Thursday, 11 August 2022

Myth - Legend?

Have you entered this month's Customer Challenge over at Gecko Galz yet?
The theme is Myths and Legends.


I have to say I found the theme this month to be a hard one to come up with a project for.
In the end, after looking through the majority of my Gecko Galz files, I came up with these two images from the Nevermore Digital Stamp Set to create a double layout in my altered book journal.

I grabbed out the old Shakespeare Book again and tore out 2 pages and then tore them a bit to fit. I did overlap my first page to help brace the spine. Then I grabbed my Black Soot distress ink and sponged around the edges and smooched it over the pages as well as my two images. Grabbing my water mister bottle, I splashed water over the pages and images for the ink to react. On my pages only, I then used my little puffer to move the ink around the pages. Once all dry, I adhered my images and all done.

I love how it came out, and have to say that it is not how it was going to be. I had meant to print the images on tissue paper, but some how the second page of other stuff I was printing off at the same time, printed on the tissue and these ones on the normal copy paper. I figured I would make it work rather then reprint. So a happy accident after all!

I hope I have inspired you, and now it's your turn to show me what you can do this month - you have until the 29th to get your entry blogged and onto the blog page. Why not try an image from the Newsletter freebies as well.
It really is worth the try to have some fun and maybe win $25 to spend in the store along your way!

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Monday, 8 August 2022

Creative Warriors Inspiration #1

I am super excited and honored to now be a part of Michelle Grant's Creative Warriors Inspiration Team for Term 2.


I will be posting my Inspirational projects on the 8th and 24th of the month, so I will be able to get into a nice pattern of creating, or so the plan goes right!

For my very first post I am using some New Release Packs (July) by Michelle Grant and Karen Yates. 
I decided to use Michelle's Expand Warriors Wallpaper and make a card. 


I distressed the edges of the image and sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I adhered this to a red card matt, again sponging the edges with distress ink.
I got my BIC Intensity pencils out and added a pop of red on the 2 hearts and her dress.
Lastly, I inked up a Congratulations stamp and added the sentiment.

I also covered a notebook for my daughter to use as a Brain Dump book.


I used another of the images from Michelle's Expand Warriors Wallpaper pack, along with words from Karen Yates Little Word Bits #3. My background is from Michelle's Pattern #1 Art Image pack which I printed onto tissue paper and adhered to the cover. 
I then grabbed one of my Grunge Stencils and used some white acrylic paint and sponge it on top. 
I used my BIC Intensity pencils again and added my words. I sponged the edges of the image and my cover with Black Soot distress ink. Adhered the image and all done.
(As a side note: my daughter loves it.)

Well, I hope I have inspired you and shown you that there is more than one way to use your digital files and mixed media. I can't wait to see where my art skills progress to and take you along on the journey with me. 

Don't forget to share with us any of your projects over on the Michelle's Creative Warriors Facebook group, we'd love to see them.

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Arty Divas 3rd Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday to us over at Arty Divas Challenge Blog.

This month we are having an extra bonus Challenge for our Birthday! 
It will run August 7th to September 7th, 2pm GMT.
It is still "Anything Goes" and I have a birthday present for you that you could use if you like.

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Please grab our Birthday badge for your blog, again, right click and save.


Here are my projects to get you inspired.




Now you have seen what I have done, grab your sheet and enter our challenge.
We'd love to see your creations over on our Arty Divas Challenge Group Facebook page too! Not a member, click here and join us. You can also share your creations with us over on our Lilli Rain Designs Facebook page too! Click here to like and follow.
I look forward to seeing your entry in our Challenges.

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Smile

This month for Gecko Galz, I have covered a notebook and made a bookmark for my project to inspire you.
 



I used a 12 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper from my stash to cover my notebook and the left over piece to use as my bookmark.

I have used one of the Budda's from Beautiful Budda for my notebook, along with an intricate sizzix die to give it another dimension. My words are from a cut-apart from Uniquely Creative.

I must admit that my bookmark did not need a lot to it, so I added the "smile" for the Poliroid ATC Set along with an eyelet and blue thread and it's done.

I hope you like them and are inspired to join in on one of our many challenges this month.

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

This is Halloween Challenge

A new month, so a new challenge starting over at This is Halloween.

This is Halloween is a Halloween and/or Gothic themed Monthly Challenge.
So both themes are accepted all year round when stated!

This month I used Cute Vintage Halloween Mini Scrapbook Kit and French Ephemera Sheet 1 by Lilli Rain Designs for my Dex card.


After fussy cutting the ephemera, I then die cut my dex card using the Pumpkin paper.
I placed the ephemera on my dex card until I worked out where I would put them. Next I adhered the bingo card and girl onto the dex card.
I used some bakers twine from my stash and wrapped around the card and tied off.
I popped my moon and cat on by foam dots so they pop off the card.

Hope you get a chance to play along with us - enter here.

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Monday, 1 August 2022

Gecko Galz Monthly Challenges - August

Are you ready for this month's Challenges over on the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group?


Some more super fun challenges to get you creative this month.
I think we have everyone covered with this selection!

Not a member in our Facebook Papercrafting Challenge Group? 
Click on the banner to your right, or click here and join in with all the fun challenges and swaps we have going on every month. 
It's a wonderful community to be a part of!

Now to get my thinking cap on and see what I can create with these prompts!

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Junk Journal July 2022

Junk Journal July 2022, 16 - Passion, Ruby, Chipboard.
#cwjjj16

I mixed a Red and a Violet Purple to get my Ruby Red paint. 
I then painted my half doily in my Junk Journal, because that's the next page, and added a girl from Tammy's Bonkers Pack. 
My two chipboard hearts are from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and I painted them with the same mixture.
My saying is from Michelle Grant's Purpose Pack.
My passion is clearly my craft as that page was very fiddly, and you can see I broke part of the doily in the creation. 

So, I then did the next prompt and we are in the middle of my signature, so I got to play with the whole doily!

Junk Journal July 2022, 17 - Let it go Or Embrace, Turquoise, Tissue paper/Deli paper.
#cwjjj17

This time my napkin had the tourquoise strip that matched my Neo II crayon perfectly so I was able to colour my doily and blend in to my napkin reasonably well.
My image is from Michelle Grant's Crowned pack.
I decided to write my saying and mix the lettering.

Until next time, keep chasing white unicorns!