Friday, 18 July 2014

ATDML Cybercrop is starting tonight



This weekend the ATDML cybercrop is happening, starting tonight at 6pm - there are loads of free classes and if you check out the blog (here) you can find a list of supplies and also the timetable.  It will be packed with challenges and different techniques and lots of fun and chatter.  Also join us on Facebook too (ATDML Create) and upload your creations there.  My class is on Saturday night...but here are some peaks....





Monday, 14 July 2014

Marion Smith Mini Book


Here is my last project with the Marion Smith papers - I mostly used a 6 by 6 Garment and District pad for this mini - it starts with the cover which is tied in garden twine and I used one of my Baker Ross air dry clay embellishments - I used cookie cutters to make the heart and then stamped into it (do the stamping before cutting out the heart) and covered it in silver paint.


So you open the flaps and there are some photos and lots of room for journalling


Then the next flap - which has a pocket for a photo an more pictures.


This is the book completely open and in the middle is a mini book.


Here is the front cover - I used lots of punching and a Baker Ross doily - and mixture of embellishments.


Lots of instagrams and more doilies


Some little glitz letters and journalling.

So that documents one of our mini-holidays this year!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Durdle Door - with a sketch




Here is a page that I made using some beautiful Kaisercraft papers and has already appeared on the ATDML blog.  It is based on the monthly sketch by Scrap365 - I love a sketch to start me off, and actually I ended up only using inks, texture paste, lace, pearls and stickers.

I started with some pink tattered angles mist, and ran some drips and then used a studio calico mask on top once it had all dried.  I tucked the big Kaisercraft floral sticker behind the photo and some Websters Lace underneath, then a couple of ruler arrows (again some Kaisercraft stickers) and a Glitz scrabble alphabet with a couple of pearls by Hobby House.  It was really quick to put together but I love it.






Saturday, 12 July 2014

Happy - Printers Tray


Some more Marion Smith goodness in a Tando printers tray - I started by painting all the chipboard with gesso, then misting it with Cosmic Shimmer mists in brown and blues - I love the amount of mica and glimmer you get in these mists they created a nice background to layer up lace and papers and doilies.




I backed the tray with some a 6 by 6 paper from Marion Smiths Garment and District line, then I stuck the frame together and went about filling the windows with cogs from 7 gypsies, prima lace and wood veneer words and stars, more papers, pearls and a little cabochon rose from paper mania.  The bike is one of the trinkets that comes in the Marion Smith embellishment line.

There aren't any photos...it is just a little nice thing to have around and up and makes a nice gift!






Thursday, 10 July 2014

Luxury Camping


Here is my 2nd page using Marion Smiths papers from ATDML - and my first go at a split down the middle - I cut my diamond paper in a 1/3 and 2/3 line, then I layered up some other strips of paper in the gap - I used the doily lace punch by Martha Stewart and distressed the edge of the newspaper piece.  I then had my journalling on the smaller side of the split, and my photo on the wider part.  I layered up photo mounts and placed my photo in a little Polaroid frame that I cut from the papers.  I used some of my clay embellishments that I made with air dry clay from Baker Ross and Martha Stewart molds and then wound some prima flowers around the edges and filled the frame with a Marion Smith clock.  The last touches were some pearls.

The photo was from a camping trip last year...and when we camp we do luxury and in the photo you can see our pop up washing basket, then a rug - we take heaters, and a wide range of kitchen from bbqs to items like espresso pots...we even have plastic wine glasses!






Monday, 7 July 2014

Some Days


Last month I was sent a beautiful set of Marion Smith papers by ATDML and here is my first page with them.  I had a play with a rectangular grid idea and I used my corner rounder on just 2 of the corners to make a sort of tulip shape.  I gave the card stock a wash of white paint using a credit card so it was quite a thin layer and then added all my rectangles.  Behind the photos I added some more layers of paper, then journalling spots and just some nice little embellishments like the words you and me from a prima optimist box of goodies, the cabochon rose is from Marion Smith, the cog from 7 gypsies, ticket from Tim Holtz and wooden star by Prima too...then some Hobby House gems.

Sometimes my kids just sit and get on with work together - sometimes - so I just had to capture that moment!




Saturday, 5 July 2014

Coasters - presents for teachers?


Baker Ross sent me a pack of their coasters to have a play with, they are a great end of year Teachers gift with a cup filled with goodies...so I had a little play with some different effects that you can get on the tiles.


My first I used alcohol inks - red, yellow and some gold, just dripping them on the tile and it makes gorgeous patterns without you having to do very much to them! 


For the next I covered the base of my Tile in gold alcohol ink  - using a sponge tool and then stuck on some of the bright doilies that Baker Ross have (another fantastic pinterest idea I saw for these is to use spray paint and doilies or lace - they look beautiful)


Lastly I used the ceramic pens and a Zentangle inspired pattern, which was lovely to colour in, I started with the wavy stripes of colour and then went over them with the black pen.  The ceramic pens would be great to write personal messages on the coasters for teachers  - whether it  be a line about needing tea or coffee or a message of thanks.

I covered all the coasters in varnish (just a regular one that I had at home) to protect the paints and inks - which meant I didn't bake the ceramic pens to make them hold fast.

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