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Friday, 12 August 2016

Grandparents Wedding Day - Kaisercraft - Mademoiselle Collection

Today I'm sharing my latest creation with the elegant Kaisercraft Mademoiselle collection together with a canvas and an embroidery hoop over on the Scrap, Paper, Scissors (Papermaze) blog. Please see the blog for more details and links to Papermaze shop for the supplies.




Back with more using this collection later in the month. In the meantime I hope this inspires you to try a layout using a surface other than paper or card. Please share your creations.


Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Simple Stories & Sketches - Part 5

After making four layouts there were an amazing number of papers, bits & pieces and stickers from Simple Stories - Bloom & Grow collection left over. So I created another page for my July project for the Papermaze Design Team (Scrap Paper Scissors).

Continuing the theme of sketches together with the Bloom & Grow collection, I chose a sketch from Sketch Savvy.

If you'd like to go back and read the first July post, you can find it HERE (where you'll find a list of links to sites with sketches).




For more details of supplies please see Papermaze blog (Scrap Paper Scissors) and shop site (Papermaze).

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry - 103 - Day 6

Summer of Creative Chemistry 103 with Online Card Classes - Day 6

... And now for something completely different! - No classes for day 6 - but lots of information presented in an informative video and some homework in the form of a challenge. We were asked to revisit one of our favorite techniques from the previous classes or to try one which was new to us. Then Tim asked that we give it a twist by using any surface other than the traditional cardstock. 


I decided to have a go at the paper mosaic technique onto a grunge board, die cut mannequin shape. I mounted this onto burlap and I tried texture paste through a stencil onto the burlap directly and it worked well. I also tried using Alcohol Inks on plastic scrabble tiles.

Cardstock did feature in my finished layout as I used a small piece of Kraft Resist, with a Stamp & Archival Ink. I then inked this with several colours of Distress Ink.

Items used in this project:
  • Patterned Papers - Kaisercraft Miss Empire and 75 Cents
  • Ideology Paperstash - Kraft Resist
  • Distress Paper Mosaic Kit
  • Distress Inks
  • Sizzix Sewing Room Die
  • Grunge Board
  • Layering Stencil - Measured 012
  • Stampers Anonymous - Components Collection - Vogue 
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Blending Solution
  • Scrabble Letters
  • Buttons
  • Crochet Doily
  • Bakers Twine
  • Sewing Machine Charm
  • Decorative Pin
  • Texture Paste
  • Ribbon
  • Press Studs
  • Hooks & Eyes
  • Lace
  • Burlap
It is a shame the classes have now come to an end, but it's now time to revisit many of the techniques I have learnt and to make some cards and gifts. I will also be using them in my scrapbooking. I now have an amazing library of technique tags to refer to, with the details attached to the back of each one.
I can recommend subscribing to all of the Creative Chemistry classes on offer as they are still available to purchase and take part in even though they wont be live.

12/08/16 - edited to say - I have just heard that I was a winner of the Grand prize for Creative Chemistry 103! I can't quite believe it!! 
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Simple Stories & Sketches - Part 4

Now for a double page and the fourth of my July blog posts for Papermaze Design Team Blog Scrap Paper Scissors. Continuing the theme of sketches and the delightful Simple Stories - Bloom & Grow collection. If you'd like to go back and read the first July post, you can find it HERE (where you'll find a list of links to sites with sketches).

This time I used a double page sketch from Let's Scrap.



Here is each page separately so that you can see more detail.



These photos were all taken at Hall Place Gardens, Bexleyheath back in 2009.


Thanks for looking, all details of how I made the page and where to get the supplies are on the Papermaze blog.

Lynn x

Monday, 8 August 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry 103 - day 5

Day 5 of Creative Chemistry is all about using Alcohol Ink and Yupo. This was a bit more out of my normal comfort zone for creating backgrounds and images but it was great once I got started and I think I will use these amazing techniques again.

