Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there! Here’s a recent layout I created for my local scrapbook shop. They sell this in a kit @aplacetocreate Arana Hills. Its got lots of beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers.
Beautiful vellum and papers.
A little bit of fussy cutting and the silver die cut is a new Bee Arty Die-Abstract Circles, I love the randomness of these abstract circles and they make it so easy to add some extra bling.

The stencil used on the background is by Paper Roses-Flourish.
Hope you are having a crafty day today!

Painted Roses

I had a friend over and she wanted to paint some roses! I pulled out a mass of acrylic paints and some watercolour card. We loved them so much we fussy cut them out and created a layout.
They were pretty easy to layer up with paint in the same tones, just keep adding white.
I used some Pinkfresh Studio papers to go with them. Hand cut some little frames and tags.
Then I added some white NUVO drops. Hot pink mini doilies from Doodlebug Design Inc.
A little thin wash tape in pink and gold.
Some watercolours in a quadrant in the background, then machine stitching in a big cross to divide. I did use some clear gesso on the white card stock first.
I wanted to use them all but it was overkill…..
Those pink doilies are awesome!
Some hot pink seam binding on the tag to finish.
This was a lot of fun and very satisfying painting the roses. I think I might do some more!

Happy Sunday everyone.

Caravan layout with cut file

I love a caravan! If I can think of a way to use one on a layout or card, I will! They are one of my absolute fav things. So fun to embellish and they look sweet. This was made a few months ago. I saw the free cut file on Hip Kit Club Facebook page and thought I’d do a layout.
I went through my old scraps and backed each letter with a fun coloured patterned paper.I used foam adhesive on the back to give extra dimension.
I chose lots of brights to go on the vans which I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
I used black vintage buttons for wheels. I have also added some Uniquely Creative Craft Sprinkles.
Some thread to make banners on some vans.
Washi tape for the windows.
Cute word stickers to embellish.
This one has a chipboard word on it. I love them all. I used a black Sharpie pen to do faux stitching on each van.

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Something Blue Collection for Uniquely Creative in November

Mixed media backgrounds are so much fun, especially using Distress Oxide Ink.

This is on a slimline card base and uses mostly the Creative Cuts.

Another background using Distress Oxide Ink, this time with a blending brush through the Uniquely Creative Nature stencil. Some fussy cutting and a little gold thread.
The new Delight die is fun and fabulous on a card. Here I have die cut it in blue card and in white card and off set them. Background is Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch using a blending brush. Ive also used one of the Uniquely Creatives Mark Making Stamps – Arithmetic in the background. The new Butterfly Builder die is pretty neat too!

These are a few of the cards I will be teaching at the 2020 retreat on the Sunshine Coast.

Have a great weekend and make sure you take time to do some craft!