Saturday, 31 August 2013

Baby Layout

I had lots of beads from my jewellery making so decided to make some embellishments using beads. The heart and beads hanging from the branch was so easy. Just hang the heart and fold over the wire and then thread your chosen beads on. On the last bead I thread the wire back through again to secure it so the beads would not move. The flower centre was made by threading beads on wire and then twisting the wire. I did each bead petal and the the centre beads twisting as I went. It is actually quite easy. I use a thin gauge wire so it is more gentle on your hands and easy to twist.  The branch was cut out of Ranger grunge paper and then embossed with Opals Embossing Enamels.

Cards made from the left over paper

I like to make cards from my left over paper scraps so when the layout was finished I just had to make some cards.
The boy card also has a bead flower embellishment on top of some Kaisercraft paper flowers. I added some flower lace which I absolutely love. The word "Baby" was cut out of the Grunge paper on my cricut and then embossed with Opals Embossing Enamel.

Then came the girl card. Again I used the flower ribbon. The word "Baby" was triple embossed. I did not have any pink embossing powder so I made some with  my pearlex and clear embossing powder. The colour was still not quite what I wanted so when the embossing was done I went over it with a pink copic pen to change the colour a bit. I do love the alcohol ink pens, they are so versatile. The flower was made from a pink wired organza ribbon. I cut the wire off of one side and then gathered the ribbon on the remaining wire. Then make a spiral to make the flower. A bead was added to the centre.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Cards with Scraps

I like to use up my scraps after making a page or a project and make a few cards. These are the scraps from the VCR baby albums

From this: Scraps of paper

To this . A card for a new baby girl

I used some old lace and cut out a flower and leaf then coloured them with copic alcohol pens. I love the alcohol pens for colouring white lace and ribbon to match your papers. The lace under the baby picture was also coloured to match the theme. I also raised up the picture as well. I do like layering and creating dimension by raising some layers.

I also coloured the flower with the copics and painted the flower with Viva modelling Cream then added some glitter. I outlined aspects of the picture with a glitter pen. The bird i embossed.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Storage Ideas

I have been making mini albums and using old VCR covers to make a box for the mini album.
You can get old VCRs from charity shops and they cost so little. It also feels good to recycle and the store so nicely on bookshelves. I thought they would be great for sorting out my stash at home and make it easier to find things. I made labels on my cricut and used papers I no longer wanted and that fit what was in the box. Hope you like it.

Just a few of the VCR Folders and how they store my embellishments and supplies. They store so well and open out to easily see what you have. 

The folder for my collection of keys

My Collection of Christmas embellishments and the folder. Now all in one place and easier to find

With my copics folder I have put an example of each colour I have on the spine. Quick and easy colour matching