Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Spy with my creative Eye...........

.........Some creative fabulousness using my designs :) :) :) Thank you so very much ladies!!!! :)

From this fab creative >>> Lisa Oxley :)

From this fab creative >>> Gerry van Gent :)

From this fab creative >>> Miranda Edney :)

From this fab creative >>> Nic Howard :)

From this fab creative >>> Sandrine Dawes :)

From this fab creative >>> Nathalie Kalbach :)

From this fab creative >>> Karen Knight :)

Cheers and I hope you are having a great week :)

Lou xxx

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Very Exciting News :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I am just busting to share with you the most exciting news :) :) :) I am honoured to say that...............

I have been invited to join the Prima Design Team until the end of the current term in June :) :) :)

OMGosh how honoured and blessed do I feel?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can appreciate I was completely gobsmacked and ever so so Excited :) :) :)

This Aussie Scrapper is so on a Creative Cloud 9 at the moment :)

Thank you to Prima for granting one of my scrappy dreams!

Cheers for now! I promise to go back to normal blogging after this excited news share LOL :)

Lou xox

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jenni Bowlin Studio :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I have been having some creative fun with the February Jenni Bowlin Studio Papercrafting Kit and Antiquarian Add-on Kit :)

First up are some sneaks of some of my kit layouts that are >>>>>>>> HERE :)

In this next pic you can see that I used the Silhouette to emboss the vellum; using the JBS star cutting file :) :) :) which matches the Star Stencil in the February Papercrafting Kit :)

This next sneak is up on the Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration Blog >>>>>>>>>>>>> HERE :) :) :)

The stencil used in these layouts is the fabulous new February Kit Exclusive Star Stencil :)

This next layout is created with the Star Stencil and mostly products from the Antiquarian Add-on Kit :)

Isn't that red just glorious?!! it is one of the JBS inks :)

Well that is it from me for the mo, I hope you are having a great week :)

Louise :) xxx

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Imaginarium Designs :) :) :)

Hello Hello :) :) :)

Today I would like to share with you a little step-by-step that I had on the Imaginarium Designs blog using some amazing ID chipboard.

What you will need;

Imaginarium Designs
1 x 12 x 12 chipboard background
1 x 8 x 8 Honeycomb chipboard shape sheet

Spray Gesso - Krylon
Spray mist - I used Shimmerz Vibez - Red-y-or-Not

Spatula or credit card
Heat Gun
Spray bottle with water
paper towels

Prepare background chipboard with a coat of spray gesso and allow to dry.

Create textured masked hexagon shapes with honeycomb chipboard and impasto; scrape the impasto into the open areas of the shaped chipboard, remove chipboard mask and allow to dry.

When impasto paste is dry spray on a liberal amount of mist on and around the masked pattern area.

Tilt your background and allow the mist to dribble down the background.

To soften the look I have also used misted water on the mist; over-sparying and allowing it to run off.

Mop up some ares of the water misted coloured mist; I do this to ensure that I get a 'balanced look'.

Using a small soft bristle paint brush addd some extra spots/splats of mist colour to highlight certain areas of the textured background, ensuring that you maintain visual balance.

Dry the mist off using the heat gun.

This is the finished background [close ups below].

Cheers and Happy Scrapping :)

Lou xox

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prima BAP :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you my take on the February Prima BAP :) :) :)

Materials used; 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Shimmerz, paint, stamp - Hero Arts,  Bling, flower, metal flower, alphas - Prima, posca paint pen, embroidery thread, embossing ink, embossing powder.

Here is the sketch :) :) :)

Cheers and I do hope you had a lovely Valentines :)

Lou xxoxx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Prima PPP :) :) :)

 Hello Hello :) :) :)

Just wanted to share with you my creative fun with the February Prima PPP

Materials used: 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Shimmerz, Template, alphas, flowers, leaves, resist canvas, bling - Prima, embroidery thread, staples, posca paint pen, signo gel pen, spray gesso, impasto.

And this is the Prima February PPP

That be my scrappy fun for the moment :0

Cheers and happy Scrapping

Lou :) xxx

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Aussie Scrap source :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Up on Aussie Scrap Source blog is the start of a new blog inspiration series focusing on Punches and Dies. An Inspiration must guys!!! :)

I got to create with the wonderful/fabulous Memory Box cutting dies :) :) :)

And here is my sample layout using the fabulous Poppy Stamp cutting Dies blogged >>>> HERE :)

Cheers and I do hope you have a fabulous weekend lined up :)

Louise xxx

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Page Drafts :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Firstly I would like to say a huuuuuge happy birthday and congratulations to the amazing Emma Stafrace, designer and creative genius behind Page Drafts which is celebrating its first birthday to day :)!

I was OTT honoured when Em asked if I would like to contribute to her celebrations!!! Mwah big time Ms Em :) xxx

This is my take on Em's sketch which is below :)

Materials used: 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, Mist - Tattered Angels, Paint - Hero Arts, Stamp - Martha Stewart, Flower, Bling, Alphas - Prima, signo gel pen, cotton thread staples, embossing ink - Tp Boss, embossing powder.
Photo credit - Lynette van Barrelo

Please go check out the Aweeeesomness of the contributing designers and of coarse the Fabness of Ms Em's Page Drafts Designs :) :) :)

Cheers and I do hope you are haven a Scrappy blast :) :) :)

Louise xxoxx

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kraft it Up :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Just wanted to share with you some creative fun in kick starting my mojo with the Feb Kraft it Up challenge :) :) :)

Materials used; Kraft card stock, template - The Crafters Workshop, mist - Tattered Angels, paint - Hero Arts, Alpha Stickers - American Crafts, metallic thread, impasto, signo gel pen.

Cheers and I hope you are having a great week :)

Lou xox

Saturday, February 2, 2013

7 Dots Studio :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you my creative fun with 7 Dots Studio this month :) :) :)

You can also find a materials list for each layout here :) :) :)

Photo Credit - Lynette van Barrelo 

Well that is it for me for the moment :) Im hoping that inspiration will hit me this afternoon, as Im feeling more myself! Jet lag really knocked me for 6 this week :(

Cheers and I do hope you are having a great weekend.

Louise :) xox