Friday, February 23, 2018

Love & Art ~ Amira's Black & White Photo Journal

Hello Crafty Friends

I'm so in love with Amira's black & white photo journal! Isn't it so effective when teamed up with a splash of colour from the embellishments and ephemera?! Such a special memory journal!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today's creative team design project is inspired by 3 products in Aunty Vera's February Kit Love & Art.

The first is this gorgeous floral lace by Prima.

The second is this lovely ephemera pack by Crate Paper.

The last is this delightful charm pack by Pink Paisley.

So naturally, I created a journal that incorporates all these amazing products.

But not just any journal!

This is a black and white themed journal.

How you ask? 
With all these colourful elements?

Well the journal is made from white card stock, white copier paper and book pages.
I didn't take any pics at this stage so you will have to head over to the video to see how I made it.

The photos were printed out in black & white.

So the elements that I used can really POP and they sure do.

I created 3 layouts in this journal.
Obviously, I will go ahead and finish this book but for the purposes of this project, I will only make 3 layouts.

Layout #1- Just Love

I love how this photo is layered with scraps of paper from the Hello Sweetheart Carta Bella Collection. They really pop against the book pages.

Love the script font in this ephemera piece.

I used Tim Holtz's sticker clippings as a prompt for my journaling.

Layout #2 - Happy Day

I just love everything about this layout.
See how much white space I left!!
Proud of myself.

Stickers can really add to your layout!!

And I do LOVE those clippings as journal prompts.

As this was my first double page layout, I decided to cut down one of the strips in the 12" x 12" paper 'Border Strips'.

Layout #3- All the feels

I love so many elements on this page it's hard to pick a favourite.

The arrow and the scripted font (love).

The tag that captures the memory of this photo (love).

This gorgeous black and white 'x' 'heart' tag!!

My beautiful boy - so brave and handsome.

I did the same with another strip of the border paper.

The cover of my journal is made with card stock which I taped together with painters tape.

I inked the cover to give it more of an aged look and feel using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I then added some horizontal paper from the 'Hello Sweetheart' Carta Bella Paper Collection
and a doily.

Now for the trim!

Yes that looks good!

I added a piece of Kraft paper that came in some packaging I received.

Next, I added a shiny, textured paper from my stash (hello I'm Dory).

Add vellum.

Next come the glitter heart (from the ephemera pack) and a donated feather from an Australian bird LOL.

Before I give you close ups of the front cover after it's all been stuck down, let me show you what I did with the back cover.

I added some of my vintage papers, all inked and torn at some of the edges.

Love the look!

Now back to the front.

 I added some lace from Kaisercraft.
Love how it complements the trim.

That feather is also a great addition.

I attached the charm with some floss which I then stapled using my mini stapler.

I like the pop of pink.

 And here is my romantic black and white photo journal.

Looks like something from the last century- a ladies journal of some sorts.

Which is exactly the look I was going for.

This process video was so long that I edited it into 2 parts.

 Part 1 HERE
Part 2 HERE

I hope you are inspired to create one for yourself.


Tina's Love Collection Winner!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun of Tina's Giveaway.
Your comments mean a lot to us.... it means that we're bringing you joy and it lets our Team know that their hard work is appreciated :)

Congratulation to our winner.....

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Love & Art - Rianna's Guest Designer Project Share

Hello Crafty Friends!

Rianna from RiCre8s joins us as a Guest Designer today, with a fun card and cute little pop-up box....

Hi everyone,

Rianna here on the blog today! I am so excited to show you my guest project that I made for this month of "Love and Art" for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft! 😊

My first project I will be showing you all first is this cute and simple Valentine's Day card! I have made a process video which you can watch HERE.

I used Crate Paper's Heart Day Delightful patterned paper and the LOVE YOU from Crate Paper's Main Squeeze ephemera pack from my February 2018 guest design team kit. The cute dinosaur is from Lawn Fawn's 'Rawr' stamp set.

Onto the next project! 

My second project I will be showing you all is this 'tweet' pop up box card! I have made a process video which you can watch HERE

I used Crate Paper's Heart Day Hugs & Kisses patterned paper and Lawn Fawn's Science of Love stamp set, from my February 2018 guest design team kit.  

For a full product list, please click HERE.

I hope you all enjoyed my Guest Design Team projects for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft.
Thank you for stopping by and feel free to let me know what you think of these cards in the comments below. 😊
- Ri

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Love and Art - Suzanne's Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Crafty Friends
Haven't our Team projects been so LOVEly this month?!
Get ready to fall in love once again with Suzanne's Mixed Media Canvas.... oh my! Pass the smelling salts!!!

Hello ladies.  I hope everyone is enjoying all the wonderful crafty delights that the team have been coming up with already this year.  February is the month of  Love (and Art) in Aunty Vera land and my latest project is very much in this vain. 

My project is a Mixed Media Canvas featuring the Donna Downey stencil that is in the February kit.  The quote on the stencil is from Vincent Van Gogh.  I hope you enjoy my canvas.  I had a blast making it.  So much Fun.

 I covered a 9 1/2 x 13 inch canvas from Daiso with Tissue paper that I also got from Daiso.
The Tissue paper was adhered with Matte Gel Medium and the paintbrush covered with a couple of coats of Gesso

I then used some sticky stencil from my stash and laid them on the paintbrush and used the texture paste to add texture to the brush

 This is the texture on the paintbrush

I used some Lindy's Magicals to add colour.

This is how the paintbrush turned out

I used my stamps and dies to make some flowers

  I used the Nuvo drops from the kit in the centre of the flowers

I used a mixture of acrylic paints to cover the canvas using the pouncers.  I watered down the paint first.

The painted canvas

I used this stencil from the kit to add the text to the canvas

I used Magicals to colour the texture paste before using it on the stencil

A close up of the stencilled quote

I added a stem to the paintbrush and then glued down to the canvas using both E6000 and hot glue

Adding the flowers to the paintbrush

Before I added the small paint palette I made a wedge of hot glue behind the top tubs so that it had a tilt downwards and adhered it to the canvas with E6000 and hot glue.

The crayons I'm going to use on the canvas

I held the crayons above the palette and used my heat gun to melt the crayons into each small tub.

I let the crayons run down my canvas

The melted crayons added a lovely texture to the canvas

Here is the finished project

This mixed media project was so much fun to make.  I hope I have inspired you to have a go at it. 

Thanks for having a look at my canvas.

Suzanne xx

You can see a video of this whole process HERE.
You can get the February kit from Aunty Vera HERE.
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