Monday, 11 May 2015

Safari - BoBunny DT

Hi There :)

Many of you possibly know by now my first love in scrapping, unlike most of you who hate it ;) is OTP.  Sometimes I might see something and immediately think I could alter that!  And sometimes it might sit there for a while, or quite a while!
This is what happened with this project.  I love trawling through junk shops, or second hand shops, there is some way cool stuff there just begging to be altered!  I found this one in a junk shop and in its original form it was a key holder with slots for photos on the front of it.  Its now become my own private zoo!

I have loads of photos I could have used for this project but there was one in particular I wanted to use.  Forbes and I had a holiday in Melbourne back in 2004 I think it was, and met up with his sister while we were over there.  This is also the day we went to Melbourne Zoo and there was a photo studio set up where you posed for a photo and then the animals were photoshopped into it.  You could choose which ones you wanted.  HAD to choose to the lions :)

On the roof of my zoo is my sign which I think was ScrapFx.  Ive gessoed it first and then applied Pearlescents rubbed in over the top - mixing Graphite and Butterscotch.  I then inked around the edges to make the letters stand out and randomly stamped with the It is Written stamp set.

Theres a piece of paper in the collections called Corrugated and I just love it!!!!  Ive used that to alter the sliding doors.  I wanted an old funky look to my zoo and I think I got it :)  I created the ornate door handles using Kaisercraft wood flourishes and again gessoed them before painting them with Graphite Pearlescents, and adding jewels for door handles.  Of course it needed a sign hanging from it indicating my zoo was open!

A close up of my zoo roof.  I fussy cut lots of leaves from the Palms sheet of paper.

The little monkey is part of the Noteworthy range - all the animals Ive used in this project were part of the Notworthy range and were not harmed in any way ;) but they were glued!

A close up of the door handles.

The doors slide across and my zoo is open!  The first exhibition you see is humans in the lion enclosure!!  ;)  I fussy cut us out of the photo and created our enclosure around us.  The back wall is made by layering pieces of Jungle - the bricks - onto Safari - the cream with the signs.  Our photo is mounted with foam to make us pop out.

Along the fence is a banner from the Chipboard range.  The fence is Dusty Attic that is again gessoed and this time Ive rubbed Graphite and Licorice Pearlescents into it, and then inked the edges.  Some stones, fussy cut leaves and sphagnum moss are added to finish the enclosure.

I love love love how this turned out!!
Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

BoBunny & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

This whole week BoBunny have been blog hopping away with Scrapbook Adhesives and there has been some amazing projects, not to mention prizes being shared!

Lately I seem to have been obsessed with scrapping bright colours which is totally a new thing for me, and Im loving the change!  Forever Young is awesomely bright and Ive been working with it a lot lately.
If you've come over from BoBunny's blog you will have already seen my Farewell Mini Album.  If not you can hop back to it here.  :)

This time I have a layout to show you using the same collection, but gone for more of a mixed media background, using stamps, texture paste with the Love stencil, and Glimmer Spray.  Ive also used one of BoBunny's new Lattice frame die, but split the frame so as to have just a corner effect.

With the closeups you can see how I have faintly outlined the hearts from the stencil for a subtle effect, and randomly stamping over the top.

A few drops of Glimmer Spray and some brads add to the effect.  Again I have used Scrapbook Adhesives products - Foam Creative sheets, to 'pop' my photo and the Peace, Love & Hugs banner up. To help with positioning Ive used the Repositional Dots.  These are awesome for fiddling around with your composition until you're happy with placement!

Thanks for popping by and hopping along with us  :)  I have a wee prize for you for hopping here, and don't forget to hop on over to my friend Denise.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Prima meets BoBunny :)

Hi Everyone :)

When I was little my sister and I used to play with our paper dolls.  Do you remember them? - cardboard dolls with paper clothes that had tabs on them to connect them to the dolls?  We loved them and they're one of my favourite memories from my childhood.
Now Prima have brought out their Prima Dolls its almost like childhood all over again!  Ive been playing a wee bit with them, and had a lot fun, either colouring or paper piecing.  Heres a few to show to you.

Here Ive layered the top with foam adhesive to give a bit of dimension and given the wee fella I was sending this to was turning two,  I added the number to his top.

A little splattering with BB Glimmer Spray, some old Basic Grey rubons and some stamping created this wee card.

My first attempt at colouring, not too bad ;)  Again Ive layered the top layer of the skirt to make it look fuller.  The chipboard here is Blue Fern Studios, just gessoed, stamped and inked.

This was one of the first ones I made.  the background is created with stencils and texture paste, with random stamping in two colours.  To create the depth to the dress I separated it from the bottom ruffle and added in another ruffle.  Her 'wings' are a butterfly die split in half to cover her back.

Lastly, is this card -  one of my favourites :)  This time on her wings Ive painted some BB Glitter Paste.

