Thursday, 28 April 2016

Becky Higgins, Page Maps and BoBunny :)

A match made in heaven!  Well thats what I thought when we were asked to volunteer for an extra project :)  Each of us were sent a sketch to play with using which ever new collection we chose.  I chose Toybox :)

This was the sketch I was sent by Becky :)





Ive tried to remain true to the sketch.  Instead of a patchwork look with several photos that the sketch has I used the pocket squares  from the paper, and layered that on to a further piece of paper and then cardstock.  It gives the same impression, while only using one photo.
This little fellow is growing up fast, way too fast :( but this was at 2yrs old and completely unaware I was taking the photo.  As opposed to now when he is quite adamant he doesn't want his photo taken lol



I love this new star die from BoBunny - I have cut it out twice and layered them on top of each other but slightly off centre.  The bonus is all the loose stars from the negatives of the die cut, they make great little embellishments :)


Layering stickers with brads along and the side, and fussy cutting crayons, lifting them up with chipboard gave the whole layout depth and finished it off perfectly.  A little faux stitching along the edge of both squares tied it all together.

Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Happy Anniversary - BoBunny DT

Easter is tomorrow?!  Where on earth is this year going?  Its flying by!  And as usual Im a bit late, but not for a birthday.  This time its an anniversary, not mine but a friend.  One of those friends you don't get to see often, but when you do its like you just saw them yesterday and just carry on where you left :)  I love those types of friendship :)

February is her wedding anniversary and I swiped this photo of them off Facebook ;)  Love the picture and it tied in perfectly with Beautiful Dreamer.


Most of the work is done for you with this piece of paper, which is a bonus!  Ive added to the background with random stamping with two different stamp sets and a stencil, and the new Rose Gold Glitter Paste - this colour is stunning!!!


The number was fussy cut from one of the papers in this collection and popped up on some chipboard and inked around the edges.


To finish it off I've used stickers and brads - I love how this layout came together!

I also had a play with the scraps from this layout and made a collage using an old wooden frame I had lying round.


Ive used the same stencil in the background, and then adhered one of the layered chipboard pieces.  More fussy cutting and layering of stickers, brads and buttons finished it all off.



The other project I completed this month for BoBunny was a canvas using the lovely bright Believe Collection.  You can see that on the BB Blog here.  In the meantime heres a wee sneak of it ;)


Thanks for popping by :)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Up Up & Away! - BoBunny DT

One of BoBunny's new collections is Dreamer and typically my first thought was to go OTP.  I find them so easy compared to layouts, and never seem to run out of ideas for them.
The inspiration for this came from a fellow DT member, Tracee Provis who also does amazing OTP.  She made a beautiful hot air balloon using Primrose - you can see that here.  Isn't stunning?!


This little beauty I found at Spotlight and it comes as, well I guess you'd call it paper mache.  I picked out which colours I wanted to use from the paper collection; made a template of one of the sections and cut them out, distressing all the edges.
One of the other new products BoBunny have brought out is the Ornate Doily Dies, and Ived used those to create the banner around the balloon.  There are three in the set and Ive used all three in this project.



Birds have been fussy cut from some of the papers and Ive curled these to make them look more life like and adhered them with foam dots.  Buttons, twine and seam binding ribbon tied all those banners to  each other.


This is the top of the balloon.  You can see the smallest of the Doily dies here with a button over the top - which covers up the joining of all those layers perfectly ;)


I kept the basket simple, just adding seam binding ribbon and brads to each point where the basket was connected to the balloon.
Isn't it the coolest thing?!  I love it :)

I was on a bit of an OTP roll at the time I made this, and over at BoBunny you can see an altered diary using the new decoupage papers and clear stickers. You can find it here but in the meantime heres a sneak peak.


Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Toy Box Keepsake - BoBunny DT

When my Great Nephew was born three years ago, I made a keepsake box with some Fancy Pants papers, to keep all his newborn memories in.  Things like his hospital bracelet, first outfit etc etc.  Well, Im going to be a Great Aunt all over again in a couple of months to another little boy :) :)


I found the box at The Warehouse, and its quite big taking just under a 12 x12 piece of patterned paper for each side.  I like how this range gives you the option of going super bright and fun or muted and shy.  For this one, I went bright and fun :)


I cut all the blocks from a sheet a of paper layering them so that they flow around the side as well, and added some noteworthy and chipboard elements for dimension.  All the sides were inked in black ink.


