Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Make Your Own Magic

Hello and welcome back to my blog.

Today I have something rather unusual to share. This month I made a canvas for the September Scrap Around The World challenge. I decided to do something completely different with it.

Meet Zelda!

Here's the fantastic mood board by the amazingly talented Lydie Denis that I based my canvas on.

I love the colours on this so I used them on my project. I also incorporated book paper and twine. The words "live life" led me to the title of my canvas - "Make Your Own Magic". As you can see though, I certainly didn't use the vintage theme!

I've seen a few fabulous artworks around lately featuring African animals. I thought I'd give these a try. I wanted to use a zebra as it has such striking features. I was rather pleased with myself for being able to paint this I must say!

Somewhere along the way, the zebra acquired a name - Zelda.  I wanted to do something different with her though so, to show how anyone can make their own magic, I glammed Zelda up with pink and silver accessories. She's such a fashionista - lol!

I used Tinby Designs Metallic Melts on Dusty Attic chipboard for the title and the stars. I also traced around some Dusty Attic chippies with a black pen for a bit of extra interest on the background. LSG Magicals are a feature on the background. I love how they make it look like there's a party happening on the canvas!

Zelda's punk hairdo is actually quite natural - I just added a bit of metallic silver and pink to it. Oh - and every girl needs a bit of bling in her ear!

Some cats-eye glasses and Zelda's look is complete!

I hope you can join us at Scrap Around The World this month. As usual, there are fabulous prizes!

Each month Scrap Around the World offers 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize & 1 follower's prize so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH! All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please remember that to be eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry to the SATW Facebook page HERE! The other random prize is for one lucky COMMENTER so no need to even enter a project for this prize! Just leave some comment encouragement on any of the SATW 7 monthly blog posts right HERE!


$50 value Googie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec
{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Prize package valued at $35 from 7 Dots Studio
{exactly as shown below}

$30 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard
{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

$20 worth of products from 13@rts
{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.

$15 gift certificate from Studio75

15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited
{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

10th PRIZE
Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Pascale B {France}
{exactly as shown below}

Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club
{The random winner usually receives SOE's previous month's kit valued at $36.95}

$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday September 30th 2015. I hope you will join us at Scrap Around The World! You can find the challenge HERE.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Oh I love zelda! She is beautiful! Love the hair, the bling and your fabulous textures too! Wonderful inspiration for the mood board! Happy spring!

  2. WOW, Heather! Your work of art is absolutely beautiful and an amazing take on the mood board! Zelda is FABULOUS and so cool!!!!!

  3. Oh MY! Zelda is simply faaabulous daaaaaarling! A little bit of Dame Edna in there, methinks! And the bit of bling in her ear and on her glasses.....perfection:) I love this, Heather. Really LOOOOVE it!!!! Go you, doing something a bit out there and FUN!!!

  4. I absolutely adore Zelda! This is wonderful and fun and happy and so glamorous!

  5. Lovely, lovely canvas, so unique and colorful. did you paint Zelda freehand?
    I had a great time (and wildly expensive!) at Paperific on the Sunday.
    For the first time in my visits to Melbourne I can't wait to get home to get out all my new stuff and practice what I learned.
    I need another suitcase to take all the stuff home!! I am aware the skills come from the artist not the tools but every little bit helps !! :)

    1. Yep - I painted her freehand! So glad you had such a great time in Melbourne. And there are some amazing products out there that can really make a difference to a page! Can't wait to see what you create.

  6. Wow wow wow!! I think I have met my newest BFF!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee Zelda!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I loooove your Zelda, she is absolutely adorable! Fashionista indeed! Very cute and what a nice surprise when was scrolling down to see all the works over at Scrap Around the World. Beautiful!

  8. I am so loving Zelda - she is totally beautiful and very much a diva! You did a wonderful job creating her and I love her earring and pink glasses (and I'm thinking I need a pair too)! I love what you did to create the background - it's awesome. Heather - she is wonderful!

  9. Absolutely awesome canvas! I love love love it!

  10. Heather this is really different but just so charming! You did an AMAZING job drawing her...and I love how you glammed her up with pink glasses and jewels, so original and creative. It's so fun to see where one idea will take us....

  11. Sooooooooooo thrilled you did a canvas Heather and it's FABULOUS. I am smiling really BIG - Zelda is INCREDIBLE. You did GREAT!! j.

  12. Omgosh!! Heather this is a piece of art!! I LOVE how you have created her with the glasses et al! Gorgeous background work with textures - just wow!

  13. Aww, she is so adorable and she looks so cool with her fun glasses!! Great use of your creativity here!! Such an awesome take on the mood board!! :-)

  14. Wow ... Heather !!!
    I loved your screen "I would keep her calmly in my room" :)
    You did something so beautiful and creative ...


  15. Picking my jaw off the floor here Heather. Creative, unique and original. Love the fun element and the MM which glows like and African sunset. Stellar Art. Love every inch of it. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  16. Really adorable :D I love the background :)

  17. I particularly love the mixed media work by the title. Would look awesome on a layout too!

  18. I think you did an amazing job with your zebra - wow!! Fabulous!

  19. Gorgeous! Love the glasses on her and the background texture!

  20. I am so in love with Zelda!! She is absolutely gorgeous and how awesome that you painted her freehand .. go you!!! Love the bling in her ear and on the glasses too!! Adore this canvas Heather. Totally fun and absolutely gorgeous!! xx