This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Live Beautifully, Dream passionately - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great weekend! ;-)

I have been art journalling and happened to take a video of this page that I made.
I did not add voice or notes...but I am pretty sure that you will get the idea and you do get to see the products that I use.

Here's the page.

and here's that video....

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!
Denise x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I have really discovered that I so enjoy making art journal pages and I love trying new and different things.

Here is a page that I created a while back.

I used some Basic Grey stickers that I have had in my stash for years.

I also played with my distress oxides and acrylic, highly pigmented Pentart paint.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment too.

Have you tried some art journalling? It really is very liberating! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Card - Distress Oxides

Hello Good People

Today I have a little Christmas Card to share with you.
I used Distress Oxides for the background, along with some heat embossing.

I so love how one can easily blend the colours.

I added a small cluster in the middle, with a pop of colour.

I added some gems to the snowflake centres and again, used an old rub-on for the greeting.

I hope you have made some Christmas cards this year! ;-)

See you back tomorrow..
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Discover,Escape Tag - Distress Inks - Take it Make it Challenge Dec

Hello Everyone

I did this tag quite a few weeks ago and I am now finally sharing it.

I used the paint resist method, again, with distress inks and a stencil and then I added some stamping. I also used some rub-ons that I have had for ages.

I also stamped, coloured and fussy cut the flower cluster too. The flower cluster was layered over a leaf chippie.

Here's a closer look at that background.

I am also entering this tag in the Take it, Make it Dec Challenge, over at the Craft Stamper here.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Vintage Altered Christmas Lantern - BoBunny Carousel Christmas Collection

Hello Everyone

It sure is the silly season and the days are just flying by, with so much to do! ;-)
I hope that you are well....

I am up on the BoBunny blog today and would really love it if you popped over and had a look.

Here's a little sneak peek! ;-) I handmade these flowers with BoBunny Cardstock.

Carousel Christmas_Christmas Decoration_Denise_25 Nov_03

I really love how this piece came out and it will definitely be a part of our Christmas decorations this year.

Thanks for coming by and visiting me!
I really do appreciate it so much!

Have a great day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Floral, Wonder, Magic, Believe, Holly/ Carousel Christmas
Cardstock: Tutu Dot, Clover Dot
Pearlescent: Gold, Sugar
Die-cuts: Christmas Card
Foil Transfers: Filagree Copper

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Live, Love, Life Tag - Penelope Dee Captured Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back again today with a general tag, using the gorgeous Penelope Dee Captured collection.

I did some watercolour effects on the background, which really just made this tag pop.

I also used the fabulous Colour Me flowers, which can be coloured any colour you require!

I hope you will find some scrappy time this weekend...
Wishing you a restful and good Saturday!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Friday, 24 November 2017

Hello Mixed Media Tag

Hello Everyone

I am soooo pleased that it is Friday! ;-)
Roll on weekend! ;-)

Today I am sharing a tag that I made a while back already, but just have not been able to share yet.

I used the paint resist technique on the background, with distress paint and distress ink.

I then added my chippie, which had been coloured and a clear crackle applied over.

The little white flowers are handmade and a gold ball added to their centres.
I am so pleased with these little flowers...they take time and effort, but are well worth it.

I so love making tags and they always come in so handy! ;-)

Have a fabulous Friday and blessings to you all over Thanksgiving! ;-)
Lots of Love to you all!
Denise x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wild and Free - Mixed Media Canvas - Penelope Dee Feathered Collection

Hello Everyone

I am so thankful that my sons exams finished and so we are really now into the last 2 weeks of school. It almost feels like we are on holiday already! ;-)

I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today.  Again, I was playing with the pretty and gorgeous Feathered collection from Penelope Dee.

This photo was taken 2 years back at my in-laws in Mpumalanga.
These little Kingfishers came and sat on their washing line.
There were soooo cute! ;-)

I created a fairly simple background with a Penelope Dee stencil and then added colour with a Prima spray and distress oxides.
I also added some pen lines for more definition.

Of course, I also had to add lots of fussy cut elements too, including the title! ;-)

I love the soft colours in this collection! ;-)

Well I hope you are finding time to create, before the silly season really sets in!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Friday, 17 November 2017

Sparkle - Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Feathered

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday to you! ;-)
I am back with another mixed media layout today, using the Penelope Dee Feathered Collection.

I love this photo of my sister and I.  It was taken in February and it was at her husbands 50th Birthday party.  We sure did have a blast.

I fussy cut a number of elements, but also used a stencil and gesso on the background.

I used a purple pen to outline the stencilling and it really added so much to it.

I also used a piece of lace that I have had for ages and added some enamel dots to it.

I sure love the succulent blooms and bits on this collection and again they were perfect to fussy cut.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits and comments!

Have a fabulous Friday!
Denise x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Smile - Mixed Media Layout - Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection

Hello Everyone

Today I have a sunny and bright layout to share with you.
I used the beautiful Golden Grove collection.

I started off with a white cardstock background and then used my distress oxides to colour it.
It came out pretty alright, I reckon! ;-)

I kept the chipboard clean and this was perfect for the page colouring.

I did a fair amount of fussy cutting too.  Those blooms and leaves are just fabulous.

I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the edges...which I really just loved too.

This photo is of my niece! It was taken at her fathers 50th Birthday party.
We had such a blast and I love this happy and smiley photo of hers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a tremendous Thursday.

Cheers for now.
Denise x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Thank You Tag & Earth Laughs Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Today I have some general tags to share with you.
I used up some of my Graphic 45 bits and pieces... I am such a hoarder and throw nothing away! ;-)

Here's the first of the 2 tags.

I did some white stamp embossing on the background and then coloured it with distress oxides.
I added a chipboard piece and some fussy cut elements.

I so love the earthy colours of this one.

My second tag is upcycled Graphic 45 packaging.

I so love these pretty papers, they have fabulous elements that can be fussy cut.

These tags did not make use of many papers and products and yet, once layered, they are pretty cool! 
I think, in anycase! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope I tagged you to make a few tags with your bits and pieces! ;-)

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Altered Box - Masculine

Hello Everyone

Apologies that my posts are a bit erratic, but it's that time of the year that our kids are writing exams and my husband has been away in the States for more than a week already.
So yes, life has been a little hectic.

My brothers birthday is in a 2 weeks time and my parents were going to visit him.
So I wanted to send something along with them.
This is what I sent.

I really had so much fun with this lid, where I used all sorts of powders and paints to get this old and rusty effect. I really do love all the rust Pentart products that makes it so easy.

I used some Graphic 45 bits and pieces for the inside and outside as well.

I used some Graphic 45 bits and pieces for the inside and outside as well.

Sadly I was in such a rush to photograph and pack this box that I didn't take any photo's of the inside.
LOL....I will leave that up to the imagination.

In anycase, I really hope my boet likes it.
I am sure he can put all sorts of knicky knack stuff inside.

Okay lovely people, I hope you are all well!
Wishing you a fabulous Monday!
Denise x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas Tree Candle Holder - BoBunny Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone
Yesterday was my Birthday and I really had a fabulous day.
Another year older and hopefully a little wiser! ;-)
I am up on the BoBunny blog here with a video tutorial.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.
This will be in the centre of my Christmas Table this year!
I am going to go with the teals and pinks this year! ;-) Just make it a little different.
I used the BoBunny Christmas Carousel collection! I do love it so.
Thanks so much for always popping by!
I really appreciate the love and comments!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Denise x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Friendship Card

Hello Everyone

I am lucky to have a brother in the UK and he often brings me over magazines.
I really have some fabulous one's and they come with some fabulous goodies too.

So I used some of these to make a sunflower, friendship card.
I love the bright and sunny colours.

The embossing folder and the word stamp was from the magazine.
This sunflower stamp is one I have had for quite a while.

I created the background with distress oxide ink and then added some water drops.
Lastly, I embossed the cardstock.
It just adds another layer of interest.

Here's a close-up of this sunny card.

