Saturday, 20 May 2017

I am 11

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Each month Ann Freeman sets everyone a challenge over on the ATDML blog and you can win a £5 gift voucher...this month she used this image...

I loved the squares and the large writing, so I dug out some Domestic Bliss papers (and there is a little bit of Reset Girl in there too) and set to work.  I have been playing a bit more with hand cutting papers rather than using a guillotine to get a different (slightly messier) effect - I can't cut straight!  I cut out several squares using a template to make sure they were around the 4" square size, then set layering them up.  For my large alphabet I used the WRMK mini alphabet punch board for the title and in the process discovered there is an app that you can get which shows you all the patterns for the different letters and numbers!  I then used lots of stickers and added some enamel dots too.

Do check out the link above if it inspires you to and share your page.

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Wake up with a Smile

Hello everyone, here is a page I made for A Trip Down Memory Lane - it uses a mix of Kaisercraft's Ubud Dreams and Sea Breeze papers.  I decided to use lots of the patterns together and cut lots of different length strips - it's a great design for using up those odd bits of papers.  I distressed and layered the edges of each of the pieces.  I used my Tim Holtz mixed media dies and some cogs, then just used lots of bits of the Collectables and the title is from the Seabreeze paper Lake.

The photo is a wintry beach walk, and this young man is normally a very smily, joyful person who brings lots of laughter to our lives, so the words seemed to fit.

Here is a close up of some of the Tim Holtz dies - I used the waste hexagons too.  Also you can see all the beautiful layers of papers.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Follow your Heart with BoBunny Down by the Sea and a video

Hi - firstly Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  To celebrate I wanted  to share with you my first video for BoBunny.  The video takes you through some of their new products and also shows how I made the page from start to finish and a fun effect with crackle medium -  I really hope you enjoy it.  The video is at the end of my post or you can just go to their Utube channel here which shows you all of their videos.

I won't write too much more as you can see it all in the video, but they have some beautiful new products - the papers are lovely and the dies sand stencils are gorgeous.

Have a lovely scrappy day :)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Smile and Family with Pebbles Simple Life

This is the 2nd class that I created for the A Trip Down Memory Lane retreat using Simple Life by Pebbles - I love the yellow and blues in this line.  My pages were focussed on having white space, and were really clean - a more gentle introduction to the weekend before my messier class that I posted on Monday!  The puffy stickers in this range are really nice - they have a mat finish to them which I love.

Here is the 2nd page, I couldn't resist a little bit of cosmic shimmer ancient copper mist across the white space, just little bits of embossing and lots of tags, you could add more photos if you wanted.

It was a really fun weekend with lots of inspiration and loads of different styles of classes to do, from the messy to clean and simple and easy to put together.  I will show you some of the pages I made during the other classes over the coming weeks.

Monday, 1 May 2017

My Boys and Life is Good with BoBunny Life in Color and rust...

Over Easter A Trip Down Memory Lane hosted their bi-annual retreat just outside of Colchester, and I taught 2 classes.  Here is one of them using the beautiful Life in Color papers by BoBunny - they are a great set, especially in my mind for the boys in your life, but that don't let that stop you from using them for girls!  We used the Pentart iron powder and reagents to create a rust effect on a Tando chipboard clock, and then did bits of stamping and fussy cutting to create the first page.

Here is a close up of the rust.

we cut out lots of the frames and distressed the edges of the papers.

For the second page we used BoBunny's graphite glitter paste through a brick stencil and some petrol coloured pearls.  Lost of layering and a little bit of fussy cutting to create this page.

The graphite glitter paste adds a really soft glitter to the page, and works with stencils really well.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Spring with BoBunny

I made this using the beautiful Faith papers from BoBunny - I started with some glitter paste, and then added some of the pentart pink paints and blended it into the pinky background.  Once that was dry I layered up some of the papers and added some little roses that I painted with pink ink and some petrol coloured pearls.  I added chipboard and some of the ephemera pack and then added my foil title with BoBunny's foils - which were really easy to use (though I still struggle to get anything straight on my page - I should really draw lines!

Here is the foiled title.

You can see the rose tipped flowers and Faith noteworthy elements.

Here is a close up of some of the painting and glitter paste.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Adventure with no patterned papers

Each month Ann sets us a challenge over in the ATDML#Create group and this month it is to use no patterned papers.  I'd seen a few pages that were more art journalling and had techniques with brayers and paints, and just decided to give it a go with my Pentart acrylics.  I started with yellow and then added in 2 different shades of green and a little gold, all on my brayer (really I should have got an even covering on my brayer, but I just went straight to the card stock!).  Once this had dry I drew around several different style circles, and then added some stamping in red and grey inks.  I also used my Tando gears stencil and aubergine and cream acrylics to add some gears.  Next I had a go at using my brayer with some distress ink, there was not smooth ombre effect for me!  Possibly the paper or my brayer, but I didn't let that stop me and used the bubble wrap stamp over the top and punched out some stars and also a circle, and then punched the inner out with a smaller circle.  I added a little bit of washi tape and some Heidi swap glittery stickers...and that is it - so mostly just paint.

If you fancy joining in the challenge or getting some more inspiration then check out our group here.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Family Time with Kaisercraft

Here is a page I made with Kaisercraft's Cherry Tree Lane and a little video I made of it too.  Lots of tearing and a bit of inky mist as well as a bit of playing with some alterations dies from sizzix too.  The papers were from my kit from A Trip Down Memory Lane - I've just got back from teaching at their retreat too, so I have loads of pages to show you.  Also this weekend is another Virtual Crop - even if you are busy with Easter fun on Saturday you will still be able to check out the classes and join in afterwards.

Here are some close ups of the details.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Forever in my Heart

I made a slightly messier page using Kaisercrafts' Cherry Tree Lane - I started with red and gold mists, which I puddled and then tilted the page forwards so I could get some drips.  Once this was dry I added some texture paste too around the area that the photo was going to go.  I layered up lots of the flowers from the Kaisercraft embellishment pack - using coma pads to add dimension. I distressed and layered my paper and used some mesh ribbon to add a little more texture too.  The butterfly and imagine stamps are from BoBunny and the hessian stamp is one of Kaisercrafts.

Here are some close ups.

I stamped the butterflies in gold ink

You can see the mesh ribbon under one of the ephemera frames that goes with these papers.

Here you can see a bit more of the texture paste and the mists which were cosmic shimmer ones.

lots of little embellishment clusters with echoes of the texture paste and mesh,

You can see the layering of flowers and birds with foam pads.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Life was meant for great adventure

Even more Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams - I love the colours in these papers and the Moroccan style patterns.  A little while back I bought a craft magazine with a hexagon die on, so I had to use it - I like having a die for hexagons as they are really hard to cut out accurately!  I began the page with the 1/3 2/3 rule for my papers, and then added some cream pentart acrylic around where my photos and hexagons were going.  I die cut lots of hexagons and randomly spaced them on my page.  I created  little cluster at the bottom and added a frame from the Kaisercraft ephemera pack that goes with these papers.  A few stickers and doilies with a little bit of brown inking.

The photos are from our holiday and just a typical rock climbing expedition.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

When You're Laughing

Some more Ubud Dreams from ATDML today, and a bit more of the Pentart acrylic paint....I love this teal green colour.  The page started with a mix of white acrylic and the teal acrylic, I also watered some of the teal down to add some flicks of paint - the pigment in the colour is so high that the colours don't loose their strength even with water.  I used lots of the Kaisercraft embellishments and layered up lots of the doilies for this page as well as the frames and the title came from the bottom of one of the papers. I added a few little embellishments that co-ordinated in the blues, wrapped some silver thread and added white sequins.

The photos are my son mucking around with a cardboard cut out that came on a birthday card - there is something about these that just makes me smile as you just look totally ridiculous!  Quite fitting for April fools day!

I'll be back with some more Kaisercraft in a couple of days.


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