Saturday, 16 January 2016

Love Snow with October Afternoon

The third page I made with my kit from ATDML using October Afternoon's Under the Tree, I went with an older snow picture as the papers really work well for those snow scenes.  I started with some strips of paper, and then I decorated each one slightly differently.  I distressed the edges and added a little lace on the snowflake paper, then stamped and hid my title amongst the red.  I created a little ribbon of twin and added snowflakes on the blue, with little pearls in the centre.  I created a banner with another snowflake and some washi tape on the chevron paper.  I made the photo into a polaroid, cut out a snowman and added some of the embellishments from the October Afternoon ephemera pack, as well as the wood veneer word "joy" from the Simple Stories Claus and Co papers

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Ice Cream Cake with Kaisercraft

Here is a page made to celebrate a particular pudding that gets asked for again and again at Christmas....Ice Cream Cake, made by my sister-in-law.  I used the Kaisercraft Basecoat Christmas papers for this, I started with some gesso and sprinkled glitter into it, then layered up and fussy cut my papers.  I added some strips of washi to the top and bottom corners and then lace and twine with a sticker from the kit.  I added more lace and twine around the photo, complete with a hobby house metal charm.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Have to Wear the Hat

I know Christmas was a while back, but in the scrapping world you are pretty much always in catch-up, so I thought I'd show you some of my Christmas pages (I am hoping for some snow this year to, as I love snow pages...and snow too :)).  I started this page with several circles from the October Afternoon "Under the Tree" collection that I got sent by Mel and Jill from ATDML for my kit.  I layered them at the top of the page, then used the papers to create a photo mount, then some washi and lace as well as a doily, gold thread and some bells from the ephemera pack that comes with the papers.  I also used a Kaisercraft Christmas Basic sticker and woodgrain heart to complete the page.

I'll be back with some more Christmas pages, also this weekend is our first Virtual Crop of the year and I creating a year in review type page for 2015, some of the kits are still available to if you'd like to join in with a kit pop along to the shop.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Journal Your Christmas withe Simple Stories

Having completed my Christmas album last year....I wanted to make another one this year - most of my kit is Simple Stories Claus and Co, but there are a few other bits in there too like so Tiger punched number tags for an advent calendar and some sneaks of October Afternoon as well - basically anything in my Christmas stash.

The first page introduces our elf, which my youngest was really keen on last year.  I also photo'd the advent calendars for this year too.

Day 2 and some inspiration from Shimelle - using a half card piece of paper in amongst the pockets - love that idea for the extra journalling (I also love watching the videos it is, there is something nice about watching someone else scrap :)).  It was a regular day and I use my album as a diary so it is just all the regular stuff that happens.  I used some Simple Stroeis stickers and wood veneers as well as some Pink Paislee photo stickers too.

Day 3 and our Elf was playing a game - that was my main photo for the day as it was a regular sort of school day, but I documented all the bits and pieces we did.

Day 4 was a double page spread, lots of layering of stickers and trying to keep the washi tape throughout.

Another beautiful Simple Stories sparkly card that I just had to leave, and a little homemade pocket for my cinema tickets.

More layering and stickers and wood veneers.

So this is where I am upto and below is what the rest of my album prep looks like, I kind of make a judgement each day whether I want it to be a double spread or not.  Having a photo printer has made the project lots easier as you can stay on top of it and it's all in your memory.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Kaiser craft Timepiece with Indigo Blu

Here is my second class from the ATDML retreat - Jill sent me some Indigo Blu gilding flakes and they are just beautiful.  This page is heavily influenced from one in the Kaisercraft Ideas booklet by Elena Lishchenko with just a few changes, we used the gilding flakes and Kaisercraft stamp to make the background.  We also coated some Tando cogs with the flakes too.  Lots of tearing and rippint and distressing for this page.

Here is my second page - again a Kaisercraft stamp with some gilding flakes, and then lots of fussy cutting of the elements paper from this range as well as some drops of glimmer mist.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Baker Ross Tree decorations part 2

I also had a play with some acrylic tree decorations.  I started by using some printed text from my Simple Stories Christmas papers, put the wording beneath the tree and then used a glass pen to trace over the wording and let it dry - so I had love, joy, peace, cheer.  I then backed the trees with some papers - I used a clear drying glue and stuck the papers on, then went around with a craft knife to cut them to size.

I also thought it would be nice to have some semi-transparent trees too - so again I put the word on the front of the tree, and then I used a glass pen to colour in the back of the tree to give a layered effect.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Baker Ross and decopatch tree decorations

Just a quick and easy Christmas post - these tree decorations are really easy to put together and you could add glitter and pearls and all sorts of other embellishments on top, but I went with clean and simple.  This is my first play at decopatching and it is messy but very relaxing, I just cut strips of tissue paper, and glued each one and layered it up on my decorations - it would be a great one with kids too.


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