Friday, May 25, 2018

NSD 2018 ~ Amira's Rescrap your old layout #3 ~ JOY

Hello Crafty Friends and happy Friday!
As we head into the weekend what a fabulous time to pull out your old scrapbook albums and get some re-scrapping done! Check out Amira's new take on her son's baby page.... wow! What a difference!!

Hey everyone,

I have another re-scrap for you!

This is the one I am most embarrassed to share with you!!

It looks like I was experimenting with stamping and chalking and well, it doesn't look too good to me right now (I don't know if it ever did).

Here is the sketch I will be following.

I started off choosing a pink and teal color scheme for the layout.

I then went about cutting strips of patterned paper from the I'd Rather be Crafting Echo Park collection in the May Kit from Aunty Vera Scrap & Craft.

The strips are 6" tall and vary in wide from 1" to 3".

The teal paper is 5.75"H x 11.5"W.

I also decided that the picture need another patterned paper to matt behind it.
(although I did trim the matt a little bit more after taking this picture as I realised it was a little too large).

Next, I dipped into my stash and I mean my OLD Collectables because I pulled out this 2014 collection from Kaisercraft called Hello Sunshine - full of cute little animals and sentiments.

As I was putting them down on the strips of patterned paper, I thought how amazing would it look to have these stitched on.

And I did just that!

I took this layout to my sewing machine and did a zigzag stitch with white thread and it turned out great!!

Fixing my title mistake

There is a story here.

I originally used this old plastic domed alpha sticker pack which I thought would match the colors and the playfulness of the layout. But when I was finished and was taking pictures, I realised I HATED the product I had used.

I ripped it off and of course, it tore the paper underneath.

So I patched it up using a few more strips of red and teal paper.

I then added this much more beautiful and appropriate chipboard alpha stickers (from my stash- bought from Aldi).

And I instantly felt better about making the change to a better product.

So here is my new and improved layout, my layout makeover, my re-scrapped layout!!

So beautiful !
So playful and appropriate for this baby picture of my son at age 3 months!

Here is the before and after shot!!

What a difference!!

Check out the process Video HERE

I've got ONE MORE layout coming soon!

In the meantime, have you flipped through your own albums looking for a photo you would like to re-scrap with your current supplies and your current know-how?

Please do!
And join my challenge over on the FB Group Page
Post your creations in THIS ALBUM for my Challenge.

See you soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

NSD 2018 - Sarah's Technique Share #2 - Stencilling (Mother's Day Layout)

Hello Crafty Friends!
I love all the different techniques that are being showcased on our Creative Team's challenge projects! Today Sarah plays with stencils - so versatile!! 

Hi friends! I hope you're all having a fun crafty month. I'm back today to share another technique with you all: stencilling. There's so many different ways to use stencils and I love all the different effects you can get from them. You can see on the stencilled pocket below from my May pocket spread the kinds of colours you can get through a stencil. For this page I used distress inks with the botanical dream stencil from the May kit to create this gorgeous psychedelic background.

Another way you can use stencils is to create layers with texture paste. Here I used a stencil from my stash with some texture paste to create the background on a journal cover.

I then painted over the top to make the stencilled flowers pop. You can see a close up here.

I couldn't resist using the beautiful stencil from the May kit on another project, so I decided to create a scrapbooking layout as a gift to my mum for Mother's Day. Starting with the point and shoot paper from the 'I'd Rather Be Crafting' collection, I used the stencil to create a background. I wanted to use some sprays from my stash, but as the wood grain was so dark I used some white paint first and then sprayed over the top.

I then decorated the page using some of these gorgeous Calacatta Prima flowers. They're so beautiful!

To balance the page I used this simple sentiment from the Simple Stories Crafty Girl stickers.

And that's this page done!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the different ways you can use stencils in your projects. 

If you'd like to see my process for the Scrapbooking page you can check out my video HERE


You can find all the information you need about the Challenges HERE

Post your photos for my challenge in THIS ALBUM for a chance to win

Purchase the May Kit HERE


Thanks for tuning in!

xx Sarah xx

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Color Burst techniques with Suzanne - ombre effect

Hello Crafty Friends
A fun tutorial from Suzanne today on creating an ombre effect using your Ken Oliver Color Burst. make a few of these tags in between your NSD Challenge projects..... or show us how clever you are and use this technique in your challenges!

