Saturday, April 29, 2017

Let's go Cruising - a layout using Rambling Rose

Hello wonderful crafters..I hope you are all having a Magnificent May.

My Design Team contribution is a layout using the "power of the paper". Rambling Rose is so beautifully designed it requires very little to be added to it to end up with something very pretty.

Using the patterned paper with all the frames as seen in the picture below and cut out all the pictures, leaving you with a blank "picture frame".

I added a piece of plain cardstock behind it to provide stability. This was only attached once the photos had been placed behind the openings.

Print out a series of photos that will tell a story on your layout. 

Fussy cut a few butterflies from various papers in the paper pad..this will give you a selection of colours and sizes. The new scissors are just AMAZING for fussy cutting.

I added a sentiment from the ephemera pack. 


And just like that you have a lovely 12x12 layout finished. Give this one a try..any theme will work.

Thanks for joining me.

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"Thanks" Step Card with Rambling Rose

Hi everyone, Bridget here with another inspirational project using the gorgeous Rambling Rose collection from Ultimate Crafts

My project this week is an easy step card. I started off with a piece of cardstock cut to 6 ½” x 12”. Score at 4 ½”, 9” & 10 ½”.

Decorate each of the blank sections with a selection of the patterned papers from this gorgeous collection.

I hand cut a few roses and a butterfly to add some dimension.

There is nothing too difficult in this card. 

Threw in a few border pieces from the ephemera pack..too easy.

Rambling Rose also includes a bunting and a beautiful alphabet stamp. I used this to create my sentiment for the card.

This card was super quick & easy to put together thanks to the beautiful designs of the Rambling Rose papers. Not much extra was required.
Thanks for joining me..see you all again soon!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fabulous..A fresh attempt at mixed media

Hello Crafty people..long time no see! I have had a busy few weeks and sadly my Design Team submissions had to take a bit of a back seat. BUT here I am back again with a layout inspired by a very lovely lady called Farrel Tailor whom I spent some time with recently while teaching on a cruise.

I have only dabbled in mixed media as I genuinely do not understand all the "rules". I do not know which products work with which etc and it was only sitting next to the talented Farrel that I learnt that there is no right or wrong..just play, try and learn. So I did with this layout featuring my husband and middle son. I gathered my La Aquarelle supplies and went for it. I still have heaps to learn but its a I hope you will have a go at getting out your gesso etc and "having a go".

After choosing my patterened papers I applied some Gesso with a baby wipe..just a random pattern in the center. I dried it with my heat tool.

Next up I made up some texture paste to use with my La Aquarelle stencil using texture paste and some blue pigment powders. I used the Rolling Mesh 6x6 Stencil for this layout. I let that air dry for a bit.

  The pigment powders create a very pretty shimmer.

Next up I cut  a few pieces of patterned paper to frame my photo. These were just randomly stuck to the back of the photo. 

I broke up the "neatness" of the stencilling with some mists and loved the shimmer the copper spray gave to the layout.

I also used a variety of sprays to colour up some flowers to match the patterned papers.
The metal dragonfly was a gorgeous addition to the layout.  The photo corner is one of the brass frames cut in half..I love that!

So there you go, a bit of a try learn play session with gesso, texture paste, pigment powders and mists. It was heaps of fun. I hope you will have a go for yourself. 'Til next time, see ya XX

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La Aquarelle Inspiration Box

Hi Bridget here again for the March Design Team projects.
Today I had a play with La Aquarelle and made myself an inspiration box..a place for me to store pretty quotes or anything motivational.

This range is so playful as it caters for the mixed media people and those of us who just love anything pretty. The range has some beautiful metal embellishments as well as intricate die cut pieces, dies for all tastes and beautiful card sentiments already done for you.
Lets jump right into it

For the base of the exploding box we need a piece of white cardstock at 12x12”. Score at 4” & 8” on both sides.

On the four outside corners cut a diagonal line from the inside corner to the outside edge. Fold in on all the score lines to get a good crease.

Using any of the papers in the paper pad cut 4 squares at 3 ¾”. I am using 2 different papers. Cut the squares down the middle diagonally. 

Attach them to the matching flaps on the box base.
To create the pockets tape down the bottom edge of each side of the box.

Decorate the outside of the box with papers from the pad that you like. As this is my inspiration box I chose 4 of the inspiration cards which appealed to me and attached them to the outside.

To create the lid for the box cut a piece of white cardstock 6 1/8” x 6 1/8”. Score at 1” on all 4 sides.
Cut out a small slither from 4 corners as per the pic. 

Fold in the edges and tape down the flaps. Decorate with whichever La Aquarelle papers you like.

The last step I did was to create some tags for the pockets for me to write down pretty quotes etc on. The perfect die for this is from the Enchanted Tea Party collection. I cut 4 of these and trimmed a little off the bottom to allow it to fit into the pockets.

That’s the Inspirational Explosion Box all done. I hope you enjoyed playing along with me and will give this project a go.

Products used
ULT200001 Snow White Cardstock

Tools used:
CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen