Wednesday, 30 January 2013
I took a tim holtz tattered florals die and some pink tissue and cut through lots of layers at once. I scrunched them up in different sizes, added some hot glue to the centres and just squished together. Easy peasy and I think they look quite pretty.
I then added some textured paste to give a snowy effect. It was snowing a blizzard at the time! I used the texture paste to make the brick wall by stippling through a stencil. I used the tim holtz clock die and textured that and inked the edges. I also used a tim holtz die for the little robin. I used inks to colour him in.
I added all sorts of little bits and peices, more flowers and some branches. Hope you like it. You can find the Flying Unicorn here. http://flyingunicornforums.com/forum.html
Plain cardstock - black and white
Pretty paper x 1
Brick wall stencil
Pocket watch cut out
Glitter paper tag
Hand made stick pin
Snowflake punch for black flower centre
Mini tag with the date
Thursday, 24 January 2013
So, here is how to achieve my PARTY layout.
Plain cardstock, I used pink, white and black
Pretty papers I used three different ones
Strip of gems
Sticky backed pearls
Hot glue to attach the flowers
Tim Holtz alpa die
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Good morning scrappers - hope its not too snowy and cold where you are.
These are the pictures of us in the snow last week.
For this layout I have used a sketch from Sketchabilities for my inspiration.
I found some brilliant snowy background paper that really showed what kind of day it was.
I then chose my background colours, which I kept quite monochromatic and went from there.
Here is what I did.
First I adhered my photos onto some white cardstock and drew a line around them using a ruler.
I cut this out and adhered to some dark green cardstock and did the same.
I then drew around a template and cut out the bracket style border. I matted this onto dark green card.
I glued this down and attached my photos.
I added a one inch strip of cardstock on either side and added two peices of bunting to which I added some pearls.
I added some more bunting in green and white.
I took some texture/ modelling paste, and added snowy white edges with a paint brush.
I added my flowers and title and two small doillies.
I then finished off with the journalling banner at the bottom, the date and three small rose buds.
I added some texture paste to the flowers and leaves as well. I hope you like it, see sketch below.
White, green and grey cardstock
Pretty background paper
Sizzix bunting die
Assorted flowers and leaves
Sticky backed pearls
Bracket template (I used some patterned card in this shape)
Texture paste and paint brush
Sizzix alphabet die
Friday, 18 January 2013
Happy Friday everyone. And can you believe it - its snowing here! How appropriate for this photo!
This is a picture of Jessie when she was about 3-4. She is now 16yrs old.
For this sketch I decided to go with the dotty background as per the sketch, and use pink, brown and white.
So this is how I did it.
I double matted my photo in pink, then brown cardstock.
I cut a doily lace background from white cardstock using a border punch.
I adhered this to my polka dot paper then added a pink peice of plain cardstock.
I attached my matted photo and cut another lace peice of white cardstock and glued this behind the photo.
I then added a pink die-cut scalloped border behind the photo to put my journalling on.
I added my wooden snowflakes with the extra photos on. I painted these white and inked the edges.
I die- cut the picket fence in brown and added this.
Next I die-cut the banner in pink and brown, attached this with pink brads and added the die cut title.
Then it was time to embellish. I added lots of flowers, a small stick pin and a pink bow.
I hope you like it and give it a go.
Thats all for now. Enjoy the snow.
Polka dot background paper - My Minds Eye
Pink, white and brown plain cardstock - Bazzill
Doily lace border punch - Martha stewart
Banner dies - Sizzix
Picket Fence die - Marianne Creatables
Wooden snowflakes - Lidl
Alphabet die - Tim Holtz
Sticky back pearls
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
My many layers Layout
Step 1 - Choose background card and one sheet of pretty paper. Cut round a template to achieve a scallop and ink the edges.
Step 2 - Matt your photo onto a peice of co-ordinating cardstock and ink the edges and distress.
Step 3 - Cut out another matt just a little larger than the last one, distress the edges then ink the edges and place underneath the first matt.
Step 5 - I added another layer, this time using some co-ordinating hessian fabric.
Step 6 - I added a white doilly.
Step 7 - I used a scalloped ruler and cut out the blue border.
Step 8 - I added a darker blue border strip aprox 2 inches wide.
Step 9 - Add another narrower border strip in a co-ordinating colour ( I used the burgundy).
