18 April 2017

Butterfly Wishes

Welcome back Everyone, today I'm sharing another creation I have made using the Rambling Rose collection from Ultimate Crafts.

I say you can never have enough cards in your collection, so when I get a chance to pump out a handful I do. 
This one unfortunately was destined for a home before I even started.

 For my base card I used one of the Couture Creations card and envelope sets.
After selecting the papers I wanted to use from the Cardmakers Set, I cut my selected papers to 5", 4.5" and 4" squares, distressed the edges and mounted them on to the card base.  
You will notice I mounted them off centre a little further to the right of the card than the left.

Next, I deconstructed one of the Camden Cottage Rose flowers removing the back two layers of petals.  I mixed up my own mists using the Mix & Match Pigment Powders in white and rose.
Firstly I spritzed the deconstructed flower and two of the Tied and Jewelled Florettes (I removed the crystals from the centre) in the white pearlised spritz and then dried it off quickly with my heat gun.  The rose spritz wasn't playing nice and wouldn't work so I had to improvise, so using a small paint brush I painted the edges of the petals with the pearlised spritz and then the centre of the rose.  The picture below is after I had finished 'painting' it with the rose spritz.  I wasn't the happiest with it but once I resprayed it with the white spritz and the pink softened I was happy with the end result.  Once dry I added some of the rose coloured pearls to the centre of each of the smaller roses.

Using the leaf die from the Rambling Rose die set, I die cut 4 lots of leaves.  To emphasise the veins on the leaf I took my white pen and drew them in.

Once I had all the pieces ready I constructed the card.  My sentiment came from the Ephemera pack, which I mounted it on some 3D foam dots. Once in place on the centre right of the card, I attached the flowers to the left of the sentiment.  The leaves were tucked in under the flowers and I added a finishing touch of some white spritzed twine.

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9 April 2017

Little Munchkin | Artdeco Creations

Hello again Everyone
Today I'm sharing with you a layout that I have created using the Rambling Rose collection designed by the lovely Sue Smyth.

 Here is how I created my page.

For my layout I wanted to use multiple photos, which is something I rarely do. 
I kept the photos smaller at 3"x 4" each in size.
I double matted each of the photos in a matching yellow and mauve to match in with the patterned paper that I chose for my background. When I matted the photo on the yellow I added an extra inch in length at the bottom of the photo so that I could add a strip of butterfly ephemera.
I used 3D foam tape on the back of one of the photos to give them different dimension on the page.

Next I die cut the Mini Sprigs die set 4 times.  I attached two sets to the back of each photo before adhering the photos to the background patterned paper.

For this layout I again did some more fussy cutting of butterflies.  The butterflies in Sue's collection were just made to colour and bling up.  They are just gorgeous.  Here is one of the butterflies that I prettied up for the layout.  I created this by inking the centre of the butterfly using a matching mauve ink and once dry used the Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour in the centre.
I added the Glitzin' Glamour in Crystalina to the other butterflies as well and once dry popped on one of the mauve pearls.

I slightly deconstructed one of the white camden cottage roses, taking off the largest two layers of petals, which I kept for another layout.  I then added a matching yellow to the edges of the petals and mauve to the centre.  I then spritzed it with water to soften the colours.  After it dried I then sprayed it with some adhesive and dipped it into some of the Anna Griffin white glitter and allowed it to dry.
The small roses were dabbed into a matching purple ink and then spritzed with water to soften the colour.  


The little alpha stamps from the Bunting and Stamp Set from the colleciton is just the perfect size and used it for Molly's name above the photo.
The chipboard title was created by mixing some of the Anna Griffin gesso with some of the mauve pigment powder and then added to the chipboard title.  
Once dry I dabbed some of the Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour over the title lightly.

To finish, using the altered flowers along with a couple of the jewelled florettes I made clusters on the bottom edges of both photos adding the altered butterflies. I added the the largest of the butterflies to a large 3D foam dot and adhered it between the two photos, scattered a couple more butterflies around the page and added the title.

