Tuesday, 31 May 2016

"Forever Friend" - The Scrapbook Store Design Team Creation BFS - Courtship Lane

Welcome back again. It's the last day of the month and I am just in time to share my very last creation for The Scrapbook Store using Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane collection. I have so much enjoyed creating this month with this most gorgeous collection.
For my last post using this I decided to use an adorable photo of my beautiful boy "Rafael". This was taken 3 years ago now! He is my constant companion, my shadow, my buddy, and I just could not imagine life without him. So with this in mind I titled my layout

"Forever Friend"

I hope you enjoy.....

Before I even started with the design of this layout I worked with the Blue Fern Turkish Bits chipboards. I recently made a purchase of Finnabair's new release Rust Paste Set and was quite eager to used them. I made a mix of the Brown Rust paste along with a little of Finnibair's art stones and dressed  all of the chipboard pieces in this. Once the brown rust was dried I randomly brushed over Some of the Gold Rust in sections and dried it off. This once dried was a very matt colour so I decided to wipe a little Glitter Glam Espresso Bean  over the top. This made it simply shine and sparkle. I also added a little Dirty Martini Glitter Glam to highlight some of the more textured areas to make it pop some more.

My background page was treated with some Clear Gesso firstly and then I watered down a little of the Glitter Glam Dirty Martini and sponged sections of my page. I have also done a little stenciling using my all time favourite Dusty Attic Script stencil and some whipped spackle.

I cut my second piece of West Plaza using the reverse to mat my photo. I then adhered all of the Turkish Bits to sit in and around the photo matting.

I cut the larger Blue Fern Chipboard Skeleton Clock in half and gessoed each half. Once dry I gave each half a random paint with the Espresso Bean and Berrylicious Glitter Glam. Once they were dried I then coated it again in Hay Ride also from the Glitter Glam collection. Love them!!

I have added in some Prills and also a little hand dyed cheesecloth.

From another view.

And another.....

Well that is all from me today. Remember to keep scrolling for a full Materials List.
Until next time happy crafting.


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Materials List

Blue Fern Studios - Courtship Lane - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - West Plaza

Blue Fern Studios - Courtship Lane - West Plaza x 2 Sheets

Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Turkish Bits

Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Turkish Bits

Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Roman Clocks Small

Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Roman Clocks
Chipboard Word - Forever
Prills (Yellow)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Berrylicious
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Espresso Bean
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Wheatfields
Tattered Angels Glitter Glam Green
Liquitex Gesso and Clear Gesso
Kraft Straw
Dusty Attic Stencil Script
Faber Castel Whipped Spackle
Prima Marketing - Finnibair - Rust Effect Paste Set
Prima Marketing Inc. Vine
Petaloo International Botanical Flowers
Miss Sister Rose Material Flowers
Green Tara Mini Rosebuds Yellow
Coffee dyed Cheesecloth

Saturday, 28 May 2016

"Our Everyday Life" - Dusty Attic Design Team Project

Hello everyone and big warm welcome to you.  
Today I am here to share my Dusty Attic project for May.
Recently whilst looking for a particular photo I came across a file of photos I did not know I had. This photo I have used here today is one of them and so these are extra special not only because I didn't know I had them lol......but because my son is in them and that doesn't always happen. 
This layout is titled "Our Everyday Life"

My starting point was a simple piece of 12 x 12 inch chipboard which I have simply dressed in black gesso. I have done some stenciling with my new favourite the Dusty Attic Fan Stencil. I have used some Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish over the Fan Stencil and heat set. I have also used my other favourite Dusty Stencil, the Creative Script with a little Dusty Texture Paste and Dusty in Colour Fine Silver Acrylic Paint. The remaining background work is splashings of watered down gesso and some Patina Marine Ink.

Creative Script Stencil  Fan Stencil Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish  Dusty in Colour Fine Silver
Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil DA1494
Dusty Attic Fan Stencil DA1320
Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish 
Dusty In Colour Fine Silver

Moving along to the ever all important chippies......

The Vintage Corner Flourish used for this pack contains four pieces. They have all been embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. Also here you can see the flowers that I have dressed with a little gesso and some random sprinklings of Crush Glass Glitter.

I have tucked in a half piece of a ATC Frame that I had left over sitting on my table. These kind of pieces always come in handy for another project

You can see here in this cluster the Swirly Vines that I have used back to back across the base of the photo. These have been dressed in gesso and inked randomly in Black Soot Distress Ink.

 Swirly Vine #5
Swirly Vine #5

And I have cut a bird from the Birds on the Branch Pack sitting on top of an Art Pebble that I have inked the back of. The little birdie has been inked and then covered with Dusty Clear Crackle Varnish.

Birds on A Branch #4
Dusty Attic Birds on a branch #4

And from another view.
Below are the remainder of the Dusty Attic beauties that I have used for this project and some other products also.

