May 14, 2015

Project Life: April

I am still keeping on with project life and pretty well update.
Yes, Flis is still upto date. Perhaps its the help of a couple app's on my iphone that really keeps me on track. Its so easy to use the Collect app, Edit your photo, pop in your journaling and save it. Then its a matter of simply printing and popping into your project life album.

{Week 16}
 I was very photo poor this week! so it was two 6 x8 spreads here.

 {Week 17}
I used for this week a 9 x 12 sleeve which had 3 x3 squares. I haven't done a spread like this before, so it was challenging as I had so many photos I wanted to pop in. I then tried to create a bit of 'blank space' so the spread didn't look to busy. Tricky for me, but a fun process.
I used up the ends from the 4 x6 project life cards to create a little 'patch work' 3 x3 card. I just love how this turned out.
{Week 18}

First time I have done a 6 x8 very very simple layout. I wanted lots of white space to still only use the project life kit from studio calico. Pretty happy with the page, going to try it again!

May 11, 2015

Cards: Today


I hope all you lovely Mummy's had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday.

Just popping by to share a couple of cards I created on the weekend. Its been a bit of a paper drought in my studio, so it was lovely to sit and create something pretty, even if it take me all week with a newborn in the house! :)

This is a Heidi Swapp clipboard I have had stashed away for a while. I finally decorated it with some Prima flowers and colour shine. I then used my 'limited' photoshop skills and created a little calendar with photos of my children!
These made cute mother's/Grandmother's Day gifts.


May 8, 2015

Sketching: 100 day project

For those that follow me on Instagram (>>>link in my side bar) you will see that I have been playing along with the #100dayproject.
I know, like I have nothing to do and not enough to get me busy!! tee hee
Anyways, I am loving the idea.
I choose to work on a something that I have wanted to do for a while now and that is my sketching and watercolours.
I am very rusty at and need  ALOT of practice.

Now no giggling or judging.. Tee hee... there far from anything wonderful, but I guess that after 100 days of sketching that surely I can look through this little book and see, just a little improvement.

I made this little book with watercolour paper from Canson watercolour paper pad (crafty crusaders) and then used some of my vintage fabric I got from etsy a while back to make it look a little cute.

I am posting the sketches regularly on Instagram, so make sure you follow me!


May 7, 2015

Project Life: March


I am still loving Project Life and recording our weeks in the Studio Calico 9 x 12 album. It does make it easy to compete spreads when I receive the Studio Calico project life kit - and the odd add on when I cant resist temptation.

I have April project life kit here beside and its a beauty! I love it!!

{week 11}

{Week 12}
{Week 13}
{Week 14}
{week 15}

May 4, 2015

Planners: Lists

Please excuse the lack of  'creativity' blogging. But if you follow me on Instagram (>>>link in my sidebar) you will see that I have been getting into memory planning.

This is no real surprise to me that I am loving all things planning, because this planning and organisation is part of my extrovert nature. Instagram has been a true source of inspiration for me.

Last month I came across the reset who has #listersgottalist challenge each month. Because I was pregnant and just didn't feel energized to do much 'creativity' wise, I enjoy completing the lists. I didn't answer all the questions, I kind of personalised the list to suit me and answer the questions that meant something to me.
This little book I created myself just with plain photocopy paper, and staples in the middle.  I then used some scrapbook paper as my cover.

I have used a lot, and I mean a lot of pretty little studio embellishments and stickers for the lists. So many cute little things to add.

I am loving the thought that my children will be able to read this little 'book' when I am old and grey and see what Mum really was like.. tee hee

I have the May list here and thinking I might make a start on it again. Its quick and easy and once again, I may not answer all questions, but I will personalise it to suit me.

Make sure you follow me on Instagram to see my lists.

May 1, 2015

Oenone Kate Wilson


Just wanted to let those know that don't follow me on Instagram (>>link in my side bar) that our third little bundle arrived last Wednesday 22 April.

Oenone Kate

We are all smitten and I am still pinching myself that she is pink.

I cant wait to be 'creativity' with pink!
Happy weekend! XO

April 13, 2015

Canvas: XOXO


End of the term, one of my boys teachers was getting married in the Easter holidays.
I was honoured to create a little something for her on behalf of the class.

I couldn't go past a little canvas in the colours of her wedding day and with lots of shimmerz and shine from the shimmerz products. I also used a lot of Crate Paper Craft market, which had a lot of gold glitter.

Needless to say she was in love with this little canvas.

Products: Inklingz: burnished buckle/gosh garnett/ Brass knuckles/ penny 4 your thoughts
                Creameez: get glowing
                Texturez: Gold mine


April 6, 2015

Tags: Easy Easter tag


Just want to share with you a couple of quick and easy Easter tags I made with Shimmerz. I wanted to give a little something to the boys school teachers, to say thank you for an excellent Term 1.
I grabbed some of my favourite colour shimmerz products in teals and corals.
I then used a piece of cardstock, which was a small scrap piece laying about, and just treated that like an art journal page. I sprayed, splatted, dripped, used stencils and even some Dazzlerz to add depth.

I then got a large Manilla tag, pasted that to the back of the card stock and cut it out. I then had 3 tags with a really pretty shine and shimmer to it.
I simply add some stitching and a little wording with some alphabet stickers.
I found a little Bunny template and add that to the front of the tag with some vintage fabric.

They turned out pretty cute. I then used a calico bag which I add some dots too and popped a couple choccies in and wa-la a little cute, no expensive, easy gift for the boys teachers.

Products: Inklingz: giddy about green/ me & blue/sun kissed/ coral reef
                Colouringz: Heidi ho-blue/ Jeni B Bleu
                Dazzlerz: Sea U in the mornin'

Happy Easter!

March 30, 2015

Art Journal: Repeat


I have been playing in my art journal again this time experimenting with some Pebeo paint. These paints are mainly used for fabric or porcelain.
This time what I did was layer my watercolour paper first with Gesso. Then I used a spatula and layer my colours on. Of course I didn't wait for Gesso to try, who has time for that... Tee hee. Because the gesso was still wet, it allowed these paint colours to be 'toned' down.

I then used some black Alcohol ink and put a stripe at the top and then tipped my book up so that the ink would drip.

I did then wait for all this try. Then I used a stencil/mask and a sponge and put some circles on the page. As you can see, same colours but darker, that because there was no wet gesso.
Once these dried I grabbed a nappy wipe and rubbed the circles, removing some paint so that it would leave some 'white worn' patches.

To finish off I doodled around some circles, added some stamping and a title.

Documented your life Week 8
Art Prompt:Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt: Its worth repeating.

Its amazing what you can do with products that aren't necessarily made for paper.
After all aren't Art rules there to be broken?? Tee hee

Happy painting! :)

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