Friday, March 27, 2015

Mini Canvas

 
Hello friends!
As you know, I have been creating
a lot of these mini canvases this year! I find they are the
greatest little things ever! They make terrific gifts
for family and friends.
 
I made this one for a friend.
The background has a coat of gesso
which I sprayed with Dylusions Inks.
 
The background stamp is Kaisercraft as are the patterned
paper door motifs and die cut flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
I've added a sweet little sequin flower and bling.
A touch of coconut grass also - I just love this stuff!

 
I have plenty more blank canvases in my stash!
Look out for some more soon!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mid Month Reveal!


Hello!
It's the mid month reveal
 
Here is my take on the fabulous sketch:



 


 
 
 
I've cut up small geometric shapes out of patterned paper
and embellished with Manor House Creations
flowers, Flourish With A Bling flourishes and
resin embellishments.
 
 
 
 
 
I've added a scatter of sequins
and a hand written title.....
 

 
Make sure you play along
this month for your chance to win
some awesome scrappy prizes!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

 
 
Good Evening friends!
Can you believe it's March already?
It's a new month and a new challenge at
This time, it's a fabulous sketch:
 
 
 
This month's sponsors are a couple
of great companies:
 
 
 
 
 $20 voucher from Artified
 
 

 
$10 voucher from Scrapbook Cottage
 
 
My reveal isn't until the 15th of the month, but
here is a little sneak peek of what
I came up with....


 
Make sure you add this challenge
to your list this month!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mixed Media canvas

 
Hello crafty friends!
I created this mixed media canvas a
few days ago. It is one of those
projects you make, just for the fun of it :-)
 
It had been a few weeks since I got my hands dirty
since I have been trying out a more clean, graphic
style. Of course, that does not mean I won't
scrap, arty, messy layouts or play with media anymore.
It's just nice to try out new things :-)
Here is my canvas.....
 
 

The stencil is a
WOW stencil they are so amazing!
Their stencils are quite thick and make using mediums super easy!
They're really easy to clean too!
 
I've used some Green Tara
flowers and some mixed trinkets.
 
The background was coated with gesso first, then I used a layer
of modelling paste over the stencil. After which I sprayed
the surface with some Dylusions ink sprays
in Polished Jade and Funky Fuchsia.
Seriously, the best spray mists around!
 
It's so nice to find the time to create!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
 
Monica
xoxo


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scrap The Girls Feb Mood Board

 
Hello crafters!
What do you think of this fabulous mood board?
 


It's this month's challenge over at
I just love the amazing colours and wonderful textures!
The prizes are pretty awesome as well!
 
Play along to be in the running to win:
 
* A $50 prize pack from Imaginarium Designs



 
 
The runner up prize is:
 
* A $25 voucher from Scrappy Canary

 
 
Here is my take on the challenge:
 
 


Imaginarium Designs were kind enough to sponsor
the Creative Team this month. I used a few of their chipboard pieces
in this layout. I really love it and found it so easy to work with
as it's thick and have media applied to it without it
warping!


 
Of course, it also  looks fabulous raw!
 

 
I've teamed this up with some enamel dots and gorgeous
Kraft Expressions flowers I got from
 
Some pretty fab prizes up for grabs so make sure
you play along this month!
Thanks for dropping by!
 
Monica
xoxo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

So excited!!!!

 
 
Hello friends!
I'm really excited to be joining this gang
for the next 6 months....
 
 


 
It's been a while since I have been on any
creative team/design team so it's pretty amazing to
get back into the creative side of this craft!
 
Scrap The Girls was also the very first challenge site
I ever took part in - back in the day when it first
came along!
 
You can play along here:
and remember.........
No Boys Allowed!!!!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Monday, February 2, 2015

For my Bookworm!

 
 
 
Good morning!
There are a lot of us that are influenced to scrap 
by our family and friends.
My children are a huge influence and I hope that
one day they can treasure all these mementos
Mum creates!
 
I played with some beautiful Teresa Collins papers
and teamed them up with some Echo Park alphas.
My 7 year old is a bit of a Bookworm - and I love it!
I love that she loves reading so much, it such
a wonderful past time!
 
 
I'm learning to add layers to my work. It has been quite
a challenge to tackle this brand new style.
I have to confess to turning to Pinterest for design
ideas and inspiration.
 
I have added embellishments haphazardly and even doodled
a little bit using some AMAZING American Crafts fine line writers.
 
 
 
 
The super cute cork butterfly was cut using a Die-Namics die.
Paperclip from my growing stash of stationary stuff I really
need to find a home for!
 

 
One thing I struggle with here is taking good quality images of my work.
The weather is hardly ever my friend lately. It is Queensland, perfect, overly bright
and sunny one day - torrential downpour the next!
 
I found a solution was to buy a good quality, portable light.
I bought this quirky little guy from IKEA. The neck is awesome
and allows me to position the light where I need it.
It gives a great natural light and has been quite a handy little
tool in my craft room as of late.


 
So, yes...I was serious about really getting back into
my crafting this year! I have really missed being around!
I hope I can pop in and share a little bit more of
my craft space and also some tips and ideas
on organisation!
 
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo