Sunday, 15 April 2018

All-occasion card and tag for Scrap & Craft



hello crafty friends!! Lynne here with a card and tag set made with the beautiful Morning Dreams II collection; I love the warm, homey look of woodgrain papers and the soft patterns set the background off so well.



I added fussy cut flowers from the paper and a little cheesecloth, then did a little stencilling with texture paste before misting lightly with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.
The title piece was created with a stackable label from Gypsy Soul Lasercuts; I heat embossed the bottom layer and covered the top one with paper before adding a diecut sentiment.


I used the same techniques on the tag, distressing and inking the edges and attaching the fussy cut bits with adhesive foam tape.The diecut sentiment was heat embossed like the label on the card.



The larger white flower is from the store, and the smaller one that I found in my stash coordinated quite well with it.





Thanks so much for stopping by, and I wish you a wonderful and creative week!

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Monday, 9 April 2018

I do believe in fairies! A layout for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hello crafty friends!I absolutely love the wire fairy sculptures by Fantasywire, and have used several of them on layouts; I loved how magical this fairy image looks in the gorgeous frame from Gypsy Soul!




I used the Flourished Open Circle frames and Prima Royal Menagerie papers, fussy-cutting elements from the papers and adding layers and handstitching for interest and dimension. When I handstitch on a project, I usually draw my lines in pencil then poke the holes with a good-sized needle or pin, working with a mouse pad under the project as I pierce it. It is much, MUCH easier to stitch when the holes have been premade like this, and a lot easier on the paper too! I usually use 2 or 3 strands of embroidery floss, depending on the thickness I want.

This butterfly was painter with acrylic paint then heat embossed in clear; I allowed the melted embossing powder to swirl around a bit and make the colours flow.



This butterfly was also painted with acrylic paint and then inked a bit with coordinating colours, but the layer of clear embossing powder was thinner and just meant to give it a bit of a sheen.



The frames and word pieces were all primed in white, then heat embossed with Donna Salazar embossing powder in Jasmine, which created a lovely smooth and shiny surface. I then sponged them with dusty rose pigment ink to echo the colours in the papers.



I popped up the fussy cut bits with some foam tape and added some of my beloved stenciling, and some acrylic dots which echo the touch of warm colour in the photo. I hope you liked my page and wish you a magical day!



GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Butterflies & Dragonflies

Word Elements 1-small

OTHER ITEMS USED

Prima stencil
Fiskars border punch foam adhesive
acrylic dot stickers
Donna Salazar embossing powder-Jasmine
Versamark Ink
clear embossing powder
Colorbox pigment ink-Dusty Plum
embroidery floss and needle

Thursday, 5 April 2018

April Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands-woodgrain

hi there-I just wanted to let you know there's a great challenge up at CCB for the month of April; this is the sample page I created as a Crew Member there:



I love this photo of my dad with his dog Cody-my dad was a true dog lover and this guy was the last furperson he ever took in. When Cody showed up he was covered in porcupine quills; Dad and his buddies tried to pull them out but ended up having to enlist the help of a veterinarian. Once Cody had recuperated, Dad had a new friend for life!

Here's the blog post with information about the challenge; you can make layouts, cards, 3D, home decor, mixed media, whatever! Check it out and play along :)

http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/april-challenge-woodgrain/

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Family-a heritage layout for Scrap & Craft

Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to be posting my first DT project for Scrap & Craft!! I was thrilled to receive my box of goodies from Poland; I love the papers they sent me, and  I decided to create a layout with the beautiful Craft Clock papers, "Always Together" using a heritage photo from about 1915.





The flowers on the papers just begged to be fussy-cut, and I layered them with foam tape.



 I added loops and spirals made out of the paper as well for extra texture and interest.




Some stencilling with texture paste and a little spray of mist finished things off.




Thank you so much for looking! With lovely papers like these, even a fairly simple layout is such a pleasure to create. Have a wonderful day!



supplies used:

clock 9,5 cm
Tattered Angels glimmer mists-
Walnut Gold and Olive Vine
Prima and Crafter's Workshop stencils
Martha Stewart punches
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks-
Olive Pastel and Rose Coral

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

I've joined the 2018 Design Team at Scrap & Craft!

I'm proud and happy to announce that I've been invited to join the Scrap & Craft team for 2018, which features Polish scrapbooking products and includes a lovely and talented group of ladies from all over the world!

I'm eagerly awaiting my first DT box and can't wait to share my creations here as well as on the Scrap & Craft blog!

Monday, 26 March 2018

Risen-an Easter canvas for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hi friends! I love bunnies and chicks (and of course, chocolate!) every bit as much as the next person, but I really wanted to create a meaningful project that reflected the true significance of the Easter season. Gypsy Soul's Gothic Crosses were a perfect start to my 12x12 canvas.



I decided which cross I wanted to use, then found letters in my stash that were an appropriate size and font, and arranged these before adding anything else, just to make sure things would be proportionate.



I ran the cross through this embossing folder before adding the embellishments ( a pearl heart and a piece from the Medallion Flourish Set) to the center of it.




Mod Podge was used to adhere and hold the shape of the cheesecloth that I added to the base of the cross. I was able to play around with positioning of flowers for a bit and then the Mod Podge adhered those as well.Keep in mind that this sort of project can be a great way to use up odd-coloured and mismatched flowers ( I have used some seriously UGLY ones on previous canvases-LOL! Gesso works miracles!!)



No canvas of mine is complete without texture paste! I mixed up a batch and added stencilling in several different patterns for added texture and interest.



I also added some rays emanating from the cross to make the image coma alive even more. These were cut from a sheet of bling sent to me by an online friend a while back., but adhesive rhinestones or pearls would have worked as well, and they often come in lines, so trying to get them on straight is easier than working with individual pieces.

After everything is attached and dried, a couple coats of gesso create a unified surface before colour is added.



The rays inspired me to use sunrise (or "SONrise") colours; I began with the yellow mist and then added some gold, peach and pink shades to create the effect I wanted. I then rubbed Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Rose Gold over the letters and the dry-embossing of the cross to make them stand out more. I did add a little of it here and there on the flowers and foliage as well, and rubbed some coral ink on the edges of the cross and letters.



I hope you enjoyed seeing my canvas, and I wish you a happy and blessed Easter!

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
Gothic Cross Set
Flourish medallion Set

OTHER ITEMS USED

Thickers Alphabet
cheesecloth
Crafter's Workshop Stencils
Tattered Angels mists
Tim Holtz, Petaloo and Recollections flowers
Mod Podge
homemade texture paste
white gesso

Monday, 12 March 2018

Vintage Easter Banner for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

hi there...spring is just around the corner and so is Easter! I'm going to decorate a bit for Easter this year as my "baby" (22-year old daughter) is back home after over 3 years of living out west, and that makes me feel much more festive....in fact I will be hiding an Easter basket for her like I did every year up until she left home!


I had some adorable vintage images in my stash and used them as a theme for my banner, and I have been eyeing the cute chippie eggs for a while trying to decide how I wanted to use them. 



I covered four of the banner pieces with corrugate and inked the edges with a deep brown



.I cut the coloured banners just a tad smaller and distressed and inked those edges as well, then attached the images to those.



The eggs were painted with brown acrylic paint, then coated with FolkArt Crackle medium. When the medium was dry I painted them with pastel acrylics, then rubbed them with the stain to create a aged look. I added a layer of clear embossing powder afterwards. 





The flowers were made with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, although I added an extra layer of the larger size. These too were inked in brown, then put together with small brads. The foliage was made with the Martha Stewart branch punch.

The small embellishments on the upper right of each banner were covered with patterned paper, then sanded and inked. I attached them with foam adhesive for a bit of added dimension.







The banner was put together with jute. To fit the jute through the small holes in some of the eggs, I dipped the end of the jute into hot wax and then squeezed it together with my fingers. It worked really well. I used hot glue to seal the knots when I tied the pieces together.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and be sure to share your Easter creations on our craft group Facebook page-we'd love to see what you come up with!

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Banner Builder dovetail set

Decorative Eggs




Spring Shape Set

OTHER ITEMS USED

FolkArt Crackle medium
FolkArt Mixed Media transparent gel-Sepia
Versacolor Ink-Pinecone
Versamark Ink
Clear embossing powder