Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Challenge Layout "Once Upon a Sketch"

This is my Scrapbook Layout Challenge for "Once Upon A Sketch"

You will find their link at the bottom of this post!

Scrapbook Layout - you will notice I have turned the sketch around for my layout design - this is the first time I have tried it this way.

Close up of beaded lace work I used for my layout instead of flowers.

Products used for this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD152 Marine.
Paper: Kaisercraft P858 Luggage.
Perfect Pearls Mist: Ranger - Kiwi.
Chipboard Frame: Molossi.
Chipboard: Oct angular shapes - Molossi.
Ink Pads: Dovecraft - Jet Black, Gold and Crystal White.
Versamark: Inkpad. 
UTEE: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel from "Melt Art".

Techniques: The frame around the picture was stamped with Dovecraft Crystal White Ink Pad, then to keep it wet stamped with a Versamark ink pad and coated with 3 coats of UTEE and dried between each coat with my heat gun which brings it up like a glass finish. As drying the UTEE you will notice the crystals melting.

I used the same effect on the "Memories" chipboard word except for stamping it with Dovecraft Jet Black - it is entirely up to you how many coats of UTEE you apply. It depends on what sort of finish you are looking for. I like to use 3 coats for the desired effect I am trying to achieve.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Decorated Rose Frame

I was commissioned by a lovely lady to make a Decorated Frame for a very old picture she had of her grandmother.  Her grandmother's name was Fredericka Reinhardt and she lived till she was 101 years of age. Fredericka was born on the 13th September 1893. 

10 Coats of paint and 3 coats of varnish later this is the end result. 

This is the 11 inch x 13 inch Frame completed!

This is a close up of the cluster of roses in the left hand corner of the frame.

This is a close up of the right hand side of the frame adorned with more roses, bling and ribbon.

Products used in this project:
Frame - the frame was made by my wonderful father.
Paint - Dusty Attic - Dusty Pink and Alabaster White - Molossi.
Varnish - Dusty Attic - Clear Gloss - Molossi.
Glue - Tacky Craft Glue - Crafter's Choice - Molossi.
Roses - Enthaily.
Own Stash - Ribbon, Rhinestone Heart embellishment.

I have entered this piece into the following challenges:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scrap The Girls January Challenge

This is my layout for the "Scrap The Girls" challenge for January, you will find their link at the bottom of this post.

This is my January layout for "Scrap The Girls" challenge.

This is the challenge sketch to enter !

Products used in this project:
Cardstock - Kaisercraft CD133 Cherry Weave.
Paper -  Bo Bunny Gypsy Saffron.
Paper - Deja Views Home for the Holidays.
Jewels - Kaisercraft December 25th Collection.
Jewels - Kaisercraft Miss Nelly Collection.
White Pearl Runners - Molossi.
Die - Cuts - Kaisercraft Remember Me Collection.
Journal Tag - Kaisercraft Remember Me Collection.
Round Dots - Prima Optimist - Scrapbooking Hut.
Brads - Prima Optimist - Scrapbooking Hut.
My Stash - Adhesive Webbing, Strips of paper, Punched borders, small embellishments.

"Scrap The Girls" sponsor for January are:
Molossi Designs are donating a product pack!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rolled Corners Easel Card

This is my Design Team card for "Beccy's Place" using her newly realeased set called "This Old House" Digi Stamp Set.

I have made a rolled corners easel card using the old house digi stamp and one of the sentiments from the set.

This is the Easel Card standing open, it lies flat when closed for posting.

Products used for this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft Willow CD120
Paper: Kaisercraft 6.5" Pickled Pear Paper Pad.
Digi Stamp: "This Old House Set" Beccy's Place @Beccy Muir (Artist)
Sentiments: "This Old House Set" Beccy's Place @Beccy Muir (Artist)
Stickles: Black Diamond.
Zig Pen: Gold.
Copics: The image was coloured with Copic Markers:
Roof and Windows: YG91, YG95 and some shading with BV25.
Windows: YG91- using the blending on blending technique.
Chimney: BV31 and shade with BV23.
House Bricks: BV31 and shade with BV23.
Windows Payne: C1.
Door: E11, E15.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sherri Baldy Decoupage DT Call

There is a DT call for Sherri Baldy My- Besties 3D Decoupage Sheets.  This is a new product that will be released soon and the creations are endless. A new design team is being sought to promote and design with the new launch of Sherri’s Decoupage sheets. These Decoupage Sheets when available will come already colored, so you will be able to make beautiful projects with these perfectly colored images.

For my entry I chose to showcase this beautiful image from the Decoupage Sheet range inside a frame, decorated with a detailed rose cluster in the bottom right hand corner and finished it with some lovely dusty pink ribbon and embellishments. 

I have already been asked if I am willing to take orders using this product in the frame concept, off the page projects and cards.

This is my framed Sherri Baldy My- Besties using the new 3D Decoupage Sheets.

This is a close up of the Sherri Baldy My- Besties 3D Decoupage Image.

This is a close up of the corner cluster of roses to compliment the decoupage project.

Products used on this project:
Frame - made by my wonderful father.
Decoupage Sheet - Sherri Baldy My- Besties 3D Decoupage Sheets.
Paint - Dusty Attic - Navajo White and Dusty Pink - Molossi.
Pearls - Molossi.
Glue - Best Ever Glue" - Scraperfect.
Roses - Enthaily.
Glossy Accents - Ranger.
My Stash - Ribbon and Embellishements.

Note: The Sherri Baldy My- Besties Decoupage image - each layer had 4 coats of Glossy Accents. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pet Page - DT Scrapbook Layout

This is my layout for "The Scrapbooking Hut" January Challenge

The theme is "Pet"

The link to "The Scrapbooking Hut" is at the bottom of this post.

Picture of full layout

 These two smaller pictures are of different mediums I've used in the layout.

Mod Podge,
 White Gesso,
Spray Mists
Stencils and Paints.

Products used on this project:
Paper - Kaisercraft P532 Cherry Blossom.
Paper - Deja Views - Cat's Life.
Paper Rolls - Kaisercraft Miss Empire P1207.
Spray Mist - Tattered Angels - Sun Sisters, Coffee Shop, Verdigris.
Spray Mist - Perfect Pearls - Ranger.
Perfect Pearls Powder - Perfect Bronze - Ranger.
Stencil - I used a 12x12 Stencil over the whole page.
Distress Inks - Distress Ink Pads - Tim Holtz - Antique Linen.
White Gesso - Mont Marte.
Mod Podge - Gloss - Plaid.
Cat Sayings - Phrase Cafe.
Journalling - Kaisercraft - Lush Design - Journal tabs.
My Stash - Web lace, Strips of paper and lace.

Techniques used:
Torn Paper.
Antiquing using Distress Ink Pads.
Stenciling with White Gesso and Spray Mists.
Adding Gloss finish with Mod Podge in some parts.
Rolled Paper.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friendship with Journalling Layout

This is my "Friendship with Journalling" Layout for the January Challenge at Orange Paperie & Co, there link is at the bottom of this post.

Picture of my Scrapbooking Layout for Orange Paperie & Co
"Best Friends Forever"

Products used in this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD608 Red.
Paper: Kaisercraft P601 English Rose Collection - Pearl.
Paper: Kaisercraft P535 Lush Collection - Bonzai.
Journalling Tags: Divine Notecard Set - Prima.
Inked Torn Edges: Inguild Bolme Chalk Inkpad - Blossom Bud.
Roses: Enthialy.
Roses: Prima.
Gardenia: Enthialy.
Perfect Pearls Mist: Forever Red - I used this on the chipboard word "Friendship".
Friendship Word: I had this one in my stash.

"Orange Paperie & Co"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BW2 Scrapbooking Layout Challenge

This is my layout for the BW2 Challenge for January - you will find the link at the bottom of this post. It is a colour and sketch challenge.

This is my layout for BW2 Challenge for January

Products used in this project:
Cardstock - Kaisercraft CD102 Licorice.
Paper - Kaisercraft Fine and Sunny Collection - P828  Cloudy.
Flowers - Prima - Innocence Collection.
Roses - Enthialy.
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels-Mint Choc Chip - Chalkboard.
Journalling Tags - Kaisercraft Seaside Collection.
Pearls - Kaisercraft Bliss SB718.
Jewels - Kaisercraft Jewels RS423 December 25th.
Brads - Kaisercraft.
Brown Lace Ribbon - Adhesive Brown Lace - Vintage.
My Stash - Ribbon, Brown Tags, Die Cuts and Brads.

Why not try this challenge!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ellie Elephant Frame

This is my Design Team piece for "Beccy's Place"

I have used "Ellie Elephant" from the newly realeased set from Beccy's Place.

You will see the link to "Beccy's Place" at the bottom of this post.

This is "Ellie" in the frame.

Close up picture of corner cluster of roses

Products used on this project:
Frame - my own stash.
Paint - Jo Sonya - Antique Green.
Digi and Sentiments - @Beccy Muir.
Digi - Ellie the Elephant is from Beccy's Place from her newly released set called "Ellie".
Sentiments - Beccy's Place from her newly released set called "Ellie".
Roses - Enthaily.
Printed Chipboard - Kaisercraft - Party Animals.
Birthday Present Punch Outs - Martha Stewart Birthday Present and Emboss Punch.
Varnish - Sprayed two coats - Helmar - Gloss.
My Stash - small embellishments.
Copics - the image was coloured with Copic Markers:
Ellie - C0, C1, C2, C3 and highlights to the tail with C7.
Ellie's Ears and Cheeks - highlighted with R20.
Ellie's Eyes - BG10.
Mouse - Body - C0, Mouse Ears and Nose - R20 lightly.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Centre Step Card

This is my Centre Step Card I made for Challenges 4 Everybody Design Team, I have used the Digi Stamp from Sassy Design Studios " Bella Bride".

