Wednesday, 26 November 2014

String and Buttons to go!

Hi Everyone! Thank you for dropping by.
Today I am sharing a super easy make that we are creating as part of our FOCUS class which starts very soon. Get moving girl there's still lots to do!

My inspiration for this was a design for a tree on a jewellery catalogue. It was very glitzy...this one's quite restrained and a little bit country!

I've re-purposed a piece of chipboard which has a copper spray finish on it. Copper with blue and green is a combination that I like.

Next came the piece of string. This one is extra thick and has been in my stash for a very long time. I used the trusty Helmar 450 to glue the string down and as the day was very hot a little of the glue oozed out. That then became an opportunity so I added a little embossing powder in around the string. The pot was just cut from a scrap of paper. Notice the fold line that I have lightly inked. This enabled me to shape the pot and give it some dimension. The bauble balls are part of a JOFY  bauble stamp. This too was lightly embossed and then Inka Gold was rubbed on with a stencil brush and polished off with a cloth when dry.

 Of course our tree needed a lovely star. JOFY does very funky ones. These were embossed and cut out.
Then I raided the button jar - Thank You Mum! A graphic black and cream paper makes a great backing.

The ladies in the class will decide how they will finish their tree off. As many of them are scrappers I made sure that this will fit on a 12X12 as a rather sweet embellishment.
There are more interesting makes organised for today. You might see them later.
Now, I'll see you later as the clock is ticking.

Created For
Time To Create Classes and Events

Challenges Entered
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 6 - Stamps - love my stamps
Moxie Fab World Challenge Tree-mendous Trees    There are some fabulous and different trees here. Take a peak!
Crimbo Crackers - Buttons  and I'm still using them!
Craftroom Challenge - Christmas Decorations - I love trying new ideas for decorations and just popping little bits in unexpected places.. Makes the house so festive. This piece will probably end up as a door hanger

Monday, 24 November 2014

Here Comes Trouble

Hello and welcome to the last of my November guest  layouts for Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenges.
How quickly this month has flown past!

This week's challenge is all about the title.

This is a layout where very few words are needed to enable you to know my story easily.
The title is in fact a rubon. I didn't want to use it as one so I took the top layer of the rubon off the backing  and re-glued it onto another piece of card.
 Really there are two parts to the title ---Here comes trouble...At least they're wearing clothes!

These are four cousins who all loved to visit Nan and Pop in their caravan at the beach. It was a lovely time for all of us. Now as adults they are scattered far and wide.

I chose brown cardstock as both a foil for the turquoise blue greens and to also work with the little brown babies that spent more time on the beach and in the water than anywhere else.

The teardrops are pieces of painted and stencilled canvas that have been die cut, remnants from another project. 
The Sizzix Tim Holtz Petal Drop die  is currently a real favourite because of the many ways I am finding to use it.
I've also used Viva Decor Modelling Creme through a Prima Stencil. To me there is more visual interest when you mess up your stencilling, adding a little bit of randomness rather than a rigid pattern.

With the many journalling blocks and sentiment pieces that are in so many paper collections it was easy to find the perfect quote to add to this layout's story. This one is by Teresa Collins in the Memorabilia Collection. I'm finding many ways to craft with these story blocks.

Thank you to Lasting Memories for the opportunity to guest with you this month. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

Created For
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenges - All About the Title

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