Monday, 22 September 2014

BoBunny DT - Candy Lane Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone :)

Christmas is fast approaching!!  Each year a group of my friends have a tradition that we send each other a gift at Christmas time.  It has to be a Christmas decoration and we have set a money limit of $20.  Over the years I have received some beautiful gifts and its turned into a really fun tradition!

When I saw Candy Lane I knew it was going to be perfect for one of my friends who is mad about the colour pink :)  Some of the papers in the collection are quite bright, but others are more of a muted pastel, so theres huge variety to choose from.  I chose to use the muted pink tones in the collection, with a little fussy cutting and some of the Noteworthy collection.

This season BoBunny also released some new items - stencils, pearlescents, ink pads and glitter paste.  Ive used  two of the stencils to make my background.  From the Brocade set Ive used the dots, and from the Bliss set Ive used the small damask mask.
Theres a couple of things I love about the new stencils.  They are stickable to your chosen surface, so the mask won't move around on you - perfect! - and there are more than one stencil in a kit, so for example the Bliss collection has 20 separate stencils in it that you can use individually!  Great value for money :)

To create my background I have painted my canvas with gesso and used texture paste with my stencils, and randomly stamped my background.  The title I have cut from my silhouette and used the Pink Punch ink pad to give it that subtle pink colour by using my fingers to mush it in - to tone the colour down a bit Ive used my fingers again to blend in some Sugar Pearlescents and finally gone around the edge of my letters with black pen that Ive blended with a baby wipe.

Thanks for popping by today and if you want to see what the BoBunny stencils are like you can see them here.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Cardabilities Sketch #107

Hi Everyone!

Today is reveal day again over at Cardabilities, with another awesome sketch from Karan :)

This time I went a wee bit different for me with not a flower insight lol, and went for more of a bright grungy look.  Ive used BoBunny Lemonade Stand as well as BB clear stamps.

There are some utterly beautiful examples of interpretations of the sketch today, and you can find those here.  You can also check out the lucky people who won some Heartfelt Creations goodies from the Rafflecopter from the last sketch :)

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

BoBunny Sketch Challenge - Christmas Collage

Hi Everyone,
Today over at BoBunny we have started the sketch challenge again :)  Juliana has created an awesome sketch to get you cracking and Im first up with my interpretation of it!  Ived used the new Christmas Collage collection and some new glitter paste - this stuff has fast become one of my favourite things to use!  So easy to apply and dries quickly :)

Heres a sneak peak of my layout but you can pop along here see the entire layout and the sketch, and check out the absolutely fab prize up for grabs!

And just for kicks if you enter the challenge pop back here, comment on this post and I will enter you into another wee prize pack Ive put together of some more luscious BoBunny goodness!!

Hopefully thats enough incentive to get the creative mojo flowing :)  Can't wait to see all your entries!!
Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Cardabilities Sketch #106

Hi Everyone :)

Its the 30th of the month so that means a new sketch over at Cardabilities!!

This time Ive pretty much kept the same layout as the sketch and the theme with a slight variation, by adding one large heart with a cluster in the centre.  The flowers this time are a Donna Salazar Spellbinders die.

A close up shows you faux stitching - because Im utterly useless at using a sewing machine lol and those little hearts are actually wooden, that Ive covered with embossing powder so that they match my colour scheme - the lovely, very girly Head Over Heels from BoBunny.  Perfect for the person I made this for who is mad about all things pink :)

You can find the Cardabilities blog here  and at the same time check out some of the beautiful cards that made the featured designers from sketch #105.  Heartfelt Creations is also providing another awesome prize for you, just check out the Rafflecopter link.

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Thanks for popping by :)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Cardabilities Sketch # 105

Hi everyone :)

The 15th of the month sees a new sketch up at Cardabilities!!  Theres some awesome examples from the DT to get your creative mojo flowing so pop on over here.

This is the gorgeous sketch that Karan has designed for you, and below is my interpretation of her sketch.  Ive used the lovely feminine papers from BoBunny Primrose and made my flowers from the papers as well - one of my favourite dies at the moment from Spellbinders!

This month is also my birthday so a look out I'll be having a giveaway!
Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

This and That

Hi Everyone,
A few things to share today - a few thoughts, and a little creativity.

Change.  I hate change.  Well maybe not all change, heaven knows Im a great one for shuffling furniture around ;)  so some change is good.  But then theres some change I don't like.  Like changes to staffing at work.  I hate that.  Since the earthquakes we have had a huge turnover of staff.  It feels like you just get over someone new arriving and settling in and then they're off.  I know that my job provides so much variety to choose to practice in, and heaven knows Ive worked in so many different specialities so Im probably not one to talk.  Or maybe its an age thing?

One of the Clinical Team Co-ordinators has left on maternity leave for a year, and I made a wooden letter for her.  The letter is decorated with an older BoBunny collection, "On the Go".

And a card to complete the gift, although it doesn't match the letter like I would usually do, but I love it all the same.  The paper is very old.  Like way way way back when, its Daisy D's - does anyone remember them?  They were one of my favourites back when I started scrapping.

The sketch I used as the basis for the card is from Cardabilities #102 - liked it so much I used it for a sympathy card Forbes asked me to make. 

The Lyric Collection from Prima was one of my favourites and the quote I thought was perfect for the card.  It looks quite flat but the close up shows the different layers and dimension.

Which brings me to the news.  I like to be informed, so I watch the news.  I read Stuff and I read The Press.  But lately its so demoralising.  If someones not trying to rip someone off, or trying to kill someone, then its the devastation of floods, war and disease. Some more warm fuzzy stories would be nice.  Like the one about the lady in Christchurch who has started a campaign of helping the homeless.

   I wonder what an alien would think of us if he flew over our planet?  The world seems to have pockets of good and bad.  But I think I like my little slice of paradise the best.  Its not perfect but its mine :)

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Somewhere in Time - BoBunny DT

Hi Everyone,

Today I have something to share that I have to say Im really proud of.  Not that Im not happy with everything I make, but this project I had a lot of fun creating and Im so pleased with how it turned out :)  like really really pleased.

One of BoBunny's latest collections is Somewhere in Time, and its fast become one of favourite ever!  I wasn't sure about the mustard colour in the beginning but now I love that pop of colour :)  I think its quite an old fashioned/steampunk collection and I wanted my project to reflect that, so I chose to revamp a mannequin into an old fashioned lady.

To create the bustle at the back I cut 3 different sized squares, rolled them to form cone shapes and they layered them on top of each other.  For the skirt I die cut strips of paper with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One and sprayed them with water to make them more pliable.

Close up of flower vine cluster at the waist with some pleated burlap.

And every fashionable woman needs jewellery so Ive backed an old locket I had onto one of Bobunny's trinkets to complete her outfit.  I think she looks quite fashionista!

Thanks for popping by :)