Friday, 30 January 2015

Beautiful Always

TGIF Sassy Friends!
I'm trying to ease back into the swing of things, having the kiddos at school again. A whole year ahead of them... I wonder what it will bring!

My dear Mother features in this page. A beautiful fairy for a ballet concert 
many moons ago. I'm still smitten with Maggie Holmes Open Book
Slight floral obsession - I seriously can't get enough of it!

My background comprises of this insanely pretty WeRMemoryKeepers metallic vellum.
 We R Memory Keepers Sheer Metallic Gold Sentiment Vellum
 I have backed it with white cardstock and then popped a few of the vellum and cardstock die cuts from the Open Book floral ephemera pack. Once I was happy with the placement, I ran some lines of machine stitching across the length of the page.

 I really love the soft look.

Crate chipboard frames are still a firm favourite of mine, and the Open Book ones don't disappoint. A few standouts are the glitter ones - so gorgeous.

'M' for Mother and my Mum's first name.

The gold foil touches are so pretty and the Heidi Swapp 'Beautiful' gold glitter sticker adds texture and sparkle to my title.

Make your die cut shapes go further by snipping them in half. This can also draw the eye across the page if you use half on opposite sides of your project.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you have some time over the weekend, we would love for you to join in our January 'Shine' Mood board - the challenge ends midnight Saturday.

Till next time!


 The Pier Slide Frames Heidi Swapp Beautiful Gold Chipboard TitleOpen Book Embossed Gold and White Paper Doilies 20pk

Thursday, 29 January 2015

everyday moments - Anita Bownds

Hi everyone,
Anita here sharing a fun layout using some mists 
to create a blotted watercolour look

  It's always fun to create a background using different mediums 
For this layout I chose 2 pink colours one light and one dark

I sprayed the light cotton candy mist first across my white cardstock 
And before my mist started to dry I flicked my darker colour in random over my wet cotton candy mist
And the darker mist bleeds into the lighter colour giving you that blotted look

I absolutely love these little triangles clear embellishments
I also added some sequins to give my layout a bit of sparkle 

I chose this photo of my daughter eve as she spends 
a lot of time playing with their guinea pigs 
A everyday moment theses guineas are very spoilt 

And here is a close up of my background 

Supplies used

September Skies Brilliance Paper 12x12September Skies Aspen Paper 12x12September Skies Open Air Paper 12x12
September Skies Light Spectrum Paper 12x12September Skies Mountain Trail Paper 12x12September Skies Alpine Rose Paper 12x12
September Skies Ephemera PiecesMr Hueys Mist First Kiss PinkPREORDER Spritz Cotton Candy Spray Mist 2oz

 hope you have fun trying this technique out

Happy crafting


Monday, 26 January 2015

Project Life | Week One title pocket...

Hello Sassy Friends!  It's Leanne here today to share with you a quick and easy tutorial on creating pocket page titles.  This year, instead of just sharing my PL2015 spreads, I thought I'd also share a few basic tutorials about the PL cards I create as part of the process.  What better place to start than with a Week One title pocket card.
Step 1. Gather your supplies
I have used the following:
Yellow Enamel Dots
watercolour paints
"week" clear stamp
sewing maching
Step 2. Colour the watercolour word

Place the watercolour word on a firm surface. I have used a clear stamp mounting block.  Wet a clean paint brush with water and brush over the word.  Choose three colours from the watercolour paints (I am coordinating with my patterned paper and using the orange/gold/yellow combination). Starting with the deepest colour, paint the top of the letters allowing the water and paint to drag through the watercolour paper.

Take the middle colour and apply to the centre of your word, gently blending as you go.  Add more water/paint to get the desired effect you require.

Set aside to dry or use a heat gun if you're impatient like me!
Step 3. Gold embossing with clear stamps
Trim the patterned paper to 4"x6".
Ink your clear stamp with VersaMark Watermark ink and stamp image at the lower middle of the patterned paper.
Completely cover the image with gold embossing powder.
Once the stamped image has been covered, remove excess embossing powder from the patterned paper.  I like to clean up the stubborn flecks of embossing powder with a dry paintbrush, being careful to not touch the actual image.
Heat emboss using your heat gun.
Step 4. Layering embellishments

Using the sun image from the Dear Lizzy ephemera pack and the clear banner sticker from the Amy Tan sticker sheet, find the centre and adhere to the banner to the top of the sun.

Step 5. Placement

Using the Prima Alphas add the week title next to your stamped image - this is line one.
Place the watercolour word above the first line of embellishments, leaving it off centre and allowing the sun/banner embellishment to also fit on line two. Adhere in place.
Step 6. Stitching
Add a single row of stitching directly to the watercolour word, attaching it to the patterned paper 4"x6" card.  I have used white thread.
Step 7. Ombre enamel dots

Add a trio of small yellow/orange enamel dots to the lower right corner of the card.  Allow the dots to form a triangle and overlap the other embellishments.

Step 8. Add Colorshine

To complete the title pocket card, add a few drops of Heidi Swapp colorshine to the top right corner. Allow to dry before inserting the PL card into its designated PL pocket.
And here is the completed card!

Join me next week to see how I incorporated it into my PL2015 Week One spread.  Thanks for visiting..x
Sassy Supplies:
Amy Tangerine Stitched Interlock 12x12 Paper
Amy Tan Stitched Accent and Phrase Stickers
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolour Words
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Ephemera Pieces with Rose Gold
Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder 1oz
Colour Shine Spritz Gold Lame 2oz
Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Cube
Sun Kiss Alphabet Stickers
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