Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My first Tutorial for Maja Design

Hello my beautiful scrappy friends
welcome to my blog 
today I am sharing a tutorial with you 
My November project for
  Maja Design.
 my completed Layout .
this is my very first tutorial .. I hope you like it .
I have included lots of photos so you can see my layering process 
here we go ...

 now the fun begins ... add fibre paste with a stencil/mask 
to create texture and interest .

I like to place my elements on the page and move them around until I am happy .

my photo is mounted with the beautiful papers
 and placed over the chipboard elements .

creating a cluster .

thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work .
I truly hope this tutorial helps you to understand my 
process of layering and creating texture on my page 
bye for now until next time we meet xoox

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Grungy Mini Pocket Book - Dusty Attic project

Hi and welcome everyone, 
today is my turn to showcase  
 the wonderful DUSTY ATTIC chipboard .
I created this little card for an arty friend
(she loves my grungy style ) 
loaded with beautiful chippies a pocket and tags 
It is quite a grungy /arty project 
with deep rich colors and loads of texture .
My Pocket Mini book .
DUSTY ATTIC materials used 
Beared Iris : DA1096
Jumbo cogs :DA0232
Mini Number grid : DA1073
Mini Words - Believe :DA 0476
Flourish #7 :DA0416
Swirly vine #4 :DA1100
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900

I love creating lots of layers and texture and 
Dusty Attic chippies are just perfect for this .

thanks for popping by my blog 
stay safe and happy scrapping. 
big hugz x

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vintage inspired - Guest design Spot

Hi there everyone and a warm welcome to 
my blog
Recently I created this Vintage Layout for 
Our Creative Corner 
I was both thrilled and excited to be asked by Kerstin 
to Guest design for the month of November.
thanks so much Kertstin.
The challenge for November is 
to create something in a vintage style, 
using a favourite photograph.
I love Vintage and I decided to use a photo
of my beautiful Grand daughter Ella Jai .
the Sepia photo has been de-saturated to add to the Vintage feel . 
this beautiful shot was taken by my daughter ,
Tara of Simply Photographic

Below is my completed Layout .

I feel by having a kraft BG , to me this immediately suggests Vintage .
All things Vintage and aged
Old Keys, Sepia photos , chipboard, earthy/rusty  colors, clocks, kraft and lace .

the second tag is folded around the edge of the Layout .

 Begin layering and adding embellies
the chipboard has been colored with Distress stain / Rusty hinge .
 stamping and layering add interest and texture
and also add to the Vintage feel .
 I like to position my embellies around the page,
moving them until I am happy .
Finally I adhere them with glue .
I altered the metal clock with black paint to follow the 
Vintage theme.
 the Dusty Attic chipboard title has been altered with Rusty Hinge Distress stain
and then I stamped with a Kaiser stamp in black soot distress ink .
 apply Ranger Distress Crackle Paint /Clear rock candy ..
I use a palette knife as I find then there are no brush marks .

when the crackle is dry
( I usually leave to dry overnight for the best effect )
I apply some black paint by dabbing over the crackle and then wipe
the excess off with a wipe .
love this effect .
Another look at my finished Vintage Layout .

I hope you are inspired to try some of these vintage techniques
I feel the crackle gives a rich interesting effect .
thanks for looking at my work .
bye for now until next time xoox