Saturday, November 25, 2017

Embossing technique with Rosemary

Hi Crafters

It's Rosemary and today I am sharing share how I highlighted the shoe stamp on my Inspiration page.

I thought the shoe stamp was very "chic!"

Gather your supplies-

-Carabelle Studios Stamps - Girly 

                                  Altenew Crisp Embossing powder Pure White Opaque

                                  Anti static pillow
                                Versamark ink (or Embossing Ink)      
                                acrylic block
                                 heat tool

Wipe the part of the page where you want your stamp to be with your antistatic pillow- this stops the embossing powder sticking where you don't want it!

Place your stamp on the acrylic block, making sure it is not upside down or sideways!
apply Versamark ink
and stamp your page.

Then generously sprinkle the embossing paste over your stamped image

It is handy to have 2 biggish sheets of paper folded in half. 
lay them on top of each other, 

Tip excess embossing powder off your page onto the top folded paper.

Then you can gently fold that and pour the embossing paste back into the jar it came in!
This is a good way to prevent wastage of your embossing powder, though I invariably lose some of it!!
 If you get the some of the  powder where you don't want it you can very delicately flick it away with a fine paintbrush - but be careful you don't swipe the image itself and muck it all up !😞

Now all that is left is to use your heat tool to set the embossing powder

I'm loving the Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder as all you need to do is hold the heat tool over the powder for a few moments, move it across the image and you see it setting as you go!

 You don't need a lot of heat on the one spot for long and you don't need to wave the heating tool above it - just hold over the image and move across it!

Of course the usual techniques to stamping apply, such as getting an even spread of the Versa mark ink over the stamp, not leaving it too long before covering with the embossing powder, and not burning the paper underneath by holding the heat gun too long in the one spot.

If you haven't tried this technique before maybe practice a few times before you go straight to your scrapbook page!!

If you look at my page you can see I  used 49 and Market Gabi's Line stitch stamp as a border.
This time I used the Altenew crisp Embossing Powder Translucent Pearl and
 it gave me a lovely way  to frame  my page.

Thanks for visiting.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Think outside the box with Trish

You know those gorgeous little boxes some of us throw away...well here's an idea.

I have saved this one and used one of my favourite punches.
Be careful ..some of the more intricate punches may not like the thicker material.

I opened the box out and..  remebering which way you want your punched piece to be..
Punch away.

Then have fun with a new project.

Go on...have some fun...

Cheers Trish.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Tell tall tales" tutorial + video by Emma

Hi everyone. 

Emma with you today sharing a layout and a process video. 
It’s inspired by this months moodboard. 
This layout was mostly inspired by the silver tones and ‘shiny’ look from the top left image. 

A few close ups before my video 😉

I just love flairs and chippy.

Lots of shimmer and shine on this page.

I hope you enjoy my video. 

I had lots of fun creating this page. 

I’ll catch you all soon. 
Em. Xx

Hi, Emma with you today. 
And today I’m sharing a layout that again was inspired by this months moodboard.
And with this page the image at the top right of the mood board is where it all started. 
I was excited to be a little girly and ‘chic’ 😂 

I really had fun with the background on this one using distress oxides and stamps. 

Layering my colors and strips of papers and stickers from various ranges, that all complimented each other. 

I made my cabachons from an older paper and a few resin rounds that I still had lying around, it’s a nice feeling when you actually use something that you have been holding onto for so long. 

 I love the finished result, it feels almost calm in my hectic life. 😜 
I hope you get a chance to play along and I look forward to seeing what inspired you from the moodboard.
Till our next scrappy venture, Em. Xxx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Dawid

Hello everyone,

Winter is coming in my part of the world and the days are shorter and darker.
I decided to look back through my memories to find a holiday and blue sky.

I prepared a blue mixmedia page. I used a water inks in two shades of blue, white gesso, chipboards and few pieces of papers.

You can see how I made this page :)



Friday, November 17, 2017

Altered paint brush with Joan

Joan here today and  I have discovered the art of altering paint brushes ... my new favorite thing to alter!

For this altered brush I started out with a 4" (new) paint brush from Lowe's.

 I covered the brush handle and bristles with a couple light coats of white Gesso.

 Next I gathered my supplies from my stash of things I thought I might use.

 Then I painted the handle and metal band with several layers of paint.

I coated the wood handle with a light coat of Mod  Podge and added the tissue paper to the handle.

My favorite part was adding the embellishments.  For me it's a process of finding balance, proportion, variety and harmony.

Thanks for checking out my new favourite creation.

Joan (The Gov)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

October challenge winners ....

Hi Crafters

Thank you ever so much to our October sponsors.

We are pleased to announce our winners are ...


Please contact

to claim your prize.
*** Please note, prizes are provided by the sponsor so may take some time to arrive ***

Still time to join in with this months chic moodboard.

Happy Crafting.
Louise xo