Saturday, 30 April 2016

More Than Words April Challenge

Well it is the end of April and I have just managed to fit in the More Than Words April Challenge.  Here is my layout.  The photo is of a waterfall near where I live.  The kids used to love playing under it.

Here is this months mood board

I have posted some close ups below and a list of products used:

Products used:

Tattered Angels Glam - Dirty Martini
Tattered Angels Chalkboard - Medallion, Sprout, Clover, Iron
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Walnut Gold, Mustard Seed, Marigold
Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste
The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Stamp It - Siset051
Distress Ink - Bundled Sage
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Midnight Bronze, Oakleaf Olive
Micro Beads - Grass, Black, Bronze
Glass Beads - Licorice, Butter, Zinc
Glass Glitter - Copper
Mika Flakes - Mulberry

Thanks for stopping by and until next time - Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Colour Blast Design Team Reveal - cute cards!

Hi there!!  Today I would like to share with you cards that I made for Colour Blast using left over paper from my last layout and the Heartfelt Creations Stamps from the Winking Frog Collection.

This is the paper that I stamped with my stencil after the butterfly layout the I made earlier in the month.

I used Colour Blast Paste - Bling and a Kaisercraft Number Stencil over the entire paper

  I sprayed it with Colour Blast Shimmer Spray -  Envy & Lipstick.

I then cut it into four pieces and edged with Distress Ink Pine Needles.

I stamped the images onto cardstock and painted with watercolour paints, edge with distress ink and adhered to the numbered cardstock -  Add a couple of Kaisercraft bling stones and 4 cards are done :)  Here are close up photos of  the other three cards that I made

I have linked the products used below.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time.............
Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Design Team Reveal for Scrapbook Boutique

Hi everyone, it is my turn to share a layout I have created for this month using the wonderful moodboard at Scrapbook Boutique.  

Here is the moodboard for the month of April:

I have taken photos of the steps I have done to create this layout, so grab a cuppa, sit back and scroll through the process :)

I have used the Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Collection - here I cut the 12x12 sheet down, frayed the edged and laid it on top of plain cardstock.

the top layer has been punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch randomly around the page.

I have used a Kaisercraft Script stencil and Whipped Spackle 

Over the top of this I have used a kaisercraft Diamond Stencil and texure paste mixed with Finnbairs new metallic paints.

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Picked Raspberry and Picket Fence mixed together with water and painted around the diamond areas.  I then stamped with the Kaisercraft clear stamps - Journal randomly around the page.

The chipboard title is from Blue Fern Studios, I embossed it with the Stampendous White Embossing poweder and then used the WOW Embossing glitter over the top.

From here I have used the Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Collection Collectables around my photo and adhered to the page.

This 2 Crafty Chipboard has been painted with gesso and then the Finnabair Metallic Paint

I have used the Prima Art stones around the Melissa Frances Resin 

I have also used a Prima Vintage Trinket and Finnabair glitter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this post, giving you some inspiration to have a go at this months moodboard. Below I have linked the products available in the shop.

and dont forget - have a go at the moodboard this - there is still time :)

Til next time - Happy Crafting :)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

OTR April Tutorial

Hi there - I would like to take you through a photo tutorial to create this layout that I did for Off The Rails Scrapbooking  (just a warning - you might want a cuppa as it is a little lengthy but hopefully informative !)

I have used Blue Fern Studio Paper - Love Story and a The Crafters Workshop Stencil with Whipped Spackle.  Once this is dry I have used Distress Paints (Broken China, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick) around the textured areas.

To create the effect I have dabbed the paint onto plastic (use an old bag your embellishments come in) and then spritzed the paint with water.  Turn upside and place the plastic onto the layout.  Dry with a heat gun - it generally pays to dry between colours, although the Tim Holtz paints dont blend together.

I have used an Indigo Blu Stamp - Raindrops and Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Borgainvillea Red Teal randonly around the painted areas.

Randomly stamp around the areas with black ink and a script stamp

For the photo matt, I haved used Bo Bunny Country Garden paper and inked the edged with Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick.  I have cut different size pieces and stapled together.

I have made all of the embellishments other than the chipboard as follows:

The butterflies. 

 I have dabbed the three distress paints used earlier randomly onto the card and spritzed with water.

Move the card around until the blend and you are happy with the colours

Stamp the butterfly images onto the painted areas and fussy cut out

For the flowers - I have used a Deep Red stamp and Embossing Powders

Then I used a water brush and Distress Inks to colour them in and fussy cut out

The chipboard has been inked in black and embossed with sparkle embossing powder

 The title embossed in blue embossing powder.

  Now you are ready to put it all together layering the flowers in and around the photo mat.

I hope that you found some useful tips in this tutorial and thanks for stopping by.  Dont forget to have a go at this months wonderful water colours challenge here at Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Until next time Happy Crafting