Monday, March 06, 2017

More Lemon Craft 'Heart Painted' layouts for The Scrapbook Store

Hello there crafty people! It's been a very hot weekend in Perth and no exception today. Perfect crafting weather.  Before anymore crafting can get done, I have to get my blogging up to date, so today I'm sharing the rest of my February design team layouts for The Scrapbook Store.  I have used the gorgeous Lemon Craft 'Heart Painted' collection and had so much fun using different styles with all of them. Here is what I've done.  All products used are available from The Scrapbook Store.

This one is of hubby and I, the photo was taken about a year ago when we were leaving for our holiday to New Zealand.
 Lots of torn layers of patterned paper, gorgeous Prima flowers and a perfect title from Scrapmatts.
 I have used several techniques to create texture on the right side of my layout... painted chipboard, stencilling with thick gesso, stamping, washi tape and word stickers.
The chipboard was first painted with a layer of gesso, then got some pink mist and finally some black script stamping on top.
 My next layout is with 2 of my dear friends at a 'pink party' in aid of Breast Cancer. I kept this one nice and feminine with lots of added pink.
The gorgeous chippy is 2Crafty 'Parisian Border' chipboard. I have painted it white and then glued some Diamond Dust to give it some sparkle.
 The title is American Craft Thickers alphas from my stash.
 Added a small doily from Bo Bunny and splatters of mists to complete my layout.
The last layout is of my friend's adorable little girl.  The photos were taken 7 years ago. The star of the show (besides the photos) is the beautiful Tim Holtz 'Roses' layering stencil which I used with a thick white gesso to make it nice and crisp.
 A few close ups of the finer details.

That's all I have for today.  Thank you for popping by and I hope you have a fantastic week.
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, February 09, 2017

LemonCraft 'Heart Painted' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Thank you to all my scrapping friends that are still patiently sticking around. It has been a very long time since my last blog post. I haven't done a lot on the creating front during the last year, but I hoping to change that this year. First of all, I am designing for The Scrapbook Store again this month. I really haven't ever left, just haven't been producing much.
I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful Lemoncraft 'Heart Painted' collection.  Here is my first creation.
 A few close ups of some of the finer detail. :)

If you are reading this, thank you for visiting and for any comments you might leave. It's always much appreciated.
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blue Fern Studios 'Timeless' for The Scrapbook Store

Just wanted to grab this short break in my schedule to share my February DT work for The Scrapbook Store. Wow! It's almost the end of March I hear you say!!  I know, the first few months of 2016 have been so very busy already and I've got so much more planned for the rest of the year! :)
Okay, straight to the point then. ;)  I got to work with the stunning new Blue Fern Studios 'Timeless' collection.  The first layout is of my gorgeous girl and I. She was busy taking selfies of the two of us during our recent holiday, when my husband snapped this pic of us. :)
I simply love this 'Floral Arrows Crossed' chipboard from Your Creative Wings. I've coloured it up using my ink pads and then added some muslin and a few mini roses to the mix.
Here I've built a little cluster using more of the same elements and the same chipboard set, but also added a charm and a Kaisercraft bloom.  I've added some Prima 'Micro Beads' in Bronze using Prima '3D Matte Gel'.  The butterfly was cut from one of the patterned papers.
The title is from the Dusty Attic 'Mini Captions #3' chipboard set.  I love these gorgeous small titles.
More roses in all forms and sizes, repeating elements from the other clusters.
The following layout is of my dear mum and I during our visit to them in December.  We live more than 9000 km apart and every moment spent together is perfect and very precious.
My cluster are made out of Petaloo 'Forget Me Nots' in Antique Mauve and a big Green Tara 'Azalea' in Antique Pink. I've also added Craft Consortium resin florals in 'Rose Blush' and a few white Green Tara mini roses.  I've cut the leaves from one of the patterned papers using the Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' die.
I've fussy cut some flowers from one of the papers to add to the bottom left corner. Also added a strip of Green Tara lace and a Kaisercraft pearl strip underneath the photo. :)
One of my favourite doily dies must be this one from Cheery Lynn called 'French Pastry'.  It complemented the rest of the design and all I had to do was add the title.
This card was made using some of my left overs.  I love adding corrugated cardboard to my projects and it perfectly matched these papers and the gorgeous Green Tara 'Linen Look' trim.  The sentiment was cut using the Elzabeth Craft Design 'Happy Birthday' die.
That's all I have for now, but will be back to share my March layouts soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Wishing you a wonderful Easter.

Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy friends. I haven't been around for a long time now, but I think it's time to start blogging again! I have been busy with all sorts of 'life' things and scrapbooking and blogging had become a bit of a 'time luxury'.  This year will definitely bring some changes for me and I hope it will be mostly good changes. My motto for 2016 is to 'live everyday with intention'. :)

I have had the fortunate opportunity to design with the gorgeous new Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' collection for The Scrapbook Store last month.  I absolutely adore this range... it's so feminine and pretty.
I'm sorry, but I have to warn you... this is a looong post! :)
All my photos were taken during our holiday in December. Nothing like new photos to make you feel like scrapping hey?!
My flower cluster consists out of Petaloo Teastained Cream Dahlias, Green Tara Antique Pink Azaleas, and Green Tara mini roses,  I've also added some fussy cut flowers and leaves as well as small pieces of Dusty Attic 'Wrought Iron Fence Border' into my clusters
 I have used a beautiful chopboard title from 2Crafty.
The background was prepared using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Art Is' template with Golden Light Molding Paste.  I like how subtle it is.
I love the Scrapmatts 'Lamps 11' chipboard... it created just the right 'atmosphere' that I was after.  All that was left to do was to add a few pieces of Green Tara lace and I was done with this one. :)
The following layout futures my beautiful girl again. So easy when you've got a gorgeous subject. xx
My flower clusters consist out of Green Tara 'Fantasy blooms', 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard and I've also added some  Blue Fern 'Shabby Brick Bits' chipboard that I covered in one layer of gesso.
A sweet little tag from the collection featuring a butterly and some natural twine.
Two more flower clusters and a bit of Green Tara lace.
My third layout featuring my daughter, my mum and myself.  Very special times. :)
I've created some texture on my background using a Prima stencil and Golden Light Molding Paste.
My title is from the Dusty Attic 'Mini Captions #3' chipboard set. I have heat-embossed it using Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.  
My clusters feature Prima flowers, Green Tara leaves and mini roses, as well as Blue Fern 'Chelsea Vines' which I coloured up using Luminartes Silks Acrylics Glazes.
I have also added some of the Blue Fern 'Jeweled Page Dangles' chipboard which I heat-embossed using the Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby White' embossing powder.
The piece of chippie under the photo is the 2 Crafty 'Formal Flourish 3' which was also heat-embossed using Stampendous Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.
I also made 3 cards with the left-over papers and tags.  The sentiment on the first one was cut using a Elizabeth Craft 'Thank You' die.  I finished it off using natural twine, Green Tara mini roses and Tim Holtz Distress ink.
I tried to create a patchwork effect on my second card. I added a sentiment using the Elizabeth Craft 'Happy Birthday' die, and also added natural twine, Green Tara mini roses, charms and a button.
The last card was pretty simple as I used one of the tags as my main element and just add a  Green Tara mini rose and natural twine.  I distressed the edges of the background paper before adding a piece of Green Tara lace. The sentiment was stamped using the Hero Arts 'It's your Day' stamp set before adding it the background paper.
Phew! What a massive post. I hope you could make it to the end.  If you did, I have to congratulate and thank you for your endurance! I really appreciate your support and hope that I could inspire you in some or other way.
Hope to see you soon on the www. Have a fabulous day!

M xox

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy people. Today I want to share my October DT work for The Scrapbook Store with you.  I was lucky enough to work with the gorgeous new Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' collection.  This collection was ideal for my local travel photos and all those country shots we always take.
Here is my first layout. The photo was taken on the way between Perth and Kalgoorlie earlier this year. 
I used a chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'.  I painted it in dark brown and then heat embossed it randomly using gold embossing powder.  The white flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers in the range. The other flowers are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.
I added some corrugated cardstock to add to the rustic feeling. ;)
And a vintage clock charm and some twine to round things off.
I've also coloured up some Dusty Attic 'mini dragonflies' with my Distress markers.
My next layout has a bit more colour to it.  This was the first holiday home we rented in Margaret River 10 years ago when my parents came to visit us.  It really was the perfect 'little' house and we still think very fondly of this holiday.  All the background stenciling were done using the gorgeous new Crafters Workshop 'mini Tuscan Wall' stencil, designed by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco.
The bigger flowers in the cluster are Kaisercraft paper blooms and the little ones are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.  I've added another chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'
This beautiful corner piece is Dusty Attic 'Floral Corners' chipboard.  I coloured it up using my Luminarte 'Silks' paints and then added a few more Petaloo blooms and Green Tara mini roses.
For my title, I inked up a mini WOW chipboard word and added some stickers from my stash.

For my last layout I used photos of an old rusted car we discovered on a recent road trip.
I used another new Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Mini Organic Matter mask', also designed by Gabrielle Pollacco (one clever lady I'd say).  This time I teamed my stencil up with Prima 'Copper Crackle' Texture paste.  I lightly sprayed my piece of background paper with water and crumpled it up.  Once it dried, I just smoothed it out and inked the bumps and edges for some instant rustic texture. :)

Some corrugated card and an old car I cut from one of the patterned papers.
Some Petaloo blooms again and this time teamed up with Dusty Attic 'Foliage #3' chipboard.
I just love the old fuel pump to the right of the car that says 'Last Fill'. :)
I hope you made it through the whole post.  It seems to be my thing lately to leave everything for one post.  If you are here, I thank you for visiting and for any comments you might leave. It's always very appreciated.
Until next time.
M xox