Saturday, 21 July 2018

Water Fun with Kaisercraft Summer Splash

Here is a summery page for A Trip Down Memory Lane using Kaisercrafts Summer Splash collection.  I have really enjoyed using water colours and also distress oxides on my will notice a theme with my recent layouts!  This page started with blues and greens, and then flicks of paint with bursts of yellow and small nuovo drops and pearls too.  

I created a washing line, and was inspired to round the edges of everything by one of the ephemera pieces - the photo frame in the middle of the page, that comes in this collection.  Once I had my 3 photo montage, I just embellished away using washi tape, stickers, wood veneers, cork, different bits of ribbon, pearls...I just had lots of fun!

Here you can see the cork and some of my nouvo enamel drops and the little Simple Story cork hearts.

Lots of layering with the classic camera wood veneers, some of the stickers and ephemera pack too.

I hope you've enjoyed this page - it was a baking day when we were camping and all of a sudden a full on water fight broke out which even involved the men...and then anything that would possibly carry water - they were all drenched afterwards, but it was the perfect way to cool down!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Treasure with BoBunny Sunshine Bliss

Hello everyone, more Sunshine Bliss today with a summery photo.  The background card was actually white and I dug out my water colours and picked up some of the yellows and pinks in the papers to colour it (having said that I could have probably just chosen a similar paper from the range and saved all the painting, but I did enjoy it).  I used the Vikki Boutin Colour wheel and Flower Garden stamps, carefully handcuffing them as my main embellishments.  I also used a few of the die cuts - Mandala and also a new little trellis die that you can extend by layering it up.  I also used the new tabs die from BoBunny and you can see one on the right hand side of the photo - lots of layering to add to all the colour on the page.

I hand cut my star burst and did it by eye mostly - all the mess is hidden under the photo.  I also added some stitching too as there has been so much of that about at the inspired me.

You can see the co-ordinating thickers in this collection - I love the mix of patterns.

Here is a close up of the stamps - I recently bought a Tim Holtz stamp press and have found that has much improved my success with stamping precisely - I often am a vintage scruffy stamper, but with this full proof way of having everything lined up and being able to get a second go is fantastic.  The Vikki Boutin ink colours are beautiful - they aren't water based so you can't paint with them, but they give an excellent burst of colour.

I hope you are all having lovely days.  I will be back with some more projects soon.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Home Sweet Home with BoBunny Sunshine Bliss

I had the pleasure of scrapping with another beautiful sunny collection of papers from BoBunny - Sunshine Bliss and I created some home decor.  If you check out their blog you can find out how I did the stitching.  I used lots of their co-ordinating blossoms and also one of their new phrase stamps - they have some really good inspiring phrases that are perfect for cards.

I got to play with some of the Vikki Boutin inks, and I really like all the different shades of colour, so I've used the flourish stamp and then the expressions phrase in the bright pink,

There is a beautiful pack of layered chipboard that comes with the range, and you can co-ordinate the glitter with the blush glitter paste.  I've also layered up a few of the die cuts - darling doily and sweet heart.

We are bathed in sunshine here - which is quite unusual...especially for this length of time and the summer holidays are looming - hopefully the sunny weather lasts!

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Factory 42 Class

Hi everyone, I wanted to share some pages I made for Junes Virtual Crop over at A Trip Down Memory Lane.  They use Kaisercraft's Factory 42 papers which have a lovely industrial feel to them. I've started with the last page I this one uses up lots of the left-overs from my kit, and I add a little more colour with distress oxides - pistachio, cracked pistachio and fossilized amber.   I then layered up all the papers and added a little bit of hand drawn stitching.

There are some lovely sentiments in this collection - lots about fathers.

For this page I offset lots of squares - which does make it tricker to line up and get everything straight - something that is not my strength!  However I like how the squares provided little panels for some of the phrases from the collection.

There are also some industrial wood veneers like the taps that you can have fun with.

This was the first page, I inked up the veneers with silver and added them around my pictures.  These photos are all from the same holiday and this one shows the competitive nature of my boys...with much laughter they are trying to push each other off and defend the one protruding rock in the river at Dovedale...amazingly they didn't both end up soaked!

Here you can see some of the layers of patterns in the papers.

I hope you've enjoyed the pages.  I have been making some more with the new BoBunny collections so do go and have a look at their blog and leave me a comment if you enjoy it :)

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Getting Big...You Rock

I know these are older papers from Cocoa Vanilla, but I still really love them for boy layouts!  We could choose some papers to design with this month for ATDML so I went with these.

I mounted my layers on the Galatic base, tearing a section from Starshine and Plus One.  I cut out several of the stars from Starshine and mounted them on foam dots at the top and had them cascading down the page to the title.  I used one of the large star stickers and then a mix of stamps and the stitched denim alphabet for the title.

Around the photo I layered up more stickers from the collection and also added in some little neuvo enamel style dots too.  There are loads of typewritten words which you can add to the labels.

This is my little cluster of embellishments.

Here are some of the stars - I tried to match up the colours when I was mounting them on top of the paper.

I hope you've enjoyed my page...there will be more :)

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Birthday Cards with Summer Mood

Here are some cards that I made using Summer Mood and lots of the BoBunny essential papers.  It uses a fairly straightforward Cascading card technique.

 My first card uses the Up and Away die set with clouds and hot air balloons, I also added in some rainbows too.

 This shows you a better  view of the card and how it comes together

I then used the cupcake dies to create a birthday card packed with colour and glitter.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Treasures of Yesterday

I have really been enjoying using watercolours on my pages of late and this one is no exception.  I've used BoBunny's Once upon a Life time to scrap a heritage photo.  I started with the flourish stencil and some white gesso, once that was dry I added layers of brown, green and orange watercolour, then a bit of stamping too - so lots of layers of paints and ink before the papers went on.

As well as the layers of paints and inks here you can see the layers of inked doily and also some die cuts.

I used one of the stickers for my title and bit of sparkle and lace.

I added in a laser cut leaf and some of the chipboard as well as a blossom to complete my page.


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