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,

 

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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,


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,


 

Fly, Be Fearless

Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger have teamed up to share some creative projects for the next couple of months.  Ranger has brought out a line of Mini Distress Ink Pad Sets, and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with the Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs set with the Mini Ink Blending Applicators.

I started with a plain white cardstock and came up with a fun, grungy, and rusty mixed media page, featuring my youngest daughter.  Check her out…she always encourages me to fly, spread my wings, and be fearless!

“Fly, Be Fearless”

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Borderlines Bling, Blue Butterflies Bling, Gold Florals, Blue Florals, Pink Corrugated Cardstock, Raw & Rustic Clear Stamp Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bolt Clear Stamp Set, White Lettering On Kraft Alpha Sticker Set, Gelato Butterflies

First, I applied the Broken China and Gathered Twigs through some Scrapmatts Hexagon Stencil with the Ink Blending Applicator around the photo.  I then added some stamping with the Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs around the page.

The versatile Bella Borderlines Bling are then added for touches of texture and Bling around the page.  Some more texture has been added on top of these and some splattering of the Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

A cluster of Gold and Blue Bella Florals are then added beside the photo, along with some Fundamentals Gelato Butterflies and Kraft Alpha Stickers.  I also used these Alpha Stickers as a stencil, inked with the Victorian Velvet using the Ink Blending Tool/Applicator.  The Scrapmatts Hexagon Chipboards are inked with the Rusty Hinge.

The edges of the page are then inked with Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs using the Ink Blending Tool.  It’s finished off with the addition of drops, gold glitter, and a Blue Bella Butterfly Bling.

This layout is inspired by More Than Words’ September Fearless & Grunge Challenge:

Oh how fun it was to create this fearless rusty grungy page! Thanks for popping in and I’ll be back for more Ranger Distress Ink-spiration soon.

Cheers,

 

Delight Book Box

Hi everyone.  Today I’m sharing a fun off the page project which features one of my favourite Bella collections.  Can you guess which one it is?

Bella Materials: Raw & Rustic Papers (Bunting; Timberland; Sparkle), Watermelon Glittered Cardstock, Swirls and Flourish Bling, Gold Fabric Trim, Chocolate Fabric Trim, Gold Florals

I love the feather prints of the gorgeous Raw & Rustic collection, which is why I made it the cover of this book box.

I’ve added a subtle hint of sparkle at the right side with the help of Bella’s Watermelon Glittered Cardstock.  I’ve whitewashed the top of this glittered cardstock to give it a nice sanded look.

I’ve primed and painted the rest of the corners and sides of this book to match the colors of the Raw & Rustic collection.  All paints and mists are Tattered Angels paints.

This book box is filled with more Raw & Rustic feathery and pretty prints inside.

The muted watercolored stripes paper is very versatile and complemented the fresh feel of the feathers.

The Bella Trim added some softness inside the book box.

There’s heaps of fun feathers for fussy cutting to choose from the Raw & Rustic paper collection.

The Bella Florish and Swirls Bling added some pearly texture and prettiness to the cover.

The Gold Bella Florals and extra fussy cut feathers comprises the floral cluster, surrounded by some golden yellow color.  It’s topped off with a chipboard word which is from Scrapmatts, along with the chipboard rose inside and the fishing net stenciling on the cover.

I had so much fun creating this book box, which is now proudly owned by my eldest daughter.  She couldn’t wait to get her hands on this and it’s so good to see that she’s put it to good use.

Thanks for popping in and do check out the full range of fab Bella products HERE.

Cheers,