Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Family



It’s been a while since I’ve done some scrapping; I’ve been doing the Christmas thing – cards and cookies and decorating and shopping… Time to get back into taking out my photos and supplies and creating a layout or two.

I’m trying to make a dent in my hoard and so I’ve dug into my pattern papers and found this sheet from the Nature Walk collection by 7 Dots. I think it provides a perfect rustic background for this photo of the grandchildren striking a pose at the Christmas tree farm.
I’m also determined to lighten the pile of chipboard; I found this one that scrappy friend Rae Moses gave me some time ago. I wanted to be able to reassemble the pieces after altering the “chain” part with rust paste, so I simply colored the outer and inner parts with black ink.
The background layers are from a few Kaisercraft papers and a few remnants of sticker sheets from 7 Gypsies.
I embellished the corner with a Finnabair washer and a tangle of thread.
The background splatters are part of the paper pattern. The title is from a Heidi Swapp sticker collection.

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.



Supplies

7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk collection – Musical Blooms #SDPP0083
Kaisercraft – Time Machine collection – Coggler #P1922
Kaisercraft – Time Machine collection –Gadget #P1924
7 Gypsies – Architextures – Junque Garage Stickers #7G25033
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Rustic Washers #963422
Prima – Sunrise Sunset collection – Mechanicals – Vintage Trinkets – Brads #960384
Heidi Swapp – Epoxy Stickers – Buzz Words – Forever – Black

Tsukineko – Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Prima – Art Extravagance – Rust Effect Paste – Red Rust #964689









Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Butterfly Garden with the "Autumn Bloom" Kit - A Saturday Tutorial from Swirlydoos




The "Autumn Bloom" Kit, with all of the rustic elements, made me think of creating a garden setting. The Mediums Add-On, featuring Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger, made me think canvas. Here's how the two ideas came together.





I had intended to wipe the ink off the stenciled butterflies, but I think that the Martha Stewart glitter paint works a lot better.




Fun cut-outs and gorgeous blooms and foliage make such a pretty setting...






Supplies

*Swirlydoos September 2017 "Autumn Bloom" Kit*
49 and Market - Cottage Life Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Cottage Cut Outs
Swirlydoos - Jute - 2-ply

*Swirlydoos September 2017 Flower Add-On*
49 and Market- Handmade Flowers - Cottage Blooms - Cantaloupe #CB86127

*Swirlydoos September 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
Darice - Rustic Accents - Rusted Shapes - Wire Garden Fence with Pick - 3 Pcs #6612-035

*Swirlydoos September 2017 Project Add-On*
Martha Stewart Crafts - Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Paint - Sugar Cube #32185

*Swirlydoos September 2017 Mediums Add-On*
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Abandoned Coral
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Faded Jeans
Martha Stewart Crafts - Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Paint - Night Sky #32184


Other Supplies
9" x 12" Canvas
Prima - Finnabair - Elementals - 6.5 x 10.5 Stencil - Butterflies #961329
Liquitex - Super Heavy Gesso
Liquitex - Matte Medium
Foam Tape

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