Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Corpus Clock

Hi Bloggers,

Today I would like to share with you a layout that I made to include rubber stamping and texture.

I used a cog border stamp to stamp a "frame" around the edges of the grey background card, then added some mesh.
I stamped steampunk spiders and butterflies on the kraft background card in black ink.
Then I stamped extra spiders with black ink and embossed them with clear powder before cutting out to use as embellishments.

The "brick" mat behind the photo was made using an embossing folder. I applied ink to the folder before running it through my Bigshot. I just love how it turned out!
The edges were distressed and then inked before stamping the title and journaling - I wanted a graffiti look.

I cut various cogs and gears with my Cricut.
Some I embossed using several different embossing folders.

Some I heat embossed in gold before running through an embossing folder.

Some I covered with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

One I covered with clear embossing powder...

and one I covered with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder.

The large clock was designed on my Gypsy and cut with my Cricut, with gold paint applied to the edges.

I distressed the edges of the background card layers and the "brick" mats to add some extra texture.

I had lots of fun creating this layout. Hope you like it too.
Thanks for stopping by.
Pam xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Teenage Rock Star

Hi Bloggers,

I have the original Cricut Paper Dolls cartridges, so when Cricut recently brought out the Paper Dolls Teen Scene cartridge, I knew I would love it.
The teenage boy with a guitar was screaming to be used, so I just had to make a layout.

Here's a close up of the teenager - super cool!

I used cotton for shoe laces and left them untied (as most teenagers do) - this idea came from Lesley, a good friend of mine.
The border strip was designed on my Gypsy using images from the Paper Lace cartridge.

I used Glossy Accents on the guitar to make it shiny like my son's.

I used a phrase from the Quarter Note cartridge for my title and embellished my layout with chipboard shapes, gems and ribbon. I also stamped a brick design on the background paper - as shown in the photo below.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Pam xx