Sunday, 19 May 2019

Lets up cycle

Hello everyone & welcome,
I would like to share with you a mixed media project that I have created for this month's May challenge over at The Happy Craft challenge blog.
I have up cycled a large tin to create a pretty rubbish bin to sit on my craft desk. I have used a variety of products. First I mixed some Kaisercolour paint: Dusty Pink and gesso together to create a soft pink shade which was then painted onto the outside of my tin. When this was completely dry I added my gorgeous paper napkin of a rose with some Mod Podge. I then added some textured paste pieces. I have glued lace to the top both inside and out of my tin which created a neater look to the edges. I shaped some wire to create leaves and then added an organza flower. Clusters of seed beads are scattered here and there.
 I added some colour using different Inka Golds and to add a slight vintage touch some Prima metallique wax and here is a close up my finished project.
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I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Flowers

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I would like to share with you today my layout that I have created for this month's May challenge over at ARTastic challenge blog.

I have kept my layout simple as I wanted the main focus to be on my photo of these beautiful Ranunculus flowers. This photo was taken last year on our trip to the carnival of flowers in Toowoomba.
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Coffee & Cake yes please...

 Hello everyone & welcome,
I would like to share with you my layout that I have created for this month's May challenge over at Scrapping 4 Fun challenge blog.
Challenge 140 Tea/Coffee/Cocktails
 
Home made chocolate cake & a ginger cake with a cappuccino coffee....yummy. Made with love for my daughter's birthday.  
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Smile for the camera

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I would like to share with you my layout that I have created for this month's May challenge over at Scrap the girls - "April Showers bring May flowers". This month's sketch to follow is designed by Sue Plumb.

I have used a variety of patterned papers including Maja Design: Sofiero collection, Pion Design: Dusty Rose cardstock, Craft & You: Flower Vibes. I have also added embellishments of a laser cut doily, lace, a chipboard shape, & texture paste.
Lots of fussy cutting of flowers and leaves. I have also inked the edges with Tim Holtz's distress ink: Tea dye.

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A blast from the past

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I would like to share with you my layout that I have created for this month's May challenge over at White with 1.




To create my layout I have torn and then inked my patterned paper, card stock and corrugated card. I used Tim Holtz's distress ink: Walnut stain. Lots of embellishments of buttons, a chipboard shape, a metal charm, leaves, cheese cloth, ribbon and trims were added. Plus a great photo of hubby as a young boy.
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Happy 4th Birthday

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I would like to share with you my layout that I have created for this month's May challenge over at Scrap the Boys. 
Happy 4th Birthday to a very special little boy. Love You.
Layers of patterned paper, plus die cut lettering & punched out train shapes complete my layout.
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I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.


Sunday, 12 May 2019

Hello everyone & welcome,

Today I have a masculine mini album that I would like to share with you. This album features paper from the Vintage Journal Cards - mixed series, plus Alchemy 101 collection and Sherlock III - A New Case A4 papers. 

The front cover has lots of embellishments starting with this die cut shape, the large gears die, some buttons that I like to collect, black seed beads and gold pearl trim. These are all great embellishments for that masculine look. I love all of the images scattered throughout as they suit the vintage style of my album.      
Each piece of paper and image has been distressed using a paper distressing tool. I followed this with lots of inking. The colour ink pad I chose was 'Gathered Twig'.
There are lots of pockets and tags in this album.

Plenty of room for writing or adding photos.



This album is held together with O rings, allowing room for more pages to be added at a later date.
I am so pleased with how this album has turned out. Be sure to stop by Meg's Garden online store for products used to create my masculine vintage journal album.

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Have a wonderful day & happy creating.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Hello everyone & welcome,
Today I would like to share with you a mini album that I have created using these beautiful Vintage Journal cards - mixed from Meg's Garden online store. The Vintage Journal cards are just one of the latest releases of papers now available for you to purchase.

For my album I selected all of the floral images from this series to create a gardening journal. This journal measures approximately 12.5cm x 18cm. I have covered the front & back covers using paper from the Shades of Green A4 paper range. Some lace, pearl trim, a metal charm, wording and a die cut frame complete my cover.


Each of the internal pages has been tea dyed using water & a tea bag. I love the variety of colours and patterns created by dipping and splattering this tea solution on each sheet of paper. Once each page was totally dry I set about creating my album. To create a vintage look to my journal I have used a distress ink called Tea Dye. I also used this ink pad for all of my stamping.
I have stamped one side of each page. Here you could add some writing or a photo.
The other side of each page is decorated using beautiful images and wording from the VJC series.

Each page is a little bit different. Some pages have pockets or tucks and there are lots of tags scattered throughout.

I have added embellishments of lace, pearl trim, SA pearls, ribbon, metal charms and a paper doily.
You can find lots of these embellishments in Meg's Garden online store.



My journal is held together with O rings, leaving room to add more pages in the future.
I hope I have inspired you to create this simple journal. A place to store information and memories of your garden.

Until next time.
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Have a wonderful day & happy creating.