Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Hi everyone!! I hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas, which is now just around the corner!!! Today I would like to share with you my most recent creation for 13 Arts..... A beautiful new Art Journal I created using one of my Moms old Jackie Collins novels, and lots of beautiful 13 Arts products!!

I must confess that this journal cover is a little different from what I would normally do, but after all the whole purpose of an Art Journal is to experiment is it not? And I love how it has turned out!!!

'Family Journal'

I began by cutting a hole in the front cover and threading my ribbon through, before covering with paper from the Fly Away collection. I then built up my background composition using lots of lace and other materials, embellishments and found objects. I glued the heavier objects down using Gel Medium, and when everything was secure I painted everything with Gesso to provide a grip for the color.

Some close-ups:

When my Gesso was dry I began to paint the background, starting with Ayeeda Paint in Matte Black. I used this to create shadows and put emphasis on the dimension.

After the black I continued to add color using paints, mists and inks, starting from the lightest, and building up to the darkest, and occasionally spraying with water to blend colors together.

When I was happy with the color I added a few sprays of Pastel Black Mist to pull the color and shadows together. I also added some flicks and drops of Black Ink. I finished off with a few sprays and flicks of Chalk White Mist, and randomly brushing Ayeeda Paint in Gold Glitter around the embellishments and lace.

 I hope you found something to inspire you here!!!

This is my final post until January so before I go today I would like to wish you all 'A Very Wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year'

13 Arts products Used:
Fly Away Paper - Fleeting Moments
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Black
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Yellow
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Cinnamon
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Sand
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Caramel
Ayeeda Paint - Gold Glitter
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Caramel
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Black
Ayeeda Mist- Chalk White 
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Yellow Amber
Ayeeda Water Ink - Black (Graphite)
Ayeeda Water Ink - Orange

Saturday, December 6, 2014


 Hi!!! I hope you are all well!! I know it has been a little while since I created a girly layout for you, and since joining the 13 Arts design team all my layouts have been blue, so I decided to get out all my fave girly colors and products from 13 Arts and make something pretty for you!! 


I have used my fave 13 Arts papers from the  'Color Basics' collection.
I really love how this turned out.... I know its a little different from my normal creations but I had so much fun making it and experimenting with all my mediums, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

Some close-ups:

I have used the 'Love mask from the 'Fly Away collection on my background with some modelling paste. I then painted it by hand dipping my brush straight into my bottles of mist.

I have painted 2 small pegs with Ayeeda Paint in Pearl Gold and Gold Glitter.

 All my flowers have been brushed with Gesso, and Ayeeda Paint in Gold Glitter, then sprayed randomly with pearl pink mist, and thoroughly with pearl silver mist.

I have added some friut sprigs and cherry blossoms from the 13 Arts store amongst my other flowers, adding some great texture and detail.

My chipboard pieces have simply been painted white with gesso, to which I added a touch of color when spraying.

I have added some glass microspheres mixed with gel medium beneath my paper layers and some embellishments. When the gel medium was dry I sprayed the microspheres with pearl gold, pearl pink, and chalk dark brown mist, then added touches of gold glitter.
I finished off my page by adding a few mica flakes.

That's all from me today. I hope you all have a great weekend and that you found something in this post to inspire you!!

Products used:
Color Basics Papers
Modelling Paste
Gel Medium
Microspheres - D2
Ayeeda Paint - Pearl Gold
Ayeeda Paint - Gold Glitter
Fly Away Collection Mask - Love
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk White
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Dark Brown
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Silver
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Gold
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Pink
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Salmon
Sprigs of White Fruits
Cherry Blossoms - White

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Hello :-).... I hope you are all having a great week!!! Today I would like to share with you all a Christmas mini album I made. As you all know, I made my first ever mini-album on here not that long ago, and I thought it was about time to make another. I am really starting to love these, and I don't think it will be long before I have a pile of these to rival my layouts!!
  I originally planned to do a December Daily, but with Christmas so close, my Mom being unwell and my own doctors appointments and tests I just didn't have the time. 
I instead settled for this mini album which I made from scratch.


My album is 6x6. I have used white card as the base for each page, then covered both sides in patterned paper for added strength, and interest!!

Some close-ups of the cover:

I have added this gorgeous frame from Dusty Attic to my cover, which I have altered a little by cutting the french window grid out from the middle. I have then painted it with my favorite white and silver glitter paint from 13 Arts

Here you can see some of theses fantastic little Christmas bit and pieces by Heidi Swapp..... Just loving these!!! And of course I had to add some beautiful Prima flowers!!

The title is also from Heidi Swapp.... I really love her acetate words like this, I could use them on everything!!

I will of course be adding all my photos to my album after Christmas!!

Here is a look at the inside:

I originally wanted to make each individual page different, but sadly it is a look I just can't pull off very well, so I settled for double pages!!

I got the cute little felt doily free with a magazine ages ago, but couldn't think how to use them until now..... Love how it looks with the gold thread and Bo Bunny button!!

All the papers on these first two pages are from Kaisercraft.

For the next 2 pages I have used a combination of Kaisercraft and Bo-Bunny.

A little saying I cut out, layered on some twines and thread, and finished off with the cute little Dusty Attic Reindeer, silver start and some sequins.

On this side I have added a couple of Dusty Attic chipboard Stars and a vellum star from Heidi Swapp.

All the mediums, mists, paints and inks I have used are from 13 Arts.

A little Christmas banner, some cheesecloth, and my beloved metallic thread!!

Pretty much the same again on this side, though this time I have added a few word stickers from Authentique.

I went a little overboard on these to pages!!!! By the time I got up to here I was in such a creative mode, that I nearly forgot to leave space for some photos and/or journaling!!

Lots of sparkle on this page.... Mists, glitter, sequins.

I have cut some doilies from a sheet of Kaisercraft paper and layered them with some straws, cheesecloth, thread, and some Heidi Swapp Christmas Die-cuts.

My final 2 pages..... I would have liked to add more, but I love dimension and really struggle to make anything even remotely flat, and if i had tried to add more pages my album wouldn't have closed!!! I'm thinking of making a second one if I have the time!!

A couple more little Christmas well-wishes cut from a sheet of Kaisercraft paper..... Only a small one on the second last page, leaving plenty of room for a photo or journaling, while the final page (below) has a larger sentiment.

I have embellished the final two pages with some washi tape, twine, thread, stars and sequins, and also a few beautifully little snowflakes from Dusty Attic which I have covered in fine silver glitter.

I hope you have enjoyed my little Christmas album!!! I just adore this time of the year, and I cannot wait until Christmas morning to see Jet with all his presents!! 

I hope you found something in this post to inspire you, and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week!!