Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Dress it up and add detail!

Hello and welcome to my creative musing.
I'm rather excited today as I am October's guest designer over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit where the challenge is always about Altered Art. It is a lovely place to play!

As you may know we are involved in a whole house renovation. Is there ever a finish line?

When I saw this cover from a discarded Wallpaper Sample book I got a bit excited!
I knew that with the wonderful paints and other products that I have that this would be perfect for the Moroccan theme I have embarked on.

I painted right over the design with a variety of acrylic paints. I did not stress if the edges were not perfect.
I then took a number of small stamps and used the new Midi Stazon's in a few colours. Again this was to be a base and I did not need perfect placement.

Here's why!
I have used Viva Decor Pearl Pens to pearl every outline. Yes it takes a little while to do but the result is so worth it! Tip - Test every colour before you use it on your project. Each pen has a different consistency!

 I wanted a rich jewelled look so I added Bling ...lots of bling! I had in mind those beautiful enamelled ornaments I love but can never afford.

Now one fantastical blinged piece, this is "Kasbah" got me so excited that I had to do more!
There are now four pieces which have pride of place in our dining room. All created from discarded wallpaper sample covers.
I'll show them to you next week as right now I'm web loading. MANY new release Viva Decor Products are winging their way here to Time To Create right now. There's so much to explore and get excited by that's for sure!

As a guest designer for Rhedd's Creative Spirit I get to visit the entries and comment so why don't you play along this month. I'd love to see what you do!

Created For
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge

Challenges Entered
Addicted To Stamps and More - Photo --- for me it is the colours of the flowers. The orange colours are out in my garden in the wonderful clivea and hippeastrum  beds.
Premium Craft Brands - Embossing --- not embossed in the traditional sense but the effect I have is very similar.
Sunday Stamper - Shading ----yes that is what I was aiming for!

Those were the days

Well can you believe it's the 1st of October? That means that ARTastic has a new challenge and it's a beauty!
There's a wonderful art piece to get your imagination revving ...don't forget to tell us what inspired you.
For me, a sift through old family photos always has the memories that go with them bubbling up. This month
I also enjoyed using some very retro papers as well as trying new product too! Yes the cutie on the VERY weird fish is me so the photo is an antique.

If you look closely you just might notice the texture paste. This is Paper Artsy Grunge Paste. I'm delighted with how quickly it dries and also how easily it takes colour - Distress Ink here! The little sea embellishments are all from my Time To Create Handmade Treasure ranges. I've done the work so you can get fast results.
The papers are from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry range. The colours and designs in this collection really speak to me.

Have you tried foiling yet? I love what you can do. The blousy summer flower was coloured with Dylusions Ink Sprays which I painted on with a brush.

The title says it all! Five kids. An old washtub and the hose. That was our pool. And you know what those days were remembered fondly by us all. How busy Mum must have been in those days! All of us wore an exclusive brand of clothes - Mum's!

What will inspire you this month? Where will your creative go?
Why not come and join us at ARTastic? I look forward to seeing what you get up to.

Created For
ARTastic Design Team
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