Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scrap Shotz September Kit Featuring PinkFresh Indigo Hills! Part ll

Hello Everyone! Lorraine here with my reveal of the Scrapshotz September kit featuring the fabulous PinkFresh Indigo Hills. Rosie did such a great job with it! I am always amazed at how differently we use these kits.

Here is the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge sketch that we used:
And here is my take on it:
I fussy cut the geometric shapes from a sheet of patterned paper to create the layers behind the photo. The edges were inked with distress inks. I used pop dots behind the outside edges of each of the 3 elements to give them dimension. I also popped up the subtitle phrase - what a great addition to almost any page.

Here is another layout of my sweet granddaughter.  I love the "days of the week" washi tape that I used on both of these pages.
I used the washi on this layout as well, adding a day of the week to each of the monochrome elements on the side of the page. A bright photo really pops on this soft colored patterned paper. I used the alpha stickers that came with the kit, but I felt they didn't have enough contrast to the light background, so I added a black ink drop shadow with a pen to the letters. The chipboard hearts add just the right mood as embellishments.
This 2 page layout is bright and fun - appropriate for the playground photos. I had so many photos that were too-cute-not-to scrap that a 2 pager was totally necessary. This girl has personality to spare! the circles on the patterned paper strips give the layout motion and the 3 circle elements - 2 die cuts and a wooden paper clip - help keep it balanced.
This layout of my grandson's science project was simple to create. The borders of half sphere's on the patterned paper are bright and interesting design elements, drawing your eye to the center of the page. The die cut quotes are perfect accents. This kit's versatility really made it easy to use. The Pinkfresh - Indigo Hills line contains everything from soft feminine feeling paper to bolder, vibrant patterns that gives you so many options.
A really fun addition to the kit was this gold embossed vellum. Here I used it as a layer on top of a cardstock base.
This vellum was also used as a layer, but over a distress inked card base, so the varied colors could show through. A simple card given an interesting feature!
This card used a scrap of patterned paper from the 2 page layout and a die cut quote from the Indigo Hills line. The beautiful, sparkly jewels are self adhesive and add a lovely bit of glam.

I used scraps of patterned paper for this card, using the B side, a bit of ribbon and some sequins. I love to have all occasion or everyday cards in my stash to send to friends and family.

This card used some of the twine included in the kit, as well as scraps of the geometric patterned paper, and a wooden paper clip. This one would make a great masculine card. It's bold and "un-frilly," if that's a word!

Thanks for looking through my reveal. I love to play with these kits and see what I can build from the products included. Hope I've inspired you a bit!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Scrap Shotz September Kit Featuring PinkFresh Indigo Hills!

Hello Everyone!

I am so happy to be back here at the Scrap Shotz blog sharing my projects for the fabulous Scrap Shotz September kit featuring the brand new Indigo Hills line by Pinkfresh Studio.

It was difficult to cut any of these papers up, they are so beautiful, so I eased in to it with this first layout.


I used my exacto knife to cut 3 of the triangle-ish?? shapes on this paper and then folded them back to reveal the 'b' side of the patterned paper. I backed the empty areas with another patterned paper, placed the matted photo in between all the cuts and embellished with kit puffy stickers, die cuts, wood veneer and gems.

Here's a close up of the upper left corner:

Up next is this layout showcasing the wonderful gold/vellum paper included with this kit:

Butterfly Fun

I apologize for this less than stellar photo, so hard to see the gold vellum, I die cut the 'butterfly' title with my Cameo machine and then backed it with the same die cut in blue card stock. The white space on this patterned paper makes it easy to find a visually appealing point for any photo layout.

Here's a close up of the title:

and a close up of the journaling area, I always journal by hand, not because I think my handwriting is awesome, because I feel it's faster :).

Hello Today

I've been trying to use my Cameo more so I cut this background and then misted it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine:

Now on to something completely different...a Christmas Card!
This gold patterned vellum paper is so versatile, especially for special occasions such as Christmas! 
I die cut the sentiment with a Tim Holtz die from my stash, stapled it to black card stock and then to kit patterned paper. The entire piece is matted on Tim Holtz gold metallic card stock, then backed on grey kit card stock. I've also added a few accents with Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops but they are hard to see in this picture.

Now back to a layout...we all have created a layout based on this sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine:

Here is my take:


I think this is my favorite layout from this reveal... I cut circles with my old Fiskars circle cutter, stamped with Hero Arts Ombre metallic ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then inked the heart stamped circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, the circle frame stamps with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and the words stamped circle with Pumice Stone Distress Ink; finally all the circles were dusted with Perfect Pearls powder.
The kit includes a full package of 42 Indigo Hills Die Cuts, a full package of 30 Indigo Hills puffy stickers and a full package of 143 Indigo Hills Puffy Alphas, lots and lots of product for your scrapbooking/crafting needs :).

Now on to a few cards, sorry for the not so good photos coming up, I was inspired to make these cards later in the day and the light was not great for pictures...
I pulled out some dies from my stash, Elizabeth Craft Designs leaf dies, and cut individual leaves to accent the kit die cut and create a lovely any occasion card for a friend.
Here is another card that highlights the ECD leaf die cuts from my stash (you will see why in a moment). The sentiment is stamped with the kit add on stamp and the bling is part of the kit.

Now, here is the card featuring the negative Elizabeth Craft Design leaf images of the 2 previous cards, I even created a shaker portion filled with sequins:

and another close up of the die cut portion (sans sequins ;) )

Now, last but not least...

Beautiful, Magic, Amazing...September

I put my new Polaroid Zink printer to use for this layout, printing out the 3 photos from my iPhone directly to the printer. The varied kit die cuts and large number of kit alphas made it quick to create a title for this memory. Here is a close up of the title:

and a close up look of the lower right corner:

Please make sure you bookmark us, if you haven't already, so you don't miss Lorraine and Virginia's upcoming September kit projects!

Thank you so much for stopping in!


Rosie :)


Friday, August 19, 2016

The More the Merrier


If you're like me you have more than one stamp set in your crafting space so I want to show you how you can get more out of stamp sets by using more than one set on your projects.

I chose to use 2 stamp sets, Painted Butterflies and Vintage Flowers by Altenew.

{supplies: stamps and inks-Altenew; sequins from my stash}

I punched a mask with an EK Success 3" circle punch and temporarily adhered the circle to the card stock base.
I then stamped around the circle mask with an outline stamp from the Vintage Flowers stamp set, alternating light and dark shades of ink.

The butterflies were again stamped with Altenew ink and die cut with the matching die, they are adhered with pop dots in the centre of the wreath. The sentiment is also from the Painted Butterflies stamp set and sequins add some shine to the cards.

{Morning Frost & Moon Rock Altenew Ink}

I added a punch of color to this last card by coating a wood star with Viva Decor red paint. I hope you've enjoyed these simple ways to make use of more than one stamp set on one project. 

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Die Cut Fun!

I don't consider myself a card maker however I have been enjoying making cards the last year or so and I have a few more share in this post.

The lovely Virginia cut a couple of die cuts for me with the Altenew Dodec Cover Die* one in black and one in white. I had a grand idea to foil one of the die cuts and EPIC FAIL is all I can say about that one.

I layered this die cut over Elizabeth Crafts card stock I inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers and then splattered with water to get the light areas:

Silver, white iridescent and clear sequins hightlight the die cut, a Tim Holtz phrase sticker popped up with foam squares and accented on either side with Nuvo glitter drops complete this card.

This next card began with these Ken Oliver Color Burst backgrounds and the My Favorite Things Circle Scribbles die:

The white die cuts were pieces I cut out of white foam which I did not use, I glued the die cuts made from these watercolor backgrounds directly to a white piece of card stock die cut with the Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Rectangles die*.
The solid stamped images are from the My Favorite Things Circle Scribbles stamp set which has the coordinating die I used for the die cuts.
The 'thank you' sentiment is from the Altenew Oriental Orchid stamp set.

Dies can be used in more ways than just accenting or cutting out stamped images as you can see here. 

*Items may not be in store but you can contact Sandy directly to inquire about ordering.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Water Colour Powders Tutorial


So pleased you can join me for a look at a couple cards I created using the Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders available in the store.
I am going to walk you through the process of making these cards. Please note that these exact colors may not be in the store but you can contact Sandy to inquire about ordering them.
You can create a similar effect with the Magenta-Nuance Watercolor Powders as well.

The Color Burst powders are available in singles in the store while the Nuance powders come in a set of 15 colors.

Let's take a look at the first card:

These are the colors I used for this first card:

For this second card I used Pthalo Green, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine Blue:

I experimented with color groupings prior to working on the actual card fronts to see which colors would mix without getting all muddy.

Step 1
Cut watercolor paper down to 4"x5 1/4", I used Strathmore watercolour paper.

Step 2
Stamp paper with chosen stamp and Versamark embossing ink. I used Altenew's Oriental Orchid* stamp set for the red/blue/purple card and My Favorite Things Circle Scribble* for the blue/green/yellow card. An outline stamp works best to allow open areas for your watercolor powder to fill.

Step 3
Sprinkle white embossing powder over the Versamark images and heat emboss. I've used Hot Stuff Embossing Powder in Glacier White by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies*

Step 4
Let cool, then spray generously with water, you can see that the paper curled up once the water hit it, I taped the card front down to prevent the curl.

Step 5
Here I taped the paper down which also made it easier to drop various colors of watercolor powder exactly where I wanted them. 
A little goes a long way so tap the bottle lightly, you can always add more as you go. You can see the powder spreads or 'bursts' as it hits the water.

Step 6
Add additional colors and water, you'll see the embossed images begin to stand out as you add more colors.
Step 7
You can also use your heat tool to move around the colors while they are wet.

Step 8
Once you are happy with the results set aside to dry, I let them dry overnight.

I followed the same steps to create the card front for the blue/green/yellow card, here are a couple of photos of the card front in progress:

To finish off the cards I trimmed the fronts a tiny bit to remove the white edges left by the tape and applied adhesive along the edges and liberally on the entire paper to keep it nice and flat.
I die cut a vellum circle with the My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Die-namics*. The sentiment is from the Altenew Layered Lily* stamp set, stamped with black Versafine ink and embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I applied liquid adhesive behind the 'thanks' and completed the card with a scattering of clear and black sequins.

I kept this card simple trimming the white edge left by the tape, adhering to the card base and adding a sentiment from the Altenew Thinking of You* stamp set. 

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and give this technique a try, it is a lot of fun!

*please note that items listed not found in the store may be available as a special order, contact Sandy directly to inquire.*

Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy Crafting!