Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hand made flower vines

So who needs to spend loads of money on flower vines to match in with your projects when you can easily make them yourself simply with paper

I recently made this layout using pretty much just Bazzill Cardstock teamed up with colour and stamps.  If you would like to see how I created the vines with the bazzill cardstock, head on over to Down Under Direct's inspiration for my blog post for some brief step by step instructions.  The flowers are made by rolling  up large pieces of cardstock as well as various Spellbinder's flower dies (full product list on the post).

So give it a go and save yourself some money, matching your flowers perfectly into your project.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Scraptherapy August Challenge and My Mind's Eye's All is Bright

Ok so I have a bit of a favourite at the moment with My Mind's Eye's papers, and this new paper range is no exception.  When I saw the release pics coming out of CHA including the 'All is bright' range, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  I was SO excited when Scraptherapy had the range in so quickly and shot off an order asap.  Although a Christmas themed paper, I actually just fell in love with it as a paper range for layouts of my boys.  This is the second layout I have done with the paper...

When I saw this sketch I just fell in love with it, so I just HAD to have a play!  I really wanted to marry it up with the All is bright range I recently purchased from Scraptherapy, and this is what I came up with.

The Challenge Sketch:
 My take on the Sketch:
Here are some detail pics of my little play with the background, some dimension and layering.

I used the My Mind's Eye 'All Is Bright' by Rhonna Farrer Collection
My Mind's Eye Kraft Fun Everyday fun Stamps
Bazzill White Cardstock
The Crafter's workshop reverse 12 x 12 Chickenwire stencil
Tim Holtz Crackle Rubber Stamp
Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Broken China, Walnut Stain and Antique linen  Distress inks
StaysOn Black ink pad
Basic Grey Dark Chocolate Chip alphas
Webster's paper Storytellers
Kaisercraft Grid lines background stamp
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Head on over to the blog and forum to check out all the entries in the challenge, there is some awesome work in there!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A blog revamp and a new post

OK you might need to get a cuppa before you read this post... so much to share!

I have been busy with a bit of a revamp on my blog and I hope you all like it.  I added some helpful tabs for for those looking for something in particular when it comes to my work.  I'm also going to be trying to keep up more regular posts.  I have had a few computer issues this year that have really hindered that, but with most of that sorted, I'm finding some chill computer time more of a reality.

Anyway, with all that said, here are some new shares of my recent creative adventures... well if you can call it that.

First up is some exciting news on my recent Magazine Cover!  I was over the moon to hear when I got the cover of the current Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine, and even more with it being a family photo.  Definitely a BIG keepsake for me.
These are the layouts that were part of my monochromatic white feature.  Be sure to check out the Magazine for the full instructions to create each one.   

I have also been busy creating for Down Under Direct, and here are some of my recent work.  I have some great posts coming up this month including a step by step tutorial on creating flower vines completely out of paper.  So be sure to regurlarly check the blog to see all the fantastic inspiration being shared by all the talented ladies on the team.   Here is my recent work:

I've also been busy having a play with some Helmar goodness....  This week we have been doing a feature on Helmar Decopage and Craft Paste.  This product is awesome, and this is the project I created.  Head on over to the blog for more creative ideas on how to use Helmar Decopage and Craft paste as well as some more information on what I did to create this 6x6 canvas here.

I have also been busy having a play with Susan Weckesser's awesome papers and Helmar, to create this layout and a couple of cards.  Again, have a look here for more details about my creation


Well, I hope you have enjoyed my share today.  Don't forget to have a look through the tabs if you are new to my blog or if you want to re-cap on some of my previous creations.