Sunday, January 12, 2020

Faith, Hope & Joy


Hi all

Happy new year.

It's just going to be a quick post from me.

I have used these beautiful 13 Arts papers to complement these flairs that are perfect for this wedding photo of mine (20.5 years ago, aaarrrggghh, i feel old)

The background is done with embossing powders and texture pastes.




I hope that this has helped inspire you a little

Heather

Xxox


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sketch Challenge Part 2 by Alex

Hello Flair Enthusiasts!

Alex here and I'm finally FINALLY (at long last) bringing you Part 2 of the sketch challenge which Heather and I did together...during October! 🙈

I know it's also December.  LATE December.  Soz, lovelies!  I actually had finished it over a month ago, but since I did a process video (and one with soooo much more raw footage than anticipated) editing has happened sporadically between other things.

It was actually rather involved and as usual I made it far more work than it needed to be!  But that's what I do. Every.Single.Time! 🤦


Heather really put me to the challenge with this sketch.  Definitely not my usual sort of style, but they don't call it a challenge for nothing, right?

I have no idea how I decided to use this sketch with this photo of my adorable niece on her very first Book Week.  I'm pretty sure there was a suitably convoluted train of thought with led to this decision, but overall I think it worked. 🤷

I do recommend you watch the process video (below) since I do go into that a little bit as well as walking you though how I made it.


Here are the still pics I promised you:


Title (with lots of messy threads! 😍)



"Tone on tone" embellishments and stitching detail



Fussy cut books embellished with tiny Wonder Woman stickers




Large book cut on the Silhouette


That name card that caused ever so much grief (and I still cant stick in s straight line despite multiple attempts! 🙈)


Lilya's First Book Week


Embellish With Flair product used: 

Pop! Boom! Kapow!














Thanks for sticking with me and hope the vid wasn't too frustrating!


Love, and as always, Embellish With Flair!





Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Art Journalling with Heather

Hi all
This month I thought I'd do some art journalling inspired by the amazing Tracy Scott.


It is layers of paints, stenciling, stamping and embossing. Then of course some fussy cutting of the beautiful flowers which show off the flairs perfectly.




I hope this has inspired you a little to grab out your paints and have some fun this holiday season.
Merry Christmas

Heather


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

By the Seaside with Heather


Hi all 
I have used this beautiful range from 49 and Market called "Seaside" to compliment the flairs this time.
I had fun adding layers with texture paste, colour paste, stencils, sprays and images from the range




These flairs can be found at https://www.embellishwithflair.com



Friday, December 6, 2019

Quilter's Vibe - "Hello Limited Edition" by Alex

Hello Flair Enthusiasts!

Alex here and I do apologise that it has been some time since you had a project from me.  October and November proved to be tougher than this little Pink Mama. 😳

Anyway, today I'm sharing with you my project that I made for the Quilter's Vibe YouTube collaboration started by Sara Scraps.  It's traditionally the last Thursday of the month, except this month it was bumped a week because I wasn't the only one swamped! 😅

How it works is that the four(?) ladies who take part take turns picking out a quilt or quilt block, but something quilty which we can interpret in any way into a layout (and of course YouTube process video).

Here's my process video:


If you watch my video, you'll see how I managed to wreak havoc on a lovely, calm, understated inspiration piece and inject all kinds of crazy into it!  I also managed to use FOUR flair badges!😛 

Two from the "3 Tone Stars Pinks" set and two from the "3 Tone Stars Grey-Black" set, which fit my colours and fun vibe perfectly! 














I busted out some very precious and super "rare" paper from the vault (who remembers "Love, Elsie" by KI Memories??), managed to measure and cut wrong, change my mind several times and show a somewhat disturbing inability to count to nine.  🙈

In my defense, there was a tradie cutting floor tiles next door and not only can you hear his saw on the video, it never fails to give me a headache.  But it's life, right? 🤷

I have to say I don't often do grid-type layouts, but I have enjoyed them whenever a challenge has some my way.  Speaking of challenges, I still owe you (and Heather) Part ii of the October sketch challenge!  It's finished, but I need to edit the vid etc, so it should follow this one in a few days.

Here's the whole thing:

Hello Limited Edition


Embellish With Flair Product used:

3 Tone Stars Pinks














3 Tone Stars Grey-Black














Thanks for you patience and as always,

Love and Embellish With Flair


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Finally doing a boys layout- Heather

Hi all
This time I've tried a boys layout, and have to say that I am happy with the results.


This photo of my nephew was perfect for these papers. I added some paint and stencil work in the background to help add layers without using my usual girly flowers and tulle.




These holiday themed flairs are perfect for this layout


https://www.embellishwithflair.com


Thanks for spending time with me.
Heather


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A couple of quick cards

Hi all.

Well its that time of year where things get crazy and there isn't much time to get that last minute needed card done, and its the end of the year and our stash is running low.

So this time I've left my "more is more" theme behind and have made 2 cards that show how flairs are a great way to make a quick but still a nice and effective card that you can happily and proudly add to your gift.

These cards are also made very few things. They are just a white card base, some white cardstock, a random piece of patterned paper that I had in my stash, a couple of Darkroom Door stamp sets and some Wendy Vecchi water based inks that I have made the background with as well as used to watercolour the bird and butterfly. The cards are then are finished off with a complimentary sentiment and of course the Embellish With Flair flairs.
 
Now of course, these would also be very easy to add a lot more too if you have the extra time - maybe a couple of flowers, some ribbon/twine, some bling, more mixed media on the background rather than patterned paper - the possibilities are endless.






 
 
I hope that these were able to inspire you to create, even when you don't have a lot of to create.
 
Thanks again
 
Heather