Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Today I wanted to share a card I created using the large rose image from Mad Tea Party Curious Stamp Set. This stamp measures 10cm from top to bottom so it really makes an impact on your project and I've enjoyed revisiting my Copics to colour it. I just love images like this where you can create such dimension using layers and a paper tole technique with foam dots between each section, and the end result is worth the extra effort.
I've then added my dimensional rose to my paper layers taken from Marion Smith Designs brand new Mad Tea Party Collection, adding the whole thing to a card base. The finishing touch is the gorgeous monarch butterfly - another stamp found in the Curious set.
Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you like my card and you can find more on the Marion Smith Designs blog here including a closer look at some of those rose layers.
Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbeads - Clear
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hello! Today I have a sweet whimsical journal page to share which I have created using some of the goodies from the new Graphic 45 Typography collection which I have been playing with this month for The Scrapbook Store. I love the patchwork feel to the "Create" patterned paper, and this really was my inspiration for this new page in my smash journal. At home I have been doing lots of art journaling - mermaids, fairies, little whimsical characters - learning different paint techniques and getting to know my mixed media type products all a little better. It's lots of fun just to start something like this and see where it leads you - no plans in place or pre-conceived ideas on what will happen.
Thanks for calling in and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I've made two posts today - scroll down for more!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
My first layout features a Gold Green Tara flower spray and a gorgeous silver diamante heart. I love the way a few embellishments can really add such an impact to a layout without overdoing it. The colours of the Green Tara products blend so well with this background and papers for a fabulous look.
For my second project I have created another layout, again keeping my embellishments simple and just letting them speak for themselves. I've been so inspired by the recent chalkboard look hitting the papercrafting world lately and bright colours work beautifully with this look. Again I have used a simple flower spray, this time in red, giving it some shape by bending it into a circle to frame my photograph. The finishing touches are two simple roses and that amazing suede cord bow.
For my third and final project I have created a tag using lots of wonderful texture, adding some of my favourite paint in olive shades and just a touch of vintage with some Distress Stains. That giant flower really takes centre stage with a sweet rose centre, some beautiful Green Tara laces tucked in behind and an olive Christmas Vine trailing up the side of the tag. Tags can be such fun to make, quick and easy and really add an impact to a special gift or use instead of a card, or they look fantastic as a large embellishment on a scrapbooking layout.
The view from the top of the tag showing a piece of the new Fairy Mesh in Metallic Gold tucked in behind the flower, the olive Xmas Vine and a few roses tucked here and there. The chipboard is from 2Crafty, "Shrub Set" which can be found here.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Green Tara - especially Allison - who has been amazing to work for and incredibly generous to her Design Team and of course, to myself. I have had a wonderful year working with these products but the time has come for me step aside and let some other incredible talents shine. I've been blessed to have worked with many designers through Green Tara and for this I am very thankful.
Thank you also to Di Garling for being an amazing coordinator who works tirelessly ensuring things run smoothly. She always had our backs :)
All the best to the new team, may you enjoy your Green Tara experience as much as I did.