Saturday, March 19, 2011


I wanted to let you all know I am taking a blogging break for a little while.
We have had another death in the family this week.
I just need to focus my time on family for a while.

Thanks for your understanding.

xoxo Cassie

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inspiration Day 2

Today was about adding the backgrounds to the canvas pages. Watch the video HERE.

I was challenged by what product I have in my stash, so I just played & improvised with I had. This was part of the fun. Some pages were OK, some terrible others I liked. But I am learning lot by playing with product that has been sitting getting dusty on my shelves. Which I guess is the idea.

I used a chipboard bird as a mask & sprayed my homemade shimmer paint mist.
I drew around the edge of the bird with a sharpie.
I used the negative piece from punches & die cuts to paint my hearts. I used the golden fluid acrylic paint, painted and spayed the edges as Donna demonstrated in the video. I love this look!

I painted around a chipboard bird as a mask. Used the golden fluid acrylic paint & water around the edges like the video.

I used Ink this time instead of paint.

I sprayed with my home made shimmer paint mist over a Christmas decoration (branch).

Stamped with paint (notably ornate) and sponge over a scalloped circle die cut to create clouds. I sprayed some mist at the bottom & stamped with back stazOn ink.

Same as above.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Canvas Photo Transfer

I sat down last night to finish of my Donna Downey Mixed media album and happened to visit her blog, as she mentioned on Friday night there was something BIG happening. Curiosity got the better of me.

She is having a "Inspiration Week" there are no rules, just creating whatever really have to check it out here. She is giving away prizes every day so be sure to pop by.
It's about the PROCESS!!!!!!

Day one: Photo transfer onto Canvas

( you get I am totally sucked in by now)

So last night I gave it ago. It was messy and lots of fun. Some were great, some were terrible and some I forgot steps.........but I completely get it. IT"S ABOUT THE PROCESS. It's about trying, failing, learning, experimenting & sharing the process with you along the way.
I love this one......not sure why it just worked!!!!
See the wrinkles, I forgot to run over it with a bonefolder.
I struggled getting the paper off here without tearing the image

I learnt alot about different tones in the photos, and choosing a picture with light or dark backgrounds made a difference in the finished look. I think in my next attempt I'd like to try transfering light photos onto a dark fabric....mmm still processing that one.

Just in case you want to join it I used "Derivan Matisse" Gel Medium Gloss Finish. I followed Donna's instruction, the only change i made was I spritzed water to help remove some of the paper.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Donna Downey

The messier the better....

I think I died and went to scrap booking heaven.........well just for one night!!!!!

Last night I went to Donna Downey Class at Pages 2 Scrap Tuggerah.

She was amazing. I love concept of scrapbooking.
"As an art media artist. Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression"
You can read more about her profile on her blog. Be sure to watch some inspiration Wednesday for some entrainment as well.
Thanks Donna, you truly inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and explore new concepts.
Be sure to pop back to see the finished project.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspired by YOU

I hope you both realise who much you inspire me. Some of the kids in your class decided to have a trash & treasure store at school to raise money for some recent natural disasters (floods, earth quakes etc.). We spent Saturday just hanging out together and making these bracelets & anklets to sell. You both really embraced it. We by no means claim to be expert beaders, but I was so impressed at your creativity.

Loving your work guys, but mostly loving your generous hearts.