Tuesday 29 March 2016

Happy Birthday Dad

Hi all and I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

Today I have a quick share, its a birthday card I made recently for my Father-in-law. Don't often get a chance to make cards and especially masculine ones.

I die cut out all the cogs and adhered them to the front layer.
Some Gesso lightly brushed on and then I added the Inka Gold paste
in the silver, bronze and the turquoise.

Some string, some tags and stamping and all finished off
with some eyelets.

Very simple but so effective.

Thanks for stopping by 
Carol xx

Sunday 27 March 2016

" Kindy "

Happy Easter to everyone and I hope you are having a wonderful time with all your families.

 Today I want to share a layout that I have created for Color, Stories and Inspiration as part of the design team.
This one was created for case file 195.

The colours in this case file are not colours that I would usually scrap so this was a little bit out of the box for me. I must add that once I started it, I now love it and may use this colour combo again.

I am doing school albums for each of my 3 kids and this one was perfect for my youngest son " Wade " for his first year of school. This is my " baby's " first day at Blacksmiths Primary and he just looked so tiny in his school shirt and over-sized hat. He does have shorts on even though you can't see them under that shirt. The back pack that he could hardly lift but was determined to carry. All ready..nope, no shoes yet !!

Distressed the edges then random punching,inking and doodling all around the edge. The background was stenciled with black crackle paint and then while it was still wet I added some black Micro Beads. I used some green Inka Gold paste and stenciled some squares randomly
then to finish it all off I inked a stencil and used it like a stamp to get the little circles.

This is case file 195

The case file elements
The Scheme - Sage/celadon green, teal green, orangey terracotta, olive/apple green and avocado green.
The Evidence - I used the following- stripes, polaroid frames, hearts, flowers, tiny brads, string, felt, ink splats and animals.
The Testimony - I took and idea from 1000 Awesome things and wrote about Wades first day at school which is  under the title contained in a book I made from a jig saw piece.

Now for some of the closeups:

You can see al the layers in this photo. I love adding little animals on all my pages now albeit an owl, bird or lady bird or something else I can find in my stash.
So many layers of papers, jig saw pieces, punchinella, chipboard and cutouts.

'I took some large jig saw pieces and split them and then covered the two pieces with pattern paper. I used these as my start for all my layers. I added stitching and inked the edges of them also.I love the look of the Micro Beads on the background.

I used some polaroid frames in the layers with the bottom one having the date written with my Motex writer.

Don't use brads much these days so I love it when I can add a couple to my layouts. 
Here I have a couple of black hearts each end of the banner.

I love using the cutouts to add elements to my layouts and in this one I used the 
mushrooms plus a few others. Of course flowers : ) 
I added a couple of  D-lish flairs too.

Finished the layout with the wooden dogs some black Dylusion splatters, some 
pearly dots and clear sayings stickers.

some of the products I used:
Bella BLVD paper- Color Chaos - " Guacamole Strandz "
Minds Eye Wild Asparagus " All Boy "
Plain black bazzil
Bo Bunny Rough it up stamp
Distress Ink - peeled paint and black soot
Liquid Pearl - Avocado
Dylusion - Black marble
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms " Sea Breeze "
Prima Princess Whimsical -black
Inka paste - Green
Crackle paint Black
Black Micro Beads
Scrap FX Chipboard
D-lish Flairs
Green Tara ribbon - " hessian weave"
Motex writer
Kaisercraft cutouts
Wooden dogs and owls
Jo Sonya  paints
Bird on a wire Washi Tape

Thanks for stopping by
till next time

keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Monday 21 March 2016

" Perfectly Imperfect"

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by today at my blog. I hope you like what I have created for you all to see. 

Today I would like to share with you all my latest Design Team layout over at Color, Stories and Inspiration.

This one is for case file number 193.

I couldn't find a photo to go with these colours and was going to revert to the black and white photo,
Then I remembered a recent trip to the beach with my hubby and knew some of the photos were still on the camera. Playing around with some of the settings, this one came out really blurry as you can see, but when my hubby saw the photo his comment was 
" That's the best photo of me "
So how good is the title for these photos of him??

The layout has a real rustic/beachy feel to it.
I tore some of the paper away and then distressed the edges. I added some thin strips of hessian under the edges too. The orange beading is called sand and I raided hubby's shed. It was just sitting on the shelf not being used.
I love to use plain straws, add washi tape to them and then add them to my layouts.

Case file no 193
Case file elements:
The Scheme- blue, pale celadon green, olive green, bright orange and black.
The evidence- I used the following; string, birds, frames, flowers, shells, nautical elements, labels.
The testimony- I framed my journaling and wrote from 365 Questions What relaxes you?
Relaxing at the beach. I love to fish, I love to surf, I love the sound of the waves, I love to stand and listen and think at the beach.

I used a frame to hold my journalling. 

Lots of stamping and paint splatters. I used a stencil to 
get the effect of the birds flying across the page.

Love the title for this page. Its just suits the photo and my hubby so well. 
The orange sand was a little pale so I covered it with orange silks paint.

                     A piece of chippy chains covered in Viva Ferro Special effect paints. 
I tried to add a few beachy items like the fishing net. I made this myself from string. 
A few shells from the beach and anchors, ships wheels.

Love the texture in the flowers for this page. 
Black polaroid frame for one of the pictures and the other frame was left overs in my chipboard box.
 Its a box that I keep near where I am working and it holds all those little leftovers pieces and the blanks.
 I love to use both the positive and the negative of the chipboard.

Corrugated board which I covered with gesso and then edged with distress ink.
The thistle chipboard I left natural but added green 
Micro beads to the ends.

The anchor was die cut out them I used the Viva Ferro paste.
Black splatters and white splatters finished off the layout.

some of the items I used;
Kaisercraft papers - Blue Bay Collection " Shimmer" 
Black bazzill
Life Documented Photo stickers
Me and my Big Ideas - Mambi stickers & Pocket [ages stickers
2Crafty Thistle shrub and chain lengths
Plaid black metallic paint
Ceramcoat; Blue Jay & white
Silks Apricot nectar
Viva Ferro Special Effects paint
Deco sand (Bunnings)
Petaloo flowers; Wild mini blooms, textured elements textured blossoms Moss green, Faux dried mini, grey/blue & purple/green, printed Darjeeling, Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastain.
Distress Ink - vintage photo & peeled paint
plasterers tape
bird stencil
wooden anchor & ships wheel
washi tape
micro beads -Green
corrugated board

thanks for stopping by
till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Thursday 3 March 2016

" Simply Adorable "

Hello everyone,
 welcome to another White With1 challenge. 
I want to share with you all my design team layout for this months colour,   'Lavender '

I just love this colour, its just so pretty and so girly. Everything I just love to do. This is a photo of my Mum and my Grandaughter Emelia. My Mum lost part of her finger when I was about 6 months old opening a can of baby food. Emelia was so intrigued that 'Little Nanny" (that's what the grandkids call her ) finger that she wouldn't let go of it, that's what Mum is laughing at. 

Torn edges top and bottom and then inked. I random punched these edges. 
Lace peeking out just adds that girly feel.
I used a stencil and added some Impasto then Gelatos and water to get that soft inked look.
White ink with white embossing powder with a script stencil.
I find that the white ink from Stamping up just wont dry but if I use embossing 
powder over the top and heat set it, its brilliant.
You will see that the script writing is running down the page. This is because I was going to run the 
page the other way but I liked it more the way it is.

This is the March colour at White With 1. 
There are some great prizes up for grabs, so why not have a 
go and play with this gorgeous colour.

The ScrapFX and 2Crafty chipboard have been painted and rubbed with a white shimmer ink
from Mr Huey. I love these strings of diamante  and think they look gorgeous running down the page.
Plus the little diamond hearts just finish off the jewels.

Lots of layers as usual. I don't think I could do a 'flat ' layout. I did several 
layers of white embossing on the title till I got the look I was after. 
Not as smooth as I normally have 
but I still like it.

I have been trying to use lots of those left over pieces of chipboard that we all seem to accumulate
and in this layout I found some 2Crafty pieces that I painted white and added some
 of the lavender Gelato to the edges.
I added some Lavender splatters to the background to finish it off.

I found the bridges in my chipboard left over box. Yes I have a plastic tub/box that sits on my 
work space and I put all my left over chipboard pieces in it. When I do a layout I am trying to 
get into a habit of checking this to see if there is anything I can use.
Love these D-lish flowers and my 'little bird" peeking 
out over the top. I think he is gorgeous.

Flourish with Bling puffy flourish on the background was just the perfect colour. Some more chippy 
vines that I painted white. 
Well there are lots more to see on this layout and I do love to add lots of little 
bits and pieces of yummy goodies.

Till next time
keep on scrapping 

Hugz Carol xx

Some of the products I used:
White cardstock
Ceramcoat paint
2Crafty Chipboard
ScrapFX chipboard
D-lish 'After 5 Flowers'
Prima flowers
Petaloo flowers
Enthaily flowers
Mont Marte diamonds