Thursday, 29 October 2015



I used a high grade watercolour paper because I was going to be using a lot of water and spray. I used the texture paste through the word stencil and let it dru. When dry I sprayed with water and then the Dylusion and Lindys spray. The blue was the magical powder. The flowers wer also sprayed to match. The Scrapfx flower and camera were also embossed with orange embossing powder. Then just assemble.

Materials; paper Carta Bella and Echo Park, Scrap FX, assorted flowers, Bo Bunny wooden camera, American Crafts embossing powder, Dylusions squeezed orange, Lindys starburst Hottie Patottie Hot Pink and Magical Tibetian Poppy Teal, TWC stencil, Finnabair Texture Paste.

This layout was made for the Artful Crafts September October colour competition. I just loved the colour selection and had to make something. I usually do not use a lot of orange but just love its boldness with the pink and blue.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

Lindy's Scotch Broom Yellow embossing powder, Ponderosa Pines Olive Magical, Yellow Rose of Texas Starburst, Scrap FX flowers and word sentiment, Gesso, Kaisercraft stamp and grey ink, Lace, Prima stencil and Modelling paste.

Gesso background art paper and chipboard embellishments. Use modelling past through stencil in some areas. Spray water and use Magical powder. Allow to drip and flow. Add Yellow starburst in areas with brush. paint chipboard with starburst or magical powder. When dry emboss. Distress photograph and edges. Add old lace. Raise photo and add embellishments

 Lindy's October Colour Challenge

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

My Mermaid

My Mermaid

My Lindys September Colour Challenge.
Using: Lindys Starburst Delphinium Turquoise and Golden Sleigh Bells.
Lindys embossing powder Scotch Broom Yellow.
Other materials: New Zealand Paua Shell, silk sari ribbon, wool, shells, silver ribbon, silk hankerchief, large paper doily, textured net material, paper seahorse.

First I glued the doily to cardstock and painted with gesso becuase it was brown and I needed a clean white background for colouring. I then sprayed and painted with the lindys to create the background colour then embossed. I pasted the doily on a dark cardstock for more of a contrast. The silk handkerchief is a light piece of silk threads in a square shape that many textile artists use. The colours on then are so rich and vibrant I could not resist buying some at a craft fair. The webbed material was glued down one side to represent a fishing net then I added my seahorse on top of some old silk sari fabric I had. Then some wool that reminded me of seaweed. Finally I added some beautiful New Zealand paua shell pieces. I loved using the textiles and shells in this layout, and trying something new, they go so well with the beautiful Lindys sprays.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Fly Free

Fly Free

Using a resist paper for the background I inked with Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Peeled paint, Bundled Sage and Antique Linen.
The Prima canvas resist embelishmnets were coloured with lindys Sprays.
I added some doily paper behind the photo. Prima  flowers and embellishment complete the layout. A simple layout but I love the colour palate.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Family xoxo

Family xoxo

Lindys August Colour Challenge.

Materials: Watercolour paper. Lindys Paints SaltWater Taffy, Azure Sea Asters, Merry Go Round Green, Shabby Turbine Teal, Rusty Lantern Lime. Lindys embossing powder Scotch Broom Yellow.
Tim Holtz distress ink: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feather. Tim Holtz Grunge paper, Prima flowers, Scrap FX flourish, sequins, Bo Bunny glitter paste, stencil.

Background was made on watercolour paper using Lindys colour sprays

Bo Bunny Glitter paste through a stencil for a bit of bling. The Scrap FX flourish were painted in white gesso and the coloured with lindys sprays and areas embossed with lindys embossing powder. The titles were cut out of grunge paper, painted with gesso and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks. The prima flower was disassembled, cut up and arranged around photo and in top corner, then a few sequins were added.

 Lindys Collour Challenge

Teresa Collins Gold layout

Teresa Collins Gold Layout

A gold and yellow layout inspired by the Artful Crafts August competition.
What paper would you use for such a layout but Teresa Collins paper of course. I just love the texture and weight of her paper and it was lovely to meet Teresa at CAD in Auckland. As Trina McClune has often said "make sure you scrap yourself as you are important to" I have now done. It was a fantastic weekend with my partner in craft Kathy oates.

Kathy and Sue meet Teresa Collins at her class at CAD 2013