Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Layouts and Tutorials with lots of embossing

Hi there folks 
Jess here popping in for a bit: )
I've actually done a challenge.....CRAZY I know.....
I'm a bit of a sucker for a sketch, and when I saw this one on the my2angels blog I couldn't resist!!
Here is what I came up with...believe it or not I've actually used the bo bunny "Country Garden" range for this layout.....
I LOVE my posca paint pens they are perfect for colouring embellishments! On this layout I've used them to colour a white mulberry paper butterfly &  a floral wooden button (these buttons are so fab to alter). I've also used them to do lots of doodling on my page.
I've coloured the cardboard & a white resin cabochon flower with a paint dabber in raspberry. I'm still totally loving the spotty acrylic buttons coloured daisy charms & scalloped edge felt frame.

Other bits & bobs I've used on this layout are pink 2cm mulberry flower, black cotton lace, kraft tag, dark pink acrylic buttons, jenny bowlin memo note book, crafter's workshop template "art is", baker's twine & white frame rub on.

Love and Peace xox

 and from Jen,
A frequent visitor to my2angels who always seems to appear on payday and when new arrivals are in (lucky or unlucky for her LOL she works 2 streets away from us)

I love this photo of Erin - it's so me, and so my mum, and so her mum... that look over the glasses has been passed down through the generations!


 I sprayed a my2angels 15cm White Mulberry Flower with the purple spray made up from
 and used my Martha Stewart corner bubbles punch to alter it - I love how effective this is and will be trying a few more on my flowers down the track!

Add some patterned paper, ribbon, some pearl flourishes and some more Orchids and Stemmed Star Flowers and a  Rose Charm. Then I had a dilemma - journalling!

Too many times these days I see 'pretty' layouts that are just that - pretty, but they don't tell the story behind the photo. I used to teach people that one of the main things with scrapping your photos was you no longer had to sit and explain every shot and your thoughts about it..but somewhere in the last 10 years, journalling seems to have been forgotten more often than not! A great inspiration to me when it comes to journaling is my long-time friend Peg Hewitt. Peg is an extremely talented scrapper who never omits the important stuff - journalling! So inspired by Peg - I got my Dymo labeller out. I used the paper to paper cartridge and printed out my journalling. 
 The only problem was - it was still white!! I decided it would be awesome if it was purple, but since I didn't have purple tape - I would have to make it purple! I used Tim Holtz' sponging technique with Dusty Concord and 'purpled' my dymo journalling! I had to wait a bit for it to dry before sticking down - but well worth the wait i think!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you feel inspired to create, to journal, and to hopefully try some new techniques!!

Thanks again
Jen :-)

and lastly from me, Tracy

Boys are up first

with my L Plates layout
OMG I can see me using this Kaiser Attitude Range for a long time to come, in fact we are out of stock of some of the papers already but I will get more in (even if it is just for me lol, I am sure Ngaire will be shouting AND ME as she reads this!)

The Tim Holtz Gadget Gears were cut from pizza box and spellbinders precious metal and embossed with black enamel and silver enamel with a ball & chain added plus our buggy car charm

Tucked in under the cogs, stickers and charms is our Black Zig Zag Felt Frame to add some texture and depth.  I cut it up individually for borders

I love the kraft bags with tags (OOS but we are expecting more in next week) has made me journal more!  I found an old chipboard car and sprayed graphite glimmer mist over.  Also found some old keys which I attached to the tag with a mini silver lobster clip

Now for the Girls Step by Step layout
using the same "sketch" as the boys page but flipped

Starting off with 2 pieces of Prima Songbird Sunrise Pattern Paper.   (photo shows both sides)

Trim off barcode strip off one piece. 

Ink the edges of your photo with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and put aside allowing the ink to dry

Using your Ink Blending Tool blend around the edges (I did this in random areas and and at least 5cm into the pp) with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then the same in other areas with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Cut a piece of cardboard (I used a flap from a pizza box) 4cm x 23cm.  Make a cut on the backing of the white scalloped felt frame and adhere frame to the pizza box. 

Trim off barcode strip from the other piece of sunrise.  Then cut from the bottom a 5cm strip.

Cut another 5cm strip of the blue pattern  and cut length to 26cm
With the remainder of the blue piece from sunrise, cut a mount for your photo.  I left a .5cm border and ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Arrange your flowers and embellishments on the pizza box  and adhere once happy with placement but do not adhere to layout at this point.

Place your cluster off your paper, then paint over your flowers and felt frame with Claudine Hellumuth Medium Gel and any pizza box showing 

(the photo shows me just starting to go flower crazy!)

When the medium is dry I randomly inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and sprayed with Bronze and Tattered Leather, then emboss our white scalloped felt frame and flowers with Copper Embossing Enamel.  I covered mine fully but really I should have done bits at a time until I was happy with how much coverage I had. 

Now add a piece of pizza box to the middle of the frame to lift your photo so level with the felt frame.  Then add your photo

How cool does the felt frame look embossed?

The banner is using left over blue pieces from songbird pp, string and brown brads both of which I embossed as well (nothing was safe from the heat gun that day!)

While you have the heat gun out also heat emboss a round flower filigree and a brown mulberry flower 

then add Carol Creations Tiny Etched Natural alphas for the 2nd half of your title
to go at the bottom of your layout

and while we are on the subject of embossing have you seen Laraine's entry for the sketch challenge in the gallery?

She has embossed our large flower filigree with shabby white embossing powder, our brown pin from the mum charming chain set and a taupe rose ... totally gorgeous ... to see the rest of her layout click here to view the gallery

Stocks are running low already on the embossing powders but we are expecting a new delivery mid week (yah cause I missed out on some of the colours too LOL)

Did you like the way I incorporated the Black Zig Zag Felt Frame and white scalloped felt frame into my layouts?

Wanna have a play with them?

Buy one felt frame ($2.00 each)
and I will send you another one of the same design FREE, 
but only until the end of July


Sandie Edwards said...

Lovely layouts, fantastic techniques.... thanks for sharing..

Michele said...

Wow! What a fabulous read. I agree with Sandie, and I'm going straight to the store ;)

Geli said...

that embossed stuff is sooo gorgeous.