This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Video Tutorial - Mixed media Canvas - BoBunny Serendipity

Hello Everyone
 
I really hope that you had a super weekend!
I had a great one, albeit a little busy with this, that and the next thing! ;-)
 
I was up on the BoBunny blog recently with a mixed media canvas tutorial.
 
I would love it, if you popped along and had a look here! ;-)
 
Here's the canvas.
 
Mixed Media Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Pentart Products
 
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Life / Serendipity
Stickers:  Clear Stickers/ Petal Lane
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Brads: Double Dot Aqua
Chipboard: Serendipity
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet & Natural Earth Pansy
Stencils: Fancy Flourishes



Pentart Supplies:
Cracking Paint System 1
Cracking Paint System 2
Structure Paste
 
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a fabulous Monday!
Denise x
 


Friday, 21 July 2017

Mixed Media Cards - BoBunny Serendipity Collection



Morning Everyone

 
Today I have some BoBunny goodness to share with you.
I used the fabulous Serendipity Collection.

I made some cards and I also made some flowers.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Here's a look at them individually.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

On both of these cards I used stickable stencils and gesso. I used these stencils in different ways and created two similar, yet different cards.
On the yellow one, I coloured the stencilled gesso with some distress oxide inks and then cut out the centre of the stencilled design with a die-cut. I also added some stencilled corners with the gorgeous BoBunny stencil paste to this card. The blue flowers are also handmade and are layered die-cuts, with stamens in the middle. You can see the stencilling and the flowers below.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

On the blue card, I actually cut out the stencilled design and then rubbed some wax paste over the stencilling.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Here's a look at the stencilled design before I added the extra bits. I had also rubbed over the wax paste.  It added a gorgeous glimmer to this stencilled design.
Mixed Media Cards by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity and Stencil Paste and Pentart Wax Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:Patterned Paper: Aviary, Songbird, Stripe, Flight/ Serendipity
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue Dot
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Chipboard:Serendipity
Stickable Stencils: Love

Stencil Paste: Vanilla Pearl
Pearlescent: Brilliant Blue
BoBunny Gesso

Pentart: Chameleon Wax Paste

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thinking of You Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone
 
Sharing another play with my distress oxides.
I really cannot get enough of them and I am having so much fun playing.

 
I have also been using up goodies from years back and de-stashing, which is always good too.
 
I also made the orange flowers.  I have had single flowers from years back too, that I have been layering up and giving a new look to! ;-) They came out rather pretty.
 
I am enjoying the last few days of school holidays...no routine or rush. It has been lovely.
 
Thanks so much for coming to have a look!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Art Journal Page - BoBunny Enchanted Garden and Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone
 
I have an art journal page to share, that I absolutely love.
I really took time with this page and also enjoyed the process so much.
 
Here it is.
 
 
I used Distress Oxides and a stencil to create the background, along with normal distress ink stamping.
Then I added some stickers, rub-ons and fussy cut lots of pieces for this page.
 
I have so many rub-ons from over the years and I have found that art journaling is such a good way to use them up! ;-)
It feels really great to de-stash too.
 
Here's a closer look.
 
 
I really loved this quote and it was the perfect match for this whimsical page.
Walk Barefoot
Listen to the Wind
Drink in the Moon
Be Magic!
 
I think we also have to believe that Magic is possible...
 
Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a fabulous, magical day!
Denise x
 


Friday, 14 July 2017

1 layout 3 ways - BoBunny Serendipity & Pentart Wax Paste

Hello Everyone

 You have probably wondered if I had fallen off the face of the earth! ;-)
I think this is the longest that I have gone without posting.
Apologies...school holidays, a sore back, life busy busy....all of that contributed to me rather crafting, than actually blogging.
 
Anyways, I am back today with some BoBunny goodness! ;-)
I created a layout 3 ways. Here are the 3 layouts.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

So let's take a closer look at that first layout.

 Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

I created a fairly simple design, with a watercolour background.  I used gesso and a BoBunny stencil.
I then added a few bits and pieces and also used some Pentart wax paste, to rub over the stencilling and water colouring, to give it a gorgeous shimmer.

This is what the background looked like before I added any accents. It shows the stencilling, water colouring and the wax paste.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the second layout, I added some stamping and some more bits and bobs. I also extended the design out of the right hand side of the page.

 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the last layout, I added some stamped and fussy cut images and also added some of those gorgeous crocheted elements.

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

Here's a closer look.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

I used the super, gorgeous new BoBunny stamps and stamped the floral images on some blue BoBunny cardstock and on some yellow Serendipity paper.  I then fussy cut these for the floral clusters.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

On the next 2 photo's you can clearly see the lovely shimmer from the Pentart wax.
 
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Serendipity Collection and Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste

This layout is of one of my scrappy friends and as the little chipboard round on the layout says...she is definitely "One in a Million".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really hope to see you back tomorrow.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Aviary, Stripe, Treetops, Songbird/ Serendipity
Cardstock: Periwinkle Double Dot
Noteworthy: Serendipity
Chipboard:Serendipity

Blossoms: Buttercup Dahlia, Denim Blue Dahlia
Stamps: Pocket Full of Posies
Stickable Stencil: Brocade

Dies: Darling Doily
Pearlescent: Sugar


Pentart: Chameleon Wax Paste

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Retirement/Farewell Card - ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection

Hello Everyone
 
I have a retirement/farewell card to share with you today!
One of my friends at work is retiring after 44 years of service! It's a lifetime!
I was honoured to make him a card and I hope it will be something special for him.
 
 
I used the ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection.
It's such a great collection for masculine projects.
 
Just a quick pop in...and hope to get some more time in front of the PC soon.
But for now, hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Art Journal Page - Graphic 45 Ladies Diary

Hello Everyone

I am so loving playing in my art journal!!!! ;-)
I bought some matte gel medium a few weeks ago and it's just so fabulous!
I can hardly put it down! ;-)

I created this art journal page, using some Graphic 45 goodies.


I basically took old book pages and used them for my background.
Then I fussy cut the different pieces and florals, which I then stuck down with gel medium.
I then added the modelling paste wall with a stencil and coloured it with various inks etc.

I really love how it turned out.


It was so good to be using up some of these Graphic 45 bits and pieces.

The sentiment:
Smile and Be Happy
Life is what you make it

So true! ;-)

Okay sweet people...
Hope you have a fabulous day!
Be back soon!
Denise x