Friday, June 24, 2016

Playing with colour

Hi everyone!
Had lots of fun creating this.  It started out as a plain sheet of white cardstock.  Would you like to know how I did it?

Start by positioning your photos and adhere a few pieces of white cardstock.  Put photos aside and lay a stencil over your page.  Apply texture paste with a palette knife and then while still wet, spread Colour Paste in Bling, Tangerine Dream, and Fire Engine (i found doing this part with your fingers allowed greater control and I was able to create a nice fading effect in places)

Once dry spray Shimmer Mists were sprayed and dripped.  Chipboard pieces were either sprayed or embossed, and the Kutalicious acetate 'fence' was heat embossed (love that these products can be used on so many different bases).  Something else to note is that you get different effects, dependent on the colour of the item you are embossing, how cool is that???

 Lots of layered piece for interest, I love the contrast between the subtlety of the Shimmer Spray with the intense colour and shine of the Colour Pastes.  

I added a bit of stamping using Stazon, don't you love how it turned out? 

Happy scrapping,


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A quick vintage layout!

Hi creative people, hope you're all having a fantastic day!
Just wanted to share a quick and easy layout with you today...

Smear "Snow White" Colour Paste through a stencil and onto the exposed corrugated cardstock.  Mix some "Fire Engine" and "Snow White" Colour Pastes to create a nice pink (or use "Bubblegum")and apply through stencil.  Once dry use a doily stencil with "Deep Water" Colour Paste. 

A few spritzes of "Deep Water" Shimmer Spray, and then spray "Fire Engine" onto a baby wipe, and smear for a subtle washed effect.

Heat emboss the frame diecut and then smear some "Bling" Colour Paste in patches.  Use the "Bling" to colour a butterfly accent.  Use an embossing folder to emboss some cardstock, and apply a little Colour Paste with your finger, to highlight the raised areas.

Happy Scrapping,

Products Used:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Another selfie!!!

Hi everyone, I'm super excited to be teaching at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane this year, and to share lots of fun techniques using the gorgeous products from Colour Blast.  Make sure you book into my class (Session 2 in Classroom 5) for a chance to win $50 of Colour Blast products!!! How cool is that?  

Make sure you stop in and say hi to the team on our stand, plus.... I'll be demoing each day at 3:00pm at the Tutor Demo Desk.

Today I'd like to share a layout created with (just some) of the "selfies" taken by my eldest daughter at her Grade 12 Formal. 

 I used black cardstock as my background and sprayed 'Tangerine Dream', 'Fire Engine', 'Deep Water', and 'Stormy Weather' through a mask.

Once dry, I smeared 'Snow White' Colour Paste through another mask (use your finger to do this, which allows you to create a very subtle pattern).  Allow to dry and add another layer, with a third mask, this time using 'Deep Water' Colour Paste.

 The chipboard pieces were painted using the Colour Pastes.  To do this just wet a brush and pick up some of the colour.  

The lace was dyed using 'Deep Water' Shimmer Spray.  Dampen the lace a little with a spray of water, which will allow the colour to wick, creating a soft, faded effect.

 The title was embossed using 'Deep Water' Embossing Powder.

And here's my completed layout....

Happy scrapping,


Colour Blast products:

Colour Blast Shimmer Spray - 'Tangerine Dream', 'Fire Engine', 'Deep Water', and 'Stormy Weather'

Colour Blast Colour Paste - 'Snow White', 'Tangerine Dream', 'Fire Engine', 'Deep Water'

Colour Blast Embossing Powder - 'Deep Water'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Demo day samples

Hi everyone!  I had the pleasure of demonstrating on behalf of Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts for the Papercraft Trail.  Here are a few of the techniques I shared with the lovely ladies and gents that came along.

This card was created using texture paste through the die-cut negative as a stencil, then I sprinkled it with 'Chunky Glacier White' and 'Pastel Pink with Holographic Silver Glitters' embossing powders, and heat embossed which gave it lots of depth.  The diecut was heat embossed with 'Pastel Lilac with Holographic Silver Glitter', and layered on top.

I used the die cut from 'Crashing Waves' as a stencil, and pressed embossing ink over it, then embossed with Turquoise Super Sparkles.  I then misted over it, and attached 'Seashells' and 'Seahorse and Coral' diecuts.

These cards were created using the 'Crashing Waves' diecut as a stencil, and embossed with 'Pastel Blue with Holographic Silver Glitter'.  The 'Smile' (Smile Tag) and 'Seashells' were embossed with 'Gold Chunky Crystals'.  The card face on the bottom right was created using a tan embossing mat.

Multiple stenciling and embossing techniques were used to create this card.

On the first two cards below, the mats were created using a tan embossing mat, and embellished with 'Anchored Flourish'.  'Vine Border' was used as a stencil with mists, and then heat embossed,  The forth card was created with the tan embossing mat with 'Gentle Ocean' and 'Life Is...' dies.

Another card created using 'Seashells' and 'The Little things' dies.

Products used:
CO724526 It's A Beautiful Life Intricutz dies - The Little Things
CO724513 It's A Beautiful Life Intricutz dies -  Wedding Cake
CO724533 It's A Beautiful Life Intricutz dies -  Vine Border
Couture Creations Embossing Powders - as listed above.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Couture Creations 2016/17 Design Team Audition

I've been honored to be part of the Couture Creations Design Team for the past two years and would love to showcase some of my favorite creations as part of my application.

And a newly created project....

I've used the Magnolia Lane and It's A Beautiful Life dies, along with the gorgeous new Couture Creations Embossing Powders, and flowers.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope I've inspired you to get creative.
Happy scrapping,

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Hi everyone, Just wanted to share this layout I created using lots of products from the Magnolia Lane collection.  

I used some butterflies and flowers from the Diecut Ephemera Set, and fussy cut the pieces below from the 'Magnolia Borders' paper.

Diecut two leaves using 'Rose Cutting' from Denim cardstock, and 'Rosey Frame'  from Ivory cardstock.  Cut frame in half and attach to upper left hand side as shown below.  

Build up your layers using the 'Timeless Garden' stamps, cut-off strips, and fussy cut pieces.  Add diecut pieces, Paper Magnolias, and a Rosette.  Use Adore, from the 'Rosey Frame' diecut, as your title.

Products Used:
ULT200008 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Denim
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Ivory


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