Thursday, April 30, 2015

William Holland by Judith Armstrong

Welcome to my second layout featuring the Bo Bunny Heritage Collection. This time I combined the Heritage Collection Pack with the Bo Bunny Heritage Ephemera Pack. This little pack includes heaps of items - 9 pieces of 6 in x 9 in patterned paper (not Heritage but from other Bo Bunny collections that coordinate with Heritage). There are also 9 6 in x 3 in pieces of patterned paper that would make great tags. Besides these I got some buttons, a sheet of rub ons, some ribbon, flowers, pearls and jewels, a kraft envelope, piece of dictionary paper, some stickers, some metal embellishments, a couple of playing cards and some printed designs on kraft paper. Each ephemera set is slightly different but great value for money.

Anyway back to my layout. Given the amount of clock faces in this collection, I decided to do a layout about my Great Great Grandfather William Holland, who was a high class watch maker in England.

1. I began by using a piece of Bo Bunny Heritage Census paper with the clock faces on it. I then stencilled the clock face from the Bo Bunny Stickable Love Stencils using Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Wasabi into the top right hand corner and the bottom left hand corner.
2. Next I inked around the edges of my photo with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap. (Note: Do not use original photos. Scan them in or take a photo of them). I then placed this on a distressed and inked piece of paper cut to 12.5 cm x 18cm, taken from the ephemera pack.
3.I cut out 2 clock faces and 2 pocket watches from the Bo Bunny Heritage Family Record paper. I  placed the large clock face in the middle of the top stencilled clock face.
4. I then placed a whole piece of 6 in x 9 in paper from the ephemera pack, which had again been distressed and inked with frayed burlap so that it overlapped the 2 stencilled clock faces.
5. I cut a piece of patterned paper of Bo Bunny Heritage 4 cm x 23 cm, distressed and inked it and placed it about 1cm up from the bottom of the 6 in x 9 in paper.
6. I then placed the mounted photo on top so that it half covered the bottom strip.
7. I tucked a couple of pieces of dark green paper from the ephemera pack under the top and bottom of the 6 in x 9 in patterned paper and tucked a copy of a receipt from William Holland's shop on the right side. You could use the dictionary paper in its place.
8. I then cut a frame out of the Bo Bunny Heritage Roots paper and placed this to the bottom right of my photo to use as a base for my title. I used some of the alphabet stickers from the sticker sheet in the Collection pack to create my title.
9. I then placed the other cut out watches and clock faces about the page, using foam tape to give them some height. I added a sticker sentiment and a metal embellishment from the ephemera pack.
10. Finally, I printed journalling onto another piece of paper from the ephemera pack and cut it into strips and added it below my photo.

Here are a few close ups:

I hope this has inspired you to get scrapping some of those old family photos.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Iceland Poppy

Hi there - Linda here today playing with the gorgeous Iceland Poppy (large) 
from Poppy Stamps Dies.
Definitely a fun die to create with :)

For my card today I started with a water coloured ombre background using 
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

This involved coating the top of the Tim Holtz Water Colour Cardstock with undiluted ink 
and then gradually dragging it down the card with a wet brush.

I die cut the large poppy from white card and coloured it with a Prisma 
Coloured Pencil that matched the Worn Lipstick ink.

I splattered the ombre background with Heidi Swapp Gold 
Colour Shine and stamped the sentiment.

The poppy was adhered to the card with foam tape for a little dimension.

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today.
Have a great week.

Oh Happy Day card & video by Therese

Hi Everybody,

It's Therese here and today I use my Fiskars stamp press to create a multi stamped background, this is a great way to use those 'small' stamps that are in many of the sets.  I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.

You can visit our blog or You tube to watch the video

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hello from Lawn Fawn

Hi there!  This is Ann, and my last post for this month again uses that wonderful stamp set by Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods.  This time, I have added some die cuts to my card, and I have to say, they make everything so easy!  I admit, it's not that hard to fussy cut a small image, but when you have almost every image in the set die cut and stamped, it's such fun to arrange your card!

To make this card:
  1. My base layer is a white card, 13.5cm square, with two stitched square layers on top.  
  2. The image is adhered to a white layer 8.6cm square, sponged with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn for the grass hills.  
  3. For my images, I selected the tree stump, the critter and the clouds together with the speech bubble Hello.  The racoon is coloured with Copic markers and the other images stamped with inks in pale blue, brown and peach.  Tree stump and clouds are adhered to the base layer with Tombow Mono Multi but the critter and the speech bubble are popped up with foam dots.
  4. This white layer is mounted onto another square, using paper from the Echo Park 6x6" paper pad, Sunny Days Ahead.
This is a simple card, but sunny and bright, and would make a perfect card to send to someone who needed a cheery word.

Do take a look at this stamp set as it has so many cute images, and can be used for many occasions - and for those who love a bit of Copic colouring, as I do, it has many opportunities to indulge yourself!

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