Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas inspired by Czekoczyna Kasia Kryminski

Dear Bloggers,
I am sitting typing with very messy stained hands but a big smile on my face as I have been having fun creating using Mixed media.  Some time ago I saw Kasia Kryminski's 'Treasure Canvas' and knew I wanted to make it.  Finally (many months later), I watched Kasia in action on the Prima channel.  The student (me)  certainly isn't up to the standard of the master (Kasia) but I was pretty pleased with my results.


 
 
I thought the canvas looked quite charming before I sprayed it and I was tempted to leave it.....but wow when I added the Adirondack colour wash sprays (wild plum and butterscotch) the canvas really came alive.
Here is a picture pre spray.
 
 

Below is Kasia's 'Treasure Canvas'...my inspiration.......thanks Kasia.


TFL




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday DT Reveal for Heartfelt Creations using their April Release 'Celebrate the Journey'

Dear Bloggers,

Welcome to another Wednesday where the Heartfelt Creations DT reveals new projects.  I love the April release 'Celebrate the Journey' as it is obviously excellent for the travel theme and also for male cards and LO.  The blues and beiges are divine.....see for yourself at Heartfelt Creations.

Journey of a Life Time
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCP Celebrate the Journey
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
Once Upon A Time Die
HCPC 3600 – All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
Tag die
White bazzill
Other Products used for project other than Heartfelt Creations.
White bazzill, twine
Project Instructions:
The card measures 5.5” x 4.5”. Cut panel 5 x 4” from the Journey of a Lifetime Collection. Stamp two balloons from HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set and cut these out.  Stamp ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ from HCPC 3600 – All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set.  Stamp HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set and cut out with the ‘Once Upon A Time Die’. Use the tag die to cut out the tag.  Use HCD 738 Ornamental Add on Die, HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die and HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die and cut from white bazzill.  Assemble as shown in the photo. Tie twine around the card and tie a bow in the tag.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Cards with Cupcakes

Dear Bloggers,

I just love the gorgeous 6 x 6" paper pads on the market but I always have so many sheets of paper left over.  Recently I purchased a sizzix die that makes flip cards with a moving circle in the centre.  These cards are PERFECT for 6 x 6" papers.  My mini theme was 'Cupcakes' so I rummaged through my supplies and found all my chipboard cupcakes...Scrapmatts, Kaisercraft and random little chippy cupcakes hidden amongst my stash.  Here are the results of my playing.

 











This what the cards look like when they flip open.




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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Christmas Layouts using Heidi Swapps 'Believe' Christmas 2013 Range

Dear Bloggers,

I have been having a little Christmas in April scrapping fest using Heidi Swapp's stunning Believe Range. 





The journaling is on the inside of the panel with the heart and when you open it up and read the heart frames Amy and Tiff's faces.



I made the cute shaker in a class taught by Kim Jeffress....thanks Kim it works so well here.



I was especially happy with the next LO.  I had lots of photos so I used some of the pages from my 'Believe Journal' to make an interactive book on my page.  Hope you like it.








Thanks for calling by.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday DT Reveal of Heartfelts Creations April Release 'Celebrate the Journey'.

Dear Bloggers,

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.

 I love , love , love the bicycle stamp.


Travel - Blue card
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCP Celebrate The Journey
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set

Other Products used for project other than Heartfelt Creations.
2 ¼” circle punch, onyx black versafine ink, white string, Liquid pearls black, frinkles and white bazzill.

Project Instructions:

Card measures 5 x 4”
Cut out panel from the ‘Celebrate The Journey’ collection and stamp the bicycle from HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set onto the base.  Stamp bicycle again onto the same coloured paper and cut out the two wheels using a 2 ¼” circle punch.  Also cut out the rear mud guard. Stamp the flower basket portion of the stamp onto blue paper from the collection several times and fussy cut the flowers.  Stick the cut out wheels, mud guard and flowers onto the card as shown in the photo.  Cut out some balloons using images from the internet as guides or dies if you have them.  (I used Penny Black Creative Die ‘Uplifting’ Product No 51-005).  Dangle fine white string from the balloons and join the strings at the front handle bars of the bike.  Add frinkles to the centre of your flowers. Cut out and attach ‘Travel’.


Time For A Getaway with Pink Balloons
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCP Celebrate The Journey
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set

Other Products used for project other than Heartfelt Creations.

2 ¼” circle punch, onyx black versafine ink, white string, Liquid pearls black, frinkles and white bazzill.

Project Instructions
Card measures 5 x 4”

Cut out panel from the ‘Celebrate The Journey’ collection and stamp the bicycle from HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set onto the base.  Stamp bicycle again onto the same coloured paper and cut out the two wheels using a 2 ¼” circle punch. Cut out the rear wheel cover.  Stamp the flower basket portion of the stamp onto pink and beige paper from the collection several times and fussy cut the flowers.  Stick the cut out wheels and flowers onto the card as shown in the photo.  Cut out some balloons using images from the internet as guides or dies if you have them.  (I used Penny Black Die ‘Uplifting’ Product No 51-005).  Dangle fine white string from the balloons and join the strings at the front handle bars of the bike. Add pink and green frinkles to the middle of your flowers.  Cut out and attach ‘Time for a get-away’.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Baby Shower Card using Penny Black Stamp

Dear Bloggers,
My daughter is going to a baby shower today for a close friend.  She wanted me to make a card but I did not have any stamps that were appropriate.  Then I pulled out one of my old Penny Black stamp with the flowers being watered and growing.  Perfect for the job.  Out came my old tombow markers and here is the card.



TFL


My Friend Robyn Whitelake and her glorious Prima Dolls

Dear Bloggers,

My good friend Robyn Whitelake does amazing work and Issue 103 of Scrapbook Creations features her stunning Prima dolls.  Here is a sneak peek.  For more please buy the magazine as Ellen Harvey (Editor) does such a fabulous job.  The photography of Robyn's work by Ellen and Amanada (magazine photographer) is breathtaking.