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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Be...... Tag ♥

I am delighted to be sharing a tag with you today for the [Roc Nicholas] Design Team.

I am trying to be.. calm.. be.. mindful.. be.. forgiving..

Just.. BE !


I created a tag using Distress Inks for the background and a little water and light stencilling. Then stamped [Scooter Girl] directly onto the tag along with [Heart Vine] and added some sparkly washi tape!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. You can see lots more inspirational creations over at [what's up roc] and also over at the Facebook [FAN page]

  Happy creating, Gez ♥



Monday, 20 March 2017

I'm learning to fly!

I've been learning to fly my whole life.. and I'm still learning ♥

Here is my postcard for the [Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Design Team]


I created a mixed media background using acrylic paints and paper scraps and even some glitter glue ♥ Then overstamped the background with [Squiggle Arms] 

I then stamped Roc's gorgeous [Bunny] onto painted scrap paper, fussy cut then added it to my postcard along with [Learning to Fly] sentiment.

Thank you for calling today and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Please pop by and say Hi, if you can over at the [Facebook] page to see lots of inspiration and swaps!

 Happy creating, Gez ♥




Monday, 20 February 2017

Beautiful YOU!

Good morning!

I am delighted to be sharing a postcard today for the [Roc Nicolas Design Team] today and in the month of February the month of love.. why not send out a message of self-love to ourselves ♥

For my postcard I started with a layer of white Gesso and built up some layers of acrylic paint using some of the gorgeous DecoArt fluid acrylics available from [Tando Creative] in the UK. 

The background was stamped with Roc's [Scalloped Lace Border] and also a circle from the [Steampunk Border] stamp. 


I stamped Roc's gorgeous lady stamp [Daisyhead] onto smooth cardstock and coloured her using Copic markers


 then spots of [Crackle Glaze] were added to the flower on her hat..


Finished postcard..


Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

  Happy creating, Gez ♥




Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love.. is in the air!

Love is most definitely in the air over at Tando's [Creative Blog] as the designers have been sharing their love inspired creations all this week.

Today it's my turn and I am delighted to be sharing this little project with you!


Here is my love conquers all tag ♥


I started with one of the set of 5 [Long Tags] and gave it various coats of DecoArts [Fluid acrylics] 

I left the tag to dry and painted 3 cogs from the [Heart Cogs Mix] then added a coat of [Clear Crackle Glaze] 



Everything dried fairly quickly and I assembled my tag adding some of the gorgeous [Spoonful of RUST] to the finished tag, where I added it to the hearts I sealed it in with a thick coating of clear glue.

Thank you for calling, I hope you like my tag ♥

Happy creating, Gez ♥

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Stampendous week

This week over at [Tando Creative] it is Stampendous week.. all this week the design team have been creating with gorgeous products from Stampendous.

Today I am sharing a journal page using the [Urban - Cityscape] stamp, one of my favourites! And also some of the delicious Frantage glitter.. as the UK hits zero temperatures this week it has inspired my artwork once again!

... if only one smile could warm the world !


The background was created using Deco Arts, [White Gesso][Texture Sand Paste] and [Media Fluid Acrylics]


One of the stars from the [Grab Bag] was also coated in White Gesso and given a coating of different embossing enamels from the silver [Frantage Jewel Kit]

The Urban stamp was embossed with white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] and clear embossing powder to create a snowy effect..


Some of the gorgeous large flakes from the Frantage Jewel kit were also added to the page.

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

Keep warm! Happy creating, Gez ♥


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Let It Snow!

Happy New Year! Welcome!

I would firstly like to thank everyone who took the time to call and leave me comments last year. That is so kind of you. Thank You!

I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today over at [Tando Creative] The Design Team this week have been sharing their inspiration with you by creating tags and also welcoming our newest DT member. I hope you can call by..


Here is my tag for this weeks theme..

This last week has seen us have Thundersnow! And so it inspired my tag!


The background was created using the [Joined Snowflake] mask and Distress Inks.

[Urban - Cityscape] stamp by Stampendous was stamped and embossed directly onto the tag and coloured with watercolour paints, these [Long Tags] will keep their shape with heat, water and whatever medium you use.

Chunky white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] was used to pave the street with snow!


Three [Snowflakes] were painted with silver acrylic paint and then given a delicious coating of  glitter from the [Silver] Stampendous Frantage Jewel Kit.



Tando products used:









Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Stay warm and safe if you are in the Northern hemisphere.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥


Monday, 21 November 2016

Visible Image ~ Tomorrow....

Good morning! Monday again!! I am delighted to be sharing a card with you today created for [Visible Image]

I am really enjoying creating backgrounds with the fabulous range of paints and special mediums from DecoArt teamed together with the fabulous images from Visible Image what more can you ask for !!!

First of all I created a background using Black Gesso and washi tape followed by some random stencilling. I coloured some of the Texture Sand Paste with Pyrrole Red acrylic paint.

 
I painted over most of the texture paste to help push it into the background. using media fluid acrylic paints.



 Once everything was dried I spritzed the background with DecoArt media Misters..


 Then getting quite lost in the process.. again ! I forgot to take photographs.. I added some clear crackle glaze over the top of the texture sand paste and ink drips to see what would happen.. I LOVE the result..

I just had to show you a glorious close up !

 Gorgeous textures and crackle !



 My finished card..
 


 Does it get any better !!

I stamped directly onto the background using stamps from the [Tomorrow Doesn't Exist] stamp set.. masked the girl and added some ink splats and glittery swirly doodles !

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

Don't forget you can see lots more Visible Image inspiration here..

