Friday, 29 April 2016

Delight with Bo Bunny Believe and a Video!


So I am a little nervous about posting this, but I actually had a go at a video tutorial - it is my first one!  It wasn't as hard as I thought, though getting the set up right would make you laugh - I now have a make shift pole in the middle of my scrapbook area, but if these go well then I will sort out something a little more easy to manoeuvre !

I used the beautiful Believe papers, I love all the colours, and it meant I could get really messy with paints and mixed media.  I won't tell you too much about the process as you can watch it.  I hope you enjoy.

Here is the video....





Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Snowy Smiles with BoBunny Whiteout


So I did mention a while back that I was enjoying paint.....and there is no paint on this one, just lots of layers!  I made it for ATDML and used BoBunny's White Out papers. 

The page started with the beautiful glittered blue paper - it went well with my sons hoody! I then used a Martha Steward edger punch on some of the light blue paper from the collection and added a a couple of thin strips of one of the wood grain pieces (the matts and border punch papers don't go all the way behind the blue sheet)  I didn't want to cover up too much of the main blue paper so I added some doilies and a border around my photo, then a few pieces cut from the papers plus a prima heart and wood veneer frame and then a Simple Stories So Happy tag - just little bits that I had around.  I punched some snowflakes and added pearls to the centre.  Since the alphabet on the sticker sheet didn't stand out enough on the navy blue paper I mounted my letters on to pale blue patterned paper, and then stuck them on foam dots - I also like the effect of using 2 slightly different alphabets for titles too.  It does make it a little harder to stick the alphabets on straight !!!

That is the last of my snowy pages for a while - waiting for some more!  I'll be back with pages that I made at the ATDML retreat that happened over the Easter break.





Sunday, 24 April 2016

Snowy photos....in Spring!



I know these aren't really seasonal as I sit here being bathed in spring sunlight!  However this is one of my favourite collections from BoBunny last year - White Out and Jill from ATDML popped some in my DT kit!  I love the glitter and woodgrain and blues - beautiful.  This year we got one day of snow, which didn't last for long and so I had to take lots of photos!

I started with my paint areas and applied gesso with a credit card, I then used a couple of different sized plates to make circles with a white gel pen.  Then I layered up my papers, and created a little folded paper border under the photo, and added some of the snowflake stickers from this collection along with some white sequins.  I also created a little embellishment cluster at the top of my page - the whole theory of drawing your eye into the page and the sequins lead you to my main photo area.

There is another wintry page on it's way....










Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mother's Day with BoBunny Soiree





Here is a less pink page that I made with the Soiree collection from my DT kit with ATDML. 

 I started this page with a wash of walnut stain distress stain around the photo area and also at the top, I also added some plasters tape to get the grid texture and did a little stamping with a grid stamp too.  Again lots of tearing and inking and layering, I added some punched layers and fussy cut out a pile of suitcases too.  I used some gardeners twine and lace for the embellishment as well as layering up some of the BoBunny stickers you get.

This is a snatched phone photo of my kids who brought me some breakfast in bed on Mothering Sunday, complete with porridge, tea and biscuits - love these moments.  I added a filter to it with my iPhone so the colours are more faded which went well with the papers.  I really like being able to edit photo and share photos to my phone, look at papers and then when I'm ready I print them off on my selphy.

I'll be back with some more.





Sunday, 17 April 2016

Treasure with BoBunny Soiree


Last months kit from ATDML was packed with BoBunny, and I had 2 different lines to work with, for this page I used Soiree and went with a non-traditional colour for me....pink, so it meant I had to be in the picture and I used a photo from my brothers wedding.  I used a mask and gesso and then inked and added a little spray over the top, then I added some stamped areas with an old prima diamond stamp, then I went to town with lots of tearing and distressing, inking and layering.  I added some muslin that I coloured with some of my sprays, and torn book pages, as well  as some of the stickers from the BoBunny kit and their beautiful laser cut butterflies.  A messy page that I really enjoyed making!  There will be a bit more mess over the coming weeks as I am really enjoying painting and layering at the moment!!









Thursday, 24 March 2016

Crate Paper Confetti and the Virtual Crop


Crate Paper has long been a favourite of mine, I love the colours and patterns and that for every pink piece of paper there tends to be some more masculine colours on the reverse, so I was delighted when Mel and Jill from A Trip Down Memory Lane sent me some of the Confetti papers for my Virtual Crop kit.  The Crop was last weekend but you can still see all the blogposts here and all the classes are available to download (here is a link to mine), there may be a couple of kits left in the shop too.

For the first page I went with the pinks as they really fitted with my photos of my Grandma and kids, we spent a lovely day visiting her and being out and about in her home town, and she always treats the kids!  I used some of the Maggie Holmes pockets in my page which I really like as you just slot all the bits in and they are great for making shakers or putting in memorabilia.




I do love woodgrain, and I used the pockets to influence my photo arrangement and make some passport photo style strips.  As the photos were wintry I dusted the page with snowflakes!




I did a messy page too, this uses gesso and then mustard seed distress re-inker for the vibrant yellow, I really like to add some paint as another layer on a page.  This is my youngest making sandcastles with a bucket and spade he had his lunch in - yes fish and chips in a bucket and spade!



Saturday, 27 February 2016

Pages and Pocket Pages with Simple Stories


In my kit from ATDML this month I got lots of summer paper one from a favourite Simple Stories range - Summer Vibes and also some papers from their new You are Here collection (there is a gorgeous map paper that I have an idea for too).  It prompted me to finish off some of my album from last summer when we went to France and Puy du Fou.

I had the background of this page already done, as I started it when I was experimenting using indigo blue gilding flakes with a studio calico stencil - you can see where I inked through the stencil and then I used the revers of the stencil to add some more areas of flakes too.  I then wet my card stock a fair amount and went in with some dabs of barn door distress stain and a paint brush.  I wanted to pull our the red from the picture.  I added a little bit of woodgrain paper and then just a couple of embellishments to make a really simple page.





 Of course I had several photos of this amazing arena, so I used the same water colour technique on some white cardstock for my journalling and then added some of the ephemera from Summer vibes, as well as a wood grain heart from October Afternoon and little sticker.




I did say that I had a lot of photos, so here are some more of my pockets and more of the photos and stories, ephemera and October Afternoon chipboard.

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