Saturday, December 28, 2013

He was a surfer boy...

Hello, I am here today to show you my take on this months sketch by Anne Patterson. I just LOVE her sketch's. This one I did my using cardstock and no pattern paper. Instead I used ribbon and lace.

Here is my layout:

This is my nephew playing on a beach in W.A

I created the background by using stencils, gelatoes, mist, glitter glue, embossing powder, bandage and beads.

This photo is on a angel but shows the ribbon and lace I used instead of paper. I was trying to use up the many that I have collected over the years.

Here is the sketch:

Also don't forget......

Hope to see loads try out, take it from me, its an AWESOME team to be part of.

Thanks for looking and I will see you in the new year


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 27

Hello all.
Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas on behalf of myself and Mad About Scrappin.
Back to share with you the last Layout of the Week for 2013. Still hard to believe that we have been doing this for 27 weeks now and that 2013 is almost over.
Anyway.. to see 2013 out with a bang I have created a canvas this time for a change as a gift to my two youngest daughters using the last of the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range.
So here's the full canvas. It is 16"x 20" in size.
 I wont go on too much about this and drag this post out during this busy time of the year.
However I must say I had a lot of fun playing around with some napkins, glimmer mist, paint, ink and lots of flowers.
The base of the canvas is actually many layers. I started with a base of napkins in pinks and yellows. Followed by a white wash of paint. Then I used butterfly stencil to part of the base when the napkins where dry using white gesso. I then gave the whole canvas a mist with a few different glimmer mist colours. Then it was stamped with a script stamp and clear stamp using my hand as the stamp pad.
Then the edges of the canvas were inked and blended inwards. Lastly I added some butterflies randomly with Tuxedo Staz on and gave the whole canvas a coat of gloss spray.
 I double stamped a large paper doily using two different coloured inks. Helped to create a background for the dancer.
I also mixed it up with lots of different flowers I had in my stash to the top left and bottom right corners. Also adding in some smaller doilies I had stamped.
The dancer I actually printed onto a scrap of paper and then adhere the coloured paper to the printout and re printed it again so I got the pattern on the patterned paper. I then hand cut it all out and layered it . Added some ribbon to the skirt and finished it off with flowers and kindy glitz. Super easy and didn't require any drawing of a dancer on my part.
 Lastly I added in some flourishes to the floral clusters which I hand cut from some of the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range.
I must say I had a ball making such a mess. It was a bit of time labour intensive project however because it is such a busy time of year I was able to get little bit done and allow it to dry to do other things.
My girls are so happy to have some of my work hanging in their room.. my son has even asked for to get my thinking cap on to work out what to make him.
Enjoy the Christmas season and stay safe.
Till next year.
TFL, Michelle x
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Playing with Echo Park

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you are having a fab day with family and friends!!! 

I am here to today to show you what I did with Echo Parks Mini Theme collection 'I love Candy'. I , as you know, just LOVE Echo Park and this mini theme was no different. It comes with 2 sheets each of the 3 papers and a sticker sheet. I love Candy was bright, fun to play with PLUS I got 2 layouts out of it with enough to make cards!!! Now that's what I call good value. I also got to play with 3 lots of WOW Wood Veneer. They are just like chipboard only thicker, which makes it great to emboss, paint, ink...the list goes on.

First up is a layout of hubby and 2 of our girls eating ice cream.

One of the sheets of paper have great title die cuts (or you could just use them as extra embellishments). Here I used the arrow wood veneer. All I did was gesso them and inked with yellow.

I have used one sheet of the range as my background and cut up 2 for the banner. The words on the right side are from the sticker sheet. The heart is another wood veneer, again gessoed and inked red.

With these 'stamped' hearts.... they are the wood veneer hearts!!! I just inked them yellow, stamped on the page and then went around in black pen. I just loved the effect.

And last for this page, the wood veneer word smile.

This layout is of my oldest daughter at a park.

(very sorry about the photos, it was taken in a rush before we left to go to my parents house for Christmas) These wood veneer hearts were gessoed and inked. I then went around each one and wrote things that I loved about my daughter. I added sticker hearts from the range and sequins from the shop.

The wood veneer word is love, again gessoed and inked. The flower is from the shop. After inking the edges of it I sprayed with water and blended the ink in.

If you are looking for this range head HERE and the wood veneer head HERE

Well thats me today. I hope you have a great time with family and friends and that you get a bit of scrapping in.

Thanks for looking


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Monday, December 23, 2013

On this Day - Wedding Mini Album

Hello Everyone...I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....

Today I want to share with you all my little coaster mini album.  I have used Kasiercrafts "On this Day" 6.5" paper pad and various collectables from my stash.
   I started with some raw round Kaisercraft wooden coasters.  I have had these in my stash for a few years now.  It is great to be finally using some of my hoarded supplies.
 I painted all the raw edges with some white gesso and the covered them.
 The front cover is adorned with a paper doily.  I have inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink and then layered it with some bling flourishes and a small Kaisercraft collectables banner.  I have used some of the scalloped white lace; a small white crocheted flower and some gorgeous paper curly roses and a couple of the tiny Forget Me Not flowers .  I have tied some seam binding to the rings to soften the edges and hide the rings a little.
 The photo's I have used are mini passport sized.

Well readers, I am sorry that it so short n sweet again this week, but the photos really do all the talking for me.

Please take care over the festive season....stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Till then remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Challenge

Hello Everyone! Renee here with my take on the December sketch:

Eldest Daughter

I have used the Dylusion ink spray and gesso and some Tim Holtz distress paint and made a painty background. I have painted some of the #4222  3cm Mulberry Paper Rose Flowers - Cream

and I have used some of the  #4110  Pearl Bead - White

Organised and got all your Christmas shopping done? Have a go at this or some of the other fab sketches.
Luv Renee
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 27

Hello again.
Back to share with you all some things I have create using Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
Now this week like last week I have create some cards again as I really want to get a head start on my card stash for the next year. Plus the fact that scrap time has been cut in half with school holidays starting here in South Australia.
So here's two more cards I have created for you.
I have continued with the 4"x4" card idea from last week too.
  Now I am one of those people who like to have non themed cards in my stash all the time. I find you never know when you might need a card for no special occasion and that I just don't seem to have them in my stash when I need them. So this time around I am making sure I have heaps.
That way you can use them for any occasion too!
For my first card I have played around with ink again. I have added a small doily from my stash that I have stamped and some old rubons from my stash. Then it was as simple as adding a ribbon, some hat pins and lots of yummy flowers from Mad About Scrappin to finish off the card. I even used the flower wire stems as embellishment too!
For the second card I have inked again. I have then raided my used kit stash and found a playing card and ticket stub that matched in nicely. Inked them up and clustered them up with some more flowers and a ribbon bow to match. Super easy and yet looks great.
So this week I have show you a different look you can get using the same paper range from last week.
Why not give it a try and see what different types of cards you can create using the same paper range.
TFL, M x

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