Thursday, December 19, 2013

Scrap the Boys - All I Want For Christmas

The challenge for December at Scrap the Boys is a quote - All I Want For Christmas - I went a little bit out of the box because I wanted to use this photo and non traditional coloured background.
and now for a close-up
There's a lot of mixed media here including gesso, stamping and inking or spraying with the fabulous Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Dylusions sprays.  I've also used an Imaginarium Chicken Wire Chipboard - cut into pieces.  There's also some dry wall tape, washi tape, Kaisercraft and Prima Stamps and a Crafter's Warehouse Stencil.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Meg's Garden Christmas Album Post

This is my last DT post for Meg's Garden and if you haven't been to visit her blog you'll be missing out on some gorgeous vintage papers to play with.
This is quite a long post so thanks for looking.
Memory File Folder Album (my own version with measurements in inches)
You’ll need four (4) A4 Manilla Folders
Co-ordinating cardstock OR extra manilla folder

Cut each to folder to 8 ½ ” on open side and 6 ¼ ” on the fold side then score at 1” from fold side so it opens more easily and fits into the hinge.
For the hinge cut a piece of cardstock or manilla folder to 8” X 6 ¼ ”
Score at 1” all the way along the 8” length.
Fold in a concertina fashion.  Fit the first file folder into the first valley of the concertina fold.  Repeat with the other three folders.  See tape position in the photo.
Tape the bottom and sides of the folder that will glue to the second folder and the open top will form a pocket for tag or smaller page.
Cover each side with your choice of patterned paper before creating and affixing the spine. To make the spine cut a piece of co-ordinating cardstock to 6 ¼ ” X 3”.  Score on long side at 1” then flip and score opposite side at 1”, this will give you a  ¼ ”spine.
Decorate the memory file as desired.
For the tags or smaller pages that fit into the pockets cut cardstock to 6” X 4 ½” then cover both sides with patterned paper and decorate as desired.  I used a spellbinders die cut in half for the tabs and adhered them to the top of the smaller page but in hind sight I would have adhered before adding the patterned paper ie.  Adhere over the top of the tab.
Products Used:
Vintage Christmas – mini - S110
Oh Christmas Tree - P6327
A Berry Merry Christmas - P6324
Christmas Decorations - P6360
Christmas Flowers - P6362
Christmas Cherries - P6363
Christmas Roses - P6364
Holly & Poinsettia - P1815
Vintage Christmas 6 – ATC04
Lace – L28970
Green Holly, Silver Leaf Flakes
Pearl String
Round Silver Diamante Trim – RBY28Vintage Beauty Charm

Stampin’ Up!  ink, patterned paper and stamps
Spellbinders Nesting Frame
Liquid Pearls

If you pop over to Meg's Garden you can see the rest of the project with tags included, lots of room for photos in this little album.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scrap Friends - Family

There's a fabulous Sketch Challenge over at Scrap Friends so I thought I'd play along as I haven't been there for a while and they do have good challenges.  here's my take on the December Sketch.
I used:
Kaisercraft Basecoat Paper and Film Strip Border Stamp
Charms Creations Runner
Prima Circle Stitch Stamp
Green Tara Washi Tape
The Greatest View Peacock Feather Flair
Heidi Swapp Hearts and Color Shine Sprays
Heidi Swapp Dots Stencil
Dylusions Black Ink
Assorted Alphas
Creative Memories Circle Template
Here's the Sketch:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

UmWowStudio - A day in the sun

I created this page while Skype scrapping with three wonderful scrappy friends, we had such a lot of fun creating blindly from one another because we could only hear each other, couldn't see what we were producing. 
We did however have a great sketch chosen for us to follow and it came from UmWowStudio.

Here's the sketch.
I've used paper I won from a lady in Greece along with Heidi Swapp Color shine, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, Sequins, Stampin' Up! paper, washi tape, american Craft Thickers Alpha and  Basic Grey Alpha.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Make Pretty Stuff Downunder

I made these cards to go into our little folder from the technique class that Heidi Swapp taught - these gorgeous little ones are my six grandchildren either in hospital or soon after.

Scrapbooking Top 50 - Week 8

The last challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 was to use the Inspirational Pictures and I landed on White Way where you have to use whitewash, washi tape and fabric.  I really wanted a snowy picture to cover the whitewash element and I was lucky enough to be given permission to use a photo from a scrappy friend - do you recognise the two precious little ones?  I've used washi tape behind the photo and I made the larger flowers from some cheesecloth fabric.
To make the flowers I used the concertina method and tied them in the centre with a sheer ribbon before opening them out and stitching the two edges together.
A huge thank you to Kelly Foster for the use of the photo.