Til next time, thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wildcard - BoBunny DT

Hi there!
February seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye and we're already half way through March!  Is it me or does time go faster the older you get?!  It sure seems that way :(  Ultimately February was a forgetable crafty month - I got nothing done, no mojo means no creativity.  I think the ply thing I got out of it was a degree in paper pushing! lol

Anyway, last weekend I went to retreat and scrapped up a storm, hard to believe I got so much done after such a previously dry month.
It would also appear that besides my addiction to dies and chipboard, I have thing for boxes!  And Typo ;) might have mentioned that before!  While I was pottering around in there last year, it was just before Fathers Day, I grabbed another wooden box, and then spied some pens shaped like tools and a plan started forming.  Course its taken til now to carry out said plan but there you go!

Ive painted the edges black and the insides as well, and layered Wild Card over the top.

The hinges are already on the box but the handles on the side I found at a shop in Rangiora called High Street Living - Im guessing you could find something similar in a recycling junk shop.

On the top on the box Ive randomly stamped with Stained Textures stamp to keep with the distressed look of the paper, before layering my tools on top.  Ive removed the nibs off the ends of the pens before  gluing them down.

The close up shows you some of the detail - that red bolt is actually a draw handle I found at High Street Living as well.  The number plate was a magnet I had found in the chuck out bin at a store.  And I bet you're wondering how I got it all to stick lol?! Helmar 450, brilliant stuff!

Heres the inside.  I wanted to keep this really simple so just covered it with "Bold"  and added some chipboard at the back.
The husband was very impressed and just quietly so am I ;)

Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

New BoBunny Dies & Forever Young Collection

Hi Everyone,

CHA has been and gone and all that new glorious product is beginning to head our way :)  the paper ranges and embellishments just seem to get better and better each year!  Of course that seems to mean I NEED to have more and more lol.

BoBunny have produced some great product this time round and Ive had a little play with some of their new dies.  Yes DIES!!  Im a bit of a die-aholic, incase you didn't know ;)  I love them!  They have produced 6 different dies and I have used the  4x4 Portrait Frame with a funky new collection called Forever Young.

Forever Young rocks the 70's theme with bright bright colours, so I've mixed this with Chevron Double Dot Kiwi and Passion Fruit.

This card is a bit of a favourite of the two.   I loved how it turned out!

 Here you can see where Ive cut a window out of the centre of the card and then cut two of the 4x4 frames out.  Ive used the negative piece from the green frame to mount the white piece that was cut out to create the window.

Heres the inside of the card, with the window exposed - Ive doodled stitching around the white to tie it in with the stitching stamp on the front.

For this card I used the left over negative from the pink frame in the first card.  That white strip that goes around the centre of it?  Thats part of the die set - I just placed one frame inside the other and this was the piece it cut out. I love how its given the centre piece a bit of a pop!

To give the pennant a bit of zing Ive curled it for a bit of dimension instead of leaving it flat.

You can see the new dies BoBunny have produced here.  And if you want to check out the new Forever Young collection you can find it here.

Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wild Card Gasoline Bowser - BoBunny DT

Hi there!

2015 is here and already is off with a hiss and roar - can't believe its nearly the end of the month already!

Today I have another one of those 'dust collectors' to show you ;)
A while ago I altered a FORD truck, course it wouldn't be anything but a FORD or I might have ended upon serious trouble with Forbes lol :)  You can find that post here.  But you know whats the point in having a truck if theres no where to get petrol?  So, thought I better try and make one ;)

This time Ive made the whole thing from scratch, from chipboard instead of my usual trick of altering something.  Ive used a mixture of fussy cutting and chipboard embellishments to create advertisements.

Heres some close ups, in more detail:

The round emblem on top is the only thing not made out of chipboard - its a wooden bangle that I found in the jewellery aisle at Spotlight.  I just painted it black and covered in the hole on both sides.

The hardest bit was figuring out how to make the nozzle of the petrol pump.  In the end I remembered I had a toy antique gun from a dress up we had been to, used some tiny tubing to attach it to the side and it was done.
In case you're wondering, its 13 inches high.  And yes Forbes loved it but then asked if I was making a garage for truck to be serviced in?!!

Have a great day :)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Altitude - BoBunny DT

Hello again :)

Today I have a couple of things to show you using BoBunny's Altitude range.  I love this collection!  Im a sucker for snowflakes lol :)

I wanted to send a Christmas decoration as a thank you gift but I didn't just want to wrap it in paper and then post it.  I wanted to do something with a bit more thought to convey my thanks.  This person loves Christmas just as much as me I think :) and has been extremely supportive and encouraging to me over the last couple of years.  I just wanted to say thanks!
I had held onto this container thinking it would come in handy, and it was perfect for the purple tones of Altitude.

To cover the box Ive used the 6x6 paper pad to cover the sides.  The cluster on the front is made from die cut poinsettias, petals and the new Stamp stickers!

For the tag I have created my background using silver and blue glimmer sprays, and then randomly stamped the background with a selection of four different stamps.  The last stamp applied was a snowflake, that I white embossed.

The 'Noel' has been die cut and then inked with Blueberry ink pad and I have inked the snowflakes with versa mark, then embossed white powder over them, and  lastly added glitter paste.

So, Juliana :)  this was for you!
Thank you for all your help with the endless questions, my at times computer ineptitude ;) and all the encouragement you've given me.  I really appreciate it!!!!

Thanks for popping by everyone.
Merry Christmas!!