Monday, 30 November 2015

Sketch n Scrap #93 November

Hi All,

Here's my entry for Sketch n Scrap #93 November Sketch challenge.

This is the sketch
Products used:
Prima; Botanical Collection; Sweet Heart; 12x12
Prima; Botanical Collection; From the Heart; 12x12
Dusty Attic; Cogs #2
Little Birdie; Floral Café; Lyon Vintage Petals Grey
Prima; Say it with Crystals; #570262
Prima; Flowers; Velvet Rainbow; Dove Grey #556303
Tim Holtz; Distress embossing powder; Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Idea-logy; Adage Tickets
Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Weathered Wood
Prima; Alphabet Stickers# 555337
American Crafts; Alphas; Remarks
Sakura Gelli Roll Pen; Fine; Black
Dreamweaver Crackle white embossing paste
Journaling envelope
Now for some close up's
This photo shows the doodling around the paper/ photo layers and also the journaling envelope.

Using two different types of Alpha's together to give a different look. The Dusty Attik chippy cogs were covered with the distressing powder.

Some of the hexagons are masked with texture paste and others cut out of the paper.
Thanks for looking
Ginny :)

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Kaisercraft November sketch challenge

Hi All,

Here's my layout for the November sketch challenge at Kaisercraft. Use the link below, to the Kaisecratf blog, to read more about this Challenge.

Here is the November sketch I followed;
For my layout I used Kaisercraft collection Time Machine. This is a lovely collection for masculine layouts and perfect for layouts of my son !
Products used;
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Ironclad
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Coggler
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Mechanism
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Gadget
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Hour (resist paper)
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Collectables
Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Weathered wood
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder: Weathered Wood
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard Roman Clocks Small
String: chocolate
Here are a couple of close ups so you can see the distressed edges and rumpled up collectables.

Thank you for looking. Please leave comments, I love to know what you all think !
Ginny   :)

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Hello All !

Here's my layout for Let's Get Sketchy, November Week 3.


This is the sketch we are following this week

So not my usual shabby chic style, but fun and I liked it ! Whilst wondering what to do with this sketch I was looking through old magazines and pictures and saw a picture of a journal page full of stamping and a little highlighted colour. This inspired me to get my stamps out with my mists and get stamping !

My background paper is Teresa Collins: Tell Your Story: Pennants. I used the reverse.

My splattered background was made using: Perfect Pearls Mist: Forever Red
                                                                       Tattered Angels Mist: Crème De Rouge
                                                                       Prima Color Bloom: Tea Stain
                                                                       Prima Color Bloom: Antique Gold
                                                                       Black Gesso
                                                                       White Gesso
                                                                       Art Quest Mica Color: Vintage Red

Stamps Used were: Prima Engraver Cling Stamps
                                Stampendous Cling Butterfly Post
                                Papermania Urban Stamps Botanical Print
                                Debbie Moore Designs Flutterby set
                                Kaisercraft Music lines

Other products used: Glitz Designs Epoxy Words: Dance in Sunshine
                                  Prima flowers: Velvet Rainbow Dove Grey #556303
                                  Mini chippy flowers from Anna Marie designs
                                  Butterfly from a Kaisercraft collectables set
                                  Chippy title from my stash
                                  Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Black Soot
                                  Cardstock for layering

Here are some close ups



Take a peak at the Lets Get Sketchy challenge

Thank you for looking
Ginny :)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Bows Barrettes & Bling !

Hello everyone !

It's Round Robin Team 1 Week 2 time !!!
I am following Bec Genet's gorgeous layout, which was super pretty and girly. This is my layout.....

The challenge had to include the following; PINK, layers, flowers, bling ,butterflies, Mums, Daughters, girly, lace/ribbon, cheesecloth, mixed media and to use  a Swirlydoos tutorial.
I managed to include everything and my tutorial was Angelica's distressing layers tutorial.
I used paper line Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1908, 1924, 1925.                              
Other Products used:
Scrapberry's Rose Garden 2 Pearl Curls
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Door Locks
Prima Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets Zippers
Prima flowers Lil Missy
Prima flowers Jenuine Collection Purity
Prima flower spray 500504
Scrapberry's Gardenias
Doilies, roses and butterflies, title chippy from my stash
Dreamweaver crackle embossing paste
Martha Stewart Around the Page Doily edge punch
Heat it up! Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder
Imagination Crafts Starlights metallic Paint 151 Diamond
Here are some close ups





I cannot wait to see what Rae and Kim create next.
Thanks for looking, please take a peek at Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge
Have a good day :)

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Shabby Chic Printers Tray

Hello everybody !

Today I'm sharing a project I've created for Bec's challenge over at Swirlydoos  -  November's Off the Page Mixed Media challenge.

I made a printers tray in my usual shabby chic style.  I used two Prima wooden packaging trays, from previous Resin sets we've had in kits, and glued together. They had a coat of Gesso.
Then having decided on my embellishments I used a range of product to meet Bec's criteria of 4 mixed media products, these were;
gel medium
Prima color bloom spray Iris
Dreamweaver crackle embossing paste
Indigo Blu acrylic paint Pink Iced Gem
Distress crackle paint Frayed Burlap
Distress crackle paint Picket Fence
Shimmerz Inklingz First Blush

Other products used;
Prima flowers Lyric
Prima Hydrangea Petals Mauve
Prima Natural Bark shapes Stars
Scrapberrys Wind of Travel metal embellishments
Prima Fiesta flower Water Lily
Dusty Attic Vine Border
Fabscraps Birdcage
Creative Expressions mini glass vials
Maya Road Vintage findings Antique Sew Cute Scissor charms
Prima Debutante matchboxes
Stampendous Frantage Shaved Ice
Stampendous Shabby Pink enable chips
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mica Flakes Luna Silver
cheesecloth, lace, wooden heart, seed beads, chicken wire  from my stash

Here are some close ups;

Hope you liked this project and its inspired you to do some 'Off the Page'.

Thanks for looking,

Ginny   :)


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

November SGC challenge at Swirlydoos

Hi All,                                                                                                                                               
This is a layout for the Swirly Girl Challenge (SGC) over at Swirlydoos this month.
The theme was 'Slipcovers'. My interpretation of the 'slipcover' is my Jillibean Soup 12x12 placemat 'white circles', which went over my background paper. I treated it with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and Perfect Pearls mist Blue Smoke.
I used doilies in white and blue, hessian, lace and twine with a piece of Dusty Attic vine which had some 'snow effect' stuff on it. ( I don't actually know the name of this LOL ! - but it looks like glue when you put it on and then you heat it with a heat gun and it turns into snow...voila !!) The white berries and the snowflake laser cut outs are from AnnaMarie Designs, some I left plain and a couple I painted over with Art Quest Mica colour Shabby Blue. My wooden stars also had the 'snow effect' . My flowers are Petaloo Royal Blue sugared blooms and the rest are from the Swirlydoos store.

Here are some close ups of the flowers and embellishments.
You can see the 'snow' effect on the Dusty attic chippy vine and stars better in these photos.

I enjoyed this layout so much, using my favourite colour combo and playing with some mixed media products. Also doing a layout of my old horse was a pleasure and in achieving the wintery feel I hope !
Thanks for stopping by,
Ginny    :)

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Let's Get Sketchy challenge

Hi All,

Today I'm sharing my layout I have done for a challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy.
                                                                  November Week 1

This as a fun challenge following a Sketch and mood board.
For my layout I used:
Santoro Mergirl 12x12 background paper
Blue and cream Bazzil cardstock
Peach Vintage Core'diations cardstock
Bobunny Gabrielle diecut paper
Prima flowers Lyric Col
Prima flowers Stationers Desk Record
Prima flowers #577650
Petaloo flowers Forget me nots Antique Beige
Scrapberrys Seaside Pearl Swirl
Perfect Pearls Mist Blue Smoke
embossing folder
Dreamweaer Crackle embossing paste
Prima chalk ink pad Dark Bark
Prima Alphabet stickers Divine
Here are some close ups

Thank you for taking the time to look.
Please go and take a peek at the Let's get Sketchy Blog
Have a good day   :)