Tuesday, 8 March 2016

February winners and our March 3T's ...

I will be announcing our February winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our March edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques brought to you by team member Mary Bennetts.

Mary here with some tips on what to do with left over paints and mists.

I really hate wasting any products, so I brought an  A4 visual art book at Kmart (they are inexpensive) and if I have paint left on my brush or palette I just brush it randomly into the book. If I have excess mist left in the box when I am finished spraying I just use the book to soak the colours up. I do the same if I have ink left on a stamp, I just randomly stamp it into the book.  Later when I am wanting a arty background I can find the perfect piece from these left over products.

Here are a few layouts that I have used these backgrounds for ...

The Journey stamp was already on my leftover art page so it was perfect for  the background and the painted paper added some much needed colour to my layout. Also the little triangle thingies are the left over from foam dots, so another way to use  up all those little bits we would normally throw out, they add great texture to a page.

The left over colours on this sheet were perfect for my Summer Time layout and highlighted the photo on the solid background. I like to leave the pulled out edge on as well as I think this also adds interest and saves using a punch.

On this piece I  have also used the left over mist from a mask onto the page  and then just kept adding left over paints and mists until It was just what I wanted for another layout.

A peek at my art book ...

and I will just keep adding colours to the pages until I have a piece I am happy with to use on a layout.

I hope this might encourage you to use your left over products in a creative way, for me sometimes they are the perfect solution.

Until next time Happy Creating,

Mary x

and now onto our February winners .....

We were working with this wonderful painting by Cathy McClelland called Green Lorikeets.

CRITERIA was the use of PAINT on your work.

We again had some delightful submissions for our challenge - thank you everyone for playing along with us.

Regina Chandler is our winner of the prize pack from Kaisercraft.

Di Hasthorpe is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Lizzy Hill is #7 Chantelle.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next  month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar.  Could I just remind everyone that while we welcome you combining with other challenges our limit is two - so ours plus two others only and this includes items you may have done as part of a DT.

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Sue.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.


  1. Great idea, Mary! And brilliant use of those art journal pages! Congrats to all you winning girls..... So happy for y'all!!!!

  2. Such a great idea, Mary!! Congrats to all those beautiful winning entries!! And, Thanks, Jane!! Lol!!! Wasn't expecting that!! :)

  3. Great ideas Mary. I love how you have used your mop ups to create unique backgrounds. Thank you team members...what a lovely surprise. Cheers. Di

  4. Congrats to our winners and to Sue. Beautiful layouts