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.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Snow with BoBunny


Here is a page I made for BoBunny using Winters Playground and there is a video to go with it too.  I love this wintry collection with the blues and turquoises in it, it was perfect for the snow pictures I go this year too.  I won't say too much about it as you'll be able to see from the video, but I had a lovely play with paints, glitter paste, glitter confetti and some of the laser cut chipboards.


I love the tonal flowers - and especially the little crochet ones!


I used some of the layered chipboard from a last years winters papers (Winter Wishes - another favourite!)  and it went perfectly.


Complete with a snowman whose hat has been knocked off with a snowball!

I hope you enjoy the video - you can see it here.


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Winter Wonderland Double Page with Simple Stories


After a beautiful covering go snow this winter I have lots of pictures so decided to have a go at a double page spread, which is something that I don't do too often.  I've used Winter Wonderland by Simple Stories which was in my DT kit from A Trip Down Memory Lane.  I love the way that you can put a Simple Stories page together fairly quickly with all the cards and elements in their collections.

I started this page with co-ordinating strips at each side and then had my photos track across the middle.  I decided to mount them on a rust coloured yardstick (not something I normally do) as it went so well with the colours in the papers and as the photos were white it made them pop a little more.  Once my photos were on I had fun with clusters of embellishments and some of the little word stickers in this collection.

Here are some close-ups.


I love the little snowmen, and sticking to that cluster of 3 rule that seems to work so well!


I love the cards in this collection and this one was perfect for the title.


Here you can see one of the word stickers which are lovely for adding a little bit more information to the photos.

I've also created a wintry video for BoBunny which you can find here.



Thursday, 4 January 2018

Today I choose Happiness with BoBunny


BoBunny have created these new chipboard frames, they are perfect for altering and I teamed it with the lovely Penelope collection.  I used lots of layers of pentart acrylic paint and also the crackle medium, I then went over the top with some silver wax - and the laser cut butterflies are covered in silver wax.
I carefully cut out the flowers, inked the edges and then curled the petals adding a gem to the middle. I cut the main phrase out of the elements paper in this kit and then mounted it on some different layers of paper.  I added a little bird cage - one of the new wood veneer elements, in the corner.

You can see the curves on the flower petals, I just cut into them a little bit and shaped them with my hands.

Just a little bit of silver wax on the laser cut butterflies completely transforms them.


Here you can see the crackle medium at  work.  If you would like more details please have a look here

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Trust your Journey with BoBunny


I wanted to share with you a page and video that I made using BoBunny's Penelope collection.  It has beautiful blues and greens and browns in it, but I went just for the greens and browns because of my sons t-shirt!

I used stencil paste to add my first layer and then lots of strips of paper in varying sizes and widths - it would be a great design to use up scraps as well as whole sheets.  I fussy cut out lots of the flowers and cut the title from the papers.  I added flowers and gems, laser cut chipboard and the really delicate wood veneer bird cages - all of which are from BoBunny.


I cut into the petals for each of the flowers so I could curl them up.


Here you can see the layers of gems, flowers and papers.


I distressed the edges of all my papers, and add some flicks of silver as well as the layer of stencilling too.

Here is the video for you.


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas Sparkle


This month I had some of BoBunny's Carousel Christmas in my pack from ATDML.  I started my page with BoBunny's Snowflake stencil and some gold glitter paste, I then added some golden mist too.  I layered up some of the papers and cut out a Christmas tree which I decorated with gems and pearls to add a little more sparkle.  I added a doily and a die cut, distressed lots of edges, added some twine, and then used my stamps from Shimelle for the title (I love this font!)


I hadn't realised the gold drops of paint would come through my stamping, but I really love it!  I stamped over the gold mist!


Here you can see the glitter paste, the stickable stencils have really delicate images and give a beautiful finish when you want something really detailed in a stencil.


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