OCC Design Team

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Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to be a member of the Our Creative Corner Design Team!
This is my introductory scrapbook page.

I chose a photo of Calvi, on the beautiful island of Corsica, my favourite place.

I layered Tim Holtz lattice stencil using inks, sprays and pastes for the background. I added a touch of Treasure Gold to the paste when it was dry. I also used some self adhesive plumbers mesh which stretches and adds an interesting texture. I used black Archival ink to stamp a postal collage randomly on the background building up a triangle where the photo was going to be placed.
Layers of tissue wrap went under the photo then I inked tags to match the fabulous colours of the sea. I stamped some rust coloured images to link the colour of the roofs in the Citadel. 

I heat embossed grunge board flourishes with thick tarnished aqua powder and tucked them behind.                                               I added some tiny shells       ( collected from Calvi)  and scraps of muslin underneath the photo to simulate the beach.

It was difficult to decide how to put the title in the space. I created “Corsica” from twisted wire then painted it white. The lovely copper brads linked the roofs and the stamping.

I scratched the edges of the photo to create a contrast before I glued it in place.

The final piece looks very vibrant and I think reflects the beauty of the place.

I hope you like it too, please leave me a comment, I do appreciate it x

Winter Dawn

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Winter Dawn



I wanted to create a backdrop for my new TH Prancing Deer die. I used Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry to make a sunrise effect.

Then I used Tim’s Layering Stencil Embossing technique over the top with Rays stencil and Wow Gold Highlight embossing glitter. You will need to read P50 of “A Compendium of Curiosites” yourself to recreate the technique!

I stood the stag on a Pearlescent Texture paste snow which I heated so that it bubbled. The Tattered Pinecone die cut leaves were coloured with Alcohol inks to look frosty.

The Prancing Deer was die cut from thin self adhesive cork and inked. I made a garland out of Tim’s Pine Twine. The Deer has gathered falling stars to decorate it!image

The Deer will have a page in my Tim Holtz die cuts album which has been neglected for some time now.

I am entering Challenge 16, on Linda Ledbetter’s blog, check out The Curiosity Crews work. The prizes are sponsored by Tim and Mario and The Funkie Junkie Boutique.