Friday, 23 September 2022
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Sunday, 18 September 2022
Hello again, it's Anita here with you today.
We are now at the start of my absolute favourite time of year....Autumn! And there are some beautiful, vibrant paper collections out there to create with! I am lucky enough to have some of the Photoplay Thankful Collection to work with for my post today.
For the last couple of years I have been enjoying looking at Pinterest and other sites seeing the gorgeous tiered trays that seem to be all the rage in the USA. There are several variations of tray available and people decorate them to match the seasons changing and for other themes and celebrations....and I have completely fallen in love with the idea.
They can however work out quite expensive and as I rarely have spare money to buy *non essentials* I thought I would try and see what I could create myself for a fraction of the price!
Have a look and see what you think!
I started off with 2 different sized lightwood trays that I bought from Hobbycraft and a plain pine candle stick that I painted to match the trays. I dry brushed the trays and candle stick with white acrylic paint to give it a more rustic effect and used wood glue to fix the trays to the candlestick and create the 2 tiers.
Here is a list of products used to create all the following items that I have made for my 1st ever tiered tray attempt.
Lengths of 90mm x 20mm wood
Lengths of 68mm x 15mm wood
Lengths of 90mm x 90mm wooden posts
Childrens Alphabet wooden blocks
ribbons, raffia and twine
mini wooden rolling pin
pine drawer knob
Various colour acrylic paints
MDF blank square photo frame
So, all of the wood pieces, blocks and bricks were painted with white, pumpkin orange or sage paint and then gently sanded the edges to slightly distress them and soften the edges. I added stickers from the element sheet and panels from the paper sheets, then raffia, twine and ribbons where needed.
The chunky wood block had a painted pine handle added to the top and I wrapped twine, raffia and ribbon onto it.
The beads were all painted with the same paints and I made a tassel from the twine and gingham check ribbon.
the mini rolling pin was covered in paper and the raffa and ribbons tied on the ends. Super cute!
I made the pumpkin latte from a mini mason jar and added cinnamon, a straw and some sprinkles to the topping, finishing off with a gingham bow.
I added a few little shop bought bits...ceramic and plastic pumpkins, wooden mushrooms, greenery and autumns leaves.
I have to say that I am so very pleased with this for my first attempt and I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas in a short while....maybe even Halloween first!!
I hope you have enjoyed my post today, thank you for looking.
Friday, 16 September 2022
Hello, Lynn here today, with the autumnal September Papermaze Kit.
This kit is a selection of six patterned papers, two sheets of Bazzill
and a selection of embellishments. There is the extra option of four
sheets of Bazzill perfectly matched to go with the papers.
To work with this kit, I have chosen to select the pink hues for my first layout and some pink and purples to go with the beautiful autumn wreath.
Before looking at how I made the layouts shown - here are the details of what is in the kit:
Carta Bella - Flora No.5 - Warm Small Floral & Warm Large Floral
P13 - Hello Autumn - 02 & 03
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Indigo Garden - Beautiful Heart
49 & Market - Spectrum Sherbet - Classics - Brumbleberry
Bazzill Basics - Bazzill White & Juneberry
|Reverse side of papers|
Rosie's Studio Puffy Alpha Stickers, 1/4 sheet of Word sentiments, pinch of clear sequins, 5 Prima flowers, 2 P13 light chipboard leaves, 7 pink glitter dots, 4 - 49 & Market chipboard frames, chipboard index tab
Shore Thing - A winter walk on the sea front at Pakefield, admiring all the pretty beach huts.
backdrop for this layout is the sheet of P13 Hello Autumn #03, I love
the shabby wooden boards in pink which reminded me of these beach huts.
I made a border using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Colourize Woodgrain die set and several sheets of Bazzill Basics cardstock from the kit - Mauve Ice, Berryliscious and Juneberry. I made a total of eight panels, I cut two of them down to fit, then placed a pink brad in the corner of each panel. These were arranged to make a frame and attached with 3D foam tape.
With Raspberry Divine Twine, I made two washing lines across the page with the ends tucked under the wood panels. I trimmed the photos and pegged them to the lines, with Woodware Mini Clothes Pegs. For extra stability I used a little more foam tape under each photo.
I clipped some of the happy phrases from the selection in the kit and placed one on each photo.
I used the chipboard tab from the kit, painted it with Worn Lipstick Distress Paint, and some old rub-ons from my stash for the date. I placed this at the top of my first photo.
With the pack of Rosie's Studio - Brand New Day - Puffy Alpha Stickers (in the kit) I added the details of the place we were visiting.
The paper flowers from the kit were scattered over the page to add decoration, along with two decorative pins and two wooden houses from my stash.
title was created with the word 'shore' spelt out with ek Success
Scribble Alpha Stickers and the word 'thing'
using a VB Story Teller phrase sticker.
Harvest Festival - My children ready to set off to the Harvest Festival service in front of our house and a row of sunflowers.
For this layout I built everything up on the beautiful autumn wreath on this sheet of P13 - Hello Autumn - #02 paper.
I mounted photos behind two of the chipboard frames from the kit. I glued the lower one down onto the paper and the other was raised up using 3D foam tape.
I embellished the page with a selection of paper flowers from my stash. The foilage was all created with Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits - Funky Florals. I cut them using Bazzill cardstock from the kit and extra match pack.
I also used the P13 light chipboard leaves from the kit.
For the title I drew a faint line with pencil to continue the circle for the wreath, at the top where there is a gap. Then I placed letters using more of the Rosie's Studio - Brand New Day - Puffy Alpha Stickers (in the kit). The date was made with Bazzill and Tim Holtz, Sizzix Thinlits - Alphanumeric Tiny Type set.
That's all for today - I'll be back soon with more from this kit.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Our September crop is this coming Saturday, 17th and the kit has been designed by Lynn using papers from 49 & Market's Spectrum Sherbet collection...
Monday, 12 September 2022
Hello, it's Rebecca with you today sharing a new layout. I was grateful of a bit of scrappy time this weekend after my first week back at work following the summer holidays. I've scrapped a slightly older photo from 2020 using the gorgeous Simple Vintage Lakeside collection from Simple Stories - which you can find here.
I started by cutting three squares of paper, about 4x4 inches - two from the Explore & Discover patterned paper, and one from the Relax & Unwind paper. I arranged them at the top centre of my background, slightly overlapping, with some very basic mixed media behind them. I used a Distress Oxide Ink Pad in the shade 'Broken China' and the packaging technique to add the colour to my Premium White Cardstock. I chose blue to resemble water, and also because my little boy is wearing light blue in the photo - which I've adhered to the centre square.
For my title, I selected one of the Chipboard Stickers and placed it central on the page, underneath my photo.
Under my title, I added a couple of the Combo Cardstock Stickers and a few large splatters of ink.
I hope you've enjoyed this layout. I really enjoyed creating with this collection - it's one of those collections that looks lovely online but is even nicer in real life!
I'll be back later in the month!
Friday, 9 September 2022
Claire here with you today, and this month I will be using the Hit The Road collection from P13.
This collection immediately caught my eye. It's jam packed with the beautiful papers you would expect from P13, but they've also released exciting additional products that will take your scrapbooking even further:
- Four Decorative Tags sets
- Ephemera Tickets
- Die Cut Garlands
- Ephemera Bits & Pieces
- Three Sticker Sheets
- Three Chipboard Sticker Sheets
- Chipboard embellishments and more!
I added a strip of burlap ribbon underneath to create that extra texture you find when out in the woods.