Journal Page using Lindy's Flat Shot Paints

I received a little parcel yesterday and inside were some yummy new products from Lindy's Stamp Gang, the new Under the Boardwalk Flat Shot colours were calling my name so I decided to sit down and just splash some colour around in my journal to see how they behave - and I really do mean that I splashed them around! SUPPLIES Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Shots from Under the Boardwalk set: Tilt-a-Wheel Teal, Raspberry Lemonade, Pop Rock Purple & Orange... Read more →

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I Must Be a Mermaid Journal Page

This month's Color Challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang is full of vibrant exciting colours and I couldn't wait to play! The first thing I did was grab the colours that I had that were closest to the challenge colours and spray a journal page just to see how they looked together - the answer - super yummy! Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Flat Fabio Sprays: Hibiscus Rose, Caribbean Blue and Kissin' Kenickie Coral Starburst Sprays: Tea Pot Purple and Sea... Read more →

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Rainbow Grunge Background

Today I'm going to show you all how to create a vibrant Rainbow Grunge Background suitable for cards, pages, journals even canvas! This background style is particularly useful for low mojo days as it is low stress, uses up extra paint, when finished can be used as a base for many different projects and of course, it can be created in any colours you like! Make sure you read right to the end as I have a little challenge for... Read more →

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Marbling with Copic Various Ink and Shaving Cream

Hi All - today I'm going to share something fun that you could even get the kids involved with if you want to, though you may also want to do a few yourself! I must warn you, once you start playing this can be a little addictive, and it only gets worse once you realise all the things you can use it on! I'm talking about marbling with Copic Various Inks of course :) I absolutely love this and tried... Read more →

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Spray and Stencil Journal Page

This month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge was so much fun, I had no real plan, just a blank page and some brand new sprays! Brand New I hear you ask - yes BRAND NEW - both in colour and kind!!! These are some of the fabulous new Flat Fabio colours designed by Limor Webber, they are gorgeous. The set is called Tres Chic and the colour is suspended in an opaque base, so you can spray them over all... Read more →

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Smile Mixed Media Background Tutorial

The moment that I saw these gorgeous tissue papers from Hazel and Ruby I knew I wanted to use them on a page, so I sat down to play with a few of the newer items in my stash and this is the result - I think it would also make for an excellent 12 x 12 layout. It's only recently that I've 'found' my scrapbooking or photo page 'style' and I owe that all to Louise Nelson! I've mentioned... Read more →

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Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

This will be a little unusual for me in that this is a simple idea and it's not just that I think it's a simple idea, but it's actually really easy. Now the reason I've done this is because several times a year we all need to make bulk cards - I don't know about you all but I dread this! So today I will show you how to make a gorgeous background that I've chosen to use on a... Read more →

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Quick Backgrounds using Lindy's Leftovers!

Occassionally on my video clips I'll be working on a project using my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and I'll say 'You don't need to waste the excess, just use a piece of card to mop up the left overs and you can use it as a background". Well I thought today that I'd show you one way to use those pieces of mopping up card. What I used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays: Afternoon Delight Denim, Passionate Plum and... Read more →

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Faux Copper Verdigris Patina with Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Uh oh - I think I'm in love with another technique! You've all seen me use salt on projects before to achieve unique patterns, like my yummy textured mixed media background. Well today I'm using a similar process to add a pattern and texture to make a faux copper verdigris patina created with Lindy's Stamp Gang Products. I think I've hit the product combination spot on to create a realistic faux version of verdigris - have a look and let... Read more →

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Copic Backgrounds using Masks and Stencils

Today I will be showing you how to create your own masks and stencils to use with Copic markers and the Copic airbrush. I will be using plain acetate sheets, a wonderful low-tac product called Mask It (from X-Press It) and to finish I will be using lace or grandma's old doilies laying forgotten in the linen press (don't tell my Mum)! What I used: Clear Acetate sheets X-Press It Blending Journal or X-Press It Blending Card Copic Sketch markers... Read more →

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Make a Wish - Layered Journal Page

This is a project where you will need to stick with me - as it goes through several UGLY phases before the final page is complete. This is a really versatile technique, you could try this on scrap pages, cards, journal pages or even canvas. Before I begin, I have to give a BIG thank you to Mixed Media Art who featured this article on their web site, and a shout out to the beautiful Tracy Verdugo, Tracy's class opened... Read more →

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Copic Grunge Splatter Background using Colorless Blender

Today I will be playing with Copic backgrounds using your Copic Various Inks and Copic Colorless Blending Fluid. As usual you can use these ideas and adapt them for cards or pages and the beauty of these backgrounds is that they are just so versatile! You could die cut this to use on a project, use it as a layer or even stamp directly onto this using an oil based ink pad like Archival ink, to create a simple but... Read more →

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Grungy Background with Distress Inks and Stains

This make a fabulous background for a male project, or vintage project or steampunk - the list goes on - this technique is so versatile - give it a go, I'd love to hear what you think. What you will need: Distress Ink Pads: Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress Stain: White Picket Fence, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Black Soot Idea-Ology by Tim Holtz Kraft Resist card Moonshadow Mist: Moonlit Mulberry Distress Ink Blending Tool Inkssentials craft sheet Heat... Read more →

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Gothic Valentine Tag

I told you before I am on a tag roll, I just can't seem to help it, they are so much fun :O) This grungy gothic tag created for Halloween is my latest creation... It uses so many Ranger products I thought it might just be perfect to enter into the Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2012 challenge for October. What I used: Sweet Pea Stamp image by Anna Marine - Priceless Treasure Prismacolor Pencils for colouring main image Skin:... Read more →

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Flat Fabio Journal Page

I had to use these amazingly bright colours to off set my fabulous new Jane Girl stamp created by Jane Davenport - I knew right away she needed to be stamped in black on something boldly coloured (I have a few more ideas for her as well, but this one HAD to be created first). Now this may look simple at first glance, but there are layers upon layers and the closer you look the more you see, so here... Read more →

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Quick Card with Dylusions

This is one of the most simple Dylusions techniques - let's call it a basic technique, it's THE most basic Dylusions technique (if you don't count spraying onto card!). What I used: Dylusions, I used Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise & Crushed Grape. Smooth White card Water in mister bottle Template, mask or stencil - I used Handwriting from Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 Mulberry paper flower pencils Archival Jet Black ink Copic Spica - black Gelly Roll -... Read more →

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Butterfly Girl Journal Page

OK some days I get so excited by something I leap right in and every now and then don't quite get it right - that was the case with this page. I was supposed to do 2 pages for homework, one paint over copied image and one gesso image transfer - I watched both clips on LifeBook and enthusiasticly began my page - half way into the colouring I was scratching my head - something wasn't right - uh oh... Read more →

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Watercolor, Pencil and Metallic Paint Journal Page

Wow week 3 of Lifebook did my head in, I watched the clip had a small freak out and then watched it again. Our mission was to create art representing our dual nature, dark/light, heaven/earth - NOT good and evil, but look at the qualities within us that are a contradiction. Thankfully I listened to what Bonnie Rose was saying and gave myself permission to create the image of 'duality' that was bouncing around in my head trying to get... Read more →

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Sweet Pea Suprise Christmas Blog Hop - Poinsettia Card

Now I have to admit I've done some double dipping here and used the same background that I was playing with for some of my Christmas cards (stay tuned for the video clip coming very soon!), I couldn't resist I LOVE the background and honestly I adore this card with the Sweet Pea image, it's even better than my Christmas cards!!!!! What I used: Sweet Pea Stamp: 'Lilly' from Ching-chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection sheet 14 Paper Inspirations: Art Brush... Read more →

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Dear Santa - Define Naughty - LaBlanche Stamped Card

This has to be one of my favourite Christmas cards that I have made - sorry but I only made the one and it went to my Mum. This one is a combination of - 'I wonder what would happen if' and 'wow I love that stamp' the result is a somewhat vintage Christmas card with a little bit of cheeky mixed in. What I used: Distress Ink Pads: Festive Berries and Black Soot (on Santa), Walnut Stain and Brushed... Read more →

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Special Delivery using Present Fairy from Miranda's Card Creations!

You know how some projects just sort of come together without lot of fiddling - well this was one of them. I generously received this image via Paper Creations Ink Challenge Blog, provided for use by the fabulous Miranda van den Bosch and after I created the Magical Mica background - all the rest sort of fell in to place. The background led to the Copic colours in the image, I used the same colours on the flowers as I... Read more →

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ATC for Lindy's Stamp Gang Halloween Hop & SURPRISE!

Soooo this is another Halloween ATC I have created for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Halloween Design Team Hop and associated customer contest called 'It's Fall 'Yall', head on over to the LSG Blog for details - it's well worth a look and has totally generous prizes! This ATC is titled Exquisite Beauty and there is an added surprise - so read right to the end of this post! What I used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products: Starbursts: Hag's Wart Orange &... Read more →

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Crumpled Starburst Backgrounds

This particular technique creates amazingly beautiful backgrounds and fabulous flowers, give it a try and be generous with your sparkly sprays! What I used: 3 Starburst Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang eg: Bright, dark, light or any combination of these, they all work beautifully! I used Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Afternoon Delight Denim and Hottie Patottie Hot Pink. Water in a spray bottle Smooth White Card (I used Yes brand 190gsm from Officeworks in Australia) Heat gun... Read more →

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Creating matching backgrounds with Copic Markers

Anyone else out there get stuck finding the perfect background to match your Copic coloured image, you have a lot of paper or card but none in the right shade? I know I do. In spite of my best intentions I forget to pick my cardstock first, I colour my image and then find I have NOTHING that will match the colours I have used. So this is an idea to help combat the Copic Colour Matching Crisis when it... Read more →

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Shattered Image Backgrounds

PROCEDURE INK METHOD 1 Sponge inks (dye or pigment) onto rectangular piece of plain card – let dry overnight. Stamp over coloured inks with darker colours in dye or metallic inks and let dry. Carefully cut image into pieces resembling shattered glass and mount equal distances apart on base card. INK METHOD 2 Using White gloss card, tear low-tack masking tape into ragged edged strips. Randomly adhere these strips to the glossy side of the cardstock, making sure the pieces... Read more →

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