Thursday, 17 April 2014

water girl layout - polka dot party

Hi everyone 
Anita here sharing another mixed media layout
Using the lovely papers from dear lizzy polka dot party

My layout is of
My daughter eve having fun in the pool on her birthday
This is how I created my background for my layout
I applied gesso to my white cardstock using a plastic card
Then sprayed my gesso background with the mister hueys first kiss then to get a lighter colour 
I sprayed it with water

Next I mixed hot pink paint and water in a mini mister and sprayed it on to my background and let it run a bit then I stamped 5 different stamps over my background randomly

Then I used a stencil from kaisercraft with texture paste and while the texture paste was still wet I sprinkled glitter so it would stick to the texture paste

Added patterned papers and a few rhinestones 
So pop on over to the sassy store and check out polka dot party

Products in the sassy store

Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Warm WelcomeDear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Clever Card PaperDear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Fantastic Favours PaperDear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Cheerful Chalkboard Paper
Mr Hueys Mist First Kiss PinkPaint Hot PinkRhinestones Soft PinkMaggie Holmes Flea Market Gold DoilyKaisercraft Tiny Dot Texture Clear StampPrima Clear Stamp No 15
Sunrise Sunset Clear Acrylic Stamp no 475 Cents Clear StampsKaisercraft Script Clear Stamp
Kaisercraft Damask 12x12 TemplateKaisercraft Mini Blooms ButtercreamDear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Flourishing Flowers Paper

Crafty hugs Anita 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Studio Calico - Lemon Lush

Hello to you all.  Leonie here today.
I've been creating with the Lemon Lush range of papers from Studio Calico.
This range is full of a variety of bright colours.  Lemon - of course, but there is also lime green, touches of orange, pink, blue and lavender.

Here's the page I've made.
I used Izink ink droppers and Hero Arts Neon sprays to create the background on this page.

I used the 6x6" paper pad choosing three of the patterns and ripping strips 
from each pattern to place behind each photo. 
Each photo is also matted on one of the green patterned papers 
from the Lemon Lush range.

I used Hero Arts Neon spray to colour these Heidi Swapp Alpha's.

This photo is a close-up of the cute Amy Tan Plus One stickers and some Freckled Fawn 
Dew Drops that I have used as embellishments.

And here is a Basic Grey wood veneer that I've lightly inked and more of the Amy Tan stickers.

Don't forget our current mood board challenge! 
 We've started to get some lovely entries rolling in and would love to see lots more.  
Perhaps over the Easter break you might get some scrappy fun time 
to create a page using this mood board.

Here are the products used on my page and links to the Sassy Scrapper Shop.

Lemon Lush Paper Pad 6x6 inch  Amy Tangerine Accent and Phrase Stickers  Neon Enamel Dew Drops
Colours Magic Chipboard Alphas V2Capture Wood Dies CutsHeidi Swapp Confetti Template 6x6 inch
IZINK Bamboo Pigment Ink 15ml IZINK Turquiose Pigment Ink 15ml IZINK Opaline Pigment Ink 15ml Hero Arts Neon Pink Spray 1oz


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Step by Step Mini Album Part 2

Hi There!
This month I have a step by step tutorial on how I put together this Wedding Mini Album
You can find Part 1 here
16. Cut a piece 8"X6" from the Prima Something Blue Announcement paper. Adhere to the first inside page of the album with the pink polka dot pattern facing up.
17. Cut a piece 6"X4" from the Prima Something Blue Announcement paper. Using the newspaper print facing up, stitch a border around the edge. Adhere to the top right corner.
18. Adhere the pink Crate Paper Maggie Holmes styleboard Vintage Chipboard Die Cut Frame to the top right corner sitting just below the top of the Announcement piece.
19. Take a Manilla Tag, trace around onto some plain vellum paper. Cut the shape out & stitch onto the top of the tag. Before stitching the top place a handful of sequins in the pocket. Adhere on an angel along the right side of the die cut frame. Tie a black & white twine bow to the top.
20. Fussy Cut the Say Yes journaling box from the Prima Something Blue Say Yes paper. Stitch a border around the edge. Staple a Prima Something Blue ticket top right, stitch a gold vellum heart from the Style Board Vellum shapes bottom right. Adhere the journal box bottom left. Adhere The Proposal chipboard piece in between the ticket & the heart.

21. To decorate the first small flap cut a piece 6"X4" from the Prima Something Blue Announcement paper. Adhere to the flap.
22. Use a photo approx. 3.5"X 4.5" . Using a typewriter key paper clip attach a Prima Something Blue ticket to the bottom right side of the photo. Adhere the photo to the bottom right corner of the flap.
23. Adhere the Vows Chipboard piece to the top left of the photo.
24. Adhere the Prima Shabby Chic Resin entwined rings to the bottom right corner of the photo overlapping the ticket.
25. Turn the page & decorate the 2nd smaller flap. Cut a piece 6"X4" from the Prima Something Blue Goin to the Chapel paper. Adhere to the flap.
26. Adhere a length of black & white ribbon along the left edge of the flap.
27. Adhere a pink Prima Something Blue tag to the top right corner of the flap.
28. Adhere a photo approx. 3.5"X4.5" to the bottom left corner of the flap.
29. Adhere a Prima Something Blue Flair Button to the top right corner of the photo.
30. Adhere A Prima Shabby Chic Resin heart to the bottom left corner of the photo.
31. Cut a piece 8"X6" from the Prima Something Blue Enchanted Blooms paper. Adhere with the newsprint facing up.
32. Cut a piece of vellum paper 6"X4" Stitch a border along the edge. Adhere with transparent tape, to the top right corner.
33. Cut a piece 6"X2" from the Prima Something Blue Announcement paper. Cut a V in one end to make a pendant. Adhere horizontally along the bottom of the vellum paper so the V is on the right edge of the page. Use a strip from the bottom of one of the pages. Adhere horizontally just below centre of the pendant strip.
34. Fussy cut the Just Married box from the Prima Something Blue Just Married paper. Stitch a border along the edge. Adhere to the bottom left corner of the page.
35. Adhere a photo approx. 6'X4" landscape over the vellum & pendant.
36. Adhere a chipboard heart on top of a chipboard circle. Adhere to the left of the photo overlapping the just married box.
37. Adhere an Always chipboard piece along the bottom left edge of the photo.
38. Adhere X2 enamel dots to the ends of the pendant.
A Full product list will be available at the end of the Tutorial!
Thanks for Looking!
Shell X

Monday, 14 April 2014

Project Life | Week Eleven...

 Hello Sassy Friends!  Are you ready for another Project Life instalment? This week I am sharing Week Eleven | March 10 - 16.

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that I've been on a bit of a colour theme craze! *grin* Week Nine it was orange. Week Ten it was lime green and this week, Week Eleven, my spread is being supported by this beautiful turquoise.

So how do I get a colour theme to work for me? Usually I look at the dominant colours in my photos for the week.  But I am also conscious of colour when I am taking my photos.  I like to have as neutral a background as possible, to allow the camera to zoom in on the detail of the subject.  This is clearly not always going to happen when you are outside, but if you can capture photos with minimal distractions in the back ground, the focus will remain on the subject you want to document.  The neutral back drop will then make it easier for you to use a colour story of your choosing.  Sounds simple enough.. right?!  If a back ground is too busy, then my alternative is to try and take the photo from an interesting perspective.  This is where my iPhone comes in very handy!  It is much lighter than my DSLR.

When it comes to printing my photos, especially my Instagram pictures, I will print them in a 4"x6" size.  The Instagram photo won't fit across the full area of the 4"x6" print, so I will crop my photo to the square format and leave the white border around the outside edge.  The white border then enhances the neutral look I am trying to achieve and allows space for extra journaling or adding embellishments.

Don't be afraid to switch things up either when it comes to colour choice.  The turquoise colour is complimented with small touches of yellow, found in some of the photos, alphas and embellishments on the spread.


When I am taking photos inside, the same idea for a neutral back ground applies.  I try to keep it as clutter free as possible.  If I need to document clothing, like the hockey uniforms my boys are wearing for the first time, I will ask them to stand against an uninterrupted part of the living room wall.  The only time I will include back ground detail is if it helps to document the story.

 Be conscious of the things going on in the back ground of your photos this week.  Stay focused on the story your want to share and record.
 Amy Tangerine Plus One Combo Paper 12x12
Amy Tangerine Plus Partner Paper 12x12
Amy Tangerine Plus One Pair Paper 12x12
Amy Tangerine Accent and Phrase Stickers
Amy Tangerine Plus One Puffy Stickers
Amy Tangerine Plus One Aqua Match Chipboard Thickers
Lemon Lush Vellum Labels
Becky Higgins Project Life Alphabet Stickers Grey 8 Sheets
 Hey Day Mistable Shapes Weather
Project Life Page Protectors Big Variety Pack 60/Pkg