Monday, 2 July 2018

Capture the Moment

Hello Friends,

Today I would like to share with you some Girly Steampunk.  Just to mix it up a little.
I will be using the Steampunk new releases, but going with some more feminine colours.
My first share is a layout I created.

I tried to keep the colours Pink, Black and White with a touch of Gold.
Here are some close-ups:

Here you can see that I used the Honeycomb Stamp to provide a border around the entire layout.
I turned the Suspended Time Chipboard sideways to go under the photo.
Then I added the #fantastic from the #surreal Chipboard pack.

Here you can see the Steampunk Key Corner Chipboard.  I love this.
I also cut out a Light Bulb from the Light Bulb Transparency.  You get 9 different Light Bulbs on the 1 sheet.
Then I finished off by using the Capture the Moment Title.
Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Memories Together

Hi There Lovelies,

I desperately need to do some blog catch up, so prepare to be having a month of contact inspiration.

This layout I created for Kaisercraft using the Documented Collection.  I had been holding onto the photo for the perfect colours to enhance the sepia old photograph of my hubby's grandparents.

I love how this one turned out.  Lots of background detail and I created my own background stamp using a Kaisercraft Alphabet stamp.

I used this stencil and whipped spackle first.

I allow this to dry naturally.
Using a dry brush, I add some White Gesso to the centre of the page and then also allow it to dry naturally.

To create the above affect, I use a combination of the IP719 Ink Pad – Black and a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Oxide – Vintage Photo.  Using a piece of empty packaging plastic, I add some of the ink and then stamp in the section I would like it to go, focusing more on the areas where the gesso is and around where the photo will be.
Here is a close-up:

Using CS785 Clear Stamp – Typewriter Font and an acrylic block, add some letters in random spots on the block to create an alphabet stamp.
I wanted add another pop of colour, so I use IP723 Ink Pad – Vintage and the Ruler from CS319 Clear Stamp – Documented.
Here is a short video to show you how I created the stamping technique.
This is what it looked like after I completed the stamping.

Here is a close-up:

From here it was a matter of finishing with various Patterned Paper, Collectables and Die Cuts from the Documented Collection.

The Title “Memories Together” came from SS355 Sticker Sheet – Document Collection.

Tearing sheets of Patterned Paper give this layout a vintage feel.

I love this collection and I know you will too.
I hope you were inspired and thank you for stopping by.
Kaisercraft Products: Documented Collection – P2462 Lockers (Reverse) | P2463 Notebook Ledger | P2461 Measurement | P2460 Library Ephemera | SS355 Sticker Sheet – Documented | CT898 Collectables – Documented | IT030 Mini Designer Template – Typography | CS319 Clear Stamp – Documented | CS785 Clear Stamp – Typewriter Font | IP723 Ink Pad – Vintage | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | DD807 Decorative Die – Mini Card Pocket | CS214 Acrylic Stamping Block | T315 Double Sided Tape | KM101 Kaisermist – Charcoal (Discontinued)
Other: Distress Oxide – Vintage Photo | Faber Castell Whipped Sparkle | White Gesso | Baking Paper

Friday, 5 January 2018


Hi There,

Today I am sharing a layout I created using loads of Scrap FX goodies
and the 7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips Collection.

This is a layout of my youngest, Lucas.  I used loads of Scrap FX products on this page.
I started with the Geometry Stencil on this 7 Dots Studio – Paint Chip Collection background.

I used it to stencil using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Black Soot.
I then turned the stencil over and used it directly beside this image as a stamp, behind the photo.

I then used the Honeycomb Stamp to give the background some ink.  This stamp will be a favourite of mine for sure.  It’s so versatile.

I then mixed some Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide – Twisted Citron and Whipped Sparkle to use with the Crosswordsstencil to bring out some of the color in the background.
You can also see the Fractured Time Chipboard which was painted with White Gesso.

To finish the layout off, I added the title “Authenticity” and some of the BBQ Mesh Chipboard, which is also featured behind the photo matting as well.
Oh, and I cannot forget the Light Bulb Transparency.  You get 9 of these in a sheet and they have different designs within each light bulb.  How cool is that!!

I am also entering this layout into the 7 Dots Studio December Challenge.  It's all about using 3 colours.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Happy New Year - Time to Get Planning

Hi There,

Happy New Year!!!

I always like to start the year with good intentions and get my planner ready for the busy year ahead.

So with that in mind, I set off to use the newly released Havana Nights Collection from Kaisercraft.

I always change out the front of my planner, setting a color scheme for the month.

And this month I focused on using the Monthly Planner Pages.
I used stamps, wooden flourishes, collectables and washi tape from the Havana Nights Collection.

Here are some close-ups:

I used a Kaisercraft Die Cut Alphabet to cut out the Happy New Year title using the 
Havana Nights 6 x 6 Paper Pad.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx