Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Scrapbook Store DT - Maja Design 'Summertime' and a Sad Farewell

Hi everyone,

I am so sad to say that this will be my last blog post for The Scrapbook Store.  I have had the most fabulous time being part of this amazing Design Team and would like to thank Suzanne McGregor and Marelize Frisby and all the girls for making my time on the DT such a wonderful experience.  Will miss you all xx

This month I have been creating with the gorgeous Maja Design 'Summertime' Collection, which has 2 colour themes - masculine beachy blue tones and pretty feminine red and pink tones and they intermix beautifully together too!!

Live Laugh Love
To create this feminine layout I layered three of the papers and distressed and tore the edges to create a shabby effect.  
The background was misted with Prima Sultry Shimmer Peony Color Bloom Spray, then stenciled with Kaisercraft diamonds template and Prima crackle medium.  I then randomly stamped the background with Kaisercraft Script stamp and Ranger Carnation Red archival ink, then flicked with Lindys Stamp Gang moss green mist.
I fussy cut the lovely flowers from the Smell the Roses pp to create flower clusters to add to my layering and finished off with a sweet Prima resin frame and a couple of Green Tara cherry blossoms which I altered with Prills in sage advice.

Kaisercraft Diamonds Template

Kaisercraft Script Background Stamp
Prills - Sage Advice

Ranger Carnation Red Archival Ink

TSS Products Used:
Other Product:  rubon words

Summertime by the Sea
For my last layout, I created a mixed media beachy page with the blue pp's from this collection.
I have used similar techniques by layering and distressing 3 of the pp's, then stenciled my background with a Tim Holtz mini stencil and Faber Castell whipped spackle.  I then applied the Luminarte Silks which I mixed with water with a brush and spritzing with water to create a watercolour effect and finished off with flicking some of the watered down paint.
I cut down the Scrapmatts bubbles chipboard into 3 pieces and applied blue seed beads to add some texture, then finished off with layering some of the pp's under my photo.

 Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils - Set 7
Luminarte Silks - Azurite
 Luminarte Silks - Majestic Blue
Scrapmatts Bubbles 01 Chipboard

TSS Products Used:
Other Product:  border punch, seed beads

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Scrapbook Store DT - Maja Design 'Summertime' Collection

Hi Everyone,

Sharing my 2nd layout created for The Scrapbook Store using the beautiful Maja Designs 'Summertime' Collection.

"Summer Fun"

I went through some old photos of Luke and Brittany a few months ago and came across this sweet photo of the 2 of them when they were little, splashing around at the Beach in Caloundra and thought the pretty blue tones in this collection would be perfect for this beach themed photo.

I had fun playing around with the background on this layout.  I sprayed the background paper with Kaisercraft Aqua mist, Lindy's Whale Watch Blue and Azure Sea Asters starburst mists, then stencilled with Prima bubbles template and Prima white crackle paste.

Once dry and crackled, I highlighted with Gold Viva Inka Gold medium and applied a bit more misting.  I then stamped with Kaisercraft tiny dots texture stamp and Ranger Cobalt archival ink.  To add a bit more texture I randomly applied I'm A Maized Prills, then lightly sponged over the background with gesso to create a bit of softness.

I'm A Maized Prills

To create the darker flicks of colour, I mixed cobalt ink with water on a non-stick craft mat and flicked over by background.

How gorgeous is the Blue Fern Chipboard Seashell Frame!!  I altered the frame by applying a coat of  Gold Viva Inka Gold, randomly applying Stampendous Aqua Aged Embossing Powder, and then highlighting with Aquamarine Viva Inka gold.

Blue Fern Chipboard Seashell Frame

The clusters were created by cutting up the Prima French Riviera Flower Vine and tucking distressed pieces of Green Tara Jute Twine underneath to look like fishing net.

To make my glass pebbles pop, I coated the back of them with Aquamarine Inka Gold.

For a bit of shimmer the Summer Words Decorative Die was diecut from Kaisercraft gold glitter cardstock.