[Visible Image Shop] for all your stamps and monoliths ♥

[Visible Image BLOG] for lots of Design Team inspiration ♥

[Show & Tell Monthly Challenge]  for your chance to win a £25 gift certificate ♥

[Visible Image FB page] for up todate news and offers ♥

 [Visible Image FB group] a place together and share our love for all things Visible Image ♥ 
 


[Visible Image on Twitter]


Happy creating, Gez

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tando Creative ~ Anything Goes!

Happy Sunday!

I am delighted to be sharing an altered book box with you today over on the Tando Creative blog [HERE!] 

First thing to do was to design a layout of chipboard pieces, this was so much fun! I've included pieces from the [3 clocks in 1] set, a lock from the [Locks and Latches] set, a heart from a [Grab Bag of Hearts], four of the gorgeous arrows from the [Arrows Grab Bag] and pieces of one of the fabulous [Lace effect borders].

I then added some textured stencilling through the [Letters] mask and also the [Sequin Waste Mask] so much fun!

Everything was glued into place and given a generous coating of white [Gesso]


While this was drying I added scrunched up paper to the spine using [Matte Medium]


 I added as much texture as possible!


Once everything was thoroughly dry I set about painting the box with a few chosen colours, [Primary Yellow], [Green Gold], [Cobalt Teal Hue] and [Quinacridone Magenta]


Then...................... getting LOST in the PROCESS !! My photographing ceased !!!!!!

And for a while everything turned pretty ugly !!!!! 


After too-ing and fro-ing with [Titanium White], [Carbon Black] and even a little [Gold Metallic] paint.. I was happy !

A couple of butterflies were added to the finished dry book box for decoration and embellishment from the [Butterfly Grab Bag] they were treated to a delicious coating of Stampendous [Spoonful of GOLD DUST] and [Aged Rose Embossing Enamels] oh my goodness they are so yummy!
 

Oh !!!! Those textures shine through !!


Love the brush strokes on the spine!


Such a fun project! Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥



Friday, 18 November 2016

Poppin' good fun !

I am delighted to be sharing a postcard with you today over at [what's up roc]

First of all, I gave the postcard a coating of DecoArt white Gesso and while it was drying picked out a few colours to work with..


Once dried I added some collage paper scraps to the postcard to make it more sturdy for posting..


And then the fun began.. creating a background using some of my favourite DecoArt colours ♥


Once dried I added a few doodles and some of the gorgeous crackle glaze from DecoArt..


 The crackles soon started to appear !!


The sentiment is computer generated.. the [Screaming Bunny] is a wood mounted rubber stamp by [Roc Nicolas] available from [Stampotique Originals]

isn't he just the BEST!


Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. You can find lots more inspiration by Roc and the Design Team over at [what's up roc] and also over at the Roc Nicolas Facebook group [HERE].

 Happy creating, Gez ♥


Monday, 7 November 2016

Visible Image ~ Be your own kind of Beautiful ♥

I am delighted to be sharing a postcard creation with you today for [Visible Image]

Have you visited their online shop just lately, it's super fast!!

I created a background using some of the highly pigmented DecoArt Fluid Acrylic paints in Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Green Gold, Cobalt Teal Hue, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Magenta and Carbon Black..


 And set about creating a rough urban graffiti style background.. 

I stamped the butterfly from the [Own Kind Of Beautiful] stamp set directly onto the postcard then again onto black cardstock.. the butterfly was fussy cut, and decorated with glitter glue.. always add some sparkle !! The butterfly was made to stand up right on the postcard as though it had just landed !


 I stamped and embossed the sentiment and hearts directly onto the postcard and added some doodles and more glitter !!

Finished postcard..


Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

Don't forget you can see lots more Visible Image inspiration here..

[Visible Image Shop] for all your stamps and monoliths ♥

[Visible Image BLOG] for lots of Design Team inspiration ♥

[Show & Tell Monthly Challenge]  for your chance to win a £25 gift certificate ♥

[Visible Image FB page] for up todate news and offers ♥

 [Visible Image FB group] a place together and share our love for all things Visible Image ♥ 
 




Happy creating, Gez

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Tando Creative ~ Colour Theme

I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today over on the [Tando Creative] blog using the latest colour theme..

 Totally gorgeous colours ♥


I have decorated one of the [Door Hangers] that comes in a set of two..



First of all I set about choosing the paints and chipboard embellishments to decorate the hanger..






Colours chosen were Dark Chocolate, Spiced Pumpkin, [Cobalt Teal] and [Titanium White]


Everything was given a coat of [White Gesso] and the embellishments were set to one side while I created a background on the hanger using brown and orange along with a gorgeous little [Brick - Mini Mask]  





work in progress !



Then I got a bit lost in the process and forgot to take step by step photographs but here are a few close-ups !



 As you can see I had fun creating a messy background including a few paint splats !!

The butterflies were painted using teal and white acrylics then embossed using white embossing powder.

The flowers were painted in the same colours and finished off with a delightful sprinkling of glitter from the [Frantage White Jewel Kit]

I am in SERIOUS  'L O V E'  ♥♥♥


What better way than to finish the door hanger but with the perfect sentiment from Visible Image 'sparkle' from the [Sparkle In The Rain] set..





Here is the finished door hanger..


Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

Happy creating, Gez xx




Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tando Creative ~ SPOOKY!

Happy Spooky Sunday!

It is my turn to share a project today over at the [Tando Creative] blog. 

I am delighted to be sharing a Halloween decoration with you today.

♥♥ Spookylicious ♥♥

Thank you for calling. Have a lovely Sunday.

Happy creating, Gez xx