Sunday, 9 June 2013

These boys are out of this world!

Hey Ladies,

Just here, uploading my entry to Orange Paperie for June's challenge set by Jo

Tags, Tabs & Texture

My layout uses the NEW Blast off Range from Kaisercraft.

I've chosen a set of photos of my nephews enjoying a playground in the Gibralter and thought they look like they are sat on planets.

I am sorry the photo quality is poor but the weather today is typically wintry and the light is appalling. 

I have used one main tag as my title, using the technique I learnt from the creative jumpstart yesterday, I used a blending tool, inks and bubble templates, to make it look quite planet like.  I have used lime twine to add another texture to the title.

I have used chipboard tabs and run them through my cuttlebugs to add different textures.  I have applied inks and embossing powder to give them a shine.

This was a fun layout with great bright colours for my two gorgeous nephews.
The pp's are perfect for such a fab challenge.

Hope you've had a good long weekend

B x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The next installment...

Hopefully, you already know what mission I have chosen is, if not, the short of it is showing my scrapbooking development as a series of blogs to show you what I achieve in Mary Bennett's ( scrapbooking class at Marally Craft.

So I have covered week 1 already, so the 24th of November 2012, was our next class.

Mary's Miss You layout was using the Periwinkle pattern papers from Kaisercraft.

Here it is

Mary created here, a lovely layout of her father, with the title Miss You, adding blue to the page to sit well with the photo, and sewing around the edges of the photo to show us another technique used in recent scrapbooking.

I chose a photo of my nephew, which unfortunately couldn't be cut into a circle and as I liked the turquoise touches on the top PP, I chose to us the turquoise in my background paper.

Mary, showed us how to distress the edges of our photo frames and how to use other media to layer with like muslin and canvas.
Below is the torn edage with embellishments that we have used to add a point of difference to the page, you can also see the stamping better in the photo below.

Because of the beautiful photo I wanted to keep the layout simple to not attract the eye anywhere but the photo and without knowing it I created quite a fashionable layout with 'White Space'.

Believe me this was without intention. :)

Thank you Mary.

See you soon folks.

B x

It's time to catch up

Hello Blogland,

I am going to try this time to keep up with posting regularly, mainly because I enjoy reading so many of the blogs I find through friends so hopefully you'll be able to catch mine.

Catch up time is to start blogging about the scrapbooking class at Marally Craft, taught by the Marvelous Mary Bennetts (  So if you follow Mary you might find my next few blogs interesting because I want to take you through each class so track my own development and give you an insight to what a lovely class it is to be a part of.
Just in case you are ever travelling through Orange NSW, you could take part one day.

Ok, so I would like to travel all the way back to our first class on the 10th November 2012...

Mary's layout for us was made using Butterfly Kisses from Kaisercraft, as we are quite limited at Marally Craft to mostly Kaiser products so all future layouts will be more than likely to be Kaisercraft.

I think it is such a good starting point for a class, we were all beginners and the layering was perfect to set us on our scrapbooking journey.  We learnt to ink the edges of the layers to soften them, we also used a corner punch to round the corners for an even softer look.

Here is my layout from the day.  Because Butterfly Kisses was a little too bold for the photo I wanted to use I chose to branch out and use Save the Date pattern papers also from Kaisercraft.

Mary, showed us how to create bunting with cricles of pattern paper and bakers twine

In the Save the Date collection the sticker sheet has perfectly co-ordinated pin wheels so I chose to use these as my embellishments.
I had a fantastic day and it shows with me holding up the nearly finished page below.

Thank you Mary!
Hope you can see my simple layout is near to Mary's more detailed layout.

See you soon!

B x