Sunday, 18 February 2018

Silk Ribbon Leaves

This project started with one idea, circled through a couple more ideas and ended up being one of my favourite creations so far this year.

I started with some heart confetti cut on my Silhouette Cameo and Rose Gold Red Vibez from Shimmerz.  I was inspired by my friend Mary to have a good at a bokeh-type background.  You can see how in the video posted below.

That was just playing with no plan in place for the finished piece.  I decided to go the ribbon route and make it a DT piece for Crafty Ribbons.  I picked a few ribbons and dyed them with the same spray.

I then decided it needed some green, and what better than some silk leaves...

I also added silk twists to the centre of my vellum flower.  I'd have used french knots if I knew how to do them ;)

I used the following ribbons from Crafty Ribbons:  Organza Swiss Dots; Seam Binding; Silk Ribbons.

Here is the process:

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Sunflower Fields

One of the newer releases from SpiegelMom Scraps is a gorgeous sequin mix called Sunflower Fields.  I based this layout on the colours in the mix...

I grabbed a few Shimmerz paints to match the browns, gold, yellow and green to match the sequins.

I backed a heart mandala doily with the sequins, each ring of hearts in different colours.

I added some paints aronud the cut file and added lots of water for that lovely soft effect.

I added a few of the gold sequins along with puffy heart stickers and gold tiny word stickers to the layout.

I backed my photo with a kraft and gold foil spot paper bag... it was on my desk and was the perfect match.

I added a 'title' of JJ in Amy Tangerine stickers that have been in my stash for years - that is if you can call initals a title!

I have video footage of the process too, but I'm yet to edit it.  I'll add it here later if it works out!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Absolutely adore how this layout turned out... 

I've had some coloured glue dots in my stash for a while now.  They are from All Things Sticky.  I've been pondering how to use them to their best for months.  I finally decided to design and cut some vellum flowers and adhere them to my layout with the colour dots acting as the middle of the flower.

The rest of the layout is kept simple so the flowers are the focus.  I added a little watercolour, a few stickers and a title from Color Cast Designs.

Of course I added sequins too!  These are from a few SpiegelMom Scraps mixes, pulled together to match the colours of the glue dots.

I'll pop the cut file on my freebies page in case you would like to have a play!  I have a new found love for cutting on vellum!

Here's the video process...

Saturday, 10 February 2018

b is for book

This month's SpiegelMom theme is cut files and love.  I love cut files and this little man loves books.

I took the book cut file which you can find in the shop, duplicated and welded to make a half page background.

I added some Shimmerz paints in the background to add a little colour behind the books.

My sequins are Southern Blue Bells and Nature Walk.  I also added a few acrylic stars from ColorCast Designs.

And I finally opened this pack of foam thickers... they must have been in my stash for 6 years or more!

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Thompson's Kit & SID

I'm back with a couple of cards for Stick It Down using my Thompson's Craft Supplies Mixed Media Kit.

 I was rather fond of this sketch so I ended up making two cards!  First up, butterflies...

I've added a little stamping and a die cut 'happy' which has been heat embossed.

The second is similar but with hot air balloons.  These and the butterflies were cut from one sheet included in the kit - and I still have more usable icons to use for future projects.

 I popped up the main image on some foam to give the card some more dimension.

Here is the process for making them...

DISCLAIMER:  I was sent this kit for free by Thompson's Craft Supplies as they are sponsoring Stick It Down this month.

Mixed Media Play

As I told you yesterday I was sent Thompson's Craft Supplies new mixed media kit as part of their sponsorship with Stick It Down.  It had a cute 6x6 canvas board included and boy did I have fun playing!

Everything used was from the kit with the exception of thread, gesso and texture paste.

I loved the beads, ribbon and exclusive sequin mix included with the kit.

And the colours were lovely to work with.

This made me realise how much I miss playing around and making stuff.  I'd like to shift my focus slightly away from scrapbooking and ensure I'm making time to just mess around with supplies with no fixed idea of the finished article.

DISCLAIMER:  I was sent this kit for free by Thompson's Craft Supplies as they are sponsoring Stick It Down this month.
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