Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dance In The Rain - Canvas

I created this canvas piece as a gift for a friend.

The stamp is one of my favourites from Tim Holtz (I love the quote), and I layered the embellishments to make them really 'pop' on the canvas.

I also sprayed some glimmer mists onto the canvas to give just a hint of colour beneath the notecard and embellishments, instead of leaving it just plain white.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Notecard - Prima Marketing - Botanical Collection Notecards
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Lady Bird Collection - Solid Flower Vine (White); from stash
Floral Trim - Webster's Pages - Bloomer (Game Green)
Stamp - Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Wood Mounted Stamp - The Storm
Mediums - Ranger - Archival Ink - Jet Black; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Jazz Blue, Olive Vine
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner
Others - Muslin, Burlap, Paper Doily, Pearl Strand, Ribbon - All from own stash

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beautiful (Just The Way You Are)

Today is reveal day at My Creative Sketches, and here's my DT layout inspired by this lovely sketch by Liz Chidester.

I decided to use corrugated cardboard pieces as my design element in this layout, which features a very 3-dimensional look accentuated by some lovely vines from Prima Marketing.

And I just love this chipboard title by The Dusty Attic, which I had painted white, and then inked the edges very lightly with distress ink in Victorian Velvet colour.

Now, head on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also check out the lovely prize up for grabs this month. I can't wait to see all of your lovely submissions!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima Marketing - Romance Novel Collection - Harlequin, Emotion, Messenger
Floral Vines - Prima Marketing - Bretton Vines - Alyssa
Chipboard Title - The Dusty Attic
Metal Key - Webster's Pages - Perfect Accents Charm Embellishments
Mediums - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Snow Cap; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, Victorian Velvet
Corrugated Cardboard
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cherished Memories: The SC Years - Mini-Album

A very dear friend of my younger DD's will soon be leaving for further studies overseas, so we decided to do up a little album for her, with photos of some of the fun times they've enjoyed together.

The inside of the album ....

... and a look at the individual pages ....

Materials used:
Album - Maya Road - Sheer Tab Binder Album
Patterned Papers - K & Company - 'Cut N Paste' Designer Paper Pad, Brenda Walton 'Sweet Talk' Specialty Paper Pad; DCWV - 'Le Tres Chic' Stack; Little Yellow Bicycle - 'Love Letters' 6x6 Decorative Edged Tablet; Pink Paislee - 'Pop Fashion' Collection 8x8 Paper Pack; Graphic 45 - 'Steampunk Spells' Collection - Tick-Tock
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima Marketing - Tatiana (Oceana), Lucerne (Nature Garden, Meadow Lark), Bella Notte Collection (Aberdeen), Pinata Petals (Baja Mix), Melisse (Meadow Lark, Fairy Belle), Perle Bebe (Meadow Lark), Something Blue Collection (Tie The Knot), Life Time Collection, Florella Leaves, Bretton Vines (Parchment), Paper Market Limited Edition 2011 (Romance Mix); Petaloo - Canterbury Collection - Rose Blossoms (Mauve, White), Magnolia Blossoms (White); from stash
Crystals - Prima Marketing - Craftsman Collection - Say It In Crystals
Chipboards - K & Company - Classic K 'Margo' Adhesive Chipboard Words; We R Memory Keepers - White Out - Self-Adhesive Layered Chipboard Nonsense - Tags
Stickers - Creative Imaginations - 'Narratives' Epoxy Stickers; K & Company - Brenda Walton 'Maison' Word Strips Embossed Stickers; Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Text; Making Memories - Paperie Collection - Mocha Dimensional Stickers; DCWV - 'La Creme' Epoxy Stickers
Die-Cut Shapes - KaiserCraft Collectables - 'True Romance' Collection
Tickets - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adage Tickets
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - 'Hello Pastel' Vintage Trinkets; Making Memories - 'Just Chillin' Girl' Collection - Metal Signage
Paper Clips - Pink Paislee - 'Hope Chest' Collection - Butterfly Clips
Buttons - Prima Marketing - IOD Collection - 'Everyday Vintage' Flair Buttons
Tags - Making Memories - Sweets Tags - Friends; Prima Marketing - 'Stationer's Desk' Collection - Tag Me
Alphas - Prima Marketing - Alphabet Stickers (Black); Jenni Bowlin Studio - Vintage Black Stickers
Laces - Prima Marketing; Daiso - Lace Ribbon; Graphic 45 - Trim Staples; from stash
Stamp - Hero Arts Clear Design - Bracket And Tags
Mediums - Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Others (from stash) - Cheesecloth, Ribbons, Pearl Strand, Paper Doilies
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots