Friday, 1 December 2017

Scrap The Girls December 2017

Scrap The Girls Challenge blog spot

I loved this mood board!

I had the perfect photo - me beside a genuine Christmas tree  with snow all about in Perth Canada

early January 2017

My Mind's Eye had the ideal collection for this mood board!! - Joyful
Papers I used were;
Starry Night
Foiled Paper Pine Cone
Foiled Paper Trees

Joyful Puffy Stickers

Mixed Bag Cardstock Dies

and Freckled Fawn Foam Word Stickers provided the title.

why not pop over to the blog and enter your challenge - Christmas is so much fun to scrap!!
December's sponsors are  Corbett Creations and D-lishscraps

Sunday, 26 November 2017

More Than Words November 2018 Challenge

More Than Words Challenge Blogspot

I had the perfect photo for this theme- taken outdoors on our adventure, showing woodgrain in it as well!!

It was taken on our recent holiday to Canada and I have always been intrigued by the logs that float in the waterways (in British Columbia at least). 

If you look closely you can see all the logs built up on the edge of the waterway, the houses are built from wood and the front facades are woodgrain. 

The photo also includes a lot trees without their leaves showing plenty of wood!

The base paper layer is also woodgrain.

I chose The Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Collection  because I think it complemented my photo perfectly!! - snow in the photo, the same fir trees!!

All that fussy cutting was worth it!!
I was tempted to put texture paste and inks etc behind the photo but I wanted the focus to be on the photo and how well the page design complements it.

By the way it was indeed an absolutely  magical day, and holiday for that matter!!

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes
- Forest

Scrap FX Chipboard Word
Couture Creations Heat activated Foil

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Kraft Plus November 2017 challenge- Think Big

Kraft Plus Challenges

My take

Big title

 Big flower, Big Heart and Big chipboard Sticker!

Big photo (7x5) taken on a big holiday!!

Products used

Kraft Paper

Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection,

 Kaisercraft wooden heart

 Prima flower

Really enjoyed this challenge and Cocoa Vanilla Studio Collections are so delightful to work with!!

Highlights for your page

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenges   November 2017

Today I am sharing how I highlighted the shoe stamp on my Inspiration page.
I thought the shoe stamp was very "chic!"

Gather your supplies-

-Carabelle Studios Stamps - Girly 

    Altenew Crisp Embossing powder Pure White Opaque

                                 Anti static pillow
                                Versamark ink (or Embossing Ink)      
                                acrylic block
                                 heat tool

Wipe the part of the page where you want your stamp to be with your antistatic pillow- this stops the embossing powder sticking where you don't want it!

Place your stamp on the acrylic block, making sure it is not upside down or sideways!
apply Versamark ink
and stamp your page.

then generously sprinkle the embossing paste over your stamped image

It is handy to have 2 biggish sheets of paper folded in half. 
lay them on top of each other, 

Tip excess embossing powder off your page onto the top folded paper.

Then you can gently fold that and pour the embossing paste back into the jar it came in!
This is a good way to prevent wastage of your embossing powder, though I invariably lose some of it!!
 If you get the some of the  powder where you don't want it you can very delicately flick it away with a fine paintbrush-but be careful you don't swipe the image itself and muck it all up !😞

Now all that is left is to use your heat tool to set the embossing powder

I'm loving the Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder as all you need to do is hold the heat tool over the powder for a few moments, move it across the image and you see it setting as you go!

 You don't need a lot of heat on the one spot for long and you don't need to wave the heating tool above it - just hold over the image and move across it!

Of course the usual techniques to stamping apply, such as getting an even spread of the Versa mark ink over the stamp, not leaving it too long before covering with the embossing powder, and not burning the paper underneath by holding the heat gun too long in the one spot .

If you haven't tried this technique before maybe practice a few times before you go straight to your scrapbook page!!

