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  :)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Be Happy………………………….

This week I finally finished my friends birthday present.  It wasn't what I initially had in mind but that just was not working, and then I saw this in Spotlight and new exactly what I wanted to do.  But Im still late :(  I seem to have developed a track record for that :( :(  even though I always have the best of intentions!!

Kaisercraft have put out some of these phrases in MDF - they come with a wee stand to sit upright but I discarded that to mount it on a canvas.

I love all those layouts or canvas with a rainbow of colours in the background and wanted to have a go at something like that, so that was the idea for what I wanted behind the phrase.

I couldn't be bothered painting the wood with a brush, so I spray painted it - far quicker!  I sprayed on the paint colours I wanted to use for my background, and then used a paint brush to roughly spread it around, and waited for it all to dry.  I used two different stencils for the background, one with gel and one with texture paste.

When that was all dry I then started stamping with two different stamp sets, one Finnabair and the other a Prima stitches, stamp in black archival ink.  And that was it!  I LOVE it!!  So does the recipient ;)

As I sit here typing Im thinking also of the absolute rubbish going on in the world today.  My thoughts like many of you are of Paris.  I seriously wonder some days what the world is coming to.  Never mind global warming, we seem to be doing a better job at killing each other.  I wonder why we can't just accept that we are all different and get on with it instead of trying to make people conform to what we think they should be?

Be happy everyone :)

Friday, 30 October 2015

Dear Santa………. BoBunny DT

Hi there :)

Its funny how our tastes change, don't you think? When it came to Christmas I was always shades of red and gold.  My sister is always silver, white and glass.  Well her tree is anyway.  But the more years I scrapbook the more Im changing and Im not religiously sticking to my original colours for decorations - except the tree!  That stays the same colour scheme.  Of course if my husband allowed me to have another tree, well you never know what I'll come up with! lol ;)

So, Dear Santa? Its bright and actually quite funky and I found I liked it.  The wheels started spinning on what I could do with it, and then I remembered these boxes I had from last Christmas, and the idea came together.
Last year my sister organised a present from all my family for a series of date nights for Forbes and I and they were all printed out on paper, and popped in a small box. And then another one.  And another - there were 5 in total, all separately wrapped.  Her idea was that I would be able to use them later.  Did I mention she was sniggering away as each time I thought we had reached the end only to find another layer!

Ive used three of those boxes to create this project.  On the top Ive made a little house out of chipboard, and then made some mini presents, again out of chipboard.  When I saw that wee chipboard piece Gift Wrap Central I couldn't resist making it the sign on my wee house :)

My poinsettias Ive curled in on themselves and added some jewels from the yellow hues, die cutting a couple of different style leaves from my paper pad.

Lastly it needed some tags.  And of course Santa ;)

So how are your decorating plans coming along?  Its never too soon to start ;)
Incidentally, the other two boxes are yellow and they match Genevieve perfectly, just saying ;)

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Stencil Storage with Provence - BoBunny DT

Remember that post I did recently about using Misc Me binders for my stamp storage?  Well I had another idea along the same lines, this time Im using the binder for storage for my new 6x9 Stickable Stencils, and my BB dies.

I wanted to keep most of the cool silver foil background, so I first gessoed the background and then roughly painted the background with Butterscotch and Coral Pearlescents, before using one of the new stencils -  Starling - with Copper Glitter Paste.

A bit of fussy cutting created layers, with some random stamping using To The Point stamp.

My chipboard piece I just coloured in with Chocolate Pearlesents, and then outlined with a black sharpie.

Heres a closeup of that fabulous wee stamp from the set.
Its a cold wet down here, perfect for a day creating by the fire :)  Roll on spring, where are you?!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Sleigh Ride - BoBunny DT

The mid year reveal of collections from BoBunny this year were AWESOME!  Sleigh Ride was one of my favourites :)  C'mon, if you know me well you will so know why lol. Blue and snowflakes :) :)  I had a couple of ideas for OTP - no surprises there lol, - but I decided to first do a layout.  We don't get a lot of snow where I live so I borrowed some pics from friend in Ireland from last winter.

Ive kept it really simple, using one sheet of paper for the base, glitter paste over a stencil, layering some Noteworthy pieces and creating a cluster of poinsettias and a smidgen of fussy cutting.  Now that I write that down it doesn't sound simple!

Two of the trees have been fussy cut from the same piece of paper that the poinsettias are die cut from.  Ive then layered on top of two trees, a third tree from the layered chipboard pack, creating depth to my tree cluster.

Over the background of the my base paper Ive used Gold Glitter Paste over one of the new Stickable Stencils, Snowflake.  I can't say enough how I love glitter paste!!!  Layer it on thick or thin, it still looks fab and dries super quick!

Another little closeup shows the glitter paste and the Spellbinders Poinsettia Ive made.

If you're heading towards Winter this collection will be awesome for you!  Then again if you just finished winter you will no doubt already have the perfect pics ;)

Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Friday, 28 August 2015

A Crate of BoBunny Flowers

Hello again ;)

Two posts in one week lol. What can I say, its my birthday!!

One of the things I loved about the Juliet Collection was all the graphics of flowers.  The fussy cutter in me was in heaven :)  I also loved the planks of wood on the Juliet piece of paper, and it got me thinking.  About wooden crates! and with all the new collections that BB have just brought out my head has been dancing around with ideas to fill more crates, so don't be surprised if more appear ;)

Ive used brads as stamens for my flowers and mixed them in with BoBunny Blossoms and fussy cut flowers.  The butterflies are cut from the Primrose Collection.

Some flowers have been fussy cut from the papers.  Others I have made using a mixture of dies from Heartfelt Creations.  Im adoring that Fushia die!  All the leaves and vines have been cut from a mixture of Juliet papers and Double Dot papers.

I wonder which collection I'll be making a crate out of next ;)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Thinking Outside the Square - BoBunny DT

Its not secret I don't do Misc Me or any type of pocket scrapbooking on a daily basis like most people.  I tend to use them for trips and short holidays, or as a record of the classes Ive taught.  You can see that here.

This time Ive taken the smaller 8x9 binder, and paired it with the 8x9 Recipe Page Protectors to store my BoBunny stamps.  I can fit two to a page and they fit perfectly - you'd think they were made for them lol.

Ive decorated the front and back covers with papers and embellishments from the new Provence Collection.  I LOVE this collection!!!
First I have dry brushed gesso onto the base piece of paper, Porcelain and then brushed over that with Pearlescents - Gold and Coral.  Once all that was dry I used the new Stickable Stencil Whimsy with some yummy Blush Glitter Paste and then randomly stamped my favourite script stamp, It Is Written.
To the side of the binder Ive layered the Elegant Border die with stripes that are on the reverse of the Toile piece of paper.  Ive also created a cluster of elements using the pocket squares of the Toile Paper.

The chipboard word is from my stash.  The wooden flourish is part of BoBunny's Iron Works Wood Shapes.  Ive decorated both with Pearlescents - Gold and Graphite.  The filmstrip is from the Rose Cafe Collection and I think matches this collection so well.

So heres the inside - 7 pages of stamps!  And much easier to cart around!
Thanks for popping by, See you next time :)