Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A Birthday Card with D-Lish Scraps Inspiration Board

Hi there! And sorry it has been so long since I blogged or shared anything!! I have been sick, my boys have been sick, my little guy is in a big bed and waking everyone up at stupid o'clock in the morning so trying to catch up with everything!! But I am here today to share a mixed media card that I made over the weekend for my Step-Dad for his 60th birthday!!

I saw this board with D-lish and just fell in love!! This is one of my most favourite colour combos EVER!!

Here is their board

And here is the card I created

I had lots of fun putting this together!

I started with a piece of water colour paper, applied a quick coat of gesso then grabbed my modelling paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. When that dried I got out my water colour paints and got to work on the background. It's a bit hard to see in the photos but there is 2 different shades of yellow splatters in the background. Also, that arrow sticker has a bit of an ombre effect. Then I pulled out my "Clockworks" stamp set from SU and stamped away!

Once all the water colours were dried I grabbed out one of my sticker sheets from the use it or lose it box (funnily enough the same one I keep going for!!) which is where the black chalkboard sticker, the arrow sticker and the circle sticker all came from. Inked them all up in black ink to match the card front then found some scrap paper and cut around a tag, found a die cut which I coloured black with an ink pad, stamped the "birthday" and attached the "happy" with my tiny attacher.

I added some black and yellow thread for interest behind the sticker layers then used my hot glue gun to stick it all down. Oh, those little word stickers are from my stash, MME I think.....

And here is a close up of the details where the stickers are

So, as I mentioned I had a heap of fun making this little card and am entering it into the D-lish Scraps current Inspiration Board "Captured Moments"

Thanks for stopping by and I really, really hope to back soon with some more creations! I am having withdrawals!! haha!

Happy scrapping!!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Some wedding layouts!!

Hello there and welcome to my blog!!

Today I am sharing some 12x12 LO's that I have recently put together of our wedding from 2008. Yup, only 7 years behind but I now feel confident enough to play with 12x12 layouts!! So all up there are 10 pages in our album and over the last month or so I have pulled 7 together!!

I will add here that a little while ago I pulled bits and pieces from my stash for a "wedding kit" which lives in it's own separate little box so I have some idea what I have to hand to work in with the colours that I have chosen - well the colours that our wedding used ;) Pink, grey/silver, black and white. My current style also begged to have a few pops of gold and teal thrown in!! And I am also more than happy to use other bits from stash. I used this video from Shimelle Laine as a guide to pulling a kit together if you are interested in pulling your own kit together for either a special occasion or just get your stash used!

I will share them in order of creation starting with this page I pulled together for a NSD challenge I participated in over at the Scrappy Canary VIP Lounge FB group.

This is a photo of my 2 beautiful niece's immediately after out ceremony sharing a little bonding moment as 2 cousins that had only met a few days prior.

And a couple of close ups

Next up is this layout that I scrap lifted from the amazingly talented Fiona Paltridge from this video on YouTube. This layout took me a few days to complete doing a bit here and bit there but I LOVE the way it turned out!! So happy with it!! 

This layout took me completely out of my comfort zone - so many new things to try but like I said, LOVE how it turned out!!

And a few close ups

Next up are 2 layouts I created on a scrapbooking retreat I recently went to. Both were for challenges - one was a kit challenge - full of delicious Bella Blvd Colour Chaos goodies and the other was a colour challenge. Again, I'm really very happy with how both of these turned out!!

Both of these were inspired, again, by Shimelle Laine - I just adore her style and her classes! The 1st was inspired by a class called Hitchhickers Guide to Scrapbooking and one of the "starting points" she talked about. This was the kit challenge.

And a few close ups

And the 2nd from retreat was inspired by this "Glitter Girl" (aka Shimelle Laine) video.

Again, I'm really happy with how this one turned out too!!

Here are a few close ups

I just adore that Charms Creation heart - simply beautiful!!

And onto the last 3 layouts which again, were inspired by Shimelle Laine - this time her brand new class Ready Steady Scrapbook. I will share these in class order - so class 1 will be 1st, class 2 2nd and class 3 3rd :)

And a couple of close ups

Class 2

And some close ups

And class 3

And I think this is my most fave of the 3 from the class! I love, love, love that the design is so simple and that those beautiful papers that I was "saving for that special page" are totally on display and used!!

A few close up's of this one too and I'm done!!

So, that is it for me for today!!

I hope you have liked seeing what I have been working on and now our album is starting to look a bit more full!!

