Thursday, 31 July 2014

A shabby page for Papirdesign and Sizzix.

For this page I managed to combine assignments for two DT's and I just love that! Mostly when you are on DT's you receive a lot of beautiful supplies and 'crossfertilization' benefits both parts as there will inevitably be a larger audience for both. On the occations that I manage to do that I feel quite content! :-)

 I started out with two sheets of pretty paper from Papirdesign.
Here are some shots of how I made the background:


Here is a step by step description:

1. I started by prepping my background with gesso and then modeling paste.
2. When dry I sprayed with two different colours of mist.
3. I cut and distressed strips of papers and arranged them on my page. I then stitched them in place.
4. I used the Frameworks die to cut three pieces from corrugated cardboard that I painted with gesso.
5. I I cut and assembled some Tattered florals and Tattered leaves.
6. I die cut  my photo with the ovals die set and also some white Bazzil to back it.
7. I arranged and glued down all my elements and added the title.
 


Without being biased I believe the Sizzix Bigz dies are the most versatile dies on the market.  
They will actually cut almost anything and are such a joy to work with.
Today I upcycled an old cardboardbox that I received some scrapbook supplies in.
The Bigz die cut through it 'like butter'. And I was left with a beautiful piece that looks like thick chipboard (for free....! ).


When talking about favourite supplies,... Have you tried the Prima Color Bloom sprays yet? 
They are by far my favourites. With all my other mists I always have to start by declogging  them. These will work at the first attempt. 
I have got a few colours but will definitely be stocking up on some more !


I used one of the Susan's Garden tools to scratch a pattern into the leaves to make them more dimensional.


And then just one more close up :


Thanks for dropping by!

Papirdesign supplies:
Julehilsen- Nostalgisk jul
Forventning- Vakre Blomster 
Pink flowers with pearls
Beige/grey roses
White mini flowers
Letter stickers white


Sizzix supplies used:

Monday, 28 July 2014

'Sisters' using Scraps of Elegance July kit.

Time to share another one of my pages for Scraps of Elegance with the July kit. 
This kit is called 'Chasing Rabbits' and among other things it has papers from Marion Smith Designs (that I use here) and Webster's Pages. Flowers are from Prima, Petaloo, etc. 
Apart from these items there are lots of other goodies as well!




 I used many of the items in the kit as they are. But for example with the Kaiserkraft stickers I decided to cut pieces off and tuck them in here and there to fill up my clusters. There were some Prima flowers ( Something Blue collection, Save the Date flowers) in the kit that had banners with a word on and I decided to use only the banner on this page and save the flowers for later.


 The little clock you see tucked in between the flowers is from the sticker sheet. I also used some naural twine to soften up the flower clusters and add a little more dimension.


As on many of my other pages I used the Tattered Florals die by Sizzix to make some flowers from matching papers in the collection. I love that look! That die is just so versatile! 
If you look for tutorials you'll se SOOO many different styles created with just this die!


 The double butterfly was made with one of the new dies from the Flora Grande collection. 
This is a collaboration between Sizzix  and Prima Marketing. 
The butterflies are called Winged Beauties and come with four dies in the set. They are really very dainty and pretty and I love that each is just a little bit different apart from the different sizes.



As you can see the kit and add ons offer great value for money, but they sell out really fast so if you would like one I recommend that you sign up before the next one is revealed.

That's all from me today. Thanks for taking the time to visit!
xx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Did you see the lovely new flowers from Papirdesign yet?

Aren't these gorgeous?
As you may know the Norwegian manufacturer Papirdesign has a very extensive collection of mullberry flowers in many pretty colours..   

....and NOW the collection just became HUGE! 

Line has added 75 new choises for us as if it wasn't difficult enough to choose already :-D



Here are some close ups of some of my faves:









I received a large variety of these in the mail the other day and I can't wait to start using them. 
I will be back soon with a project to showcase some of them!


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