Sunday, 22 September 2013

Decorated papers and last chance to sign up

I've been busy making more decorated papers for my next batch of journals. These were made using mainly my own hand carved stamps and stencils, found objects and the Gelli plate. I used A2 paper and overlapped the designs for added depth and layers. 
I hope to have some more hand made spiral journals in my Etsy shop shortly.

this was made using an egg carton that holds 15 eggs, its a smaller design than the dozen egg pack.

this one was using my hand made foam stamps building up layers

I used a plastic cake plate that came on the base of a cake from the supermarket and a sunburst stencil

this was a combination of a few of my hand made foam stamps
I use a variety of paints but I LOVE the Golden fluid acrylics, they're so intense and some are very transparent.

Don't forget this is the last week you can sign up to 21 SECRETS. It's all about journalling, so much information and so many great videos. 21 teachers for a special price of $49

Check it out HERE

Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.

Monday, 9 September 2013


Just letting you know that registration closes on October 1st 2013 for


the workshops continue until January 1st 2014
the usual cost is $59 but it's now on special for $49
this is even greater value, 21 teachers for $49
The work being created by the students is fabulous

If you'd like to join us please check out the link HERE

I can't show you what I've been working on as it's for publication but I can show you a few photos of flowers in our garden, it's Spring, my favourite season.

orchids in a pot

the daffodil - my favourite flower of all time

more orchids, they do so well in our garden despite never getting any attention

the oranges this year have been delicious 

Two weeks ago my husband and I went to the Botanical Native gardens in Cranbourne, we'd never been there before and we were most impressed. They represent the different regions of Australia all in the one garden. There weren't that many flowers out as spring had only just started but it was delightful all the same.

the arid outback

the creeks

the tropics

the many water ways

as well as the regions of Australia, they also had ideas for private gardens and lots of quirky 
sculptures everywhere. There's also a fabulous natural play area.

garden entrances

small garden

glass and metal

there were quirky, painted watering cans everywhere

They also have some great examples of plants for your region and emphasise plants suitable for low rainfall areas

I love the pink colour of these gum nuts

'shall we dance'

they also have a lovely cafe, garden shop and function centre.

Thanks again for visiting and don't forget 21 Secrets last chance.