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I am excited to share with you all a layout I created recently using the gorgeous Teresa Collins Santa's List collection. I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner and I still haven't scrapped photos from last Christmas yet!
The papers in this collection are just magical..I absolutely love the bits of glitter on the patterns in the paper. And because the colours are fairly neutral, it makes it easier to add whatever christmas colour you want.
Here is my project and some close ups..
Even though in Australia we never experience snow at Christmas time, quite the opposite temperatures in fact, I couldn't help cutting out the snowflake shapes on one of the pattern papers and creating a snowy theme.
Often when I scrap there are lots of layers in the background paper. I start with some Gesso and Texture Paste along with a mask. I then add some colour. I used some Shimmerz Coloringz in Heidi Ho Blue which once I sprayed on my background, I spray again with water to create a water colour effect. You can find lots of yummy Shimmerz products in store.
I hope I have inspired you to get creating those Christmas projects.
Thanks for stopping by
Hello everyone! For today’s WCYDW I’m going to share a couple ways I learned using Smooch! I’ve really been wanting to use these more, so I went on the net and found some cool ways to play around with them. The one I'm sharing is a tute from You Tube ( joggleslc I think) I apologize for the photos. Not good picture taking light in my scraproom
These are fairly easy to do and lots of fun! Great for art journal pages, ATC’s and even backgrounds on layouts! So let’s get started.
What you will need:
1st Tute- Stamping with Smooch
Baby Wipes/Paper towels
Cardstock/watercolor paper that you are using for your project
Piece of scrap paper
Chose your stamp. Cover your stamp using your clear embossing ink. This will help keep the Smooch moist as it is water based and can dry quickly.
Color your stamp with Smooch. You can color however you want. I really like the fine tip applicator. It’s more like a pen to me.
Using your scrap piece of paper, stamp one time. You will not use this. Unless you like it. It tends to be a bit clumpier looking in my opinion.
Next mist your stamp with the VERY LIGHTLY with water. This gives us a more watercolor effect.
Now you can stamp your project piece. You can do this up to 5 times with one application of Smooch!!! Just keep misting in between stamping making sure to lightly mist. If you mist too much your image will be ‘blotty’ (see pictures)
Here is my card I made using my Smooch Stamping.
2nd Tute- Marbled Smooch
So let's keep that Smooch out and try another fun tute!
What you will need:
3-4 colors of Smooch
Small bowl/dish of water
Cardstock or watercolor paper for project
Fill a shallow pan/dish no more than halfway with water. Use a size that your paper will fit into nicely. If you are doing ATC's than a small bowl should be adequate.
Next, get a nice amount of Smooch on your applicator and just barely touch water. The Smooch will pull from your applicator and into the water. You do not want to immerse your applicator all the way. Just the tip. Keep adding colors until you are happy with what you have. Usually no more than 3-4 colors work well. I even dropped a little pink into the the blue just for fun! BE CREATIVE!
Now, it's time to swirl your Smooch. I used the other end of a paintbrush but you can use a toothpick or something similar. GENTLY swirl your colors together. Don't over do it or you will come up with a big blob of color. Just a few swirls is suffecient.
Ever so gently, press down your cardstock in the water. Do not immerse..you want to just swipe the top
Slowly lift out of the water and let excess drip off back into your pan/dish and check out your sweet swirlies!! This is a great technique for art journal pages!!
Here is what I did using my swirly page. I also colored my gal's skirt and top using Smooch. So there are many ways to use this product!!
Thanks for checking out the WYCDW tutorial for this week!! Can't wait to see what you create!
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I am totally in love! Yes, I am. Nope, not with a man, but with Marion Smith's Mad Tea Party Collection!!! These papers are just gorgeous, and so whimsical! It was an easy decision to use them for my post today.
"If I Had a World of my Own, Everything Would be Nonsense"
This particular paper, Rabbit Hole, is absolutely my fave, and even though you may not think it, it is fantastic as a background for this layout. I used 2 stencils on my background, the first one is Lace Doily from Prima, with Light Blue Modellier Creme rom Viva Decor. You can barely see it peeking over the top of the chippy. The second stencil is Harlequin from Crafter's Workshop. I used a combination of Viva Decor's Mother of Pearl Rose Modellier Creme and Studio 490's Metallic Gold embossing paste, through the stencil, while both were wet. The result is a nice soft blend of colors
I used a snipet of Marion Smith's Cut and Create (small ephemera), as my title. The fob watch chippy is from Kaisercraft, and was first sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Shabby Turbine Teal Starburst Spray, and then rubbed with Viva Decor's Inka Gold in Gold. Once dry, I backed the watch with 2 scraps of paper from the collection.
More papers from the Cut and Create Sheet, are spread throughout the layout. I also added a bit of cheesecloth behind my flowers. This particular piece, was colored previously for another project, so I'm not really sure which Lindy's sprays were used.
