Whoo for Memory Maze

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This weeks project includes my favourite animal and you will see thatI use them a lot in my projects they are just so beautiful and I can only use so many pictures of people LOL 
I made a process video of this one on YouTube so please watch and subscribe to my channel, give me a thumbs up and leave me some feedback good or bad I'm happy for creative ideas

So I turned the canvas around and used modelling paste along the edge to cover the timber and staples
Then covered the whole thing with gesso as well as all my chipboard

With the Branch from the Young Wild and Free I painted it with Colour Shimmer Spray Leather, then the feathers that are cut out I used Colour Shimmer Dust Amber, Candy, Lush and Cobalt and the other feathers I used clear gesso mixed with Colour Mica Powders Polar, Cool Mint and Watermelon and the little leaf I used some Colour Paste Apple of My Eye 

With the Colour Mica Powders Polar, Cool Mint and Watermelon after the clear gesso dried the Colour Mica Powders dried with no shimmer so I went over them again with a little bit of the powder and water and the shimmer was back

Here I rusted the Owl Steam Punked and the cogs with some brown paint that I had mixed some fine sand with then add some Rusty Paper Paint randomly over them
I then added a Flutterby Design Flair Button (one of my favourite embellishments) to give him a heart and add some more detail to him

I used Colour Shimmer Dust Lollipop and Colour Shimmer Spray Sunshine on the canvas sides and background
I used some little white flowers and some glass cabochons randomly for some added texture

Here you can see the Mayhem chipboard which I painted with Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock
I added a metal piece across the middle of the canvas

I added the three different sized Finnabair Art Stones mixed with some Helmar Super-Tac Glue and stuck them in different places over the canvas with some more metal

Here you can see where I added some muslin to the background for another texture and more metal and flowers yes I really do love metal and flowers

Products I used

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Something Beautiful for Colour Blast

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I love using quotes they are so inspirational and this is one that we all should use instead of always having negative things to say about people try find the good 
This project for Colour Blast I also created a Youtube video for so make sure you check it out and subscribe to both my channel and the Colour Blast channel
Make sure you visit the BLOG and see what the other Design Team members have been creating for inspiration

I used the Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Leather,
Colour Shimmer Dust in Sunflower (which I made into a spray)  and the Colour Artist Inks in Spice and Grass

I used the Colour Shimmer Dust in Sunflower and the Colour Artist Inks in Spice and Grass on the background adding water to the inks to water them down a little

I then used the Colour Artist Inks in Spice and Grass on the paper clay leaves and flowers painting the colours on with a brush ( I have grass and spice coloured fingers) 

I brushed on the Colour Shimmer Spray in Leather on the edges of the stencilled pattern 

I used Colour Shimmer Dust Sunflower mixed with water on the paper clay key hole and key for a pop of colour

I used Prima flowers, Memory Maze Chipoard and a Flutterby Design Flair Button
I also added some micro beads for added texture and interest

These are the Colour Blast Products I used on my project which you can find HERE

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One for Memory Maze

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My project this week was centred around this frame I found at an Op Shop I love looking for different things this time I found some more frames 
It had no back to it just the frame and I knew I had this photo at home of my daughter and son in law from their wedding
I just love it, she was really upset after dancing with her father (she's a very shy person and was very embarrassed having everyone watch her dance) so when she finally got to dance with Dave he had to calm her down and the photographer caught him kiss her on the top of the head it's so beautiful  

I have a YouTube video so make sure you take a look and subscribe to my channel 

I attached the frame to a canvas with some Helmar Super-Tac Glue  

I then covered the canvas and frame with white gesso (the frame was painted white but not very well you could see it had been silver under neath)

On the canvas I used the Door Wire Stencil this is one of my favourite patterns and I used it with some Colour Paste Snow White I love how it has the shimmer to it 

Here you can see the shimmer of the Colour Paste Snow White

I used silver leaf on one of the Flourish's from the 12 x 12 Flourish Corner Set just for a pop as well as little bits on around the frame

This quote was on the Program that was handed out at the wedding and I thought it was perfect for this photo (well I could probably use it for a lot of the photos that were taken on the day)
I had a paper clay scroll and I used some silver leaf on that too

