Saturday, 19 July 2014

A Very CAS Birthday With Gelatos

Hi everyone :) Still having computer issues and well to be honest issues with the freezing winter we are having in Aus this year. It's that time again though and this time for the Purples it's ANYTHING GOES at Eclectic Ellapu. Sorry for the glare on my card but I forgot to take a pic before I packaged it up to sell lol.

This was a very easy card to make. Basically I stamped my image straight on to 300gsm white cs that is made so you can work right on it. I got it from a craft show I went to last year and I'm hoping when I go back in November that they have more. I  coloured using Faber-Castell Gelatos I used with a waterbrush straight from the tubes so I could get the intense colour. I made sure not to use too much water so the cs wouldn't warp and the colour wouldn't bleed through.

I went around the edge of the card with blue and smudged it with my finger and then did the same with a Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Label with a pink gelato. I used foam tape to raise the label for a little dimension. As you can see this was a nice quick card to make and I was trying out another CAS idea. I'm getting there I think lol.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Large Flower Background And Flutter Trees

Hiya, long time no talk . . . My cat really did it this time :( She knocked a pretty big cup full of water all over my laptop and while it still works not all the keys work properly lol. So I have to use a combination of laptop and tablet to do a post and well most days it's just too much work lol. Anyways the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu for the Purples this time is Birthdays with Butterflies. If You didn't guess I picked that one ;) Not many pics this week as that's just too much work switching constantly between pad n lappy lol.

So because I just got my Inktense pencils and some new spellbinders dies I thought I would combine the two. The dies I used are In'spire Celebration and Flutter Tree D'lites. For a full list of suplies look in the labels. The copious amounts of cutting were done in my Ebosser.

1. Cut 6 sets of trees, butterflies and sentiments from plain cs
2. Stamp background and then position tree and sentiment, die cut
3. Colour the background with a watercolour medium ( I used my new inktense set squeal), I hadnt kept my middle tree pieces but I decided the finished card needed them and went a hunting lol. Next time I will make sure to colour these at the same time too.
4. Glue the 6 trees together plus the stamped tree, glue 3 sentiments plus the stamped one together.
5. Once you have trimmed your background cut a card base to measure and then go over the edges of the base and background with white Adirondack Paint Dabber
6. Adhere background to base and then add the tree and sentiment.
7. The butterfly dies join two together at a time so what I did for these was turn my stamp stamp side up and work out roughly where I wanted the butterflies and pressed them onto the stamp then matched up the lines on the background.

The inspiration for this card came from one Jennifer McGuire posted on her blog a few months ago. She only used a sentiment but I thought this is so cool it could work with anything :)
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, 13 June 2014

More of My First Mini Part 5

Getting there :) The next images we got a little Australian followed by a lil camp :) lol
 Ok so we started with Prima and KaiserCraft papers, spellbinders butterfly circles, a tag cut with my ecraft and some brads and pearls.
 Flowers close up ;) I added white adirondack paint dabber around around the edges of the mini albums mini album lol
 The first page flips open for some journalling with some more flowers and brads. The darker pages you see here are from a magazine from years ago lol.
 The lace holds the book in place as it is fully removable.
I guess this is where we get camp haha. I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for the lettering and corner flourish. I love this KaiserCraft paper, all the white lines are flocked.
 A little Priscilla with both my girls.
And some Dame Edna for the Aussies and Brits who know who she is lol.
 And then we went a little Gaga. The panel that says Gaga is actually a little teeny pocket to hold the tag that's behind in place.
The tag has a Lifestyle Crafts Tab It Kit tab on it.
The back was done with Distress Stains and edged and stamped with distress inks. Hopefully all these journalling spots have been put to good use . . .
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, 26 May 2014

Distress Paints and Cabbage Roses CAS Style

Hiya Just a quick one today :D This is a card I made for someone who wanted some nice simple Thank You cards. The card started with me playing with the first set of Distress Paints when I got my hot li'l hand on them (the rest of the collection should be winging its way across the seas as I write this!) and doing some practicing on a craft tag. I used a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous flourish stamp all over the tag with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I had used the tag for something else and had about half left so I got the idea to use it up. I admit I have a box full of "Creative Play" type things I need to start using more and this project was perfect for one.
Something I don't do very often is go CAS, what can I say I like to add things lol. But all I had was half a tag and a vague idea. If you know me, you know I love butterflies, so out came some butterfly dies. I chose the smallest from Spellbinders Nested Butterflies Two and Lifestyle Crafts Nested Butterflies and cut a few from my tag.
I then grabbed Tim Holtz' Movers and Shapers Tickets die and what was left of my tag and cut the smallest ticket for my sentiment. For the background I used white cs and the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Cabbage Roses. I also did something I haven't done before which is to stamp a split type sentiment. I stamped just a note on the front and then on the inside to say thank you with archival ink. I finished it off by adding a bunch of baby pearls.
Happy Scrappin'

Ps what a beautiful country I live in :)
Calalla NSW Australia

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A Little Sketchy With Magnolia Way

Ok so last week I told you about my computer woes. Well they didn't end with getting a new adapter because that one went bang and tripped my fuses to boot lol. So I have ordered a new one and it should be here next week. Meanwhile I am working around the fact I have no lappy and using a combination of my phone and tablet with photobucket to be able to blog lol!

This week at Eclectic Ellapu the challenge is a sketch. I have to say it really kicked my butt, but I got there in the end . . . Here is the sketch from  Andria.
As you can see from above I decided to do a layout. Not something I have done for a while sadly. I need to get back in the swing of this and decided to pull elements of this sketch into my layout :)
I started by grabbing some gorgeous coordinating papers from DCWV's Magnolia Way stack and trimming them to the shapes required for the sketch. Then with my black base I lightly sketched where my pieces would be placed on the back and leaving a generous border to adhere my pp panels cut out the centre areas.
Luckily I had a scrap piece of the same cardstock to cut a mat for my largest pictures, but for the smaller picture and the banners I used the panels I had cut out. I did a couple of test triangles on scrap paper to try and get some measurements I was happy with then made some from the black card stock.
I originally was going with one pic but I just couldn't make it work :( So I grabbed a couple more and cut the black base for the first one with  an Mpress die and the photo in the second one with Xcuts Ornate Frame die.
I then edged all my black cardstock pieces with Stazon Metallic Gold. I cut some more slightly smaller triangles from leftover pp and then used a Making Memories Simply Stated Trademark rub on alphabet for the letters adding foam tape under both layers of triangles. I used double sided tape at the top of the bottom triangle to adhere it to my stretchy gold cord (dunno what the correct term is but that'll do lol).
For my final touches I chopped a Black Bella Jumbo Flower in quarters and added it to two corners as well as under the smaller pics. The flower centres were too plain so I used alcohol ink to colour some pearls to add an accent. To do this I added a couple of drops of gold alcohol ink to my nonstick craft sheet and used alcohol ink fillable pen filled with blending solution to pick it up once dry and colour the pearls.
I then scattered black bling and my hand coloured pearls around the photos and layout and called it done. Sounds simple huh, took me 3 or 4 days of walking away and coming back but it's done now. Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'