Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cybercrop this weekend

I'm hostng a challenge and maybe a lesson or 2. Hope to see you at Uproar2scrapmore this weekend.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Birdsong ATC

The ATC theme this month at Uproar is "Birds". I've used vintage sheet music for my background, coloured with distress inks. Stamps from Basic Grey, inkadinkado and Autumn leaves

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bazzill Tattered rose tutorial

I taught this handmade flower as part of a class earlier this year, and have had a few requests for pictures. The first time is a bit fiddly, after that you'll be in love!

You will need Bazzill Cardstock, EK success large and medium retro flower punches, ink, sponge and rhinestones (optional)

punch 2 large and 1 medium flower from Bazzill cardstock (it must be Bazzill as it has 2 layers, this will not work with regular cardstock)

Now scrunch those flowers up, really well. the more you scrunch the easier the next step will be. Open them back up again.

This is the trickiest part! Peel apart the 2 layers of Bazzill on the flowers by separating at the tips of the petals and peeling back to the centre- don't pull the centre apart. Do this for each petal on the three flowers you have punched.out

Roll both layers of petal toward the centre of your flowers. It doesn't have to be uniform. You are going for a "distressed" look. Now stick the 2 large flowers on top of each other. Try to off set them a little, Add the smallest flower to the centre.

Apply ink to the flower with a sponge for a lighter look, or direct to the flower with the inkpad for a deeper colour. You can do this before or after you assemble the flower. Just keep adding ink until you're happy with the look

stick a gemstone to the centre . Here's a close-up for you

use your flower to decorate cards, scrapbook pages or gift boxes.

If you make any projects using my tutorial please give credt with a link back to my tutorial and, please post a comment here with a link to your blog. I'd love to see them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Cybercrop Theme

is "Birthdays". Thought I'd give you some time to collect up your photos you've been planning to scrap, and join me at Uproar2scrapmore on Friday 26th, Saturday27th and Sunday 28th of June. Festivities commence at 7.30pm Queensland time Friday night with challenges, games, special offers and classes throughout the weekend.
It's a cybercrop, a great big virtual crop that my friends from all over the world are welcome to check out...with lots of inspiration and fun. hope to see you there.

I'll be teaching a class with distress inks~like I used to make the background on this card

and the ATC pictured above

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy 21st Jem

My niece is turning 21. I can't believe it! She was 1 when I met her- where does the time go? She's grown-up into a happy bubbly young woman- so I couldn't resist making her a "bubbly" card.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cards of the day

I got a BIG SHOT!!! and I have been excitedly making cards using the cuttlebug embossing folders and papers from my Uproar design team kit. Here's 2 for today inspired by the June sketches from Pagemaps

Monday, June 1, 2009

Celebrating Mothers

I've been working on my scrapbook challenges today. This is the most lumpy bumpy embellishing I have ever done, and I love it. Definately will be going in a frame, not tucked away in a book.