Monday, 1 May 2017

Be Yourself

Hi all,

I am so excited to be part of the Polkadoodles Ula release party. I love playing with this little lady, " Be Yourself" which you can find here These images are perfect for all genres of craft, however Nikky has designed them with Art Journaling and mixed media in mind.

I have loved getting loads of my stuff out to have a play with. This is a piece of packaging that I stripped back a little to reveal the corrugated card & painted over with Black Gesso. I then did some stenciling using indigo Blu stencils and various mediums Super thick slap it on, Lindy stamp gang mica powders & white Gesso.

I added some drips coming from the top with the Lindy stamp gang powders ( turned into water colour ) and some Kuretake Gamsi Tambi paints.

I painted over a little frame with Black Gesso & then added some Pebeo Gilding wax to it & to the edges of the main projects, including the exposed corrugated elements.

I created a ribbon out of the sentiment, coloured using the left over Lindy watercolour and distress inks. & finally I added a wire hook & embellished with a piece of broken jewellery The jewellery had pink details to it which didn't really match so coloured all the gems with one of my purple copic markers to make it tie in.

This now hangs by my desk in my loft, where I craft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicous - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything Goes
Creative momments - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
M.A.W.T - Fairys
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craftting with Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia


  1. She looks stunning in that gorgeous dress and the beautiful background sets her off to perfection! Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at We Love 2 Create
    Claire xx

  2. LOVE the black gesso background! Really makes the details and that Fab girl pop!!!

  3. Wow - that is awesome!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angie DT for

  4. She looks amazing, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxxxx

  5. Wow! a beautiful piece of art with incredible details, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  6. Love it! There are so many great textures on your project! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Beautiful, love the colours you have used and the white dot detailing,
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  9. She is stunning in that gorgeous dress and the beautiful background sets her off, perfectly! Your coloring is in a whole other realm!!! Thanks for sharing your talent over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!

  10. Love the soooooo much!! Creative, gorgeous and absolutely amazing! That dress!!! OMG! xxx

  11. WOW this is awesome! I LOVE that image and all of the textures!
    Tammy x

  12. A fab project – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge - Sarah DT –

  13. Stunning work. Just amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  14. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
    My Blog

  15. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…