Step 10 - I added another layer, this time using a picket fence die.
Step 11 - I glued everything down at this stage, but you can glue as you go.
I used a heat gun for the hessian and the cardboard and some photo tape for the rest.
Step 12 - Gather together all your embellishments that you think will match.
Or you can do this at the start.
And now for the fun bit. Glue all your embellishments in place and add the title.
Now its time for the journalling. I have put a journalling box underneath the layers.
And there you have it - a layered up layout with flowery embellishments.
I hope you give it a go.
Plain cardstock in three colours
One sheet of pretty paper (Pion)
One peice of corrugated cardboard
Picket fence die (marriane creatables)
Scalloped edge ruler
Large scallop template
Hot glue gun
Thursday, 10 January 2013
I used some pretty background paper from Graphic 45 - A ladies diary collection - Moment in time.
I cut this down to 11.5 inches and matted it onto some plain black cardstock.
I then matted my photo in peach then black, and made another matt using peach, cream and black.
I adhered both these down then started to embellish.
I started with the largest flower first, then added smaller flowers to the sides.
I then added two of my handmade vines and glued all this down with a heat gun.
I added two labels for my journalling, which I cut out using a Tim Holtz die.
I typed up the title, matted it and glued this down.
I loved this sketch as it is quite simple and easy to do. I hope you give it a go. See link below.
Black, peach and cream cardstock.
White photocopy paper
Graphic 45 paper
Prima large flower
Mixed smaller flowers
Sizzix Die for the labels
White doily (just seen)
Hot glue gun
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Hi everyone. Here is my latest layout using a sketch from C'est Magnifique Kit Club.
If you would like to give it a go this is how I did it.
So, first of all choose your papers. I chose a pretty paper from a Prima Collection called Natures Garden for my background . I also chose some pretty purple cardstock that matched the photo.
Then I matted my photo in three different purples and distressed the edges. I used a Prima distressing tool, but the edge of your scissors would do the job.
I then double matted a white doily, using my wiggly scissors to cut out the circles.
I made a ruffle border by using another Prima paper from the same collection. I sprayed this with water first to make it more pliable.Then I glued it down.
I then took some soft white fabric and glued this underneath the ruffle.
I added a small lace border and a purple border to either side of the ruffle. (Can just be seen).
I made half a concertina flower for one side, and added some flowers.
I die cut a bird and birdcage and painted the bird with some dabbers.
I added more flowers and pearls and a die cut branch frond to either side.
I made a small bird with some clay.
I finished the page off with some lace in the top corner and added some flowers and pearls.
I made two beaded dragonflies, stickled the wings and glued these down with hot glue.
I added a Prima journalling box, just peeping out from under the photo.
Then I added the title. Hope you like it. Click on the link below to take you to the sketch.
Prima pretty papers
Sticky backed pearls
Sizzix die cut - branches
Tim Holtz Alphabet die
Tim Holtz Bird and Birdcage die
Mixed beads and Bead Heads
Stickles glitter glue
Sizzix sizzlitts draginfly die
Purple sparkly brad
Deep border lace
Prima journalling block
Friday, 4 January 2013
Happy Friday everyone, and a Happy New Year.
Here is my first layout this year for SOUS design team.
And this is how I did it.
First of all I chose the colours from the photo. I love purple and green together and I added some white.
First of all I matted my photo in purple cardstock, inked the edges and rounded the corners.
I took a 12x12 peice of scalloped cardstock in purple which I lay on top of a sheet of 12x12 green bazzill card.
Then I found a paper in a patterned green and purple and using my scalloped ruler I made a scalloped square.
I inked the edges and matted this onto a peice of green card that I scalloped and inked the edges.
I found a white doily and glued this down. Then added a green circle, which I cut using some wiggly scissors, then I inked the edges.
I glued my matted photo to all these layers.
I used a tree sticker from an old sheet of Christmas stickers I had and added some small flower buds.
I added a few handmade vines to the base of the tree and some purple and white flowers.
I then die cut 3 snowflakes and added gems.
I added a few more flowers and a journaling box.
And to finish I die cut the title.
I hope you like it and give it a go. See sketch below.
Sizzix sizzlitts snowflake die
Handmade flower vine
Tim Holtz alphabet die