Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There's these boys....

Hello my crafty friends :)

I have a fun one to share with you all today...I created this layout a few weeks back, just wanted to do something for myself, something bright and fun.  

I have used lots of different manufactures here in this layout....I love to mix and match :)

The main papers are from the Studio Calico Lemon Lush collection. I have mixed them with some Amy Tangerine, My Minds Eye and Glitz.


Beautiful flowers from Petaloo and Prima and some adorable 2Crafty chipboard.  And I still love my sequins :)


And my littlest man is 10 months old today and in the last few weeks he has started walking!!! Every day he is getting more and more confident..where has my baby gone!  No stopping him now...

Bye for now :)
Thanks for stopping by today..

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Day in May Pion Papers for Flying Unicorn

Hi there everyone,

School is back...wahooo!! LOL...loved the holidays, they were super duper busy with lots of coming and goings but its oh so good to get back to routine. The boys were keen to see their friends and teachers again, that's always a good sign right?! :)

Well I am back again to share with you all a layout I created with some very gorgeous Pion Papers that Alda sent to me from the Flying Unicorn...swoon they are so  beautiful I had a hard time trying to decide which ones to use! I went with the "A Day in May" papers.  Love the beautiful creams and greens.  

I have a couple of steps to show you on how I created this layout... I apologise for the terrible photos but my only chance now with a baby is to scrap at night and lighting isn't always the best.

"This is Love"

Step 1 - I first of all cover my entire base paper with Liquitex Clear Gesso.  This seals the paper and then it doesn't matter where any of the mediums are added it will still make the colours more vibrant.

Step 2 - I wanted to go for a softer approach on this layout and make the beautiful cream colour background still stand out.  So instead of doing my usual masking with modelling paste I used Liquitex Gel Medium with a Prima Stencil. This acted as a resist when I added some Shimmerz Colouringz in Mama Sings the Blues.

Step 3 - Rather than spraying my Shimmerz I dipped a small paint brush into the bottle and just patted some on in random places and sprayed some water to move the colour along.  If you find there is too much liquid pooling in one area, just dab with some paper towel to remove the excess.

Step 4 - Now I added my paper layers.  I loved getting out my border punches for a change.  This can make your layout look interesting as well as adding more texture and depth.  I generally always rough up the edges of my papers as well.  Here I have also put some strips of washi tape to help break the monochromatic colours.

Step 5 - After that I just add my photo and start layering up my flowers and embellishments :)

Gorgeous metal embellishments from the Flying Unicorn Store.   I have altered in a few different colours of Silks Acrylic Glaze.

How beautiful is the chipboard title from Creative Embellishments.  I have sealed it with White Gesso first then added some Silks Acrylic Glaze in two different colours...Apricot Nector and Solar Gold.

And just going through my holiday photos, I thought I would share this cute one...a little boy is missing his big brothers today :(

Hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial...thanks so much for stopping by :)

Hugs xo

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store which you can find HERE:
Pion Papers - A Day In May
Creative Emlishments Chipboard Title
Silk Acrylic Glaze
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Flowers
Flying Unicorn Metals
Prima Stencil

Washi Tape
Glitter Tape
Flair Button

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Manor House Creations Project

Hi my crafty friends :)

As you know, recently I rejoined the Manor House Creations team again.  I had a little break while I was having my 3rd baby and Nerrida emailed me to asked if I would like to design for them again. How could I resist....I mean flowers are my thing!  

Here is a layout I recently did using some of their gorgeous blue and tan the vintage feel to this layout.

The Flying Unicorn also carries a wide variety of these flowers HERE.

"Choose to be Happy"

Using some gorgeous Marion Smith Designs papers from the Nirvana Collection which were sent to me from the Flying Unicorn.  You can find them HERE in their store. The striped paper on top is from Pink Paislee.

Light bulb chipboard are from 2Crafty, which I have just very lightly added some Gesso and then touched them up with Gold Acrylic paint from Luminarte.

All the flowers have been altered with some of the same Gold Acrylic paint and as well as some Shimmerz in Gold Glimmer.

