Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finnabair's CreARTe Tour


Finnabair - Mixed Media Artist, Designer and teacher from Poland is coming back to teach her mixed media classes in Australia & New Zealand. 
Her classes are great mix of her unique style, innovative ideas, techniques and inspirational creative fun.
This experience is not to be missed!!!

 EMAIL - for more info and bookings!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Helmar 2012 Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Helmar Happy Fathers Day Hop. Today we are so excited to share with you a variety of fantastic masculine projects. We've put our Helmar arsenal to good use and want to share with you some inspiration for those last minute Fathers Day gifts.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Amy's blog . If not, hop on back to the Helmar Blog and enjoy. Make sure to leave comments along the way, because we will have prizes up for grabs. And if the Man in your life is super lucky, We may even send him a Helmar prize pack too.

A Treasure Trove for DAD
We all have favorites that we tend to go straight to right? Well I ventured outside my favorite zone to play today and used Tacky Craft Glue, Premium Craft Glue, Crystal Kote Matt & yep you guessed it a fav snuck in there too Crackle Mediums! 
The Tacky Craft Glue worked a treat getting my Chippy stuck down and the Premium Craft Glue did the same with the metal bits - unreal a few more to add to my favorites list :-)
Don't tell DAD but I raided his shed when he wasn't looking  lol
So now I have done the decorating I'll leave it up to the kids to fill with goodies for DAD xxx

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to "" where you are sure to find more Fathers Day inspiration. If you get lost along the way, below you will find the links for the order of the hop.

Flower Power!

Hey There - Its me again :-)
Today I want to share with you what I have been up to with those wicked Helmar Adhesives.
I call it 'Flower Power' - why you may ask - well its all to do with using of heaps of flowers and that was the first name that came into my head lol.
I have been itching to do a canvas along the same lines as this for ages, but  when I saw this  book box from our local 2 buck shop I knew I had to have it so 10 bucks later (why do they call it the 2 buck shop when not much is 2 bucks had got me lol ).... and lots of Prima roses, some Dylusions Ink Sprays and how does one forget the most important bit HELMAR Adhesives - here I used my fav's Acid Free Glue, 450 Quick DryCrackle Mediums and I finished it off with a generous coat of Crystal Kote Gloss.......
 Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers...............
Look how awesome the Ink Sprays worked with the Crackle Mediums - Look at all the texture baby, love it !!
 an inside view - ready to hold my jewels!
 It's just an open Flower Power kinda book/trinket box !! Honestly go grab yourself some Crackle Mediums and have a play I promise you, you wont be disappointed :-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Come & HIP HOP BLOG HOP with us !!

Come and join us for a HIP HOP BLOG HOP for Father's Day
 OK if you are an Aussie NO you haven't missed it - but in the USA its
  Gee I hope there is a double up of Mother's Day someone where along the line hehehe.....
Hope you stop by and make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win WIN win !!

till then take care xx

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Framing it with Acid Free Glue!

 Hi Ho its me again :-) This time I wanted to show you what I do with Helmar Acid Free Glue. I have a huge love for chippy and I find Helmar Acid Free Glue works wonders with it. I recently did classes with Finnabair, and this Layout was one of my creations and I thought it deserved a frame - dont you reckon??
My frame is made up of layers and layers of stripes of chippy all stuck together with Helmar Acid Free Glue
 I am a little messy with glueing as I get right in there with my fingers as the spreader, making sure I get right to the edges.

I  also used Helmar Acid Free Glue to adhere the LO into the frame - love love love this glue !!!

I then painted the frame and applied Helmar Two Step Crackle Mediums for that extra touch. Then another coat of paint as i missed bits lol.... but hey it still showed the crackle throught the paint - love love love it !!

Yummo - look at that crackle - nearly better than the one you get on your pork roast lol
Well that's it from this love love love sort of girl for today, until next time take care and have fun getting your glue on!!