Its a Boys Life

Its a Boys Life

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

its a NEW month...

its a new month here at Show Us Your Stuff....

this month is a doozy.. getting back to our scrappy roots..
well. somewhat.
the challenge.
da da dahhhh.....
yep you read that correctly..
use your handwriting as a feature..
{{struggle street}}............. 
journaling isn't something that i have ever been big on. 
and my current feel just wasn't bringing it.
so i went with what felt natural for this one..

recently i have been talking to a friend about Soul Food.. 
the things that our inner person needs to keep going. to replenish. 
TO FEEL ALIVE....
so i went with that. it felt right. 
yes i know a little bit hippy crazy love emotion happening in that one...
and then.. 
THIS happened.

"Soul Food"
.i combined a couple of things that has been making my soul happy. 
Painting.. my watercolours paintings.
{which reminds me that i really should do a post about that.}
and my soul food.. 
i truly feel my most at home at the beach. any beach.
yes i have some special places to revive. but all in all 
the magic. the emotion. the smell. the feel . the sense of freedom 
that the ocean gives is what i went for..
hope you feel it..

and then some closies..
 my dodgy handwriting. i'm blaming the textures and .. stuff..
but it reads..
"we all have that something, that place where our soul
goes to replenish, to feel. so we can keep going.. 
the key is to find your special place. your soul food.
whats your .. soul food."

**didnt have any sand handy so i used embossing powder for that feel.. 
and a Dlish flair.**
 the title. my trademark staples.. and the hand made..
Charms Creations map marker...

so there you go. drink in some soul food.
find some handmade goodness.. add some Journalling and wallah..
you are on fire.

may your days be blessed with love, hope and wonder..

drop on over to the Show us your stuff blog for some more inspiration.

happy days.. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June at show us your stuff................

hi everyone.. 
i'm late.. i'm late for a very important date..
actually i'm just really late blogging this.. 
its a new month at show us your stuff..
this month its all about this mood board. 
the great thing about these boards is there is SO many ways to interpret them..

 and here is my take on it..
i went with the colours.. and then the lines...
"Remember Today"
 my handmade items are .. the Rainbow Splendour Camera Pin and Vellum Dots...

and a little close up so that you can see the detail in the background... 
thank you for visiting.
and dont forget to jump on over to Show us your stuff and have a go at this super awesome challenge.


Friday, May 1, 2015

New challenge time at Show Us Your Stuff....

HELLOoo.............
a big hi to whoever is out there in blog land that stops by...
new month means a new challenge at Show Us Your Stuff....
and May's challenge is super easy.. 
its a sketch.. look at that cutie...
{{don't forget to add your hand made embellie and all is sweet as cherry cola.}}
 well most of you know.. i like to do things a little different.. 
so yes my take on the sketch isn't quite.. um... conventional...
"g"
TOLD YOU........... 
so i flipped the sketch.. 
created "layers" where most would use pp with ink and resist with candle wax.
and then.. 
just added more textures... 
and then a super cool.. well i like it cluster...
 Just so you can see the cluster... i've used more ink, embossing powders.. staples..
and my hand made elements.. a Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations..
a Cork Polaroid frame from Rainbow Splendour {LOVE IT}
and an old fabric button from Lil Red Rocket.. oh how i miss LRR.... 
so there you have it..
create something awesome..
think outside the square..
and most of all

ENJOY.......

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

a little piece of me..

so I'm sharing some randoms that I've created lately.....
I was inspired by a Fiona Paltridge video of a layout she created a little while ago..
 
I loved how it all ended up... a little bit of me and a little random.
 
"Hey Beautiful"
 the photo is one I took of my friends daughter Alecia in the sunflowers a little while ago
and its one of my favourites.....
{i'm printing at home at the moment so the quality isn't as good as i'm used to ..
but at least i'm getting some different material to work with"
the Camera Pin is from Rainbow Splendour
and the chippy is a Scrapmatts...... .
 
 the chippy I randomly dabbled glue and then added a couple of different coloured sands that I borrowed {yeah borrowed is the right word" from my daughter....
and the flair is by DLish.....
 
next up I was playing with being able to do people..
I still don't do people but I haven't given up yet...
 
'She Is Strong"
at lot of mixed media in this .. started with a dylusions background and then mixed watercolours and paint to a create the .. lady......
 I then "scrapped" the top portion of the page to create a she art inspired layout...
I've used another DLish flair,..  a Charms creation a heavenly heart.
and a Rainbow Splendour velum pin wheel.. cute hey!!!
and lastly..
 
"wild and CRAZY"
 
 since I've been doing a few watercolours lately I created this on the watercolour book page and then kept going. some of you may have seen the layout already on facebook..
I actually randomly videoed me creating this one.. a few whoopsies and all...

so the background.. candle wax, dylusions, watercolour, embossing powder and watercolour.. oh and posca pens.. woohoo...
the HEART is another Charms Creation,
 and this time the flair is from A piece of cake designs
and its mounted on a bottle top from DLish.. whooohoo for wonderful products..
 random stapling.... turned into cute hugs and kisses....
 
 
hope you've enjoyed looking at these..
thanks for visiting..
Leanne..
 
xoxoxoxoxox
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Show us your stuff.. mid month reveal...

its that time of the month..
reveal time for me and my take on this months challenge..
its a MOOD board for the month.
challenge set by the gorgeous. Kim.....
 

its PRETTY isn't it....
so being pretty my initial reactions was
 HOW THE FREAK AM I GOING TO DO THIS>>>>
well after the initial shock I thought..
well it is a challenge so just run with it..
so I just decided on pastels and ran with it..
 
"Mud Love"
Yep what can I say....

I tried..
but I still LOVE IT..
its crazy just like Ivy... and a bit pastelly....
{yes I made up that word..}
some close ups....


some crazy texture, paint, mist and stamps....
we are all about hand made.. so here is a ..
A chip chop shop fimo Mushroom
and a Lil Red Rocket button....
{boy I miss those shops.... oh sigh}
and some more Rainbow Splendour goodness..
felt and vellum feathers... woohoo....
 
ok that's enough dribble from me...
why not head on over...
and have a go at the challenge..
oh and if you're wondering about the shape..
 I created this on the back of Pink Paislee mistables paper packet.. yep recycling...
have a superb day..
 
love you all..
 
 


Friday, April 10, 2015

Kraft Plus Challenge.. April...

 hello and welcome back to my ... silent and probably non existent followers..
although I must confess that my blog hopping has certainly fallen well to the wayside...
 
anyho...
Kraft + challenge for April.. how cool is it..
 
I just went for it..no idea what photo..
 just had a play..
and I love what happened...
 
"Dandelions are Magical"
 
as I said I love how this turned out.. it all just happened..
even with a minor setback of snapping the sewing machine needle off when it hit a staple.. whoops..
the colours.. and ingredients.. well YAY..
 
and then not to mention the photo.. one of my favourite dandelion photos..
which I am happy to say I've noticed my first one in my yard for winter..
WOOHOO........
 
well until next time..
don't forget to have a go at the challenge..
 its so easy and so good
 
Love you..
enjoy your life...
 
 
 

 
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

a little bit of ART....

Since I haven't been able to work and I don't have a job I've been trying to keep myself occupied...
and well these happened...
 
"Bedford"
 
this one is 120cmx90cm big..
done on a piece of ply wood.
mixed media... I've used house paint, inks, spray cans..
all on top of a layer of texture paste and stencils.....
close up...
I love the grunge....
 

and just to show you how mixed up I really am..
 this one is only 30cmx40cm....
"Dragonfly"
Created on a canvas board..
yep .. using my scrapbooking background I just wanted to play with the inks and watercolour paints to see what happened.. and of course.. a bit of texture.....
close up...

and then the latest one... measuring 75cmx60cm its a little middle sized canvas...
"Tulips"
again experimenting with dylusions inks and watercolour paints and acrylics.......
and lots of texture...
close up...
 
now what to do with these.. might have to create a little more and head off to a market or something..
 
thanks for visiting..
please leave some love...
 
Leanne..xoxo
 
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Something totally left field...

good morning, afternoon or just a hello..
I've been experimenting a little lately.....
and I probably finish with this one.. since its the latest project that I created...
anyway, I never do anything in the correct order....
 
"Dare to Dream"
 This just started out as a little play with watercolour to create the deer..
and then ended up as a layout..
totally different and I really like it...

LOOK flowers... I used FLOWERS...
I know you can pick yourself up off of the floor now!!..
a dLish flair in there as well as some Rainbow splendour Felt bow and crown pin....
 SO...
what's been happening..
I heard that one of my favourite creative people was coming to town..
and I jumped at the chance to do a couple of her classes..
I LOVED THEM..
yep and haven't looked back....
 
"LOVE"
{inspired and taught by Lisa Oxley}
YEP this technique is SO very me.. so much fun.... and flowers.. argh.. flowers..
 a couple of different angles so you can see the layers.. the love and the fun....
 
And then the second one..
it was all about introducing you to the amazingness that is POSCA pens....
wow.. love them.. someone please fund me to so I can buy more...
 
"My Man"
 {inspired and taught by Lisa Oxley}

yep.. another colourful background......
and then have a go at that feather!!!!!
I used left overs from the previous layouts....and LOVE it..
thank you for the most amazing class and the awe inspiring talent..
 
have a superb weekend.. lots of love forever...
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Photos bring me joy.....................

I have some photos..........................
I went to Stanthorpe and a friend showed me around to some of the places they work or have worked...
I fell in love with the shearing shed.. not sure why..
the smell took me back...............
 


 and of course some landscapes. I have more to share but just a couple for today..


 something has been on my mind.. and then today I had you tube on keeping me company and a Dixie chicks song came on... you know how you are listening to music or not even listening its on in the background and then something jumps out at you... well... I am through with doubt... that's what jumped out of the song.. its what I heard.. maybe we do hear/see/feel things for a reason.. and this time its telling me to stop doubting... myself, the person I am, my abilities, my LIFE... just let It go.. i'm ready to move on. i'm ready to love who I am again. not to rely on a man to make me feel.. so as of today i'm going to try..... I am through with doubt....................

thanks for listening to the ramblings.... have a super day
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