30 April 2016

Bev & Nat SFS Summerland Point Retreat - April 2016

Last weekend I got to head away for some 'me' time. I got to scrap with
some of my favourite arty peeps. It was first time away from my 1yr old, but my
arty soul need this time to rejuvenate. Nothing better than good food, fantastic company, drinks & full blown belly laughs to help you relax & centre yourself again.

Seeing as though it had been a over a year since I was alone (so to speak),
I did initially have NO idea whatsoever on where to start creating LOL.
I ended up getting myself a new black art journal & just started painting
to see where it would take me. A good warm up when you've got a creative block ;)

Here's what I came up with...


 This page has lots & lots of layers. I would stop & start in between chatting & just
pick from where I left off. Boy did I do some chatting LOL. It was good to have some
adult conversation & not speak the words 'where are your pants?!'

I've mainly used my fingers as my paint brushes. Putting dollops of colour here & there.
I used 'Lipstick' & 'Envy' Colour Blast pastes through 2 very different stencils,
to add more depth to my pages. I've also used some splats of Colour Blast Shimmer
sprays over the top. 

I finished off with some freestyled brush script with a word that best described
me in that moment.
That's exactly what I needed. No one to please but myself. Free to let go of anything weighting down on my shoulders & create without inhibitions. If you have never been to a scrapbooking retreat - I highly recommend you try it :)

So this is me doing a impromptu Colour Blast paste demo with some of
the ladies from retreat. They loved how easy it is to apply & all that shimmer!!
There was a race to the Colour Blast stock after this - those moments always make
me giggle. 

Effortless backgrounds made super easy with some white cardstock & Colour Blast Pastes!!
I've used these colours in the below picture:
Envy, Royality, Lipstick & Sunshine

A big thank you to Lisa Oxley for taking these pics x

You can find all the Colour Blast products here

15 April 2016


DISCLAIMER - If you are offended or don't like reading a blog with a few profanities (or what I like to call 'Sentenance Enhancers) This blog post is NOT for you....

I wasn't going to blog this layout at all, but after some negative feedback I decided I wanted to talk about why this layout was important to me & my reason to share it.
I will say a lot of it was positive feedback, but a few 'precious' people voiced their dislike for it. But hey that's great, you don't like it - KEEP SCROLLING!!!
You do not HAVE to make any comments, the power is your hands - just keep going!!!

I created this after a really crappy day, this is just what my creative soul needed. A chance to breathe, escape & recover. It was a day that I struggled to be the mum I need to be. It sometimes it just feels like falling down hole, spinning out of control. I do not like days like this at all. But I needed to remind myself that "I am enough".

I needed to create. I needed to express my emotions. I needed to let go.
This layout allowed me to do so. I shared incase other people needed to hear a message of self worth. That's it's ok to be you. Cause you are bloody awesome!!

I've been scrapbooking for well over 12 years & I do not want to fit into the mould
that people tell me I need to, to make it anywhere in this industry. 
I create for ME. It's a release for ME. I create to only please MYSELF.

Yes I have an scrapbooking embellishment business, which my personality
SHINES through brightly. I don't have to make them like every other every other company.
Everyday isn't unicorns farting fucking rainbows or even just happy embellishments fullstop.
It is real life that I want to document, not put on a facade & make my life look super glittery
& fake. Ok that's probably enough of my ramblings, here is what I created :)

Products I have used:
White C/S
Black thread
AC Thickers 
Gel Medium
HS Colorshine
Posca Paint pen

From Flutterby Designs:
'Flutter Colour Paint'
'Wild Bohemian' Everyday Etc Cards
'Wild Bohemian' Page Tabs
'Fuck' Wood Veneer
Enamel dots
Flair button from set no.279

02 April 2016

Colour Blast layout 'Cutie Patootie'

Hi hi lovelies!!!
I'm back to share this quick little layout I did of my little Miss.
Teal is totally my favourite colour, so Deep Envy Colour paste suits me to a tee LOL

'Cutie Patootie'

I watered down some 'Deep Envy' Colour Blast Colour paste to create a watercolour
effect on my background & gave it a quick dry with my heatgun.
Once it was dried, I grabbed one of my fav stencils (this one is a Flutterby Designs one)
& used the same colour paste through the stencil.

I've also used a Flutterby fussy cut, for a title & blinged it up using
Colour Blast 'Bling' Embossing powder.
I then used a posca paint pen to add some doodling.

I grabbed my 'Apple of My Eye' Colour paste & added a little water (just a bit)
to allow me to 'flick' some onto my layout as splats, as well as
some 'Bling' shimmer spray!