Tuesday, 2 February 2016

PaperArtsy new stamp release!

All this week, PaperArtsy are launching new releases in their product range... and tonight is a rather special one :)
The fabulously talented Clare Lloyd is releasing new stamps and stencils, and I am very proud to say that she asked me to create some samples to support the launch! Not a difficult decision, Clare creates the most amazing face stamps, it's just a pleasure to work with them!
 Leandra has filmed a short video showing off the new release from Clare... you can have a look at it here:

All of the samples and a tutorial from Clare are now live over on the main PaperArtsy blog HERE 
I created probably too many samples, I got a bit carried away! I have a few sneak peeks to show you now though :)

 The colour scheme we used was a really lovely pink and turquoise pallette... fabulous for crazy hair colours as well as the other details!

I used a mixture of substrates for my samples... I love using deep edged pieces, I can add stripes!

Clare has created two fabulous faces, I decided to colour them with a dark and also a light complexion to show a bit of variety.

The faces in this new release are a lot bigger than before, so you can really go large with your work!!!
This last sample is 11.5" by 8", plenty of room to add in a body to the amazing faces!

I loved creating these, the whole release is fabulous, you need to check it out!
Thank you Clare for trusting me with your stamps :)
Trish xxxx

Monday, 1 February 2016

New Challenge time at Our Creative Corner!

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

Fabrics, wool, threads, lace - this months challenge is all about texture, layers and loveliness!
What scraps have you got hidden away? Any snippets of favourite clothes you can't bare to part with?
Anything sewing related can be used in your piece. You could use stitches, sewing machine or fake stitches. Don't forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.
Have fun and create something!
Our sponsor this month is:

Darkroom Door is sponsoring one Rubber Stamp Set, valued at $31.95 AUD, to our randomly drawn winner.  http://www.darkroomdoor.com/rubber-stamp-sets
I decided to focus on the fabric/texture part of the brief, and used torn up fabric strips in my project!
I used inks to colour the fabric, and also to colour the card upon which I stamped the butterfly . A bit of a fresh and springlike colour scheme of pink, turquoise and green!

Don't forget to hop on over to the OCC blog to see all the fabulous projects by the DT, and to enter your own creation into the challenge!
Trish xx

Thursday, 14 January 2016

ATB's for 2016!

My first DT post for Calico Craft Parts this year is now live over on their blog HERE!

I have started as I mean to go on (!!) with an ATB cube kit project... here is a little peek:

You can have a look at the whole thing if you pop on over to the blog!
Have a fab Thursday!
Trish xx

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year! (and a new OCC challenge!)

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all have a wonderfully crafty 2016......
And to start us off, there is a new challenge today over at Our Creative Corner!

Make time

Why not promise something good to yourself for the new year's start?

To make more quality time for yourself for example and spend it doing what you love? Creative time is quality time if you listen to your inner voice and follow your own speed instead of listening to the clock ticking and reminding you of deadlines or other duties. Other work will be done so much easier (and faster) after some recreational me-time as it will have fueled up your energy! 

So escape the endless circling and rushing and get yourself in the right mood for some me-time...The mood board we have in store for you could be a good start.

Claudia challenges you to enjoy what you see and let yourself be inspired by it. There is no precise theme to narrow your creativity down - just the colours, shapes, directions, textures and hints of possible themes.

Our sponsor this month is:


Creative Embellishments will be providing a voucher to spend at their store.

So... my contribution to the theme? I decided to have a bit of a change this month, and create a bracelet  using the colour inspiration from the mood board..

I used hand made clay beads, Artisan lampwork beads, along with text beads and ceramic beads thrown in for good measure! All were strung onto waxed lined cord, then secured with a hand forged and antiqued clasp.

I can't wait to see the creations that emerge from your imagination! To link up, please hop on over to the OCC blog post HERE!
Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Thursday, 10 December 2015

12 Designers Of Christmas!

A Sprinkle Of Imagination are hosting another wonderful blog extravaganza this month!

I am thrilled to once again be part of it, and today is my day for sharing!
My focus is on Inktense pencils, fabulous watercolour pencils made by Derwent. I have a little tutorial on how to colour a face using them... here is a little sneaky peek!

