Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Winged Compass

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my post for the Itsy Bitsy design team. I have been playing with lots of mixed media products including lots of lovely chipboard pieces.  

Here is my finished creation.

Firstly, I cut a piece of board approx 8 inch square to work on as I needed a good sturdy background to take lots of mixed media products and textures. I first covered the background with some drywall tape. (I love using drywall tape to add texture. It is cheap and easy to use and gives a lovely uniformed pattern with slightly raised texture and you can add more or less to suit.)

I then tore up some cardboard and added pieces to the background using Soft Gel Matte Medium.

I added some Crochet Lace along with some other pieces of textured ribbons.

Next, I cut pieces of the Chipboard Arrows and Chipboard Chevrons and added them to the background using the Soft Gel Matte Medium.

To add lots more texture, I raided my craft stash of metal embellishments. Some of these I have had for years and they consist of bits of broken costume jewellery and purposely bought metal embellishments.
I also added piles of Texture Sand and Mixed Media Stones.

When everything had dried and all the embellishments were secure I painted the whole background with the White Mixed Media Paste. I painted a couple of coats of the Mixed Media paste to ensure the metal embellishments were covered and the whole background was pure white.
I then gave the background a wash of colour with Sailing Sky Chalk Paint. I watered down the paint quite well so the paint flowed in to all the little nooks of the background.

I added some more colour to the middle of the background using Frosted Pool Alcohol Splash.

After the background had dried, I dry brushed a layer of the white Mixed Media Paste to tone the background colour down. While that was drying, I worked on the other chipboard embellishments.
I used the Angel Wings Chipboard and the Compass, which I painted with a watered down version of the Sailing Sky and then added some Vintage Photo Oxide Ink.

I wanted the Compass to have the look of a glass face. I poured a large amount of clear embossing powder in the centre of the Compass and melted it slowly.

I continued to do this until there was a good layer of clear embossing powder over the face of the Compass. I then added a couple of the Silver Mica flakes by melting the surface of the clear embossing powder and gently placing the flakes on the top. I then continued to melt the clear powder until the flakes started to sink in to the melted powder.

I added some silver sparkle to the Angel Wings too using Silver Embossing Powder.

I added some Natural Sisal to the centre of the background then added the Wings and Compass.

Here are some close-ups...

Thank you so much for popping by the Itsy Bitsy blog today to check out my creation. I love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment if you wish.
Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx 

Here are all the Itsy Bitsy products I used...

Monday, 10 September 2018

Round and Round and Round and Round....

Hello lovelies. I am here with my post for The Artistic Stamper. 
The theme this month is 'round and round' which is open to interpretation.

Here is my creation...

I first die cut lots of stitched circles in different sizes, which I then inked with distress ink, using The Artistic Stamper Random Dots 6 x 6 stencil. I then placed them on a white background, overlapping and layering them.

Then using stamps from the A4 Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp set I stamped over the circles using Distress Oxide Inks. 

I coloured a separate piece of card using distress ink then stamped a butterfly from the A5 Insects and Butterflies stamp set, cut it out and mounted in on to the card. 

For more info on my creation, head over to 

Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Here are the Artistic Stamper products I used which are available on the website.

The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"   Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thin Cut Dies and Irregular Dots

Hello lovelies!! I'm here with my latest creation for the Itsy Bitsy Design Team. 
And all I can say is WOW!! Itsy Bitsy have done it again! They have released 15 new designs of Little Birdie Thin Cut Dies and I have been playing with the Embellished Boot set. In this set, along with the gorgeous embellished boot, comes a lovely selection of leaves and flowers.

And here is what I did...

So, first of all I added a thick layer of 2 in 1 Mixed Media paste through the Irregular Dots stencil.

When the Mixed Media Paste had dried I painted it with Sand Stone Chalk Paint. (I love watching the Little Birdie Chalk Paint change colour as it dries, which is why I prefer to let it air dry.)

When the Mixed Media Paste had dried, I sprayed Mocha Colour Spray over the top, adding the majority of the colour on the bottom left corner. And then adding a light spritz of Gold Nugget Alcohol Splash over the top.

While the Alcohol Splash was drying, I painted a separate piece of card with Wasabi Chalk Paint and gave it a light spray of the Mocha Colour Splash.
I used this piece of card to cut the leaves using the thin cut dies.

I also added some colour to a piece of crochet lace.

I added some stamping over the background using a distressed checkered stamp and brown ink.

I added the lace to the background, some lengths of burlap ribbon and some of the Little Birdie brown assorted flowers. Then added the green die cut leaves to add some colour.

Thank you so much for popping by my blog today. Leave a comment if you wish, your comments do mean a lot to use.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx


I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...
Mix It Up Challenge Blog - MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes