Friday, 19 January 2018

Spread Your Wings - Leanne Jago

Hello everyone. 
It's Leanne back with another project for you...
This time it is my take on the January/February Soul Sisters 
Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Challenge...
(WOOHOO.. get in for a chance to win a $50 voucher at Art and Soul Studio.. JEALOUS)
so below is the MOOD board to create with..
YES, I am hearing ya.. not really me.. the colours PINK and ORANGES.... 
and then herpes.. I mean.. sparkle and shine which for me evolkes.... GLITTER.... 
However, I am ALWAYS up for a challenge.......... 
So come with me on the journey and watch the process...
(Yes, yet again, I make mistakes and fix them. I could edit them out but where is the fun in that)

And for some close ups for you,,,
Just so you can get a feel for it again.

And then the final piece all together...
Materials list:


Glitter & Bead mix, Calico, Wire,
Stabilo Marks All - Black 
Matisse Transparent Gesso

I hope you enjoyed that and I have inspired you a little to take on the challenge.
Don't forget there is a $50 voucher for scrapbooking 
a $50 for a Card inspired by the Jan/Feb Mood board. Entries close on the 15th of Feb. 
Upload them into the relevant SOUL SISTERS album....

Live with respect and empathy.
Leanne xo

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Hello All
We have a new challenge over in our facebook group Soul Sisters.
For this challenge please use the mood board below for inspiration and include sparkle and shine, chipboard and tags. You can make a card or a scrapbook layout, and be in the running to win one of two $50 vouchers for Art and Soul Studio. Please take note that you can enter both but you cannot win both.
The challenge will run until 1159pm on the 15th of February so please make sure that you upload a photo into the correct album in Soul Sisters.
Please note that the voucher can only be won by residents of Australia but if are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.
We cannot wait to see what adventure this mood board takes you on.
Happy Creating

Sparkle and Shine - Scrapbook/ Card Challenge - Allara Bamforth

Good Morning!

There is a fabulous mood board this month for the Scrapbooking/ Card Challenge called Sparkle and Shine add Tags and Chipboard.

I started off thinking I would possibly make a set of cards but after starting them and not really feeling where I was going with them - the cards turned into a page. Here is my process.

Firstly I pulled out some of my favourite colors Dylusions Paint Postbox Red, Tangerine Dream and Vanilla Custard, Dylusions Sprays Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange and Pure Sunshine and Distress Oxide Inks Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. I pulled out some tags and prepared each tag with paint, spray and oxide ink by spraying or smearing the products on my surface and spritzing with water and dragging my tag through. The picture shows the difference in intensity of colours depending on the product.

Next I pulled out some Dylusions White Linen to background stamp some prepared black cards with 49 and Market Gabi's Patterned Texture Stamp.

I then stamped my gorgeous Carabelle - Oh la la stamp and embossed with Ranger embossing powders. The background of my stamps need some more interest so I stamped again with Gabi's Texture Stamp in corresponding colours, added some gold sparkle washi tape and a wing die cut.

This was a far as I got with the cards. I really was wowed by the intesity of the card with the Dylusions paint on the left and thought that I could used this as a centre piece for a layout as well. So recreating the swipe technique I used with the tags - I smeared the paint on my surface spritzed with water and dragged my black card stock through.

I loved the effect of some really intense sections and some washed out sections. Happy with this I used the Dylusions Vanilla Custard to splatter over the top.

Next I pulled out a packet of Vicki Boutin Diecuts and picked a picture from my dear friend Cherie's 40th Birthday and started laying out my design. I also decided to use the tag from the cards on my layout.

The page was coming together and I finished it off with some background stamping with Dylusions White linen paint watered down with Carabelle Background and Gabi's Texture stamp, used some Dylusions Squeezed Orange Spray to tone down the die cuts and finally added some left over Dusty Attic Fishnet chipboard, some stash flowers and Vicki Boutin Glitter

I really like how it turned out and whilst I started off with another idea - I allowed the creative process to take its own path and I think that's the beauty of going with the flow.

All products I've used from Art and Soul are linked back to the website through this post. I hope you join in on this months challenge.

Till next post,

Allara xx

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Lace Flowers..... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be joining you all today for my first post on this fabulous team at Art and Soul Studio.
I will confess that it was a little daunting trying to decide what to create for my very first post... so many wonderful products in the Art and Soul Studio to play with... Under such pressure, I decided to go with one of my all time favourite products... Vivid Ultra Metallic paints...  Seriously, these paints are in a class of there own, rich creamy paints with amazing metallic shimmer and shine, and the things you can do with them... and that leads us straight into todays tutorial... Lace Flowers...
Don't they just look seriously amazing... made from the paint, not painted onto a flower, made completely from the paint!...

Now onto a little video I made to show you how you can create these fabulous flowers for yourself... 

So I hoped you enjoyed this technique and will consider adding some of this fabulous paint to your stash... You can find the Vivid paint here:

following are some pics of a quick layout I created using the flowers and leaves from the video...

This was two of my gorgeous nieces on Christmas Eve opening their chrissy pressies from auntie Cindy, love these girls... so fabulous watching their faces...
I used a couple of pieces of paper that I had printed on my Gel Press plate, using Kaisercraft paints, to make this layout, kept the design very simple to show off the Vivid embellishments...

Product list:

Well, thank you all for joining me for my first posting, hope you enjoyed the tutorial, hope you'll give the sensational Vivid Ultra Metallic paints a try...

till next time
happy creating

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Fearless, Independent and Original - Leanne Jago

 Hello everyone and welcome to my January blog post...
hmmm.. what will it be today....
I yet again stepped out of my comfort zone and got some products that I don't usually use 
have never used before....
(insert that tune that appears right before the scary part in a movie)
Yet again I did what came naturally to me and went with it.. 
ALTHOUGH I did cheat, I actually watched a youTube video from a manufacturer to see how a product is supposed to be used... yep that is a FIRST for me in itself.. 
anyway I have digressed.... back to the project... 
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot choocolate or wine or whatever, sit back and have a look at my latest process video...

AND now for some still close ups, so you can get a better feel for the project.
Fearless, Independent and Original...

THE entire piece........

Materials available at Art and Soul Studio.

Prima color Philosophy Ink Pad – flamingo
Golden Gel Medium – soft gel matte
decoArt Media – Crackle paint
Liquitex Ink – Turquoise Deep
-          Muted pink
-          Yellow Orange
-          Scribble sticks
Carabelle studio – artEmboss – texte Grunge
-          artStamp – Casier de Typographie
Stazon Ink Pad – Jet Black
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk.
Stabillo Marks All Pencil - Black, White

Other Materials:
Atelier Gesso Primer – White
Baking Paper
Stampin Up Ink pad – Rose Red

thank you so very much for visiting. Please Comment.. or  send some love via Soul Sisters Facebook group.
Live with Respect and Empathy. 

Spread Your Wings - Leanne Jago

Hello everyone.  It's Leanne back with another project for you... This time it is my take on the January/February Soul Sisters  Sc...