I fussy cut my photo of Kyla, my DD's best friend's daughter, and layered her over a Kaisercraft fancy oval frame. The chippy was first sprayed with Lindy's Shabby Turbine Teal and Wild Honeysuckle Coral. I then pounced on the same embossing pastes as I used through the Harlequin stencil. Once again, I backed my chippy with scraps from Marion's papers. Layers and layers of gorgeous Prima flowers finish off this whimsical piece.
I hope you will try using some very bold papers as backgrounds for your layouts. The results can be quite stunning!
Thanks for looking!!
Hey all! Hope your week has been awesome! Don't ya just love, the special feeling ya get, when you receive a handmade card! I love, just like everyone else to receive them. To give them, however, my card skills.. Well lets just say they are very novice and I am learning. I was so happy to see the "Queen" of cards (aka..Alda) post some BACs in the forums. One in the Round Robin and the other in WCYDW threads. Oh yeah baby I homed in on those beauties real close! Made 2 for this weeks post to share. My much needed skills are starting to take a turn for the better! Well I think so anyways. LOL
This first card I made for a special friend. She is a very kind and sweet person who is going through some hard times. Sometimes we just need to know that someone out there just simply cares and sees our situation and cares. Kinda a hug in paper form!
The paper in November KOM was perfect match to the Teresa Collins blue paper in the BG, perfect and soft for this card!! I am so addicted to the beautiful Manor House Ornate frames!! Oh My Goodness Yum!! The flowers are the New Yummy Petaloo (blue and Cream small flowers), Flying Unicorn mini roses and large pink flowers, Base flower is Prima. The lace is the insane Flying Unicorn Venise Lace. Ok let me tell ya folks, this lace is seriously gorgeous!! No jokes I promise! I can't leave out that cute little bird, that is one of our Flying Unicorn Adornments. She had the lacy look so of course I had to use her! LOL
Here are a couple of close ups of this one..
This image is so gorgeous! I found it on Pinterest. I have no idea who the designer is of this graphic. But please know this. Your design is stunning and is perfect for someone who needs a "Angel" to watch over them! So thank you very much!!
Another close up..
I thought I would give Christmas a try on my 2nd card.. I have seen the gorgeous Christmas trees that Jen has made, and have been dying to give them a try. I also happen to have some gorgeous Fabscraps "Angelic" Collection Christmas paper that my bud Shona sent me (THANK YOU! :)) I have been wanting to play with them, so I thought this is the perfect time to play! Here is my card..
Other than the paper on this one I used, another Manor House Ornate Frame (told ya I am addicted to them!) Prima Holiday Crimson poinsettias, More Yummy Flying Unicorn Venise Lace and Maya Road Chipboard word "Joy". On the mediums I used Mixed Media Inx in School house and Truffle, some Stampendous aged white embossing enamel on the trees. On both cards the vining is Heartfelt creations dies. Here are some close ups..
Just love Jen's trees!! Not exactly like hers in shape but the way she made it. LOVE!
Hope you enjoyed, and hope to see ya creating those special cards! Hugs for now!!
It's that busy time of year when we all have too much to do and not enough time to do it in, right? I always want to handcraft things for my friends but I always run out of time! Well here's a quick quick gift card holder that you can make in just a few minutes! I used Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas 8 x 8 paper pad but anything will work!
Now you have a pretty little drum box that's perfect for a special little gift for some lucky person!
Hello, Unis! It's Jax here today and I'm playing with some old Christmas favourites from Graphic 45. One of the lovely things about G45 papers is that it is so easy to combine scraps from different lines to gorgeous effect.
My first project is an oversized gift tag featuring the adorable Nutcracker from Nutcracker Sweet himself, along with three miniatures.
I fitted the hole of the tag with a key hole chippy from Leaky Shed Studio heat embossed with Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Aged Gold and trimmed it with some of the sumptuous gold crinkle ribbon from the store. I used a Viva Pearl Pen in Sunshine Yellow to add some dimension to the tag.
Another quick project using some of the scraps - a two layer glass candle holder. I love all the fussy-cuttable pieces of G45 papers.
I hope your Christmas preparations are in full swing, and look forward to seeing your Christmas creations over in the Forums!
- Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet, Christmas Emporium and Christmas Past
- Leaky Shed Studio Keyhole Plain
- Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel Gold
- Viva Pearl Pen Sunshine Yellow
- 1.5" Silky Crush Ribbon
- Prima Tag
I did a little sewing on the patterned papers.
Those supplies listed with links are available in the Flying Unicorn stare and are linked for your shopping convenience.
Thanks so very much - have a wonderful Sunday
Marion Smith -Nirvana Collection - Documented MS101003
Marion Smith -Nirvana Collection - Printworthy MS101006
Shimmerz Spritz Mist - Tuscan Sun
Shimmerz Spritz Mist - Olive Branch
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Mango Mania
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments - Garden Joy Flowers
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments -Wings (Butterflies)
Rub N Buff- Gold Leaf
My Mind's Eye - Wicked Garland
Heartfelt Creations -Stamp HCPC3405
Inkadinka Clings Flower Flourish
Prima Marketing Clear Stamps -960834 Triangles
Prima Marketing Clear Stamps -960810
Prima Marketing Cling Stamps -570514
Prima Marketing leaves -Florella 571931
Prima Marketing Flowers - 553241
Prima Marketing Flowers -Avante Spring 566661
Prima Marketing Flowers -Tea Thyme 562526
Prima Marketing Flowers -Interlude Yellow 561406
The countdown to Christmas has begun! Can you believe it?? I have already been Christmas shopping and of course I have to have tags and cards for the presents! So I started making mine now. I know I won't meet my goal but I'm having fun trying!
