Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kraft+ September challenge

When I think of Bees you have the obvious triggers, black and yellow, hexagon shape honeycombs and HAPPY.
Spring, warm weather outdoor fun all that stuff.

I used a very rare photo of my eldest child Brent. Looking relaxed and Happy with his girlfriend Paula.

I had a brain spasm too and thought maybe I could get the hot glue to look like molten honey coming out of the honeycomb, not sure if that was a success really!!! LOL.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kraft+ August challenge

Check out all the beautiful inspiration here.

Now here is my take on this challenge.

The wonderful Jo Kinder, owner designer of Kinder Kreations, has created a beautiful tree stencil and Tree chipboard and veneers to match. Perfect for this months challenge.

I used Tim Holtz gathered twigs stain through the stencil for the background trees.
I put some stucco paste on the tree trucks and let it dry before I coloured them with gathered twigs stain and peeled paint stain.
I finished of with some tissue paper and flowers and a couple of quotes.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More than Words December challenge

Hi Everyone,

What an awesome challenge this month is, I love doing what I call bower bird layouts.

I use all old odd bits from my stash, I even borrowed bits from my scrap booking sista.

The frame was brand new and I couldn't wait to use it.

I had to borrow a pair of scissors because I forgot to pack mine for retreat.

My beautiful niece Eloise.....

thanks for looking

Scrap the girls December challenge

Hi Everyone,

I have been a bit slack lately off my game, but I just had an awesome weekend away scrap booking and got some pages done.

I got a photo off one of my scrapping sisters of her gorgeous little girl and went to town with my pink stash (which I didn't think I had!!!!) I gave it to her as a present.

thanks for looking

Kraft + December challenge

Hi Everyone,

I have been in a creative slump for a couple of months now. I went on an awesome scrap booking retreat last weekend and I actually got some pages done.

Anybody who knows me, knows I luuuurve my shoes. So I just had to do a page with them for this challenge.
I was inspired by the mood board to use lace and to add that texture feel to the background with a doily stencil.
I kept it simply so my shoes were the hero's LOL this is only a small sample of them too.

thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

White with ONE November Challenge 2016

Hi Everyone,

We have a gorgeous blue this month at White with One blog challenge.

I chose a lovely selfie of my daughter to frame with in a frame.

I started with some texture paste on the background through a Tim Holtz stencil.
Let it dry and then just tinted it with a blue mist and some Tim Holtz weathered wood distress stain.
I brushed the stain over the white frame too.

I cut a round doily chipboard from WOW chipboard in half to use as finials for the top and bottom of the frame. I coloured that with Heidi Swapp navy mist.

I used some paper flowers from kaiser in the grey/blue tones.
My title and butterfly I heat embossed with some aged aqua powder from stampendous.

I then framed it again in a 12 x 12 shadow box frame from K-Mart.

Please join us this month and have fun with this lovely colour.


Friday, July 8, 2016

Tips , Tricks and Techniques with Tracey Henly

Mixed Media Background

I always start with a 12 x 12 sheet f chipboard.
Then using matt gel or your favourite glue  add some texture to the background with ribbons and mesh. Remember with this technique it does not matter what the original colour of any of your pieces are as we are going to change it.

I then added more texture with a template and some whipped spackle and then let it dry.

Once this is dry add some chipboard, metal charms or any accent that compliments your layout.  I use helma 450 for my glue of choice.

Once everything is dry paint white gesso over everything and let it dry.

With this layout I used Lindys stamp gang sprays and some of he new prima alchelmy acrylic paints.

I put the prima flowers on last as they were really beautiful as they were, so I didn't need to paint them to match the layout. I actually chose my colours to compliment the flowers.

thanks for looking