Mixed Media Canvas for Scrapping Fun Kits May Moodboard Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I am here again for a share of my project designed with the Scrapping Fun Kits May Moodboard in mind. Lets take a look at the Moodboard for this month;

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What caught my attention from this Moodboard was the word Strong, the little crosses and the colours purple and blue. I decided to make a mixed media canvas inspired by this colour palette.

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I used a variety of paints in my stash and layered colours on to the canvas board using a palette knife, drying in between colours. This did take some time due to the drying and I am not a patient crafter!

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I then used my 3×5 inch gel plate to stamp some further paint and patterns on to the canvas. I then added some stamping with the same coloured paints to create a tone on tone effect.

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To get some additional texture, I added some water to some acrylic paint and dripped it from the top of the canvas and dried it with a heat gun. To finish off the canvas I used some Posca paint pens for extra marks and adhered the ‘strong’ white die cut that is the in Scrapping Fun Kits May embellishment kit. Let’s look at some close up shots;

Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form

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‘School Camp’ for Memory Maze Lasercuts

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you today for Memory Maze Lasercuts, using some of the new Pocket Pieces for a school camp layout.

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This layout was created by brayering colour on to the background of the 6X8 inch piece of cardstock. I then applied some light stamping using Memory Maze rubber stamps with black archival ink. The range of Memory Maze rubber stamps is huge, but I especially love the background stamps that can be found on the wesbite here.

The ‘school camp’ acrylic piece is one of the newest Pocket Piece range. The acrylic is 3mm and is a gorgeous, crisp white finish. The pieces is 70x47cms in size and can be ordered in a range of colours.

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In addition to this, the new acrylic chevrons and little birds are just adorable! They can be found along with the other new May products here.

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If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ Memory Maze for your local stockist where they can place their local sales reps in contact with them.

Multi layered gel prints with Mixed Media Store affiliate link

I have enjoyed playing around on my 3×5 gelli plate making multi layered prints this afternoon. While my little one is resting on the couch (cold season!) I was experimenting with my gel plate.

The Gel Press YouTube channel has a number of fantastic tutorials – this one I adapted to suit the supplies I had. It is a process by which you apply layers and after each one dries you add more until you’re happy with what you see. Lastly I added a thin layer of white paint and pulled up the print after running firmly over the print.

I love the excitement of pulling up the print – it almost always surprises me and I’m in awe of the plate works in this way.

For this I used Memory Maze Lasercuts mini stencils and rubber stamps, bubble wrap and punchinella to make marks on the plate.

I am also in love with my new Carabelle art printing plates – these are designed especially for mini printing and work a treat on the gel plate.

I have the following ones and hope to get some others shortly;

Hope you enjoyed this post and will give it a go – stayed tuned to my Facebook page for upcoming class details for where I’ll be teaching a range of background effects that you can use on your cards, layouts or Mixed Media projects.

Did you also know I am an affiliate for the Mixed Media Store Australia? Use this link to find all your mixed media and crafty goodness https://mixedmediastore.com.au/?wpam_id=11

‘Strong’ for Scrapping Fun Kits

Hello crafty friends, I am here with you today and I am so pleased to be able to share my layout using the Scrapping Fun Kits May embellishment kit.

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Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form.

For this 6×8 inch layout, I painted colour on to the background and wiped through a stencil to get the leaf pattern. The photos were layered on paper from the kit and the gorgeous zebra print tissue paper. I used the washi tape to layer under the photo and the zebra heart from Charms Creations (also in this month’s kit) to be the host of the wooden word ‘strong’. I used this layout as a little ‘pick-me-up’ and included some stickers from my stash to remind me that I am a strong woman!

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The layout was completed with some of the kit’s butterflies being fussy cut and adhered. I added some light stamping in black ink to the background as well as some Posca paint pen markings and a doodled border to finish off the layout.

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Thanks for joining me and I hope you liked my project using this amazing May embellishment kit! Get online and get yours today!

Mini Mothers Day brooch cards for Memory Maze

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Hello crafty friends, I am here with you today for Memory Maze Lasercuts and some of their new acrylic pieces…perfect for some more mini brooch cards!

With Mother’s Day coming up this month, I have been busy creating some mini cards using some of the gorgeous wooden veneer pieces as well as some of the new acrylic designs. All of the new products for May can be found on the website here.  The acrylic and wooden pieces were adhered to a brooch pin and set aside to dry. The cards are then stamped with a sentiment (this one is a Kaisercraft stamp) using my MISTI. This is the most incredible stamping tool invented – if you havent seen it in action, check it out on YouTube. It is ideal for making cards as it allows you to stamp in the same spot every time.

Lets take a closer look at the cards and some of the products used here.

I just love the range of embellishments that Memory Maze offers – whether they be in wood veneer or acrylic. Some favs for mums special day include sewing machines, deers, doggies, VW van and gorgeous hot air balloons – this one I backed with patterned paper to stand out from the card.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and will be sure to give them a go yourself. If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or Memory Maze for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them.

Check out the other fantastic project by the Design Team on the blog here.

‘Art has…’ for Scrapping Fun Kits

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Hello crafty friends, I am here with a layout for you using the amazing STEAM themed April kit from Scrapping Fun Kits. This 6X8 layout will go in to my 2018 memory planner album and was perfect for this month’s theme.

STEAM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathmatics – all great for my two boys who are the focus of my scrapbooking. This particular day on the school holidays though, both boys wanted to get painty and so we did! I love this photo of my youngest son – I captured his gorgeous smile quite randomly, but it worked well for this layout.

I created the background of the layout using some gelli printed pieces of deli paper I had at home adhered to the cardstock with gel medium. A perfect ‘arty’ look for this layout. I added some background stamping in black ink and matted the photo on the star patterned paper that came in the kit. The cut aparts were added and host the quote from Sydney Curewitz Clemens – ‘Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else’.

The April embellishment kit can be purchased online http://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/. Let’s remember what’s in the kit.

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This Kit is so versatile for many themes – those lego building pics, playdough, construction or even a steam train themes layout. The gorgeous world fabric badge could be used for a travel theme, and how about for the moon post its and cut aparts a ‘love you to the moon and back’ layout? Fantastic kit to use on a multitude of layouts. Here’s a close up of my favorite wooden piece from Corbett Creations.

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I hope you enjoyed this layout and will hurry to pick up your April kit if you haven’t done so already! Until next time….

‘Remember’ for Scrapping Fun Kits

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another Travellers Notebook layout using the Scrapping Fun Autumn TN kit!

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This layout was a little self reflective and a good reminder of those few points I’d like to keep focused in my life. The patterned paper in the kit was cut in half and adhered down. The blue doliy and paper ric rac complimented the blue in the photo. It was the tag with ‘remember’ on it that inspired the layout – what do you take your inspiration from? Is it the photo, colours of the paper or perhaps an embellishment that catches your eye?

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I layered a number of the tags and one of the cut aparts from the kit under my photo. The arrow, ‘a day in the life’ and ‘dreams’ cut aparts helped embellish the layout.

Lastly, I added the letter stickers that come in the kit to create various words – smile, have fun, relax and you’ve got this as key reminders for when I look back on this in times to come.

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I hope you enjoyed this layout and will be quick to get your TN kit from Scrapping Fun Kits at https://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/