Showing posts from April, 2013

Lightning Strikes!

So...for the last few months I've been sitting on a project with a huge dilemma...Okay...huge may be a slight exaggeration as I resolved the issue most of my art work and projects, in its own time.   For those who have read ' about me ' you will know that I have a beautiful baby boy who is now 8 months old. His nursery is pretty bare at the moment so a few months back I bought Kaisercraft letters (his name) to decorate for his room. Since then I've been on the search for boy paper. Did I find any? Yes! Did I find any I liked? No! So the letters stayed in the spotlight bag where I bought them from, in my craft room and were left there until lightning struck!  [insert lightening bolt here] Comic books!  Now its been awhile since I have done any decoupage so I did a quick google search and while I was online a pinterest search and found that I had most of the items already. All I needed to buy was the comic book and some white acrylic paint.  Here is

Challenge Winner and...more!

Let me start off by jumping and dancing around the room!! A couple of weeks ago I entered into my first ever challenge with my work of art called  "Be your own Beautiful" . This week, with much anxiety and suspense the winner was chosen and it was ME! I was so happy and really surprised when the  Scrappit  team announced it on their  facebook  page. There were so many other great entrants. The judges would of had a difficult time picking a 'winner' for sure. So...what did I win? The FULL set of Time Holtz Distress Paints . ALL 24 colours.  What a prize! I cant wait for them to come in the mail so that I can start creating and playing with them.  In the meantime... I've been trying to clean up my Pinterest  page and by trying I mean 'getting very distracted by all the awesome ideas I've pinned and want to do and...what was I doing again?'  I even added a new board called Distress Paint Ideas . all means check it out, along w

I have a little confession...I am addicted to...

Have I mentioned that I am addicted to stencils...and stamps...but oh! how I L.O.V.E stencils! I have my own little stash which seems to keep growing and growing. Recently I purchased this Prima  6" x 6"  stencil called 'Floral' and with it created this card. I enjoyed playing with this stencil and some water colour paint (Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs) so much that I made a couple more using different colours.This time with a birthday theme to add to my 'just in case' 'OMG' I forgot your birthday - quick! grab a card stash...  Now...I thought I'd take a little time in todays blog to talk about the Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs. This was a new purchase I bought recently. The owner of the art shop I go to knows that I am a big fan of highly pigmented colours. So he recommended this product and I am so glad I bought them. They come in a 12 or 24 pack and have a ink-like intensity. I bought the 12 pack for under $15.00 and I th

Inspiration everywhere!

So yesterday in Big W as I was looking through the book section (wanting to buy one for my little boy) I came across this colouring book which I immediately drew inspiration from.  So for $5.00 I bought it and with my inktense pencils have been colouring in this book full of flower doodles (I feel like a little girl again). Not only have I been colouring in but I got the inspiration to do my own flower doodle and of course colour it in with my inktense pencils. Here is a photo of my flower:  I drew it first in pencil. I liked knowing that if I did a mistake that I could erase it. I then used my micron pens (no.3) and went over it.  Here is the coloured in photo: I just love the vibrant colours...and working with my inktense pencils was so easy. It took an hour to colour in the whole flower. I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads with a blending tool to create the background.  Pinterest is also a great source of inspiration. I have started a new board cal

A little something for me...

Last week I spoiled myself. Though not necessarily an impulse buy as I did do a fair bit of research into this product, it was certainly an expensive splurge. So...what did I buy you ask? (Drum roll please) A 36 pack of derwent Inktense pencils I just absolutely love these pencils. They are so easy to use and being a high pigment pencil the colours just 'pop'. I haven't been able to do much with them (yet!), it has unfortunately been a very hectic week. My little one has been sick and teething and over the weekend I had my stairs re-stained so I didn't had access to my craft room...but...I did manage to complete my April ATC's  of which all 9 were coloured in using my new Inktense pencils.  Happy Crafting!   Samantha