Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Graphic45 2015 DT Final Round: Video Tutorial

Hi Lovelies,

Welcome to my Graphic 45 2015 Design Team Final Round Submission.

I have put together a layout video tutorial showcasing the beautiful Raining Cats and Dogs which you can check out HERE.

Here is a full view of my project:

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

And some of the details:


Thanks for watching and Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

You are my anchor

Hello Lovelies!

Today I am sharing a 'By The Sea' shadow box project. I have taken inspiration from Graphic 45 By The Sea papers and the treasures often found when one frolics by the sea. Dedicated to my Miss E: 

You Are My Anchor 

A Twiddleybitz Shadow Box was constructed and covered with 'By The Sea', 'Beachcomber', and 'My Anchor'. 'Pier 45' and 'By The Sea' created the back drop for a Twiddleybitz Printers Tray. The front edge of the shadow box was embellished with shells, sequins and rambling twine. Fussy cut shells and starfish were layered with more shells, sequins and glass bottles. Lengths of twine were also plaited and then twisted around the outer edge of the printer's tray. 

A closer look: 

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sweet Sentiments

Hello Lovelies!

Today I something a little sweet and sentimental created with Graphic 45 'Sweet Sentiments' Collection. This just makes my heart swoon with it's pretty toning's, flowers, hearts and wee rabbits and is available in the Sassy Scrapper Store HERE 

Sweet Sentiments

The base is a more neutral toning from the Secret Garden and a shadow box effect was created with the outer frame trimmed from the 'Sweet Sentiments' Paper. To add a little depth, this was adhered around the outer edge of the base page with foam tape.

 A large floral frame element was die cut (with my cricut) from the reverse of the 'All My Love' paper and tucked in under the edges. Decorative punched edges were added to thinner strips trimmed from 'Perfect Petals' and tucked in over the top.

Fussy Cut elements from ' Sweet Sentiments', 'Perfect Petals,'Violet Bouquet'  and 'Easter Greetings' were arranged and layered to add embellishment.

Happy Easter and beautiful blessings to you all sweet friends 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kraft Plus: Designer Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!

A little pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Teehee
So, the first of the month also means the reveal of another brand spanking new fabulous Kraft Plus Challenge. Pssst... we are heading into the kitchen

And this is where the Retro Recipe + Ingredients took me: 

A little washi tape - You will spy some peeking out from behind the photo and to the left of the larger 'Life Is Moments' sentiment
Polka dots (on the heart embellishment and background stamp)
Cotton - I used some thread coming from the balloon
3 Tags - 2 were trimmed and layered behind the top right photo corner and the trimmed edge of another one peeking is out along the bottom edge of the photo
Silver - 'Life Is Moments' Sentiment and flower
Stamping - background and bottom right hand corner   

The Kraft Cardstock was altered with Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine and a Prima Cog Mask. 

Some random stamped detail was then added with a Kaiser texture background stamp.
Twiddleybitz and A2Z Chipboard elements were spritzed with Color Shine - Mustard and Sweet Cherry. 

Paper strips and die cut elements from Graphic 45 'An Eerie Tale' were layered with fussy cut elements - white daisies from Graphic 45 Secret Garden and butterflies from G45 Curiosity Shoppe.

A touch of 'Alice in Wonderland' with Kaiser's 'Through The Looking Glass' and pretty Prima blooms. A few of these were also altered with color shine to coordinate.

The Kraft Plus Design Team and this month's Guest Designer's have cooked up a smorgasboard of delectable treats for you. Make sure that you check out all the inspiration as well as challenge and Sponsor details HERE 
Can't wait to see what you all cook up with the Retro Recipe Challenge.

Happy Krafting!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Card Creation - Truly Great Friends

Hello Lovelies,

A card share for today - a little something for all my friends out there :)
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Create Bliss

Happy Greetings Lovelies!

Something new to share today after having a little play over the weekend.  Lots of fussy cutting from Graphic 45 Bird Song and Secret Garden patterned papers along with a little medium fun.

Create Bliss:

I have actually used 2 of the Bird Song Cherry for this one - The reverse of one for the background and fussy cut cherry blossoms and paper strips from the other.

Some masked detail was added to the background with a Prima stone wall mask and Ferro Antique Gold Texture Paste. White Gesso was dabbed randomly with a sponge over the texture paste to soften a little. Lindy's Stamp Gang Tiffany Blue was then lightly spritzed over the top. A Twiddleybitz chipboard flourish was cut up and a circle element were painted with a White Distress Dabber and then arranged under were the photo and floral elements are.

Fussy Cut cherry blossoms and floral elements from Secret Garden Beautiful Blooms and Posy Patch were then arranged and layered in a cascading effect with a Prima Resin Shutter to add structure as well as a window effect for the photo. Fussy cut paper butterflies, a single Prima bloom and metal tap finish it off.

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till Next Time,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015


Welcome to my 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Audition. 

Firstly a little about me:

My passion for paper crafting has burned brightly for a  little while now. I have steadily been paper cutting, gluing, creating  and 'constructing' since our first girl came into our world 10 years ago. Over the time my style has somewhat evolved with different trends and experimentation with new product. 

I am a dimensional paper crafter and one who particularly enjoys getting their 'scissor happy' on.  I also enjoy creating little scenes with my projects that take me on a creative journey.   My creations will feature fussy cutting , layering, dimension, structure and detail.  I have a fondness for patterned paper and love to layer and embellish with fussy cut elements. If I cannot fussy cut,  I will die cut, punch or make.

Inspiration is quite often taken from the product that I am working with, however, sometimes, I also like to be a little diverse and venture 'outside the square' and deviate from the intended theme of a collection. 

My preferred genre for creating layouts is 12" x 12" and I do have a fondness for going beyond the page and altering pieces.  

Following are projects that reflect my creative style and strengths for design, composition and attention to detail:

Altered Shadow Box with Printer's Tray:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 By The Sea)

'You Are My Anchor'

Designer Inspiration: The beach and the exploration of by the sea treasures were the inspiration behind the creation of this project.

(Showcasing Graphic 45 Bird Song and Secret Garden) 

  'Create Bliss'

Design Inspiration: My daughter's love of the outdoors reflected with fussy cut floral elements and butterflies 

(Showcasing Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale)

'You Bewitch Me'
Design Note: My two girls who always enchant me with the things that they say and do.  A non Halloween 'spin' on this collection. 

Altered Vinyl Record:
 (Showcasing Graphic 45 Mother Goose) 

'Back Track 75'  

Designer Inspiration: This project takes me back to an earlier childhood memory. As a child, my brother and I would listen to Patsy Biscoe’s 50 Favourite Nursery Rhyme’s Album.  It seemed appropriate to showcase this special memory on an older vinyl record which I found in one of my opp shop visits. 

Fussy cut elements from the Mother Goose collection allowed me to ‘Back Track’ to 1975 and recreate the nursery rhymes from Patsy’s record that I fondly recall.  A large moon was created from chipboard and patterned paper and provides the foundation for all of the nursery elements to rest on.


(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Collection)


Design Note:  I always look at what can be created from pattern paper. Die Cutting elements are an economical way of creating embellishments

Altered Tag Album:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me and Tag Album)

'Come Away With Me'

Design Inspiration: A passport to destinations

Altered Book:
(Showcasing Graphic 45 Come Away With Me)

'The Joy of the Journey'
Designer Note: An older book has been altered so that when it is opened a 3 Dimensional shadow box effect is contained within.

(Showcasing Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas and Topography)

'A Beautiful Friendship'
Designer Note: A non traditional 'spin' on The Twelve Days of Christmas collection.

Finally, I would like to share another one of my favourite Off The Page projects I have recently completed. 

Steampunk Inspired Hat Shadow  Box: 

Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for the opportunity of applying and it is with much appreciation for the time you have taken to view my application. Thank You for your consideration.