Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Bo Bunny beautiful dreamer prt2

again I am working with this beautiful collection, and I wanted to use the reverie 12x12 sheet.
This sheet you could class as instant scrapping as it already has the frame and embellishments printed  on the sheet. But I wanted to have a go and change it up a little. So I kept the frame as my focal point but cut off the fussy printed top and a small amount at the bottom. I replaced this with some of the day dream sheet from this collection  to make my cut sheet back to 12x12..
I printed off 2 black and white photos of the same image and matted them on top of each other and on the top photo paced a kaisercraft black distressed photo overlay. Around my photo and in the corners of the page I added some plasterboard tape, tissue tape, small amounts of patterned paper, staples, cotton and metal snap. The edges of the card were distressed with hickory smoke distress ink.  A wooden title added and some ink flickering with a paint brush


Close ups

Monday, 23 May 2016

Bo Bunny Believe - Part Two

Hi, it's Anna here. I'm back with my second post this month using the bright and fun collection 'Bo Bunny Believe'. 
For this layout I decided to use the 'Radiance' patterned paper. I cut out the sun and sun beams and adhered it to some white bazzill cardstock. I cut out some of the lovely clouds again and made some bunting. I mounted my photograph and used buttons, flowers and enamel dots to embellish.



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Thanks for looking. 
Next month I'm working with Echo Park Dino Friends! See you again soon. 
Anna 

Friday, 20 May 2016

May Cropping

It's been a while since our last crop, so I hope you're all looking forward to it as much as I am!  This month's crop kit, Blooming Lovely, uses Graphic45 Gilded Lily papers and involves a bit of fussy cutting...



As always, there'll be homemade cakes, tea, coffee and 10% discount in the shop :)  Drop me a line if you'd like to join us - we're at Otley Village Hall from 10am until 5pm!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Storybook Collection by Kaisercraft

Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created, using the Storybook collection by Kaisercraft


I loved this photo of my Granddaughter looking at the menu about to choose her pizza, but I struggled to find suitable papers... struggle no more, the Storybook collection was a prefect fit with images of books and clocks. I wanted to keep a light feel to the page and I tore the blue script paper to leave about an 8" piece, I then backed this onto white cardstock. I then layered up my cluster over the two edges.


I added some of the stickers from the Sticker sheet to create a title. I added some lacy white doilies to my layers, they always add a little something extra to your page I think.


I wanted to make a small focal point up in the top left corner. I used some scrap pieces I had laying on my desk, this is great way to use the last little bits of your favourite papers, I hate waste lol. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today.
For all your scrapping needs please head over to the shop
Tracee x











Monday, 16 May 2016

Carta Bella - Old World Travel

Hello, Lynn here with you today sharing two layouts.

I love the texture and the heavier weight of the Carta Bella papers. This Old World Travel collection is no exception and has a range of colours and elements which are ideal for masculine and travel layouts and cards. I have used this collection to create a pair of heritage layouts about my great grandfather Frederick Henry Holder all about his work with the Railway Service.


Frederick (front row, centre) worked for the railway for a total of 49 years, ending his working life in December 1927 as Foreman Porter at Bickley Station, near Bromley. He came here from Cannon Street where he had previously worked for five years.

To create the layout I used 12" x 12" sheet of Bazzill in 'Lagoon' for the base, this was gutted to make a 1" frame. I covered this with a sheet of 'Globes' paper cut to 11.75" x 11.75", also gutted to make a 1" frame. In turn I layered this up with a sheet of 'Stonehenge' Bazzill 10.25" x 10.25".

As always I inked the edges of all paper, cardstock, die cuts and stickers with Distress Inks.

I cut a thin strip 1/8" of an inch wide from 'Border Strips' to result in a strip with bands of different prints on it. This was divided into two pieces about 5" and 6" long, they were added horizontally to the top right and bottom left of the page. Then I machine stitched around the outer edge of the Stonehenge cardstock with a brown thread.

My photo was mounted onto a postcard piece cut from 'Dear To Me' although you can't see the post card details on the paper, I selected it for the aged appearance as this was a ideal effect for the old photo. This was then mounted onto a piece of 'Thunder' Bazzill.

I glued the photo into position on the page and added a tab from the 'Ephemera' pack of die cut images. I used three of the banner flags from this pack and overlapped them horizontally near the top left corner of the page, they are held down with a row of machine stitches.


I used more images from the Ephemera pack and others from the 'Element Sticker' sheet. The two large tags were stickers mounted onto Thunder cardstock. I added an 'Enamel Dot' to the hole on each tag.

Under the photo I added a strip of paper cut from the Border Strips sheet, selecting the area with trains (but there are also planes, balloons, bicycles, cameras, ships and other patterns). Below this I arranged a train and the 'arrive' and 'depart' stickers along with a few small circular die cuts.

On the right of the page I used three Bo Bunny Soirée Brads left over from a previous design team project, one at the top and two off-set near the bottom. I wound some hemp cord between the brads.
I stuck some more die cut flags from the cords, cutting a few extra from the 'Border Strips' paper.



I added a few random 'Enamel Dots' in the top right and bottom left of the page.



My Title and the date were created with 'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima, which I have had in my stash for a long time!


My second page used many of the same papers and elements -


I used Bazzill in Truffel for the base, and papers from Old World Travel collection - World Traveller, Post Cards, Border Strips and Dear To Me papers, some to make large mats behind the photo and others for strips along the bottom.
The Ephemera pack, Element Sticker sheet and Enamel Dots were all used again, along with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks for inking the edges.
I went back to last months project left overs again and picked some of the Bo Bunny Soirée Buttons
The title was created with more letters from the 'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima
Hemp Cord was used to tie through the larger button.

Element stickers, enamel dots and Ephemera all from Carta Bella with buttons from Bo Bunny

In addition I used Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection rubber stamps - Wildflowers with Versafine Black onyx pigment ink pad to stamp a row of wildflowers along the width of the page,



Not designed as a DLO, but look fine together in the album
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Loved Always ...... Prima Tales of You and Me

Hi there, It's Anita here with my last projects using the lovely papers from Prima, Tales of You and Me range.
I have been wanting to scrap this photo of my wonderful parents and both of our lovely daughters for a long time. It was taken 4 and half years ago after having a lovely meal out to celebrate our eldest daughters 17th Birthday. Sadly we lost my Dad a few short months after this was taken. I am so grateful that being a scrapper means I probably have so many more photos of precious people than I would if I didn't do this wonderful hobby!
This layout, card and tag are all made using 1 whole sheet of paper and cardstock and then just the left overs from my previous layout and mirror which can be found HERE.

I randomly cut a wavy edge around the entire sheet of paper and gently inked it, placed it on the cardstock and also inked the edges of that too. I had a strip of leftover paper and popped that across the centre of the layout and sewed along the top and bottom edge using twine. I used a beautiful chipboard flourish from Dusty Attic, which I covered in Stickles 
I also added various blossoms, a couple of brads and also some Dew Drops sprinkled about.


I used the left over lace to frame the photograph and then decided I loved the colour of the Stickles so much that I would add sparkle to everything that didn't move!!! So the lace has raised dots, the blossoms have liberal splatterings and the bodies of the butterflies are Stickles too!



I was then left with literally just a few little scraps of paper, so not wanting to waste them I made a 6 x 6 card and also a little gift tag.   I couldn't put the Stickles away without using it again now could I??


I have really enjoyed using this range to create with this month, it's pretty and very versatile. Prima have recently released a few new collections and you can find them here at the shop.
Happy Scrapping....... Anita xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Journal pages - part 1

Hello, Carol with you this Friday 13th!! hope no one is superstitious!

So, today I'm sharing with you a couple of pages in my large art journal that I have just started…. its strange that I see some product I just have to have and I have colour bursts does anyone else do the same?  At the moment I'm into lime green…just love it.. but, then I saw these dylusion paints and just had to have:- cherry pie (wow this is a gorgeous colour, really deep red magenta mix), dirty martini (this really is dirty - its fab with a slight touch of brown), tangerine dream (such a gorgeous orange) and calypso teal (wowser).  Colours sorted.

Then, my other must use is my texture paste, as I've mentioned before, this ranger product is great as you get three little pots, and there is loads in each pot, of three different mediums which gives you a great taster to see if you would use the product and also which one you like and would like to buy the larger tubs…. so, medium sorted. Use a spatula to add to your products.

Now I have a really obsession (what another one?) yep, stencils - I have hundreds and that isn't an exaggeration (ask Vanessa). Anyway, there are some great new stencils in the shop and these two are just must haves:- circuit board and spot on.  There are different thickness of stencil and these "that special touch" stencils are lovely and thick and ideal for using loads of different mediums and getting a lovely crisp image.  Stencils sorted.

So, here are my pages:-



So, onto my bare pages I stencilled texture paste, once dry I added the dylusion paints….these dry really quickly once dry I then replaced my stencil over the top of my painted texture paint and added some gold paint with a stencil brush…. the circuit board images I added paint using my fingers as I didn't want a defined image… some paint stamping was also added… so, this is part 1 of my journal pages…next time I will show you the finished piece…

TFL xx