Tuesday, April 30, 2013

'Surprise' Layout by Linda

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Linda has created a lovely layout to share today. 
I hope it gets you feeling crafty too!



 Tutorial:
1.    Cut barcode strip off background paper – Prairie Chic Blue Hexagons.
2.    Place Viney Chipboard piece on the timbered side of the other hexagon PP and trace around the outermost vine – don’t worry about the leaves just the vine.
3.    Cut out this piece from the timbered paper and back it on 2 pieces of chipboard.
4.    Trace around this piece on your background PP so you know where to stamp and add stencil details.
5.    Randomly ink up the brick wall stamp with Verscolor Charcoal and stamp in three spots around the traced section on the background piece. I do not use an acrylic block when randomly stamping but prefer to roll the stamp onto the page with my fingers.
6.    Using the Prima Stencil and texture paste add lattice details near the brick stamped areas. Allow to dry.
7.    While drying, cover the Viney Chipboard piece with white gesso. Dry.
8.    Dip paintbrush into Dylusions Fresh Lime Ink Spray bottle and paint the whole frame (omitting the flowers). Dry.
9.    Paint the flowers with Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and the leaves with Dirty Martini, painting it on with a fine paintbrush. Allow to dry.
10.    Add a bit more depth to the leaves with more Dirty Martini painted on one side only.
11.    Add Rock Candy Crackle paint to a few spots around the vine and allow to dry – or speed up with your heat gun.
12.    Adhere the timber patterned piece to the base paper.
13.    Arrange your photos on this piece before adhering the Viney Chipboard Frame.
14.    Fussy Cut the “This Makes Me Happy” arrow from the Prairie Chic Corral paper and adhere with foam dots inside the bottom left corner of the frame.
15.    Arrange the two Prima flowers with the Bella Blvd Crochet flower at the edge of the arrow.
16.    Cut the two banners with flowers arrangement off the reverse side of the Stonewashed Denim PP and adhere to the top right corner of the Viney Chipboard Frame.
17.    Add a Prima flower and Bella Blvd Crochet flower to this piece.
18.    Add handwritten journalling in this same corner on the Timber PP.
19.    A few pale pink sequins adhered in opposite corners of the background piece and your layout is finished.

Materials:



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Monday, April 29, 2013

'With Sympathy' Card & Video by Therese

Hi Everyone,        
Our DT Gal Therese has made a very cute card to share today.  I hope you get to find some crafty time.   Therese also kindly created another video tutorial demonstrating lots of great techniques.

Watch the video for Therese's Tutorial    
You can visit our blog or 
You tube to  watch the video


Materials: 


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Cake Please' Layout by Linda

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Linda has created a beautiful layout to share today.
I hope it gets those crafty juices flowing for you too!

 


 Tutorial:
1.    Cut a strip of Prairie Chic Laundry PP 15.5cm wide and mark the mid-point on it.
2.    Mark the mid-point on the Prima Lattice Stencil and line up this point with that on the PP and completely cover stencil with a thick layer of Texture Paste.
3.    Gently lift up the stencil and realign it on the bottom of the paper and again completely cover with a thick layer of Texture Paste.
4.    Put this piece aside to dry for a good few hours – speed it up a little with a heat gun if you wish.
5.    Prepare the other parts of the layout – cut two 30cm x .5cm strips of Prairie Chic Garden paper (from the dark brown sections) and add a scalloped pink border punched from the Prairie Chic Wanderlust PP to each of these.
6.    Cut two 2cm x 30cm pieces of Prairie Chic Rambling Rose paper and punch with the MS Doily Lace punch. Adhere the brown/pink scalloped pieces to these two strips.
7.    Fussy cut the title shape from the Prairie Chic Stonewashed Denim paper and arrange your title on it using the alphabet stickers that come with this collection.
8.    Fussy cut the 3 stitched banners from the Prairie Chic Flea Market Finds paper and adhere them beneath the title piece.
9.    Cut the journaling card from the Prairie Chic Flea Market Finds paper and computer generate your journaling and print onto this piece.
10.    When Texture Paste piece is dry adhere it down the centre of Prairie Chic Wanderlust PP.
11.    Adhere the Doily Lace punched strips down each side of the textured piece.
12.    Mat your photo on the pink section on the reverse side of Wanderlust and distress the edges of the mat.
13.    Mount photo piece on chipboard and adhere 5cm down from the top of the layout with a piece of white lace beneath it.
14.    Mount your journaling card on chipboard and slip it under the left side of the photo.
15.    Mount title piece to chipboard and adhere in the top right of the photo.
16.    Accent the title piece with Prima Flowers and pearls from your stash.
17.    Add a cluster of flowers, including the two Bella Blvd Crochet flowers to the top of the journaling card therefore covering the bird if it’s sideways as it was for my orientation.
18.    Add a Prima Resin Photo Corner and small pearl clusters to complete your layout.


Materials:

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