Saturday, December 05, 2009

joy wreaths- Emma

Joy Christmas wreaths
by Emma Trout

Wreaths (B&Q)
Basic Grey (Un) Dressed Holiday Ornaments (Chipboard baubles and snowflake)
Basic Grey (Wholy Cow) Euro edge white rub-ons, Designer rub-ons (Black)
Patterned papers:
Love, Elsie (Roxie) Bands
Teresa Collins (Damask) Stationery, (Journal-it girl) Crown notes, (Crush) Heartland,
Stix2 foils
Claudine Hellmuth (Multi medium) Matte
Prima Marketing (Say it in crystals) Black, (Say it in studs) Black
Making Memories holly leaves and berries
Doodlebug Designs sugar coating
Scenic Route chipboard alpha
Making Memories pre-glittered chipboard shapes (Stars and hearts)
Heidi Swapp mirror birds, Gemstone crowns
Prima Marketing (Painterly Petals) #524210
Ribbon, buttons, gems, mini baubles (Poundland), feathers.

Each wreath is made in the same way, just changing the colours around.

Start by peeling off the backing paper of the chipboard shapes to reveal the glue layer, and then rub on Stix2 foils. Apply rub on swirls then attach to the wreath with craft wire.

Draw, cut out, and then paint a chipboard frame. When dry, apply a layer of multi medium and apply sugar coating. Allow to dry then add patterned paper, word strips, lace etc….whatever takes your fancy! Apply sugar coating to the chipboard letters in the same way and apply to the corner of the frame. Add flat back pearls when dry. Add a mini bauble to the bottom right of the frame and secure with a brad.

Draw around the holly leaves onto patterned paper then cut out.

Working around the bottom/right of the wreath, apply feathers, holly leaves, a flower then the frame.

Add a Prima swirl to the top of the wreath, replacing some gems with co-ordinating pearls. Finish by adding a ribbon, button and hanging wire. Enjoy!

Friday, December 04, 2009

With All my Heart- Debbie

With All My Heart
by Debbie Nicholas

My Minds Eye Abbey Road Stomp double dot Cardstock
White Double Dot cardstock
Orange Bazzill cardstock
My Minds Eye Buttons
Fancy Pants Rub ons
Ink the edge of your Stomp cardstock and cut your white double dot to fit inside the patterned section. 5.5x11 inches approx.
Cut the orange cardstock 4.5x11 inches and edge with a double dot punch.
Cut another strip of the white double dot cardstock 1inch wide and place just above half way on the layout.
Use your rub on sentiments to place the title on this section.
Cut 2 photographs 4x4 and place at the left hand side of the layout.
Outline with Fancy pants rub ons and decorate the right hand side with another larger rub on and buttons.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Rachel- Life is Out There

Life is out there
by Rachel Burgess

Basic Grey 12x12 papers (nook and pantry: waffles & bundt pan)
Ki memories daisy spot patterned paper
Corrugated card
Brown ink in spray bottle
American crafts anywhere pen (black)

Tear a strip of bundt pan paper and a mountain from the daisy paper and layer using the waffles paper as your base.

Spray the edges of your layout lightly using the brown ink

Tear and curl the edges of your photo and attach on the right hand side.

Punch holes along the corrugated strip, thread with string tying the ends over the photograph.

Add you text using black pen

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Zarah- Best Friend

by Zarah S Peterson

Bazzill white (and black, if you prefer to mat the photo twice "manually". I matted mine in Photoshop.)
Patterned paper (misc. manufacturers)
A journaling spot from MME (Abbey Road), packaging from Prima  and a printed tag from a top I bought
Raindots, bling and Glossy Accents (by Ranger )
A headlines set by Doodlebug
Alphas by Making Memories and October Afternoon
Black and white pens

How to:
For this LO I simply placed the photo to see how big the papers needed to be (the photo's not standard size). I used scraps too, and this is agreat way to get a nice-looking LO from scraps and re-purposed items.

1. Cut and tear the patterned papers. Make one smaller than the other. You only need a tiny piece of the pink - just enough for the sticking-out-pieces and a little strip to fasten on the back of the yellow paper.
2. Place the prima packaging, the lace (staple that one down) and the journaling spot. Adhere the photo. Cut the clothes tag and place that under the photo, sticking out on either side.
3. Add title and journaling. I opted for just name & date. No special story - just a photo I love.
4. Place the bling, raindots and the dots of Glossy Accents.
5. Draw highlights on the title & the heart (that one's on the headlines set).

