Tuesday, 14 June 2022

"Moments" Design Team Post for Maja Designs

 Hello and a big warm welcome to my blog. Today I am here to share my newest design team project for Maja Designs. I have been working on this one for a while and have finally found a little time over the weekend to add the finishing touches. I hope you love it as much as I did creating it. 

I have titled this project "Moments".

This scrapbooking layout features my gorgeous eldest daughter at her formal a few years ago now. I have so many photos from her school formal. I am so very glad that I took as many photos as I did. As soon as laid eyes on the gorgeous "Miles Apart" collection I instantly new that I would be using these  photos. They are the perfect fit. Below are the three sheets from the collection that I used to create my base page with. 

This piece was used as my background base. It was primed with clear gesso and I added in some stencilling using a 3D texture paste over the paper. 

I used the "B" side of "Thinking of you" for the matting of my photos and I cut the floral elements from the "A" side .

I also used some of the elements from the Ephemera Sheet of Miles apart to help embellish my page.

I have also used chipboards from Dusty Attic to create a frame to the left of the page. These chipboards were primed with Stamperia Primer. I then added in some dimension over the chipboards using Liquid Pearls. These were allowed to dry and then I painted over the top of them again. I added in some highlighting using Viva Decors 3D Stamp Paints in Silver. 

To the right of the layout I used a wooden embellishment from iCraft Australia. This was dressed the same as the chipboard frame. Over this piece I added in a handmade "X" mould. This was also dressed in white gesso with highlights of the Stamp Paint in Silver. 

Royal Posies - Bashful by 49andMarket

Stamp Paint - Silver by Viva Decor

Baroque Frame Set by Dusty Attic 

Once all the photos, chipboard and wooden embellishments were adhered I went to work on embellishing my page using the gorgeous Blush flowers from 49andMarket. I added in a little hand made heart from paper clay. Some flower pearls and string pearls were adhered in amongst the flower clusters along with wood wool and the fussy cut floral elements. I added in some Nuvo Glitter Accents over the elements to help them shimmer and shine a little more. Lastly I added in some handmade paper laces that you can see at the sides of the layout. 

Well I hope you have enjoyed my post here today. 
Thankyou so much for popping by. 
Until next time take care and happy scrapping. 

Friday, 15 April 2022

"Beautiful Heart" iCraft Australia Design Team Creation


Welcome back to the iCraft Australia blog.
I hope that your Easter weekend has started off well and finds you spending time with your loved ones and relaxing. Today I am sharing my newest creation which I have titled 

"Beautiful Heart"

I have used the iCraft paper collection called "The Rose World" to create my background. The blue and green striped paper was used against the pretty green with the white baroques. This second piece of patterned paper was rolled to create creases in the papers. I then adhered it to the base paper and ran a sandpaper block over the top to reveal the white core of the paper. 

I also used another piece from this 12 x 12 inch collection pack to cut my beautiful fussy cut roses from. I cut about three quarters of the sheet of the larger roses to create this layout with. 

Next I went on to colouring and dressing some wooden embellishments for the project. I have used Wooden Embellishments #WE290, WE389 and WE331 along with a pack of the Flourish Chippings #10018. These were all primed in iCraft's heavy white gesso  and then another application was made using iCraft's Metallic Moon White Chalk Paint.  Over the top of this I also added some clear crackle to add another layout of interest to my pieces. At the very end of the project some Flamboyant was dry brushed over the top of them which revealed the crackle a little more which you will see in the close up photographs. 



The Flamboyant Chalk paint was also used to change up the colour of my 49andMarket florals that I used. The normal Bashful colour of these flowers made it quite easy to change them up using the chalk paint. I always recommend using two light coats to change the colour of paper flowers as wetting them too much can break them or make them fall apart. I also used a shimmer over the top of my project to make everything shine. 

I also have a couple of close-up pics to share with you. 

Further embellishing of my layout included the addition of some tea dyed muslin, some art stones that were coloured with the Moon White chalk paint, and pearl strings that were cut and adhered to the project. 

I also additionally added in a cute little handmade paper mould bird and little heart that were coloured to co-ordinate with the project.

From this angle you can see the extra shimmer from the metallic chalk paint and shimmer spray used. 

Well that is all from me today. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy Easter. Until next time take care and happy crafting. 

Tina x

Saturday, 9 April 2022

"Queen Bee" Off the page project for iCraft Australia

 A very warm welcome back to my blog today. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a mini off the page project to share with you. I have titled this 

"Queen Bee" 

I will admit off the page projects for me are not really my go to thing, but I do enjoy a challenge and a little change from time to time. I had some leftover mdf bases left from another class that I was wanting to use up so this is what I did with it. 
Priming these mdf cut bases are an absolute must for me so a couple of coats with iCraft's Heavy White Gesso was my starting point. I then used the gorgeous new iCraft 12 x 12 Stencil with 3DShaping Gel to create textures. 

I added in chalk paint over this textures using a spritzing of water to spread the paints. The chalk paints dry very quickly which is fabulous for this kind of project. I dried each colour in between coats. I used the colours Foxy Lady and Midnight Coffee to compliment my flimsy sheets.

I used the wooden embellishment #304 to create dimension and just to add an element of prettiness to the board. This was primed in a clear gesso and inked with black distress ink. I also added the Midnight Coffee over the top to highlight areas of the frame.

Pieces of the wooden embellishment flourish #038. It was gessoed in white and cut up into small parts be tucked in and around the plaques flower embellishments.

You will also find a couple of these on the plaque. They were inked in Black Soot Distress Ink and cut in halves to go further around the plaque.

