Saturday, 11 February 2012

My Husband calls this "It's All about Me" Canvas
I think my husband got a shock because I hardly ever use my own photos in my work so I called this canvas "all about me" as that was part of his comment to me about this layout. 
I have used the Prima pre printed butterfly canvas and the Kaiser paper Sweet Nothings, Dozen Roses. I have used the paper to do an image transfer on the left upper corner of the canvas and as edge pieces and a base in the lower right corner where I have rolled the canvas up. Once again inspired by Anna Dabrowska.
I have used Butterscotch, Stream and Sunset Orange color wash and also Dragonfly Glimmer mist. Prima brick stencil and Tim Holtz clock die. Lots of prima flowers and trim.Thanks for looking.  

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

My Journal.
I've created an expandable journal cover that is removable. I wanted a cover that would accommodate the growth within the journal and was quite pleased with the results. Once again inspired by Anna Dabrowska.
I have used texture past through a prima stencil, stamping, color washes and tattered angles Glimmer mist.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

"I Do" Canvas Album

For this little hand made canvas album I have used the Kaiser Sweet Nothings Collection. I cut double thickness of canvas and stitched it together then applied the large eyelets to bind it together with metal rings. I know you can get these canvas pages through Prima which would make this a very quick little album to put together. They are 4 by 6 canvas refill pages. This album was inspired by Trisha Ladouceur from Prima.

In this album I have used Prima flowers and leaves, Say it in Crystals,  Prima packages, Prima stamps and resin birdcage. I have also used my favourite seam binding (coloured with Tim Holtz stains Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose), Martha Stewart butterfly and edge punches, Pearl sprays.

This is an opening book page to add more photos and journaling. The little clock is shrink plastic with a Bo bunny stamp. I have also used Spellbinders edge die to cut the black strip. Love these too.

Fussy cut around a lot of the patterns in the paper to create pockets so slip photos into.

Above I have done a match book page that opens. (Sorry there is one random leaf sitting on this page that shouldn't be there)

 And my most favourite die from Tim Holtz the tattered Pinecone Die....If you don't have this die you need to get it. I have made the roses 7 of them that decorate these pages and I love the branch it cuts out. Doesn't have to be just for Christmas.

Two more fussy cut pages with edges left loose to slip photos under and another Tim Holtz rose.

 And the back cover. You can purchase all products used at Scottie Crafts in store or on line. You can also view the finished album instore with photos attached.
Thanks for viewing.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Textured Canvas

Whipped up this little canvas in an afternoon after being totally inspired by an awesome artist called Anna Dabrowska. Oh what a mess I made and what fun I had. A very lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon. Now I want to do more. I have used a 6" by 8" canvas. Text paper out of an old book. The Crafters Workshop chicken wire stencil, lots of treasures, Tim Holtz walnut  and forest moss stains. Trust me if you try this at home you will want to wear gloves.

Lost In Venice

Well I finally finished my Venice Album and here are the photos. I Have used the  Bo Bunny Enchanted range of papers and inked them with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

On the inside cover I have used my favourite prima brick wall stamp. Tim Holtz flourish and Prima flowers.

I have used techniques such as stamping on transparency with white stazon. Printing photos on transparency through a laser printer.
I have used Cricut frames. Prima flowers seam binding coloured with Mustard Seed and Black Soot stain. Bo Bunny embellishments. Prima stamps, Cherry Lynn cuts. pearl sprays. Tim Holtz film strip die, Spellbinders dies. Prima rhinestone flourishes. Thickers and sooo much more. I can’t even say it all. I had so much fun to creating My Lost in Venice album.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Christmas Album

 I created a Christmas album using the Melissa Frances 6 x 6 paper pad and an old book.
 Here is the front cover:

The lampost is cut out from the cricut and covered with glossy accents. The Angel stamp and the 25 are Kaisercraft stamps. The brick wall is a Prima mask and I have used texture paste through it to create brickworks. The finishing touches are some gold embossed stamping, a prima vine, prima bling and lace and a bow made out of seam binding. Here is another view of the cover:

The first page uses a prima mask and a stamped transparency using White stazon ink.

The lampost is featured again on this page along with stamped images on card and transparency.

A Tag pocket and bows are features of this page.

Another tag pocket and a page for a photo or journalling.

A  tag pocket page and a few pages with lots of layered embellishments.

A photo or journalling page and a page with a Prima Brick wall mask.

And another page to finish with a spellbinder layered Poinsettia.

Thursday, 2 February 2012