Wednesday 31 December 2014

Winter Wonderland Layout - with video

Hi, today I have a layout I've made for Berry71bleu December mood board. I was lucky enough to win the Berry71bleu's November challenge and they asked me to guest design for them in December.  Their mood board this month was a gorgeous winter/snow one, and because it's the middle of summer here in Australia (and even in winter it doesn't come anywhere close to snowing) I had to search to find a winter photo. I had this pic of my daughter from about a year and a half ago when we went back to New Zealand to visit our family and it snowed for us for one day, just enough to make some snow balls. 
For my layout I chose to go with the whites, browns and reds in the mood board, I love that colour combo and I added some beautiful little snowflake chipboard pieces from Scrap FX.  

Here is the gorgeous Berry71bleu mood board I based my layout on.
I also may a video to go along with this layout
 My close ups

I also used the Prima Marketing Build-A Page Sketch as inspiration for this layout, using mainly Prima products on my page.

Scrap FX Products Used:
Prima Marketing Products Used:
Prima Marketing Paper – Fairy Rhymes Collection: Fairy Collage (Background Paper)
Prima Marketing Paper –Time Traveller Collection: Love Affair
Prima Marketing Paper – Stationer’s Desk Collection: Red Romance
Prima Marketing Paper – Something Blue Collection: “Goin’ to the Chapel”
Prima Marketing 6x6 Stencil: Mini Fleur
Prima Marketing 6x6 Stencil: Stone Wall 3
Finnabair Art Basics- Soft Gloss Gel
Finnabair Art Basics- Modeling Paste
Prima Marketing – Lace Trim #573393
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Tea Thyme
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Cartographer
Prima Marketing - Say it in Crystals: Azure
Prima Marketing - Chalk Inks: Dark Bark, White, Dry Sand
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Sterling
Finnabair Art Ingredients – Glass Beads: Crystal
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures: Resins Oval Frames
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures: Marvelle
Lots of Prima Flowers
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy new year.
Bec :)

Happiness - Sketchabilities Sketch #130

Hi there, today I have my layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #130. I love this pic of my daughter and her best friend - our dog. Those two spend so much time together, they even sleep together. This is just one of their many cuddles.

Here it the beautiful sketch I based my layout on. Head over to the Sketchabilities Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this sketch, and have a go yourself.

Now for my close ups:

For this layout I used inspiration from this months Prima Marketing Product Picks, the gold and silvers look so pretty together. And of course I used mainly Prima products om my page,

These are the Prima Marketing products used: 
Prima Marketing Paper - Forever Green Collection: Nature’s Bounty (Background Paper)
Prima Marketing Paper - Epiphany Collection: At this Moment
Prima Marketing Paper - Cartographer Collection: Faire Un Voyage
Prima Marketing Paper - Stationers Desk Collection: Love Letter
Prima Marketing 6x6 Stencil: Static
Prima Marketing 12x12 Stencil: Tulip
Prima Marketing - Finnabar Elements: Canvas Resist Borders #961183
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Prima Marketing - Wood Icon: Epiphany
Prima Marketing - Crochet Icons
Prima Marketing - Say it in Crystals: Vintage Frame #540555
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Sterling
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Copper
Finnabair - Sunrise Sunset Mechanicals: Leaves #1
Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings: Jean Plates
Lots of Prima Flowers

Thanks for visiting today.
Bec :)

Monday 29 December 2014

Blue Bay Layouts - with video

Hi there, happy holidays. Today I have my first layouts I made for Bella Paperie. I had the new Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection to work with. I made two layouts trying to show all the gorgeous colours present in this paper collection.

Beautiful Life

I made a video to go with this - unfortunately my camera turned off and missed some of the end but most was captured :) 


My close ups:

 Live Every Moment

My close ups:

Thanks for visiting today

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Innocence - Sketchabilities Sketch #129

Hi all, this is my layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #129. I've used the new 7 Dots Thoughts Keeper Collection for this page, as well as some Scrap FX chipboard

Here's the beautiful Sketch #129

And my close ups

Scrap FX Products Used:
This layout was inspired by the current 7 Dot Studios Challenge - Warm and Cosy. I loved the Thoughts Keeper Collection for this, and the pic of the sun shining in my daughters hair made me think of the warm.

7 Dots Studio Products used:
Thoughts Keeper Paper - No 1, No 2, & No 6
Thoughts Keeper 12 x 12 Tags
Thoughts Keeper 6 x 12 Elements
Thoughts Keeper Word Stickers
Thoughts Keeper Element Stickers
Thanks for stopping by.
Bec :)

Monday 8 December 2014

Steampunk Creations for Scrap FX

Hey there, today I have my December projects for Scrap FX. This months new releases over at Scrap FX are for their Steampunk range. I have to admit that when I found out that this month was all about steampunk I did have a mini panic attack, I've never made anything steampunk before - but I like a challenge and once I saw how gorgeous the new chipboard pieces were I knew I had to try and make something great with them. This is what I came up with.........

Altered Dragonfly Cage

Here's how I put it together. I found this white cage in a bargain shop for $4.50 (I think it's meant to go with candles??) and I painted it with black gesso. These are the Scrap FX Chipboard pieces I used (mini feathers not shown). 

I cut and arranged the chipboard pieces Steampunk Feather Collage, Steampunk WhimsySteampunk Barbed Wire Collage and Propellers in the shape of a dragonfly. I secured the chipboard to the cage using jewellery wire. Then I added on the Mini Flying Wings, Mini Feathers, Cogs, mini, Cogs and rest of the Propellers as well as some flowers to the cage.

I also added on some metal embellishments before I sprayed the whole thing in a mix of brown, blue and teal sprays. I finished off by rubbing some Inka-Gold in gold over the whole thing to give it a pretty golden shine, and finally some rhinestones and pearls.

Here are my close ups

Scrap FX Products Used:

The idea to make a 3D project came from the current Creative Gym Exercise at Mixed Media Place

 Next is my Steampunk Canvas

I loved this new Steampunk Dress Form as soon as I saw it, and I knew the new Steampunk Wings would go perfectly with this dress form. I thought my dress form could use a stand so I used the bottom half of a Lamp Post B Lantern. Around the edges I layered up a mix of chipboard, metal trinkets and glass beads. On the Background I've used the new Grungy Wing Stencil with modeling paste, then I painted and sprayed to get the colours I wanted before I rubbed some Inka-gold in Gold on top. Finally a added a few rhinestones and pearls, no flowers though - I think this is my first flower free project in forever :) 

Lamp Post B Lantern 2013236

Scrap FX products used:

Hope you enjoyed my steampunk creations
Bec :)

Tuesday 2 December 2014

My first Video Tutorial and DT news

Hi there, I'm happy to announce that I am going to be on the design team for a beautiful Brisbane scrapbook shop Bella Paperie. If you are ever in Brisbane you must check it out, I'm sure it will become my second home. It's an amazingly gorgeous store - I've decided it's what heaven looks like.
Now onto video tutorials - I've always loved watching video tutorials I find them so helpful and I wanted to one day make them myself. That day has come and I'm made my first "trial" one, this was just kind of a practice to see how it went. Please put in the comments anything you think I could improve on, I've speed it up quite fast just do the video wasn't so long.

Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray: Orange Creamsicle
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray: Pop Rock Purple
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray: Alpine Ice Rose
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray: Cape Cod Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Colorshot: Sweet Violet Purple
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Colorshot: Frenchy's Pink Pouf
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Midnight Pewter
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Golden Angel Wings
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Chateau Rose
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Merry-Go-Round Green
Blue Fen Studios Ombre Dreams Collection: Leslie's Dream
Blue Fen Studios Ombre Dreams Collection: Joyce's Dream
Stampin Up Butterfly Stamp and Punch Set
Kaisercraft stamps and rhinestones
Prima Marketing Resins, Lace trim, flowers and glass beads
Viva D├ęcor Pear pen
The Robins Nest - Mixed raindrops
extras - Pearls, Glitter, Lace, glass vial & flowers
Thanks for visiting
Bec :)

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