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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Home Bliss


This was a project I had started at a crop some time ago and only finished it last weekend.

It's pretty straight forward using punches, a variety of paper, stick on's and rub-ons.

Home is my favourite place to be <3






Saturday, 15 April 2017

April Challenges

I love looking for inspiration from all sorts of places. Blogs, pinterest, sketches and a combination of all.

This lay-out features photo's from when our family attended a wedding last fall. Rarely do we have a chance to be together so when we are capturing those moments in a few photos is priority.

I received inspiration from two separate blogs and will be entering their challenges based on the monthly contests.

First up is Scrap Our Stash- Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Stitching, Flowers and Ephemera

 April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Second is Let's Get Sketchy- Lay-Out Challenge



Paper used: BoBunny Soiree collection with Ephemera, Flowers made using heartfelt Classic Rose stamps and dies 




Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Modern Mix Media Art

Lately I've been seeing a lot of mix media based on faces. My fascination has grown so this past weekend I decided to create my first piece of what I call Modern Art.


For the base I used a piece of wood approximately 14"x 8" x 2". I then covered with left over paper and created on top making more and more layers of paints, sprays, inks, stamps, stencilling, modelling paste, inktense pencils...etc. until I was happy with the results. The best part about creating on wood is that if you hate it you can sand it off and start over (ummmm I did that twice :)

The face was hand drawn and I have to admit I am very pleased with the end result.



I can't wait to do this again!




 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

From old to new!

This winter I seen this set of 3 end tables for sale and my mind went wild with possibilities! So off I sent my husband to pick these beauties up. The smallest and the medium one got sanded down quite quickly as they were flat on top.


Still not sure what I wanted to do with them I took them to my craft space to stare at for a few weeks.
This is what I did this weekend!

Smallest 14x14" top 
(Now a plant stand)




Medium 20 x 20" top
(Now a computer table in our living space)




I did some basic paper to wood with sanding and distressing. The white space was painted with chalk paint and they were sealed with a clear sealant.

They look old, rustic and I LOVE them :)

The largest of the three is still a work in progress!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use your paper on home decor pieces to freshen them up.