Monday, 30 December 2013

Inspiration Board Challenge 1

Hi Everyone

I am very excited to share my take on Scrapbook Creations Magazine's first Inspiration Board Challenge (December 2013). I just loved the colours and could not wait to get started. However, that was not until the Christmas break. The colours of this Board inspired me with happiness, peace, tranquillity. To suit the mood I used this dreamlike photo of myself, which almost gives you the idea that I'm staring into the future.

Detail images of this layout:

The Title:
All words were painted in white and covered with white glitter. To embellish it I have added small acetate butterflies which I created, using Cheery Lynn Designs small butterfly dies and Ranger Ice Stickles.

All the butterflies on this layout, except the big gold one at the bottom were handmade using Cheery Lynn Designs dies, Ranger Ice Stickles and Ranger Liquid Pearls.

Flower Detail:
Here I handmade the 3 metal flowers in the centre by using empty soft drink cans, Courture Creation's Frellis Embossing Folder and Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.

Product List:
16 x 16 inch Canvas
Chipboard:Enmarc Design Elements
Accetate: Kaszazz
Emty Softdrink cans
Glue: Helmar 450; Liquitex Heavy gel
Gesso: Studio Artist 
Ink Sprays: Ranger Dylusions, HelmarRanger Liquid Pearls, Tattered Angles
Paint: Studio Artist, Silks Acrylic glaze
Dies:Tim Holtz, Cheery Lynn Designs
Embossing Folder: Courture Creation's
Trinkets & Embellishments: Scrap Matrix, Finnabair, Kaizer Craft, Craft Bug, Crafter's Market
Glitter: American Crafts, Ranger

Monday, 23 December 2013

Beetle Days

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my very first post on The Scrap Yard. I thought it fit to share the layout on which I based the theme and design of this blog.

I was inspired by a photo of my mom in her early 20’s. At that stage, she just started working and loved her Beetle(s). In this layout I intended to show the contrast between the love for her vehicle and it’s unfortunate accident. The photo of the damaged car was covered in Crackle Accents to emphasize this idea and complete the unwritten words in the journaling.

Product List
Cardstock – Tim Holtz (Idea-ology – Lost and Found ); Sam and Lucy Premium Cardstock –Spotlight; backing chipboard packaging for album inserts
Chipboard – Scrap Matrix
Ribbon – Kaszazz; random pieces from my stash
Stamps – Prima Marketing; Jenny Elory (Sew Pretty, free with Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Issue 113)
Trinkets & Cogs (Finnabair; Scrap Matrix;  Kaszazz;  Jolee’s boutique – EK success
Brads (Prima Marketing ; Kaszazz)
Washi Tape- Scrap Matrix
Cotton sticky tape – Scrap Matrix
Archival Ink – Ranger (Black, Brown)
Distress Stain- Ranger (Chipped Sapphire; Vintage Photo; Dried Marigold)
Distress Ink – Ranger (Vintage photo; Antique linen; Frayed Burlap)
Pearl Lace – Spotlight
Wire Title – wire from hardware store, bended by hand
Big Shot – Sizzix
Dies: My Favourite Things Dynamics (Prima Donna Petals, Royal Roses;   Tim Holtz (Tattered Florals)
Glue- Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Ranger Glossy Accents; Ranger Crackle Accents
Pearls – Kaiser Craft

Crafty tips used to apply to your own layouts:

·         Make your own flowers using a combination of die-cuts and colour them
spray ink to suit your colour scheme
·         Print your journaling on cotton tape for something different
·         Use Crackle Accents to support your message