Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sunny Day Crafting

Hello Scrappy Friends

My final project for this term at Sunny Day Crafting is live on the blog.  The challenge this week was Z = Zebra, and I found this gorgeous sticker on a Kaisercraft sticker sheet from an old collection - Party Animals.  He is so cute, I just had to fussy cut him and use him :)

I made a card, a very simple card at that!  I used a Martha Stewart doily as the base, added some stickers, enamel dots and a wood veneer butterfly, and embossed my sentiment with Lindy's Stamp Gang  Purely White embossing powder. 

I want to take this opportunity to thank Janis for having me on the DT at Sunny Day Crafting for this term and urge you all to check out the weekly challenges which are loaded each Wednesday

thanks for stopping by today - please let me know what you think :)

I will be back later in the week with a reveal for Scrap Plezier..

Deb xx

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #306

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Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day over at Sketches in Thyme for sketch #306, designed by the talented Brenshevia.

Here is the sketch:

and my example:
A simple layout today - just like me!!

Thanks for stopping by today, please let me know what you think :)

Deb xx

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scrap Plezier Inspired by Colour Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at Scrap Plezier for the monthly Inspired by Colour challenge, and this month is a beauty:

So, how did I go?

Head on over to the blog and enter the challenge!!

Until next time,
Deb xx

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up with a Art Journal Tutorial on Off the Rails Scrapbooking today, using some pages from an old telephone book!
I have saved our old phonebook from the recyclers as I am tempted to make it into an art journal, but I have yet to make a start on that. the mean time, I have decided to use some of the pages in my art journal.

I gathered my supplies:  Gel Medium, Dylusions Ink Spray, White Gesso, Hero Arts Black Ink, Hero Arts Rubber stamp - Number Pattern, Crackled Texture Paste, Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture paste and Kaisercraft Script stencil, along with enough torn strips from the phone book to cover the art journal page.

I took the torn strips and glued them onto the page using the Gel Medium.  I then gessoed the page to protect it from the wet medium to come.  I took some more phone book pages and randomly stamped on the edges of those, using a piece of watercolour paper as a craft mat.  I wanted to use the paper to punch some circles, and I wanted the random numbers stamped on the paper.  I then tore the stamped phone book pages into various sized strips, and punched different sized circles from the watercolour paper.

Next I laid the stamped strips vertically and horizontally in the top left and bottom right corners of my journal page, again gluing them down with Gel Medium.  I then added the various sized circles.

When all this was dry, I clamped the Kaisercraft stencil to my page and used the Crackled Texture paste, randomly through the stencil, and then went over that in places with the Sparkle Texture Paste

The fun starts when the texture pastes are dry.  Add your wet medium,  I used Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise sprayed water to get the ink running.  Continue until you are happy with the result.  When dry, I added some ink splatters and some circles made with the ink spray lid dipped in the ink, and finish off with some word or phrase stickers.

Doesn't the vibrant colour really look great with the crackled and sparkle paste?

The finished project:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  See you all next time

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog with my first reveal for December, using the yummy Kaisercraft Mint Wishes mixed with some of the Frosted range.

I took a sheet of Gallery from the Keepsake Collection and using the B side, I spread white gesso onto the layout, taking it almost to all edges.  Once dry I used some Kaisercraft paint in Spearmint and Antique White, and squirted some into the middle of the layout, and taking a rewards card I spread it out towards the edges.  The Spearmint was not quite the colour I was after so when dry, I went over it with the Antique White again.  When this was dry, I watered down the paints and splattered them around the background.  When dry I also splattered some Kaiser Mist in Antique Gold and Apple.  To create more layers on the background, I took Kaisercraft Script stamp, and using black ink, I inked all around the painted section.
Whilst waiting for this to dry, I stated matting my photo.  I took several 6x6 sheets from both the Frosted and Mint Wishes paper pads, and layered then under the photo.  When the background was totally dry I adhered the photo mat.

To finish off the layout, I took some diecuts from both collections and placed in position, then added the title, which I outlined with white gel pen.  Finally I placed some Liquid Pearls in White Opal and Mint Green amongst the splatters and glued on some tiny sequin stars from my stash.

You like?

Thanks for stopping by today - please let me know you have been :)

Deb xx

Friday, December 1, 2017

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends,

It is 1st December which means reveal day for the new challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking

This months challenge is a white + one Christmas challenge.

and my layout:

I mixed Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste - Polar White with Colour Blast Colour Paste - Deep Water and used it through a Tim Holtz Stencil.  I also used the Kaisercraft Oriental Calligraphy stamp with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Purely White.

I added some muslin as a layer under my photo
 And finished off with sequins and splatters of Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Deep Water

Head on aver to the blog to see what my very talented design team members have come up with to inspire you all, and then enter our challenge - you never know, you just may win a prize :)

Thanks for stopping by today, please let me know you have been

Deb xx