Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Making Big Plans

Here's a layout using Basic Grey's Hello Luscious papers. I love the soft yet vibrant colours of these papers.

I did some fussy cutting of the flowers from the Blissful paper, and then used multiple layers of pop-up dots for added dimension.

I also added some muslin cloth for a soft, textured look, and applied distress stickles to the Prima leaves to give them texture as well as definition.

And I love these journal stickers from GCD Studios' Melody Ross collection. They're so versatile and can be mixed with various patterned papers.

Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey - Hello Luscious Collection - Dazzling, Blissful, Raspberry Syrup, Yumberry
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Eminence Collection, Summer Carnation (Thistle), Fairytale Roses (Baby Pink), Shabby Chic Collection, Paper Market Limited Edition 2011 (Romance Mix)
Leaves - Prima Marketing - Calcutta Leaves (Oatmeal)
Chipboard Stickers - GCD Studios - Melody Ross Designer Collection - Journal Prompt Stickers (Soulfood)
Stickles - Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Antique Linen)
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts - Doily Lace Edge Punch
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots
Muslin Cloth

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Family Moments Mini Album

I haven't done a mini-album in quite awhile but a couple of weeks back I attended Donna Downey's Creative Escape workshop and now I'm inspired! We worked on two mini-abums and an inspirational journal at the workshop, and while I had the momentum going, I decided to create this mini for my DH for his birthday. :)

Because it's for my DH, I decided to keep this as a very "man" album - no laces or blings, and very, very little flowers. Instead, I did stamping, distressing and misting for the pages, and embellished the entire album with metal embellies.

I specifically chose this denim-covered album from Chatterbox which I had bought ages ago, as I thought it would look really great decorated with the metal embellies.

The bird and cage on the cover was created using Tim Holtz's Caged Bird Sizzix Bigz Die. I used the die on a piece of cardboard covered with patterned papers, and then for a distressed look, I inked the diecut cage with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Antique Linen, and applied some Distress Embossing Powder in Frayed Burlap onto parts of the cage. I further added some Distress Stickles in Antique Linen to this. I love the effect this created.

I then decorated it with some metal and paper flowers from Prima, and some metal trinkets also from Prima.

Here's a look at the individual pages of this mini-album.

And the pages when put together.

It was really fun creating this album, as it was something totally different from what I would usually create (read lots of flowers and blings!). But I'm rather pleased with the final product! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Album - Chatterbox Inc - The Denim Album
Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Transparency - Hambly Screen Prints - Old Lace Black Overlay
Alphas - American Crafts - Paper Market Alpha-Bites - Cookie Fudge Chipboard Stickers
Journaling Stickers - 7g - 97% Complete - Inspire, Year, Photographie, Time, Quotes, Home
Metal Embellishments - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Timepieces: Metal Clock Faces, Game Spinners, Metal Corners, Ornate Plates, Philosophy Tags, Pen Nibs; Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets - Keys, Flowers Mix 1, Flowers Mix 2; Making Memories -Vintage Metal - Expressions, Family (both in Antique Silver), Vintage Groove - Jump Rings; Tattered Angels - Tattered Trinkets - Vintage Hardware: Antique Keys (Copper); BoBunny Press - Timepiece Collection - Trinkets, Buttons
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Eminence Collection, Paper Market Limited Edition 2011 (Blush Mix)
Other Embellishments - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Filmstrip Ribbon, Tissue Tape (Symphony), Twine
Stamps - Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Clear Stamps Set - The Journey, Regal Flourish, Life's Possibilities; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Wood Mounted Stamps - The Storm, Journey Awakens; Catslife Press - Handmade Art; BoBunny Press - Butterfly Garden, Parisian Anthology
Die - Sizzix Bigz Dies - Tim Holtz Collection - Caged Bird
Mist - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Chocolate Covered Cherries
Mask - Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen - Ironworks, Regal Decorative Corners
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, Antique Linen; StazOn - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black; Calli - Jet Black India Ink
Stickles - Ranger Distress Stickles - Antique Linen
Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder - Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Webster's Pages and Graphic 45

I woke up to some good news yesterday morning - my layout 'Treasure Today' is the Banner Of The Week over at Webster's Pages! :)

And I found out today that another of my layouts, 'G'day!', is also a featured layout at Graphic 45's gallery.

Such wonderful news! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Treasure Today

I love these pretty papers from Webster's Pages Country Estate collection.

I did lots of fussy cutting for this layout, and used lots of pop-up foam dots to give the layout a multi-dimensional look.

I also tore the papers along the top left and bottom right of the photo, curling them out a little to create photo corners for the photo. And the photo itself is mounted on a piece of burlap to add texture as well as contrast to the soft colours of the papers.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages - Country Estate Collection - Restful Retreat, Breezeway, Start From The Heart
Flowers - Webster's Pages - Florettes - Princess Petals (Country Estate, Spring Market)
Journal Tags and Words - Webster's Pages - Fabric Tickets (Trendsetter), Image & Phrase Stickers (Country Estate)
Alphas - Making Memories - Tiny Alphas (Black On White)
Lace - Webster's Pages - Designer Trim - Ladies & Gents
Cameo - Webster's Pages - Silhouettes
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots
Others - Burlap Cloth