Sunday, April 20, 2014

More Sketch + Colour Palette (paint, inks, etc)

Have you checked out the the Sketch and Colour Palette for the Current challenge? Before you do, we have some more inspiration from our very creative design team.

The bright, fun color palette reminded me of my niece, so I chose to use a photo of her :) Majority of the papers and embellishments are from the Lucky Charm line by Dear Lizzy. I added subtle lavender watercolor droplets on the kraft cardstock, and also stamped the speech bubbles with watercolor paints.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sketch + Colour (inks, paints etc)

You may want to clear your desk and get out the protective coverings as we have another messy challenge for you. A Sketch that has been designed by Diana and a pretty colour palette. To complete the challenge you will need to use your inks, paints.

Lets see what the Design Team has shared with us to inspire the creative process.



This palette is perfect for those eater photos!!  I flipped the sketch to suit my photo and style!


I love the sketch and color palette for this challenge so much that I made 3 layouts from it. Below you will find 2 of them and you will have to come back on Sunday for the other one and more from the rest of the team.

Absolutely adore those happy colours, just perfect for a Spring layout! 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Using your Stencils and Masks Winner

Thank you to all our members who participated in our Stencils and Masks challenge. I love getting messy so this was a challenge that I really enjoyed and I hope you did to.

Congratulations to ......Sarah Groen with her Not So Scary Pirate

Please contact Deena at to claim your prize.

And what a faboulous prize that Sarah has won.
Thank you to 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tutorial from Sandi

Hi Sandi here today. 
This my first tutorial so I hope you find it helpful and it inspires you to try something a little different.
I have been experimenting with using serviettes in my layouts lately after a friend of mine gave me a bag she had given me for Christmas ( coffee and cake serviette jute bag).  I thought I could use this idea and apply my love of scrapbooking to it and this is what I came up with.

What you need to start: A jute bag from a supermarket, serviette, Mod Podge, paintbrush, large plastic bag with a flat board (I used a A4 cutting mat) to place in the bag to protect sides from sticking together.

Separate the serviettes layers, you only need the top layer.

Use a paintbrush to brush a line of mod podge over the jute under the serviette, carefully brush mod podge over the top following the section you have already done underneath using a light strokes. Holding up the serviette continue to brush mod podge under and then lower to brush more over the serviette ( moving the brush towards top edge works best). 

 Continue with mod podge until serviette is totally covered. Remove the plastic bag ensuring bag stays open while you leave the bag to dry; a heat gun can speed up the process. 

While you wait you can make some jute flowers to decorate the bag later. I made 2 different flowers. I started by using a circle punch to cut out 3 circles from card stock and glued them together. Then using a hot melt gun I glued the end of a ball of jute string to the circles centre, then placed spots of glue to anchor the string as I wound the string around itself until circle was covered.  

The daisy flower also used the same circle base, this time I used 6 pieces of string to make loops, and then filled the loops in with smaller loops until all petals were filled. Any pieces of the card that could be seen between the petals were cut away.

 I used a cardboard button to put a Kaszazz flower brad onto and repeated the same for my first flower and glued waxed cotton to finish off the flower centre. The daisy centre was decorated with a knot that had fallen off my bamboo leaf bag and to tie the flowers together with the serviette I used yellow striped cotton from Mystical scrapbooks and waxed cotton from Kaszazz.

Now back to the bag. Using Mont marte modelling paste and my favourite mini diamond stencil (Balzer designs)  I used a spatula to place dimension to the bag. 

I mixed  into a Mini Mister (Kaszazz) Dylusions ink spray 'white linen' and 'cherry pie' to make a pink ink spray  and 'white linen' and 'vibrant turquoise' to make a mint ink spray. I sprayed these over the modelling paste when it was dry. 

On one of the white layers of the serviette I removed I stamped my Kaszazz 'dream, inspire, imagine' with StazOn ink and then used the distress inks 'squeezed lemonade', 'stormy sky' and 'peeled paint' to add colour. I then used the same technique with the Mod Podge to add it to the surface.


When it was all dry I hot melt glued the flowers I made on, a few extra pieces I found in my stash including wood leaves, butterfly and antique flower.  I then added some washi tape, blended some vintage photo distress ink over the mini diamonds to soften the white against the jute and then a few splats of black paint to finish it off.


   I had a great time experimenting with my scrapbooking techniques on a new medium.
I hope I've inspired you to try something different. Thanks for visiting my tutorial and hope you take the opportunity to check out the talented design team on Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lizzy's Creative Process

Hey there! Lizzy with you today to share a bit about how I made this page for the challenge over at Scrap Around the World...I've been going through old photos recently [I refuse to call them Vintage just yet!!!] & had been given some lace. Some MORE lace. And I rarely use I decided I'd better give it a go! And came up with this idea:
I use these bags ALL the time...they work a TREAT! 
Rows of lace...BEHIND the a 'matt'. You can do this with ribbon, or washi, or even stamps! I have a few photos from this day, so I've used a glassine bag to store them & my journaling in.
I'm a great believer in building up my layers first THEN attaching them to my this:
My base paper - which is Christmas paper - gets hidden once the 'butterfly' layer is attached.I've machine stitched on the lace, then heat gun glued the butterflies....odd ones I had hanging around....
...sprayed with Heidi Swapp color shine spray...the different textures created different colours, which was just fine!

That's me, 2nd from the left. I'm a big fan of journaling, too. This time I typed it up & popped it in the bag as well:
One more close up:

Another idea is to stick your title right on your photo, if you have some white space....I was going to place my letter stickers on a banner than attach it, but these are semi-translucent [Glitz] & they seemed to want to go right there on the photo! So I went along with that:)

Hope this gives you some inspiration in your own scrapping!Thanks for looking ~ & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Friday, April 11, 2014

Purple and Ribbon

If you like the colour purple and ribbon then this card challenge is for you. All you need to do is design a card that includes the colour purple and ribbon. It does not matter how you use the ribbon as long as you have included it in your design.

I would like you all to help me welcome Bugaboo Digi Stamps. We are thrilled that they have agreed to be part of the blog.

My name is Jodie.
I am married and have 5 beautiful children, Skye, Isabella, Desiree, Sean, and Michael.

Add a dog a cat and a hubby to that .....a housefull!

I have been designing graphics for 9 years, mostly for those who digitize,
and now venturing into this new idea of digi stamps.
I love to draw and love to see were my designs go and how they are used.
I find making people smile with my graphics very rewarding!
For many many years I drew mostly cutesy kids graphics, a lot of which you’ll find here.
But my latest passion is my cranky old boots....
Stella ,Gus, Margaret and the Gals who came after them.
I just LOVE to create them and they seem to be a favorite!
What else can I say?
The name Bugaboo did I come up with it?
Well...... Bugaboo as that is a nickname i have for my kids sometimes.
I live in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  I enjoy reading V.C Andrews, love anything to do with crafts (I just wish I had the time to do them!)
  I love to draw (obviously) write poems, LOVE Bon Jovi,
and am in the middle of writing a kids book I would love to see published one day
Anyhow, that’s a bit about me....Enjoy your stay! And thanks for visiting!
I always love to hear from you!

The prize that you can win is 

Happy Creating