Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Happy Thoughts - Pink Fresh Studio - Indigo Hills 2

Hello there, I am delighted to share my second page made with the stunning Indigo Hills 2 collection.  The papers are perfect to document our recent family photo shoot.  Today I am documenting another of the photos of our grandchildren surrounding us.

Supply list:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2);  Chipboard Frame and Hearts:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2);  Leaf chipboard:  Blue Fern Studio;  Puffy Stickers:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Flowers:  Dusty Attic; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bubblegum blush); Die Cuts:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Mediums:  Gesso, Caran D'Ache Neocolor II

Some close ups:
 There is two of each paper in the paper pack.  I decided to fussy cut all the leaves from the one page and layer over the background with foam dots.  I adore the dimension it creates.

 I proceeded to stitch three concentric hearts with variegated DMC thread.  The chipboard leaf spray was first coated with gesso and when it dried I coloured it with Neocolor II crayons to mimic the colours in the papers.

The beautiful flowers by Dusty Attic was the perfect match for this collection.  I layered some puffy stickers below it.

 I used a puffy sticker as my title. added a floral die cut behind my flower and for a final touch I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

 Another view of the layered leaves.

You can see how well the chipboard matches the other leaf sprays.  I am really very happy with this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Moments are more important than things - Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2)

I have to confess....I am totally in love with all things Pink Fresh these days.  I just adore the watercolour look of the papers and embellishments.  Today I am sharing a page using my favourite photo of our recent family photo shoot. 

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2);  Letter Stickers: Pink Fresh Studio (Dream On); Flowers:  Prima; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Double Denim, Simply White); Puffy Hearts:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Die cuts:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Embroidery Floss:  DMC.

Some close ups:
 I fussy cut along the inside of the leaves.  I wanted to back this paper onto the ombre pink to purple paper, but I didn't want to lose the gorgeous splatter on the outside of the leave wreath so I just cut the leaves with my craft knive and lifted the edges of the leaves with foam dots.

 I then stuck the patterned paper down lifting the leaves with the foam dots for dimension.  I proceeded to hand stitch around the circle.

 I decided to add Prima florals to the wreath on both sides of the photo.

 I love how well the colours of the Prima flowers blend with the patterned papers.

 I used some older Pink Fresh letter stickers for my title and dotted some Nuvo Crystal drops around the circle.

I love all the dimension on this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are leaving inspired to create something pretty.♥

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Adventure - Pink Fresh studio (Everyday Musings) - CSI281

Hallo there.  I have to apologise for only posting this page now.  This month has been so busy that scrapping was put on a back burner...hopefully I will have time to catch up on all things creative very soon.  This page was for the 1st of May reveal on Color Story Inspiration.  The photo was taken on our recent trip to Cape Town.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pink Fresh Studio (Everyday Musings) (Case of the Blahs); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Title - Felicity Jane (Mila); Wood Veneer:  Pink Fresh Studio, Felicity Jane,  Chipboard:  Pink Fresh Studio; Bling:  Teresa Collins; Puffy Hearts:  Amy Tan; Stickers:  Globe - Simple Stories; Die cuts:  Every Day Musings, Shimelle; Embroidery Floss:  DMC;   Stamps:  Elle's Studio (Title Builder), Felicity Jane.

The case file:
I used the traditional clues and solved the case as follows:

Scheme:  All colours used.

Evidence:  Plain white background, wood, camera, stamps, globe, labels, frame, potted plant, sunburst.

Testimony:  I used a favourite photo taken during our recent trip.  I used the inspiration word:  Adventure as my title.

Some close ups:
 The Pink Fresh Studio collections are fast becoming my favourite.  The sunburst stamp is by Felicity Jane.

 The cute little wooden houses are by Felicity Jane and I just adore the little potted plants that are part of the Everyday Musings collection.

 Some more stamping with the Elle's Studio Title Builder stamps and I added some labels between the paper layers.

 I layered a Shimelle camera over a chipboard frame and added bling by Teresa Collins to the lens of the camera.

Another cute potted plant layered over a globe sticker and a circle die cut.