Materials List:

Paper:  Pink Paislee & Marion Smith Designs
Flowers: Manor House Creations - Minuettes (Denim Mix), Vinettes - Chestnut, Believe Blossoms (Mix), Imagine - Light Blue, Shimmerz - Mixed
Chipboard: 2Crafty
Metal Embellishments:  Prima
Other: Gold Thread, Hemp Cord, Shimmerz, Luminarte Acrylic Paint, Hambly Studio Transparency

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Riddersholm & Authentique Inspiration from Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I am here today to share with you a layout I created using some lovely Riddersholm papers as well as Authentique papers which I received in my pack from the Flying Unicorn.

Now Riddersholm is a brand I haven't had much to do with so I was excited to get the chance to have a play.  I have used a piece of Authentique paper for my base and my layers behind my photo are made up of Riddersholm papers. Authentique papers are so super thick they make for a perfect sturdy background especially when applying mixed media products.

"Pure Sweetness"

For my background I have used a Memory Box Stencil (love these stencils) using some modelling paste.  I have then used some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean which I just dabbed on in a few different places then I quickly sprayed some water over it.  Then with a small paint brush I moved the paint along my background to spread it out.  This is a great way to get the colour more even as well as toning down the colour.  

Lots and lots of gorgeous flowers...some Prima and some Petaloo.

And then ever so lightly I have sprayed in various places some Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Fuzzy Navel Peach.

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Prima Flowers - Abbey Blue
Silks Acrylic Paint - Solar Gold
Papermania Vintage Lace Boarders

Kaisercraft Stamp
Prima Stamp
Prima Vine, Buttons and letter stickers
Washi Tape and Tissue Tape
Gold Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today :)
Till next time....

Friday, June 13, 2014

Manor House Country Estate Inspiration

Hi Everyone :)

I want to share today a layout I created using the new and fabulous papers and flowers from the Country Estate Collection.

I used the "New Day" Paper as my base and because I wanted to add lots of mediums to my background I adhered it to a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard.  This just makes the paper stronger to withhold any sort of medium that is added.  So as you can see I went a little wild with lots of mist, masking and!

Melinda Thompson May 2014

I love the gorgeous bright colours in this new release...there is something about adding pops of colour to projects to make them stand out and of course because I was scrapping about my happy little boy who is now at the adorable age of 8 months..the bright yellows were just perfect.

Melinda Thompson May 2014-1

I LOVE the cute chipboard I have covered them with a light coat of Gesso and then after I had glued them down I went over parts of the edges with some mist and a fine paint brush then quickly spraying some water afterwards to tone and blend the colour as well as highlight the edges.  I have also used a Romantique Frame and tore it in a few pieces and placed it at the top of my layout for some extra texture and layering.

Melinda Thompson May 2014-4

Melinda Thompson May 2014-5

Hope you have managed to get your hands on some of these new release items.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

illustration_Vintage Roses PMS 4625 C

Products Used:
Country Estate Papers
Heart Buttons
Romantique Frame
Vinettes - Blue (misted)
Country Roses - Lemon
Denim Blues - Dark
Denim Blues - Light
Frilly Roses - Denim (misted)
Ballarina Thoughts Wandering Mixed Pack (Yellow)
Rustic (Blue)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CSI - Case File No. 125

Hi my lovely friends,

Well this concludes my time at CSI being their Special Detective through the Flying Unicorn.  What a fun month it was!

The latest Case File looks like this:
Aren't those colours so could I not do this one :)

"So Cute @ 4 Months" 

Using some gorgeous leftover Crate Paper from the On Trend Collection with some Fancy Pants and my ever diminishing pile of Hambly.. :(  Went with the whole doily theme to replicate the gorgeous crochet rug my baby is lying on...LOVE the new Prima Lace Stickers...

Evidence: Flowers, Transparency, Scallops, Floral Pattern, Textured Paper (Glitter Paper), Grommets/Eyelets.

Testimony: Inspiration word Time

Hope you get a chance to play along :)
Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs xo

Friday, May 30, 2014

MHC to Attend Brisbane Expo!

Yes it true! By some VERY last-minute circumstances and arrangements, (as many of you know, Suzanne lost her already-damaged house to a 2nd fire just a few days ago) MHC has been asked to attend the show representing both Manor House Creations and Molossi.



JUNE 7th-9th - all long weekend

We will be in Stand 60 - right up near the front door....come and visit us please, say hi and cruise the stand for some stunning new products and some great clearance bargains too.
EMBELLISHMENTS and more......
Wait till you see the newest 'family' wooden hearts stands by Molossi'll be blown away.

We hope to see you there!