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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Monday, April 12, 2021

My Beautiful Girls with Simple Stories Cottage Fields by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I have the Simple Stories Cottage 

My Beautiful Girls


I love the background paper and wanted that to be central to my page. I've added another paper and then I've used torn edges and doilies to create a soft feel to my layout. 


I've used a soft pink ink on the frame that highlights my photos and then added some inky - tiny dots to add a little grunginess to tie in with the background paper. 


My title is a combo of Pinkfresh Studio alphas, love the large Beautiful. 

A close up below of some of the pretty floral ephemera from the Simple Stories Cottage Fields collection:


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona
x


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Friday, April 9, 2021

Good Vibes using Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone, Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing another creation using the collection,
In case you haven't noticed, I LOVE this collection!
The 5x3 B&W photo is of my two most favourite humans,
my partner and Mr H at the 2012 Swimming Championships.
A great night out watching our Olympic hopefuls.


This is a simple, clean page this week.
Lots of patterned paper layers,
with a touch of Bazzill Raven cardstock.
I've used a border punch on the black cardstock strip.
The journal spot and words are from the Journal Bits
and the photo is sitting on a 4x6 Element piece.



The word 'FUN' has been hand cut from a 3x4 Element piece.
Each letter has been lifted with foam tape.
I have used a ruler and black pen to draw lines vertically
down the paper strips and around the photo.


The stars have been hand cut from the Dreams Come True paper.
They have been added to the page 
with foam tape, in clusters of three.
The black journal spot has been outlined with faux stitching.


Some extra words from the Journal Bits 
to create a sub-title on the page.


base-coated with gesso and then covered 
with Black Soot Distress Paint.
The title is sitting on a 2 Crafty Splat Puddle,
covered with Distress paint and lifted with foam tape.
The camera is from the Journal Bits


Thank you for visiting the blog today.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.
Please join us again on Monday.


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Major Heart Eyes with Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am using the Echo Park Welcome Baby girl collection for my teen girl:

Major ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—Eyes


I've used the B Sides of the paper with pretty florals to create this page and gone with the soft feminine white background with a white cutfile and some paint splatters. 


I've used the pretty non-baby themed stickers from the elements sticker sheet and finished off with the cute Foam Thickers for my title. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x


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Products Used:

Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl - Multi Journaling Cards
Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl - Sweet Baby Girl
Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl - Milestone Journaling Cards
Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Element Sticker Sheet
Dylusions Paints
Cut File
Kaisercraft Snow Cardstock
Thickers

Friday, April 2, 2021

Striker using Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street By Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing another page created with the collection,
Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street.
The colour palette is the stand out for this photo.
Mr H in his soccer portrait for 2019, 
he is looking so grown up.
Can you believe he plays in two different sports, 
but both uniforms have yellow in them.


The base cardstock is the heavy duty Bazzill Marshmallow.
The background effect is totally inspired by Vicki Boutin's 
Friday Night Live this past week.

The background started with yellow toned Distress Inks,
Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.
I've applied the inks to my messy mat, spritzed with some water 
and then used the cardstock to pick up the colours.
I've used a heat gun to dry the cardstock between the layers.
The remaining ink from the mat has been flicked onto the cardstock.


The next layer is with Distress Oxide Inks and stencils.
I've applied Mustard Seed and Wild Honey to the messy mat,
sprayed the inks again with water
and then put a Tim Holtz Layering Stencils into the ink.
The stencil has then been applied to the cardstock. 
Once dried, I've then used Candied Apple Distress Oxide,
an applicator and a second Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.
I've also flicked some Candied Apple onto the background. 


The background has also been stamped with Hickory Smoke
The 2 Crafty Stars are from the Weather Bits,
they've been covered with Stormy Sky Distress Paint
I've used a black pen to highlight 
the edge of the 3x4 Elements paper, yellow stripe.
The photo has been layered onto Raven Black cardstock 
to define the edges amongst the patterned papers. 


