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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Some kind of Wonderful - Lindy's Gang - Altenew

Hello there.  I just love the gorgeous January color challenge over on Lindy's Gang.  I used the Magical Shakers and Sprays in my stash on watercolor paper to make my background.  Here is my page:


Supply list:   Patterned paper:  My Minds Eye; Cardstock:  American Craft, Watercolour paper; Chipboard title:  Dusty Attic; Chipboard butterflies:  Blue Fern Studios; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Ink:  Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Lindys Gang products:  I mixed the blue using Steel Shimmer Spritz with Afternoon Delight Denim and Frozen Jack Frost.  I used the same colour on the leaves of the stamped images.  I also used Autumn Maple Crimson Starburst to colour the stamped flowers; Other mediums:  Nuvo Embossing powder (Glacier White), Tsukineko embossing powder (Sparkle); Stamps: Finnabair (Butterflies), Altenew (Beautiful Day)

The color challenge:

 I used this great sketch by Victor Henriques

Some close ups:
 I first mixed the Lindy's Gang Steel Shimmer Spritz with the pigment in the Afternoon Delight Denim and Frozen Jack Frost magical shakers.  I love that the color that was mixed is very close to the one in the mood board.


 I stamped the flowers and the leaves with Versafine Clair ink in Morning Mist and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  While my background was drying I colored the elements.

 I have had these Blue Fern Studios butterflies in my stash for years...and it was perfect for this page.

 I stamped the Finnabair butterfly in three places according to the sketch.  I used Versafine Clair Nocturne to stamp the butterflies.

 I clustered the flowers and leaves and popped some of them up on foam dots.

 Another stamped butterfly peeks out from behind the photo.

I have to admit that these watercolour mixed media backgrounds are very addictive.  I also love making my own embellishments with stamps and colouring it.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Discover Durbs - CSI307 - Celebr8 Sandsational

Hallo there.  It was mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration. Today I am sharing a page for Case File 307.  I was inspired by the colours in the scene of the case file but managed to bring in some evidence.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Celebr8 (Sandsational); Caardstock:  Watercolour paper; Chipboard:  Celebr8; Flowers:  Petaloo; Clip: Illustrated Faith; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mixed Media:  Neocolor II Watersoluble pastels,  Lindy's Gang embossing powder (Cleopatra's copper) and Nuvo (Jet Black), Stickels (Rose Gold); Stencil:  Tim Holtz.

The Case File:
I was inspired by the colors of the case file scene. I did however use the following evidence: eye glasses, tabs, pen, stamps, arrows, embossing powder. Testimony: the title was inspired by the magnifying glass and "Discover" seem to fit.


Some close ups:
 I first applied mixed media to the watercolour background.  I used Neocolor II watersoluble pastels and then applied ink through a dotted stencil.

 The chipboard leaves and titles were heat embossed.

 Love the colours in this case file and I used a lot of layering for my photo stack.

 The finishing touch was adding dots with the Rose Gold Stickles.

The little flags and word tabs were cut out and punched from the cut apart sheet in the Celebr8 Sandsational collection.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with us over at CSI.  There are some awesome prizes up for grabs ♥

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

You Colour my World - CSI308

Hallo there.  It is mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  Today I want to share my take on the cold case for this month.  The idea is to use up some of your older stash.  I was inspired by the pie chart and the rainbow colours.  Here is my page for this challenge:

Supply list: Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusive, older 6x6 paper pads by Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy and Paige Evans, Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy (Fox); Flowers: Petaloo; Puffy Sticker:  Illustrated Faith, Buttons:  Stash; Enamel dots and shapes:  Stash; Paint:  Kuretake watercolours; Other mediums:  Stickels (Rose Gold), Embossing Powder: WOW Rose Gold; Stamps and Dies: Altenew (Perfectly Perfect); Other:  Silhouette Cut File.

The case file:

The soft ice cream colours and the pie chart was in the inspiration for this page.

Some close ups:
I cut the cut file and then backed it with older pattern papers in my stash.  I then added tone-on-tone buttons, enamel dots and shapes to each segment.  I then glued my heart to this beautiful Hip Kit Exclusive watercolor background designed by Irit Landgraf.  I was then faced with the dilemma, it was so pretty that I didn't want to cover any part with photos....but I did!

 The glitter alpha stickers were originally a gun metal colour.  I covered it with rose gold Stickles to match the heat embossed stamped florals.

 I love to see so much of my stash on this page.

 I heat embossed some floral stamps and leaves and coloured it with my Kuretake watercolours.  The Petaloo flowers have also lived in my stash a long time'.

 I added the glitter dots with the rose gold Stickles. 

 This layout took me a whole day to make...but it was so worth it.

Please come and play along with us over at Color Story Inspiration.  There are wonderful sponsors and some great prizes up for grabs.♥



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Exhale - Dusty Attic Jan moodboard - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there.  Have you seen the lovely Dusty Attic mood board for January.  It is so bright and fresh.  I used a lot of Lady Pattern Paper for this page.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper (Bon Crayon, Good Times and Tan Lines, Basic Essentials; Cardstock:  Watercolour paper; Chipboard: Dusty Attic (Flower buds, title, tropical foilage, hibiscus, page pebbles); Flowers:  Little Birdie, Prima; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal dots (Bright Gold); Micro beads:  American Craft (WOW - gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Paint:  Twinkling H2O (Solar Gold); Mists:  Prima Color bloom (summer sky, glistening waves, gold foil) Embossing powders:  Lindy's (Geranium Coral Blush, Terra Cotta Rust, Oakleaf Olive), Nuvo (glacier white), Tsukineko (gold); Border Punch:  Ek Success; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The January Mood board:

I used this sketch:

Some close ups:
 You know how much I like to stitch on my pages.

 The hearts were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

 I used the tropical foilage, flower buds, hibiscus flowers and a page pebble that were all heat embossed.
 I popped the hearts up on foam squares.

 Another little cluster.

 I added micro beads to the stamens of the hibiscus flowers.

Enamel dots are my "go to" embellishment to finish a page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Do come and play along with these challenges ♥

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bookworm - CSI 306 - Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)

Hello there.  I am a tad late in posting my layout for the first Color Story Inspiration reveal for 2020.  My husband have been in hospital for the past 3 days and my life seems to revolve around hospital visits.  You can see Case File no 306 over on  Color Story Inspiration.   I was inspired by the colours of this case file and used it in the traditional way.   Here is the page with photos of me with my granddaughter taken during a shopping date for her birthday.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Dear Lizzy (lovely day), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock:  Vicki Boutin Mixed Media; Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day); Chipboard:  Room 5; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Die cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko Gold; Border Punch:  EK Success.

The case file:

This is how I solved it:

The Scheme:  I used all the colours in the moodboard.

Evidence:  Floral pattern, dots, hearts,  flowers, leaves, butterflies, die cuts, embossing powder, multicolored alphabet.

Testimony:  I documented a birthday.


The layout is slightly inspired by this Laura Whitaker sketch:

Some close ups:
 I heat embossed the chipboard doilies and fussy cut the butterflies from a Maggie Holmes patterned paper.

 I layered some floral die cuts over the doilies.

 I love it that Leane loves reading as much as me.

 I placed my title between the two photos.

 Tiny word stickers, enamel dots and enamel hearts completes this page.

I really love these alphabet stickers.

Do come and play along with us at Color Story Inspiration.  There is some awesome prizes up for grabs.  Happy 2020 to you all ♥

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 ♥