Thursday, 21 July 2016

My Crew


Hi, I wanted to share some of the pages that I made for the A Trip Down Memory Lane Cybercrop - you can find the instructions in the store here and this is from my class - Windmills of Your Mind.  It's quite a quick page to put together once the painted circles have dried and uses lots of papers from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection - I really like the thicker words! Even though the cybercrop was last weekend the classes stay available and if you are quick you can enter some of the challenges which are all on the blog.  I won't explain too much about how I made this page as you'll be able to read all about it!

The photo is from our May holiday in the Peak District on a walk through Dovedale - it is such a beautiful part of the world.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Door Hanger with Butterfly Kisses




I really enjoyed playing with the inks and mess for this project - it is a door hanger that I have been meaning to alter since the A Trip Down Memory Lane Retreat, and had coated with gesso and was just waiting for some mist.  I have a few photos to show you from the process too.







It started with a layer of gesso and then I did do a bit of misting and some other bits before my photos...so after I had added a layer of gesso I used some blue glitter paste (Frost) and BoBunny stencils (Fanciful), and added some Fleur de Lise copper foil (Copper Accents) from BoBunny too.  I used a mix of mists - the bright green is Mint by BoBunny and the blue is a Marion Smith Color Lab one I mixed myself - I also added some Peacock cosmic shimmer mist too....then when I decided to add the pink towards the end I used some tattered angel candy mist.

I added some flowers, the colours didn't matter too much as I gesso'd them so I could make them all co-ordinate with the misting and each other.



In the photo above I added another layer of gesso with my finger , and then added some of the pink mist over the top as I wanted it to stand out more, and the white gesso based helped this.


I also spritzed my flowers pink, and then some white card with the mint and blue mists and punched out leaves.  I used a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch to punch 2 pink butterflies from the Sunlit paper from Butterfly Kisses.  The last step was some black micro beads.

Don't forget the A Trip Down Memory Lane Cybercrop this weekend - loads of free classes, challenges and inspiration - it will all start on Friday night over on the blog.






Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday Cards


It is that time of year when you need a few Thank You cards, so I've been playing with BoBunny's beautiful Butterfly Kisses papers to make some cards.  I used a mixture of the 6" pad and also some of the 12" papers to layer up all my pieces (I used Gentle and Joy from the 12" papers as well as some  Sunlit).  I distressed and layered up all the pieces, adding a doily and I used BoBunny's Elegant die for the band across the middle as well as one of the brads from this collection.  I punched a couple of little butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and the final touch were a few drops of Coral Pearlescents in the corners.



For this card I used the 6" pad from butterfly kisses and then I did a little stamping with the Curly Q stamp set, again I used the Elegant die but also some of the Copper Foil Accents that BoBunny make.  Lots of layering and distressing, I roughly put down the foil accents - they stick really quickly so it is easy to get a distressed style look with them that just adds a little more bling.  I used a different Martha Stewart butterfly punch for the large butterfly and the Thank you stamp is from the Sentiments collection by BoBunny.


I've been busy writing classes for the ATDML cybercrop which starts on Friday over on the blog - do check it out - there are lots of free classes and challenges over the weekend.

Supplies
Paper: BoBunny Butterfly Kisses - 6" pad, Gentle, Joy, Sunlit
Brads: BoBunny Butterfly Kisses
Stamps:BoBunny Curly Q and Sentiments
Die: BoBunny Elegant
Pearlescent: BoBunny Coral
Foil: BoBunny Copper Accents
Punch: Martha Stewart - Large Monarch Butterfly, Stamp and Punch Butterfly
Doily: Docrafts
Gold embossing powder





Monday, 4 July 2016

Love Everyday with BoBunny


Hello, here is a page using the Beautiful Dreamer papers from BoBunny, I love a bit of print for the background so I used the Books paper, and then used Black Soot distress ink and a large stencil from Crafters Worshop to make a diamond shape in the middle.  I then added some layers of ink with Cosmic Shimmer mist and distress stain, plus a few sprinkles of these colours and some black.

