Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Discover, explore - a boy's layout

Here's one for the boys again, featuring ,splashes, paint. cogs, stamping, crackle paint, mesh and a little pin wheel. All good fun and not strictly boys only. 

The photo was printed once as is and once zoomed in. I used both for a fun layered effect.

The clear crackle looks great in real life, but is a little hard to capture in a photo: 

We will make this cute paper covered button too and the wooden heart button and big dots are included in the class:

 Would you like to join me in class? 
I am now teaching from our studio, Scrapulous.
Where: 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park QLD
When: Tue 10am
Thu 6pm
Fri 9:30am
Cost: $20 and BYO paper 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Felt frame birthday card

It's Tracy's and my birthday (yes, we're twins) and I made her a happy birthday card using lots of her my2angels goodies! 

It all started out with a black felt frame. I covered it with pink felt ribbon (it's on sale!) and trimmed it off at the edges of the black frame. This makes the big frame a little subtler. 
Using some Twinkling H2Os I coloured a piece of white cardstock (you can also use water colours or Gelatos) and did some stamping to darken the edges. 

The bottom corners were decorated with 2 filigree corners. I inked them with Versamark ink and heat embossed them in white to match the card. 

 The filigree butterfly got the same treatment. I used fine embossing powder and only did one coat of embossing to retain the details in the metal. 
Now it was just a matter of adding lots of pink and silver embellies.

 I used:
star flowers (cut apart to go further)
- large button (see a big range of buttons here)
- a pin (see lots of designs here)

To finish off the card I glued the decorated frame on a folded piece of black cardstock and cut around the outside (leave some of the folded line uncut). I felt a rectangular card would have messed with the groovy shape of the felt frame.

I hope Tracy likes it!

A nautical layout with secret photo storage

If you've been to the beach, on a cruise or a fishing trip lately, you'll have a heap of photos and / or memorabilia to scrap and they might not all be album quality. How can you still include them? A secret pocket is the answer! It holds up to 25 photos of 4x6" size or any memorabilia:

This class will be in a kit format and include everything you need.
It includes 3 sheets of double sided paper, 2 sheets of cardstock, a laser cut frame, flower, wooden anchor, charm and everything else you see:

(cost for class & kit = $30)

From this week I'll be teaching at our new studio, which we'll call


Find us on 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park, Queensland

Class times are staying the same:
Tuesday 10am
Thursday 6pm
Friday 9:30am

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Smile - a butterfly layout with basic supplies

There is so much you can do with some simple supplies. Next week I will show you how to make all of this from scratch (except the flower): 

We'll make the water colour background and all the butterflies...

... and while we're at it, we'll make the title too! 

Feel like joining in? Come along to class, times are:
Tuesday 10am
Thursday 6pm
Friday 9:30am


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not really another Christmas layout

Do you still have lots of Christmas photos to scrap or are you over it? I still have my tree and decorations up and don't mind Christmas dragging on till the end of January, but if you're over it, then this class layout doesn't have to be a Christmas one!

Greg sorted out an old pair of jeans and we're up-cycling them into some cool denim stars:

There is space for 3 photos and the upside down tulips look cute as a border:

These photos are a bit out of focus, but I decided they needed to be scrapped anyway. I can't believe it's been 11 years since these were taken! Joel is half a head taller than me now and still growing.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Aussie Christmas

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas in the Aussie heat, you will agree that both are very nice. And why not combine them? My layout combines snowflakes, holly, white trees and a beach photo. Because I can! Wanna join me for my first class of 2015? 

We're making some pretty flowers:

Glitter on the trees:

 Embossed snowflakes on vellum:

And resist, stamping and masking on the background. It all starts out with a white piece of cardstock!

We spent Christmas 2014 at the beach again, but I haven't got any photos printed out yet. It doesn't matter if you scrap a hot or cold Christmas photo, this layout suits both!

I based it on this sketch,which I found on Pinterest here. Unfortunately there was no link to the person who created it: