Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Creative Jump Start and a Pretty Layout!

Hi Everyone :) Hope you all had lovely holidays!

Today I want to share two things. An inspiring video a day called Creative Jump Start and a layout.

What is Creative Jump Start? Well it's an inspirational video a day on how other artists get their minds flowing. Some share a cool technique, others just give advice, some do both :). The advice so far has been brilliant and I have learnt a new super cool technique with toilet paper! Yes you heard right TOILET PAPER. Not used of course!!!! lol...

I am a bit behind in watching the vids and I missed the first day because I enrolled late, however I worked out how to watch the first vid. Nathalie also sent out an email telling you how to watch what you have missed so if you need it feel free to drop me a line with your email addy and I will gladly forward it to you :)

Onto my layout. Ok this is the first layout for 2012 for me. I didn't do very many at all last year. I mostly made cards and altered notebooks for people and watched a lot of youtube tutorials :) lol. So I gave myself a challenge and made myself follow through.

You know all those gorgeous pages you see with pretty papers and a gazillion flowers? Mine never look like that! lol. Last year I decided to do an order at I Am Roses with the thought in mind of prettying up my style some. Or more importantly trying to find my style.

I went  to classes for a few years with a bunch of friends and the lovely lady that taught us was a friend as well. There came a time however when it was time to move on from the classes and find my own feet and my own style instead of borrowing someone elses. By the end of these classes I was changing up the pages quite a lot and adding and subtracting elements to suit my taste. I have not been going to classes for two years now though and it's time to sit myself down and get the creating on paper!

The Challenge!

I challenged myself to try to create in my own style one of those pretty pretty pages you see everywhere right now! I love pretty papers, flowers butterflies, general girly girlness.
So from start to finish I created. It took me quite a few days of work but in the end I got there :) The tag on the layout contains hidden journalling on the back  about the pictures :)

Please ignore the end of the tool in the picture! It's only there to stop my page falling lol. 

All my flowers started white and are from KaiserCraft and The bulk of them are I am Roses. They are painted with my home made version of glimmer glaze. The white ones have been misted with home made pearl mist. The twizzles are the stems from the flowers. The leaves are another I am roses flat white flower coloured with distress stain and home made glaze and then cut into five leaves.

The background papers are from the Prima Fairy Flora 6x6 paper pad as I don't have any 12x12 prima :( All cardstock is from a Cre8tiv card stack from my local Kmart. The orange coloured papers are from the Magic Happens 6x6 stack from KaiserCraft

All the stamping was done with Tim Holtz stamps and adirondack paint dabbers in pearl and white. The hat pin was made by me using a headpin, swarovski crystals (I bought cheap on ebay) and some chain.

Have to say I am pretty I'm pressed with myself :) lol I didn't think I would make myself finish it. I usually just procrastinate and keep moving everything around! If you have any questions please feel free to ask :)

So please let me know what you think :)
Happy Scrappin'


  1. Love the flowers and pictures and they are really set of by the background detail you have done, really pretty page.

  2. Just love it! great photo of you all, you are very talented.