Saturday, 20 August 2016

Liber de Somniis - handmade journal

New challenge up over at Mixed Media Place! As always there is the chance to win a voucher for the store.

For my inspiration piece I chose to create another 'Magickal Olde Worlde Journal' as I'm just loving these so much right now... This time I actually hand stitched it!!

Liber de Somniis

All my journals get named, usually in Latin, as I love the mystery, magic and romance of the language. This book translates to 'Book of Dreams'. The legend has it that dreams (or nightmares) can be made reality with this magical dream journal, however only those of a certain bloodline could harness it's wondrous power..

New 'Mechanicals' from Finnabair, I painted the centre of the heart in Royal Red Art Alchemy and then distressed with Art Basics Black Gesso.

The brads and bottom layer of chippie pieces were covered in the much loved Rust Paste that Finnabair released this year. I really recommend this stuff for quick and easy rusting techniques, especially if you don't already have any preferred methods, or even if you do this makes it so easy! 

The background paper is from IndigoBlu, the ancient world look to these makes you want to just dive right into the magical world to promises. 

The Regal Chippie from Dusty Attic was covered with Mega Flakes from Indigo Blu - those flakes are just gorgeous and perfect for this sort of look.

Close up on the hand stitching. Quite please I had managed to finally conquer this and already starting my next book using this method.

I originally found my inspiration for creating these kind of books from Altered Alchemy. Seeing Luthien's work made me believe that you can make masterpieces like this using mixed media techniques. 

The Creative Gym challenge theme this month is:

Hope you can come and join in with us and have found some inspiration from here. Please also be sure to check out my other talented teamies fabulous makes - they are awesome!!

Have a fabulous day

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Sun Will Rise + video

Hi ladies!!

My turn over at Mixed Media Place today! Here is my sneak peek but please do pop on over if you would like to find out more...

I have created a video for this one too, just showing my creative process.

A huge thank you as always for stopping by :)


Here are some of the goodies that I used:


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Guest for Words and Paintery

Hi folks :)

I'm the creative guest over at Words and Paintery, if you fancy joining me there I'd love to see you!

Here's some pics... but I have a video over there too, just showing the process if you fancy a look... Lots of Prima, Finn and IndigoBlu.. An art journal page with lovely products following their theme for July!



Monday, 25 July 2016


Hey folks!!

Here is my second mixed media make for the fabulous new brand 49 and Market, and this is the sneaky peek..

If you have time please hop across and take a look... and maybe even some window shopping over at their shop checking out the new products they've brought to the market (haha - see what I did there?!!) :)

Huge hugs


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Under the Sea


I'm back again with another mixed media piece. Over at Mixed Media World we have a gorgeous new challenge:

*** Under the Sea ***

The sponsor this month is That's Crafty with a £20 gift voucher!!

Here is my take on the challenge :)

A portrait of an ancient, under sea water world lost in time! Atlantis, maybe...

There is so much in this little concoction...

Metal Starfish (from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique), Art Stones from Prima - I just LOVE these, the texture they give, especially for 'sea; themes, they way paint travels around them - STUNNING!!

The bright white specks, can you guess what that is? It's just a sprinkle of embossing powder over a bit of wet medium, be it gesso, gels etc. It stands out so well, and creates a sort of sea foam effect.

The pearls are from my stash, but I went with a soft, fleshy pink colour instead of white as it looked more natural.

The statue figure is from Prima's new IOD moulds range. Painted with Art Alchemy as well as mica powders and sprays. I think I used nearly everything going - Prima Colour Blooms, Lindys, Izinks...

Some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippie sets the background for this magical under water world, laid on top of laces and stencils.

That's me for today, hope you get a chance to play along with us over at MMW, we always love seeing your entries!! 

Love and hugs

I'd like to enter this in the Dusty Attic challenge for the July challenge:


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hey you.. :)

Hi ya

Just a quick post... a glimpse for what I have over at Mixed Media Place for you!

Love and hugs


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Escape Layout

Hi Guys :)

Some exiting news, a couple of weeks a go I was asked if I would contribute one layout a month to 49 and Market!

They have some awesome papers which have just been released and just love creating layouts!!

Here is my sneaky peek:

Please hop across if you have the time and check it out. I love under sea themes ;)


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