Sunday, February 12, 2012

Strut your cuts - week 7

This week I do not have any of the cartridges listed so I utilised the gyspy preloaded cartridges. They have some great features and the different layers available are definitely a scrapbookers dream.

My friends adore there three dogs ("children") - Charlie, Sally and Pippa. So with one of my friends having a birthday and not quite sure what to get, I opted for the heartfelt centimental gift by scrapbookking their beloved dogs, which I will admit are extremely adorable. 

Gypsy wanderings was mostly used with this layout, with some lettering cut from Gypsy font. This was a very simply technique page this week as I wanted to see what I could do if I limited myself to just the basics. The hardest part of this lay out for me was coming up with the 10 treasured things the dogs love about their owners, keeping in mind their different personalities. 
I welded the border together which I used from gyspy wandering so it would fit the twelve inch page. Normally I would consider using glossy clear ascents but as it was going into a frame I did not want to risk the chance that in years to come with the temperature changes that it would end up sicking to the glass.

The End result was that my friend loved their gift as it showed off their treasured 4 legged children.

Hope you get some inspiration from this and if you have a gyspy you have to check out gyspy wanderings and the different layers. 

Happy Scrappin!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Strut your cuts - Week 6

This week was a great week for me to scrapbook my cleaning frenzy day in my kitchen. Using only cricut cartridge From My Kitchen. I can honestly say doing the double page layout was a lot more fine and less time consuming then cleaning out my kitchen.

I started off by tearing and bending some pattern paper which I then inked the edges of. Using Sew easy tools and a gel pen I created the three lines that went across the page and one curvie line on the other page.

Using the tab and frame from page 59 I created the journal card. I then cut the circle from page  68 and then the rooster wing x7 from page 77. 


I then ink the edges of the rooster wings and the circle. To give a bit more charactor I crumple the circle and bent the wings a little.

I sanded around the photos a little and then mounted them on card stock. The main title is from page 28. I used smooch on these titles so they would stand out more.

Store was cut from page 57 and the tag from page 29. I made a slight mistake when inking this card so I have trimed it a bit on one side and the inked again. The photo mounts of the mess I created in my kitchen were distressed. My son thought it would be funny to capture a photo of me with my head stuck in the cupboard cleaning.

I cut the utensils and pans from pages 37, 38, 39, 43, 44 & 45. I then coloured these with my copics and used smooch so they would be shinny.

Lastly using the pieces that were left over from the frame I attached and then put bling in their centres and ribbon at the base.

Hope you are enjoying the weekly strut your cuts as much as I am.
Happy Scrappin !!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

From my kitchen - sneak peak

Here is just a sneak peak on what I am working for week 6 as I have 4 out of the 5 cartridges.

I had a ribbon spindal lying around so I thought what better way to make a different kind of desk photo display

 Using the tags on pages 28, 29 & 30 I cut from plain and patterned card stock which I then put through the zutter machine.

I then place the spine of this book over the spindal and screwed the top back on. 

By doing this you can rotate them around easily and view the different images that will be in there.

Stay tuned during the week as I will upload my progress on this.

Happy scrappin !!!

Strut your cuts - Week 4 cartridges

For week 4 I did two projects, using Damask Decor, Sports mania and everyday pop up card.
Naturally I can do a project with out using my copics pen and of course I love the sweat pea stamps I brought from Mandy at Scrappy Go Lucky.

For the card above I used Damak Decor only. I cut two swirls from page 56 and scollaped circle/flower shape layer 2 on page 50.

I then selected three different patterned papers and purple colours to mount the different pieces in.

I used the following copic pens to colour the sweat pea fairy; RV10, RV34, V17, BG23, BG15, BG000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV05, BG05, B02, E00, E21, RV09, RV04, RV000, RV69, Y17, Y21 & Y000. Using mask it I stamped on a mask it sheet and then cut around the fairy so I could airbrush the background.
For the second project I did a A1 size piece of my son's football. Using textured paste, easy flow medium and purple paint I created the background to this. Unfortunately the photos hve not been able to pick up the texture background so in the photos it loses some of the wow factor.

I then tore up some cardboard so it exposed the corrugated cardboard, which I then painted a darker purple to give the piece more depth and texture. Using everyday pop up cards I cut out the flags and the word faithfull wwhich again, you guessed it I coloured with my copics. I wrote Warnbro Swans JNR faithful 2011 still no. 18. 

The rest of the cuts came from sports mania and dimensional magic or clear ascents was used on these.

This now hangs pride of place in my sons room.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks as much as I did.