Friday, 5 August 2011

Getting on my Glitz in a different size

Hi all
It's my turn to share a couple of projects with you using lovely Glitz Designs products and this month I thought I would change it up a bit and scrap in a different size. I decided to use A4 (uk paper size) and found it an interesting challenge and really enjoyed the different discipline. Here's what I created

Nothing is Black and White

And here's the twist on the title, my hidden photo and journalling!

For this project I have used:
Glitz Designs Love Games Papers; Floral and Damask
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse paper; Floral
Glitz Designs Love Games Paper layers
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Journal stickers
Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas; cream and ivory block
Glitz Designs frosting; red and black
Glitz Designs Giant Rhinestones; pink, black, green collection.

The photos are from a cruise we went on, it was a formal night and we went to have some proper photos taken, all started out well but after a nice bottle of red with dinner the giggles set in and the formality of the photo shoot was blown! I printed off the 'proper' photo in black and white and then one from the end of the shoot, when it all started going south, in colour. The black and white of Love Games works perfectly with my black and white idea and the zing of Afternoon Muse works great for the shot of hidden colour.

I ripped away an aperture slightly larger than my colour photo from the Love Games floral paper and then cut away the centre of the crossword paper layer to create a frame.

I adhered a mat of the yellow paper to the back of the photo and cut a journal sticker to a rounded shape, added this to my photo and recorded my hidden bit of the story.

After matting the black and white photo onto some of the papers, making it big enough to cover the hidden section and distressing the edges, I created a hinge by cutting two of the little damask patterns from the paper and folding the strip in half, adhering it to the photo and the base of the layout so the black and white photo became a little 'door'

Cutting some of the black ad white poppies from the floral paper and scrunching them into shape I created some bespoke flower embellishments.

Adding rhinestones, lace, ribbon and the gorgeous teeny alphas for my title finished off my layout.

As I had done one of my pages landscape I thought the next one should be portrait

A Volcano and a camel ride

For this project I have used;
Glitz Designs Laced with Grace papers; Floral, Plaid, Rose and Polka
Glitz Designs Love Games paper; score card
Glitz Designs Laced with Grace Journal and Title stickers
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Title stickers
Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas; Burnt Orange

I love the orange colours in the Laced with Grace colection and the richness of them has always reminded me of the many volcanos I have been lucky enough to visit, so, the other day when I came across these photos of our camel ride through the Timanfaya volcano range in Lanzorote I knew just the papers to use to scrap my memory of an unforgettable day (for many reasons LOL)

When I get to work with such great paper colletions I really like to be able to mix the different papers up and let them do the work. I cut several layers in different colours and distressed the edges.

When I adhered the paper layers I made sure I left the top edges loose so I could slip my little photos under them in position. I created a distressed matt for my larger photo and added that on foam pads for added dimension.

I then set to and started chopping up some of my lovely stickers, they are heavy duty stickers and can take the punishment! It's really interseting to see how the stickers can be transformed into something completely different and I will keep all the bits not used as I know somewhere along the line they will be perfect for a project.

After adding the stickers, journalling and creating my title with the teeny alphas my layout was finished and even though it is mainly papers and stickers it still has a lot of dimension and I love the colour of it!

So why not try a different size to scrap your next page in? It'll make you look at things in a different way! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon, until then Happy Crafting!
M x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Simply Clear scrapbook stamping

Hi all
Today is my turn to share a project of the day over on the Banana Frog blog and as promised I expanded on the card idea I created for the Frog hop last Saturday

I've taken it large on a scrap page! As ever the step by steps for the poject can be found at the Lily pad.

I hope you're all well and happy, life at Mogford towers is still super busy but very exciting (and keeps me out of mischief LOL) I have so much I need to catch you all up on and one of these days I will be true to my word and get back on track with this blogging malarkey!!

Until then nice to *see you*, stay safe and Happy Crafting
M x