Monday, 30 March 2015

A Lifelong Gift!

Happy Monday to You!
I have two happy places that lift my spirit and feed my soul.
One is the Australian Bush.
Yesterday we introduced our nephew to the beauty of one of our favourite places - Minyon Falls.


I also love the sea! Be it the wild open headlands with the waves crashing or the long sandy beaches.
Sometimes on awful days the quiet stillness of an estuary is just the place!

Recently I created with a wonderful set of Rubber Dance Stamps and I had a few test pieces left from my Unruly Paper Arts project. The collage backgrounds have all sorts of mixed media product, stencils and stamps....these little pieces are often product experiments.

Come for a wander - we can play hookey for a few minutes.


As soon as I smell the ocean I can feel my lungs taking bigger breaths and I gentle.


There is always something to wonder about as I meander along the shore.


During those many childhood trips to the sea we learnt to understand tides, rips and some of the dangers that are part of the ocean. We were also filled with wonder and joy at the amazing there was to see.


The salt, the sand, the sun and the solitude of even a few minutes wandering the shore are the best pick me up I can have! Inspiration, relaxation and peace...doesn't get better than that!


That's why I am so passionate about keeping the lovely places that I know unspoilt. It gives me great joy to think that my young nephew's heart may just be filled too with a love of the Australian beach and bush!
Enjoy your week everyone!
Julie

Challenges Entered
Rubber Dance Art Stamps Colour Challenge -- my colours are softened to suit our environment,

Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday Disruptives... Playing with gesso, sprays and other gorgeous things!

Hi! It's Di with my first post for TTC Disruptives and I hope you enjoy playing as much as I have this week.
Using up some of my stash of  'why did I buy that' papers is  a goal for this year and what better way than to start with one of my favourite mediums... gesso. I 've used a couple of sheets of cardstock and applied gesso with some sections thinly scraped on and others more thickly applied through a stencil.
These were then cut into card fronts and treated in  different ways, with six different cards being made. Each card has had Viva Decor pens applied to them in some way.

Card 1.

Gesso was applied thickly through a stencil and while wet, sprayed with Dylusions Ink Sprays. (I also pressed a clean piece of paper over this and made a secondary print for later use.) When dry, I sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists and then finished it with Viva Decor pens.












Card 2.


 A light coat of gesso, dried and sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays and while still wet, over sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists. These react in a really interesting way when used over the top of other sprays. The stamp is from Visible Image and a quote from a Tim Holtz range.












Card 3. 


The gesso has been dried and the piece then scraped with Viva Modellier Creme... a beautiful, lustrous modelling paste available in many delectable colours. Again the stamp is from Visible Image and the quote from a Darkroom Door range.







Card 4.


The gesso has been sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang and then scraped with Modellier creme. The border edge has been stencilled on (Stencil Girl Products) with the same product. Again Visible Image  and Darkroom Door stamps have been used.






Card 5.




The dry gesso  finish has been sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang sprays and then with Perfect Pearls Mists when dried. The stamped images come form Carabelle Art Stamps from their designer, Azoline's,  range. This was then coloured using dry-brushed Modellier Creme.









Card 6.




Again the gesso has been sprayed with the Lindy Stmp Gang sprays, dried and then Modellier Creme was applied through a stencil. This was completed with a photo taken from my front garden.

All cards and quotes have been edged with Metallic Chalk Edgers.









Have fun playing and we'd love to see your creations. You can share these at our Time To Create Your Way Facebook Group.
Catch you again next month.
Cheers, Di
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