Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yes! I Scrapped a boy!

Wow October is such a busy month here but I did manage to squeeze in a challenge over at 
Scrap The Boys! Now how on earth could I resist when the requirement is the colour combo of Blue and Green????? All you regular readers know it really is my "go to" combo and I can whip them up in no time flat without really thinking!
So here is what I ended up with: 

Love all those chippies from Scrap FX and the new release navy washi tape from Sawyers Place.

 The mini biplanes are just so cute and are perfect for that masculine touch. I combined them here with the Graphic circles that suit just about anything really.
 The New Adventures wordlet is a great versatile title. I tried to get a crackle effect in the background by cheating, not using a crackle paste at all because I hate waiting for it to dry...... very impatient!!!

So the texture was created with a thick gesso layer, then I used a crackle roller by clearsnap and just rolled away and your crackle surface is done and dries in minutes not hours! I thank my fellow DT member for Scrap FX, Adrienne Ford for the idea she has a great Blog and shares all her techniques for her inspirational pages check her out here:Adriennes' Blog

 So that is all from me for the month of October so far, do not know when I shall be back as this is a huge month for birthdays in our family so it keeps us all very busy, but happy busy, if you know what I mean.
Thanks for visiting and hugs for those that leave a word or two!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Scrap FX Fun!

A new month and a new release of goodies! So what have have I been playing with this month???
 Well October  is all about the boys! 

You can find all the new products on the Scrap FX website here:
But I have been playing with just a few and thought I would give you a peek.
These are the stamps that totally got my head a spinning with ideas to try.
Clock Face Stamp

Clock Face Stamp

Clock Face Stamp   11 x 11 cm

Cogs Stamp

Cogs Stamp

Cogs Stamp   16 x 17 cm
I know too cool right?

I am just loving the versatility of these gems, you can use any medium on them for many different looks. Then you just put them under the tap for a good clean ready to use again.
So I was determined to really test these babies out this month and use them in a totally different way.
Here is the first page I did playing with the clock face stamp. I used an embossing folder and gesso to create a textured background, then added mists to highlight it. You can sort of see it here in this shot, but it is hard to see in a photo.... sorry everyone.

Then I inked up the foam stamp and stamped away to add to the background over the textured 
 Gesso.... it worked a treat because the foam is so flexible I guess!

I combined lots of patterned paper scrap here and also some Sawyers Place sticky paper.
You can also see another new product on this page, that awesome wordlet. 
Love the mix of fonts in this one. 
Happy Days

Now to the second page. I used the Crafters workshop feathers stencil with texture paste to add the depth then sprayed mists to add colour and "drippage".
This time I played with the cog stamp and ink, repeatedly stamping, to add a shadow effect to the background. I even stamped over the top of the texture paste!!

I added some splotches of gold Lindys' Stamp Gang embossing powder randomly across the background because it just needed "something" to make it pop!
And of course my fave ingredient that all my regular readers would know..... cogs a plenty!!

My little Fella's grade 6 Graduation photo, frome last year see how far behind I am? Sooo not an organized chronological scrapper!

I think you get the idea that I just love using the foam stamps as they appear on all the pages I did for this release!

Check out these little beauties that I used on the next page:

Moments to Remember 

Vintage Planes

Vintage Planes

Belt Frame

Belt Frame

The next page was a bit of an experiment with Golden Light Molding Paste. I must say I did not know what to expect but now I have to say I am a convert! Love how thick and light it is and when it is dry the page does not curl up as much as the heavier varieties, gotta love that right? And look at all that textural goodness!!

So how did I do this? I may just do a tutorial on this one if everyone is up for it, because it was soo fun and I love the result! But just a hint that I am sure you savvy folk have guessed already I used that awesome cog stamp again!!!!
And how totally cute are those teeny planes??? I have to say I really love how this page turned out! And I am usually the harshest critic of my own work!

How cute is that frame???? 

So I do hope you get a chance to check out these new items and I have inspired just a little!
Have a wonderfully creative month everyone!