Friday, July 27, 2012

Kraft it Up July Challenge

This months challenge was something you wish or want in the future.  This is my take on it and it was so hard to find a photo with me and my two children because I'm always on the other end of the camera.  And now for a few close-ups.

To achieve the result on the flourish I painted it with Gesso then added ground rock salt and finally inked it with Distress Ink.  I saw a fabulous tutorial by Michelle Grant over at Dusty Attic so I followed part of it, Michelle's technique is very clever and the results look amazing.
Products Used:
Graphic45 Kraft Reflections Collection
Kaisercraft Miss Match Die Collection and Key
Dusty Attic Corner Flourish
Tim Holtz Distress Ink,
Prima Chipboard Spool
Petaloo Flowers & Vine
Gesso, Twine, Ticket, Vintage Buttons, Clockface,
Marvy Markers, page from antique book, unknown alpha.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Creative Scrappers #218

Products Used:
First Edition 'New Leaf' paper
Sizzix Alpha
Adornit Carolee's Creations 'Simple Sandra' alpha
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls
Brads from Stash
Handmade embellies (forgotten what they're called just now)
Die-namics Banner Die
Tag from the lovely Shell
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Sketch

 This is my take for the 15th sketch, I've moved pics a little to suit.
Products Used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, die cut paper
Handmade tiles and star
Martha Stewart Train Punch
Buttons, ric-rac and wooden train from stash
Alpha also from stash
ScrapFX Brick Fence used as a mask with gesso

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl July Challenge

I found this challenge quite difficult because I couldn't get the colours to work the way I imagined them.  I also interpreted this challenge with a 'play' on words - Patriot.
This was the challenge and heres what I came up with.
Products Used:
White cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper and Red Paint
Washi Tape around flagpole
Ric Rac Ribbon
Corrugated Card behind smaller photo and small stars
American Craft Thickers Alpha
Die-namics Banner Die

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Frosted Designs Stamping Challenge

I saw a great idea demonstrated on Scrap it TV and thought I would have a go and create some cards with the same technique but different colours and some different stamps.  I've used Kaisercraft stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stampin' Up! Ink and sentiment stamps.
Thanks to Lizzy Hill for suggesting I enter Frosted Designs Challenge.

Vintage Cards

I've just made these vintage cards that I saw demonstrated on Scrap it TV.  They're made with Kaisercraft Stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stampin'Up! sentiment stamps and vintage paper from a children's book.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

123 Challenge

This months challenge at was to use
 and here's what I came up with.
Products Used:
Heidi Grace Vineyard Paper Collection, embellishment, rub-ons and alphas.  I used Kindyglitz and a Signo white gel pen.
I handmade the chevrons after seeing a tutorial but unfortunately I can't find it again, I usually bookmark but must have forgotten this one.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Scrap the Boys

Products used
Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection
My Memories 141789
Grant Archival Cristina Re
Alphabet Lace Cardstock
American Craft Cardstock
Signo White Gel Pen
Twine & Staples
Die-namics Fishtail Banner Die
Spellbinders Star Nestabilities die
Carolese Creations Adorn It Tiny Red Alpha
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad
Paper Tape Measure


I'm a bit excited so I've put this on my sidebar so you can see the layout that got the mention.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Changing Styles

I wanted to share this page with you because I love the Graphic 45 paper and also the photo of 'my girl' when she was only two years old.  I tend to adjust my scrapping style to fit either the challenge, photo or my mood.  I haven't entered this in a challenge but may find one to suit one day.

Scrap the Girls

Products Used
DCWV - Alphabet Stack and Street Lace
Kaisercraft - Frame and Bling
Tim Holtz - Crackle Paint
Dimensional Magic
Black & White flowers from Amy

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just poppin in...

We have fog here today and its only just starting to lift and its 10.15am already.  I snapped a few photos in the backyard this morning and thought I'd share them with you.

Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch July Challenge

This is a photo of my girlfriend of 40years, we met at work and have been friends ever since.  The paper I've used is DCWV Street Lace that another friend of mine bought me back from the UK.  Here are a couple of close-ups. 
I made these lovely little satin flowers and the birdcage is from Kaisercraft.  I used Tim Holtz crackle paint before I applied perfect pearls to the cage and the little bird is from ScrapFX and I inked it before applying Tattered Angels Glimmermist.  The little roses are also misted and there's a handmade pin tucked in with the roses.
The black lace and pendant as well as the tiny birds were a gift from the lovely Amy, aren't they gorgeous?  Thanks for visiting...