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Anna’s Craft Cupboard | Annabelle Acrylics Feature | November 2019

Hello my lovely blog subscribers and welcome to my blog today! It’s been a little while between posts but I just wanted to drop in quickly and share all of my November Anna’s Craft Cupboard shares in one place!!

This month I featured lots of the beautiful Annabelle acrylic pieces available exclusively through Anna’s and here they are!

First up this fun page “You Have My Heart” featuring Annabelle with the oh so fun “Squeeze The Day” collection by Bella Blvd

You can see the full blog post on the Anna’s blog here

And my process video is below

Next was this very mixed media page using a cut file to hand stitch around and some Lindy’s products for the mess “Sprinkles & Fairydust”!


Blog post is here on the Anna’s blog

And video is below!


3rd up was this page “But First… Coffee” created using the Vicki Boutin Wildflower & Honey collection and again more Lindy’s for my background.


The full blog post is over here on the Anna’s blog

While the process video is below


Warning!! This video goes on a bit of personal journey tangent 😉

And lastly was this page “You & Me Silly Selfies” pairing Annabelle with Pink Fresh Studio’s “Just A Little Lovely” collection.


Blog post can be read here 

And my video is, again, below.


I hope you have enjoyed my shares for Anna’s this month! I really loved playing with those gorgeous acrylic pieces and digging into my Anna’s stash of purchased and left over goodies! So fun!

Until next time, happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by!

Melinda

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K+ July Challenge | Create Art

Hey, hey my scrappy friends and welcome back! It admittedly has been a little while since I blogged anything but here I am for a new month of challenges.

I’m kicking off July with my take on the fun K+ challenge for July and I oh so love this mood board and my finished page!


TBH to start with I was stumped – I have never been to India, I have never done a Bollywood thing in my life and I got all caught up in the actual “Bollywood” theme. And then I looked at the moodboard differently. I simply approached it as a mood board, what inspires me? What jumps out at me? What do I love about it? And then it was easy! Bright, bold colours and (of course!) GOLD!


It’s tricky to see it in the above photo but I have a big gold mandala design in my background that I have used the Foil Quill in my Cameo to create. It is not super obvious in the photo’s but looks great IRL!


So, I have my gold element, time for bold, bright colour! I had a request recently on YT for some Minc action so I pulled out my foil colours and chose blue, pink and orange and then picked paints to match.


Nothing fancy on my back ground, just lots of bright splatters with the 3 colours I chose. And, of course, gold 😉 


While that dried I Minc’d my title alphas, going with gold (create) and one of each of the colours (art). I just LOVE how this turned out! Oh, FYI, when I put stickers through the Minc I just stuck those to some baking paper, popped that into the carrier folder with the foil on top and voila!

Getting into the groove of Minc’ing I decided to add more shiny gold! I pulled out some Minc stickers and foiled those in gold too. They had too much white border so I ended up sticking those to white cardstock and trimming after they had been Minc’d.


If you’d like to see my process (and how I went from one design idea to my finished design) please either pop over to my YT channel or simply click play below! I hope you enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by but make sure you head over to the K+ blog too for ALL of the incredible DT inspo over there. The girls on this team are oh so creative!!


Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel

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CUT to YOU | Family Christmas Selfie 2018

Hey everyone and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today! I am so excited to be here sharing on the blog for the first time with my latest creation for CUT to YOU!

Hello my scrappy friends, it’s so lovely to have you here on my blog today!! Today’s share is for CUT to YOU and I love the simplicity of my page that really lets my cut file of choice shine!



I have used an “older” cut from November called Title Bouquet. As soon as I saw this file I knew I wanted to make it BIG and fill that middle area with a kind of panoramic picture.




I cut this gorgeous cut file on a busy and bright pattern paper for something different and after trying it on white, grey and black I settled on the black cardstock back ground. I just love the way the cut file jumps off the page and it such a beautiful feature.




Before I did anything else with the cut file I sprinkled gold mist all over my background and popped that aside to dry. While that dried I adhered my big photo into the open rectangle and added some white machine stitching. I popped up the photo on some dimensional adhesive and then got to work on my title.




