Sunday, 1 April 2018

Mixed media and 7 Dot Studio Challenge

Hi everyone,

i have been a way for a while but now have the time to start making and showing you some of the makes i have been doing while i have been away.

I have been loving starting to learn more about mixed media and i am starting to implement that into the books i make.

I decorated a passport size notebook, first covering it with paper and then adding layers of a heavy gesso using various things to build layers.

I started with a metal frame on the base, followed by paper straws and the some laser cut chipboard. 
I filled the surrounding small gaps and edges with purple micro beads. making them look distressed with gesso and distress ink. 
Finally adding a quote line and some posted glittery flowers. All edges and papers distressed and inked.

Products used :- 

7 Dot Studio Northern Lights Papers
7 Dot Studio Die cut shapes
7 Dot Studio Northern Lights quote stickers
Paper straws
Heavy white gesso 
Little Birdie Paper Flowers 
Creased seam binding
Metal Frame
Micro beads
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink 

I am submitting this piece as part of 7 Dot Studios April challenge 
You can find it here - 7 Dot Studio Challenge 

Thanks for popping over and Happy Crafting 
J xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Scrapping for fun Challenge #3 - Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone i am back again with another layout for scrapping4funchallenges this months theme was Christmas! And although i am not christmassy as such i do love all the food and lovely food and drinks you get this time of year!

                  Our sponsor for this challenge is

I decided to use a picture of one of my favourites hot chocolate with cream and of course a little biscuit!

i used some heidi swap gold sorry for the background while i took some echo park papers and die cut shapes to layer the background.

added some bakers twine and a little cluster in the corner.

Was a lovely quick and fun make! 

Hope you all ave happy holidays 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting everyone 
J xx

Friday, 24 November 2017

Scrapping4funchallenges - Challenge #104 - Christmas

Hi everyone i am back again with another super cute christmas card for our challenge #104 for Scrapping4fun challenges  This weeks challenge was sponsored by Aliciabel and i chose these pair of adorable reindeer! The theme was Christmas for this weeks challenge and i have kept my card simple as to show off how fab these digi images are!

I coloured the image with copics and pro markers.

i added it to a card with some bold print papers, and used some washi tape and glittery snowflakes to high light parts of the background. 

These glittery snowflakes show up much better in real life!! lol 

To finish i decide to add some flowers and a little clay ginger bread man! 

This was a lovely fun project. and didn't take long at all to do!

Why not pop over and have a look what other fab images they have!! 

Thanks for reading 

Happy Crafting 
J xxx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Scrappin4funchallenges #103

Hi everyone.......

This week i am working with a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps for our Scrapping4funchallenges #103. This weeks theme was Winter Wonderland! and i loved this fun image, so decided to make it bright and cheery.

I used a mixture of topics and regular pens to colour the image. keeping the background simple with a block layout.

and adding some bakers twine, so many great images on this site. I will be getting a few more to try for sure! 

This was made on an 8x8 card and will have a sentiment added once i decide who its for teehee 

Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting everyone 
J xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Scrapping4fun challenges layout #2

Hi everyone i have been creating some layouts for the Scrapping4funchallenges layout challenge #2. This months Layout was made using items from the tic tac toe challenge! This was great fun!

I used some of my stash to make this layout, and a martha stewart ribbon punch. 
with some prima flowers and bo bunny mama razz die cuts.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Scrapping4fun shop

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting :) 

J xx

Friday, 27 October 2017

Scrapping4funchallenges #102 Give Thanks

Hi everyone here again with Challenge #102 for Scrapping4funchallenges this week is anything goes

                                                      and our sponsor is ikesart

I received this beautiful digi image and decide to try some copics to colour the image.

i denied to keep the background simple as it was such a lovely decorative piece. and i added a little sparkle with some stickles glitter glue.

Thanks for looking 

Happy Crafting

Friday, 13 October 2017

Scrapping 4 fun challenges #101

Hi Everyone!! I'm here again with another piece for Scrapping 4 fun challenges this time our sponsor is Cute as a Button With these amazing autumn digital stamp.

I chose this image and decided that i would try some water coolers to colour the image, i haven't painted for some time, but over all i am happy with how it turned out.

i then matted the image with some rusty coloured plain card stock, and echoed to make an easel card.

