Friday, December 13, 2019

This is You using Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone!
This week I have created a page using the colourful collection,
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy.
I went back to this range as it worked perfectly with the B&W photos.
This is Mr 15 just doing his thing.

The base is a sheet of Bazzill Kraft cardstock.
I've added some colour to it using the Kaisercraft Designer Template Scattered Stars
and Distress Oxide Inks Evergreen Bough and Wild Honey.


The photos have been added to the page with foam tape to give them a pop.
I've highlighted the smaller photo with a 2 Crafty star frame.
It was covered with Black Soot Distress Paint .
The faux stitching has been added with a white gel pen.


The large 2 Crafty Star has been coloured with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint. 
It is the base for the embellishment cluster in the bottom left corner of the page.
I've used another star covered with Wild Honey Distress Paint
and backed it with patterned paper.
There is foam tape between each layer.
The Ephemera pack provided  the other elements.


For balance I have added another star to the top left corner.
Again covered with Wild Honey Distress Paint.
The 'so rad' circle is from the Ephemera pack.
I have doodled faux stitching on different paper layers. 


The 2 Crafty title This is You has been covered with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Once dry, I have added the white gel pen border.
I have added some Tim Holtz stickers for some extra sub-titles.

That's my page for this week.
Thanks for visiting the blog today,
have a great weekend.
Please drop by on Monday for Fiona's next project.
Products used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - 4x4 Journalling Cards
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - Cassette Tapes
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - Rad Buttons
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - Sneakers
Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy - Ephemera
2 Crafty title This is You
2 Crafty Stars Pack
Distress Paint
Distress Oxide Inks

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unforgettable You
by Amanda Hartmann
using Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Unforgettable

Hi everyone!
I finally cracked open my pack of Cocoa Vanilla Studios Unforgettable Collection.
 What a beautiful range! 
And perfect for these photos of my oldest daughter dressed up as Sleeping Beauty!
Combining papers with the ephemera and stickers in the collection, it was quick and easy to bring this page together.
 

I started with the Forget Me Not paper at the base, and layered the Natural Beauty woodgrain paper next. I included the black and white leaves/floral design (from the reverse of the Natural Beauty paper), as strips at the top, bottom and through the middle of the page.

Behind the photos: I used some panels and pieces of the Pretty Bits paper, as well as die cutting a doily from the same paper. I used my Kaisercraft Decorative Die for that. I layered all  these elements behind the photos.

In the close ups, you can see how I finished the page with stickers and ephemera.


I love the butterfly die cut!


And my favourite thing is the little word stickers from the Accessory sticker sheets!


I layered some stickers and diecuts here.


I have loved working with this collection.

Thanks for looking,
Amanda



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Monday, December 9, 2019

Elfies with Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

December means Christmas, and what better collection than the amazing Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays collection. Loving the mix of traditional and non-traditional colours in this collection which make it so very versatile!

Elfies
For my layout today I knew I wanted to fussy cut the houses from the Home for the Holidays patterned paper. To compliment this I chose the dark patterned side of the Happy Holidays paper so my little houses stood out. 

Then I created a soft water colour background on marshmallow cardstock using some watercolour paints and sponging with paper towel. Once I had my background I could layer up my papers -using tearing for added texture then building up my layers. 
I've added some cute trees that I had left over from the Bella Blvd collection - Let's go on an Adventure ephemera pack then dug around in my stash for some stars to add to the top! 

Next some adorable stickers from the Pinkfresh Home for the Holiday collection to match. 
And finishing off with some glittery goodness for my Santa Sleigh and title - Sleigh inked in red then added red stickles. My title is Selfies - I chopped off the S to make elfies as it suited our photo much better! Inked the title in Green ink then added green stickles - cause Christmas = Glitter!! 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona
x
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Products Used:

Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays -  Happy Holidays
Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays -  Home for the Holidays
Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays -  Merry & Bright
Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays - Cardstock Stickers
Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure Ephemera Icons Pack
2Crafty Chipboard - Selfies
2Crafty Chipboard -  Mini Santa Sleigh
Pinkfresh Studio - Joyful Day Puffy Stickers
Stickles - Red & Green
Marshmallow Cardstock
Stars
Water colour Paint

Friday, December 6, 2019

Let It Snow using Photo Play For the Love of Winter by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone!
Everything is back to normal today, yes it is Friday.
Using For the Love of Winter by Photo Play,
I decided to tackle a double page for something different.
There will always be plenty of snow photos to feature.
These were taken last year at Lake Mountain.
 The Kraft Cardstock base has been stenciled 
with white gesso and a snowflake stencil. 
The next layer is Distress Oxide Inks


After layering the patterned papers across the double page,
I have grabbed a few of my larger snowflake dies from various companies
and cut out three different sizes and colours.


The Element Sticker Sheet provided the extra embellishments to decorate the page.
I've used foam tape to lift a few of the stickers
and added Stickles to the centres of the smaller snowflakes.


The journal spot has been created with patterned paper layers,
foam tape and a hand punch.
A few more stickers were added to finish off the cluster.
  

I changed the photos to black & white to suit the papers.
With the orange in my jacket and hot pink in my sister's jacket,
it made it easier to create the page.
The photos have all been mounted with foam tape
to add another layer to the page.

