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Gelli Arts Perfect Placement Tool - quick layering ideas

 Oh boy oh boy was I a "kiddy kipper" - to borrow the phrase from Emma Blake - when I received my Gelli Arts Perfect Placement Tool. For me, the wonders of layering with paints, stencils & stamps never ceases but I'm also not worried if I don't pull the perfect print. However I do know that for others, this can be the bit that turns them running to the hills from their gelli plate. Hopefully in this post I will share some of my prints that I have created & also a YouTube video showing the printing process.

Ciao Bella Modern Times - Is it an art journal or scrapbook page?

Ciao Bella have a beautiful range called "Modern Times" which has a theatre, film, cinema vibe to it. When I received mine and flicked through all the designs, it was one of those "light bulb" moments as to what I wanted to create first. I've grabbed some photos of my youngest lad from way back when, and created an art journal come scrapbook page in my huge Dina Wakley journal. I suppose it's a hybrid of two different crafts ...

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiment dies - inspiration

  I'm slowly going through all my memory sticks & folders on hard drives called either "photos to edit" or "phone dump" and have been sorting them. I didn't realise how many I had & also how many projects I hadn't shared! Today I'm sharing four projects made with the Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments die sets. These are large sentiments that create a commanding statement on your cards.

Serenity Fairy stamps by Polkadoodles taking colouring inspiration from co-ordinating backing papers

Today I'm sharing a selection of cards I have made using the gorgeous Serenity Fairy stamp images from Polkadoodles using the colours within the Spring Surprise & Springin' Around paper pack as my reference to colour the images. Polkadoodles have an offer running at the moment for this wonderful collection & you can check it out by clicking the banner below ... Also Craftstash are offering 10% off all Polkadoodles goodies. Quote POLKA10 when you checkout.

Same stamp & embellishments - 2 completely different ways to use

 I think it's absolutely fabulous when we can take the same image and push it as far as possible. This is what I really wanted to do with Polkadoodles Serenity Butterfly Dream stamp. I created a double page spread in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal to show case the same image side by side but both are in completely different directions.

A quick journal page using Distress Crayons & Stampers Anonymous stamps

Following a recent show on HOCHANDA where Distress Crayons were part of the line up, I knew when I got back home, I simply had to play with them some more. So rather than unpack all my stuff properly, I only unpacked what I needed to create the following art journal page ..