Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Your Creative Wings - Girly Layout Inspiration

I have to say there are the most beautiful new chippy pieces being released by Your Creative Wings at the moment, I may have gushed... a lot.... over my latest happy mail package!! 

So Sweet

I've used three of the latest releases on this layout: the Flutterby Charm 2 Mini, the Doily Bunting, and the gorgeous layered Floral Flourish.

The Mini Flutterby Charm 2 is the sweetest little mini charm.  I've used acrylic paint in a complimentary peachy shade to the patterned papers, shading to a very pale peach in the centre of the charm.   I treated the layered butterfly the same way, with the darker shade in the centre, and the lighter shade towards the edges of his wings.

Some Liquid Pearls add some extra highlights to the piece.

Now who doesn't love bunting... and lace doily bunting at that!? Each individual doily has a removable centre, and I've covered the centres in a patterned paper from the collection and shaded the edges.  I've dabbed cream acrylic paint on the lace or outer pieces using a sponge, this allows the detail in the chippy to show through.

The French Window 2 provides a perfect foreground to one of the mother and baby images from the Precious Memories collection. Its like peaking straight through the window of a house and I love how it reinforces the mother & daughter sentiment of the layout.  Again this piece has been sponged with acrylic paint and finished with some Perfect Pearls.

The layered floral flourish has an extra flower in the pack to layer.  To add extra dimension I've spritzed the flower with some water, let it sit for a couple of minutes and then separated and squished up the top layer of chipboard.  I've painted with acrylic paint, adding a little shading to the flowers and buds, and then added Glossy Accents over each bud. 

Your Creative Wings product used:  Floral Flourish YCW7019; Doily Bunting YCW9014; Flutterby Charm 2 Mini YCW304; French Window 2 YCW18003.

Other Product used: Graphic 45 Precious Memories patterned paper; Bazzill cardstock; Martha Stewart edge punch; acrylic paint; gesso; Glossy Accents; satin ribbon, Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Versa Color ink in Bamboo; My Minds Eye brads; topstitch thread

Unconditional Love

Anyone who has seen a couple of my layouts knows that if I have any opportunity whatsoever to add some gold (or silver) then it's going to end up on the page ha!  This layout has gold glitter, gold foil, gold stitching... and some gold heat embossing just for good measure.

I've left the title chippy piece raw because I love how it ties in with the burlap background, and the background of the photo.

To create the gold tipped arrows, paint the rear end of the arrows with acrylic paint, and heat emboss the arrow head with gold embossing powder.

The new Circles Charm set has layers of circles that can be left together, or removed and treated separately depending on how you want to use them.  I've separated each piece and chosen different shades of acrylic paint and gold embossing powder to create colourful circles.

A few extra little hearts are the perfect finishing touch to embellish the charms.

Your Creative Wings product used: Unconditional Love Title YCW1064; Love Candy YCW12018; Hearts & Arrows YCW 4019; Circles Charm Set YCW 16021

Other product used: Crate Paper Craft Market Burlap; Crate Paper patterned paper, American Crafts gold vellum; Crate Paper Craft Market Accent Stickers; Bazzill cardstock; American Crafts Pow Glitter Paper; gold thread; topstitch thread; acrylic paint; gesso; gold embossing powder; white embossing powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  Be sure to drop by the Your Creative Wings shop regularly as beautiful new pieces are being released all the time.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Coffee Date

I'm generally a slow scrapper, and don't mind spending time (probably too much time), shuffling paper in creating a layout.  But this layout was really only using up some leftovers from this project life spread, and came together quite quickly.     Because it was such a quick spread it took me by surprise when it was accepted  for publishing in the recent March issue of Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

I love these stitched shape stamps from Prima.  I missed out on the popular circular set, but did manage to pick up this square set.  They're great to create a background with.

My title was made with Jillibean Soup alphas, and I've accentuated them a little with an outline in black pen.  

I seriously have way too many Project Life cards in my stash, and I grabbed one of them to record my journalling on.  I created a 3x4" text box in a Word document on my computer, typed my journalling, printed it on an A4 sheet of paper, held it up to the light to line up the printing, and adhered my journalling card to the paper.  Printed it out again and the journalling lined up perfectly!

It actually felt a bit weird having our 'drinks of choice' readable in a magazine, but that's one of the things I love about scrapbooking, recording the mundane, everyday things that are otherwise forgotten.

As someone who usually adds stitching on every layout, these Prima stamps provide a quick alternative to machine stitching.  Just ink the section of the stamp you want to use, and stamp on overlapping edges of paper. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!