Monday, 29 June 2015

Cafe au Lait: Vintage flowers Card

Welcome all you creative geniuses and those who are curious.

Today I want to show you a new card I made with my new collection Cafe au Lait. It may look like a bit of a masculine collection however it is quite variable in what you can do with it. 

Here is a distinctly feminine card I made using the new collection.

I have used some of Prima's Art basic Copper Crackle Medium, which I just LOVE using. The three flowers are some of Kaisercrafts Large white flowers which I sprayed with water and then applied some small bits of color. I added some gold shimmer spray over the top and then left them to dry. 

I also had a few Silhouette die cuts in my stash that I added in the background and a couple vintage brads.

After putting everything together I then added some gesso over the top of the die cuts and flowers just to soften everything.

Here is a flip through of the entire collection

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Customer order Note book

Hi everyone.

I had some one request a custom made notebook after seeing my Sherlock Book by Watson I made last year.

This is what I made for the customer.

Here is the making of the project and the final flip through.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Cafe au Lait: A Man's Cards

Hello crafts and welcome to my blog again.

I want to share some cards I made with the new Cafe au Lait collection. I made this collections JUST in time for my brothers birthday which was last week. Here is the card I made him. 

This collection while not steampunk in its own right can be used to create a great steampunk genre card or layout. Add some airships, some gears and clocks along with some distressed edges and tada there you have it. I really like this card. 

Here is a flip through of the entire collection

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Monday, 22 June 2015

New Collection Cafe au Lait

Hello avid crafters and passer bys.

I have a new collection to share with you today.

The inspiration comes from the idea of vintage Paris cafes.

There are some lovely rustic and grungy textures with coffee cup ring stains on the corners. All giving the sense of sitting out at a cafe on the streets of Paris drinking coffee while reading through the newspaper or inspecting a map with the idea of adventure. Travelling to exotic stores and buying precious merchandise.

The collection comes in the usual sizes:

I am considering doing A4 for those who live in countries with sensible paper sizing.

For now here is the full reveal of this collection.

I have a number of ideas in mind for this collection, I would love to see that you do with it to.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole tags and cards

Hi crafters and all those who have stopped in to see what is what on my blog. Welcome

Got some cards and tags to show you today that I have made using the Down the Rabbit hole collection. I really love to bold colors of this collection and of course those Alice in Wonderland illustrations by John Tenniel.

To see the collection reveal, head over to my youtube channel

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Down the Rabbit hole Layout

I released my first independent collection in May titled Down the Rabbit Hole which is my take on the immortal Alice in Wonderland.

Today I want to show you a layout I have done with the collection.

To print the digital paper out to a layout size I went to my local copy shop which is officeworks here in Australia and chose the paper weight I wanted which was 200 gsm. A nice heavy weight that can handle having texture paste and glue being thrown at it.

I really do love how the colors in this collection came out and I look forward to using it for future projects

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole Book

Hello crafters, so nice to see you today. I have a treat for you.

I made up one of the Down the Rabbit Hole book Kits and I just have to share it with you. As you made be aware I am an avid photographer, taking photos throughout my day as positivity markers. This is all part of managing my depression, which is very important to me.

Over this weekend I printed out the Down the Rabbit Hole book kit on my inkjet Epson printer and set to work on putting it together. I was contemplating doing a coptic stitch binding and all that goes will it but decided to just do a simple string binding.

Here is the making of the book in its various stages.

It was great timing too because my current photo journal is almost full and I was in need of a new book. I have a full shelf of completed books now which is wonderful, because I can grab one and sit and have a cup of Chai tea and flip through it and remember happy times.

I would really love to see what you create with this book kit so feel free to share a link to your project in the comments below.

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Monday, 8 June 2015

The Family Record Conclusion...for now.

Hi there, great to have you here again. 

A few weeks ago I published the introduction to a year long project I have been working on. The Family Record. I combined my love and interest of genealogy and scrapbooking and created a massive project. Here are all the videos of the project including the final 2.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Making of the Forgotten Meadows Mega book

Hello everyone. Great to see you here again. 

My last post was of a mega book I did using my Forgotten Meadows collection. While cleaning up my computer I came across from video footage of me making the book, so I decided to edit it all and put it up on youtube for you all. 


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Forgotten Meadow Mega Book Project

Big project to share with you today. It took me a while to get completed as I was very busy the last 2 months. 

I really liked the Forgotten Meadows collection through my webstore and wanted to make a project that really complimented it. There is a video at the bottom of the post.

I managed to use all the ephemera in the Book Kit for the collection. The metal embellishments that were used were all gesso'ed which added a lovely old work feel and totally changed the textures within the page layout.  I used a lot of Imaginarium and kaisercraft chippies and wood embellishments coated in crackle paint and then distress inked after they dried.