Painting roses class

I recently taught a class at my local scrapbooking shop “A Place To Create” in Arana Hills a class where we painted roses on watercolour paper with acrylic paints and then cut them out to use on our cards or layouts.

This is one of my layouts I used as an example. I love creating my own embellishments and this was an easy and cheap way of doing so. Most of us have some paints laying around that we can use. It really can be any kind, watercolour paints also are great. Once you get on a roll with these you can’t stop and I made a whole bunch of them to use later on cards or in my journals.

I hope you get some time to create this weekend, its so good for us to switch off and be doing something we love so much for just a short time. Happy Sunday xxx.

Country Roads Card Set

Country Roads Collection by Uniquely Creative is great for masculine cards. I created a set of cards recently for kits at my local scrapbook shop A Place To Create-Arana Hills. This kit is now available for purchase.
I used the 6×6 paper pad to make the cards and all the trimmings were from the collection.
The creative cuts go a long way when you are making cards. I had a lot left after making these! I will use them on layouts.
Kraft cardstock pairs with this collection beautifully, so I used it for a few of the card bases.

I hope you are having a restful creative weekend.

Country Roads by Uniquely Creative

I struggle to create masculine cards usually! But this one came together quite quickly and I just kept layering. Find the collection HERE.
I’m not sure what the trick is to getting the right combination of layers, just keep trying things until it looks balanced. I play with all the pieces for a while before committing to adhere. Then just add some gems and a splatter of paint!
That laser cut light bulb is the cutest! Hope you have a go at making some cards today. Happy weekend.

Uniquely Creative February Collection-Country Roads

This fabulous photo needed to be documented. This is just one piece of patterned paper and one piece of white cardstock. I added glimmer spray and sequins to bling up the waves.
I used the Sea Mark Making Stamp to add some “water spray” using Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and Broken China. I also used the branding strip to embellish this page.
The Creative Cuts in this months Collection are really fun and easy to add to cards or layouts. Ive used lots of them to embellish this simple layout.
Tearing the paper gives you such a lovely effect and seems to work really well as the waves on this layout. Check out the whole collection here.
Happy Sunday friends.

BOY Layout!

Heres something different for me…a Boy layout. lol…I don’t have boys of my own but my partner has a couple. The new Country Roads Collection from Uniquely Creative is perfect for masculine pics and I have teamed it with Kraft cardstock (my fav if you are new to my blog )

Here’s a better view of all the lovely layers including some stamping in the background using a Mini Mark Making Stamp by Uniquely Creative called Tracks. I love it! This layout will be available as a kit from my lovely local scrapbooking store A PLACE TO CREATE its in Arana hills, Brisbane. It’s a rainy scrapbooking day today.

Stella & Ollie Layout share

Dog photograph credits go to my friend Sharon from A Place To Create Scrapbook shop. These two gorgeous puppies visit the shop regularly and are the sweetest. I don’t have a dog, so this was a fun layout for me. However, I could have used any photo on this versatile layout. ( BUT the dogs do look cute lol) I started with Kraft cardstock…my fav and used Alexander RENKE paper. Its so beautiful, I didn’t want to cover it.
Ive also used a Celebr8 mat board and some Vicki Boutin wash tape. Olive seam binding ribbon, gold pearls from Uniquely Creative and a doily cut in half make this a simple but interesting layout. Ive also added a leaf die cut from Kraft.
I toyed with the idea of another mat in Aqua to back the whole layout but decided I like it without. What do you think? Aqua, or No? This layout will soon be a kit at A Place To Create – Arana Hills.

Have a great Sunday, its February tomorrow…oh my goodness!

2020 Double Layout

January is almost over and I’m back at work this week! Summer is always fun over the Christmas Holidays but its time to get back to the grindstone. Here’s a recent layout I created using lots (24) mini photos to document the highlights of 2020.
I used some Paige Taylor Evans papers and watercolour cardstock to create the brightly coloured background.

I cut the 2020 out using my Silhouette Cameo. The flowers were fussy cut from patterned papers.

I used Picasa to create a collage and print the small photos, I fit 6 photos on a 6″x4″ photo and printed them myself.

I used Distress Oxide inks and lots of water for the colourful painty background. I typed my journalling and printed it on A4 card, then cut it into small strips.

I hope you are having a crafty week. This layout will soon be kitted and available to purchase at A Place To Create.

Kraft cardstock has always been a favourite!

One of the photos I took of my daughters formal, which is very lovely and called for some pretty things. I decided on Kraft as my base as I thought it gave an instant pop when I put the photo on it. I usually use white but it didn’t give me the depth of colour I wanted. Straight onto red cardstock was too much red.

I added black acrylic paint and then red Nuvo mousse with a doily stencil. Its shiny and pretty. I also have a rose cut file tucked into the side there.
Some tags and hearts, a small paint swatch and some collage paper kept it reasonably minimal. I machine stitched it onto the red card to add extra detail. It has lots of lovely texture, which I like.
Heres some fun tags I made using Vicki Boutins Storyteller Collection. Kraft cut into tags, stamped with black text, fussy cut birds and leaves.
I added a rectangle of patterned paper to the top, folded over and punched a hole. Then added some jute twine. Ive also added some machine stitching on these for the detail.

Hope you give these Kraft projects a go, it really is a fabulous base for lots of things. I have some more ideas with Kraft that Im working on now, so will share them next time.

Stay safe and healthy in the New Year.

Serendipity Collection by Uniquely Creative

Happy New Year everyone!
Heres a recent layout of my 3 daughters on Christmas Day 2020. This is the new collection for January 2021 from Uniquely Creative called Serendipity. Its very pretty and I love the stencil which I have used with oxide inks on the edges of this layout.

Some close ups to see just how pretty this collection is.

This collection is now available and my local A Place To Create. They have a good stash of it in store now.