Friday, June 6, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit Creating

Hi there,
I am sharing the projects I created with the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
It looks like this....

Truely such a gorgeous bright and colourful kit.  
Cant help but feel happy creating with this and I had a great time creating with the kit this month!
I decided that because I was a bit behind with some weekly recording in my Project Life Album, that I would try to make all my projects geared towards recording daily Project Life
I found this months kit to be perfect for this, and I used many of the stickers and chipboard embellishments on my projects, they actually made creating very easy!

So my projects this month are created to sit beside each other in the album, so essentially double spreads.

Project 1  Photos from Week 3 (Playing catch up!)

I cut up lots of the cards on the reverse side of some patterned paper in the kit,  for these projects.

Project 2 Week 18

This one I decided to change up the traditional Project Life Pocket Page Style, and just created Layouts which could hold several Photos, and designed them with a little less clutter.  I Love how this turned out, and will include more of these in my album, especially when my week is not photo heavy!

The design is simple, yet is able to fit all the pictures from that particular week.

Project 3- Week 17

Back to a more traditional Project life feel with this one, although side B below, is the reverse side of the regular Layout above, so needed to be created on a full 12x12 sheet of cardstock to fit in a normal page protector.  It worked just fine.  Pocket pages are not neccessary in every Project life Spread. 
 Good to keep in mind!

So thats it from me today, will see you again soon.
Thanks for stopping in today!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Today I am sharing a Project I created with this Crafters Workshop Template for The Crafters Workshop Blog

                                                              Swirly Garden TCW325

I adore this Template.  There are so many options.  For this page I used Tim Holtz Distress inks In 3 colours.  They blend so beautifully together, and they worked beautifully with this stencil.

So here is the finished Project.

I used The distress inks with an ink Blending tool dedicated to each colour, to keep the colours pure.
I held the 12x12 stencil in place over my regular white cardstock.
Then I loaded the blending foam with ink and lightly rubbed in a circular motion over the Stencil being careful not to shift it.  I did the same with my next colour, blending the colours together where they meet.  I did the same to the third colour in the bottom portion of the page.

 I tried to keep the ink in a random orientation down the centre of the page to make for an interesting background.  I loved the look of this, and I could totally have stopped there.

Instead, I kept going..... I added some Zentangle pen work within the stenciled pattern to complete the background.

I started by tracing around the edge of the pattern with with a fine felt tip Black pen.

Then I added lots of little repeating patterns filling the coloured areas..  

Very therapeudic!  
Especially if you have all the inking done, 
and then sit down in front of the TV to fill it all in with Zentangles.

Thanks for stopping in today!