Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Navy Blue + Sequins = LOVE!

Hi..... well from a long holiday from Blogger I am surely back. Think you must be getting sick of me by now!
One of my fave paper manufacturers is Crate Paper and I loved their August Creative Challenge which is Navy Blue and Sequins. Now who doesn't love this combo?
So I had to go through my papers and find some navy blue. I found there were some Navy Blue in the Maggie Holmes range along with the Random collection which was release a little while ago. And it's always so much fun scrapping with your leftovers as this means lots of layers of unique shapes.
I don't know why but pie charts came into my mind so I thought, Okay I can do them! I kept them simple and used the same paper for each pie chart but cut on each section to give dimension. I also outlined them with lead pencil followed by an ink marker and used gelatos to shadow underneath and stamped with them in gold on top. Once again with sequins I clustered them. This time I added the glue and just sprinkled them and let them sit where they fell. This gives a great 'randomness' to my page. My other embellishments consist of Crate Paper stickers, pins some gold thread AND I LOVE the gold thickers. I used a pop of pink and yellow just to finish it off with a polaroid frame from the Maggie Holmes collection.

Have an awesome day :)

Sketchbook 365 - back into it!

Hello hello!!
It feels so good to be able to have some time to scrap some extra layouts lately.
I have used the Sketchbook 365 sketch for inspiration to create this layout. I have mirrored the photo but kept pretty much everything the same, I have just added my usual extra embellishments and layers.
At the moment I am in love with sequins. I am finding them bunched all together creates a gorgeous embellishment cluster. I have used the most pretty papers again, Carta Bella Hello Again (available at Paper Stories) and teamed it up with a MME Nostalgia layered sticked 'love'. I have also used gelatos for an extra wash of colour and gesso to distress.

So there you have it.
I will be back shortly to share another creation.
Have a great day :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hope to be Best Friends - using Carta Bella Hello Again!

Hello again! funny that because it's the name of the paper range I have been working with... the beautiful Carta Bella Hello Again range by Kaitlin Sheaffer. The colours are just beautiful and perfect for this photo of my little girl and her new cousin, Katie.
I have layered up heaps of papers, stickers and cottons and then wrapped the photo in some Maya Road twine.
For the background I used a Faber-Castell Gelato in soft pink and rubbed it onto a piece of baking paper and then wet it down and pressed it onto the white cardstock to get the water coloured effect. To add a mixed media feel I gently swiped the edges of the papers etc with gesso, and lightly drew some heart shapes onto the white background.
"Best Friends"

All these beautiful papers are available at the Paper Stories store.
Until next time....

Monday, August 19, 2013

A catch up...... and Paper Stories DT

Hello! seems like I have been missing in action once again!
I have been busy creating but not blogging.
I am thrilled to be staying on with the Paper Stories Design Team and working alongside the amazingly talented Georgia Heald and Natalie Elphinstone.
So I have been busy creating for Paper Stories and I have designed two pages for the latest kit "Snapshot". This kit comes with the instructions to create 2 single layout mixed media pages in my signature style. It is an awesome kit and I really enjoyed working with it. Here is a preview of my layouts. You will be able to delve a little bit into my workings when creating a layout and the layers and steps I use in putting them together. You can find the kit here.
Bigger close ups
I have used pics of my boy but the colours would work well for any photo!
And here are a few more things I created with the Snapshot kit......
I will be back soon with a page I have created with the beautiful Carta Bella Hello Again range.