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Mixed Media Monthly challenge #42 – mid month

hello everyone!

i am back today to share with you another project for this months Mixed Media Monthly challenge #42- silhouttes!

if you have been following along you know we are collaborating this month with visible images and holy moly do they have some awesome stamps!!! today i want to share with you a quick page i have created using the stamp set, The Ripple Effect (https://visibleimage along with the thank you card sent from Helen from the Visible Image

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

so i stared out playing once again with watercolour paper but this time i started with a sheet that i had used for a clean up from another project.

i cut a circle to cover the centre and then i stared adding Color burst in the various colours.

can you see where i used bits of the torn card in the corners.. they were the inspiration for the colours to go where.

so it was just a matter of adding colour, spraying with water and heating until i was happy with the colour.

then it was time to add some stamps. today i am using The Ripple Effect stamp set from Visible images and i used all three in the set.  firstly i stamped in the back ground with water. you can see the ghosting of the stamped image below

and then i stamped with some archival inks both top and bottom

as you can see i also added some chit chat stickers and i used my stabilo pencil to shadow my large circle

and here you have my final piece.

i love how the silhouette of the white circle  contrasts with the colour on the outside……this is a piece i will display for a while in my studio to remind me to ….

be original, be authentic, be fearless and be me bravely.

until next time my friends,


Supplies used:

Visible Image – The Ripple Effect (https://visibleimage

Color Burst – various colours

Chitchat stickers








TCW -creating some quick cards

hello everyone!

today i am sharing over on The Crafter’s Workshop page just how quick and easy it is to make a batch of cards!

so let’s get to it!!

first thing to do is to lay down a sheet of watercolour paper and lay various stencils on the papers. then sprinkle various colours of Color Burst

next spray some water to activate

now i am sure you are like me and don’t like to ‘waste’ all this extra goodness so be sure to have an extra sheet of watercolour paper on hand to press on top before lifting the stencils

once both sheets are dry you should have a nice pile of background colours

i am loving all these backgrounds.. now to make them into cards i had cut them up and on the third piece of paper i had used to clean up the stencils i stamped “Thanks’ a few times to attach to this pile of cards.

the final steps in creating my cards was I ran them through my vagabond using some embossing folders to give them a little extra bit of texture.  And here you have them again, my Thanks cards created using a just a few stencils.

The Crafter’s Workshop, Color Burst and Sizzix  provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share here are solely my own.

The Crafter’s Workshop Supplies used:
TCW Stencils: TCW750s-dahlia blooms (http://_wp_link_placeholderhttp://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop waves (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – celtic designs (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – onion blossoms (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop; TCW727s – flower dance (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop;  TCW744s-wanderlust (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop

Other supplies used: Ken Oliver’s Color Burst, Eileen Hull embossing folders by Sizzix, Stamp set from Sizzix and Tim Holtz stamping platform.

until next time my friends,






Eileen Hull Sneak Book Club – card or planner organizer

hello everyone!

did you love the sneak peaks last week from the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration team!!!  i know i sure did. i love seeing what my teamies come up with as they each are in inspiration to me too!!

so this week i am here to share with you my sneak peak on the next die in the Book Club release.  This one is a card holder, planner keeper, storage holder… well you get the idea. like i said last week so many possibilities.  here it is!

i chose to use mine to hold some cards!!

don’t forget to jump on over to Eileen’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull  page to see what everyone else is sharing this week!!






Eileen Hull party decorations!

hello everyone!

this month at Eileen Hull Designs the inspiration team is bringing you all sorts of ideas to help decorate those special occasions…

so far we have seen a beautiful centre piece by Tracy Evans  (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.html)and a picnic organizer by Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.html) from her and this week i am here to show you how to turn your canister die into a simple yet quick candle holder

so to start with, if you remember last month we were working with Rendre paper and yes, i tested it again. this time using a variety of color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html) brights and lots of water.  love the color variations one can get by using color burst.. it is always like a party waiting to happen!!

once the paper was dry i flipped and did the opposite colours on the back side .. so warms and cools.. with the Rendre paper it did not seep through so this was a total love relationship for me!!

and then when the final dry was done i used Eileens Daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix impression folder and the and the Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix to create my flowers.
Eileen Hull flowers with Rendr

then I created my canisters (http://www NULL.sizzix using matboard and the same texture impression folder.

here they are!!  i love the richness of the colorburst flowers on the plain white embossed mat board!

eileen hulll cannister

and here are a few close ups of those flowers!!

Eileen Hull rolled flower pansy2 Eileen Hull Pansy

how beautiful are these containers.. they are going to be perfect sitting on a table filled with some sand and a few tealights during my next pool party!

what have you got planned for this summer!! what kind of party decor are you making!! please do share with us on Facebook and on Eileen’s page!


color burst time!!

hello everyone!!

literally, color burst and time together and what do you get!!

an altered clock for my new space!! I had so much fun creating this quick and simple project.

I started by sprinkling some chosen color burst on the face of the clock


added a bit (or a lot of water)

color burst clock

and heat blasted it!!

color burst clock dryingI next used Ken’s Butterfly Daisy Mandala Cut’n’Color (https://www Stamp   and some click it ink and then quickly sprinkled some of my Emerald Creek Clear Embossing powder on to it and TADA!

Ken Oliver Daisty cut and color stamp

here is my new clock!

color burst clock hanging

how simple and quick is that!!!

thanks for stopping by