Friday, 31 July 2020

"Beachy" 49andMarket Design Team Creation

Hi there crafty friends. So glad to see you back here joining me today with my newest creation for 49andMarket.
This project I have titled “Beachy”.

I am so very lucky to have received the latest new release collection of Vintage Artistry Shore just in time for this blogpost. I cannot tell you how much this collection means to me. It is quite often that we see the beach collections using the blues and browns, but very rarely does it branch out into the greens of the deep oceans and reds of the corals that we have everywhere here in our beautiful barrier reef. So I was more than happy to see these colours being used for this collection. 

I did some digging to find the perfect photo as I always do and I can tell you it took me longer to choose a photo ( of which I had so many that co-ordinated perfectly) than it did to create the layout. Crazy stuff ! But I was so very happy when my oldest daughter gave me a helping hand to choose. It really made the decision making so much easier.
We decided on this photo of my son who will turn 21 in the upcoming week. When the children were younger the beach was where we spent a lot of time. These days not so much, but back then it was regular visits to our favourite spots. And digging was a huge part of our time spent on the beach.

So for my project today I decided to do something without flowers and to concentrate on embellishing with the fabulous laser cut elements from the collection pack. I used Triton’s Shell from the 12 x 12 Collection pack. I love this piece. The detail is amazing. I primed it with clear gesso firstly then added in a small amount of crackle paste texture through a Dusty Attic Fishnet Stencil. I also added a little of the crackle in freehand for more texture. When this was dry I made
a mix of water with Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and painted over some of the stark whiteness to dull it down a little.

I made layers with the Cover page of Vintage Artistry Shore using both sides of the paper. These pieces were heavily distressed and layered up with lots of dimension using old chipboard in between some of the layers. Once I adhered this to my background page I added in some distressed pieces of the 49andMarket Burlap netting. This I find to be the best to distress. I also add a little crackle over this  and then sprinkled on some art stones and also some decorative sand that I picked up at the dollar store. 
This actually looks like sand so it was a great find. Once I had the basics down
I went to work on embellishing with the Laser Cut sheets from the collection. There are two 12 x 12 sheets in each of these collections. So much to choose from. It makes it hard to decide. I added in the plants and also some of the fish which I though were just so cute. I also added in a few of the shells.

Lastly I added in some stamping using the stamp set from the same collection. I chose the word “Beach” which I used down the right side of the layout for my title. I also added in some random stamping of different shells around the project. I further coloured my project with more gesso and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.


Well that is me for another blog post. I hope you enjoyed seeing the new collection and my project inspired by all of these fabulous new release products. Until next time take care and happy crafting.
Tina Marie – forever&always ...

49andMarket Products used:
Other Products Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
Finnabair Art Ingredients Art Stones in varying sizes

Decorative Sand

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

"Happy Moments" 49andMarket Design Team Creation

A big welcoming hello to you and a huge thankyou for popping in. Tina with you today to share another of my projects. This project has been titled “Happy Moments”.

For my project layout today I have used yet again the Vintage Artistry Collection in Sage. Oh how I love sage! And the photo memory is of my gorgeous girl and our pet boy Rafael. I have used this photo a number of times as I feel it is a gorgeous photo of the two of them. Maybe a little out of focus but hey I am not a professional. And any photo chance I can take, I take it. What captures me with this photo is their eyes. They are both looking directly at me. Something that is very
rare when working with children and pets I find.

I have used for my background piece the patterned paper titled “Echoes”. I did only a little stencilling using the brick stencil from Dusty Attic with some Crackle Paste. I wanted to leave as much of the background detail on this beautiful paper to shine. I did a small amount of stamping using 49andMarket’s Ticket Express and some colouring to keep with the background colours
using Finnabairs Acrylic Paints and Rust Pastes.

My layering of the photo was simple using the 49andMarket’s Collage Stack from the Sage collection. No need for searching
for that perfect piece. They are all co-ordinated for you, in this gorgeous pack full to the brim. The little ticket embellishments are just
the cutest and my favourite.

