Friday, 19 August 2011

Scrap-a-Mia 2010 LOs and finally finished LOs.

First up here is a LO I made at a class at a crop, we were given kits and a set of instructions to make three Layouts with plenty of left overs to make more Layouts if we wished. I managed to make all three on the day, but didn't want to share till I had a photo for the layout. So here is one of them. I had hoped to be able to share the other two, but I ran out of ink in the printer so wasn't able to complete them.
The photo is of Lucky our rabbit who lives with my folks as when we moved the first time there was no where for her and now we own our own house we are still unable to have he because we don't have any grass. But she is a very happy bunny and my folks spoil her rotten with treats, huge run and a double cage :) She is very lucky.

The papers weren't the sort of papers I normally go and buy but that's what I like about classes, they open doors to other possibilities of what you can do. The Cluster of flowers were paper flowers and flowers cut out of one of the papers, then stuck on 3D foam pads to give dimension.

The title was done using letter stickers but I went round them once stuck with a Black Embossed Sukura pen to make them stand out. I like the paper under the title as it gives a fantastic look of false stitching.
we created a pocket for a tag by only sticking three sides of the mounted photo down.
The tag was nice for some hidden journalling.

Ok So when you read the title of this post you must have thought there was a type error but No you ready right. Here are some of my Layouts from Scrap-a-mia 2010. First up is my attempt at Claire's Class (owner of Creative Moments)
I loved this class, we got to choose our background Card Stock and choice of Patterned Paper and then were given the embellishments and other papers.
I loved using the Rhinestone template and the effect after all the Rhinestones were placed :)
We used an Electric Big shot and Bird die to make some Bird Embellishments. And we also cut some flowers too. I stuck mine on the Pouch and put a chain and little metal birdcage on too :)
The Papers behind the photos were given a bit of distress around the edges to give it a bit more dimension which I think looks fantastic :) When I distress papers I'm always nervous of going wrong and wasting paper though I love the technique :)
This is the inside of the layout finnished :)
I had To finnish the outside of the layout so here is what I did yesterday:
Above left side, below left side:
I wanted to keep with the outside looking similar to the inside so built up the layers of papers in the same way and added the same embellishments.
One thing I had never thought of using on a layout was serviettes/ tissues, such a fantastic idea though glueing it down was a little difficult. Only tip I can share is know where you want to stick and glue straight on to the paper you want to put it on and lay the tissue down and rub it gently so it sticks.
For the birds I used Rhinestones for eyes :)
Next up is My attempt at Ifa's Class:
I loved the simplicity of this layout which consisted of some paint inked round the edges
A paintedd flourish
paint print of lego, Inked title
and layering of papers
and waxing and inking chipboard frames :)
Last to show you all is my Canvas from Cleo's Class :) I loved how this turned out and would have never come up with this idea on my own.
It was rather fiddly cutting all the frames out but well worth it, they were stuck down with 3D foam pads for dimension :)
The photos are of my youngest pulling faces :)
we had some little paper flowers to add on the canvas and I stuck a few paper Butterflies that I cut out on them.
For the Canvas we tore up some musical note papers and glued them all over the canvas once dry we used some tissue to spread over thinly some white paint and then used some sequin wastage and light turquoise shimmer paint dabbed over to give a little colour.

That's all for the moment, but Thank you for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

My Take on Shimelle's 3rd August Weekly Sketch

Well I went Pink which is unusual for me as first of all I am such a tomboy and secondly because I have three boys lol. My layout is based on Shimelle's 3rd of August Weekly Sketch.
I used Kaisercraft La Di Da Collection which can be bought at Merly Impressions my favourite shop for all your Kaisercraft needs.
I used Sing - La Di La for the background, but as I liked both sides I decided to cut the paper in to thirds and then stick the plain side with borders to the top and and bottom of some Plain Card Stock and for the middle piece I turned the border side over and stuck the green side to the middle of the Card Stock.

I journalled using my Black embossed Sukura Pen and with one of my free Flower Stamps from a Magazine I added a little line of flowers as I thought the space looked a little odd.
I punched out a Scalloped border for the top and bottom of green section and mounted the photos on to some Turquoise-ish Card Stock that I had in my Scrap Pile, and as they looked rather plain and didn't really make the layout stand out I doodled on the Scallop border and did some fake stitching around the photo.

I cut out some of the various sized flowers from the Skip La Di Da paper and again doodled on them to make them stand out more and stuck them down in clusters using 3D foam pads.

I then put one of the flowers in the Top Left corner too :)
Now on to the font Dilemma, I wanted a sparkly font, but I didn't have any and it is one product I have a lack of. I asked the wonderful ladies of Ukscrappers for help and what they did about lettering and had some wonderful responses and even attempted printing the title on to Acetate but it didn't work for me, So I persevered with printing the title on to plain paper and cutting all the letters out and it worked I think the letters look fine and I love the font.
I didn't add glitter in the end as I didn't want to spoil the letters and they looked fine without.

Instead as I had so much blank space I felt it needed some colour so luckily I found the right colours I needed in inks which again is an product I don't have many of lol. I used another free flower stamp again from the same magazine and then once dry I added Star Dust Stickles and some Rhinestones. I also added some Rhinestones to the cluster of flowers and the flower at the top of the page.

All in all the Layout turned out Ok, my stamping could have been a little better but they weren't clear stamps they were the rubber ones mounted to foam so its hard to see positioning.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My take on Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love :)

I was really impressed when I saw this class July's 4x6 Photo Love as I had wondered how we were going to fit 7 4x6 Photos on a layout and I'm getting really excited to see the other classes as I have a build up of photos from our trips out this holiday :)

So here it is my attempt:
I chose photos of some butterflies I took at The New Forest Wildlife Park and although I had pictures of a lot of other animals we saw there I felt the Butterflies needed a page of their own. I also included a photo of my eldest two as it seemed fitting as they were there and the photo of them was taken in the Butterfly House.

I put the photo of the boys on the top so it would be shown first on my folded Cardstock strip

Here is my folded cardstock strip opened upwards :)

I decided to use a Journalling sticker from Echo Park's Splash pack and then decided as the space beside where I stuck it looked a bit bare that an embossed butterfly with spiral beside it would fit in with the Butterflies I put to the side of the layout.
Here is my folded cardstock strip folded downwards :)

I used Thickers for my main title and then some Letter Stickers from my left overs of Echo Park's Everybody Love's Christmas
I added the couple of butterflies to the side, I Cut and Embossed a Butterfly using my Big Shot (really should use more) and added some pearls too them and then using a spiral template I stuck some Silver Rhinestones in a spiral :)

I love how this Layout turned out :)