Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hello Sunshine

I decided to do a clean layout, without my usual tearing and distressing. I used papers from Crate Paper, mixing and matching from their different collections.

Everything about this layout, from the colours in the photo to the bright, cheery papers, just screams "happy" to me, and that was how I came up with the title for the layout. Not to mention of course my very own little piece of sunshine in the photo! :)

I also played with my Fiskars "Sunburst" border punch ...

... and embellished the layout with some lace, crystals, and a mix of flowers from Prima, Petaloo and Zva Creative.

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Crate Paper - Paper Doll Collection (Tori, Peyton Ellie), Pink Plum Collection (Pink Cherry), Brook Collection (Ripple)
Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima Marketing (Love Letter Roses - Peridot, Petunia Rondo, Summer Carnation Vine - Lemon), Petaloo (Canterbury Collection - Magnolia Blossoms x7 - White, Rose Blossoms x7 - Cream), Zva Creative (Mini Roses - Light Pink)
Lace - Prima Marketing
Crystals - Prima Marketing
Alphas - Prima Marketing - Alphabets in Brown
Punch - Fiskars - Sunburst Border Punch
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here's a layout I did today using some lovely papers from Glitz Design. This is yet another layout using the water distress technique, and I'm really loving this method of distressing! After the papers are completely dry, I lightly inked the edges for greater definition.

I placed a piece of muslin cloth as a backdrop for the layout, to create some texture.

I then layered on the papers and embellishments - a strip of lace and some gorgeous flowers from Petaloo and Prima Marketing. The mounted photo is adhered using 3D pop-up dots for added dimension.

While still wet, I had folded and scrunched the top left corner of the patterned paper and I then placed a pretty flower and berries combination here to balance off the rest of the embellishments.

Thanks so much for popping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Glitz Design - Love Nest Collection - Damask, Block, and Sky, and Hoopla Collection - Frames
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Grand Dame "Jubilee"; Petaloo - Canterbury Collection - Magnolia & Berries Branch - White, Magnolia & Berries Pick x2 - White, Magnolia Blossoms x7 - White
Leaves - Prima Marketing - Rose Leaves
Lace - Prima Marketing
Alphas - Making Memories - Tiny Alphas - White On Black
Sticker - K & Company - Life's Journey Grand Adhesions - Words
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Sweet Angel

I was going through my stash of patterned papers recently for a crop I was attending and found these gorgeous papers from Prima's Shabby Chic collection. So I decided to use them for this layout of my younger DD. This layout is an almost entirely Prima layout, with the exception of the wood flourishes which are from Kaiser Craft.

I tore out the centre of the paper to create a random "frame" and placed another piece of patterned paper beneath it.

I then placed the mounted photo within the torn out frame and decorated the layout with flowers, leaves and vines from Prima, and the wood flourishes from Kaiser Craft.

All the edges of the papers are water-distressed and inked, and I inserted some laces under the torn frame, just enough to show them peeking out from beneath the torn edges.

This is the first time I'm trying out the water distressing technique and I really like the effect it produces. Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Collection - My Lovely, Apricot Tree, Grape Twilight
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima Marketing
Laces - Prima Marketing
Alphas - Prima Marketing - Alphabets in Brown
Flourishes - Kaiser Craft - Wood Flourishes - Corners
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Altered Camera

So, I've not been posting for over a week but I'm back! And I just wanted to show this cute little camera that I altered for a colleague who was leaving us to see the world! She's very into photography and has several lomo cameras to her name, but we found out she was eyeing this particular special edition of the Fish Eye camera, so we decided to get it for her as a going-away present. And, to really make it a one-of-a-kind camera, I decided to "bling" it for her, with some pretty pink crystals to decorate the body of the camera.

For the lens cover, I attached a Prima flower and more crystals.

And I had her name pasted onto the back of the camera, in silver alphas.

I finished the look with a matching pink ribbon and phone strap.

So pink and so bling! Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Crystals - Clusters and Elements Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards
Flower - Prima Marketing
Alphas - All That Bling Dimensional Stickers by Jolee's - Silver Mini Foil Alphas
Ribbon - May Arts
Adhesive - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Others - Miss Whatever Phone Strap

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good Times

Every now and then, I like to try out new styles and techniques, just for a refreshing change. I did a layout last weekend that’s not quite my usual style, but I really like how it turned out. For one, it’s got no flowers – lol! Secondly, it’s got a very vintage feel to it.

I used products from Tim Holtz – papers, ink, film strip ribbons, metal embellishment, and added some from my own stash. And I inked almost everything that can be inked, including the strips of twine.

I also distressed and inked a piece of corrugated cardboard and mounted my photo onto it. I then placed this on top of the strips of patterned paper that I had also lightly distressed and inked and layered onto the backing paper.

The layout is then completed with some metal embellishments and the film strip ribbons.

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Lost And Found Paper Stack
Brads – Bo Bunny i-Candy Brads
Clock Hands – Maya Road
Metal Sign – Making Memories Eclectic Metal Signs – Memories
Metal Photo Corner – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Corners
Film Strips – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Film Strip Ribbon
Alphas – American Crafts Thickers – Daiquiri Vinyl Letter Stickers – Black
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots
Others – Corrugated Cardboard, Twine (From own stash)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Magazine

My layout 'Perfect' can be found on Page 26 of this month's Magazine! Check it out HERE!