Saturday, 25 February 2017

Simple Stories I am Class


Hi, here are some pages I made using the I Am collection from Simple Stories for A Trip Down Memory Lane.  You can find the instructions here if you would like to make any of the pages.  

I used a large banner for this page and used accents of the jade dot paper to make everything stand out on the pink background.  There is a beautiful paper in this line with loads of type-written words, so I cut some of the words and phrases out to embellish my layout as well as using lots of the stickers.




A page with me in - I need to add the journalling, but I started with the foiled I Am base paper and then cut out the banner from the 6 by 4" cards as well as a few of the feathers - they all have gold foiling and the photos don't do it justice.  I added some of the floral stickers on foam pads to add some dimension too.




Another page with me on - they don't happen that often, so it it good to be forced to document it with these papers.  I have an area next to the photo for journalling.  The base of the journal spot is piled with stickers and embellishments cut from the papers, another strip of the beautiful type-written paper decorated with more of the stickers.  

These are all holiday photos - I'm still making my album for our massive trip last year!





Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Awesome with Life in Color


Life in Color is one of the new BoBunny collections and it is beautiful - I love the colours and also that the papers work really well for the men in your life as well as girls too.  I had a play with lots of different things on this page and you can see a fuller write up on the BoBunny blog - here 


I had a bit of a play with the rust powder and regents from Pentart - they are fantastic.


I used some texture paste and the dot stencil and then ran lots of colours through it.


Here is one of the new dies - it comes with the crowns, but there are also keys and locks and they just look beautiful with the Pentart metallic waxes.


You can also find out about how I made this title using Porcelain/Glass paints.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Winter Wishes cards


Here are some cards I made for BoBunny using Winter Wishes - I made up a load of flowers using their flower dies, and then added jewels to the centre.  One of the make and takes I did at the ATDML retreat was using some Martha Stewart molds and air dry clay to make the frame and also the butterfly on the pink card - I added some of the glimmer mist and glitter to make them sparkle.

I added lots of paint drips to the cards, and also a mix of the bead paste, along the top of the card frame, and then some glitter paste on the flowers, and gold glitter paste on the clay frame.


Inside the frame I used some of the silver foiled vellum from the Winter Wishes papers.


I did use quite a bit of glitter paste - I love the sugar one and all the colours that are in it, you can see the layers of flowers - I just bent up the petals a little bit - and again you can see some of the bead paste around them.  The pink splatters are some watered down Pentart acrylic paint - the pigment content in the paints is really good so the colours are strong even when you water them down.


This is a close up on the clay butterfly, washed pink with some more acrylic paint.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Chalkola pens...


I was sent some Chalkola pens by Anuj at Chalkola - here is a link and you can find them on amazon here and here (the other good news is you can get a 15% discount with this code 15OFFSTR).  They are loads of fun and work well on non-porous surfaces, like windows....we could have had hours of fun just being daft.  I also thought that they would make nice window decorations for parties and with snowflakes in winter etc. The colours are nice and bright, and you can wash them off with water - you get a bit of a chalky residue mixed in the water so I used a second cloth to dry up the water and pick this up as I went.


I don't have a big chalkboard in my kitchen, but I do have a black fridge, so again lots of colourful writing and some pictures.



I wanted to try them out on a scrapbook page, my tip would be that you should use a fixative like hairspray over the top of the chalk before you stick your photos on, as it is chalk it can smudge slightly when you use it on paper...however the colours work beautifully on dark cardstock - some work better than others, like the green, orange and yellow.


I had a play with lots of colourful doodling...there is no patterned paper at all on this page!


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Winter Wonderland with BoBunny


This is one of my favourite paper ranges from BoBunny this year  - Winter Wishes (so far! there are some gorgeous peaks of the new lines on the BoBunny blog).  I went for a mixed media page and it was really nice as Jill from ATDML had sent some Tando snowflakes in the kit too - they come in a mix of sizes and I just embossed them in silver - only one layer so that you get that dabbled (frosty effect).  The page started with some gauze and texture paste over the top, I then added lots of blue mist....several different manufacturers shades of blue - I went through my collection and the added a little grey too!  I also had a play with some puddles of embossing powder....which took ages to melt from underneath because of all the texture paste!!

I used some older Stampers Anonymous stamps from Tim Holtz (the ruler and clock) as well as Kaisercraft texture stamp in the form of the triangles.  I punched out several different size circles from a mix of the BoBunny papers and inked the edges in black soot distress ink.  I also had a play with some of the texture dies from Tim Holtz (Christmas present!) and cut and added some pieces around my photo.


I used some of the beautiful vellum in the Winter Wishes collection to add my title - I just stappled it here, but also punched out some circles too to add some silver sparkle.


I tucked one of my Tando snowflakes behind the picture, and added lots of layers of fabric, paint and die cuts.


I mainly use the grey, brown and cream papers from the pack as well as some of the vellum for my circle.





One of the puddles of embossing powder and some of the layers.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Frozen Fun


Here is another page using Winter Wonderland from Simple Stories - in my kit from A Trip Down Memory Lane.  I started with the beautiful snowflake scatter woodgrain paper in the kit, and then with some of the left over pieces of paper I set about creating a ribbon of rolls (it takes less time than you think) - I used a thin pencil and cut some 1" by 2" strips of the paper, and taped them on the inside and just rolled.  The harder part was wrapping the twine around - which was just fiddly!

I layered up some of the postcard pieces from the journal papers and then added lots of stickers as well as some of the co-ordinating enamel dots.

I am still hoping for a bit of decent snow this year - just a couple of days, I love how it makes the world look, and the kids (and me) still love to play in it - this was our snow day (I think it was only 1 morning) last year and they were out early chucking it around and making the most of it!




Monday, 23 January 2017

Awesome with Simple Stories


We were sent some of the new Simple Stories papers - this is Winter Wonderland to play with from A Trip Down Memory Lane.  Although the collection has 'snow' bits in it, it is also quite Autumnal too, so would work well with both seasons.    Also it is really clean for me - no paint!!!

I started creating a wiggley line on one side and then covered this in different layers of paper.  I created some mounts for my photos and added a journal spot and some of the stickers.  I did use foam pads for some of the flowers to add a little dimension.  The wood veneer title is from a pack at the Works, and then just a few glossy enamel dots (to make up for no paint flicks!).  

It was really fun to make, and I didn't have to wait for paint to dry which is nice, or it's a nice project to do whilst paint is drying.  The photo is from our trip to the States, I always love looking out the window at our planet - this is Greenland and you can see all that geography that you learn about in action - amazing glaciers, and glaciated valleys with pyramidal peaks and moraine - it is so beautiful. I do have a few photos like this as it always amazes me, but this is the first one I have scrapped!




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