Friday, 20 April 2018

Up in the Sky and Flight Deck


A couple of high adrenaline pages for you using 7 Dots Hazy Days papers for a class I created for ATDML.  My youngest had a go on a bungey spring thing and being quite light went very high!  This page used up lots of strips of papers and I added in some inked circles around the photos.

 Lots of layers of papers, distressed and inked.




My other page was a lovely rollercoaster ride and for this I added some gesso hash' and some splatters of distress stains to the papers, then layered up cogs around the edges.





Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Together


Very clean and surprisingly straight - something that I am not that good at!  I also went for a multi-photo page - something that I don't do too much - I had lots of 2" squares left over from a class and decided to use them all up on a page using Summer Splash.  I love the blue-ombre background in this collection and couldn't cut it up, so it became the base.  I then used some of the phrases from Beach Shack to create little squares where I didn't have photos and then added wood veneers and ephemera to embellish around the edges.  Lots of little details but also lots of space too.


Again a little bit of that mesh creeping in as another layer.



I hope you've enjoyed a little bit of summer!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Beach Time


Here is another page using the washed out colours of beach shack and I was inspired to adda bit of washed out distress oxide painting behind my photo too.  I used broken china and also some tea dye and added lots of flicks.  I just roughly went around the area of  my photo with a brush adding little pops of colour.  

I used layers at the top and bottom of my page with some more of the mesh and then incorporated lots of the stickers from this collection and a coral-ish wood veneer to match too.  There are lots of beautiful beachy phrases in these papers, so it was easy to find something to match my photos.


You can see a bit more of the paint up close and the layers of stickers.



Furthermore - for the observant amongst you I have added a video tab on my top bar with links to all the videos that I have created, so do check them out.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Sun and Sand


Hi everyone, here is a page I made using Beach Shack from Kaisercraft - it was part of my kit for ATDML.  I love the beachy, sandy, washed look of the papers, and the boardwalk background was perfect for my photos. 

I started with a bit of tearing for my photo mounts and echoed this with my title and then layered in some mesh  too - I stapled this to the page.  Having done that it was just a case of layering up some of the embellishments - I used some from Summer Shack too.  The hexagons are all pre-cut stickers which made it really easy to add them in, and I left it there - quite clean and simple with just a little bit of tearing.


I like the texture that the mesh adds to the page.


Here are some of the layers of stickers and embellishments.






Saturday, 3 March 2018

Cards, Coffee and tags





 Hi everyone, here is one of the new collections from BoBunny called Stay Awhile - it is beautiful and perfect for all the coffee lovers out there....but even if you aren't that keen on coffee the patterns are beautiful with little houses and lovely phrases that you can cut out.

As a coffee lover I thought I'd start with my easel card - you can see more details about this on the BoBunny blog  so do go over and have a look.

 To disguise the easel fold when you lay the card flat I added a little row of coffee cups which then are the focal point when it pops up.

 I followed a similar pattern for this card, this times the hills disguise the fold and I hand cut one of the little houses from the papers.

 

Here is the little pop up tab to tuck your card behind.


Here is what they look like folded down, you can see some more of the papers - the colours are beautiful and there are lots of elements you can cut out and use.


When I first got the collection I made some tags - I used some of the new damask paper which has a bold yet distressed polka dot on one side and damask on the other.  I've layered up lots of the different papers on my tag so you can get a good look at some of the designs.


I love the blue fern/branch paper - it is beautiful.  Purple can often be a more tricky colour to work with but this is such a natural shade that it works beautifully with outdoor photos, greens, browns and blues - it's a really nice combination.


More coffee cups and stickers - though they could be hot chocolates too in the current weather!


My final tag uses the 'Warm and Cozy' sentiment and some hand cut flowers and pearlescents.

I hope you are staying warm!





Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Signs of Autumn


A really mixed media page using Amber Moon by Prima - I picked some up at the ATDML retreat and loved the copper foiling, so I put together any coppery bits I had and some new nuevo drops too. I started with a bit of stamping, and then thick layers of brown, cream, white and gold paints.  I layered up strips of the lovely papers and a doily behind my photo.  I hand cut some of the butterflies and used some of the stickers from the collection too, as well as adding a little bit of sparkle with some gems and the nuevo drops.



It was really fun to make, and quite messy too!



Sunday, 18 February 2018

Valentines Cards


I know I'm a bit late - but love goes throughout the year! I made these for BoBunny using their love collection Only You, and I shaped the pop-up box cards so that they worked with the large heart doily die.  This card was created with lots of fussy cutting of flowers and then layering of die cuts.


I packed the card with pieces.


I like that you can see through the dies and it adds another layer.



The same basis for my second card but with lots of hearts punched out and layered on acetate.

If you would like to see more about the products then you can have a look at the blogpost here.


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