Sunday, 15 July 2018

Scrap the Boys Cards - July 2018

Hello!! Today I have some thing I pulled together for Scrap the boys - Card challenge for July.  

I used the sketch provided by Creative Scrappers and Scrap the Boys wanted to explore the theme of "Celebration"

I decided to make a card dedicated to the Dad in our family for his Birthday... I hope my husband enjoys his card and even more importantly... His Birthday! Love you Babe..

Saturday, 7 July 2018


Hi Soul Sisters, 
My turn to inspire you for this months challenge. I wanted to go with a more romantic take on the Mood Board.  
Before I landed in Wonderland I had to fall... In love!

I used the Alice in Candyland range from 13@rts as my base. I added stencils from Prima and Lindys sprays to highlight the texture. I used some Distress Crayons in Seedless Preserves and Black Soot to highlight the edges of the modelling paste.
I fussy cut the circles to mount my photo and started with just a few... Well, I used all of them..  
I chose some embossing powders from Lindys and selected my embellishments. From Prima, Resin hearts, Lavender collection die cuts (My Playing card was in there) and chipboard from 2Crafty, WOW and Dusty Attic.
Check out some close ups of my Collages.

Moodboard Challenge Rules
Please use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout. Use the mood board however you want but you must add your own handwriting on your project.

As these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.

There are 3 x $50 vouchers up for grabs!! One will be awarded for scrapbooking layouts, one for cards and one for mixed media/art journaling.

You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.

You have until the 11:59pm on the 31 July to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners.

Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Colour Blast Australia Announcement

Hi Everyone... It's been the hardest secret to keep bot the word is out! 
I have been invited to work on the Colour Blast Australia Design team for 2018-19.
Cant wait to get going on creating some fab inspirations for you all. 
Check out their amazing range of products and stay tuned.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

June 27th - #146 - Creative Moments

Hi everybody... Today is my birthday and I get to share with you some fun I had using the Digi from Rick St Dennis as the focal point on an canvas. Just love his designs. I admit I am a fan of the esoteric and mystical and Ricks work strongly resonates with me.

Smiling Joe Skull

Hope you like it!
Follow the links to see his designs or to check out the other talented Designers on Creative moments and their work for the current challenge. 

Creative Moments

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Art and Soul Studio - June Challenge - Live in the moment

I came across the new release papers for Cocoa Vanilla - Boy Rule!! Wow... so I had to mix it up with the June Challenge at Art and Soul!! Check out my Layout with the June Colours and "Use your handwriting" Rule.

Papers - Cocoa Vanilla
Chipboard - Dusty Attic - WOW - 2Crafty
Sprays and Embossing powders - Lindys

Love to see what you think... Leave me a comment!! 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Art and Soul Studio - June Challenge

Hi Soul Sisters. I have my take on the June challenge here for you. I am not keen on my handwriting at all... So this one was a real step outside my comfort zone.

I had been challenged by a friend to figure out how Alcohol inks work... Well I can tell you they are a slow process.. I really enjoyed the play and I hope you do too. I guess I learned to 'Embrace the Journey' and that is how it became the title of my journal page.

I stamped and embossed on an second sheet of Yupo to create the Geometric shapes and matted them in black card. 

I hope you like it.. I have a list of products below.
Thanks for looking! Enter the challenge on Facebook. To enter join the group Soul Sisters and put your entry into the album! 

Products used: 
Pool - Citrus - Butterscotch - Stream - Terracotta - Patina - Cranberry - Sunshine

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

13th June #145 - Creative Moments Design Team

This challenge theme is to 'Show us some stitching or Faux Fur'.. 
With this one I added to the dangled hearts from the tree for the title.

Follow the link at the bottom and join in... at Creative Moments

I used the image Hanging around for you.
There are prizes and badges to collect for your blogs!! Don't forget to check out the awesome range of stamps available at Knitty Kitty

Till next time... Purrfect!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Art & Soul - Limited Edition journal page

Hi everybody... I can't say I  am enjoying the chill too much, I much prefer the warmer weather. I decided to create a journal page to remind me of the water, with a hint of chilled to the bone.. Perfect for Andy Skinner Stamps!

  I created a background of Distress oxides by spreading them across my craft mat. I played with the re-inkers as I love the way they can be used like a watercolour paint but also add variations in tone once water is added. I do confess... I am hooked!!
  I used a bubble stencil and water alone to lift off some of the oxide to create a watermark and then added two layers of contrast with Stencils.
  I then applied some smaller stamps using archival ink to the background. I stamped the largest image onto the background and embossed in black.

  I used a piece of mixed media card as a base for my focal point and used Wild Honey to colour it to contrast the greens in the background. I stamped and Embossed my large fish and created a puddle of peacock feathers on my mat to colour it. I used my fingers to dab onto the skeleton and dragged the card around the puddle to create a watery border. 

  I felt that I needed a little more definition on my piece and used my mini ink pad in Black Soot to edge both the focal point and the page itself. I stenciled some netting on there with embossing paste and tied some string around it. I played with some quotes and mounted my focal point onto a piece of cardboard.
  In the end I felt as though I needed more fish so I stamped and embossed a few more in there to fill out my background. To finish it off I drew a double line around the edge of the page and added some swirls and zigzags to complete my Limited Edition piece!
  Thanks for looking and I will see you soon with my take on the Moodboard.
Hugs... Kristy!

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

30th May #144 - Creative Moments Design Team

Fur Babies Unite!!

This fortnight we have a Furry Theme... Totally gorgeous stamp opportunity!!
I used the Tim Holtz oxides to paint my picture... Can you believe that I only used one colour for the puppy.. Excellent colour variations!!
Check out the New Year Yorkie from Cute as a Button Digital Stamps.

Take some time to play along and join our theme of 'FUR" at Creative Moments!

Cheers, Kristy - Abela Artistry

 Cute as a ButtonCreative Moments

Monday, 28 May 2018

Dusty Attic Mood Board - May 2018

 Hi Dusty Fans, 
I have just completed my May Challenge for Dusty Attic. I am putting my DA stash to good use and coming up with some really treasured projects. Behind this door at The Hideaway Resort in Fiji is where we got married. After we had completed the photo shoot there was a little time remaining and the photographer asked if we had any other "Must Have' shots... I couldn't knock back the opportunity to play with the magnificent door frame. 
Hope you like my layout just as much as I do!


And for some close ups.... Check these out!! 

Dust Attic Products used...