I used two packs of flowers (Wildflowers and Vintage Shade Blossoms) to embellish around the Archival Boards from the “Happy Moments” pack. These pieces of archivals were dressed using a little swipe of the Distress Ink pad of Walnut Stain. 
The title was dressed with a thick coat of white crackle paste. I also coloured the centres of the Cotton Wildflowers with a touch of metallic acrylic paint.

Wildflowers Cotton
Archival Board "Happy Moments"
Burlap Natural Trim

Just remember if you are looking to purchase any of these gorgeous products, you can find them by hitting the links under each product photo. It will take you straight to the website.  
Well that is all for me today. I do hope you have enjoyed and been a little inspired by my project today. Until next time, happy
crafting and take care.

Teen xxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

"X" Guest Design Project for Splash Mix Challenges

Hello and welcome back. Today I am very excited to share with you that I have been asked to Guest Design for the fabulous Splashy Mix Challenges. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for this fabulous opportunity and invitation. 

So without further ado, I would like to share with you the moodboard for this month. See for yourself below.....stunning isn't it?

Looking to the gorgeous Splashy Mix Challenge moodboard for inspiration, I couldn’t go past the the pastel colours of the ice cream cone. That was my inspiration from the moodboard.

 And this is where it took me. I have titled this project “X”.

For this project I have used 4 differing sized flat based canvases and used these as my starting point. Using layers of 49andMarket papers and flowers, Dusty Attic chipboards, Prima Marketing moulds and lots of medias including crackle and modeling pastes along with pigment powders, I created an elegant project based around a photo of my daughter at her graduation.

 This I will adorn on our walls in our house always. 

 Thankyou for popping by. Until next time take care and happy crafting. 

Products Used
49andMarket "Sweet Reflections" Laser Cut sheet
49andMarket Sand and Sea “Sea Creatures”
49andMarket Botanical Potpourri Blue
49andMarket Enchanted Petals Ballet Slipper
Dusty Attic Chipboards Mystic Flourish and Vintage Frame
Dress My Craft Flower Pearls – Snow White
Metal Lace Strip
Lace Leaves
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Flatboard Canvases in varying sizes
Paper Magiclay
DecorMoulds Numerals
DecorMoulds Vicennes Hardware
Finnabair Powder Pink Mica Powder
Finnabair Micro Beads Silver
Finnabair Mica Flakes Silver
Little Birdie Crackle Paste
TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
Couture Creations Pigment Powders Pink and Silver Grey
Viva Gold Iceblue

"Live for the moments you can not put into words" DT project for 49andMarket

Hi there friends. It has been a super busy week but all these deadlines surely keep me on my toes. For this project I have chosen to use a collection I have been dying to use for some time now..... Vintage Artistry’s Sky collection. And for this project I decided to use a photo of my son from a few years back on a travelling holiday we made as a family to Sydney. We had found a beautiful beach in Forster and stayed for a few days. My children were in their element soaking up the rays of the sun and swimming each and every day. Great memories to treasure!

So to start my project off I primed my patterned paper “Alabaster” that I selected for my background. I love these papers as they accommodate for a photo and you really need to do very little to the backgrounds except for building beneath your photo and adding colours and textures. Once the background dried I added some crackle texture paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry.

I then moved on to making layers with the new Sky Nouveau Ephemera Stack. Oh my goodness. There is nothing better than these stacks. It takes away all the time from cutting papers and finding the -coordinating colours to match. I would highly recommend these packs for the ease of convenience. So I chose from the pack what I needed and then positioned and adhered together along with my photo. These were then adhered to my layout background and then I went to work on adding in my 3D embellishments.

