Friday, July 21, 2017

Challenge over at Creative Inspiration

Hi there

I am still away on holidays but I am up on the Creative Inspiration forum today with a mini challenge

You can see the challenge here

Why not pop over and have a look and join in.

It is a very easy challenge. Just create a page about family and don't we do that all the time.

This is one of my examples.


Looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.

Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Love Layout

It was my first DT Reveal over on Creative Inspirations yesterday and I forgot to share it here.


and this is the sketch 

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You can see I have followed the sketch fairly closely.

I have used Kaisercraft Forever and Always papers and collectables, some Golden Glass Bead Gel down both sides of the dark paper,  through a Kaisercraft Circle stencil. I have embossed the hearts using a Kaisercraft embossing folder. A little faux stitching around the background patterned paper finishes the layout off.

Why not drop over there and see what the other DT members created.

Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Foiling

Good morning

I have been messing around with foiling.

Many years ago I did some foiling on cards. I really liked it so I went crazy and bought every piece of foil I could find then promptly forgot about it.

Anyway with the resurgence of foils I decided to get mine out and see if I could remember how to use them. When I used them previously there was no heat involved i.e. Minc or laminator.

After watching several youTube clips I decided to try these methods:-

1. Stamp, Embossing powder glue and foil. Then run it through my Big Shot.
This was by far the best finish I got.


2. This one was using a Stamp, glue stamp pad, foil then run it through a laminator. As you can see it is very patchy. Not sure if this is because of the method or because the foil I used must be about 12 years old and is past it's use by date. I will have to try this method again using some newer foil.


3. With this one I stamped the flower outline and heat embossed it with Black then I used a Zig 2 way glue stick on the stamp for the inside of the petals. I then applied the foil,  I should have let the glue dry until it was clear before adding the foil but I forgot to. Then I ran it through my Big Shot. I think this method would work quite well if I had of waited a bit before adding the foil as it has got quite a good coverage even now.


4. Here I stamped, heat embossed with black and applied the foil while the embossing powder was still hot. I did use the old foil again on this one so not sure if that is why the foil has only attached sporadically or if it is the technique. I did not put this through my Big Shot.


5. Stamp, Glue Stamp Pad, Foil and Big Shot. This did not work at all. I inked the stamp pad up so there was plenty of glue on it but no foil at all attached to it. Big fail on that one.


So for me the Embossing Glue powder will be the way I go.
You can also use double sided sticky sheets (Jac Paper) or tape, with your dies and foil to make some excellent embellishments.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Spring Flowers Blooming Art Journal page

Hello

I have had this background laying around for a while now, so long in fact that I can not remember what I used to colour it. I had a blitz on backgrounds a couple of months ago and can't really remember what I used on any of them. Will have to remember this for future projects. One page at a time.......

I have covered the whole page with lace, then I think I sprayed it with assorted ink/glimmer sprays.
Some texture paste through a circle stencil and a bit of random stamping with a Kaisercraft clear stamp and some Stayzon Ink.

I hand cut the flower petals from book paper the added the circle centres. Some doodling around the edge of the flowers and on the centres before adding a bit of shading around the flowers with my Faber-Castelle Big Brush markers.

The butterflies are clear stickers from Kaisercraft and the words are Tim Holtz stickers.


Going to head off now and start a new project. Not sure if it will be an Art Journal page, a Scrapbooking page or a Card.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Friday, June 23, 2017

Australia Day 2012 Layout

Hi there,

I have been busy doing God knows what.

I have managed to get 1 layout done and I am going to share it now.

I have used SEI - Glitzmas papers along with plenty of white cardstock.
I like the look of matting all the patterned papers and I have used this technique before with black cardstock as the matting. I have used red, white and blue (Australian flag colours) papers, but have thrown in some green as well.

I used my Cricut with the Pretty Pennants cartridge to cut the pennants and my Scan N Cut with the True Type Converter to cut the title.

