Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Card Creation - Truly Great Friends

Hello Lovelies,

A card share for today - a little something for all my friends out there :)
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Create Bliss

Happy Greetings Lovelies!

Something new to share today after having a little play over the weekend.  Lots of fussy cutting from Graphic 45 Bird Song and Secret Garden patterned papers along with a little medium fun.

Create Bliss:

I have actually used 2 of the Bird Song Cherry for this one - The reverse of one for the background and fussy cut cherry blossoms and paper strips from the other.

Some masked detail was added to the background with a Prima stone wall mask and Ferro Antique Gold Texture Paste. White Gesso was dabbed randomly with a sponge over the texture paste to soften a little. Lindy's Stamp Gang Tiffany Blue was then lightly spritzed over the top. A Twiddleybitz chipboard flourish was cut up and a circle element were painted with a White Distress Dabber and then arranged under were the photo and floral elements are.

Fussy Cut cherry blossoms and floral elements from Secret Garden Beautiful Blooms and Posy Patch were then arranged and layered in a cascading effect with a Prima Resin Shutter to add structure as well as a window effect for the photo. Fussy cut paper butterflies, a single Prima bloom and metal tap finish it off.

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till Next Time,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015


Welcome to my 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Audition. 

Firstly a little about me:

My passion for paper crafting has burned brightly for a  little while now. I have steadily been paper cutting, gluing, creating  and 'constructing' since our first girl came into our world 10 years ago. Over the time my style has somewhat evolved with different trends and experimentation with new product. 

I am a dimensional paper crafter and one who particularly enjoys getting their 'scissor happy' on.  I also enjoy creating little scenes with my projects that take me on a creative journey.   My creations will feature fussy cutting , layering, dimension, structure and detail.  I have a fondness for patterned paper and love to layer and embellish with fussy cut elements. If I cannot fussy cut,  I will die cut, punch or make.

Inspiration is quite often taken from the product that I am working with, however, sometimes, I also like to be a little diverse and venture 'outside the square' and deviate from the intended theme of a collection. 

My preferred genre for creating layouts is 12" x 12" and I do have a fondness for going beyond the page and altering pieces.  

Following are projects that reflect my creative style and strengths for design, composition and attention to detail:

Altered Shadow Box with Printer's Tray:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 By The Sea)

'You Are My Anchor'

Designer Inspiration: The beach and the exploration of by the sea treasures were the inspiration behind the creation of this project.

(Showcasing Graphic 45 Bird Song and Secret Garden) 

  'Create Bliss'

Design Inspiration: My daughter's love of the outdoors reflected with fussy cut floral elements and butterflies 

(Showcasing Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale)

'You Bewitch Me'
Design Note: My two girls who always enchant me with the things that they say and do.  A non Halloween 'spin' on this collection. 

Altered Vinyl Record:
 (Showcasing Graphic 45 Mother Goose) 

'Back Track 75'  

Designer Inspiration: This project takes me back to an earlier childhood memory. As a child, my brother and I would listen to Patsy Biscoe’s 50 Favourite Nursery Rhyme’s Album.  It seemed appropriate to showcase this special memory on an older vinyl record which I found in one of my opp shop visits. 

Fussy cut elements from the Mother Goose collection allowed me to ‘Back Track’ to 1975 and recreate the nursery rhymes from Patsy’s record that I fondly recall.  A large moon was created from chipboard and patterned paper and provides the foundation for all of the nursery elements to rest on.


(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Collection)


Design Note:  I always look at what can be created from pattern paper. Die Cutting elements are an economical way of creating embellishments

Altered Tag Album:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me and Tag Album)

'Come Away With Me'

Design Inspiration: A passport to destinations

Altered Book:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me)

'The Joy of the Journey'
Designer Note: An older book has been altered so that when it is opened a 3 Dimensional shadow box effect is contained within.

(Showcasing Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas and Topography)

'A Beautiful Friendship'
Designer Note: A non traditional 'spin' on The Twelve Days of Christmas collection.

Finally, I would like to share another one of my favourite Off The Page projects I have recently completed. 

Steampunk Inspired Hat Shadow  Box: 

Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for the opportunity of applying and it is with much appreciation for the time you have taken to view my application. Thank You for your consideration.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kraft Plus: Design Inspiration

Hello Lovelies,

Welcome to the the next Kraft Plus fabulous challenge - All That Glitters. 

There is so much to get the creative mojo going - Sketch + Sequins/Glitter/Gold/Sparkles and Bling.

Here is my interpretation: 

The sketch was rotated and the photos slightly staggered. The background colour was applied in a  vertical 'line formation' to represent the strips of paper of the sketch with a few strips of papers and washi, then added over the top.

I started by adding golden details to Kraft Cardstock with a Prima Stencil (#572181) and Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. 

White Gesso was then swipped over some of the area background area.  Some colour magic was added with a few Lindy Stamp Gang sprays and Dlusions - Lucky Shamrock Green, Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Hydrangea Blue and Funky Fuchsia.

Prima GLITTER Twisters were used to frame the photo and fine GOLD thread through the floral cluster.

 SEQUINS, Prima Crystals, Glitz Designs and Kaiser Bling add a little SPARKLE.

A medley of Prima Flowers and Manor House Razzles embellish a Twiddlebitz Journal Plaque (cut in half) which has been accented with GOLD metallic paint.

All the challenge details, designer inspiration and Sponsors can be found HERE
Happy Krafting!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kraft Plus: Design Inspiration

Hello and welcome to the very first challenge for Kraft Plus! Whoo Hooo, we are all so very excited at Kraft Plus and hope that you are too.

The design team and guest designers have done an AMAZING job of  interpretating the Mango Breeze Challenge.  Check out all the awesomeness and details for entering the challenge HERE

This month it is a colour inspiration palette:

Welcome to Mango Breeze:

And here is my take on it:

I incorporated colours of the palette with MME 'Find Your Wings and Fly' patterned papers, coordinating chipboard and Prima flowers - from the Divine and Zephyr collections.

Firstly, I trimmed the base Kraft cardstock by approx 1" and then punched each corner with a decorative corner punch. I then laid this over the top of the patterned paper - Sky's The Limit Flowers For You for a touch of colour peeking around the outer edge. I also left the Twiddleybitz chipboard circles (these were individually cut from the circle page overlay) in their natural state to tone with the Kraft Cardstock

A scattering of sequins add a touch of sparkly pretty.

A closer look at the details:

This month we have 2 fabulous sponsors including 2Crafty Chipboard and Sassy Scrapper. We look forward to you taking inspiration and joining in the creative fun. To be kept up to date with what is happening at Kraft Plus Challenge,  join our Facebook Community. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sassy Scrapper January Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Lovely People,

So, I have had a play with Sassy Scrappers January Mood Board Challenge. Loved this one:

I took inspiration from the colours, wood effect, paint runs and floral pattern. I also included a touch of sparkle for the 'shine' element with colour sprays and sequins. 

Here is where my inspiration took me:

'Oh Darling!'

My base patterned paper is of a wood grain design (Kaisercraft Base Coat) which I added misted detail in a similar colour formation as in the letters of the 'Shine' word.

Patterned Paper from Prima's Anna Marie Collection were layered behind the photo and fussy cut floral elements from the 'Eloise' were used as embellishments.  Coordinating Prima flowers were clustered together over the top.

 A Twiddleybitz Ornate Frame was cut up and first inked with Prima Vintage Pink ink then misted with Dylusions Funky Fuchsia Ink Spray.

 Coordinating Prima Anna Marie chipboard, Flair Buttons and bling finish it off.

Thanks so much for dropping by,