New Silhouette Cameo!

Hello There, I upgraded from my silhouette portrait which was brought for me several years ago to make wedding invites for a second hand cameo so I can finally cut on 12×12.

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I created my own little cut file using a heart which I filled the page with, then removed some and created a half cut print for different sections. I used more vintagey colours and browns to match the brown elements in the photo.

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I created a ‘few’ layers paper under the photo which were scraps from a few lines and glitter washi tape, which was a bargain at 3 for ÂŁ1 at poundland, then I mounted it on a foam sheet to give it some dimension off the busy page.

I like how this page turned out and I got to have a quick play with my machine. I had forgotten how sticky the new sticky sheets off, boy, did it take me a LONG time to remove that paper from the backing! Be warned.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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Watercolour Titles

Hi There,

I like to watercolour! Most of my homes have had at least one little painting, usually of a flower, a simple landscape or a windmill.  I had a go at doing a watercolour background with a strong wash but thought I would have a go at a title, like I’ve seen Shimelle done in her 20 Project and look fab.

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Getting your handwriting to adapt to a watercolour brush was much harder than I thought it was going to be and I need a lot of practice but thought my first attempts looked pretty cute on the page

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This is a layout which is pretty close to one made by Shimelle’s in her 20 Project or Scrapbooking Process courses. I thought both were pretty good and look forward to more classes by her in the future. I used a bold pattern from the Star shine line for the back ground and used some random pink, white and blue papers and die cuts for the embellishments up one side.

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I finished the pages with some enamel dots and sticker flowers on foam dots.

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

 

Trying out mixed media

Good evening!

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I had an attempt at trying mixed media on my page and while I don’t mind the final result it is something I will have to try again to perfect. I made a stencil using my Silhouette Portrait and some acetate. I mixed some Heidi Swapp Colorshine into my modelling paste and used the stencil to make the flower, onto my green background.

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I left it to dry then sprayed over some more Color Shine and Picket fence Distress spray before taking it to the crop a few weeks ago. My layout was inspired by Sheena’s Layout on Shimelle’s Blog.

I used cut apart sheet and the stickers from the Amy Tangerine Better together collection as they were a good match with the pink and contrast with the green background. I hand painted with distress inks and a water brush the title and while I think its ok, it’s something I need to practice with, I think Amy Tangerine has a brush script course which I’m hoping someone can get me for Christmas!

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I cut out some of the flowers from another AT paper and added enamel dots, Nuvo dots in the yellow and some stamping with a little Heidi Swapp stamp set.

I really enjoyed trying out some new techniques as I’ve been really enjoying Irit Landgraf youtube channel but she makes it look far too easy! Practice Practice Practice!

Thanks for reading! x

Stick it down September Challenge – Single page

Hi There,

On Saturday I also completed the single page entry for the September Stick It Down – I kept pretty close to the original sketch but with actually less embellishments and only one photo. I chose the photo of my son climbing up on a climbing frame as it was adding to the diagonal lines of the page.

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I used some of the paper from Shimelle’s Starshine (I love every piece of paper from that line!) and softened a lot of the paper used with linen distress ink to make it blend in with the wood grain background.

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I added rub on butterflies that I had in my stash for ages, and used a stamp I made with my Silhouette stamping material saying ‘Explore’

I used nuvo dots  (I hadn’t realised I had accidentally smudged one)  which I think is a really great product and brought more at the crop! I also added some droplets of gold mist to finish it off.

It’s a pretty simple layout but I really enjoyed making it!

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbooking Crop – Stick it down double page entry

I went to my first scrapbooking crop yesterday locally. It was a bit nerve wracking entering a room of people who all knew each other but quickly just got on with some scrapping and chatted to the person next to me. Next time I might even get up the courage to talk to different people throughout the day / weekend or even arrange a crop more local to me.

I got round to making 5 layouts and 2 were for the the September Stick it down challenges.

This was the first layout I made with the sketch for a double page above.

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I started with two pieces of white smooth cardstock but it looked a little bare so I added the black and white plus paper to each side to make it co ordinate. I had lots of fun with the embellishments on this page. I have added flowers cut from the Shimelle True Stories collection, red twine, acetate arrows, wooden chevrons, gems and a heart cut from my silhouette which is backed with all different scraps.

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I created the photo matts with a collections from Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy Vellum and Shimelle to create a striking black and red page which is not a colour combo I use very often.

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I did a bit of stamping on my page which I haven’t really done before. I used a stamp set with simple flower and leaves with a bold motif to make the two pages have continuity. And of course finished off the page with a spritz of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Sweet Cherry.

 

Hope you like it and thanks for reading! xx

September Clique Kits Challange

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Hi There, I wanted to show you my entry for the clique kits September challenge using a sketch by Kristine Davidson which I really liked the look of.

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Here is my interpretation of the challenge. I used distress inks on textured white cardstock to do a strong wash of colour with the pattern in the background. The photo was taken at the seaside on a recent holiday so wanted to get a fluid watery feel. I used Blue and White mists in the background as well as using some water pick up techniques.

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I wanted the photo to pop so used some scrap paper to create a nice layer of paper and had a small embellishment cluster just above the photo using some die cut pieces. I created a simple cluster at the top of the page and wrote my journalling straight onto the background.

I really like how this turned out and was something different for me to try out. Thanks for reading!

Supplies

American craft chipboard thickers from recent quirky kits

Random paper from Shimelle true stories, amy tangerine, maggie holmes bloom

Pink Paisley HEY – Take me away also from a quirky Kit

Jillibean Soup die cuts – Healthy Hello

Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and tumbled glass.

Scrapping a Large Photo

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Hello There!

I very rarely scrapbook a very large photo but had this lovely one of my son covered head to toe in sand and loved the way it came out so wanted to have a large photo in my scrapbook. It happened to be a Glitter Girl prompt from a while back.

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Ii used one large cluster of embellishments which included a small portion of journalling as this is one of e few pages. I wanted to keep the colour quite samey with the blues and yellows to mimic the sea and sand in the photo.

I inked up some wood veneer with distress ink and colour shine to create a faded beachy feel. The swallow was a silhouette cut from another layout that I had left over. Shimelle also has been doing a few hand painted titles and thought that I would have a go with the watery feel of the page.

Thanks 🙂

Supplies

Kaisercraft Boho paper which I got from the last Quirky Kit / Shimelle Starshine / wood veneer from the Range / enamel stars from Hobbycraft