Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Summer Nature Walk

My son Evan in August 2017



For this layout I used some Blue Fern Studios papers.


Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust - Memento
Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust- Wanderlust Petites
Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust - Road Trip
Blue Fern Studios
Timeless - Keepsakes




I did some stencilling on the background using a Clarity Stencil Brush and Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Tim Holtz
Floral





These are the punches and dies I used:


Spellbinders
Romantic Rectangles
Martha Stewart
Checker Board
Fiskars
In Stitches





This is one of the chipboard pieces I used:


Blue Fern Studios
Spring Branch


The diamond-shaped tile border was by a now defunct brand called Harmonie.


I heat-embossed the Spring Branch with different colours of Distress embossing powder (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters).  I started by embossing the whole thing with the Peeled Paint colour and then using an embossing marker on the parts I wanted to emboss with the other colours.









The diamond-shaped border pieces were coated with clear gesso and then Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle.  When that was dry I rubbed some ink overtop to highlight the cracks more and grunge it up.






Thank you so much for taking a look!






Thursday, 12 October 2017

Happy Little Moment

My son Colin in 2009


This is my 5th project with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".






Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on


I started with the beautiful "Busy Bees" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (from the Main Kit).  I then made some die-cuts using papers from the Main Kit and Coordinating Paper Add-on.  As I usually do, I layered these over a dark cardstock copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  

These are the dies I used:

Memory Box
Quinn Flourish
Spellbinders
Floral Assortment
Cheery Lynn Designs
Daphne Doily
Spellbinders
Renaissance Jubilee Ravenna


I inked around the edges of the background paper, die-cuts, orange flowers (from the Main Kit and Floral Add-on) and the printed chipboard pieces (from the Elements Add-on) to make them stand out a little more. The two red flowers and small oak leaves were from my stash.  All the other flowers, leaves, lace and chipboard were from the Main Kit and add-ons.


Here are some close-ups:













Thank you so much for taking a look!









Saturday, 7 October 2017

Sunny Disposition


My son Colin in 2006
(Back when he had a sunny disposition.  He's a teenager now.  Need I say more?)

I'm back to share my 4th project with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".


I used Main Kit, Patterned Paper Add-on, and Floral Add-on.


Patterned Paper Add-on

Floral Add-on


This was a fairly simple layout to make. I started with the beautiful "Sunny Disposition" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (available in the Main Kit).  I used the backside of another sheet of the same paper (available in the Patterned Paper Add-on) to make some die-cuts to layer under the photo.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock version and inked around the edges in brown.
Spellbinders
Captivating Squares
Lifestyle Crafts
Nesting Lace Rectangles





I also fussy cut a flower and flower bud from the second sheet to use in the flower cluster.





The butterflies and coconut buttons were from my stash.  The chipboard corner piece was from the Main Kit and the flowers were from the Floral Add-on.  





I embossed the chipboard corner flourish with Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder and then rubbed some white paint overtop with my fingertip to grunge it up a bit.





Thank you so much for taking a look!






Friday, 6 October 2017

Little Lion

My son Colin in 2005


I'm back with another layout using the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".



Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on



I started with the beautiful "Fall Postcards" paper from Prima's Amber Moon collection available in the Main Kit .  I then made some die-cuts using the "Into the Woods" paper (also in the Main Kit) and the "Pumpkin Season" paper (in the Coordinating Paper Add-on).  As usual I layered the die-cuts over a dark cardstock version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  I also applied some brown chalk ink around the edges of the die-cuts and the background paper.


Lifestyle Crafts
Nesting Doily Circles
Lifestyle Crafts
Nesting Lace Rectangles






The seed stems were made with the microbeads included in the Main Kit.  I used the wired stems off some old flowers from my stash, coated the ends with Beacon's 3-in-1 glue and poured the microbeads overtop.  To make the thicker ones, I wrapped some floral tape around the end of the wire before coating it with the glue and microbeads.   I stuck the bottom of the wires into a sheet of styrofoam until the glue dried.  I then lightly coated them with some fluid matte medium to help keep the microbeads from falling off.






The chipboard piece was from my stash.  I painted it orange and then inked over it with some darker orange and brown inks to give the colour some dimension. 


Blue Fern Studios
Formal Corners






The coconut buttons were also from my stash.  All the flowers and other embellishments (Amber Stones, ephemera)  were from the Floral Add-on and Elements Add-on.





Thank you so much for taking a look!