Wednesday 4 December 2019

Rustic Christmas Cards

So i saw these cards from Nadya Drozdova
FAB right, and there was a tutorial to go with it.  I love me a tutorial, and I thought i can make some of those.  Now i didn't have have the great papers and cutting elements from AB Studio so i found some elements i like off an etsy store printed them out and made myself some Christmas Cards.

This month at Mixed Media Academy is Winter Love challenge the perfect moodboard for some Christmas cards.

I went with blue tones, well because i love blue and always have lots of blue mixed media products on hand. 

Mixed in some paper feathers with my Christmas animals and foilage.  I love the tree ring chipboard it is one of my newer peices and very verstile.

Of course i added chipboard, snowflakes were painted with Alchemy sparks unicorn's hair and the rest with alchemy rustic brown.

I always like to ink my edges then you can't tell if my cutting is a little sloppy.

Merry CHristmas!!!

Monday 18 November 2019


Fairytales are magical world of make believe.  My favorite parts were the illustrations and i wanted to live in a magical forest and an eleborate treehouse.  Today I created a ornate hot air balloon flying high in a cloudy, twinklingly night sky. 
This month's challenge at Mixed Media Academy is Fairytales, and here is the moodboard.

I have built these balloons before I think of them like a puzzle except i don't know what the end result will be.  I have reference photos of things i like and combine elements to create the final product.  I also rarely recreate the same thing so each one is orginial and the more i make the more challenging it becomes.

Polymer clay stars painted with Finnabair sparks raven paint, the brushed with white gold alchemy wax.  Makes it look like pewter.  I used iron lacework chipboard along center. If the chipboard is delicate enough it will wrap around a curved surface.

In the center is scroll gear chipboard painted with rustic brown alchemy paint and brushed with white gold alchemy wax.  On top is polymer clay sun/moon, I used a mould and laid the moon on top of sun before i cooked.  I had to shape them together so it would look like one piece instead of two.

The basket is made form a slurpy cup that i cut down, then in half.  I cut paper strips 0.25" thick in two patterns then weaved them together.  To finish the top and bottom of balloon layer together gears, cut down center and paint.

I create the background by first applying modelling paste with a palette knife- adds some texture.  Next paint the sky background with acrylic paints, at first i didn't love it but once I antiqued i was happy.  Once painting is completely dry paint with watered brown then rub off top layer with baby wipe.  The brown paint settles into nooks and crannies and gives it a nice rustic look.  Finish the edges with white gold alchmey wzx.

Friday 27 September 2019


Have you every been to the badlands?  If not it is a must visit, I find rock truely beautiful and was the inspiration for this layout.  The colors and rust for 13 arts Challenge worked perfectly.

The whole background pages have the badlands drawn, most get covered but you get the idea.

Created new chipboard of broke down and abandoned motel and car.  The key to making them look real is adding some rust color paint, sand and ink.

This is also a new designs- tow truck and gas island.  For the tow truck I added patina and stormy blue paint also with rust paint.  The pieces of this also are designed to not fit tightly together so it looks more like a clunker.

This is my favorite part of the layout- the number blocks!

Vacancy- 3.25"x4" $2.50

Tow Truck 7.25"x3.5" $9.95

Abandoned 4.75"x2" $3.95

Number Blocks
0.5" to 2" $8.95

Gas Island 2.5"x6.5" $4.50

Sunday 15 September 2019

Country Christmas Cards

So I rarely scrap Christmas (I don't like Christmas Colors) and I rarely (ie never) make cards but i got inspired by Prima's Country Christmas Paper and Alberta countryside.  Here is a set of 8 all which feature farm lifestyle chipboard designed by myself.  Some of the pieces are layered (trucks) to achieve details and dimension.  Enjoy!  Check out The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up challenge.

Classic red hip roof barn.

1956 ford (yes exactly a 1956 ford designed for my husband)

This one is Chev designed for me I love a Chevy but am not as picky about year.

Ironic Alberta Wheat Pool Elevators

Grainers in the field

Mailboxed lined up on the side of a gravel road

I believe this one is another Ford, if a person wanted you could add a small wreath and hang on the hood.

John Deere 60 designed for my dad, the tractor he owed before we moved off the farm.

I start by painting the layers of design, the color is dictated by the section of truck.  I used distress paint I like the colors and it is a thin paint that is opaque and covers completely.

Once paint is completely dry (I like to dry overnight) I sand then ink with distress ink.  The ink settles into the sand portion, highlights the edges and make it look old and worn.

Start to glue layers together.  The pieces are all designed to fit tightly together and show off body lines of vehicle.

Top layer, now the details and body lines are noticable it looks like a complete truck and more realistic.

Here is the complete set of Country Christmas chipboard available on my etsy store BoozyBear

Country Christmas Chipboard $19.95

Merry Christmas All!

Wednesday 4 September 2019

More Camping Inspirations

another camping layout this week, using Lindy's Sprays and magicals, distress paint, gold embossing powder and 7 dots Studio paper.  And of course Boozybear chipboard and stencils.

I created the background with Lindy's autumn Maple Crimson, Ponderosa Pine Olive, and Antique Bronze.  I was trying to pull the colors from the lilipads in the photos.

The flourish was made with a stencil and gold embossing powder, I wanted the fancy flourish to contrast with rustic wetland chipboard.

 Added some yellow micro beads and green distress embossing powder  around pier posts, give it that mossy abandoned feel.

Outline around circle paper embellishment with black charcoal to add some depth.

Happy scrapping

Monday 19 August 2019


Fall is already in the air, at least here in Cold Lake Alberta. Summer has gone by quick as usual with not enough weekends and in two more weeks Alex will be returning to school.  We got some camping, fishing, gardening, plus a two week trip to Scotland so it was definely a full summer.  I wanted to scrapbook the camping pics from last week so I designed some new chipboard and stencils to work with.
This month at Mixed Media Warriors the challenge is Heart in Bloom, here is the mood board

I started with this pic of Alex enjoying the water.

Started with creating some tags. cut, distress and ink next paint with clear gesso.  Spray with a little water, then splatter with some Lindy'sJazzy Jivin Puruple starburst spray.  Spray with a little more water to blur and spread.

I used the same technique for the background using, Sandra Dee Sepia, Van Dyke Sepia, and Jazzy Jivin Purple.  The key to getting a nice marbling effect is to apply clear gesso first, the gesso prevent the spray from soaking into the paper before you manipulate.

I made this stencil that consists of leaves, bulbs and grass.  Using Alchemy paints- gold rush, crocus fields, romance pink, green olive I applied with a makeup sponge.

So until I added the doodle around and stems they just looked like blobs.  But with the doodling- BING wetland beauty.

Here's the finished floral arrangement.  LOVE IT.

Finished with chipboard pieces painted with Distress paint- scattered strawm Citrus, walnut stain, wild honey, crushed olive, forest moss, and dusty concord.