Friday, 18 December 2015

Dazzling-a layout for Scraps of Elegance

Hello there crafty friends! Using the lovely December "Silver Bells" kit I decided to challenge myself to create a non-Christmas themed layout with some of the wonderful Authentique papers that were included . I loved the green plaid and found it perfectly set off this heritage photo of two of my older cousins when they were little.

I distressed and inked the edges of all the paper layers and added some stencilling with texture paste and acrylic paint. The flowers came from my stash and were originally larger; I removed the outer petals of the 2 large flowers and used some of them to make the rose-this way they were much more proportionate to the page. The title piece was a part of the kit and I added a stapled twine frame to complete the page and add just a touch more texture.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and do try to squeeze in some crafty time for yourself during this busy season-you deserve it!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas gift bag and cards for Scraps of Elegance

hi there! Tis the season and I've been a busy little elf crafting for family and friends. I created a card and gift bag set with the Prima Victorian Christmas papers in the December Scraps of Elegance kit and card with the Graphic 45 Christmas carol papers.

 I stencilled on the bag and the largest piece of paper with homemade texture paste then when the stencilled designs were dry rubbed them with gold ink. The edges of all the papers were rubbed with gold as well and some of them with a rich brown as well. Lots of fussy cutting and some corrugated cardboard painted gold added some interest and dimension as did the berries and leaves which were included in the kit. I finished those clusters with raffia.

The Graphic 45 card is all about fussy cutting and layers; I used foam tape to add dimension and a little twine for texture. The berries were all dabbed with Glossy accents which gives them a yummy hint of shin.

Thanks a bunch for visiting and be sure to checkout the Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance blog for other projects made with our wonderful kits and for information on ordering them!

Santa's Sleigh in Pastels for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house-actually it has for a while! I love decorating for Christmas and was thrilled with this gorgeous chipboard sleigh from Gypsy Soul. The pieces went together easily after they were painted or papered with just a wee bit of glue in the grooves.

I covered the base pieces with papers from Kaisercraft's "Silver Bells" collection and also used them for the fussy cut details. I attached some of the cutouts to skewers and poked them into a styrofoam piece that was placed in the bottom of the sleigh. A little greenery inside finished the look.

For the gorgeous ornate overlay I wanted a sparkly magical feel but still wanted to keep it soft and pastel. I primed the pieces with light blue acrylic paint then heat embossed them with 2 layers of Ranger glitter embossing powder in Bridal Tinsel before adding a thin layer of glue and sprinkling them with clear chunky glass glitter.

I added the fussy cut arrangement using some foam tape for dimension. There are so many different ways you could finish this great little sleigh to coordinate with your decor or with that of a gift recipient. It could be filled with any sort of decorations or with gift items-even homemade Christmas treats! Use your imagination and have a great time personalizing Santa's Sleigh!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used

Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection
Ranger glitter embossing powder-Bridal Tinsel
Colorbox chunky clear glitter