Alcohol Ink & Yupo

Here are the six technique tags I made today:


1. Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - indigo, honeycomb poppyfield & silver

Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection
Rubber Stamps - Stampers Anonymous Wild flowers


2. Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - pool, meadow, juniper, denim, stream

Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations - Extra Confetti


3. Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - honeycomb, red pepper, cranberry, indigo, denim, stream & gold
Layering Stencils - 006, 008, 012 & 026
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection

4. Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - honeycomb, poppyfield, cranberry, pesto, cool peri, juniper, espresso
Rubber Stamps - Stampers Anonymous - Garden flowers
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection
Archival Ink - hickory smoke

5. Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscapes on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - honeycomb, red pepper, cranberry, pesto, denim, espresso
Rubber Stamps - Clarity Stamps
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection

6. Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo


Alcohol Inks - honeycomb, red pepper, meadow, juniper
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection

That's all for day 5, tomorrow brings something rather different and a break from the normal classes.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Summer of Creative Chemistry - 103 - day 4

Day 4 in Creative Chemistry 103 (Online Card Classes) was a busy one using Distress Crayons. Having tried these out recently on behalf of Papermaze - it was good lo learn some new techniques and to compare them with Gelatos. 


Day 4 - Distress Crayons 
Here is what I made:


In more detail:

1. Distress Crayon Smudge



2. Distress Crayon Gesso Fresco


Distress Crayons - Set 1 Brights & Vintage Photo
Layering Stencils - 008, 018 & THMM103

3. Distress Crayon Textured Resist


Distress Crayons - Picket Fence
Layering Stencils - 049Distress Ink pads - Iced spruce, twisted citron, mustard seed, salty ocean, wild honey, scattered, rips persimmon


4. Distress Crayon Watercolour Resist


Distress Crayons - Set 3 & peacock feathers
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection
water-colour paper
Stampers Anonymous mini blueprints CMS150
Distress Ink pads - walnut stain & frayed burlap

5. Distress Crayon Blended Background

Distress Crayons - Set 1
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection
water-colour paper

6. Distress Crayon Layered Colouring


Rubber stamps - Non Sequitur - Old Fashioned Romance
Distress Crayons - Set 1 & 3
Collage Medium - Crazing
 #8 Manila Tag

Another fun day in the arty chemistry lab - back with Alcohol inks tomorrow.


Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 5 August 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry - 103 - Day 3

Today at the Creative Chemistry lab we have had lots of exciting mediums and textures to play with and getting our hands really mucky! Not only have we made the five technique tags, but three extra assignment swatch sampler tags to refer to in future when selecting the best mediums to use for a project.
Here are my results:

Day 3 - Distress Collage Mediums & Textures

1. Distressed Layered Collage


Distress Crayons - vintage photo & rusty hinge
Collage Medium - Matte
Paper - Basic Grey - Curio
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection

2. Texture Paste Colouring


Distress stains - evergreen bough
Distress Ink pads -walnut stain, forest moss, twisted citron, peacock feather
Distress Paint  - Victorian velvet
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - 002 & THMM106



3. Texture Paste Embossing


Distress stains - tumbled glass
Distress Ink pads - faded jeans & salty ocean
Embossing Powder - Silver
Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - 050


4. Texture Paste Resist


Paper - Basic Grey - Curio
Distress Ink pad - picket fence
Texture Paste - Transparent Gloss

Layering Stencils - 42 tiles
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set - Tag Collection

5. Distress Grit-Paste Grunge



Copy of old sepia photo from my heritage collectionDistress Grit-Paste
Distress Crayons - vintage photo & walnut stain


Assignment Swatch Tags


Distress Collage Medium Sampler 
Looking at the effects of three different types of collage medium on the same background.


Paper - Simple Stories - Bloom and Grow

 Distress Grit-Paste SamplerColouring grit paste with different distress medium. all in walnut stain


Top to bottomDistress ink pad




 Texture Paste SamplerEffects of colouring over three different Ranger Texture pastes.


 Texture Paste top to bottom
Opaque matte
Transparent matte
Transparent gloss
Distress Ink - twisted citron, evergreen bough & mowed lawn
Layering Stencil - 044
#8 Manila Tag

Great day crafting and now off to see what's in store for tomorrow - working with Distress Crayons.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x