I am still learning how to use the Scan N Cut and get frustrated that I don't seem to get enough time to just sit down with it and really get my teeth into it.  I guess I will have to make time soon.

Anyway here is the layout


Thanks for dropping by,
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Design Team Announcement

Good morning.

I am so happy to announce that I have been accepted as a Design Team member for Creative Inspiration.

Check out all the details and other team members here.



Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dresses Layout

Good afternoon from overcast Adelaide.

I have recently had the hard drive in my laptop replaced and I have spent all morning messing around with it setting everything up so I can take it away with me when on holidays as I find the iPad impossible to do blog posts which contain photos, which is basically all of my posts.

The hardest part was getting the email set up for the 2 email accounts I have. Although it was not imperative that I had them both on there as I will still have my iPad with me which receives all my emails, I wanted to get it set up for both anyway. At this stage this is still an ongoing project but I think I have got it sussed.

Anyway I'm off the beaten track a bit there.

I have got a layout to share today that I have done in a monochromatic colour scheme. Well actually black and white.

The papers I have used in this layout are from a kit I bought years ago and it did not have a brand name attached so I have got no idea what it is. Sorry.

I started with a plain white background and splashed it with several Glimmer Mists for just a little touch of colour.

I matted the 2" x 3" photos on a piece of patterned paper then onto black cardstock to reach across the centre of the page.

Next I cut various sized circles on my Scan N Cut and adhered them behind the photo mat.

The alphas for the title and embellishments were in the kit.

A simple layout but I am happy with it.


Thanks for dropping by
I love to see your comments
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cool Layout

Hi there

I am back with another page I created while we were in Geelong. I made up some "kits" before I left with photos and papers so I would have something to keep me busy when we were not out sightseeing or dancing.

I have used SEI - Chalk and Dear Lizzy - Happy Place papers for this layout. the patterned background is a printed transparency in the Happy Place range.

There is some Gyprock tape (dry wall tape) , pink hessian (burlap), a journalling card, some large buttons and a die cut used here to complete the page.


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Monday, June 12, 2017

Geelong Class with Cindy Porter

A quick post tonight just to show you the layout I did at a class with Cindy Porter in Geelong.
I have admired Cindy's work for sometime now and when I saw that she was teaching at the  Kaisercraft  Outlet store while I was there I had to go along. Cindy teaches there every Thursday so if you are in Geelong on a Thursday go along to the class and create something beautiful.

I have not added the photo to this layout yet but that will be added to the list of things I have yet to do.

The papers are all from the Sage & Grace line from Kaisercraft


Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Published Layouts

Hi there,

We have just got back from Geelong where we have been house sitting. We have been away for 3 weeks in total so there have been no posts from me for a while.

When I got home I was sorting through the mail and found my latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine. And look what was inside.




I had two layouts published. I always get a bit of a thrill to see my work in a magazine

Here are the two layouts so you can see them a bit better.

I have used Golden Glass Bead Gel through a hand cut feather stencil  on the white cardstock background before adding some blue splatters with Artiste Spritzing Ink. This was then layered onto orange cardstock. The papers are a mix of Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and Kaisercraft. The paper feathers are cut using a Kaisercraft die. The title uses Heidi Swapp alphas that I have heat embossed with navy blue embossing powder.
A Martha Stewart punch, a bird feather with a bit of ribbon completes the embellishments.
The journalling was printed from my computer and cut into strips to fit where I wanted them.


Once again I have mixed Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny papers on a white background cardstock.
As the photo was taken at school and was in the school newsletter I have used some school type embellishments.
The banner was cut using Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants die and Dynamics Mix & Match Banner die. The stars and hearts on top of the banner were made with a punch. The hearts are covered with Dimensional Magic. The title was cut using Tim Holtz Inside Out Alpha die and also covered with Dimensional Magic.



I have got lots more layouts to share that I did while we were away so will be back soon.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Hugs
Julie