Saturday, March 28, 2015

A card for Prima

Hi everyone!
You might have noticed that things have slowed down a lot here and over the last few posts I have been saying that I am slowing down a lot more and that things on here will continue to slow down.. Well, yeah things have :( Without totally leaving scrapbooking behind, I have , over the last couple of months, stepped down from , most of my design team stuff as I pretty much found it unrealistic to keep up. 

I have a toddler that is thriving..going on to 2 and I want to not only spend more time with her during the day, but invest as much energy as I can into talking to her, taking her places during the day (dont think anything exotic.. more like the local shopping centre LOL), sit and draw with her, play games (even on the iPad, she's quite the champion!) with her, and just BE THERE! Be in the moment, be present. 

This means that all day is gone, bar the couple of hours she sleeps which is the time I use to pay the bills, do the admin for our business, start dinner, tidy up etc and the 2 hours goes in a flash before it is time to go get the older girls from school, drop them off to various after school activities, pick them up in now time, come home , continue dinner, do homework with them while above mentioned thriving toddler hangs off one arm and is screaming for attention, have dinner, clean up and leave things spotless (yeah 'cause I am OCD like that too!) , hang out with all kids and hubby, read the occasional story (because I was THAT mother that said I would read with my kids every night but these days I am exhausted !) , tuck kids in, go up and down the stairs 30 times because someone forgot something, and then finally sit on the lounge around 8 and am like a robot and can only watch mundane programs like My Kitchen Rules that require zero thinking...Then wake up and do it ALL OVER AGAIn the next day x 7 days a week x 365 days a year!

Are you exhausted just reading that? Try living it! LOL Oh i forgot to say in there somewhere that I am obsessive about the nutrition of our family, so I source , research etc organic, good quality produce from all different places and cook mostly everything that we eat from scratch.!! Yes because I added THAT to my life too!! LOL 

I am NOT complaining .. seriously I am not. I am just trying to make you see why scrapbooking and creating had to take a back seat . It is regrettable because I love it. I hope to continue with Prima a bit longer and then .. maybe I can continue just for myself. 

Honestly.. I love it. I had 2 Design Teams I considered to be the elite of Design Teams.. that was 7 Dots Studio and Prima Marketing. I made both of those at the same time and then after that.. well.. what is there ? I see my work standard is declining and I am not proud of my work as I once was. So maybe.. one day I will continue to just scrap for me.. I love it too much. 


 But anyway, I will still be around and I hope I can drop by from time to time to share some work :)
Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for Prima Marketing






Materials Used: 
Cork Stickers Cigar Box Secrets #576158
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Marvelle #891459
Jute Trim Mulberry #576844
Color Bloom Sultry Shimmer Pressed Petal #573881
Art Ingredients Glass Glitter Gold Rush #961657
Elementals 7x9 Stencil Weaving #962333
Art Basics 3D Matte Gel #961398
Art Basics Heavy Gesso White #961374
Art Basics Modelling Paste #961411
Wine Singles Mulberry Flowers #PE-005-12
Classic Purple 24 Pieces Mulberry Flowers #PE-390-20P

Until the next time, its goodbye for now :) 

Friday, March 27, 2015

A mixed Media tag for Prima!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for Prima Marketing with a focus Mixed Media. 


I have found that when you are first starting out trying Mixed Media projects it can be overwhelming. I have been there and purchased MANY products over the years but in the end you do only need a few things to get started and luckily Prima now offers most of them! You simply needs a few stencils, some staples like gesso, modeling paste, gel medium, and things like a couple of mists, pencils, markers etc. For this project I simply applied gesso to the paper, then modeling paste through the stencil gave it a quick hit of texture and then used cheesecloth hand more paper strips to create more layers. I finished it off with some simple embellishments and Color Bloom Sprays







"I have found that when you are first starting out trying Mixed Media projects it can be overwhelming. I have been there and purchased MANY products over the years but in the end you do only need a few things to get started and luckily Prima now offers most of them! You simply needs a few stencils, some staples like gesso, modeling paste, gel medium, and things like a couple of mists, pencils, markers etc. For this project I simply applied gesso to the paper, then modeling paste through the stencil gave it a quick hit of texture and then used cheesecloth hand more paper strips to create more layers. I finished it off with some simple embellishments and Color Bloom Sprays"

Materials List
Sunrise Sunset Celcius 
Art Ingredients Glass Beads Plum
Art Extravaganve  Glitter Luminous #961596
Mechanicals Winged #962432
Mechanicals Trinkets #961145
Finnabair Cling Stamps #962050
Elementals Stencil #961275
Color Blooms Sultry Shimmer Gilded #573911
Color blooms Sultry Shimmer Tangerine #573935

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A canvas for The Flying Unicorn

Today I wanted to show you a a layout I created for The Flying Unicorn using their March  kit Of The Month. 

Sadly this is the last kit that I create with :( I have decided to take a step away from scrapping as I look to juggle life, children and work commitments . It is extremely hard to have to do this because my mojo is still there, my love for creating and playing around with paper, flowers etc is still there but I just could simply not dedicate the time that it needs. It is not just the creating, it is the photographing, editing, uploading , posting etc etc... Which i LOVE but I just do not have time for :( 

So anyway we will see just how this all turns out.. 



Now, unfortunately this kit and MOST of the monthly kits and add ons, have sold out :( In fact they sell out so quickly that The Flying Unicorn has started a system where you can now pre order the kits a week or 2 before they are released. You get a sneak peek of them in the newsletter and if you like what you see then you order it. 

You will find The Flying Unicorn in lots of places. Check out the:
 ==> forums HERE 
==>website and online shop HERE 
==> blog HERE 
==>Facebook HERE 

Are you interested in FREE classes, FREE live tutorials, FREE tips, ideas and techniques? Well then you NEED to go to The Flying Unicorn's UStream Channel right HERE because there is something being shown every other day!! 



The add on kit ALWAYS includes a canvas and colours and different mediums to play around with and this is why I love The Flying Unicorn... If you are into mixed media you will love it too because you are not just confined to creating layouts. You can create canvases, Off The Page items (one is always included in the main kit), cards etc. They are such good value for money!

For this canvas I used the stencil that was in the kit together with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste and then cut the black flourish die cut in half and adhered it to the side of the canvas. 

Then I went to town to with the GORGEOUS yellow flowers that were in the kit and added some splatters of black to add more contrast. 


I hope you get your hands on the next months one... it is yet another amazing one.

Thanks for dropping by 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More projects with the March Kit Of The Month from The Flying Unicorn

Today I wanted to show you 2 more projects I created for The Flying Unicorn using their March kit Of The Month.

You will find this kit and all the add ons at the store HERE


You will find The Flying Unicorn in lots of places. Check out the:
 ==> forums HERE 
==>website and online shop HERE 
==> blog HERE 
==>Facebook HERE 

Are you interested in FREE classes, FREE live tutorials, FREE tips, ideas and techniques? Well then you NEED to go to The Flying Unicorn's UStream Channel right HERE because there is something being shown every other day!!

First up is this set of cards...

I LOVED the 13arts microbeads that were included in one of the add ons! They add so much texture and shine and detail to a project!





Next up is this layout,

The kit came with a gorgeous colour of paint from Shimmerz which is what I have used here.. 





 Thanks for dropping by today :) 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Flying Unicorn March Kit Of The Month

Today I wanted to show you  a couple of projects I created for The Flying Unicorn using their March  kit Of The Month. 

You will find The Flying Unicorn in lots of places. Check out the:
 ==> forums HERE 
==>website and online shop HERE 
==> blog HERE 
==>Facebook HERE 

Are you interested in FREE classes, FREE live tutorials, FREE tips, ideas and techniques? Well then you NEED to go to The Flying Unicorn's UStream Channel right HERE because there is something being shown every other day!! 

First up here is the first layout I created..I LOVED the yellows in this kit! Totally different for me ..


All I added here was some Prima black gesso in the background because the yellow is so vibrant!






And here is my second project for today. The add on kit included this fab little album! I am REALLY NOT AN ALBUM MAKER lol so it was prefect that it was only a few pages and they were small in size. 





Thanks for dropping by