California Dreaming

Posted on

image

When I was thinking about the new challenge, Home Sweet Home, over at A Vintage a Journey I had the song “California Dreaming” swirling round my head. That started some thoughts about a tag for the Destinations folder!

My Found Relative is dreaming of her home in California, living across the world she wonders if she will ever see her Home Sweet Home?

I die cut Tim’s tag from white stamping card then stamped the map across the top using Archival because I wanted to put elements of the USA flag over it. I used Tim’s Stars layering stencil with Distress Embossing ink and then used clear powder to heat emboss.

 

image

Faded Jeans DI was the perfect colour to reveal the stars! Love this technique!

image

Next I used a zigzag stencil to represent the lines on the flag. Clear heat embossed again and then used Festive Berries DI.

image

I stamped with Stazon black using other stamps from the world set.

image

I was going to use the sailor as my Found Relative but thought this girl was wistful and her blue dress matched the tag. She is thinking of her home in California, across the world. She fits into a photo slot punch in the corner. Some silver stars, tissue tape and map charm finish the tag with some chit chat stickers.

I used DI markers to colour the ribbon, spritzed and crinkle dried. A quick blast of Picket Fence marker highlighted the red.
image

I hope you like my take on Home Sweet Home, I enjoyed making the tag. Always inspired by Tim’s techniques and products.

Hugs
Jan x


Graphic45 A Christmas Carol

Posted on

I was so pleased to receive my parcel from Jones and found the new Graphic45 A Christmas Carol papers plus the Patterns and Solids.
I am so excited being on their Design Team!
These are the creations I made……

image

I wanted to create the story of Bob Marley going home on Christmas Eve with his small son in the snow. The wall hung house shaped box was from Tiger, painted black and then decorated with papers and fussy cuts.
Here is a side view.

image

The Christmas card started as a patchwork arrangement of papers and cutaparts. The card is 8×8 inches square.

image

I used TH die cuts to make the film strip and the rosette.

image

In side the card a cutapart fitted perfectly.

image

This memory box started as a £2 hinged box from The Works. I painted it black and then added the papers. The berries are highlighted with Glossy Accents, the flowers have Stickles and there are hints of Treasure Gold for added sparkle.
Well it is for Christmas!
I made a strap with a magnetic closure using TH label die cut, a fastener from 7 Gypsies and magnetic tape.

hope you like them, more will be added as I go along!

hugs

jan x

 

 

 


Autumn Colours

Posted on

The new September Challenge over at Our Creative Corner is from Julia,
image

She says, I love the colours of autumn! Those beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image provided and make an autumnal inspired project.

 

photo (44)

 

I really enjoy walks through the woods with my family. This photo was from a fun day out at Centre Parcs, Woburn. My Granddaughter loved to balance on the fallen tree trunks! This is how I created the page for my scrapbook.

image
First I made a sheet of Autumn colours for my leaves. I used wrinkle free distress technique with Distress Inks.

image

I used TH Tattered Leaves die and embossing folder, then gave the leaves some Vintage Photo and Treasure Gold for a sparkle of Autumn sun. I used Cor’dinations Metal paper in gold to make extra leaves.

image

I marked where my matted photo would go on a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper from my stash. I built up layers of stencilled leaves, first Distress Inks in shades of green and brown then tinted Grunge Paste to add depth. I was working on a pile of wind blown leaves effect! I put some splatters and spray on top.

image

I wanted some textures to give an Autumnal feel so hessian ribbon was attached with eyelets so give more flexibility. I tried various ribbons through the eyelets but eventually tied some textured thick wool which had the colours of our jackets threaded in the black.

image

I matted the photo onto card and then created a wood effect layer to add the title. I did this by dragging Walnut DI across the kraft card and then ruled lines to make planks, it looks effective.

image
The title was some chipboard letters in the same colour as the scrap paper. A quick spray of metallic gold added a sparkle. I added some stamping from Finnabair, Now is the right time, and Create magic.

We have a great prize on offer this month from……

Creative Embellishments

 

Creative Embellishments are offering the random prize winner a $25 voucher to spend at their store.

Happy crafting everyone, I look forward to looking at your creations

Hugs

Jan x