Friday, 8 July 2016

June winners and July tutorial ...

I will be announcing our June winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our July edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques brought to you by team member Tracey Henly. 

Mixed Media Background with Tracey Henly

I always start with a 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard.
Then using matt gel or your favourite glue add some texture to the background with ribbons and mesh. Remember with this technique it does not matter what the original colour of any of your pieces are as we are going to change it.

I then added more texture with a template and some whipped spackle and then let it dry.

Once this is dry add some chipboard, metal charms or any accent that compliments your layout.  I use helma 450 for my glue of choice.

Once everything is dry paint white gesso over everything and let it dry.

With this layout I used Lindys stamp gang sprays and some of he new prima alchelmy acrylic paints.

I put the prima flowers on last as they were really beautiful as they were, so I didn't need to paint them to match the layout. I actually chose my colours to compliment the flowers.

thanks for looking

and now onto our June winners .....

 We were working with this amazing artwork by Anna Collins called Top Hat Tiger. 

CRITERIA - Black and White plus one other colour 

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 Cathy Lu is our winner of the prize pack from Kaisercraft.

 Jo T is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Anna Uhras is #7 Jessika

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me on 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.  

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Angelika 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.


  1. WOnderful tutorial to create a gorgeous Lo !Cngrats to the winners !

  2. Fab tutorial, such a beautiful layout and love all the texture. Big Congrats to the winners

  3. Great tutorial....LOVE how the different elements create such gorgeous texture! And well done winners! As always, AMAZING work!!!

  4. love this tutorial!!
    Congrats to the winners!!

  5. Fantastic tutorial, I'll definitely have to try this out sometime! And thanks for the highlight :D