Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Moment Layout - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi lovelies... it's been a while I know, life tends to run away with me these days, or is it it runs away and leaves me behind LOL!   Either way, getting my groove on has proven a little harder.  However this weekend I was able to slot away some "don't have to do nothing you don't wanna" time and I found I got my Girlie Grunge happening! Yayyyy!

This layout features myself with a fabulous woman I have been friends with for years.  We met in an  online forum, and then shortly afterwards in real life.  We used to spend lots of time together, and these days not so much... but we're still good friends, and she's one of the few people I trust with all my heart.  She's funny and silly and real... and true.  Love you Dizz!

I've cut some petals with Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders to create my Worn Roses. 

The pale pink one above was cut using just white cardstock and then inked with Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap.  The brown one below was cut from some paper from Donna's Natural Beauty Collection and it too was inked, this time with some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

I love textiles on my work, the butterfly below was cut from Canvas using Donna's Wonderful Wings die by Spellbinders.  I then created a pool of colour using Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx ReInker and water, and dipped the butterflies in randomly so they weren't coloured all over.

Lastly, the part I love so much... I added Twinkle Dust Glitter to the flowers and butterflies.  I love glitter, it would be rare to see me not covered in it after a scrappy weekend!  I usually add the glitter right near the end, no idea why this works for me.  Clearsnap's Glue Gloss makes it easy, just touch the gloss where you want the glitter, sprinkle the glitter and it's done!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to see you again soon!

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Friday, 7 November 2014

Unique - Tomorrow's Memories

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Tomorrow's Memories using some new papers from Authentique called "Spirited".  I don't often create Halloween themed pages... but these papers are just fabulous and were perfect for this unscrapped pic of me from last year's "Nightmare Before Christmas" themed crop at Tomorrow's!

I've used some tulle to create a ruffle behind some of the paper layers, it softens the stark contrast of the spots against the lace patterned paper.  Once the paper layers were in place I've added all my flower clusters and some charms.  Some charms were silver, others brass... so to tie them all together everything got a lick of gesso, just using a dry brush technique.

Afterwards, to grunge up the white gesso I dabbed it with some Prima Color Bloom in Storm Cloud and Precious Stone.

Authentique Spirited Patterned Paper, Gesso, Prima Color Bloom Sprays, Tulle, Charms and Flowers are all available instore at Tomorrow's Memories!!  Why not follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with all their offers, newsletter links and special tidbits that happen from time to time!

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sweet Child - Tomorrow's Memories

Hi again lovelies!  I have a layout to share with you that I've created for Tomorrow's Memories.  Today I'm showcasing some of the gorgeous new butterfly charms that are in stock now, as well as some new chipboard from My Creative Wings.

The beautiful young lady here is the daughter of my friend Natasha.  She's such a sweet child and growing so fast as they do.  She's changed so much already from the time I met her, I imagine she'll be so different again by the time I get back to the states!

So, there were 3 different butterfly charms used for this layout.  I adore them all but the twin layer one is stunning.  I treated the chipboard swirls and the charms similarly.  Both were spray painted with flat white acrylic paint and let dry.  Next they were coloured with alcohol ink.  On the chipboard I blended the colours together with a blender pen, whereas the metal I gave it another spray of paint, which toned the colours down.  As a final touch I dusted them all with glitter.

The "sweet" chippy is from Dusty Attic, this one was treated a little differently as I wanted the colours to stand out a little more from the subtle background.  It was spray painted white, then inked with Stormy & Peridot Mix'd Media Inx.  This too was dusted with glitter once dry.

The lovely flowers were dry brushed with white gesso to tone them back a little more, creating a lovely pastel bouquet!

Thanks for visiting today.
You can see this layout in at Tomorrow's Memories.  They also always have fabulous stocks of charms, in all kinds of designs... so there will be something that is just right for your project.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rejuvenate - Australian Scrapbook Ideas #29

And lastly for my lastest article in #29 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas I have one of me... I love this layout {even with my noggin on it}!  I love the background I created, I love the colours, I love the papers, I even love the sticks!

Some yummy closeups... love it!

I should be back soon with some more creations... this last weekend I've been playing with samples and class samples for Tomorrow's Memories and getting some yummy layouts created for Donna Salazar Designs... so keep an eye out!!

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

10 Years - Australian Scrapbook Ideas #29

A layout close to my heart of 3 beautiful women who own and run the place I call my second home - Clori, Vicki and Jo of Tomorrow's Memories.

The stamping in the background was done with a watercolour technique... I love the muted effect.  There's a how to in the magazine!

I've hand-dyed the trim to match the inks and papers here... so easy to do with the inks and colour sprays available on the market these days.   I have to confess with the flowers... they have been recycled from a layout that was damaged, I think they look much better here though, sometimes things happen for a reason!

Look at those gorgeous women... they all have hearts of gold and I am truly blessed to know each of them!

 Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Wonderful Day - Australian Scrapbook Ideas, #29

My article this month for ASI was all about Background Stamping!  Lotsa messy fun! This one was simple technique layering gesso, stamping and colour sprays.

I love this pic of my kids {well one's borrowed but I still call her mine LOL}.  And the good thing is since there's a girl in the pic, I could use flowers!!

You can find step-by-step instructions for this one, as always, in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Live Love Laugh Card - Kaisercraft "Rustic Harmony"

Back again!  I loved the range so much I kept creating... this time a sweet little card. 

It's simple... but I am so in love with this one.  It's soft and pretty, and has butterflies!

Kaisercraft Products used: Antique Bliss Captured Moments Pocket Cards – 3×4″ CM117, 4×6″ CM317 | Rustic Harmony Collectables CT809 | Paper Blooms – Coconut F627 | Lace Pack – White EM926 | Card Pack – White C6 CD511 | Foam Tape T303, Mounting Foam Dots T302

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Fly Butterfly OTP - Kaisercraft "Rustic Harmony"

More Rustic Harmony deliciousness... I so love this range!  I've always wanted to decorate one of these 3D Wall Art pieces and this range was just right to create the softness I wanted for the Butterfly.

I sprayed some apricot and white colour onto White Paper Blooms to get the softer colour I needed, with the Coral Mini Paper Blooms giving that cute little pop of extra colour!

The Butterfly itself was coated with texture crackle paste, then sprayed with some fabulous shimmer colour, edges inked with Kaisercraft Ink and coated afterwards with Crackle Accents to seal it all {and add even more cracks}.  I've then added some sequins to add a little more detail.

I'll have one more share in a couple of hours for you, or you could pop on over to the Kaisercraft blog for more Rustic Harmony inspiration - HERE.

Kaisercraft Products used: Rustic Harmony Peace P1649 | 3D Wall Art – Butterfly SB2230 | Paper Blooms – Coconut F627 | Mini Paper Blooms – Coral F667 | Rhinestone Flourishes – Decorative Champagne RS463 | Alpha Stickers – Ebony AS251

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Meeka Layout - Kaisercraft "Rustic Harmony"

Today on the Kaisercraft blog are the reveals for their totally delicious, romantic and beautiful Rustic Harmony collection.  There's no hiding that I am in love with this range!

This little kitty cat here is our newest family member... she adopted us after being trapped in our roof, on 2 separate occasions.  The second time I got her out {after the 2nd big storm that came through} she was skinny and obviously hadn't found home.  She had no collar and isn't desexed... so she's off to the vet next week for see if someone microchipped her.  If not it looks like she's ours!  Kel has named her Meeka and she's a snobby young lady, but she's also very very cute!

Anyways... back to the layout!

Ok, that's a big closeup!  I stamped some butterflies from the co-ordinating Clear Stamp set with black ink, cut them out and then sprayed them with some colour.

I've also used the same colour spray to alter the colour of some white paper blooms.  The Paper Blooms hold the wetness well and dry really quick {especially with the help of a heat tool LOL}

I've also used some of Kaisercraft's washi tape to add some subtle pattern around the photo.

 There's more wonderful creations on the Kaisercraft Blog - HERE and I'll have more to share here soon!

Kaisercraft Products used: Rustic Harmony Peace P1649, Delightful P1654, Enchantment P1655 | Cardstock – Smoke Weave CD103 | Clear Stamp CS189 | Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut F644, Coral F667 | Paper Blooms – Coconut F627 | Wooden Flourish – Small Leaves FL357 | Alpha Sticker Sheet – White AS252 | Rhinestone Flourishes – Classic Champagne RS460, Decorative Champagne RS463, Elegant Champagne RS457

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December Daily Journal & Folder - Kaisercraft "Basecoat Christmas"

Kaisercraft's Basecoat Christmas range is perfect for so many Christmas things.  It ties in beautifully with other papers as well as creates stunning Off the Page, Cards and Layouts on it's own!  Pop on over the the Kaisercraft blog for more fabulous ideas!

I thought I'd create a cute little Journal Book with a Folder Cover... I think it would be perfect for a mini December Daily journal.

All the paper needed was some simple embellishment, and the jute twine bows and white paper blooms were just right!

The little folder will hold the journal book one side, with room to tuck cards or other memorabilia in the other side.

Thanks for stopping by... I'll have more creations to share soon!

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Christmas Card - Kaisercraft "Basecoat Christmas"

Hi everyone!  I have a Christmas Card to share with you today... a cute blingy one!

I have used papers from Kaisercraft's 6 1/2" Basecoat Christmas Paper Pad for this one... it has a fabulous glittering sheet, among all the other cool papers!!   So being the bower bird I am who loves all things pretty and glittery, I had to create a card with it as the background!

I've added some of the large rhinestones to really add the bling impact!  I've not used these for a while, so so glad I had them still, they were just perfect!
Pop back in later, I'll have a cute little Journal Book and Folder to share with you.
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