Saturday, August 24, 2019

Darling, just believe in yourself - Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2)

Hello there my crafty friends.  I am sharing another page made with the stunning Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection.  I am working through my collections at the moment and try to use it up.  So far I have made 6 pages with this collection and I am waiting for a few more pattern papers to use up the rest of the embellishments.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2; Flowers:  49&Market; Enamel dots:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2;  Die cuts and puffy stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills2; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mixed media:  Little Birdie Mixed media paste; Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Other:  Doily from my stash.
Some close ups:
This pretty paper really decides your design for you.  I love the way the stenciled mixed media paste pops on the dark blue.

 I used some of the frames in the collection as layers under my photo.  I love the added texture that distressing the edges of the background combined with the stitching brings to the page.

 I adore the combination of blues and purples in the collection.  

The stunning puffy stickers are a perfect combination with the soft 49&Market flowers.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Love - Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2)

Hallo there.  I am really trying to use up a collection before moving on with the next one. If you are anything like me, you are a hoarder that wants to just keep all the prettiness sitting in your stash.  I have made a decision to get them on pages.  I completed a total of 6 pages using this collection and still have a stack of embellishments I need more of the paper in this collection.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Pink Fresh Studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Bubblegum blush); Stickers/die cuts:  Pink Fresh Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Milled lavender); Stencil:  Crafters Workshop;  Other:  Doily from my stash.

The Laura Whitaker sketch I used:

Some close ups:
 I double matted my background on some of the gorgeous patterned paper.  I love the soft lilac and blues.  I stenciled some Distress Ink through a stencil to break the white background.

 A lot of pretty layers with a doily that adds some softness to the page.

 I used a frame that comes around chipboard and dressed it with ink and embossing powder to add more interest and texture to the page.

 Another floral cluster that combines fussy cut flowers with paper flowers.

I love how this page turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope I inspired you to create pretty pages.♥

Thursday, August 15, 2019

#SSE2018 Road trip - CSI 292 - Felicity Jane Zoey

Hello my dear friends.  It is mid month reveal on Color Story Inspiration.  I love the soft colours of this case file and used it in the traditional way.  The Testimony is to document a trip and I decided to use photos of last year's Secret Scrapbook Event road trip.  I love a good grid design.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Zoey); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio, Pinkfresh Studio; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Enamel dots:  Echo Park; Die cuts:  Felicity Jane (Zoey); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Stamps:  Felicity Jane, Border punch:  XCut.

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

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Stripes, flowers, leaves, circles, stamps, stitching, I mixed black and white patterns with colorful patterns.

Testimony:  I documented a road trip .

The Pagemap I used:

Some close ups:
 I love a good grid and I combined black and white patterns with other colours used in the case file.  I stamped on my photos.
 I stitched around each block and added the little flags to embellish.

 The cute little clip that holds the black and white flag is also by Felicity Jane.

 Some fussy cut flowers and the stats of our trip.

I love the combination of soft colours combined with the bold black and white patterns.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

I love camping - Lady Pattern Paper (Travel Buddies)

I adore the whimsical patterned papers of the Lady Pattern Paper Travel Buddies collection. There are just so many possibilities for scrapbook pages. We love camping and I was immediately drawn to the Travel Buddies ‘Gypsy Life’ paper.
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Travel Buddies); Cardstock:  American Craft;  Chipboard:  Lady Pattern Paper; Flowers;  Prima; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Barn Door, Gathered Twiggs); Border Punch:  XCut; Stamps:  Feed your Craft.
I decided to scrap some photos that were taken during our camping in Plettenberg Bay in December last year. I cut an 8 x 12-inch strip from this paper. I added a narrow strip of Travel Buddies ‘Cable Car’ and then chose to mat my large photo on an older Basically Textured ‘Macho Camo’ Chocolate Chilly paper. I also punched a border strip from the Chocolate Chilly paper to add next to the Cable Car paper.

I then die cut two circles from the Gypsy Life paper (clouds side) and stitched around the circles. I adhered the strips to white card stock and added stitching along the edge of the Gypsy Life paper. I matted my smaller photo with the Cable Car (aqua and pink blocks on the B side). I then fussy cut the banner from the Cable Car manufacturers strip and added it to the tops of my photos. I used a vacation stamp set and stamped a few sentiments on a pink scrap of paper and a scrap from the Travel Buddies ‘Fly’ paper. I fussy cut the stamped elements and added them to my page.

The Holy Chip! – Lost Chipboard title was coloured with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs), the Caravan (also from the Holy Chip! – Lost Chipboard) was coloured with Distress Ink (Barn Door).

I completed the look by fussy cutting four little birds from the cut apart sheet and adding them to the embellishment clusters. The last touches were added with the journaling and a few enamel dots.

