Monday, 29 September 2014

Fabulous Layout

Hi, I have managed to squeeze in one more challenge for this month. Today's layout is for Blue Fern Studio's  September Sketch challenge.  I love Blue Fern Studio's lovely soft coloured papers and delicate chipboard pieces so I decided to made a pretty and delicate page for their sketch layout.

 
Instead of using modeling paste through my stencils as usual I instead mixed Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals with Finnabairs Art Ingredients 3D Gloss Gel. It gives a lovely shiny finish. For the chipboard pieces I first covered them with gesso, then coloured them with Gelatos, and finally gave them a spray with Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds to give them a pretty shine. I stamped the background using a pink ink to keep the page all nice and soft colours, then I decided I wanted circles so I stamped them in black. The circles aren't stamps they are just various sized jar lids.
 
Here's my close ups




The September Sketch by Blue Fern Studios
 
The Products I Used:
Blue Fern Studio papers - Montage: Now & Then (Background Paper)
Blue Fern Studio papers - Montage: Invitation
Blue Fern Studio papers - Montage: Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard: Twilight Garden Frame
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard: Lace Rounds
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard: Arrow Words
The Crafter Workshop 6x6 Template: Mini Art Is
My Favourite Things Stencil: Petal Circles 
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Spray: Bonjour Butter
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Spray: Orange Creamsicle
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Salt Water Taffy
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Alpine Ice Rose
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cape Cod Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical: Fuzzy Naval Peach
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical: Cosmopolitan Pink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Dazzling Diamonds
Prima Marketing - Colour Bloom Spray: Sunshine
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Chateau Rose
Faber Castel Gelatos: Banana, Guava, Butterscotch, Peach, Coconut, Margarita Mix
Finnabair Elementals - Resist Canvas: Dots
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Black
Kaisercraft Stamps: Morocco
Faber Castel: Flower
Prima Marketing - Crochet Icons
Prima Marketing Flower - Princess: Castle
Prima Marketing Flowers - Coffee Break: Macchiato
Prima Marketing Flowers - Epiphany: Insight
Prima Marketing Flowers - Almanac: Perle Bebe
 
Hope you enjoy
Bec.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

New Memories Layout

Hi there, unfortunately another weekend nearly over, I love weekends because it's my scrapbooking time. Today I created this page inspired by the Sketchabilities Sketch #123 and also the theme from this months 7 Dots Studio Inspiration Circle of New Beginnings.
A new beginning for us was when we moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2011. It was a scary time for us as we had lived in Christchurch NZ and had just been through all the earthquakes so we decided we might get better job opportunities in Australia so we packed up and moved to start our new life. This photo was taken in the first week we were here, we went to the zoo and our daughter feed a kangaroo to the first time.
 
 
 I used some gorgeous 7 Dots Studios Nature Walk papers, plus I cut pieces out of some Prima and Marion Smith Design Papers to add some pink accents to complement the brown of the Nature Walk papers. I put some modeling paste thru stencils on the background, added colour with sprays and then randomly stamped abit. For the chipboard butterflies I mixed a Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shot with Finnabair Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, then I sprinkled the with the Finnabair Art Ingredients Light Pink Art Sugar. The oval chipboard frame I coloured with a Faber Castel Gelato then heat embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder

Here's my close ups






Sketchabilites Sketch (http://sketchabilities.blogspot.com.)
 
7 Dots Studios New Beginning Inspiration Circle (http://7dotsstudio.com/archives/category/blog)
 
The Products I Used:
 
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Paper: Cloudy (Background Paper)
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Paper: Cotton
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Paper: Songbird
7 Dots Studios - Nature Walk: Word Stickers
7 Dots Studios - Illumination: Elements Stickers
7 Dots Studio - Illumination: Chipboard
Marion Smith Designs Paper - Garment District Collection: Remnants
Prima Marketing Paper - Romance Collection: Bookplate
Kaisercraft Stencil: Lattice
Prima Marketing - Stencil: Bubbles
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Suede
Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam: Espresso Bean
Tattered Angles Glimmer Glaze: Flirty
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Color Shot: Pink Ladies Pink
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Alpine Ice Rose
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Angel Wings Ruby
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Art Sugar: Light Pink
Faber Castel Gelatos:  Bubble Gum
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Black
Kaisercraft Stamps: Script
Kaisercraft Stamps: Butterflies
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Cigar Box 2
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Stitched Squares
Prima Marketing Flowers - Something Blue: Ring Bearer
Prima Marketing Flowers - Cartographer: Sightseer
Words or Whatever (WOW) Chipboard: Mini Butterflies
Manor House - Wood Elements: Memories Frame
Miscellaneous oval chipboard frame
 
Hope you enjoy
Bec.
 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Moments of Peace Layout and Butterfly Canvas

Hi, I'm just finishing up adding the crafting I did over the weekend to my blog. My first piece is a layout inspired by The Dusty Attic September Challenge Sketch (Details can be found here), using Dusty Attic Chipboard. Then the theme for my page came from the Sassy Scrapper September Mood Challenge Board that was a beach/summer theme this month (details can be found here).
I love this pic of my daughter on the beach walking down to the water with her shadow beside her, she looks so nice and peaceful. I really like how the colours turned out on this page even though my husband told me it wasn't his favourite, but I guess not everyone can love my work :)

 
 I covered the chipboard word "peace" and two of the flourishes in gesso then in embossing powder to give a lovely shiny bronze finish.  The rest of the chipboard I covered in gesso then coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots and Sprays.
For the background I layered some Prima resist canvas, dollies and strips of paper, then I went to town with gesso, stencils, modeling paste, sprays, color shots, and stamps. To top the page off I used  Prima flowers, some shells and lots of pearls and rhinestones.
 
Here's my close ups



 
The Dusty Attic's September Sketch
 
Sassy Scrappers September Mood Board
 
The Products I Used:
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Doily #4
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Foliage
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Mini Words #2
Bazzill Vanilla Cardstock
Prima Marketing Paper - Delight Collection: Delicate
Prima Marketing Paper - Cartographer Collection: Faire Un Voyage
Prima Marketing - Epiphany Collection: Journaling notecards
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Suede
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Jingle Bells
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Color Shot: Hydrangea Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Color Shot: Summer Lovin’ Sun
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical: Blue Hawaiian Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Byzantine Bronze
Prima Marketing 12x12 Stencil: Tulip
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Cartographer
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Finnabair Elementals - Resist Canvas: Honeycomb
Kaisercraft Stamps: Morocco
Archival Ink: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Prima Marketing - Resin Icon: Feathers
Prima Marketing - Stationers Desk: Flair Buttons
Prima Marketing - Flowers and Butterfly
Pearls, Sea Shells

Butterfly Canvas

 
This is my very first time making a canvas, while I was sick a couple of weeks ago I watched lots of YouTube videos of some very talented scrapbookers making some beautiful works of art on canvas. So I thought I would give it a go myself, I'm pleased with how my first attempt turned out. You can't tell from the photos but because I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists the canvas turned out really shimmery and sparkly, it's so pretty. 
The Chipboard is all from The Dusty Attic, their Monarch Butterfly Chipboard pieces are so beautiful that I made them the main feature of my canvas.


I started by giving the canvas texture with stencils and modeling paste, tissue paper, lace, and tulle. Then I stuck down most of the chipboard and layered on the flowers before I coated the whole thing in a couple of coats of gesso. Next I sprayed and painted the colours on until I got to the colours I liked. I finished off by sticking down the main flower and butterfly plus a few pearls and rhinestones.
 
Here's my close ups
 






The Products I used:
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Monarch Butterflies
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Swirly Vine #4 Small
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Leafy Scroll
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Grass Cluster #2
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Sea Mint Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Glory of the Seas Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cape Cod Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Suede
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Jingle Bells
Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam: Chandelier
Faber Castel Gelatos: Butterscotch, Green Tea, and Red Cherry
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Beads: Crystal
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Sterling
7 Dots Studios - Nature Walk: Word Stickers
The Crafter Workshop 6x6 Template: Mini Harlequin
Prima Marketing - Stencil 6x6: Brick wall
Pearls, Coloured Rhinestones, Tissue Paper, Tulle, Lace
Assorted Flowers (Mostly Prima)
 
Hope you enjoy
Bec.

Monday, 22 September 2014

My Favourite Photo Layout + Card

Hi, I've created this layout to enter this months Once Upon A....Sketch Challenge (Link Found Here) using their sketch as my layout design and this month Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge         (Link Found Here) using their colour palate for my colour choices.
I loved how the sketch had two photos and I had these two photos of my daughter posing silly after a dance concert from a couple of years ago. I'd printed the photos in sepia as the outfit she was wearing was fluorescence pink and yellow and the wall behind her was bright green :)
I chose some gorgeous Marion Smith Design Paper as they when so nicely with the colour palate, and topped the page off with some Scrap FX chipboard and a few flowers.

I used the Prima Brick Wall stencil and modeling paste on the background, then coloured it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots and Sprays. I coloured the heart chipboard with embossing powder, and the birds and flower stem chipboard with the Color Shots mixed with Gel Medium.


I sprinkled some glitter and pearls around the page for some sparkle, and added some flowers coloured with the sprays and color shots.

