Monday, April 23, 2018

All the Leaves Are Brown Too - Suzanne's 8x8 inch Canvas

Hello Crafty Friends!
I'm so happy that the weather down here is FINALLY starting to cool down! It must be all our wonderful Autumn projects encouraging the cool days to come out of hiding :)
Today Suzanne creates a beautiful Autumn Canvas... the background is just TOTALLY Autumn! And that bear instaframe.... completely stolen my heart!



Hi everyone.  The April "All the leaves are brown too" kit  has been a lot of fun to play with all month and for this project I wanted to do something with those wonderful leaf dies again.  I can't get enough of those little beauties.

I decided to make a cute little 8 x 8 inch canvas featuring some of those wonderful leaf die cuts and some of the ephemera pack and rub on, with a few flowers from the kit thrown in and a few of my own handmade ones too.  I also used the beautiful Lindy's spray along with a few of my own distress sprays in Autumn colours.  It was a bunch of fun to do.

I started with a white 8 x 8 canvas which I covered with gesso.
I then used Matte Gel medium to lay down two layers of  crumpled up white tissue paper before covering that all with some clear gesso.  I made sure to let these layers dry before adding the next layer.


This is the kind of texture that you can get on the canvas.  I was looking for the 'veins in a leaf' kind of effect and I think it looks pretty close especially when you apply some colour.





These are the colours that I applied to my canvas when it was dry.  The Lindy's spray is from the April kit and is a beautiful colour


This is what I ended up with on the canvas after I had sprayed the colours on and inked around the edges with some orange and then brown archival ink to give a distinct border.


My close up photography leaves a lot to be desired but you can still see the texture that I achieved using the tissue paper.



I added some of the beautiful Prima flowers and some of my own leaf die cuts to the canvas


 Here I have used a sentiment from the 3 x 4 cut-aparts that I have trimmed and added some burlap behind for more texture.


I used the cute little insta frame from the ephemera pack and added the bear, 'grateful heart' sentiment and the flower at the bottom from the rub on pack from the kit.  (those rub ons are the bomb)


I also added some of my own handmade flowers to the canvas. I have added orange micro beads to the centre of the flowers


Here is the completed canvas


Here I have added some plaited raffia to the back as a way to hang the canvas.  The raffia is part of the April kit.


I hope that you have enjoyed having a look at my project. Don't forget that if you would like a chance to win the cards and tags bundle from two of my other projects this month, you will need to comment on all of my projects from this month. I really appreciate your feedback.
 Thank you and bye for now.
Suzanne.

You can see a process video of the canvas HERE.
You can get the kit from Aunty Vera HERE.
You can see how I made the Gel print leaves HERE.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Aussie Youtube Hop April 2018 with Amira ~ Blessed Fall ~ Art Journal Layout

Hello Crafty Friends!
Something a little different for you today...... Amira and Suzanne are taking part in the April 2018 Aussie Youtube Hop which has an autumn theme.
Amira has created a gorgeous art journal layout... you can find it below. Then make sure to click on the link to watch Amira's video and to hop along through all the other fabulous autumn youtube projects.
Yes... there will be a prize ;)




Hi everyone,

I am so privileged to be participating in the Aussie Youtube Hop this April (2018). 

Our sponsor this Hop is Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft and the prize this Hop is the amazing All the Leaves are Brown April Kit!!! 



For an in-depth look at what is in the kit, check out my box opening HERE

For this Hop, I wanted to make an art journal layout all about Autumn / Fall.

I grabbed my Jane Davenport Acrylic DIY Face Stamp and had some fun making my own faces until I decided on the perfect one for 'this layout'.


Here are a few other faces I made (coming in another project soon!).


Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaf Die (from the April Kit) to cut out some leaves using Autumn coloured card stock.

I also used the Lindy's spray (also in the Kit) to color in some patterned paper that I'd die-cut leaves out of.



I played around with the arrangement of the leaves as a border in Dylusions A5 Creative Journal.


(This closed eye girl was a close runner up to being selected. She looks so serene!).


But the background looked so blank that I knew I needed to make a background before I could go any further.

Check out how I made this background in the process video.


Now it's time to layer the outside with those leaves.


Next, its time to think about adding that beautiful face.



I grabbed my Prima Decadent Pie Watercolor Set and started colouring her in and finished off by arranging leaves to replace her hair.

Here is how she turns out- I love her!




Her 'hairpiece'


And here is the right hand side of the layout, complete with sentiment from the embellishment pack (from the April Kit).



For the left hand side, I cut away the letters from the cut-apart sheet that said 'Fall' and placed it cenre page.



The leaf arrangement looked too neat, so I added some 'texture' to the layout by stamping with my script stamp and adding (Heidi Swap's Shine) gold drips for a more 'creative and not neat' look.



See how different the 2 pics look with and without the 'grunge' effect?

Here is the final layout ~ I love this blessed leaf girl.






 I have a process video on my YT channel which can be found HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.

For a chance to win this April Kit during the Aussie Youtube April 2018 Hop, go to the link above and comment on my video, then hop along to the other member's videos (their details will be in my description box) and make sure you leave a comment to each of their videos. Once you have done this you will be in the draw for a chance to win the beautiful All the Leaves are Brown Too (2018) from Aunty Vera Scrap and Kit.

Check out the kit HERE

Enjoy and good luck 
xxAmira


Aussie Youtube Hop April 2018 with Suzanne - Autumn Tussie Mussie

Hello Crafty Friends!
Something a little different for you today...... Suzanne and Amira are taking part in the April 2018 Aussie Youtube Hop which has an autumn theme.
Suzanne has created a beautiful Tussie Mussie ... you can find it below. Then make sure to click on the link to watch Suzanne's video and to hop along through all the other fabulous autumn youtube projects.
Yes... there will be a prize ;)




What a busy month it is turning out to be.  I've had a wonderful two weeks with my daughter who has been home from University and now its back to school for both of us.  All good things must come to an end I guess.  Anyway, April is the month for another Aussie YouTube hop and this time I have made a Autumn Tussie Mussie. (No, I didn't make up this term, its a real thing, I promise)

To make this Tussie Mussie, I used two 12 x 12 sheets of the dots and stripes paper that were in the April kit.  I glued the sheets together and then made them into a cone then trimmed off the top so that it looked like a giant ice-cream cone. I used my crop-a-dile to make two holes on either side of the top of the cone so that I could put on a handle.  I then covered the entire cone with burlap and then with two large wedding appliques that I coffee stained because they were stark white and didn't fit in with the Autumn colours that I had used. 


I made three butterflies with some dies that I have and also used a metal flower and some material that I had gelli printed on for decorations for the front of the tussie mussie.









I also made a bunch of paper flowers in warm Autumn colours and placed them inside the tussie mussie.





For the bottom of the tussie mussie I used some of the gel printed leaves that I had made earlier in the month with the gorgeous lawn fawn dies from the kit and covered them with ultra thick embossing enamel to give them some strength and shine.  I threaded them each with gold thread and attached them to the bottom of the tussie mussie.




Here is my finished tussie mussie.


Thank you for having a look at my tussie mussie. 

You can see a full process video HERE.

For a chance to win this April Kit during the Aussie YouTube April 2018 Hop, go to the link above and comment on my video, then hop over to the other members videos (their details will be in my description box) and make sure you leave a comment on each of their videos.  Once you have done that you will be in the draw for a chance to win the beautiful 'All the Leaves are Brown too (2018)' kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft)

Check out the kit in the link below
You can get the April kit from Aunty Vera here.
You can watch my unboxing video here.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...