Thursday, October 23, 2014

My first mixed media experience

I always love looking at all the mixed media canvasses here and there and am a big fan of Kelly Rae Roberts. And....I have always wanted to try some mixed media myself. I know that one thing I love about scrapping the way I do it is that I have total control of the outcome. Something you have NOT when you do mixed media. Well, maybe you do and I totally have no clue what I am doing am just a girl with no mixed media experience.
I started with speding a small fortune on supplies: Gesso, matte medium, canvasses, brushes. I decided to use my scrapbooking acrylic paints and mists, which I actually have a lot...... (shame shame)

I looked at some of the pins on my Mixed Media Board on Pinterest and decided I should not let myself get overwhelmed with all the techniques and tutorials, I was just going to start. 


Gesso: Liquitex
Matte Medium: Liquitex
Glosse: Ranger
Paint: Making Memories, Delta Ceramcoat
Stickers: Doodlebug, Tumblebeast
Glitterglue: Stickles
Chipboard: Enmarc Crafts
Acetate: Heidi Swapp
Twine: Divine Twine
Misc: Wooden stars, wooden heart, canvas

Non linked manufacturers are not longer existing...... :(

Thanks for coming over and taking the time to look at my work, it is really appreciated. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My favorite photo of all times

I have finally scrapped a photo that I wanted to scrap for such a long time. When I showed Dear Son the photo he said: Hey, that is me, but where is that? All those weird looking colours.
I started laughing while telling him the little gopher in the photo is actually his dad and it was taken on a plane flying from Toronto to Amsterdam in 1971.
Love that pic where Dear Husband is sleeping with his sailor ourfit (doesmn't that look absolutely adorable? And boy those colours on the plane, talk about retro.......

I used quite a bit of stash for this and made it look fancy with the new trend in scrapbooking land: GOLD! 
Here's what I came up with: 

CS: Bazzill
Stickers: Pink Paislee, Skippings*, Jenni Bowlin
Rub-ons: Kaisercraft, Scenic Route*, 7Gypsies*
Misc: bakers' twine, staples

* the non-linked manufacterers are no longer in business 


Thanks for popping by, make sure you do some crafty stuff this weekend and just smile..........

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Anything goes....

How much fun can a challenge be where the only challenge is: anything goes? Well, harder than I thought and expected. Again I made a card, this time for a crafty friend who need a little pad on the shoulder. 

I am posting this for the challenge over at Su-perchallenges. I always loved blue, no matter what but with card I seem to grab my blue inks EVERY time. Sorry if it gets boring......
And somehow the rhinestones in the pics look kinda green but they are NOT, they are exactly the same color as the turquoise ink. Guess my camera played tricks there.

Misc: Rhine stones

Thanks for stopping by again, enjoy hump day today and make sure you do some crafty stuff today!