Thursday, October 25, 2018

2 Crafty Chipboard - '#ADORE' layout

Hi there!
Today sharing a layout I recently created as part of my October DT work for 2 Crafty Chipboard using some their gorgeous Chipboard pieces... This layout featuring my gorgeous girl!!!


2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Soft Feather 
4" Mandala No 3.
Indian feathers
ATC - hearts (from ATC Hearts & Stars pack)
Dream Catcher
#ADORE from Mini # word set 1

I started off with treating all chipboard pieces with a coat of gesso.....

Next: I cut the beautiful 4" Mandala No 3. in half and before placing a piece either side
 of my photo I randomly added some blue using a Tim holtz Distress Crayon! Doing the
 same with the Large Soft Feather and the 3 Indian feathers just adding a bit more colour
 to these....
Don't they look really PRETTY!!

Next: Adding a another coat of gesso to the few ATC - hearts before attaching them....

Also! adding another coat of gesso to the Dream Catcher once dried & with my finger 
rubbing some colour onto the catcher using Time Hotlz - Distress Oxide 'Seedless preserves'.

Next: Inking the chipboard piece #ADORE with Versa Colour - Violet ink & adhering
 onto my B& W photo... I was really HAPPY with how this looked sitting on the photo!!

Finishing off by adding an assortment of  flowers, a couple some fussy
 cut out ones as well as a couple of purple flowers just to bring it altogether nicely.
Thank you for stopping by & I hope you like & felt a little inspired...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard - 13 Arts Aqua Flora 'Live Love Life" layout

Hello there! 
Back once again to share my 4th & final project as part of my October DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard using the STUNNING....

If you have seen any of my previous posts I'm sure you are aware by now just how much I have adored this collection...  for my 4th project I have created another layout.... a boys layout featuring my teenage son!!
'Live Love Life' 
 Aqua Flora Collection is SO versatile & just as quick and easy to create a real awesome boys page...   for my base/ background page I've used the Shade of black paper,  added some stamping using Kaisercraft - numbers stamp, next added some flickers of paint...

Creating paper layers using Aqua Flora - 6x6 paper pad and A4 elements... and finishing off with added a few chipboard stars inking them blue & purple to continue with the colour scheme...

I have really REALLY enjoyed working with this Collection, one of my ALL time favourite collections and I hope you have been inspired in some way! This stunning collection is in store ------> HERE
Thanks for stopping by and until next time HAPPY crafting...
Rach xx

Monday, October 22, 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard October DT work using 13Arts - Art Journaling

Hello there!
I'm back once again sharing more some more projects that I have created using the SUPER GORGEOUS....13 Arts - Aqua Flora Collection.. As part of my October DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard

Inspired by the Aqua Floral - A5 sheet - transparent words stickers mostly Art Journal sticker I went with some thing different and did some art journaling, I tend to do double pages when art Journaling ... I have a Kaisercraft A4 Kraft - Art Journal with plenty of blank pages waiting to for me....   I love this creative side of crafting, I seem to go though phases where I will do a few pages & then stop for a while.... So! I was pretty happy when I did this page and hoping to do more some time soon...

YEP! couldn't resist the DIY flowers & once again have added a couple AND I've even used some the left over pieces of paper from creating DIY flowers as paper layers....  AWESOME hey!   If interested in on how I made these gorgeous flowers?? I have created a quick tutorial to view click ----> HERE   

Oh I feeling of some you are thinking.... Ummmm! Rach I think you may have missed adding the flower centre to this flower??? And the answer is NOPE  I didn't.... I just felt that it just didn't need one, that's the best part about creating there is NO right or wrong its what ever you feel works and I felt it worked better with out one ...

SO! Are you feeling it at all inspired ??? I do hope SO! I do have one more layout using this stunning collection to share & will be back real soon to share..
Till then have a GREAT week!
Rach xx

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard - 13 Arts Aqua Flora Part 2 'Together' layout

Hello There! 
I'm back to share another layout I have created as part of  my October DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard using the SUPER GORGEOUS   13 Arts - Aqua Flora Collection.....

I may be repeating myself but I do adore this collection a lot ... And I feel that you can see that with the projects I have created with this collection... For my second layout featuring my FAVOURITE people in the whole world ~ my family! I guess I could even say I was inspired by my first layout 'Create' when creating this page... Using quite a few of the same elements. 

Having that teal watercolour image on the Aqua Floral -  'Countless Love' was the best starting point, then adding some stamping & stencilling my background was done! nice & quick! Next: a couple of paper layers underneath my photo then fussy cutting the floral images from the 'Colour of Summer' paper and layering them some with foam tape for dimension, then added a couple of the Aqua Flora transparent word stickers from the A5 sheet...