For these two cards, I used Alda's tutorial that she shared in our Round Robin Challenge. Easy peesy and comes out really pretty!!
I used Melissa Frances Deck the Halls. It is one of my fave Christmas papers of all time.
The next one I did using Alda's tute I did with Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet. Petaloo Flowers, Stickles and again my Cottage Cutz Ivy die and red beaded trim. Topped it off with a Flying Unicorn metal birdhouse adornment.
A tag made with some older Christmas Bo Bunny and an older Petaloo vine.
You don't always need Christmas paper to make a holiday card or tag. I did this card using Prima papers! I also used a tutorial from Delaina Burns to make it. Super fun! Along with the beaded wire and cottage ivy die, I added some Diamond Dust to make it more 'festive'.
Not only does Flying Unicorn carry everything you need for your holiday cards/tag..we also have several Christmas stamps to chose from too!
I hope you get inspired to be festive and creative today!! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone, take a look at this great new collection from Teresa Collins, Memorabilia. I loved this mostly black base sheet, Recorded. I used Prima's bubbles mask and Shimmerz TextureZ in patina to add some texture and lighten up the black background. The flag banner is printed on the paper but there are lots of tag cutouts in the collection and I've added them under both my flower clusters and layered some around my photo.
Hello Ladies, and Welcome to my little post today.....Well Xmas is just around the bend and wow it got here fast this year....
Im not sure everyone is the same, but Im over red and green....I bought myself aa green tree but thats it, everything else is other colours this year.....So id like to share with you a couple fo tags that I have made using my fav scrappy colours, Blue and brown. Yep a Blue xmas!!!!!
This first tag has 8 layers....yep 8. I used a Prima tag that you can find in the FUL store, the 8.5" ones, and added a layer of Prima Journal tag, and some lace, a chippy flourish and frame and topped it off with a wooden Kaiser Reindeer! ITs teal and brown with lots of lace ribbon.....I inked the words in two tone and finished them off with dimensional magic....I used dimensional magic on the reindeer as well.
This next tag is a little more "vintage" I used the same size tag, but this time I used my cuttlebug to cut out the Tim Holtz "Noel 25" and two toned them with inks and dimensional magic again, then I pulled apart a cheap xmas card from last year, ripped off the plastic frame, that had a distinct vintage feel and put a vintage image of xmas underneath.....I topped this off with some little blue Petaloo blooms.....
and lastly I made a little ATC from the scraps on my bench afterwards....I love this old Bo Bunny paper, it was their Xmas release a few years ago and I loved it, Im almost sade to use it....hmmmmm Scrappy Hoarder......thats me.
I hope all you ladies out there have a Scrappy Xmas and find loads of new stash under the tree, and while most of you celebrate in the bitter cold and snow ( ya lucky ducks) think of us Southern Hemisphere Belles sweltering in 40 degree Celcius heat, dishing up cold meats, cold seafood and salads! Hoping like crazy it isnt so hot your flip flops ( we call them thongs) dont melt on the driveway!
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
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Hello all!! Welcome to another WCYDW!! Ok so the gelli plate faze is going full steam. I had heard about doing a homemade one. It sparked the curiosity in me to see if I could make one. So I explored the net and Youtube and found a recipe! YAY The lady whose recipe I finally decided to try was Shaz's. So I converted some of her measurements to teaspoons and cups opposed to oz. I saw first off my errors on how to mix (the Knox gelatine likes to clump!) and don't use a paper bowl for example. (Knox gelatine likes to stick! LOL) So I thought hey this would make for a good WCYDW tute! So here we go!! Watch the video and then come on back, because I have the recipe that I used right here..
Ok so here is what you're gonna need to make your Gelli plate! :)
Glycerin- 2x 6oz bottles = 12 oz
Knox Gelatine- 7 packs (small box will do)
Sugar- 6 tablespoons
Water - 1x 8oz bottle drinking water. MAKE SURE ITS COLD
2x mixing bowls microwave safe holds and will hold 7 cups
Container - You plan on storing your Gelli plate (Needs to have smooth bottom no marks or ripples)
Mixing spoon- If you're worried about the ones you already have (I would use plastic or metal ones)
Brayer- for playing later!
Get your 2 bowls out in one pour your cold water in and mix in your packs of Knox Gelatine. I did this 2 at a time till I used all 7 packs. Mix until no clumps exist.
Then get your other bowl and mix your sugar and glycerin together. Mix until smooth.
Now combine one bowl into the doesn't matter which way you go and heat in microwave until mixture is clear and hot. Pour into your container and let sit on counter for 6 hours. Then play! :)
Here is my projects I made with my finished BG's..