Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A challenge or 3!

Hi There!

I have played along with a couple more challenges. The first LO is a combination of Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #2 & Bird is the Word. Teh word is 'heart'. This is the skecth

& my take on the sketch (I posted this LO in my last blog post for the Graphic 45 design team call)
I have used the gorgeous February Limited Edition MCS kit which was full of the romantic Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings collection

A close up of some Prima goodness on the page!
The flowers & bird cage are fussy cut. The masking was done using some honeycomb mesh & some versa ink in Laurel Leaf
Some hand stitching & more prima flowers

I have used a few different meduims to give  this chipboard scroll circle a distressed look. Firstly I painted it with gesso, then once dried & painted some acrylic antique white painte all over. Once dried I roughly inked the edges in versa colour ink pinecone. I then used olive ink & roughly smudges colour unevenly aroun the circle. Then get some texture paste on your finger & roughly smudge the paste where you would added texture. Once dry dab your pinecone ink pad on top of the smudges of texture paste. Finish off by using a coat of Tim Holtz Ranger Crackle Paint in Rock Candy. Use a heat gun to help make the texture past bubble & assist crackling!

This next project is my entry for the Websters Pages February Challenge. the challenge was to use sparklers on my page. Thanks so much to Heike at Scrapz.Biz for supplying me with some pretty sparklers!
I have used Websters Pages Ladies & gents & Csountry Estate, Websters pretty petal, Websters sparkler
The mirror folds down to reveal some journalling

The black lace border is a Websters Pages digital brush printed onto a transparent sheet & then fussy cut

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Hi There!

Well after alot of nervous thinking I have decided to apply for the Graphic 45 DT call!! I am realy excited to give this a go as well as the usual fear of rejection that comes with putting yourself out there! I  really LUV Graphic 45. The beautiful vintage images & colours suit my design style perfectly! So without going on & on here are my 7 projects I have chosen to showcase for my audition! 4 projects have been especially made for the DT call (man have I been a busy busy gal!!)
 1. (new project)
Once Upon a springtime is one of my all time fav collections!! I luv the whimsical images of the fairies & gorgeous Beatrix Potter characters.

More Once Upon A springtime using more softer colours in the collection

3. (new project)
I have drawn inspiration from the fairies in the Once Upon A springtime collection & created a fairy costume for a chipboard dress form

4. (new project)
I have created a xmas card & gift tag using the Christmas Past collection

 I hand made this pin with glass beads & swarvoski crystals

5. (new project)
I created this wedding heart keepsake for my SIL to be. They get married in just 2 weeks!
6. (new project)


I am really proud of the projects I have created for this call. I put in alot of hard work during the past week trying to get everything just right!
Good luck to all that apply! I can't wait to see the top 30 finalists announced!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Glitz Design February Blog Challenge

Hi There!

I have only recently started to use Glitz Design products but I tell u wot.... I am in LUV!!!! Their products are so shabby/vintage & just down right gorgeous! The February Blog Challenge is under way which is a colour challenge
These colours are my cup of tea! Duck egg blue, pink & white is my all time fav colour combo so this challenge was a MUST!! The gorgeous Beautiful Dreamer collection was a perfect match for this colour combo

I have used some Transperancy sheets with the gorgeous frame & 'dream'

I have added just a hint of MME Lost & Found 2 with the little birds on the wire & the fussy cut smaller bunting. All other paper is Glitz Beautiful Dreamer though. The large bunting is die cut Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants
The flowers are Prima & the rose is Kaisercraft. The heart & pearl bling is Prima.

I hope your all having a great weekend!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Prima sketch contest at MCS!!

Hi There!

My Creative Scrapbook.com is having a month long Prima contest. We love Prima flowers so we are giving a package of Prima flowers away to every new kit member during the contest (limited to the first 50 members). For our current members just invite a friend to join the club and you both will receive Prima flowers in your kit the first shipment of the promotion, what could be more fun! 

We also are having a sketch contest with a Fantastic Prima Prize. Come join in the fun by visiting My Creative Scrapbook.com visit our message board for details... here....Begins February 16 and ends March 15, 2012. We look forward to seeing what you create!

This is going to be loads of fun!! Just check out the awesome prize on offer
Very cool right???!!

This is the sketch
And my take on it
I have used a mix of Prima Pixi Glen & Romantique. Now I need to say another HUGE thanx to Stacey Young for the amazing RAK I recieved from her. Lot's of those goodies I won were used on this page including all of the delicious Prima flowers, Romantique tiles, Romantique chipboard, alphas, mask & those Fan-tab-u-lous felt leaves. They r soooooo lucious!!

I have used some trim, lace, a pearl flourish & fussy cut the flower border to create some layers

The seam binding is from my LSS Scrapbook Sinners. I am in luv with seam binding & was so excited when Leonie got some in!
'you will reach the stars, you just have to take the first step'. I luv this quote which is on one of the Romantique chipboard pieces

So come on,now it's your turn to win an aweosme Prima prize! Entries are due midnight March 14th so you have tons of time! so what are you waiting for? Come along and play!!

Thanks for looking!