Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Banner with Baker Ross and BoBunny


I think this is my favourite project so far from my kit.  I paired Baker Ross hessian and bark stars with BoBunny's Tis the Season papers and Sizzix banner nesting dies.  I cut out my banners starting with hessian, then book paper, then some of the Tis the Season Snowflake paper.  I handout out a lot of the black and white pencil drawings from the Tis the Season papers and added them to my banner pieces, along with the letters for Noel.  I also added stickers and some little pearls made with graphite pearlescents and I used some of BoBunnys silver glitter paste to add a little sparkle too.


In-between the banners I added some bark stars - I just punched a hole in each corner, and then threaded the jute twine through.  I secured the stars and banners with tape so they hold in place.





Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Cards with Baker Ross


I like a quick to put together Christmas Card as you end up making so many, so I've used some designs that are easy to put together and you can make in bulk.  For my first I used some of the Baker Ross green coloured card and punched out several snowflakes, I then glued them in a circle to make a wreath, adding a little bow at the top and a stamped (BoBunny) Christmas sentiment.


For my next card I used some adhesive felt, and hand cut out some mittens, I drew on the washing line and then stuck on the mittens with my sentiment and a sequin snowflake.


For the final card, again the basic shapes hand cut from adhesive felt and then a few golden sequins added along with my sentiment.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more Christmas goodness too. 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas with Baker Ross



I got sent a beautiful pack of Baker Ross Christmas goodies and made some decorations.  

I started with these beautiful bark stars - they are so beautiful...I didn't really do too much to them, I punched a hole in the top using my big bite and then threaded some twine through them for a rustic look.





I then set to work on the craft baubles, I used old book print to decoupage onto the brown base and then decorated them with a little glitter.  I also added some ribbon around the centre of one too.








I also used the jute twine and wrapped it around one of the baubles - I used a glue gun and carefully layered it up, then adding some ribbon around the centre.

They are all quick and easy to make and you could use them to embellish gifts as well as hang on your tree.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Crate Paper Bloom and Happy and Hello Sunshine


This was my final class at the retreat, and after dinner on Saturday - I'll leave it there, but it did get messy with the glitter paste.

I used Crate Paper's Bloom collection along with some of the lovely glitter and crackle pastes and mists BoBunny does.  We started with the crackle paste, then added a bit of misting and a little bit of the gold glitter.  We also glittered some white feathers with gold glitter paste.

I really like this picture of my son, and the gold went perfectly with it.






The second page involved stencils and paste and a few drips of mist along with lots of layering of squares, and another sunny photo of us near the Monument in Washington.





Thursday, 24 November 2016

BoBunny Bella Rosa Together and Nothing Like a Good Book


This was my next class at the ATDML retreat - using the beautiful Bella Rosa collection from BoBunny, we played with gesso and mists, and then altered some cogs with chameleon wax and glass beads (pentart).  A little bit of tearing and some muslin.  I used it for some of our beachy photos from our holiday as the colours worked really well.





The next page used a slightly different paint effect with gesso and mist, then I designed a cut file for the leaves, again you can see bits of chameleon wax on the cogs and embellishments.

My husband found a good place to sit and read!




Monday, 21 November 2016

Shimelle's Go Now Go with ATDML


I got to do 3 classes at the ATDML retreat - it was a super weekend with lots of laughter, good food and scrapping!  Here is the first class that I taught and it was not messy and fairly straight forward.  I chose Shimelle's Go Now Go range as the papers are packed with colour and beautiful, perfect for a few holiday snaps too.

This is a shot of us all on a rollercoaster in Canada - it was meant for young children, but scary enough for me!!



I love this colourful city scape in the collection and I used it to document our trip to New York and ride on the Staten Island ferry - just lots of layering of paper elements and then some of the chipboard pieces too.




With all the bits that I had left over I had a go creating diamonds from them all, another New York shot from the Top of the Rock.


Friday, 18 November 2016

You and Me with Amy Tan


This page is using the Be Happy collection from Amy Tan - I kept it really simple, and because she is using lots of watercolours in her collections I had a play with watercolours on my page, starting with yellow at the top and moving to oranges at the bottom.  I just layered up a few of the pieces of paper and then a wood veneer for the title, and left it at that for this page.

My Dad and my eldest enjoyed making funny poses and just being a little bit silly in our photos so here they are at the Lincoln Reflecting pool getting a shot of them infant of the Monument.







Accompanying the main page is my pocket page, again with lots of notes and some of the cards from Shimelle's Go Now Go range.  This was our 2nd day and we went up to see Capital Hill, though it is being cleaned so you couldn't really see too much of it and then walked to the amazing Museums - after the walking on the previous day we decided on an air-con train ride and the Museums were all air-con too, so  it was a cooler day for us!

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