Friday, April 29, 2011

My creations.....

I have some super exciting news!  I have been chosen to be on the new Design Team for Paper Secrets, along with Amy and Doris, and our team co-ordinator Rochelle.   We have heaps of fab challenges for May, as well as a super scrapping challenge called "Scrap Your Ass Off" with  new challenges posted each Friday and a fantastic prize to the winner.  Head on over to Paper Secrets and sign up by May 12th. 
Here's some sneak peaks of my challenge examples...

Don't forget the challenge at Scrappassion Challenge Blog International  this month is a mini-album.  I made my album by die-cutting the edges using Tim Holtz dies, and Zuttering it all together.  I  then painted, and Glimmer Misted, then added Glimmer Glam and heat embossing.  Then I embellished and added photos.  It was a major mission, but I absolutely love how it turned out.


 Sorry about the blue tinge , we've had a lot of cloudy days lately!

 The tiny birdcage was made using Shrink Plastic and Tim Holtz dies.  The pieces with spritzed with Glimmer Mist before heating.

Here's a few layouts I've done for Artfull Crafts....

I've used a Kutalicious acrylic word for my title and coloured it with Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and added some Metallic Mixatives.
If you've never used Alcohol inks before, they are an amazing product.  They work well on all glossy/non-porous surfaces, but can also be used to colour seam binding, fabric and ribbons.  They come in small bottles which last forever, because you only need to use a few drops.  I use them to colour flowers & rhinestones, on acetate and metal foil, you can "age" metal embellishments, & re-colour well as a heap of other things!  I love the amazing  effects you get with them, especially on metal and acetate.  There's a nice tutorial  here, otherwise if you Google 'Tim Holtz alcohol ink tutorial' you'll get lots of You-tube  links to watch Tim do his magic.   

 I love this Gabrielle collection by Bo Bunny.......and I've added a dash of Tim Holtz' new Kraft Resist paper.

I'm off to dance Eisteddfods all weekend, watching my darling daughters.  Still have to sew sequins on costumes so I'm off....
Have a great weekend

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Treats and Travel

The theme for April at Artfull Crafts is "Treats and Travel", so I thought I'd share a few layouts with you. 

Using Photoshop, I journalled on my photo before printing, and love the result. 

I take so many photos on holidays that I really need to do lots of multi-photo layouts to get them all scrapped.  I tend to keep these layouts fairly simple to showcase the photos.

I sprayed Glimmer Mist over stencils to create a subtle pattern, and to adjust the colour of my journal block.  I love the blue "water" dripping from my page.

 I printed my journalling and title onto transparencies, allowing me to share my memories of the day, whilst keeping a clean and simple style.  I painted the arrows and covered them in glitter, before applying Dimensional Magic.  The result is quite three-dimensional and beautiful in real life.

 I love this photo I took on our trip to Hervey Bay, in Queensland.

And a couple of Easter layouts.....

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter, stay safe if you are traveling.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sharing some layouts and DT sneak peaks

Hi everyone, I know...I've been a bad blogger!  Life, & work has been really busy, plus I'm making dance costumes for my daughter's dress rehersal this weekend.  I have made time to scrap so have lots to share.

I've entered a few challenges at Paper Secrets Birthday Bash and managed to complete five ver the weekend.  Plus I was lucky enough to "steal the birthday present" at just the right time, and won a lovely prize.  Can't wait till they arrive (there's some Tim Holtz goodies in it!)
For the shabby/vintage challenge we had to have paint, a pre 1950's photo, stitching, distressing, and pastel tones.   This is what I came up with...

 I created a hidden journalling pocket behind the photo.
 I used some vintage seam binding for my bow.  Love that stuff!  The pink flowers are folded over into quarters and bunched together, cute huh?

The next challenge was to alter a box....

 The papers are from Papermania
 My youngest daughter pinched this before I'd even photographed it!

The "Remember when" challenge was to use the number 2 with photos of your kids.

The "Inspired by" challenge had a photo of bright lollipops, and cupcakes which was to be our inspiration. 

And now for some sneak peaks....

Make sure you pop over to the Artfull Crafts blog to see more pics and a few other projects.


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