Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Recipe file box with decorated cards and a layout for Scraps of Elegance

hi there! I've been having a great time creating with the November Scraps of Elegance kit "Tracey's Country Kitchen" and am featuring my 2 latest projects today.

First I took a cardboard book box I got at Dollarama and transformed it into a recipe card holder and I decorated some coordinating index cards.

I used plain index cards and added fussy cut details from the papers; six are shown although the box could hold a great deal more.

Closeups of details and layers:

My other project is a layout featuring our kitten Maggie who-along with 4 littermates-I bottelfed from 2 weeks old. Three of the kittens have new homes but Maggie and her sister Honey stayed here and are having a wonderful time destroying my house and terrorizing my other 6 cats and 2 dogs-but of course nI love them to pieces!!

The sweet Petaloo flowers coordinated perfectly and I stencilled randomly with texture paste tinted in coordinating colours as well.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, 23 November 2015

sparkly Christmas Cards for Gina's Designs

hi there! The grass here is still green (although the weather people are saying we might see some of the "white stuff" over the next couple days) but I had a glimpse of a white winter wonderland the last day I was in BC last week and was inspired to create snowy-looking elements on my cards...

Since the fussy-cut ornaments on the blue card had silver details on them I decided to heat-emboss the  open heart pieces in silver. The plain heart I primed with gesso then coated with white glue before covering with clear glass glitter top create a snowy heart.

On the grey card I chose a softer look by priming the pieces with gesso then heat-embossing them with white glitter embossing powder (it took 2 coats to get an evenly sparkly effect)

Both cards look much more snowy and sparkly in real life of course-have some fun playing with glittery products on your chipboard goodies when you create Christmas projects this year-even if you live somewhere tropical you can have a white Christmas! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty and creative week!