This card is 8x8 inches 
I used the echo park autumn range to make the backgrounds and added a 'Autumn" journalling card it the bottom 

Added some prima paper flowers and some other mulberry paper flowers.
Along with a little stitched ribbon to break up the orange.

Because i just loved ink splats at the moment i then covered the image i had coloured with a blank pice of paper and flicked some rust mica spray over the whole card! all done :) 

Was a great quick project to make, autumn is my favourite time of year. 

Why not have a go at your own, and enter them over at scrapping 4 fun challenges! 

Happy crafting 


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Scrapping 4 fun challenges Layouts #1

Hey everyone, I am excited to tell you i have been chosen to also be a DT for Scrapping4fun Challenges Layouts which means i get to make some awesome Scrapbooking Layouts and show you guys some of the products and technics used.

This Months challenge is sponsored by Scrapping4fun challenges Voucher for 20.00

I used the my Indigo Blush Pickle Pack from Pickle Paper Patch. I layered the the papers adding some shimmer sprays and some metallic bronze paint flicked across the background.

I used some of the petaloo flowers and enamel shapes to accent the paper. 

These cosmic shimmer spray are just so glittery and metallic is hard to show in a photo, but they really make the background stand out! 

I used some leather effect alpha's from Pink Fresh Studio to make the title.

This was a really quick and fab layout to make using some of the small piece of paper left from other projects! so great no waste! 

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting 
Jane xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

Scrapping4fun challenges #100

Hi Guys!! I'm back again with another Dt piece for Scrapoing4funchallenges this is challenge #100 sponsored by Digistamps4joy

After working with some under the sea themes recently i decided to choose an under the sea image to make a card.

I printed the image and painted with some acrylic paints adding some shimmer to the fish scales, and hearts with some Stickles glitter glue. 

i then cut out some scales from the Bo bunny collection down by the sea. and add a few flowers and ribbon. Sometimes simply designs are more effective and i didn't want to take away from the super cute digi design! 

It was a great fun design to use and i tried to keep it very fun and light! 

Products used - Bo Bunny Down by the sea paper
Mulberry paper flowers
Grosgrain spotted ribbon

Thanks for reading and happy crafting 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Scrapping4funChallenge #98 - Different Techniques

Yay!! I am so excited to be part of a new team! Scrapping4funchallenge ! This is my first piece for there latest challenge #98 - Different Techniques sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy  

I decided that after some time away from scrapbooking i would have a go at the mixed media style that i have been working with on other projects. Ive taken a few progress shots to show you how i went about it.

I took some light white gesso to roughly cover the card, as this is a light weight card it needs some gesso to make it with stand the ink and sprays I'm going to use.

Also it give some layered depth to the piece.

I then took some copper acrylic paint, silvery grey ink spray, and ultra thick embossing powder.
I used the stencil to emboss some arrow shapes then used the spray and ink to build up the background. I literally just had fun and sprayed flicked and dripped it every where! I also added extra water in places to get the ink to run.

Then i looked at the layering for under the photo, i used doilies and tulle. Various papers and added some tag shapes with bakers twine.i used a stapler to keep them all together. This leaves them to have some 'air' between layers. giving them a more textured effect.
I stamped through the stencil with some black distress inks to give some darker spot to the background. And added a tiny wooden camera.

I added some enamel dots and paper flowers around the layering.

Lastly i added the caption, on some foam dots.

I have really enjoyed making this piece and hopefully the start of many more scrapbooking projects!

Products used -:

Bazzill textured cardstock
Cosmic ink sprays and ultra thick embossing powder
Hobby craft metallic acrylic paint - copper
Tim hotlz distress ink - black soot
All papers and stickers are from the Pickle Paper Patch August Pickle Pack Indigo Blush

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting

J xx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Some sneak peaks for August Pickle Pack

This is a mood board and is not a representation of what inside the pack. 

This months Pack is a colour combo of navy blues, blush pinks, (even though i think they may be more peach!) and rose gold/copper.

The pack is full of amazing products from brands such as DCWV, Pink Fresh Studio, My Minds Eye, Shimelle, and more!!

You can pre order your Pickle Pack here! <<<<<<<<<

And once you register on our website you will receive a email with exciting new products and offers first! before anyone else! 

Myself and the Design Team will be showing off some inspiration and technics for this pack very soon so be sure to pop over to their blogs and check out some awesome makes! 

Happy Crafting!! 
J xx

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