Be sure to grab yourself this gorgeous collection from your local scrapbook store.  They are so versatile and you will love it ♥

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Journey of life - CSI #291 - Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2

Hello there.  It is time for the 1st August Color Story Inspiration reveal.  I  just loved that the case file perfectly matched my most favourite Pinkfresh collection.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2);  Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio;  Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Chipboard hot air balloon: Scrap Collections; Chipboard hearts:  Pinkfresh Studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Enamel dots:  Pinkfresh Studio; Die cuts and stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Embroidery Thread:  DMC; Mist:  Prima Color Bloom (Iris); Stencil:  Prima; Othe mediums:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold); Other:  Silhouette Cameo cut file, doily from my stash.

The case file:
I solved the case as follows:

Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence:  Floral pattern, camera, hot-air balloon, flowers, gold elements, doily, hearts, label, nuvo drops.

Testimony:  I documented the Journey of life.

 Isn't this hot-air balloon just the cutest thing ever?  I backed some of the flowers in the Silhouette die cut with patterned papers in the colours of the scheme.

 I added mist through a stencil onto my background and matted the white cardstock on the pretty dark purple patterned paper.  The "journey" word was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

 In our family the girls are really outnumbered.  This photo of the girls was taken in our family photo shoot earlier this year.  The pretty pink flowers are by Celebr8.  I added frames and labels below the photo.

I added a doily behind the layers of the photo...and finished the page by dotting gold Nuvo Crystal drops around the page.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beautiful ordinary day - Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2

Hello there my dear friends.  I have scrapped a number of pages with the stunning Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection.  I am in love with the colours in the collection and the blues, lilacs and purples are my new favourite shades to scrap with.  It is also perfect to scrap the photos taken on our family shoot in February.  Here is a page with a photo of my beautiful family.

Supply list:  Patterned papers: Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard: Pinkfresh Studio; Puffy stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Ephemera:  Pinkfresh Studio; Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Flowers:  49 & Market, Celebr8; Enamel dots:  Pinkfresh Studio; Ink:  Distress Ink (Stormy Sky); Border punch: EK Success; Embroidery Thread:  DMC

 I used Susan Springfellow's sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used the beautiful ombre paper to frame my page.  I stitched around the edge and around the circle behind the photo.

 I broke the white background with a stencil and Stormy Sky distress ink.

 How pretty are those 49 and Market flowers.

Some papers layered up for my photo mat.

This little cluster at the bottom of the page balances the page perfectly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to go and create something pretty♥♥

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sea Seeker - CSI289 - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there friends.  It is mid month reveal over at Color Story Inspiration.  This case file is absolutely gorgeous and I really loved creating this page.  I think it may just be my favourite layout for this year.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern (Ahoy Boy), Authentique (Seaside); Chipboard:  Celebr8; Wood veneer:  My Minds Eye; Brads:  My Minds Eye; Flair:  My Minds Eye; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts:  My Minds Eye, Autentique (Seaside); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Paint:  White Acrylic Paint; Other mediums:  Embossing powder by Lindy's Gang (Midnight Teal); Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

The Case file:
Isn't this just too beautiful.  I used it in the traditional way.

The Scheme:  All colours used.

Evidence:  Paper with a watercolor look, dots, stripes, ocean-themed elements, string, banners/flags, birds, lighthouse, wet medium.

Testimony: I documented a picnic spent on the beach on Mothers day.  I captured these lovely photos of my granddaughter picking up pretty stones on the beach.

Some close ups:
 I love it when I can combine some older stash with newer papers.  It is wonderful how well different manufacturer's collections can work together. My main patterned papers are all from Lady Pattern Paper.  The strips I cut for embellishing are by Authentique (Seaside collection) and they bring the perfect pop of red into the mix.
 I painted all the chipboard elements with white acrylic paint.  I then decided that a banner would look cool if strung between the two posts that the seagulls are sitting on.

 I stitched around the edges of my page as well as around the circle in the middle of the page.  The chipboard title was heat embossed.

 I love how this turned out.  I love the way the painted chipboard seagulls in flight look flying across the page.

 The photos were matted on dark patterned paper and the main photo was nestled behind the circle.

 It feels so good to see some older stash on a page.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Faith - Lady Pattern Paper (Alice in Vintage)

Hello there.  I guess I had a lot on my plate last year.  I forgot to post this page when Lady Pattern Paper launched the "Alice in Vintage" collection.  I am honest if I say that I struggle with vintage and shabby chic papers.  I guess it is because I am drawn to bright colourful pages.  These papers were perfect to scrap a photo of my husband and two sons taken during the Mighty Men conference in 2017.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Alice in Vintage); Cardstock:  Lady Pattern Paper Kraft; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8;  Flowers:  Celebr8; Flair: Feed Your Craft; Mediums:  Finnabair rust paste, Finnabair white crackle paste;  Ribbons and burlap:  Stash; Stencil:  Celebr8.

Some close ups:
 I tore the edges of the paper in the bottom layer.  I then used a Celebr8 stencil and applied some crackle texture paste to this layer.

 I cut my paper layers and distressed the edges.  All the chipboard pieces were dressed with Finnabair rust paste.  I then tucked them between the layers.

 The Feed your Craft flair was the perfect colour for this page.

 I am so glad that I now have this photo documented.

 This is probably my most favourite flowers by Celebr8.  Perfect for masculine pages.

I am happy with the end result.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today♥♥