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

Monday, 19 June 2017

Father's Day Cards - Penelope Dee Maestro Collection

Hello Everyone
 
I hope you had a super Father's Day yesterday! ;-)
We had a lovely day with the family and it was so good to chat, laugh and just spend time together, celebrating the Fathers in the family! ;-)
 
I made some Father's Day cards from the fabulous Penelope Dee Maestro Collection.
It's sooo cool and is just perfect for masculine cards! ;-)
 


 
As you will see, I used the alphabet stencil on all 3 cards! This stencil is a definite favourite for me! ;-)
I also used my new Distress Oxides....it was so much fun and just blissful creating! ;-)
They are all a bit grungy and I love how they all turned out.
 
I have not, by far, even begun to play with my Distress Oxides and I know that many, many projects are going to be made with them.  They are also my new favourite toys! ;-)
 
I hope you are having a good Monday and that the week ahead is blessed! ;-)
See you soon!
Denise x
 
 


Friday, 16 June 2017

Mothers Day Card - Penelope Dee Mother of Pearl

Hello Everyone

I have had a lovely day at home relaxing and also creating in the background.

Today I have a Mothers Day card that I will definitely use in the future.
Sadly I only got these papers after Mothers Day.
Never the less...I really enjoyed the fussy cutting and the gorgeous papers.


These papers were so pretty, that I really did not want to do too much extra, except fussy cut them and arrange them beautifully! ;-)


The doilies, the roses and the butterflies were all fussy cut.
They are so soft and beautiful! ;-)

I know this card will come in handy, down the line.
So it's stored for now! ;-)

I hope you had a fabulous Friday!
Cheers for now.
Denise x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Altered Box - BoBunny and Pentart

Hello Everyone
 
Apologies that I have been missing for a week.
My Son was writing exams and it was the first time that he had to write exams, so I had to assist and help and that took up quite a bit of my time.
Thankfully they are writing their last exams today and then there is 2 weeks of school and then holidays! We have made it! LOL
 
Anyways, I am sharing an altered box that I made.
I was inspired by Marta Lapkowska...she gave me some wonderful seeds of inspiration.
If you haven't checked out her blog or YouTube channel...then really do yourself a favour.
 
So here's the box.
 
 
I used BoBunny laser cut tags and adhered them to the box.
I then used Dekor Paints (Grey and Pink) from Pentart to paint the box and then still added some thick gesso for some white highlights.
 
Lastly I added some Pentart Chameleon wax and Antique wax paste.
 
 
I had taken a few photo's while I was making the box and one can really see the waxes...they really add a shimmery yet "oldy" and vintage feel to it.
I also think the tags add such gorgeous texture and detail to the box...almost like an Indian trinket type box.
 
 
I really do love how this turned out.
 
Well tomorrow is a Public Holiday here and so I am looking forward to a long weekend of relaxation and also some crafting.
 
Wishing you a fabulous day!
Denise x
 
 
 


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mixed Media Tags - Berry71Bleu

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a really good week.

There's another gorgeous Berry71Bleu mood board this month.


I loved the blues and purples from it.

So created some tags.





I used stencils and acrylic paint to resist the distress inks to create the backgrounds.

I love how they turned out.

There's still time to play so pop along and have a look at the other inspiration too! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous one!
Denise x


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Art Journal Page - Distress Oxide Inks

Hello Everyone

I have another art journal page to share with you today.

I managed to get my hands on 2 Distress Oxides, which I have fallen in love with.
I only managed to get a Walnut and Vintage Photo. Sadly they were both browns, but I know that I will be getting more verrrrry soon!
They are fabulous! ;-)

So here's the result.


I used Tim Holtz stamps and stencils, along with a BoBunny stamp.
The colours and effects just blended so beautifully.

Here's a closer look.


I am not sure if you can clearly see the subtleties on the background.

This was the sentiment of this page:

Listen to the wind in your soul
Let it take you where your heart wants to go.

My white gel pen and white ink really came in handy on this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I have an art journal page to share with you today.


I used acrylic paints on the background and then added stamping, white highlights and the gorgeous sunflowers.

I was inspired by Vicky  Papaioannou and Dyan Reaveley.
Vicky has amazing You Tube videos too.

The sentiment is this:
Wherever life plants you, bloom with Grace! ;-)

Here are some close-ups.



I love how this page turned out and the vibrant colours.
The sentiment is awesome too! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I really hope this brightens your day!
Have a good one!
Denise x

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sunday Funday Party Items with BoBunny Down by The Sea

Hello Everyone
 
I hope that you had a fabulous weekend!
They just seem to pass by toooooo quickly! ;-)
 
I am up on the BoBunny blog here with some party items.
I would love it if you popped along and had a look.
 
Here's a little sneek peak of the goodies.
 
Party Items by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Down by the Sea Collection and Flower Fun Stencils
 
It's really fun to sometimes think out the box and use scrappy goodies for all kinds of occasions.
 
 
For me, any day is a good day to have a red velvet cupcake!! ;-)
 
 
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Coral, Mermaids, Mystical, Ripples, Tide/ Down by the Sea
Cardstock: Tutu Dot, Island Mist Dot
 
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/ Down by the Sea
 
Stencils: Flower Fun
Die-Cuts: Mandala, Darling Doily
Pearlescent: Island Mist, Brilliant Blue

Have a fabulous Monday!
Denise x


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Friendship Card

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a friendship card, that I made for a friend of mine.
We have a "Desperate Housewives" group that meets every Tuesday and it really is such soul food for me! So one of the ladies has been through a really tough time over the last few months and the group crocheted her a beautiful blanket and we gave her a card.

Here is the card that I made.


I used orange and yellow acrylic paint and a sponge to create the background and then stamped with some brown ink and a BoBunny stamp.

The big sunflower I stamped and coloured with the same acrylic paints and just used a lit bit of water to get the paint moving easier. I then used BoBunny Pearlescent to add the black seeds in the centre.


I've had this Petaluma stamp for ages. It's certainly one of my favourites.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Thank You Cards - BoBunny Weekend Adventures Collection & BoBunny Stamps

Hello Everyone

I have some BoBunny Thank You cards to share with you today! ;-)
BoBunny has come out with some fabulous new stamps and I could not resist using them.


I fussy cut and layered up the stamped florals.
I also used the gorgeous BoBunny gems and beautiful die-cut.

Here's a closer look.


The second card was similarly made.


I so love this floral cluster stamp.  It really is gorgeous.


Please pop over here to check out the new BoBunny stamps and supplies.
Weekend Adventures is a really fun and gorgeous collection too! ;-)

Have a fabulous afternoon!
Denise x



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Mothers Day Card Video Tutorial - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone

I am up on the ScrapBerry's blog here with a video tutorial.
I would really love it if you popped along and had a look.

Here's a sneak peek and also the video.



Have a fabulous Sunday!
Denise x

ScrapBerry's Supplies:
Mother's Treasure 6 x 6 Collection SCB220607213g
Stains Ink Green SCB1210505
Stains Ink Pink SCB1210502
Afternoon Tea Set of Stamps SCB4904006b
Butterflies 1 Set of Stamps SCB4907001b
Set of Metal Frames - Rose Garden SCB34001073

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu May Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's Denise here today, to share an art journal page with you.

Here's a reminder of the gorgeous mood board this month.


Here's my take on it.


The sentiment is: It's Your Time to Bloom.

I used stencils, inks, paints, gesso and chipboard to create this page.

Here's a closer look.


These chipboards used are Celebr8 chippies and the cherry spring blooms were perfect for this page.

We would love to see your take and you still have until the end of the month.

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