The card is made from the scraps left over from making those cute wee booties!  They're a die from Joy Crafts.  And the box packaging on top finishes it all off :)


Over on the BoBunny blog today I have a 3 step layout tutorial using the gorgeous new Soiree Collection.  Heres a sneak for you :) but you can see the whole thing here.


Til next time………………...

Monday, 11 January 2016

Calendar Girl Birthday Book - BoBunny DT

Another year has begun, and yet again its going fast - can't believe its nearly the middle of January already!  This year I want to be a bit more organised!!  and thats where this idea sprang from.

Im notoriously late with birthday presents.  Terrible.  So bad in fact that I've been a month late before :( I have the ideas for gifts its just that I can't seem to get myself organised in advance enough to get them sent.  So this year I aim to be different.  With the help of this wee book :)


At the end of last year - sounds so long ago eh? lol.  - BoBunny released the Calendar Girl collection.  When I looked at it I thought it had so many options, not just for its original purpose which was planners. Project life also sprang to mind.  But I also thought of my birthday book.  Each month has a blank calendar so perfect to use in any form.


So where to start?  I made the pages first, layering them on white cardstock.  Punched some holes and created an embossed line to imitate the look of a fold.  Each calendar was then inked along the edges in a corresponding colour.


On the reverse I layered white cardstock.  For each piece I inked the edges in the same colour ink I had used for each calendar page.  So January is blue, so I used blue ink etc.  I can then write the names and dates of each person on back and any other information I wanted.  I used a selection of noteworthy, and  buttons from various collections to embellish them.


To identify each persons birthday I used the stars from the Cascade Stickable Stencils with either pearlescents or glitter paste, depending on which colour I wanted.


For dates that were all about Forbes and I, gold glitter paste was used with hearts from the same stencil set.  May 24th was the day we got engaged :)


To create the cover I used black thick chipboard and covered it with patterned paper - its was about 6x6" so the paper pads were perfect for coverage.  I layered on top some Journalling cards from the collection and then roughly painted on gesso, followed by pearlescents.  Once it was dry I used a baby wipe to remove some, going for a roughed up look.  Random painting using Mint glimmer spray and then random stamping, finished the background off.
Further layers are created by using a laser cut chipboard phrase, stickers, noteworthy and muslin.  The butterflies were fussy cut from the Primrose collection.  Two layers of washi went along the bottom, and it was finished.


Easy peasy!  And now it sits on my desk so theres no forgetting!!
See you next time :)

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas With a Twist - BoBunny DT

The silly season is nearly gone :( a shame because I love this time of year.  The giving of gifts, family, the thrill of getting the perfect gift for someone, or better yet, making it ;)

This year I made a few things but one of the more tricky - well for me anyway - was being asked to make a childs name - decorating wooden letters.  Boys! I find them tricky at the best of times.  They don't come easy, a bit like mixed media lol.

The only requirement was blue.

So when is a Christmas range not a Christmas range?  When you take the plainer pieces of course!


Ived used the plainer blue pieces of paper from the Sleigh Ride Collection from BoBunny, and decorated them with glitter paste, stencils, stamps and buttons.


The close up shows the stars from the Cascade Stickable Stencils, with Copper Glitter Paste - quick and easy because the glitter dries so quick.  A few random stamping strips with the new Rough it Up stamps finishes it off.


The chipboard I first gessoed and then painted it with Chocolate Pearlescents.  Layered metal cogs and buttons finished it off.
Hopefully one little boy is very happy!

Merry Christmas to you all, and thanks for dropping by :)


Friday, 27 November 2015

An Enchanted Garden - BoBunny DT

In some parts of the world its heading into winter, but for me its spring and with that comes the nor west winds that drive me crazy :( but theres also the amazing colour of spring bulbs and blossom :)  and its that colour and floral abundance that got me thinking about this project.

Ive had this terrarium for awhile, it was going to be a Christmas project, but I fell in love with Enchanted Harvest!, and knew it was now going to be my wee forest :)


I love that there is so much fussy cutting!! :) :) and the autumn colour scheme, which is one of my favourite combos :)  and butterflies! and did I mention the sunflowers?!!  Theres a lot to love!  And while its also about Thanks Giving it lends itself to so many other possibilities.


The butterflies are curled to give them 'flight' and mounted on laminate to help give them the appearance of flying :)


I fussy cut the little girl out - I quite like how she looks like she's peering up at those butterflies :)


Looking down from above, - its'nt that wee deer so cute?!


All the flowers are curled and leaves are dry embossed with my flower making tool set, which I think gives them all 'life' and not looking flat.

If you are celebrating Thanks Giving, I hope you've had a lovely weekend :)
thanks for popping by, til next time  :)