Thursday 30 March 2017

Memory Maze DT Scrapbook Layout

Good morning - well march is nearly over - where is the year going?  Today I am up on the Memory Maze blog and I  have made a layout using the beautiful double heart vintage frame.

I have used 13 Arts paper - feeling blue from the Aura Rosa Collection,  I love this paper as it is thick and withstands mixed media and larger chipboard.

I have created the background using the Memory Maze Dots and Stuff stencil and Nuvo Mousse Mother of Pearl randomly around the page.

I used gesso and a stiff brush to get a bit of texture on  the  Memory Maze double heart vintage frame before embossing it with Stampendous Embossing Enamel - Shabby Blue.

The Memory Maze title has been painted with a dark brown acrylic paint and topped with Glossy Accents.

The layout came together beautifully with the Petaloo flowers, glass beads, micro beads, Liquid pearls and Distress Glitter Dust.

Here are some close ups:

Memory Maze Products Used

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting :)

Lynn xx

Friday 24 March 2017

cards and samples using Distress Oxide Inks

Hi everyone, I am up on the Scrapbook Boutique blog today sharing my play around with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  (A little warning - there are alot of photos so you may need a cuppa!)  All the samples below have been sealed with gloss medium, I found that this enhanced the colours especially on the black cardstock.

This first one is using a gloss pearl cardstock which is quite thick.  I applied the oxide ink directly onto the card stock and them blended it with a bit of water and baby wipes.  I dried this and whilst drying, dripped water droplets onto the cardstock.

These two above were so much fun - I have used water colour paper and applied the ink to my craft mat 3 colours at a time, spritzing them with water and then placing the water colour paper on top.  I kept doing this with different colours, drying in between each layer.  The first few layers I swiped the paper through the ink, the top layers I dabbed the paper into the watered ink.  I also spritzed the paper as I was drying the layers.

This was using only 3 colours and on canvas paper.  The ink was placed on the craft mat first and spritzed with water before running the canvas paper through the ink

These final three are using black cardstock and all use the same technique but different colour combinations.

I have turned some of the backgrounds into cards:

For the card above, I have used the 49 and Market stamp from the Gabi's Haute Couture Collection.  I have stamped onto white tissue paper and adhered to the cardstock.  I wanted to see how much of the ink showed through the tissue.   In the sample below, I have stamped the image directly onto the card.  As the background was very busy I have added some Glass Beads, Micro Beads, Nuvo Crystal drops and glitter to the dress and flowing below the dress to complete the card.

Again, as with all the cards I have kept the embellishments simple to let the backgrounds shine. To the card above, I have added 49 and Markets flowers and a simple rub on sentiment.

I have backed the card above with red cardstock to make the black more predominant.  I run the black inked card through a We R Memorykeepers, Geometric Embossing folder for added texture.  The flowers are Prima Flowers and a simple "hello"sticker stuck to red cardstock and fussy cut out.

Again keeping it simple - I have added some black twine behind the 49 and Market flower and embossed a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish word with Stampendous Embossing Enamel.

Here are some close ups of the cards:

I hope that you have enjoyed my testing of the Distress Oxide Inks and I can say they are fantastic and highly recommend you get them if you are having any doubts.

I have added links below to all the products that I used.

Til next time - Happy Crafting.

Friday 10 March 2017

Art Journal Page - Scrapbook Boutique Blog Hop

Hi There,  That time of the month again - BLOG HOP with Scrapbook Boutique!!!!!

Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page's totally up to you!

NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Scrapbook Boutique Store Credit.
Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes : Midnight, Friday 31st March 2017.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment
Here is my take on the challenge .

I created an art journal page this month:

Here is the mood board:

The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
Comment Prize:
Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Credit.
(Hop closes Friday 17th March 2017)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all six of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

LYNN -    (you are here) 

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have fun with the blog hop and a chance to play on your own project.

I have included a link to the products used below.