12/07/2024

July Post

 These projects are for Gecko Galz Scrapbooking Challenge Blog

They also have a Facebook Challenge page so don't forget to check that out as well this has different challenges to enter 



Mak e sure you enter the challenges you have a chance to win a great prize from the Etsy store

This month's theme is “Sea of Dreams”

I chose this girl out of the ones on the sheet I loved the colours in the image


I used some Kraft cardstock on the background then painted some white down the middle for some contrast
I then used a circle stencil to add some dimension and texture to the background making it look like bubbles in the water


I added some blue spray over the white then added some gold drizzle down the sides of the stenciled area to enhance the gold in the image


The embellishments I added were just some little metal beach-themed charms and some tiny shells and then I added some of the small art stones to look like fine white sand 


I also created this canvas as I was pulled to these images which are from the "Drawn to Movement" set 
The free-flowing clothes, the messy hair 
I love the sketchy feel


I painted the background of the canvas with impasto giving it texture and a little dimension



Then over the background, I used a black spray and a palette knife to spread it around making sure to get it into all the grooves
Once it was dry I did the same thing with a brown spray
I think it almost looks like a marble finish 


I added the paper clay frame around the outside of the canvas after I painted it gold making it look like a frame 


I added some paper clay feathers a bird and a moth to show the movement and then added positive word stickers around the images


I have an excess of pencils from my daughter in laws bridal show so I painted them and added some to the canvas along with a mini clipboard which I attached the title of the images "Drawn to Movement"


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24/06/2024

Welcome back to Helmar

I am lucky enough to be welcomed back to the Helmar Design Team 

You can see all the design teams work on the Blog and see handy tips on ways to use the different adhesives they have

So my first project is a princess carriage album made with mdf (I don’t remember the company I got it from)

I’ve used the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (one of my favourite glues Helmar sells) 





I like using the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive on things like this that have fussy cutting around timber 
It dries fast obviously and for me that’s perfect for me cause I’m impatient lol but it also has a strong hold and you can cut around the edges within minutes of glueing it down 


I used a full patterned paper on the background of the carriage


For the doors I used a plainer pattern that just had a little flower on an edge 

Then added some embellishments including a brooch as the handle for the doors

Along the doors I used some paperclay so it looks like a window sill 

Here you can see the beautiful flower paper on the doors that will eventually have some photos on them or maybe I’ll have some pages in here to add photos too 

I added gold paint instead of the darker pink as it makes it pop so much more

Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll be back soon xx

12/06/2024

Turtles



 This project for Gecko Galz Scrapbooking Challenge Blog

They also have a Facebook Challenge page so don't forget to check that out as well this has different challenges to enter 

Make sure you enter the challenges you have a chance to win a great prize from the Etsy store

The image is part of the Fish Camp Set

Its a lovely set of water coloured sea creatures including this gorgeous turtle 


I used texture paste over the background of the canvas making lots of grooves
Then I used water colours that are in the image to tie it all together
 

I used quote from the Simple Encouragements set 
I added part of a paper clay frame that I had painted gold then rubbed with some Patina Blue wax 


I had some sand and shells which I added to the canvas as well as a couple of little metal sea creature charms
The Stay Magical quote is from the Garden Girls Card Toppers Set

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19/05/2024

Flower Children for May Challenge


Another project for the Facebook Challenge page 

I couldn’t help myself it’s a flower challenge and I do love flowers

And these little girls are just so cute they are part of the Sweet Garden Child set it’s so adorable with all the adorable little girls on there




I started off with a stencil over the background of the circle canvas 
Then painted it in a peachy pink colour 


I then added this wide lace to the middle 


After adding the images I processed to embellish the canvas with flowers and other bits from my stash including this big bling
I also used a quote from the Garden Girls Card Toppers set


I tied a white ribbon around the middle 



And add the tea pot paperclay piece 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon xx 
 



Scrapbook Fantasies

I found this timber money box at the local hardware store so I had to alter it 
A fun project I created with some of the Magic CutsDreamland Flair Button and Mermaid Wishes Rice Paper and other bits I had in my stash




I painted the box gold then added the Mermaid Wishes Rice Paper to the back panel 


I glued all the Magic Cuts I wanted to use in layers 


Adding cardboard to bring some of them up higher at the back


In between I added some little embellishments like flowers and art stones 


I wanted to cover the hole where the money is supposed to go so I added this gorgeous owl colour Cut and some flowers 


And of course I had to add a flair (if you look most of my projects have one on them) this one is part of a set from the Dreamland Flair Button set

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12/05/2024

May Post

This project for Gecko Galz Scrapbooking Challenge Blog

They also have a Facebook Challenge page so don't forget to check that out as well this has different challenges to enter 

Make sure you enter the challenges you have a chance to win a great prize from the Etsy store 


With this project I used the ethereal fairies set and the words are from the whimsical sentiments



 The background paper is from the 
I used a stencil with impasto over it so you could still see the background paper

On the ribbon spool I filled it with flowers and added art stones to add some extra texture 

I used paperclay books painted in a colour I chose from the background papers flowers and then rubbed them with some wax and painted them with some shimmer paint

With the title I did a wash over it to take away the stark white background behind the words

I added a few embellishments in a cluster for some added detail 

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10/05/2024

Gecko Galz FB Challenges

 Gecko Galz Scrapbooking 

This is for the Facebook Challenge page which has four different categories every month go check it out 

Make sure you enter the challenges you have a chance to win a great prize from the Etsy store


I created this canvas for the Floral Fantasy challenge 
I had so much fun
The large Owl is from the “Owl Be Seeing You” set and the smaller one is from “Wild Woods” 
The background was painted with black gesso first then i used acrylic paint in similar colours to what’s in the images




The centres of the flowers have small cabochons that I painted yellow before glueing them down


I wrapped the pink pleated ribbon around the edge of he canvas adding some extra contrast to the black
I used some metal leaves and other embellishments for added detail


I used bright acrylics to make sure the popped from the canvas also adding water to them so they would move across the cavas easier


I love the different flowers i used - paper clay and metal 
I tried to pick up the colour from the flowers in the images 

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09/05/2024

Scrapbook Fantasies Cyber Crop

 Scrapbook Fantasies had a cyber crop this week in their Facebook group 

 I only managed to get one project finished, I started  on another one but didn’t like it so have pulled it apart and am redoing it 

I used the Dreamland patterned paper #1 and cut it into the floorboards 
I then cut the white door from the Cottage Garden pattered paper #4 as a focal point (I love the old doors so much character)
 I backed the door with some Rice Collage Paper from the Mermaid Wishes Collection and the Magical Memories Flower pattern vellum was used behind the girl and under the door as well 


One of the cybercrop challenges was a Tic Tac Toe I chose Sequins, Gold and Stencil 


Here you can see the little pink sequins I dotted around randomly 
This was a great challenge as I’ve had these in my stash for ever, it made me use something I’d forgotten about (now they’ll be on everything hahaha)


To incorporate some gold I added a gold paper clay frame 
I also used a small brush and went along all the edges of everything to add a gold rim to make it all pop
The gold paint is Jane Davenport’s Gessoh! 
It’s so lovely and vibrant


I love bees and the Bee stencil is perfect with all the different sized bees on it 
Impasto is great to use with stencils, it adds texture without making it too obvious or taking it away from your patterned papers
I added a few flowers around for contrast and that’s it 

Thank you for visiting I hope you come back soon xx