{Charm’s Creations Guest DT} My Sweet Boy ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog this cold and wet weekend!

A quick share for you today sharing one of my makes for Charm as her guest designer for July. Which I have LOVED! And I plan on using MORE charms between now and the end of the month πŸ˜‰ Perhaps even more videos too πŸ˜‰

Anyways, I decided to play along with Charm’s June & July challenge of scraplifting a DT member and I chose one of Charm’s very own pages – I just love everything about her style and perhaps may have even found another page or 2 to hopefully lift πŸ˜‰

But here is the page I am lifting

And here is my take on this awesome page

I have pulled another of my fave Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections, More Than Words, and used one of my all time fave papers as the background and lots of pieces from the 6×6 paper pad for all those gorgeous layers Charm has used in her page. And those very pretty doilies!

Here are a few close ups, mostly of those gorgeous Pastel Glitter Hearts, aren’t they just gorgeous?!

I decided to give my title on this gorgeous yellow star. I’ve used a piece of veneer from another CVS collection and paired that with those AWESOME tiny white foam thickers.

I’ve tucked in a couple of labels and flair behind this very pretty star. And again with the white foam thickers cause the star was looking a little lonely!

And of course, more of those tiny foam thickers – I didn’t want this one all alone either πŸ˜‰ – on this gorgeous pastel green star.

I have a process video up for this page as well, just click on the link below and enjoy!!

Make sure you head on over to Charm’s FB page here and take a look in the girls albums so you can play along with scraplifting a DT member – so much inspiration in their albums!! And you can head over here to the Charm’s store to shop up a storm!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you again very soonΒ 



{Colour Blast} New Rainbow Boots ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey and happy weekend!! Melinda here with you today to inspire you with some creative fun to hopefully get you creating!

Here is my page

You Tube process video is available and this one is a bit of a quick one!! When my idea came together in my head it was super quick to put together and I had a page in less time than I would normally, winning!!!

And here are my step-by-steps

First up, textured white cardstock – my absolute fave to work with – and some Black Heavy Gesso. I put a small dollop on my work surface and added a little water – enough to make the gesso more like acrylic paint and less gesso like. I used the brush to randomly paint onto my page some black stripes making sure that I started and finished each of my lines in a different place.

After that was dry (super quick!!) I added more water to the left over gesso on my desk and added BIG splatters! I’m really sorry, no photo’s or video of that process but super easy!! Load up your paintbrush with the watered down gesso, hold about head height over the page and squeeze the bristles and you will get big splatters. Love them!!

To be honest, this page has sat on my desk for a couple of weeks awaiting the inspiration to continue, so the black gesso was VERY dry when I picked it up again. I cut some whimsy-ish scallops on my cameo and then pulled out my BRAND NEW (I am so so excited to have some in my stash!!) Colour Artist Inks. And of course, rainbow colours for my first project with them!

I used some colours straight out of the bottle and I did mix a couple to get just the right colour. From left to right. Or ROYGTB (yep, I made up a new rainbow with NO purple!!) Red, Orange, Yellow – Citrus, Green, Teal-ish, Blue. And I simply painted them on each scallop with a paint brush.

After they were dry I stitched each coloured scallop over a black stripe and then added rainbow splatters in each colour.

Add the photo and a title. A little journalling and page completed! I love how this one came together and those Colour Artist Inks are so fun and vibrant! I can’t wait to play again with them!!Β 

I have a couple of close ups to leave you with!

I hope you enjoyed this page and I’ll see you again later in the month!