Thursday, November 17, 2011


As you who follow my blog would know by now
I belong to the SCRAPTIVATE stores Design team .
For those of you new to my blog or the the paperart world
that means every month the lovely people from SCRAPTIVATE
in Western Australia
send me a parcel of wonderous products from their shop in return
I create some thing for them to display in the shop.

But for me this adventure has ment so much more I have
made wonderful friends on the other side of the country who
support and encourage me as no one in my immediate world does
and for that, I want to take a minute now to say
Thankyou ... I am truly grateful!!!

 on with the show...

This is a canvas I made featuring a tree from the new range of WOW chipboard
available now online or instore at SCRAPTIVATE.

PRODUCTS USED: 8 x 8 Canvas, printed cloth, Wow Chipboard treeDarkroom Door Steampunk stamp setGerman Scrap embossed paper border, INKS,  Stampington & co stamps La Blanche stamps  Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and a couple of my MOST FAVOURITE RANGER PRODUCTS- Tim Holtz Distress stain ink dabbers and Adirondak acrylic paint dabbers. Along with those products I used some stamps out of my own stash.... Crafty Secrets art stamps, Stampington & Co stamps, cherrypie red rubber stamp,  Grant and Friskers acrylic stamps.

The WOW chipboard tree was put through an machine called a Cuttlebug

which  can be used to either cut or emboss patterns onto paper or chipboard.
In this case I used a tool called an embossing  folder  to press a wood grain patern into the tree.
The same devices and technique have been used to create the "readig boy"s frame.
Then layers of TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS were used to give the naked chipboard some colour.

Some Texture paste was coloured green and slopped onto the canvas where the tree was applied its branches pushed into the paste to give it depth and a more realistic appearence.

This was a little experimental canvas I did first to test out the stamping over gesso
This one features TWIDDLEYBITZ chipboard tree and
Darkroom Doors red rubber steampunk stamp.
I have embossed the German scrap border on the either end of this canvas.

 so this was a sample of the fabric that came with my kit. Iwas quite cavas like
and I could have turned it over but the print worked to inpire alot of the projects

in addition to the canvases I made two postcard size images highlighting the versitility of a La Blanche.
Not only do La Blanche stamps stamp a crisp neat image but here I have shown you can play
with the image you would like them to present

Stay tuned for a step by step post here on my blog in the near future.

Here a quick pic of the divine mess I made as I revelled in my husbands,
recent absence for work, and took over the lounge room.
Dont worry ...I laugh now but if Id have dropped the permident Stazon ink pad
on the "good" lounge I woulda been running for the hills or ...
****insert evil laugh here***
devising a story about a child having an "accident" LOL 

so theres a few wee projects almost finished on their way ATCs an art canvas and the worlds longest "under construction" art doll is finished I just need to finish her "housing" LOL
So thats it ...if you've wadded your way
to the bottom of this post
I would like to say ...
Thankyou to you too! LOL

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1 comment:

Wyn Vogel said...

Marce - how much work is this!!! Might amazing I have to say - wow - love the embossing on the tree and all the finished pieces around - love the message!! Go Girl!!