Friday, May 18, 2012

How Sweet

I was quite inspired by this CSI Case File, I had ideas swimming through my head instantly.
Coupled with a fabulous sketch from over at Chookscraps the layout pretty much put itself together!!

I have rotated and centered the sketch, cos thats the kinda gal I am
 I like things straight and linear
and I'm learning to accept this!!!!
Have used some old EP Be Mine paper scraps as it was
just the perfect match for the CSI colour combo.

As you can see from the photo my darling daughter is now
waaaaaaaay taller than me and darling son isnt far off. Seems I'll be the
shorty in the family all too soon!
However after adding the finishing touches to the layout I thought it needed a pop of colour.
So I coloured some Collections butterflies with Copic markers
to add a little extra colour to the page.

Products Used
TCW 6 x 6 brick template
Jo Sonja's texture paste
Pan Pastels
Echo Park papers Be Mine
Thickers Sparkling Alphas
Distress Ink Black Soot
Spellbinders Fancy Tag
Martha branch punch
Collections butterflies coloured with Copics
and Spica pen for sparkle on the wings!
Kasier Mini Alphas
Flowers from My 2 Angels

Hope you are having a crafty day

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More Pan Pastel play

Have been playing around over the last few days with some texture paste and Pan Pastel as I wanted to incorporate these two mediums on my next layout. Thought I shoud experiment first before stressing as I go direct to the layout!! Really love how this tag has turned out and now the fun of putting a layout together can start.

and a little close up

                                                                    Products used
                                                       TCW brickwall template 6 x 6
                                                                    Texture paste
                                     Pan Pastel - Paynes grey, Neutral grey and Neutral grey tint
                       Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutteres and Tumbled Glass
                                                        Martha Stewart - Branch punch
                                                        Prima? flowers and flower stems

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating

Friday, April 27, 2012

Playing with Pan Pastels

 Finally got my hands on some Pan Pastels, not the colours I was after but I can see they will come in handy for shading and shadows. Still have alot to learn about this medium, might even do Donna Downey's online class to get more of an idea, but today I sat down and created this tag.

Used the pastels along with the Crafters Workshop mask to create the background

Products used
Pan Pastels - Black, greys thru to white.
TCW mask
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone and Black Soot
Stamp - A T!m one
Copic marker
Flowers from forever ago
AND I used my Slice machine to cut the bats!!

Thanks for stopping by......happy creating!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bo Bunny Country Gardens

This range of papers is simply gorgeous and are a must have in everyones stash!!

Here is what I have created with it

Believe In Yourself

A layout that intially started out being about Ashleigh but as it progressed ended up being about me.....................go figure. The Collections Expression 'through this door' was the trigger for both cutting the door in the paper and exploring my fears in many aspects of my life particularly scrapbooking.

...........and a close up!

Products used

Bo Bunny Country Garden Papers

Weathered, Dot, Almanac, Gardens Vines, Garden Stripe and Cut Outs.

6 x6 pad

TCW 6 x 6 chicken wire mask

TA Glimmermist - graphite

Zva Creative pearl flourish

Collections Artistic Expressions

Dear Lizzy Serendipity White Alphas

Prima and Melissa Francis Resin

Sketch by Nadia Cannizzo at Once Upon A Sketch

Nadia produces lovely sketches be sure to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers Terri

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another Layout

Don't fall off your seats now!
Yes, I have created another pleased my mojo is slowly finding it's way home.
I was given the really cute Neapolitan range from American Crafts by Tracey to play with this time. Just perfect to create a layout of our sweet niece Makayla.

The pale pink Thickers seemed to blend in too much, so I grabbed out some Smooch, which I have had in my stash forever and blended the pink and pearl over the top.
Really like how they have turned out.

Just a word of warning tho!
The Smooch doesnt dry on the foam....pmsl!!
Note to self experiment on some odd letters before going direct to layout - smacks head.
But I was able to blot the letters which did remove alot of the sparkle but a least it did dry.

Thank for stopping by
Hope you have a creative day

Cheers Terri

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Paper Flourish Shares

I seem to be the OA girl at The Flourish!
Not that I mind because I love OA papers and embellishments..........most of the time.
This first layout is using Farmhouse papers, I'm really fond of this range - it's so pretty.
I have made many cards and even covered my diary in the scraps

Now the Sasparilla range is a whole different ball game not my cup of tea at all
It just seems to be a mixed matched lot of papers, but it suited some photos taken in Tassie on our trail ride.

I used an embossing folder as a stamp for the effect on the title.
I was after a woodgrain effect and I think I have captured the look of sassafrass well.

I have the Neapolitan range from American Crafts sitting on my table so I had better get a wiggle on with creating.
But I'm having way too much fun doing my Chemistry homework!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm studying Chemistry!!

.............and I just cant wait for my first lesson.

Looking forward to learning some new techniques and generally just having a play.
My desk will soon be cleared and my 'T!m stuff' will be moving in...........roll on Tuesday!!!!