Friday, December 20, 2019

A time to remember - Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly) - Dusty Attic Dec challenge

Hello there.  I am playing along with the December Dusty Attic colour challenge.  What makes this so awesome is that the new Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly collection) is perfect for the colour challenge.  Here is my page:

Supply list;  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly); Cardstock: Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Paper; Chipboard Title:  Dusty Attic (a time to Remember); Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (De Vine Frame Set); Flowers:  Dusty Attic, Prima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Twinkling H2O (Moonbeams, Harvest Soil, Royal Satin, Tahitian, Sapphire on Ice, Carribean Mist); Other mediums:  3d Matt Gel by Finnabair,  Finnabair gold glitter, Gold Stickels; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko Gold; Stencil:  Lady Pattern Le Mask; Leaf die:  Lady E designs.

This is the mood board.  I was inspired by the colours and the layers of leaves.
 Some close ups:
 I used one of Vicki Boutin's mixed media backgrounds and matted it on a page of Lady Pattern Paper Sparkly Goldie.  I hand stitched around the edges.

 I applied Finnabair 3d Matt gel through the Lady Pattern fireworks stencil and sprinkled gold glitter onto it while still wet.  I then die cut leaves from the Sparkly Royal, Sparkly Goldie and Sparkly Frozen.  
 I cut two corners from the Dusty Attic De Vine Frame set and first applied gesso before using Twinkling H2O's to colour the leaves in the colours of the mood board.

 The photo was matted on the three colours of Sparkly paper and the title was heat embossed in gold.

 I love the vibrancy of the Twinkling H20 paints.

 I used flowers by Prima and Dusty Attic and went a little crazy with the layering of the leaves.

On this photo you can see the sparkle and the dimension of the layers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Until further notice Celebrate Everything - Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkle)

I believe in celebrating every moment of life and I love the vibrant colours of this new Lady Pattern Paper  collection. I decided to scrap photos of my youngest grandson’s baby shoot with his siblings.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly); Cardstock:  American Craft; Tiny Letter stickers:  Tim Holtz; Wood veneer stars:  Studio Calico; Chipboard:  Lady Pattern paper, Room 5; Flowers:  Prima; Enamel hearts: Amy Tan; Enamel stars:  My Minds Eye; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Honey Gold); Stencil:  Lady Pattern Paper; Ink:  Brilliance (Galaxy Gold); Other Medium:  Embossing Powder: Tsukineko Gold, Nuvo Glacier White; Dies:  Spellbinders.

I used the Sparkly – Rainbow paper and matted my cardstock that is cut to 11 x 11 inch onto it. I then used the Le Mask Fireworks and stencilled gold ink onto the edges of my white cardstock.

 I wanted it peeking out behind the layers of patterned paper. I cut a 9 x 8-inch block from the Rainbow paper to use as my main layer. The photos were printed 2 up on a 5 x 7-inch photo paper and then matted on Basically Textured Knitty Gritty Dazzling Blue (B side).

I cut a block from the Frozen paper to layer behind the Rainbow paper and another strip from the Goldie paper to layer over the two blocks. I also cut the camera strip from the cut apart sheet to add to my layers. 
 The title chipboard was heat embossed with white embossing powder. I completed the page by embellishing it with flowers, heat embossed gold chipboard doilies, wood veneer stars and Nuvo Crystal drops in Honey Gold.

I really love this collection and it is so versatile that I am sure I will be using this as a staple in the future.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Forever be my Always - Lindy's Gang - Mixed Media

Hello there.  I just love the gorgeous December color challenge over on Lindy's Gang.  I used the Magical Shakers in my stash on watercolor paper to make my background.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper (140lb); Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studio (Daisies large); Flowers:  Dusty Attic; Enamel Dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Polka Purple, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Afternoon Delight Denim), Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Picket Fence); Paints:  Twinkling H2O (Tahitian, Sage); Embossing Powder:  Lindy's Pure White, WOW Metallic Silver; Stamps:  Kaisercraft.

The Color Challenge Graphic:

Links to the Lindy's Gang Products used:

Some closer images:

 Just look at that sparkle!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you found some inspiration here ♥

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sparkle - Pinkfresh Just a little Lovely - Altenew

Hello there.  I adore the colours in the Pinkfresh Studio's Just a Little Lovely collection.  I wanted to make a watercolour background and use my Altenew stamps to make my embellishments for this page.  I was inspired by the Dusty Attic mood board for November,  but I was to late to submit an entry.  I used a beautiful photo of my daughter for this page.

Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely); Cardstock:  Watercolour Paper, American Crafts; Chipboard Title: Penelope Dee; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (doily, wildflower); Flowers:  Petaloo; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC Metallic white gold; Ink:  Lindy's Gang Magical shakers (Alpine Ice Rose, California Poppy Gold); Paints: Kuretake; Embossing Powder:  Lindy's Gang (Pure White; Tsukineko (Gold, Sparkle); Stamps:  Altenew (Bamboo Rose)

The beautiful Dusty Attic November moodboard.
Some close ups:
 I stitched three circles on the background with white gold metallic tread.

 I stamped the Altenew florals with Versamark clear stamp and heat embossed it in gold.  

 I misted water onto the watercolour paper and then sprinkled Lindy's Magical Alpine Ice Rose onto it and moved it around with my paint brush.

 I made drips with the Lindy's Magicals Alpine Ice Rose and California Poppy Gold.

 I coloured the flowers with the magical powder and I used my Kuretake water colours to colour the leaves.

 I heat embossed the Dusty Attic Doily and Wildflower chipboard with Pure White embossing powder.

 How pretty is all that shine.

 I love that the heat embossing helps to keep the paint in the lines.  I fussy cut all the watercoloured flowers and leaves and then layered them on opposite sides of the photo.

Just love the shiny bits and the soft colour palette.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope I could inspire you to create something pretty ♥

Sunday, December 1, 2019

You are my Happy Place - CSI 303 - Mixed Media

Hello my friends.  Today is reveal day for Case File no 303 over on  Color Story Inspiration.   I was inspired by the colours of this case file and used it in the traditional way.   I am really enjoying the mixed media process and this page was also inspired by a page by Victor Henriques,  he really makes mixed media backgrounds look so easy.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Kaisercraft (Silver Bells); Cardstock: Watercolour paper; Chipboard Title: Scrap Collection; Circle: Room 5; Sequins:  Teresa Collins; Flowers:  Bo Bunny, Petaloo; Mini Words: 13 Arts; Die cuts:  Kaisercraft; Embroidery Floss: DMC White gold metallic thread; Ink:  Distress Oxide (Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers); Lindy's Gang: Shabby Turbine Teal, Bells of Ireland Green; Stencil: Tim Holtz:  Other mediums:  Finnabair Light Paste, Stickles (Mercury Glass); Embossing Powder: Lindy's Gang (Pure White); Stamps:  Altenew, Kaisercraft.

The case file:

I solved the case file as follows:
The Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence:  polka dots, stars, christmas elements, circular frame, sequins, glitter, flowers, phrases, die cuts, stamps.

Testimony:  I documented a photo taken on Christmas day 2018.

Some close ups:
 I first applied light paste through a star stencil and then painted some of the mists onto the background.  I used a co-ordinating ink and stenciled the circles and stamped butterfly images around the misted background.  I also fussy cut some of the stamped butterfly images.

 The circular chipboard frame was heat embossed in white.

 I coloured the chipboard title with permanent black ink.

 The flowers and leaves were stamped with Altenew stamps and water coloured using distress oxide inks. 
To give the layout a festive feel I stitched around the edges of the watercolour paper with metallic white gold thread.  The white gold sequins were the perfect finishing touch.  I covered the little holes in the sequins with Mercury Glass Stickles.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to join in with this challenge ♥♥

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Mixed Media - Happy

Hallo there.  To my surprise I am loving my journey into using watercolour techniques in my scrapbooking.  The warping paper has always been the thing putting me off wet mediums, but watercolour paper seem to be the thing that reduces excessive warping.  I love using stash that I "had to have"  but never used.  The photo on this page was taken of my 80 year old mother and her friend on Mothers day this year.

Cardstock:  Dailer Rowney 140 pound watercolour paper, grey American Craft; Chipboard title: Hip Kit exclusive; Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studios; Sequins: Stash; Flowers:  Celebr8; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mists:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Guten Tag Teal, Lederhosen Laurel); Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang (Twilight Jade Slate), Nuvo (Glacier White); Other: Stickles (Black Diamond); Stamps:  Kaisercraft; Leaf die:  Prima.

I am playing along with the Lindy's Gang November mood board:
I used the Guten Tag Teal:  Lederhosen Laurel : and Twilight Jade Slade embossing powder:

I first drew circles and lines on the watercolour paper and hand stitched in dark grey.  Then the fun started.

I misted water on the background and used the magical shakers to shake some ink pigment onto the background.  I allowed the background to dry naturally and worked on stamping and colouring my flowers and leaves.

 I heat embossed the circular chipboard embellishments and attached it to my page with the photo.

 I sprinkled sequins around my page and attached them where they fell.

 I like the combination of stamped and paper florals.
I created a lot of dimension by bending the flowers and leaves and then popping them up on foam.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope that you found some inspiration here♥