Monday, March 2, 2015

Last layout using Webster's "Beautiful Chic" for All About Scrapbooks

Hello, Hello....I'm back to share yet another layout.

This one is from my Feb DT work for All About Scrapbooks, using the gorgeous 

I really wish I had more time to play with this range....I'm sure I could have squeezed another layout out of what I had leftover....but alas, it was not to be :(

But anyway...on with what I did manage to get done.


"Dream"

I think I LOVE just about any type of woodgrain paper!...who doesn't, right?!
So of course this is what I went with for my background piece......plus the polka dot paper which, how it is here on the page, is exactly the size/shape I had left over from previous layouts - I used the outside edge for a border on one layout, and I had cut the centre out to use on another....so I was left with a piece that kinda looked like a frame.  I decided to leave it as is, and let it frame my photo :)


Here's a few close ups....















If you'd like to know more details on products & techniques, 
they are all over on the AAS blog HERE

And the "Beautiful Chic" collection is available in store HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by & check out my work...I do hope you have been inspired.
xxx


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kraft + "All that Glitters" - March challenge.....

Hi everyone....well after last months AMAZING response to the 1st ever Kraft + challenge, I reckon you all must be ready & waiting for the next challenge, and let me tell you, you will not be disappointed.... this months challenge is a beauty!!! 

Please remember though, that there are some rules!!!


Your work MUST be on a KRAFT BACKGROUND (not merely mounted on Kraft) to be eligible. 

**Please take the time to read the RULES before submitting your entry** 
and upload your entry via the inlinkz section in our side bar.


And here is our Challenge for March!
All that Glitters. 

We ask that you draw inspiration from the sketch  and add something that SHINES on your creation.
It could be bling. It could be sequins. It could be gold.
etc etc. 

It doesn't have to be everything listed but at least have something that GLITTERS or SHINES 

(Due date: Midnight March 31st )
Have fun with the sketch
and let's celebrate All that Glitters!




And here is my take on this fabulous challenge.....

"Glendalough"


I loved working with this sketch and digging around in my stash to find a heap of "all that glitters"!

I've added some gold embossed stencil work on the background...I've added some Punchinella that has gold flecks through it (huge thanks to Catie Kennedy for RAKíng me this).
I've got some gold & bronze coloured sequins...some pearls, some gold leaves & some gold & copper corrugated cardboard that is super duper shiney!! - what a find that was :)))  
Ohhh and some gold flowers, & goldy coloured fabric coloured button.  Hmmmm, I think that is all.

so as you can see....lots that glitters :)

Here's a few close ups....

See the gold corrugated cardboard?  It is wayyy cool & came in a pack with a heap more, 
from the $2 shop - bargain!


The gold heat embossed background with some scattered gold & copper sequins,
& I also heat embossed the 2Crafty chipboard butterfly in gold.



More of the background + sequins.... & a piece of the copper coloured corrugated cardboard.



It's a bit hard to see the gold flecks through the punchinella....but trust me, it's there!
I also added some pearl strips.






The little geotag on the left of photo is another 2Crafty piece that I've gold embossed.

My pic is of the Lough (Lake), at Glendalough in Ireland.... 
covered in fog & looking rather magical & very mysterious.


So there you have my take on this months awesome challenge!

Do yourself a favour & head on over to the Kraft + blog for a heap of inspiration from the rest of the talented DT & GDT.  You WILL be super inspired!!

Thanks so much for dropping by & we all look forward to seeing YOUR take on 
"All that glitters" 


Friday, February 27, 2015

More Webster's Beautiful Chic for All About Scrapbooks / 15th Feb Stuck Sketch

Hiya all...I am back with more DT work for All About Scrapbooks using the delicious
Beautiful Chic collection from Webster's Pages.  It is a super duper gorgeous collection that I've had a ball playing with this month :)

My layout is based on the 15th Feb Stuck sketch


"Cake Smash"

I just LOVE this background paper...it is so classic & so very cool!
As you can see, a mix of papers from the collection layerd up under the photo of my cute lil Great Niece <3

I won't repeat myself on the products & techniques used, if you want to see all those details, please pop on over to the AAS blog HERE


Here is the Stuck sketch I've based my layout on


I've used a portrait photo though instead of landscape


And here's a few close ups...















This was a fun sketch to work with!
As I said previously, all the details are over on the AAS blog HERE
And this gorgeous collection is available in store HERE


Thank you for taking the time to drop by :) xx




Monday, February 23, 2015

Creative Team Article on OTP Christmas decorations for Scrapbooking Memories Vol. 17 No. 6

Hello there again :)
I am wayyyy behind on blogging about my last Creative Team article for Scrapbooking Memories.
I have been planning to do this post for a very long time...but time has got the better of me & it just hasn't happened...until now! 
The article is from before Christmas...and hence the reason I decided to do something a bit different...and something Christmas related.
I decided to do my article as a step x step for 2 Christmas projects, that could be used to decorate your home for the festive season....and they are both fairly simple, so don't be put off thinking they look too hard...and besides, I promise they will be a lot of fun for those who'd like to give it a try.

First up is a Paper leaf wreath.


To cut a long story short....you basically punch/die-cut or hand cut a heap of leaves from a variety of Christmas patterned papers.  Then staple them to a donut shaped piece of cardboard that can be cut from any old cardboard you have on hand....making sure to overlap the leaves to give the wreath a bit of fullness & make sure that none of your staples are visible.

Once you've completed all the way around the circle, finish it off with a nicely tied bow....and then add another donut shaped piece of cardboard to the back, to cover up all the staples....and add a loop of ribbon or such, that can be used to hang the wreath.

And that is just about it....you will now have yourself a lovely handmade Christmas wreath :)))


Here's a few close ups....

It's a good idea to also shape the leaves a bit, so that they don't sit flat on the wreath.



Mix the colours & patterns up so that you don't have a clump of all the one
colour/pattern in the one spot!



I tied a nice double bow in a gold ribbon ...and finished it off with a vintage style button
that I had in my stash :)



Next is a Christmas canvas....



First prep your canvas & add any textured/stencil work if you wish.

Again, choose a variety of Christmas patterned papers.
Cut them so that each piece is approximately 1cm shorter or longer than the other (depending if you're starting with the top or bottom section of the tree....and each one around 6cm in length - this is the length that will get rolled up.  You'll also need a few shorter pieces that will form the trunk & little presents under the tree.

Using a round pencil, roll each piece up on the pencil.....along the 6cm side.
Arrange them on the canvas so that they form the shape of a triangle....which will be the branches of the tree.  Once happy with the positioning, glue each piece down with a really strong glue.

Finish off by embellising with buttons, twine....or anything else you
might have that would be suitable.


Here's a few close ups....

I made the little presents different sizes & tied some twine into a bow around some of them to help them look more like little gifts.



Buttons are great for adding as little decorations to the tree



I added a star to the top
And used some little alpha stickers to add the "Merry Christmas"



My photographing of these projects is fairly plain & ordinary, so I thought I'd also add some photos I took of the photos in the magazine....and you'll see just how well the projects 
were styled up to be photographed.

I think they look awesome!! :))))  I was so happy when I seen them in the magazine....very professional indeed!



I absolutely LOVE how this one was done <3






And the canvas looked pretty fantastic too!




Well there you have it....my last article....finally!!! (and soon Easter will be here!) lol


I hope you found the projects interesting & inspiring....thanks for taking the time to check them out.

Until next time....xx

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