Thursday, 25 August 2011


Hi all, I am an artist as well as a scrapper and here is my latest work.  This is my pegasus, bursting through the canvas.  This is totally my own work out of my own head!

Friday, 6 May 2011

The key to happiness lies within

Hi everyone, I have been a bit slack in putting some more layouts up but have been very busy helping out my friend in her shop!

Anyway here is my layout to be considered for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo that is being held in July.

I used Teal card stock and then using texture paste I randomly spread it out in the middle of the card stock.  Then using the rosebud stencil and the border rose stencil I applied texture paste.  After it dried (about 12 hours) I then glimmermisted it using pink and old gold.  I used some papers that I had in my "bits and pieces" stash and then some rubons and a butterfly metal embellishment completed the layout.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Wathumba Creek

This LO was inspired by the photo that was taken at Wathumba Creek on Fraser Island.  (Yes I'm doing lots of Fraser Island :) ) 

I sprayed white cardstock with hairspray so that the paint would not soak through the cardstock.  The top of the cardstock once I painted it with Sapphire mixed with White to get that lovely sky colour just turned up a little.  So the experiment turned out great.  I extended the horizon line, the small island with the trees, the small expanse of water to either side of the cardstock.  I then used the same sky colour and randomly dry brushed it on the cardstock to show patches of water that show on the bottom third of the photo.  Then using texture paste and a palette knife I dragged the texture paste and roughed it up to imitate sand. 

Friday, 15 April 2011

Giant's Table

This LO is my entry into the Kaiser Saturday Sketch.

I used Paperbark cardstock and Secret Bird Society paper range.  I used Brown ink and inked around the cardstock edges and the paper behind the photo.  I also used the some brads to secure either end of the string to the cardstock.  I foam mounted the circles and threaded the string through some holes I punched in the cardstock.  I also foam mounted the cards.


This LO is my entry into the Once Upon A Sketch blog.

Again this LO is of Fraser Island on our way to Wathumba Creek.  I particularly like this photo as it shows the pure concentration on my son's face. Ryan is sitting on Dad's lab and actually steering the 4WD.  I remember taking this photo and while I was taking it, I had a flash forward moment and I almost saw for a second what he would be like as an adult.  It was very eerie but it was also comforting at the same time.

I used DCWV Endless Summer and Bright stacks.  I also used some rub ons for the flowers and the word.  I hand made my bracket and cut out the leaves and made a banner out of them.

Rainforest Way

Hi all,

This is my latest LO.  This is taken on Fraser Island while driving on a track known as Rainforest Way.  I love Fraser Island, we go there every year and it is amazing to see how the Island changes in 12 months.

This LO was done to use up some of my stash.  I have quite a few paper packs from Big W and I wanted to use some up.  So these papers are from the Summer Beach range.  The embellishments are from Flourish with a Bling (from Fancy That Scrapbooking) and I cut out my own bracket.  The alphas are from the back of my cupboard that I found (bonus!) and the felt embellishment I inked over the top with Bark.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Brand New to the world of Blogging

Hello everyone,

I am very new to the world of blogging - feel really silly typing to "no one" but shall give it a go anyway!.

I have some new paintings that I have done and finished.  I am very happy with the portrait of my dog Max that I did.  It is done with acrylics.  The background is done using a sponge and a combination of 3 colours.  Max is a monochromatic coloured dog (which is very handy!) so I used Paynes Grey and Titanium White and mixed as I need them.

I am also a scrapper and here are some layouts that I have done.  This layout was done during a retreat at Fancy That Scrapbooking at Brookfield.  This was a challenge layout.  I did a girly theme even though my life is plagued with boys (ha ha).  It was when we visited Disney World (fantastic place) and my son, Ryan met Princess Belle.

I copied and made a template from Princess Aurora's crown and created a door effect and used chalks to soften the paper.  I also used a frame from Scrapmat and "adjusted" it a bit to frame the photo.