Monday, September 29, 2014

Using up my leftover's

Hey guys, thanks for joining me again to day.  It is monday down here in Australia and that means it is my Mad About Scrappin project share.  Today I have some cards that I have created using a whole bunch of leftovers from some of my previous design team kits.  I have also used some cut files from the Silhouette Studio.

My first set are created from using up some of the leftovers from  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing Collection.  These papers came in my design team kit from way back in January. I just loved working with these papers again....they have a great summery feel to them and summer is just around the corner for us.

I received some feathers in my kit this month and these were perfect embellishments for these cards.  I have inked up the edges with a little Tim Holtz Aged Mahogony.  On the card just below, I teamed them up with some baby pink seam binding, a pastel cherry blossom and some pretty pink pearl flower trim.

For the second card, I have used what was left of the white feathers, more leftovers from The Sweetest Thing and another cherry blossom from the bright set.

My Second set of cards are created from the Graphic 45 Botannical Tea paper pad that I received in May's design kit.

I have used backgrounds from the Silhouette Studio, which I teamed up with some card kit elements that I also found in the Silhouette Studio.  These files certainly cut my work in half and created simple but elegant cards for any occasion.  To the "Cherish" card I added one of the mulberry paper butterflies that I received in a recent kit.  I really love the simplicity of this design as it really does show off the background.

To embellish the second card I have used a mix of mulberry paper flowers that I have received in my kits throughout the year and just a dash of bling.

Well guys that's it from me today, another short but sweet post.  Please be sure to check out the links below to see what my other creative team mates have to inspire you all....

As always thanks for stopping by.  I sure do enjoy your company and till next time.

....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 39

Hello everyone.

I have been busy scrapping away with the music blaring the background again.

Slowing using up more of this fun kit Leanne sent from Mad About Scrappin.

This week I have created a layout with a very masculine feel.
This layout has ended up with a few layers of paper and paint to add a bit of depth to the page. 
I really wanted to make a bit of mess with paint too and felt before I added the paint using a template that it really needed a bit to grunge it up. I loved the gold foil feathers that Leanne had sent me but was at a loss with where to use this till I create this layout. I love the look of it underneath the wood veneer title. I also used another digital stamp to print onto the plainer dot paper .

I have used the black gold foil paper for this layout too. It is quite bold but the gold foil circles really make the page really stand out. I kept my photo to black and white as I found that a colour photo just didn't look right for what I was trying to create. I have then layered a mix of washi tape, ticket stubs from my stash and stamps to create a bit of interest on this page.

I have then finished the layout off by creating some chevrons using the gold glitter photo corners Leanne has in store.

Why not get creative this weekend.

Till next week.

M x 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Double Layout

Wow guys it has really been a month of firsts for me.  I have found this months challenge really really inspirational - just in case you haven't noticed ;).  This month our challenge was to scrap a card, tag, layout or off the page project with this saying....
and I thought I would finish the monthly challenge up with a double page layout.  Yep, you guessed it,  my first ever!!!

Well guys there's not much to tell about this one.  It has turned out really "traditional" in it's style.  I have used some papers that have been in my stash since 2009.  They are from a company called Unique Boutique and I am not sure they even exist anymore.  I do love the blue and brown tones. The photo above shows my layout before I added my pics.  I have used flowers from Mad About Scrappin.  The lace trim came in my design team kit.  I have added some bling and seam binding from my stash.  I have used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the sentiment. 

Here are some close ups and I have now added some random family shots.

Well guys that is it from me today.  Have you all had a go at the Monthly Challenge yet? I hope you have .... don't forget to link your projects to be in the running for the prize.   Next week I have a little upcycled project to share with you all.  Please stop by and check it out...and stop by the links below to catch up with what my creative team mates have been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

september challenge inspiration

hello, bel here with you again.
how is your september challenge page going???
you still have time to get it done and what an easy challenge it is. 
here is a reminder of the challenge

and here is my page i made for it
with some close ups

products used from Mad about scrappin'
echo park-summer bliss
studio calico- alpha stickers
paper doily
pinwheel flowers
teresa collins - save the date decorative buttons

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 38

Back again this week with a quick share before I race off tomorrow to drop my eldest off to the airport for her trip to Japan.

