Monday, 20 May 2013

" Kaisercraft Craft Caddy"

This is a project that I had planned to do mid last year but just never got around to it.
Finally decided that I should get around to it and thought that my Tim Holtx papers would work best on this
This is a pretty easy Kasier product to put together. Thankfully there was no painting, I just covered all the pieces in paper.
I used lots of different bits and pieces to decorate. I also used distress ink around the edges.
This sits on my small craft table in my craft area and holds all my bits and pieces that I access regulary like my tape, scissors etc.
In the top section I have a few of the small glass jars from Ikea with flowers and bits and pieces. In the drawersI have a few items that were pack in boxes but now they are in easy reach and I am finding that I am using them more often like my irock.

Finnabair classes - " Over load grungy Journal" (photo to come)

This was the last project for the weekend.
Finns new mixed media journals are just gorgeous. I love them so much that I have ordered a couple more.
At the moment I have not finished my journal from the class but will have photos uploaded soon of the finished project.

Finnabair classes - "Tea for Two" layout

When we started this layout I was very suprised in how Finnabair showed us how to do it. Never did I expect that we would be using cold tea and teabags.
This technique involved splotching, squeezing and dripping the tea from the tea bag all over the paper then the fun part of decorating with all the grungy goodies.

Finnabair class - "Everyday Treasures"

This was a class that I was really looking foward too...
We used a small canvas frame, but used the back rather then the front much like a shadow box.
Then with lots of goodies that Finnabair supplied and also bits and pieces from our own stash we went ahead and decorated.
Finnabair uses lots of products that I have never seen before these include the silks acrylic paints from Luminarte
and also the Primary Elements Artist Pigments. Finn uses these alot not just as a powder but also puts a small amount in a spray bottle and uses as a spray much like a glimmer mist.
I really really loved how this turned out and would have to say it was my favourite thing from  the whole weekend.

Finnabair classes - "Steampunk love" layout

I was lucky enough to be able to attend all 4 workshops when Finnabair tour Australia back in March.
I was so excited to attend as I just love Finnabairs style. She is an amazing artist and I learnt so many new techniques. It was the most amazing weekend.
The first thing we did on the Saturday morning was the "Steampunk love" layout.
This layout involves distressing the edges with tearinga s well as using long punches.
Lots of random stenciling with ink and the use of the many bits and pieces that Finnabair provided for our use.
Her products have been released through Prima and they are very resonable priced, Finn has also released lots of beautiful papers that we were able to use on the day.


"Vintage flowers"

This is another mixed media canvas that I started at Christmas time.
The colours are beautiful, a mixyure of peach, orange , pink and red....... I just love it.
The flowers are made from aluminium foil and I have used paver pol to adhere and make it all ahrd and firm. The paverpol also acts as an adhesive which enables the pain to stick to the foil.
I have also used other bits and pieces like buttons and wooden beads.
This would be my favourite painting that I have done so far.


The very talented Anne from Tully tropical arts and crafts had done her own peacock and as soon as I saw it I knew that I had to do one for my Mum.
I just love all the blues in this canvas. It took my ages to do as I wasnt happy with a few things and had to keep redoing it.
My Mum just loves it which is all I wanted.

"Memories of Mission" a mixed media canvas

Late last year (2012) I started working on this canvas, seeing as we were leaving the area of Tully and Mission beach I  decided that I liked the idea of creating a canvas to remember our time here.
The very wonderful and talented Anne from Tully Tropical Arts and crafts was very helpful in advising me how to blend the colours etc.
The items used oin the canvas are bits and pieces that are washed up on the shore at Mission Beach including pumice stone, shells, sand, seaweed and fish scales. I have also added some mirror glass.....
I just love all the colours and it now hangs proudly in my bedroom.

Scrap FX guest Designer for November 2012

Where Have I been

Wow.....just looking on my blog and omg, its been a long time since I blogged anything.
Anyway just in the process of getting some photos sorted for my blog. We moved house at Christmas and its taken me awhile to get settled and being unsettled meant I couldnt get inot a creative mood... only just recently have I felt like it so I have a few projects that I need to upload
I also was a guest designer for Scrap Fx so I need to get those photos up also