Friday, December 27, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 28

Hello all.
Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas on behalf of myself and Mad About Scrappin.
Back to share with you the last Layout of the Week for 2013. Still hard to believe that we have been doing this for 27 weeks now and that 2013 is almost over.
Anyway.. to see 2013 out with a bang I have created a canvas this time for a change as a gift to my two youngest daughters using the last of the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range.
So here's the full canvas. It is 16"x 20" in size.
 I wont go on too much about this and drag this post out during this busy time of the year.
However I must say I had a lot of fun playing around with some napkins, glimmer mist, paint, ink and lots of flowers.
The base of the canvas is actually many layers. I started with a base of napkins in pinks and yellows. Followed by a white wash of paint. Then I used butterfly stencil to part of the base when the napkins where dry using white gesso. I then gave the whole canvas a mist with a few different glimmer mist colours. Then it was stamped with a script stamp and clear stamp using my hand as the stamp pad.
Then the edges of the canvas were inked and blended inwards. Lastly I added some butterflies randomly with Tuxedo Staz on and gave the whole canvas a coat of gloss spray.
 I double stamped a large paper doily using two different coloured inks. Helped to create a background for the dancer.
I also mixed it up with lots of different flowers I had in my stash to the top left and bottom right corners. Also adding in some smaller doilies I had stamped.
The dancer I actually printed onto a scrap of paper and then adhere the coloured paper to the printout and re printed it again so I got the pattern on the patterned paper. I then hand cut it all out and layered it . Added some ribbon to the skirt and finished it off with flowers and kindy glitz. Super easy and didn't require any drawing of a dancer on my part.
 Lastly I added in some flourishes to the floral clusters which I hand cut from some of the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range.
I must say I had a ball making such a mess. It was a bit of time labour intensive project however because it is such a busy time of year I was able to get little bit done and allow it to dry to do other things.
My girls are so happy to have some of my work hanging in their room.. my son has even asked for to get my thinking cap on to work out what to make him.
Enjoy the Christmas season and stay safe.
Till next year.
TFL, M x

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 27

Hello again.
Back to share with you all some things I have create using Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
Now this week like last week I have create some cards again as I really want to get a head start on my card stash for the next year. Plus the fact that scrap time has been cut in half with school holidays starting here in South Australia.
So here's two more cards I have created for you.
I have continued with the 4"x4" card idea from last week too.
  Now I am one of those people who like to have non themed cards in my stash all the time. I find you never know when you might need a card for no special occasion and that I just don't seem to have them in my stash when I need them. So this time around I am making sure I have heaps.
That way you can use them for any occasion too!
For my first card I have played around with ink again. I have added a small doily from my stash that I have stamped and some old rubons from my stash. Then it was as simple as adding a ribbon, some hat pins and lots of yummy flowers from Mad About Scrappin to finish off the card. I even used the flower wire stems as embellishment too!
For the second card I have inked again. I have then raided my used kit stash and found a playing card and ticket stub that matched in nicely. Inked them up and clustered them up with some more flowers and a ribbon bow to match. Super easy and yet looks great.
So this week I have show you a different look you can get using the same paper range from last week.
Why not give it a try and see what different types of cards you can create using the same paper range.
TFL, M x

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 26

Hello all.
Back this week to share with you a little something I have created for you on behalf of
Mad About Scrappin.
This week however I have something a little different to share.
Being the that the silly season has started and we are all in the mad rush to the finish line for Xmas I thought I would create a few cards to start to stock up my card stash for the new year.
 So with that in mind here is a few cards that I have create with the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range.
 I quite like this paper range for making cards as the pattern on the paper wasn't too large for the card size I had in mind. Now. I love to make cards for family and friends. However the problem I always seem to run into is the size of the card and how I will fit it into an envelope once I have added all the dimensional embellishments I love to add to the card. Plus the fact of all the paper and card stock wastage I seem to get when I am making cards. So with that in mind I decided to create cards using once sheet of card stock as the base. So I decided to create 4"x4" cards. From one sheet of card stock I was able to create 4 cards with a small scrap of the card stock to used as needed. This size is also perfect to fit into a C6 size envelope and have it seal nicely once all the embellishments are added. Which is great when you have to post them as it only costs a standard stamp price.
For the first card I have inked all the patterned paper with a black ink to create a bit of drama to the lighter paper. I have also used a script stamp to stamp the base patterned paper. With some of the scrap card stock I have stamped the cupcake and then mounted it using 3D foam. Finished it all off with a little kindy glitz and the card was done.