If you look at my page you can see I  used 49 and Market Gabi's Line stitch stamp as a border.
This time I used the Altenew crisp Embossing Powder Translucent Pearl and
 it gave me a lovely way  to frame  my page.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Design Guest Design spot November 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Store
Mystical scrapbooks blogspot

The online blog challenge this month is Shapes and my Challenge is
" use Squares in your background"

I was really excited to work with the Australian Cocoa Vanilla Studios "You rock" Collection which is available at Mystical Scrapbooks. 
It is ideal for boys, but hey girls wear blue too!!
My beautiful happy darling boy is now a handsome young man and I am so proud of him!

The papers I used were
 -In Line
 - Galactic
Cocoa Vanilla Studios You Rock Washi Stickers  
Cocoa Vanilla Chipboard Stickers
Faber- Castell deep blue gelato stick, shaved into Golden Light Moulding paste.
I also added Finnabair Glass Beads to add texture to the moulding paste, but I wouldn't do that again as it made the texture paste really hard to spread!!
Prima Finnabair stencil - Grungy Grid
Rainbow Splendour Embellishments and Corbett Creations Wood Veneers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Prima Sequins
KJKareen Accent Scrapbooking Flair
and of course Black bazzil (available from Mystical Scrapbooks too)

Looking forward to seeing how others interpret the challenge,  so upload to the blog and good luck!!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Off The Rails November 2017 Challenge

I loved this Mood Board

Plenty of chic on this page!!

I was so excited to get my cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Collection!
Papers used - Abundant
  -Wild and Free
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Rhapsody Diecut Ephemera(the butterfly)
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Rhapsody Chipboard Titles
Kaszazz Star Die
Versamark ink
Altenew Crisp Embossing powder Pure White Opaque
and Translucent Pearl
Carabelle Studios Stamps - Girly
49&Market - Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp set
Dutch Doobadoo A5 Stars Mask
Bellbird Paper Arts diamond Glitter

This was so much fun making!!
 Can't wait to see how others  interpret this yummy mood board!!
Prize up for grabs too!!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Scrap The Girls November 2017

Scrap The Girls Challenge blogspot

 My daughter has already travelled to Canada and is planning her European trip.
She is certainly out to conquer the world and she has the shoes for it!!
 Pagemaps was my initial inspiration and as usual the page took it's own path!!

Echo Park Paper Company had the perfect collection- Go See Explore
papers - Tickets
            - You got a Postcard
            - Lets Fly Away
            -Explore The World
            - Navy/Solid Coordinating solid
            -Red/Blue coordinating Solid
             Go see Explore Chipboard accents
              Go See Explore Enamel Dots
              Kaszazz Travel Icons Stamp
            Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder -Antique Gold
            Versa Mark Ink Pad
             49 and Market Garden Seeds-Poppy

I thoroughly enjoyed putting this page together!!

let's see what you can do!!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Scrap The Girls October challenge

I love pink so this month's challenge was ideal for me!!
Which pinks to run with was the dilemma!!

Products used

Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Collection- Town Gossip
Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance - Pearlescent Orchid and Pink Petunia
Golden gel medium Light Moulding Paste
Finnabair Art ingredients Mica Powder Vintage Pink
The Crafter's Workshop honey comb stencil
Finnabair Art Ingredients Micro Beads- Blush
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Doodlebug Design Inc Sprinkles -cupcake glitter assortment
Bella Boulevard Puffy Star Stickers-Punch Mix
Doodlebug Design Inc mini paper doilies-cupcake
Prima Flowers
Dusty Attic  Chipboard -heart attack panel
Dusty Attic Chipboard - words
2Crafty Chipboard -Swirl Flourish
Carabelle Studio Stamp - Flower Circles Background
Liquid Drops 3D Pearls -Madagascar
Zing Embossing Powder - Clear Finish

Looking forward to seeing how others work with this mood board!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

making a Flourish for your page or card.

a great way to create another layer for your page or card is to create something yourself.
I made this flourish for my Steampunk page.

