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Mixed Media Tags w Dina Wakely Bird Stamps

Dear Reader,

I am continuing on this mixed media train and enjoying the ride!
I recently got my hands on this gorgeous stamp set by Dina Wakely!! Have been wanting this one for a few years now!


Yippee... lets get stamping :)

First step, stamping on  200 gram field paper Second stamp, water colour to hearts content.
Next, I followed a tutorial by Dina herself which you can find here.
Here are my tags, each a little different from the other.
This tag has the bird stamped on and cut out and pasted on. The background is mixture of deer green and lime. The bird is coloured in with water coolers ad the sentiment is stamped on paper and also pasted on.

This tag is similar to the first using a combination of raspberry acrylic paint and orange.

On this tag, the bird is stamped straight onto the acrylic background and so too is the sentiment. The bird is coloured in with acrylic paint.

For this one, I painted a cute hat on the bird but the sentiment here is stamped on paper and pasted,. The add…

Mixed Media ATC's

Hi Crafty Friends, 
Here are my Mixed Media ATC's.


Sparkle (Embossing henna folder background  with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Shadows (Aluminum foil embossed with cogs folder  and marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Rise and Shine ((Embossing henna folder background  with marbled embossing chipboard star)


My Story, My Life (water color background  with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Happy Days (Gesso'ed Damask embossing folder background on craft chip board  with marbled embossing chipboard frame)

Smile (Gesso'ed Damask embossing folder on aluminum foil  with marbled embossing chipboard star)
I am SO pleased with how these turned out. I hope that this means that I am lifting my skills and evolving.
Thank you so much for stopping by, xxAmiraInOz

Mixed Media Morning

Hi Crafty friends,

I have just come back from a GREAT morning out!
My friend Catherine took me to her usual ATC morning group and I found myself squealing with delight as I experienced.....Marbled Embossing using Perfect Pearls!!
The class is run by the charismatic Kelsey O'Mullane whose blog you can find here.
To start the morning, she had her own ATC's out for display. 
Look at these babies!!

"King"  (Background is a Canvas Resist Technique and the embossed pieces are the 3 crowns at the top.)


"Sister" (Background is a  watercolour drip, the heart is the embossed piece.)

"Flighty" (Plastic Parchment Technique Background and the  embossing is done on the rectangular  chipboard frame.)


"Nature concentrated"... (Foil background and the bird is the embossed piece.  You can clearly see the perfect pearls in Gold & Mint in this piece.)
I knew I was in good hands and couldn't wait to learn some new techniques!!
So, today, we made emb…

Easel Cards: Single, Double & Triple!!

Hi All,

A thousand apologies for my tardiness in blog up-keep!
Life has been full and wonderful :)

Today I want to share with you my awesome Triple Easel Card. I found this awesome idea on the Kaisercraft blog by the very talented Collette:

And a double easel card:

And a few singles:
This one would make a great picture frame...


And these have great positive sentiments and would make for great cheering up cards:



I am featured as a guest designer with these cards at Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft. Please check it out here.
Thank you for stopping by.. Happy Crafting.. xxAmiraInOz