Sunday, August 30, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 35 2015

Well... finally back on track.... 

Here's the post that was due to be online on Friday last week....

I have been scrapping together the last bit ad pieces from the last of  the Crate Paper - Open Book paper range that Leanne from Mad About Scrappin sent me to play with.

This week I really didn't have a lot of the paper range left to create a layout but managed to squeeze two cards out of the scraps.
I had two cards that I needed to make in mind for two ladies from Calisthenics. The Calisthenics year all done and dusted for another year (apart from solos) and Kiah wanted to able to thank two people that have supported her a lot this year. Especially with the transition to a new club and with doing her first Graceful Girl performance. Without their support it wouldn't have all been possible.

Both cards were created on a recycled card base and I have inked the edges to give them both a vintage aged feel. Each card had a base of two pieces of the patterned paper as the base to start from the pink floral one I stamped to butterfly chicken wire stamp onto the base paper and the white floral has the same stamp on the white paper bag. Then I set about personalising each one.

For the white floral card I knew that I wanted to use the large fabric flower as the starting point  for the cluster and worked from there. I adhered a small white doily then made a double bow from garden twine to adhere the white fabric flower to. Then it was just a case of adding in the smaller flowers and a white paper leaf. I finished off the card by adding a tag to the paper bag and then added the greeting.

For the pink floral card I still had some of the floral paper from the range left. I decided to use the roses on the paper as the starting point for the embellishments and worked from there. I layered the hand cut roses and leaves then added in the sheer white ribbon bow. I scattered some paper flowers that matched perfectly. I then used a flair to create the greeting for  the card as it said it all. Then finished to card off with a sprinkle of mini gemstones here and there.

Both cards are simple and quick to make.

The best bit was that I was able to use up the last bits and pieces from the kit!

Well... Back to working on the new kit I have to share with you this week coming.

Till then.. 

Get Scrappy.

TFL, M x

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 34 2015

Okay... so just playing catch up and have some quick cards to share with you today that might help you want to get creative this weekend.

I am still wading through my stash and have found a few odds and ends from Mad About Scrappin that I have grabbed from the sales along the way.

My first card was for my cousin and his new fiance on their engagement. I have used an embossed card base for the base of my card that I have highlighted with ink. I then layered up a few patterned paper still I was happy with the look. I added a vintage stamp to the top left of the dotty paper to add a bit of dimension.

To embellish the card I have used a super cute small white doily  and floral vintage ticket from Mad About Scrappin as my starting point and then just layered a mix of odds and ends from there. 
Then that was one easy card done. 

My second  card was for my cousin and his new fiance on their new house..
bit of a double whammy there.

I started the base of  this card off the same using a birdcage embossed card and inked it to highlight also. Then layered a mix of patterned papers to suit and added a larger white doily. I have a pile of old playing cards in my stash and the colour of this playing card matched perfectly so it was the starting point to layer the embellishments.

I then added a mix of fabric and paper flowers that came from Mad About Scrappin to the embellishment cluster till I was happy with the arrangement. I then added in the ribbons and a couple of pearl hat pins.

Neither was overly difficult to make and used up a few more odds and ends from the stash.

Are you getting scrappy this weekend??

I hope to be able to.

Till next time.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 28, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 33 2015

Back this week to share a layout that I have created whilst I still had my mojo flowing from all my scrapping for the show. 

I was lucky enough to still have some of the Crate Paper - Open Book Paper range sent to me to play with by Leanne at Mad About Scrappin. 

So here's this weeks layout.
Now I created the base of this layout using a piece of heavy weight paste board as I wanted to play around with a few napkins from my stash. I have then added a mix of paper doilies including some of the cute coloured ones that Leanne has at the Mad About Scrappin shop. Then finished off the base by added some washi tape in a light grey stripe to help frame the layout. I then added a title using a matching word sticker from my stash adhered with 3D foam.

I then had a bit of fun with another digital journal card I created using a variety of digital stamps and printed onto a graph journal card. ** see butterfly image hidden in the background.
I then used the floral rose paper from the  Crate Paper - Open Book Paper range and cut out some of the leaves and roses. I layered them all around before I adhered any of them and some were adhered using 3D foam tape to add some dimension. 

 I added some pink and white bakers twine to create a bit of interest on the layout. 
Then finished the whole layout off by adding a bow of bakers twine to a cute filigree metal heart. 

It has been a while since I have done much fussy cutting and think that my fingers are itching to get some more fussy cutting done.

Well.. hope that everyone has a super weekend.

Take care and Happy Scrappin.

TFL, M x

Simple textured card

Just wanted to stop by and share a quick card that I created a while ago for Crafty Crusader. I had a pile of cards to create for friends and family. I have also been trying to use up left over bits and pieces from various kits that I have been using lately. 

However I came to the end of a kits and just didn't quite have enough to create the base for the card. So I decided to use some Pebeo modelling paste and a small piece of Canson pasteboard to create a base. 

Here's the finished card.

I started with using some Pebeo modelling paste and a clock mask that I had in my stash.  Once the modelling paste was dry I then gave the whole thing a coat of gesso to give it a good even base to paint over. I then created a wash of hot pink by mixing some Pebeo paints till I got the desired colour with water and then randomly ran the paint brush over the base whilst using a heat gun to dry it off at the same time. This helped create the rough base look. 

