Monday, February 25, 2013

Creamy Latte and Mud Cake Sugar Beads

A sweet, creamy mix, liberally sprinkled with golden toffee crunches - Creamy Latte will add a touch of class to any creation.

Made of rich 'chocolate-y' nuggets of goodness, Mud Cake has no calories, but plenty of shimmery, golden sprinkles. Splurge on some today for your next card or layout.

Also new are Sandy Microbeads 
the perfect co-ordinating medium for our Creamy Latte Sugar Beads.

Brace yourself - I am going to mention the "C" word!!!

I created a Christmas Card with Twiddleybitz 13x13 Cream Card
 which I inked/blended around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
Over this I popped a piece of Bazzill Kraft Cardstock (also ink blended also with Peeled Paint) and then a piece from Kasiercraft Just Believe Snowflake.

I heat embossed a chipboard bauble using Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel Scarlett
and then added a sprinkling of Creamy Latte Sugar Beads - aren't they just the most elegant touch??

Stamp a floral flourish stamp onto the bottom, left-hand corner of your card using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Highlight spots here and there with Avocado Liquid Pearls .

Also add some Ruby Red Liquid Pearls to high-light the red flourishes on the pattern paper.

And now a card using Twiddlybitz Kraft C6 card.

I saw this idea on Pinterest sometime ago, I think it was from
I loved the simplicity of it


Draw a trail with dimensional magic and sprinkle over Creamy Latte Sugar Beads.

Get a good friend who has nice handwriting (thanks Keonie x) to write Happy Birthday in between the trail.

Add 2 butterfly filigrees - mount one on top of the other (bending the top one upwards slightly) and centre with a cream rose.
Whallah - you are done. One gorgeous butterfly in flight.

I have a beach layout coming up using our Creamy Latte Sugar Beads, together with our stunning Blue Lemonade Sugar Beads - surely a match made in heaven.

Hi everyone, Ann here ...

Popping in to show off the delicious Creamy Latte Sugar Beads, which I used to alter a note pad.

All the papers are from the Kaiser 75 Cents Collection.
I covered the front of the notepad with Penny and then cut a rectangle of Tuppance, that is slightly larger than a pretty butterfly die cut piece of Guinea. I diagonally overlaid these on one another, so that you can see both of them clearly. 

I then punched a decorative edge from the left-over piece of Penny.
Using Dimensional Magic, I glued the Creamy Latte Sugar Beads and Charming Rose Chain (from the Aunty Pack) to the bottom of the oval pattern on the die cut. 

Again using Dimensional Magic, I glued the sugar beads around a 'note' card and inked all edges using Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.

Finally, I glued and positioned all the pieces together and added a touch of lace.


Hi, Michele here again after what seems like a looooong break. 
Actually it has only been a month and a half, but it seems much longer ... thanks for giving me some time off to get married Tracy :)

I'm not sure that I'm quite ready, but I'm back now - and just in time to test the utterly scrumptious, new Creamy Latte Sugar Beads  and Mud Cake Sugar Beads, with some of  Kaisercraft's Periwinkle papers.

Tracy has done it again with these cute little embellishments. I LOVE them, and the Creamy Latte and Mud Cake mixes are a perfect match for the vintage tones of Periwinkle.
My layout, 'Amy',  uses a not-so-perfect variation of a technique using beads shared by Anna Bjorklund in Nathalie Kalbach's 2013 Creative Jump Start Summit. (Anna's blog is here.)

The sugar beads enhance my layout's title, adding some intricate looking gorgeousness which is really not too complicated at all. 

The beads are attached using Glossy Accents, which has been painted onto the page with a fine paintbrush. I started off by adding beads individually around the letters with tweezers, but filled in the larger spaces using beads scooped up into an Antique Bronze Spoon...just the right size :)

I started with a sheet of Kraft cardstock, which I distressed and inked the edges (Black Soot Distress Ink) of and then, using an old Heidi Swapp mask, I inked a leafy pattern onto the background, dabbing softly with the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool using Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Black Soot and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. While the mask was still on the card I painted around some of the edges and sprayed generously with Irridescent Gold Glimmermist, letting the spray run across the page and drip off the edge. I also mixed some Evergreen Bough Reinker with water in a Mini Mister and sprayed close to the page, adding some teal green drips.

After distressing and inking the edges of all my pieces of  paper, I mounted my photo on some Periwinkle Whisper. I put this onto a bit of Breathe  and added a small piece of the black section of Impression between them. Also tucked in under the photo is a piece of frayed muslin, which softens the edges and adds to the vintage feel of the layout. I used a Sizzix Alterations On the Edge die (Scallops) to cut a strip of Newsprint Acetate, which stretches from the bottom left edge of the photo to the edge of the page.

Also running horizontally across the background on both sides of the photo mat are some strips of teal spotted washi tape, dictionary print tissue tape and Cream Cotton Lace.

Adding interest at the top of the layout are some pieces cut from a Twiddleybitz Bird on a Branch chipboard, both inked with Tea Dye and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

Hanging from the smaller branch on the right is another new my2angels embellishment - a russet Grandmother Charming Chain (Amy is my Great Grandmother, whom I vaguely remember as a little old lady living in Adelaide when I was a kid.) The second photo was taken outside to show you just how pretty the Glimmermist looks in the right light.

The other half of this gorgeous embellishment is draped across the Twiddleybitz Cast Iron Gates chipboard on the right of the photo. This chippie piece is popped up on dimensional tape over the washi/tissue tape combo and is coloured with Tea Dye Distress Ink

There are a few Creamy Latte and Mud Cake Sugar Beads scattered on the bottom of the fence posts.

Across the bottom of my photo is a strip of floral tape, which I have enhanced at each end using Creamy Butter Cherry BlossomsDark Brown Roses, Rose Roses, Black Roses, tiny White Rose Buds and some teal roses from my stash. While I was searching through my box of oddments, I also found a few pieces of  dictionary page die cut vine that were left over from another project, so I tucked them in too.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the beads and glimmer.

This is a pretty simple layout, but the addition of these pretty beads make it more than a little bit special. I'll be using them again really soon ;)


This completes the current colour release for the my2angels Sugar Beads collection. Pop into the store now to make your selection from our delicious range.

1 comment:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! Amazing work with the beads!!! :D