Wednesday 28 October 2015

letter tray part 2

Home life has totally got in the way of any scrapping, but finally I have got round to putting up part 2 of the letter tray, hope you can forgive me for my delay.
Any way back to crafting and using the stunning crate paper poolside patterned papers. The first aperture uses  the same blue background card stock with the pink matted on top. this time I used die cut circles cut from the patterned paper, acetate and vellum. the larger circle has a wooden word taken from a project life kit and embossed with a baby blue embossing powder.

The second aperture  I have covered a smaller Polaroid frame. with patterned paper and then cut my photo down to fit inside and layered a small acetate piece on top of the photo. Behind this I have made a sunburst with some of the scraps patterned, acetate and vellum and used my sewing machine to stitched these in place

My last aperture uses a fuse tool to create a pocket to add embellishments from the embellishment pack, dew drops and sequins. I can see me using this again on many projects and layouts

This is the completed tray, using lots of techniques, die cutting, embossing, sewing machine and fuse tool

Thursday 22 October 2015

Wickedly Wonderful - Crate Paper After Dark

Hello, its Julie here with my favourite time of year Halloween!!

I used the gorgeous new Crate Paper collection After Dark to create a spooky Halloween layout.

I used quite a few elements to create this fun busy layout.  I firstly used a coral spray stain to colour a sheet of Haunted paper to co-ordinate with some of the elements I would be using.  I used a piece of Marmalade Bazzill cardstock as a base for my layout and inked the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Swiss Cheese border mask stencil.   To finish the background and to create a balance to the main layout I cut a doily using my BigShot Plus and cut it in half and placed it at opposite ends of the Haunted paper.

For the main layout I cut apart pieces of October and Spellbound papers to create a tag background for my main photograph.  I also used a Tim Holtz rosette die  to create rosettes to frame the picture using pieces of Trick or Treat and Night Owl paper.  I also fussy cut around and owl to create a centre for the rosette.

To add a little bit of 3d I used a Dusty Attic Pumpkin chipboard piece and inked it with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink and a layer of Glossy Accents  to create a spooky 3d pumpkin.

I used frames from the fabulous ephemera pack and accent stickers to frame all three photos on the layout and I also used pennant flag stickers from the collection and I fussy cut a little garland from Fright and Fun paper to create a link between the photographs.  The accent stickers also came with a lovely black and gold alpha that I used to create the small title Wickedly Wonderful.

Happy Halloween!

Friday 16 October 2015

October's Crop

I'm sure that the crops come around quicker each month!  Is it really the 3rd Saturday of October tomorrow?!  It must be, because we're cropping at Otley Village Hall again!  This lovely kit has been designed for us by Lynn Cooper:

If you'd like to join us for tea, cakes, chat - with maybe a bit of scrapping thrown in, then drop me an email - we'd love to see you! 

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Trick or Treat

Hi, Carol with you today…. I recently bought the "rare oddities" Graphics 45 8x8 pad from the shop, and as a Graphics 45 fan it doesn't disappoint…. Inside the front and rear covers there are templates for tags and a gift box, so, for this post I thought I'd try the box out and make a trick or treat box…

I cut out the template and used one of the text pages to make my box….I then added some orange ribbon and a tag from the "place in time" pad…. I won't be making a lot of these boxes just for a special few…but, they are going to make some lovely christmas boxes.

TFL xx

Thursday 8 October 2015

Echo Park Story of Fall

Hi there its Julie here, with the rainy days outside I'm definitely getting ready for Autumn (Fall as our American cousins say) and I was inspired to use the gorgeous new collection from Lori Whitlock for Echo Park called The Story of Fall.

For my layout I used a sheet of Bazzill Dotted Swiss paper and then created used several pieces of the collection as backgrounds to match the colours in the photograph and to create an autumnal background.

I used a Tim Holtz background heart stencil and a co-ordinating ink to create a little bit of background behind the photograph, as the hearts vary in size I was trying to create the impression of falling hearts similar to the falling leaves in autumn.  I cut a strip from the Borders paper and turned it on its side to break up the background Bazzill and act as another part of the cluster at the top of the photo.

I used several pieces from the Ephemera pack to create the bottom cluster and a couple of pieces from the Simple Stories Sweater Weather Die Cuts as I felt it all co-ordinated so beautifully.  The "Carte Postale" is where I plan on doing some journalling and was included in the Story of Fall Ephemera pack.  A beautiful collection for all your autumnal photographs!

Friday 2 October 2015

quartet of notecards

Hi, Carol with you today…. I like to have a few little notecards at hand to pop into parcels or just as a "thinking of you" type card….its great to get the stamps, inks and paintbrushes out and spend an afternoon chilling….

My card blanks are 3" square and on each one I have stamped and embossed my chosen stamp using black versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  This stops my colour running.

So, my first stamp is by Paperartsy and is from the Jo Firth-Young collection of minis… I used distress ink mixed with a little water and picked up with a paintbrush to add colour to the image.  Distress inks used:- broken china, twisted citron.

This card uses the same flower stamp as used on my previous post, this is from the Jo Firth-Young plate 26.  The flower was coloured using festive berries distress ink and hi-lights added with broken china and a white pen.  To ground the flower to the card I added a touch of grey to the edges.

For this card another Jo Firth-Young mini 34 this time, this was coloured in using broken china and twisted citron distress ink.  Hi-lights added with a white pen.

This time a Darcy mini was used - and the image coloured in using distress ink twisted citron and fossilised amber.  Hi-lights added with the festive berries distress ink and white pen.

all cards were doodled around the edges using a black pen.