Saturday, July 22, 2017

Many Thanks

Hello Friends!

A little bit ago I shared this Distress Crayon & Ink background with you and a promise to show you the completed card.
As promised, here is the card:

The purple/violet background was die cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs rectangle die, then layered over a Wild Whisper Designs World's Best line paper from the June Scrap Shotz kit.

The tulips are stamped with Versamark ink & the Altenew Tulip stamp set on kraft card stock, then coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.

The tulips were then fussy cut, layered over each other with foam tape and accented with glossy accents. I tied twine from a Scrap Shotz kit around the flowers to create a bouquet.
Lastly, the sentiment is cut with a My Favourite Things die, popped up with foam tape and then glazed with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by๐Ÿ˜Š

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Double the Fun in London!!

I enjoyed a once in a lifetime vacation with my family (we are a family of 6 so that's what makes it "once in a lifetime :) ) in the U.K. last summer, here is a layout I crafted to remember the event:

London Tour

We took a Big Bus Tour of London which also included a float down the Thames. It was so amazing to see places we've read about in history and/or seen in movies.
I had some extra die cuts I had cut with the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline die from another project along with die cuts from the Tim Holtz Bigz L Die Tiny Houses.

Here is a close up look at my "skyline". The die cuts and stickers are from the Scrap Shotz March kit

and the right hand side of the two page,spread. The neutral colours showcase the blues in the photos.

Thanks for taking in my latest project. There is a Design Team ongoing at Scrap Shotz RIGHT NOW!

You can find all the details HERE.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Card Background: Distress Crayons & Ink

Hello Everyone!

I finally had a chance to try out a technique Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in a video. Here is are the steps I followed:

1. Cut Kraft card stock to 4"x5.25"
2. Choose a stencil, I have used the Tim Holtz Blossom stencil
3. Place stencil on card stock, then apply a white distress crayon through the stencil
4. Allow to dry, I dried overnight.

5. Apply distress ink colour of choice with mini ink blending tool.

6. Let Distress Ink dry.

7. Gently wipe distress ink from the white crayon, crayon acts as a resist.

Pretty simple technique, I will be back to share a few cards created from the couple of backgrounds I made.

Thanks for stopping in ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hi-Ya, Birthday Wishes and Thanks

As I am in between Scrap Shotz Monthly kit club kits I have a wee bit of time to play with some items in my stash.

The following 2 cards feature the Altenew Tulip stamp. I stamped these images on watercolour paper and coloured one with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and the other with Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.

 The cherry wood paper is from Altenew as well as the sentiment. Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright Gold finish off the card.

These next 2 cards feature the darling Mama Elephant Tiny Ninjas stamps. The images are stamped in black Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. The Tim Holtz Diamonds layering stencil and  Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade form the the background for the  ninjas.

I've added Dollar Store sequins and some My Mind's Eye paper from my stash to complete the cards.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Swing For the Fences

We like to play a game over at the Scrap Shotz forum called layout tag which begins with an inspiration layout for the first player who completes their layout then "tags" the next person on the list  until everyone has created their layout.

This was my layout from the most recent game of tag:

I am sorry I can't recall which paper line this was and it's not available anymore and I used it all up on this layout. The border of baseballs is my favourite part, after that cute thumbs up photo ๐Ÿ˜‰.

I'll be sharing my most recent-April- kit projects on the Scrap Shotz blog beginning tomorrow-Mother's Day-so pop on over to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Take a Peek At...

My latest scrapbook project in progress, I am creating with the Scrap Shotz April monthly kit which features the brand new Vicki Boutin line.

I picked up the Iridescent glaze as an add on to the kit and put it to work with the watercolour crayoned stencil included in the kit.

This is all I'm going to show you right now, you'll have to pop back in a few days to see the end result๐Ÿ˜›.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Latest Crafty/Life Happenings

Spring is slowly coming around, hopefully we've left the 4 letter S-now word behind to be replaced with he R-ain word! Now some sunshine and a little heat and things will start to green up, if it will ever stop snowing, we have more wet snow in the forecast ๐Ÿ˜–.

In March I played along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, didn't get a project in every day but definitely did more colouring than I usually do. Here are a few colouring projects:

 I watercolored this Altenew image with Zig Clean Colour watercolour markers.

I applied Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to a piece of Mixed Media paper:
 Then sprinkled water droplets to activate the oxide effect, dried and die cut with the Altenew Hello Sunshine Dies to create the card below:

Crop and Create came to Calgary and I had a great time attending the crop, a couple of classes and helping Sandy out in the store. Looking so forward to next years event๐Ÿ˜Š.

After Crop and Create myself, hubby and our youngest headed to B.C. for a few days for Spring Break.

Then it was back to the city and school, kids activities, etc. until another short break at Easter, yup that's me in my Easter finery below๐Ÿ˜‰

And I can't forget about my Scrap Shotz Monthly Kit projects, you can check them out here:

February Kit
March Kit

Thanks for stopping in, I appreciate and value your time spent here.