Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Punky Scraps Blog Hop :) :) :)

Hello hello and Welcome :) :) :)

Its Louise Nelson from Adelaide Australia :) 
'Down Under'

I have been invited to be a guest blogger for the return to creative action of the Punky Scraps blog :) :)

Aaaand you have just arrived from The talented Jolanda's bog

So you know that we get to share with you some of our favourite projects, to hopefully inspire you to get all arty and scrappy with the Punky Scraps Sketch challenge!!!

Today I would like to share with you 3 layouts that show 3 fave techniques that I use in my scrapbooking :)

With this layout I created a fave background using a gesso and glimmer mist. I first apply gesso to my background; either sprayed, scrapped or painted on, and then allow it to dry. I then spray with mist, and allow to dry. The effects are rarely predictable, but I love this!

In this layout I used a fave embellishment technique; using string or embroidery thread, gathering it up in a messy random way and then stapling it on to my background.

With this layout I used gesso on my background and applied in with a spray bottle, I so love the effect i get when I allow it to dribble down the page.

Well that is it form me from me :) I do hope that you are a wee bit inspired :) :) :)

BLOG HOP STARTS HERE > > > > Punky Blog 

Michelle Hernandez www.myanaloglife.blogspot.com/
Wendy Morris GUEST www.scrapnspire.blogspot.co.uk
Sarah Pettersson www.snorsk.blogspot.com/
Sarah Hurley GUEST www.sarahhurley.blogspot.com/

YOU ARE HERE > > > > Louise Nelson GUEST


Now don't forget that there is an AWESOME grand prize for participating in the Punky Scraps sketch challenge >>>>>>> a Design Team position!!! how awesome is that! as well as other wonderful prizes!

You have until August 5th Midnight BST to get you entry in!!!

Cheers and Happy Punky Arty Scrapping :) :) :) 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Color Room #121 :) :) :)

Hello Hello :) :) :)

Have you seen the fabulous new Color Room Palette ??? it is juuuust divine :) :) :) love anything with orange in it :)

Materials used;
Greyboard - Imaginarium Designs
Alpha, bling, leaf, stamp - Prima
Mist - Tattered Angels
Mask - TCW
Posca paint pen
Memories Dye ink pad
indian ink

Oooh you gotta have a go it is just the most wonderful palette :) :) :)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping

Lou xox

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stampington & Company :) :) :)

I have had the honour of being published in the last 4 issues of the amazing inspirational magazine Somerset Memories! I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when I had my first publication with them and it was to be an article :) :) :)

Stampington have just released a E-Mag called HANDCRAFTED Inspirations.

It features over 175 project ideas from their range of magazines. The E-Mag feature their favourites, and I have been included :) :) :) pages 139-141 :) :) :)

Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I wanted to share with you some amazing Jenni Bowlin Studio inspiration that came out with the July Gazette :)

You find a fun step out for the above layout which is created using the July JBS kits :) :) :)

I also did a step out for this JBS July Kit layout featuring the above kits it can be found by

Here is a link to the video I created for the Custom Embellishments :)

Well I do hope you have a great weekend I know I will be catching as much as I can of the Summer Olympics as I can in between work and some crafting :) :) :)

Lou xox

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Smore Shares :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I have had a craft start to the week, what about you?

Im not quite sure about how this turned out, I reallllly enjoyed the creative process tho :) :) :)

Materials: grey board and chipboard frame and cogs - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Tattered Angels, Templat - Julie Fei-Fan Blazer for TCW, embossing powders - Stampendous, feathers, buttons, florist twine, staples.

Phot taken by Danielle Quarmby

This layout was completed for the Prima July BAP which was designed by the fabulous Jen Mattot.

Materials; grey board and chipboard frame - Imaginarium Designs, Flower, mist able canvas leaves and butterflies, alphas - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, template - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for TCW, signo gel pen, indian ink.

Photo's taken by LVB

Materials; grey board, title & chipboard frame - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Tattered Angels, template - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for TCW, flower - Prima, staples
signo gel pen.

This layout was completed for A Lil Somethin :)

Materials; grey board, title - Imaginarium Designs, Mist me butterfly & Doily - A Lil Somethin, mist - Tattered Angels, wire, staples, gesso, indian ink.

Photo taken by Danielle Quarmby

Cheers and I hope you are having a great week :) xox

Sunday, July 22, 2012

7 Dots Studio guest spot for July :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I want to share with you how excited I am to be guesting for the amazing 7 DOTS STUDIO for July :) :) :)

Please do go and check the site the papers are just truly wonderful!!!!!

I am ever so excited to be creating with Finnabairs paper range it so rokz!

Lou :) xox

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Color Room #120 :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Well the new Color Room challenge is live and it is a gorgus colour combo :) :) :)

Here is my take on palette #120 :)

Materials: grey board - Imaginarium Designs, alphas, vine, leaves, nest, bling - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, signo gel pen, staples

Do go check out the gallery .......just amazing inspiration!!!!!!

Lou xox

Friday, July 20, 2012

Some more Shares :) :) :)

Materials; grey board, chipboard element and title - Imaginarium Designs, Resist canvas - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, mask - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for TCW, gesso, staples.

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, alphas - American Crafts, mist - Tattered Angels, mask - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for TCW, gesso, staples, wire, machine thread, indian ink.

Sorry photos of this layout were taken in a rush and aren't so good :(

Cheers and much Mwah!!

Lou xox