Sunday, 25 September 2016

More Than Words Entry - September

Hi there, I hope that you had a great weekend. I had the chance to make a layout for this month's challenge at More Than Words - this month was a recipe challenge and this is my layout. Of course the word delight was inspired by the glass of wine !

I had fun creating from the following recipe:

I have used 7 Dots paper - Homegrown collection for the base paper and behind the photo.  Here are some close ups:

I have used a Crafters Workshop Stencil - Mini Time Travel and inks -  Tattered Angels - Glimmer mist - Jazz Blue, Abominable Snowman and Denim Blue in the background together with gesso.

The Dusty Attic chipboard title has been embossed with Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder - Golden Angel wings.

I have added beads from Prima - Micro beads black and glass beads - crystal.

Thanks for stopping by and loved being able to enter the challenge this month.

Til next time - Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 24 September 2016

DT Reveal - The Scrapbook Boutique Layout

Hi there,  I am up on the Scrapbook Boutique blog today to share a layout that I created using the Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Collection.

I started the layout by covering the entire paper with clear gesso and then using Viva Paste and a Grunge Kaisercraft stencil, I randomly placed some crosses on the layout.

I have then fussy cut some pieces from the 12 x 12 sheet in the collection pack and used pieces from the Collectable Die Cuts around the photo. Here are some close ups:

Well I hope you have a great weekend and get some time to fit crafting in.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Scrapbook Boutique September Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our new challenge and blog hop which is open to Australian and New Zealand Residents.

Here is the mood board for the month of  September

Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page's totally up to you!

NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Scrapbook Boutique Store Credit.
Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes : Midnight, Friday 30th September 2016.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment

Here is my take on the challenge. I created an art journal page that reflects on age - as I am turning 50 in a few months! I have taken inspiration from the balloons and their colours as well as the word Birthday. I will put more close ups further down the post as well as a couple of process step photos:

The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
Comment Prize:
Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Credit.
(Hop closes Saturday 17th September 2016)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all six of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

LYNN -    (you are here) 

As promised here are some photos taken during the design and some close ups.  I have listed the products used at the bottom of the blog post which are linked to the shop.

I have used a brick stencil and Finnabair rust paints to create the brick wall.

Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. 

6x6 circle stencil - i sprayed water through the stencil to create some blotches in the ink and Distress Medium Collage - Crazing. 

The balloons were created using a gelli plate creation.  I used Dylusion Paints and texture tools with the gelli plate and then die cut balloons from the paper.

The dog was stamped from Tim Holtz Mini cats and dogs collection and painted with Distress Inks. Final touches include outlining the balloons in black Posca Pen, sayings from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk and splashes of gesso.

This shows the Tim Holtz crazing medium once dried

Thanks for stopping by and participating in our blog hop.  I hope that you get time to enter this months challenge with our awesome moodboard.

Til next time - Happy Crafting

Products Used:

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Scrapbook Boutique DT Layout

Hi there, I cant believe we are now in Spring - Summer is just around the corner, finally!!!  In support of spring I have made a colour layout using the Collection from We R Memory Keepers - Urban Chic for The Scrapbook Boutique.

To create the background I have used a Crafters Workshop "Grunge" stencil and texture paste.

The rest of the layout was created by using the stickers, tags, ephemera die cuts and 6x6 paper that go with in the collection.

Here are some close ups:

I have linked the products below to the Scrapbook Boutique Store.

Til next time - Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hello Scrapbook Layout - for The Scrapbook Boutique

Good morning -Today I am up on the Scrapbook Boutique Blog sharing a layout I have created using the Cocoa Vanilla Collection  - Love Always.  This collection is just devine.  I have created a layout of my son and his girlfriend.

I have linked the products used on this layout at the bottom of the blog.

I started with clear gesso over the layout so when I applied the water colours they didnt soak into the paper.  I then used Matte Medium to lay strips of paper from the Love Always collection for a background.  On top of this I have used The Crafters Workship - Diamond stencil and texture paste. This how is looks so far

Excuse the photo - it was taken with my phone at night so has the light reflection on it.  You will see that at this stage I used some texture paste and stencilled the words Friends and Friendship.  This was hidden under my photo mat which I was ok with as the pink wasnt quite the right colour!

At this point I used Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals - T Bird Turquoise and Cotton Candy Pink for the background colours.

Here are some close ups:

I used Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink and Mint Green randomly around the layout.

I have used pieces from the Love Always collections to create the photo mat and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting. 
Dont forget to check out the items I have used in the Store either here or on the product links below.