Monday, 20 January 2020

Random Arts January Challenge

Monday, January 20, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my inspiration project as part of the Random Arts Challenge. Every month there will be a mood board to follow for inspiration.

Here is my take on January's mood board plus close ups so you can see how I've created and embellished the page. I've used the ginger cat from the mood board which was perfect because I have a ginger cat. Instead of starfish, I've used stars which have been randomly stamped at three points. For the background I just swiped some Bee Arty (Colour Blast) spray with a paintbrush, a bit of stenciling and added some splutters as contrast. The colours used were also based on the mood board. I then added a die cut, some chipboard and photo mat to finish the layout.

All items used are available from Random Arts Pty Ltd unless otherwise specified e.g. personal stash.

Mood Board Challenge Rules

Please use our mood board as inspiration to create anything in any style.

 As these challenges are sponsored by Random Arts Pty Ltd please make sure that you use at least 3 products that are available instore.

 There is a $25 voucher up for grabs every month!!

 You have until the 11:59pm on the 31st January to enter and then
the entries with the most votes from the group win.

 Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia,
but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a Guest Designer spot.

 Make sure you put your entry in the challenge album in our
Random Arts Creative Group to win.

Products Used:
White Carstock - Base
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Colour Spray - Saffron
 Colour Blast by Bee Arty Colour Spray - Sunset
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Colour Spray - Love
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Colour Spray - Carribean
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Colour Spray - Lagoon
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Simmer Dust - Sunflower
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Clear Stamp Set - Going My Way
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Stencil - Encircled
Colour Blast by Bee Arty Metal Die - Imagine
Dusty Attic Chipboard Title - You Had Me at Meow
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -  Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
White Gesso

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

White With 1 January Challenge

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my first Design Team inspiration project for White With 1 Challenge. I'm excited to be back at White With 1, these challenges are so much fun. Every month you get a new colour along with either a mood board or a sketch. It's amazing what you an achieve using just one colour on a white background.

For the month of January the colour is "Misty Mountains" and there is also a mood board for extra inspiration. To enter, simply post your entry to the White With 1 Facebook Group. For all of the details and DT inspiration go to: White With 1 February Challenge

Here is my inspiration layout plus close up photos so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.

Products Used:
12x12 white cardstock
2 x Scrapmatts Corrogated Shapes - Cheese
Dylusions Paint - Slate Grey
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke/Weathered Wood
Finnabair Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron
Prima Die - Forest Leaves
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Jute Twine - Black
White/grey flowers from stash
Grey gems
Grey cardstock for leaves

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Random Arts Steampunk Art Journal Cover

Saturday, January 04, 2020 0 Comments
 Hi everyone! I'm super excited to be sharing my first project as part of the Random Arts Design Team for 2020. This project started out as a layout, then a mini canvas before finally coming a journal cover. I love decorating my journal covers, it not only makes them a work of art on their own, but also more personal too.

Here is my finished journal cover. I went steampunk for this cover, I love all things mechanical especially products from Mitform Castings. Random Arts is a Mitform Castings stockist and has a great variety of products perfect for any steampunk project. I've included close up photos and tutorial on how I created this cover. All products used are available from Random Arts unless otherwise specified eg personal stash.

To start I've taken a stencil and lightly added some texture paste randomly across the cover. Next I've added the cogs chipboard and blueprint title and adhered the to the cover.

Cover this layer with a coat of black gesso.

 Add the next layer of embellishments. This includes resins, Mitform Castings pieces and any other embellishments that you would like to add. Coat this layer with black gesso.

Once you are happy with your embellishments and everything is covered in black gesso, randomly dry brush three or four acrylic paint colours of your choice. You can overlap colours to give them a soft blend. For my cover I used Dylusions paint, it gave a nice chalky affect when finished. 

Once I was happy with the colours I lightly brushed some Finnabair Wax over all embellishments but leaving the rest of the cover plain. This will make your embellishments pop as well as adding some extra dimension and shine. Here are some close ups so you can see the finished project.

Products Used:
Other random metal embellishments/brads from stash
Finnabair Dots and Stripes stencil
texture paste

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.
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