I love that these sorts of cards can be used for any occasion.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog!
I hope you have a super weekend!
Denise x

Friday, 27 October 2017

Wonderful Time of the Year - BoBunny Christmas Carousel - Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone

I am up here on the BoBunny Blog today.
I am using the very pretty Christmas Carousel collection.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look at the details.

Here is a sneak peek.

Carousel Christmas_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_11 Oct_03

I have, lately, also had so much fun creating my own flowers.
So these little white flowers are my own handmade one's.

Thanks again for popping in!
I really do so appreciate your visits!

Hope to see you back soon!
Denise x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Christmas Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I am back today with a Merry art journal page.
This time I took some inspiration from Vicky Papaioannou.

Here is the page I created.

I did a lot of stamping on this page and so loved playing with creating all the little bits and pieces that make it up.

I love this Father Christmas he is rather quite the character! ;-)

I stamped and coloured these ornaments.  I used distress inks and acrylic paints to do the colouring.

I love this holly trailing down too....this is definitely one of my new favourite die! ;-)
I have had it for ages, but really do love it now! ;-)
It's good to fall in love with your old goodies! ;-)

Anyways, Christmas is just around the corner. So this was definitely a start to the Christmasy feeling! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Documented - Patina Effect Canvas

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well.
We had some beautiful rain again last night, so this morning the air is crisp and clean.

I was inspired by Marta Lapkowska and a patina effect canvas that she created.
So I took the inspiration and created a canvas of my own.

I have some gorgeous Pentart products and so this is mainly what I used.
 I will list the products at the end.

I didn't just use paints, I also used some Pentart rust effects.  These added lovely, real rust patches.

I know the shape seems a little odd, but I will hang this up on the wall with a canvas string and then it will be perfect.

This canvas is called Document and it is meant to symbolise the documentation of my sisters life and how she has overcome health issues and has started living her life with energy and such determination.

I love how it turned out.
It took quite a bit of time and quite a few layers, but I am really pleased with it.

To see Marta's inspiration video, please look here:

Supplies used:

BoBunny Black Gesso
Pentart Creamy acrylic Metallic Eggplant
Pentart Creamy acrylic Metallic Antique Gold
Pentart Stencil Paste Silver
Pentart Stencil Paste Metallic Antique Silver
Pentart Stencil Paste Pearl
Pentart Stencil Paste Metallic White Gold
Pentart Antique Wax Paste Brass
Pentart Antique Wax Paste Metal
Pentart Antique Wax Paste Chameleon
Pentart Rust effect Powder
Pentart Rust Reagents

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday.
Denise x

Friday, 20 October 2017

Thinking of You - Large Tag

Hello Everyone

Of after 5 weeks of no internet and a telephone line, I am finally back on the air.
I am sooo pleased! It really was becoming rather a hassle.

Anyways, today I have a large tag to share with you.

I used normal distress inks and paints on this tag.

I treated the beautiful chippie to some gesso and all purpose ink.
You'll see the detail here below.

I did big inky splatters, over the stencilled dots and stamping on the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous Friday and weekend! ;-)

Cheers for now
Denise x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

General Tag

Hello Everyone

I am on a "tagging" mission again, at the moment and so I hope I don't bore you with another tag today! ;-)

The inspiration for this tag was some really pretty papers from a free insert in a magazine.

So here it is.

I love the lavender chippie too, this was certainly something that I wanted to add and use.

Sometimes I can be a real scrooge when it comes to pretty papers.
I am almost afraid to cut them up and use them. I feel that if I don't do them justice, that it would be an absolute crime! LOL...maybe I am a little crazy!!!! ;-)

Anyways, I hope I do these papers justice! ;-)

Thanks again for stopping by!
Thanks also for "tagging" me again!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

General Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

I hope that your week has started off really well.

I was playing with my Distress Oxides again and came up with this little tag.

I also used the oxides to colour the flowers. I love the chalky, soft finish that it gives.

I love the simplicity of this tag.

So what have you created with your Oxides today?

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Denise x