Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mixed Media-Crackle Background-4

I have used Kaisercraft paints for this one. Kaisercraft paints are more runny and this gives a great texture for this method.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mixed Media-Crackle Background-3.

These ones have been done with Jo Sonja paint. I have had it for a while and they have done rather thick. Hence, the crackles do not crack as much as the more runny paints. I still like the effects and they are different.
Keep looking for ideas i have done using these backgrounds. I haven't had a lot of time of late and have not been able to play as much as I like.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mixed Media-Crackle Background-2.

This has been done the same way as the previous method and with the same types of paints. However, when I put the PVA glue and the yellow over the dry black I did it in a circular brush stroke pattern. Hence the different look.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


This is the rainbow over my suburb on Friday night. The dark clouds accumulated and a few drops of rain fell and then came this rainbow. What a spectacular sight. 

Mixed Media-Crackle Background.

The final background to play with. 
Paint the cardstock in a colour of your choice. Allow to dry. 

Put a coat of PVA glue over the dry red paint.

Quickly add another colour while the PVA glue is wet.

Work the top colour all over and some mixing with the PVA will also occur. Allow to dry or watch and wait for the cracks and patterns to appear. it might take a while but it will be rather exciting.

The products used.

The cracks that appear will also depend upon the type of paint used. This is a child's poster paint (my grandson's)and is rather runny. It is water based.
I have also used other thicknesses of paint that I will share with you as time goes along.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sew-Easy Tool

This is page 2 of a previous layout.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Freehanding on Layouts

Layout for Lesson Check out Cropworks for more photos of this layout. I love these Water Distressed Flowers. I also like playing with paper. I made the vines and leaves myself and drew them freehand, then cut them out and inked them. I also drew all hearts on this page by freehand. I like freehand accents as it is part of your creation. I draw the hearts on the back of the patterned paper and cardstock and cut them out. I trim up any line I am not happy with. I overlap the hearts on the page so parts are cut off so it looks like they are not just plonked on the page. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sew-easy Tool and Stamped Flowers

I used the scalloped holes for this layout and put some Kaisercraft pearls on the scallops.
Notice the pleated patterned Chatterbox paper.

The leaves have been stamped and inked around the edges. The flowers have also been stamped with a Kaisercradt pearl in the centre. Notice the flowers and leaves have been rolled a little to give dimension. The fabric flower has been made from 5 circles, one for the base and the other 4 have been folded into quarters and all have been sewn into place. The brad is a SALT brad.
This stamped flower has been layered and the petals have been turned up a little along the edges.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sew-easy Tool and Water Distressed Flower

Check out the instructions and the whole layout on my Cropworks Blog. Here is the link Sew-easy Tool and Water Distressed Flower.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sew-Easy Tool and Water Distressed Flower

 Checkout Cropworks blog for instructions and more photos of this layout.  Easy-Sew Tool Layout

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Envelope and Card

This works best with double sided patterned paper. It is also a great way to use up all your old papers that you no longer want.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cuttlebug Heart Card

This card has been made by using SALT cardstock and the card and heart have been bugged in the opposite ways. One raised and one indented. The heart was drawn freehand and cut out . I like to draw freehand hearts.
The flower is in my tutorial and is the water distressed flower. I used SALT cardstock.
the wooden stamp is Kaisercraft and the brad is SALT. I used Chrystallina Kindy Glitz on the flower and Fire Red Distress Ink on the flower.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sew-Easy Tool

This layout shows Melanie, Chloe and I 3 years ago. The Basic Grey patterned paper Infusion goes well with my red top, Mel's green one and Chloe's pink outfit. It was almost like it was made for photos.
A close up shows the stems I sewed using my We are Memory Keepers tool, Sew-Easy. I love it. These flowers I made using the Water Distressed method that I did a tutorial on my blog Water Paint Distressed Flowers.
Also check out Cropworks Blog to see more photos of the above layout and the method I used to make the flower stems. Sew-Easy Tool

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jessica's Pony Party

Jessica, Chloe and I. 
I was way off in pinning the tail on the pony.
This is the Pony Cake that Melanie made and decorated. She is so cleaver.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pipe-cleaner Flowers

Here goes my flower making again but this time with pipe-cleaners.  I have put a Kaisercraft gem in the centre to act as the centre of the flower. They are easy to make.
Turn the whole length of the pipe cleaner into waves and join the end with the beginning by wrapping the wire part of the pipe cleaner around each other. Then fiddle to get the pipe cleaner into shape with the petals.
I have used double sided tape to adhere the flower onto the paper.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose