Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hi everyone!!!

Its definitely birthday month in our house this month!! Today is my little sisters birthday, and to celebrate, I have scrapped a page of her and I when we we met up in Australia last year!

I have used the most fabulous range of paper by Kaisercraft.....the Kaleidoscope collection.
Simply love the freshness of these papers! Very pretty and feminine.

In this page, I have used gesso which I have stamped into, and allowed to dry. I have then used gelatos to blend and shade, and finally some lovely little background stamps. I adore this stitching stamp here by prima! it is sooooooo much simpler than getting out the machine to add the finer details! I used a square punch to punch out 2inch squares and place them under the photo like building blocks. The use of assorted flowers and laces are then used to create a frame for the photo, and also some shapes from the kaleidoscope collection have been added to the mix.

Another page I created with this collection, is this page

I used some texture paste through a wire netting mask ( any mask will work....but preferably one with a fine design). Check out the ones in the shop here
These papers were so stunning I just wanted to layer them up, pop a photo on top then cluster a selection of flowers and die cuts. Love this layout.....its the first time my family have been together for a long LONG time, and it was lovely that it was a family wedding that brought us all together.

Thanks for looking.....(and have a lovely day Kim!!!) 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hi everyone!!!

Its my darling daughters birthday today!!! So I thought I would share with you a layout I have done with the new Blubelle collection from Kaisercraft. You can find it in the shop here

I really like the colours of this collection, its really feminine, with colours that are not too "prissy" really well suited to the women in our lives who are not really into pinks. The collection uses a beautiful apricot along with the blues to create designs that are just stunning.

I chose to cut apart the paper with the circle motif, and leave the flowers off the edge, to then mat this onto a sheet of dark navy cardstock. Pretty simple design with this one, a few papers layered across the circle paper, and some twine and ric rac....then thats it!

The second page I have used with the Blubelle collection, is another simple design, blocks of patterned paper in layers, then a beautiful garland of flowers along the bottom of the photo to act as a "mantlepiece"
( I quite often use this design technique, as I feel it "grounds a photo to the page" .....ever get the feeling your photo seems to be just floating? add a horizontal element, be that a piece of paper, a floral arrangement, a die cut etc, and the photo then has something to sit on)

 Thanks for looking, and of course.....happy birthday Loren!!!

Sharon xx

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hi everyone!!! April already! My the year is slipping by fast!!

Special birthday greetings to my eldest daughter Alicia today!!! To celebrate, I am sharing a layout I have made of her and her fiance celebrating their engagement!

These papers are well suited to the autumnal photos we are taking at the moment. Lots of rusts, greens and browns in the mix.  For this page, I used some white gesso with a credit card to smoosh ( yes it is a technique) the paint all over the page, just enough to tone down the pattern, but to not lose it entirely.
I then layered up papers from the collection, a attached a photo underneath one of these darling frames by making memories here. I added some wooden veneer, a little journalling, and that was the page completed.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!!