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


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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...

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Art and Soul Studio May Inspiration - Moments, Seize, Achieve!

Happy Sunday Funday!! Have a peek at this over your morning cuppa!
Today I get to follow on from my Industrial Steampunk styled Mood Board Challenge to play with the same theme on an set of tags I created.





After sticking down the Stamperia papers to the tags and adding some mesh (Gyprock tape) with 3D gel,  I used a stencil and sprayed a fairly heavy coat of Tim Holtz Resist spray. Once this dried I used Distress Oxide in Evergreen Bough and applied a heavy layer over the whole surface to pick up the exposed bits of paper that the resist spray didn't reach. With a dry cloth I polished off the excess. 


I added the super funky Architextures and a layer of Nuvo Mousse through a stencil. I applied some Distress Crayon with my finger and rubbed it all over the raised surfaces to create shadows. Then inked the edges to finish off my background.

I used Embossing powder and waxes over black gesso on my chipboard and veneers. Tore a piece of calico and distressed it to frame my globes. I added in the door knobs and keyhole embellishments. Stamped some inspirational quotes and finished off with some Art Stones and Micro Beads from Prima.


Thanks for joining me at Art & Soul


7 Gypsies Findings - Painted Candlestick Collection
Scrap FX - Suspended Time
Dusty Attic Chipboard Mini Brick Wall / Mini Chicken Wire / Industrial Globes
WOW Wood Veneer - Chandelier
Tim Holtz stencil - Clocks - THS013
TCW Stencil - Bricks - TCW 191s
TCW Stencil - Corn cob TCW 619S
Versamark Black Pigment Ink pad
Lindys Embossing - Midnight Emerald-Midnight Bronze-Silver Moon Turquoise
Art Stones - Regular
Prima Micro Beads - Copper


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

16th May #143 - Creative Moments Design Team



This challenge theme is to 'Make it Funny'.. 
When I think about my kids they giggle all through the Big Bang Theory.. I really look forward to hearing their unrestrained joy.. 
This card is a tribute to all the left of centres...


Follow the link at the bottom and join in... check out the awesome range of stamps available at Polkadoodles! Till next time... Live, Love, Laugh!
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Scrap The Boys Cards - May 2018


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Welcome to our new post at STB - Cards...

This month we are giving the 12 x 12 scrappers a run for their money by sharing their Mood Board. Here is my take on the challenge... Join in with us and show us what you can do... at Scrap the Boys - Card Makers




Check out how intensely the Mermaid Brush Markers by Jane Davenport reacted to my card. I held them at the top and squeezed a couple of drops at a time and let it run down the page. I used an eye dropper to help with the flow. I love the way the colours sat on top of each
other and pooled... My new
favourite technique!!












I used some Nuvo Embellishment mousse to create some texture on the page and to give the saturated brights a little sparkle to offset... Winner!!









Saturday, 5 May 2018

Art and Soul Studio Mood Board Challenge May 2018

I am so excited to post my first design for ART & SOUL Studio. This months challenge is about using your Alphas! and while I started out with vintage in mind.. it evolved into something a little bit Industrial Revolutionary. Here is the challenge and my inspiration...



I used 7 Dots Paper from the Lost and Found Collection - Vignette for the background and Sticky notes for my Matts. In my stash I found a bunch of unused script letters  that would never have made a title so I grabbed them to fulfill the challenge obligation.  


I used some clear gesso to stick down my script card stock - (also 7 Dots Studios. Nature Walk - Cloudy). Added some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (Melange) to the first Layer. Then put  some modelling paste through a brick stencil and added some embossing powder to create a resist effect for the sprays.
I also distressed some notepaper and a piece of calico to offer some variety in texture to my layers. I raided my newly acquired selection of Dusty Attic Chipboards to find the perfect combination of elements to give this photo the story it deserved. We took this on a day out to the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney where the First Settlers were housed... Therefore 'Brave' seemed to fit the emotions on the day. 

Check out some close ups of the final piece!!