Friday, February 28, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 9

Good morning everyone.

Wow ! Another month end is upon us. So hard to believe how fast the month's are rolling by this year. 

Anyways.. I am back this week to share with you a layout I have created using this Photo Freedom Kit.

This week I have used the photo sleeve included in the kit to create a Project Life look layout. I must say now that I have been playing around with these kits for a while I am quite liking these kits. I am finding them a lot easier to use than when I first started. I am also finding that I am now scrapping more than one photo which was a rarity for me. 

So here's the full layout I created this week.

I love that this kit has a combination of 6'x4', 3'x4', 12'x12' patterned paper and stickers. It makes creating so much easier. I have used one of the 6'x4' title cards to create the base of my title for this layout. When creating this style of layout I like to have one of the photo sleeve spots as my title. 

I also like to use on of the photo sleeve spots for my journalling. I am finding that since starting this style of scrap booking I am now journalling more than I used to. I find though that I still don't like the journalling to be the feature of the layout. So on this layout I have journalling on the computer and printed it directly onto a graph printed card. I like to be able to mix up the fonts a little to to create a little interest. I have also found that I don't always have many 6'x4' landscape photos so but journalling on one half of the 6'x4' graph card I am able to add an extra 3'x4' portrait photo easily.

When creating these pages I tend to keep the majority of the 3'x4' photo sleeves for photos only. This time around I have matted my photos with some white card stock to tie them all in. because I didn't have any other smaller photos I wanted to use for this layout I have used one of the 3'x3' to create a sub title for the layout. By adding a paper doily and part of a glimmer misted frame it was done fairly easily. 

I have found that I like to add a little bit of embellishing on the photo itself. By cutting up some of the ornate frames I have added a piece to each photo with some washi tape and a hand cut heart mounted with 3D foam tape.

I am finding when creating this type of layout that I am using one of the 6'x4' photo sleeves for a full size photo. This would usually be the photo that normally I would have used to create a 12'x12' layout. It would be my favourite photo of the event/outing or people etc. Sometimes I edit the photo adding digital brushed words however this time around I have used washi tape, a piece of glimmer misted frame and a WOW laser cut chipboard word. 

My last card in this layout is usually another photo or I use it to sum up the layout itself. For this card I have used the plain coloured 12'x12' sheet. I have then randomly stamped it with butterflies using dove grey staz on. I found without the stamping the card was too pale for my liking to match in with the layout. I have then finished the card off with some washi tape, another ornate frame and a die cut chipboard tree.

Once again I have had a fun creating with this Photo Freedom kit from Mad About Scrappin. 

Why not give it a go yourself. 

Sometimes its not about scrapping the main event but about the little things that mean the most.

Till next week.

TFL, Michelle x

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kaisercraft Tea Break Collection Product Spotlight with Amy Prior

Hey everyone! Amy Prior back today with a fabulous Product Spotlight featuring the Kaisercraft Tea Break Collection available from Mad About Scrappin here. I am just in love with the colours of this collection definately a new favourite of mine from Kaisercraft.

My first creation using this amazing Kaisercraft collection was a gift for a dear friend's recent 70th birthday party. I really wanted to create a fabulous home decor piece for her with a scripture and this is what I came up with.

I have started off by covering my MDF wooden frame with the patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Tea Break Collection. 

My background of the centre piece of wood has been coated with the Orange Slice Patterned Paper and the outter frame has been coated with a piece of Sugar Cookie Patterned Paper.

I have simply glued the papers on using a Glue Stick and then sealed with some Decoupage Paste and crackle medium accents. 

I have cut the bible verse using my Silhouette Cameo and some Gold Vinyl and then have adhered and sealed this to the background using more Decoupage Paste. I wanted to make sure this was a gift that would last a lifetime so have paid lots of attention to sealing everthing.

I have clustered many flowers together including tonnes available from Mad About Scrappin Store here and here.

Here are some more projects that I have created using this fabulous collection. Lots of fabulous and fun layouts showing how versatile this awesome collection is...

Back to School layout was created using Mad About Scrappin White Cardstock and lots of little strips of various Kaisercraft Tea Break Collection papers. I have then masked over the top of the paper strips using some Texture Paste.

