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I’ve gone paint and flower crazy!

Aren’t these fabulous! I made them from scraps of fabric (organza, satin and Dupion silk) and they were not very hard at all.

You could make them too. The video of how to do it is here from Heidi Swapp live TV.

This next one is a Websters Pages layout,  just perfect for these photos. Its got some of the new Collections chipboard on it too which is availablle from Annas Craft Cupboard or Maxines Melange.

Idea 105: Dab your plain white or cream flowers with ink pads to give them a lift and co-ordinate another colour on your page.

But this next one I went CRAZY with my white paint. This layout is using the Pink Paislee ‘About a girl range’. The reason I used SO much white paint (and sanding) on this one because I just don’t like the overwhelming bright pages much anymore, so I softened it up heaps.

Idea 106: Use the plastic stretchy bag that oranges come in to paint over.

Idea 107: Make a painted border using Crafters workshop template. Trace around some of the pattern with a black archival pen.

Idea 108: Stamp the paper branches with white paint to soften them and take away some of the brightness.

Idea 109: Before you remove the chipboard letters from the sheet, paint over them roughly, let the paint dry completely, then run your black archival pen around the edges of the letters to give a black outline.

And one more from the Bella Blvd ‘Estate sale’ range.

This one I just had to scrap because they were so pleased with their effort of making their room beautiful again and cleaning up their shelves without even being asked.  Besides, it was a rare opportunity to actually get a photo of it all cleaned up.

Now I’m off to make some more flowers – can’t help myself, Its fun!

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Just a few more

My next DT pack has arrived so I have managed to get the first one done as it matched the colours of The Colour Room Palette #5.

As you can see I bought myself a Mothers Day present – a new Martha Stewart lace punch.

Idea 97: Stamp script onto a bird shape and give it a little pearl heart.

Here’s a couple of others I managed to squeeze in before my next DT pack arrived.

Idea 98: stamp a flourish like a branch then add flowers.

These are both Kaiser – Utopia and Devonshire papers.

Idea 99: Cut each segment of a flower out and make it 3D.

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Birds, Bears and Bunnies

I seem to have discovered a whole new side to Kaiser Collections and am just loving what I can do with them as well as unwittingly scrapped photos with animals in them this week. I do LOVE this first layout though – I’m so pleased with it. It uses Tea @ Elsies papers & Peachy Keen.

Idea 91: Flick the background cardstock with waterpaint using a toothbrush.

Idea 92: Made another kind of rose by twisting a spiral for the centre.

Idea 93: Use the silhouette of the branches I cut out to do shadow stamping.

And here’s the bunny bit (LOL), well…Easter eggs anyway. This is the last one from my April DT kit for Annas.

Idea 94: Zig-zag stitch the smaller pieces of paper to the base paper.

Also made a Mothers Day card for Mum which also uses Kasier – the Devonshire range.

Oh, and here’s my step x step project using Prima Strawberry Kisses from Annas for this month now up on the blog.

Idea 95: Make a journal card with cardtsock as the base, lay a couple of flowers and a chipboard frame on it and spray with Glimmermist, remove the flowers and frame, then cut around the shape and trace with a black pen.

Idea 96: Cover the page with some paper leaving a 2″ border exposed then spray with Glimmermist – trace around it roughly.

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Exciting news…

I had an email in my box this morning saying my layout (below) had been chosen for the Banner, as well as it getting lots of attention from all around the world on the Websters pages blog. Now I’m in with a chance to win a big box full of Websters goodies! Thankyou all for your heart-warming comments.  This is only my 2nd layout with Websters pages and I am totally and completely hooked.

Idea 57: Pinch & stitch the flower petal in the centres to make them stand up and give more dimension.

Idea 58: Cut double of the butterflies and bend up the wings to make the 3 dimensional.

And here’s one I did for Anna’s Craft Cupboard with LUCY BIRD papers from the DT kit. The challenge here was to make such bright papers, softer and not as intense using sanding and white-washing.

Idea 59: White out the centre of the journal tag with paint, then add journalling.

Idea 60: Put the title directly on the photo.

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I am in luuuurve!

with Websters pages….Oh my goodness, since changing my scrapping style, I just can’t get enough. This is my first ever Websters page and I am hooked!

I’ve decided I’m going to frame this one. Here’s some close up of the detail that I had so much fun with.

Idea 48: Tie a lace bow as a flower centre.

Idea 49: Twist cardstock strips around a skewer for flower stems (thankyou Carole Janson)

Idea 50: Paint a fabric thicker with Shimmerz Blingz for some sparkle.

Idea 51: Make a lace flower by threading butchers string through the holes and pulling it tight into a bow.

Idea 52: Fold flowers in half and tuck them under things for bulk and texture.

Idea 53:  Use Kaiser pearls like stardust.

I ordered some Websters from Annas Craft Cupboard and it wasn’t enough so I went to my LSS and bought mooooorrre. (LOL)

Anyway, before all that happened, I got my DT kit.

SassaFrass Lass/Cherry delicious

Cosmo Cricket/Material Girl

Imaginisce/Lucy bird

So far I have made this layout with the Cosmo (it was really interesting to see if I could do something soft and romantic now that I’ve changed my style).

Idea 54: Scruch the flowers tomake them look more romantic and soft.

Idea 55: Sand the flowers to make them softer-looking and less intense in colour.

Idea 56: Stamp on the twill.

I have also made this months Step x step project using Lucy bird, that will appear on Annas blog soon – here’s a little sneak peak.  And yep, you guessed it – soft and romantic.

We also has to make up some ideas using the MME kits – soon to feature on Annas blog. I used the BEAUTIFUL kit….here’s another little sneaky.

Wow, long post today but so much to share.

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Talk about shoppy goodness…

Annas Craft Cupboard  just got in these amazing new WEBSTERS papers which I am totally and utterly in love with.

And Maya Road – I so wanted this chipboard….

And this Collection from Crate Paper is just adorable…can’t WAIT to get mine in the post!

Anna gets stuff in so quickly from CHA. Oooh… I just can’t wait!!!

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Challenges: 52 weeks & 100 new ideas

As some of you may have seen, I’m trying to add at least one thing I haven’t done before to each new layout I do, so I’ve set myself a goal of 100 new ideas.  I’m up to 37 now. So far, so good, I’m enjoying the challenge. Here’s some more layouts I did yesterday.

Still trying out that ‘romantic’ style with this one.

I love these new SHEER journalling spots by Maya Road.

Idea 31: Paint & stamp the chipboard flourish.

Idea 32: Doodle on the photo (frame) and make it pop up with 3D foam dots.

Idea 33: Add rhinestones onto the border & butterfly trail.

Idea 34: Zig zig stitch the ribbons onto the page.

Idea 35: Doodle a border of stars.

This layout is part of the Scrapability Sketches 52 week challenge which I am taking part in this year.

You can join in anytime – its not a competition, its just for fun.

This one uses My Little Shoebox pps & stickers and I made the little owl myself (I sell these in my Etsy shop).

Idea 36: Make the tree out of circles with the centres cut out.

Idea 37: Make the little owl.

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