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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Typography Layout

Hello again everyone, I'm back today to share with you all my creative project for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  A 12x12 layout using the fabulous Graphic 45 "Typography" collection. The photo I have scrapped is a recent pic of Faith and her gorgeous girl Monique on their recent trip to Taumarunui - Mana Ariki Marae - longest miniature train rides.

Product I have used from the shop are:-

Resin Frames
Box Handles
Metal Charms - Penny Farthings
Charm collections-Vintage Keys

I just love the colour tones in the Typography collection.  I love the color palette and the sentiments and verses included in the collection went perfectly with all my embellishments and the photo.  I was inspired by Arlene over at My Butterfly Kisses for this layout and totally scraplifted it!!

Here are some close ups on the details....  









 I really loved working with these papers and all the elements from Faith's Store went perfectly with them.  I have more projects planned for this collection and I have set aside some of the metal embellishments in my kit for them!  Please be sure to check out Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  There has been some new arrivals this week...AND Faith is now stocking the fabulous sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang be sure to grab yourself some sets you won't be sorry!!.


.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿



Monday, 15 September 2014

Family Collage Frame

Hey all I am here to day to share with you all my first time scrapping with one of these collage frames.
 I picked up two of these  recently and thought that this would be a perfect project for this month's challenge.  I have used the gorgeous Madame Payraud collection from Papermania.  OMG guys these papers are to die for!!! I have loved working with them and I am really hoping to get a few more projects out of what I have left over.

I gave my collage frame a base coat of white gesso and then a couple of top coats with Antique White Acrylic paint.  Once the paint had dried I went around the edges of the frame with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain to add that vintage touch.  I grabbed an emery board and in places I sanded the frame back to the bare wood to try and get a bit of an aged effect.


I have matted the frame with Kaisercraft Coffee Bean it was the perfect shade of brown for this project.  I then added a sheet from the Madame Payraud collection and filled the frames with sepia prints of my family.  I double matted all my little prints on some more of the Kaisercraft Coffee Bean and also a layer of the Bazil Vanilla.

Once I had all my photos sorted and in their frames, I began adding the embellishments and the monthly challenge quote.

 I have gone with my usual flower cluster in the top left and corner.  I have used an elcelctic mis of flowers from Leanne and some from my stash along with some chipboard and antique bronze metal filigree leaves.
 I have added a few of the fabulous charms from this month's kit along with a strip of the pink lace.  This really accented the brown and cream so well....prettied it up nicely and added that touch of shabbyness to it

I have added one of the chipboard words that was also in this month's kit.  I have also added some charms, keys, flowers and a few Kraft feathers that were also included in my kit



Well everyone that is my project share for this week.  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this collage frame and the quote from this month's challenge fitted in perfectly.

Just follow the links below to see what my creative team members have been up to this month.  Don't forget to look us up on facebook.
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Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was a rather long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :)


Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Monday, 8 September 2014

Artist Trading Blocks

 Hi all, welcome to this weeks Mad About Scrappin project share.  Now I might be a little late jumping on to the band wagon where these little cuties are concerned, but OMG guys have you seen these? Artist Trading Blocks!! I am hooked!! I want to make more!!  They are going to make awesome gift giving ideas and christmas is now only a few months away??  No harm in getting in early hey?


I have just used the basic cube as my foundation.  I created three different sizes 2 inches, 2.5 inches and the base block is three inches.  There are templates for these cubes all over the net so I won't bore you with the "how-to" details.  I have upcycled some cereal boxes to make mine.  I was really after a strong sturdy block.  I then inked them with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and covered them with Papermania's Madame Payraud collection....LOVE these papers!!


 So here are my glamour shots.  I haven't added photo mats and  frames yet.  I am enjoying it just the way that it is, but there is lots of space for small family pics and of course the Monthly Challenge quote.







Have you attempt the Mad About Scrappin challenge for this month?  If not here are all the details


- Challenge is for Australian Residents Only.
- Entries are to be created exclusively for this challenge and must not be used for any other challenge or Design Team work.
- One entry per person.
- Entries must be added to the link by midnight on the last day of the month.
- Please link to the post that contains your challenge entry, not just your blog.
- A prize will be awarded each month.
- Winners will be announced on the Blog and our Facebook Page

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Well everyone, that's my Mad About Scrappin project share for this week.  
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Sewing Themed Shadow Box

 G'day everyone and welcome to my first post for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  Faith is a very close friend and I am proud and honoured to be on this creative journey with her, as her friend and as her creative designer.  I hope that you will join me twice month as I endeavour to share with you all my creations using her arty crafty supplies.  Please PLEASE stop by her new online store and check out what she has currently in stock!!  You are sure to find something unique.



Today I wanted to share with you all my little sewing themed shadow box.This was a thrift store find a few months back and I have had it sitting here waiting for the perfect project.  When I opened my creative designer kit from Faith and spotted the gorgeous little cotton reels and the tiny little birds I knew exactly what I was going to create. I have used a mix of papers from Kaisercrafts Needle and Thread, along with some of the sewing emphemera from DCWV - The Haberdash Stack.


 I used the Tim Holtz Sewing Room die and decorated the dress form with some the gorgeous little paper flowers along with some of the flower stickpins.


 My button card was created using a cut out from the DCWV paper pad and some buttons from my stash.  I topped it with some hand dyed seam binding and one of the resin baby cameo's  that were in this months kit.

I layered these on top of a paper doily with some of the heart stickpins tucked in behind.


I have added some die cuts from Kaisercrafts Needle and Threads Collectibles and accompanied them with one of the gorgeous tiny little birds on top of the small cotton spools.  The spools and birds are a brand new item to FPCSL and will be loaded on the site real soon so keep an eye out for them!!  and I just had to use one of the wee little bottles that Faith stuck in my kit.  These are just so tiny and so cute....perfect to hold a sprinkling of tiny seed beads.

 I hope you have enjoyed my first post and my Shabby little shadow box.



   Thanks for joining me today.  Please be sure to check out all the links and come back real soon to see what else we have been creating in the studio. Thanks for joining me.
.....till next time
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone...you can all breathe easy I have no tutorials for you all this week, just my first ever attempt at doing a Mixed Media layout.  This month our challenge over on the blog is ......


Here is my take on the challenge...

and here are a few process photos....I made such a lovely mess of me and my craft room!!! I have been gathering quite a few mixed media supplies for some time, but have never really put them to use 'til now.  I have also become an avid watcher of all the mixed media vids over on youtube.  They make it look so easy!!

I began with a piece of 12x12 patterened paper from Fab Scraps .... it looked something like this

Organic Lace
After some spraying, painting with gesso and then some more spraying it looked something like this.
I have to admit at this point I was ready to toss it in the bin.  It had turned out all the "wrong" colour and was much to dark!! So I started to treat it as an experiment just to see what would happen.  So I grabbed my water colour pencils and added some outlining.

I then smudged these outlines with my water brush


 I also added a little orange into the mix.
 I played around with my photo and background mats to see where to position them.

Using one of my home made screens or stencils I added 
texture paste over some stamping I had done with Stazon Jet Black.
and some Lindys Stamp Gang sprays.  I also splattered them onto the page as well.

 I then toyed around with some flowers from the shop.  I added some twine that I had also sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray in Ramblin Rose


 I have used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the saying.



 Some close ups of these gorgeous blooms I got on one of the Facebook sales.
Below is my finished layout.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  I learnt a lot.  I really need to do more of this and learn to just go with the flow!!
 I have to admit that I am finally liking how this layout evolved.  Not at all like what I pictured in my minds eye!!

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Well everyone, that's my Mad About Scrappin project share.  Something very different from me this week, hope you all made it to the end :)


Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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