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♥

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♥
Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

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. ♥♥