Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ahoy Boy - Lady Pattern Paper

I was very excited when I saw the new Ahoy Boy paper collection because I knew that I had the perfect photos to compliment this collection. In March my grandson, Stefan had a “Pirate Party” for his 6th birthday. The Pirate Party turned into a pool party in minutes as the pirates stripped and jumped into the pool.
I have not created a double page spread in ages and it proved to be quite a challenge. I used the gorgeous Ahoy Boy – Loot paper and trimmed it into a frame that would frame my double page. I distressed the edges and adhered it to Lady Pattern Paper Plain Kraft paper. I then added some hand stitching to the frame. I cut a 10-inch diameter circle from Ahoy Boy – Merboys (scales side) and two smaller 4-inch diameter circles from the Ahoy Boy – Starward papers.

 I then cut the Ahoy Boy – Merboys (a side) to 6 inches to place behind the large circle and my photos. I cut 1-inch strips from the Ahoy Boy – Aye Aye (stripes side) and punched borders from the Ahoy Boy – Starward (dark blue side) paper. I arranged my patterned papers and photos the way I wanted them and then fussy cut elements from the various papers to use as embellishment on my page. I brought some red into the layout to pick up on the photos with brads, enamel dots and embellishments from my stash. Lastly, I added my hand stitching to the circles.

I love how the Ahoy Boy layout turned out and I might just do a few double pages again in future.

Ooh La Limited scrapbooking paper & Scrapbooking Paper Packs  you can check the Lady Pattern Paper website to see which papers were used.
Be sure to find this gorgeous paper at your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fabulous Zinzi - Felicity Jane (Brooke) - CSI265

Hello my crafty friends.  With the Secret Event Road trip, our annual vacation and then the Scrapbook Studio Retreat keeping me relatively busy, I haven't played along with the Color Story Inspiration challenges for quite some time.  So...when I saw the latest case file, I knew that I wanted to play along.  Here is my page based on the challenge:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Brooke), with single pieces from the Alexis and Jeana collections; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Happy); Chipboard:  Title - Blue Fern Studio, Leaves - Dusty Attic; Flowers:  Prima; Rubber hearts:  Felicity Jane, Die cuts: Felicity Jane Brooke; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink: Distress Ink (Tattered Rose),  13Arts Iridescent white glitter; Stencil: Prima; Embossing powder: WOW, Lindy's Gang; Border Punch: Xcut; Other:  Sisal.

The sketch by Pagemaps that I used for inspiration:

The beautiful inspiration board for the Case file:

This is how I solved the Case File:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:   Stripes, Frame (around photo), flowers, Something transparent (13Arts iridescent ink), something shiny, glitter (title).

Testimony:  I used the word "Fabulous" as part of my title.  My journaling is a Mother Teresa quote:  "We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls."  -  Mother Teresa

Some close ups:
 I applied some 13Arts Iridescent white glitter to the pink flowers.

 I used a chipboard title "fabulous"  as part of my title,  to add the glitter evidence I teamed it with small gold glitter thickers.

 I heat embossed the Dusty Attic chipboard with Lindy's gang embossing powder.

 I have to admit that the Felicity Jane kits are just so pretty that I tend to hoard instead of getting it on pages.

Here you can see the dimension and the shiny bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, be inspired to get some scrap therapy♥♥

Monday, November 5, 2018

Adore - Prima Georgia Blues

Hello my crafty friends.  I really fell head over heels in love with the new Prima Georgia Blues collection.  It is stunning.  I completed a page using this collection last week but had trouble photographing it.  So today, the sun is shining and I could get some good images of it.  So here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Prima (Georgia Blues), Lady Pattern (Kraft essentials); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Room5, Blue Fern Studios, Georgia Blues; Flowers:  Prima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Antique Linen); Stencils:  Cadence Home Decor, Prima, Tim Holtz; Other mediums:  Couture Creation gold hot foil, Stencil glue, Finnabair Light Paste, Embossing Powder in Tsukineko (gold),  Other: Silhouette Cameo used to cut a file by Paper Issues.

 I first applied some Antique Linen distress Ink through a Prima stencil and then decided to add some gold foiling to my background with Couture Creations gold foil.  I then added some Finnabair light paste over this to tone down the gold.

 I layered the cut file and some flowers fussy cut from a Lady Pattern (Kraft Essentials) paper.

 I used the gorgeous navy pattern paper with the gold foiling and a single sheet of paper that has different strips of patterned paper.

 I heat embossed the little chipboard doilies with gold embossing powder and tucked it in around the page.

 The flowers from this collection is simply stunning.

 As usual a lot of the background mixed media is just peeking out in a few places.

 The Blue Fern Studio was also heat embossed with a Lindy's Gang embossing powder.

