Thursday, 16 August 2018

First Cuddles Scrapbook Layout

Today I have another Scrapbook Layout to share with you all, this is another layout I completed while at my local monthly crop.

This layout is one of my most precious memories as it is of me and my beautiful baby niece having our first cuddles. (Lots more cuddles to come for my little munchkin and me)

This layout was created by using a piece of white 12 x 12 card stock and a page out of the 8 x 8 paper pad called It's A Girl, I fussy cut each hexagon out of the page and arranged it onto my white card stock piece until I was happy.

After this was done and all stuck down I then began to back my photo onto another page out of the paper pack and then onto a beautiful piece of purple polka dot foiled paper from another paper pad and stuck it all done, Finally I added some embellishments around the photo, added the banner in the top left corner and to finish the layout added my title.

Here is some close ups

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this layout and it has given you some inspiration to try something a little different to what you normally do for a scrapbook layout.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Like Father Like Daughter Scrapbook Layout

Hi all

Today I am sharing a 12 x 12 Scrapbook layout with you all which I did while at my local crop.

Here is the one of three layouts I completed on the day (I will be sharing the others will you)

This layout is of my Brother when he was a baby and his daughter (my niece). I can not get over how alike they are, there is no mistaking what so ever who her Daddy is, so of cause I had to title this layout Like Father Like Daughter.

Here is a close up of the title 

When my brother sent me over the collage he put together of himself and his Daughter I knew I had to do a layout with it.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Altered Hoop Mixed Media

Hi All.

Today I have something a little bit more dark and Gothic to share with you all, this project was a bit of a light bulb moment, so here it is 

A Gothic Dream Catcher

I absolutely love how this turned out,I am so happy and pleased with it. The above picture is taken with the flash to show the amazing colours.

Here are some pictures of the Dream Catcher without the flash and a couple of close up shots of the Raven Skull in the centre which is a 3D printed piece.

I am thinking of doing more of these in all different colours and themes so keep your eyes open for those and who knows you could own your very own ;)

I hope you like what I have done with this piece and it inspires you to go with those light bulb, go with the flow moments.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Love to Create - Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics -Anything Goes- As long as mixed media
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog - Anything Mixed Media Goes

Monday, 13 August 2018

August Motivation Inspiration

Hi all

Well I can not believe we are in August already which mans it is time for me to share my DT inspiration with you all for this months Motivation Inspiration challenge.

This months 5 prompts which we have to include are as follows:

No Title

You can create what ever you like as long as the above prompts are included.... This month I have done another scrapbook layout and here it is

This layout is a very special one as it is a layout of my beautiful adorable Niece who is only 2 months old. She is so tiny as she was born very early... I will be doing more layouts of her some of which will be when she was first born.

So how did I cover the 5 prompts?
Prompt 1. Bronze - I added Bronze Brads one in the top right corner or the photo layers and one in the bottom left.
Prompt 2. Floral - Beautiful flowers either side of the photo
Prompt 3 Fairytale - The papers used are Graphic 45 Fairy Dust, I have fussy cut some toadstools from one of the papers in the collection and also used another paper which is the centre part of the layout which has fairies on.
Prompt 4 Spring - Covered with the flowers and I thin the colours are Spring
Prompt 5 No Title - Not added a Title.

The products I used for this layout are as follows:
March Charmed Cards and Crafts Kit - Graphic 45 Fairy Dust
Double Sided Tape
Tombow Glue

I hope you love this layout as much as I do and it gives you lots of inspiration, If you would like to join in on this monthly challenge (no prizes just a bit of fun to help your crafty mojo) you can join the Facebook group >>>> HERE <<<<

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Altered Jewellery Box

Hi all
Today I have a new creation to share with you all, this one is one of my biggest mixed media pieces I have done to date and I hope you all like what I have done.

I have had this plan wooden jewellery box that I got from my local craft centre for over 12 months and didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it until now......

So here is what I have done with it

As you can see I have completely altered it and made it into a Steampunk Jewellery Box complete with a mini top hat which I have made from scratch.

Now for more photo's of the jewellery box including some close up photo's

It has a draw on the front at the bottom

Side of the jewellery box 

The back of the jewellery box and mini top hat 

More side on photo's

Now for a close up of the mini top hat, as you can see I have added some black feathers and 3D printed cogs and gears which I painted.

The inside of the jewellery box, showing the tray which can be taken out and some of the mirror.

This project has been an a labour of love and I have enjoyed every minute of bringing it to life, I will definitely be doing more projects along these lines.

I hope you like what I have done with this jewellery box.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft -Anything Goes Challenge #73
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes as long as it is mixed media
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes 
Morgans Artworld - Anything Goes 
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Anything Goes-Steampunk/Industrial
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media Goes

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

August Crop Artist Trading Coin Swap

Hi all

I thought I would pop on and share with you all this months Artist Trading Coins for the monthly swap we have at Crop Central

This Months theme is Mystical (Fairies, Dragons, Wizards, Unicorns etc)

So here is what I have done

I went for Unicorns this time as I do a fair bit with fairies on so fancied a change, to do these coins I used the following supplies:

2.5 inch circle Die
Distress Inks - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin
For The Love Of Stamps - Unicorn Dreams
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink Of Stella - Clear

I can not wait to swap these with the lovely ladies at crop this Saturday  and to see how we have all taken the theme and made it our own and different.

Why not give Artist Trading Coins a go yourself they are a lot of fun and addictive, I can not wait to find out what next months theme is going to be.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 6 August 2018

Be The Change

Hi all

Today is challenge day over at Happy Little Stampers and I am here to share my first Design Team piece with you all for this mixed media challenge.

This months theme is 

Here is my creation

For this piece I used the following supplies:
Large Dylusions Journal
Black Gesso
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap - Melange
Distress Stain - Vintage Photo
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Texture Paste
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint - Yellow Oxide and Titanium White Mixed
Butterflies - Fussy Cut from Anthology Paper 

Here re some pictures of each page to show the wording which is "Inspire, Hope, Be the change" and at the bottom going across says " Follow your heart"

I hope you will come on over to the Happy Little Stampers blog and take part in this challenge.
The winner of the challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stamper Store. IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER THE PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED

Hope to see you taken part in this months mixed media challenge and i hope my art journal spread gave you some inspiration

Xx The Crafty Bat xX