Princess Tanty

Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.

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I am not one to use a lot of flowers so I changed it up a bit and moved the sketch down a little to create my layout.

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I used watercolours and Colour Blast Shimmer dusts as my base to this layout and then I added Colour Blast Colour Paste and Flutterby Designs Flutter Paint over the top.  I have had a hard time with photographing my layouts lately so that is why this layout doesn’t look as bright as I would like.  I tried two separate times to take some decent photos but the summer sun and stained glass windows have not helped my cause.  I have lights too believe it or not.  Time to add some new ones I think.

Anyways here are some progress shots.

First – watercolour.

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Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.

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Here are a few close ups of the finished product.  The hardest part of this layout was waiting for the Flutterby Paint to dry.  I didn’t want it to bubble so you have to let it dry naturally or with very little heat.

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Masculine Mixed Media Card

Today I am sharing a Masculine Card I made. The card I created I wanted to be very neutral.  What I mean by neutral is Occasion neutral.  Something that is clearly masculine but could be used for any thing.  This is what I came up with….

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It’s not secret I love grunge.  So I created a grungy embossed background that I then layered embossed chipboard over the top before adding a stamped fussy cut image.

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The Colour Blast Embossing Powder is super shiny and difficult to photograph.

As for the stamped man, he is from A Stampers Anonymous collection of stamps I recently purchased with this task in mind. I coloured him using the new Colour Blast Shimmer Powders.  I’m not much into fussy cutting but I think I might do it more often as it is a great way to use your stamps.

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There is a process video that goes along with this card too you can check it out here

Beast Mode | Scrap the Boys February Challenge

Today I thought I would play along with the Scrap The Boys Challenge – Something New.

My son’s new hulk mask has us in fits of giggles everytime he wears it.

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I started off with a piece of Bo Bunny paper and then added some mixed media.  I started with some Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso, then some Shimmer Dust and Colour Sprays.  Followed by some Colour Paste and a bit of stamping.

Finished it all off with some Rainbow Splendour goodies and a Charms Creation Hessian Green Star and done!

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There will be a process video to go along with this layout but you will have to keep an eye on POPLEOPOD YouTube Channel for it.

Wild at Heart | Altered Canvas for Colour Blast Australia

Today I am sharing an altered canvas that I have created back in July but I have been saving it until now to share.  It turned out pretty good and the whole process was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.  The hardest thing is waiting for layers to dry.

 

For this project, I decided to give photo transfer a go.  The only thing is I don’t have a printer at home so I asked my husband to print a photo at work with a laser printer.  He wasn’t sure if he had one and I am still not sure the print was printed on a laser printer as the actual transfer process didn’t work as easy as the tutorials I watched on YouTube.

I added heaps of recycled embellishments and bits that I had been hoarding to this canvas.  I really love the depth of texture and details.

Here you can see a bottle cap and some of the chipboard and lace embellishments under all the colour.

 

I left all the tails of the hot glue gun as I liked what they added to the finished piece.  They look a lot like threads all over or even cobwebs.  No need to dust it later on 😛

I used a whole heap of Colour Blast Products on this piece.  I used Colour Sprays, Shimmer Sprays, Embossing powder and the Texture paste.  Every product added a little bit more to the piece.

Here’s a tip: The Colour Paste can also be added directly to metal embellishments without any need to prime them.  Here you can see I added it to this metal butterfly.

I then added black and white drawing ink splatters and a bit of Royalty Colour Shimmer Spray in splatters to tone down the white. ( I went a little cray cray) Finally I added some more metal embellishments and a quote cut into strips.  The quote is from the very first Kit the Habit Kit called Brave.  That was one of my favourite kits.  The other thing I did was add a chipboard title.  This one is from Imaginarium Designs.  I coated it in two layers of Bling Embossing Powder to make sure it was super shiny and really stood out.

I have wanted to make one of these for ages.  They look more complicated than they actually are.  So give it a go.  I also created a process video you can check out here.

Husbands are like wine | Flutterby Designs DT Layout

Today is my last share for this term of the Flutterby Designs Design Team. I am sharing another layout using the NEW Mad about You range and I designed it all around the card- “Husbands are like wine. They take a long time to mature”.  This layout features my brother and his partner and the card suited them and this photo to a T.

Here is my layout:

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To read more about this layout please check out the Flutterby Designs Blog.

But here are some close ups.

 

That was another awesome Six months with the Flutterby Designs Design Team.  Let’s hope there is another six months 😉

There is a process video too you can check it out here.

 

Krisy xx

2 for 1 Colour Blast Design Team Share

Today it is my share over on the Colour Blast Blog and I am sharing 2 layouts.  To read about how I did them and to be inspired by the process head over there and check it out.  But here are the layouts….

The first is a layout that was really basic to put together but looks awesome.

The second layout I used a sketch as my inspiration. This is the sketch I was working with from the online Scrapbooking Challenge Blog – Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

And this is my interpretation of the challenge.

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And that’s my two shares for today.  Don’t let your Colour Blast products just sit in your stash.  You don’t have to used them for full blown mixed media all the time.  It is easy to incorporate it into your traditional scrapbooking.  Look at challenge blogs for some sketch inspiration and see what you can come up with.

Krisy xx

Layouts That Didn’t Make the Cut | An honest share.

Just a quick share from me today.  As you know I was a Guest Designer over with Imaginarium Designs for the past six months.  My time there is now finished but I wanted to share a few layouts that I didn’t think made the cut.  They are ok layouts but to me, they are not my best work so I decided to hold them back and create something else in their place.  I guess the reason that I am sharing this is to show that not every layout meets our personal expectations and rather than dwell on it, I just put them to the side and move on.  I tend to think that I am better vesting my energy elsewhere rather than dwelling.

Here is the first one:

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This layout is ok.  I used a darker photo because it told the story.  It is a full family selfie after my husband had returned home from a 10 day work trip.  We don’t get full selfies very often so it was important for me to capture this in a layout.  Because of the photo and the glare the page didn’t photograph very well not matter what I tried so I decided I wouldn’t use it.  Straight into the album it went.

Here are a couple of close ups of the details:

The next layout, I was experimenting with some paper layering of Napkins and a more vintage feel. Flowers are not really my favourite thing and everytime I look at this layout I don’t think it has the finished feel to it but I wasn’t sure what else to add to it.  Rather than wasting time thinking about it I decided to put it aside and I would come back to it one day when I know where I wanted it to go.

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Here are some close ups:

Finally there is this layout.  It is a photo from my daughters first birthday.  Over the past year I have scrapped a few different photos from this day.  This layout is finished, I am ok with how it looks but for some reason I decided it wasn’t quite design team worthy.  I think maybe because gold is such a hard colour to photograph in real life and I couldn’t get it to look right in the photos.

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So, there it is…My shitty layouts that will go into my album but didn’t make the design team cut from my perspective.  I have an expectation of my layouts that I share especially representing the companies that I do. But most of all, I want to be proud of them knowing that they are a true representation of me and my style.