It's true! time goes by so fast when you're having so much fun! I've had a really productive night, lots of design work for a client done and I have just printed these off for my Something To Hang craft challenge.
OK bed time now.
Just a quick video I whipped up last week - mixed media scrapbook page! Feel free to mute the music out if you're not into it. Enjoy!
Yay for Friday! I'm going down to Rotorua today with the family. The kids and I really need a break and change of scenery. Justin's been working on our house down there, this will be the first time I get to see it, so I'm eager to have a look around.
I wanted to share this with you all. It's a hybrid scrapbook page, using photoshop, paint and craft stuff. I loved the whole process from screen to sticking on all the embellishments. I really need to create more and use up all my stash!
acrylics, ink, stamps, prima flowers, gems, alpha sticker, tacky glue, plastic branch.
I recorded the whole process for you guys, but ran out of time to render and upload! So I'll upload it after this weekend for yah all!
Have a good one!
I painted this yesterday!
SUPPLIES USED: Tattered Angles Mists; Acrylics, Inks, Prima Stamps; Texture Medium; Alison's Acquisitions flower; Miscellaneous charm; Thread; Paint roller.
I've been wanting to create something huge and teal saturated to hang over my dining room table for a very long time. Finally I had some spare time yesterday and knew it had to be a paint day - and a paint day it was! I made such a mess in my kitchen, the clean up was PAAINful. I have to say I am totally satisfied with it! I thought I wasn't going to be, because I felt the time pressure big time and I don't work well knowing I have to have everything cleaned up at a certain time - kills my creativity big time! Any way, once the inspiration started rolling in... about half way through the project! I knew this was going to all work out. I always dread going in the right direction then mucking it up, because of too much misting or something... (sigh) oh how I love misting. I really need to order some more bottles in actually!
Anyway here is the how to.
I'll show you the room view on another post!
I have been wanting to do this for a while now. Organize my - forever getting tangled necklaces & my disappearing earring's! I have looked and looked for something to display all my pretties, but most of the ones I like have that handmade feel. And I don't like parting with lots of money if I know I can make it myself - you know what I mean? - yah. So finally, I found the perfect solution.
A few days ago I found this piece at the warehouse for $12.50! Had to get it! ...didn't know what I was going to alter it for, but I knew it was a great buy!
I am so satisfied with the end result, it looks better then how I imagined it would be. I realized while taking the pics I need more earrings - hint hint Justin! Here's what you will need -
The room view -
And your free printable art -
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Hi friends. I thought I'd start sharing the progress on my place. The house is slowly starting to look the way I wanted it to look like. It has been a little over six years since we moved into this place and it feels like we have taken forever to get here... I honestly thought it would never happen, because of the time and lack of money. Over this time though, I have been collecting and making items to display here and there, feels good to have it come together so nicely. Remember I mentioned starting the entrance makeover last year... like I said - we ARE slow! The two left photo are from outside the entrance. And the right photo is from the inside, notice the door on the left of that wall.
I now have an entrance that's more me. Something that says 'Hey there, let me lead you to a place where you can sit and relax'
There used to be an ugly sliding door on the left hand corner leading to the kitchen. I hated the fact that when visitors entered our home, one of the first things they saw was a work zone... and sometimes a very busy and messy work zone. So thanks to Justin and his muscles he closed that up nicely for us. Justin also plastered the walls, which he hated, heehee. And I put wallpaper up for the first time, which I also hated. But thankyou 60 Minutes Makeover for giving me the tips and confidence to get that stuff up! Looove that show! Love my fabric art blocks too, I also made these a looong time ago, they add the perfect amount of interest on the walls without it looking too busy. Here are more pics -
Hi guys! I just wanted to share my latest creation, before the weekend hits! I want to spend as little time in front of the computer screen as possible. AND more time with the kids!
I just love the way this piece turned out! I was inspired to create something last year around November. I knew I wanted something that blended with the wall colour and with lots of texture. Then when I saw those cool circle mirrors - I thought they would catch the light perfectly in the lounge! And I was right - they look amazing in the afternoon light with the reflection of the moving forest. Its going to look awesome once I hang it... but not till the carpets laid and the curtains are up! This will be the icing on the cake ... I'm weird like that, I like to look at the full effect. Actually I told my mum in-law she couldn't come over until the lounge and entrance were done. We both love interior design and she's always showing me her latest finds. Well soon its going to be my turn. I've lived in an unfinished home for 6 years now, and it's going to feel so good having these 2 rooms look the way I want. Yay!
I finished the configuration box too -
I'm not sure where I'll put this one yet. But I do want to place some black and white photos around it.
As promised, here are the step by step photos
GRACE WALL ART - HOW TO
lace/cheesecloth - any interesting fabrics really
modpodge - matt
quick dry craft glue
Pink Paislee artisan elements
anything else you're inspired to use
mini paint roller
1. Glue mirrors down.
2. Use mode podge to glue fabric down and craft glue for the chipboard letters. Mix texture medium in with white paint and apply around canvas with palette knife. TIP: sometimes you'll need to use light wavy movements.
3. Once texture and glue has dried(should take half a day to dry entirely if you live in New Zealand), paint all over your canvas, letters & fabric with the mini roller. Once dried, paint again. TIP: I rolled over the mirrors too for times sake, then afterwards wiped each one with makeup remover pads.
4. Use a brush to fill in finer details.
5. This part is fun! Use your mists and hold your bottle right up over the canvas, with the nozzle facing down towards the canvas, start spraying and make slow swooshy movements. Let light sprays fall onto your canvas forming a line across it. Then you want to get closer now creating a line that is more dense with spray spots. Have fun and choose other colours, just remember to hold that bottle up high if you want your effect to be subtle.
6. Paint your text on. eek! I hate this bit!
7. Roll the same background paint across prima flower a couple of times. Then sew to canvas.
8. Finishing touches, like painting over sprayed parts of the canvas so it stand out more. Stamping details, etc.
FAMILY CONFIGURATION BOX
1. Glue your little boxes down to the base. Use mod podge and a brush to glue tissue around the edges of your box.
2. Mix texture medium and white paint together and apply all over box. Try and create lumpy uneven surfaces. Leave to dry for half a day at least.
3. Paint all over your box with the colour you desire.
4. Once dry, apply modpodge to the backs of printed papers, paste inside holes then seal using the same product.
5. This bits easy! Glue all your embellishments in place!
I hope this has inspired you to create! It truly is therapeutic just to do something with real paint and glue!
Have a great weekend!
My living room and entrance makeover has almost finished. We just have to lay carpet, sand the floors and put up curtains! I've been wanting to create a few things to hang on the wall, and place around the room.
First thing on the list. I'm going to paint this huge canvas -
I took a quick look at all my supplies and collected all the possibilities. I might not use everything there - we'll see.
Then there's the configuration boxes by, Tim Holtz!
I'll be using supplies from Teal Ambition for this one. I can't wait to get started. I'll take pics as I create so I can share with you all.
Oh, here's a peek at the wall paper we are featuring in the lounge and one side of the entrance. -