Word Strips Mini Captions #3 mini Tabs #1 Skeleton Clock Faces ATC Frames set #1  mini Clock FacesSwirly Vine #5

Word Strips
Mini Captions #3
Mini Tabs #1
Skeleton Clock Faces
ATC Frame Set #1
Mini Clock Faces
and Ornate Corners #6

Other Materials Used

Black and White Gesso
Patina Marine Ink
Stampendous Black Glass Glitter
Silver Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot
Prima Marketing Flowers Isabella - Nicia #581688
Green Tara Black and White Roses
Prima Marketing Art Pebbles
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves
Cheesecloth, Straws 

Well that is all from me today. Until next time take care and happy crafting.

Tina x
Design Team Member 2016


Thursday, 26 May 2016

"Frolic in the Sun" Design Team creation for The Scrapbook Store

A very warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting me here.
Today I have another share of a layout created for The Scrapbook Store, my third for the month.
I have been so very lucky to have been playing with Blue Fern Studios "Courtship Lane". I have a little step by step tutorial for you to help reproduce this layout which you can find here over at The Scrapbook Store. It is a very simple layout created solely with Blue Fern Studios patterned papers and chipboards also from Blue Fern Studios with a little lace and ribbon to give it some added prettiness.

Now I know that this photo is slightly blurry due to my non photographic skills.....but it is an important photo to me with lots of memories attached so for me it is a must have!

I have kept this layout very simple and flat .....omygoodness ........yes flat!!

It has a little lace, seam binding and cheesecloth which I think all add to the shabbiness of the layout.

All my chipboards except the title were simply dressed in gesso, distress inks and Star Dust Stickles.

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Remember if you would like to reproduce this or something similar I have the Step by Step Tutorial HERE.

Thanks again for popping by. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. 

Tina x

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Materials List:

Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane – Calling Cards x 1
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane- East Plaza x 2
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane – Lovers Lane x 1
Blue Fern Studios Chipboards – Looped Frames x 1
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Wordlet – Frolic in the Sun
Courture Creations Adhesive Pearls
Prima Marketing Resin
Liquitex Gesso
Archival Ink – Potting Mix
Star Dust Stickles
Stampendous Embossing Enamel – Shabby Pink
Soft Pink Seam Binding
Miscellaneous Cut Out Butterfly

Saturday, 21 May 2016

"Remember the Moments in Between" - 49 and Market Design Team Creation

A very big welcome to you today.
 I am so so so very excited to tell you of my news ......
Just days before Christmas gone I was invited to come on board a new paper company...........

49 & Market

and I can now finally spread the news!! Thank you so much to Janene Jaeger Meyerowitz (owner, operator and designer) of this beautiful paper company, for a most wonderful opportunity . Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have to confess that I am still pinching myself. 
 Pop on over to the blog to see who is there.....an amazing team of talented ladies. 
I am extremely excited and feeling very proud to be a part of the release of this beautiful new company. So today I have the very first of my Design Team creations with the first of the paper collections. Vintage Artistry......and I have to say that this is truly who I am. The neutral colours are where I love to be, just so very natural. So with this in mind I went hunting for a special photo. The collection is complete with a stamp set which has the quote "Remember the Moments in Between" which is more than perfect for my chosen photo of my girls from a backyard photo shoot a few months back. They had taken a moment from smiling sweetly to allow me to change lenses on my camera and when I got myself organised this is what I came back to. 
A special moment of my daughters having a giggle together. I hope you enjoy !

Vintage Artistry is complete with an Ephemera and Flora and Fauna Sheet which was where I started. This paper is of the highest quality.....you will not be disappointed and so very beautiful to distress. All of the pieces cut for this project were distressed and layered.

I chose my Vintage Artistry's "Specimen" sheet as my background page. My only alteration to this piece was blending Black Soot distress ink around the edges to form a frame.

My flower cluster as you can see here was formed using the Rustic Barn collection from 49 and Market, some Dusty Attic Fern chipboards and a Vine piece. The Dusty Attic chipboard Water Pump sits atop of the flower cluster with cut out butterflies from the Flora and Fauna Sheet.

Some more close-ups for you.....

My last close-up shows the layering of the ephemera cut - outs and the Dusty Attic Baroque Circle frame.

Thanks so much for passing by today. 

Until next time happy crafting.

Tina xo

49 & Market

Botanical Press VA 4499 Vintage Artistry Ephemera Cut Out Sheet VA 4574 Floral Fauna Cut Out VA 4567
Speciman VA 4536KPertiet Vintage Artistry Stamp Set VA4727

Vintage Artistry Botanical Press
Vintage Artistry Ephemera Cut Out Sheet
Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna Cut Out Sheet
Vintage Artistry Specimen
Vintage Artistry Stamp Set

Rustic Barn Medium Blooms RB 84321Rustic Barn Small Blooms RB 84338Rustic Melon Mini Daisy Blooms RB 84291

Rustic Collection

Rustic Barn Medium Blooms
Rustic Barn Small Blooms
Rustic Melon Mini Daisy Blooms

Dusty Attic Products Used 

        Image 1

Baroque Frame Set Circle
Water Pumps

Other Products

Distress Inks Pumice Stone , Frayed Burlap, Black Soot and Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Distress Crackle
Liquitex Gesso
Liquid Pearls Onyx Pearl
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder