Friday, April 25, 2014

My First Two Projects - C'est Magnifique Kits for May

Supplies used: C'est Magnifique Main Kit, Flower Add-on, Embellishment Add-on and MMM Kit. 
12x12 plain chipboard, texture paste, gesso from my stash.

Today I want to share a couple of layouts I have created using the new May kits from C'est Magnifique. These projects have turned out so different to one another - which is what I really love about the CM kits. 

For my first layout I've really chosen to use the blue shades from the kit - mixing and matching the gorgeous Pion Designs patterned papers from the Main kit with flowers and embellishments along with some mixed media goodies. 

I've created a custom background using texture paste and gesso on a 12x12 chipboard base along with mist and a stencil from the MMM kit. I'm really loving the result.

I've added lots of layers of patterned papers, torn labels from my kit packaging as well as embellishments included in the add-ons - all in shades of blues and creams.

I've also used a piece of the stunning Blue Fern Studios "Rose Frame" chipboard included in the embellishment add-on, which I have simply painted white with gesso and placed on my layout.

 Supplies used:  C'est Magnifique Main Kit, Embellishment Add-on and MMM Kit.
gesso from my own stash. 

On my second project I've really run with the yellow theme, and added a touch of green to break up the monochromatic look. I've kept this page a lot simpler - choosing to let the patterned papers really shine.

I've added the crocheted doily element from the embellishment add-on and created a matching title using the alpha stickers that come with the main kit.

Again I've used a piece from the Blue Fern Studios chipboard "Rose Frame" painted with gesso and some matching flowers from this month's MMM kit.

Thanks for calling in, hope you like my projects today! 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On This Day - A Tutorial Using WOW! Embossing Powder

I'm really happy to be sharing a step x step slideshow tutorial today on how I've made this layout featuring WOW! Embossing Powder products on behalf of Scrap365. I actually created this one first, but with publication dates it's ended up being my second!

I have to say, I totally fell head over heels for the WOW! powders - especially the metallics and opaques. They are such a  fine powder and I found them really easy to work with and achieve that vintage shabby look I was after.

Thanks so much for dropping by - hope you enjoy the tute!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Always - Sketch365 Challenge Featuring Prima Something Blue Collection

This month at Scrap365 the sketch team has been doubly blessed to be working with new releases from both Prima and Squidgy Pins! 

It's no secret at all that I really love working in shabby styles, and I've run with that this month for our sketch challenge. I've used shades of pink/coral to coordinate with the papers and flower embellishments, creating my own custom background and adding a chipboard title and the sweet little cherub resin - all from Prima "Something Blue" collection. 

I've used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mist in Cosmopolitan Pink in my background and to add a touch of colour to that tiny resin cherub. And the Prima flowers are simply perfect.

I decided I wanted to use the "stencil" part of my Squidgy Pins pack, so I've simply removed the wooden stars and trimmed it back to suit my layout. I love how well this finishes the whole page off. I've also added 3 tiny stars from the Squidgy pack, painting them with gesso and adding a touch of mist for colour.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Day - Teresa Collins Daily Stories Collection

Today I am really excited to be sharing a layout created for The Scrapbook Store using Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection - and I've made one of my first slideshow video tutorials to go with it!

I'm just not very tech savvy, so learning a new trick tends to give me a LOT of angst, but I've persevered and can now create one here and there. I'm a little way off a proper video tutorial but one day I will get there ;) You can find it here

I absolutely LOVE the pinks and mint combination of colours in this collection - totally inspiring stuff - and really wanted to create something girlie with it. I've also had in my stash a feather arrow die set I have been wanting to use and this was the perfect project to use it on. Loving how this one turned out!

Supplies used:

12x12 chipboard
Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste
Liquitex Gesso
Words Or Whatever Alta Matz Stencil 6x6 Hearts In A Row
Delta Ceramcoat Matte Acrylic Paint - Eggshell White
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mist - Pink Ladies Pink
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Circles
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Floral
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Flowers
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Notecards
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Ombre Circles
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Quotes
MFT Die-namics Feathers & Arrows die
Teresa Collins Daily Stories Decorative Sticker Sheet
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Ephemera Pieces
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Gems
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Sequins
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger - Shabby Tote
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger - Dark Rust
bamboo skewer
fine beading wire - gold
flowers and leaves