Telephone Box

Hello hello! How’s your weekend going so far?  I’ve been creating up a storm with Scrapmatts’ gorgeous Telephone Box (CB7012) chipboard set and I’m so excited to share it with you.  Grab a cuppa and I’ll walk you through my telephone booth.

Does it seem familiar to you? If it is, then you must be a Dr. Who fan!  It’s very much inspired by the infamous Tardis.  It may not be labeled as “Police Box”, but the colors and elements on this telephone booth are all Tardis inspired.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Telephone Box 01 (CB7012), Telephone Dial (CB5115), Circles 02 (CB5152), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Gears 03 (CB1075)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)

I like how the door is actually designed to open, and the hinges are actually provided for you.

I’ve painted all chipboard parts with Tattered Angels’ Navy High Impact Paint, then added layers of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists and other mediums to add some contrasting blue color and texture.  Check out the great range of Tattered Angels Paints HERE.

I’ve added some Gears chipboard on some sides of the telephone booth, keeping to the Tardis theme.

At the back I’ve stenciled some black gesso to the Bubbles Stencil to surround the awesome Circles and Gears chipboards.

I went for a mechanical galaxy look and feel throughout the telephone booth, as I’ve mentioned having Dr. Who’s Tardis as the main inspiration.

You may wonder, where is the top cover of this telephone booth? This gorgeous set of chipboard actually does not come with a top cover, because it comes with 4 chipboard tags that you can easily slip in and out from the opening.

In this project I’ve used 3 instead of 4 chipboard tags, which means I’ve got a spare tag left for creating.  These tags are also available to purchase separately from the Scrapmatts shop.

I’ve trimmed 2 of the tags smaller to get different lengths, and used the same paint to color the base of the chipboards tags.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: String Circles 07 (CB4071), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words 24 (CB1238)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Splatter (ST5010), Circle Stains (ST5009), Paint Drips (ST1009)

 I then added some stains and drips stenciling on each tag to go with the masculine colors and theme.

The String Circles chipboards enhanced the tags’ galaxy theme, along with the versatile Sticks chipboard.  The Burnt Cream Scrap Words were the perfect finishing touch to the each tag, and some extra splattering on top. I just couldn’t resist :).

How good do the tags look inside the telephone booth?

I really enjoyed creating this Tardis inspired Telephone booth…it’s masculine, mechanical and galaxy theme altogether with splashes of bright color.  It also gave me a wee break from using flowers and I always feel a crafty accomplishment whenever I create a masculine project.

Now I’m ready to give this to my friend who absolutely looooooves Dr. Who.  I hope she likes it as much as I do.  The show has such a clever idea of having a police box that transports you in different places and time.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed looking through my Tardis inspired Telephone Booth.  Check out the selection of Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils HERE.

Cheers,


Mixed Media Printed Cardboard Wall Art

Today I’m very excited to share with you my mixed media wall art featuring Canvas Corp’s gorgeous new range of Printed Cardboard. I’ve added lashings of mixed media with Tattered Angels paints and 7gypsie’s Architextures collection, bringing the photo to life.

“LOVE Mixed Media Wall Art”

Materials used:
Canvas Corp:
Water Circles Printed Cardboard
Triangle Burlap Shape
Dark Blue Burlap Fringe
Canvas Garland
Kraft Ticking Canvas Fringe
Black Hank Hemp Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Natural Hank Rope
Natural Twisted Hemp Rope
Architextures:
Tarnished Silver Mirror Treasures
Buttons Findings
Vintage Bunting Paper
Build Parchment Rub-Ons
Enjoy Stash Paque
7gypsies Assorted Lace Trimmings
Tattered Angels:
Chalkboard Mists: Admiral, Alaskan Salmon
Glimmer Mists: Pearl, Red Tipped Rose, Abominable Snowman, Kiwi, Vanilla Breeze, Sun Sisters, Crushed Shells

Canvas Corp 12×12 screen printed cardboard line is one of the hand-screen printed gems we have in store for you. Each of the sheets is manually placed into the screen printing machine, the screen is lowered onto it and black printing ink is manually distributed all over it to make sure that it goes through the screen evenly.

For the full post, please visit Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio blog HERE.  It was so fun creating with the fabulous screen printed cardboards.  Check out the 12 different designs at the Canvas Corp online shop.  You won’t be disappointed!

Cheers,


Just To Say – A Glittery Floral Card

I love showing different ways of creating with Bella’s gorgeous range and array of Glittered Cardstock, and today I’ll share with you a couple of tips with my glittery floral card.

Bella Materials: White Glittered Cardstock, True Romantic Paper, Purple Florals, Pink Fireworks Bling

Fundamentals Materials: Sentiment Topper

Tip #1: Apply some texture paste through a stencil on the Glittered Cardstock.  Using similar shade of texture paste and Glittered Cardstock will give you a nice monochromatic finish with glitter, texture, and pattern all in one.

Tip #2: Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock is versatile and perfect for altering into your preferred cardstock shade.  Simply paint or mist on the White Glittered Cardstock and voila!

Tip #3:  Once I’ve misted the White Glittered Cardstock with my favourite purple shade, I’ve then die cut them into leafy swirls to add to my cluster of Purple Bella Florals.  Just think of all the different die cuts you can make with Bella’s Glittered Cardstock, perfect for adding touches of glitz to any project.

