Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Stories Challenge

This is my attempt at this challenge over at Paper Stories the paper was a birthday present and I really wanted to see what I could do with it.  I thought it was quite dull so kept adding some mixed media to see if I could make it pop - still not sure if that was achieved???
Products Used:
Kaisercraft paper range
Dusty Attic Cogs
Mesh Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stampin Up Ink
Brilliance Ink
Dimentional Magic
Bella Brads
Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets Die
Die-namics Banner Die
Jo Sonjas Black and White Paint
Liquid Pearls
American Craft Thickers Alpha
A gorgeous owl button
Distressing Tool

The sketch was from the lovely Nadia Cannizzo

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Art Journal Pages

I played around with the flower page for ages, and finally I added some gold leaf paint to some of the raised petals that didn't quite stick and I quite like it now.  The raindrops also had some gold paint treatment after considerable misting in two different colours, then some stamping with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, I also added a couple of rub-ons to see if they would adhere to the gesso and ink - so far they've stayed put....

Friday, December 28, 2012

Zeus & Zoe December Challenge

This month the challenge at Zeus & Zoe was for Shine & Sparkle.  
I've used some Kaisercraft paper that my step-daughter gave me for my birthday (22nd December) and I've used flowers and flourishes from my stash.  My shine & sparkle comes from the Kindyglitz decorated alpha, the Allison Ellis glitter on my round embellishments, Christmas Tree and journal tag, Kaisercraft rhinestones on my Christmas Tree and the little metal dragonfly and jewellery piece.  I've also added a stick pin that I made earlier in the year.
I've adjusted the lighting via Photoshop Elements but it's still not showing correctly on my computer so for those who have a later model computer or iPad you may be able to see the colour and glitter a bit better (I hope).  And now a few close-ups from my DOUBLE layout.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Amy's Very Generous Giveaway

This is one of the pictures for Amy's Giveaway, she's a very generous lady and  has offered this wonderful assortment of goods, please pop over and have a peek at Amy's blog.