Together fussy cut from the Aqua Floral A4 element sheet...

Also! added 3 DIY flowers using the Kaisercraft - DIY Flora Peony Die and Aqua Flora 6x6 paper... AGAIN! please see my previous post where you can view a video tutorial on how I went about creating these gorgeous flowers... ------> HERE

And a few Green Tara - Mimosas 'Bright blue' flowers & leaves just to finish things of nicely!!! I do have more to share so be sure to stop again soon......
13Arts - Aqua Flora collection in store ----> HERE
Rach x

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October design team work for Anna's Craft Cupboard -13 Arts - Aqua Floral 'Create' layout 1

Hello There! 
This week I will be sharing some projects I created with the AMAZING....
13 Arts - Aqua Flora Collection.. 
As part of my October DT work for Anna's Craft Cupboard

Been a mixed media fan this collection was right up my alley... I have to say I absolutely adored working with this collection....
My first layout featuring yep~ Me......

One of the many COOL things about this collection is the funky designs, making it real easy to create with...
I thought that the numbers & floral print on the 'Blue Dreams' paper were a great background/base as a starting point, next adding some stamping, a bit of colour and then some of the Aqua Flora transparent word stickers from the A5 sheet... Then adding some layers under my photo, using  Aqua Flora - A4 Elements & 6x6 paper pad & Kaisercraft die...

fussy cut some of the leaves  from the 'Colours of Summer' and teamed it up with some of the gorgeous Green Tara - Mimosas Bright Blue 

I also decided to make a couple of flowers using Aqua Flora 6x6 paper pad &  Kaisercraft - DIY Flora Peony Die
I have even created a tutorial making these beauties.. please stop Anna's Craft Cupboard blog ----> HERE click that play button and ENJOY!
Anna's also has this & a great range of these DIY flower dies ----> HERE
SO! what do you think so far?? Maybe you feel you may need to grab your yourself some of this Collection???
Anna's has 13Arts - Aqua Flora in store just click ----->  HERE
I will be back soon to share more till then.... HAPPY Crafting!
Rach x

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2 Crafty Chipboard October DT work 'Life's a Journey ENJOY the ride 2018'

Hello there! 
Today I share with you all this grungy boy's layout I recently created as part of my October 2 Crafty Chipboard DT work....
 This page featuring my son and using some really great 2 Crafty chipboard pieces!

'Life's a Journey ENJOY the RIDE'

2 Crafty Chipboard Used: 

Steam punk arrow set
Domino Tiles
Square barber wire frame
Life's a Journey ENJOY the RIDE title
Large gear

 With the title which I think was just perfect for this photo and inspired by colours of my
boy bike & his clothing, I have inked the Life's a ENJOY the with black, then inking the 
 Journey with red & RIDE with blue...

 Then to finalise my title I inked the 2018 with black and adhered... 

Wanting to draw focus to the photo and NOT overpower it, so I decided to use the larger
 Square barber wire frame, as a frame on my photo, leaving it untreated (raw)... 
Also! have peeking out on the bottom right side of photo is a Steam punk arrow, which
I had cut in half (keeping the other half for later on) and attached untreated/ raw.... 

Next I inked a Large gear with blue ink, cut in half  before adhering 
 each piece either side of the photo...

And finally! 
Placed throughout out my page are a few of the Domino Tiles, Which I have
cut into two pieces & give all a couple of coats of gesso...

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard - October 2018 Sketch Challenge

Hi there & HAPPY Saturday to you ALL...

This month Anna's Craft Cupboard has a fantastic sketch challenge going on!!
October 2018 Sketch Challenge created by fellow designer Rikki Graziani 

I will admit at first when seen this sketch all I thought of was spooky & I wasn't real keen on going in that direction so I came up with this instead.... That's the best part about sketches is that they are a starting point!


For this layout I have used the gorgeous Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane click ---> HERE  if you are wanting to view more of this collection... along with 49 & Market flowers & leaf stamp, Kaisercraft Decorative Dies  Circle stamp I think is Darkroom door? & American Crafts black micro beads... 

To enter, simply upload to the Anna’s Facebook Community album here or share your creation on Instagram and tag us using  #annascraftcupboard #annasmonthlychallenges plus @annascraftcupboard or if you are not on social media, email us with your entry to by midnight October 31st AEST for your chance to win!
There’s a $30 coupon* to spend in store up for grabs**!
The winner will be announced in our newsletter, you must be an active subscriber to win. Subscribe HERE
Hope you get a chance to play along!
Rach  x
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