Sunday, 6 October 2019

World Card Making Day

It was world card making day yesterday and I spent the day away from social media watching sport and happily crafting.

Here are the fruits of my labour playtime...

This one is made with Shimmerz, Altenew inks and W+9 stamps...

This one is based on a Sandy Allnock sketch and uses a Concord and 9th stamp set and my Daniel Smith watercolours.

And another with that same stamp set... because who can use a stamp once and put it away?!

These two are are made with distress oxides, watercolour, inks... anything else I could find to throw at the paper and Pink Fresh Studio dies.

That's where I left it yesterday.  Today I decided to make the full colour card into a shaker card and also added sequins to the other card.

Good fun!  Now I need to tidy up...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Pretty My Page | Paige Evans

Hi Folks!  I'm using another Paige Evans/Pretty My Page floral pre cut.  Paige does floral so well it’s always a pleasure to create with them.

I started off with a layer of clear gesso on a sheet of white cardstock.  I then took some lemon yellow brusho and a water spritzer and had some fun.  I also made a panel of darker yellow brusho on a scrap of cardstock.  To get the darker colour I used more powder and less water.  I sprinkled some salt on to the wet paper which encourages texture to form as the piece dries.

I used some bronze paper and the darker yellow piece to back the centre of the flower.  I then mounted the flower on some foam and centred it on the yellow background... well that was the aim.  It wasn’t quite central and it was stuck fast but we’ll fix that later.

I mounted the photo on the scraps of yellow and adhered it to one side of the flower.  I used tiny brown alpha stickers to add my title. 

To address the wonkiness I trimmed a bit from each edge of the 12x12 and mounted it on a sheet of kraft.  I trimmed freehand with scissors rather than using a guillotine.  The lines were cut deliberately squiffy this time so remounting it crooked couldn’t be an issue!

I added a little tag to the photo and some journalling to the bottom.  I then skipped around the page with a twinkle pen adding little details of sparkle.   I do like the little tiny details.

See you next time!

Friday, 4 October 2019

Lottie Loves Paper | Think Happy

Atchoo!  Oh, sorry.  I see to have sneezed stickers across my page!

I like how it turned out, don't get me wrong!  I think I'm calling this a controlled sticker sneeze.  It is literally just stickers - all from Lottie Loves Paper's Think Happy kit - and a few enamel dots/shapes from my stash.  Each carefully placed inspired by an old sketch of mine.

This may have started as a sticker busting exercise... total fail.  There are still loads of stickers left from the kit!  I was a little surprised actually.  This is layout number 7 using the kit and it's not even close to being finished.  I'm beginning to think it will streatch to at least that number again.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Stick It Down

Helloo!  It's October already - how did that happen?!

 Here is Stick It Down's monthly sketch...

This month's sponsor is Confessions Of A Paper Addict so I've used one of their cut files.  You can pick out Hexagon Background in the background...

I've also used the negatives from the cut file as the main features and as a template for the photographs.

I've embellished with a few copper paperclips and stickers along with two flair on thread nests.

I attempted to use a black background but switched to white.  It needed some back though, so I went with matte enamel dots.

I do love the contrast they add. 

Thanks for stopping by and please link up at Stick It Down if you use this sketch this month.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Lottie Loves Paper | Think Happy

I'm having a lot of fun with the Think Happy kit from Lottie Loves Paper.  Here are two recent layout/video combos...

I'm absolutely crazy for this patterned paper... the green with dots is beautiful but more importantly there are birds on the other side!!  I have a few sheets so I sacrificed one sheet for the green side.  Truth be told I'm not ready to cut the birds up!

And the second...

This one stars rainbows fussy cut from an Amy Tangerine paper.

And cute puffy sticker animals from Paige Evans.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Stash Busting | Literally!

I scrapped along with Stash Busting yesterday.  When I recently redid my craft room I collated all of the half dones and page kits/idea bags and vowed to get them used up.  These two layouts resulted in two empty bags and one slightly slimmer less full bag!

This is Grammercy Road by Gossamer Blue.  I love this collection and wish they were still around making more collections.  I didn't bust the bag but I did have fun and get some used up.

The Stash Busting prompt was to use no right angle with  the exception of your photo and 12x12 sheet.  I started off promisingly but as I cut my triangles in half I created right angles.  Doh!

I also got a few cork pieces (SpiegelMom Scraps) and some thin wood veneer (Color Cast Designs) used up.  I find both these materials hard to get on the page so I was rather chuffed to have used both on the same page!

Next up a photo and title from one bag and some black and white scraps from another.  As I get to the end of an alphabet set I use an anagram site to help with possible words.  I only had O's left for vowels which was limiting my options but I had this photo so ROOST was perfect.

The Stash Busting prompt was to use black and white stripes - tick!  I also added some stamping and splatters referencing the flock.  So.  Many.  Corvids!

So that is two more photos scrapped, two more layouts in albums and two stash bags emptied out.  I'm loving the new organised me!  I do need to sort my lighting out though... I'm missing the light from my soft boxes that usually sit on my desk.  My photography has definitely suffered.  But the space, of the space!

Thanks for stoping by!

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Skull and Cross Buns | 10th Birthday

Skull and Cross Buns have just turned 10 years old.  (Awesome giveaway here if you are interested.)

To celebrate I pulled out my oldest SACB stamps.  These two bunting stamps are 8 1/2 years old.  I bought the small one first and then commissioned the bigger one.  The small one was a little bit too small to use on layouts...

 I stamped out my bunting with a few shades of Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut them out.  I love my big Fiskars for fussy cutting.  The handles are comfortable and there is lots of blade to use.

I added a little packaging technique on the background and some sparkly enamel dots to hide the joins of the bunting pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Stick It Down | September Sketch

Here is my layout for Stick It Down this month.

I had fun creating this sketch and tried to be a little bit different.

I used Pink Fresh Studio supplies along with mists from Shimmerz and black thread from my stash.

 My title is made from white foam stickers coloured with a black pen and topped with glossy accents.

 It took a bit of a turn from the pale pastel I originally thought it would be as I carried on adding more and more black!

Thanks for stopping by!

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