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She is far more Precious than Jewels

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 Precious

For this layout I have used the new Sage and Grace from Kaisercraft featuring my precious, beautiful and amazing daughter.

 Those precious feminine photo’s we have of our Mum’s, daughters, grandmother’s and friends are perfect for this paper range.

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Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Paint Swatch Challenge for Kraft+

 You had to use paint samples to create your layout.

Here is my take on the challenge. Breathtaking.

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Cayenne Challenge

Hello and Welcome

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.

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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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Look @ Me Now

“Look At Me Now”

 

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.

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This page has been designed with Authentique “Felicity” papers, 45 and Market flowers and fabulous chipboard from Scrapmatts.

 

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South East Asia Cruise Journal

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Sharing my travel journal I completed on a cruise to South East Asia last year.

The journal is from Kaszazz.

Unfortunately it is no longer available. Such a shame, as it’s a really a great product. I loved that it came in a kit with all the accessories needed to complete the journal. I packed it along with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher, journal pens, tape runner and my Fuji Instax camera. The sticker pack and metal embellishments were from the cruise ship journal kit.

Firstly I love how much room there was to journal. I did find it difficult to keep it on 1 or 2 pages though, as I love to write.

When I travel I like to pick up keepsakes that are relevant to the place I am visiting. I collect currency, postcards, receipts, ticket stubs and embellishments.

I love my little instant camera. I can place the photo’s straight into my journal capturing a special moment or place. I also love to use my Dymo to journal the pictures. It adds some element and texture to the page.

Some of the embellishments I used are from a store called Stroberi in Indonesia. They have fantastic hair clips and brooches. They had some that were film rolls, planes, luggage cases , drinks and popcorn. I just removed them from the clips or brooch. They retail for approx $1-$2 making them a cheap way to embellish the page.

Washi tape is a great way to attach items to your journal, if you don’t have glue, tape runner or a mini attacher, while adding decoration to the page.

Through out my journal, I have added a little doodling to fill up the white space.

Whenever I travel, I look out for postcards. They are cheap and a great way to document where you have been and showcases the main attractions of that city/country. I also like the keep entry tickets from attractions or places we have visited as a visual prompt for that days activities. Envelope pockets are a great way to keep souvenirs, pictures, maps or ticket stubs.

With this page, I have used some stickers to create the beginning of my journaling.

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I also used an arrow brad to keep my brochure from opening and it works as an embellishment for my page.

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I have used my ticket stub as a photo mat to add some colour to this page and it also reminds me of the bus tour we took on the day.

A great way to keep your pictures in place is to use these fabulous adhesive photo corners. I found mine in a discount store. They also create a nice detail to the picture.

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With this page I used my washi tape to frame the photo’s. I found some Kaszazz beach rub-ons in my stash. They have hibiscus flowers on the sheet. This was perfect for this page, as this is the national flower of KL.

These pages don’t have a lot of photo’s on them as these were the days when we were at sea. This gave me more room to journal and I was able to use items from activities that we participated in on board the ship.

I really love this page in journal. I was able to take a photo from each place we visited and highlight the memory from that day.

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To fill up the back of the journal , I placed our luggage tags, vouchers and other memorabilia into the pocket for reference.

I was able to journal and attach most of the items daily. I found this a great way to scrapbook while we were on the cruise and it was fresh in my memory. Having it already in kit form made it convenient to carry and use daily.

Once I was home, I then finished the journal off with some added embellishments, rub-ons, dymo lettering and photo’s.

I am really happy with the finished project and it’s really nice that I am able to have it sitting on the coffee table for friends and family to view and not half finished in my craft room along with the other UFO’s.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your travel tips for scrapbooking or journaling on holiday.

I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep the Faith

JD

xx

2016

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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