April 16, 2014

Egg Hunt Layout for La-La Land Crafts

This week our theme at La-La Land Crafts is Easter or Spring. I chose to do an Easter layout with this gorgeous photo of my girls doing an Easter Egg hunt in our back garden a few years back!!  As usual, I have used lots of gorgeous La-La Land Crafts dies to make this!

I started off using the Heart Border Doily Die over top of my background paper, adding some ink to the edges for nice contrast....I then added another paper layer, then my gorgeous photo and the Postage Stamp Frame from the Travel Frames and Shapes Kit. I gave my Lotus Die a try out making some blue and brown flowers to add to the corners of the photo.  I added the hinge die from the Book Tab and Labels Die Set to my paper layer, again inking the edges, and adding some pearls to act as the screws for the hinge!  I added the Berry Flourish along the frame edge amongst the flowers at the top and bottom of the photo and also added in the lovely Heart Lock and Key Die.

Above the photo I added the Scalloped Banner Die, as well as the Berry Flourish die again. I added some gorgeous pink flowers and beautiful resin butterflies to complete the layout.

I really enjoyed working on this fun pastelly layout this week and hope you like it! 
Thanks again for stopping by!!!

April 11, 2014

Mixed Media Card for Creative Expressions

This week I looked at the products we got in our April DT pack and decided I wanted to use the two gorgeous mists that we received along with the stamp set. I love the intense colors in this, and just went to town adding lots of Creative Expressions metal embellishments!

I started with a 5 inch square base of card. I embossed the Ivy Corner stamp in Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder and Pefect Medium. I then sprayed the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist in Buttercup and the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Arctic Blue onto the background letting them blend together a little. I also sprayed the gorgeous Spellbinder Bitty Blossom flowers with the same gorgeous colors and made a lovely flower cluster across the card, using the contrasting colors to make them stand out.

To finish off the card I used lots of Creative Expressions embellishments. I added a fun bow using the May Arts Burlap String, and added Creative Expressions Fancy Key Charm on top of it. To finish off my corners I used the Victorian Metal Corners . As a final little detail I added the ladybird stamp from the Ivy Corner set in Jet Black Archival Ink in a few places crawling around my flower cluster.

I love the intense colors on this card and I hope you do!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Perfect Medium Pad ClearCosmic Shimmer Detail Emboss Powder True White Ivy Corner Set of 2 Stamps    

Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist Arctic BlueCosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist ButtercupSring/Burlap Natural 400yds

Spellbinder Die Bitty BlossomsFancy Key Charms pk 8Victorian Metal Corner Embellishment 12 pieces

April 10, 2014

Thinking of You Cards for Visible Image

It hasn't been a very great month so far, not liking April much this year. I made three Thinking of You cards this week (just showing two here as some are repeats!) to send to friends and family who aren't well.

I went for making some lovely nature scenes using the beautiful stamps from Visible Image.

My first card uses the sentiment and the verse from the Thinking of You set. I stamped everything using Jet Black Archival Ink. I took the flower silhouette, also from this set and the Tall Grass set to make my nature scene.  To finish off the card I stamped and fussy cut the Butterfly. I used Spiced Marmelade and Faded Jeans Distress Inks for my coloring and Black Soot Distress Ink for the card edging. For this card I splashed a little water as well for a bleaching effect. This card is for a girlfriend going through a very tough time back in the States.

My second card is for my uncle who has just started treatment for esophogeal cancer. I just wanted him to know I was thinking of him. His prognosis is good for a recovery but has a long road ahead of him with surgery, chemo and radiation.  This card also features the Thinking of You set and the Tall Grass.  I added the Dragonflies that were stamped on acetate, love the look of them! Again I used Jet Black Archival Ink and Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot Distress Inks.

Dave's brother receives my third card but it is already in his hands, he is fighting a strong battle against a very agressive pancreatic cancer. Prayers and good thoughts are always needed.

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where the April Tag challenge is running so plenty of time to get your entries in. You could win £20 of Visible Image stamps.


April 9, 2014

Glittermania at La-La Land Crafts

This week our theme at La-La Land Crafts is GLITTERMANIA!!! I have glitter in three different places on this layout: the very glittery and sequined butterfly, the "frosted" glittery Rolled Roses Large and Medium, and using the waste from the two Berry Flourish die cut pieces, I made a mask and used glitter modeling paste to make the glittery leaves on the background of the layout.

I used the beautiful Bird Cage die to reflect the bird cage on the patterned paper, and used the gorgeous Heart Doily Border die to make layers under my photos. My rolled roses are covered in fine Fairy Dust glitter and I have added some fun twine bows and silver charms.

Along with my bold sequined green Prima butterfly I added the gorgeous butterflies from the Butterfly Set 1 dies in blue to balance out the layout.

Hope you like it, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!

April 4, 2014

Easter Wishes Card for Creative Expressions

For printable worksheet for this project, click HERE.

This week I wanted to do an Easter themed card to get my April projects started!! I decided to feature the That Special Touch Tracery mask, Cosmic Shimmer Aurora and Sea Green Sparkle Texture Pastes, and Botanical Spray Set Stamp that I received in my April DT kit!!

To start the card I took the That Special Touch Tracery, Chevron and Polka Dots masks and made patterns onto white card and some scraps of Tim Holtz green paper from Retro Grunge Paper Stash using both the Aurora and Sea Green Sparkle Texture Pastes. I also used this same paper to cut a base for my card. For the blue background on my polka dot patterned egg I used the new Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Arctic Blue.

I then cut oval egg shapes from these patterned pieces of paper using my Spellbinders Classic Oval Small die cut. These are my eggs here above!

I took the Botanical Spray Set Stamp and embossed it in Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder and Pefect Medium onto my green card base. 

Next I added some stitching around the card.

I layered the eggs on foam tape over the stamping.

I added a gorgeous triple bow using Zircon American Seam Binding.

As a final touch for my card I added some gorgeous Bitty Blossom die flowers and the Easter sentiment. 

I hope you like it and thanks so much for visiting!

That Special Touch Mask Tracery  That Special Touch Mask Chevrons  That Special Touch Mask Polka DotsCosmic Shimmer Sparkle Paste Aurora Sparkle  Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Paste Holly GreenCosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist Arctic BlueTim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Retro Grunge  Spellbinder Die Classic Oval Sm Nestibilities  Botanical Spray Set of 2 StampsCosmic Shimmer Detail Emboss Powder True White  Perfect Medium Pad ClearSeam Binding Zircon 100 ydsSpellbinder Die Bitty Blossoms