Friday, 25 March 2016

Single moments make great memories.

Last year I used these gorgeous papers from the Bontanica collection by Kaisercraft, apologies for the photos, they are not very sharp and really do not do the layout or the plaque justice. Lots of fussy cutting on the layout and the addition of lots and lots of Crystal Stickles ( such a shame you cannot see the sparkles in the photo)

The photograph of me and my lovely Hubby was taken whilst on holiday in August 2015 and we visited the Norfolk Lavendar Farm....what a beautiful place. And at last it gave me chance to use my rainbow umbrella that I purposely bought as a phto prop about 3 years ago LOL!

I used the left over peices of paper to cover and decorate a wall hanging plaque and I added a photo of some pretty special ladies I know and have the absolute pleasure of calling my friends xxx
I added some paper blossoms and raised the oval section with the lovely saying on up on foam pads and then liberally used the Crystal Stickles again.....I LOVE Stickles!!

Friday, 4 March 2016

My very first project post as a member on the Papermaze DT.

Hello, It’s Anita here with my very first post for the Papermaze DT.
I have been lucky enough to work with some of the beautiful new release papers from Prima’s
‘Tales of You and Me’ Collection  and my layout is about celebrating my lovely sister on her
40th birthday.

To start with I gutted the centre of the ‘Notre Amour Sera ├áJamais’ sheet and mounted the outer frame onto a sheet of brown cardstock, raising it up on double sided foam pads all around the edges to give it a little dimension.

I then took the centre piece of the sheet and distressed the edges and then inked them, I gently inked one of the tiny doilies and popped some behind the paper, leaving some poking out. I also splattered some ink splats and drizzled some runs on the paper too.

I took a sheet of the cardstock and punched out a lacy edge border to matt my photograph on, I gently sponged it with the same ink I used earlier to tone the colour down a bit.

Using half a sheet of ‘Beaute Cashee’ I die cut various flowers which I then inked, layered and curled to create full blooms, I added buttons and dewdrops for the centres of the flowers and scattered some others randomly about the page.

I then added in the string, Alpha Stickers and finished off the page with a chipboard number 40 which I coated liberally with bronze glitter.

I also altered this old wooden mirror that I have had for a long time.

 I painted first with a Winter White acrylic paint, then cut to fit a piece of ‘ Belles melodies D’amour’ sheet, cutting out the centre to expose the mirror and inking all the edges before sticking to the mirror frame.
I made some more blossoms using some of the cardstock in two different colours, which I then inked up and also punched out some fronds to tuck underneath the blooms.
  I cut out the little girl and the butterflies from the  ‘Contes de Toi et Moi’ sheet and then finished it off using some more of the alpha stickers.

Thank you so much for looking at my creations and don’t forget that most of these products are available from the shop.

Warmest Wishes Anita x