Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Theatre Bugs Layout

Hi

This is the last of the "holiday" layouts.

Each school holidays Charli spends a week at Theatre Bugs and they learn singing  and dancing and at the end of the week they put on a play that all the parents/grand parents can attend. This is a photo from the play in January this year where Charli was Robin Hood in the play called Ogres.

Once again I have used Kaisercraft papers, the Fiesta range this time.
All of the pattern papers have been distressed and mounted on white card stock which has also been distressed.

There is a pocket behind the patterned paper to hold the play program.

The chipboard brackets are coated with Gesso then stamped with black ink.

Title was cut on my Scan N Cut using the True Type Font Converter. I love this feature which allows you to cut any True Type Font that you have on your computer.

It is a simple layout but striking because of the bright colours I think.


Hope this gives you some ideas for a layout that you might be contemplating

Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Monday, April 24, 2017

Biker Chick Layout

Back today to share number 2 holiday layout.

Once again I have used Kaisercraft papers - a mix of "Timeless" and "Mix & Match".
I was looking for something that was not too feminine because of Ray being in the photo but not overly masculine either.

The scalloped chipboard is coated with Gesso and the cogs are painted with black pressure pack paint. The paper embellishments have been cut using my Big Shot, and the tab was made using McGill's File Tab punch. A bit of frayed twine for some depth and Dimensional Magic for a bit of gloss on the smallest heart. A few splatters with black Glimmermist add a bit of grunge.

The title was once again cut on my Scan N Cut using the True Type Converter.


Hope you like my page
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Selfy Layout

Hello

I have been away on holidays so I made up 3 "kits" to take with me so I chould do some scrapbooking.

I finished all three except for titles which I wanted to make on my new Scan N Cut.

I used the True Type Font Converter that is available for the Scan N Cut to make the titles, first time I have used it so that was interesting. It is quite simple really. It allows you to use any font on your computer with your machine.

So here is the first layout I did. It is a photo of Cindy and Charli taken while they were on holidays in Queensland last year.

I have used Kaisercraft Miss Match patterned papers, the apricot flower ribbon and the apricot flower were bought at my local scrapbooking store. The burlap flowers, gold scroll and gold tulle are from Cheap as Chips and I can't remember where the chipboard heart came from. I heat embossed the chipboard with Stampendous Aged Gold embossing powder.

Plenty of distressing and inking on all of the papers.


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Family Layout

Hi there

I am sharing a layout I did this past week of a photo of me and my brother and sisters taken in 1961 before we left Keith in the south east of South Australia. We were looking into the sun as you had to in those days and I can remember my brother and youngest sister (at the time, 2 more sisters followed within the next 3 years) complaining and having to be held in place while our mother took the photo.

I have used an embossed Bazzil for the background which has had very little work done to it. A bit of stamping using a Kaisercraft stamp and Stayzon Ink then a few splatters with a couple of Glimmermists.

The patterned paper is a Heidi Swapp paper pad that I have had in my stash for soooo long.

Embellishments are very simple. A recycled doily from the op shop and a burlap flower that I have coloured with one of the Glimmermists I used in the background.

Title is chipboard by Stuff 2 Scrap, coloured with a black ink pad. Journaling is computer printed on a self-adhesive transparency.


Hope you like it

Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Royal Adelaide Show Layout

Hi
I'm here to share a layout I made last week using the Kaisercraft March Challenge Sketch.

I did not actually enter in the challenge but have used the sketch because I liked it.

For the background I used a stencil with texture paste and while the stencil was still in place and the paste was still wet I sprayed it with a pink, blue and yellow glimmermist then left it to dry. I love the effect and will be using this technique again.

The boarder for the background is stamped using Dylusions - Further Around the Edge stamp.

The papers are from Kaisercraft - Confetti Collection.

The Ferris Wheel is a free cut file I found on the internet and cut with my Scan n Cut. My new toy which I am loving so far.

As I have run out of room for journaling on the layout I have written the story on the back.


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Look at this.....2 Layouts published in the latest Scrapbooking Memories



Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Flutter Art Journal Page

I am back with my pink page.

I have taken a piece of cardstock, painted it with the darkest colour from the background, stamped it, then put it inside the frame. I have painted the frame black and made another butterfly, that I  coloured with white pearlescent water paint. The title is made with glitter letter stickers.

You can see my original post about this page here.

I am much happier with this page now. I have maintained my monochromatic colour scheme and the minimalists  look I had in mind.



Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Earth Laughs in Flowers Art Journal Page

Hi there

Today I am sharing an art journal page that has heaps of texture.

I covered the page with crumpled tissue paper, applied some texture paste that had been coloured with acrylic paint, through a stencil then used Color Crush powders (Wheat Green, Blue Heaven & Pineapple) to colour the whole thing. A bit of background stamping using Black Archival Ink was added next. To finish off the background I sprayed it with Gold Spritzing Ink to give it a beautiful sparkle.
I then used a flower stencil and Texture Paste to add the flowers.
Detailing on the flowers and leaves with Acrylic paint, black pen and a black Pitt pen.
Title was stamped on using Black Archival ink


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pink Butterfly Art Journal Page

I am working on this art Journal Page at the moment and seem to have got lost.
I will add a title but I am wondering what else I should do to it.
These are colours I don't normally work with.
I am happy with the progress so far but am open to any suggestions that may improve my page.

I used 3 pink/mauve acrylic paints on the background just wiped across the page with an old credit card. Texture paste through a stencil and some stamping followed. Wrapped some string around the page and secured it with staples. I painted the chipboard frame with acrylic paint and added some stamping and the butterfly was stamped onto white cardstock, painted with pearlescent water paints.

To me the frame and the butterfly get lost on the page and I need a way of making them stand out more. Perhaps I should have done them in different colours but I was sort of aiming for a monochromatic look.


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Baby Wipe Flower

I watched a video on youtube the other day by Maremi's Small Arts and she made a flower using a dry baby wipe that had been used to clean up her work area as she made an art journal page. I thought I would give it a go.


This is the flower and the art journal background I was creating when I used the baby wipe.
You let the baby wipe dry then cut it into circles and heat the edges of it with your heat gun to give it a few crinkles. I found that it had to be very hot to get it to crinkle. Then stick at all together with a hot glue gun and add a gem. Marta makes her flower in 1 minute, I had to heat mine for longer than that to get any sort of movement in it. Check out Marta's video here

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie