Sunday, July 5, 2015

ColourArte Design Team Call

I have always loved the big,  beautiful world of mixed media art.  While I have often opted for subtle, pastel hues, for this post dedicated to the DT call over at ColourArte had my calling for some brighter tones. Head on to to see their products! AMAZING!

I am not sure if I have failed at my attempt, never the less,  i am glad to step out of my comfort zone every now and then :)

Here is the step by step to a simple project:

First,  i applied gesso to the surface of my project space.  Once it had dried, using texture paste and a Studio Calico Mask, I created a dimensional background.  I then topped it off with some pretty flowers, late / fibre and glitter using high gloss medium by Golden. 

Next,  using Silks, i spread some of the paint all over the surface of my project. I love this to bits as i can add any amount of water to achieve the look i desire!  I then added a splatter of paint. 

Using a wet towers, i rubbed the black into right into the pink paint and worked it all around the surface and left it to dry

Last, to give it more depth and stronger, border sense of colour, i added a brighter shade of pink and topped it off with gold mist by Heidi Swapp

Materials used:
High gloss medium
Silk Acrylic Glaze
DW Acrylic Ink

Hope you have a go at this easy project!  And here is wishing me good luck with my application!  :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Prima Projects Galore!

Well, I'm absolutely certain my blog title just gave it away *lol*!! I'm here today (after a long hiatus at that) to share some projects I've made using Prima products over the years I've been scrapbooking. There's something about Prima that keeps one spellbound and definitely in awe.

Prima, like many of us, has come a long way. From simple, general scrapbooking and card making, it now caters for beginners to the ever famous mixed media enthusiats! I shall not take up more time, do have a look at what I have to share! ;)

And stop by my pinterest board for more!
Prima Marketing Products Projects



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thankful for You

Today I'm sharing with you lovely crafters on how the Happy Camper & Friendly Forest lines go so well together. As the theme for the projects revolve around being thankful, I'd like to share with  you'll a layout I created featuring the two blessings in my life, my baby girls :) I am thankful for having them in life. They bring immense joy and never fail to lift my spirits on a trying day. Here's my layout featuring them..

Some Close Ups

Materials Used:

4364: friendly forest this & that sticker
4370: friendly forest icon sticker 
4371: friendly forest fancy frill sticker
4436: fall mini clothespins 
4327:fall festival double-sided cardstock
4477: happy camper this & that sticke
4475: happy camper icon sticker
4486: field of flowers double-sided  cardstock

Altered Notebook

Hello there! Sharm here to share with you a notebook I altered using the lovely chipboard frame by I Kropka and Prima Marketing Papers.

I basically cut a 4x6piece of patterned paper, adhered it to the cover of the notebook.

Then, I picked out the frame of my choice and removed the centre oval piece. I decorated that piece with a cut out image of the fairy and further worked on the vines and flourishes of the frame by applying acrylic paint, twinkling h2os and silks.

Once dried, I placed in onto the front cover and went on to embellish with handmade flowers and fussy cut details.

Here are some pics on what my project looks like:

Materials Used: 

OWLove - frame # 2 medium symmetric

Prima Marketing Patterned Paper & Stamp
Twinkling H2O
Distress Inks


Hi there chipboard lovers and fellow crafters! :) As you indulge in a warm cup of cocoa while you do some blog hopping, I have a little altered project to share with you today. You know those little, teeny tiny hangers that come with children's clothes? Well, I have turned it into a photo hanger!

It took quite a bit of work to put this into place, but I completely love the end result and I hope you will too!

Just to share how I made it:

1) I picked out the chipboards that I wanted to use. I used gesso on them and for those that I wanted to further decorate, I applied mod podge and dipped in a bowl of glitter. I also topped it off with glitter paint by Martha Stewart and Distress Paints
2) I cut a piece of metal chain into 2
3) Next, I attached one end to the hanger, while at the other, I added little wooden pegs
4) I embellished some transparent photo frames by Crate Paper with some ephemeras from Maggie Holmes' Open Book Collection
5)  Lastly, I added the photos to the pegs!

Here's my project in pictures:

Materials Used: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Tags

Napkin Ring

Hi there! Sharm here to share more Christmas inspiration using the Santa Express collection. This is one of my favourites considering Mrs Clause is in it! :)

Here's one way you can use the collection for a project of multiples, napkin rings

Some Closeups

How To:
1) Cut patterned paper to 2x6
2) Embellish the centre to your heart's desire!

Materials Used:
4361: christmas tags craft kit
4365: santa express this & that sticker 
4373: santa express icon sticker
4374: santa express fancy frill sticker 
4385: santa express 6x6 paper pad
4437: christmas mini clothespins