 
This Months Once Upon A... Sketch Layout
Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Board 

 
The Products I used:
 
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Glory of the Seas Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Time Travel Teal
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Color Shot: Canna Lily Burnt Orange
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Color Shot: Summer Lovin’ Sun
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Color Shot: T-bird Turquoise
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Byzantine Bronze
Scrap FX Chipboard: Scribble Heart, small
Scrap FX Chipboard: Mini Swallows
Scrap FX Chipboard: Flower Grass
Marion Smith Designs Paper - Never Grow Up Collection: Treasure Map (Background)
Marion Smith Designs Paper - Motley Collection: Collage
Marion Smith Designs Paper - Garment District Collection: Remnants
Kaisercraft - Tea Break Collection: Ginger Snaps
Prima Marketing - Stencil 6x6: Brick wall
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Copper
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Kaisercraft Stamps: Diamonds
Kaisercraft Stamps: Butterflies
Archival Ink: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
The Robins Nest - Dewdrops: Champagne Mini
Websters Pages - Strawberry Fields: Sentiments
Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings: Jean Plates
Prima Marketing Flowers - Coffee Break: Café Mocha
And other assorted flowers
 
 
 

Congratulations Card

 
I also made with card at the same time. I went with pretty pink and blue colours, lots of flowers and some lovely chipboard to top it off. I also had some little hands help me add the glitter to this card so a lot more got sprinkled on than I had intended :) Although the photos don't show how sparkly it really is.
 
 
Here's my close ups 
 
 



The Products I Used:
 
Scrap FX Chipboard: Simple Frame B Oval
Scrap FX Chipboard: Wings A, Ornate
Prima Marketing Paper – Something Blue Collection: Love Melodies
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Angel Wings Ruby
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Madonna Robe Blue Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Chateau Rose
Prima Marketing - Colour Bloom Spray: Cotton Candy
Prima Marketing - Colour Bloom Spray: Summer Sky
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Art Sugar: Light Pink
Kaisercraft Stamps: Butterflies
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Archival Ink: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Memory Box Stencil: Flourish
Flowers mostly from www.enthaily.com  coloured with sprays


Hope you enjoyed my creations today
I finally set up a Pinterest Account and I'm in the process of setting up a Facebook page for my Scrapbooking (I'll add the link on my blog when I've got it sorted).
Bec

 




Monday, 15 September 2014

A Little Magic

Hi, After a week and a half of being really sick with a bad virus then a terrible cold I've finally managed to get back to my craft table again. I made this page with inspiration from this months Scrap Around the World's mood board about fairy tales.
I loved the picture of the fairy at the top of the mood board so I started with that for inspiration, then I had some papers from the Kasiercraft Enchated Garden Collection sitting around that were perfect for the fairy tale theme and I topped the page of with lots of Dusty Attic Chipboard.
 

The chipboard was coloured using the sprays (colours listed below) I painted them on using a small paint brush.  I cut the fairy's, paper butterflies and saying out of the Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden paper. Then I topped this page of with lots of glitter, sparkle and flowers.

Here's my close ups.


 

 
I didn't like the first set of photos I posted so I re-took the photos (20/09/14) and I realised the camera leans had a smudge on it so that's probably why the were fuzzy, whoops. Enjoy my clearer pics.

Septembers Scrap Around The World's Mood Board
A list of the Products I used:
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Monarch Butterflies
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Love You Arrows
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Leafy Scroll
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Decorative Scroll #1
Kaisercraft paper - Porcelain Rose Collection: Champagne (Background Paper)
Kaisercraft paper - Enchanted Garden Collection: Entrance
Kaisercraft paper - Enchanted Garden Collection: Rapture
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo
Kaisercraft Stamps: Butterflies
Prima Marketing - Colour Bloom Spray: Cotton Candy
Prima Marketing - Colour Bloom Spray: Glistening Waves
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cape Cod Coral
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Pomergranate
Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam: Chandelier
Prima Marketing - Say it in Crystals: Cigar Box
American Crafts - Zing Embossing Powder: Blush Opaque
Prima Marketing 6x6 Stencil: Static
Assorted Prima Flowers
Enjoy
Bec.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Flowers

Hi, I've created this page to enter this months 7 Dots Studios challenge. Their theme this month is the five senses, so I made my daughter pose with these flowers to capture the senses of smell. 
 
I chose this beautiful paper from 7 Dots Nature Walk Collection and started be smearing some gesso on the paper to add my colour to. 

 I used stencils with modeling paste and stamps on the background, I also stitched the edges of some of the paper to give extra interest.






 This months theme wheel from 7 Dots Studio - http://7dotsstudio.com/archives/16237
 
The products I used:
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Paper: Cloudy (Background Paper)
7 Dots Studio - Cold Country Paper: Secret Diary
7 Dots Studio - Illumination Paper: Diversity
7 Dots Studio - Illumination: Chipboard
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard: Shabby Brick Bits
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Alpine Ice Rose, Salt Water Taffy, and Glory of the Seas Gold
Faber Castel Gelatos: Banana and Bubble Gum
Prima Marketing - Chalk Inks: Pastel Yellow and Pastel Pink
Memory Box Stencil: Flourish
The Crafter Workshop 6x6 Template: Mini Well Rounded
Kaisercraft Stamps: Script and Butterflies
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures: Butterflies
The Scrapbook Store - Trinket frame
Flowers - From my big box of random flowers
 
Hope you enjoy
Bec
 

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