Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Off the Rails February DT Reveal "Loved One"

Off the Rails Scrapbooking: Loved One.

This page was inspired by my grandparents, and the strong family beliefs and values they had: family is all important and hard work is challenging but worth putting in for the wonderful rewards we get in life.

I placed Mont Marte Impasto on Kaszazz background paper with a spatula and then when it was partially dry I used a Kaszazz scroll stamp to stamp impressions into it to add texture. After letting it dry I placed the quote onto the paper and then used  slightly watered down Jo sonjas's yellow oxide paint to add colour to tie the quote and background together and then some Mont Marte modelling paste to soften and lift the impressions off the page and blend the quote into the layout.

 The quotes I chose shares my feeling about how important my grandparents were to our family and how we continue those beliefs and values through our lives and with our own families.

The papers I used behind the photo were chosen from my scrap collection and came from many different sources. The dark and light textured card reminded me of the connection my grandparents had to the earth as they were always in the vegie garden or down the beach fishing; the richness of the earth with the contrast of the sand.

I finished the layout with a range of flowers, cotton cord from Kaszazz, a framing stamp using Crafters ink and circles made with tubes using carbon black and ultramarine deep blue Jo Sonja's paint. The edge of the papers and the edges of the layout were blended with Tim Holtz  Ranger Distress Ink Vintage photo to complete the look.

Thanks for sharing my love of my grandparents through my Off the Rails Scrapbooking Blog design team contribution, I hope this has helped to inspire you.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

White with Grape Challenge.

 White with 1

My grand daughters two favourite things are purple and her baby brother so I thought that this would be the perfect photo for this challenge.

I began my layout by applying Mont Mante modelling paste over a brickwall stencil (from Kaszazz) to several places on my textured 12"x12" white page ( the photo has given the paper a purple hue but it is actually white), after it dried I sprayed sections with Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Crushed Grape ranging from light to heavy coverage. To reintroduce white to the page I stamped dots and embossed them white; using this technique I found it added shine and texture.

Using the stencil again I reapplied some modelling paste to the lower brick stencilling and dried it with a heat gun until it puffed up giving another dimension to the page. Adding water to some Jo Sonja Dioux Purple artist paint I used a small paint brush to place more colour between the bricks and encouraged it to wash downwards by adding more water whilst holding the paper vertically. 

Embellishments that I added included: Kaszazz flowers that I added colour (white and purple Jo Sonja artist paints) and brads to the centres, a chipboard butterfly I embossed white and a small love heart. I handmade 2 tags using a heart stamp with black crafters ink , a dot stencil with white modelling paste and the black crafters ink and white ink pens to define the heart stamp. I found the perfect ribbon to make the 3rd tag that had the words I felt perfectly described are the ways that Imi shows her little brother Zander how much she loves him, I used the Diox purple watered down paint to soften  the edges of the ribbon and complement the other tags.   

I used my favourite background stamp to tie the background together and a square stitch stamp to form frames for the letters of my grand kids I stamped onto the page with perfect medium (Kaszazz) and then embossed white. I finished off the photo with backing onto a distressed edged piece of grape card added white corner framelits to two corners and then placed it onto 2 pieces of distressed white cheese cloth.

Thanks for visiting my White with 1 challenge entry and hope you return to check out more of my blogs.