Friday, 29 April 2011

Teresa Collins Canvas LO

 
 
Teresa Collins has put out a wonderful canvas 12x12 sheet to play with especially if you love paint or gesso etc! It has a fabulous texture!

Here's what I did with mine:
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It truly is fun!!

You can find the product here:
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http://www.scraptherapy.com.au/proddeta ... rod=SE2316

I covered it with impasto(or modgepodge etc) Then laid some old paper doilies on top
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Covered them with some gesso but also added some really old paper flowers I had.... covered them with gesso too - for more texture!
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And using Teresa's Blingage Carol's Clocks I smudged the clocks with gesso too!
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So this is how its looking so far.. I've also got a corner of a baby wipe and lightly wiped back the petals of the flowers to show a little colour through the gesso
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Now for the tissue paper - As soon as I saw this...I bought it just for scrapping!
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So tearing off pieces you need to use impasto or the like and cover both sides of the tissue paper... I just use my fingers - I like to get messy!
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Then add your embellies and a pic ...
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And here's the finished canvas!
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And here's the result of the Blind Scrap I held at Scrap Therapy too.
You can find it here

Thursday, 28 April 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEAGHAN!!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
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(my eldest dd, just moved to London)
Sooky-la-la today -sniff sniff

Monday, 25 April 2011

LET'S GET SHABBY Challenge #23

You can find the Let's Get Shabby criteria

here

And here's my sample LO
This was me!

The sponsor is SCRAP THERAPY

AND

speaking of Scrap Therapy,
I'm hosting a Blind Scrap there
(Easter Tuesday, 26th April, at 8pm - Sydney time)
you can find the details here

If you'd like to join us you will need:

for an Easter LO:
1 portrait 6x4 photo

I've cut the figure out of mine - but the full pic is great too!

3 double-sided papers -
You will use both sides of each, one needs to be quite dark as this will be your border. The others I have a mix of plain side and muted patterns in pastels. If you dont want to do double-sided, then have 3 single papers and scraps. All in all they need to work all together pattern and colour-wise to your taste.

Trims and laces
These need to vary in length between 8-10inches. How many doesnt matter but when laid out horizontally, one under the other, the depth should be about 4 1/2inches.

2 lengths of string or twine 
 approx 11 inch and 12 inch

Alpha or title
Mine is a chipboard title of 'Happy Easter' which I painted beforehand

5 small buttons

Embellies
Choose what will go with our LO, I've got a little bunny and chicken diecut (cut from a cricut I think) and a journaling spot if you dont want to write directly onto your LO.

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Another big day here today!
Paige marched with her Grandpa (who is next to her) in the ANZAC parade today
She wore her great great grandfathers medals and marched for him.




Sunday, 24 April 2011

HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Here's our Easter Morning!!

The table was set and among our family tradition of the big breakfast
We sat, ate, laughed with my parents as well,
and a last meal with Meaghan who left not long after breakfast to move to London, England to live.
It was a bitter sweet time....
This above was the tidy table!!! LOL!



Then there was the Egg Hunt!
Never too old!

And just as grandparents and the girls were lining up for a photo,
Maggie (our bird) flew over to be in the pic too! She wont miss out!
and once inside at the table...

Paige and Grandma
Meaghan with Grandpa and Grandma

One lucky bunny among the eggs!

Way toooo full to move!!!!


My annual pic!

Maggie wont miss out!
She had fun amongst the easter eggs rolling them about

Time to say Good-Bye


And off to England she goes...

No pics of me..... I'm the one who takes the photos
and I'm the one who is the mess...

Sigh......

England is too far away.


Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter!

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Thursday, 21 April 2011

EASTER CHALLENGES and Easter good fun...

Check our these challenges and step-by steps
over at


Here's my Easter LO sample for my challenge... and you can check out the criteria here

Lots of wonderful Easter scrappy stuff to see there!! 

My last day away!  I'm finally going home tomorrow with work finished and holidays starting!!
YAY!






Friday, 15 April 2011

Teresa Collins: Freestyle Album Kit, Giving Thanks Album Kit and Chic Bebe Boy Card Kit

This past week I've been working in Sydney and tomorrow flying onto Brisbane until Good Friday. I'll be so pleased to get home to my family and get back into my own bed!
Oh my gosh... my sore feet!  My mantra in my mind lately has been 'Im too old for this'! LOL!
Anyway, before I left I had to prepare so many DT works to be ready for reveals while away so that was another race against the clock! 
I'm look forward to having this weekend off to catch up on some blog hopping and chatter!!!
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TERESA COLLINS FREESTYLE ALBUM
Creating with the 'Freestyle' range is just a joy! One of the things I've worked out using Teresa Collins paper is that its much easier using black and white photos! As soon as I laid eyes on the these papers, I knew I would create a mini-album of Hannah's first ball.