How pretty is all the shiny bits and the dimension.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today,  I really hope you found some inspiration to go and create and at the same time get your much needed play therapy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This is my piece of Paradise - Penelope Dee (Paradise)

Hi my crafty friends.  I have really had so much fun playing with the Penelope Dee (Paradise) collection.  The photos of our recent vacation in Plettenberg Bay is just perfect for this beautiful collection. 
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Penelope Dee (Paradise); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Penelope Dee; Flowers: Prima; Ink:  Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Worn Lipstick; Stencil:  Penelope Dee; Versafine Clair (Blue Belle); Stamps:  Penelope Dee; Embossing Powder: Tsukineko Sparkle; Border punch: XCut; Die: Uniquely creative.

Some close ups:
 I stenciled the starfish onto my white cardstock to break the white background.

 I made additional coral and seaweed embellishments by stamping the images on patterned paper or colouring it with distress ink.  I wanted to use a lot of flowers on this page and the Prima Santorini flowers were the perfect match.

I layered the flowers with some stamped images, chipboard, fussy cut elements and some sisal.

I love these flowers...I added some stamped bubbles with the Penelope Dee stamp.

 I found the perfect quote to complete this page.  You know that I absolutely adore the beach. 

Such a beautiful soft colour palette.

Be sure to get yourself this collection at your local scrapbook store before it is all sold out.♥♥
Thank you for visiting me today.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ocean Waves - Lady Pattern Paper - Scrapbook Studio Retreat

Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am sharing another page that I created an taught at the Scrapbook Studio Retreat.  I again used only local Scrapbook manufacturers.  The papers are all by Lady Pattern Paper and the flowers and chipboard is also local.  Local is indeed "lekker".

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft;  Chipboard embellishments:  Room 5; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Bling & Pearls: Prima; Ribbon and Twine twist:  from my stash; embroidery floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Faded Jeans); Embossing Powder: Tsukineko; Other Mediums:  Finnabair light paste, Finnabair art stones; Other:  shells from my stash.

 I cut a frame from my background paper and distressed it with a distress tool and then inked it.  I then stuck it down on white cardstock.

 I pierced the holes for stitching and left the stitching for last.

 I heat embossed all the chipboard pieces with gold embossing powder. I dug into my ribbon stash and selected some of it to twist into a border for below my photo.  I attached it with red high tack and a few tiny attached paper clips.

 The chipboard doily was cut in half to be used between the layers.

 I added some shells around my page using heavy body gel.

 The page was completed by adding a sprinkling of art stones, bling and pearls.

I love all the gold bits and the texture.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  As you can see our South African companies are right up there with the internationals.  Be sure to get your Lady Pattern Paper basics from your local scrapbook store.  ♥♥

Friday, October 26, 2018

Sea sand Sun - Penelope Dee (Paradise)

Hi there my crafty friends.  I am so happy that Glenda Viljoen sent me her newest Penelope Dee Paradise collection.  I must be honest when I say that our local Scrapbooking companies do not have to take a back seat to the international manufacturers.  The products are excellent quality and absolutely gorgeous.  You all know that I have a love affair with the is and will always be the place where I am at my happiest.  So without further is my first page with this beautiful collection:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Penelope Dee (Paradise); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Penelope Dee; Die cuts:  Penelope Dee; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick); Lindy's Magicals (Alpine Ice Rose, Afternoon Delight Denim); Stencil:  Penelope Dee; Other Mediums:  Finnabair Light paste; Embossing Powder: Wow (Bright White); Glitter:  Martha Stewart, 13Arts Iridescent white glitter, Finnabair art stones and mini artstones, Other:  Silhouette Cameo (Seaweed).

 I did a lot of fussy cutting for this page and layered some Silhouette seaweed cut files inbetween as well as some chipboard.  The seahorse and the chipboard coral was coloured with Lindy's the shimmer.

 I adore this starfish stencil.  I mixed Finnabair light paste with some Iridescent Glitter before applying it through the stencil.

A lot of fussy cut elements layered over Silhouette seaweed die cuts and a sprinkling of art stones and seashells....pure perfection.
I really adore this collection and believe that you will be seeing a number of layouts with photos of our recent vacation in Plettenberg Bay.

Thank you for visiting my blog sure to find your Penelope Dee Paradise collection at your nearest local scrapbook store.♥

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Good Times - Art from the Heart - Scrapbook Studio Retreat

Hallo my crafty friends.  Last week I taught at the Scrapbook Studio Retreat in Jeffreys Bay.  To fit the theme of the Retreat I wanted to share beach layouts.  I also wanted to use proudly South African products.  This page was made using the gorgeous Art from the Heart Harmony collection.   Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Art from the Heart (Harmony);  Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Scrap Collections; Bling: Prima; Beads:  Scrapbook Studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Strings of pearls:  AJ Floral; Twine:  Stash; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Stencil:  The Crafters Workship:  Ink:  Distress Ink (Antique Linen); border punch:  EK Success.

 I first applied distress ink through a stencil to break the white background.

 This is a very simple layout and should not take longer than 2 hours to assemble.

 I love to add stitching for added texture.

 I twisted three strands of twine and two strands of pearls together and attached it with my Tiny attacher.

 The flowers by Celebr8 is my all time favourite flower.

 A few beads that resembles little shells and some crystals were added to complete the page.

I love the texture on this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  You will find this paper collection at your local scrapbook store and you are most welcome to copy my page ♥♥