Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recycling Time - Creating a Box for a Boy

Good morning, scrappy friends! Lizzy with you today to share a box I've made for my step Grandson - a place to store all that errr.....'ephemera' that they collect! It gave me the chance to use up some older October Afternoon papers, too. 

I added some background pp from the collection, did some stamping & then colored in with some Gelatos to add depth:

Some Lawn Fawn die cuts - the clouds & sun:

'Stuf'f'' seemed apt for a boy!!

The top has been coated with a thick gloss lacquer to protect it.

 Oh, and a bit of washi around the edges:)

It's a simple project - I'm sure you have some papers with lovely images that are just crying out to be fussy cut & used to decorate a box!
Hoping this provides a little inspiration ~ and as always ~ Happy Scrapping!
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vellum, microbeads and die cuts! Oh my....

Hey Lynn here with a project on using your vellum and bringing that back into vogue on your pages with die cuts. I noticed that they have an ethereal quality about them and make beautiful one of a kind accents.

Of course I used a delicate spellbinders die and I found
the trick to using intricate spellbinder dies is having some
wax paper on hand when die cutting in order to get the
completed die out.

I also used the negative space of the vellum die cut with some stickles
on it and it really added some more charm.

I also lost my head and picked up some microbeads and although
they look absolutely gorgeous on the page and on the vellum
they will make you lose your mind adhering them (Public Service Announcement).
You can totally lose control of the situation with these babies,
but OH don't they look pretty.

I love how delicate and ethereal both the vellum and micro beads  have made this heritage page and
I love that Tim Holtz birdcage - I was second guessing myself when
I purchased it, but I feel like I've gotten my money from that one.
And you can visit more of Lynn's gorgeous work over at her blog HERE

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leave a Trail

Hello All, Deena here with you today. 
Normally when sitting down in my creative space I generally have an idea of what I want to create, but since discovering that I enjoy making pages for my art journal, anything can happen.

Opening a draw where all my bits left over from previous projects are I pulled out die cut hexagons and small torn pieces of corrugated cardboard. 

And this is what I created

Happy Creating

Saturday, October 18, 2014

September Memory Planner with Felicity

Hi :)
Hope your having a good month and managing a little creativity somewhere along the way. Its sure starting to get busy with the 'silly season' just around the corner now.

Its time for September instalments of the Heidi Swapp Memory planner.
Nothing special this month.
just documenting day to day life.

My little boy had his first kindy school photo, I wanted to include them, so I just held them with one those pretty butterfly clips from Heidi swap.

 Hope this inspires you in someway.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Using Junk Mail or Magazines

Hi Ladies, 
another men here? 

Today, i show an Art journaling with basic things :
 ink, water and some words; i cut in paper advertasing or magazines

put some paint, gesso ...

 take 2 inks 

put some drops

and spray a some water

let's run and take 2 other colors

and do same


Some paper advertising, flyer...

Cut words you like or words which represent you

and paste them

and you can distress(or use the same ink) some words and varnish

I admit I cut some scrapbooking magazines for words: Scrapbooking, scrapbooking, vintage, shabby

Here is a page that looks like me

Kisses ladies from France
and see you later !!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Painted Ladies

Hello Off The Rails Friends, it's me Wendy on the blog today.
You will remember last month our super talented DT member Fiona showed us all how she did those beautiful art journal pages. Have another look at those pages just to refresh your mind about how cool they are.

Well I'm a big fan of Fiona's work and I totally love this art journal. It reminds me of a beautiful cityscape. I often see pages that I like, or interesting techniques, and think I will try them. Somehow though I rarely get around to doing it, but this time I couldn't resist. I don't do art journaling yet (I say 'yet' because I can see the time coming) so I adapted Fiona's ideas to a scrapbooking page.   Like Fiona, I used lots of strips of paper, stamping and water colours and this is what I came up with.

I used grey cardstock for the background. My strips of paper had a lot of colour so I toned them down quite a bit with white Gesso once I glued them in place. I used Washi tape in my strips as well.  Like Fiona, I did lots of stamping but, because I didn't have Stazon ink, I did my stamping towards the end after everything had dried. I also did a fair bit of stencilling, once again, towards the end because I didn't want the ink to run. I had no "rug gripper' so I used a mesh-type stamp with black ink instead.

I used Crayola water colour paints that cost about $3 or $4 from the super market .... big impact for a small amount of money. Once again, thank you Fiona for that tip.

It doesn't really matter whether or not you have all the supplies to do your project, give it a try, you can always improvise as I have. In fact, the reason I used grey cardstock for the background was because I had used up all my white cardstock. Lack of supplies didn't hold me back because I was really inspired to do this layout and I'm glad I did ..... it was a lot of fun. 

Thanks for looking. Cheers until next time. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

There Are So Many Reasons

Hi everyone!
Sue here with you today sharing my take on this month's mood palette.
I decided to create a canvas for a friend who has been having a hard time this year, and use the quote as the main focus. (I hope she loves it as much as I do!)

Here is my take on it...

As you can see, I stuck to using the warm colours from the palette, as they provided a gorgeous soft, feminine colour scheme for my project. (Although I did initially start with the intention of using all the colours, but then the creative process took over and I ended up somewhere else!)

I used lots of layering and textures on my canvas, ensuring that the quote remained the focus by building the layers behind, and around it, to frame it. The quote was printed simply on a Project Life card.

If you haven't already had a go at this month's challenge, I hope I have inspired you to join in! You are more than welcome to create a canvas yourself (or any other type of project), as long as it has been inspired by the mood palette. (You will find all the general guidelines for our challenges HERE.) And who knows? You may just be the lucky winner of this month's fabulous prize from 
Happy creating!