Monday, May 10, 2021

Living the Dream with Pinkfresh Studio Keeping it Real by Fiona Johnstone

Hello

This week I have created a page using Pinkfresh Studio Keeping it Real paper.
I love the pink and greens in this collection. It is so pretty! 

Living the Dream


For this page I started with the gorgeous colours in the Tiny Victories paper - love the colours together and I co-ordinated it with the complimentary teal. 

Next I decided to colour my own cutfile for the background using Distress Oxide Inks to give me the colours I wanted for my page. It makes the cutfile pop on the white. 


I've used the beautiful floral ephemera pack to embellish my page - love how many flowers you get in this set!



I've also used the sticker sheet and the beautiful puffy stickers for my title and as a cute heart emebllishment. I finished the page off with some subtle splatters with the oxide inks. 



Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x



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Products Used:
Pinkfresh Keeping it Real paper - Tiny Victories 
Pinkfresh Keeping it Real paper - Real Life
Pinkfresh Keeping it Real Cardstock Stickers
Pinkfresh Keeping it Real Floral Ephemera
Pinkfresh Keeping it Real Puffy Phrase Stickers
Distress Oxide - Kitsch Flamingo
Distress Oxide - Tattered Rose
Distress Oxide - Festive Berries
Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers
Doily
Cardstock - Kaisercraft Snow

Friday, May 7, 2021

Grateful using Echo Park Paper Welcome Baby Boy by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today's page has been created with
Echo Park Paper Welcome Baby Boy.
It's an older photo of a very young Mr H
and I at his friend's birthday party back in 2005.
Love the profile view of both of us.


The page started with my favourite Bazzill Kraft Cardstock.
I've stencilled the background in layers,
and white Brilliance Ink.
The next layer is a second stencil 
and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink.


I've used the Element Sticker Sheet to help create
parts of the cluster above the photo.
The tag tucked under the top of the photo
has been punched from the reverse side of Milestone Journaling Cards.
The stickers have been lifted with foam tape for extra dimension,
the moon and clouds have been hand cut from Sweet Dreams.


The paper layers under the photo alternate between
a plainish paper to a more colourful pattern.
I have used a black pen to draw faux stitching borders
around the outside of certain papers.
The photo has been matted with Raven Cardstock
and I've also punched a border strip to add to the base of the photo.


The Element Sticker Sheet was also used to add
elements to the lower part of the page.
The 'Oh Baby' sticker, the buttons, words and deers
are all stickers, some lifted with foam tape.


The 2 Crafty Lattice Heart has been covered with 
Wild Honey Distress Paint.
I've backed the heart with patterned paper
and added a sticker to the side of the heart.


The title 2 Crafty Grateful has been
covered with black ink
and glued down under the photo.
The perfect title!


Thanks for visiting the blog today
and I hope you've found the page inspiring.
Have a fabulous, crafty weekend
and please join us again on Monday. 


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Monday, May 3, 2021

Love this with Pinkfresh Studios Some Days & Keeping it Real by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I have been creating with Pinkfresh Studio papers, in particular
their Some Days collection:

Love This


These papers are super cool. I have cut up and layered several of the designs. I then fussy cut some of the papers to create some interesting shape details - the 4 from the reverse of the Fresh Flowers paper - to represent the 4 cousins and then the circles from the Count it Down paper which adds some visual interest to the page. 


Next I hit the embellishments - I have the cardstock stickers in this collection and these very cute chipboard flairs:


then I added some flowers from the new Keep it Real collection, as well as the puffy stickers from Keep it Real, perfect for my title. I finished the page with the paint splatters - covering my papers and added some watered down paint in a teal blue. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x

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Products Used:
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days paper - Count it Down
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days paper - Fresh Flowers
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days paper - Friendly Daisies
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days paper - Turning Circles
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days Cardstock Stickers
Pinkfresh Studio Some Days Chipboard Flair
Pinkfresh Studio Keeping it Real Floral Ephemera
Pinkfresh Studio Keeping it Real  Puffy Phrase Stickers
White Kaisercraft Snow Cardstock
Paint

Friday, April 30, 2021

Original using Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Boy by Kerryn Fry


Hello everyone!
Today's page has been created with the collection,
Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Boy.
The primary colours in this range always look 
good on the Kraft cardstock.
The photo of Mr H was taken in Summer 2012.
An afternoon at the beach, playing in the sand 
and watching the QE2 come in to dock. 


The page started with a clean piece of Bazzill 12x12 Kraft Cardstock.
I've layered the patterned papers, both landscape 
and portrait, with a mixture of dark and light patterns.
I've outlined the biggest patterned paper layer
with faux stitching and a black gel pen.


The Element Stickers provided the sun & cloud stickers.
They've been added to the page with foam tape 
to create another layer on the page.
The mountain range 'Adventure Awaits' has been
hand cut from the Multi Journaling cards.
I've used the paper remnants to create the journal strips
and backed each strip with black cardstock


The 2 Crafty Funky Stars have been covered with
Black Archival Ink and then backed with the coloured stripes
on the reverse side of Multi Journaling Cards.
I've hand cut some stars from the reverse side 
The stars have been added with foam tape.


The word stickers are also from the Element Sticker sheet.
I've mounted the stickers to black cardstock
and then used foam tape to keep the elements lifted.
The 2 Crafty Chevron Bits have been covered
with black ink and then the 'Go!' sticker added with foam tape.


The 2 Crafty title Original has been
covered with Crackling Campfire Distress Paint.
I've used foam tape to add it to the page 
and then with a black pen, 
I've outlined each letter of the title with a faux stitch border.
The finishing touch is the Element Sticker
'You make me happy', mounted on black cardstock.


Thank you for visiting the page today.
A simple page with plenty of colour.
Hopefully you have been inspired to get some crafting done.
Enjoy your weekend
and join us again on Monday.


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Sweet Girl with Echo Park Little Dreamer by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I have another layout to share with the super cute Little Dreamer
paper by Echo Park:

Sweet Girl 


I've gone with some fun, torn, paper layers for the background on this layout before
using a bolder colour to mount my photo and adding some doily bits to add texture
under the torn layers. 


I've used some of the puffy stickers to embellish my page and added some
little flower clusters with with some 2Crafty leaves and Green Tara flowers. 

I've added extra dimension by fussy cutting some of the little rainbows and
mounting them over the top with some foam tape:


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona
x

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Products Used:

Echo Park Little Dreamer paper - Rainbow Magic
 Echo Park Little Dreamer paper Pocket Full of Posies
Echo Park Little Dreamer paper - You are Magic
Echo Park Little Dreamer paper - Dancing Dots
Echo Park paper Little Dreamer Puffy Stickers
2Crafty Chipboard - Sweet Girl 
Crafty Chipboard - Lattice Leaves
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms - White
 Kaisercraft Cardstock  - Snow
Doily

Friday, April 23, 2021

Magic using Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street by Kerryn Fry

Hey AAS Faithfuls!
Today I'm sharing my final page using the amazing collection,
Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street.
I've had so much fun with this range, can you tell?
The B&W photo of Mr H and myself.
It's our first visit, as a family,
to see snow at Victoria's Lake Mountain in 2014.


I've used a combination of Bazzill Raven
and Bazzill Kraft cardstocks to create the base of the page.
The centre of the black cardstock has been cut out
and saved for the matting of the photo.
The Kraft has been decorated with Distress Oxides
and the Simple Stories 6x6 Magical Fireworks stencil.
I've used Candied Apple, Kitsch Flamingo and Mustard Seed.
Easier to see in the close-up photos.


I've layered patterned papers Full of Smiles
the reverse side of the 6x4 Elements vertically down the page.
The cut down 3x4 journal card has been cut 
from the 3x4 Elements paper and has been tucked under the photo.
A black Gel Pen has been used to outline some of the papers.


The YAY! banner has been cut from the other part of the 3x4 journal card.
It has been lifted with foam tape for dimension
and added across the top left corner of the photo.


The 2 Crafty Pointing Finger has been covered with
Kitsch Flamingo Distress Paint.
I've cut out a 4x6 piece from the 6x4 Elements paper, 
cut it half and tucked each piece under the sides of the photo.


The 'Smiles from ear to ear' has been cut form the 3x4 Elements paper.
I've used the black pen to outline each box
and outlined toe whole card.
The small camera has been hand cut from
the 2x2 Elements paper and added with foam tape.


The 'Say cheese' heart has also been
cut from the 2x2 Elements paper.
It was added to the page with foam tape
and then the heart oulined with black pen.

The snowflakes have been punched and
 die cut from the reverse side of the 3x4 Elements paper.
I've used Stickles Glitter Glue to highlight the stripes
on the full snowflakes and gems for the centres
of the more delicate snowflakes.


The title for the page 'MAGIC' has been hand cut 
from the 6x4 Elements paper.
I've used Stickles Glitter Glue to decorate the dots in the title.
The title has been lifted with foam tape.
The finishing touch to the page was the black ruled outline 
around the edge of the Kraft Cardstock.


I hope you have enjoyed the steps today.
It's official, I am all out of this collection!
Have a fabulous weekend, happy crafting 
and please join us again on Monday.


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Monday, April 19, 2021

Go Girl with Echo Park Little Dreamer by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I am sharing a layout of my great niece, and what perfect paper to use, the gorgeous Echo Park Little Dreamer range in the prettiest colours!

Go Girl

For this layout, I went with a simple linear design on a neutral patterned paper background. Love the colour on the background paper - perfect match for her dress! Then the darker pink paper compliments it so well! 


I've used the puffy stickers to embellish my layout, love the dimension they give without being too high for those who prefer a flatter page. 


I've used some older thickers in black to really pop off the page and then added some matching black stars to tie my page together. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x

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Products Used:

Echo Park Little Dreamer Girl paper - Dancing Dots
Echo Park Little Dreamer Girl paper - Pocket Full of Posies
Echo Park Little Dreamer Girl paper - You are Magic
Echo Park Little Dreamer Girl Puffy Stickers
Kaisercraft White Cardstock - Snow
Pebbles Girl Squad Thickers
Heidi Swapp Stickers

Friday, April 16, 2021

Pure Joy using Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Girl by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today I have created my page with a beautiful collection,
The photo is one of my Great-Nieces,
taken at her very first Pageant in 2014.


The base of the page is Bazzill Kraft Cardstock.
I've layered the patterned papers down of the cardstock,
the photo has been matted with the reverse side of Dancing Dots
and then lifted with scrap cardboard for dimension.
A white gel pen has been used to highlight certain elements on the page,
I've used small dots to outline the pink scalloped sticker
and small scallops to outline the reverse side of the Multi Journaling Cards paper. 


I have hand-cut multiple flowers from the Dreamy Floral paper
and used them to build three embellishment clusters on the page.
The top cluster includes stickers from the Element Sheet,
flowers and hand-cut rainbow clouds, all lifted with foam tape.


The 2 Crafty Window Shutter has been covered
with white gesso and white ink.
The window ledge has been covered with patterned paper.
I've backed the window with the reverse side of Rainbow Magic paper.
and then highlighted each panel with a white gel pen.
The stickers used to decorate the window are
all from the Element Stick Sheet.



The 2 Crafty Critters were a fun chipboard addition to the page.
The caterpillar has been hand-painted with Distress Paints,
Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Black Soot. 
Once the paint was dry, I've added a layer of Dimensional Magic.


The Lady Bug and 2 Crafty Flower Cluster were also hand-painted.
The Lady Bug was covered with Festive Berries and Black Soot Distress Paint.
The Flower Cluster  was covered with Tumbled Glass,
touches of Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint Distress Paint.
Both have been finished with Dimensional Magic.


The 2 Crafty title Pure Joy has been covered
I've finished it with Dimensional Magic
and added to the page with foam tape.


Thanks for visiting the blog today.
Hopefully you have been inspired to create.
Have a fabulous weekend
and please join us again on Monday.

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