Sunday, June 16, 2013

More Twinkling H2Os and some Scrapbooking

A few moinths ago I saw a technique on the Grow Creative blog showing how to use a photograph, some technology and water colours to produce a painting.  I thought it looked interesting and her tutorial was so easy to follow I thought I'd give it a try.  It was easy! And I love how it turned out!

I also managed to do some long overdue scrapbooking.  This one is still without the pic as it is for a newborn for one of the guys at work who has just welcomed his second baby into his family. 

I did a couple more layouts that are not quite finished, so will post them later in the week.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gelli Cards and Twinkling H2Os

Last Saturday I went to a crop with some friends and decided that I would make cards (something I usually only do occasionally).  I had some Gelli prints with me and I had also just purchased my first Twinkling H2Os. 

The Gelli prints are always fun for me...whether creating new ones, or choosing ones I have on hand to use on a project.  I had a cute little stamp "I Love You Just The Way You Are" that I stamped onto some scrap Gelli prints and trimmed down.  I also cut a bunch of hearts out of some scraps in various colours ready to use as well. I stamped some black hearts onto this page and added a sticker doily.

On this one I added a white doily and wrapped the hearts in some turquoise twine and added some bling.

I still want to add some ribbon to this card.  I had some scrapbook paper that had the perfect colours in it to match this Gelli print.  Some more stamped hearts in black and some scribbled frames around the edges to finish it off (except for that ribbon I'm still looking for!)

Now on to the Twinkling H2Os...loved these! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED!  I purchased 5 different colours to start...can hardly wait to get some more.  Basically I just dragged my papers through the colours on my kraft mat and let them marble and drip.  On this first card, I added some teal rub-on flourishes and some bling...a few black dots around the flourishes, matted in black on white on teal and it was done! Easy Peasy and I love it!

The colours of this one are a bit more vibrant and I have to say this is my favourite background.  I used a script stamp over another H2O print and trimmed it down to provide another background for the face stamp (also stamped over a print made with H2Os).

I used the face stamp and script stamp on the same print this time, added some bling and mounted it on white, then teal, then a base of the scrapbook paper.  A green ribbon finished this card perfectly.

I haven't put any specific sentiments on these cards, and will decide what to use when I determine who/when I will give the card away...if I can bear to give any away that is LOL.

I'd love to hear which one is your favourite!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gelli Play with Packing Tape

Well I finally had a chance to try the packing tape technique shown on the Gelli Arts website  Was a lot of fun! (although I have to admit that waiting for paint to dry was hard...I was so anxious to see the final result LOL)  Will definitely do more of these and use them in my journal and on scrapbook layouts.

This is the Gelli Plate before laying down the tape.

And this is the tape with Perfect Pearls and some dictionary pages adhered to it. 

Thanks to all that visit my page and leave such encouraging comments.  It means a lot!