Friday, April 28, 2017

"Beautiful Smile" with Kaisercraft Wildflower by Kerryn Fry

Hello and welcome back to the AAS blog this lovely Friday morning.
I thought I would stay on my dark side of scrapbooking for another week 
and have created another girly page to showcase the gorgeous 
Kaisercraft collection Wildflower.
This week I went for black & white photos to allow the pretty colours in these 
pattered papers to shine. The photos are of my gorgeous niece, 
taken while she was here on holidays earlier in the year.

This week I did a little experimenting with the background effect on the page.
I love using Bazzill Kraft cardstock as a base, but when stenciling using Distress Inks 
the inks tend to soak into the Kraft and they loose a bit of their intensity.
So I thought I would try sponging a base layer of gesso through the stencil first, let it dry 
and then I used my chosen Distress Ink colours, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick 
and Abandoned Coral to create the background.
Looks pretty cool!

I have used a few of the bits and pieces from the Kaisercraft Wildflower Collectables and 
then added a few more fussy cut flowers from the patterned paper. 
Tucked into each of the clusters are some 2 Crafty Lattice Leaves painted with Distress Paints.

The good old glitter glue made another appearance this week, using Black Diamond Stickles in the flower centers and Fruit Punch to jazz up the title piece.

2 Crafty chipboard 2017 also featured on the page covered with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint.

That's all from me today.
I hope you have been inspired to try something different with the background of your pages 
and may you all have a wonderful weekend.

Products Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft Wildflower Collectables
Kaisercraft Wildflower - Gathered
Kaisercraft Wildflower - In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower - Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower - Wings
2 Crafty Lattice Leaves
2 Crafty 2017
Distress Inks
Distress Paints
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Dream girl" by Amanda

Hello again,
And welcome to my last share for April - wow, where did that month go?
As soon as I saw the Carta Bella 'Rock-a-bye baby' collections, I knew I had to get the girl range so I could use to scrap photos of my new baby niece. Something so sweet about a new baby, so many little moments to treasure and scrap.
Here is my page....
You can see I used lots of different papers, front and backs to layer up behind my photo, there was just too many lovely papers in the range.

Then I finished with some of the Chipboard pieces in the range and some 2Crafty Chipboard.

Don't you love the Rocking Horse? Layered with some chipboard banners from the collection, it looks fab! I also inked (using Prima ink) and dimensional magic'd some 2 Crafty Chipboard lattice leaves and arrow word to add in there. Kaisercraft mini bloom and some sequins finish it off!
Another sweet little cluster here...
Love this range for those sweet baby photos! ;)

So thankful you stopped by today!

Products used:
Carta Bella - Rock-A-Bye Baby Girl Paper - Mother Goose and Bows
Carta Bella - Rock-A-Bye Baby Girl Paper - Everything Nice
Carta Bella - Rock-A-Bye Baby Girl Paper - Precious Bundle
2 Crafty Chipboard:
 Arrow Word Set 1
Lattice Leaves
Prima - Fluid Chalk Ink Edgers - Pastel Green
Dimensional Magic 
Carta Bella- Rock-A-Bye Baby Girl Chipboard Accents
 Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss

Monday, April 24, 2017

To Read Pile with Pink Paislee Oh my Heart Paige Evans by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Continuing to share some pages with the stunning Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans collection today for my page;

To Read Pile

Loved the book paper in this collection which was the basis for my design today. I've layered up a few of the papers to give this page lots of colour against the white background. 

Once again I have gone to the ephemera pack to embellish - love the books and more books subtitle. I've added a paper border around it so it stood out a bit more against the white. 
Some flowers from the ephemera pack and I've fussy cut one of the books from the paper to use as an embellishment. A flair button and some very old stickers to add my title. 
Loving all the colours in this collection!
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart paper -  02
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart paper -  05
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart paper -   03
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart paper -  15
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart paper -   09
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Ephemera 
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers
CVS Make a Wish Bits & Pieces
CVS Flair Button
Misc Bow
OA Cardstock Alpha Stickers
White Cardstock

Friday, April 21, 2017

"Those Eyes that smile" with Kaisercraft WildFlower by Kerryn Fry

Good morning to everyone.
Kerryn here on this wonderful Friday morning to share with you my next project.
Today I have stepped out of my comfort zone and gone a little girly.
I fell in love with the Kaisercraft collection Wildflower 
and I knew straight away that I had a bunch of photos I could use for it.
For this page, I have settled on a photo of my gorgeous great-niece taken on New Years Eve 2015 when us oldies where looking after the girls while the parents went partying, times have really changed.

 The 2 Crafty chipboard title Those Eyes That Smile was the perfect match for this photo. 
I have given all of the chipboard a base coat of gesso before adding a few shades of 
Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays with a paint brush and lots of layering.
I love the finished mottled effect which was similar to the base paper.

I have also used 2 Crafty Angie's Vine and a small heart from the 
2 Crafty Arrowed Heart Set amongst the cluster using the same technique.
The chipboard has been finished with Dimensional Magic 
to seal the colours and pattern on the chipboard.

My scissors are never far from a good patterned paper, 
so I have fussy cut a few butterflies to add to my page and have added a little sparkle 
across the page with Diamond Stickles, my all time favourite.
Thank you for visiting the blog today, have a lovely weekend and 
we hope to see you back here on Monday with another fabulous page from Fiona.
Products Used:
Kaisercraft Wildflower Fluer
Kaisercraft Wildflower Gathered 
Kaisercraft Wildflower In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower Wings
Bazzil Cardstock - Raven
2 Crafty Those Eyes That Smile
2 Crafty Angie's Vine
2 Crafty Arrowed heart
Lindys Stamp Gang
Dimesional Magic
Ranger Stickles

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"And then I found you", by Amanda

Hi AAS fans!
Welcome to my Wednesday share! This one is dedicated to my husband!
I was inspired by the Prima "Wild and Free" range - I love the copper foil touches to this paper! Amazing!
Here is my page and some close ups:
I used one main patterned paper from the Prima Wild and Free collection- and then cut up another paper to use all the tags, triangles and smaller paper elements on the page.

But I had most fun creating the clusters. From my stash I added: vellum, black tulle, old skeleton leaves, copper wire and sequins. Layered amongst these are some awesome All About Scrapbooks goodies.

Here you can see 2Crafty chipboard leaves-  from the Foliage Set 1. I used some metallic inks on this chipboard and then added Dimensional Magic. While the dimensional magic was drying I sprinkled in some course gold glitter and wrapped copper wire around this. Also in this small cluster are

In this cluster, you can see that I have also added a 2Crafty Circle Dot Frame, lightly inked. I actually cut it in half and used the two halves on either side of the photo.
I raided my stash of Flutterby Designs Flairs to find one for this page. There is a great range of these in store.

I repeated the same elements in this cluster also.

That's all for me today, thanks for looking!
Products used:
Prima - Wild & Free Paper - Into the Wild (the background)
Prima - Wild & Free Paper - Everyday You (cut up to add elements to page)
2 Crafty Chipboard:
Foliage Set 1
Circle Dot Frames
Dimensional Magic
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Love Always Enamel Dots - Sparkles
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Wild At Heart Accessory Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Paper Bloom - Black

Monday, April 17, 2017

Selfie with Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Paige Evans by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!
 I have a new collection to play with this week - Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans - love, love this collection so much!
This weeks layout:
Wonderful You 

The design of paper no. 12 lent itself perfectly to cutting two large triangles from the design. I love the patchwork style pattern, it has so much colour.  I've only used a little bit of paper from the other 2 patterned papers to create the small banner pieces under the first photo. 

Once the main paper was down, I have used some of the ephemera to add a frame to the back of one of my photos, then added some flowers and other ephemera pieces to embellish. 

Finishing off with some wood veneer, flair button and puffy stickers and just a sprinkling of ink splatters. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans paper 9
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans paper 12
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans paper 15
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans Ephemera
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart by Paige Evans Puffy Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Flair 
Prima Wood Veneer Leaves
Distress Stain Ink in Picked Raspberries
White Cardstock

Friday, April 14, 2017

Just Hanging About with Bella Boulevard Let's Go by Kerryn

Good Morning to everyone
Great to have you visiting us here on this holiday Friday.
It's my turn on the blog today and I'm here to share a page I have created 
using the Bella Boulevard collection Let's Go.
This collection is actually for travel, but I loved the classic primary based colors in the range.
So I thought I would put the reverse side of papers to good use. 
This photo is a couple of years old, it is amazing how much our boy has changed, 
but he still has the best pout.
The background has been created using a combination of three Distress Inks colours and 
three different The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Templates. Plus a layer of random stamping.

I have covered the 2 Crafty Square Collage with black archival ink and then 
used the patterned paper to back some of the squares in the collage.

The 2 Crafty title Just Hanging About has been randomly painted with two 
coordinating colors from the Distress Paint range and then a final coat of Dimensional Magic

The 2 Crafty Square Barber Wire Frames   were painted grey with Hickory Smoke Distress Paint. 
The smaller frame was used on the photo to draw the eyes to that gorgeous pout 
and the larger frame was dissected to use across the page.

The perfect embellishment for this page was the sad face from the 2 Crafty Smiley Faces set.
I have used Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint and Dimensional Magic to decorate it.

I finished the page off with some random doodling with a black gel pen.
Thank you for visiting the blog today, I hope you enjoy this lovely long weekend 
and manage to squeeze in some crafting or at least a little retail therapy.
Products Used:
Kraft Cardstock
Bella Boulevard Let's Go - Air Traffic Control
Bella Boulevard Let's Go - Baggage Claim
Bella Boulevard Let's Go - Tourist Spot
2 Crafty Title Just Hanging About
2 Crafty Square Collage Panel
2 Crafty Square Barbed Wire Frames
2 Crafty Smiley Faces
Distress Inks
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks 6x6
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Tiny Circles 6x6
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Arrows 6x6

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"Sweet Memories", by Amanda

Hi everyone!
Welcome to my Wednesday share day!
Check out these bright papers (from the "Oh My Heart" Pink Paislee) and
these bright sweet girls!
A perfect match!

I was recently away on a scrapbooking retreat and one of the ladies was doing a
patchwork quilt on her sewing machine.
 I told her I couldn't do that, and she challenged me! So out came my old sewing
 machine - I inherited this machine from my Gran when she died, so it is an oldie
 but a goodie.
 I cut out squares from the #10 paper in the range and started this patch work design for
 my page.  To add detail, I also inked all the edges of the papers with a Prima Ink.

Layered with some more papers in the range, some white cardstock and more 
stitching and the page came together.

For the title, I used some 2 Crafty chipboard words from the Arrow Word Set 1, which I inked and added a layer of Dimensional Magic. I used raided my button stash for some simple finishing touches, and used these throughout my page.

In this cluster I found the bright puffy telephone sticker from the Fancy Pants range to
 include, along with a Kaisercraft mini bloom.

Here I added some journaling on a CVS Wild at Heart Sticker, and combined with another
 sticker and the sweet 2 Crafty Beaded Hanging Heart.
When was the last time you had your sewing machine out?

Thanks for stopping by today! ;) :)

Products used:

PP - Oh My Heart Paper - 10 (squares for the patchwork)

2 Crafty Chipboard:



Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Day with Photo Play Rhapsody Collection by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Playing with the stunning collection  Rhapsody from Photo Play this week - aren't the colours just amazing!

Love this fun selfie of my sister and I taken on a recent trip to Movie World, also love that we are wearing tops perfect for this paper :)

Happy Days

This paper comes with fab sticker embellishments - love these balloons and the butterflies. 

I love using doilies and they are perfect on this page. I especially love them with a wooden background! I've added some Green Tara flowers and some wood veneer embellishments to finish off my layout. Love the big words that are from Cocoa Vanilla Studios latest collection "Wild Heart". 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Photoplay Rhapsody paper - Free Spirit
Photoplay Rhapsody paper - Beyoutiful
Photoplay Rhapsody paper - Wonder
Photoplay Rhapsody paper - Shine
Photoplay Rhapsody paper - Good Vibes
Photoplay Rhapsody Element Sticker Sheet
CVS Wild at Heart Wood Veneer
 Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Flourish Pack - Feather
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms - Blue/Cream
American Craft Thickers