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 :)