"Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about." Dr John Demartini

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Paper Bag Gift Bag - Mixed Media

This gift bag started off to be a quick decorated bag for a gift I wanted to send to my daughter. As always, one idea led to another and I ended up with a mixed media gift bag!

The finished bag:

First a layer of gesso
Then some stamping with Finnabair stamps and Memento Luxe:Rhubarb Stalk
Pasted scraps of old book paper down and then added more texture using Enmarc Crafts Arty Stencils 
First I used Dewdrops:Tea Leaves and then pink and chocolate texture paste
Next I sprayed the doily with Dazzles:Eggshell and pasted a section of the sprayed doily down and added more white texture paste
Whilst the texture paste was drying, I painted a green silk flower with white gesso and when it was dry, I sprayed it with Dazzles:Mystic Olive & Avocado. Then some Finnabair stamping when the flower was dry.
I also sprayed a couple of paper flowers with Dazzles
The Deco Frame:Doodle Square was inked with green and then chocolate texture paste added randomly. The the fun part was decorating the paper bag :-) I also used Finnabair art ingredients for the decoration.
A couple of close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by :-)

Crafty Mixed Media Regards

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A much needed Holiday


I was very busy preparing for a much needed holiday thus no time for being creative.

We visited the Caprivi - the pan handle of Namibia (Now called the Zambezi Region), Botswana and Zambia. What a great time we had camping along the Okavango River, the Zambezi River and back to the Okavango River.

Vic Falls (Victoria Water Falls) was FULL as the catchment area had lots of good rain earlier. The water in the rivers was quite high and the wind wasn't in our favour to do tiger fishing as planned. 

DH did a microlite flight over the falls and I had the blessing of riding on an African elephant!

A few photos of beautiful Mother Nature:
The Okavango River
Elephant next to the Okavango River
Hippo came out the water to graze - Mahangu
Our tent approx 5meters away from the river
Buffalo - Mahangu
Elephant taking a mud bath :-) - Mahangu
Gravel road alongside the Okavango River
Elephant - Linyanti in the Cuando
DH taking photographs of the Mighty Zambezi and Vic Falls - The Falls have a width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water.
DH during his microlite flight over the falls
So glad the Lion was on the other side of the fence! :-)
The BIG BLESSING!!! The elephant's name is Sondela which means Vision and the guide's name is Fanfrank - Mukuni Big 5 Safaris, Livingston, Zambia
A 2mtr (Approx 6ft 6In) Crocodile on the bank of the Mighty Zambezi
Sundown - Mighty Zambezi

Thank you for joining in on our trip :-)

Blessings to you all!