Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

Hello everyone!
I wanted to share this pretty box card that I made.
The cut file is from Mary's Wildflower Saloon kit over at SVGCuts.com

as you probably know, I purchase a lot of graphic files from thehungryjpeg.com
I printed the flamingos, cut them out and arranged them in the box.
I added a few die cuts (leaves and bamboo) to give it a little more color.

Yeah, I'm keeping this one. I LOVE flamingos and it fits perfectly with the decor of my house!
Thanks for taking a look, see you soon.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Quilted Gift Box

Hello my friends,
Today I'm sharing the quilted gift box from the Wildflower Saloon SVG kit.
I cut out the pieces to this project at 50% scale. I had an idea in mind, so I wanted to create the box in a smaller size so I could play around with it.

The quilted box top was cut out using white cardstock. I sized a flamingo to be in proportion with the finished section. After it was glued together, I came back in and started inking a beachy landscape. I used distress inks for that.
This box is a great size for little odds 'n ends. I will be using it to store/hide things in my art room.
Thanks for looking. See you soon.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge kit - May

Welcome to May!

The Urban Scrapbook's May Kit

This month's kit contains the beautiful chipboard pieces along with paper from Simple Stories.
Plus a little challenge as well...
The layout isn't complicated. I painted the chipboard with Prima paints which added a nice iridescent  sparkle
and for the challenge element in the kit? A shaker card!
I created a background on the card base using the Sizzix transfer sheets and a butterfly die from Memory Makers. Then I inked the card with the same colors as my background paper on the layout and assembled the card.
NOTE: make sure your plastic shaker piece is adhered really well to the paper. I had sequins everywhere! It was more like an explosion card when I shook it. sigh
anyway, happy National Scrapbooking weekend. Let's make sure we include a little creativity and play time into our Weekend. 
bye for now.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Wildflower Saloon - A Trunk Full of Hibiscus

Hi everyone,

I took the Wildflower Saloon box card and made a trunk full of hibiscus using Heartfelt Creations stamp and die sets.
I used some of the leaves from the SVG file, but mainly, I stamped and cut out the hibiscus and leaves to fill in the box card.
What do you think? I like it a lot!
I colored the flowers by sponging pink distress ink on them and then coming in with a copic marker to darken the centers. The leaves were colored with 2 shades of distress ink (Lucky Clover and Peeled Paint)
thanks for looking, see you soon!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wildflower Saloon - Tropical style

Howdy my friends.
Check out this new kit from SVGCuts.  I love everything about this kit, and I had a blast putting it together. Of course, I had to put a bit of a tropical twist on it so that it would fit in with my home decor.
The trunk of wildflowers - I love this box card. I cut the flowers out with white cardstock, and colored everything with copic markers or distress inks.

the whiskey barrel - well now it's a rum barrel, looks awesome. For the metal bands around the barrel, I took a silver ink pad and smunched it all over the black strips. Easy peasy.
For the lantern, I wanted clear "glass". I didn't have the little candle lamp, so I had to improvise. I created a clear tube of plastic to fit in the holes, wrapped a string of 10 LED lights around it and inserted the whole bandle inside the clear plastic lamp.

here it is all lit up. Oh and I made my own paper as well, I printed white cardstock with a copper patina pattern
oh and this awesome cowboy hat...what can I say about that? I thought it reminded me of Indiana Jones' Fedora. Again, I printed my own paper texture- it looks almost like suede. pretty cool! A tropical hat band and "flamingo feathers" finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, I really enjoyed making all these projects from the kit. Bye for now.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Dog selfie

Did you ever make a project that just makes you smile? This one did for me.
I made this birthday card for my friend/co-worker/dog lover.
It started with the instant camera box card SVG file. You can  purchase it from the Parkside Row kit over at SVGCuts.com

I used an absolutely fabulous picture from artist Howard Robinson. He has a number of animal selfie pics - all of them are so fun.

Parkside Row SVG Kit     ⬅Parkside Row 

The embossing folder used was Sparkles from Tim Holtz. The rest was colored and assembled as per the instructions.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this fun box card. See ya soon...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - April

Hello everyone.
Here is my layout for Urban Scrapbook's monthly kit. It features paper from "Twilight" by One Canoe Two. You can see the kit in detail here.
I used everything in the kit. The only "extra" thing I used was a coral colored marker (copic) for my letters. You can check out the other layouts from the team over at the blog using the same link as above.