Don't forget, for all those who leave a comment for each designer this month, there is the chance to win a big bundle of mixed media supplies! Don't worry, comments are open until the end of the month, so you have time to go back and comment on any you have missed out so far!

Today's blog post (that's me!) can be found HERE

Have a wonderfully creative day!
Trish xxxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Our Creative Corner: December challenge!

There is a brand new challenge over at Our Creative Corner today.... and it's my turn to host! How exciting!

Its all about stars.....

My challenge to you all this month is a very simple one...Stars!
I have a passion for stars. Stars are incorporated into my email addresses, internet log ins, business name and even my tattoos :)
I would love for you all to share your creations, full of stars! 
Star stamps, star die cuts, star embellishments, star shaped backgrounds, it's up to you! 

Use lots, or just the one, as long as there is a star somewhere, you're good to go!

I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!
Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative
The lucky winner chosen by random.org will receive a fabulous mystery bundle of goodies! 

So... what did I create?
I made a whimsy girl..

I can't wait to see all your entries... don't forget to pop on over and have a look at the fabulous art my teamies have created!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A Triptych for PaperArtsy!

I'm so pleased to be featuring on the PaperArtsy blog tonight, showing off a triptych!
There are lots more pics over on the blog, but if you want a little peek....

Now here's a challenge... can you guess the theme of the triptych just by the pic of my whimsy girl above?!!
Please hop on over to the PA blog HERE to see if you're right!
Have a good week,
Trish xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

November Challenge: Our Creative Corner

It's time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner! I'll hand you over to this months hostess with the mostest....... Lys!

November - Topsy Turvy! - Lys
We often try to do the 'right' way, use the suitable thing, organize our creations following definite lines or intentions… and sometimes it doesn’t go the way we wanted to. Sometimes it goes to the bin, sometimes we discover something new… and we love it!
On the right side or topsy turvy… Is there a right side in art?

So let’s play!:  whatever it is: upside down,  inverted, reversed or escaping from the right order…. Please show me one “topsy turvy” creation, and how it came to life in your hands!

This month, our sponsor is:

The Prize is a Decoart Media Sampler Kit and Andy will include a few of his stencils too!

colours may differ on the actual prize

My contribution took the theme rather literally....I sketched out a topsy turvy whimsy girl!

I'd love to see how you all interpret the theme, so why not join in with the challenge over on the OCC blog!
Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Our Creative Corner October Challenge!

First of the month... so time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

As it is an October challenge, the theme is a little spooky!

Forget cute cats and smiling pumpkins....

we want....

For this Halloween share with us some horror inspired
 creations that are sure to send shivers down our spines.

Bring out your most grotesque stamps and embellishments....
....or perhaps take on the challenge of finding a way to transform 
pretty stamps into something macabre.
Reach for the grungiest colours and textures....
Come over to the dark side of Halloween

Can you scare us?
The fabulous sponsor this month is Nicecrane Designs

 And the prize is a very generous $20 voucher to spend in store!

I now need to apologise to Laura for not really following her theme!
I just don't do macabre horror projects, but I have used a zombie... does he count?!

I created a painty background on an MDF plaque...

Then did a little stamping and splattering with UTEE crystals..

My zombie is a Dilly Beans digi stamp (#337 Martins Heart) I printed him off onto regular printer paper, then gave him a wash of clear gesso. This meant I could colour him with watersoluble pencils without any issues!

I typed some words with my vintage typewriter, then added them to the background. A little outlining and smudgy pencil to finish off!

So.... not really horror... but a cute zombie is always good!
Don't forget to hop on over to the OCC blog where I'm sure you'll see some REAL Halloween Horror from my talented teamies! 

Trish xxx

Saturday, 19 September 2015


When things get hectic...... take a couple of hours off, and get covered in paint and ink. DEFINITELY the way to de-stress, I find!
My messy play time this week led to the creation of an Art Doll (I know, go to your happy place when you just want to relax, eh?!). She became my DT piece for A Sprinkle Of Imagination this week.
Here is a little peek...

You can see all of her if you pop on over to the ASOI blog HERE!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx