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Saturday, March 21, 2020

♥ Freeze Frame - CSI 313 - Lady Pattern

Hello there crafty friends.  I am a bit late in sharing the page I made for the mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.   I do love to use a wreath design and that is what I opted for with this challenge.  I used an older photo of Kobus and me taken way back in 2011.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Basic Essentials, Felicity Jane Basics; Cardstock;  American Craft, Watercolour paper; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (Foliage #15, Spider Crysanthemum, Mini Captions); Flowers:  Petaloo; Puffy Scallops:  Elle's Studio; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Red Berry); Ink:  Lindy's Squirts (Poutine Gold, Emerald eh?!); Embossing Powder: Nuvo (Glacier White), Lindy's: Terra Cotta Rust, Reindeer Moss Green, Oakleaf Olive); Dies: Prima, Lawn Fawn; Other Silhouette Cameo cut file.

The case file:
This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme:   All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Dots, stripes, scallops, hearts, leaves, flowers, something curly or swirly.

Testimony:  I don't know if it counts...but I added hearts to my title.

Some close ups:

 I started my page by using water colour paper and using the Lindy's Squirts to add a mixed media circle behind the wreath.  I mixed Poutine Gold and Emerald Eh?! to get the right colour.  The chipboard leaves and Spider Chrysanthemum was heat embossed.

 I cut the wreath cut file from white American Craft Card stock. 

 I cut apart a few sheets of Lady Pattern Paper Basic Essential Hello Cards Green Chartreuse paper and die cut leaves with Prima and Lawn Fawn leaf dies.  I bent the leaves and added it to the wreath.I then toned the green down with white gesso and added splatter with Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence.

 I added a few patterned paper layers behind my photo and added the Elle's Studio Puffy hearts and scallop.  The Title was heat embossed. 

I love all the dimension on this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to create and play along with us at Color Story Inspiration.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hello Sunshine - CSI March cold case

Hello there.  Today I am sharing my take on the Color Story Inspiration March cold case.  The idea is to dig into your older stash and getting it on your pages.  I was inspired by the colours in the scene and the summer vibe to the image.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper: Amy Tan (One Plus); Cardstock: American Craft; Wood veneer: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Puffy Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Buttons: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Enamel dots and stars: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Die cuts: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other: Silhouette Cameo, Paper Issues cut file.

The cold case:

Some close ups:
I found this lovely sunray cutfile on the Paper Issues free downloads.

 Most of the elements used are of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Sunshine collection.

 I layered the flower and leaf ephemera with wood veneer flower and leaves.

 The puffy "so happy"is also part of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Sunshine.

The combination of the Amy Tan One Plus collection with embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Summer comes together perfectly.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you will be inspired to come and play along with the Color Story Inspiration challenges ♥♥

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dream On - Pinkfresh Studio

Hello there.  Today I am sharing a page made with some older Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection.  This was part of a Hip Kit a few years ago and I love the colours in the bits and pieces I have left.  I used a photo of my granddaughter taken on the baby shower for Kian.  She left early and so did the marshmallows.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Dream On), Maggie Holmes; Cardstock:  American Craft; Flowers:  Little Birdie, Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Acrylic Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio (Dream ON); Enamel hearts and dots:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts:  Pinkfresh Studio (Dream On), Vicki Boutin (Butterfly) ; Ink:  Distress Ink (Cracked Pistacio, Worn Lipstick); Stamps:  Finnabair (Don't forget to fly); Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio.

Some close ups:
 I stenciled the flourish through a stencil with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.

 Leane is brave, fearless and strong.  I am very thankful for this as she will be starting high school in a new country soon.

 I cut the Vicki Boutin butterfly in half to put on both sides of the photo.  I stamped butterflies with the Finnabair stamp and fussy cut it before adding it to the page.

 Some pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio flowers were the perfect colour to add.

 I used just about the whole sheet of gold acrylic mirror stickers on this page and it is just perfect.

At this angle you can see all the shiny bits from the acrylic mirror stickers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Super Oupa - CSI #312 - Pinkfresh Studio (Case of the Blahs)

Hallo there.  Today is the 1 March reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  It has a super hero theme...and according to me, Kobus is a super hero Oupa (grandpa).  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Case of the Blah's, Everyday Musings); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Wood veneer stars:  Studio Calico; Puffy Stars:  Bella Blvd; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal drops (Red Berry); Die cuts:  Pinkfresh Studio (Case of the Blah's); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink; Distress Ink (Antique Linen); Stencil: Kaisercraft; Dies:  Quickutz nesting stars.

The Case file:
 used the case file in the traditional way. 

