Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paradise found

 Something sweet and romantic for class next week!  

A little while ago Gayle showed me how to make these flower vines from silk flowers and if you come to class I will show you too. You can add more flowers, make it more viney, whatever you like.

 A stitched heart, some scrolls...

...a few swirls and the very cool rhinestuds (find them here at my2angels in loads of colours for only $1.00 for 50!!!!)

  Cheers, Geli

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Charming word card

Here is just a quick card using the charming words from my2angels.  

 This one is the tangerine forever word, but there are lots of colours and words available. They make it easy to take a piece of paper from scrap to fab. 

I also added some of the new gold twine and the pictures don't do it justice, it really is sparkly and pretty in real life. (Pssst, there is silver twine too, find it here.)

To create the multi-coloured piece of paper I placed a mask (find lots of designs here) on a white piece of paper and inked all over it with clear Versamark ink. This means that the in-between bits of the mask get inked. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder and inked the cardstock with Distress ink in mustard seedspiced marmalade and peeled paint. A blending tool is best for this, but a scrap of felt works too. The ink will only stick to the bits that weren't embossed and it will leave you with a lovely batik effect. It looks best with masks that don't have a lot of fine details.

Lazy days

Yes, these photos look familiar, they will sit together with the previous post once I get around to making a wedding album for my lovely new sister-in-law. In the meantime I am using them for class projects(The frame featured in the blog hop here went to the other brother-in-law.)
You can use the leftovers from the last class and we'll add some texture and washi tape. 
If you want, you can make this girly of course, just add some flowers and stuff.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Loved this day - using masks

Are you ready for some stencil inspiration? We're using lots of them in class next week! 

I have scrapped these photos before, for the Scrapbooking Memories blog hop, but I gave that frame to one of the boys for Christmas, so here's one for my album.
The tags were inspired by Natalie Kalbach's Creative Jumpstart. Thanks, Natalie. They're made with texture paste, glimmer mist and stamping. 

 And the photo mat is actually a big pocket (inspired by Gilly's Christmas card. It holds 2 tags or more photos, whatever you'd like. 

The paper is a Kaisercraft preview of an upcoming collection, "75cents". I love it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Man of science

Happy new year! Wow, I haven't blogged in a month! It has been a busy Christmas time and I had a commission to finish, which I can't share here.
But I can share next week's home class project.
My son loves science and for Christmas he wanted a lab coat. How smart does he look! 

The page is rather simple, but I wanted to use lots of photos with all his cool science stuff that he got for his birthday. Problem is, the background is messy and they aren't that great, so I printed them small and hid the 4 mini photos under the squares. 

And thanks to Keno, here's a little pencil cluster!