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,

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,

 

Build Your Vision – Spring & Butterflies Challenge

Before I get hitched in 2 days time, I’d like to share my mixed media canvas for Canvas Corp Brands’ “Spring & Butterflies” challenge at The Creative Studio Blog.  I just love creating with 7 Gypsies’ Architextures and Tattered Angels paints.  Here’s my canvas:

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 

7gypsies Architextures Findings – Spectacles
7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Build
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Butterflies on Ivory Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Kiwi
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Periwinkle Boquet
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – Violet Rose

For the full post, please head to The Creative Studio blog HERE.

There is still plenty of time to enter our Spring & Butterflies challenge HERE.  There is an awesome prize pack to be won and we would love to see you beautiful Spring creations.

Check out all things Canvas Corp Brands HERE.

I’ll be back soon after my honeymoon, and I’ll keep you posted.

Cheers,

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,

 

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,

 

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,

 

Mini Christmas Tree

Hi there.  I’m excited to share with you my mini red Christmas tree filled with yummy Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, perfect for getting into the festive feeling.

Scrapmatts chipboards: CB7010 3D Christmas Tree 02CB5175 Christmas Shapes 04CB1250 Christmas Shapes 03

Scrapmatts stencilStencil 9027 Damask

First I painted the Christmas tree chipboard with red paint and let it dry overnight.

I stencilled through the Damask stencil on the bottom chipboard layer of the painted tree and let it set completely.

I then assembled the tree, generously adding glue for sturdiness.

I added the gorgeous red Christmas chipboards to adorn the tree and added clusters of flowers as well.

I added a few dots of glitter on some of the chipboards to match the stencilled background.  I finished it all off with white splatters around for a frosty look.

I had fun creating my mini red Christmas tree and I just love the gorgeous red Christmas chipboards range from Scrapmatts.  You can find them all HERE.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ve enjoyed Scrapmatts’ inspiration throughout 2017.  We thank you and appreciate all your lovely comments and we will back for more Scrapmatts creations for 2018.

Cheers,