Friday, November 28, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 48

Hello.. hello.. hello.

My goodness... this year is fast coming to an end.. I am a little shocked that it is almost Christmas!!

Anyway.. this week I am back to share with you a fun layout I have created 
for Mad About Scrappin using some more of this kit.

So here's this weeks layout...
Okay.. so don't have a shock.. I know.. I have scrapped more than one photo!!! Not something I normally do but when I saw these photos I just couldn't decided which ones to use to document our beach day.

Anyways... I have used the more muted colours from this paper range. I have found so far that this kit has been very versatile. I love the fact that there are so many different options with using the kit. This week I have focused on the greys and whites from this paper range. I have done this because I really wanted to use photos from our holiday at the beach and found that the rest of the paper range didn't work with the colours as well.

I used a chipboard word arrow to created the title for the layout. I have then mixed up some alpha and work stickers to journal. I have layered the alpha stickers on top of a small lined journal card.

I have created a feature part on the layout with a few smaller photos added into a white photo frame strip down the side of the larger photos. I found this a great way to add a few extra photos to the layout without taking up too much space.

I have also added some paper doilies from my stash and some more die cut frames to add a bit of dimension to the page. I have then finished off the layout by adding some silver sequins I have in my stash to add a bit of sparkle to the layout. 

Well off to get some more Christmas work sorted before the silly season hits.

Have a great weekend.

Get creative. 

TFL, Michelle x

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Project Share - Layout

Hi al, I am back again!!  This time I have  a layout to share with you all for my Monday Mad About Scrappin project.  Again I have used leftovers from My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing.  I have just about exhausted this range.  There is enough for just one more layout....and if I am lucky I maybe able to stretch it to two!!  I love these papers and have really enjoyed creating with them.

The pics I have used are a couple of selfies hubby and I took on our South Coast getaway. I just love this background ledger paper and found it hard to actually use. BUT!! It was the perfect back drop for this layout.

I am always at a loss as to what to say about my layouts.  I always find it hard to know where to start!!  So I guess I begin with background.

 I sprayed the background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Tiffany blue....I love this colour and it added just the right tone to the background.  I also used some of Lindys Marigold Yellow Orange.  I splattered both onto my page and then added some little drops of glossy accents to some of the splatters. 

 I have used some co-ordinating washi tape from my stash to stick down a piece of paper doily and I adhered some wood veneers to create a title.
 I really do love the corner cluster technique - as you may have noticed!! and I tend to use it on just about all my layouts.  Here I have used a selection of paper roses that I layered up on some more of that paper doily and an ornate frame that I have cut up and placed at both ends.

 I have also added a sprinkling of little enamel dots and a couple of rubons from my stash.

 I do hope you have enjoyed my layout and I have inspired you all to dive into your stash and create!!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the Mad About Scrappin links below.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

A little Tag inspiration

Hey guys .... how's your weekend so far?  Mine has just started and it is already HOT !! 

Today I have a little tag to share with you all.  Hopefully I can inspire you to dig into your stash and have some fun with what you find.   I dug into mine and found all this...

Some old pigment ink pads I bought on ebay many moons ago

some old wooden tags from Kaisercraft....again bought many moons ago

a packet of my sons old water colour pencils...hardly ever used mind you!!

Plus a few leftovers from previous kits from Mad About Scrappin....oops I almost forgot my brick stencil, modelling paste and acrylic paint..crackle stamp, kaisercraft rubons Perfect pearls mist in biscotti

I don't know about you guys but when I start to play like this I always do a little test run to see how everything is going to work together.  I was really happy with how this turned lets get down to the nitty gritty.  

Hopefully  I have taken enough process pics to share with you a bit of a walkthrough on how I achieved my tag...

One of my first steps was to prep the tag by painting it with some acrylic paint around the edges and glue some cream textured cardstock to it....I wanted to cover up those slots you may have noticed in the pic up above. 

 I adhered my cardstock with some wet glue and then stamped it all over with my crackle effect stamp. I did do both sides of my tag.  I have used Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  

 I gave this just a few minutes to dry and then taking some make up wedges I applied the pigment inks.  I guess I got a bit busy, cause the only pic I have of this process it this one.

I applied my other colours in the same way.  Once I was happy with the inking part...I moved onto getting messy with the modelling paste and created my brick wall

Once this had dried, I applied some green  ink to the bottom of my tag. I grabbed the black water colour pencil and lightly coloured in between the bricks, the taking the water brush I gently blended it all over and even into the bricks a little.  I did this a couple of times, till I was happy with it.  I tried not to rush it and make it too dark.
 After the water brushing I began spraying it with the Perfect Pearls Mist in "Biscotti"

 I just love the effect that the Perfect Pearls mist really muted these bright colours and added some subtle glimmer too.

 I even sprayed the brick work :).  I did have a bit of a panic attack tho' do you see those bubbles or ripples in the paper?  I thought "Oh no!!! I have wrecked it!!" , but once the tag was completely dry they disappeared ..... phewwww!!
I then moved onto the back of the tag and repeated the inking and spraying.
Once the back was dry I started playing around with some paper flowers I had received in previous kits.  I fussy cut some butterflies from the Madame Payraud collection and cut up a rubon.  

The final step was hot gluing everything into place!!

And here are the "glamour" shots :)

At the last minute, I stamped the back of the tag with this stamp from Tim Holtz.  Just couldn't leave it blank ;)

I hope this inspires you to dive into your stash, dig out those old supplies and have a play around.  I have to admit this turned out much better than I  thought it would.  But most of all I had fun with it and embraced the imperfections!! 

Thanks for joining me today. Please be sure to check out all the links below to see what is new in the store.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 47

Hello.. Hello.. Hello !!!

Back this week with a fun pocket page that I have created using this kit of behalf of
Mad About Scrappin

This week I have created a pocket page for a change. I felt a little like mixing it up and found some super fun photos to use for this from our trip to Victor Harbor in the last school holidays.

So here it is....
Have played around with the more muted colours in this paper range to create this layout. I must say that I am quite enjoying playing around with pocket pages. I love that you are able to use each pocket to tell a story for itself or use the pocket to create an overall effect as a 12'x12' layout. 

I have used the plainer paper as the base for three of the pockets and have added some digital stamps to them to mix it up a little. I have then lightly and randomly stamped using my hand as the stamp block using a graph stamp. I then layered some doilies, old alphas stickers that I have coloured using a permanent marker and some die cut frames.

I even added a little bicycle journal card to this pocket and then finished it off by adding some dew drops from my own stash. They are fun to play with and as they are clear show through the colours below them. 

For my title I have mixed it up a little and used a combination of bright bold alphas stickers for the main part of the title and then 3D mounted some white alpha stickers for the remaining title. On the pockets with the photos I have kept it simple with the matching paper matt which I have stamped with the graph stamp, added some bold washi to match and finished them off with a chipboard wood arrow. Super fun and easy.

Well.. off to get some house chores done.... unfortunately I cant scrap this weekend as I will be busy with kids friend's parties and kids in the local Christmas pageant. However will be lots of perfect photo opportunities this weekend for future scrapping.

Enjoy your weekend.

TFL, M xxx

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