Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blue Fern Studios "Deja Vu' and a video tutorial!

Hi there scrappy friends. All my intentions of updating my blog more often haven't really materialised. Life just doesn't want to play along. 
This month I worked with the stunning Blue Fern Studio 'Deja Vu' collection and I have something exciting for you... my very first Video Tutorial!  It took me a while to get it right but I am over the moon to have done it.  It's a very cool technique on how to create a metal effect on chipboard.  Here it is.

 All products are available at The Scrapbook Store.
I have used a variety of Petaloo, Prima and Green Tara flowers.  I have also added some muslin to soften the effect.
The chipboard is the "Royal Gate' from Blue Fern. The 'bricks' were created using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Bricks' template and some coloured texture paste.
 Some butterflies and a bit of bling. :)
 More flowers. :)
That's my project for now. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you like my video. If you did, I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. :)
Until next time!
M xox

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Websters Pages 'Dream in Color' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone. Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here. My poor little blog has been very neglected. Life just seems to get in the way of crafting (and blogging) sometimes. 
I have no dream of catching up as such, as that will just be too unrealistic and add way too much stress to my day! Lol! Instead, I am just going to share my DT work for The Scrapbook Store for May.  I worked with the very vibrant Websters Pages 'Dream in Color'.  To be very honest, a bunch of bright colours together scares the living daylights out of me, but nothing like a challenge hey?!

My first layout was probably the one that's the most in my usual style. The photo is from a picnic we had during a family holiday last July.  I've added some Blue Fern chipboard and texture paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil.
A few close ups for the finer details. :)

The next layout became a bit brighter, so I started to play along. :)  The photos are from our recent holiday to Tasmania.  We visited a marble shop in a little town called Sheffield and witnessed a beautiful marble being made from scratch.
And again, a few close ups...

With my last layout I started to get brave and went all out! Lol! In this case it was the photo that inspired me.  The photo was taken in the marble shop and was a canvas by the very talented owner herself.  I added some colourful 'paint splashes' on a white background to keep the focus on the beautiful art itself.
 More close ups!

Still not sure if lots of brights are my kind of thing, but I think it might be growing on me a bit. ;)

I am going to try my hardest to keep this blog thing going, so will add my TSS June Sketch challenge example in the next day or two.
Thank you for visiting and for not abandoning me when I was MIA. :)
Until next time.
M xox