I layered up a mixture of papers and did some fussy cutting of the b birds and compasses - there are loads of bits you can cut out from the Imagine Paper, and I inked a gauze with some more blue lime and vintage photo distress stain, then layered it all together.  In the little corners I added little dots of Coral Pearlescents and then some seed beads that I had left over from a broken necklace.  The title is from Heidi Swapp.

It is a shot from our camping trip to the Peak District where the weather was probably about the nicest in the country!  Gorgeous sunshine most of the days so here is my son chilling in my chair!

Other news is that ATDML are having another Cybercrop on the weekend of 15-17th July - most of the kits are gone - there are still a few left, however don't let that stop you taking part as there will be lists of things you can put together for your own kits too, plus plenty of challenges and chatting so do come and join us and be inspired - there will be lots of free classes to have a go at.







Products Used:
Bobunny Beautiful Dreamer Papers: Books, Imagine, Illusion
BoBunny Papers Soiree: Soiree
BoBunny Pearlescent: Coral
Cosmic Shimmer Mist:Blue Lime
Stencil: 12" Crafters Workshop Marakesh
Title: Heidi Swapp
Distress Stain: Barn Door and Vintage Photo
Seed Beads and Gauze

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Moment with Kaisercraft


Here is the last page that I made with the Storybook collection, I started with the navy script paper and then added some gesso and lots of flicks.  I piled up the papers behind my photos and added some lace and some of the tags and phrases from the embellishments pack.  I echoed the same feeling in the bottom left hand corner - repeating the lace and ephemera and pearls.  Lots of distressing with my edge distresser and then inking with tea dye distress ink. The pearls are by hobby house and the lace is prima, the title is made from a Websters Pages little alphabet. I added a little swirl of golden florists wire - a technique I used on my ATDML retreat class, just stapling it into position.  

This page is going to be opening page for my photos from our camping trip in the Peak District - it is just a beautiful part of the country.



Monday, 27 June 2016

More Kaisercraft Storybook


Even thought the Storybook collection is about reading, a few of my theme park photos seem to have filtered into my pages!!  This is a shot from our day out at Chessington over Easter and their ride Cobra.

I went with a 3 tag style layout, and I made all the tags first, and then added stickers and punched pieces to the edge of the tags.  I layered up papers behind the tags, just small strips, and some copper tape and stickers.  I bound all my tags together with some gardeners string, and also used some behind my embellishments.  I added lots of little bits, repeating things that I have used elsewhere on the page.  I also used quite a bit from their ephemera packs and distressed the edges and inked it all as I went.





Saturday, 25 June 2016

New Best Friend


Over at the Studio Challenges blog they have a list of goodies to include on your page and hopefully I have most of them...

Sewing
Lace
Pink
Paint or ink splatters
Enamel Dots
Kraft colour
A star
Stenciling
Doily


 The kraft is not quite kraft and I made my enamel dots with BoBunny Pearlescents.  I started the page with BoBunnys Fanciful stencil and some gesso, then I spritzed with brown and green cosmic shimmer mists, I then added some lines using the edge of a credit card and white gesso, then some dark brown distress stain...and some flicks of antique copper cosmic shimmer mist too! So lots of paint to start with.

Whilst that was all drying I cut out some of the birds and rulers and words from BoBunny's beautiful dreamer collection - the paper Imagine has all sorts you can cut out on it.  I also made some photo mounts and stitched the edges, there are also some papers from the Soiree collection in there too.  I added a do crafts doily and some Websters pink lace (2 of the items in one go!).  Since I am loving copper at the moment I  punched some copper stars and my final step was the little pearlescent enamel style dots - you can put a little blob on the page and then if you flick it gently from underneath it levels it out and makes it into a dome shape.

Whilst we were away my niece grew quite attached to my husband, and on this walk she was his constant companion, exploring caves with him and all sorts - so he has a new best friend!






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