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Friday, January 19, 2018

Life is sweeter in flipflops - Lady Pattern Good Times and Tan Lines

Hi there.  I am here to share another page that was created with the awesome new Lady Pattern collection, Good Times and Tan Lines.  My previous pages was made using the blues and greens.  This time I wanted to include pink.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers: Lady Pattern Good Times and Tan Lines Copacabana (kites), Good Times and Tan Lines One in a Melon (confetti), Good Times and Tan Lines Beach Vibes (Life is sweeter card), Basic Essentials Mermaid Tails Green Chartreuse and Intense Teal, Basic Essentials Dreamy Dots Pink Mary (stripes); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Chipboard frame and shells:  Blue Fern Studios; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen); Stencil: Scrapbook Studio; Other mediums: Lindy's Embossing powder, Finnabair Patina Paste, Finnabair Metallique Wax (vintage gold).

Some close ups:
I had a lot of fun playing with the Finnabair Patina paste and was amazed at how it transformed the chipboard elements.  I wanted the photos and patterned papers to take center stage and kept my embellishing to a minimum.  
 I cut a large circle that I hand stitched to compliment the circular element of the chipboard.  I love how the Basic Essentials so perfectly compliment this collection.

 The blending of the ink to form the sun burst was an after though done when the page was complete and I found that "something"  was still missing.

 I balanced my layout by adding strips of the same patterned papers to the bottom of the page.

A shot that shows the dimension of the page.  I love taking a shot like this with every page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Do stock up on this beautiful Lady Pattern Paper at your local scrapbook store.  You will find them to be versatile and a staple you need in your stash. ♥♥

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Magic Moments - September 2017 Hip Kit - Paige Evans Turn the Page

Hallo there.  I only cut into the September 2017 Hip Kit today.  It has all the beautiful embellishments from this gorgeous collection.  I saw a photo that my daughter in law shared on Facebook and there is so much emotion in the photo that I wanted to capture the emotion by using a limited colour palette of the blues and greys in the kit combined with some black and white.  I added two sheets of an older Felicity Jane kit to get the mix perfect.  Here is my layout:

 Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Pink Paislee Paige Evans (Turn the Page), Felicity Jane;  Cardstock:  American Craft; Vellum: My Minds Eye; Letter Stickers: Shimelle; Wood Veneer:  Paige Evans Turn the Page; Flair:  Felicity Jane; Labels:  Basic Grey; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts:  Paige Evans Turn the Page; Stencil:  Tim Holtz; Embossing Paste: Studio 490; Embossing Powder:  Tinby Metallic Melts; Stamps:  Felicity Jane.

Some close ups:
 I love the hint of silver that can be seen in the embossing paste.  The flowers were fussy cut from a Felicity Jane paper.  The label is an old Basic Grey one that has been in my stash forever.  I added some vellum with metallic silver dots behind the photo mat.

 I combined the foam "Magic" Shimelle stickers from a previous kit with the "Moments"die cut in the collection.  I love how the white pops with all the blues.
 I wanted to really put the pretty patterned papers on show and used larger layers than what I normally do.    I love all the layers.


There is indeed magical moments in everyday life, we just have to take the time to see them.
 
This page really turned out well.  I am happy.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you found inspiration here ♥♥


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Let's Stay In - CSI 245

Hallo there.  I am slowly getting back into creating pages....and playing with mixed media on the side...but more about that at another time.  Today I am playing along with Color Story Inspiration Case file 245.  I have used the traditional clues to make my layout.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Basically Textured Zesty Zebra Intense Teal, Basically Textured Knitty Gritty Dazzling Blue, for the photo layers I used a mix of Dear Lizzy and Maggie Holmes, Cardstock: Bazzill; Letter Stickers:  American Craft; Specialty Snowflake paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle; Label: Elle's Studio; Brads: My Minds Eye; Die Cuts:  WeR Memory Keepers (Honey I'm Home), Prim (Coffee Break); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink: Brilliance (Moonlight White); Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Stamp:  Felicity Jane (Sophie).

The Case File:

Here is how I solved the case file:

The Scene:  I used the scene picture above as inspiration to make my whimsical background.

The Scheme:  All 5 Colours used.

Evidence:  Polka dots, stars, mountains, lights, winter elements, string, houses.

Testimony:  I chose to document a winter activity.  I have fibromyalgia and are very sensitive to cold that causes flare ups...so in winter I hibernate and prefer to stay home and stay warm.  My journaling reads as follows:  “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and  for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for HOME.”  - Edith Sitwell

Some close ups:
I first created my background. 
 
 I stenciled some stars in white ink onto the dark blue paper and stitched around the "mountains".

The light bulbs have been part of my stash for a long time and were perfect for this page.
I added some houses that was cut from a sheet of WeR Memory Keepers (Honey I'm Home) paper and added a enamel heart to the photo.

I used very old American Craft Alpha thickers and that also added the polka dots from the evidence.

Books and copious amounts of coffee is also something I like in the winter and therefore I added the die cuts from an old Prima collection.  The quote is just perfect for this page.

Last Saturday I was blessed to take a class by the talented Anguree Janse van Rensburg while she was on vacation in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.  I loved all the texture and techniques that she taught in her class.  This is the complete layout and will be going into a frame and onto the photo wall in my home.


Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I really appreciate your support and kind comments ♥♥