The 2 Crafty title Let it Snow was base coated with gesso,
then covered with white ink and given some sparkle with Diamond Stickles,
my favourite glitter glue.
I hope you have enjoyed another snow page.
Thanks for visiting the blog today, have a great weekend 
and please join us on Monday for Fiona's next page.
Products used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Cups of Cocoa
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Sparkle
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Through the Woods
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Snow Much Fun
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Get Cozy
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Winter Chill
Photo Play For the Love of Winter - Element Sticker Sheet
2 Crafty title Let It Snow
Distress Oxide Ink
Kaisercraft Textured Paint Splatter Stamp

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cherish the moment using So Happy Together Simple Stories by Kerryn Fry

Good morning all!
Not Amanda today, I'm returning a favour.
Today's page has been created with the collection,
So Happy Together by Simple Stories.
Some older photos from the archives of one my nieces,
with her gorgeous blue eyes and 'Strawberry Blonde' hair.

The page started with a plain kraft cardstock base.
I've added layers of colourful patterned papers from this gorgeous collection,
under the 4 photos and backed each photo with a black cardstock layer and some foam tape.
The 2 Crafty Doodled Corner has been covered with gold ink
and tucked under the top right photo.


I've hand-cut a few elements from the 2x2 Elements paper to add to the page.
Each piece has been lifted with foam tape for some dimension
and used to embellish the page.


The heart is from the 12x12 Cardstock sticker sheet
and the camera hand-cut from the paper.
The heart has been lifted with foam tape.
I have used a border punch on the green paper.


The 2 Crafty Frangy Flowers have been covered with 
Distress Oxide Ink in Wild Honey and Scattered Straw.
Once the flowers were dry, I've outlined each flower with a white pen
and added some spots for the centres in both gold & white pens


The 2 Crafty Mini Branches were covered with
a combination of Distress Oxide Ink in Bundled Sage and Iced Spruce.
I've cut some of the branches into smaller pieces. 


has been covered with gold ink.


That's my first page for this week,
I will be back on Friday to share another creation,
I hope you will join me.

Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Black Cardstock
Simple Stories So Happy Together - Time Together
Simple Stories So Happy Together - My Squad
Simple Stories So Happy Together - Love Us
Simple Stories So Happy Together - 3x4 Elements
Simple Stories So Happy Together - 2x2 Elements
Simple Stories So Happy Together - Our Story
Simple Stories So Happy Together - Cardstock 12x12 Stickers
2 Crafty title Cherish the moment
2 Crafty Corner - Doodled
2 Crafty Frangy Flowers
2 Crafty Mini Branches
Distress Oxides
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Hallowscream with Photoplay Confetti by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I have a Halloween layout, but I have used the new birthday themed collection Confetti by Photoplay. You can see why it works...

Hallowscream
The kids love Halloween and wanted to be a bit scary this year. So we have Pennywise and Harley Quinn. They are both so birghtly coloured that the usual halloween colours were not going to work. Enter the bright and lots of fun colours in the Confetti collection. Plenty of papers that will work for any photos, not just limited to birthdays, these are the perfect colours for kids!


I've started with some big stripes of paint across my white cardstock in sunny yellow. Then I have layered up lots of the papers - as you can see apart from the balloons they are predominantly the B-Sides so very versatile for lots of pages.


Of course the balloon paper is perfect for my theme - and I have fussy cut out the red balloon and place it right near Pennywise with some twine winding down so it appears to have just been released. 

I've finished with a little play on words for my title using some old foam thickers before adding lots of enamel dots to the layout to continue the polka dot theme from the clown outfit and the polka dot paper. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
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Products used:
Photoplay Confetti paper - Hooray
Photoplay Confetti paper - Let's Party
Photoplay Confetti paper - Happy Birthday
Photoplay State Fair paper -  Ferris Wheel
Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest
The Twinery Twine
Asstd Enamel Dots - lots here
White Cardstock
Foam Thickers
OA Stickers

Friday, November 29, 2019

Remember, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,
Sharing a second time this week - this time using the versatile
 My Minds Eye: My Heritage collection
 

I used some black cardstock for the base, but the focus of this page was really layering all the awesome prints of the patterned papers. The designs and colours of this range make it suitable for any photos. I have used travel photos, and there are a number of travel theme accents within the collection.

Here are the papers that I used: Family tree, Roots, Memories and Origin. I used the Family tree and Origin papers at the base - I used the reverse side and will need to buy more, as I want to use both sides! I created the folded paper panel on the right side of the page using 3 sides of the Roots and Memories papers. Each paper layer had the edges inked black.


In these photos I hope you can see the folded paper technique I used. The dimension of it is lovely, although hard to capture in a photograph! I folded the three different designs of paper on angles. I inked the edges and then layered them evenly to create the panel.


I finished with bits and pieces from the Mixed Ephemera bag.


In the top right corner, I layered different tags and elements from the ephemera bag. Some acetate elements are included, which I stapled to the tag with some threads. (I hate the wet glue showing on clear acetate pieces).


I included more circles and tags from the ephemera bag on the right side of the photo.


And in the bottom left of the photo, I added the word tag with thread, acetate and threads all stapled together.

That's it for this week! Next week we are into December! Final countdown for 2019.

Thanks for looking,
Amanda
Products used:
My Minds Eye: My Heritage collection
MME: My Heritage collcection: Family tree
MME: My Heritage collcection: Roots
MME: My Heritage collcection: Memories
MME: My Heritage collcection: Origin
 MME: My Heritage collcection: Mixed Ephemera bag
 
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