This shows the Centre Step Card Open and Standing.

This shows the Centre Step Card on the inside of the card.

Products used on this project:
Digi Stamp - Bella Bride - Sassy Design Studios.
Cardstock - Kaisercraft CD102 Licorice - used for base of card.
Cardstock - Premium Textured - Snow Cap - used for side panels.
Paper - Front of Card - Kaisercraft - English Rose Collection - PS130 Vera.
Paper - Inside of Card - Kaisercraft - Velvet Ensemble Collection - P674 Costume.
Die - QuickKutz Lattic Doily on front of card.
Pearls - Molossi.
Red Pearls - Kaisercraft Basics.
Punch - Martha Stewart - Doily Lace Punch used on side panels and at front of card.
"You and Me" Saying - Prima Paper Pad.
Stickles - Ranger - Red on the Roses.
Stickles - Ranger - Silver on the Wedding Dress.
My Stash - Butterfly, Washi Tape, Silver Trim.
Copics - Image was coloured with my copic markers.
Bella Bride:
Skin - E0000, E000.
Hair - E21 using the blending on blending technique.
Lips - R20.
Flowers - flowers in hair and on dress were coloured with R20, R22.
Dress - C0, C1.

Our Sponsor for January 2014 is Sassy Design Studios.

We would love you to play along with our challenge at "Challenges 4 Everybody" for this month of January.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wishing You All A Happy New Year!

I would like to wish all my followers a Happy New Year and hope you have a Prosperous and Healthy One. I would like to thank you all for your support with my blog and hope you will continue to enjoy my posts in 2014 as it is going to be a busy one being a designer on 3 sites and trying to do some challenges as well.

Feel free to grab my badge and add it to your blog or website. You can find the widget on the right hand side of my blog - once again I would like to thank you for all your support.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Open Window Card

This is a Open Window card and matching Door Hanger.

This beautiful digi stamp set can be purchased from "Beccy's Place"

This is the card I made using "Beccy's Place" 
"Spunky Valentine Digi Set" 

This is a matching door hanger I made with one of "Beccy's Place"
Sentiments from the "Spunky Valentine Digi Set"

Products used for these projects:

Stamp and Sentiments: "Beccy's Place" newly released
"Spunky Valentine Digi Set"
Sentiments - "Spunky Valentine Digi Set"
these I have set under glass epoxy domes.
Cardstock: Red from personal stash.
Cardstock: Premium white cardstock - core'dinations.
Roses - Enthialy.
Snowflake - "The Summer House".
Diamond - This embellishment is from "The Summer House.
My Stash - Butterflies, red bows, black die cut on door hanger, Pearl runner on door hanger and pearls.
Image - Image was coloured with Copic Markers as follows:
Skunk - C0, C1 - White.
Skunk - C3, C5, C7 - Black.
Bow Tie - R20, R22, R24.
Heart - R20, R22.

Newly Released Set "Spunky Valentine"

Z Fold Card

This is my card for "Beccy's Place" using her newly released stamp set
"Rocco with Roses"

I have done a Z Fold Card with Rocco on the front.

Outside of Card when it is standing for display.

This is inside the card, you can see I have put a inside pocket inside the card on the left for the special note or maybe a voucher or money. Adorned it with one of my flowers from my personal stash. Then I have put one of Beccy's sentiments on the right side of the card and decorated it with hearts.

All the Sentiments on the front of the card and the inside of the card are included in the newly released stamp set from Beccy's Place "Rocco with Roses".

Products used in this project:
Stamp Set - Beccy's Place - Rocco with Roses.
Sentiments -  Beccy's Place - Rocco with Roses.
Z Fold Card - Made myself.
White Trim - At the top of the page I used a Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Doily Lace.
My Stash - Purple flower, Cardstock, White Paper on back of card, ribbon and bling embellishments.
Copics - I coloured Rocco with Roses digi image with my Copic Markers:
Rocco - C1 - White.
Rocco -  C3, C5 - grey areas and then used C7 for the darker black areas.
Leaves - G00, G02.
Roses - R20, R22.
Stickles - I used some stickles on Rocco's eyes, roses and leaves.
Black Diamond, Christmas Red and Holly Leaves.

Beccy's Newly Released Set " Rocco with Roses"