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26 March 2017

Relax | D-lish Scraps

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would share with you my final creation as part of the D-lish Design Team.

So for my last share with you I decided it needed to be a puppy page.  I haven't done many lately, and since they are my babies, thought I would finally do one.

So, this page is all about my old boy Max.  He is now over 13 years old, and I know his days with us are becoming numbered (he is going blind and deaf and becoming riddled with arthritis), so I want to make sure I have his scrapbook album full so I can continue to enjoy the memories for years to come.

To start I decided I wanted a printed border around my page.  After choosing the patterned papers that I wanted to use, I took my white cardstock and trimmed 1" off my cardstock. I then stamped it with a stitched circle stamp.
I mounted my photo on some cardboard just to give it a bit of height from the page.  Behind it I added some more patterned papers and then one of the D-lish paper doilies.

Once I have layered my papers and photo I then just went to town on embellishing the page with heaps of goodies from the D-lish Scraps store.

I have used a whole heaps of D-lish goodies including some from previous 'Just Add Paper' kits.  Goodies include the cute little resin flowers, wood veneer title, washi tape and flair buttonI really love using the ombre wordfetti as they have words in different shades of the same colour palette.

I have little clusters all over the page.  They include everything from the cute little sequin bow, to wood veneer hearts, a tassel and paper flowers of all different styles and sizes.  To finish I added some of the enamel dots.

So for one final time Thanks for Looking.  
I wish you all well on your crafting journeys.

Ciao for now.


23 March 2017

My Favourite Photos of You

Hi Everyone back here today to share with you another creation using the gorgeous RAMBLING ROSE collection form Ultimate Crafts which has just been released.

For today's creation I have used so many of the beautiful butterflies that cover the patterned papers in the colletion.

To start I have taken a piece of the Ultimate Craft cardstock in Snow White.  From the 12x12" paper pad I have used the wood panel paper.  There are two options in the papers, one with just the wood panels and one that has a lovely floral border along the bottom.  Because I wanted the focus to be the butterflies I have stuck to the simpler plain wood panels.

From the wood panel paper I trimmed a piece approximately 5" vertical and adhered it to the left side of the white cardstock.
I chose a square photo and mounted it on a piece of the Obsidian cardstock. I added a heart doily from the Ooh La La range to the back of the photo mat.
From the ephemera pack I chose one of the thin borders and after working out where I wanted to position my photo cut the thin border in two so that it edged the wood panel paper and finished right to the edges of the top and bottom of the page.

Next I fussy cut heaps of butterflies from the patterned papers.  Using some of the pigment powders in the coral pink and purple and a water pen I changed the colours of the inside of the butterflies.

I added some of the 2.5cm and 3cm Tie Dyed and Jewelled flowers to both the top and bottom left side of the photo and then I scattered the butterflies up the seam of the patterned paper, some of foam tape and some just glued down. I kept a couple of the butterflies aside to just add to other spots on the page once I had completed it.

I inked up a title and adhered it to the bottom right edge of the page.  Finally I added some pearls to the butterflies.

ULT200001 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200007 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Obsidian
ULT157630 - Ultimate Crafts - Ooh La La - Paper Doily Set Hearts
ULT157751 - Ultimate Crafts - Rambling Rose - Ephemera pack
ULT157701 - Ultimate Crafts - Rambling Rose - 12x12" paper pack
ULT157746 - Ultimate Crafts - Rambling Rose - Assorted Resin Pack
ULT157746 - Ultimate Crafts - Rambling Rose - Pearl Strips
CO724855 - Couture Creations Anna Griffin - Mix & Match Pigment Powders
CO724292 - Couture Creations Bulk Flowers - 2.5cm Tie Dyed and Jewelled Florettes
CO724293 - Couture Creations Bulk Flower2 - 3cm Tied Dyed and Jewelled Florettes
CO724780 - 3D Foam Dots
CO724389 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen
CO721985 - 6mm Double Sided Tape

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy layout today. Stop by again tomorrow for some more inspiration by our wonderful Design Team.


