Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On This Day - A Tutorial Using WOW! Embossing Powder






I'm really happy to be sharing a step x step slideshow tutorial today on how I've made this layout featuring WOW! Embossing Powder products on behalf of Scrap365. I actually created this one first, but with publication dates it's ended up being my second!


I have to say, I totally fell head over heels for the WOW! powders - especially the metallics and opaques. They are such a  fine powder and I found them really easy to work with and achieve that vintage shabby look I was after.


Thanks so much for dropping by - hope you enjoy the tute!



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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Always - Sketch365 Challenge Featuring Prima Something Blue Collection






This month at Scrap365 the sketch team has been doubly blessed to be working with new releases from both Prima and Squidgy Pins! 


It's no secret at all that I really love working in shabby styles, and I've run with that this month for our sketch challenge. I've used shades of pink/coral to coordinate with the papers and flower embellishments, creating my own custom background and adding a chipboard title and the sweet little cherub resin - all from Prima "Something Blue" collection. 









I've used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mist in Cosmopolitan Pink in my background and to add a touch of colour to that tiny resin cherub. And the Prima flowers are simply perfect.









I decided I wanted to use the "stencil" part of my Squidgy Pins pack, so I've simply removed the wooden stars and trimmed it back to suit my layout. I love how well this finishes the whole page off. I've also added 3 tiny stars from the Squidgy pack, painting them with gesso and adding a touch of mist for colour.








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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Day - Teresa Collins Daily Stories Collection

Today I am really excited to be sharing a layout created for The Scrapbook Store using Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection - and I've made one of my first slideshow video tutorials to go with it!




I'm just not very tech savvy, so learning a new trick tends to give me a LOT of angst, but I've persevered and can now create one here and there. I'm a little way off a proper video tutorial but one day I will get there ;) You can find it here



I absolutely LOVE the pinks and mint combination of colours in this collection - totally inspiring stuff - and really wanted to create something girlie with it. I've also had in my stash a feather arrow die set I have been wanting to use and this was the perfect project to use it on. Loving how this one turned out!


Supplies used:


12x12 chipboard
Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste
Liquitex Gesso
Words Or Whatever Alta Matz Stencil 6x6 Hearts In A Row
Delta Ceramcoat Matte Acrylic Paint - Eggshell White
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mist - Pink Ladies Pink
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Circles
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Floral
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Flowers
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Notecards
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Ombre Circles
Teresa Collins Daily Stories patterned paper - Quotes
MFT Die-namics Feathers & Arrows die
Teresa Collins Daily Stories Decorative Sticker Sheet
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Ephemera Pieces
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Gems
Teresa Collins Daily Stories - Sequins
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger - Shabby Tote
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger - Dark Rust
bamboo skewer
fine beading wire - gold
flowers and leaves


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Gorgeous New Kit For May - C'est Magnifique








Time to reveal the new May kit and add-ons from C'est Magnifique for May! Our papers are from Pion Design, a Swedish manufacturer.  The sweet, soft colours are so beautiful for Spring.  We have taken the best from three different Pion Designs collections, mixed and matched and put them together to create the papers in our May kit.  



Kit Paper:

Pion Design: A Day in May: Bird Song
Pion Design: A Day in May: Apple Blossom
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Viola
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Flavus
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Anemone
Pion Design: For Mother: Yellow Pansy
Pion Design: For Mother: Blue Pansy
Pion Design: For Mother: Bouquet of Flowers







We also have 3 add-on kits which have been specially designed to compliment our May Main Kit, the first of which is the very popular Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. Don't wait around if you would like one of these, they sell out very fast. 









Mixed Media Kit:

13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Blue
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Yellow 
13 Arts: Ayeeda Paint: Matte Lemon 
Silks: Acrylic Glaze: Irridescent Violet 
Stampendous: Embossing Enamel: Shabby Pink
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes: Styleboard Chipboard Shapes 
Tim Holtz: Layering Stencil: Lattice Work
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Soft Lavender
Petaloo: Burlap Blossoms: Pink
Petaloo: Botanica Collection Minis: Soft Yellow
Cosmo Cricket: Wood Charms: Feathers
* some items will be partial packages






The second add-on available is our Embellishment Add-on, which gives you even more embellishments and an addition alphabet to use with the May Main kit.










Embellishment Add-on:

Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Rose Frame
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin Clocks
Prima: Princess: Tickets and Tags
KaiserCraft: Crochet Doilie: Lace Cream
KaiserCraft: Pearls: Chocolate
Graphic 45: Botanical Tea Collection: Cardstock Sticker Alphabet




Our third add-on is for those of you who love flowers as much as we do.  We have created a beautiful assortment of flowers that will be the perfect compliment to your kit.






Flower Add-on:

Prima: Princess: Ballroom
Prima: Princess: Castle
Prima: Andorra: Gray
Petaloo: Botanica Blooms: Pistachio
Petaloo: Floral Ephemera: Pink
Petaloo: Penny Lane Ruffled Roses: Teal





All add-ons are currently available in our Store.  A few items are also available for individual purchase.  

Design Team samples will be revealed over the coming weeks!



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