Step 1 - gather your supplies

non stick mat
silicone mould of choice
Anna Griffin Embossing Paste- White Finish
In this case I used Finnabair Art ingredients Mica Powder - Rust
My trusty spatula !

Step 2

I scooped up a generous dollop of Embossing paste and added some of the Mica Powder-
A little goes a long way.

I wasn't totally sure how the colour would turn out but it I knew it would be in the brown tones which I needed for my page

Step 3
Mix it well

It looked weird at first but it dried to a beautiful chocolatey colour which suited me perfectly

Step 4
 Swipe the paste across the silicone mould as one does for texture paste and stencils.
Be careful not to have too much over the edges of the pattern.
 I left it overnight to dry properly.

Step 5
Gently remove from the mould

when you take it out it is quite flexible
step 6

I found I needed to tidy up some of the edges with a scalpel.

and there you have it

There is quite a range of silicone moulds available , feathers, leaves, lace etc.

Here is a link  from the store I bought my supplies from which shows in much greater detail all the great things you can do with this technique.

hope you have enjoyed

Sunday, 17 September 2017

More Than Words Challenge September2017

More Than Words September challenge - Fearless and Grunge

More Than Words definition of Grunge

"-GRUNGE is defined as a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated style. Whether it focuses on dark colours, a distressed or stained look, punk graffiti, messy designs, one thing's for certain... you have to not be scared of taking risks."

I decided to be FEARLESS and tackle an art journal page as I haven't done one for ages because 
I worry about which layer to put  first and whether it will be good enough! ( even though I have watched countless videos about it!!).
Being FEARLESS I chose 3 colors that I rarely use, and being deliberately untidy and uncoordinated enabled me to be FEARLESS about how I did it  and this stopped all the  worry.
I even signed my name to it!! 
Quite empowering really!
 Thanks More Than Words for showing me a new way to tackle things!! 
 I thoroughly enjoyed myself !!!
I think I shall incorporate being FEARLESS more often!!!

Products used
Finnabair Heavy White Gesso
Mesh tape
Dylusions Paints- Postbox Red
Squeezed Orange
Melted Chocolate
White Linen
Dylusions Ink Sprays Postbox Red
and White Linen
Golden Light Moulding Paste
Finnabair Stencil Grungy Grid
The Crafters Worshop circles Stencil
Carabelle studio stencil "Courrier"
Finnabair Stamps - Trust The Magic and Find The Way

Friday, 15 September 2017

Steam Punk - Off The Rails Challenge for september2017

my first DT Reveal for  Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge

the Mood Board is Steam punk

I chose a photo of my daughter when she was just getting mobile to demonstrate that being a girl 

doesn't mean you have to stick with " girl themes"!! 

( although I couldn't stay away from flowers!!)

 I was inspired by a class I did with Di Garling recently.

The Prima papers and some of the flowers  came from a kit put together by Prima Designer Cari 

Fennell, though the finished product is very different to the design in the kit.

I mixed Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel with Finnabair  Art Ingredients  Mica Powder - Rust

and applied that through a Kaisercraft Stencil to get that lovely shiny look to the cogs.

I also mixed the Finnabair Rust Mica Powder with Anna Griffin Embossing Paste  to get that lovely 

chocolatey  look to the flourishes at the top and bottom of the page.

Other products used in no particular order!

Mini Prills- Gilt Trip

Prima Ingvild Bolme Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings Stamps and Metals (the metals)

versacolor ink -Pine Cone

Prima Flowers

Finnabair stamps - Never Too Late

                   - Move Me

Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - Gold -which I sprayed onto

 the 49&Market Burlap Trim behind the photo

Scrapmatts - Assorted Words

chipboard frame

Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Antique Gold

Versamark Ink

corrugated cardboard base
Prima Vintage Emporium Collection - Verona

                                                                   - Opera Seria


 Looking forward to your take on the Steampunk Mood Board!!