Do you think they would notice if I snuck into her suitcase??!!???

Not sure who is more excited about her trip... lol

Anymore back to business.

I have created a card for my son's soccer coach as the season is over for another year using the gold foil paper from this kit.

So here's the card I have created.
I have chosen to use the more muted gold foil papers with some kraft card stock. I love the way this has a real natural feel. I added the hessian ribbon to create the bow on the tag as I felt it went with the natural feel I was trying to create.

After layering another favourite paper bag I have then added some washi tape to create a base for my embellishment cluster. I then added a small vinyl doing and a kraft tag I had in my stash. I then finished off the card with a matching date sticker from the kit and some gold glitter enamel dots.

Super quick card but quite effective.

Till next week.

TFL, Michelle x

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Altered Collage Frame

Hey all I am here to day to share with you all my first time scrapping with one of these collage frames.
 I picked up two of these  recently and thought that this would be a perfect project for this month's challenge.  I have used the gorgeous Madame Payraud collection from Papermania.  OMG guys these papers are to die for!!! I have loved working with them and I am really hoping to get a few more projects out of what I have left over.

I gave my collage frame a base coat of white gesso and then a couple of top coats with Antique White Acrylic paint.  Once the paint had dried I went around the edges of the frame with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain to add that vintage touch.  I grabbed an emery board and in places I sanded the frame back to the bare wood to try and get a bit of an aged effect. 

I have matted the frame with Kaisercraft Coffee Bean it was the perfect shade of brown for this project.  I then added a sheet from the Madame Payraud collection and filled the frames with sepia prints of my family.  I double matted all my little prints on some more of the Kaisercraft Coffee Bean and also a layer of the Bazil Vanilla.  

Once I had all my photos sorted and in their frames, I began adding the embellishments and the monthly challenge quote.  

 I have gone with my usual flower cluster in the top left and corner.  I have used an elcelctic mis of flowers from Leanne and some from my stash along with some chipboard and antique bronze metal filigree leaves.
 I have added a few of the fabulous charms from this month's kit along with a strip of the pink lace.  This really accented the brown and cream so well....prettied it up nicely and added that touch of shabbyness to it

I have added one of the chipboard words that was also in this month's kit.  I have also added some charms, keys, flowers and a few Kraft feathers that were also included in my kit

Well everyone that is my project share for this week.  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this collage frame and the quote from this month's challenge fitted in perfectly.
Just follow the links below to see what my creative team members have been up to this month.  Don't forget to look us up on facebook.
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Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was a rather long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :)

Thanks for stopping by.....
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 37

Hello.. hello.. hello!!!!

I have been playing catch up here after being so busy creating and sorting out my eldest for her up and coming trip to Japan.

I have managed to squeeze in a full day of scrapping just to get on top of things.

Once again I have been using up more of this kit - Market Street. I must say.. the more I use it the more I love the colours and how versatile this kit really is.

So here's what I have created to share with you this week.
After having spent a few weeks creating cards so this week I loved being able to get messy 
and create a layout. I have used vanilla card stock for the base of this layout as I found that white card stock was a little too stark for this layout. I have then stamped the base card stock in bold black to make the coloured paper pop off the page. 

I still love the die cut frames that Leanne has in store. This time round I have coloured the frame black and cut it in half before adhering it to the page.
 I have also used some of the patterned paper to create my own floral embellishments for this layout.
I then added some gold glitter enamel dots randomly to add a bit of bling and sparkle to the page. 

To finish off the page I have created my title from a mixture of a wood veneer words and some alpha stickers which I have adhered to a few different size ticket stubs.

I had a fun taking time out to get creative this week.

Have you had a chance to get creative?

Till next week.

TFL, Michelle x
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