Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Let's float away by Judith Armstrong

Good morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready for the New Year. It is with much sadness that I am sharing with you my last project for Scrapbook Boutique. I would like to thank Evelyn and all the team for making my time on the Design Team so enjoyable. However, recent events have meant my mojo has taken a bit of a dive and I feel I need a break from Design Teams to try and regain it.

Here is my second layout using Kaisercraft Sail Away. Being a keen photographer, I took the opportunity to go and take photos of the Queen Mary 2 when she docked in Melbourne earlier this year. She really is a massive ship and perhaps one day I will get to sail on her. 

For this layout:
  1. I used a sheet of Kaisercraft Sail Away Ship for the background.
  2. I cut a 7cm strip of Kaisercraft Sail Away Compass and cut a 6cm strip from the bottom.
  3. I cut a piece of Kaisercraft Sail Away Anchor 21cm x 16cm, which was used to mat my 7in x 5in photo.
  4. Before I stuck down my pieces of patterned paper I noted where I wanted to put them and then stencilled a few anchors using texture paste in three areas around the page.
  5. I inked all edges of the patterned paper using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire.
  6. Then I placed the long piece of Compass 1cm from the top of the page and about 2cm from the right hand side.
  7. The piece of Anchor was placed 6.5cm from the top of the page and 5.5 cm from the right hand edge so that it overlapped the piece of Compass. 
  8. Using the left over piece of Compass, I printed some journalling onto the reverse plain side.
  9. Finally, I embellished the layout using stickers and pieces of the Collectables and also some images I had created using the Stamp and Die Set, which comes with this collection.
Here are some close ups:

Well, all that remains is for me to say Goodbye and hope I have given you some inspiration over the past year.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Celebrate 2016

It's Ann here today, hoping everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas yesterday!  I certainly did, and am now looking forward to 2016, praying for a happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead for us all.

My card today looks forward to the New Year with optimism.

The steps involved in making this card are:

1.  Stamp two birds from the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set, onto Copic friendly blending paper large enough for an A2 size card, and colour the birds with Copics.

2.  Trim the card using a stitched rectangle die to desired size.  I often find the size I need is not exactly what I have in my dies, so I use one with either the width or length correct, and then adjust the remaining measurement.  If you have never tried this, I encourage you to give it a try, as you will be surprised how easy it is to achieve.  Here is a link to Kristina Werner's youtube channel explanation of this technique, if you would like to check it out:

I also stamped a group of stars (by Stampin' Up!) stamped in a gold ink (this was Colorbox Yellow Citrus).

3.  Cover a regular card base with pattern paper - this one is from the Kaisercraft 6" x6" paper pad called A Touch of Gold, then adhere your bird panel using Tombow mono multi glue.

4.  From the same paper pad, I chose a gold paper to die cut my numerals, adhering the paper to adhesive fun foam, to add dimension, before cutting out.  Also, from that paper pad, I found the word 'celebrate' and cut it out using my paper trimmer.

5.  To finish, adhere the gold sentiment and numerals to the card front.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and wishing you all a very very Happy New Year!

Copics used:  
Bird on right -  YR 23, Y35, Y38, YR07, 
Bird on left - E50, E 51, E53, E31, E33, E37

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ahoy there! by Judith Armstrong

Hello, and welcome. This month I've been playing with Kaisercraft Sail Away, a nautical and beach themed collection.
Recently, we took a family trip up to Mildura to take my son's girlfriend to meet my father in law. Whilst we were walking down the main shopping mall we spotted this podium with a lifebelt from one of the old paddle steamers that ran on the Murray. It was an ideal spot for some family photos. They were also ideal photos to go with this collection!
So here is my first layout:

And here is how I created it:
  1. Use a sheet of Compass as the background.
  2. Cut a 5cm strip of from the top of Rope. Cut a 4cm piece of the end. 
  3. Cut a 22cm x 16cm piece of Anchor.
  4. Place the piece of Anchor about 8cm down from the top of the page and an equal distance from both side.
  5. Place the long strip of Rope along the bottom of Anchor.
  6. Place the small piece of Rope at the top of the page 5cm from the right edge.
  7. Place photos so that they come over the top of the piece of Anchor. I used 4 3x4inch photos but you could use 2 6x4 or one 6 x 8 inch photo.
  8. Cut a title from the reverse side of rope.
  9. Embellish with stickers and pieces from the Collectables. I also used the stamp and die set to create a couple of embellishments (blue lifebelt and blue anchor). Layer the pieces in groups using foam tape to add height to a few pieces.
Here are a few close ups showing the embellishments.

Thanks for looking.

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