Monday, 25 January 2016

Let's get Sketchy January Week 4

Hello again !

For the second post today we are off to Let's Get Sketchy and the January week 4 sketch challenge.
For this layout I used an old favourite paper line of mine from My Minds Eye.

And here's the sketch we followed;

Products used in this layout;


My Minds Eye; Bluebell; "Every Day" Garden
My Minds Eye; Bluebell; "Smile" Bouquet
My Minds Eye; Bluebell; "Bright" Blossom
My Minds Eye; Bluebell;  "Remember" Journal


Prima Flowers; #577650
Petaloo Flowers; Darjeeling; Wild Mini Blossoms; soft grey
Martha Stewart punches
Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap
Distress Ink; Vintage Photo
Dreamweavers Crackle Embossing paste
Prima mask
Wood butterflies, title, heart, raffia twine and lace from my stash

Here are the close up's  :)

Hope you like this creation, thanks for stopping by my blog, come back soon !

Ginny   :)

Sketch~N~Scrap Mid Month Sketch challenge

Hello everyone !

Another weekend over and another week begins. Today I have my layout that I've created for Sketch~N~Scrap's mid month sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch we followed. I turned the sketch around.

Products used for this layout;


    Prima; "The Optimist" collection; Happy
Glizt Design; Wild & Free; Arrows
Heidi Swapp; Sugar Chic; Drama
Heidi Swapp; Sugar Chic; Adore


Prima Flowers; Lil Missy; #571634
Prima Flowers; Pattern Coordinates So Cute; #543549
Bazzil Basics; Crocheted Blossoms; pink
Blue Fern Studio; Chipboard element
Prima; Chipboard; Songbird
Cosmic Shimmer; Embossing Powder; Lapis Pearl Lustre
Prima; Chalk Ink Pad; Old Road
Enamel dots & Lace from my stash

Here are some close up's of the details;

The Cosmic Shimmer Lustre embossing powder is fun to use as it takes on different colours depending on the colour background it is put on. On a white background it will come out a pearl with pink sheen colour and when put on a dark or black will come out in green. I used it directly onto the raw chipboard to get the green colour.

I hope you like my layout, thanks for stopping by,

Ginny   :)

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Pretty in Pink Canvas

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing with you my canvas I created for Cindy's January Canvas challenge over at Swirlydoo's monthly kit club.

I absolutely loved doing this challenge!
Here it is ......

I had no plan with this really, it just evolved, apart from it was going to be pink tones.
I raided all my Swirlydoos embellishments I have left over from previous monthly kits and added a few other bits and pieces with lots of mixed media. My canvas design base started with some Maja Design Vintage Summer basics paper.

Products used;

Maja Design; Vintage Summer Basics; 1925
Windsor & Newton Artists Acrylic Clear Gesso
Dina Wakley Media; Gel Medium
white Gesso
Prima; Color Bloom; Iris
Tattered Angels; Glimmer Mist; Crème de Rouge
My Besties; Glimmer Spritz; Due Kissed Honey
Finnabair Art Ingredients;Glass Beads;Plum
Petaloo; Burlap Birdsnest flower; pink
Petaloo; Mums and Butterlies; pink
Prima; Shabby Chic Treasures; Antique Garden Sinks #892326
Prima; Junkyard Findings; Vintage Trinkets; Typo zippers; #891558
Prima; Wood Icons; Debutante; #579555
Prima; Wood Embellishments; Fairy Rhymes; Pegs; #563790
Prima; Buttons; #559830
Scrapberry's Roses; Pink
Chicken Wire from Swirlydoos kit
Cheesecloth, pearl trim, string and laces from my stash

I hope you like this project !!! :)
Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your day !!

Ginny   :)

Monday, 18 January 2016

My Creative Sketches January 2016

Hello all !

This is my layout for My Creative Sketches  January Sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook
Click on the names above for links to their blog.

This is the sketch......

Products used;

Kaisercraft Provincial 12x12 paper Hydrangea
Kaisercraft Provincial 12x12 Hedge
Kaisercraft Provincial 12x12 Hampton
Kaisercraft Provincial 12x12 Toile
Kaisercraft Provincial Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Provincial collectables
Dreamweavers crackle embossing paste
Folk Art Acrylic Paint Soft Apple
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Distress Markers Walnut stain
Distress Markers Black Soot
Ranger Crackle Accents
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms
Creative Expressions Pearls
Other flowers from my stash
Corrugated cardboard

....and as you know I do like to show you the close ups, so here they are !

Thanks for stopping by

Ginny :)

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Layouts for my Mum and Dad

Good Evening All,

I have two layouts to show you today. I've done them together because they are of my Mum and Dad, and although different paper lines, the photos were both from Christmas time and are to my mind a set.
Here's the first one, using Blue Fern Studio's Vintage Christmas.

I do like using a little mixed media on my layouts and these two layouts have both had a little splattering ! Underneath the paper layering, of all Vintage Christmas papers, I have stamped snowflakes and holly. I also did a little texture paste masking and then a good old splatting of gold metallic paint and gesso. My Christmas themed chippie embellishments were painted in the gold metallic paint as well. Flowers and Holly springs were from my stash.

Products used;
Blue Fern Studio; Vintage Christmas; Auld Lang Syne
Blue Fern Studio; Vintage Christmas; Magical
Scrapberrys; Gardenia flowers
Dreamweavers Crackle embossing Paste; white
Prima; Mask; Doily
Viva; Precious Metal Colour; Gold
Ranger; archival ink; Coffee
Staz-on Ink; Black
Distress Ink; Walnut Stain
Prima Chalk Ink pad; Shabby Tote
Holly; Wood Icons, frame diecut and alphas from my stash
Stamps from my stash

And some close ups...

And now for layout number two..

 This layout is done on background paper Heartfelt Creations 'Countryside Evenings'. The dotty paper used for layering is a Prima paper.  I do find layouts without flowers very difficult, but I was determined to do a masculine layout and keep to my brief of not needing a flower ! So my mixed media on this layout started with a lot of masking. Three layers of three different masks using distress inks and texture paste. Then some stamping with coffee archival ink. Some of my Dusty Attic chippie cogs were painted in a grey chalk paint and this was also used on the paper edges, wood banners and my alpha's. The other cogs were painted in gold metallic paint. I then used both paints again for a good old splatting !! My verse is a Kaisercraft  rub on.

                                                                     Products used;

                                     Heartfelt Creations; Countryside evenings paper collection
                                                        Prima Cling stamps; Engraver; 562991
                                                               Dusty Attic; Cogs #2
                                               Cosmic Shimmer; Matt chalk Paint; Chalkboard
                                                       Viva; Precious Metal Colour; Gold
                                                    Kaisercraft; Blue Bay; Collectables tag
                                                         Kaisercraft; Rub on's verse
                                              The Crafter's Workshop; mask; Mini Specimens
                                                 The Crafter's Workshop; mask; TCW262S;  Cogs
                                                              Prima; Mask; #560928; Cogs
                                               Dreamweavers; Crackle embossing Paste; white 
                                                             Distress Ink; Black Soot
                                                             Distress Ink; Walnut Stain
                                                           Ranger; Archival Ink; Coffee
                                                Mixture of wood icons from Prima and my stash

                                                      And now for the close up's...

I hope you enjoyed looking at todays projects. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon

Ginny :)

Monday, 11 January 2016

Let's Get Sketchy January Week 2

Hello !

So for my second post today, I'm sharing my layout for Let's Get Sketchy January Week 2.
Here it is ....

                                                      Here is the sketch we followed:

                                                                                Products used:
                                                 Heartfelt Creations; Countryside Evenings paper collection
                                                 My Minds Eye; Lost & Found Two; Blush 'Princess' Pintuck
                                                 My Minds Eye; Stella and Rose; Hattie 'Buddies' Argyle
                                                                        Prima; The Archivist Brads
                                                               Prima; Fairy Rhymes Metal Paper Clips
                                                                      Prima; Vincennes Metal Pulls
                                                                    Prima Flowers; Valentina - Freya
                                                            Prima Flowers; Something Blue - First Dance
                                                                    Prima Cling Stamp; Item #580179
                                                                   Prima; Color Bloom mist; Sunshine
                                                                   Prima; Color Bloom mist; Tea Stain
                                                                 Prima Color Bloom mist; Antique Gold
                                                                    Tattered Angels mist; Blue Smoke
                                                                       BoBunny; self adhesive Pearls
                                                       The Crafters Workshop; 6x6 Stencil; Mini Specimens
                                                                    Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Black Soot
                                                                Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Scattered Straw
                                                       Stampendous; Frantage; Aged Marine Embossing enamel
                                                               Creative Embellishments; chipboard word
                                                                            Perfect Tears Tool

                                           Thank you for stopping by my blog today,
                Please also take a visit to Let's Get Sketchy Blog. Link at the top of this post.

                                                                   Ginny  :)

Kaisercraft Sketch Challenge January


I hope you are having a good Monday, following on from a good weekend.
Today I have done my layout for the Kaisercraft monthly Sketch challenge. The Kaisercraft blog link is here.

This is my layout, made with Kaisercraft Fairy dust collection.

We had to use the sketch below as inspiration and use at least 80% Kaisercraft products on our project. I turned the sketch upside down.

KC JAN challenge

                                                               Products used:

                                          Kaisercraft; Fairy Dust; Pixie
                                          Kaisercraft; Fairy Dust; Whispers
                                          Kaisercraft; Fairy Dust; Star Dust
                                          Kaisercraft; Fairy Dust; Collectables
                                          Kaisercraft; Roses; Pink
                                          Bling and Buds from my stash
                                          Scrappy Cat; Glitter Glue; Silver
                                          Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap

                 I added some silver glitter glue to the star and the fairy to make her sparkle !

                              I created layers using foam tape to lift layers up off the page.

               I love distressing my papers and layers. I've then inked the edges with distress ink.

The photo is placed on the front of a card that opens up to reveal the verse underneath. I Loved this verse and wanted to include it on  my layout but it didn't fit in with the sketch, so this was my way around that. I will also write my journaling about the photo on the left hand side.

                                I hope you like this layout. Thank you for popping by.

                                                                    Ginny    :)