Friday, August 23, 2013

Scrap The Boys - Aug Challenge

Hi Ladies,

I saw this month's challenge at Scrap the Boys and thought I would give it a go.

-Monochromatic layout (one colour), twine and chipboard

Enjoy the Everyday
I find monochromatic LO's a bit of a challenge, as it's difficult for me to use just one colour... it took all my willpower not to add more black for some contrast.  I love red on masculine LO's and thought it would be easy to work with, but I struggled a little with it at first.  Once I was OK with my paper selection, it came together nicely and I was quite happy with the end product.

The background was created with a funky Artistcellar map stencil and some brick wall Shimmerz Texturez paste... love the grainy texture of this product.  I layered various strips of papers, trims and elements with foam tape to add some depth, and grunged up the edges with random punching and stamping, torn washi tape and softened it all with some gesso.

For the other criteria of this challenge I have used a chipboard label which I backed with a Simple Stories 24/7 sticker and grunged up with some gesso and  also wrapped some jute twine around my camera charm.

List of Materials:  Kaisercraft, Basic Grey, LYB and Simple Stories pp's, Artistcellar stencil, Echo Park chipboard label, Basic Grey diecut stickers, Simple Stories stickers, Shimmerz Textures brick wall, Martha Stewart punch, Bo Bunny mesh stamp, Craft Queen ribbon, twine and wahsi tape, mesh, camera charm, Tim Holtz distress ink, gesso, Silhouette arrow diecut

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Craft Queen - Kaisercraft Take Note

Hi Ladies,

My Craft Queen parcel had some of the new Kaisercraft Take Note papers to play with and I was inspired to create a LO and a card.

Smile Today is a a New and Beautiful Day

The LO was made using some of the 12" papers as well as papers from the 6" paper pad.

The spotty background paper was altered with various mixed media techniques.  I randomly punched around the borders for a grungy effect, then used a tea bag to add some colour splats.  The masking was created with the Prima 564216 mask and some texture paste.  Once dry, I then stamped randomly with the new Kaisercraft Lattice stamp and a Kaisercraft Script stamp using Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress inks.

The background strips and doily circles which I used to frame the photo were cut from pp's in the 6" paper pad.  I added a few torn strips of brown houndstooth washi tape, some buttons and a double ribbon bow from satin seam binding, which are all available from Craft Queen.

Craft Queen Product used on LO:
Kaisercraft Take Note 6" paper pad
Prima Mask - 564216
Kaisercraft Lattice stamp
Kaisercraft Script stamp
Collections butterflies
white pearl ribbon - large flower
brown houndstooth washi tape
mustard paper cord
tan satin seam binding
tiny twine - white
apple green 1.1cm buttons
large flower button - khaki
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
Studio gesso
Other Product used: 
Recollections flower
Tea bag
Martha Stewart layered arches punch
Kraft Cardstock

I love using Kaisercraft collectables on my cards, and this lovely floral diecut from the Miss Empire pack, went perfectly with the pp's from the Take Note 6" pad.  I topped it with a Collections butterfly (these are so versatile!!) The orange washi tape tied in beautifully with the diecut.  I finished of with touches of gesso, which is a great way create a lovely soft grungey effect.  

Craft Queen Product:
Kaisercraft Take Note 6" paper pad
Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collectables
Kraft square cards
Collections butterflies
orange pattern washi tape
Tiny Twine Card 4 - Essentials
apple green 1.1cm buttons
Studio gesso
Other product used:
Collections word strip

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Berry71Bleu August Textiles Challenge

Hi Ladies,

I was browsing various challenge sites, looking for some inspiration, when I came upon this month's theme at Berry71Bleu which was textiles.  I love creating texture on my LO's and thought using textiles would be perfect.  Click on the link HERE for challenge details.

Embrace Life

As textiles is the theme for this challenge,  I decided to use ribbons and laces, trims and some yellow gingham fabric, which I layered and cut to various lengths to create a shabby banner effect.  On top of this I created a cluster of gorgeous flowers from Manor House Creations.  The yellow blossoms are made from a satin fabric and some of the leaves are a beautiful velvet patterned organza.  I found some pale yellow raffia millinery ribbon in my stash which when I cut apart and grunged up made a fab straw-like element.  I have also tucked in a twine ribbon bow and topped it with a fabric covered brad.

One of my favourite fabrics to work with is hessian/jute, as it has an organic feel and I love the texture it brings to a LO..  I have tucked a few distressed pieces in with my photo, as the LO has a bit of a Summery country feel going on..  Lastly, I have used some gorgeous scalloped guipure lace which I have tucked in under my torn and distressed edges.


Materials Used:  MME, Prima and Basic Grey pp's, Manor House Creations flowers and vines, Craft Queen ribbons, laces, twine, pearl trim and mini roses, Prima woodgrain stencil, MME quote stamp, Kaisercraft script, mesh stamps and pearls, gingham and hessian fabric, Dusty Attic chicken wire chipboard, Scrapmatts chipboard butterfly,  American Crafts alphas, guipure lace, raffia trim, KandCo fabric brad, gesso, Tim Holtz distress inks

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Scrap The Girls August Challenge - Guest Designer

Hi Ladies,
As the winner of May's Challenge at Scrap The Girls, I was invited as a Guest Designer for this month's recipe challenge.  Here are the details.
All entries must use:

doodling and
chipboard or wood veneers

Find Your Wings and Fly

Had fun with this challenge, but I have to admit, doodling isn't something you see very often on my LO's, as I'm not very confident in this area.  I was inspired by Leanne Pearce's recent LO's where I noticed her fabulous arrow doodles.  Incorporating flowers was easy as you will always find them on my feminine LO's, and masking is one of my favourite techniques atm.  Lastly, the chipboard.  I have used some sweet little chipboard butterflies and chipboard alphas in my title.

Hope you join in this month.  Click on the link HERE for some gorgeous examples from the new and returning Design Team and check out the fabulous prizes up for grabs while you're there.

Thanks so much for stopping by.