Make Me Beautiful

Today I am sharing my Scrap the Girls Design Team Layout for this month.

This month the challenge was “First, let me take a Selfie”

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And here is my take on the challenge.

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There is a process video on POPLEOPOD YouTube so I won’t go into all the details you can just watch me create it.  So check it out and let me know what you think.

Oh, and here are a few close ups:

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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

Annoying Husband | Flutterby Designs

Just a quick share today to share my latest layout for Flutterby Designs.  This layout is featuring the Mad About You collection and my very annoying Husband.  I’m pretty sure he wasn’t always this annoying.

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There is a process video to so head over to POPLEOPOD on YouTube and check it out.

Krisy xx

Poppy | February Scrap the Girls Design Team Share

This month we have a new design team over at Scrap the GirlsScrap the Girls and the girls are on fire.  This year I have decided to change things up a little with the challenges and I will be introducing theme challenges too.  So that is something to look out for.

This month though, to ease the girls in we just have a sketch challenge.

This is my layout:

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I really love this layout it is featuring the new 7Dots Studio collection called Cotton Candy.  It is beautiful and so easy to work with.

I threw in a bit of a Colour Blast Shimmer Dust mixed media background and some Viva Las VegaStamping and BAM! it was done.

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There is a process video too so head over to Popleopod on YouTube and check it out.

Just like Dad!

After too much time not doing much in the way of scrapping, hubby is back at work and I have made time to make sure I am getting stuff done.  Seeing the Kraft + challenge this month and the fact that it’s about bikes and my husband is a cyclist I just had to have a go.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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I printed out some Chain Wheel designs and cut them out then used them like a mask.  The background is Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays in Steel, Singin the Blues and Steel.  I also used the small wood veneer cogs as masks when I sprayed the Charms Creations DIY circle.  The Just like dad chipboard is embossed with the matching embossing powders from Colour Blast Australia.  Oh and all the other bits a from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Flutterby Designs and the Jack and Jill Collection by Echo Park.

Here are a few close ups.

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There will be a process video coming to the POPLEOPOD channel on YouTube too.  So keep an eye out for that.

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.

The Scrappery | Christmas Kit

I am currently in the process of still trying to kill my Christmas Kit from the Scrappery Kit Club.  This is the third? or Fourth? layout I have created using this kit and a still have quite a few embellishments left over.  I think I see some Christmas tags on the horizon.  This layout also features some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust, Viva Las VegaStamps and Rainbow Splendout Bits.

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There is a process video too: