Monday, 15 October 2012

More inspiration ...

from our Creative Team.

Elaine used layered fabric and paper to create her flowers.
Julie used stamping to create her flowers.
Many congratulations to our September winners.
Angie Budden - Scrap Therapy Voucher
Chris Sexton - Curators Prize
Jacki Edwards - Random Draw Prize
Julie - Creative Team winner
Could you please contact me with your postal details so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Introducing the delightful Chantelle ...

I'm a mum to four boys and wife to a wonderful man. We live in Busselton, a pretty sea-side town in Western Australia. My family provides me with inspiration to scrapbook - their handsome faces will often grace my pages. I enjoy the whole process: from taking the pictures, to planning the page, to playing with pretty papers and embellishments. My style has evolved over the years. I love seeing the new styles of papers that come out and enjoy keeping up with new techniques. I like to tell the story behind my pictures, but also really enjoy the arty side to scrapbooking - my pages will include paint, ink, mist and texture. My style of scrapbooking often depends on what challenge I'm playing along with or collection of papers I'm working with. I love to share what I create - you can view all my work at: Chantelle's Creative Space

Scrapbooking provides many opportunities and I've met some wonderful people who inspire me. I'm fortunate to be on a few design teams and I love the challenges they provide.
Here is a sample of my scrapbook pages:
Please join Chantelle and  ARTastic creative team in this months challege.  You might like to view her wonderful step by step tutorial to see how she put her gorgeous mixed media piece together and create your own to share with us.


Monday, 1 October 2012

Our October inspiration ...

will come to you from mixed media artist, Liza Posar and is hosted by our creative team member, Chantelle.

Criteria - handmade flowers
A little about Liza Posar.
Liza was born in Melbourne in 1960 and studied Fashion/Textiles at Strathfield School of Textiles, Sydney 1984-87, and for a number of years worked in the fashion industry. She then started exploring different mediums and found that it gave her the freedom to express herself on canvas using a visual language that brings together drawn images of fantasy, reality, collaged images and the written word. When creating she uses watercolours, acrylics, fabric, chalks, inks, oils, markers, decorative paper, stickers, glitter and found objects and many more. Her funky, shabby artwork is based on everything that inspires her everyday: people, nature and life. Liza's work has been published in various Australian papercraft magazines and has exhibited in a number of exhibitions.


And now some wonderful inspiration from our talented ceative team.
Please see Chantelle's step-by-step tutorial on how she put this amazing canvas together HERE.
If you would like to see how Sarah made these delight flowers please view her tutorial ...
... the handmade flowers are easy peasy, basically just layer a dyed doily with paper flowers and add a blingy centre and voila ,a gorgeous flower.

... My handmade flowers are doodled and covered with paint.
I have used a Prima Mixed Media canvas album.

I gesseod my album, then glimmermisted with two colours, drying between each layer as I wanted a soft muted effect. Then I added some colour sprinkles for a touch of extra pink.
I certainly had fun adding my embellishments, including my handmade flowers. I watched the tutorial below, and this technique is what my flowers are based on. 

I had purchased a scrap of lovely fabric long ago, but I actually don’t know what it is…slightly heavier that chiffon, but still flowy & soft, and using the heat gun on this was so easy. The edges of the fabric melted so quickly, using my trusty pliers made things easier. I have added a photo of the goodies I used as well. I stitched only 2 or 3 layers together, as they were gloriously curled& looking lovely!
Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on October 31st, 2012. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card and off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).
Happy scrapping!