got lost in the process. 

I swiped some paint through TCW Stencil 'Fantangle' both in the sky and the ground section.

I then repeated this using TCW Stencil 'Botancial Dream'.

I came back in with more Lemon paint and then used this part to stamp some of the gorgeous little buildings in the Art by Marlene Stamp Set #58.

I love how fine these are and they stamp just beautifully.
I added a hint of colour to them...

I then added a few flicks of TCW Black Gesso to the sky area, and a quote from the Art by Marlene sticker pack #3.

For the final step I swiped TCW Black gesso through TCW Stencil 'Sketch Grid'.
Love how this added to the grunginess.

I also created another page.....
but had enjoyed a glass of two of champagne, so didn't even think to photograph the steps!

Those buildings have been created using the lanterns from the Art by Marlene Die Cut Book #2
(of course I had to have a go at turning something into something else!)

Those gorgeous little camels and that sun came from the Art by Marlene Die Cut #1.

I used the TCW Stencil 'Shaped Landscape' in the mountains and TCW Stencil 'ScreenView' in the sky.

This was a lot of fun to create (and had nothing to do with the champagne!)

I'm loving seeing your entries into this month's challenge.
Keep them coming.

Just use some products from Scrap Matrix to create something that fits this theme.

Once done head to our Facebook Shares Page and upload your entry into the 'Arabian Nights' folder.

Lots of creative vibes to you.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Your wings already exist.......TCW goodness

 Hi everyone, 

I've popped in quickly to share my latest creation for TCW.

Over on their blog you will find step by steps. Just go HERE 

I had so much fun with this one and it's left me wondering why the heck I don't play in my art journal more often.

Here's a few close ups....

Love those bold pops of colour.

Wishing you so much creative play and joy


Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Arabian Nights over at Scrap Matrix!

 Good morning creative souls.

I've popped in today to share my first creation for our 'Arabian Nights' Challenge over at 

Yep the NEW Art by Marlene 'Artsy Arabia' is just perfect for this one....

I began with a piece of Art by Marlene Watercolour Paper.
 I LOVE this paper - it takes whatever I throw at it!
It's available in pads or if you purchase any of Art by Marlene's albums they are in there too.
I'd also just ordered the NEW Art by Marlene Watercolours 'Brighter than Bright' - they are neon! 
The colours are so very neony and they are a semi-moist so the texture is just gorgeous.

I began by creating a night sky feel all over the paper, using a combo of 'Dancing Queen' (purple) and 'Cancel Tonight' (blue).
I used them individually and also mixed them together to create a deep midnight blue.

I then popped out a whole heap of diecuts from the 'Artsy Arabia Pack 1'  and  'Artsy Arabia Pack 2'.
They really do all the hard work for you and you get SO many in each booklet. 
A great buy.
They are only $15 each and have over 250 diecuts in each!

Next I used the TCW stencil 'Circle Jumble' and sponged Dylusions 'White Linen' paint through it onto the background to add to the night sky feel.

Time to stick them all down with TCW Matte Gel Medium.
If you haven't tried this one it's awesome.
I use a spreader to apply it to the back and the front of each piece, but I often go in with my finger if I have missed a little area - the best part about this stuff is it doesn't get messy on your finger.

I then used some paint pens to add some details and also added some shadows around the edges of my pieces to create depth.
I used watered down Dylusions 'Black Marble' paint for this.

Finally I added some flicks of Dylusions 'White Linen' paint as stars, and added some little stars with a white paint pen.

That's it.
An Arabian Night Sky....

What are you going to create for our Challenge?
Just be inspired by this....

and use some products from Scrap Matrix on your creation.

Then head on over to our Facebook Group and upload your photo into the 'Arabian Nights' folder.
Super easy!
You could earn a shopping voucher from Scrap Matrix!

See you again soon

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Beautiful Butterflies for TCW

Today I thought I'd share a few pics of a recent Art Journal page I created for TCW - The Crafter's Workshop.

I had a lot of fun with this one and I've included step by steps over on the TCW Blog.

You can find the details HERE

But for now, let me leave you with a few close ups.....

Don't all those gorgeous colours just make you feel good?

Much love

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Underwater Dreaming for TCW

Hi there creative souls

I'm over on the TCW Blog today sharing step by steps for this gorgeous Underwater Art Journal page....

So if you'd like to see the step by steps head on over. 
You will find it HERE

Here's a few close ups.....

So much depth....

I'll be back again soon

Love Tam