Monday, 8 September 2014

Fathers Day Card- Sept Off the Rails Scrapbooking

With Fathers Day upon us again, I thought I'd share the card that I made for my dad.

 My background was started with gloss card stock (as I couldn't find my matte card stock) and I folded in half and coated it with white gesso to give it a matte finish and ensure that my inks would adhere and dry properly. As I planned my next layers, I explored my stash of papers to find some masculine papers. We had just been overseas and I thought the compass and time piece papers were quite appropriate, I had just been making a clock layout so I still had my clock stamp from Kaszazz on the table; so I stamped one onto to the backing paper with black ink and one some antiqued coloured paper from Kaszazz with red ink. I began my layering by using my spiderweb stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Vintage photo' and then used Distress Ink 'Stormy Sky' to give the centre of the clock some colour. Next I cut and tore piece of paper and placed them onto the card and added some brass cogs and wheels I'd purchased from Simon Says Stamps and black cotton. I backed a photo of my dad, inked some die cut  alphabet letters I had cut in white paper with my Kaszazz die cut and using the lid of my water spray bottle printed some circles around and using some watered down black acrylic paint and Dylusions 'London Blue' Ink spray I splattered some colour around. To finish off the card I added cork chevron arrows from Studio Calico.

I hoped all the dads have had a wonderful day.
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Die cut Sept Scrap it with attitude.

Scrap it with Attitude theme for September is Die Cuts. Switzerland is an amazing country, in every town we went to  we always saw beautiful clocks and always gold trimmed with the steeples in green cooper. I had a die cut of a clock face which I thought would be perfect to frame one of my favourite clock tower photos. I also used the die cut as a mask on the background to add another dimension and use for die cuts.

The background was achieved by covering a 12"x12" European patterned page from a Kaisercraft paper pad 'Timeless Classics' with white gesso, when dry I placed the die cut onto the page and then sprayed Dylusion Ink Spray 'London Blue' and ' Vibrant Turquoise', spraying each ink with water after each application then I removed the die cut and held the paper upright to allow the ink to run to the bottom of the page.

I first covered the die cut with white gesso before covering it with gold Jo Sonja acrylic paint and putting it aside to dry. I searched my stamp collection and found the perfect clock stamp which I'd purchased from Kaszazz and using Staz On black, stamped it over the page. I also stamped it onto a jade green shimmer paper from Kaszazz with gold ink and added embossing powder and after using my heat gun to emboss the image I punched it out using my large circle punch also from Kaszazz. 
Other elements I added included 3 different types of washi tape which had been purchased through Simon Says Stamps and Kaszazz, scraps from my paper stash and a 12"x12" 'Timeless Classics' paper pad from Kaisercraft which I edged with several different Tim Holtz distress ink including 'Vintage photo' and 'Iced Spuce', and lots of black cotton. Before adding my photo I splashed the paper with the Dylusion Inks I used for the background, watered down black Jo Sonja acrylic paint and white gesso.

Thanks for coming to check out my Scrap it with Attitude Die Cut piece and please go over to their page and check out all the other beautiful pieces of artwork. Hope you join us in the challenges and have as much fun as we do scrapping our memories for others to see.

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Sept Mood board: Free Yourself- Living the Dream

This is the wonderful Off the Rails Scrapbooking September Mood Palette my inspiration for my Design Team layout piece grew from.

My daughter Bec had the amazing opportunity to dance in the OzScot Australia Highland Dance Display Troop at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland last month and I was also lucky enough to be there to see her dream come true.  This was her first trip overseas and was a bit nerve wrecking for both her and me. 'Free yourself' was so appropriate for her during this incredible journey as she felt she grew as a person and gained independent freedom.

The background was created by using my 'Finnabair' Prima stencil with molding paste then spraying some different blue watercolours and Dylusion Ink Spray London blue over the page.  I mixed gold Jo Sonja acrylic paint with molding paste and used my star stencil to make stars to represent the flashes from the cameras in the stands.  While it was still tacky I sprinkled gold embossing powder over it so when I used my heat gun it gave the paste an embossed look. I then splattered watered down paint in blue, black and gold over the top.

For my layers I started with washi tape with gold clocks on it (representing the hours of work the team worked prior and during this time and also how it took time and hard work to reach her dreams). I inked and stamped script on some plain and patterned papers from my stash and edged them with gold paint and 'Black Soot' Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the added journaling and words were from Kaisercraft 'Kaleidoscope'. The other additions included the chipboard scrolls which were paint with black gesso, a wood camera embellishment painted gold and  some gold and white embossed music papers I cut to make the tags. The costumes were handmade by an amazing OzScot member with  2km of black tulle used and an incredible amount of cotton, so to finish off the layout I added black cotton and tulle.

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