For the second card I have once again inked all the edges. I then made a paper bow from the black patterned paper as an embellishment and stamped a larger cake on the scrap card stock as an embellishment. I then added some kindy glitz to the cake and a greeting with some mini alphas and the card was all done.
Do you like to have cards on hand like I do for all those special occasions ?
I find it a great way to use up some scraps too and stay organise. Because when you need the cards they are already done.
Thanks for stopping by.
Till next week.
TFL, M x

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 25

Hello all.
Back again this week to share with you a layout I have create for Mad About Scrappin once again.
This week however I set myself a little bit of a challenge with the Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper range that Leanne sent me. I decided that I would challenge myself to use just one sheet of the patterned paper and a piece of contrasting card stock. So I grabbed all the goodies below and set to work.
So here's the finished layout that I managed to create using what I had challenged myself to use.

Now... to begin with because I was only using one piece of patterned paper I decided to add a little to the card stock that I was using. So with a little help from some ink, a Kaisercraft stamp and some washi tape I was able to create a fun background that tied in nicely with the paper I had decided to use. Plus the fact that it was a quick way to add that little bit extra without a huge amount of effort.
Next while I was working with the patterned paper I decided to use both sides of the paper. Now some parts of the patterned paper didn't have any pattern on them. So to I decided to bring a little bit of pattern to the paper and used a few stamps with two different Stazon ink colours for a bit of contrast I then inked the edges of each piece the same as I had the card stock base. This effect helped the patterned paper to blend into the card stock nicely with just a little bit of aged pattern showing through.
Have you challenged yourself lately ??
Sometimes I find it fun to play around with old products in my stash and limit the products I use. I find I do actually use up what I have and keeps my scrapping interesting too.
Why not have a play and see what you come up with.
Till next week.
TFL, M x

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Season of Giving !!!!

Welcome to another month of fun here at Mad About Scrappin.
I am back to share with you all an exciting challenge that Leanne has running for
the month of December.
The best bit about it is that EVERYONE is a WINNER !!!
 Here's all the details....
So here's my take on this month sketch by Anne Patterson.
I have created the layout this month using some fun paper I purchased at on of Mad About Scrappin's Flog it Friday sale. I really didn't know how much I liked this paper range by Kaisercraft - The Looking Glass until I saw it in real life.
Must say the pictures on the sale really didn't do it justice... It is soooooo nice!
Now in regards to the sketch I have played around with it a little to suit what I wanted to do with this paper. especially as I just had to include a Bo Bunny Envelope in this layout. I am love with them and wished I had grabbed more at the last Flog it Friday Sale!
 Now.. for my base card stock I loved the colour but felt it need to be toned down a little as it was a little to bright with the older looking pattern I was using. So with a little help from a Kaisercraft stamp, some Tim Holtz ink and some chalk ink I was able to tie the card stock base in perfectly.

 The best part about this paper range too is that the paper range has matching die cut stickers which work really well with being able to add a few accents to the page. I have used the butterflies but have folded the butterflies so that the centre of the wings stand up and the centre then adheres to the page. I was also able to use up a few more flowers from my mountain high stash of flowers!
So.. with such a fun sketch to play with this month AND a great chance to get a little something for just playing around with the sketch why not play along.
Cant wait to see what everyone creates.
TFL, M x