Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome Wall Hanging and Paper Flower Tutorial

I don't often do home decor with paper crafts, but when I saw this wooden wall hanging by Adorn It arrive in the store I KNEW I had to do a class with it!  Well this past Friday was the class, and this is what we all created:

We used Bo Bunny's Somewhere In Time paper, I just love the blues, browns and gold tones together!

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined me for this class, it was a real blast crafting with you!!  You are all super talented :-)

One of the flowers we used to decorate this wall hanging is a handmade one, and my favourite to make.  Here is a quick little photo tutorial on how to make them:

Choose two to three different sized circle or scallop circle punches.

Using your pattern paper scraps punch two or three different sized circles - all the same pattern or different, does not matter.

Mist the three circles with a bit of water so they are damp but not wet.

The water makes the paper more malleable, and you are going to crumple each circle, separately, into a ball.

Then flatten them out.

Stack them as desired, pierce a hole in the center and secure with a brad.

Lift and crumple each separate layer into the center . . .

so you end up with a "bud" like so . . .

then carefully pull down each layer and shape as desired.

Ink up the edges for a distressed, more dimensional look.

As the paper dries the flower hardens and keeps it's shape.

Ta da!  That's it, easy, peasey! 

Happy Craftin'!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Scrap-A-Pack Doubles! Multi-Layout Class at Scrap Addicts with Simple Stories Hello Summer.

Last weekend I did another multi-layout class at Scrap Addicts, and it was another great day of scrapping!  This class is a big hit because it allows each scrapper to choose their own papers to work with.  I love seeing how different each layout looks just with different papers - very inspiring!  Looks like this will be a regular class at Scrap Addicts too, so if you are local be sure to join us!

Last Scrap-A-Pack class was 10 single layouts using 10 random sketches I liked off Pinterest.  This time we did five double page layouts using Scrapbook Generations Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 6&8.  Each book has 30 double page sketches in it - love these books!  Check out Scrap Addicts online store to get a copy. 
I used Simple Stories "Hello Summer" collection for my pages - LOVE the bright colours and woodgrain mix!  Here are my layouts:
Layout #1

Layout #2

Layout #3

Layout #4

Layout #5

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the last bit of summer and make some great memories!

Happy Scrappin'!


Monday, August 18, 2014

August 2014 Sketchy Challenge!

Just finished the Canadian Scrapbookers August 2014 Sketchy Challenge and thought I would share.  I used all Bella Blvd. product except the enamel dots are by Doodlebug Designs.  Love the Max collection for my little man :-)

I used my white Signo gel pen to outline a few of the words on the pattern paper, really made the background pattern pop I think!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you'd like to get in on the sketchy fun at Canadian Scrapbooker click HERE!

Happy Scrappin'!