Attic Inspired Crafter

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

For the love of Music

Once again I like to share a 11"x14" canvas I created using a variety of products. Such products include: Distress paints, Time Holtz tissue paper; Tim Holtz Stencils, Modelling Paste, 6x6 paper pad.

Lots of inspiration again taken from Vicky Papaioannou

Monday, 3 October 2016

A Good Book....

I am so loving dabbling in mix media on a canvas! It allows me to free lance "a little" while using Vicky Papaioannou  as my inspiration. I am in love with her work and talent.

Using up my mix media products, 6x6 paper pads, inks, stamps all while drinking coffee brings me joy. Here's my completed 11x14 Canvas.

Make time for what brings you joy <3

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tea cures everything

I LOVE mix media, paper piecing, colouring, bringing life to a plain canvas!!!

Vicky Papaioannou is my new favourite mix media inspirational blogger. 

This canvas was inspired by one she created from one she did, I just embellished a little more :)

Start with a mini paper pad with colours that you like and pick a few pages, cut in rectangles
 of various of sizes. Using medium gel, paste them down.

Then add a layer of thin gesso

Once dried (can you a heat tool to speed up the process) and a baby wipe to spread, add a combination of distress paint with the lightest in the center and brighter out to the edges, blending well. Finish with vintage photo to the edges

Using a variety of cup stain stamps and a permanent ink, like Versafine, stamp over

 To make the texture of the little squares pop use a permanent ink that allows a little time to move the colour around to shade and accent. I used Faber Castel Markers.

Then the real fun begins with paper piecing. First the tea cup which I cup from Heartfelt Creations "Coffee Talk" collection, then the tea pot which I did cut free hand!

Hope this inspired you to create today <3

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

With Sympathy

Not all crafting sessions bring happy memories. However I can hope that receiving a hand crafted card during a very difficult time will provide comfort and knowledge of personal support.

One layer cards have never really appealed to me but these layered stamps make me really appreciate how simple can be so elegant.

Wplus9 is a beautiful layered stamp set. All you have to do is choose complementary colours and stamp away!

I Stamped off two pieces which once cut in half will be enough for 4 cards. The pieces were a little wider then I wanted so I trimmed 1/4" from each and used it...want not waste not!!

Sentiment Stamp by Just Right

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Welcome Home...

My son and his girlfriend moved into a new place and I thought what a better way to say "Welcome Home" than a special, one of a kind frame amde from great memories they had on a trip to Newfoundland.

I used many, many products {modelling paste, stencils, inks, sewing, heartfelt creations stamps, dies and paper, creative embellishments...just to name a few!}I also did the forbidden and crossed paper lines!

Enjoy and be inspired to create outside of the box!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Welcome Summer 2015

Been playing some catch up on some of my favourite garden pictures from 2015 and this is one of them!

Next to crafting, searching for vintage finds is my next best thing to do. My husband and I usually spend out Saturdays in the yard sale circa. Last year we found this dresser for $10 and it was already painted this colour...perfect find!

To create this page I used the following items: Paper from Fabscraps, Blue Fern, Bo Bunny, embellishments from fancy pants. Added textures by using the sewing machine, modelling paste, cut-outs from dies spellbinders and Lawn Fawn, Distress ink and a heart punch.

Inspiration found on

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Patio Love

Those who know we well know that I love just being home. I don't need to leave to feel like i'm in paradise. All I need is some sunshine and my back deck! These are memories from 2015.

For this lay-out I used Simple Stories Bloom & Grow line, with their embellishments of the bits and pieces, Enamel dots and Brads. To make everything pop I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and used some flicks of distress spray.

For inspiration I ventured to