The paper I used for this layout was from the Kaisercraft Be-you-tiful collection
The background page was sprayed with Lindys Starburst Turbine Teal to give it a bit of interest and dimension. I cut strips of varying widths for under the photo mount and fussy cut the flowers. In the top right corner is a flower corner embellishment that was made using easy cast resin and then coloured with Copic Alcohol Markers. I inked all my edges with Ranger distress ink Brushed Corduroy. It is a great colour that goes with many paper colours.
As Fathers Day was coming up and I get quite a few boys in my classes I designed something for the men this time.
As men like something mechanical we made a waterfall card. (I call it a flip card)
I always love a shaker card so I raided my husbands workshop and pinched some of his tiny nails. We also made a cog from shrink plastic and a Tim Holtz die. A bit of a wow factor watching the plastic shrink.
The hammer and chisel were cut out on the cricut and the top was embossed with a wood grain embossing folder.
The next card was an easel card. We cut out the embellishments on the cricut and used a pretty post-it pad on top of the card so it was useful as well as fun.
I love teaching children craft. They are always so much fun. Here are the things we did in the School Holidays.
Prima Doll Stamps on a Prima tag. I find these so much fun to do. Had to change it up a bit for the boys though. Glad Prima have finally brought out a boy stamp.
We had some fun little head stickers so I cut some suitable bodies out on the cricut and made a funny card.
Our Layout. We looked at how to make the rosette with the Tim Holtz die. So much fun and so effective. It always looks so cool and is not that hard to do with the die. Of course I had to do a couple of different ways of using the rosette. In one layout I have used it as an award and in the other it makes a flower. We make our layouts A4 because it is easier for the children and the folders to keep them in are very affordable.
I used canvas as a base for this layout. Whipped Spackle and a stencil was used for the white texture.
I then sprayed the canvas with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. The colours of these sprays are fantastic and they have a lovely sparkly sheen to them. I traced the hexagons with a watercolour pencil and blended them with a water brush. Then I used a white gelato to add highlights to the hexagons.
I made a butterfly from a chipboard butterfly. Painted it white then added crackle paste. When the crackle paste was dry I coloured with markers. I added prima flowers and a fairy cut out of prima paper.
The birdcage was sprayed with gold paint. I then added a beautiful prima flower and metal peacock
I have made the background on a heavy duty watercolour paper using Azure Sea Asters, Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green and blending the colours. I then used Whipped Spackle through a stencil to create the texture. The butterfly was made using the whipped Spackle through a stencil and then colouring with the Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells. I then added some vintage lace, plastic flower lace, pearl embellishments and sentiment.
The window and window box was cut out using a die. The curtains are make using Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells with a small resin flower. The background was make using My Mojiti Green, Golden Sleigh Bells and Azure Sea Asters then texture paste through a stencil. The flowers were some mini blooms from my stash.
I first discovered Lindy's Sprays a few months ago and absolutely loved them.
With this layout I have made the background on a heavy duty watercolour paper using Azure Sea Asters, Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green and blending the colours. I then used Whipped Spackle through a stencil and embossed using the Morning Glory Azure embossing powder.
The butterflies were made using the same stencil and spraying with the Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells. I coloured the flowers with the Azure Sea Asters and added yellow seed beads to the centre. The leaves were made from the kitchen towel I used to clean my mat and cut out using die. I didn't want to waste any of the lovely colour.
From my previous post I made flowers with the wet wipes used to clean up my painting mess. I used some of these flowers in this layout. I know it is not acid free but they were to beautiful to waste. I am sure my children will not be too upset if these layouts don't last for 100 years as there are plenty that will.
The birdcage was sprayed with gold paint. The brad centres were coloured with alcohol pens. Texture was added to the background with thick embossing powder. The fence was cut out using a die and the bird was from a sticker set. Have fun crafting.
More multi coloured flowers made from wet wipes used to clean my painting mess.
I made a #Kaisercraft note holder for my sister who loves cats. Using a small cat punch I cut the cats out in black, reversing some to get them facing each other. The chipboard base was painted in green the covered with paper. I only paint the edges that you see as most ends up covered with paper. The lamp was cut out on my cricut. A simple easy gift for someone and useful too.
I love this die that creates a beautiful window, window box and shutters. These are three of the cards I have created with this die.
This card has the pretty window box with mini flowers I cut out with a punch.I find the punches really handy for making your own flowers. The house was made from wallpaper.It gave a nice textured look.
With this card I used my brick stencil with texture paste and sprays. It was a winter scene so behind the window is a shaker box with snow.
This card also uses the brick stencil but I used ink instead of the sprays. I wanted a run down house so distressed the window and shutters. It also uesd the fence die instead of the window box. I wound the flowers around the fence to make it look like an overgrown (but pretty) garden.
Sue Jameson. Hope you get some inspiration from my ideas.
The trial I made before I had to take a class of children and make a canvas that would be sold to real people to raise real money for the school. No pressure. Never before had I painted a canvas but with the inspiration of Donna Downey and the class at CAD 2013 I was will to give it a go.
The children were amazing and I had a great time with them.
The canvas was sold at the school auction, thankfully.
Thanks to CAD and Donna Downey for the inspiration. You may be pleased to know the work you do reaches far and wide to help people you don't even know.
Hello fellow crafters. With todays layout I have used some waste that was left over after making some cards. The waste is the dark brown framing around each square. I thought it would be a cool way of defining each section of the layout. I then just chose photos to go in some of the squares with embellishments in the others. I used prima flowers, doilies, buttons, a chipboard flourish and a lamp-post cut out on the cricut. The paper was just some stuff I had in my stash!
Hope you like it. Sue