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Showing posts from January, 2019

Happy Australia Day 2019

Hi everyone,
Amira here to wish you all a wonderful Australia Day.

I thought I would update you all on what Ive been doing over the past few months for me.
I have gone back to school (well college to be exact) and I am working on getting certified to go into the aged care sector.  I am specifically focusing on dementia and disability. I have about 6 weeks to go before I go on placement in March and then I very much look forward to starting a rewarding career in aged care. 
It's going to be a very busy next couple of months!!
It has also been a great summer holidays!  Having my boys home from school is always a blessing although I don't know how it happens, but the contents of my kitchen usually end up in the theatre in front of the playstation.  Hmmm interesting that- especially when there is a blanket "No eating in the theatre" rule!! 
A member of our family has also had a bit of a pamper and just in time for Australia Day no less!
A van show up in front of our hou…

Mixed Media Art Journal Cover ~ Today Yes You Can

Hi Everyone,

I have finished one of my watercolor journals from last year and I just needed to go finish it off by working on the cover so that's what I'm sharing with you today. 

I love the combination of yellow (fossilised amber and wild honey) with the peacock feathers Distress Oxides in the mixed media background. The stamp I used was Kaisercraft's 'Scrap Studio'.

A paper doll (Tim Holtz) as the focal element plus a few pieces of ephemera from Echo Park's 'Just be You' die cuts which give this piece it's title.
I also decided to do a little cluster of lace and ribbon overplayed with a butterfly in the bottom right corner which turned out so lovely in combination with her dress and the sentiment.
Here is the front cover :

And the back cover:

It came together very quickly and Im so happy to be packaging this little journal off and sending it to it's new owner - shhhh it's surprise :)

If you like watching how these things come together, ch…

WRMK Journal Guide ~ Making Trackers Part 2

Hi everyone,
Im back with Part 2 of my WRMK Making Trackers tutorial.  In this video, I show you how to make a 30 day circle tracker perfect every time. Great monthly tracker!

I also show you how to make a weekly tracker where the days of the week are on the outside and the weekend is on the inside. Just another way of doing things.

If you missed Part 1 you will find it here:
If you have questions or suggestions, let me know in the comments below. xxAmira

Mixed Media Art Layout ~ The Long Road to Mecca

Hi everyone,
Today I am bringing you a Middle Eastern theme art journal layout using this beautiful die I recently bought from SU called Night in Bethlehem.
The background was done using a mixture of Dandelion and Moroccan inks from Momento Luxe as well as some Distress Oxides ( Spiced Marmalade , Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral).

I then added some ink through stencils as well as some texture paste through stencils to achieve a textured background.

Next, I cut the die out of both black and white card stock. For the white card stock,  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist - Van Dyke Sepia to give the houses a weathered brown look and then stamped a crackle effect using the Kaisercraft stamp Crackle.

To achieve the Sahara sand effect at the bottom, I used Seth Apter's Baked Texture in Ancient Amber and adhered it using glycerol (to replace my embossing pad which is rather dry and would not work well with this thick embossing powder) and heat set it.

Next, I stamped the sent…

Mixed Media Art Journal Layout ~ 2019~ Coffee is Better With Friends

Hi everyone,
I am playing along with the It's a Brand New Day/ Coffee theme over at Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft. I found this cute coffee shop dimensional stickersfrom one of Aunty Vera's kits from last year and decided
to build a story around it.
This is your usual coffee spot in the 'burbs where good friends meet to catch up and exchange significant news since they had last seen each other.  It is situated just across from a park so when you look out of the window or sit in the back courtyard you see the beautiful blue sky and hear the lovely leaves rustle in the trees.

 You have to agree that a good drink (be it coffee or tea- I love both) is better with friends.

I felt like the letters needed to stand out more but didn't do as good a job with the shading. Next time, I'll use one of my charcoal pencils and not just my gel pen to do a quick job.

You can find the process video HERE

Wishing you all a lovely day today everyone- thank you so much for watching. xxAmira

WRMK Journal Guide ~ Making Trackers

Hi everyone,
I absolutely love this Journal Guide by WRMK for making trackers in my life- whether they be in TNs or diaries.
I have been making a few different ones and in this first episode, I will show you how to make a 4, 7, 8 and 10 quadrant tracker.

You can find the tutorial on my YT channel HERE
I hope you enjoy.

DIY Cross-Stitch Journal

Hey everyone,
Starting off the year with a mini series from the archives.
I filmed this tutorial back in March of 2018 but have only just gotten to it now.
In this tutorial, I show you how to make a handmade journal from card stock (from scratch), collect papers to make inserts and make the inserts into signatures which you can bind in a cross stitch pattern which shows beautifully on the outside of the spine.
I have broken this tutorial up into 3 parts so that it isn't very overwhelming.
Part 1 is HERE Part 2 is HERE Part 3 is HERE
I hope you are inspired to make one of your own.
Cheers, Amira

Happy New Year ~ 2019

Happy New Year all 🥰🥰  wishing you love, laughs and success  in all your efforts.
Make this one the best one yet.

12 Kits of 2018 for Aunty Vera Scrap & Craft

Hi everyone.
Welcome back to this very special edition :)
I'm taking you back through all the kits in 2018.

How many stamps did we get?
How many dies did Aunty Vera send?
How many stencils?  How many rolls of washi?
All answers are revealed in the video right HERE
Thank you Aunty Vera for a great year of really great kits!!
xx Amira