Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Artsy backgrounds XOXO

I love artsy backgrounds with colour and stamps. I started by adding a tin layer of transparent gesso on the PP. then I just quickly added some of my favourite colour turquoise on some of it. Then I went wild using several different stamps randomly over the teal area and some of the rest of the page where I planned to put decorations.

I used Amanda Robinson Studio Love cards 1 and 5th February free shape XoXoXo border as decorations on this page together with some butterfly rub-ons.

In the end I decided I needed just a tiny bit more colour so I splashed some more turquoise in a slightly darker colour, same as the butterflies, on the page.

Monday, 16 June 2014

A man, his hat and moustache

These pictures are from a maskerade we had 4 years ago but when I saw FabScraps new Gentlemen's Club Collection I knew I wanted to use those photos.They are also perfect with the father's day stamps.

For This Project You Will Need
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club paper range: C66 001, 002 and 004
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Journal Box MC66 001A
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Die Cuts DC66 010 Hats, Clock & Waistcoats and DC66 014 Penny Farthing Bicycle
    FabScraps Stencils and metal bug decoration
    Modelling paste, gesso, mask, embossing powder, mini staple, Crystal Glaze, Ink and flowers. Moustache stamp
1.                   Use a blue C66 001 as a base. Cut off ½ 2 on two sides.
2.                   Add modelling paste on a mask. Let dry. Distress the edges.
3.                   Cut off the centre of C66 004 so that you keep a frame that is 1” wide. Put behind the base. Stich on using a sewing machine.
4.                   Cut out a piece 4x10 2 from the centrepiece of C66 004. Add some gesso on a mask and let dry. Distress the edges.
5.                   Cut a slightly bigger piece from C66 002. Distress the edges and put behind.
6.                   On top of these two pieces put two photos. Glue on but only in the centre so that you can tick in decorations around the edges. Add to the page.
7.                   Cut of a piece of one of the Hot air balloons from MC66 001A and add
8.                   Cut out a clock from MC66 001A and add some crystal Glaze. Let dry.
9.                   Add embossing powder to the hat DC66 010 and the bike DC66 014. Paint some of the hat black. Add both.
10.               Add lots of flowers and the clock.
11.               Cut out circles from C66002 and add beside the photo using a mini staple.
12.              Make a stamp from the negatives below using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker from Photocentrics. Stamp 3 moustaches, let dry, cut out and staple on
13.               Add the metal bug decoration.
14.               Add the title.

15.               Enjoy

Stamp made using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker by Photocentrics:

Thursday, 5 June 2014

If friends were flowers I'd pick you - stamping backgrounds

As soon as I saw this fantastic chipboard word 'If friends were flowers i'd pick you' I knew I would love to use it. First I thought of using it with a pic of me and one of my kids but I couldn't in the end just choose one and I rarely manage to get them all in one photo LOL. So instead I chose a pic of my son and one of his very best friends.

I made the background using lots of colors and lots of different stamps

 I framed the image using one of the scraplet circles

I added flowers to another circle

On all scraplets I embossed in dark blue and then I added some gesso. Finally I added distress ink (Peacock feathers)  onto the gesso.

Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection by Crate Paper
Stamps made using Teresa Collins Stampmaker by Photocentrics
(Except butterfly stamp which is Kaisercraft)
Mist by Dulysions
Distress ink by Ranger
Embossing powder, ink, mixed flowers
Chipboard / Scraplets from A2Z Scraplets