Moving House

Hi there.  Today I’ve got a mixed media layout to share with you and a simple step by step on how to add some punched shapes to your background.  I have combined both of Bella’s masculine mini theme ranges with Ranger Distress ink for a fun page.

Here’s how I added the ampersand shapes onto the background:

  1. With an ampersand puncher (I’ve used Fiskars), punch out 12 ampersands through the Steamworks Odds & Ends paper.
  2. Ink the edges of each ampersand with Ranger’s Black Soot Distress Inkpad and Foam Applicator.
  3. Position each ampersand onto the Dapper segments paper, surrounding the photo and then adhere.  Layer them on top of each other for a more interesting finish.

With extra hints of sunshine colours, here’s my finished page.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Dapper Mini Theme, Steamworks Mini Theme, Bella Gold Florals, Fundamentals Butterlfy Embellishments, Fundamentals Black on Alpha Stickers

Ranger Distress Ink materials: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Foam Applicator

I’ve added some pretty Gold Bella Florals and Fundamentals Butterflies, together with an old vine flower I’ve got from my stash for the cluster which I’ve inked with the Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inkpads and applicators.

The Fundamentals Alpha Stickers make up the title and some extra shading has been applied onto the page with the Wild Honey and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I just love this photo of my daughter and nephew when we moved to our new house.

Hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Mini Themes.  Check out all the awesome range HERE.  These are also available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

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Snapper Up!

We’ve had some incredibly hot weather the past few weeks getting to the peak of summer.  We spent most of the school holidays near the water and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with Bella’s Seaside collection.

I had a blast fishing in the absolutely amazing Coromandel and had to have a photo taken of my snapper.  I would definitely go back there for more great memories.  Here’s my layout:

Bella materials: Stripe Seaside Paper, Cut Outs Seaside Paper, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Foam Applicators


I wanted to bring out the colors of the snapper and get it to stand out, which led me to start with a blank canvas then layering Ranger’s Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the page.  I then trimmed a piece off the Cut-Outs paper and layered this at the top of the page to mimic the ripples of the water.  For added texture, I stencilled some bubbles onto the page and let it dry completely.

I then layered some scraps from my stash and my photo on top, then adding the cluster with some fussy cut sentiment from the same paper, and some fishes from the Stripe paper.

For the title, I painted the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers and then inked it with the same Distress Inkpads.  I then adhered this under the photo and added more shading throughout the page as I go along with the Distress Inkpads and Ranger Foam Applicators.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Seaside collection.  These are now available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you, ar at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Now it’s time for me to cool off in the pool!

Cheers,

To Have & To Hold

New year has come exciting for the Ruby Rock-It Brands headquarters.  We have a selection of amazing new collections available and today I’m excited to share with you my layout featuring Bella’s Steamworks collection.

Isn’t it delicious? The possibilities are endless with this collection.  For my post today, I would like to show you a sweet and romantic layout.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Steamworks Collection (Clockwork, Odds & Ends, Invention); Bella Silver Glittered Cardstock; Franchville White Mini Doilies; Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboard


I’ve used the gorgeous Clockworks paper as the base of my layout.  The print of this paper together with the photo jump started my imagination straight away.

I trimmed some strips and images off the Invention and Odds & Ends paper and layer this onto my page amongst a couple of pretty Franchville Mini White Doilies.  I then added layers of mediums and paints to my background.

I framed the picture with Bella’s Silver Glittered Cardstock to give it a lift from the paper layers.  I then added a flower cluster by the photo to enhance the bouquet pictured.

To finish the page, I painted the Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboards and added this on for the sweet layout title.

I hope you like my layout as I thoroughly enjoyed the creating it.  The Steamworks collection is now available at a Spotlight store near you.  Check out the full range HERE.

I’ll be back for more Ruby Rock-It inspiration.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Box of Fun – Bella Nursery

I’ve been getting my fingers inky with my new baby layout featuring Bella’s new adorable Nursery collection with Ranger’s Distress Inkpads.  I always enjoy scrapping baby photos as it always takes me back to my childrens’ memories.

Bella materials: Nursery Collection, Bolt Florals, Bolt Chipboard Buttons, Gold Corrugated Cardstock, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood

Other: Ranger Foam Applicator, White Cardstock, Mists, Stencils, Mediums

First I layered and stencilled my sunshine yellow mists on a white cardstock and let it set.  I then added some mediums and combined the different shades of Distress Ink on the page for depth and color.