I've hand cut some embellishments from the 3x4 Elements paper.
The 'Camera with speech bubble' has been added with foam tape
and the journal card was tucked under the right side of the photo.
The words have been cut from the 4x6 Element paper.
I've separated each line and used foam tape to add it to the page.


The 2 Crafty Soccer Ball is from the 6x6 Soccer Set.
I've hand painted it with Distress Paint
and covered it with Dimensional Magic.
The 'Dreams Come True' is from the Journal Bits,
I've lifted it with foam tape to create another layer on the page.


The 2 Crafty title is a word from the 6x6 Soccer pack.
I have covered it with Hickory Smoke Distress Paint
and then finished with Dimensional Magic.


I had a ball in my creative mess this past week,
thank you for visiting the blog today
and I hope you have enjoyed the steps.
Have a wonderful Easter, enjoy the weekend
and may there be lots of creating.
Join us again on Monday for Fiona's next project.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Fun in the Sun with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I have another layout to share with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed collection:

Fun in the Sun



For this layout I have created a background using Distress Oxide Inks and a Vicki Boutin Stencil before adding some paper layers to the top and then embellishing with elements from the Sunkissed Collection. 

I've layered oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, twisted citron and peacock feathers through the stencil, blending the colours together where they join. 




A few torn paper layers and then I have hit the embellishments - as always Cocoa Vanilla have everything you need - floral ephemera, stickers and these super cute wooden epoxy buttons. 



Love the gold foam glitter stickers - perfect titles every tme!


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x


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Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Fun in the Sun paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Growing Wild paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Good Vibrations paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Feeling Fine paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Just Chillin paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Sunny Days paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Accessory Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Floral Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Gold Glitter Foam Thickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed - Wood Epoxy Buttons
Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide -  Squeezed Lemon
Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide - Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide - Peacock Feathers 
Vicki Boutin Stencil 
White Cardstock - Snow 


Friday, March 26, 2021

Totally Smitten using Echo Park Paper Co Welcome Baby Boy by Kerryn Fry

Hello again!
Today I am sharing the first page that I've created 
using the very cute collection 
Echo Park Paper Co Welcome Baby Boy.
Another collection I have been drawn to for the colour palette
instead of the theme of the papers.
The photo was taken in 2011,
Mr H with one of his cousin.


The base cardstock is Bazzill Kraft, no surprise!
The background effect is a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
and Cracking Campfire Distress Oxide Ink.
I've added ink on the outer aspects of the cardstock
and then highlighted the edges with a blending tool. 


The 2 Crafty Rainbow was given a base coat of white gesso,
then I've hand-painted the rainbow with Distress Paint.
The clouds were given a few layers of white paint
and then finished with a swipe of White Brilliance Ink.
I have used a white gel pen to add the fake stitch lines
and add stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet with foam tape.


I've used multiple stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet
at the top of the page and lifted them with foam tape for dimension.
I cut out two of the tags from Boy Tags
and added them to the top of the photo.
The photo has two layers as a mat,


I've used more of the Raven cardstock with a border bunch
to creat a strip across the page under the photo.
The 2 Crafty Chevron Bits have been covered with
Black Ink and backed with Little One Leaves.


The 'You & Me' square was hand cut from Milestone Journaling Cards,
I've outlined the square with a black gel pen
and then outlined the heart with a white pen.
The square has been added to the page with foam tape.
The 2 Crafty Foliage was painted with 
Rustic Wilderness Distress Paint
and outlined with white gel pen.


was covered with Hickory Smoke Distress Paint.
Once dry, I've outlined the letters using a white pen
to create a fake stitch line.
The title and foliage have been lifted with foam tape.
I've decorated around the title with more stickers


I love how this page turned out.
The stitched lines on the reverse side of Milestone Journaling cards
was a perfect accent to carry across the page.
Thank you for visiting the blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed the steps.
Have a happy, crafty weekend
and please join us again on Monday
for Fiona's next page.

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