Tip #4: Simply mist or watercolor on the White Glittered Cardstock background for a little splash of color.  You’ll be surprised how lovely the finish is on Bella’s Glittered Cardstock, whichever medium you choose to add.

So there’s Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock used different ways in one card.  You can check out the range of Glittered Cardstock here.  Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Glittered Cardstock.

Cheers,


CREATE Word Art Decor

I’m excited to share with you my first project using 7 Gypsies’ amazing Architextures range.  It  makes everything old new again, and this collection brings to life vintage objects turning them into craftable products.

7gypsies worked with patented Dutch technologies, unique material combinations and attention to detail to make this collection so unique.  Glass bottles look and feel like glass, leather suitcases are smooth like finished leather and the dress form has a soft body like the real thing.

Today I’d like to show you the versatility of Architextures, with a fun colorful fairytale twist.  Here’s my CREATE word art:

Materials used:
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guide
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Market Signs
7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Build
7gypsies Architextures™ Small Base – Sun
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Paque – Enjoy
7gypsies Architextures™ Tall Base – Triangle Grid

7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Library
Canvas Corp – Cord – Sisal Rope Light Natural 45′
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Merlot Gold
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Red Tipped Rose
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Vanilla Breeze
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels –Chalkboard Mist Paint – Violet Rose

Other materials: Gesso, Texture Paste, flowers, beads, glitter, stencil

You can view the full post and step by step instructions at Canvas Corp’s Creative Studio HERE.  I had such a blast working and creating with Architextures.  Check the full range here and don’t miss out.

Cheers,


Simply Wonderful – Bubble Fun Layout

Today I’d like to show you the fun versatility of Bella’s Glittered Cardstock.  I paired them with the gorgeous Memories Mini Theme collection for a bubble fun mixed media layout.

“Bubble Fun”

Bella materials: Memory Lane Paper, Memorie Die Cut Pack, Glittered Cardstock (Chestnut; Watermelon; Powder; White), White Bella Florals, Black Bella Florals, Ruby Rock-It Silver Glitter

First I added some paints on top of the Memory Lane paper.  I then added some punched circles from different shaded of Bella’s Glittered Cardstock.

I then added a cluster of Bella Florals by the photo, then spritz some color on them and around the layout.

I’ve cut out the title from the same Memories Mini Theme collection.  The cute little silver foiled bee that I added on the cluster is from the collection’s Die Cut Pack.

I’ve punched some itty bitty circles from my good ol’ puncher from the White Glittered Cardstock and added these around the page.  I then added more texture throughout and some last sprinkling of Ruby Rock-It Silver Glitter.

I love how this layout captures the fun moment my daughter had, catching lots of bubbles.  Just one of her many favourite past times, and she always shows and reminds me to enjoy the little things.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s great array of Glittered Cardstock.  You can check them all out here.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Proud Mom

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a layout which is very special to me, and it is also inspired by More Than Words’ May Challenge “Mother & Flowers”:

And Scrap The Girls’ May Mothers Challenge:

This layout shows how very proud I am to be a mom to my two gorgeous girls.  I cannot imagine life without my angels, and how very blessed we are to have our family.

“Proud Mom”

Of course I added lots of flowers inspired by this month’s challenge.  I also love the quote: “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and man cannot live without love”.  Having each other gives us love and sunshine, and blossom as a family.  Also, if you look closely I added some Pohutukawa flower die cuts, representing home.

 

I used my Scrapmatts goodies for the stencil and chipboards.

Scrapmatts chipboards: Floral Spray (CB5052), Black Scrap Words 05 (CB1197), Leaves (CB1115), Black Scrap Words 32 (CB6113), Leaf Spray (CB5166)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Squares (ST5020)

 

All papers are from 13Arts’ Aura Rosa collection.  The mediums and paints are from 13Arts, Tattered Angels, and Tim Holtz.  It was a delight working with them all.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Thanks to More Than Words’ and Scrap The Girls’ fab challenges and inspirations.  It’s nice to play along again. 🙂

Cheers,


Better Together – Pretty In Pink

Spring is in full bloom in the Northern Hemisphere and this has inspired me to create a layout filled with Pink Bella Florals.  I paired these pretties with the New York paper collection.  Here’s my pretty in pink page:

“Better Together”

Bella materials: New York Papers (Flourish, Together, Sweethearts); Pink Florals; Black Corrugated Cardstock; Black Heart Stickers

The cute little white hearts and alpha title came from the White and Black Fundamentals Alphabet Sticker Sheet Set.

I’ve cut out some gorgeous hearts from the Sweetheart Paper.  The hardest part was choosing which hearts to add to the layout.

Behind the photo are layers of Bella’s Black Corrugated Paper and Together Paper.

The photo is nested with a layer of pretty pink Bella Florals.

Some Black Bella Heart Stickers are then added throughout the page for extra touches of hearts.

I really love this photo of my girls.  Check out my little one’s biscuit, while she nibbles on it in a cute little basket.  Her older sister thinks it’s so funny, her face and pose says it all! They really are better together.

Thanks for popping and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  It sure was fun creating this page.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.

Cheers,