Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiness Found with Echo Park Paper Co by Kerryn Fry

Welcome to the blog today on this fabulous Friday.
It's my turn to share my project and this week I am still creating with the 
Echo Park Paper Co collection Jungle Safari.
Our trip to the Zoo photos from January continue to play a roll in my pages, 
it was a fabulous day with the boy, my sister and my nieces. 
We were trying unsuccessfully to find the pandas, but they were too busy eating in their enclosures. 
We settled for the next best thing, a statue and some bamboo.

I had fun layering Crafter's Workshop templates, Memory Box Stencil and Distress Inks in the background.
I added faux stitch doodling using a black pen around the leaf stencil.
The 2 Crafty Bamboo Stems were painted with different shades of green Distress Paints 
and became the support for the cluster at the base of the page.
I love cutting out photos too

Lots of fussy cutting from the papers in the collection, the cheapest form of embellishments 
and usually the simplest.
Plenty of dimension created with foam tape and layering.
You will also spot a few random pieces from the Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Pea Pod Parts

Thanks for visiting the blog today.
Hopefully you have been inspired to sit and create
Have a fabulously crafty weekend!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Captured" by Amanda

Hello again, and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday to inspire!
 Do you ever get your hands on a beautiful piece of paper, and the only possible thing to do is to fussy cut it? That's how I started out with this page, when I found one of the amazing floral papers from the  Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.

I used the combination of 5 different pieces of paper from the range (listed below) and used them in the layers behind the photo, in the strips and the background and of course for the fussy cutting. The whole page is also mounted on a white cardstock base, my favourite thing to do.

Once I had the papers sorted, I looked for some bits and pieces to add the clusters to finish the page. You can see some of these details in close ups.

Firstly I inked some 2Crafty Butterflies using Prima Chalk Ink, once nestled in the flower I added a coat of Dimensional Magic

Under the layers of the fussy cut flower, I tucked some white hearts and vines from the awesome Thickers pack that come in the Take Me Away range.

Some of the grey colour tones in the diecuts from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always collection matched the colour tones of this page, so I had these into the clusters also. I also sprinkled some crystals from the Bits and pieces pack and also some sparkly enamel dots.

Thanks for looking today.
A pretty page, totally made by the amazing papers from Take Me Away.
Products used:
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 02
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 10 (this had the florals that I fussy cut)
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 17
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 18 
PP - Take Me Away Thickers - Dream Foam
White Cardstock
2 Crafty Addy's Butterflies
Prima - Fluid Chalk Ink Edgers - Pastel Green
Dimensional Magic
CV - Love Always Ephemera Die Cuts
CV - Love Always Bits & Pieces
CV - Love Always Enamel Dots - Sparkles

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This is Me with Echo Park Just be You by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back this week with a selfie layout, featuring Echo Parks Just be You collection. Love the colours in this collection, so pretyy!
This is Me
I've created a watercolour background for this layout with some paints and water,
 using the good old plastic technique, then added some splatters with a paintbrush. 

Next some paper layering with some added layers of paper and chipboard doilies. The chippy doilies have been inked in green to match the paper. Following this I've added some layers with the sticker sheet - around my photo and a cluster to the bottom.

Close-up of layered stickers:

My 2Crafty title is inked in navy, one of the lesser used colours in the paper
 that makes the title stand out. 

Till next week

Products Used:
Echo Park Just Be You paper -  Be Bold
Echo Park Just Be You paper - 4x6 Journaling Cards (reverse)
Echo Park Just Be You paper - You Can Do It
Echo Park Just Be You paper - Girl Boss
Echo Park Just Be You Element Sticker Sheet
2Crafty Chipboard This is Me title
2Crafty Chipboard Flower Doilies
Simple Stories Posh Self Adhesive Brads
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always Bits & Pieces

Friday, March 17, 2017

In the Blink of an Eye with Jillibean Soup Hardy Hogdepodge by Kerryn Fry

Good morning All
Another fabulous Friday share for you today using Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge.
A fun page created to capture our boys last day at his primary school with his mates.

I started the page with kraft cardstock and some light stencilling using Distress Ink.
The 2Crafty chipboard title 'In the Blink of an Eye' was just perfect for the layout 
and was exactly how I felt! 
How quickly 7 years have passed.
Two different shades of blue from the Distress Paint range were used for the title and
 more Distress Paint for the Dotty Bits

The Word Bubbles have been backed with patterned paper, painted with a metallic grey and a thick coat of Dimensional MagicAidan's Arrows was covered with the same metallic paint.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and have a fun and crafty weekend.
Products Used:
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Cup of Chevron
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Pinch of Plants
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Little Bits of Letters
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Trace of Triangles
Jillibean Soup Hardy Hodgepodge Pea Pod Parts
2Crafty In the Blink of an Eye
2Crafty Dotty Bits
2Crafty Word Bubbles
2Crafty Aidan's Arrows
Crafters Workshop 6x6 Template
Distress Inks
Distress Paints
Dimensional Magic

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Hooray" with Kaisercraft Party Time by Amanda

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my Wednesday page share!
 Got a party to scrapbook?
 Then you are in the right place! 
Party Layout coming right at ya!

I used the Kaisercraft Party Time collection to create this page.


As well as some of the awesome papers in the range, I also used both the diecuts and
 stickers from this collection to add detail to this page.

Check out these close ups to see other things used to finish the page:

The fun and funky puffy stickers from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection were
fabulous for this page.
Added to that are some sequins from my stash, and flowers and enamel shapes from
Cocoa Vanilla - perfect finishing touches.

Don't forget to use foam tape on die cuts to make them pop off your page.

Diecut words can be enhanced as your titles, when you carefully add Dimensional Magic
to them once they are stuck down. Anything to add dimensional and shine to a page!
Have a great day,

Products used:
 Kaisercraft - Party Time Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft - Party Time Paper - 100's & 1,000's
Kaisercraft - Party Time Paper - Double Scoop
Fancy Pants - Joy Parade Design Puffy Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla - Free Spirit Enamel Shapes
Cocoa Vanilla - Life is Beautiful Blossoms
Cocoa Vanilla - Life is Beautiful Little Pretties
Cocoa Vanilla - Hello Sunshine Enamel Shapes
Dimensional Magic
Foam Tape

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vacation Time with Crate Paper Oasis by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another layout created using Crate Paper's Oasis Collection:

Vacation Time

Loving this collection with its summery theme. I've taken the wavy background paper and added some blue with Dylusions paint in London Blue - using the plastic bag technique. I've mounted this onto black cardstock to add a touch more black to the page. 

Next I have layered up several of the patterned papers, and added some texture layers with 2Crafty chipboard - randomly inked in gold ink in parts. 

I've used the ephemera pack in the range to embellish and journal my page.  Loving the gold palm leaf. And adding the cute wood veneer from Kaisercraft Life's a Beach range is the perfect complimentary embellishment. 

I've finished the page with some vintage prima flowers, some CVS flair and the cutest puffy stickers that are part of the Crate Paper Oasis range. 

Products Used:
Crate Paper Oasis - Tropics
Crate Paper Oasis - Sunset
Crate Paper Oasis - Postcards
Crate Paper Oasis - Coastal
Crate Paper Oasis Ephemera with Gold Foil
Crate Paper Oasis Puffy Sticker
Kaisercraft Wooden Lucky Dip Life's a Beach
2Crafty Chipboard Mesh Bits
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Endless Summer Flair
Dylusions Paint - London Blue
Black Bazzil Cardstock

Friday, March 10, 2017

"Dinosaurs Rule" by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone, welcome to the AAS blog today.
It's Kerryn again sharing my latest project.
Shock, horror I've gone the whole hog and created a double page!
What is a girl to do when there are so many good photos from one adventure.
This page was also greatly inspired by the cool collections Dino Friends 
and Jungle Safari both from Echo Park Paper Co.
A fabulous match of the colours in both ranges, it made it easy to combine them.
2 Crafty Dinosaurs where the perfect addition to my project and I had plenty of fun 
colouring each creature with Distress Paints and then coating them with Dimensional Magic.
 Not a paint brush in sight!

Lots of fussy cutting from the great patterns in both collections, 
words, eggs, tiny dinosaurs and plants all come in handy to fill parts of the page. 
Add some foam tape for a pop of dimension and layers of stencilling 
using Distress Inks and Crafters Templates.
Thanks for visiting the blog today, 
stay tuned Fiona will be back on Monday with more of her awesome creativity.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Enjoy" by Amanda

Hi all,
I'm back again for another share this wonderful Wednesday.
Today we go with a bright page using some Fancy Pants paper, from the Joy Parade collection.
With these bright and fun papers, I did bring in some white cardstock, for the background and to mount around the photo and papers. I used the different patterns and colours of the Joy Parade papers, in strips and blocks, to build up layers behind the photo.
Another focal point of the page is the awesome 2Crafty Handdrawn Heart, used to frame the photo, which I have inked black and added a coat of Dimensional Magic to.
Here in the close ups, you will see some of the cute little finishes I added to complete the page.

Firstly I used the Design Puffy Stickers, also from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection - this includes the "ENJOY" title, some of the hearts and triangles. I also added some Simple Stories stickers and a flower from a Cocoa Vanilla Studio pack.

I hope you "enjoyed" this page!!!!!
 Thanks for looking today.


Products used:


Monday, March 6, 2017

Today & Everyday with Crate Paper Oasis by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

So excited to be working alongside Amanda and Kerryn this term. Their first layouts have been fabulous. It's my turn to inspire you today and every Monday from now on. 

Today & Everyday

I just love the big palm leaf  die-cut from Kaisercraft and knew I wanted it to be a focus of my layout. Plus it teams up perfectly with the tropical prints in Crate Papers Oasis collection! I've kept the background clean, with the focus on the palm leaf, then layered my papers, inlcuding a layer of gauze for some texture

I've used 2Crafty's Today and Everyday title on my layout and coloured it with a mix of purple and pink gelatos, to match the tones in the patterned paper. 

I've added some cute little summery embellishments from a few collections to finish off my page. 

Thanks for stopping by
till next week

Products Used:
Crate Paper Oasis Paper- Tropics 
Crate Paper Oasis  Paper - Retreat
Crate Paper Oasis - Ephemera with Gold Foil
Kaisercraft Island Escape Palm Leaf DieCut
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Flourish - Life's a Beach
2Crafty Chipboard title - Today & Everyday
Simple Stories Posh Self Adhesive Brads
Kaisercraft Cardstock 
Asst Enamel Dots