Canvas, Mixed Media, Show Us Your Stuff

Spread Your Wings and Fly

And my last share today is for a Mixed Media canvas I created for Show Us Your Stuff challenge blog.

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The metal elements on my piece include the little keys, the butterfly in the top left corner and the little metal flower to the bottom left of the title.

My home made elements are the small green flowers and then I also made the three little gauze ‘flowers’ for this piece.










Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, Single Page LO

start each day with a grateful heart

And next up is one I did for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.  Their November challenge is:

“Use words of thanks – Thank  You, Gratitude, Grateful, Thanks as a title or in your journaling”

I used the word ‘grateful’ in my title; it is something I want my child to do every single day!

Here is my layout for this challenge:








Challenge YOUrself, Single Page LO

Just Be Yourself

Now I’d like to share with you, the SPLO I did for Challenge Yourself – challenge no 47.

Here is my piece.  I used my mist in two ways – I sprayed some onto my craft mat, diluted it with a little water mist and then I swiped my tag, pennant and corrugated board into it.  Secondly, I created splatters around on my background piece.  I used ink to create the grid-design behind my layered piece.








Scrap Our Stash, Single Page LO

Take A Chance

And now for another new challenge site entry!  This time I played around with the current challenge over at Scrap Our Stash :

The items I used on my LO that make up the word Thanks are: T – twine, teal, ticket; H – Hessian; A – Ampersand; N – Navy highlights, numbers (brown background paper contains embossed numbers); K – kraft paper and S – sticker sheets

Here is what I created for this challenge:











123 Challenge Blog, Single Page LO

And So The Adventure Begins

Next up, is an SPLO I did for 123 Challenge Blog.  This is the first time I’m taking part in their challenges – and I must say, I do enjoy their approach to their challenges.  You certainly do get pushed out of your comfort zone; which I feel is a great thing – nothing worse than being stuck in a rut!

Here is their challenge for November:

As you can see from my piece below, I left the sketch pretty much as is (i.e., no rotation, etc.)

I used the word ‘adventure’ in my title and the word awesome is for my daughter – who is, as far as I am concerned, AWESOME!  The adventure to which I am referring to in my title is not a literal one… it’s more an adventure I find myself in, in raising her – she is so precocious, tween, affectionate, mind-blowingly intelligent, amazing, generous and kind.  It is AWESOME watching this kid grow!









Mixed Media, Mixed Media & Art Site, Single Page LO


Hi there scrappy friends!

I have completed a number of projects for some challenges over the past few days.  Not sure if I will be able to share all of them with you in one go today!

First up, is the latest mood board and sketch over at Mixed Media and Art .

I’m an absolute sucker for texture, so fell head over heels in love with this challenge.  Just look at those colours too!  Along with an easy sketch to interpret, this makes for an amazing challenge.  And here is what I did:







CSI DT Post, Single Page LO

Time Together | CSI

Hello my fellow artists and friends,

Today I want to share how I solved Case 242 over at CSI.  I loved this palette – truly.  I am a huge fan of earthy, neutral colours.

Here is what I did:

Scheme : all there

Evidence : text pattern, textured paper, leaves & flowers, tag, tape measure, fussy cutting

Testimony : paperclipping prompt – real success in life

We all have a different view on what the real success in life is.  Mine is to live and love fully.  I realise how very blessed I am to have had two great, great loves – both so very different, but both great nonetheless.  Life IS very short and without warning, it can change; you don’t want to live with regrets.  So I choose to live each day to the absolute full.  I choose to LOVE with great intensity.  So far, it is proving to be all kinds of wonderful.  I strongly recommend it.

Here are the details of the challenge: