Saturday, 23 September 2017

Versailles and a Video


On our holidays we popped into Versailles on our way around the edge of Paris (it was lots of fun with bikes on the roof and trying to find a car park without a height restriction, in French!).  It is so beautiful and I definitely want to go back and explore it more.  I used BoBunny's Garden Party for the page, and there is a video too which you can find here.

I added lots of stamping and had a play with some of the beautiful Pentart metallic paints, dyeing gauze and using them to edge my papers.


I used balloon stamps from the Dreamer collection and silver and purple inks to compliment the papers.


I love this clock die-cut...I think I could use it on any page! I also had a go at edging all my papers with purple to try and make them stand out a bit more.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Cards with BoBunny Family Recipes


Here are some cards I made with BoBunny Family Recipes - I am enjoying card making more now - and not getting too stuck with what to do which is good.  I love making mini-mixed media pieces which you can see from the cards here.  I also love the delicate frame die-cut from the Congratulations Card die set by BoBunny.  I used the 6" pad for all of the cards which meant that the elements I cut out (like the little oven gloves) were all the perfect size.


Next more die-cuts - this one is Tic Toc and lots of the confetti paste!



More die-cuts with the mandala die, some bunting, hessian, wire...more confetti paste.  Lots of fun to make.

If you want to see anymore details then you can see the blog post here.






















Saturday, 16 September 2017

Altered Bakers Tray/ Cookie Sheet with BoBunny Family Recipes





Here is a an old Bakers Tray - it had seen better days (I did buy one from pound land to use instead, but thought I would see how well the Pentart paints covered the old one, and they did a great job).  I did prime the tray first and added a few coats of Pentart Peach Chalk Paint.  I used some of BoBunny's artist stencils and their clock die cut and then made lots of flowers from double dot papers and cut out lots of kitcheny embellishments from their new Family Recipes range.

I have posted a full product list on the blog plus a flower tutorial to show how I made the red and yellow flowers - you can find it here.


I repurposed some old fridge magnets layering up papers and adding a few fussy cut elements.



Here you can see all the layers.  I have added a couple of holes in the top using my big bite and added string, it now hangs in my craft room!


Monday, 4 September 2017

Gullfoss


With the Summer Holidays over now here is a photo from my holiday last year - I meant to share it with you ages ago!  I made it for the ATDML Chinese Whispers challenge for the Retreat - I was first in my line and was given a sketch by Karen Moss (who has just set up her own etsy shop you might want to check out here with lots of her creations) and then passed on a photo of the page to the next person on the list.  We had about 10 people in each group so by the time it got to the final page in the row it all looked quite different.  Anyway I can't take credit for the design - just the papers as I stuck really closely to the sketch and didn't change it at all so you could see how it developed.  The papers are all from BoBunny's Faith range - I love the bright colours, and I teamed it with pearls, enamel dots and butterflies.

I've just created a video for BoBunny for one of my pages, so you can check out the post here - I am trying to become a slightly tidier video-crafter....and I think I started reasonably well....but then I just get on a roll and then it gets messy!!


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Sunshine Travel Journal with BoBunny


You can see some more details about this on the BoBunny blog...I have lots of pictures.  Early in the summer we took a quick trip to Wales and I decided to have a go at creating my own travel journal.  After a little research I decided to have a go at some Coptic binding, so you sew each layer to make the book, and the plus is that it creates a sturdy book that opens flat, which is perfect when you need to stick and glue stuff down and don't want the pages to get stuck together!



I added lots of photos and created some little journal spots that I took with me.  I also used a few of the different Bobunny stamp sets, and had watercolored in some of the Woodland Critters and added some of their planner stamps to my journalling to make it look a little more pretty.


I kept the pages fairly clean and simple as I didn't really have the luxury of lots of paints in my tent!  I did start this book when we were away.


I love the bear stamp in the Woodland Critters collection, and I know there aren't any bears in Wales, but they are lovely :)  I also added one of the emoji die cuts too.



Saturday, 26 August 2017

This world is a Canvas


Here is another page I made with my ATDML kit using Graphic45's Nature Sketchbook.  I started with some strips of torn paper down the centre and then added a little bit of stencilling with black gesso, I also used some pentart wax over the top to bring out the stencilling.  I added my photo and fuzzy cut a butterfly, dragonfly and weather.  I then layered up some of the card stock flowers from this collection, curling the edges and adding a fuzzy black brad to the centre.  I used one of the journal cards as my title as they have beautiful phrases on them.



Here you can see some of the wax on the stencilled gesso, as well as the flowers and butterfly.


More layered flowers with a few gems hidden amongst them.  I love the blue.


There is a really nice assortment of phrases on the journal cards in this collection, here is just one of them.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Beach with BoBunny


Morning everyone, here is some more Down by the Sea with BoBunny - this is just one of the pages I made for the blog - it was one layout 3 ways - so if you want to see the steps to get to this point then check it out here.

I'm not normally a very pink sort of scrapper, but I really liked the pinks in this sunset photo and it just grew from there.  I added lots of pentart paints in golds and pink as well as some of the new glamour paints they have - they are full of sparkle and so pretty - you can see little bits of them in the close ups.


I added some shells that came from a 70s style necklace...and have proven very useful!


You can see some of the Noteworthy and chipboard pieces in the collection as well as the sparkly 3D chipboard.




I still use the viewfinder die as a go to layer on my travel pages, I added some stencilling and texture paste as well as stamping and gauze....lots of layers on this page!





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