Monday, 15 August 2016

Marvellous Metallics

I am up on the Scrap, Paper, Scissors blog today with this new layout of mine using Blue Fern Studios paper and various acrylic paints xx

I am a great fan of patterned papers, infact, if I am honest, I really struggle to use plain cardstock full stop. And even with pattern papers I often find it hard to keep them *clean* by not inking, spraying or painting them somewhere! I really like using acrylic paints on my pages and often just use standard matt i thought I would break out my metallics this time and jazz up a sheet of Blue Fern Studios paper from the Tranquility Range.....I didn't manage to stop at just using metallic paints though as you will see!

This photo was taken on a holiday to the beautiful Camber Sands a couple of years ago and was on our last evening there. The sunset was very pretty and I wanted to try out the self timer on my new camera..... and i really liked how the photo turned out so thought I would scrap it.

I created the background by sponging acrylic paint in various metallic shades onto some bubble wrap and stamping it onto the page....I then repeated this, but used the gilding flakes glue instead and then added the flakes to the page and to some strips of paper.

The title was created by using letter stickers, which I sponged paint over and then when dry I peeled up the letters and threw them away( this is a good way to use old stash and also doesn't matter if they are from different sheets in different colours)  and using a fine marker pen, I edged the letters to make them stand out a bit more. It was great to actually use up some old stash that I have coveted for soooo long!!

I also used some Distress Stain dabbers in various places and added several mixed pearls, gems, metal photo corners and other bits and bobs to complete the page.

Do you use acrylic paint very often? And if so, do you tend to use standard colours or do you like metallics too?

Thanks for looking.
Warmest Wishes
Anita xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Daddy's Girl- Blue Fern Studios and Kaisercraft

 Hello again, today I am featured Papermaze blog.
Do you have certain photo's that you are happy to scrap more than once? I do ....and this is one of them. Me with my Daddy, when I was just a toddler and my parents had a photographer come to our home for a little photo shoot.
(Apologies for the poor quality and slightly off set photo of the layout, I am having a few technical problems at the moment)
I decided I would mix up a couple of manufacturer's papers for this layout and I have used both Blue Fern Studios (Tranquility) and also a little bit of Kaisercraft (Cottage Rose).

I took a sheet of Tranquility - Hushed  and used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and some scalloped edge scissors all around the edge of the sheet, I then stuck it to a sheet of Juneberry cardstock  so that there is a little frame of deep, dusty pink. I also used the same card to die cut some branches with leaves and I dry brushed then with white acrylic paint....I also dry brushed the photo edges to give a softer feel to it.

I wanted to add lots of texture and dimension to my page so created a fabric photo mat using cheesecloth, layered up and mixed with texture paste. I then spread some texture paste onto a square of bubble wrap and stamped it onto the page. Before the cheesecloth and stamped area dried, I drizzled some Microbeads in various colours on and they set as it dried.

I had some flowers to use but felt that the black one was too harsh for the page....this was soon remedied by spritzing it liberally with a Cosmic Shimmer spray mist  
....end result much prettier and co-ordinates much better with the page I thought.

I made some bunting using various frames cut from a sheet of Kaisercraft Cottage Rose - Framed and tied them together using lace which was then knotted at each end. The little girl on the bottom left of the photo was cut from a sheet of Tranquility - Calling Cards and I also printed out some various butterflies to use on the page, to which I added some pretty crystal swirls, leaving delicate trails behind them..
Once again it's been a pleasure scrapping with Blue Fern Studios.....and you can find all their products and many others besides all over at Papermaze.

Wishing you all a super, summery August.
Anita xx