Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Bit Vintage with Heather

 
Good morning
 
This month I decided to jump off the page again with this very cute telephone booth tag holder
 
I went with shabby chic instead of the traditional red phone booth, and embellished the tags with this very cute pink and blue Christmas range
 
The phone booth I started by painting black, then added a couple of rough layers of heavy white paint over the top so that it looks rough and old
 
The tags I covered with the patterned paper, then fussy cut pieces and layered using foam tap, ribbon and burlap
 
The main flowers and greenery I actually cheated and got from my local $2 shop then just pulled apart and re-assembled to get the effect I was after
 


The photography was done just on an old peeling park bench seat that I have in my backyard. I did it later in the afternoon when the shade had hit that section, but it was still bright. I wanted to add to the old peeling, vintage look. And not sure if my memory is correct, but I kind of remember there being a bench next to phone booths at kid growing up before we had mobile phones
 

 

Thank you again for spending time again with me. I hope it has inspired you to find something different to be creative with over the holidays
 

 
 


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Thoughts of Christmas Gift Tags by Kim





Hello...hello, 
Kim here with my November share for 
SCRAPMATTS

As the month of November takes hold of us, our thoughts are trending towards the coming festive season.
It is scary just how quickly the year goes!

Today I have 2 oversized gift tags to show you.


  I have created the bases for my tags with thick cardboard. I then glued white cardstock to my bases. Once completely dry, I ran these through my cuttlebug with a swiss dot embossing folder. Next I created some layers.

 I placed cardboard pieces between each layer to create dimension/interest. I also used machine stitching to add  softness.

 I am totally in love with all the stunning laces now available from the Scrapmatts Store!
(So soft and pretty)


 Scrapmatts used for this tag-




I hope you have enjoyed looking and reading about my November creations and I hope I have inspired you to get into Christmas crafting?

SCRAPMATTS has an amazing 
Christmas chipboard collection also make sure you check out the laces which are now available 
For their Christmas Chipboard click 

And to check out the Lace Section click

Thanks for stopping by 
Until Next Time 
Happy Crafting

 Kim Ewins








Monday, November 11, 2019

Framing your titles...

Like a lot of Australians I was introduced to the art of Scrapbooking by the MLM company Creative Memories back in the 90's. 
One of the key concepts they encouraged was trimming photos down into shapes and the use of fitting frames. 

The idea of cutting my photos never sat very well with me (I like them Big, in the middle, the main focus and the first thing you see! lol) So I had to come up with little tricks and ideas to recycle and use the many frames and shapes that were always left over from my scrapbooking packs

This technique of framing your titles is my all time favourite trick.
I've used a pack of the Scrapmatts frames to show off these fabulous titles and this groovy technique.

Do you have a bunch of chipboard frames in your stash waiting to be used? 

ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL...

Always Beautiful title - CT049
To colour this title I used inks and a glitter overlay.




The frame I simply painted with a cream colour and added glitter to.



- The smaller chipboard words were also inked and glittered up.



- This word is just glue and glitter ( potentially I was getting carried away with the glitter by this point!!?) 

 


- To create the the diamond pattern in the back ground I first inked with a dark purple ( dusty concord distress ink) and then used silver 'Inka Gold' wax to create the shimmering more dominate diamonds over the top of the inked ones.


ONCE UPON A TIME...

- for this title I used a pearl pen ... I just ran the pearly paint over the chipboard letters and let it settle there and then dusted with a little kindy glitz latter.





- For colouring the frame I used an array of Inka Gold waxes - antique gold, light green and a touch of pink. I also created highlights around the frame using gold Kindy Glitz.



The Bricks chipboard sheet is just one of the most versatile in the entire Scrapmatts range! I trimmed mine up into all the segments you can see on the layout and then coloured them with a deep red ink ( Fired Brick Distress Ink).


Just to make sure I picked up on some of the beautiful pinks in this paper I also added a bit of back ground activity with the gorgeous little hearts template and some simple hot pink ink - I love this look - its just so darn cute!! 



These arrows I covered with Fuchsia liquid pearls paint - just to give them a little dimension. 

I often wonder what little techniques people have come up with  along their creative journey to use up spare bits and pieces... feel free to share if you have good ones you are happy to let the rest of us in on 😁

All my best,
Kelly-ann xo









Friday, November 8, 2019

November Creations with Tania

Hello there!

Tania joining you today to share some creations for my DT work for November using lots of gorgeous Scrapmatts goodies!!!  I can't believe I'm sharing for November, how fast the year is flown by?.......

This month I have created a BTP project and a card.

First up is my BTP project, I have altered a kaiser wooden card box.


Some close ups....







CB1229 Chains 02




















CB1023 Flowers 03




















 CB1253 Scrap Words 36




















CB5165 Lavender 01 





















My second share for this month is a card I created for my daughter's best friends Birthday.  Unfortunately I don't have any close ups of my card I had a slight technical issue......

"Happy Birthday"




Well that's all from me today!  I hope I have inspired you all a little.  Don't forget to check out the store here for all your Scrapmatts goodies, and also pop back to the blog to see the gorgeous creations from the other DT girls.

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx