Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dream & Soon to be Mummy

Hello everyone, well here we are nearly to the end of June and half a year just about gone.  My first layout was for the challenge this month and as I had a male layout I chose to use a Die Cut from my Silhouette Machine.

I first applied a thin layer of white gesso to the background of the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies PP, I then sprayed lightly over it with mist , machined stitched the edges of the page and used a star stencil with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle coloured with Mica Powder.

 I matted my larger photo to set behind the cut file and I cut two identical photos in a smaller size for added interest on the bottom of the page.  I punched some tiny stars in pink to splatter them across the layout.  For a bit of dimension I used mounting tape and dots to lift the camera and journaling strips.

Here's the challenge sketch at Shop and Crop Scrapbooking .

Now for my second layout today.  

I chose Pink Paislee Oh My Heart PP and stickers for this bright layout. 

I chose white cardstock for the background, added a border of the Pink Paislee PP's and then applied Ranger Distress Oxide Ink  through a circle stencil to mimic the circles on the paper.  I thought my photo and elements would look good with a pop of black so matted most things with black cardstock.  One of the papers called for fussy cutting so my cluster has some pieces I cut from that paper.  I backed the beautiful bronze embellishments with black and finished the layout with a few sequins.  The title is made of alphas from my stash.

You may have noticed some blurring on my painted circles (I made an error trying to spray with water and it ran), so I suggest if you want nice crisp images with Distress Oxide inks that you seal them with a fixer or hairspray so they don't react with water. 

Thanks for staying to the end of my post and if you'd like a discount from the Shop and Crop Store use the code SS5.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Mixed Media Fun!!

Hello There! How is your week going? I hope things are going well for you!

As the blog title suggests, I am creating with some MIXED MEDIA PRODUCTS you can find HERE!!!  There are Sprays and Dusts and Glazes!! So many products to choose from!!

Today I have been playing with some Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals and the color I had was Screamin Banshee black!! Which is part of this set which you can find in the shop HERE!!!!!

I prepped my page with gesso and when that was dry I added torn book paper and random die cuts and plasterers tape..

I then sprinkled the Magical powder very sparingly with a paint brush where I wanted some color to come.

Then I sprayed some water and watched the magic happen!!

I added more sprays of water and tilted my paper from side to side to make some drips.. I added more Magical powder to made some deep color in places..

I allowed it to dry overnight and the next day it had a wonderful sheen!!

Then I added my photo and embellishments. I had another product to try and it was ENAMEL ACCENTS in the store HERE!!! and these come in an amazing array of gorgeous colors...  I had the Blue Ribbon color which is such a fresh blue..

I added some Blue Fern chipboard which I painted with black gesso around my page as well as die cutting a frame.

I decided to use the Enamel Accents to add some dots for extra color and dimension...

I love the added interest the bright pops of blue add to my chipboard..

The dots stayed lovely and plump and raised... I love the look of them!!!

and my completed page..

What creative fun you can have with Lindys Magicals and Enamel Accents...  Check them out in the store Magicals... Here.... and Enamel Accents ...Here...
Other products I used on my layout from my own supplies was the Chipboard, die cuts, plasterers tape, Dusty Attic flowers, cardstock and Kaisercraft words..

The second layout I would like to share with you was created using a little pot of color from COLOR BLAST which you have to add water to and mix to activate the color... The color I received was a pretty green called Envy..

I decided to try using a thick paint brush and make sweeping strokes across my page making the color go from a lighter shade to a darker shade by going over the place I wanted it darker over and over.. I really like how the paint went on my page, I did not use gesso and the color just sat on the cardstock..

some closer views..

The top of my page with the paint lightly sweeping across the page..

The bottom of the page where I intensified the color.. A simple little bit of stencilling to add some texture..
and my layout.

This was the first time I have used the Color Blast Shimmer pot and I must say I love the way it goes on the cardstock and it leaves such a pretty sheen too... Simply leave the lid off for the pot to air dry and once dry then pop the lid back on and it will be ready to be charged up for the next time...
Other supplies I have used for this layout include white cardstock, Kaisercraft Papers Wildflower collection, memory box die, Heidi Swapp stencil, modeling paste.  Color Blast have an amazing range of products which you can check out in the Store HERE!!!

Thank you for coming by and I hope you enjoyed viewing my layouts as much as I enjoyed creating them... Remember to pop  the code LC5 for your discount on your order from the SHOP!!!!

Until next time,
Happy creating!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

say cheese and prince charming

Hi everyone Heidi here today here is a tutorial on using a few products firstly here I have used lindys magical powder,so I sprinkled the powder on some kaisercraft smooth cardstock and sprayed it to give a messy effect then used a wipe to smudge it...all our mixed media products are here...
I found the effect very fun for my page...
                      Here I used colourblast shimmer pot in punch so I wet the product with my spray and  used my fingers to colour the paperclay molds I made and then I used a soft brush on them it gave a lovely shimmery effect....
 Here I have used the enamel accents on my title and also some dots on my page great product it gave a shiny look and the dots are raised....
                                                              Heres the finished page

Heres my other page using the echo park collection come along and have a shop don't forget to use my code for your discount HW5...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Once upon a time...

Good Morning!

Well, I don't know about you, but its been a wet couple of weeks at our house, which has meant lots of scrappy time! Today I'm going to share with you a couple of layouts featuring Echo Park's 'Once Upon a Time - 'Prince' collection.

Now, I'm not sure if you noticed, but we are a little short of Princes in our house, so I borrowed some pics from my neighbours! They are the cutest!

I got a little messy on the background, with some Gesso, and some Colourblast watercolour cube in 'Singin' the blues' (mixed with white paint to make that gorgeous pastel blue), and some navy ink. I added some texure with a Kaisercraft stamp and some Stazon ink.

From the collection, I included the striped paper on the bottom half of the page, the enamel dots, and some die cuts. I then added some thickers, and wood veneers from my stash, as well as some gorgeous flairs from Cocoa Vanilla.

For my next layout, I used the awesome tree paper from the 'Prince' collection. My kids, nieces and nephew, had just gone on an epic 10k bush walk and I thought this paper would work for those pics.

I used some gesso to quieten down a section of the page, and then used the Echo Park Noble Knight stencil with some white texture paste for added dimension. The red strip of paper is from the Echo Park 'Pinstripes' collection.

I added some die cuts from the collection, as well as some Layered Stickers and enamel dots. From my stash I added wood veneers, flairs, thickers, stickers and twine.

I love the way both these layouts turned out! Thanks for stopping by to check them out.

Big Loves,
Tam x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Netball season has begun and all my three girls are playing.
Love a good wintery sport.
What have you been doing?
What sports do your children like to play??

I have a couple of shares today.

I was given the Crate Paper Cute Girl Range to create and design.

I have used these papers and lettering for this layout:

I loved the pattern on the paper so I cut the scalloped edges to give a layered effect.

The puffy sparkling stickers look great against these papers.

I have used these two mixed media items to create my background.

Crate Paper Cute Girl
Pink Fresh Felicity
A2ZScraplet Chipboard

Lots of pretty papers from the Crate Cute Girls collection papers. Just perfect to use for my friends wedding day.

I have included some metal brads by Kaszazz and used punches and I also added a bit of tulle for a soft look.

Here is some close ups:

thanks for stopping by today...