Wintery Art Journal Page with Washi Background

Today I felt like creating something with a photo of my cat taken over Christmas - who can resist a holiday snap! I decided to use this as an opportunity to have a little play and experiment with a few new techniques and ideas in my art journal. I think the key to this one was the mixed media layered background using washi and deco tape, light molding paste, watercolor paint and sprays, to add soft and subtle color. Let... Read more →

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Gelato Art Journal Page

Hi - hope you are all having an amazing month - I know I am :) This month I got a little carried away with an idea, and setting myself 'to try' goals - I ended up with a very long list! I had been browsing on Pinterest and come across the work of Loui Jover who creates amazing art over the top of book pages. Now this isn't a new thing, but I found it particularly inspiring and couldn't... Read more →

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Alter and Up-cycle Prima Paper Flowers

In keeping with this month's theme of RECYCLING we are going to use a few unloved supplies and left-over scraps in today's post, which is a little bit of fun and a cool way to use all those odd flowers you have collected over the years! You guessed it - we are going to alter and Up-cycle some paper flowers, because no-one likes to have random flowers hanging about that you can't use! Keep reading and we will take a... Read more →

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3 Ways to Create Vintage Grunge Effects using Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Today I'm going to look at 3 different ways to create vintage or grunge effects using your Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Now there are WAY more than 3 ways to do this, but I thought I'd share my 'go to' techniques, the ones that always work, are practically fool-proof and are all quick to do - the result, instant vintage grungy goodness for any project. 1. Vintage / Grunge Background Begin by glueing scraps of paper onto a tag (or... Read more →

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What Are Moonshadow Mists & How Do You Use Them?

In today's post I am highlighting a product for Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow Mists. Moonshadow Mists have been around since almost the beginning of Lindy's Stamp Gang, in fact they (or their predecessor - Moonshadow Inks) are what got me hooked on Lindys in the first place. What is a Moonshadow Mist? Moonshadow Mists are vintage themed sprays - they all have a brown undertone (though the intensity of the brown varies) and a wide variety of subtle shimmer... Read more →

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Monotone Mixed Media Journal Page

Today I'm going to use my Copic products to create a monotone journal page. Working with a limited colour palette was a new thing for me and monotones even more difficult - you know how I love my colour! I used blue so much last year I thought I'd try a different palette and settled on a grungy, vintage colour scheme. After giving the page a bit of thought, I decided to go completely Copic - ALL the colour on... Read more →

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Low Stress Christmas Card using Moonshadow Mist

OK - I kind of have a love/hate relationship with handmade Christmas cards. I LOVE the idea of sending my crafty friends (and my Mum and Dad!) a handmade card to show how much I appreciate them, the handmade touch really adds something special. I HATE (read here loathe with a burning passion) making to exact same thing, 20-30 or 40 times - over and over and over and over. So when you have to make the same thing over... Read more →

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Follow Your Own True North Page for Travel Blog Hop

OK I have to admit I felt a little intimidated when asked to join in on the Basic Grey, Glue Dots and Lindy's Stamp Gang Travel Blog Hop - not only do they have amazing artists on their Design Teams, but I'm so not a scrapbooker (those 12 x 12 double layouts are scary big!). BUT my motto this year has been don't let fear stop you from doing anything - so I said yes and jumped in the deep... 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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Military Legacy using Burnished Brass Moonshadow Mist and Distress inks

This card was inspired by the stamp plate from Oxford Impressions - Heart of Dixie, the main stamped image in particular, the man's eyes - were just speaking to me :) The stamped panel, was the first element of the card I made, everything else sort of grew around it. What I used: Burnished Brass Moonshadow Mist Ranger Distress Inks by Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo and Black Soot Cuttlebug embossing folder: Script Civil war veteran photo stamp from Heart of... Read more →

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Comparison of the 3 Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang

A big hello the the bunch of people who emailed me with questions about the 3 different sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang! Glitz Spritz Moonshadow Mist Starburst Sprays I answered a lot of these enquiries in person and decided it may be easier for you to SEE the difference for yourselves. So I have made a 10min YouTube clip which explains what each spray is best used for and does a product test on both black and white card, so... Read more →

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