I had bought this Pearl and Bling pendant and was waiting to use it on something special
You know how you hang onto things just incase (well I do) well this was perfect for this project
I love metal and have a huge stash of bits and pieces and thought this double heart would go nice on the corner of the frame just right

I used some sheer material on the background which looks like bridal veil material just to add another  texture and layer 

And as always I added some little white flowers but before I put them in the frame I used some Colour Embossing Powder Snow White It's so pretty it has bits of bling in it ( the only bad bit is it gets everywhere so I have sparkles all over the place) 
I used another of my metal piece LOVE cause thats what these two have for each other nothing but love and it showed even more on the day
Around inner edge of the frame I rubbed some Inka-Gold Silver to tie the silver leaf 

Products I used

Well that's it for me I hope you enjoyed my project 

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Black and Gold Tin For Helmar

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Every year Aldi have Dutch week and every year I get a tin of Speculaas (Dutch spiced biscuits) they are so yum 
And so I have a tin to use (this is last years tin we haven't finished this years biscuits)

This project is for Helmar 
Make sure you check out the Blog and see what the Design Team have been creating over the month and get some great inspiration from them

I created a YouTube Video of the process it's only a short video so make sure you pop over and watch it and give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel I'd really appreciate it xx

I started off by painting the tin with black gesso making sure to cover all the sides and the top
Once it was dry I then used the Memory Maze Door Wire Stencil with some Impasto through it when that dried I painted over it with black gesso

I sprayed the tin with the Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish so it is nice and shiny (always make sure to use the sprays outside as they have a very strong smell)

I started by sticking the flower doily down with some Helmar Fabric Glue then stuck the metal down with the Craft Glue

I used some Vicki Boutin Word Stickers and also a butterfly and a strip of hearts from the same pack I the Craft Glue to stick all the stickers down to make sure they don't come up

The flowers are from a Prima Pack that a friend gave me and they are perfect for this project

I love metal and have a great stash so I will always find an excuse to use some and the Craft Glue is great for gluing the metal down 
I also used it to stick the flowers, the paper clay and the little glass jar
The glitter in the jar I glued in with the Helmar Gemstone Glue which I also used on the leaf to glue the glitter around the edge

So here you can see the different glues I used 
And here's a link to the Helmar Website where you can find all the different products they sell 
They have a huge range and I'm sure you can find a different product for just about anything you may need

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Pink Clouds for Colour Blast

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This is my first post for Colour Blast and I had so much fun playing with the products

I started with a small canvas that I had prepared with White Heavy Gesso  and I also used it on my chipboard

Then I used some Colour Paste in Fire Engine
I spread it across the canvas with a spatular making it look random thicker in some parts and making sure to do the edges of the canvas

While this was drying I used some
I mixed a little of the two together to try and get the orange colour to match the sky line

In the end I didn't use the Dream Catcher so that will be used another time 

I used Colour Paste Blush through a stencil and the left over mix of  the Colour Shimmer Dusts I let dribble over the canvas once the stencilled areas had dried 

So I wanted to add a touch of blue as there is a little bit in the sky 
I used the Colour Mica Powder Polar on a doily by stamping with the versa mark ink then brushing over the top with the Polar - the versa mark helps it stay as it has a glue like effect
The stamp is from Memory Maze

I also used the Polar  Colour Mica Powder on a paper clay flower and a metal embellishment which I also added versa mark too 

I added a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative which helps the Colour Mica Powders from coming off your projects when you don't add them to a binder like Gesso or gel medium type products

Here you can see I added some small glass beads, I love using those or micro beads just for added texture and dimension 

Here are close up's of the metal and the paper clay flower I used the Polar Colour Mica Powder on, it's so pretty and shimmery

I also added some Bling Colour Paste to the edges of the white flowers for some bling (this is one of my favourite paste colours of all I use it on everything) 

I used some Flutterby Design White tiny sticky quotes I use these a lot too, these ones seemed perfect for the photo I used 
I like to try and find inspirational words to add to my projects 

These two photos show the dimension that the paste gives through the stencil and also the layers I have on my canvas

Well that's it from me I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I did making it 

Thank you and I hope you will come back again xx