Sunday, 30 March 2014

Oh So Pretty

Pink and Red
are not easy colours to blend well but 
this year's In Color 2013-2015 Strawberry Slush makes is easy. 
Combining the Background Builder stamp set with Strawberry Slush Ink Stamped on Very Vanilla Card stock made the perfect looking back ground which help blend two tricky colours.

I backed the Photos on to Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (Soft Suede and Very Vanilla)
matched up with hand made flowers using Secret Garden Framelits, Boho Blossoms flower punch and Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds.
the leaves are made with Very Vanilla card stock and the Bird Builder punch daubed with Pear Pizzaz ink top off with Crystal Effects. 
I dyed Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon using Blushing Bride ink refill then daubered the edges with Strawberry Slush ink.
I finished off the page with cross-stitched Linen Thread, an arrow paper clip from Stampin' Up! Hung Up Cute Clips pack
and the first two letters out of the "merry" from the Expressions Thinlits Dies ( from the Holiday catalogue) 
      cut out of Silver Foil Sheets.
I hope this give you some great ideas.
'til next time.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Cute as a Button

This cheeky photo was taken at the local play ground and I thought I'd do something a little different in my layout, rather than adorning it with different types of flowers, leaves and ribbon this time I chose to use the card stock and photo as the embellishments.  

I divided the page into 48 segments then choose card stock which married with the colours in the photo (Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Night of Navy), then using several different  stamp sets adorned each segment of card stock in a different way ether using stamps or distressing with a crackle effect. You will see that I have individually machine sewn each piece onto the base card. I dotted the page with Antique Brads, old buttons and cross stitched with Linen Thread.
I apologise that all of the stamp sets that I have used are retired but you could get the same effect with the writing from By the Sea Stamp set, the small flower out of Summer Silhouettes stamp set, the skids from Gorgeous Grunge.

Hope you are inspired!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Through The Years

What to do with an accumulation of photos that are too small by themselves and don't have other photos that tell the same story and are just too cute or the memory too fond to neglect by not scrapping them. This is a great way to get around those problems.
Using 12"x12" Very Vanilla cardstock as the base, incorperating the in color collection from 
2013-2015 (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush) ink colours with the stamp sets Background Builders and Gorgeous Grunge.
The flowers are hand made using Secret Garden Framelits and the
 wonderful Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and the Pressed Clay to match.The little swirls are made from 3/4" Circle Punch.
The DSP used to back the photos is called Venetian Romance and has been distressed using the Stampin' Distress Tool.

Hope that this inspires you and helps you to use those unforgotten but difficult to scrap photos.
Until next time. . .

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Hello Son

Cute little Ethan
This lay out is quite simple, I started with the colours in the photo, smoky slate ink was a perfect match to Ethan's shirt and Epic Day This and That DSP incorporating Basic Gray, Crumb Cake and Pool Party which blend perfectly with Smoky Slate ink. Then taking into account that Ethan is my son, he is a brother, grandson and a cousin I looked for any stamps set along that line.
Some of the stamp set that have been used are
Oh Hello,One in a Million,Million & One, Off the Grid, 
Gorgeous Grunge, Background Builders and My Friend
 to name a few.
This gorgeous ribbon accents are an accumulation of washi tape (from the Holiday Mini), Natural Trim, Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon and Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon and lastly some Candy Dots (in Pool Party) to top it off.

Until next time. . .