Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

 Christmas is perhaps my most favourite time of year (despite the heat!). And this year to make the Christmas Season all the more joyful, I have been honoured with the request to be this month's GDT at the Blog of Art By Miran

This month's theme was Silver and Gold.

I was supplied with their glorious Archangel. I wasn't sure if I was able to create an adequate setting for such a remarkable image but I hope I have done it some justice.

I used Copics to colour the Angel. I did record the colour combos I used whilst colouring but do you think I can find my list anywhere now I need it! Haha! 

I covered a 12x12 inch wooden canvas with aluminium. I scrunched the foil up first and then carefully glued it down. Once dry I gave it a coat of Black Gesso.

I coloured the canvas using a mix Stampendous Embossing Enamels in Aged Teal and Aged Green and no brand Silver and Antique Gold embossing powders along with Tim Holtz's Distress Embossing powder in Blue Jeans.
Inka Gold Metallic rub was used in Cobalt Blue and Silver along with the Tim Holtz mask, Rays.

I painted a mix of flowers with White Gesso and covered them with a mix of Perfect Pearls in Platinum, Green Patina and Blue Patina.

I certainly enjoyed myself with making this piece. I certainly hope you like it!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Jess' Copic Give-A-Way!

There is a fabulous Challenge at the moment at Jess College Fund Stamps!

36 Copics up for grabs! How awesome is that!?

Check it out!

Challenge: Favorite Embellishment

Welcome to Jess College Fund Challenge!
Please, read the rules:)


36 Copic Sketch Stamping Markers-Set A

In order to participate:
Theme: Use your favorite embellishment
Make a new project based on the challenge theme.
Could be a card, scrapbook page, smash page or 3D project.
You may enter the challenge a maximum of 2 times
Upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link using the linky widget at the bottom of this post.
***In order to qualify for entries into the prize draw, you must use any clear or rubber Stamp from The Royal Castle Shop or any Jess College Fund digi stamp on your creations.***
International cardmakers are welcome! 
Use your favorite embellishment

Here is my Entry!
I created a Tag, which in itself is an embellishment! lol.
Favourite embellishments that I used are : ribbon, bling, brads, rub-ons and of course, my favourite, stamped images. This particular gem is one of Jess College Fund's stamps. Go check out her Alice counterpart!

Have fun playing! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Calling all ladies! Craft Retreat is on!

Every year for the past....hmmmm... 6 years there has been a wonderful event on called Creative Craft Retreat! This year the fun begins on 1st November through to the 3rd November 2013.

Creative Craft Retreat is in association with Toowoomba Community Baptist Church. It is a safe place for women to come and relax and unwind for a weekend - and get crafty of course! There are classes available in a range of crafts: ribbon embroidery, mixed media canvases, and quilting to name a few.
Of course if you don't want to join a class and just do your own thing, then there is plenty of room for you too. And for those ladies who don't consider themselves as crafty, come along any way! There are ladies who do and still manage to have a wonderful time.

Situated in the beautiful national park of Lake Perseverance, the Creative Craft Retreat allows ample opportunity for you to wind down from your busy life, enjoy good food - without the cooking and washing up!- and wonderful company. What better way to spend a weekend?!

For more information visit Creative Craft Retreat HERE.

You can also visit our Facebook Page! HERE

And by the way.....

I will be teaching at this wonderful event this year. Yippee!

Here is a glimpse of my Canvas that will be taught.

Students will have the opportunity to make a 2nd canvas of their own devising, using the skills that they have learned.
Skills being taught will be

  • gel medium transfer
  • inking
  • stamping
  • using texture paste and stencils
  • masks

Hope to see you there! And don't forget to spread the word!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Copics and Canvases

Hello lovelies!

I am making some canvases at the moment and I found some lovely black and white images on The Graphic Fairy's blog.
Now these flowers look lovely just as they are.....


I had a thought: I wonder what these would look like when coloured with Copics?! And so I had a little fun colouring.

I cut the flowers out first and then began to colour. These images were printed with an ink containing toner so that the water based medium won't smudge the ink. So remember that the paper isn't the usual paper used for Copics, but ordinary copy paper.

Layer your colours as you normally would. You wont need many layers, and don't go into as much detail as you normally would. All you want is a wash of colour and darkening in the shadows.

 The effects are simply wonderful!
Have fun and enjoy!

Happy colouring!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday celebrations!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Scrapping Everyday Miracles!!!

See below for the details of their celebrations! It will be a lot of fun!

SEM turned TWO!!!  Welcome to each of you we are so excited to have you join us for our Birthday Celebration!  It has been an exciting year here at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and we are so glad that you have chosen to explore the miracles with us throughout the year.  We have an fun hop planned for you this weekend but that is not all!!  We will also have 5 fun card challenges  that you can enter to win some amazing prizes but what is even more special is that we are making all these cards in order to donate them to Cards for Soldiers. All 5 challenges will be posted both here on SEM and on our Facebook Chit Chat Group and more information will be posted at that time.How fun is to be able to support our the US military and at the same time have a lot of fun creating for the challenges.

 The celebration doesn't stop with the blog... on our facebook group we will be offering games each day of the event that will have some fabulous prizes.  We might even sneak in some fun random giveaways.  

So let the Hop begin....


Monday, July 8, 2013

Running Late with Max & Whiskers

It will be my Prince's 12th birthday next week and I have been reminded - not by him exactly - that the quilt that I intended to make for his TENTH birthday is still incomplete! Apparently this is a normal thing for quilters I discovered.

 For this project, my Prince chose the fabric range Max & Whiskers by the Scrappy company, Basic Grey! It is just perfect for a boy who loves animals. I was afraid that it would be to 'young' for him now that he is 2 years older, but he still loves the images and the colours.

I think the colours have made the greatest impact in making this quilt perfect for an older boy. Dusty blues, burnt oranges, blacks and browns - a great combination.

Well I have almost finished the top and have just a border to go and then I can throw it all together. Not bad for a 1st ever quilt and no lessons, ever. lol.

How many UFOs do you have? What is the longest period that you have had a project sit for?
I still have a 1/2 finished Batman cross stitch that has taken me only 5 years. Mind you we are in July (GASP! When did that happen!) and yesterday it was the first time this year that I picked it up....

Happy crafting