So glad you've come to visit,
We have recently sold our home, so I've been ticking things off my list all month!!
I always try to craft each day, some of the days it means I look wistfully into my craft room...
it was the last thing to pack and,
It will be one of the first things to be unpacked!!
I was 'gifted' some beautiful photos recently, I tell our family and friends if they give me photos then I will give them back layouts - it means I have a constant flow of different photos, with different people... so I never get bored!!
I bought a few sheets of patterned paper, did a little fussy cutting then adhered it all done - easy!!
Well, yes I did fussy cut all the fairy images and some flowers too - I know there is a few who don't really like cutting out images but it is quite relaxing for me - I have a little tray and my favourite scissors and can sit with our family and have a 12x12" page done in no time!!
Hello to little Phoenix - photo taken in the cutest mini clawfoot tub!!
How lovely is this border strip!!
I swiped some Distress Oxide, sprinkled a little water, dried it and then randomly spotted some glue to sprinkle over a glitter and Prills mix for some pretty texture.
The corner flourish just had a swipe of Distress Oxide ink...
so the fairy had somewhere nice to rest for a minute or two...
Me & You... You and Me...
I started with a lovely sheet of paper and roughly swiped a Distress Oxide in a 't' shape,
randomly stamped with 'brown' ink,
trimmed some coordinating paper into random width lengths and then snipped a banner in each end,
adhered the strips, the photo tucked into the Clock chipboard, added some flowers,
Photo is Shakaela's selfie with Christine, our niece.
The title is actually joined together when you purchase it but I wanted to stretch it a bit longer down the page, so I simply snipped it apart,
I spritzed the title with a couple of shades of mist and then a touch of fine glitter over the ampersand,
the swirly flourish under 'you' is misted in a shimmer spray.
A super quick flower - a circle of material, misted then adhere the curved pieces to form a contemporary rose - spray adhesive and a sprinkle of fine glitter for a bit of sparkle.
This is a great way to get a bit of value from the more expensive sheets - cut off the part you really like then trim the remainder in half and stick back together to form a whole sheet but be sure to turn them to the reverse for the contrast.
Photo is Emily's friends newborn Clara - she is a Doctor Who fan!!
If you know me, you'll know I am not great friends with glitter (it just hangs around far too long and wears out it's welcome!) but occasionally, it has a purpose - mostly anything Christmas, and little girls projects? After inking with a metallic ink a randomly sprinkled some fine glitter (Every project has glitter today, made at different times so I have surprised myself!! haha) A little bit more fussy cutting - all the embellishments came from a single sheet which was meant to be constructed into a pillow box - a little challenge to myself to think outside the box?
Chipboard is such a lovely addition to a layout, card or Off the page project, it just adds something special!!
There is so many options to colour or alter the original 'out of the packet' piece... unlimited options!!
Thank you for visiting,