Thursday, 21 May 2015

Secret Diary - Journal Page


Time for another sneaky peek :)

Please head on over to A Sprinkle of Imagination to see what I have been up to. Here's a teaser pic for you:

All goodies for this project can be purchased from A Sprinkle of Imagination Shop.
Have a lovely day,
Georgie xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!

Howdy :)

So over at Frilly and Funkie this time it is my turn to host the challenge and YIKES - never done this before. So when choosing the theme, because I was on a (natural (just in case)) high, this was what I came up with:

Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!

Yeah... I'd just been asked to stay on full time as a DT when I chose this theme (back in Feb :) ) so I was immensely happy and it kind of transferred into the theme lol. 

It's probably no surprise to most of you that my son makes me incredibly happy, and so does being arty. When combining the two, it's just so lovely!! I get to rummage through all the baby photos, again :) reminisce and have that good old wander down memory lane. Then putting it into a scrapbook page is just so much fun! 

The pic is of my son at about 6 months old, and he had such a vintage, old soul look about him. His hair would naturally part (people thought I did that intentionally to him!!) so he looked like this little (hmm, no - big) 1920s baby. I love this pic and we have a big version of it still up in his bedroom, probably soon to be replaced by Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig!!
I did a lot of stitching around the page to start with and I just love these Maja Design papers too. I lightly stamped, inked and stencilled once the stitching was finished. From here I just built up those layers

These little hearts are just the cutest and I don't know why I waited so long to get them, they are just the perfect little accent! So many sentiment choices too. The wood chip is from Kaiserkraft, which has been gesso'd and inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and embossed with Lindy's Embossing Powder. 

So these flowers are just amazing, I love how they take inks and paints. I used Weathered Wood and Picket Fence Distress Stains, and that texture of the lace just sings through.

Ahh Chit Chat stickers... Okay who else spends forever looking at them dreaming up beautiful moving sentences? I'm always peering through and doing this :) I chose these words because my sons name means 'laughter' and he certainly lives up to that meaning. He is a very happy child and is always making me smile with his gorgeous laugh, and he makes our world a beautiful place to be (aww - I've gone smooshy) :)

On that happy note I will leave you here, please check out my other talented teamies at Frilly and Funkie.

Georgie xx


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Holiday Moments - Layout


Warning - photo heavy - soz :)

This photo is of my hubby and son on our Sept hols last year, we just spent everyday at the beach in some form or another and my son just adored the water!! We had the most relaxing holiday, and doing LO this makes me so want another!!! So when I saw the mood board for Dusty Attic, a beautiful summery, beachy feel, I knew I had to scrap another of these holiday snaps.

Loads of Dusty Attic goodies were used. I recently made (very) good use of their April offer of free shipping :)

I started off using the Baroque Frames left overs, I kept the outer piece because it was also gorgeous in it's own right and you get more bang for buck by using the negatives. Then added some Flourish #8. After these were glued I gesso'd, crackled and spray using loads of yummy Lindy's Sprays.

Two different Word Packs were used, #3 and #4, both were embossed.

I used Lindy's EP in Angel Wings Gold on 'Holiday' straight over the white gesso and the same EP over 'moments' but over a light coating of paint Clam Bake Beige Spray.

I love these bobbly vines (Wattle Blossom), 
they added just that much extra depth and are perfect for adding flowers to too! I used Magicals to paint these.

Lovely embellies, and from Hobby Craft and eBay so nothing designer :)

More bobbly vines, I guess I used it because it reminded me of that bobbly seaweed - am I weird? (hmm don't answer that ;) )

I added hints of Fishnet Panel here and there, but I also some matchsticks to help layer the photo.

Lindy's used:

Cocoa Bean Copper (just a smidge)


Embossing Powder:

I'd like to very much add this layout to the following challenges:

Dusty Attic (linked above)
Lindy's Stamp Gang (linked above) 

See ya around soon,
Georgie xx


Friday, 15 May 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Friday Focus - Filigree Metal


Today it is my turn for the Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie, and I'm focusing on Filigree Metal pieces!

I have tried different mediums on them with a few different projects. I certainly felt a mad scientist moment at one point :)

Please hop on over if you get the chance.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mixed Media World - Vintage Challenge

Hi Everyone!!

