Wednesday, February 25, 2015

True Love Layout

Hi everyone

Posting my layout for the sketch challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches I really loved this sketch. I have been meaning to do a layout in this style for some time so this was the little push I needed.
The photo is of my husband and our grand-daughter and was taken at a recent family photo shoot. I think it shows the completely relaxed and loving relationship they have.

I have used an American Crafts paper pad for the patterned papers.

I applied texture paste with white acrylic paint through a stencil to the background. The title and the very small tourquise hearts have a coat of Dimensional Magic, a revived old love.

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Till next time

Monday, February 23, 2015

Jacks 21st Layout and Cards

A few things to share today.

A couple of cards I made for my Saturday class.

This first easel card uses a "Round the Page" punch along with various dies and embossing folders. The small hearts are made with a small punch. A few daimanties added for a little bit of sparkle

This card is a very simple card that I use if I am giving someone a voucher of gift card as a present.
Once again using a border punch and die cuts.
I have added a little bit of ribbon and a paper flower also.
An excellent card at christmas time made with christmas paper and embellishments.

 Inside the card I generally put a tag to attach the gift card to, or write my greeting on.

This double page layout uses a stencil with embossing ink on the background (feathers) then heat embossed with UTEE, a background stamp with distress ink for a bit of added background texture. All of the patterned papers have been distressed around the edges and then inked and the doily has been cut on my Cricut using the Paper Lace cartridge.

I have cut the feathers using Kaisercraft's feather die, 2 in patterned paper and one in chipboard. The chipboard has been covered with embossing ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder then tied together with some vintage lace.

I have used Dimensional Magic on the title to give it some depth and shine.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Card and 2015 Diary

A post tonight to share what I have been making this week.

First a simple card I made as a sample for the Scrapbooking/Card Making class I run each Saturday at Camelot Studios here in Adelaide.

I have cut some strips of 2 patterned papers, put them through my Big Shot with 2 different embossing folders then inked lightly over the top to highlight the embossed pattern. A strip of plain co-ordinting paper across the card topped with a ticket I have cut on the Big Shot using the Die-Namics "Just The Ticket" die and foam tape. I printed the sentiment on my computer and added it to the ticket. A bit of faux stitching to finish off.

I have spent a bit of time working on making a planner. I have finished the actual construction now I get to decorate it. It is A5 size.

I have bound it using my Cinch and a white spiral binding wire. It has a white "leatherette" heavy cardstock back and front cover with a clear cover over the top of them both. I am not that keen on the way the spiral binding wire has the pages uneven when the book is open so I am going to try to buy some 2" binding wires to replace it. The planner is quite thick, about 3cm so is not as portable as I had first thought I would like. I might take some of the note paper out when I re-bind it as there are 100 note page in there....don't think I will make that many notes

I have created a week to an opening calendar which has room for notes at the end of each week so I can write down my "To Do" list or things I might forget. Each month has a divider at the beginning of it that I am going to decorate and add pockets to keep "things" in.
I need to decide how I am going to date the days, either stamp or just hand write and also not sure about the month tabs, may see if I can buy some already printed. The ones that are currently in there I have punched using the McGill Tab punch and written the months.

After the calendar there are 4 sections of lined paper for things like Notes, Scrapbooking ideas, Tickets for functions that I have to organise and holiday ideas for our trip to New Zealand later this year. They will have tabs too but I ran out of the white card I was using to make them. Each of these sections have a zip lock coloured plastic pocket at the beginning of it for any bits and pieces that I want to keep handy.

So as you can see there is still lots of work to do but that is the idea isn't it........

Till next time
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