Monday, 23 April 2018

Where there is love journal page

I love hearts, not sure why as in general as I don't do mushy, but hearts are something I really love to use in my journal pages.  This was a fun page that I created with friends one Saturday. It was great fun playing with Distress Oxide inks to build the background and all the different layers we could see building up on our pages. 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 16 April 2018

Owl tag for The Artistic Stamper

I am sharing this tag and 'how to' over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, pop over check it out and leave me a comment, I love to know what you think. 

There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge over there 

you can also find me on

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 9 April 2018

Butterfly card using Polkadoodles stamps

I love a butterfly stamp, and this little one from Polkadoodles is great. I have used it to create a card from bits and pieces of card stock I was testing things out on.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Art Journal page for Canvas Corp Brands

My first page from my new and super pretty Architecture Mix and Match Journal, When I first looked at the book, I thought the pages felt quite thin and even though I don't think I would like to wet the page too much it took the media I did cover it with really well and was a joy to play with. 

What I did (I think 😀)

I mixed Some white impact paint with some Glimmer Mist and scrapped it over the page with a palette knife. 

Then I added layers on top, I spraying Glimmer Mist through stencils varying the amount of ink sprayed, I also spritz the Glimmer Mist straight over the top before applying white paint through a circle stencil with my fingertip. 

Once the page was dry I scraped Black High Impact paint in small amount over the page with a palette knife. 

To finish I cut out and applied some rub ons and doodled around the edge of my page. 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Quick Angel Card for Canvas Corp Brands

My first make for Canvas Corp Brands went up on the blog, please pop over and take a look. Let me know what you think

xx Gemma xx

Glitter Colouring

It is with some sadness I have reached the end of my Colourista Glitter pad. I love these colours together and have created a card, tags, and bookmark. 

Thanks for popping by

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Free as a Bird

 New month new Challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog, for my inspirational piece I create a tag using paints, chipboard bits from Infinity Engraving and the wonderful Free and a Bird stamp set from The Artistic Stamper. Pop over to the blog take a look at my teammate's great projects and join in for your chance to win 

How I decorated my tag

I placed a splodge of PaperArtsy Cherry Red paint and some gesso onto my craft mat, then using a palette knife I picked up a little of both paints and scrapped it over the tag, making sure to cover the whole tag.

Next I painted some chipboard pieces from my stash, I coated each piece with two layers of paint. 

I took the bird stamps from the Free as a bird set and repeat stamped it over the tag using black Distress Ink, Then I heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I always like the little bits of excess powder that get stuck to the project and normally just keep it by melting it along with everything else.  

Then I stamped over the birds with Calligraphy Mat 15 and paint.

and the trellis with the Lace Background stamp.

Then I glued the chipboard pieces to the tag and scrapped a little white paint to the edges of the tag. To finish I painted a little chipboard tag and stamped the words Free as a Bird using black ink. I attached this to the tag with a little charm and a flower brad.

xx Gemma xx