Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Scrap It With Attitude- Chipboard DT inspiration.August

This is my first layout with Scrap It With Attitude as a Design Team Member. 
My inspiration came from my recent trip to the Borromean Islands in Italy and the most amazing Isola Bella Palace Gardens I visited whilst on my Switzerland holiday last month. I was very lucky to have received a fantastic pack of Molossi chipboard from my win on the Scrap It With Attitude May challenge. In the pack was a beautiful archway, it was perfect for my photo.

My background paper was Kaisercraft 'Knickers', I covered it with white gesso and then wiped sections back to show more of the flowers  in some areas than others. 
The Molossi Chipboard Archway was painted with black gesso and then with a sponged with white gesso when the black was dry. 

The next step was to use modelling paste to produce the bricks and flora which would be on base of the photo and either side of the arch.

The bricks were made using 'Kaszazz' brick stencil, and when the paste was dry I used grey, black and rust watercolor to tie and blend the brick work in with the stone work in the photo.

The flora was made using Tim Holtz collection Doily stencil, and when the paste was dry I used a range of green tone watercolors to blend and tie  the background to the the ivy from photo .

 I used some orange and deep red Prima flowers and  I painted large white flowers with distress stain 'marmalade' and small white flowers with lemon watercolor. I placed black cotton behind the flowers and added a tag which I'd painted with white gesso and added a range of distress ink including 'stormy sky', 'black ink', 'frayed burlap' and 'peeled paint' before tying on a piece of green cotton , from a 'Depot, Band' roll that I had purchased in Basel Switzerland.

Thanks for dropping by to see my latest inspiration layout, drop by the Scrap It With Attitude Facebook page to see some wonderful Design team inspirational pieces and join us in the wonderful challenges.

Monday, 4 August 2014

August DT Inspiration- Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

My family and friends wait to see what wonderful new ideas and techniques I have been experimenting with.  

For all those people who love to get or give a special card from the heart, here is a little inspiration for you.


 The background of this card was created using spraying Dylusion Ink Sprays 'Cherry Pie', 'London Blue' and ' Dirty Martini'. Using my new Tim Holtz collection Doily stencil and modeling past I added texture to one corner and then added another layer with my new Kaisercraft Alphabet clear stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Dusty Concord'.
My new layer was created by stamping my favorite script stamp onto a page from an old book, spraying it with 'London Blue' and tearing it to give depth and texture, before adding flora washi tape that I purchased in a little craft shop in Basel, Switzerland.

 I added circles of lemon and white striped cotton from my collection and green 'Depot. Band' twine which I also brought in Basel. I sprayed flowers and butterflies which I had utilised from a Molossi chipboard scroll I had in a fabulous pack I won. Using Prima flowers I arranged different flowers with the chipboard flowers, pearl brad, white cotton and a bird and quote from Kaisercraft  'curiosity' collection to finish my card. 

Hope you found some new ideas or techniques to experiment with and find the time to have fun experimenting next time you make a card. Thanks for joining us on Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Meet Kelly From Lawn Fawn.

Meet Kelly from Lawn Fawn

Come and Join us on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Facebook group where Kelly Marie Alvarez owner of LAWN FAWN is coming to visit us and have a live chat, you can ask her all about the company, what they have coming soon and any questions you might have about their products anything you. It's going to be fantastic.