Sunday, 11 June 2017

(Tutorial) : 'Moments' Shabby Chic Scrapbook Layout

Hi crafty pals,

My first share this month is a shabby chic layout featuring a photo of my little boy. 

I think I can still get away with using pink as he is a toddler :)  
This picture was taken in our backyard one spring day but I cant remember what he was pointing to. 

 Although I didnt record every step along the way, here is a tutorial of how the page came together. Add clean water to the pots of Colourarte Twinkling H2Os : Coral Berry, Apple Blossom, Blushing Caramel, Pink Cloud, Chiffon Pink.

Prepare the background as shown and give a coat of clear gesso. Use white gesso to tone down the bright colours of the eyelets. Ive roughly torn a lace strip to thread through the eyelets.

These are Prima Marketing Rosibelle Collection pattern papers. While this dries, fussy cut flowers from pattern papers in the same collection. 

These are the 2crafty chipboard pieces used in the layout: Frame handrawn hearts, Circle Lace Panel, Leafy Silhouettes. All of them have been coated with white gesso and then white acrylic paint. Tuck in some Circle Lace Panel chipboard pieces between the layers while the gesso is wet.

Using a tiny bit of Apple Blossom, Blushing Caramel, colour some lace and tuck alongwith the chipboard.

 Apply modeling paste through a stencil.

Time to add colour to the background. The first one added was Pink Cloud. It matched the colour of the background and blended very well with the background. Dry well. Then add Coral Berry, Apple Blossom, to finish splatter some Chiffon Pink.

Edge all the papers with Blushing Caramel. Using paint to edge gives a more distressed look than ink pads.

Arrange all the paper layers behind the photograph and embellishments.

Add more of the same twinks along the egdes of the pattern paper layers and make them drip using a water spritzer. Dry. Repeat till you like the way it looks.

After all the embellishments were added, add micro-beads and glass glitter, splatter watered down gesso and stamp using black archival ink. 

The photograph chosen for the layout is inspired by this painting by Ethel Spowers titled The Kite, which is the inspiration at ARTastic Challenge Blog this month. 
Criteria is to use a photograph of children or vintage style or both. 
You have till end of the month to play along.

The lace and flowery layers are inspired by the current moodboard challenge at Mixed Media Place

& the idea of a pink layout is from the challenge See it in pink : Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

I have plenty of unblogged layouts to share this month. 
I hope you will visit me again later this week :)
 Happy long weekend (my Oz readers)hope you find some creative time.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

(Video Tutorial) : Butterfly Art Journal page using Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics

I've always loved butterflies.
They remind me never to lose hope........
that something very beautiful can emerge out of something that's falling apart.

So, how does one become a butterfly?

You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle, and transform into the Brightest, Strongest version of you ever! 

This was the journaling that went on a piece of 4 X 4 canvas and became the background for this journal page.

Its been 3 long months of constant challenges, perseverance and steadfastness to remain positive despite odds and through this time my art journal has helped me de-stress immensely. So, when I found a bit of time, I wanted to film this page and share it with all of you.

Here is the link to the video, I hope you like it and would love to read your comments.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

(VIDEO Tutorial) : DIY Unicorn Wall Decor Canvas

Have you played alongwith Words and Paintery Challenge this month? 

The colour combination this month is my all time favourite - teal, pink and green  
and this inspiration quote
ART is a never ending dance of illusions.

So, I just couldn't resist trying my hand at painting a unicorn. I think this would make a good wall art in a little girls room :) 

The base is a 12 X 16 inches canvas. The paints used are the gorgeous and shiny Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics and Acrylics Silks. Most of the flowers and supplies are from a local store by name Itsy Bitsy.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial and will take a minute to leave me a comment either here or on my video.

You have until 15th March 2017 to submit your entry for the current challenge at Words and Paintery.

--- Thank you all that visit me ---
Creative hugs,


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