If you are looking for some fun and easy classes I honestly cannot recommend Shimelle's classes highly enough!! Full of great information and lots and lots of ideas!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A new release at Tiddly Inks and I just LOVE it!!


Yep, a NEW release!! In both digi and clear stamps!! Squeal!! So, so excited!! There are 2 new gorgeous Wryn's but sadly I have only had the time to have a play with one!! I have the 2nd printed and hope to get to that super soon!!
Here is my card that I made with Owl Always Love You Wryn

Isn't she just adorable?!

And a close up :)

The copic colours I have used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: YR14, YR18, E08 and E18 (I just LOVE this combo and especially on Wryn!!)
Dress: BG90, BG93, BG96 and BG99 for the green C1 and C3 for the white
Branch: E11, E13, E15 and E18 Leaves: YG03, G94 and G99
Owls: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, Y15 and Y38
Sky: B000, B00, B01 and B02

And here is a little close up of that embellishment cluster in the top left

I started with the Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip, added that cute resin owl from my stash, some enamel dots and some tiny word stickers by Tim Holtz.

Here is the other brand new image that I haven't yet had time to colour up but isn't she just gorgeous!!

I hope you like my card and perhaps you will get the chance to have a play with these little cuties sometime soon too!! Make sure you share in the FB group!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and have a great day!!


Sunday, 14 June 2015

June with Dusty Attic


Well, I very recently received my DT pack from Dusty and have had a chance to have a bit of a play with some new products!! Both new to me and new to the store - either way it is FUN!!

I have 3 projects to share with you today and I will start with a notebook I made for a friend who had a birthday late last month.

So, firstly I have coloured up this gorgeous little image from Saturated Canary then I found some papers from my stash that worked with colours I had chosen. I believe they are all Heidi Swapp papers, the one on the cover is from a 12x12 sheet from Vintage Chic (I think) and the other 2 are from a 6x6 paper pad in the Dreamy collection. I have pulled out some some flowers and some fun mini Dusty embellishments to finish it off :)

And here is a close up of the digi with the colours I used listed

The copic colours I used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E21, E25 and E29
Green: BG90, BG93, BG96 and BG99 Peach: R00, R11, R20, E95 and E04 
Shoes: E51, E53, E55 and E57 White: C1, C3
And I used the white molotow paint marker to pop in the pearl detail around the headband.

For the "title" I have used my all time fave Mini ABC Upper alpha which I have coloured using some Lustre Rub-On colours just using my fingertip in the green and then used the bronzey colour by dabbing that around. When I was happy with the way they looked I used some of the Clear Gloss Varnish.

A pebble from the Page Pebbles #8 set which I have coloured the raised bits with a white molotow paint pen and topped with an epoxy dot and added some flowers from my stash.

Here I have used one of the Mini View Finders which I have coloured the same way as the alphas and some Mini Feathers (which I might add are one of my all time fave Dusty chippie pieces!!) that have just been coated with white paint. And again paired those with some flowers from my stash.

And lastly a Mini Banner treated the same way the alphas were.

So, that is my 1st project for the month!

Onto number 2 - Week 17 in our 2015 PL album

Here is the left hand side with a number of Dusty pieces. I have used the Dusty In Colour Denim for all of the chippie pieces in this spread to keep it uniform and help with the flow of the page.

I think this is my most fave piece on the is layout - a heart from the Scribble Hearts set with a coat of the paint and then a coat of the Clear Crackle Varnish.

These 2 pieces are from the Love This, Love That Arrows set, again with a coat of the denim paint.

And onto the right side

Another of the arrows from the Love This, Love That Arrows painted.

Another of my all time fave Dusty pieces - the Teeny Tiny ABC set and an arrow from Heart Arrows #1, all painted again in the denim coloured paint.

And both pages together so you can see the flow :)

And onto my 3rd project for the month and I am super happy how this turned out!! I had no idea what exactly I was going to do with this photo after I printed it but when I saw these titles it just worked!!

We all had headed out for a walk on a winter's afternoon here and I just decided to snap a feet shot - I love them ;) - and then it didn't fit into our weekly spread - didn't really have a story to tell with it - so I decided to use it as a cover page for Part 2 of our PL album :)

A coat of white paint to the Cherish Yesterday titles and also the Flutterbies #3.
The titles also got a coat of the clear varnish as well :)

And the big butterfly with a label (I will stamp the end date to the album when I get to the end) and some alpha stickers.

That is it for me for this month and make sure you play along with the gorgeous mood board for your chance to win a $100 voucher in the store!!

Happy scrapping!!