I have used dimensional adhesive behind my letters as well and then stuck that big cluster as one piece. I have only used adhesive where the dimensional adhesive was applied and have not stuck down the outer leaves and details.




I created a smaller cluster to the bottom right of the page including the rest of my title and some scraps of paper from the same collection I cut my cut file from. I’ve added in some stitching to the bottom cluster as well. I finished out my page scattering some enamel dots all around the page.



I have created a process video for you today and it includes the process I followed in Silhouette Studio to get my file cut and how I “designed” my page as well before I cut anything! I’d love for you to check it out!

I hope you have enjoyed this page and I will be back again soon with yet another share!! 

Until then, happy scrapping!
Mel
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STB March 2019 Challenge | My Love For You

Hey everyone!! A new month and another new challenge for Scrap The Boys!


This month we have a beautiful inspiration board to play along with and I was inspired by both the quote and the colours (one of my all time fave colour combos – navy and light pink) and decided to go big with my title.


This month our sponsor is Cocoa Vanilla Studios and though I have a substantial CVS stash I didn’t have just the “right” colours to use for my background or cut file so pulled from my stash.


The cut file I used is from the Silhouette Studio Store and the file number is 111217. I have cut it on an older Dear Lizzy paper and made it fairly big. I also used the same paper to back the right hand side and the bottom of my card stock background.


I added some splatters on my background, behind where my cut file would be, using some of my Shimmerz Paints products.


A couple of layers of scrap papers from my stash behind my photo of my boys and also some tissue paper.


I pulled out my stash of CVS Midnight embellishments and layered those around the page and under/around my photo.

My final step was some enamel dots from CVS also sprinkled around where my photo and embellishments were.

Something different for me, no journalling!! I felt that the title said all that I wanted to say. I may go back in and add the details of the where we were and the why they were dressed up but I do have other photos of this same event (wedding) which I will scrap and tell those details.

A pretty simple page but I really, really love the way this came together! I feel like I can create any page with these colours and I will love it lol

I do have a process video for this and will link it up as soon as it’s edited and uploaded. I am currently away on scrap retreat for the long weekend (here in WA) and won’t be able to finish off my video until probably Tuesday.


I hope that you find some inspiration from myself and the other DT members over on the STB blog here and do remember to link up to the blog post!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be back again with another page to share with you all!

Mel
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CUT to YOU | This is My Right Now | A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today, it’s lovely to have you stop by! Today’s share is my latest share for Gwen’s CUT to YOU store and this time I am using another Travellers Notebook file but I have cut it BIG!! This one is the “This Is My Right Now” file.


And here is my finished page


I have cut this on a red/orange patterned paper to match the red/orange on the background paper I have chosen and backed the open letters with some plain vellum. The cut file has also been mounted onto some craft foam for some extra dimension and for me to be able to layer my embellishments both on top of and below the file.


I have used a bunch of Elle’s Studio labels – both cut apart and sticker forms – to form the base of my 3 main clusters. One is to the top left of the title, one to the top of the photo and one to the bottom of the photo.


I have intentionally placed the cut file and photo where they are to allow a little more whimsy with tilting the photo as this photo is just (another!) photo of my boys being silly together and a bit of a funny story!


I did a tiny bit of mixed media in the form of black splatters using some Black Velvet Heidi Swapp Colour Shine where my 3 embellishment clusters were going.


Having this giant title really made this page come together relatively quickly as I didn’t want to cover it up to much. I’ve also pulled in a few stickers from the Vicki Boutin #stickerbook to bring all those colours to all of my embellishment clusters.


I have a process video up on my YT channel today for this page for you too so do head over and check it out if video’s are your jam!


As always, I have linked everything in my blog post and you can find all the links also on my video! Oh, and make sure you head over to the new FB Page Cut To You and hit that like button! Thanks so much for choosing to spend some of your time with me here and/or on my YT channel, it really is appreciated!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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