Scheme: All the colours used.

Evidence: Woodgrain, wood, stripes, dots, stars, stencil, stitching; 

Testimony: I documented a super awesome Grandpa and used "Super" as part of my title.This is how I solved the case file:

Some close ups:

I stenciled some distress ink onto the white card stock and stitched around the circles.

I made a tag out of one of the patterned papers and used a piece of Maggie Holmes Gather wood grain paper in my layers.

I die cut stars with Quickutz nesting stars and outlined the layered pieces and stars in black pen.

My title includes the word "Super".

The story of the photos.

I love Nuvo glitter drops and this is the perfect red to match the color scheme.

I love how this page turned out and documenting memories are just the very best thing to do.

Come and play along with us at Color Story Inspiration. You will enjoy digging in your stash for the perfect pieces of evidence and there are awesome prizes up for grabs.



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Discover - Dusty Attic - Art from the Heart

Hello there.  Have you seen the lovely Dusty Attic mood board for February. I love the beach vibe of the colours and used some Art from the Heart (Harmony Collection) and lots of Dusty Attic Chipboard.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Pattern Paper:  Art from the Heart (Harmony); Cardstock:  American Craft:  Chipboard:  Dusty Attic; Glitter Tape:  American Craft:  Sequins:  Stash; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain); Stencil:  The Crafters Workshop:  Embossing Paste:  Various Lindy's Gang.

The Mood Board:
Some close ups:
 I matted card stock onto a pattern paper.  I then used Tattered Rose distress Ink through a stencil.  I then cut apart the planks from the Art from the Heart wood grain paper, distressed the edges and inked it in Walnut Stain.

I fussy cut some shells from a Penelope Dee paper to use as embellishments.  I taped the glitter tape to card stock and used an edge punch to create scallops.  The fence and the seagull are both Dusty Attic Chippies that was painted.

 A mix of fussy cut shells, chipboard shells and the fence.  The chipboard shells were also heat embossed.

 I decided to add some sequins to the bottom om my photos using Glossy Accents.

 Another little cluster of fussy cut shells and chipboard shells.

 I layered chipboard pieces and die cuts to create a 3D effect.

I really love how this turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥


Saturday, February 15, 2020

I love you more than all the stars in the Sky - CSI 310 - Elle's Studio

Hello there.  Today is mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  This case file celebrates all things Valentine.  I used a lot of Elle's Studio products on this page.

 Supply list:   Patterned papers:  Elle's Studio, Lady Pattern Paper;  Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard heart:  Unknown; Bling:  Prima; Flowers:  Petaloo; Puffy Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Acrylic Stars: Elle's Studio; Die Cuts:  Elle's Studio; Bakers Twine:  WeR Memory Keepers; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Weathered wood); Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Embossing Powder: Wow (Silver),  Nuvo (Jet Black); Border Punch:  Martha Stewart; Stamps: Elle's Studio, Kaisercraft.

The Case File:

This is how I solved the case file:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Stripes, frames, hearts, puffy Stickers, string, silver elements, punches, phrase stickers; chipboard, stamps.

Testimony:  I documented the one that I love.  My large title contains the inspiration word:  Love.

Some close ups:
 I first prepared my background by stenciling stars through a stencil.  I then took the chipboard heart and heat embossed it in silver.  I then stamped onto the embossed heart with a Kaisercraft script stamp and heat embossed the script with black embossing powder.  I love the effect it created.

 I added these two Petaloo Flowers below the photo.

 I have been wanting to use this large title for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity.

 I stitched three rows of hand stitching and added acrylic stars, puffy hearts, die cut stars and hearts and puffy dots to the stitching.

 Twine was added to a tag and I stamped the "All my Love" sentiment and "always yours"sentiment and added it to my photo.  The "always loving" is also an Elle's Studio puffy sticker.

So happy that this page turned out as good as I had imagined it.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories - Lady Pattern Paper

Hallo there.  I was inspired by the latest CSI case file to make another page.  I used older photos of my husband taken at Birds of Eden.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard: Scrapbook Studio, Celebr8; Wood Veneer:  Elle's Studio; Enamel hearts:  Bella Blvd; Die cuts:  Dear Lizzy; Embossing powder:  Nuvo (Glacier White).

The sketch I used as inspiration:

Some close ups:
 I love how well the Dear Lizzy bird ephemera matched the papers:

 The ringnecks wanted lots of attention.

 The circle camera embellishment was cut from a cut apart sheet.

 The title was heat embossed.

The cage was also heat embossed and the layered bird embellishment was placed on top of it.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