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,

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Mixed Media Fun – Little Man Collection

Hi there.  Today I’m excited to share with you a fun mixed media layout of my youngest daughter in action, and I get to show you a taste of Bella’s awesome new Little Man paper collection.  Lately I’ve been having a blast using boys paper collections for my daughters’ layouts and other projects, and the Little Man collection is a current favourite of mine so far.  Wait until you see the rest of the paper designs of this range and you will agree.

Bella Materials: Little Man Cut Outs Paper, Blue Corrugated Cardstock, Mottle Corrugated Cardsock

First I started by stenciling and misting on a white cardstock with my Tattered Angels mists to match the colors of the Little Man collection.

I layered the photos on Bella’s corrugated cardstock that come in fun different colors for frame and dimension.

I then fussy cut some pieces from the Little Man Cut Outs paper and added these fun images around the page.

I then added some journaling at the bottom and more inking throughout to finish it all off.

Robots, check.  Spaceship, check.  Alien, check.  Rocketship, check.  All these and more sums up Bella’s Little Man collection.  You can check out more of Bella and Ruby Rock-it goodies HERE, or at a Spotlight and local crafty store near you.

Thanks for popping in!

Cheers,

Magic & Wonder

It’s time for a scrapbook page share today with one of Bella’s new Mini Theme paper collection that is Magic & Wonder.  It is a girly paper collection which has fun unicorns with pretty pink papers and more.

Bella materials: Magic & Wonder Papers (Cut-Outs, Stripes, Gem), White Bella Florals

I chose to showcase the photo in sepia which looks great against the pink papers and inky background, with Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range.

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Foam Applicators

I’ve punched and fussy cut some pieces and fun images from the Gem and Cut-Outs papers.  The hardest part was choosing which side of each paper to use.

I’ve shaded and stencilled the background, blending the different shades of Distress Inkpads with the help of the Ranger Foam Applicator.  A cluster of pretty Bella Florals adorn the page to finish it all off.

I cannot wait to add this page to my scrapbook collection.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my post today as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Check out all things Bella HERE.  These goodies along with Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range are also available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

The Best Day Ever

I’ve got a fun layout with a good mix of Bella collections to share today.  One of the main reasons I enjoy scrapping with Bella papers is that they are versatile and so easy to mix and match.  I also added touches of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads throughout the page to bring it altogether.

Bella materials: True Romantic Wave Paper, True Romantic Lovehearts Paper, True Romantic Ribbon Paper, Raw & Rustic I Do Paper, Memories Mini Theme Memory Lane Paper, White Bella Florals, Gold Spiral Flourish Bling

Fundamentals materials: Butterfly embellishment

Ranger Distress Inkpads:  Lime Citron, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Other: Ranger Foam Applicator

I’ve layered some strips of the True Romantic Ribbon Paper on the Wave Paper.  I then lightly added some gesso and paint on the page.

Next, I layered the Lovehearts paper and some scraps behind the photo.  I then built a cluster of White Bella Florals on the corner of the photo.

I’ve fussy cut some words/letters from the Raw & Rustic I Do paper and added this at the bottom of the page for a fun title.

A Bella page is not complete without some Bella Bling, and I love the golden touches of the Spiral Flourish Bling.  A couple of fluttering Fundamentals Butterfly Embellishments and some ink application of Ranger’s Lime Citron, Antique Linen, and Walnut Stain Distress Inkpads are then added.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my purple and green page as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Check out Bella’s range HERE and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad Sets are available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

You Are The Best

Hello 2018! A new year means new resolutions, and this year one of my top resolutions is to scrapbook more.  Life gets really busy and taking the time to scrapbook and enjoy the creative process is important for me this year.  Today I am going to get the crafty ball rolling, sharing with my first layout for 2018.

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Ruby Rock-It materials: Faded Empire Florals, Heritage Cardstock Stickers, White Corrugated Cardboard

I’ve had this photo of me with my dear daughters sitting in my “to scrap” pile for quite a while, and I’m so happy that I took the time to create my page just the way I like it…mixed media style.

I started playing with a rainbow of colors of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads for my background, and then built some layers of medium on top.

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio

I framed my photo with Ruby Rock-It’s White Corrugated Cardboard and built a cluster of Faded Empire Florals.  I then adhered Heritage Cardstock Stickers for my title to tie it altogether.

Now that’s an awesome start for a crafty 2018! Please follow me in my creative journey this year, getting inky with Ranger’s Distress Inkpads alongsidide Ruby Rock-It Brands’ gorgeous paperfcrafting range.

It’ll be a good forecast ahead!

Cheers,

 

Colorful Sunday Scrapbooking

Hi there, how’s your weekend going so far? Today I’m sharing a fun colorful layout which features my daughter punching holes around large leaves then threading some string through them…she was surely kept busy.

“Discover Simple Pleasures”

Scrapmatts chipboards: Rose String Circles CB4070, Grass CB5099, Black Scrap Words CB1237

Scrapmatts stencil: 9007 Circles
The papers and flowers are 49&Market which can be purchased at the Scrapaholics shop and online HERE.
All colors are Ranger’s Distress Inkpads and Glimmer Mists are Tattered Angels.  Of course you can purchase these among other mediums and goodies at the Scrapaholics shop as mentioned above.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my quick and fun mixed media layout.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Cheers,

Fun Times Together

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing an Asian inspired layout for ITAC (International Tournament of Art and Craft) 2017.  I love the rich colors and flowers of the orient, and I want these to convey in my layout.

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Here is the Asia Challenge Board:

It should include at least one of the following elements

· Motifs inspired by mandalas

· Geometric shapes

· Tiles – ceramic, pantiles, glazed tiles, or their designs…

· Asiatic flowers, such as cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, orchids, lotus, Frangipani, lilies, hibiscus etc..

· Calligraphy or handwriting

· Fabric, faded or dyed

· Powdered pigments

I was inspired by the rich colors of the board and the flower.  My elements are geometric shapes, faded fabric, and powdered pigments.

Here’s my layout:

“Fun Times Together”

These Japanase kimonos (and ninja outfit) is gifted by family straight from her travels in Japan.  I love the beautiful oriental flowers, patterns and colors on them.

I’ve used some layers of faded fabric and splashes of 13Arts’ Rainbow Color Duo Powder (Navy Blue, Lilac), amongst other yummy 13Arts’ products:

Ayeeda Inks (Turquoise Glitter, Pink Glitter), Warm Gold Pearl Pigment, Glass Beads, Silver Glitter, Clear Gesso

I stamped and stencilled some geometric touches to the background, inspired by the red oriental shade and floral patterns.

I really love this photo of my girls, niece, and nephew altogether.  They have so much fun together and it’s so good to see.

I had fun creating this page and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  You can learn more about this exciting Asia challenge and be very inspired by ITAC 2017 — HERE.

I’ll be back to another art destination soon.

Cheers,