After I added in my embellishments I added in some flowers from the Vintage Shades Blue Cluster pack along with a couple of miscellaneous sage flowers from my ever growing stash. I also popped in some beach finds which I always think adds that special touch to a beach layout. This time around I added in some seaweed and sponge found on one of our scavenger beach finds. These are washed well and dried for a very very long time. Before adding to a project I always dress them with a coat or two of clear gesso or a matt gel.This will keep them from breaking and protect your layout.


At the end of my project I worked on adding in some more interest using art stones in various sizes and Dusty Attic chipboards which believe it or not was a last minute add. These chipboards pieces were dressed in powder pigments and then covered in a clear gesso to keep the powder on the chipboards and not my hands. Well I hope today I have inspired you in some small way. Until next time take care and stay safe.

Teen x
49andMarket Products used:
49andMarket Vintage Artistry Sky – Ambrosial -
Serendipitous Layered Embellishments -
Vintage Artistry Sky Nouveau Ephemera Stack - 
49andMarket’s Vintage Shades – Blue Cluster -
49andMarket’s – Always Together Stamp Set by Katie Pertiet
49andMarket’s -  Grammar Stamp  by Pascale -
Other Products Used:
Liquitex Gessoes Clear and White
Decoart Crackle Paste White
Rope paper moulds
Cadence Mix Media Stencil Collection
3D Gloss Gel – Finnabair 
Finnabair Artextravagance Art Stones Mega and Mini
Finnabairs Artingredients Mica Powder Rust
Couture Creations Mix and Match Pigments – Black

Beach Finds – fibres, seaweed and shells

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

"Enchanted Love" 49andMarket Design Team Project

Hello and welcome back 49andMarket friends. “Enchanted Love” is my design team project for today.

My layout for today was created around the Vintage Artistry’s Color collection. When I first received this collection I was really smitten with the “Wallpaper” patterned piece. The green in this paper is absolutely stunning and I always love a little bit of greenery in my creations. So this was my starting piece. I have used this as the background paper and built textures using modelling and crackle pastes with a stencil and my palette knife. I built on this using pigment powders along with rust pastes and I also added in a little random stamping using the Ticket Express Stamp Set and archival ink.


I cut a piece of Rusty Autumn’s “Enchanted” paper to sit my photo upon. These pieces were heavily distressed and mounted on some old board to give my layout dimension. Once this was adhered to my project I worked on embellishing my layout.

For embellishments I started off using a mould. This was adhered under the photo. I then went to work on adding all the gorgeous 49andMarket flowers. I wanted to make it an enchanted playful layout and because the photo was taken in our backyard I wanted to build on the photo. I have used the Botanicals in the bottle green. I felt the bottle green was a little too bright so I coloured over these flowers using rust pastes and pigments. These is so easy to do with these flowers.

It is important however to always add a priming layer of clear gesso before you colour I have found. This will allow for a true colour from your media that you are adding.

I added in some Dusty Attic chipboards along with cutouts from the older 49andMarket Vintage Artistry collection ephemera sheet. I chose to cut the word “Enchanted” from the barcode of the paper to use as a part of my title. You can see this just under the Dusty Attic birdbath.

Finishing up I also added in some cute chicken wire along with a door handle mould which I added to the top of the layout.
Through this I threaded a few pieces of the 3D vines from the “Serendipitous” 3D layered embellishments pack.
Well that was all from me today. Until next time take care.

Tina x
49andMarket Products Used
Vintage Artistry Colors “Wallflower” 
Rusty Autumn “Enchanted”
Country Blooms Mushroom
Botanical Blends Bottle Green 
Botanical Potpourri Bottle Green 
Botanical Potpourri Shadow
Wishing Bubbles  Soda Pop 
Other Products Used
Little Birdie Crackle Paste
Finnabairs Mica Powder Green
Finnabairs Rust Effect Paste
3D Gel Paste
Couture Creations Stencil
Couture Creations Pigment Powder – Black
Prima Marketing Mould
Re-design modelling material
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Chicken Wire
Dress My Craft Flower Pearls
Ranger Distress Crackle

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