Sunday, 21 September 2014

Nature theme Altered Journal

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
There is another Blog Hop on the go for Imagine if and this weeks Design Team project is to use all these gorjuss chipboard laser cuts and create a "Nature theme"
Its Spring here so as im getting into the gardens I wanted to create a journal I can use to record all the information associated with that.
I used the beautiful G45 Botanical Tea collection for this project! I have created the cover by painting it with a pale blue paint then adhering the paper and a mix of trims to complement it with one of my crochet flowers and a wee birdie in a nest (Imagine if has these) 
With a selection of chipboard, paper, inks, paints, washi tape, paper clips I have created my Gardening Journal

Lots of space for notes on what's happening in the garden

I added tuck spots for seed i will collect once the vegies are finished for next years planting!
 Wee envelope for special seeds.
As this is the Botanical Tea collection this cute chipboard cup works perfect as a tuck spot.
This is my favourite page using the fence, bird and swamp plant all laser cut chipboard pieces from Imagine if and i can tuck in behind the fence. 

I hope you enjoy the blog hop as much as I have enjoyed creating this project!
Start here at Imagine if

 here if you missed the project before me


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Steam Punk Tag

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
This weeks Design Team Project is using these gorgeous "tags" from Imagine if

I knew I wanted to try my first Steam Punk project with these lovely tags!
The first thing to do was cover the front and back in a lovely paper from Graphic45.
Inked all edges with Vintage Photo to give the aged look!

After some thought on how I was going to do this (as my daughter was watching very closely on how I was going to execute "Steam Punk")
I chose a dress form and cogs from Imagine if,
 stained, inked and rubbed viva to achieve the effects I wanted.
Also have used the viva on all metal pieces to give them more dimension and interest!

After I attached all my pieces I decided to make a skirt from leftover bits of a bird cage id chopped for another project!

With a selection of fussy cut butterflies, a bodice, and sentiments I was pretty happy with how my tag was looking....but I felt like it needed something else!

Chains! it needed chains....I used a wee flower aged with viva to attach chain then caught it on the bottom of the cage skirt.

To complete this lovely I popped on a zipper top and threaded seam binding through it!
A very special thank you to my friend Jude for the gorjuss papers x
click on the Imagine if link above to arrive at the blog and check out the other "Tag" creations!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

MDF scrap Album

This week Jo over at Imagine if is having a challenge for the Design Team Members.....
to create something with theses little leftovers from her laser cuts!

who ever gets the most comments on their blog wins a prize!

So take a look at all the awesome creations and leave a comment for your favourite.
Take a look at what the other Design Team Members have created starting here


Hi everyone and welcome to my new followers.
Perfect I thought to myself! I was moving house and wanted to make a gift for my niece who was helping me with the shift. Her favourite colours are green, pink and purple.
The first thing I did was to paint them with a pretty green from Kaisercraft and inked the edges with black soot.

Next I covered some pages with a black and white collection gifted to me by a lovely friend...another album! yes! I just love them!

I then glued down the little frames on all opposite pages then decorated the others with matching greens, pinks and purples.

I have used a selection of sentiments, words and laser cut embellishments from Imagine if
that I stained, painted or used inka.

The little pockets and envelopes can be used to hold extra photos or notes!
The cover I have used a selection of paper, fabric, metal, acrylic flowers, pearl spray.
 Tucked in an arrow with "adventure" from Imagine if 

Finished off with seam binding tied to the rings and a wee dangle made with charms chosen for her.

Off to the next Design Team Member