Well it's time already for another challenge over at Mixed Media World Challenge Blog, I know right... where does the time go?!! This month the theme is:


I went for shabby chic French style vintage as I love the old fancy lettering and romanticism of their soft colours, intertwined with flowers, oh, and of course... damask!! 

I started out with a 4x4" deep edge frame (Love these!!) and just set to work. This was one of those projects where I just kept going until it felt right.

Big shout out to Becky of Crawsome Creations who gave me one of these gorgeous little Eiffel Towers, which got the gesso treatment so it could blend in with the rest of the piece. Some sparkly glitter hidden behind in the frame to add some extra interest.

I used the French script from Tim Holtz's Papillon set and randomly stamped in Archival Jet Black for contrast. For the touches of colour I used Lindy's Stamp Gang, Pink Ladies Pink for the soft feminine pinks, Whale Watch Blue for the blue/gray tones to blend in with the pink in areas (creates a gorgeous shade of a purpley grey and a light amount of Ocean Breeze Blue. Distress inked in places with Chipped Sapphire too.

Ahhh, the damask!! :) Courtesy of Tim Holtz again, from his stencil, with texture paste.

I'm quite stuck for time at the moment so hand made flowers became a must, but with some seriously heavy gesso and some clear dry glitter, then just touches of romantic soft pink to accent.

I do hope today's post has possibly inspired to play along and create something vintage for us. We love to see your work at Mixed Media World!!

Georgie xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Colour Board (See above)
Craft Stamper Magazine Blog - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog - May Flowers
Our Creative Corner - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (MM)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes


Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Story Begins (Hen Doo) - Layout


Today I have a layout to share with you over at A Sprinkle of Imagination blog.

I've done a layout of my friend at her hen-doo from earlier this year. Very sadly I couldn't make it to the wedding in the end as that was the day Dillan went to the vets and we were told he had pancreatitis. I had to be at home on standby in case his condition declined. I wanted to do something a little bit more than just a card and gift to make it up to her. So, I thought I'd scrap one of her photos from the Country Bumpkin Day at the races.

Please hop on over to take a look if you can spare the time, and remember the A Sprinkle of Imagination shop has a whole host of new goodies in. Including the new Dylusions Paints!!

Georgie xx


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Snap Crackle Crackle


This time at Frilly and Funkie the incredibly talented Pamellia is hosting our challenge Snap, Crackle, Crackle.

'Let's see some cracks on your creations! You can use crackle paint, crackle paste, crackle glaze, crackle accents, an old cracked image, a piece of cracked UTEE, a cracked pattern from a stencil or stamp, you can even doodle on your crackle design! anything goes, as long as it cracks me up!!'

So let's get cracking... (you know I had to do that, right?) ;)

I went through three projects before finally settling on this... My projects to be re-altered are now piling up lol!! I wanted to take a different turn with colour as I know I've done lot of pinky/lilac things, I love pale creamy-green tones, but have always found this hard to accomplish.

The butterfly was given a few coats of gesso, with some Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, and some jewels from my stash down the body for consistency with the background.

I used some glass gems tom my stash to magnify some of the cracks, and good ol' reliable Glossy Accents. This stuff has never failed me :)

Cheesecloth in the background to create texture, the circular die cut is from Spellbinders and the some clipping of Tim Holtz's Mixed Media Die. I love adding interest and layers to my pieces!

Just a peek of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape underneath.

I just ADORE Prima resins and their frames are just the perfect choice to present the centrepiece of the card. I added a couple of light extra layers of gesso. Isn't it just beautiful?

And who doesn't love clocks?!! I think we all have a soft spot for them. They are just perfect in grunge or shabby chic or splattered with a million colours.

I gesso'd over the crackle paint (Picket Fence Crackle), then used light layers of Distress Paint in Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and a touch of Salty Ocean.

May Arts Lace for extra texture :)

Thank you so much for joining me here today and remember all you have to do to enter this challenge is use some crackle! Linda from The Funkie Junkie Boutique offers up the chance to win $25 from her amazing store, so be sure to play along.

Hugs my lovelies and see you soon,
Georgie xx

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