Monday, 27 March 2017

Welcome Spring!

Hi guys! Just wanted to share my latest project with everyone, it is a bit different then the normal paper-paint crafts that I normally do but I like creating all sorts of different projects and so I thought I would share this too!!! I am playing along at Love To Craft Challenge Blog #8 Anything Goes, I love that they accept all sorts of crafts, not just cards and pages because if you are anything like me you probably like to change things up once in a while!  I recently went to Micheals and while I was there they had a 50% off there entire floral department and who can resist a sale, that is just silly, I am not known for my will power! I have been wanting to create a centrepiece for my kitchen table for quite some time so... here is the finished piece... I am so happy with the way it turned out!

Never be afraid of trying something new, you may be surprised at what you can accomplish!  I started gathering random blooms, big ones & smaller ones just using steams that seamed to go well together with lots of greenery, I can't stress the difference a little greenery adds to the look of the arrangement! A cute little container, this shabby metal pot was exactly what I was looking for! I started with the biggest blooms and the rest fell into place, but it didn't look right to me until I added the greenery, and now I smile every time I walk into my kitchen! I love this quick little project, I hope you will too, if you make one similar leave me a link in the comments I would love to see! I will leave you with a couple more pictures of the arrangement. Thanks for dropping by and having a peek!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Live in color

Hi guys, I am back with an art journal page this time... I am working on loose pages so that I can add lots of texture without it affecting the rest of the album, once I have a few pages I will be able to bind the together in an a big juicy album.

I am playing around at scrapping 4 fun challenges - #86 recycling old stash everything I used on this layout was at least 5 years old... it feels great to be using up my supplies. I have been hoarding scrapbooking supplies forever, or at least that's the way it feels. I also was inspired by the weekly #ccbchallenge, this week to honour St-Patrick's day we had to use rainbow coloured projects...

I here is what I came up with... thanks for stoping by and  taking a look

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Time to mark a new stage in my life by starting a brand-new blog. What good is creating if  no one sees your work, so that is my goal, to share my hobbies and passions with anyone who is interested.  In the past I focused primarily on paper crafts, scrap booking, card making but lately it is acrylic painting that is really driving me forwards.

I  found a good way to kick start my creativity is to participate in challenges so that's where this journey starts. I am part of a Facebook group for Canvas Corp Brands Collective... a group filled with talent and inspiration... they also host a monthly challenge #ccbchallenge, you can see where I am headed, right? This months challenge is Re-birth, the idea was to use the word or there mood board as inspiration for a project.

So this is a reversed 10x10 canvas, I used gesso on the backside of the canvas and painted my version of the pussy willow branches from the mood board and useded the edges of the canvas of the frame. I painted it with paynes gray and covered it in lace.

Here is a close-up of the pussy willow, it is hard to zero in on some of the details when you are looking at the project as a whole...

Then I created a few flower clusters for my corners using random flowers, leaves that I stamped and cut from  burlap and some trinkets that I have accumulated over the years... I assembled it all on some frayed burlap that I had in my stash and added a few rhinestones for
Some additional pop, here is a close up of those.

So there it is... hope you all enjoyed my project and this post, feel free to leave me a message with your thoughts! See you next time ;)