Friday, October 24, 2014

Baby Card

Hi everyone, Priscilla on the blog today and I'm sharing a dimensional card I created a for a new born baby with two of my treasured Graphic45 collections - Once Upon A Springtime and Little Darlings :)

Can you tell the layout of this card including the words (Bless You) were totally inspired by the movie; Maleficent? For those who have watched the movie, you can probably connect to the three fairies, one precious baby, the moment where they were blessing the baby and the song...I love you, I walk with you once upon a dream :) Yes? Well couldn't find anything that says Once Upon a Dream but I guess Once Upon A Springtime is perfect too!

Thanks for looking and I hope you like the card.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fussy Cutting

Rose is with us on the blog today 
and she is sharing a card using the Kaisercraft range - Fine & Sunny.

Not everyone enjoys fussy cutting but you can create some amazing projects if you put in the time and effort.

What an adorable card Rose has created, who ever receives this will be so very lucky.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Black Gesso, Gelatos and Geometric Shapes

Hi everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you an art journal page I've created using black gesso, metallic gelatos and geometric shapes. 

The Process
1. I painted the whole page with a thick coat of black gesso.
2. Using a fine tip Posca pen and a ruler, I randomly ruled lines for the geometric shape effect.
3. These are the gelatos I initially selected, but I ended up swapping a few for the metallic ones as the colour and shimmer showed up better on the black gesso.
4. Random colouring around the page with the gelatos, leaving random shapes around the page black for more visual interest and a striking effect.

1. You can see here how it looks with the colour added, and blended with a sponge.
2. I then used a thicker-tipped Posca pen to go over the lines again and make them stand out.
3. I used this opaque white crackle paste with a stencil in various areas around the page.
4. Then went over the rest of the background with this clear crackle paint.

1. Here's what it looks like with the white crackle paste...
2. And with the clear crackle paint.
3. I then dabbed some Tim Holtz distress ink on the white crackle paste.
4. Which gave this effect.

1. Next, I used some Shimmerz Texturez paste with a fine circle stencil...
2. as you can see here...
3. and silver Texturez with a rings and puddles stencil...
4. as seen here :)

1&2. Then to add another layer of depth (cos I can't help myself!) I used Versa Mark ink and embossing powder to stamp around the page. 
3&4. Then some Dylusions ink spray over the page in black.

1&2. Finally, I used white Dylusions ink spray to splatter the page a little.

I added a little quote ("Don't sacrifice your peace trying to point out someone's true colours. Lack of character always reveals itself" Mandy Hale) with white Posca pen, and voilĂ ! There you have it:

I felt this quote rather suited the way this page turned out with the pops of colour peeking out against the black background. It's a quote that I've liked for some time. 

I hope this has inspired you to try something a little different, or to experiment with some mediums you may bit have used before. 

Thanks for looking.  Catie xo

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.