Sunday, December 20, 2015

Never Hide Your Wings...

I recently picked up an old book on birds from the second hand shop and have really liked using it in collage, on pages in my art journal.

I just rummaged in my scrap paper box and ripped up papers for the other bits and pieces on the page. I like collaging random pieces together and trying to kind of fit them together into something completely different.  I found that strip of butterflies along the edge of some papers and thought they just kind of fit on.  I used DecoArt Americana paints in Sea Breeze and Cadmium Yellow.  Used my favourite stencil from Balzer designs mini tiny circles with the Sea Breeze and a make up sponge. Also added the little Prima stamp in black. Finished off by adding a little writing "Never Hide Your Wings" always fun to write on my art journal pages.

 It was great to get some time in my art journal. While it was so hot and not being able to do much of anything else. Loved listening to Ed Sheeran's X album while I was doing my art, all the songs are just very relaxing to listen to.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Movie ticket gift pockets.
Are you giving away cards, money or movie tickets this Christmas. I like to give them in these gift pockets I make. So thought I would show how I make them. You can make them any size and they just make giving a gift card or movie ticket a bit more special.

Check out all the details and measurements over on the Helmar Design Team page
Hope you find these a handy little addition to your gift giving this Christmas Season. 
Happy Holidays.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Notebook pocket folder

This week I am busy making these nifty Notebook pocket folders.

To make my notebook pocket folder I first  gathered all the things I am always looking for. Note paper, sticky notes to mark pages and something to write a list on. 

I used the  Helmar Craft Glue a manila folder some pretty Kaisercraft papers and washi tape, a little distress ink and I was done. Feeling very organised. To check out all the details, more photos and measurements check out the whole post over at the Helmar design team post. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)