Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I am super excited that our upcoming event, Creative Inspiration Live has sold out!!  
And even more excited that there is going to ANOTHER one just for those people who missed out on tickets. I cannot wait to see you all there!!! 

As you can guess it is my turn on the blog today and I had recently been asked to make some cards for a couple of  the Male Teachers at my daughters school as they are moving onto different things next year. I don't know about you guys but with having two gorgeous daughters I struggle with Male orientated cards. So I thought my best chance of making something that is passable would be to head to the Couture Creations Wild and Free range. I think male cards should have texture and Wild and Free has that and more. 

I started this card with the leopard print from the Couture Creations Wild and Free Collection kit.
I cut it slightly smaller than the card base I created and then I distressed and inked the edges. 

Then I chose a matching Ultimate Crafts Cardsock and stamped it with a versamark ink with the Ultimate Crafts Background Textures Stamp Checkers and chicken. While the ink was still wet I added some Couture Creations Clear Embossing Powder and heated with the ever awesome Couture Creations heat tool.

After the embossing process I then distressed and inked the edges using a Couture Creations Dauber.

Before adhering the above cardstock I cut a Couture Creations Wild and Free Akua Doily set from black cardstock. I then placed the large doily under the stamped piece. I added some gauze to add an earthy element to the card. I placed the smaller doily on the top in the bottom corner. 

Once I had let everything dry a bit I then embossed some Brown cardstock with the Couture Creations Wild and Free Tribal Diamonds Embossing folder. 
I then added some hinges to give it a heritage look and some string and beads.

I then cut a Wild and Free Ekene Tree from metallic silver cardstock 

After cutting I played with some alcohol inks over the silver cardstock, Play until you are happy with the effect. Then I gave it a hand to dry using my heat tool and using Couture Creations Foam dots added it to the front of my card

I then added some little alpha stickers to say farewell and I was all done. 
I hope he likes it!!!!!

see you all at CIL!

Art Deco Products Used 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Something different

Hi Everyone 

As some of you may know I am a Disnerd.... Yes that right I am obsessed with Disney and all it represents. When I was asked to assist with an art show and painting at my daughters school of a Princess Ariel, I was happy to oblige. This painting though had a twist it was Ariel done in the Day of the Dead style.
I liked it so much that I bid on the painting and won it. So it now sits on my wall all beautiful and stylish. The of course the children wanted one too so I have done a much smaller version of Queen Elsa for my youngest daughter.

I started this project by choosing a canvas a little bigger than an A4. I then painted it white in readiness for some Couture Creations goodness.

I borrowed a picture of my artwork offline and traced it onto my prepped canvas and outlined it using a Permanent marker 

I then mixed some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment powders with water and painted Elsa's hair and masked face. LOVE THAT SHINE!!!
I then painted Elsa's unmasked side of her face and neck with watered down acrylic paint. 
All the while drying my creation with a Couture Creations Heat tool.

I then added some pigment powder to some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture paste and added some texture to the flowers in Elsa's hair coating in with glitter while its still wet. 

Then using the precision end of the Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour I added some glitter glue to the smaller blue flowers in Elsas Hair. then I coated it with blue glitter form the Couture Creations Anna Griffin fine Glitter Collection. 

I love the way this turned out and think that the shine from the pigment powders give it an extra dimension. Its just another way that Disney has filled my home. 
What a great gift for the Disnerd in your family. 

Products Used 
CO724864 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix and Match Pigments
CO724867 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Matte Texture Paste
CO723978 Couture Creations Heat Tool