Saturday, March 30, 2013

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - March - Leonie Waldron

Hi there, Leonie here. Can I just say that I LOVED working with this kit that the lovely ladies from Pages 2 Scrap put together this month. Basic Grey's Fact & Fiction is right up my alley - all simple clean lines and bright colours mixed with neutrals, I LOVE IT!  :)

Anyway, here's the layouts that I had heaps of fun creating this month - this collection has some great graphic patterns that contrast without clashing.

How cute are those little coat hanger tags? So many quirky bits and pieces to play with! And Pages 2 Scrap have a great selection of Basic Grey in store.  :)

For me, the best part of the Fact & Fiction collection is those circle stickers! So simple but I love the effect they have coupled together.

And the embroidered fabric brads. Aw, it's all great really! :)

I'm really happy with how this one below turned out - the brads, the circle stickers, the coat hangers - lovin' all the cute details. My little man started kindy this year and I'd only just taken these photos the morning before I scrapped them :)  If only I was that efficient and up to date with all the photos that I want to scrap!

And a close-up... circle stickers and fabric brads with some layered papers and a bit of washi and stitching underneath for texture. 

For this layout, I had two sheets of this beautiful striped blue paper, so I misted one with a bit of cranberry glimmermist, then cut it roughly into strips, wove the strips together and roughly stitched all over the top to create a subtle pattern-on-pattern background. I have used a couple of neutral stickers from my kit and kept it modern but feminine.

I love this photo of Holly eating sand. Pretty sure I've scrapped it before actually but this time I've used a photo editing app to add some rainbow lights to it.

And I love how Basic Grey papers are such lovely quality to work with, with minimal buckling when you mist them.

Hope you enjoyed these little peeks showing some of the ways you can use this awesome collection. Time to pop in to Pages 2 Scrap to pick up more 'Fact and Fiction'! Luv it!

Till next time, stay crafty!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Page 2 Girls - DT Projects - March - Karen McLaughlin

Today I want to share three layouts using the Basic Grey - Lucille Collection (which is named after the famous Lucille Ball).  I found that the colours of the papers go so well with old photos.  It is a very pretty colour palate and is a blend of retro colours and patterns from peachy rose and navy to polka dots and wallpaper prints.  

This collection came as a pack and includes:

1 Pack Woven Tags
1 Pack Vintage Buttons
1 Sheet Alphabet Stickers
1 Sheet Element Stickers
2 Sheets Gather Paper
2 Sheets Wrap Dress Paper
2 Sheets Mini Skirt Paper
1 Sheet Capri

It even gives you instruction on how to do a lovely double layout page and a card.  How good is that?

For my first layout I have used my new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Laurel Leaf punch which I just love as it works well for any page.  How cute are the buttons?

For my second layout I have used lots of flowers, chipboard and one of the element stickers.

For my last layout I have used the metal buttons, element stickers and the woven tags.

Well that is all from me today.  Hope to see you in store soon.

Karen x

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Page 2 Girls - Feburary DT Projects - Sam Wharton

Hi everyone ! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year.

This month we got to play with the wonderful new range from Carta Bella called Devoted.
Since its the month for love, I created a Pot full of love to go with the warm and fuzzy feeling in the air.

The pot is covered with 1 inch stripes of the paper range and lightly coated in gesso and acrylic paint . Some metal embellishments and bling complete the pot.

The flowers where created by using various punches , bling and doilies . They're simply attached to paddle pop sticks and pushed into some foam I added to the inside of the pot .
Adding your favourite family photos is the special finishing touch.

The second piece I made this month is a mini canvas .

With embedded metal to add texture and my favourite Tim Holtz wings , this little canvas frames a special moment perfectly .

Organza rose trim that is new in store is the perfect finishing touch to this piece.

I hope I have inspired you to get scrapping with this gorgeous range.
Thanks for stopping by !