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Merlin’s Beard

MERLIN’S BEARD

CASE FILE NO 225

CSI CHALLENGE

Welcome to March. Already this year is flying past. March happens to be my favourite month, as I celebrate my birthday in the first week and lucky for me in the West (Western Australia) it always falls on a long weekend.

This month we have been asked to guest design for the CSI Challenge.
http://csichallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Head over to see all the other amazing designers and their work.

So here is the Case file that I have used to design my layout this month.

Merlin’s Beard
This is my completed layout based on the CSI Case File.

EVIDENCE: I have used washi tape, things that fly, animals, circles, wood, feathers, stars.
TESTIMONY: I have handwritten on my background and started with an idiom.

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Whimsy Notes

Whimsy Notes.

This month I have covered the fronts of 3 note books.

The first one features the CB1220 Ornate Frame and the CB4070 String Circle Roses.

The charms CH036 are also from Scrapmatts.

To decorate the background I started by covering the notebook with Gesso. I then applied the plasterer’s tape and using a paintbrush added the Prima Marketing 963576 Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set to add colour to the chipboard pieces.  I have used the ST1026 Circle stencil with Colour Blast Paste in Deep Water. I have also coloured the metal embellishments with the rust paint.. The flowers are from 49 and Market. The washi tape is from my own stash. The image is from Ranger Ink – Dylusions Adhesive Canvas – Printed.

 

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Dusty Attic Challenge

Dusty Attic January Challenge

Just Me

I was inspired by this months colour and sketch.

Here is my take on the challenge.

I have used Authentique Felicity papers from my stash and the flowers are from 49 and Market.

To create the background I have used colour blast paste Deep Water and The Dusty Attic Script Stencil.

To colour the chipboard I used Kaisercraft Aqua Mist

The background colour is Kaisercraft Charcoal Mist

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“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM

“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”

Photo courtesy of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

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.

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Published page in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

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.

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So lets get started.

You will need the following:

  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cardstock – White (to stamp wings)
  • Kaszazz Wing Stamp & Metal Charms
  • Tim Holtz Cogs & Metal Charms
  • Dusty Attic Chipboard & Paint
  • Kaisercraft Word Stickers & flowers
  • Twiddleybitz Chipboard
  • Dymo labeller
  • Acetate
  • Gauze
  • Gesso
  • StazOn ink
  • Ranger Perfect Medium & Embossing Powder
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
  • Adirondack paint dabber – White
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Heat Gun
  • Helmar 450 Glue
  • Scrap Dots

Method:

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.

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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.

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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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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I welcome your comments below.

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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

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Cherish Moments Together

Welcome again.

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.

 I wanted to add some texture to the background, so I used a honeycomb stencil and some gesso.


I love the chipboard words, which are from ScrapMatts

        I used some script washi tape in the top right hand corner and some small Kaiser blooms to finish the embellishment off.
     Some Kaiser flowers with some Dusty Attic leaves to create the floral cluster.
I used the 6′ x 6′ paper pad to place behind the photo to create a photo mat. I love to place my pictures on a angle too. I am not a straight lines kind of girl.
I also like to print my pictures with the white border as it creates a photo mat effect.
Products used : Take Note papers from Kaiser.
: Kaiser Blooms
: ScrapMatts Chipboard Words
: Washi Tape
: Dusty Attic Leaves
: Twine
: Gesso
: Honeycomb Stencil
This layout was created for
Made with Memories
2013
Keep the Faith
JD
xxx