Monday, May 25, 2015

PLS - Step x Step

Hi there, hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I am stopping by with a new Pretty Little Studio creation using the brand new collection "Treasure Island".  It's gorgeous and has all my favourite colours in it :)
Find the link to Pretty Little Studio HERE
Treasure This 

PLS Treasure Island Product list : Clear – cove Pacific, Paper – Buccaneer, Crescent Reef, Ship Deck, Vellum –  Welcome Aboard, Confetti Paradise, Cutouts Mini Word Pirate Anchor, Cutouts Mini Words Pirate’s Swim, Flair Discover Treasure, Garland Lighthouse Bunting flags, Journaling Explorer Stencil, Sticker Gold Treasure Flags, Vintage Diecut Davy Jones, Boardwalk Bookmark
Just a couple of close ups before I share my step x step.

1. Firstly, I start with my background.  I placed the Vellum ‘Welcome Aboard’ piece to the left of my page.  I then scrape Gesso on the page.  After this is dry I place a spot stencil down and apply Modelling Paste. I then spray my Shimmerz sprays.

2. I cut up several pieces of paper to fit underneath my photo.  I distress the edges with a distressing tool.

3. I place my papers down for the photo mat.  Adding the clear sheet and some twine under the photo.  To the left of the photo I also place the stencil and bookmark journaling cards.  At this point I add some Inkingz (watercolours by Shimmerz) to the cards.

4 . I proceed to add more layers with some shells, more twine and leaves around my photo.

5. I have added flowers now and that cute Vintage Diecut Davy Jones.  I also cut out and Anchor and distressed the edges and placed on the left hand side of the page.

6.  At this point a few more shells are added to the beachy feel.  I cover my photo with a scrap piece of paper and proceed to add more Shimmerz sprays, taking the lids off and flicking the excess colour also.  I also cut out the Bunting Flags and the Mini Words and place them to the right of the page with foam tape.

7.  Lastly, I finish my layout off with some Gold Flags, Flair and the Confetti mix.

Thanks for dropping by!! 
Hugs xo

Friday, May 22, 2015

Card Friday :)

Hi guys!  The weekend can't come quick enough for me!  Hubby has been away for work all week and frankly, I just missed him!!!  

I thought I would stop by with some cards to share today.
The first 2 are Mothers Day cards/tag and the last 1 a birthday card. 

Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer Holidays

Oh take me back to Summer!!! It's starting to get a wee bit cool now! 
I just wanted to share this piece I created last week.  I used loads of gorgeous Prima flowers and some Websters Pages paper.  Using lots of pastel colours, mint, peach and cream.....yummo!!
"Summer Holidays"

I used lots of Shimmerz products for the mixed media touch.

Lots of shells, some cheesecloth and some gold Mica flakes.

I also layered and embellished this 2 Crafty Chiboard Anchor piece.  It's such a gorgeous piece....

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up too :)
Until next time!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

PLS - Gold Foil

Hi there!
Today I have a new Pretty Little Studio project to share.
For the past 12 months I have adored using gold in my projects.  Pretty Little Studio has an amazing collection of Gold products to choose from.  I picked out the colour combination of gold, mint, black and white and chose some paper from the You and Me and Trick or Treat collections to match.  I layered my photo in the middle and then chose to accent the gold stickers around my photo.  I love the end result teamed with a little bit of mixed media.

"Birthday Dinner"

Pretty Little Studio Product list:
  • Paper – You & Me – Romantic and Sweet Ocean Mint, Trick or Treat – Midnight and Friday
  • Embellishments: Gold foil stars, Gold foil alphas, Bee Balm Gold foil butterflies, True Love Gold flags, Sweetheart Gold (hearts), Flair Heart you buttons

Find all of these gorgeous products in the Pretty Little Studio shop! 

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday!!!
Hugs xoxo

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Card Tuesday :)

 Just stopping in really quick with a couple of Happy Birthday cards.  It's funny, I have a big card stash but none of them really say Happy Birthday :)   Mostly using new Crate Paper collections and some Prima pretties.

 Thanks for looking xx