23 June 2014

Project Life week 22

I'm becoming quite obsessive about my Project Life and I'm able to say I'm only a couple of weeks behind at the moment.

Here's week 22;

Instead of using ready made cards I chose this time to use a sheet of cards to cut out by Echo Park called Capture Life.  This is a superb collection of full sheets plus these journaling card sheets. They can be bought individually too so at under £1 per sheet it's an affordable way to create a weeks layout.

I also used the die to cut the view finder which is also from Echo Park and matches the collection perfectly.

Jaine x

20 June 2014

Serious Girl...

Today I want to share some closeups of the piece I created for this months Colour Challenge!
Great palette, lots of scope for nice colour combos!
(The pic seems to be very yellow for some reason...the cream is definitely browner than it looks like on screen!)
 The base is a square of  recycled cardboard. My son had a new wardrobe, and I spent nearly a whole afternoon cutting up the packaging into nice sized pieces to paint on...very tedious at the time, but now I'm really glad I have a huge stash of ready cut bits to play with. Well worth the scissor blister!!!!
Anyway.....I've wandered off the point a little....
I smeared the cardboard with cream coloured paint (NOT lemon coloured, honest!), making sure to work some paint into the sections where I had ripped off the surface. I then added some seafoam coloured paint with a palette knife, emphasising the ridges here and there. Stencilling with the darker blue...
Then onto the printing and stamping!
I stencilled the ruby red stars, and had a bit of an accident! I used too much paint, and the stars went a bit 'smooshy'...technical term, that....
However, I tried to rectify things by doodling around the shape, drawing lines to give a sharper outline...
Weirdly, I like it better than an immaculately stencilled star..... (I could wax lyrical about embracing imperfection at this point maybe?!!!)
The little girl is a favourite Stampotique image, stamped onto text paper..

As a finishing touch, I added a little red splatter here and there. Not too much, (red splatter can look like an incident requiring the paramedics if you go overboard)...just enough to echo the red stars and bring the whole thing together!
I hope you like her.... and don't forget to have a play with the colours and enter the challenge HERE!
Love Trish xxx

17 June 2014

A seaside tag

I thought for my post today I'd show you a bit closer the tag I created for this months colour challenge.
I was already working with the Teresa Collins Family Stories collection and this piece of wood grain paper was on my table. By painting a few black lines down the tag, I was able to give it even more of a wooden finish.

 I used a home made stencil to paint gesso onto the tag in order for me to be able to paint circles in watercolour paint.

The finishing touches are a few rub on stitches and my title.

Join in with this months challenge, the colours are so very fresh and summery.

Jaine x

16 June 2014

May Challenge winner...

Good day to you! 

It's time to announce the colour challenge winner for May! Yay

Very many congratulations to Susanne for this lovely piece she submitted. 

You can see a close up on Susanne blog here

The new challenge will be up and running very soon.
 Please do come and join us and remember its "a sprinkle of colour". 

Happy Creating!


09 June 2014

discover a beautiful world...

Hi everyone, 

As a shock to my system I thought it was about time I contributed something creative to the blog by joining in with the May colour challenge.  

The background was created on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper. I've used a Darkroom Door background stamp (the perfect size for cards) and embossed it in white.

One cools I used paints (water colour in this case mainly because I had run out of acrylics on these colours - time to replenish my supplies me thinks) with a nice loose wash allowing the colours to mix and puddle in the embossed sections.  

The "earth" was done the same way using black embossing powder.  
Everything was then matted on to black cardstock.  Topped of with my all time favourite Satmpotique girl and Tim Holtz rub-ons. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies Used: 

Watercolour paints

07 June 2014

Looking forward.

Just a quickie from me today, the sun is calling me.

The Jamie Dougherty stamp from Prima was stamped onto text paper and glued into my journal. I intended to leave it as it was but I started adding colour and didn't want to stop. I added the lace border which is also a Prima stamp but this time from Finnabair, inking it up with a Hero Arts Ink Dauber. I used this around the edge too.

A few ink spots including the one above her head which went a bit wild but hey that's the nature of ink spots, they're totally random, and I was finished.

 Have a good weekend.

Jaine x

03 June 2014

Disco Puffin?!

Anyone else remember that deeply cheesy song in the seventies called Disco Duck? I have absolutely no idea why, but it was playing in a loop in my head over the weekend! So, rather than ignore it, I decided to use it as inspiration for my project this week.
Now, I have no duck stamps, so may I present......Disco Puffin!!!
(This could also be titled 'random ways to use Washi tape', but I don't think that's as catchy.....)

The whole disco bling look is captured perfectly with the metallic Washi tape... I used the dotty tape for the disco podium floor..
As the dots are random, you can put multiple strips of tape side by side, and they look fabulous!
The silver striped tape goes around the sides of the podium...
I didn't take it off it's backing paper before wrapping it around the base (an empty ribbon spool) I wanted an opaque look rather than transparent, and liked the sturdiness of the tape + backing, rather than the thin tissue like tape once peeled off!
Disco Puffin is also sporting gold glitter go go boots....
I'm not even mentioning the glitter pole.... what Disco Puffin does in the disco, stays in the disco.....
LOVE this tape....and I may even break the habit of a lifetime and get my hands on the matching papers! (ssshhhhh...don't tell anyone I said that!!)

Have a fabulous day!
Trish xxxxx