For this Coffee Shop layout I have again used lots of strips of the Kaisercraft Tea Break Collection papers as well as lots of fabulous Kaisercraft Tea Break Die Cuts. My circle die cut was mounted onto more patterned paper and then mounted onto a doily and ring of Mad About Scrappin Lillies. This layout was for the February Sketch Challenge (click here for the challenge details).

This last layout was created again using lots of fabulous Kaisercraft tea Break Collection papers, die cuts & stickers as well as some Roses & Maddison flowers. My background paper has had some stencilling with Texture Paste to bring the love into this layout nawwwwww....

Products available from Mad About Scrappin include...
White 12x12 Textured Cardstock 

Don't forget to check out the new releases from Mad About Scrappin right here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx
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Monday, February 24, 2014

✿ღ.~Mad About Scrappin Monday~ღ.✿

Hey everyone, I have a little tag to share with you all today.  This is my Mad About Scrappin project showcasing some of the gorgeous laces and flowers that you can find over in the store.

I started with a manilla #8 shipping tag...

 and the Kasiercraft - Needle and Thread paper pad
 And some gorgeous shabby embellishments from Mad About Scrappin
 I added some hand sewing.
 Inked up all the edges.
 Cut a dress form from the Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I cut the bodice piece from the paper pad and added some cheesecloth, lace and pearl trim.
I also culled my shabby embellishments to just a few.  I have also used a spool or bobbin cut from the die and wrapped some seam binding and embroidery floss.  The final touch was a small sewing machine charm.
 Then the fun began....putting it all together!!

 .....and here is where I always forget to take pictures. So what follows is the finished product!!

The products I have used to create this project are:-

Be sure come on over to the Mad About Scrappin store and check out all the new stock that has just arrived!!
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beach Girls (February Sketch Challenge)

Hi Belinda here today to show you my take of the February Sketch Challenge. The best thing about sketches is the way you can make it your own. This sketch was meant to have 4 photos but instead I have used 1 big one.

I created my background using paint, Kaisercraft Stamps and Gelatos.

Instead of paper I have used Washi tape (head HERE to see MAS range of tape)

Loved using the Prima Alphas. They where ones that you could mist/painted them. I have misted these ones with orange mist.

I had such a ball doing this sketch that i made another!!! But I will show you that one another time. I am loving all the entries so far and am hoping to see more.

Here is the a reminder of what the sketch looks like:

Also remember that MAS has a New Release sale happening NOW!!!! Head HERE to see all the latest stuff.

Thanks for looking

Belinda :)

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 8

Hello all.

Back this week to share with you what I have created this week using this fun filled Photo Freedom kit on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.

 This week I have been a little time for scrapping poor so decided to keep it simple as I still wanted to get some scrapping done. With that in mind I have created two sets of cards to add to my slowly increasing stash. I have once again gone with my card size of choice being 4'x4'.

Here's the first set that I have created.
 Have gone for the more feminine feel for these cards. I have found the Photo Freedom kit quite versatile and wanted to show that the kit works with either a feminine or masculine feel.

 The first card I have used one of the ornate frames available at Mad about Scrappin. I have adhered it directly onto the card base and cut a circle from the patterned paper which I have then adhered using 3D foam tape to create dimension. I have then misted and stamped one of the die cut words for my greeting. Then finished off the card with lots of flowers and pearls. 
 My second feminine card I have kept it simple with a little sanding on the edges of the patterned paper and a brush of ink here and there. I have then mounted another ornate frame using 3D foam dots. Then finished off the card with some tickets and a fabric flower.

 The second set of cards I have created I have created with a masculine feel to them. 

 With a little help from some ink and stamping I have grunge up the card a little. I have used one of the wording on one of the 3'x4' cards as my greeting and gone from there. After mounting the greeting using 3D foam dots I have added some garden twine and a die cut man.

The last card I have kept it simple with some inking and stamping again. I then added some washi tape to mix it up a little and some odds and edges from my stash to finish off the cards.

Some times its the simple things that make all the difference when you are creating cards for people.

Why not give it a go.

Till next week.

TFL, Michelle x

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