Monday, April 25, 2011

A new Path???

I never thought I could scrap Digitally.
I had no idea where to begin, and honestly thought I didnt know enough to take part in the digital scrapbooking world.
There are many Digi artists I admire, and I would look at their stuff Longinly.....wondering how they did it.

Saturday I was so sick of being sick, that I thought I would try.  I had never considered trying before, so I am not sure what came over me, and I was prepared to be so dismally bad at it that I would shut my computer off in frustration.

But I went ahead and this is what I came up with.

(Taylor Made-  Beautiful Mess, Audacious designs- Olive You, Jen Allyson Tags)

(Shabby Princess- Fstival Kit,  One Little Bird-Flashback, Raspberry Road- Euphemera Collection / Fitting Room)

(Cinzia paint Spray, Corina Nielson- Digital Scrapbook Day, Corina Gardner,-Memory Makers Kit, Baers Garten -TCR #29 Mini Kit, Am Mod Flowers, Romanza Alphabet, One Little Bird- Flashback.)

I had so much fun!!!.  Its very satisfying, especially when you are layed up in bed and feeling under the weather and not up to the usual manipulation of paper products!
I already went shopping for Digi kits and downloaded LOADS of free kits! (LOL)

Anyway.  DH flies out to the US tomorrow.  2 weeks of fun for me.  (YUCK)
I forsee Buffy and Angel completed!!!!  (I am up to season 6 again in Buffy, and will start Angel for the second time tomorrow I think!  Love these shows!)
And lots of scrapping in bed (seeing thats where I did the above LO's  LOL!!!!)

Have a good week all.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Its Friday again.
The week's just zoom by! 

The kids and I have been sick for the first week of the school holidsys.  NICE. (not)
Its the first round of colds we have had this year, so I guess thats good!  I seem to have the worst of it this time, which is good.  I hate when the kids are REALLY unwell. 

The release for The Color Room went up today.  #55.  We are partnering with Prima for the month of April and we are up to our 4th week with them.  Luckily we have 5 palettes for the month of April, so we still have 1 more!!!!

Here is this weeks palette.

I used Shimmerz  Hot Fudge, Vibez, to splatter and make 'coffee stains' on the background.  I also painted a strip of lace with Blue By U Pearlz.  I painted the flowers with a mix of other shimmerz paints.  The Little Prima girl stamp was altered by cutting off what I didn't want of the stamp and then coloured with copic markers.  The paper tape is by Tim Holtz.  The alpha's are by Prima and Basic Grey.

So thats it for this week.
There is a card sketch as well........  Find it HERE.

Hope you get a chance to play along with the colours this week.  You can use the sketch if you like (not required).  If you have never played before join in the fun!

Shimmerz Video

I have a new video up today on the Shimmerz VLog.
I used Shimmerz Paints to create some decorative paper tape, using household masking tape!
Check it out!.

And some of the things I played with using the tape!

I LOVE kraft cardstock.  Warms my heart!!!!!
Find Shimmerz Products and learn more about the different ranges see  HERE.
they are also carried now at too if you want to purchase some!

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy!!!!!

I have been playing with some Core'dinations Cardstock.  My goodness, is this stuff something special.
It is NOT JUST cardstock.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a severe obsession with Cardstock and can often create things with very little or NO Patterned Paper, so when this Design Team Call was posted, I was very excited.  Right up my alley, and I created these Layouts in a day, and had so much fun doing it!  The Mini Album had its own day!!!!

Layout #1
"Be the Best you can Be"

For this LO........
 I used some Shimmerz Paints to spray over an alphabet template, which created my background.  I also added some paint 'splats' by removing the lid and flicking the spraying mechanism to make splatters.

I used some Digital images from The Grafics Fairy as Hybrid  Elements, by printing them onto the smooth side of my Core'dinations cardstock.  They came out perfectly.

I also Stamped onto both the smooth and the textured sides of the cardstock for varying textures and effects.  I did some diecutting using some of my Papertrey Ink dies too. 

I inked edges of all with distress ink to add dimension and a bit of 'grunge'!
(There is a bit of machine stitching on this one too.... )

On to Layout # 2......
"My Brilliant Shining Light"

For this Page .......
I spritzed the background with Shimmerz Paint to create some splatters and add some colour.

I cut strips of Core'dinations Cardstock, inked them with white ink and then stitched them all down with the sewing machine.

I ran some pieces through the Big Shot and then embossed them with an embossing Folder or two!
I inked with white and with Black ink  to enhance the embossing.

I stamped some Polka Dots with My Polka Dots Basics set from Papertrey Ink, and inked some more.

In a word.......FUN.

Project #3
"Home Truths" Album

I cut all the Core'dinations cardstock into premeasured pieces and folded the pieces I needed to.
Each sheet was folded in half to create the signatures.  I stitched each signature with the sewing machine.
Once all the signatures were completed, I lined them all up perfectly and clamped them tight and layered glue and a fabric strip down the spine.  I left this to dry.  Then I layed pieces of string side by side to create the 'Sting Finish' to the spine.  The first and last pages were glued to precut pieces of chipboard, creating the covers.

To create the cover I tore up small pieces of core'dinations cardstock, making sure I got plenty of the core colour showing in the tearing, then each piece was collaged onto the chipboard covers, front and back with Helmar Antique Sealer, leaving a high gloss finish.

The folded pages will hold precut tags made from the offcuts of the Core'dinations cardstock pages.

This little book will hold all my handwritten calligraphy and drawn and doodled pictures.

This brings me to the end of my couple of days of Play using mostly core'dinations Cardstock!

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Palette Release #54 {Sun Room}

Today we released the third Palette in the range of Prima Palettes for the month of April.
Take a look!
What a sunny palette!

Check out what TCR's Designers did with this one, HERE.
Our Guest Designer is Cari Fennell from Prima Marketing.  Take a look at her LO too.  Its stunning!

And the Card Sketch for this week.......

Hope you can have a play with the palette and maybe the card sketch this week!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Shimmerz Video.

I played with some Shimmers paints as watercolours on antique book pages finished with a white gel pen. It turned out really well and will be something I will do many more times I suspect.

In this video I used Shimmerz Coloringz in Pink Stiletto, Shimmerz Spritz in Eucalyptus and Shimmerz Vibez in Hot Fudge.  Gorgeous when used with a paintbrush on absorbant paper.

Take a look at the video when you get a moment. Its a cool technique and is fairly easy as you will see. Not precise at all!

Shimmerz Paints are so very versatile.