Paint Swatch Challenge for Kraft+
You had to use paint samples to create your layout.
Here is my take on the challenge. Breathtaking.
Here is my take on the challenge. Breathtaking.
I am posting this layout again, as I had removed it for consideration to Scrapbook Memories magazine, unfortunately it wasn’t accepted.
So I wanted to share with you all, as this is one of my favourite layouts. It features my father with his 4th grandson the day he was born. Such a beautiful memory documented. It is now framed and I gifted it to him for Christmas.
I wanted to show that you can give it a feminine influence with the flowers but still have male elements on the page.
I was inspired by this months colour and sketch.
Here is my take on the challenge.
To colour the chipboard I used Kaisercraft Aqua Mist
The background colour is Kaisercraft Charcoal Mist
Hello and welcome to my first post for 2017.
I hope you all had a great New Year and that you have found time to be creative.
Today I would like to share with you my latest DT project for Scrapmatts.
This page has been designed with Authentique “Felicity” papers, 45 and Market flowers and fabulous chipboard from Scrapmatts.
Hello and welcome to my latest blog post.
Recently I was asked to showcase some Dusty Attic products in store, so that customers had some ideas on what the products could be used for and how they looked when altered with different mixed media.
This was a bit of a challenge but I am very happy with the end result.
The beautiful flowers are from Made with Memories.
I have used a mixture of Dusty Attic paint to cover the base.
For some added texture I have applied some gauze and added some script with a stencil and texture paste.
The mason jar made the perfect vase for my display of flowers.
I have painted the jar to reflect the flowers being in a vase of water.
This beautiful flower is made using a technique to separate the chipboard and layering the pieces to form the flower.
Paint in desired colour, glue with helmer 450 and then cut the post from a Kaisercraft Pearl brad
and adhere to centre of flower.
For more information on splitting chipboard I have posted a tutorial that I made.
You can see the video at the end of this blog post.
To create the quote, I have used the mini letters from Dusty Attic and I just lightly white washed them to blend with the rest of the canvas.
To create this canvas you will need
Canvas (any size)
Dusty Attic paints : Dusty Pink
: Crushed Olive
: Hot Chocolate
Dusty Attic Chipboard : Mason Jars DA1086
: Brick Wall Panel DA0316
: Mini ABC Set Lower DA0862
: Flower Layers #4 Large DA0860
Crafters Warehouse Script Stencil
Flowers : Roses & Lilies
Kaisercraft Pearl Brads
Designed for Made with Memories
Do you love to use chipboard? Do you love mixed media? Are you a more traditional scrapbooker or card maker?
I would love to see your projects.
I had a great time getting messy and it was great to see the end result.
It never is quite like you envisage it in your head though.
Until next time
DREAM * CREATE * INSPIRE
Keep the Faith
“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”
Welcome Again I hope this evening/day finds you well. I am sitting here rugged up as it’s Winter here in Australia and unfortunately my reverse cycle unit has gone on the blink, so no heating at the moment and I’m freezing. If I took a picture right now, it would not be very attractive but I’m sure you would all find it very amusing.
This blog post today is a little tutorial on a canvas that I recently had published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.
Scrapbooking Memories Vol 17 Issue 12 Pg 81.
When I received an email from Vanessa to say they wou.ld like to put it in the magazine, I couldn’t believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would think that it was magazine worthy, let alone a full page submission with a tutorial. It had always been a bit of a bucket list item to be published.
So lets get started.
You will need the following:
1. Mix gesso with your chosen paint colours to create the base; brush this over your canvas. Paint chipboard vines with the leftover paint. Place gauze randomly on top of the wet paint. Set aside to dry or heat seat.
2. Stamp the wings onto some scrap white card stock. Using StazOn ink stamp the acetate with the wing stamp. Colour the acetate lightly with alcohol markers. Emboss a chipboard bodice with white embossing powder and then heat set. Wrap and affix gauze around the piece to create the skirt. Layer your embellishments randomly and use scrap dots to create height.
3. To finish off the canvas, use a white paint dabber to swipe over the embellishments (as seen in the pic to the right), canvas, flowers and chipboard to give a white wash effect. Lightly spray the canvas with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Create a quote with a Dymo labeller and word stickers.
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Well time to go put my cold feet on hubby and cuddle up. Until next time, stay safe & warm or enjoy the sunshine depending on where you are. Keep the Faith JD xoxo
I wanted to share with you my layouts I recently designed for Made with Memories using Kaisercraft Tropicana papers.
They worked so well with photo’s taken in Bali in April this year.
