March 3, 2018

Old and New

My son as he was helping me put things back in place after a veranda re-build, said now you have a great place to take photos of your projects, hence my little photo shoot this morning in the challenging morning light.
Which leads me to my projects which actually were inspired by a picture shared on Facebook of a lounge room and its decor which I love a mixture of Old and New, Rustic and Chic.
My first projects were two cards which lead me to my layout and as I write this a idea is swimming around in my head for something similar in blues (stay tuned).
Time to share my projects  

what have I used
The old is the paper from The Australiana Collection and all my bits of lace.
The new is the Geranium birdcage and the small gate dies, the foil scroll frame are from the Cest la Vie collection available now.  Some die cuts from Bohemian Bouquet. All the chipboard words, large gate and the scrolls are my own designed Chipboard designed and cut by me.
thanks for dropping by 
I am now off to go and play with another layout this time using vellum.

December 30, 2017

Bohemian Blue

Well not long now until 2018 starts for myself and my family it will be a big year for us
it will also be a year of turning 50 for my husband and brother and many friends 
my page is a photo of my own 50th which actually was the inspiration be hind the Bohemian Bouquet Collection as my party was a themed party so now my birthday album has Bohemian featured through out 
which leads me too this perfect mood board and challenge from Kraft plus.
It has been a very long time since I entered a challenge but the inspiration of a mood board was what I was looking for so here goes

I took a few step by step photos as well this time something I struggle to do but am trying to get into the habit of 
The first photo I painted and sprayed the card stock, once dry I then stamped on it with white pigment ink, chalk ink and dye ink, like my previous posts I am favoring this little stamp from Bohemian Bouquet stamps 

Getting the bits together I trimmed around the A4 die cuts so I had more craft showing through the image and to all of the layers for the dimension

This is my very own chipboard designed and cut by me.
 I have sponged Gesso onto it with blue paint very thickly, once dry I added some texture paste for more dimension

And now to assemble my layout

The blue of the table in the mood board picture was my first focal point of inspiration then was the circles the colours of reds and pinks also was something that I wanted to bring into the layout, and finally I chose my photo because of the table inspiration 
So one of many New Year plans for 2018 is to be challenged and join in the fun of such inspirations.

Wishing all a Happy and Safe New Year 
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December 11, 2017

forgotten projects

hello thought it was about time to do some blogging 
I got the camera out to take some photos and realized I had not shared these ones yet 
so before I share a couple of Christmas cards just recently made I now will share my page and a Acetate card that was made well over a month ago 
how time fly's when creating
I have used my own chipboard combined with lots of Bohemian Bouquet die cuts and the damask stencil combined with the papers from the collection 

With this acetate card I have used a stencil, embossing folder and stamps from the Bohemian Bouquet Collection

this a card I only had one photo of mainly I have used layers the die cuts for this simple but efective card

with any luck it wont be long before I share my Christmas cards I have made with the Bohemian Bouquet papers
stay tuned 
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November 8, 2017

My Favorite Technique

good evening from here in Adelaide I am throwing this post together very quickly as I should be going to bed, for a early start in the morning.
But I wanted to share these pages I have created on Acetate one of my favorite ways to create pages and depth 
unfortunately I find that my photos never seem to capture how they look in a album with  the  pages.
I have hung them on a ladder outside to try and capture them on there own 
I have used stencils and texture Paste both Anna Griffin from Couture Creations together with Bohemian Bouquet papers

This page of myself and my mum I used again texture paste and a stencil from the Bohemian Bouquet collection together with some paint and Blue staz-on for the stamping and white pigment ink stamped on the paint combined with my chipboard die cuts and some lovely paper flowers
I am very fond of how well the blue and white compliment each other

I apologize lack of clarity with my photos 
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