Thursday, November 17, 2016

Always Beautiful


This month's sketch at My Creative Sketches is by Kristine Davidson for Creative Scrappers.


I love the grid design of the sketch, and decided to tear out little "windows" for the photos.


I used patterned papers from Graphic 45 and the cardstock is from Core'dinations, as I thought it lent itself nicely to being torn, with its dual colour tones. The "windows" are then embellished with flowers and vines from Prima Marketing. 



Here are some close-ups.




So, hop on over to the MCS blog for more great inspiration, and check out the lovely prize that has been put together for this month's winner!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 - Communique Collection (Shutter Speed), Fashionista Collection (Le Fleur)
Cardstocks - Core'dinations; Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla
Flowers and Vine - Prima Marketing - Millicent Collection (En Francais), Gallery Roses (Marcel, Rousseau, Delphina), Frost Collection (Danse Roses)
Alphas - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Alpha Parts - Signmaker
Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Monday, October 31, 2016

More Canvas Projects

I recently created two more canvas pieces for two dear friends who celebrated their birthdays in October.

I embellished the canvases with flowers, laces, buttons, and wood and metal findings, and then sprayed them over with various shades of glimmer mists.

Erine







Tina









Thank you so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Canvases - Phoenix Stretched Canvas (0.75in, 6x6in)
Laces - Minton Ribbons
Paper Napkins
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Rootbeer Float Adhesive Foam Letters, Typo Chipboard Letter Stickers (Black); Paper Market - Alpha-Bites - Cookie Oreo Chipboard Stickers
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Bella Notte Collection (Hickory, Pinehurst), Vivian Collection (Eliza) 
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets - Typo Bulbs 1, Rusty Typo Zippers; Bo Bunny Press - Et Cetera Trinkets; Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Game Spinners; Solid Oak - Steampunk - Gears; from stash
Butterflies - Prima Marketing - Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments
Wood Embellishments - Kars - Wood Ornament Box
Buttons - Bo Bunny Press - Et Cetera Buttons; Momoyo Craft; from stash
Mediums - Liquitex - Gesso, Flexible Modeling Paste; Martha Stewart Crafts - Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (various colours)
Stencil - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection - Tiles
Adhesive - Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Monday, October 17, 2016

Remember This Moment


Check out the lovely sketch at My Creative Sketches this month, by Christine Meyer.


I used papers from Glitz Design for my DT layout (found among my stash), and did lots of layering with the various embellishments comprising wood, metal and flowers.


I also double-mounted the photo with cardstock as well as patterned paper from DCWV, and punched the top and bottom edges of the patterned paper with Martha Stewart Crafts' 'Pansy' edge punch. I then further trimmed the bottom edge of the paper with some lace.



Here are some close-ups. I added some dew drops to the layout to give it some added texture and dimension.




Now hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and check out the amazing prize that's been put together for this month's winner. And do come and join in the fun - I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful layouts!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Glitz Design - Olivia Collection - Olivia Roses, Olivia Hearts; DCWV - La Creme Stack
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics (Black)
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Delight Collection, Layla, Camelot Roses (Burton), Belle Artes Collection (Document)
Ribbon Trim - Prima Marketing - Valenciennes Collection (Stella)
Lace Trim - Prima Marketing
Wood Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Decorative Wood Embellishments - Romance Novel, Craftsman
Metal Embellishments - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Compass Coins, Game Spinners
Title - KaiserCraft - Wooden Flourishes - Remember This Moment
Dew Drops - The Robin's Nest - Poinsettia
Puncher - Martha Stewart Crafts - Punch Around The Page - Pansy Edge Punch
Mediums - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Chalkboard (Charcoal); Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot); Sharpie Permanent Marker Pen (Fine Point - Black)
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, E K Tools 3D-Dots Foam Dot Squares

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Travel Adventure


September's sketch at My Creative Sketches is another lovely one by Liz Chidester.


For my DT layout, I chose to scrap more photos from my daughter's literature trip to the United Kingdom with her school, using a mix of papers from Graphic 45 and S.E.I. I like that the S.E.I. paper, from their Moravia colletion, has felt bits which lend the layout some texture.


In fact, this layout is really a combination of the various product brands I have in my stash, and I'm happy to see how they work so well together!



Here are the close-ups.



Thank you so much for dropping by. Now, hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also to check out the wonderful prize that awaits this month's winner!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 - Communique Collection - Communique, On The Dot, Postage; S.E.I. - Moravia Collection - Katerina
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima Marketing - Gracie Vine (Almanac), Orchard Mix (Sahara), Rodanthe Collection (Seaboard), Florella Collection
Title - K and Company - Roam Collection - 'Words' Adhesive Chipboard
Wooden Tag - Little Yellow Bicycle - Wood Tags
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Monday, September 12, 2016

Canvas Project


Last week was Teacher's Day here, and this year, I decided to experiment with canvases for my daughter's teachers. I have to say I like how they turned out.


I pasted strips of paper napkins and various lace trims onto the canvas, and used a stencil to apply modeling paste to the top corner and bottom edge, for added texture. I then applied gesso to the entire canvas and then sprayed glimmer mists in a mix of colours over the canvas.


After the canvas has dried, I added the alphas and embellishments, and applied gesso to these. I then sprayed the entire canvas again with the same glimmer mist colours. I finished off the canvas by spraying it over with a specific glimmer mist in Iridescent Gold, to give the entire piece a lovely gold shimmer.


At the back of the canvas, I pasted a little message for the teacher.


Here's another design.





And yet another in more earthy tones.





And finally, one for the male teachers - I replaced the flowers with buttons and wood embellishments instead.






Here's a collage of all the canvases - don't you just love all the pretty colours?



I gift-wrapped the canvases with black tissue paper and finished off the look with a red ribbon and matching sticker tag. :)



Materials used:
Canvases - Phoenix Stretched Canvas (0.75in, 6x6in)
Laces - Prima Marketing, Minton, from stash
Paper napkins
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Giftbox Chipboard Letter Stickers, Shoe Box Chipboard Letter Stickers, Typo Chipboard Letter Stickers, Cherry Patterned Chipboard Letter Stickers; Paper Market Alpha-Bites - Cookie Fudge Chipboard Stickers, Cookie Glaze Chipboard Stickers; K and Company - Black Filagree Alphabet Adhesive Chipboard
Flourishes - American Crafts - Thickers - Vera Accents Vinyl Shape Stickers
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Vivian Eliza, Rondelle Collection (Plume), Bella Notte Collection (Vermont), Innoscence Collection, Ameruse Pastel Perle Mix, Florella Collection; Petaloo Premier - Printed Darjeeling Collection (Wild Blossoms x9 Med - Soft Grey), The Penny Lane Garden Collection (Mixed Blossoms x8 - Antique Beige, Robin Egg Blue)
Butterflies - Prima Marketing - Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments
Wood Embellishments - Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes - Hot Air Balloons; Kars - Wood Ornament Box
Buttons - Momoyo Craft
Mediums - Liquitex - Gesso, Flexible Modeling Paste; Reeves - Gesso Primer; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (various colours); Maya Road - Maya Mists (various colours)
Stencil - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection - Tiles
Adhesive - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue