Monday, January 16, 2012

Strut Your Cuts - Week 3

I was hoping to post more of week 2 during the week but I have been experiencing some major technical issues. Still trying to deal with them, so I do hope this makes it onto the blog ok!

Anyway for week three I only had one of the cartridges - which was Wall Decor and More. I have also been playing around a bit with doing a layout in a monotone feel. I picked greens and white to see if I could still create a layout which had depth and appeal.

After going through some younger photos of myself I came across photos of my first overseas trip - destination -  Singapore

I made my own pattern paper with this layout by using the copic airbrushing compressor and attachments along with a large size swirl. Using two different green inks I stamped the swirl. I used copic G17 (forrest green) to air brush. It is important you put the pen in the right way otherwise you will get more splattering then soft airbrushing. Always good to learn from mistakes.

I used the monogram function for the S and then the font feature for the rest of the word.  Then using the flower in page 60 of wall decode and more. I cut flowers with and without the shift and then the border feature for the smaller light green flower fine.

I also used the butterfly on page 29. All photos were mounted on green card stock and then I inked the edges with white.

I also cut the card feature twice from page 60, which are pulled out from behind photos to reveal the hidden journaling.

The final steps was to use smooch pearlised top coat on some of the flowers, then clear ascents on the title and date and then lastly I placed bling in the centres of flowers.

Hope you enjoyed my interpretation on week 3 of Strut your cuts.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 2 - Strut your Cuts

With this weeks Strut your cuts I used Graphically Speaking and Home Decore.
I used the Kaisercraft Photo Display so I could have photos of my beautiful boys with me at my new job.

The paper range I used was the prima Madeline collection. Other materials I used was bling, ribbon and paper doily.
Firstly I adherd the paper to the photo display and then using brown paint I painted the sides and edges of each display piece.

From Home Decore I cut out the swirl, chandelier and the words Memories, adore, love and beautiful. Using glimmer mist I sprayed the paper doily and crunched it up. Once it was almost dried I carefully uncrunched it and then folded it in half and glued behind the tree branches.

The rest was all cut from Graphically Speaking. I used copic pens and inks to colour these cuts.

I will also be doing some page layouts which I will post during the week.
Hope you enjoyed viewing this desk photo display.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1 - Strut your cuts for Scrappy-Go-Lucky

I was so excited about the Strut your cuts on-going project. After all how often do we buy a cartridge and it sits on the shelf gathering dust.
Well from the list for week one I only had one of the cartridges, so here is my take on week one with only using Songbird.
Below are some of the tools I used. Of course it should go without saying that the gypsy was definitely worthy its wait in gold for this double page layout.

Some of the techniques I utilised were - distressing, stamping, crunching and inking. Stamping of the swirl on the white background paper was done with a grey ink so it did not over power the over look. Plus it is a simple way to break the solid white background.

Layer 1 - Using the gypsy hide function I used the birdhouse with the number 9 in the centre (page 58), where I hide the nine and then using the frame1-s (page 61) I unlinked the portions and lengthened the height. I then selected the flowertop from page 34 in 3 different sizes, the perch from page 66 and finally the perch (fence) from page 71. I cut this out twice with two different patterns from the Bo Bunny enchanted paper range.

I then created a second layer and cut out the same bird house in a larger size as well as the perch (bird on a branch) from page 62 only once from the enchanted paper range.

Using Glimmer mist I sprayed all the flowers and then crumpled them. This is a great technique for giving a flower more character and body. As this flower had no centre I used the silent setter to put a small whole in the centre of each flower. Then using a brad I joined three of the different sizes together.

Using ribbon I tied bows which attached to the top of the bird house, then to create the hanging bird house feel I then ran the same ribbon down the page until it just sat under the top of the bird house which had been hinged from the bottom so the hidden photos and journalling could then be seen upon pulling them down or to the side as is the case for the first page. 

Hidden jounalling is great for those secret little things you want to put into a page but may not necessarily want the whole world to see.

I used the gypsy to weld the word rebel together and then used the word wings from page 71.
And there you have it, a double page layout with only using one cartridge.
Pop back in 24 hours as I will be uploading week 2.
Hope you all enjoyed this weeks round.

My Apologies

It has been a very strange and busy 8 months for me both personally and professionally. So my apologies for not posting for so long. I have been scrapbooking in that time so over the next week I will post some updates plus some exciting new projects I have been doing.