Let me take you on an imaginary journey, but first you will need a cup of tea! I’ll wait while you make a cup……
When I started working on my January design team project for LuLu Art I came across this quote somewhere on Pinterest and thought it the perfect inspiration. Especially as I have a prized collection of china cups to use for detailing!
As part of the project I created a YouTube video – you can see it here. Perhaps sign up for my YouTube channel while you are there?
Of course, all the supplies are available from LuLu Art and are listed on Lisa’s blog post about my project here.
I love a creative challenge and I’m becoming an online class junkie. Last year I dabbled in a few online classes, some with more success than others but I have learnt something from each of them. I plan to do a review post on the ones I did over the next few weeks.
In 2013, I procrastinated about taking on Lifebook or One Little Word and decided that I didn’t really have the time or focus as I wanted to get my Purple Salt indie business up and running. Time alone during the last days of 2013 made me realise that I really did want to join in the Lifebook movement and I have found myself doing it plus One Little Word (run by Ali Edwards) & The Documented Life Project!
So far all good and although completely different, each share similar elements which will enhance my year. I love that The Documented Life Project has a big element of mixed media in the prompts and challenges. In a bid to share my mixed media projects more regularly – here is my first one from Lifebook 2014 – the warm up exercise from Week 1 with Tamara Laporte.
Supplies – acrylic paints, Liquitex inks, Archival Ink, Distress Paints, Distress Crackle, Gelatos, Darkroom Door stamps.
Today I’m sharing a card posted on the Lime Tart blog. This magnolia stamp is so pretty and easy to colour. Read detail about how it was created here.
I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to be a part of the 2014 Darkroom Door Creative Team! Woot! Regular readers will know how much I love the Darkroom Door products and use them frequently.
The 2014 team is full of very creative ladies and I am looking forward to the challenge of being part of this awesome team and sharing lots of new projects and ideas on Rachel’s blog. You can read the full announcement here on the Darkroom Door blog and see who else has made the team.
Well Rachel is about to sort and send her swaps for the first Darkroom Door swap so I thought I would share my contributions. We needed to do an ATC or a card utilising the fabulous DD products (http://www.darkroomdoor.com/). The first is my ATC, using the Wildflower stamps.
And here is my card entry. It is my take on the Cuttlebug Collage technique described by Annette in her blog http://goannafive.blogspot.com/. The picture doesn’t really do justice to the textures and the pearlescence of the copper sections. The card was made using the DD Venetian Vol 2 plate. The face image was stamped with Stazon on a transparency and overlaid over the map image. I was quite pleased with the effect.