When the first colour wash was dry I then highlighted a few areas with a grey wash and then highlight some of the hot pink areas as you can see about. Then the whole base was stamped randomly with a script stamp and inked, which has highlighted the rough look of the modelling paste.  

The whole thing was then matted with some matching card stock and then adhered to a black card base. Then it was just a case of adding in a  journal card, some matching stamped butterflies and some sequins and the card was finished. 

Products Used - 

Pebeo Studio Modelling Paste  

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Standard Colours 100ml tubes
-        Colour No. 50 Primary Magenta 831050 100553559
-        Colour No. 26 Mars Black 831011 100553540
-        Colour No. 41 Vivid White 831041 100682222

Princeton Real Value Set Green Value Pack Camel Brush Set
Princeton Catalyst Contours 21 Green Contour  Size 21 
Canson 410gsm Pasteboard 

Thanks for stopping by.
Looking forward to sharing with you all again. 

TFL, Michelle Wallace

I am still here !!!!!!

Okay.. so this is the start of catch up big time.... 

Just want to say a HUGE apology for not having stayed on top of posting on my poor little blog.

To say things have been busy here would be an understatement. 

To say that things have been crazy here would be more appropriate!

So I have been busy on the first account with TAFE then because my mojo had gone south due to personal issues here I had not been able to scrap big time the way I wanted. Ultimately this lead to a crazy time getting some scrap work done that ALMOST didn't get done... my work for this years Royal Adelaide Show. This was a HUGE job this year with everything else going on.. and I certainly managed to get my mojo back in one weekend to pull this off.
I am very lucky to have been able to complete 12 layout, 4 cards and 2 off the page items by the skin of my teeth. And have to admit that I had to get my daughter to copy and paste the journalling part to the cards for two of the layouts as those were done from the hospital!!!! Long story... but this explains a little.... 
Miss T ended up having a stay in our local hospital for a few days due to being extremely unwell. Not the best photo but I had a migraine before heading into the emergency department after being up all night with her the night before. Poor little miss. But pleased to say that we are home now after a stay in the hospital to recover fully at home on strict quarantine and rest orders.

Okay... well off the get the posts that were long over due sorted.

Time to get back on track.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 14, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 32 2015

Hello everyone.

So ends another week and what a busy one here we have had. 

I have been madly scrapping but I can't share with you yet what it is all for. 

However I can share with you this week a layout created using some more of the Crate Paper - Open Book Paper range. 

So here's the layout I have created this week.
I love the pink tones in the wood panel patterned paper in this range. I have used this as my starting point for the layout and then just added from there. 

I have to admit I did have a cream piece of card stock originally as the base for the layout. However as I pre-cut then layout and came back to it a few days layer I really wasn't happy with the base. I do this some times and that is why I find it best not to adhere anything down until I am completely happy with the layout and positioning of it all. 

To add to the change of card stock colour for my base I also added in a few extra stripes of matching patterned paper. I felt that the layout was missing that little bit extra. I also have added a pink doily that came from some packaging sent to me. 

As the layout primarily had a dusty pink feel to it I decided to add a few pops of the aqua green that also features in the paper range. I have mixed my title up with some glitter alpha thickers and some mini alpha stickers on another of the cute coloured paper doilies from Mad About Scrappin.

I still have a lot of the sticker tickets in my stash that are really old. They have a mix of letters on them that just didn't suit what I have wanting to use them for so I have added a piece of the wood panel paper to the centre to tie them all into the layout.

In continuing with adding a little bit of the aqua to the layout I have added some of the arrow washi tape that Leanne sent to me to play with from Mad About Scrappin. I have then added some stitching using a permanent markers for a few highlights on the layout. Then finished the layout off with a cut matching flair and some matching aqua toned enamel spots from last months kit.

I quite like the different feel to this layout. I love the combination of the dusty pink and aqua.

Finally also working through more and more of the odds and ends of my stash too.

Well.. back to get creative.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 7, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 31 2015

With the weather here in Adelaide being miserable lately I think that it carries over to feeling like hiding away next to the warmth of the heater.

I have had a chance to play around with a few more bit and pieces from this paper range by Crate Paper - Open Book.

This week I have created a fun layout using a mix of papers from the range.
Now it's not often I get photos to scrap of my eldest daughter... she usually hides from the camera.  I found this photo when I was sorting through a stash of photos I had printed a while ago. The colours in the photo worked really well with the papers in this range.

I have a bucket load of really old alpha rub ons that are really not in the best shape. I really didn't want to just chuck them out as I know that would just be a waste of money so have decided to use them up where-ever I could. I have used up a few mixed alphas on the base of this layout to mix it up a little. I didn't want to go with just the girlie floral feel of the papers in the range. 

I have also hand stitched on some of the punched circles and the photo mat to add a bit of texture to the layout. I quite enjoy stitching on layouts and it is a quick way to add a bit of detail to a layout.

I have then added in a few features by using a journal spot, date spot and "today" tab in bold pink to added a bit of a different feel to the layout. It has helped to create the cross between a floral girlie look to the brighter bolder look. 

Quite a simple layout but I have used up some more rub ons that that have been taking up space in my scrap area.

Well... back to get some scrapping done.

TFL, M x