Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Year In Time - May 2012

Of course the month of May is associated with Mothers' Day.  Even though there are family birthdays in May, including my husband Craig's, I decided that a photo of my mum and I would go well with the colours of the may pages.
Here is what I did to create this page
  1. Mounted the photo onto the back of the March( because the colours matched) cut apart page from the Graphic 45  Place In Time 8x8 pad  and distressed the edges.  
  2. I adhered a doily to the base page.I used two pieces of card from the Core'dinations 6x6 Vintage Collection pad   and embossed them using a dots and text embossing folder.  I sanded he dots one for a more distressed and prominent look. I inked the text embossing to make it stand out more . These were adhered onto the base page and the mounted photo went on top.
  3. I punched some flowers from the Core'dinations card and front he papers in mauve/cream colours and layered the mauve card ones to make roses. I added a small rose to the centre of the patterned paper ones and added these , along with postage stamps from the May cut apart page , some punched leaves.

  4. I added some Want To Scrap Pearls - Lavender  around the flower cluster and on the flourishes in the top left and bottom right hand corners.
  5. I chose a matching label sticker from the Graphic Place In Time Stickers sheet and added it to the top right hand corner along with the year using the numbers from the Graphic Place In Time Alphabet Stickers sheet
  6. Using a word from the Alphabet sticker sheet and letters =I formed the title and placed it under the photo.

brown ink
flower punch
embossing folders
fern leaf punch
small roses
Hope this has inspired you to create a Year in review album , if you haven't already got one started.
I am off to post the June page now .. then I will be up to date !! 
I will post a little tutorial on how to make the punched roses on this page in the near future as they are super easy to make :)
Stay tuned .....
Sharon xoxo

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Trinket Box

Looking around my scrap area I seem to be accumulating a small mountain of leftovers, many from the wonderfully kits supplied by the generous Veronica from Wild About Scrap so I am on a mission to use up these bits and pieces in this ever growing scrap pile and what better way than to create a tiny little Trinket Box. These can be used as gifts but I love this one so much I think I might add it to the shelve and store some little charms in!

Taking some of the flowers, twine, pearls and charms in my scrap pile.

Using left over DS paper off cut, some lace and a small box from the shop.

Cover the box with paper, sand and ink edges to give the aged vintage look and apply lace around the edge either by using glue or some other adhesive.

Arrange small blossoms, twine, gauze, pearls, buttons and charms.

Sweet little Trinket Box fit for a little Princess to keep her treasures in :)
and quick to make!

Thanks for stopping by and pop back soon as I am sure more projects are coming :)

Sue xx

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You Are Loved Layout

Wow how is it July already?? Here in Melbourne it has been pretty darn chilly of late so really no excuse not to be scrapping and creating right ??  Yes.. if only work didn't get in the way !!!
Veronica recently organised for a new kit to be sent to Sue and I .  The Layout above is the first creation I have produced with the lovely materials and products that were inside that pizza box !!!
Products available in the store that I used are
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms Patterned papers - Market and Bushel
Carta Bella Well Travelled patterned paper - Postage
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms- photo frames
Petaloo Penny Lane Ruffled Roses- Silhouette
Petaloo Penny Lane Darjeeling Dahlias - Red/Fuschia
Prima Printery - Flower market paper flowers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Pink Lipstick
Other items from my stash
black staples
text print tissue paper
chipboard letters and flourishes
dark red paint
brown and black ink
flag banner punch
Love the colours of these papers from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms collection - and Veronica had matched them so well with the flowers .. from abroad - not a bad accomplishment !!
Here's basically what I did
I distressed the edges of 2 pink and two newsprint pp rectangles, inked them and adhered them in position.
Mounted the photo onto printed text tissue paper and scrunched the edges and on it went.
Loving banners at the moment so punched some flags out and attached them to some twine with staples
I weaved a piece of tissue paper through the photo frame, tucked it under the pink and over the newsprint pp, attached with staples and added the word elements

Placed some yummy flowers down the side of the photo.

Painted the title chipboard letters and chip flourishes with red paint . Then gave them 2 coats of the Glimmer Glam - this is gorgeous stuff !! It has little bit of glitter
which don't show up in the photos but the beautiful frosty sheen it adds does.
I dried it with a heat gun on low and it bubbled a bit on the letters - but I really like the effect :)
The flourishes were tucked in with the flower clusters and the title adhered along with the smaller letters from the element sticker sheet.
And there you have it !!
DO have a look in the store for these products as they are just a bit gorgeous !!!
Off to see what else I can create .....
Sharon xo

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

April - A Year in Time

For April's page I have used a montage of photos from Easter 2012. I decided to uses object photos, Easter eggs, Easter cake - made by my sister, Easter flowers and chicks that were on some gifts.  It sure is challenging to fit the photos on these smaller pages and using non people photos seemed a good idea this time. 

  1. For this page i started with the back of the Foundation April page from the Graphic 45 A Place In Time pad.
  2. I mounted the 4 mini photos onto two pieces of cardstock from the Core'dinations Vintage Collection pad. I edge punched the green card.
  3. I added some of the lovely green trim from my DT pack and some flowers - Prima Hello Pastel Collection and some tiny roses from my stash.
  4. Also scattered around the photos are some Want 2 Scrap's Say It with a Bling silver rhinestones.
  5. The title was added next - using letters from the A Place In Time Alphabet sticker sheet.
I used a tag from the May cut aparts page as it had colours to suit my page and a tag and word  from the sentiments sheet These were written on and then added to the page with two decorative pins through the tag holes

Items used from my stash were - ink, punch, roses, pins

Hmm now what did i do in May last year, May is a big month for me Mother's Day, birthdays .. off to have a look at  my photos.