Monday, 31 March 2014

CAS Art Deco

I seem to be getting more into CAS styles at the moment so when I saw the sketch at CD Sunday I couldn't resist. I love these toppers from CD3 of Joanna Sheens Fashion Boutique CD roms and they popped into my head as soon as I saw this sketch. I decided to give them an embossed frame on the backing paper which I did in Craft Artist using the new overlay technique (tutorials here and here) and placed the ribbon between the papers and the toppers, having flipped one of the toppers horizontally. Apart from the two gems holding the ribbon at each end, I decided to just add pearls as per the sketch and no more embellishments - I think less was definitely more here. The backing paper is available in the freebie pack to download from the tab above.
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Thank you for dropping by today, I hope your's is going well.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

They Think It's All Over... is now! These are the final pages for my nieces' album. They now have it in their possession and to say that they are delighted with it would be something of an understatement, lol! They had no idea I was making it so it came as a complete surprise to them which I am sure was part of the pleasure for them. I think the photo on the right is probably my favourite in the entire album, they just look so wrapped up in each other it's as if the rest of the world doesn't exist. I've used mostly Alexis Design Studio's Sterling Roses Simplistic Minimalist kit with a few bits from other ADS kits. The falling in love with you word art is part of the kit so I copied is as closely as I could for the second page. I've also used a couple of photo masks from a Daisy Trail kit. I was going to slot removable tags into some of the pages but changed my mind on that one but have still made them and tucked them into a pocket in the back of the album. The decorated side of each one has a different love/marriage related quotation and they can write memories of the day on the back of them  for their children and grandchildren to enjoy in the future. I'll have to find something else to do with my time now! D)

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

I'm In The Mood For Dancin'......

Two more pages for my niece's album today. I have a couple more to share with you and that is it done! I have thoroughly enjoyed making it and have extended my skills and knowledge in the process - can't be bad!
I've used a new kit to create both pages, Sterling Roses by Alexis Design Studio. I used one of my own digi stamps to create the embossing on the two backing papers. If you'd like to know the quick and easy way to do this, there's a couple of tutorials here.

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Friday, 14 March 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was having trouble trying to decide what to do for hubby's birthday card this year so decided on a bit of a 'blast from the past'. He always loved cards I made using stampscape stamps but there's only so many I can make him really and I left off them for a few years, so this year I decided to dust them off again and create this scene with it's promise of spring. Having stamped my scene out and coloured it with Derwent inktense pencils, I decided to take my finished picture into Craft Artist to create the card layout. I created the 'embossed' butterflies and text in CAP2 and the foliage comes from several kits - I decided to use foliage with the card being for a man. You can't see it very clearly in this picture but I've also used the scene as part of the backing paper for the base part of the easel card and there is a verse hidden under the upright. 
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Thank you for dropping by today and I hope you're getting a hint that spring might be on it's way where you are.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Catch A Falling Star...

Following on from the previous post on dusting off some of my own stuff, I decided to use a digi stamp from 2009. I was sitting in the car waiting for my husband when I drew it and I kept getting some strange looks from people passing by - I think they thought I was making notes for something. This time, I set myself the challenge of using it on a scrapbook page and this photo of my gorgeous niece dating back to 2006/7 was ideal. Her expression does kinda look like she's wondering how she ended up where she is I think. I paper pieced the jeans with a piece of denim paper from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD1 then changed the colour in CAP2. The top is paper pieced too. Apart from the digi stamp, papers for the paper piecing and stars, everything else is from the Chut je reve scrapbooking kit from Go Digital Scrapbooking. It's rare that I stick more or less to the one kit, but I've done so with this one a few times now.

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Thank you for dropping by today, I'm just off for a bit of shopping - but at least the sun is shining :)