She is … me.

she is 2I came across these words on a Fibromygalia page and they just spoke directly to my heart.  I am all of these things, even if I’m not all of the time.

Toad & MagicI knew I wanted to do a purple background because it’s my favourite colour and it’s the Fibromygalia colour too.   My favourite colour combination is purple, green and blue, so I used the other two colours through some stencils.  I used copics to colour the PaperArtsy image (and the x-stitches are from another PA set).  I ended up using a copic pen to write with because the other pen I tried wasn’t writing well on the paint.  The ‘she is me’ is a MFT alpha die.

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Waiting for inspiration

Toad & MagicI spritzed haematite and gold DoCrafts sprays on the pages and left them for a few months to dry.😉 Then I added the red and black paints through some stencils using  the two corners and a side rule I read somewhere.  Then it sat for a few more weeks! I do wait for inspiration to strike.  I pulled out Andy Skinner’s face stencil and was thrilled how that worked on the page.  Then I found this perfect sentiment which I really need to work on implementing in my life.  All supplies available from That Craft Place.

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Sleigh Ride

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When I was in Grade 10 (I’m Canadian, we do grades), I had a fairly big part in a Christmas school play.  I’m 99.9% convinced, both then and now, that I was given the part because the teacher knew I’d memorise my lines, not because I was actually good at acting.  Sleigh Ride was one of the songs in the score.  It was the first time I’d ever heard it, but I instantly loved it.  It’s my favourite secular Christmas song.

Red paints (in a few shades) and gold CE shimmer paint as well as a new stencil from TCP for the background.  My rather limited cutting out skills put to work for the sparkly tree and some watered down geletoes for the shading.

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My favourite spot…

Toad & MagicAs soon as I brought these Brett Weldele wing stamps home from the infamous That Craft Place, I knew what I wanted to do with them.  Of course, in my head the wings were bigger so I had to do some thinking! ;)  The girl, coloured with pencils, is from That Greeting Farm.  I think she looks rather like I did when I had longer hair.  The wings were coloured with copics in the ‘c’ range on TCP’s super smooth.  I wrote, in my very own handwriting!, part of Psalm 17:9.  I stencilled cobalt fluid acryic through a feather stencil from TCP and then accidentally got a bit of CE shimmer gold shimmer paint on a part of the feathers and liked how that added some depth so kept dabbing here and there with it.😉

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I must always have flowers.

Toad & MagicThis page in my A6 (a size I’m quickly beginning to love) journal took ages and ages to come together.  But, if I’m honest, pretty much everything I do takes ages and ages to come together.

flowers3I applied my favourite combination of blue and green (without purple!) onto white gesso.  I put some crackle glaze (DecoArt) through a distressed harlequin stencil and a bit of black antiquing cream (again DecoArt) over the top to highlight the cracks.  Black paint through TCP’s fab flower stencil, then white after shifting it up and to the left.  Then I pulled out my DecoArt interference paint (green and purple) and stenciled over the blossom part of the picture.  Some black paint through a bubble stencil and then the hunt for the perfect quote!😉

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It’s the Mixed Media Anything Goes over at That Craft Place this fortnight (last one of 2015 too!).

Christmas is coming

Toad & MagicI’m appalling bad at making cards.  I tell people I make cards because that’s just the easy way to explain what I do, but I rarely make cards now! lol

However, I own too many Christmas stamps to not make cards for Christmas! The main images are from Just Rite (the baubles were a set that came with a magazine 2 years ago…yup, it’s taken me two years to use them!).  I just had to get the magazine since I already had the dies to match! Sound familiar?  The snowflakes are from PaperArtsy.  I used DecoArt yellow oxide to warm up the paper.  The pretty sparkly paper (teal and brown) is from That Craft Place.

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The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships -Abraham Lincon

Recently, I made a crafty friend.  Her husband reckons she made me out of paper, but I think I’m more 3 Dimensional than that!😉

It was her birthday on the weekend and this is the card I agonised over for ages and ages.  A bit of a masterboard with paints and stencils, a Julie Netting doll stamp, copics, Bazzill paper, ribbon and button (most available from That Craft Place) later and this is what I came up with.

 

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