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To make the pages inside, I've traced the covers and cut the paper a bit smaller in size. I've stuck two pages together to form one page - this made is quite sturdy as the paper is quite thick.

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Hannah looked like a princess and the 'Freestyle' Album Paper Kit is sooooo perfect!

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TERESA COLLINS 'GIVING THANKS' ALBUM
I always say.... any photos I use with Teresa's products pretty much need to be black and white... and they work a treat! Working with orange, white, black and cream is new to me, and I enjoyed it!! This might even get me working with more colour and pattern than I have in the past!!
For this project, it will be a 2011 calendar of monthly photos with journaling blocks to list or write about events.
You can find 'Giving Thanks' here
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The cover was a bit stark white so I covered it with a thin layer of orange paint and it calmed it quite a bit. It can be sealed with either modpodge or impasto if you prefer. The two diecuts on the cover are from the kit.
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The paper with the months listed on it (as seen in the first photo's top corner) has six months on one side and six on the other which isnt very helpful when wanting to use them all, so I photocopied one side onto a light cream cardstock.
The pattern paper from the kit was measured to fit inside the covers and cut to the length needed for fitting the portrait sized 6x4" photo and the month's journaling block so they could be be stuck down on it. The journaling blocks are left blank for now as I'd really like my girls to write on them... from their perspective as well as mine.
The pocket and tag is from the kit...
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The clock and 'family' diecuts are from the kit
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The tag is from the kit
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This page has a black spot where the photo for Easter will be placed.
The quote diecut is from the kit and I've cut out little easter eggs by hand from paper also from the kit.
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The rest of the months are finished except for photos and embellishments. I'll wait until I see what the photos are about before choosing what needs to decorate the top page.
One thing I did encounter was that the leftover paper after cutting half (weeeell just over half :roll: ) off for the first six months, wasnt quite long enough to use for the remaining months, so instead of cutting off the 'brand' strip along the bottom... I painted it black and that worked perfectly!
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I hope you will give these album kits a go - they are fabulous!


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STEP BY STEP BABY MINI ENVELOPE ALBUM


This Chic Bebe Boy Card Kit can be used for either 4 sets of Baby Boy Cards with diecuts to match

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OR you can do what I did and make a lovely little Envelope Mini-Album!
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Step 1
Press out the envelopes and fold and stick leaving one end open (thank-you to Paige for being my 'hand' model while I held the camera!!!)
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Should look like this when you squeeze the envelopes together
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Step 2
To make some covers - cut out cardboard just a little bigger than the envelopes
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Should look like this when held together
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Step 3
I painted my covers (you could also glue matching cardstock or pattern paper if you prefer) but first I sealed the cardboard with gesso as I knew my paint was 'thin'.
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Then painted the blue which is a 'glaze' blue
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Step 4
Once the paint was dry (I did seal it with impasto - or you could use modgepode etc) I measured and hole punched x2 into the covers and envelopes and join with 2 jump rings
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Step 5
Punch out the invitations from the kit and fold in half. You might like to sand off all the little 'taggy bits' from tearing away the diecuts
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Step 6
Holepunch once in the middle and get ready to thread some ribbon
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It should look like this:
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Step 7
Insert into envelopes
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Step 8
Time to decorate the cover...
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EXTRAS:
On the inside...
I painted on one side of the envelopes - which will probably have quotes on it - and the otherside with the joins will have a photo attached..
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LETS NOT STOP AT BOY COLOUR...
Why not try this too:

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I've only placed some pink prima rosettes here - but you get the gist!
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If you want to give the album away as a 'baby shower gift' like I do, then I'm going to add into my gift the extra ribbon and embellies so my friend can change it to a boy or a girl mini-album..

This was a joy to make! :biggrin: :biggrin:


 
 
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SCRAP JACKED
Here's my DT sample to jack!
You can find all the dt members work here
Check it out, plenty of fab scraplifting to be done!!

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This is a challenge I took part in at Challenge Masters which was a lot of fun to create
A lot of recyling!  This was a very little Hannah with her beloved 'Bunny'

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