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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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What! No flowers?

LOL, yep, I actually managed to complete a layout with no flowers. I know, not like me at all but Kathy Link left a comment about how easy it is to rely on flowers (which I do cos I totally love them) but I decided to challenge myself.

Idea 101: Make little circle features from the Prima Crystals/flower centres and pearls.

This layout was also the colours for last weeks Palette at The Colour Room.

Also been using my DT kit from Annas last week and came up with these. Bright colours are not really me anymore but I still managed something romantic-looking from the Fancy Pants ‘About a Girl’ range.

And this one is from the Bella Blvd ‘Estate Sale’ range.

Idea 102: Stitch a wavey border around the page and around the badge shape of patterned paper.

Idea 103: Make flowers from the Maya Road pink loopy trim.

Idea 104: Ink the cardstock lace made from the Martha Stewart punch.

And here’s a little sneak peak of my step x step project for this month over at Annas Craft Cupboard.

This layout is using the new ‘Hey Birdie; range from Kaiser.

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DT stuff plus more

I’m still having much more fun with my pages & projects now that I have slowed down and stopped rushing.  Came up with this idea a while ago but only finished it the other day.

It takes pride of place above my China cabinet and holds our spare keys.

The little houses were fun to do – I got them from Annas Craft cupboard. The butterflies were sprayed with demin glimmermist – isn’t it a stunning effect.

This was my take on the Feb sketch from Annas. I just mirrored it & I used BG Sugar Rush pps and stickers – really loved them.

Idea 18: Fasten ribbon with brads.

And a couple more from my DT kit.  This one (above) uses Pink Paislee Vintage moon pp as the background with BG Sugar Rush stickers. Very easy but effective I think.

Idea 19: Dab paint around chipboard edges (bird)

And another one using Bella Blvd PLASTINO pps and stickers.

Idea 20: Handstitching & using geometric shapes/design.

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