Monday, 29 August 2016

happy 2nd birthday

hello everyone, hope you are all well, today I am sharing a card I made last week but am just getting around to upload it today. It is a card I made for one of my son's friends who we went to her birthday last weekend:

I used Sketch~n~scrap #180 as my inspiration:

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along with sketch~n~scrap this month:

Monday, 22 August 2016

Baby Gift using distress ink blending Tutorial

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing a tutorial on a baby gift using distress ink blending, a vinyl cut (from my silhouette) and a frame:

To start, I found 5 co-ordinating distress inks (since I'm making a baby gift, I chose blues and greens), and an 8x10 white paper (as that is the size of my frame), distress pads (one for each colour), and newspaper (so i'm not inking my workspace):

close ups of the inks:

I'm starting with the lightest blue to the darkest blue then to green so i'm starting with iced spruce:

using a different ink pad for every colour (so not to mix colours any more), I put the pad on my blending tool and in a circular motion swiped over the ink pad:

then using a circular motion, I went slowly across the top of my paper:

next up I used weathered wood (using another pad), used the same circular motion I blended under the top colour and into the top colour:

then used salty ocean, and used a circular motion under weathered wood and into weathered wood:


Next I used peacock feathers, again used circular motion to blend into the colour above:

and finally evergreen bough:

I held the bottom of the page (although you could tape the back of your paper to your surface so it won't move) as I blended and thus my fingers were dirty by the time I held it while blending evergreen bough:

Next up the supplies for the frame:

take frame apart:

I weeded the vinyl (cut file from silhouette) and using a lint roller I worked one section at a time taking it off the paper:

and put it on the frame:

when all the vinyl was on the glass, I put it back together, using my blended paper as the background. Here is the finished project:

Here are a  couple of layouts I have done using blending distress inks:

thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, I hope I have inspired you to use your distress inks in a new way :)

Monday, 15 August 2016

the Best times are always found when friends and family gather round - Let's Scrap August 15 reveal

Hello everyone, August is half way thru, hope you are all enjoying the last couple of days of summer vacation. This is my last submission as part of this term's Let's Scrap DT; with the possibility of moving, my son starting school, and going back to work I don't know if I will have the opportunity to devote as much time to my layouts and design team responsibilities so unfortunately this is see you later. I absolutely love love love the sketches Let's Scrap provides so if time permits I will definitely play along. I would like to thank Cathy, Ada and the rest of the girls for thie on-going support and love over the last year, I have learned so much from you talented ladies and admire you and your creativity so much.

So without further words, here is today's sketch reveal:

Here is my take, I scrapped some pictures of my cousins and I at my cousin, Craig's, wedding last summer. I used papers from Craft Smith, my silhouette, washi ribbon from the dollar store, flowers from prima, liquid pearls, and stickles:

The folders open up:

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along and link up by August 31st for your chance at a great prize:

Friday, 5 August 2016

Rainforest Baby Album

Next up is a baby album I made for my cousin who had a baby a couple of months ago, I will be dropping it off on my way back home as my holidays are over and I'm heading home tomorrow.

Mackenzie: inspired by Stuck?! August 1st Sketch

We're expecting: an older sketch from Let's Scrap

What Mom thought of me/What Dad thought of me: inspired by Sketches in Thyme #212

Big Brother: inspired by Scrapbook Challenges Summer Sizzlin Sketch 02


Dirty Messy Face: inspired by Scrappy Friends Challenge

Rochelle Spears This/That challenge, I used washi (the floral washi)

I also used GrandDiva's Creative Corner sketch challenge:

Bathtime: I was inspired by sketch~n~scrap #110

Sweet Dreams: my own design

A first for everything: my own design

How I grow. . .   . . .and grow: my own design

1st birthday: my own design

These will hold me forever: inspired by Scrapbook Challenges sketch 492


I also created a matching card which I was inspired by Feeling Sketchy #150

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments :)