Friday, February 28, 2014

A layout for 13arts using the Timeless collection!

Hello everyone! 

Today want to share with you a new layout I created using lots of 13arts mediums and the Timeless collection

Most of what I have used on the layout below is available at the 13arts online store HERE and MOST of the products are also available at the Flying Unicorn HERE

And don't forget to drop by the 13arts blog HERE to see lots of inspiration from the other DT members

"Love you always"

This layout is about my little 8 month old baby Sofia and the fact she has really puffy cheeks and eyes when she wakes up.. much like her mummy! LOL!

I captured this photo on my iPhone and really wanted to use it on a layout of hers :) 

Now let me walk you through some steps of how I created this layout and the background. 
Firstly I should say I have most definitely been inspired by a scrapbooker called Shirel, who runs and teaches Pop & Colours online workshops. 

If you are interested in taking these workshops where I am also teaching one, please see HERE

I really wanted to try her techniques of using stamps and circles like that in the background after watching her tutorials. She is really inspiring!

I started by overlapping 2 papers on top of each other, and then applying 13arts Gesso down the middle and across the middle as well. 

I then used a number of paints, mists and inks from 13arts (see product list below) to add colour to the background. Because I had applied Gesso first, the background paper was non porous which means the colours stayed really vibrant and did not soak into the paper. 

I then used a Prima circle stamp and painted the centre with Faber Castell Gelatos and 13arts Yellow Matt paint. 

I also stamped some writing on the background and flicked some 13arts Black Ink. 

I then used 13arts mists in a dauber and created a splash effect. I applied some stickers from the Timeless collection too. 

I painted a Timeless collection frame yellow with 13arts paint and then stamped on it again. 

In some of the circles I applied some 13arts Modeling Paste and once that was dry I coloured them with Gelatos and Paint. 

I hope this has inspired you in some way. 

Materials List
Paper collection: Timeless -  "Today, Tomorrow, Always" , "All The Time", A4 sticker sheet
Chipboard Frame: Timeless collection
Paint: 13arts Matte Yellow, 13arts Matte Lemon , 13arts Matte Yellow
Ink: 13arts - black, 13arts Yellow 
Mists: 13arts Yellow Lemon , 13arts Orange
13arts Gesso, 13arts Modeling Paste, 13arts Gel medium
Flower Stem: 13arts Gold

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A tag set for Donna Salazar Designs and Manor House Creations!

Well hello! I hope you are all well.. 

I have created 2 tags to show you today using Donna Salazar Designs mixed media products and some gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers. 

The Flying Unicorn online shop carries a lot of Clearsnap Donna Salazar Designs products HERE and it also carries a lot of Manor House Creations flowers HERE 

I also have a step x step tutorial on how I put these together. 

Here are some close ups..

and here is my step x step..

Materials List

Mix'd Media Inx - Butternut
Smooch Spritz
Want2Scrap Cogs set
Manor House Creations Gelato - Lemon
Manor House Creations Flower Spray
Manor House Creations
Black Ink


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Monday, February 24, 2014

A card set for Maja Designs and Manor House Creations!

 Good morning everyone. 

Another day another share :) 

Today I have combined 2 very beautiful collections from 2 manufacturers , Maja Design and Manor House Creations to create a set of cards in a bit of a neutral tone just for a bit of a break from all the colour I have been experimenting with lately. 

I used the GORGEOUS "Ska vi ta en Fika?" collection from Maja Design together with some Blossoms and Roses from Manor House Creations. 

The Ska vi ta en Fika collection is available at The Flying Unicorn HERE and The Flying Unicorn carries a lof of Manor House Creations flowers HERE too!

Ska vi ta en fika

Here are my 2 cards

I picked the darkest colour of the collection, which is almost a dark purple but appears even close to a grey in real life too. The dark base paper of my first card is the "Våffla m björnbärssylt" paper while the lighter heart paper of my second card is the "Plommonkaka" paper. 

To start with I applied CLEAR gesso on both my cards because I wanted a non porous surface that still showed the background paper clearly. 

Now I will show you some close ups of both the cards as I applied the same techniques to both...

I applied THICK white gesso down the center of both the cards in a T design. Once that dried up, I applied a few strips of contrasting paper in a + design together with some tissue paper.

I then stamped a number stamp on the background and I also stamped a circle stamp which I coloured in with Gelatos and Faber Castell Big Brush pens. 

Then, as you can see in the image above, I layers some chipboard, mesh tape and die cuts on top of that. 

I then added some Manor House Creations flowers on top and softened their look a bit by applying some silver ink on top of the black ones. 

Lastly, I applied a a silver mist and a silver ink directly on the background to create some colour. 

Materials List
Paper: Maja Design - Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection : "Våffla m björnbärssylt" "Plommonkaka"
Flowers: Manor House Creations- Tea Roses Black , Apple Blossoms
Chipboard: Wycinanka 
Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp
Stamp: Prima Marketing Stitch stamp - Circles , PaperArtsy Mini Stamp- Numbers
Tissue Paper: Tim Holtz
Ink: Ecoline - Black, Izink - Silver
Mist: Heidi Swapp - Tinsel
Other: Faber Castell Gelatos , Faber Castell Big Brush Pens

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