Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fancy Pants - Be Different - Door Sign

Hi all!

Sue here today sharing something a little "different" I created recently using the 'Fancy Pants - Be Different' range. This creation was inspired by the July challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge blog. It's not often I go "off the page", but the gorgeous little monsters on the 'Be Different - Monsters' paper were just BEGGING to be fussy cut, so I decided to create a sign for my twin boys' bedroom door.

{Believe it or not, this sign was actually created from the side of an old cardboard box!}

Here's how I created the background...

My "custom mist" was created using several drops of Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx Refill (mine was Verdigris), combined with water in a Ranger Inkssentials Mini Mister. (I love that I can create my own mists like this!)

Once the background was dry, it was simply a case of embellishing it. The words were all cut from the 'Be Different - Oh Boy' paper, whilst the monster characters were cut from the 'Be Different - Monsters' paper. There are also a couple of pieces from the 'Be Different - Ephemera Pack'. (I loooove this pack of embellishments, there are so many cool ones!) I mounted lots of my elements using foam tape to add dimension.

To add to the sense of fun, I also created a couple of little flags from paper offcuts and toothpicks, and used Dusty Attic - Barbed Wire chipboard, which was lightly coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries). The border around the sign was simply washi tape folded over the edges.

I hope I have shown you how fun & easy it can be to create your own decorative items and that you might now be inspired to create your own. If you do, be sure to share it with us on our Facebook page HERE
Til next time, happy scrapping!
Sue P

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Castle Dreams

Once upon a dream....

Hello, one of my dreams has always been to take my children to Disneyland...  This year we were so excited to be able to do so!!   See, Dreams do come true!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Distress Spritzer

Hi Everyone - Karen here with you today.
I want to share with you a few little things that I have found out while playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer.
Now this thing is some serious fun to play with, but I found a couple of little things that are really important when you are using it.
The first one is to make sure that you have your marker tip extended a decent distance past the air hole on the spritzer. If it's not far enough you wont see any colour on your project - not matter how much you squeeze the bulb on the end..  I found this out the hard way... 
This is how far I extend mine past the tip on the end, sometimes even a little further,
The next thing that is important to know is the difference in the closeness to the paper, and the how gently and the speed which you squeeze the air chamber at the end.
The picture below shows you the difference - you get a more spread out speckled effect when you have the marker further away from the paper, and use a gentle and slower pressure when squeezing the  air chamber.
Whereas you get a far more concentrated effect when the marker tip is closer to the paper and you squeeze the air chamber faster and with more pressure.
Here I have used several green colours  with a stamped image, after I finished spritzing the markers I sprayed the Distress water colour cardstock  with a light mist of water, this blended the colours really well. I then fussy cut the pear and stuck in onto another piece of distress water colour card ready to use on a project.
 The colours I used were:
I hope this has given you a little bit more info about the distress marker spritzers. Thanks for stoping by, hope to see you again soon.
Karen xx