Monday, 21 November 2011

Snow Scene Winter layout

Hi Bloggers,
The layout that I want to share with you today was made using some snowflake stamps that I made from the "Cricut Cuttables Stamp Kit" (how cool is that?).

For the background I cut 2 sizes of snowflakes and stamped them at random on a 12" x 12" sheet of white card using VersaMark. I then added clear embossing powder and heat set them.
When I blended distress ink over the top the snowflakes resisted the ink.

I used the same stamps to make another random snowflake pattern inside the large blue circle, but this time I used blue ink.
Then I CUT the same number and size of snowflakes to match this random pattern, using my Cricut and white card.
I placed the cut out snowflakes on top of the stamped snowflakes offsetting them slightly.

The snow mounds are made from torn paper with puff paint and glitter highlights. I used the same puff paint and glitter to create snowy branches on the trees.

I cut the reindeer with my Cricut and embossed it with the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, sanding the top layer.

The large lacey scallop frame was made using my Gypsy and covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

I hope you like my layout. Please feel free to leave a comment.
Thanks for stopping by
Pam xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Bonfire Night Mini-book

Hi Bloggers.
I have made a mini-book to celebrate the great English tradition of Bonfire Night.
I love the crackling fire, the smell in the air and the crisp chill.
I love making the Guy, the fireworks and warming up by the fire eating pie 'n' peas.
Yes, I think it's safe to say..... I love Bonfire Night.

My mini-book was designed using my Gypsy and has the "Remember, Remember" rhyme running through the pages.

I used a crackle paint technique to make the cover and backgrounds (I was inspired by a recent project by Michelle Jackson-Mogford using this technique).

The book title is cut from yellow and orange card. I used a firework stamp (that I made using some Cricut Cuttables stamping material)  to stamp and emboss a random glittery design on the letters and also to create a pattern within the cracked background.

As Guy Fawkes was to be the one to light the fuse, I thought of using a "matchbox" to journal inside.

All the flames throughout the book are covered in Rock Candy Distress Stickles and I like the way they twinkle. it reminds me of flickering flames.
I made a Guy using one of the scarecrows from the Simply Scarecrows Cricut Cartridge and a hat from Paper Dolls (adding a buckle).
I wanted the edges of the pages to sparkle so I embossed them with a glittery embossing powder.
The firework embellishments were cut using my Cricut and embossed with glittery embossing powder.
There you have it. My Bonfire Night mini-book.
Thanks for stopping by.

Pam xx