Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Flat Swap - Sneak Peek

So, I'm doing another Friendship Swap. This time around, we have to work on a set of coasters, but the trick is to keep them totally flat - no patterned papers or embellishments, no stickers, no rub-ons - totally as flat as they came. That was a great challenge for me, since anyone who's familiar with my style would know my projects are usually as dimensional and bulky as they come, lol! Here are a couple of sneak peeks at what I came up with.

And stay tuned for the final product!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Remember This

Playing with Basic Grey's new Picadilly collection. I mixed it here with their Origins collection embellishments as the colours are so complementary.

I added in a clock face from Dusty Attic which I inked with a mix of distress inks to give it varying colours, and the flowers are a mix of Prima and Petaloo floral embellishments.

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I do always appreciate your comments! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey - Picadilly Collection - Flap Jack Breakfast, Farm Fresh Eggs, Fresh Baked Bread, Bread Box
Tags - Basic Grey - Origins Collection - Canvas Tags; 7Gypsies - Lille Collection - Tags
Die-Cut Chipboard - Dusty Attic - Skeleton Clock Face
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Juliette Collection (Berry), Eclatte Collection (Mix 1); Petaloo - Chantilly Collection - Velvet Hydrangeas (Rose, Sage)
Brads - Basic Grey - Origins Collection - Glazed Brads
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Black Soot; American Crafts Slick Writer - Brown (Fine)
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts - Garden Gate Deep Double Edge Punch
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Look What Came In The Mail!

Basic Grey recently added me to their designer list - yay! And last week I received my first media kit from them to play with - double yay! I've already started working on a couple of layouts with their yummy new collections! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Little Moments

One of the rare photos I took with my girls as I'm usually the one behind the camera! This photo was taken last Christmas Day in Australia, up the beautiful Blue Mountains.

I used My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found 2 papers and journal tags for the layout, embellished with Prima flowers and blings, and Dusty Attic die-cut chipboards.

I coated the DA chipboards with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint for some texture, and then brushed some Black Soot Distress Ink over them for a darker shade.

I then pleated the lace at the bottom of the photo to give it added volume, and did lots of layering with the flowers and tags using 3D foam dots for greater dimension. I also added foam dots to the framed photo, to let it stand out.

Some close-ups ...

Thanks so much for dropping by - your visits and comments are always much appreciated! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers – My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found 2 Collection – Rosy “Ordinary” Dream Paper, Rosy “Remember” Dots Paper, Breeze “Fun Day” Borderline Paper
Flowers and Vines – Prima Marketing – Scrapbook Jewelry (Maeachite), Regent Collection (Hamlet), Tea Roses (Peach Frost), Sugar Blooms (Celebrate), Floret Collection (Camille)
Lace – Webster’s Pages – Spring Market Trim Collection
Journal Stickers and Card – Lost & Found 2 Collection – Rosy “Love” Layered Chipboard Stickers, Rosy “Remember” Title
Die-Cut Chipboards – Dusty Attic – Vintage Frame, Fancy Flourish #2
Crackle Paint – Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy)
Inks – Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot), American Crafts Slick Writer (Brown - Fine)
Blings – Prima Marketing – Say It In Crystals (Black)
Punch – Martha Stewart Crafts – Doily Lace Edge Punch
Adhesives – Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Butterflies" Wedding Card

I created this card using BoBunny's Gabrielle collection and Prima flowers. It's a wedding card for a good friend's daughter, and I wanted to create something a little different than the usual wedding cards, with lots of dimension and texture.

Here are some close-ups.

After I had completed the card, I decided to make a matching envelope to go with it. :)

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I really do appreciate your comments! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - BoBunny Press - Gabrielle Collection - Cut Outs, Elegance, Cameo, Unwritten, Promenade
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla
Stickers - BoBunny Press - Gabrielle Collection - Combo Stickers, Dimensional Stickers
Flowers and Vines - Prima Marketing - Eminence Collection, Flowered Tendrils (Pink), Angelica Rose Collection (Jewel)
Crystals - Elements Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards
Stickles - Ranger Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Alphas (for Envelope) - BoBunny Press - Timepiece Collection - 'Defining Moments' Cardstock Stickers
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots