Friday, March 30, 2012

Manor House Creations & The Scrap Cake (Step by Step Layout)

Hi there!
Today I`m sharing with you a layout that I created for Manor House Creations using their beautiful flowers. I combined it with the gorgeous collection from The Scrap Cake "My Private Happiness" designed by talented Karola Witczak.
It`s an Easter layout because we have an Easter Inspirations week at The Scrap Cake Blog.
You`ll see how I created this layout by showing you step by step tutorial.


Other supplies
  • White card stock
  • Distressing Tool
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Mask
  • Modeling paste
  • Puffy Paint
  • Black fine liner
  • Edge punch
  • Ink
Love creating on white card stock because it gives me a lot of possibilities to play with the background. 
In this case I chose two colors paint. The yellow was misted but as you can see I have only tiny splashes of blue here and there. Later I added splashes of yellow as well.

One of the pattern papers (see photo below) in "My Private Happiness" collection has a beautiful lattice. Well, I couldn`t help it ;-) .....  I decided to fussy cut it and use it on my background.

I used the mask with bricks in the middle of the card stock. I masked with modeling paste. When it was dry I noticed I didn`t achieve the dimension I wanted so I decided to add something more.....and I added puffy paint.
N.B. Before I added the puffy paint I outlined the "Bricks" with black fine liner.
If you look carefully at the photo half of the masking is only with modeling paste and the other half is with puffy paint - I took this photo especially to show you the difference!

  • Firstly I distressed the edges of the card stock using Ingvild Bolme`s Distress tool
  • Secondly, I cut out flourish from the pattern paper.
  • I also cut out strips from the pattern paper so I can frame "the bricks"
  • Then I placed my photos on the left side just to see how it`d look like.
  • I was satisfied and I attached: 1. the "Frame" 2. the photos 3. the flourish

  • Before I began with the flowers I used a deep edge punch to decorate both the flourish above and my two photos. What I tried to create with those punched borders was little balconies ;-) with flowers and eggs peeking out of the balcony.
  • I adhered the title "EASTER" on the punched border.
  • Now it was time to use one of the big flowers ("Frosting") - I needed the pink one so I tore/cut it in parts.

  •  All the petals were used to decorate the cut-out flourishes.

Now it`s time for the colorful Sprinkles. I chose 6 flowers in total:
  • Three to decorate this cute basket (a die from Marianne Design) and three flowers for the left side of the photos.
  • N.B. The yellow flowers on the right and the green one on the let were cut into tow!!!

  • The yellow and the green halves I used to decorate my other cute little basket (a die from Marianne Design)
  • I also added the Cutie Pie flower in the middle.
  • Then I adhered the year "2011".

  • As a final touch to the flowers I added one more Cutie Pie flower on the very left side.

  • My last step was to add some more cut put embellishments - the bird, swirls, etc.
  • I added this cord because I damaged the paper and I had to make it look nice :-)

Well, if you reached the end you are awesome!
Thank you for your patience to look at this long post! 
Hope you enjoyed it!
If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Farewell to Scrapdelight

Hi there!
I have a little announcement to make today :-)
I decided to leave the Scrapdelight  DT and today I`m sharing my last work for the store.
I created these layouts back in February ;-) for their e-zine "Scrapdelight Extra" which you can see -------> HERE
I used new collections from "Graphic 45", "KaiserCraft" and "My Mind`s Eye".....
All the products I used can be found in "Scrapdelight" store ------> HERE
Here are my three layouts with close-ups.....

  • The chicken is from an old embossing stencil
  • I used modeling paste to mask it
  • Again....I used an old embossing stencil as a mask

  • I used a clear stamp from MME to create the banner and to stamp the background behind the photos...
  • The yellow flower-border is also stamped
Hope you enjoyed my layouts today!
Thank you for visiting me!

Have a sunny day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Love ~Webster`s Pages~

Hi there!
Today I want to share some LOVE from Webster`s Pages.  Did you check the NEW Webster`s site? It`s so beautiful. You can check it ---------> HERE.
I usually scrap photos of my family but that photo just inspired me so much that I coudln`t let it stay in the photo box. That pretty lady on the photo is one of my best friends - Edyta. She got married a few years ago and 8 months ago they were blessed with their first child - Sloan Christine. She is such a cutie and such a little angel. You`ll be seeing more layouts with Sloan in the future for sure :-)

How I created the grid:
When I saw "Picnic Basket" pattern paper for the first time I knew I`d use it as a grid on a layout. Two months ago I noticed that one of the circles of my template is the same size as the circles of the paper and......
  • I cut out all the circles from the pattern paper using Fiskars template and circle cutter.

  • I adjusted the grid according to my layout design and I cut part of it.

  • I used a fabric ticket for my title. 
  • I framed it in a little frame. The frame was a leftover from  "Flying Unicorn" (February "Add On" Kit) where I was guest-designing.
  • Parts of the left side of the background were stamped with unmounted stamps which were matching perfectly my cut-out flourish.

  • I stamped on the photo using Staz-on ink

Hope you enjoyed my project today!

Wishing you a sunny day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Me ~The Color Room~

Hi there!
Happy Monday to you all!
I have a layout to share with you today which was based on palette #102  from The Color Room.
Our Sponsor this month is "Pion Design"
I played with "For Father" collection and our TCR palette #102 was inspired by this collection....
Here are three close-ups.....
  •  The circles were made with a template and a black Pearl Pen. The Pearl Pen comes from "Stay True To God" store -------> HERE. There are 25 colors available in the store!!!
  • I added some cut outs from a Basic Grey`s old collection.
Thank you for visiting me :-)

Wishing you a sunny and happy day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Guest-Designer for "Scrap Africa"

Hi there!
It`s a beautiful, sunny day here in The Netherlands and I smell the Spring is on its way...YAY! And with Spring coming I`m getting lazy and.... in a different a good way of course!
Perhaps you noticed I didn`t post so much work lately but I`m busy with so many things at the same time - kids, house, preparing my DT work, lots of guest-designing work, preparing for my trip to Australia and the workshops there - Did I tell you how excited I am ;-)? Well, in other words a lot to do in the coming two months but I love what I do and I know I`ll manage always :-))))
And I have some more amazing news to share....but for now I have to keep it for myself....I know I`m a teaser ;-)

Well, now about my layout today. I was invited some time ago to guest-design for a New challenge blog "Scrap Africa" and I was more than happy to say "yes" and support them in this new adventure. I got a beautiful sketch (see photo below) to work with and I enjoyed every second of it.
Please visit this new challenge blog and if you have the time play along -------> HERE
Now, about the photo - this gorgeous girl is the daughter of Agnieszka aka Bellaidea and her name is Alexis.
  • This layout is a combination of pattern papers and canvas.
  • The pattern papers I used are from "Maja Design" .
  • I did some masking using Tattered Angels` mask the oval one behind the canvas.
  • For the masking behind the photo I used an old embossing stencils that I have in my stash. I`m using recently a lot of them for masking. 
  • The canvas sheet was sprayed with two colors Glimmers Mist.
  • The edges were distressed with Ingvild Bolme`s Distress Tool - perfect to work with!
  • The flourish was stamped with "Stampendous" cling Rubber Stamps ("Rosehips CRS5022-R")
  • I didn`t do anything special here - stamping & cutting the patterns out.
  • What I did here .... to make my life easier...LOL....was to stamp on pattern papers from the collection so I didn`t have to color in anything.
TIP What I usually do by stamping is to mix different colors ink -    Love the effect!

  • I couldn`t go without a little bit of hand-stitching.

  • I used modeling paste for the masking.

Well, it was a long post but I hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you "Scrap Africa" for inviting me :-)!

Wishing a beautiful day!