Friday, May 30, 2014

Last layouts with Storyteller & The Pier - By Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone...welcome & happy Friday to you all :)
Today I am back to share 2 more layout's that I've created for my May DT work
First up is this layout using Kaisercraft Storyteller collection <3
"Anchor of the Marie Gabrielle"
My layout is based on the Kaisercraft #2 May sketch
I've used one of the plainer papers for my background (Feature), and added some background work. 
I first did some stencilling using a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil & modelling paste...and then added some stamping over the top using Kaisercraft's Hexagon stamp & some Prima chalk ink.
I've also created a bit of a border around the outer edge using the orange side of the Myth paper.
All edges have been distressed with the blade of my scissors & then inked
to give a rustic feel to the page.

A small cluster consisting of diecuts from the Collectables pack, Kaisercraft blooms
& a 2Crafty butterfly.

I've added some strip journaling between the two photos & my title at the bottom.

Another small cluster on the side of the page - again with layered diecuts & blooms, plus there's a super old Kaisercraft brad from my stash.

Here you can see some of the stencil & stamping work a bit better....with one of the diecuts cut in half & both pieces poking out from the top of the paper layers.

And here is an overall view. 
Pics are of moi at Wreck Beach on The Great Ocean Road at the site of the
Marie Gabrielle shipwreck.
My 2nd layout is using Crate Paper The Pier collection 
I know I have said it so many times, but yep, this one is oh.so.versatile. 
I've done another carnival/fun park themed page for this one. 
"Beach House Ferrish Wheel"
Based on the May sketch at Grand Diva's
I've used the Ferris Wheel paper (how appropriate...lol) for my background & I just love it's bold red chevrons, so again, no background work for this one.

A small cluster of flowers (of course!), brad & a few little hearts.
The yellow flower was actually white, and I've coloured it by lightly inking around the edges, then using a wet brush I blended the colour to give it a more natural look.  The little cork heart is from Studio Calico & available in store - they are so cute!

I've layered a mix of papers & stickers under my photos & hand cut some little banners from the Splash paper.

More stickers that I've layered and are poking out at the top of my paper layers.
The little veneer camera by Studio Calico is simply inked straight onto the bare veneer - quick & easy!  The brown alpha stickers are from Studio Calico too...just love the woodgrain finish on them!

Here is a couple of 2Crafty chevrons (yep, I still have some of these left after using them on so many of my pages over the past few months - so they are really great value!)  The chevrons have been coloured with gelatos & ink.  Another fab piece cut from the Splash pp - A Ferris wheel ticket :)

Pics were taken by my DD on a trip last year down to Adelaide...the Beach House Ferris Wheel at Glenelg.  They are both the same photo, I have just altered one by mirroring it in an editing program...and I love how it has created a heart shape when the photos were put together <3
Anyways...that is all from me for today, and for this month. 
I hope you have enjoyed my creations using these gorgeous collections.
Until next time....happy scrapping :)
Linda  xx
 Products Used:
"Anchor of the Marie Gabrielle"
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Coral
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Sage
Kaisercraft - Brad
Heidi Swapp - Stencil - Chevron?
American Crafts - Thickers
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste
2Crafty - Sharon's Butterflies

"Beach House Ferris Wheel"
Basic Grey - Alpha Stickers
My Minds Eye - Brads
Mont Marte - Canvas Pad
Versa Magic - Ink - Red Magic
Versa Magic - Ink - Mango Madness
Faber-Castell - Gelatos

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More Basic Grey Mon Ami - by Fiona Johnstone

 Hello everyone

My final share for this month, using some more of the delighful Basic Grey Mon Ami collection. This time I have gone grungy and created a boy page using predominantly
 the red, greys and yellows from this range. 

I have created my background using a mix of gesso, masking and stamping for my layout, Hello Mr Cool and have used the May 1 sketch over at Stuck sketches for inspiration.
Another view showing the gesso, which I applied thinly so it is more grey than white. Then I have used a crafters workshop mask and inked over it in black in the top left and bottom right. I have then added some stamoing with the grid stamp in black ink and the triangles stamp in red.
I've used some chipboard embellishments which are always fabulous on boy pages - the hello word bubble and gears by 2Crafty and a wood veneer shape by Crate Paper.

Of course I have managed to stick a flair in there too! You can see some more detail where I have continued the stamping after the papers have been put down.

I've even added a little bit of journaling (that's not hidden!!).

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have been inspired to try this versatile range of papers. 

Till next time

Products Used:
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Bicyclette
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Citron
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Patir
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Regsitre
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Pluie
Basic Grey Mon Ami Paper - Rue
Basic Grey Mon Ami Element Sticker Sheet
Crate Paper Boys Rule Printed Wood Veneer Shapes
Crate Paper Boys Rule Die-cut Vellum Shapes
2Crafty Gears
2Crafty Word Bubbles
Flutterby Designs Flair #169
Dylusions Ink -Black Marble
Kaisercraft Stamp - Triangles
Kaisercraft Stamp - Grid
Crafters Workshop Template - Specimen 12 x 12
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crate Paper "The Pier" - By Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone :)
I am back today to share some more creations using the gorgeous
I have been pleasantly surprised at the variety of layout's I've been able to create with this collection, which just goes to show how super versatile it is.
First up is a layout based on the 15th May Stuck sketch.
"Cluck Cluck"
Don't you just love that Sunshine background paper?!?  I know I do...to me, it is like a painting and is just gorgeous.  I thought it would be perfect showcased as the base for my page.  I've stitched a border around the edges with red cotton, and also mounted it onto the Shoreline paper (which is kraft based, but with colour) creating a small border around the outer edge.  The scalloped strips at the top of the page are from the throw away stip that I hand cut.

I've layered a variety of papers & stickers in under the photos and have inked all the edges in red to help give them a bit of definition against the busy background. 
The little tags are hand cut from the Splash PP.

A little cluster of Petaloo & Green Tara flowers...2Crafty butterfly &
some words cut from the Splash PP...and the little scalloped doily is cut from the Cotton Candy paper

And here is an overall view of the main area of the page.
Pics are of my daughter who was slightly clucky at getting to hold her 2nd cousin for the first time.
Next up, again using The Pier collection and based on Sketchabilities sketch #115
"KSMS Buskers"

This is another paper that I just had to use for a background - I seem to do that, use my favourite papers as my base!  I just love those numbers & the colours!  I've included a little bit of stamping on the background using Kaisercraft Chevron stamp & used some
torn & inked strips down the edges of the page.

Again, a little cluster of Petaloo & Green Tara flowers with one of the stickers, some punched leaves & a few brads from my stash.

Title is using Studio Calico alpha stickers & some AC Thickers from my stash....with some journaling strips to include the basics with more journaling is on the back of the page.
I've cut some more tags out from the Splash paper, and the other pieces to the right were also hand cut to look like frames to tie in with the sketch.

All the pieces that are layered in under the photos are literally little scrap pieces from a variety of the papers that I had left...I think this is becoming my favourite way to scrap - with scraps!! lol
Pics are from a trip to Melbourne a few years ago with work colleagues who jumped in with this busker along the Yarra & drew quite an audience & had a good old time :)
That's all from me today...I hope you have been inspired by this fabulous collection.
Until next time....take care & happy scrapping!
Linda  xx
Products used
Cluck Cluck
American Crafts - Thickers
My Minds Eye - Brads
Machine Stitching
KSMS Buskers
Kaisercraft - Texture Stamp - Chevrons
My Minds Eye - Brads
American Crafts - Thickers
Martha Stewart - Frond Punch

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Minds Eye Now & Then "Mildred" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
This week I am sharing a couple of pages created using the beautiful My Minds Eye Now & Then Mildred collection. I created these two layouts for a class I taught at All About Scrapbooks monthly crop day, which is held in Sydney. You can find the details of the crop days here.
My first layout is Hello Princess:
I love the gold papers and embellishments in this range, and used these to highlight my page.
As my background paper is a very busy floral print, I have used plainer pattern papers around the photo and just a few well place embellishments.

The 2Crafty chipboard frame has been sprayed in Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Gold to make it nice and sparkly and draw the focus to my photo. 

Close-up of embellishments and another view of the frame:

 And my second page: Dancer

For this layout I have used the same papers used in my Hello Princess layout but created a different look by using a plain backround and masking using gold gelatos mixed with water to create a softer design.
Once again I have used the ColorShine to spray the title a lovely gold. I love how gorgeous it is with the softer pinks and greens in this range. I have finished off with some soft pink and white flowers, a veneer frame and flair button.


A close up of the background, title and embellishments:

Thanks for visiting the blog today, 

Till next time

Product List:
Hello Princess
MME Now & Then Mildred "Girls" Garden Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred "Hello" Framed Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred "Today" Shine Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred  "Today" Dots Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred Sticky Notes
Green Tara Loose Flowers & Stamens
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz Gold Lame  
2Crafty Lillians Frame
MME Now & Then Mildred "Hello" Framed Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred "Today" Shine Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred  "Today" Dots Paper
MME Now & Then Mildred "With You" Enamel Dots
Prima Wood Icons in a Box - Delight
Green Tara Apple Blossom White & Pink
Flutterby Designs Flair
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz Gold Lame
White Cardstock

Friday, May 16, 2014

Kaisercraft Storyteller - By Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone & welcome to the blog today :)
I have a couple of layouts to share using the beautiful Kaisercraft Storyteller collection,
 which I really LOVE!  Again, Kaisercraft have come up with another great
 collection...the colours & patterns are just gorgeous & so very versatile.
First up is this layout that I've created using the
Scrap Around The World May moodboard as my inspiration.


Ive gone for something with clean straight lines for this one, and I've kept the background as
 is - the patterns are just gorgeous, so I didn't want to go changing them.
 I've added some machine stitching down the edges of 2 of the paper layers...and gone for a black & white photo as the colours in the photo clashed with the colours of the papers. 
I've clustered a few Manor House & Kaisercraft flowers, with some Collectables diecuts & a piece of 2Crafty Heidi's vine that I've cut up & then coloured with Gelatos. 
I've also used small pieces of Jillibean Soup lattice placemat in under my photo layers.
I've randomly cut the edges of the lattice so that it wasn't neat straight lines.
Another cluster of Manor House & Kaisercraft flowers....along with a canvas heart that I cut using a Dienamics heart die & a piece of canvas from a canvas pad I picked up at one of the cheap shops...I've then coloured it with gelatos.
I also matted the photo onto a piece of brown Storyteller paper (Anecdote) to help it pop off the rest of the paper layers. This is something I haven't done in quite a while, yet is also something that I found really difficult to break the habit of doing years ago.
"The 12 Apostles"

I have purposely picked out the gorgeous blue papers from this collection
to help co-ordinate with my photo of the 12 Apostles, and the fact that there is a
little hint of a golden yellow there on the main background piece was an added bonus
to tie in with the colours in the photo.
I created a border on my page using the floral side of the History paper....marking the corners where the top confession paper would sit, then I cut out the centre of the History paper making sure to leave plenty of room inside the markings I made, so that there is enough area to adhere the top Confession paper.  I then machine stitched around the inside of the Confession paper.

I've added some paper blooms, collectables diecuts & some pearl flourishes to create my main cluster....and there's also a Green Tara flower in there as well. 

And another smaller cluster of the same products
My title using a mix of AC Thickers....and again I've used the Jillibean Soup lattice placemat in behind my photo....this time keeping it with nice straight lines.  I also slightly & randomly coloured the lattice piece using wheatfields glimmermist, by dipping a small brush into the bottle & lightly brushing it over the placemat piece.

And here is an overall view of the main area of the page.
Thanks so much for dropping by today...I hope you have enjoyed your visit :)
Linda xx
Products used:
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Confession
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - History
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Anecdote
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Journal
Kaisercraft - Storyteller - Collectables
Kaisercraft - Pearl Flourish 
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Iceburg
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Coconut
Jillibean Soup - Placemat - White Lattice
Green Tara - Flowers
American Crafts Thickers
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist - Wheatfields
Machine Stitching
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Fiction
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Memoir
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Journal
Kaisercraft - Storyteller paper - Reminisce
Kaisercraft - Storyteller - Collectables
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Sage
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Coral
Manor House Creations - Flowers
Jillibean Soup - Placemat - White Lattice
2Crafty - Chipboard - Heidi's Vines
Dienamics - Rustic Hearts Die
Mont Marte - Canvas sheet
Faber-Castell - Gelatos

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Basic Grey Mon Ami - by Fiona Johnstone

Hi Everyone
This week I am working with the delightful Basic Grey Mon Ami collection. A beautiful collection of papers, with a fabulous Paris theme which would be great for holiday layout.  But it also has some plainer prints and these cute rainy day papes which inspired todays layout. 
You make me Happy when Skies are Grey:
My title is from the new release of 2Crafty Chipboard, which will be in store soon!! I have used inks and gelatos to colour it and then a bit of distress crackle paint to highlight parts. 
I have used two different papers from the Mon Ami range to create the background. The city skyline I have fussy cut along the buildings and the used the raindrop paper for the sky. I have added some stickers from the elements sticker sheet to enhance the rain imagery.
I've finished my layout off with some petaloo flowers, some veneer leaves that have been lightly inked, some enamel shapes and dots:
Thanks for visiting today, hope you've been inspired.

Till next week
Products Used:
Prima Wood Icons in a Box
My Minds Eye Lost & Found Enamel Dots Ruby
2Crafty Chipboard Title
Versacolor Inks

Friday, May 9, 2014

Crate paper "The Pier" - By Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone & happy Friday to you all...another weekend is almost here :)))

Today I have another layout to share using "The Pier" collection from Crate Paper.
As the name suggests, they would be the perfect photos for pier, carnival, fair, or
show type photos, but today my layout is about neither.....It is an outdoorsy one from
 one of our holidays down on The Great Ocean Road - which shows the great versatility
 of this collection.

"Take a walk on the wild side"
Based on the Scrap Africa May sketch
I've used the gorgeous woodgrain side of the Heatwave paper for my base, with a bit of background work using a stencil with some modelling paste, some stamping & some watered down gelato shavings splashed around here & there.

For the title I've used a mix of AC Thickers & some Studio Calico woodgrain alpha stickers.
I've also used some more 2Crafty Chevron Bits that have been coated in gesso and then painted with a watered down mix of gelatos to give a bit of a whitewash effect.

Cluster of mixed flowers, Flutterby Designs flair, stickers from The Pier Borders & Labels sticker sheet, with more of the chevron bits....and also some strip journaling layered across the 2Crafty Circle Revolution Frame.

The frame has been coloured in the same way as the chevron bits - first coated in gesso, then a very light rub over with a red gelato...and finished off by blending the colour out with a
wet brush to get coverage over the frame.

And here is a close up of the main area of the page.
Thanks so much for dropping by today....enjoy the rest of your day & the coming weekend :)
Linda xx
Products used:
American Crafts - Thickers
Basic Grey - Alpha Stickers
Memory Box - Stencil - Texture Diamond
Kaisercraft - Texture Stamp - Crackle
Faber-Castell - Gelatos
Prima - Flower