Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Me at 39 - C'est Magnifique

Today, I'm sharing another layout created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit. This is a rare layout for me - as it actually features a selfie photo - which is not something I usually do (I hate having my picture taken). So here you are. . . a layout featuring Me . . at 39.
I loved the hints of pink in this Riddersholm Design paper and decided to play on those pinks in the design of my layout. I started off with a light coat of white gesso (stash) in the design area, which I dried and then misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Bodacious Blush (stash). I did some stamping with some Bo Bunny Stitches stamps (stash) and the Colorbox Blackberry Ink from the Main Kit and also used the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit with the Colorbox Dark Brown Ink (also Main Kit).

With the background 'done', I cut some more of the Riddersholm papers into strips/squares to form the mat for my (partially fuss-cut) photo. I added in some white thread (stash), flowers from the Main Kit and Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and a large Prima butterfly from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) and then tucked a few of the Epoxy Stickers from the EAO into my larger flower cluster. I finished off the embellishing with a few pink/clear rhinestones (stash) and a splatter of Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The title is a combination of the Prima wood veneer letters from the EAO and the Authentique alpa stickers from the Main Kit.

After 'finishing' the layout, I decided I wanted more pink - so I went back in with the Magenta Pan Pastel from the MMM Kit and rubbed the colour all around/under the photo and embellishments. A final splatter with some more Coffee Dylusions and the layout was truly finished! Here are some close-ups!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Heart - C'est Magnifique

This is the first layout I created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - you may have seen it as part of my introduction to the C'est Magnifique Design Team, but today I'm sharing the full details and close-ups with you.
First, used the gorgeous Riddersholm Design Tailgate Marked paper, along with the Prima mask from the Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and some modelling paste from my stash. Then I added some of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Weathered Wood over the masked area to tint the modelling paste blue. I also did some background stamping with the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit and some Ingvild Bolme White Chalk Ink. Next, I added some white tissue paper from my stash and adhered it using gel medium (stash) and then added some bronze microbeads (stash) on top of the tissue using the gel medium. I tinted the Prima resin frame from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) with the Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The lace circles on either side of the frame (EAO) are tinted with Distress Stain in Tarnished Bronze (Stash). The gorgeous Blue Fern Chipboard was inked with Distress Stain in Weathered Wood and then I added a few hints of the Tarnished Bronze Distress Stain as well. I finished off the embellishing with the Marion Smith Filagree Butterflies (MMM) and some half pearls (stash). Finally, I added the title "My Heart" using the Authentique Mini Alpha stickers included in the Main Kit. Here are some close-ups of the layout!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure and come back again over the next few days as I have a couple more projects with the September Kit to share with you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

C'est Magnifique October Kit

It's time for C'est Magnifique to reveal its newest kit papers and add ons!!!

Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Raspberry Cupcake
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Feel the Grass Between Your Toes
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Butterflies are Free
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Homemade Lemon Curd
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Lovely Weather
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Grandma's Old Porcelain Cups
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Delicious Moments

Our October Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store. We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon with our Guest Designer Olga Heldwein. You won't want to miss it! 

Prima: 6x6 Stencil: Decor 2
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin Treasures: Butterflies
Blue Fern Studios: Rose Border
Blue Fern Studios: Vintage Keys **
Kaisercraft: Stamp: Sketchy
Ranger: Emboss-it Dabber: Clear
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder: Orbit Olive Gold
Embossing Powder: Pink
Twinkling H2O: Mediterranean Blue
Shimmerz: Inklingz: Spotlight White
Stampendous: Frantage: Copper Lux Mix**
(**some items may be partial packages)

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.
Prima: Parfait: Buttercream
Prima: Vine: Fairy Rhymes
Petaloo: Darjeeling Dahlia: Teastain Blue
Prima: Pankita: Winter Mix
Prima: Divine Large Flowers
Prima: Elle: Majestic

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further. 
Blue Fern Studios: Garden Quatrefoil Panel
Prima: Say it in Pearls: Swirl with Lace: Cream
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Key Holes
Ruby Rock-it: Heritage: Die-cut Pack
Jillibean Soup: Beanboard Alphas: Braised Brown
Magnifique Mist: Blueberry
American Crafts: Ribbon Roses: Yellow

Doesn't the October Kit look just amazing?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You and Me ~ C'est Magnifique September Sketch

The September Sketch has been revealed at C'est Magnifique! The Design Team has done an amazing job creating some truly stunning layouts based on the sketch to inspire you - so be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog to see the team's creations with this sketch.
Here is my layout based on the sketch using items from the September C'est Magnifique Kit, Embellishment Add-on and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. I also used some blue mist (13 Arts Ultramarine Chalk Mist) and a Prima Brad from my stash.
And here are a few close-ups of my layout!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you'll join us at C'est Magnifique and play along with the September Sketch!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

C'est Magnifique September Kit Reveal

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne




Kit Embellishments:
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Tags
Little B: Corrugated Tape
Prima: Almanac: Stamp
TrimCraft: Curiosity Fabric Brads
Authentique: Mini Alpha: Harmony
Colorbox: Blackberry Ink pad
Colorbox: Dark Brown Ink pad
Prima: Avante: Berry 
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Chorale
Blue Fern Chipboard: Damask Motif
Ribbon: dark red ribbon
We also have the following three add-ons available in the C'est Magnifique Store:

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**

**Some Items Are Partial Packages

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Keep your eyes open for the new Sketch Challenge the first of September.

I'll be sharing my projects with the gorgeous Nature's Journey Kit very soon!

Friday, August 22, 2014

A New Design Team Adventure - C'est Magnifique Kits!

It was officially announced this week - I am joining the C'est Magnifique Kits Design Team! I will also be taking on the role of monthly sketch designer and Social Media Coordinator! I am so excited to join the C'est Magnifique team and to work with their outstanding kits! I've already been creating with the gorgeous September Kit - here is a peek at my first layout with the kit - I'll have full details and close-ups for you in September.
My Heart

And here is a peek at what C'est Magnifique has in the September Kit and Add-ons!

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Ground Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**
(**some items may be partial packages)

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Doesn't the September Kit look yummy? Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - be sure to come back to see the rest of my creations with the C'est Magnifique September Kit! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 3 of the Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

#couturecreationsaus   #imaginariumdesigns

Welcome to Day 3 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

 

We’re so excited to team up with Couture Creations sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs gorgeous Chipboard designs.

Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the 
Couture Creations Blog they will also feature their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs,
please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
We’ll be giving away Two $100 prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re the lucky winner!
Here are the different ways you can play along with us –
Like Couture Creations on Facebook.
Like Imaginarium Designs on Facebook.
Follow both the Imaginarium Designs and  Couture Creations Blogs. 
Share today's Imaginarium Designs blog post on your Facebook wall and tell them you did on our 
Facebook page.
 
 Leave a comment on today's blog post on the Imaginarium Designs blog post and on their Facebook page.
 Follow Couture Creations on Pinterest.
Follow Couture Creations on Instagram.
Hop over to the Couture Creations Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and Couture Creations products! 

They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  

Oh, and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs!
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Here is my project for the Blog Hop! 
I was inspired by the organic feel of the pattern in the Couture Creations embossing folder to create an "earthy" mixed media tag! This tag was so fun and easy to create with the Imaginarium Designs Chipboards and Couture Creations Die and Embossing Folder - here is a quick step by step:
  1. Emboss a piece of paper slightly larger than your tag base with the Couture Creations Embossing Folder - I have used the Large Peacock Fans Folder from "The Marriot Collection".  Glue the embossed paper to your tag base and trim around the edges and punch the hole.
  2. Gently ink the surface of the embossed tag - this will really bring out the embossing - also ink the edges. I've used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
  3. If you wish, add some more detail with a mask and 3D paint - I've used the Mini Leaf Frame 6x6 template from The Crafter's Workshop with Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint in Basil
  4. Cut three small frames using the Couture Creations Elegant Square die from "The Van Roe Collection". Layer the three frames using 3D foam adhesive. The layered frames become the centerpiece of the tag. I added flowers, fussy cut butterflies and a large square brad inside and around the frame as embellishments.
  5. Now for your chipboard elements - mist two of the Imaginarium Designs Art Deco Embellishments - I've used Art Anthology Colorations Spray in Mocha. Paint the Imaginarium Designs Word "grow"  (I've used the same paint as I used for the masking), then add Ranger Crackle Accents to the word. 
  6. Add the chipboard embellishments to the tag, layering the title on top of one of the Art Deco flourishes. I've also added a brad to the centre of each of the Art Deco Embellishments - they frame the brads perfectly!
  7. As a final step, if you want to - splatter your tag with a few drops of the same mist you used on your chipboards. 
Here are some close-ups of the tag!



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Be sure to stop by the other Imaginarium Designs DT Blogs today:  Evgenia Sokolinskaya and Romy Veul.
Also - pop over to Couture Creations Blog to see what
Sue Smyth  &  Amanda-Jayne Baldwin
have created.
Don't forget to share the love!
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Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Denise's Art Deco Embellishment 1 - Tiny
IDDD0010
 
 love, grow, hello
IDW0083

Couture Creations Products Used
Embossing Folder - The Marriot Collection
Large Peacock Fans
CO723668
 Die - The Van Roe Collection
Elegant Square
CO723724

Other Products Used
Patterned Paper - FabScraps  Fantasy Flight C65 005; Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint - Basil; Art Anthology Colorations Spray - Mocha; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Ranger Crackle Accents; The Crafter's Workshop Balzer Designs 6 x 6 Template - Mini Leaf Frame;  Farmhouse Paper Company Norland Buttons, Brads & Metals; Prima Flowers - Time Traveler's Memories Collection; Burlap Ribbon. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Steampunk Dress - Mixed Media Canvas ~ Scraps of Darkness

I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today that I had so much fun making with papers, embellishments and media from the June Perfectly Stunning Kit from Scraps of Darkness. One of my favourite 'paper artists' is Gabrielle Pollacco - and my canvas was inspired by this tutorial on her youtube channel. So, here is my 'darker' interpretation of her tutorial - a Vintage Steampunk Dress Mixed Media Canvas.
I started off by adding some bits of drywall tape to the canvas and then priming it with the Art Anthology Gesso included in the Creativity Add-on. Then I misted the canvas with three Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists (from my stash) - Midnight Rendezvous Raven and Cocoa Bean Copper Starbursts and Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz. I added torn bits of the "Chrononaut" paper from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection which I distressed and inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I added the torn papers to the canvas with matte Mod Podge - I love how they look like old leather! I then did some masking with a mask from my stash and a mix of two of the Art Anthology paints from the Colour Add-on - the Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Sandstone mixed with the Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona. Here are some different angles of the full canvas.


Now we come to the dress! I fussy-cut the corset from the "Elegance" Bo Bunny paper and inked it with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added some dimension to the bodice by flipping it over and rubbing 'appropriate' areas with a ball tool. I created the skirt using a section of a sewing pattern and some black lace from a previous SOD Kit (Oct. '13) and splattered it with the black and copper mists. I added the chain from the Creativity Add-on to the watch fob from the Embellishment Add-on and used it as a belt for the dress. To embellish the canvas, I added the small black wings (Embellishment Add-on) and Prima flowers (Main Kit & Flower Add-on). The letters for the title (inked with distress ink and painted with black/copper mist mixture) are from my stash and the bling is from a previous SOD Kit. I also added in parts of a Dusty Attic Chickenwire panel that are embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot. Here are some close-ups of the dress and embellishments on the canvas.


I hope you liked my Vintage Steampunk Dress Mixed Media Canvas - I had such a blast creating it! I definitely want to create more canvases like this!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!