The shop held the very first scrapbooking retreat and they took 26 ladies to Bali, where they were shown some of the favourite spots to see, shop, eat and relax.
This is the first double layout I completed.
Inspired by a sketch map.
GIS Sketch 50
You will need
Tropicana Sunset x 2 – Base pages
Palm Tree – Cut 4 strips – 4.75′ x 12′ ( 2 will be used for other layout)
Sage Bazill – 2 x Barcode strips
Breeze – 1/2 sheet (to cut out Hibiscus embellishment)
Stone Bazill – Die cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms
Cuttlebug/Bigshot or Die Cut Machine
Helmar 450/Glossy Accents or Adhesive of Choice
Dusty Attic – Alphabet Mini Tile Letters DA1109
MFT Die – Sea Charms
Twine – Dark Brown
Dusty Attic – Pebbles #6 DA1111
Hessian – Photo Mats
Ink – Pinecone
Ink 2 x base pages with Pinecone.
Ink edges and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page.
Attach photo’s as desired. I used a large photo of the scenery and then used a smaller photo of a group shot.
Attach the sage bar code strip where the photo and Palm Tree butt together.
Take the Jute ribbon and layer over the Sage bar code strip.
Wrap the twine over the Jute Ribbon and Sage bar code strip
Die Cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms Die from Stone Bazill . Attach sea shell to the twine.
Ink Dusty Attic Pebbles with Pinecone Ink. Attach using Helmar 450 glue/ glossy accents/ or other adhesive of choice as desired on page.
Ink edges of page with Pinecone and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page
Cut Hessian to desired size for photo mats.
Attach photo’s using a strong adhesive tape.
Layer Sage bar code strip, Jute ribbon and twine as per page 1 instructions.
Attach Charm to twine.
Ink Pebbles with Pinecone ink and adhere to page as per page 1 instructions.
Adhere Mini Tile Letters as desired
I think you have to let the pictures tell the story.
Pictures are from our trip to Tanah Lot – Temple by the Sea
It is such an amazing place
So peaceful and tranquil but so picturesque
Definitely a must on a trip to Bali
Designed for Made with Memories
Keep the Faith
Wow only 24 days until Christmas!!! Where has this year gone?? Way to fast for me. I just seem to run out of time to just sit and update my blog without feeling guilty because I should be ticking off all the other jobs/ideas/projects. Why is that? Is it selfish to just want to sit and blog all day?
Well time to feel guilty and sit and blog for a few hours with some of my finished projects.
When I saw these papers I was drawn to the red pokadot as it reminded me of Disneyland and Minnie Mouse. I knew I had some pictures from our holiday to the United States in 2012 and my husband and I visited Disneyland. It was amazing and I would love to take my children there in the near future.
I have used some Dusty Attic chipboard. Hashtag words, Word Pebbles, arrows and Script words. Some twine and Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. The journalling was printed onto some Kraft card stock with my printer and when I travel I try to journal in my diary daily so that I can use it on my pages.
I have coloured the chipboard with the Distress Ink – Picket Fence white paint dabber. When I paint the chipboard, I leave it in the chipboard and after the paint has dried , I pop it out. I find it covers easier and I don’t end up with paint all over the place.
This layout is inspired by a page map that I had found on the internet. The sketch is from Debbie Hodge. Sketch #22 October 2009. As you can see from my scribble, I used this for inspiration and I changed the photo sizes and flipped the pages. My interpretation is the sketch below.
As you can see my sketch is no way professional, but just a quick sketch to remind me of placement and photo sizes. Where to place the patterned paper, titles and journalling.
I find using page maps help with the creative block, sometimes I just can’t find the inspiration to create my own designs or I am time poor, so this allows me to complete layouts quicker.
This is the completed layout and I have to say it really works well with my photo’s.
Now to find the time to get the album completed.
Who needs sleep right?
Products used :
Created for Made with Memories
For the lid, I have used Dusty Attic Chipboard embellishments, flowers and leaves. Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon, mini staples and Decorative Knob. Kaisercraft Pitter Patter Collectables and paper. Some Kaszazz Washi Tape.
With this side I used the Kaisercraft Collectables, Dusty Attic hashtag word, chicken wire, flowers and leaves, viewfinder wheel and washi tape. I placed gauze behind the word to add dimension and break up the chipboard elements.
To finish off the project I sprayed all the pieces with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine.
I have not taken a photo of it but to attach the lid, I used some Butterfly Hinges from Kaszazz, so I am able to open the lid and place in little treasures.
Here is another layout using Kaisercraft Take Note range of papers.
This single page layout was inspired by the beautiful picture my daughter took of herself and her brother.