Sunday, April 13, 2014

A beautiful Friendship


Here's a project I created for Manor House Creations recently showcasing a few of their gorgeous blooms. I also combined MHC Believe patterned paper for the background with Graphic 45 patterned papers from the 12 Days of Christmas and Topography collections and Twiddleybitz Chipboard.

The photo is a recent one of my two girls sitting on the steps in front of the big memorial cross at Mt Macedon. These two really are each other's shadows. There is nearly 3 years separating them but you would never know. Although they may not always see 'eye to eye', they are always there for one another.  They will always be sisters and I hope that they will always be best friends as they are now.

A mixed media background was first created and I have shared the creative process for recreating if you would like to have a go yourself HERE.

Fussy cut floral elements from Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas 'Rose' paper were layered with chipboard and flowers. The Manor House Tweeny Weenies white roses were spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Kissin' Kenickie Coral to coordinate.

Twiddleybitz Chicken Mesh Chipboard was inked black and cut up. The pieces were tucked into the floral arrangements and under the photo. The Queen Anne Frame was also cut into 2 pieces, inked scarlet red with the edges dabbed with metallic gold paint. The architectural structure framing the photo was cut out of a 12 x 12 brick overlay. This was altered with walnut ink crystals and metallic rubs. A barbed wire gate was cut up. The gate piece was covered with coordinating paper with the barbed wire elements embellishing along the inside gate edge and bottom of the photo.

Thanks so much for dropping by
Happy Creating!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition - Final Round

Hello again lovely people,

For the last couple of weeks I have been getting scissor happy and busy 'constructing' projects for my final audition for the Graphic 45 2014 Design Team Audition.

So here we go.. I am very happy to say that my Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Final Round Audition is now a wrap (LOL)! The link for the video of my projects can be viewed here

In the meantime,  I will leave you with a peek of my projects in their entirety. I will go into more details for each of them in future posts.

Creating with the Botanical Tea Collection:

Creating with the By The Sea Collection:

And illuminated

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Happy Creating!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Altered Mini Tall Boy with Kaiser Honey Chai

Hello Lovely People,

I have an altered Mini Tall Boy project to share with you today. 
The newly released Kaisercraft Honey Chai papers have been used to embellish this sweet unit. 

Here is a peek at Kaiser's Mini Tall Boy before it's transformation:

Check out Kaiser's 'How To Video' for assembling details.

Once again, Tim Holtz Distress Stain was used for staining the exposed edges as well as the hinge elements.

Check out the full Honey Chai collection which is now available in stores.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Altered Mini Dresser with Kaiser Kaleidoscope-Version 2

Hello Lovely People!

Today I have another version of  a Mini Dresser project altered with Kaiser's pretty Kaleidoscope Papers. A touch more on the feminine side with the emphasis on the floral elements of the collection. With a few paper blooms added for a little floral beauty.

Here is the Kaiser Mini Tall Boy before it's pretty transformation:

Here is also the link for  Kaiser's 'How To Video' for assembling the Mini Tall Boy.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Altered Tabbed Album with Kaiser Kaleidoscope

Hello Lovely People,

I have a little mini album to share with you today. 
This one was put together to showcase Kaiser's gorgeous Kaleidoscope papers. 
The front cover was embellished with a peek a boo window effect and a fussy cut bike element. A mini paper bloom adds a little decorative accent to the bouquet of flowers on the bike. 

Our Memories Are Ours To Keep

Here is a little peek inside the album: 

All the covering of the mini album pages were done with Kaleidoscope12 x 12 papers. Fussy Cut and die cut elements were added for embellishing.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Altered Mini Dresser with Kaiser Kaleidoscope-Version 1

Hello Lovely People!

I enjoyed altering this super sweet Mini Tall project with Kaiser's Kaleidoscope papers. You will find this available in stores now. Adored the colours, sentiments and vintage undertonings of this collection.

Here is the Kaiser Mini Dresser before it's pretty transformation:

The dresser was first constructed and glued together with strong clear drying glue.  For those unsure of the of the assembling process, there is a 'How To Video'over on the Kaisercraft site for putting together one of these beauties. (Just scroll down the page a little and then click on the link) 

Any of the exposed edges were stained with Tim Holtz Distress Stain and the rest of the unit, including the drawers, were embellished with the 12 x 12 patterned papers. A 'collage' effect was created by layering a few different papers over each other.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Australian Scrapbook Ideas-Heidi Swapp Color Shine Feature 4

Hello and Welcome to my final project created for the Tried and Tested Heidi  Swapp Color Shine Feature recently seen in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine Issue 25.

I chose to go beyond the page for this one and have created a canvas:

Color Shine Sprays work well with other mediums. Here I tried them out with texture paste and also coloured white gesso with them which I used on this project.  

Color Shine was added to white gesso to easily colour and alter the sides of my canvas.
A lovely stamped effect was also achieved by spritzing White Color Shine onto bubble wrap packaging and then pressing this onto my canvas.  Also try dabbing a little Color Shine with a sponge over applied texture paste for a more subtle hint of colour.   

Once again, Color Shine was used to alter Manor House Creations flowers and chipboard elements. Sweet Cherry, Mustard and Teal for the blooms. Chartreuse, Sweet Cherry, Mustard, Georgia Peach and Teal for the chipboard. Try applying the chipboard elements unaltered directly onto the canvas and affix with strong, clear drying glue. Swipe over them with white gesso paint and then spray over the top with the color sprays.

So as you can see with a quick spritz it’s easy to add a touch of flair to your crafty creations. Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays come in a range of beautiful colours. They are also acid free, nontoxic & water based which makes them perfect for your next paper crafting project. 

Full instructions for recreating this project are included in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine Issue 25.