Tuesday, 25 April 2017

3D STICKERS - a Gina Ahrens Design Team Challenge

For April our challenge was 'stickers' and boy, oh boy!!!...I was giving myself a hard time of trying to think of what to do. It would of been so easy to make stickers if I only ownered a sticker making machine...lol...well, I think I came up with the solution and ended up putting together some 3D stickers using Ginas words from her stamps and digi downloads...the end result...fabulous stickers!

These would be great to pop into a happy mail for someone or to use in your art projects and if you don't own a die cutting machine, you can always cut shapes by hand and still end up with some awesome stickers.



Once I had made the 3D stickers I used some of them for the front of my cards/notes that I send to people in my swaps or thank you notes....

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Thursday, 20 April 2017


I've been playing catch up with the April prompts for the facebook group My Year 2017. The prompt for this month is Crayons, Pencils and Markers. I had been picking out some inspirational artists to also learn more about during my months but after having a not so good health start to the month, I ended up finding inspiration from the teachers in the group.

My introductory page was a rather simple layout where I used paint markers, and some watercolour pencils which was quite appropriate for this month.The sticker labels were already on the page from my intial start to my journal. A quick video of the process is below...

My next page was from inspiration I found from Cindy Utter. Cindy put out a challenge awhile ago where she said to use your colouring books to make a page. So after I coloured in a few flowers and cut the out. I used a matt gel medium to collage them onto my journal page.
This was fun and the page turned out lovely.
The process can be seen in the video below...

Below is the still picture...

My final catch up layout was inspired by Jeri Bellini another one of the teachers in the facebook group. This was a fun experiment where I melted crayons, something which I had been wanting to do for such a long time. I did leave a fair bit of space on this layout so I can fill it in later with some journaling (writing). Process video is below.

and this is a picture before I added my journalling. I liked leaving the melted crayons on the card and placing it in a clear plastic bag. It ended up roughly the size of an ATC, which gave me more inspiration to actually make some ATC's out of this method.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Art Journal Page

I have been making quite a few crafty things in the past couple of weeks so I thought it was time to get some paint on my fingers again. This is where I made an art journal page and using a decorated envelope that was sent to me and putting layers after layer on the pages to get an effect I was happy with. I cut the envelope up in to a couple of flowers. Hope you enjoy!

Here are a couple of pictures of the final layout.

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Altered Paper clips with SAYINGS...

I was asked by a fellow Youtuber to show my process for making my altered paper clips with the sayings on them. It is a very simple process and the end result is very lovely. They can be used in junk journals or on any other journals as an added decoration.

The background has a slap of paint on it, then is stamped on using stazon in. Then a border of faux stitching using a sharpie pen. It is then put together using hot glue and a small shaped heart or circle on the back to cover any unsightly glue.

The whole process video can be viewed below, enjoy!

Have a great day!!!

Monday, 3 April 2017

FLOW-ISH JOURNALS are addictive!!

Recently I joined a swap at our Australian Art Swap Group on facebook where we had to put together a flow-ish Journal. I absolutely love putting these together as it gives me a chance to use up a lot of papers and items I have been hoarding. A flow-ish journal is based on the Flow magazines and books with the intent that everything inside can be pulled out and used by another person in their own art works or projects.

Below are a few pictures and videos of me showing you through the ones I have put together. Once I start one, I seem to want to keep making them. Todate, I think I have put together at leadt five of these types of journals and sent them to friends and swap partners.

This Flow-ish journal is the one I made for the swap. The cover was a real estate guide booklet and I decided to decorate it, to make it look a little prettier. It is full of patterned papers, die cuts, tissue paper, handmade envelopes and pockets filled with odds and ends, that I thought the recipient would get some sort of use out of in their art projects.

This is a video of the flip through for it...showing you how I decorated the cover and also some of the items I placed inside.

The pictures below show the second flow-ish I put together straight after making the one above. I had all the items out, so why not keep going and put another one together. I do find it a very relaxing process.

 A couple of pictures showing the inside of some pages.

The cover for this flow-ish I left as is. This was a childs book that was ready to be binned and I managed to save the cover. The cover was the only thing not ripped or torn. I like the cover a great deal as this is a spin-off of the original children story 'The old lady that swallowed a fly'. This story is the Australian version called 'There was an old Lady who swallowed a mozzie'...I still keep laughing everytime I say it...lol

If you'd like to see the video of me showing you through it, it is below...

I can see myself making a few more of these flow-ish journals and sending them as happy mail or a RAK.

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