Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Choir Layout

Good Afternoon again

2 post in one day.....what is happening

I am sharing a layout that belongs in my Grand-daughters yearly album. It is an 8" x 8" album so I have to scale everything down.

I am using Kaisercraft's Party collection throughout the album.

The background cardstock is plain white. Using my Scan N Cut I cut a circular frame out of one of the papers and attached it to the background.

I then cut 3 strips of patterned paper to go down the left hand edge of the page and 3 strips of the dark grey paper, which I punched to go between the layers.

I saved the punched out flowers and stuck them randomly to the background.

I have then added a dob of Scribbles (similar to Stickles) to the centre of each of the flowers. This is quite textured and stands off the page quite well.

The title is cut using Sizzix "Cherish" font dies.


You can see the dimension that the Scribbles add to the flowers in this photo.


Would love to hear your comments

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Julie

Christmas Card Video No 1 2018

Good Afternoon

Today I want to share some Christmas cards I have made using Kaisercraft's Sparkle collection

I purchases the 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad, the Collectables, the stamp set, the 12" x 12" sheet of cut a parts and the Christmas Tree stencil.

I did not end up using the stencil but I have used parts of all of the other items on my cards.

I have made a process video to share with you. You can see the video here

These are the cards I made.








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Julie

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Art Journal Flip Through video

Good morning

Well I have finally done it. My first youtube video. I have created a flip through of my Art Journal to learn the ropes.

Would love you to have a look at it and leave me any helpful tips.

You will find the video here

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Julie

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cheshire Cat Layout


Good afternoon

Today I am sharing a layout I did for my Grand-daughter's yearly album about her participation in a theatre production during the January school holidays.

This is a 2 page spread but I am only sharing this side of the layout as the other page has a group photo and I am not sure how the other mothers would feel about having their children's photos on the internet. The other page has the program in a pocket behind the photo and that shows all of the details about this event so journalling on this page is unnecessary.

This album is actually an 8" x 8" album and I find it very easy to fill these pages up, as a matter of fact I find it very easy to over-fill the pages so I have to be fairly restrained.

I have used TCW Mini Chicken Wire Reversed stencil with some Texture Paste that I have coloured with some purple acrylic paint randomly over the background.

All of the patterned papers come from the Kaisercraft 12" x 12" paper pad from the "Party" collection.

The hexagons were cut using Spell Binders Nested Hexagons and my Big Shot.

I have inked the edges and doodled around the layout and all of the patterned papers.

For the title I used some unbranded Alphabet Stickers that I bought from my local scrapbooking store.



Hope you are making the most of this great weather we are having here in South Australia.

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Julie

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pianorama Layout

Hi there, long time no see.

It is the 2nd of October today and I could say where did September go but I know where it went.....
I was on holidays and a great holiday it was. We have been to so many places and seen so much. We have been to Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Blue River, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops, Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise to Junea, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, then to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

We got home a week ago and I was fine for the first 2 days then I came down with a very bad cold and have spent 3 of the last 5 days in my pyjamas and dressing gown. Yesterday and today I did manage to get dressed. I think I have this cold on the run now and have started doing a few things around here.

Of course one of the first things I wanted to do was some scrapbooking, it has been a long time between layouts.

This is the layout I did yesterday


For this layout I used a 13 @rts stencil and some Matisse Iridescent Medium to add some texture. The iridescent sheens gives some depth to the tone on tone background

All of the papers and cardstock have been distressed using my Prima Distressing tool and black Vera Colour Ink

I framed the white background with a dark green cardstock to give it weight.
The papers and stickers are from the Kaisercraft "Fiesta" collection.

It was a great holiday and I am happy to be home.

See you again soon

Till next time
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Julie

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Live Fully Art Journal page

A quick share tonight before I head off on a 5 week holiday overseas.

This page was started ages ago and I can't really remember what was used on the background. I am going to start noting what is used when I do backgrounds from now on so I can always repeat it if I want to.

The pink flower in the top right hand is texture paste that has been coloured pink and applied through a stencil and the flowers in the bottom left hand are a paper napkin that has been attached to the page using Gel Medium.

I have used a Sharpie Fineliner for the black detailing on the paper napkin flowers and a white All pencil to shade a bit around the pink flower just to make it stand out from the background a little. The Live Fully title is a "Kaisercraft" stamp that was stamped with Stayzon Black ink. I did use my stamping platform because I knew I would not get a good stamp because of the textured background.

I used my fineliner bottle with some white acrylic paint to scribble a border around the page, re-trace the text in the title and add a little detail to the centres of the 2 flowers at the bottom of the page.

A reasonably quick page.


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Julie

Happy Birthday Double Layout

Good Evening everyone

Tonight will be my last post for 5 weeks as I am heading off overseas and I don't know when or where I will have internet. I have made no arrangements to take internet with me and am going to rely on free WiFi when it is available.

This is a double layout I have made for my granddaughters yearly album to showcase the events on her birthday

Once again a very simple layout which I finds works best in this 8" x 8" album. In this first layout the photo is 7" x 5" so there is not much room for anything else.

The circles were cut out using a punch and an assortment of papers from the Kaisercraft "Party" paper pad I bought to use throughout this album.

A little scribbly line bordering the page finishes it off.



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Julie

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Year Five 2018 Layout

Good afternoon.

Each year I make an album for my granddaughter showing her year in review. Usually I hand-make the album but this year I decided to use an 8" x 8" scrapbooking album.

The first page of the album is always her school photo for the year. This is the first page for this year.


I started with a piece of white cardstock and applied some Texture Paste through Kaisercraft's Script stencil. When this was dry I took a blending tool and lightly applied some Broken China Distress Ink randomly onto the background.

I am using a paper pad from Kaisercraft called "Party" for this whole album.
The die for the die cut piece below the photo is from Magnolia.
The butterfly 3D sticker is from The Craft Stall.

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Julie

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

"Unique" Art Journal Page


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing an Art Journal page I have just finished.

This page has been in the making for ages, I did the background months ago and it has just been sitting around waiting for me to do something with it. There is another background just like it waiting to be "loved"

This is the completed page


To give you an idea of what I started with this is the page that has the same background that is waiting for me to finish it off. There is a lot of texture in there.



Because the background was quite dark and busy I swiped over it with some white Gesso to lighten it up in the hope that the flowers would stand out more.

The flowers were stamped onto watercolour paper using Stayzon Ink and then coloured using an assortment of permanent markers

These were then attached to the page using Gel Medium, I found that the Gel medium dulled the colour. Don't know weather that was because I put it on too thickly or a normal consequence of using Gel Medium over markers. To fix this I went over the flowers with my Big Brush Markers because I know that once they are dry they will not move.

I then added the stems, a bit of shading and some detail. For the detailing I used a Fude Ball 1.5 pen and a Mitsubishi UB245 black fine pen.

I then stamped the "Unique" title using Stayzon Ink.

To finish off I did some stamping with Gold ink and the same flower stamps, along with a circle stamp in Yellow and Blue. I then framed the page with my Black Big Brush Marker and a gold pen.

Here is a close up for a little bit of the detail.




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Julie


Thursday, August 9, 2018

ARRC 21st Birthday Layout

Good Afternoon

The inspiration for this layout came from Pinterest. Oh how I love Pinterest, there is soooo much to see there. Unfortunately, lately, I have spent more time looking at everyone else's lovely work and not doing any myself. It is so easy to do isn't it.

The photo's on this layout were taken in one of those photo booths that you often see around and each  photo block has 4 photos on it.

The papers are from a pack I bought but I have thrown the original packaging away and do not know what brand it is.


I have definitely got a thing for banners.

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Julie