You have until the end of the month to partake in this challenge.  There are some awesome prizes up for grabs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kalkbay Harbour - Art from the Heart (Savannah)

Hello there.  I am sharing another page created with the beautiful Art from the Heart Savannah collection.  While we were in Cape Town recently we did the scenic route from Muizenberg to Cape Point and we lingered in all the beautiful places and captured moments.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Savannah), Bazzil basics; Cardstock:  American Craft, Bo Bunny; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer:  Elle's Studio, Studio Calico; Flair: Felicity Jane; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge); Stencil: Tim Holtz; Border Punches:  Martha Stewart, EK Success; Dies:  Quickutz; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
 I matted all my photos on dark brown cardstock.  I added some flags to the side of the page and added some die cut and wood veneer stars.

 I love how vibrant the papers are with these photos.  I also dusted off a few of my border punches and used punched strips for added texture.

 I added some phrases cut from the cut apart sheet.

 I added some hand stitching to the large star and the circle elements.

 The large star was the perfect spot for the page title.

 I had to add the photo of Kobus pinching his nose while standing between the drying snoek.

I always love to use stars on more masculine pages.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lady Pattern Paper - Like a Sir collection

I simply adore this gorgeous "gentlemanly" papers and it was perfect to showcase the "gentleman" in my life.  I decided to add some Twinkle Toes (Starry Night Intense Teal) as a contrasting colour and after matting my photo on brown cardstock I added a layer of this paper behind my photo.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Like a Sir, Twinkle Toes); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title: Lady Pattern Paper; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic; Flowers:  Celebr8; Mechanicals:  Finnabair; Pearls: FabScraps; Ink: Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Ground Expresso), Colorbox Chalk (Creamy Brown); Stencil: Tim Holtz (Bubble), Lady Pattern Paper; Stamp: Christy Tomlinson; Border punch:  XCut, Ek Success; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko; Other Mediums:  Finnabair Rust Paste. Other:  Twine and beads from my stash.

For my background I framed a Twinkle Toes (Baby Hearts so Buff) with the Like a Sir (Mister Right).  I distressed the edges of the So Buff paper and punched it for added texture.  I then stamped various colours of brown inks onto the background.  I wanted even more texture and used some corrugated cardboard that I dry brushed with teal and brown acrylic paint and then tore the edges.  

I layered two blocks of Like a Sir (London Town) behind the photo using both sides of the paper.  I then punched a strip of the Like a Sir (Mr Pennyworth- the camera side) and also layered it over the two blocks.  I also added another piece of painted corrugated cardboard behind my photo. 

Before sticking it all down I prepared my various chipboard pieces.  The lavender sprigs were painted creme, the chipboard clock was painted teal and brown to tie in with the painted corrugated pieces.  The script chipboard and the "Gentleman" title was heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  The gears where treated to rust paste.  

  I also used some Finnabair mechanicals and finished my page with a few pearls and a flower.

I layered the paper and chipboard pieces on  my background.  I then strung some wooden beads onto twine and embellished the strip of corrugated cardboard with it.

I love all the texture and dimension on this page.

Do you want to document the gentlemen in your life?  Be sure to get this gorgeous collection from your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This is Home - Art from the Heart (Savannah)

Hello there.  I was so blessed when Tracy Schimper the owner of Art from the Heart gave me her Savannah and Adventure collections to play with.  I have been away and these gorgeous paper have been waiting for me.  Today I got stuck into the Savannah collection and used photos that we took during our recent trip to Cape Town.  We really spent a day playing tourist in our own country and explored the gorgeous coastline around Cape Town.  Here is my page:

 Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Art from the Heart (Savannah collection); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Scrap Collections; Chipboard aloe:  Room5; Flowers:  Celebr8; Ink:  Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs); Stencil:  Prima; Border Punch:  Martha Stewart; Other: Sisal.

Some close ups:
 The labels, tags and little circle embellishments were all cut from the cut apart sheet.  I added some sisal behind the little circular embellishments to add texture.  I also added some swirls on the patterned paper using some distress ink and a stencil.

 I just love this chipboard title and it was perfect for this layout.

 I added a punched border strips in the orange rust colour on both sides of the layout.

 I cut some banners to add behind the photos and the little word sentiments are also cut from the cut apart sheet.

 I very seldom create 2 page layouts, but I had so many photos taken at Cape Point that a 2 pager is perfect to document our day out.

 I again used the cut apart sheet to cut the little journal spot and the circular embellishment.

I stamped the date on one of the labels, added word sentiments to the photos and my layout was done.

Do you have many photos of your travels in South Africa?  Remember to get this awesome paper collection from your local scrapbook store before they are all gone.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