Sunday, February 14, 2016


Hi!  Happy Valentine's Day!  No Valentine's projects to share today.

I am back after playing with a very messy waxy mix of stuff.  Leandra at PaperArtsy has been pulling together challenges highlighting different concepts, techniques and ideas which are brilliant and very inspiring. The latest challenge is highlighting "Wax".  I always love when I see art using this medium but fail to achieve what I want in this area. I decided to give it another go after seeing all the team has been doing for the challenge and Leandra's inspirational Challenge post. 

Sometimes when you are creating your art you go through stages on a project where you love it and then  you don't love it.  This is one of those projects for me. :)  I laid it out and I was in love with the effect.  Then I glued it down and didn't love it. Then added wax and moved it around to thin it out and get bunches in certain areas and back to not sure if I liked what I had created. I think art is a journey though and to learn new things and expand your skills, knowledge and even love of art you need to explore and try new things. 

 Anyhow it was very much a learning process for me and when I got done I didn't like it as much as when I started.  When I pulled the photos in the thumbnails I thought it was really cool.
 I used bits and pieces I grabbed in the fall to add to the beautiful stamped image/sentiment from PaperArtsy.
 I used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Gold, Dragonfly, Brown), 7 Gypsies Lace Trim, Canvas Corp Tissuestock, and 7 Gypsies Large Tickets to add texture.

 I embossed using the Doily stencil over the background. 
I stamped the PaperArtsy Sara Naumann 18 - Eclectia Stamp with the PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1011 and on the background there is a little writing from one of the sets as well.

Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!



  1. I have never worked with wax - I am sure it is very interesting - I think all of our art projects are a love/hate relationships sometimes. Your piece is beautiful,it has great depth and texture
    Barb Housner

  2. This is wonderful! Beautiful textures and elements added. X

  3. Oh wow Suz, well I for one think it looks absolutely amazing!! I absolutely love it!! The addition of the Fall bits is brilliant and that stunning bird makes for the perfect focal point! Brilliant piece altogether and happy Valntines to you!

  4. Beautiful texture. Excellent choice of colours!

  5. Stunning piece, beautiful textures and great design. xx

  6. I think you got some lovely effects with the wax and if you had fun experimenting then you did the most important thing!

  7. Hi Sue, I was so happy to see your link on the PA challenge! I think your project is a stunner and absolutely love all the texture you created. I sometimes think that when we have messed about with a project somewhere along the way we lose the WOW! factor but a spectator comes along and sees the finished piece and thinks exactly that WOW! WOW! WOW! which is just what I did here.

    Lesley Xx

  8. My projects never turn out how I wanted them too! I'm used to it now... I just plough on and hope for these rare moments of brilliance. I'd be more than happy with your results, very cool indeed!


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