Kaisercraft Summer Words Decorative Die

TSS Products Used:
Prills – I’m A- Maized
Kaisercraft - Texture Stamp - Tiny Dots
Ranger - Archival Ink - Cobalt
Other Product:  Prima metal embellishment, glass beads, border punch, metal beads, Prima flower

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - Maja Design Summertime Collection

Hi Everyone,

This month for The Scrapbook Store I am creating with the beautiful Maja Designs 'Summertime' Collection.  This range comes in very versatile feminine red, pinks and creams and masculine blue and cream with hints of green... love it as the designs are so soft and pretty and the patterns co-ordinate beautifully!!

Summertime Layout

This collection has so many pretty co-ordinating designs.  I was drawn to the 'Light Scarlet' background pp and teamed it with the pretty 'Is Always the Best' creamy pp and the cute check from the 'Taste the Strawberries' pp, which I tore and layered over the top.

The matching 'In the Garden Diecuts' pp has a range of sweet frames and tags which are perfect for layering under your photo.

To soften the red background paper, I have stenciled with Prima Art Basics Light Paste and the pretty Tim Holtz Doily layering stencil.  Randomly stamped with a script stamp in Memento toffee crunch and splattered with Kaisercraft Lime Green Mist.

I finished off with a Prima flower Vine, Petaloo teastained butterfly and some cute Queen and Co Droplets, which I highlighted with a white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  

TSS Products Used:
Prima – Tales of You and Me - Flower Vine

Other Product:  Pearl Embellishment, script stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - Blue Fern Studios - Attic Charm Collection

Hi Everyone,

This month at The Scrapbook Store I have been creating with the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios - Attic Charm Collection.  A beautiful shabby chic/romantic range in soft pastel tones which Blue Fern Studios do so well.

"You Put the Light in my Life"
Here is my final layout for this month, using layers, a touch of mixed media and a smattering of pretty flowers.

Blue Fern Studios have released several new flower packs.  The beautiful rose is from the Glitter Rose pack.

 The pretty floral diecuts were cut from the reverse of the 'Calling Cards' pp with the Memory Box Floral Sprig Die, with Kaisercraft pearls in snow for the flower centres.

 For my background I have used the lovely Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil, highlighted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Blingy Blond Starburst Mist and then stamped over in Ranger Rose Madder Archival Ink with the Kaisercraft Hessian Texture Stamp.

TSS Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Blue Fern Attic Charm Collection - The Scrapbook Store

Hi all,

This month for The Scrapbook Store I get to create with the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection and I have a layout to share.

All You Need is Love
 To create this layout I have used the reverse of the 'Calling Cards' pp for my background with the torn section of  the 'Attire' pp over the top and some fussy cut elements from the 'Mercantile' and 'Calling Cards' pp.
Blue Fern Studios have released these pretty rose flower packs.  I used the soft pink one from the pack and teamed it with a couple of daisies from the Blue Fern daisy flower pack and Green Tara cherry blossoms.
The Blue Fern Floral Lattice Bits chipboard was used on my background and altered by embossing with Lindy's Stamp Gang C'est La Vie Cerise for a gorgeous glossy finish.  I then randomly glued some seed beads in amongst the lattice bits.

To create my title I have stamped a sentiment from the Kaisercraft Together Sentiment Stamp Set onto the bottom strip of the pp which I have recycled, as well as the cute stitched heart stamp from the Gabrielle Pollaco - Gabis Circle Stitch Stamp Set.

TSS Products Used:
Other Product: seed beads, lace, brads, ink

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mademoiselle and Bon Appetite Kaisercraft Collections and a Sad Farewell

Hi everyone,

When I opened my parcel of Kaisercraft goodies, I instantly fell in love with the 'Mademoiselle' collection.  The soft pinks and creams with the vintage theme are a perfect match for my shabby chic style, so I decided to create 2 layouts and a thank you card with this gorgeous range.

For this layout I wanted to create a soft and dreamy feel, by using the creamy coloured pp's which I combined with hints of pink.  My background was stencilled with the pretty Damask Quarters Template and texture paste and whilst the medium was wet I sprinkled with some shabby embossing powder and heat set.
The gorgeous large flourishes decorative die (one of my all time favs) goes beautifully with this shabby chic feminine collection.

Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – Paper – P2124 Floral Spray, P2125 Flutter, P2130 Couture, P2132 Lady Like | CT860 Collectables | FL578 Flourish Pack – Antiques | T621 Template - Damask Quarters | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | KM115 Kaisermist - Candy | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  shimmer medium, embossing powder

“Time Has a Wonderful Way of Showing Us What Really Matters” 
 To create my background, I have used the lovely crackle template and accented the masking with microbeads for added texture.  
I love to mix my Kaisermists to create new colours, and have made a soft pink and soft brown by mixing my Kaisermists with a touch of white.  I combined white with candy to create a pastel pink, and white with coffee to create a soft brown.  I sprayed my background with water then applied the soft pink mist with a brush to create a watercolour effect.  Once dry, I flicked over with white and soft brown mist.
How pretty is the new detailed doily decorative die!! I teamed it with fussy cut flowers and butterflies to frame my photo.

Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – Paper – P2121 Floral Spray, P2128 Mannequin, P2131 Timepiece | CT860 Collectables | SS317 12x12 Sticker Sheet | DD776 Decorative Die – Detailed Doily | IT905 Designer Template – Crackle | Kaisermists – KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, KM115 Candy | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | F656 Mini Paper Blooms – Fuchsia | PL501 Pearl Strips - White | EM931 Pearl Brads - Latte | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  texture paste, microbeads

“Thankful for your Friendship”
Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – PP1001 Paper Pad | CT860 Collectables | FL578 Flourish Pack – Antiques | KM110 Kaisermist - Pink | CD511 C6 Card Pack –White | T303 Foam Tape |

“Happy Birthday"
Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – PP1001 Paper Pad | CT860 Collectables | CD113 Cardstock Weave – Vanilla | SB786 Pearls – Rose | IP724 Bark | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  twine

“Garden Fresh”
Trying to find photos to go with the 'Bon Appetit' collection, I came across these old pics of Brittany with her Aunty Jen picking greens and veges from the vege patch for our dinner.  Whilst we were on holidays, she took great delight in venturing out every day to forage in the garden.
The green leafy botanical pp's caught my eye and teamed with the lovely woodgrain pp went beautifully with my photos.
I used Kaisermists toned down with a bit of water to paint my vege collectables.
Kaisercraft Product:  Bon Appetit – Paper - P2116 Prep, P2118 Knead, P2122 Recipe | CT859 Collectables | Kaisermists – KM104 Lime Green, KM107 Peach, KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, KM118 Olive | CS161 Texture Stamp - Honeycomb | AS253 Alpha Sticker Sheet – Ivory | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape |  Other Product:  ink

Altered Notebook “Recipes”
My daughter is constantly asking me to write out her favourite family recipes. so I decided to create a quick and easy little Recipe Notebook to record them in and keep for that time in the not too distant future when she leaves the family nest.  I just purchased an inexpensive notebook which I covered, then used the cute little tabs and stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet to decorate.

Kaisercraft Product:  Bon Appetit – Paper – P2119 Fresh, P2122 Recipe | PP1000 6.5” Paper Pad | SS316 12x12 Sticker Sheet | CT859 Collectables | EM432 Bon Appetit – Recipe Cards | DD510 Decorative Die – Nesting Frames | Other Product: Notebook, ink

Sadly, today is my final Kaisercraft Desing Team post.  I would like to thank Kaisercraft for giving me the opportunity to create with a gorgeous array of amazing products every month and for allowing me to be part of such a fabulous Design Team.  A big thank you also to all the gorgeous girls on the Design Team, that I have had the pleasure to get to know over the past 2 years... you are all amazing!! and last but not least, to all of you who took the time to leave such beautiful comments on my blog and facebook posts.  Every one of your comments were very much appreciated.

Best of luck to the new Design Team.  I am sure you are all going to have the most incredible year and I can't wait to see all your Kaisercraft creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting
Cheers Cathy :)