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

jess- enjoy card

This card was made to go along with a scrapbook basket I donated for a raffle.  It's a quick and easy card that is suitable for any occasion.

by Jessica

paper:  Making Memories "Just Chillin" paper pad girl
ribbons: Making Memories "Flower Patch"
letters:  Making Memories
felt:  Fancy Pants
flowers:  Prima

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Day You Were Born- Carole

"The day you were born"
by Carole

Paper : fancy pants collection little sprout « your day »
Notebook journal sheet : fancy pants collection little sprout
Flowers : prima « flutter vines scarlet »
Art stitched charms : prima
Stickers : creative cafe
Epoxy stickers : creative cafe
Die cut : creative cafe
Rub-ons : my mind’s eye Collection bohemia « blossom darling » Collection bohemia « barefoot beauty » Collection laundry line « sundress life »

The main idea is to mix on this layout differents kind of embellishements : some are very modern and other more shabby or vintage.  Adhere the notebook journaling sheet on the left of the paper and place your picture on it. Decorate around the picture with stickers, rub-ons and wireflowers. Don’t be affraid to cut the wire and to create your own embellishement with the piece you have.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Emma- School Book

Fancy Pants school book
by Emma Trout

Supplies list:

Fancy Pants boxed chipboard book and chipboard shapes
Bazzill cardstock
Patterned papers:
Rusty Pickle (Pop Star) Mikey, Monique, Emily, Lucas, Corbin, Cole
Chatterbox (Artylicious) black chipboard frames
Basic Grey chipboard mini monograms
Heidi Swapp chipboard stars
Making Memories texture tape
Ranger alcohol inks
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (Key Lime Pie, Turquoise)
Jenni Bowlin chalkboard alpha (Black)
Zutter bind-it-all
Big Bite
Embroidery floss, acrylic paint, Ribbons,

How to:

Before you start, cut along the spine of each page to separate the pages.

Front cover:
Cover the chipboard with patterned paper. Draw around the chipboard bracket shape and cut the chipboard page. Paint two brackets with black acrylic paint, allow to dry, and then glue one on the front cover. Cut shapes from Rusty Pickle paper and add to cover. Paint chipboard shapes with acrylic paint and glue to cover when dry. Finish by adding title.

Page 2 (Blue page)
Cover chipboard with blue cardstock. Add the second painted chipboard bracket. Dry brush acrylic paint in the centre of the page. When dry, add patterned paper strips and shapes cut from papers.

Page 3 (Green page)

Cover chipboard page with green cardstock. Place Heidi Swapp chipboard stars across the page and use as a mask to sponge acrylic paint onto cardstock. Draw around the inside of the bracket shape onto lined paper and add to page. Add patterned paper strips and shapes as desired. Colour in quote using Glimmer Mist as watercolour.

Page 4 (White page)

Cover chipboard page with white cardstock. Spray with Key Lime Pie and turquoise Glimmer mist. Draw around the mini monogram numbers onto white card, overlapping as you work. Colour around the outside of the monograms with coloured pencil and add to page. Add chipboard frame, slide mounts, patterned paper strips and shapes and title. Finish By using Glimmer Mist as water colour over title.

Page 5 (Black page)

Cover page with black cardstock. Dip an old paintbrush into acrylic paint and splatter over page, using three or more colours. Draw around monograms onto white card, overlapping as you work then add to page. Colour the inside of the monograms with coloured pencil. Add patterned paper strips and shapes. Colour in some of the patterned paper elements as required. Add page title.

Page 6 (Pink Page)

Cover the page with pink cardstock. Apply acrylic paint to bubble wrap and stamp onto cardstock. Add patterned paper strips and shapes. Add monograms drawn onto white card, cut out then coloured in with coloured pencils. Make a Christmas tree by using the arrow heads on the patterned paper, overlapping three together and adding a thin ‘trunk’. Colour in the dots and add Diamond Glaze to enhance and resemble baubles. Embellish as desired.

Finishing the book.

Bind the edges of the page. I used Making Memories adhesive tape dyed with alcohol inks (Very quick and effective to do). I also used thin strips of Bazzill to suit.

Punch a strip of scrap card with the Bind-it All. Use this strip as a template and mark the holes on the page edges. Punch the holes using the Big Bite. Align two pages together and bind with the Bind-It-All and wired. Align this with another page and thread embroidery floss through the holes to join together. Repeat as necessary until you have formed a concertina book.

Finish by adding ribbons to the wires and painted chipboard pieces threaded onto the spine as charms.