Saturday, 25 May 2019

Stamping and Scrapping

I've been stamping and scrapping up a storm at Beads Buttons and Birds HQ!


I've recently got my hands on some more clear stmap sets from Skull and Cross Buns.  I love that new-stamp-set-full-of-inspiration feeling!


The patterned paper is from Cooca Vanilla.



This next layout is made with stamped labels.  These may be my new favourite thing!


I've also used a selection of Skull and Cross Buns stencils in the background.


Enamel dots and Distress Oxides from Pretty My Page.




Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Stretch That Cut File!


Last month I shared a layout made with the Pansy cut file from Pretty My Page.  I had one extra pansy cut left over which I made in to a card...


I added some Shimmerz spray to the background, cut some wonky shapes to fill in the pansy and leaf apertures and stamped a greeting.


I nestled the pansy cluster on some tangled thread and embellished with sequins.


But I STILL was not done with that cut file.  As I removed the cuts from my sticky mat I noticed that the negatives left behind were just as pretty as the positives.  I used a piece of transfer tape to save the negatives to use on the background of another layout.


I started off my background with texture paste and the blossom stencil.  (Psst, the stencil is currently in the sale!)  I added water colour and more stencilling in layers until I liked what I had.  I then added glue to the reverse of each piece on my transfer tape and applied them to the layout.  Of course this would have been much easier to adhere if I wasn't trying to stick it over texture paste but hey ho, patience and all that!


I gathered a few bits from my Pink Fresh stash (LLP is my dealer!) and fiddled around until I liked the composition.


 I added doodling around some of the texture paste areas for added colour and definition.


As textured backgrounds can be tricky to adhere things to I made sure nothing was moving with a few lines of zig zag stitching.

A now I'm finally done with this cut file.  I love that it stretched so far!  Right, what can I cut next?

Thursday, 9 May 2019

3 2 1 blast off


Here are the close ups of the rocket layout featured in my latest YouTube video...


All the cut files are from COAPA.


I love how it has turned out.  Black on black is not the easiest to photograph to it's full beauty.


I also love the use of the same file in differing sizes with one being popped up on dimensional adhesive.  I want to play around with this concept some more.


And here's the video if you haven't caught it already!


Monday, 6 May 2019

Sweetest


Here is my first layout using StickerKitten's new Sweet Pastels range.


You can watch the layout come together here:


I've done lots of layering with these gorgeous papers.


There is some white texture paste in the background for added interest and some sparkly sequins added around the page too.


There are two stamp sets in the collection and I've heat embossed a sentiment stamp to serve as my title.  Aren't those wooden sweets adorable?


Here, have a twofer!

In the other stamp set that matches these papers there is the cutest little cottage and accessories.


This was an experiment masking and stamping in different coloured inks and then watercolouring the open spaces with those same coloured inks.  I liked the outcome so much that it was upgraded from experiment to success and made it on to the front of a card.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Auntie Laura Doesn't

Bobby knows all the names of all of the Thomas engines.  Auntie Laura put in a lot of effort to learn some and well, failed.  In my defence there are SO many!


You can watch the process of the layout coming together here:


By the way, since these photos were taken I have attempted to learn dinosaur names and failed.  And attempted to learn the racing cars names and failed.  I knew there would come a point when Bob would outsmart me, I know he's a bright kid, I just didn't expect it to happen quite so soon!!


Train cut file available as a pre-cut from Pretty My Page.
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