 And then to embellish my plaque further I have made flowers from the Flimsy Sheets.


I fussy cut a few of the elements from the #05 Flimsy Sheet and coloured the back with white gesso and allowed them to dry. Once dried I used a naked flame that of a tea light candle and shaped some of the flowers to give more dimension. These are a fabulous embellishment. There is an endless way to create with them. I absolutely adore these new sheets. 

And lastly I embellished with some string pearls that were cut up.  I also added in the cute bees from the Flimsy Sheet above. Just couldn't resist. A few splatters of white gesso were used over the top of the plaque at the very end of my project. 

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed my small project. All the links above will take you to the my website where all of these products are readily purchased. 
Enjoy your weekend and I will be back very soon with another project. 

Thanks for your visit. 

Teen x

Monday, 7 February 2022

"Country Garden" for iCraft Australia


 Hello and a big welcome back. I am popping back with you to share my newest iCraft layout. I have created this time around using iCraft's Country Garden collection and omg..... the colours are spectacular. Not my normal go to of course but I couldn't resist to use this gorgeous photo to compliment the colours in the paper pack. 

This is my project ...."Country Garden".

To start out I took my time over a number of nights to fussy cut a bowlful of elements from the paper pack Country Garden as well as from the Element Sheet of Country Garden. So many glorious elements to use. I cut as many as I could so I could layer and layer and layer some more. 

I have used the 12 x 12 Country Garden paperpack to cut elements from as I said before. Also from the paper pack I used the black damask patterned paper as my background. This was primed in clear gesso. I coloured the area where my clusters were to sit with iCraft's Sleigh Bells chalk paint using a stiff brush and a dabbing motion. Over this I added in some random stamping using a script stamping block and Iced Spruced Distress Oxide ink. I left my background to dry on its own and worked on the frame for my photo. The piece I used to frame my photo is actually from the Wooden Elements set. I used the oval piece as a template to cut my photo. I sanded the edges of the photo and then secured it to the ornate framework in the Wooden Elements pack. This was coloured using a mix of colours. Firstly Chalk paint in Dark Secret was added firstly. This was dried then I added in some random inking with Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain. And over the top of this colouring of Intense Ocean chalk paint. The layers of colours help to break up the intensity of the last colour used. I dressed the window shutters and the brick works similarly. The ornate border wooden embellishment was coloured using a white ink. 

I tore a small length of lace into sections so I could easily glue these pieces into place as I worked. The frame was adhered in firstly then I worked around it adding layers using old board to give the pieces a sturdy base to sit upon. I added in the leaves and also the lace as mentioned above. Once there were two layers of the fussy elements I then added in some of the wooden embellishments. Some of these were cut apart to go further around the page. 

On the element sheet there were also butterflies, flies and bees. These were also added amoungst the layers. Once all the layers were in place I did made a mix of splatters using Intense Ocean, White Gesso, and Black Gesso. I also added in some iCraft Arty Beads for more textural interest. 

And last but not the least I added more colour to the centres of some of the flowers. This was done by applying Crackle Varnish and when nearly dry I sprinkled over the Crystal Shimmer. Once completely dried this give it another depth of colour. 

As with most things I photograph the photos really do not show the full gorgeousness of the papers colours. I think black as a background is rather difficult to photograph. But I do hope you like what you see. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here too. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below. We would love to hear from you. 

Before you leave I have listed below the products used for this project with easy to use links.

Products used for this project:
Crystal Shimmer
Miscellaneous Script Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain
Distress Ink Black Soot
Crackle Varnish

Until next time happy scrapping. 
Teen x

"Beautiful Moment" for iCraft Australia

                                                          Hi there and welcome back.  

                             I'm here with you today to share my latest layout created using some of                                                                           iCraft's beautiful new release products. 

My layout is titled "Beautiful Moment". 

 I decided to create my layout using the gorgeous Rose World collection pack of 12 x 12 papers and the co-ordinating Rose World element sheet.  This entire collection is more than stunning, so choosing a paper to use was a little difficult. So I chose the first piece from the pack which has the most amazing details on it. And it is for this reason that I didn't add any extra to my background paper.

My background paper was primed with clear gesso and then I got started on layering the photo using other paper from the gorgeous pack. I made some layers using  a polkadot piece of paper a few times and distressed the edges of each and adhered them altogether. 
From here I coloured the Wooden Embellishment gates using white gesso, and sleigh bells chalk paint. Once the paint was dried I sanded over the top to revel some of the wood below. 
These gates were then cut to go either side of the photo. Then from here I started adding in layers of the ready cut elements. 

This is the Rose World Element Sheet required to complete this project. 

I also used some of the flimsy sheets from the number 6 pack. These were fussy cut and some were left flat and other were heated over a naked flame and moulded to shape and sit more dimensionally on the layout. These really are so much fun. Something new and different and something more to add to a page. I also used the title words for my project from the Flimsy Sheet number 8 pack. I simply used clear drying glue to stick these down to the layout. 

I used some heavy white gesso to make splatters over the top of my layout to help some of the areas of my project to pop a little more. The white gesso was also used to prime all of my wooden embellishments. Some of the wooden embellishments I used were the 5 point pendant Wooden Embellishment #157. This was primed with white gesso, and then coloured with iCraft Metallic Moon White chalk Paint. I added a few cabichons to each large drop. The backs of these were coloured with the Charcoal Black Metallic Chalk Paint. 

Charcoal Black Metallic Chalk Paint 50ml

Chalk Paint Sleigh Bells 

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project and found my information useful. Stay tuned for more beautiful inspiration from the Design Team coming your way very soon. 

hugs Teen x

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