Thursday, 9 April 2015

Scraps of Elegance March Kit-"Anna's Daydream"

hi! I've so enjoyed creating with this beautiful kit, and as always was so impressed with the versatility of the products included. They suit any creative style and allow you to create so many different projects....I still have tons of goodies left after making these, and have already got a set of cards started for my other design team using some of the papers from this kit!

 This heritage page features my grandmother's cousin in 1918; I so enjoyed making flowers with the paper so that they'd coordinate perfectly, and the subtle diamond pattern in the background paper just begged to be echoed throughout the design.

These colours lent themselves to a nature-themed photo; my daughter is crouched above the falls in the photo but can't really be seen here. I used the ornate frame that was also included in the kit, and the flowers are from a previous Scraps of Elegance kit.

A much more high-contrast page-as soon as I saw this photo of my daughter on her boyfriend's Facebook page, I knew it would be perfect with these papers, and I had a great time adding colours to echo the fabulous hues in the photo. The stencilled butterflies were created with a stencil included in the kit, and the feathers were included as well.

                                                                                                                                                                This is an art journal page; the beautiful butterflies are a part of the kit, and so is the blue ink I used for some of the stencilling.I love how you can make so many projects with each kit and have them all look totally different! Thanks so much for stopping by....and I can't wait to receive next month's kit, which just happens to be named after ME!!

Monday, 6 April 2015

CREATE spring banner for Gina's Designs

 Hello there and happy spring!Seems like it's been a long time coming for some of us,so I created this banner with papers and colours that felt like spring to me! I love the layers of the banner pieces and had a great time putting this together.

I covered the banner layers with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers, then lightly sanded and inked the edges. The letters were dry-embossed, then painted, stamped and heat-embossed. I added a bunch of fussy-cut images for dimension and fun.

 I especially loved the way the way the embossing added so much texture to the letters! Thanks so much for visiting, and hope you decide to CREATE something this week to make you smile!

Gina's Items Used

Other Items Used

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers
Recollections pearls and lace
Darice Embossing Folder