Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sunrise or Sunset?

This is my third card.
Again 8x8" in size with papers from my collection, the image was mounted onto silver mirri card.

A happy accident with the gelli plate created a white spot behind one of the fairy houses which I decided could be the sun (or moon) rising or setting.

I added some glitter to the toadstools in the front to give a dewey glow and some dandelion die-cuts outside the frame.

Die cut corners were added with pearls to finish the effect.

The Scrapology challenge can be found here.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fairy glade............

Playing with the gelli plate technique we ended up with a few backgrounds to complete, this was another one I made using the fairy called Erin.
The card is again 8x8" with some papers from my collection as a background.

The background was mounted onto some black bazzill first.
I cut some leaves with a Sue Wilson die and corners from a Tonic die then coated them with spray and sparkle. The flower are a medium retro punch to which I added faux stitching and diamante.

The butterfly has been sparkled with Martha Stewart fine glitter.

The same Adirondack ink pads were used to colour the images.

Check here for the Scrapology challenge.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A little bit Magical

This month at Scrapology we have been sponsored by the lovely Tracey Dutton of Lavinia stamps.
Tracey's blog can be found here. and the shop here.

The challenge was to create a card based on the theme "Dreams and Delights" and I was fortunate enough to meet Tracey and buy some of her beautiful stamps at Alexandra Palace earlier this year.

Here is my first card..........

Tracey uses a gelli plate and ink to create her backgrounds so Lynn and I got together one weekend and found these tutorials to have a play.
My card is 8x8 with a textured mirricard matt, the word is part of a chain from Clarity Stamps.

I had placed the butterfly off the edge of the page so stamped it again and layered over the edge.

The image was created using Adriondack ink pads for the background and also to watercolour the images.
Versafine in back and blue were used to over stamp the fronds.
White liquid pearls and, of course, some glitter were added to finish.

|Why not check out the challenge and the beautiful DT cards over at the Scrapology blog here
There is a fabulous prize on offer too!

Thanks for taking a look.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

A June wedding

So I can share now.................

The lovely Samantha asked me to make a card for her friends wedding and showed me their invitiation which was the most beautiful petrol blue/teal colour. She also gave me a photo of the happy couple and their beloved dog so I incorporated them into the design -

The card is 8x8" with layers of teal and white bazzill.
One layer has a pricked edge, the next is punched with a Martha Stewart PATP.

I added what seems to have become my signature foliage and flowers.

And a matching ribbon and button.

The photo was printed in black/white and added to the centre.
Inside, in case you were wondering, is the photo of the dog and their names - I forgot to take a photo of that though :(

Wishing the happy couple all the very best for their future life together.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

P is for Punchouts - July Challenge at Scrapology

This month we are scraplifting a beautiful page by Stacy Cohen who's blog can be found here.

I used plain bazzill for my version.
The photographs are from the Elephants on Parade 2010 in London, I loved this one by Jack Vettriano - a fabulous artist!  The colours are taken from the mat on which the butler sits.

I have lots of punches and chose the Martha Stewart triple butterfly and another single one of a similar size and started to "punch away"!

I added some foliage and a single bloom cut from a retro daisy punch. My flower centre is a snowflake punch - also Martha Stewart.

I printed my title and journalling an added to the page along with a couple more flowers.

Such a simple but stunning design - Stacy's original is just below - I love the hombre effect she created on her layout.

Here is out sketch -

Hop on over to the Scrapology blog for details of the challenge and to see the beautiful layouts created by our design team.

Monday, 30 June 2014

A Day to Remember........

Project 5 was next in line to work on.

This one uses the beautiful Kaleidoscope collection and seeing the pink I decided that these Disney pictures would work well. It's always hard planning which photos to use in advance!

I swapped the first two papers used as borders around so the hotter pink was inside and changed the middle section to Decoupage from the same collection.
Once I had cut my photos I matted them onto the Palette paper. I then cut the floral pieces from this paper and added top left and bottom right along with the ruler paper - also in the kit.

I stamped and cut a tag from the set included and shaped it onto the page. a couple of leaf swirls were trimmed and added behind along with some lacey, glittery pieces that Sandra had cut but didn't use.

The larger butterflies were stamped and cut then coated with Crystal Lacquer - not used this before but I like it a lot. It is thinner than glossy accents and seems to dry faster.

Behind the photo's are a strip from the hot pink which I punched and also the cut off strip from one of the sheets.

The smaller butterflies are a pair from Stamping Up which were also glossed and layered.

Day 2 for Ted started with a little trauma as I found the following when I arrived!
It was very unfortunate that he chose to stay up longer than me on Friday night -

Luckily, Jan found him bound with ribbon in the biscuit basket.
He decided to wear a moustache as a disguise for the rest of the day to be safe!

Mr PG (Peter George) Tipps was found hanging around the clock having been silenced and blindfolded!

Foxy, however, seemed to be unaffected by this - a little suspicious methinks!


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Wall Art Frame

Project 7 was a BTP wall art frame.
After inking all the edges with Distress ink in Purples and blacks, I covered the panels with the sheet of Limelight Vibrant paper that came with the kit.
I then chose to use Violet Crush Dainty paper to rip and add to the ends, this colour scheme fits well with room I had in mind.
I had decided to off-set one of the panels so tore it to match.

The frame was covered with the Lily paper and backed with some more of the Dainty.
I bought a new tool kit from Merly Impressions with some fine filing tools which worked perfectly to get into the detail around the edge.
I cut the photo using an oval die as it was too small to fit the aperture without showing white edges - I may change it later to a larger one - not sure...........

I cut some leaves with a Tim Holtz sizzix die and Memory box rose leaves, then made some roses - my favourite at the moment! - with the Dainty paper. A few punched fronds were tucked in here too.
I had forgotten, of all things, my glitters - disaster!!! But, Sandra to the rescue, I gave the roses a dusting.

Sandra also let me use her new Heartfelt Creations die to cut the flowers above - liked these so much I had to order it.

The photo above shows the dimension of the roses and leaves.

I also added a couple of Memory box butterflies layered with white cardstock and Dainty papers.

Below is the gorgeous original created by Chrissy -

Meanwhile, Desk Ted did some stitching on a layout.........

Then found time to hang out with his friends Mr P G (Peter George) Tipps - an old acquaintance - and new friend Foxy. 

They seemed to be getting on well :)