Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I wish I was a Hippie Chick

"I wish I was a hippie chick"
by Geli

The new Websters range "Trendsetter" is just what my inner hippie loves. 
The colour combo is so funky and unusual; I really like the orange, teal and bright pink together. I even bit the bullet and took a photo of myself. 

My neighbour was very obliging by growing a matching tree!

The die cut paper  makes a perfect background and I teamed it with a muslin frill and some pink sorbet baker's twine  to define the edge.

Simply glue the twine on, it's easy and doesn't take long to dry.

The photo is matted on some Accessorise paper  and I cut out the cute VW Beetle from  Handsome Vintage paper  and butterflies from Leaders paper! .

The little antennae are always a little tricky to cut out and I prefer to use cream flower stamens instead.

The vine branches (similar ones:scrapware vines)   have been covered in Dimensional Magic  with a little bit of glitter added.

The scrapware lamp post  is covered in some foil

and the scrapware doily frame  has been embossed with embossing powder.
There are so many ways to use chipboard!

I had some felt flowers that went really well with the hippie theme but the little white resin flowers  are fast becoming my favourites.

You can add them to just about anything and they come in so many colours. The backs are flat and it makes gluing them on a breeze.

I also really like how you can get matching alpha stickers  with each set of Webster pages, it makes colour matching easy and you get a choice of 4 colours on each sheet.
All in all, my inner hippie is pleased with the result!

and from Wendy

A layout using Bo Bunny Ad Lib! Very bright funky papers, which suited my beach photos perfectly!
I started, as I often do, with a white cardstock background, which I have then ‘paint stamped’ blue and green circles all over, using a piece of packaging tube!! Cool eh?!?  I’ve then used the Ab Lib Wild Thing paper for the large piece of my background and added 2 circles of the Vertigo. I inked all the edges with VersaMagic Jumbo Java and then dot stitched along some of the stripes on the circles. I’m so into stitching at the moment, real and fake!!! 

I did use a lot of 3d tape on this LO, even the main piece of Wild Thing is stuck on with 3d tape!  

 All the little stickers from the Combo Alpha Stickers have been stuck onto some black board to make them stand out too.  

 For the title I’ve used a piece of the reverse pattern of the Vertigo paper and I’ve used the aqua stickers from the Combo Alpha Stickers and some Thickers Daiquiri in my NEW favourite colour, green!!!! 

Seeing as we did lots of bike riding on this day I have added a my2angels Bike charm on a smaller circle of the Vertigo paper and added various words using Carolees Creations Tiny Etched Natural Alpha Stickers and some old rub-ons that I found in my stash. Some outlining of the words and more dots and I was done!
 Other: Blue Paint, Green Paint

I really love these papers! 
Back with more soon!

And from Me, Tracy

I only got a few layouts done this weekend despite the kids being away but I can't show you what I have done because they are for the first lot of classes I will be having here .. details will be up on the website and blog once I get more organised and arrange a timetable.

But I do have this for you ... if you want a gift idea for any birthdays or if you do the "Mothers Day" thing this is what I organised between my brother and my sister for mum for Christmas ... I might just add at this point that my sister lives in Scotland and YES I POSTED HER THE "M" and also the posted "U" up to my brother who lives in Townsville)

and I thought why stop there, my nephew was over from NZ and I was already posting letters up to Townsville so I organised this for mum as well ...

not the best of photos but you get the idea

I am off to unpack my latest delivery ... which includes a restock of Tim Holtz inks

Hope you all have a great week


Rachael Funnell said...

These creations all look FABBO!!!!
Love the Muslin, the Vinebranches on the Butterflies & the Lamp post looks sensational on your Hippie Chick LO...... the Bo Bunny Ad lib paper & the Circles on Wendy's LO is totally Awesome!!! & WOW! those Mother & grandma frames are a Fantastic!!!!

Moonie said...

oh girls these layouts are gorgeous.. Geli.. this is totally to die for.. what a layout and a half!!! Nice to see how you are being so creative with my2angels gorgeous stock xx

Emily said...

That hippie layout is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! And Wendy's layout rocks too!!

I may have to steal your gift idea for my mom.... that is fantastic!

Wendy said...

Great LO Geli! and I LOVE the photo frames, what a very cool & clever idea!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous creations girls.. keep them coming!! :)