Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Another photo booth layout

Here is another go at scrapping the photo booth photos! 
We will do this layout in class at Scrapulous next week. 

You can use several mini photos like me or 1 big and 1 small photo. We will work around what you've got. The background is done with a large Fiskars punch and Twinkling H2Os. 

 All you need is a few photos, 3 papers and a few flowers and buttons!

If you have ever been to a St Patrick's Day celebration, you can include a few clovers, just for fun (yes, we have enough clovers to share) 

Where: Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park
When: March 3-6, 2015: Tue 10am, Thur 6pm, Fri 9:30am
Cost: $20 and BYO papers and flowers

A flip out album using pocket page cards

Many brands have sheets of paper that you can cut into cards and they are great for pocket pages (Project Life style). You might already have a pile of those cards at home (I know I do). Here is something else you can do with them: Make a flip-out album! 

I am teaching this layout next Monday at TJ's Scrappin' With Style. 

 There are photos to flip, tags to lift and lots of space for journalling! 

All in all there is space for 3 or 4 photos at 4x6" and 3 or 4 photos at 3x4". And there is space for some writing.

Where: TJ's Scrappin' With Style, Logan Central
When: Monday, March 02 at 9:30am
Cost: $25 incl all materials

Sunday, February 22, 2015

How to make a cursive title

These photos were taken in a photo booth a Joel's middle school graduation. The booth operator needed a sample and asked Leah and I if we wanted to be models. Of course we did! We had a lot of fun hamming it up.  

I decided I wanted to scrap them for the White With 1 February challenge - celosia orange. I just love that colour.
(find the White With 1 challenge here)
I didn't have any paper in the right shade of orange and decided to do a watercolour background with Twinkling H2Os. They're just as easy to use as ordinary watercolours, but dry with a lovely twinkle.
The rest of the background is just some stamping and the rest was a matter of digging through my orange embellies.

I didn't have a lot of flowers in the right shade either, so they got a colour change with Twinkling H2Os too. Paper flowers tend to go flat when they are wet and you can avoid that by drying them with a heat gun and give them a few squeezes while drying.

I love the cursive word stickers, but the one I wanted to use was the wrong colour. Here is a cool way to cheat your way to the perfect title! You will need:
♥ cursive word to copy 
(also try handwriting or printing out a word in a cool font)
♥ acetate
♥ Liquid Pearls

Place the acetate over the word and trace it with the Liquid Pearls. Even pressure is the key. I squeezed quite hard. If you mess up, wipe it up with a baby wipe and try again. 

Then just let it dry and cut around the word. Since acetate is see-through, you don't have to go too close to the letters, just cut an even border all around it. I've learned that round lines are a lot less noticeable than sharp corners, so keep your cutting lines curvy. 

Now attach it with some tiny dots of glue here and there and you're done.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shine Bright

Now here's a collection I absolutely love! It's Kaisercraft's new Shine Bright collection, featuring yellow, black, white and grey. My home town's soccer colours! Well, let's not go there. 
Anyway, these papers are perfect for both boys and girls. Black and white photos look especially nice with those striking colours.

"Amazing Lashes"

(Yes, Leah is blessed with amazing lashes that can make Maybelline cry)
I painted some watercolour from Leah's paint box (nothing fancy here) on white cardstock and while that was drying, cut out circles from theSunbeam paper. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 10.5 x 10.5" (26.5cm) and matted it on the Sunflower paper (I always cheat and cut out a hole from the paper behind so I can use it again). Then I drew a 9" (23cm) circle with my compass and stitched it in grey.

Cap it yellow is s cute bottlecap embellishment that is also available in other colours, for both boys and girls. See them all here. I teamed it with a cherry blossom and a star flower

For the those glass buttons I glued some glass cabochons on the Bright Side paper with Glossy Accents (or Dimensional Magic) and cut them out. They look so cute, and whatever picture you glue behind, it will look larger and brighter! You totally need cabochons in all sorts of sizes, but the ones I used are 8mm14mm and 18mm big.

Leah is 9, and the soccer shirt charm had a number 9 on the back, so that had to go on as well.

"There is a boy"
Now to prove to you how well this collection goes with teen boys!

For the background I cut 7" (18cm) including the barcode (!) off theCanary paper, flipped the shorter piece over and glued it under the barcode. Easy as and a great way to do a 3 pattern background in 1 step.
Add a few pieces from the collectables pack (that one is soooo lush), a piece of ric rac (which is half price and such an easy way to add some texture and pattern).

The black felt frame felt a little too strong to me (if you know me, you know that I don't really like framing photos in black, but I do love the felt frames). I added some lemondrop twine and licorice twist sugar beads, stuck on with plenty of Glossy Accents. 

I told you about the bottlecaps, here is one for boys - the Cap it black, teamed up with a ship's steering wheel charm

And up in the corner you'll find a date pin with a giant black rhinestone dot. How can you not love them!

"Cake Monster"
And then there is my cute little nephew on a sugar high...

Here I used the Golden paper (yellow and zebra stripes) withMango (chevrons) and Bumblebee (grey), plus one barcode strip. The black tag is one of many cool ones on the Buttercup paper.
The rays were done with texture paste and a template, then sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heated. All those cool silver circles are from some fabric I found at Spotlight. 

The journalling is inside a metal tag holder.

So, there you are - 3 layouts done in no time with this absolutely cool, awesome and happy Shine Bright collection!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Teenage boys aren't that hard to scrap. I scraped some Ferro medium through a stencil and it turned into a pretty cool background. (Cleaning the stencil was a bit of a task, so don't wait up, clean it immediately!) 

 I dug through my stash for some boy-related embellies and I really like the way it's turned out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Oops I've spilled my tea!

How to make a pretty mess:

Make yourself a cuppa, drink most of it and leave the tea bag in the rest for about 20 min - Now you've got the perfect watercolour paint! Spill a bit on your background paper (the messier the better) and put it in the sunshine to dry. Background done! 

If you would like to create this page, using some very pretty papers and lace (also dyed with tea), then come along to TJ's Scrappin' With Style on Monday, 16-02-15 at 9:30. Cost is $25 and includes all materials. See you there!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy You

It's a bit rugged and it's a bit pretty - that's next week's class layout at Scrapulous!
A fuzzy white felt frame from my2angels gives it some texture and if you've only got boys, you'll be happy to know that we also have cool black frames available! You can replace the flowers with leaves and pinecones for an ultra-manly look and even better, we can make those in class. Everybody else can go to town with flowers!

Once upon the time they were all the rage in scrapbooking and now they're lingering in jars and drawers...unloved...unused. I'm talking about flat paper flowers. If you've got them, bring them because I will show you how to pretty them up (see left flower):

If you have been coming to my classes for years, you'll remember this little swirly heart, I think it was in 2007. Time to do it again! It's made from texture paste and quite easy to do (other shapes are possible too):

So, if you want to join me, here's the class info:

When: Tue 10am, Thur 6pm, Fri 9:30am
Where: Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park
Cost: $20 plus $2 per felt frame, BYO paper & flowers