Hello everyone.  I hope you have all been having fun with the awesome challenges that the Creative Team have set for everyone this month.  You still have some time to complete some of the projects, so make sure and give them a go.

My little album was very simple and I really didn't use too many techniques so I had a play around with the color burst from Ken Oliver.  This product is such fun to play with (if a bit messy) and it is very versatile which makes it exceptional value for money.

I used some mixed media paper for this tag and some acrylic paint to create an ombre effect on the tag.  I used some orange paint and just added different amounts of white paint to each pan to create a different shade of orange.

I used the Ken Oliver Color Burst (Rouge) and the TCW Stencil (Botanical Dream) to do some Ombre Stenciling on the orange Ombre tag

I mixed the Color burst with my texture paste.  You only need a little and be careful where it goes as it flies away very easily.

This is my lighter shade

I then added more rouge color burst after I had done part of the stenciling to achieve a darker shade

Here you can see the darker pink texture paste at the top and the lighter paste at the bottom

I then used the Gorgeous Stamping Bella (Callista loves to craft) stamp on some mixed media paper and coloured her with my Prisma colour pencils.  I then added some of my handmade flowers and the love sentiment

On the other side of the tag I used some rouge color burst in white paint to create an Ombre effect

Here you can see the different shades that I made for my tag

I used a pouncer to apply the paint as it makes it very easy to blend the colours with one of these

I applied a couple of coats of paint

I the used a 3 x 4 cut-a-part from the Echo Park paper (I'd rather be crafting) to finish off my tag.

Thank you for taking a look at my tag.  I hope you enjoyed it. 

See you next time.

Suzanne xoxo

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NSD 2018 - Fill Your Box Part 2 - Four Little Cards and Four Little Tags.

Hello Crafty Friends!
It's been wonderful seeing all the Challenge entries coming in to our facebook crafty group!
Are you entering Tina's Stationery Box challenge? Here are some more bits of loveliness to fill your box!
Go Team Tina!!

Hello everyone.
I hope you have all been enjoying this month of fun and challenges. Thank you for all those participating in the challenges. I must say the projects have been so amazing.
Today I have four little cards and four little tags to fill the front smaller pockets of the Stationery Box.
                      Four Little Cards.
I made these cards to measure 3 1/2 " x 3 1/2 ".
I cut 4 cards from black cardstock at 7 " x 3 1/2 " and folded them in half. Each of my layers of matting were cut smaller than the previous. The amount will depend on how much you want the bottom layer to show. I used the papers from the kit and the pocket pages also from the kit, which I cut at 3" x 3" to fit the top of the cards. I kept them simple because they need to fit into the front pocket as well as four envelopes. 
     Four Little Tags
I like my tags nice and strong, so I always cut a front and back from the designer paper and a middle tag from natural craft card ( 280 gsm). When I make larger tags, I use two layers of the craft card. I really like how they feel. You can use cereal boxes also, they will give you a nice sturdy tag.
I used the stickers from the kit and some fussy cutting to add dimension. The paper string that came in the kit was a perfect finish to the tags.
Here are the cards and tags in the Stationary Box.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project, I will be back with more ideas on filling the Stationery Box.
Please be sure to check out the other Team Members Challenges during this month of creative fun.
Thank You and Happy Crafting.
Tina xxx

You can find all the information you need about the Challenges (including the boring fine print) HERE.
Post your creations in THIS ALBUM for my Challenge.

You can purchase this beautiful kit HERE along with many more wonderful products.

Monday, May 21, 2018

NDS 2018 - Donna's Favourity Thingy - An Itsy Bitsy Tutorial on Colouring Modelling Paste

Hello Crafty Friends!

A Craft Quickie for you today from Donna..... colouring modelling paste. Now this is just so much fun you don't even need to have a project in mind - just colour and play and the rest will fall into place!

Go Team Donna!

Hi All,
Here I am back again with an Itsy Bitsy tutorial on colouring
Modelling Paste with the May kit.
Place Modelling paste on a craft sheet.

Add a few drops of Color Burst and mix well..

You now have this..

Now wasn't that just quick FUN...
(I did say Itsy Bitsy lol)

Donna xx


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