I then framed my daughter’s photo with Bella’s Gold Corrugated Cardstock.  I love the shine and dimension of this versatile specialty cardstock.  The picture is then surrounded with some pretty golden florals from the Bolt collection.

Next I punched and fussy cut some sentiment and cute images from Bella’s Nursery paper collection, inking the edges with the Distress Ink.  I then adhered these around the page along with a gold foiled Bolt Chipboard Button.  It’s finished off with some more inking and stamping the title on the bottom of the page using the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers.

I had so much fun getting creative with my daughter’s baby photo.  It’s so funny how she’s got all the toys in the world and the most fun she’s had is playing in, on, and around empty boxes.  Funny that, eh?

Check out more of Bella HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

Where Heaven Has Touched The Earth

Hi there.  I’ve got a lush green layout to share with Aga Baraniak’s Compose Your Life paper collection and Tattered Angels’ paints, together it is a match made in heaven.  I just love this collection and the papers are great for adding layers of mediums.  Here is my heaven on earth layout:

Canvas Corp materials:

Compose Your Life 12×12 Paper: Be Strong
Compose Your Life 12×12 Paper: Red Flower Pieces
The Watering Can: Garden Words on Ivory Reverse Paper
12×12 E-Flute Black
Cord – Braided Cotton Rope: Bright White
Waxed Cotton Cord

Tattered Angels materials:

Glimmer Mists: Kiwi, Pistachio, It’s Brown, Graphite
Chalkboard Mist: Chalk

I generously misted the Kiwi Glimmer mist for my background with some splattering of the Graphite Glimmer Mist and Chalk Chalboard Mist.  I then lightly brushed the edges of the page with the It’s Brown Glimmer Mist.

I trimmed the sentiment off the Garden Words on Ivory Reverse Paper and fussy cut some leaves from the Red Flower Pieces paper and added these to the page.

Nothing can be more heavenly than have a perfect Spring wedding day and seeing your daughters walk down the aisle for you.  This truly was an unforgettable memory which I will forever treasure , and I’m so happy how my page turned out.

All Canvas Corp Brands’ range are available HERE.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers,

Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Album

It’s time for Canvas Corp Brands’ July Challenge and it’s all about Weddings.  Here is our Weding moodboard with a gorgeous summery palette:

Here is my Mr. & Mrs. Wedding album for Canvas Corp Brands’ July Wedding Challenge:

Products from Canvas Corp Brands:

7gypsies Architextures™ Vintage Ledger 12″X12″
7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Library
Canvas Corp Compose Your Life 12×12 Paper Assortment
7gypsies Architextures™ Flash Cards – Alphabet (26 pieces)
7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Parlour
Canvas Corp Main Street Collection Tags – Live Your Life
Canvas Corp 12×12 Printed Canvas Fabric – French Letters – Canvas
Canvas Corp Thickstock – Vanilla Speckle
7gypsies Tags: Affirmations
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Pack – Enjoy

I just love the timelessness of 7Gypsies’ Architextures Vintage Ledger.  For the full blog post please follow The Creative Studio’s Link HERE.


The How to:

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool HERE. You have until the end of August 4 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered. 1 entry per person allowed. 

We will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.  For more inspiration from the team, click HERE.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful wedding creations.

Cheers,

 

Denim, White and Blue

Hi there.  I’m excited to share with you my mixed media layout featuring Bella’s new Red, White and Blue paper collection.  I’m a massive blue color fan and I couldn’t help but play and showcase the blue papers of this verastile collection.

Bella Materials: Red, White & Blue Collection; Silver Corrugated Specialty Paper; Something Blue 3D Stickers; Krafty Goodness Papers; Blue Bella Florals; Silver Bella Florals; Fundamentals Stars & Hearts Wood Veneer

First I’ve layered a cut out of the stripe paper on the awesome denim paper from the Red, White and Blue collection.  Family and friends who saw this layout were impressed how real the denim paper looked.

Next I added some mediums and color to the backgound with my Tattered Angels paints.  I then framed my daughter’s photo with the Bella’s metallic silver corrugated cardstock.

I then layered some pretty Bella florals with some old flowers from my stash, and pieces of dimensional stickers around the photo.  I also stamped some Fundamentals Star wooden veneer before adding it to the page for some star background action, along with some fussy cut stars from the Krafty Goodness collection.  I finished the page off with some inking and splattering on top.

I had so much fun creating this layout and I love how the dark blue papers accentuated and made the photo stand out at the same time.  If you’re looking for a denim paper, Bella’s Red, White and Blue collection has got it.  Check out all the Bella goodness HERE.

Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,