Tuesday, 30 August 2016

{introducing the talented Skai Mitchell as a Guest Designer here @ Scrappingclearly}

My name is Skai and Im from Boolaroo, which is in central Lake Macquarie. 
Im a mum to two (Zane 14 and Trinity-Jewel 9) and collect black cats (Currently at 4)
Ive been an artist since I could remember, and have been making pretty things in all mediums whenever my brain has an idea. I paint, draw, sew, weave, plant and potter, and used mixed media and my fingers on all surfaces of my house and life.
I currently have been a family day care mumma for the best part of a decade and have had the opportunity to love, care, nuture and create with over 50 different souls in my home. Its been and accidental calling that has lead me to be able to work from home, be a full time mum and full time worker and just play, paint and create everyday. 
My sometimes husband and I have an addiction to renovations, which in itself if a form of art. We have built,designed and created our home from a rundown 2 bedroom cottage, and plan to keep making mess as long as there are walls that can be torn down and made better.

Layout 1- 'Mrs Clark'

I used this months mood board with the pink/blue wooden background and utilised this as my base planning for this work. The background paper is out of my 'old' stash and has some brayered gesso over it. I layered some white papers with words and used Dylusion sprays watered down and applyies with a paintbrush to create this washed out effect. There are some Colour blast hearts from a stencil in there, and lots of mixed media goodness layered up (Gauze,Green Tara flowers, Flutterby lare, Charms creations heart, washi tape, cotton) and good ol' Dymo hand pressed lettering. 

Layout 2 - 'Everyday remember'

I started this layout in a crappy mood, and for some reason bits of blue stash were all over the studio. I pulled them together onto this black card stock, and used random house paint samples for the drizzly background. Again, lots of mixed media goodness, with gauze, Amy Tangerine ephemera, Flutterby flare and chipboard word, sari silk, cotton, and Tim Holtz tiny words. Chipboard frame was in the stash, most probably a WOW creation.... I wasn't to fussed on using a sepia photo, black and white would have been perfect, but you use what you have in times of need, and Im happy with the overall ending.... 


  1. Love your work Skai!! Great to have you join us this month over at Scrappingclearly!

  2. Love your work Skai!! Great to have you join us this month over at Scrappingclearly!

  3. Love your creativeness Skai - so pleased to have you join us as Guest Dt this months