Coast Wishing Well

March is a busy wedding season in New Zealand and my partner and myself will be tying the knot on the last day of this month.  We are so blessed and super excited to spend this special day together with our family and close friends.

Speaking of weddings, today I’m sharing a a special piece I created for the day which includes one of Bella’s new paper collection.

Bella materials: Coast Paper Collection, Cream Heart Stickers, White Glitz Cardstock, Bronze Glitz Cardstock, Borderlines Bling

If you buy beers from the supermarket then this must seem familiar to you.  I recycled a beer box and transformed it into our very own wishing well.  I shopped around for one but had no luck in finding anything that I fancy.  Hence, I made one for myself and I love how it turned out.  It also has a big tick of approval from my my family and friends.

I adhered the textured ropes and stones papers from Bella’s Coast collection around the box.  As soon as I saw these papers, I knew they would go perfectly with our outdoor wedding by the lake and it gave our wishing well a unique and special look.

I then painted the exposed sides and edges to cover the print of the beer box.

I then added some stenciling on top and the front of the box for some texture.

Some strips of Bella Bling are adhered around the opening on the top.

A cluster of flowers are added on top to match the natural and organic look of the wishing well.  I also added a couple of die cut leaves with Bella’s beautiful Bronze Glittered Cardstock on the cluster.

I then punched a border strip from Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock with my Martha Stewart punch and layered this around our name.  It’s all finished off by adding a few gorgeous Bella Cream Heart Stickers.

After eight and a half years and two kids, it is finally happening.  Good things do take time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Coast Wedding Box post.  These goodies are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you, and the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Cheers,

 

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Architextures Tag for Canvas Corp Brands

Today’s share a quick and easy tutorial of my Rooster’s Crow Architextures Tag for Canvas Corp Brands.

 

Canvas Corp Brands Materials:

7gypsies Architextures – Treasures – Weathered Metal Rooster
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Navy Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Abominable SnowmanMint JulipPearlIridescent Silver
Canvas Corp Cord – Bright White Braided Cotton Rope

Visit The Creative Studio Blog for the full step by step instructions HERE.

Explore all the fabulous range of Canvas Corp Brands HERE.

Cheers,


Go! Sports Album

Hi there! It’s time to share another fun new Bella paper collection which I have transformed into a mini sports album.  Here’s the awesome Doodles collection, hot off the press:

Bella materials: Doodles Paper Collection, Corrugated Cardboard (Pink, Silver, Blue, Black)

Fundamentals materials: White Cardstock, Candy Red Cardstock, Stars and Hearts Wood Veneers

Lots of painting and inky fun happened on every page page of this sporty mini album, with the help of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads and Foam Applicators:

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon, Foam Applicators  

I started by trimming some white cardstock for the album base and then layered different prints for each page from Bella’s fun Doodles collection.

I’ve then die cut different shapes and words from my old collection of dies with Bella’s Corrugated Cardstock and added these to the pages.  I just love using my stash, dusting off old goodies and putting them to use.

I then added the 6 x 4 photos on the pages, with the exception of 1 photo which I trimmed down smaller.  Most of them are framed with Fundamentals’ White Cardstock.

I then applied some Candied Apple and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inkpad shades on the pages.  I did this by squeezing the inkpads onto my craft mat and then spritzing some water onto it.

For more color saturation, simply wet your brush a little and dip this onto the inkpad and apply it where desired.  You can also use the Ranger Foam Applicator for direct color application.

Use the excess wet color on the craft mat for splattering, my favourite step of all for no wastage.

The last photo of my daughter dear and her lovely friends is framed with Fundamentals’ Candy Red Cardstock.  I just love the extra pop of color it gives.

I stamped the Fundamentals’ Hearts Wood Veneers around the photo with the Candied Apple Distress Inkpad.  These are so cute and versatile, and I couldn’t resist stamping with them.

My daughter had a blast with her first Weetbix Tryathlon and it is definitely not her last one.  She told me her favourite leg was the cycling, and I reckon she did an awesome job throughout.  I am so proud of her…you go my growing girl!

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Doodle collection.  These are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you and can soon be purchased on the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

Bella Botanica

February is a very exciting month here at the Ruby Rock-It Brands quarter as we get to share with you beautiful new paper collections.  Today I get to share with you an off the page display stand featuring the lush Botanica collection.

Bella materials: Botanica Papers, Black Floral Strips Bling, White Glitz Cardstock

Other materials: Franchville Jewel Tones Glitter, Twisted Citron and Black Soot Ranger Distress Inkpads

I’ve fussy cut some gorgeous images from the Botanica papers and layered onto the stand.

Green and black inky touches are from Ranger’s Twisted Citron and Black Soot Distress Inkpads.

I added touches of pretty Bella Bling at the bottom of the stand, which I have painted and layered with mediums to match the Botanica motif.

I sprinkled some green glitter from Franchville’s Jewel Tones Glitter Pack on the bottom of the stand as I’m letting the medium dry for a sugary glittery finish.

I added a couple of punched borders with Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock for a little extra sparkle.  The photo background also happens to be one of the yummy papers from the Botanica collection.

That is just one of the new Bella paper collection and I cannot wait to show more off in the next few weeks with you.  I’ll be back with something entirely different and exciting soon.

Check out all Bella goodies HERE.  Thanks for popping in.

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.

Christine Santos

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,

 

His & Hers Christmas Cards

We’re already halfway through December and I’m definitely excited with the Christmas spirit going around.  Today’s glittery share is a masculine and a feminine Christmas card using Franchville’s cardstock and glitter set.  Let’s start with the masculine card.

Christine Santos

Franchville materials: Neutrals Cardstock Pack, Jewel Glitter Set

Bella materials: Distressing Tool

I stencilled some trees on the black cardstock and generously sprinkled some green glitter from the metallics glitter pack.

I added some crackle around the card for some texture.  I then adhered the chipboard sentiment on the card and sprinkled some more green glitter on top of it.

I then distressed the edges of the card with Bella’s distressing tool and finished it off with some misting on top.

Next up is a feminine Christmas card.

Christine Santos

Franchville materials: Brights Cardstock Pack, Jewel Glitter Pack

Bella materials: Chandelier Bling

First I stencilled on top of the cardstock to achieve a snowy background and snowflake look.  I then adhered the chandelier bling on the card, closer to the left side.

 

 

I stencilled the sentiment on top of the card and sprinkled some silver glitter, also spreading some more glitter around the card.  I finished it all of with layering of mists and voila!  I’m really pleased how these black and purple Christmas cards turned out.

Thanks for popping in and all Francville and Bella products are available to purchase at Spotlight stores near you.  Have an awesome holiday season ahead and I hope you’ve enjoyed my Ruby Rock-It creations throughout 2017.  I’ll see you again for more Ruby Rock-It inspiration next year.

Cheers,