Friday 19 June 2020

Steampunk Blog Hop!

Good morning friends Kim here today with a fun Steampunk blog hop!
The list of folks who are doing the hop is at the bottom of this post, along with all the sponsors.
So make sure you hop to all the projects on the list and comment so you can win one of the great prizes. 

Here is my project, it is a mixed media canvas with a slightly shabby chic twist.

I used a 5 x 7 inch canvas for this project. I started off with some texture paste in the background and layered on a large chipboard gear.

I stacked up my elements and then painted over my first layer with white paint. Then used my sprays over top once that was dry. I also used some Lindy's mica powders as well to give a nice metallic sheen to the canvas.

Once those layers were dry I added my top elements, a Tim Holtz sentiment and flowers from Recollections.  I wanted to have different textures and lots of cool things to look at!

Here is some of the sprays I used for my canvas. I tried to stick to mostly metallics, and I love Lindy's sprays for this. 

If you are interested in seeing a step by step tutorial, I worked on this canvas on a live Youtube a few weeks back which you can watch HERE

Thank you for stopping by, please check out the other artists in the hop. A complete list of sponsors is also below!

Nellys Artistic Creations -

Please check out all the links for the sponsors!
1) A Vintage Girl ( - $20 prize package
2) Angel Dream Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
3) Linda Israel Art ( - $50 gift certificate (shipping not included)
4) A Matter of Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
5) Expressions Craft ( - $25 gift certificate (shipping not included)
6) Nellys Artistic Creations ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
7) Gecko Galz ( - $25 in digital products
8) Creative Embellishments ( - $50 (shipping not included)
9) Emerald Creek ( - $25 gift certificate
10) Electric Pandemonium ( - choose a $45 original artwork piece (shipping not included)
11) Thompson's Craft Supplies ( £20 (approx $25) (shipping not included)
12) It's Oddly Appealing ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
13) The Funkie Junkie Boutique ( - $25 gift certificate
14) Hobbilicious ( - £15 (approx $19) (UK shipping free)
15) ITD ( - prize package worth £25
16) Stamperia ( - a pizza box prize pack

To have a chance of winning one of the 16 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address or social media contact (IG, FB, etc) and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Sixteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email/social media so it's important you leave your address/social media contact! Good luck and enjoy the hop!

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Fairy Envelope Journal White Rose Crafts DT Project

Today I am sharing my next DT project for White Rose Crafts.
This time I have created an envelope journal, using the Kaisercraft Fairy Garden paper
These journals are super easy to put together, just by attaching envelopes to each other and then papering them over with the beautiful Kaisercraft paper.

I also used the Fairy Chipboard pieces inside the journal, and painted them in white, and added some of the Dovecraft Glitter Glue on the wings for some sparkle.

I edged all around the pages with Distress Oxide in Victorian Velvet, to add to the shabby look of the journal.
I also used some laces and trims from my stash for tag pockets inside the journal.

The flaps from the envelopes are great for tuck spots!
I added a bit more lace on the back of the journal, but I didn't want to cover up this beautiful paper, so I did not add too much.  I just love the fairies on this gorgeous paper!

I hope you will make one of these little journals yourself, and please check out the White Rose Crafts Store for your goodies!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Shabby Chic Tag Book White Rose Crafts DT

Good morning friends, Kim here, with my next White Rose Crafts Project. This time I have made a shabby chic tag book, with lots of great items from the WRC Shop!

I started off with the chipboard tag set, painted around the edges in a soft pink tone, and used the 13 Arts Rose Fields paper to cover the tags.

I added some of the ScrapBerry embellishments and Recollections flowers to some of the pages. I also added some of the Melissa Frances resin embellishments to the pages, I love how dimensional they are, they worked perfectly for this project.

Lots of laces and some fiber and seam binding hold the tag book together. Now it is ready for photos or journaling! 
I hope you like my project today, and have found some inspiration here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Shine Brightly Fairy Book White Rose Crafts DT

Good morning friends, Kim here with my next DT project for White Rose Crafts.
I have created a fun and magical Fairy journal using lots of great projects from the WRC Store.

I started off with a chipboard base for the book and covered it with Lemoncraft Yesterday paper. It is so pretty and shabby, it fit perfectly in with the fairy theme of the book. I then used lots of laces from my stash and also added a chipboard fairy door on the front of the book.

Here you can see the Tim Holtz tags, which I used the Tim Holtz rub on's from my stash, to get the shine brightly sentiment on the front of that. I also used some of the Recollections Flowers to add a touch of pink, and of course a finishing touch is the Dovecraft glitter glue to give everything a sparkle.

For the inside of the journal I used Wild Rose Studio paper called Letters From Paris. It had the perfect pinks and soft greens I wanted for the inside of the book.

I added some handmade embellishments and some of the Tim Holtz paperclips to the inside of the book to hold all the important notes the new owner will keep in her journal.
I hope you like my project today and have found some inspiration here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tim Holtz Paper Clips (Sold Out)

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Lavender & Lace Paper Bag Mini Journal White Rose Crafts DT

Good morning friends, Kim here with my next DT project for White Rose Crafts. This time I have created a mini paper bag journal using the Lavender Hills paper from the WRC Shop. 

I used a larger piece of coordinating paper from my stash to wrap around the whole journal for the cover, and gave all the pages and ephemera some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide to colour the edges of the papers.

For the actual journal part, I started off with 5, 2 pound bags I purchased from a friend's live sale. I folded the bags in half and then I covered each of the bags in the paper.

Once that was done, I was able to use the Lavender Hills Die Cut Ephemera Sheet and the 12 x 12 Ephemera sheet to decorate the inside of the journal.

I used the larger ephemera pieces for journaling cards for the opening of the paper bags, which makes wonderful side pockets in the journal.

I added some of the Craft Creations Lilac Bows for decoration along with some fussy cut pieces from the Ephemera sheet.

I also used some of my Tim Holtz Paper dolls from my stash and some of the small talk sentiments to the journal. I bound the journal with some white embroidery floss, it worked great!

The ends of the bag, when folded, make great tuck spots for more of the ephemera!

I created pockets on the front and back of the journal using more of the gorgeous paper and ephemera.

I added some lace to the edge of the journal as well, you can see there is tons of room in this little book for photos or writing.

I also used some of the Delicate Flower embellishments on the front of the journal.

I finished off the journal with some hand dyed bridal trim from my stash and some Want To Scrap Adhesive Pearls in Lavender.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration here!
Please pick up all the goodies I have used at the WRC Shop, and use the code Kim 15 at the check out to get 15% off your order!