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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 ♥

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Song - CSI 309 - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there!  Today is reveal day for the 1st February Color Story Inspiration case file.  I love the vibrant colors of the case file and Lady Pattern Paper was a perfect fit.  I also decided to scrap the photos of the beautiful Knysna Loerie that is a regular visitor to our garden.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper, Cardstock: Vicki Boutin Mixed Media; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Fitzgerald); Wood Veneer:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Chipboard:  Kirishe Laser Design; Tags:  Pretty Little Studio; Flowers:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8; Buttons:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Puffy hearts: Elle's Studio; Die cuts:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Embossing Powder:  Nuvo, Tsukineko; Punch:  Fiskars:  Other Mediums:  Turquoise Stickles, Finnabair Glitter.

The Case File:
 This is how I solved this case:

Scheme: All 5 colours used.

Evidence: Stripes, bird, bird cage, hearts, leaves, flowers, hang something.

Testimony:  I documented a visitor to our garden.  I used a quote as part of my journaling and the inspiration word Song.

Some close ups:
 The "something hanging" is the heat embossed bird cage.  

 As you know, I love stitching on my pages.  The little puffy hearts are all by Elle's Studio.

 I just love how this all came together.  The little bird die cut is a Hip Kit Exclusive.

 My title is the quote:  "No matter what yesterday was like, birds always start the new day with a SONG".

This bird must be one of the most beautiful birds that is indigenous to our country.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Love - My Minds Eye - Dusty Attic

Hello there,  I made a page today using scraps from My Minds Eye (Sweetest Thing). I selected the blues and yellows and  I used a punch to punch diamonds from the scraps of papers.  I then added it to a block of paper and stitched through the edges to create a quilt.  I wanted to scrap a photo of my youngest grandson.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  My Minds Eye (Sweetest Thing); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard: My Minds Eye; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (Creative Script, Ginko Biloba, Title); Pearls:  Upikit; Flowers: Petaloo, Celebr8; Other Mediums:  Glear Gesso, Little Birdie Metallic Wax (Glimmer Moss), Finnabair Wax(Turquoise Satin); Embossing Powder: Nuvo (Glacier White), Lindy's Gang (Cést la Vie Cerise); Dies:  Prima; Border punch:  Martha Stewart.

Some close ups:
 I really like the look of this quilt like patch work.

 I coloured the yellow flowers with Prima Color Bloom (Sunshine).

 The Ginko Biloba chipboard was treated with clear gesso and then I rubbed some metallic waxes onto it.  The Script chipboard was heat embossed.

 I know it is a baby boy but have no problem adding flowers.

 The title was heat embossed with Lindy's Gang C'est la vie Cerise embossing powder..

The patchwork block was added to card stock that was punched with Martha Stewart punch around the page punches.

I really love to see my older stash get onto a page.  Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Some kind of Wonderful - Lindy's Gang - Altenew

Hello there.  I just love the gorgeous January color challenge over on Lindy's Gang.  I used the Magical Shakers and Sprays in my stash on watercolor paper to make my background.  Here is my page:


Supply list:   Patterned paper:  My Minds Eye; Cardstock:  American Craft, Watercolour paper; Chipboard title:  Dusty Attic; Chipboard butterflies:  Blue Fern Studios; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Ink:  Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Lindys Gang products:  I mixed the blue using Steel Shimmer Spritz with Afternoon Delight Denim and Frozen Jack Frost.  I used the same colour on the leaves of the stamped images.  I also used Autumn Maple Crimson Starburst to colour the stamped flowers; Other mediums:  Nuvo Embossing powder (Glacier White), Tsukineko embossing powder (Sparkle); Stamps: Finnabair (Butterflies), Altenew (Beautiful Day)

The color challenge:

 I used this great sketch by Victor Henriques

Some close ups:
 I first mixed the Lindy's Gang Steel Shimmer Spritz with the pigment in the Afternoon Delight Denim and Frozen Jack Frost magical shakers.  I love that the color that was mixed is very close to the one in the mood board.


 I stamped the flowers and the leaves with Versafine Clair ink in Morning Mist and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  While my background was drying I colored the elements.

 I have had these Blue Fern Studios butterflies in my stash for years...and it was perfect for this page.

 I stamped the Finnabair butterfly in three places according to the sketch.  I used Versafine Clair Nocturne to stamp the butterflies.

 I clustered the flowers and leaves and popped some of them up on foam dots.

 Another stamped butterfly peeks out from behind the photo.

I have to admit that these watercolour mixed media backgrounds are very addictive.  I also love making my own embellishments with stamps and colouring it.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Discover Durbs - CSI307 - Celebr8 Sandsational

Hallo there.  It was mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration. Today I am sharing a page for Case File 307.  I was inspired by the colours in the scene of the case file but managed to bring in some evidence.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Celebr8 (Sandsational); Caardstock:  Watercolour paper; Chipboard:  Celebr8; Flowers:  Petaloo; Clip: Illustrated Faith; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mixed Media:  Neocolor II Watersoluble pastels,  Lindy's Gang embossing powder (Cleopatra's copper) and Nuvo (Jet Black), Stickels (Rose Gold); Stencil:  Tim Holtz.

The Case File:
I was inspired by the colors of the case file scene. I did however use the following evidence: eye glasses, tabs, pen, stamps, arrows, embossing powder. Testimony: the title was inspired by the magnifying glass and "Discover" seem to fit.


Some close ups:
 I first applied mixed media to the watercolour background.  I used Neocolor II watersoluble pastels and then applied ink through a dotted stencil.

 The chipboard leaves and titles were heat embossed.

 Love the colours in this case file and I used a lot of layering for my photo stack.

 The finishing touch was adding dots with the Rose Gold Stickles.

The little flags and word tabs were cut out and punched from the cut apart sheet in the Celebr8 Sandsational collection.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

You Colour my World - CSI308

Hallo there.  It is mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  Today I want to share my take on the cold case for this month.  The idea is to use up some of your older stash.  I was inspired by the pie chart and the rainbow colours.  Here is my page for this challenge:

Supply list: Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusive, older 6x6 paper pads by Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy and Paige Evans, Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy (Fox); Flowers: Petaloo; Puffy Sticker:  Illustrated Faith, Buttons:  Stash; Enamel dots and shapes:  Stash; Paint:  Kuretake watercolours; Other mediums:  Stickels (Rose Gold), Embossing Powder: WOW Rose Gold; Stamps and Dies: Altenew (Perfectly Perfect); Other:  Silhouette Cut File.

The case file:

The soft ice cream colours and the pie chart was in the inspiration for this page.

Some close ups:
I cut the cut file and then backed it with older pattern papers in my stash.  I then added tone-on-tone buttons, enamel dots and shapes to each segment.  I then glued my heart to this beautiful Hip Kit Exclusive watercolor background designed by Irit Landgraf.  I was then faced with the dilemma, it was so pretty that I didn't want to cover any part with photos....but I did!

 The glitter alpha stickers were originally a gun metal colour.  I covered it with rose gold Stickles to match the heat embossed stamped florals.

 I love to see so much of my stash on this page.

 I heat embossed some floral stamps and leaves and coloured it with my Kuretake watercolours.  The Petaloo flowers have also lived in my stash a long time'.

 I added the glitter dots with the rose gold Stickles. 

 This layout took me a whole day to make...but it was so worth it.

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