Sunday, 12 October 2014

White, Black and Yellow

 Here is the card I made after I was inspired by my daughters top that is crisp white with black stripes and a large sunflower in the center.



I used 'Off the Grid' stamp set with black ink and two stamps from 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set with Smokey Slate ink and Sarah Sand ink.


The flowers are from the two step stamp set 'Stippled Blossom', they were stamped twice, once with the solid colour [using Daffodil Delight ink] and then again with the details stamp [using Tangerine Tango ink]. the leaves were stamped using Pool Party ink for the solid stamp and Wild Wasabi ink for the detail stamp.








After I had made the card above, I realised the 'Off the Grid' set was retired so then I made the second card [below] using only stamps from 'Gorgeous Grunge', for the background. I still like the top one, but the second one has potential, if it had been shown by it self it would look great.



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There are so many things to gain inspiration from in the world around us.

Have fun exploring your hidden talent, and be creative.




Decorated Kraft Box

This is the Kraft Box that we decorated at my last Card Class. I used  "Tea for Two" DSP [its retired unfortunately], I love this paper, shame it has taken me this long to fall in love with it :(

See the flower on the front of the box, this was made using three different sizes of Scallop Circle Punches.

1.To make the flowers first Punch 1 each of 1¾", 1 ¼, & 7/8".

2.Now, for each scallop circle do this-scrunch the piece until it looks like you have had a rough day and taken out all of your troubles on it!!!

3.As you un scrunch the scallop circle, VERY CAREFULLY, you will notice the layers starting to come apart.

**THIS is GOOD!

4.What we have done is break up the fibers of the paper.

5.Now carefully separate the layers, and you will end up with two pieces from each size.

6.Notice how one side is smooth and the other is soft and fluffy, [the side we separated], this is the side we will use, and want to see, the smooth side will be under.

7.So after all three pieces have been scrunched and separated, layer them from the largest on the bottom to the smallest.

8.With a Piercing tool and mat, pierce a hole in the center of the layered scallop circles, and insert a brad, fix it on the back by spreading the pins apart.

9.NOW, using a fine mist of water slightly spray the flower, and then gently pull each layer up towards the brad. What we are doing this for is to give the appearance of a fuller flower.

10.Play with the layers gently until you have the desired effect.

11.LET it dry, than attach it to your project with a piece of sticky strip, along the brad pins.
I hope you try this, and let me know how you go with it, have fun.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Scrap Page LO # 53

      Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms, when an idea drops into my head, I have to jot it down to capture it, and save it for later, that's why I keep a folder with all of my Lay Out inspirations.
   
However,  THIS page was inspired by a Layout I was directed to on YOU TUBE.  Have a look at Ronnie Simpson's page "The Elf Door" see it here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2fDlFiPhOY

      I've not done exactly as Ronnie, but I did some layering, inspired by her LO. I love it when a page transforms into a work of art, [I suppose I'm a bit bias, but others may agree how their page elements fall into place]

I've used the Hexagon Thinlets die and the Hexagon Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Six Sided Sampler stamp set  from Stampin' Up! It is easy to create a page with matching tools to use.



For the stamping is at the top of the page, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images.

I used the Arrows TIEF as well to give a contrast to the visual effect.

It's all about layering and texture.


Red Glimmer Paper is visible in the shot above and to the right. It is great to use, the sparkle of Glitter is there but it will not rub off as glitter will.

The candy dots are fun to use, without placing them in the Brad holder. They are sticky backed like the Rhinestones and Pearls, so are easy to use.

I used the Co-ordinations paper [now Retired] this paper can be sanded and looks great. The core colour is lighter, and shows through. See the effect above, the hexagon edges stand out and left, the shapes have been sanded.
And here is the finished page.
I hope you have been inspired to go create something for your self. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Scrap Class LO # 5

This was a fun page to do, I used Lay Out # 5 from my Folder. I used a piece of DSP over a Plain piece of Card stock. The DSP has punched out scallop circles and a large circle that was hand cut. 


Below are shot of different areas on the page, there are six different spots that I'd like to share what I did.
This is the cupcake, punched out using the "Cupcake Builder" punch from Stampin' Up!

I coloured it with the Blendabilities Pens, the  New Alcohol based pens, from Stampin' Up! they are great to use for shading. I used the "Candy Dots" for 'sprinkles' and cut out the candle and cherry to place on top.







Here is the 'cake' also coloured using the Blendabilities Pens, then fussy cut and placed onto a blue punched out circle. You can also see one end of the tag where I used Chevron ribbon threaded through and bakers twine to tie it together.










Here you can see the Scallop circle punched out of the DSP and then images stamped in the cutout.


The balloon was stamped onto the DSP and again on a piece of Whisper White card stock, coloured in and fussy cut and placed back onto the stamped image, with a dimensional to raise it.





This image shows the bottom left corner with buttons that have Rhinestones in them that have been coloured with the small end of  a Blendabilities Pen. It's great to have these pens in the catalogue now. 











here you can see that the inside of the large circle has background stamping and the balloons which has one fussy cut out, raised and coloured.







this image shows the crowns with Rhinestones some of which have been coloured.







                                                                           





And here is the finished page.

thanks for visiting, I hope you leave a comment and come back often.
cheers
Colleen

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

September Scrap Class

From my inspiration folder LO # 33 Vellum Tubes. I haven't got any writing on this page yet, I need quiet time to remember the day and write words that will trigger the memories of my sons, here they are aged 3 years and 1 year. they are so huggable aren't they? OR maybe I'm bias ! anyway what we did was, wipe a squeesed tea bag over the vellum;  Let the Vellum dry and then stamp with Gorgeous Grunge stamps and a variety of colours,  I used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze, because they blended with my photos and the theme of the page. I used a 2" circle to punch out the shapes then rolled them around a biro.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

August Scrap Class

This is from my Inspiration Folder, LO #49 Cogs & Gears.
I wanted to use Gorgeous Grunge as well as Clockworks & Sense of Time, for the background, and found how to make cogs by punching the largest Boho flower and trimming off he points, I saw this technique on Pinterest originally from Stamp with Bernie, her blog address is below, as well as the Pinterest link, check them out here-
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202450945721001880/
http://stampwithbernie.blogspot.com/p/tool-shed-tutorial.html


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Half Front Card CASEd from Dawn

We made this card first because it seemed a harder card, [it wasn't]; we had to cut around the flowers. Then after sticking down that piece of whisper white we cut the Crumb Cake card, around the flowers leaving a small border then snipped the card at the fold, to the top of the card. This is called a Half Front Card and was CASEd from Dawn Griffith. The colours are Crumb cake Card with Whisper White stamped with Strawberry Slush. Rhinestones complement the center of the small flowers and add sparkle. 
The second card is another version of the Half Front Card. This time we measured down about 2" or 5cms, along the opened side and cut across the card and along the fold to the top leaving a half front. The flowers were stamped onto Very Vanilla Card and then punched out using the matching punches. I used Basic Pearls on this card to give a softer subtle look. The colours are Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red with Very Vanilla. I've also used a piece of DSP from one of the Paper stacks from a previous catty.