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Unsung Hero with Emerald Creek & altered pages!

hello everyone!!

i am here today to share with you a project i created for Emerald Creek in partnership with Altered Pages

so i knew as soon as i seen the artful nudes and fairy wings they would become the focus piece of my art journal page. here are few of the step outs for you to see my process

i started out by fussy cutting the two main pieces and then i cut out a skirt for my nude.

once it was cut to fit my artful nude lady i covered it with some Art Anthology Sorbet in various colours to match my lady

i then set that piece aside to dry and started working on my background page. i applied some sorbet through my TCW stencil

and then i carefully used the Kimilise stamp and and various shades of StazOn ink to edge my piece

next once everything was dry i used some heavy gel medium and some of the quarry bits and added a touch of crystal to my piece to which i infused with lots of reiki love

then it was just a matter of adding a few final touches to my fairy lady.. who i happen to believe is one of many unsung heroes who have come before us. They paved the way for us today.

and so here you have my finished piece after adding a few butterflies and some stitching

i think she is absolutely the coolest thing… love the attitude on her face!!

i had a lot of fun creating this project. i hope you have enjoyed and that you too are taking time to create. you can find a link to most of the products used below!

until next time my friends


Although these companies have provided me with some product to create this project the opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies used:

Emerald Creek:  Moissaniete  Gemstones (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm); Kimilese stamp (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm)

Altered Pages printables:  Fairies wings (https://alteredpages; Artful nudes (https://alteredpages

Art Anthology: Sorbets (https://alteredpages various colours

TCW stencils TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop




Cherished Layouts

hello everyone!! i am here today to show you a couple of layouts i created using Ken Oliver’s Studio  (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)paper collection

WAIT A MINUTE!!!! did i say layouts

why yes, yes i did.

before i dove headfirst into the mixed media world i, like so many others, were scrapbookers. i loved documenting moments in my life with layouts and as i have had a couple of those moments lately that i wanted to remember i thought to myself why not!

so they are very simple layouts but with such perfect paper!

KO scrapbook layout moments

i used a mix of texture paste and inks to create the colour for the “moments’ from an Art Anthology stencil. the family is a sizzix die and the stamping is using Ken’s Pegz! KO scrapbook momentsthe papers were all cut out using Eileen Hull’s die by Sizzix and then i stitched around the layout and the pictures.

i pretty much did the same thing for the next layout except this time i used circles from a Sizzix die
capture close up

shivering songs layout

it was so nice to just play with paper and not get my hands covered…but then again i did manage to get some ink on my hands whilst i was edging all my pieces with Lamp Black click it ink pads (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)!!

i hope you have taken the time to play over the last little while…whether that be with some mixed media such as color burst or with some old fashion where most of us started paper!!


be still

hello everyone!! i am here today just for a short visit

i wanted to share with you today a mini burlap canvas (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.HTML) i created for my little sister.
she loves dragonflies (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.HTML) as much as i love butterflies and after commenting on this canvas on my Facebook page i decided i would make her her very own!

she had requested a blue one so i brought out my Art Anthology velvets and sorbet’s and coloured my dragonflydragonfly closeupit turned out really well but i wasn’t quite happy with the colour of the wings so i added a bit of staz on glaze (https://www NULL.imaginecrafts to the wings.. now it was perfect to go add to the canvas.

be still canvas

i sure hope she likes it!!!
thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:

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Sizzix Bigz Die w/Texture Fades – Layered Dragonfly by Tim Holtz
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523012&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=789276&c=148990)
Tsukineko Stazon MIDNIGHT BLUE Studio Glaze SZSTG62
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=789276&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=738245&c=148990)
Sizzix Eileen Hull, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Polka Dots and Starflowers Set, 2 pk
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=738245&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523317&c=148990)
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Mini Cabinet Cards
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523317&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523344&c=148990)
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Industrious Stickers – Frames & Trims
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523344&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302221&c=148990)
Tim Holtz – Burlap Panels – Bare 4×6
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302221&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523325&c=148990)
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Remnant Rubs – Life Quotes
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=523325&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302634&c=148990)
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Label Letters
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302634&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302990&c=148990)
Tim Holtz Distress Paints – Antique Linen
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=302990&c=148990)
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=774656&c=148990)
Art Anthology FIJI Velvet Dimensional Paint 311442
(http://lm NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?i=774656&c=148990) (http://new NULL.inlinkz NULL.php?utm_source=prdlist&utm_medium=widget_o&utm_campaign=powered)

Artist Appreciation 2

hi everyone. I am here to share some more pages with my love of Maya Angelou quotes..  i had posted some during a recent challenge with Art Anthology (http://www NULL.artanthologyinc in January and just couldn’t stop creating…

so here is is…just a quick show and tell and i am then off to play create some more!!!

“History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unloved but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”


faced with courage


“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option”

priority or an option

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its final destination full of hope.”

love no barriers

“First best thing is falling in love. Second best thing is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
falling in love by three


she was such a wise and thoughtful woman..deep and strong and thought provoking.

do you have a favourite ‘quote’ artist?

thanks for stopping by


no exchanges allowed

hello everyone!!! do you know what today is!!!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!! and as well my turn to post over at Art Anthology and i thought what better to create for such a day then a piece featuring my parents

you see pictures are very rare of my mom and even more rare is a photo of the two of them together.  i have this photo, which is a photocopy of a copy of the original.. i think that is right… so it was a one shot deal to do something special with it… so let’s see the process

this is a somewhat heavy picture post as you will see that my background turns out nothing like it started out as!!!

first i started off using a canvas that i have had started some time ago which i had covered with colorations to which i added some texture paste in the corners

IMG_6116i then needed to decide what pieces i wanted to add to the canvas. i want to start using what i have… and i mean that this grabbed some odds and ends and started building components.IMG_6250i then decided that the canvas was too bright  and i wasn’t a fan of the lines i had created a long time ago in the gesso….so thought i would layer a piece of tissue paper over the top to see if that would help

IMG_6251okay… so i wasn’t quite sure at this point but onward i go..i started the whole laying of pieces onto the canvas

mixed media middleokay now we were getting somewhere….but wait a minute …. i didn’t quite like the colour so added some more colorations…

IMG_6257okay.. not sure that was a good idea but i dried it and continued on…

so this wasn’t too bad… i figured i just needed to add a bit of colour to the bar pieces to start everything blending together

IMG_6265so here i added some copper to my picture frames; they represent my siblings and i

IMG_6266and while they were drying i started assembling my canvas using my glue gun

IMG_6268and you will see this is where i decided that indeed i needed to change the background colours.

IMG_6269and i just kept adding and adding colorations as i went along.. sometimes even taking a baby wipe and some gesso to moving  the colour to where i need it to be

IMG_6273almost there!! here is a close up of really wet and after a baby wipe!

before after







and here now  are a couple pictures of my final piece

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as always, thanks for stopping by and if you want a closer look you can always just click the picture!!