Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Summer Fun - Lady Pattern Paper - Sun o' Clock

Hello there.  I am sharing my second page made with the new Lady Pattern Paper Sun o' Clock collection.  My daughter in grace, Nadia, took the most beautiful photo while we were on holiday at the Keurbooms River last year in December. The Sun O’Clock collection is perfect to showcase the gorgeous photo.

I wanted to use the blues and the papers that have more orange hues. Therefore, I decided on the Sun O’Clock Splash for the bottom half of the page. I punched scallops from this paper with a border punch and then layered them over another Splash paper. I cut the middle piece out of the Ice Cream paper to use for the top part of the page. I then cut both down and matted it on Lady Pattern Kraft cardstock. I layered the manufacturers’ strip of the Lazy Days paper onto a strip of Kraft card stock and layered it over the area where the two papers meet.

I matted my photo twice, first on white cardstock and then on kraft cardstock. I then added a block of Lazy Days (B side) and then cut two banners out of the orange and aqua areas of the Ice Cream paper to add to the side of the photo.

The Summer FUN chipboard title was heat embossed with white embossing powder and the shells and seaweed chipboard was also treated to various different colours of embossing powder. I finished the page with the chipboard, a tag cut from kraft card stock and the tiny page pebbles that were coated with metallic acrylic paint.

I popped up the scallops with foam dots to give it dimension and then added some of the chipboard shells and page pebbles in between the layers.  I am delighted with the result.

Be sure to grab this stunning collection from your local scrapbook store♥
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Sweet Summer - Art from the Heart (Funtime)

Hello there.  Today I would like to share another bright summery page created with Art from the Heart's gorgeous summer collection called Funtime.  I decided on a photo of my oldest son and his oldest son taken at the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve at Storms River.  The ocean is so wild and beautiful that you can just sit and stare for hours.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Funtime); Cardstock: Embossed ♥Elsie, American Craft; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Wedgewood Blue); Bling:  Teresa Collins; Clouds:  Charms Creations; Embroidery Thread: DMC; Border punches:  XCut, Fiskars; Other:  Silhouette Cameo (The sun) and ric rac from my stash.

Some close ups:
 I have had these fabric clouds by Charms Creations in my stash for a while and I mixed silver glitter to glossy accents and applied the glitter to the clouds.  It was also good to get some ricrac that has been in my stash for ages on a page.  The ♥Elsie card stock with it's speech bubbles are also an oldie but a goodie.

 I cut the sun with the Silhouette Cameo and offset the image to have a darker mat for the sun.

 The title block, camera, clouds and other embellishments were all cut from the cut apart sheet that is part of this collection.

 I layered the fussy cut elements over each other and added a second hibiscus flower and layered over the first one to create more dimension.  I really love all the little phrases that is on the cut apart sheet.

I love it when another memory is recorded.  The red strip and the scalloped dark blue paper is all from the cut apart sheet.

Be sure to get this fun little mini collection to scrap those bright and happy summer moments.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fairytale Story - CSI301 - Mixed Media

Hello my friends.  Today is mid month reveal day for Case File no 301 over on  Color Story Inspiration.   I was totally inspired by the colours of this case file.  I also wanted to try something new and I am delighted with how this Mixed Media layout turned out.

Supply list:  Cardstock:  Watercolour paper, American Crafts; Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studios; Bling:  Prima St Tropez Say it in Crystals; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mists/Paints:  Prima Color Bloom (Soft Teal, Frost), Lindy's (Bells of Ireland Green), Finnabair heavy white gesso, Finnabair light paste, Gelatos (Red Cherry, Green Tea, Coconut); Kuretake watercolor paint; Embossing powder:  Nuvo (Glacier White), Lindy's (Hyacinth Blue Jade), Tsukineko (Sparkle); Stencil:  Crafters Workshop; Stamps and Dies:  Altenew (Striped Florals, Adore You).

The case file:

Some close ups:
 This chipboard frame formed the focus of my page.  I covered it in gesso and then painted it with Gelatos.  The title was heat embossed.

 I loved stamping, heat embossing and colouring the florals and leaves.  

 The florals and leaves were stamped and heat embossed on watercolour paper and is thick and quite rigid.

 I shaped the flowers and added lots of dimensional foam behind the die cut pieces.

 I loved making this page and I do believe I will be doing it more regularly in the future.

 This photo shows off the dimension perfectly.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Life is better in Flip Flops - Art from the Heart (Funtime Collection)

Hello there.  I have been blessed to receive the gorgeous new Funtime Collection by Art from the Heart.  This collection is ideal to document all those summer memories.  Here is the first page I made with the collection using photos taken at the waterfall in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Some close ups:
I used an XCut Border Punch to punch the border above the photographs.  The strip with the stars, the strip with the flip flops and the blue strip down the right side of the page are all manufacturers strips.  The tiny phrases were cut from the cut apart sheet. 

I cut the rosette with the Silhouette Cameo and layered the fussy cut the sun, flip flops and sunglasses from the cut apart sheet.

The title card was also cut from the cut apart sheet.

I have had these laser cut wood veneer palm trees in my stash for quite some time.  I covered them with gesso and then coloured the trees with Gelatos.  I added the "Summer" banner to the trees with bakers twine.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to get this cute collection from your local scrapbook store. ♥♥

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Home sweet Home - Felicity Jane Jeana

Hallo there my crafty friends.  I am sharing another page that was created with the gorgeous Felicity Jane Jeana kit.  I love how well this collection work with boy pages...and you know I have many little boys in my life.

Some close ups:
 The border punch I used for this page is by the X Cut and is possibly my favourite border punch.  I used the stamp in the collection to stamp the "Bloom where you are planted.

 I used one of the journaling cards to add my title.  How cute is that yellow puffy "home" sticker.

 The rubber "love" charm is from an older Felicity Jane kit.

 I added the little hexagon ephemera die cut pieces as embellishments.

 Another of the stamps in this collection.

 More hexagons and a puffy house sticker.

The photo goes back a number of years and features Lukas with Nina and Samson.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7 Today - CSI 300 - Teresa Collins (Daily Stories)

Hello my friends.  Yesterday was reveal  day for Case File no 300 over on  Color Story Inspiration. The colour scheme of the case file had me grabbing for a much older collection by Teresa Collins.  I can never bring myself to destash the pretty collections by Teresa Collins.  I documented my grand daughter, Leane's 7th birthday party.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins (Daily Stories), Crate Paper (black and white); Cardstock:  Bo Bunny Double Dot; Wood Veneer:  Heidi Swapp; Chipboard:  Teresa Collins; Enamel dots:  Echo Park, Teresa Collins; Stickers/Ephemera:  Teresa Collins; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge); Embossing Powder: Nuvo; Border Punch":  EK Success;  Label stamp:  Altenew;  Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The case file:

Laura Whitaker's sketch:

Some close ups:
The wall of phrases on the case file image was the inspiration for the clouds.  I cut it with the Silhouette Cameo from a Crate Paper (Hello Love) paper and then I cut it again from vellum.  I stitched the two layers together to soften the look.

I cut the sunburst from Bo Bunny Double Dot card stock and then darkened it with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  

The flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.  I stamped and die cut the labels.

The pink layer behind the photo was border punched with a spiral punch and the title was heat embossed.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please come and play along with the CSI detectives.  There is some awesome prizes up for grabs.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Simply Flamazing - Lady Pattern Paper Sun o' Clock

I was inspired to use the pretty palm tree paper to scrap a photo of my husband and me while on holiday in Durban.

 I used the Sun O’Clock Life’s a Beach and to bring in some contrast I used a sheet of Basically Textured Knitty Gritty Chocolate Chilli. I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut a circle in both the pages. The circle on Life’s a Beach was cut slightly larger than the circle on the Knitty Gritty. I then pierced holes around the circles and hand-stitched for extra texture. I added a sheet of Sun O’Clock Splash behind the two layers.

I then matted my photo on Basically Textured Macho Camo (B side). I added the photo to the inside of the circle and cut the “Summer Story” sentiment from the Sun O’Clock Aquaholic cut apart page. I used a corner rounder to make the sentiment into a tab to place behind my photo. Then I completed the page using the palm tree chipboard, some stamped florals, stickers and flowers.

 I added the title “Simply Flamazing” and the final touches were the Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I love to combine stamped black and white florals with flowers.

Be sure to get your Sun o' Clock paper from your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Little Mommy - Felicity Jane (Jeana collection)

Hallo there.  I am sharing a page today of my gorgeous youngest grandbaby and his big sister.  Leane is a real little mommy and I wanted to document how cute and caring she is with Kian.

 I must be honest and say that I adored using this collection on 6 pages.  It was perfect for both feminine and masculine pages.

Some close ups:
 I love to challenge myself to use the border punches in my stash.  A page would also not be complete without some hand stitching.

 I die cut the "Real life moments" from one of the journaling cards.  The flocked white floral is just gorgeous and I am very tempted to hoard it.

 The green banner is also cut from a journaling card.

 I fussy cut a lot of flowers from the floral patterned paper.  They are the perfect embellishments.

 The rubber bow charm and "dream" chipboard circle is from an older collection.

 I outlined the puffy alpha stickers to define them.

I used a lot of foam squares and dots to create some dimension.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