16 March 2017

Stop and Smell the Roses | Artdeco Creations

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showcasing my first layout using the newly released RAMBLING ROSE collection by the talented Sue Smyth.
I can honestly say that I love this entire collection but I totally fell for the patterned paper I used in this layout the beautiful white doily background with the yellow and pinky peach hues and the black outline of the roses. And I had the perfect photo for it too.

To start I took my patterned paper and tore approximately 5" strip from it and adhered it across the centre of my white cardstock base.  I used some washi from my stash and ran a strip along the bottom edge of my patterned paper.
Next I took a black and a matching yellow spray/spritz splattered some over the page, both the white cardstock and over the patterned paper.

 After matting my chosen photo on some white cardstock I cut a piece of other matching patterned paper slightly larger than my matted photo and inked the edges with black ink. I then adhered it to the layout.  I mounted my matted photo on some cardboard to add further dimension.

Now to embellish the layout.  I added a flower cluster to the bottom left of the photo using some of the Couture Creations white flowers along with some of the rose diecuts from the CARDMARKERS collection pack.  I also added two butterflies from the diecut sheet  and a small title to the layout.  

To finish the layout I added the gorgeous cream resin swallow and some of the grey and peach coloured pearls.


Thank you for stopping by.
And don't forget to keep the craft alive :)


7 March 2017

Spread you Wings and Fly | Artdeco Creations

Hello Everyone!
Anita here again today to share with you a layout I have created for goodies from the L'Aquarelle collection.

For this layout I decided to concentrate on some stamping and mixed media, building the textures.

So have you gotten hold of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin mixed media products yet.  I have to say I absolutely love the gesso to prepare my papers as it is so light and it dries so quickly which is what I need due to my impatience when creating.  I also love love love the embossing paste.  It is just like beautiful light and fluffy buttercream icing.  
Below you will see the Mixed Media products that I have used on the layout.

To start the layout I have taken some Snow White Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and coated it with a light coverage of the Acrylic Gesso.  If you like you can fasten the drying process with your heat gun but be gentle as too much heat will make the cardstock curl.

Next in a small spritz bottle with water add a good mix of the green and blue Pigment Powders to mix to a shade that you like.  You now have your own customised pearlised spritz.
Spray the page where you want coverage.  I had issues with my spray bottle so I assisted the blending with my fingers to get a better coverage.
Once the my spray was dry I then took my embossing paste and the Daisy Batik stencil and added some more texture to the cardstock. 
I next took some black spray and using the insert flicked some black ink lightly across the layout.

Below is how my pearlised spray and embossed stencil came up.

 Next I stamped up the single flower from the Flowers & Flourishes stamp set, and also two of the butterflies from the 'Spread your Wings' set. 
I poured out a little of the pearlised spritz on to a plate and soaked up the majority of the moisture.  The remainder on the plate I used and painted on to the flowers that I stamped.  Make sure you use an archival black ink so that the ink does not bleed when water touches it.

Enjoy fussy cutting the four flowers and two butterflies.  
I used a couple of other stamps from my personal collection to add a few 'lines' of stamping to my page, I then hot glued some lace down the length of the page. 

After mounting the photo on 3D foam tape, it is then just about laying the flowers and butterflies.  I added a few extra butterflies just stamped on the cardstock and because I loved the dragonflies so much added a couple of them as well from the Spread Your Wings stamp set.  I also used the sentiment from the same set as my page title.
To finish the page I coloured some of the snow white 3mm pearls with black permanent pen and once dry to touch placed some over the page. 
To finish I drew a thin line around the edge of the layout to frame it.

Below are a few closeups of the page.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  
Until next time...... happy crafting.