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,

 

 

 

Christmas Dreams Card

Hi there.  I’ve got a soft Christmas card to share with you today featuring Crafter’s Choice gorgeous new Christmas Dreams collection paired with my favourite Ranger Distress Inkpad colours.

Crafters Choice materials: Christmas Dreams Collection (6 x 6 Paper Pad, Clear Stamps, Die Cut Pack), Cards & Envelopes Pack

Ranger materials: Distress Inkpads (Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar), Sponge Applicators

First I’ve die cut a window in front of the white cardstock and inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inkpads and applicators.  I then trimmed a sheet from the Christmas Dreams Paper Pad and adhered this under the window.

Next I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Dreams Clear Stamp Set under the window.  I then added some stencilling on the card and let it set to dry.


I then chose a couple of pretty pieces from the Christmas Dreams Die cut pack and layered them onto the middle of the card.  A few splashes of mists and watercolor are added on top and voila! Christmas dreams card ready to go.

Check out Ruby Rock-It Brands’ full range HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

New Traditions – Christmas Joy Card

There’s only just under ten more weeks before Christmas and I have been slowly making some Christmas cards.  I’m excited to share with you my first card for this year’s holiday season, and it was a delight to create with the new Luxury Cardstock range and Christmas collections from Crafters Choice.

Crafters Choice materials: New Traditions A4 Luxury Cardstock Pack, New Traditions Die-Cut Pack, New Traditions Cards & Envelopes

I have used the red card from the New Traditions Card Pack for the base and punched one side of the front of the card.  I then trimmed a Mirror and Matt Card from the gorgeous Luxury Cardstock Pack and punched one side.  These are then layered under the same punched side of the card.

I trimmed a couple more Matt and Mirror card pieces and layered this on top of the card.  I then added some stenciling and mediums on top, and then adhered the joy title from the New Traditions Die-Cut Pack.  I finished the sentiment off by adding a small flower cluster to it.

For a beautiful finish, I trimmed another Mirror card to size and adhered this inside the card.  Last but not the least, I trimmed a small piece of white cardstock and adhered this inside the card which will give me some space to write a message.

Thanks for popping and I hope I got you excited and looking forward to the Christmas season and get creating.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It Brands range HERE or at a Spotlight and a scrapbooking shop near you.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Bella Botanical Bloom

Spring has sprung in New Zealand and the sunnier weather has inspired me to create with Bella’s gorgeous Botanical collection.  I wanted to fill my display with lively colors much like bright spring floral blooms.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Bella Botanical Collection, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

I was doing a clean up at home and found an odd piece that looked like rubbish, which I decided to keep and tranform into my spring bloom display.

There are so many beautiful flowers, leaves, and butterflies to fussy cut from the Botanical collection which I’ve added to my cluster.


I then painted and misted around the display for a nice bright finish, just how lively spring season makes me feel.  Last but not the least, I added some painted Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers for the title.  Gotta love spring blooms!

Thanks for popping and and I hope you enjoyed my bright botanical display.  For more Ruby Rock-It, click HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

Treasures Stained Crate

We have the September “Let’s Get Organized” Challenge at The Creative Studio for Canvas Corp Brands.  The full post and link for your entry is 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 below. You have until the end of October 4 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Only 1 entry per person allowed. Are you a previous winner? That does NOT exclude you for winning again – please join in!! We also want to you to include at least 1 item from any of the Canvas Corp Brands (please mention the product so we know).

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.

Here’s my take on our September challenge:

“Treasures Stained Crate”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands:

Tattered Angels Color Wash – Caribbean Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pistachio 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Champagne 
7gypsies Architextures™ Tin Tile – White Wash
7gypsies Architextures™ Tin Tile – Patina
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Paque – Create

For the full post and step by step, head to The Creative Studio HERE.

Link your entry HERE.  We cannot wait to see your beautiful work.

Cheers,