Getting Creative with paint and Helmar for my boy to meet Hi-5

If you came to the door of our house, you wouldn't be shocked to hear Hi-5 playing from somewhere in the house.  You see my eldest boy just loves to sing and dance while watching them and his younger brother is already singing and doing some of the moves too.  It is such a joy to watch him as he is keeping so active and it is amazing that he doesn't get tired.  He is also not just staying inside dancing often taking the IPad outside and dancing out there as well!

Well a couple of weeks ago on the Hi-5 page they announced their new movie hitting our local cinemas at the moment and an opportunity to meet them.  What you had to do was dress up and show them what you would wear if you were in Hi-5.  Well that would be my little boy's dream!  We also had to add why he should win.  Well I pushed all my deadlines back (including updating my blog -sorry!) as well mum duties should always come first ESPECIALLY in this instance, and made him this outfit.  As you can see in this pic he was beaming from ear to ear when I helped him get changed into it.

Of course I couldn't stop at the clothes, I had to make him REALLY feel like he was in Hi-5 so I created a bit of a stage and backdrop for him.

Ready for some singing and dancing on his new stage:
I created the Hi-5 hands on his top and jeans using my trusty Canon Pixma printer and some transfer paper.  I wanted them to stand out so first I ironed the transfer's onto some white material before adhering them to his top with my trusty Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  The knee patches and rainbow and on his top were painted with my lovely supply of Jo Sonja's paints.  I also painted the backdrop hand with them as well.  The gesso in my art area also came in handy adding the white accents to the top and knee patches as well.  

There was no sewing involved - just a little painting, and now he has an awesome costume that he will also wear for his birthday party which I already have an order for a Hi-5 party complete with a stage (he is so cute) - I just have to deliver!  But at least I'm part way there now. Have also half made his brother's outfit.  His costume is not a copy of any of their outfits, but more of an inspiration of them and most importantly he loves it.  Win the comp or not, he will be wearing it when we go and see them next month!  

If you feel we are deserving, please head on over to the FB page and like his pic and maybe even leave a comment :)  Click here  Also if you are in Oz and a Hi-5 Fan, the movie is in Hoytz cinema's now!  

Stay tuned as I can't wait to scrap these pic's along with our experience of going to see the show next month when they are in our area, and keeping our fingers crossed at the moment that he gets to meet his idols!  

AT LEAST a two cuppa post!

Grab a cup of tea and boil the kettle straight away, because this is AT LEAST a two cuppa post!  Instead of having not much to post about I have been extremely flat out doing a whole lot of scrapping that hasn’t let me much time to even think of a post let alone get one up, so well here is a nice long one with a while things I have been up to!

I have been fortunate join the education team at A Fastlane Scrappe Supplies.  I am now teaching monthly with my first class having been held this week.  I had an awesome bunch of lovely ladies who attended the class, getting their hands dirty and trying some new techniques.
Aside from joining the team at A Fastlane Scrappe Supplies  I have also joined the team over at Color Combos Galore which is a challenge site.  There is new challenge each week and you have until the end of the month to complete them.  They are so much fun and really challenge you to think outside the square whilst working with a colour pallet.  I have already completed 3 of the challenges and I have already had so much fun with them.  These are the 3 challenges, and you have until the end of the month to join in, so head on over to the ning site and become a member to take part in all the fun!

 Can’t wait for the next challenge to push me creatively!
I have also been busy creating for Down Under Direct, using some yummy Bazzill patterned paper and Spellbinders Dies. 

This first layout doesn’t actually use any patterned paper at all, however is a very colourful and detailed layout with a great deal of interest created with my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

 This second layout, uses the Bazzill patterned paper range ‘School Range’ and I just love the contrasting colours of this range.

 I also created these cards and a label for my scrappy supplies for the month’s posts

 Helmar has also been keeping me busy, not only have I been giving my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots a killing on a great deal of my recent work for other Design Team commitments (you can see all the dimension above created with this awesome product).  This is last month's challenge that was a whole lot of fun!

 I created this canvas as part of our team up with Clearsnap where I got to play with some of Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx

 I also created this altered paint brush that was inspired by another two Helmar Hotties Amy and Jen that have previously altered them as well.  I decided to create my own take on it and made mine into a mini album of my boys getting creative with art.  My brush started out as a nice light stained brush.  It was the biggest brush I could find at the paint store.

 This is also about my 6th attempt at colouring with copics which I think I am now addicted to!

There is also a new Helmar monthly challenge up and you still have plenty of time to take part!  I had a little fun with this one as well.

I hope you have enjoyed all my shares today.  I also have some more exciting stuff to share as well was some of the work I have been doing for Scrapbooking Memories, but all that for another post J