Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Flower Thank You Card

Hi Bloggers,

I've been a little busy as we're preparing to move to a new home, but I couldn't resist a play with the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge and made a thank you card that I'd like to share.

For the background I used a resist technique with a crackle stamp (clear powder on white card).
Then I used Distress Ink in Dusty Concord and Worn Lipstick to colour over the top and reveal the resist pattern.

The scallop frame is from the Elegant Edges cartridge and I inked the edge with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
I welded letters from the Gypsy Font cartridge to create the "Thank You" text.

The flower layers were all cut with the Flower Shoppe cartridge. I used various coloured card and then stamped some with the same crackle stamp that I used for the background.
The centre of the flower is one of the rolled flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

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

Monday, 9 January 2012

Steampunk Layout with Hidden Journaling

Hi Bloggers,

I'm loving Steampunk at the moment and would like to share with you a layout I made for my Family Tree album.

I used plenty of distressing techniques to give the layout a grungy feel and stamped steampunk images directly onto the background paper.    

I cut a large cog shape and used it for the journaling, hiding it between the layers of paper. The "pull tab" is made from a shrink plastic cog.

My Cricut and Gypsy were used to design and cut the various cogs and gears.

I adore these mannequin stamps and layered them using silicone type glue before adding cotton, fancy brads, pearls and grungeboard wings.

The title letters are grungeboard pieces covered with distress ink and distress embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed this layout.
Thanks for stopping by.
Pam xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happiness Is...

Hi Bloggers,

Happy New Year - I hope 2012 brings you plenty of good times and happiness.
I seldom make new year resolutions, but this year I have resolved to use some of my beautiful papers instead of just stroking them and buying more.

So, here's my first layout - based on weaving and 3-D decoupage.

The background is a 4-row weave pattern, using strips of the same paper with inked edges for a little definition.

The floral embellishments are hand cut from patterned paper and layered. I used 3 sheets of the same paper to do this.

The large frame, scallop photo mat and title were all made using my Cricut and Gypsy.

I hope this will inspire you to get out all those old papers and play.
Thanks for stopping by.
Pam x