Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WRMK Indian Summer - For All About Scrapbooks

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog :)
Today I have my 2nd layout to share using WRMK "Indian Summer" for All About Scrapbooks.
I really LOVE this collection...the colours, the patterns in the papers, the gorgeous embossed stickers, the diecuts....just everything about it :)))  And what I find when I really love a collection, is that the page seems to come together really quickly....bonus!

"Dublin Famine Statues"

I've also used a really cool piece of 2Crafty chipboard....Square Collage Panel
that is in behind the photo. 
Here's a few close ups.... 


For all the details of products & techniques used....plus some more close ups, pop on over to the
AAS blog HERE - we would love you to visit us over there :)))
Until next time....happy scrapping! 
Enjoy the rest of your week....xx

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WRMK "Indian Summer" for All About Scrapbooks / Scrap365 October sketch

Hello again everyone
I am back again so soon!
This time to share my first DT layout for All About Scrapbooks for October,
Using the utterly gorgeous We R Memory Keepers "Indian Summer" collection.
All I can say about this collection is....WOW!
The papers are to die for!!  This is one of those that you simply "must have"!
Hopefully my page will speak for itself to show you exactly what I mean.....
My layout is based on the October sketch at Scrap365
How awesome & cool is that background paper?!?
It is called "watercolour" ....and I think it's obvious why!
All those gorgeous looking coloured watermarks are part of the paper....I didn't add them!
All I've added is a bit of stencil work, light stamping & a few flicks of dark brown mist.
Here is the sketch that I've based my layout on.....
And now for a few close ups.....





Thank you so much for dropping by to check out my page :)
You can see more details on techniques & products used over on the
Until next time....happy scrapping :) xx

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Afternoon "Public Library" - For All About Scrapbooks

Hi everyone....I'm just quickly popping in on this Friday night to share my last layout created for my September DT work for All About Scrapbooks.
Over the past 4 weeks, I've managed to create a variety of layouts using the fabulous
"Public Library" collection from October Afternoon.  I really love that I was able to create a wide range of layouts with this one collection that was ultimately intended for Library, school, book themed layouts.  So I think it's fairly safe to say that it really is a super versatile collection :)
Gotta love that chevron paper on the background :)

Lots of stamped squares used to layer up behind the photo



I just had to use that gorgeous hot air balloon somehow on my page, and although it's quite a large piece, I love how it's turned out <3
For more details on techniques & products used, please pop over to the
All About Scrapbooks blog HERE
Thanks so much for dropping by & any comments you leave :)
Until next time....enjoy your long weekend peeps!  :) :) :)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creative Team Article on Chipboard for Scrapbooking Memories - Vol. 17 No. 1

Hello everyone
Today I have a few layouts to share that were part of my Scrapbooking Memories Creative Team article that featured in Vol. 17 No. 1.  This issue's theme was "Home Grown" and from this I came up with the idea to do my article on Chipboard.  Australia is very lucky to have a few Home Grown chipboard company's....but for the layouts in my article, I've used 2Crafty chipboard  :D .....as I always do on all of my layouts - love my 2Crafty! :)))) 
My article delved into a few of my favourite ways of altering chipboard.....including ways of adding texture, heat embossing, using crackle paint, embossing folders, different ways of adding colour and I also wrote about things like, not being afraid to cut your chipboard to fit and suit your project ...and also to experiment and have fun with other ways of altering this staple embellishment.
Here are the layouts I created using chipboard for the article
"Destination Unknown"

There's quite a few different chipboard pieces on this one, using a few basic techniques on altering/colouring them.....all 2Crafty, of course :D
The Summer Leaf Stem I have left raw....with just a smidgen of gesso & a light rub of ink added....which tones in with the rest of the colours on the layout

This gorgeous Tahnya's 11" Border scroll was first coated in gesso, then coloured with gelatos, and a touch more gesso & ink added to finish it off.

Again with the Chevron Bits....coloured with gelatos then a light rub with some brown ink.
If you don't happen to have Gelatos...any form of coloured medium would work just as well for colouring your pieces....paint, ink etc.

And the Butterflies too...with some rhinestones added to the bodies

And here is a veiw of the main area of the page.
So the techniques on this layout are fairly simply....just some added colour, ink & gesso, yet the result is quite a transformation.
"Always & Forever"

This page I've used some more 2Crafty pieces....a title & a circular frame that surrounds the whole layout.  I've used some different techniques with these pieces as well.....
For the "Always & Forever" title I've first cut it in half & spread the title over 2 areas on the page, and I've then used some crackle paint to add colour & texture.  For the best result with crackle pain, you need to pile it on there....literally, then leave it to dry & you will end up with a nicely crackled/distressed looking piece of CB (I find it best to let it dry naturally, rather than with a heat gun - the crackles just seem to form much better this way plus you tend to get more of them)

The rest of the title in crackle paint.

For the Flowery Swirly Frame piece, I've added some texture paste.....

I've just added it to the frame with a brush.....dabbing it on, making sure to get good coverage with lots of high & low points to make the texture as visual as possible.

Then I've finished it off by colouring it with my gelatos....again, painting it on with a brush.
Any form of coloured medium would work just as well though....one of my other favourite is to paint on some glimmermist :)

So that's was my article on chipboard. 
I hope you have been inspired to use what I think is a staple embellishment to have in 
any scrappers stash!
Thanks so much for dropping by today :)
You can view the 2Crafty blog over HERE for a HEAP of inspiration.
And if you're wanting to purchase some of this fantastic product, head on over to All About Scrapbooks HERE.  Happy Shopping & Happy Scrapping :)
Until next time.... xxx


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