Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Swirls and Rose Layout

I created this page for a Make and take I did recently. I'm sure I went over budget, but if you just do the ivory square card, then you shouldn't! The ink for the swirls was creamy brown chalk ink. The rose was done in much the same fashion as my previous post, where you punch out 3 scallop large shapes, ink around them using orchid pastel chalk ink and an IBT (ink blending tool). Fold the bottom scallop down to form a platform, keep the next one straight as a base and then roll the edges of the next one so that the paper splits and can be curled up. Punch a medium and small scallop for the inner flower and top it off with a sticky pearl. The beautiful lacey border was made using our Ezy-press die and then distressed lightly using vintage photo distress ink. I edged a piece of oatmeal 12 x 12 card using creamy brown chalk ink and stamped the dainty flourish on some edges, as you can see.
A simple page, but quite cute, even if I may say so myself!! Give it a try and remember, if you don't have all the same stuff, use the design and improvise with what you do have- that's what creativity is all about.
Have a creative week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Catalogue!!

Hi Everyone,
Just to let you know the exciting news---- Kaszazz has a brand new catalogue out now!
Hop onto http://www.kaszazz.com/   , and click on Kaszazz products to view the new catalogue. It's really lovely and stylish.
The price has gone up from $6 to $8, but it's now 240 pages, so worth it! If you're a regular customer and I see you at lots of workshops, then you'll be getting one anyway.
Have a browse and let me know if you'd like to purchase anything.
Take care

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paper Roses and Lace Layout

This was my challenge for the retreat. I got the Lily May paper,Summer sandie,  SB essentials Blush and SB essentials bling, opal. I added petunia bazzill and Jasmine lee papers as well as pearls for the centre of the flowers. This is just too fussy to run as a workshop though, as there were too many steps. You could run just the first page and give them the idea for the second. In this layout you needed to use the Ezy-Press for the lace parts , as well as the leaves. I used the Summer sandie paper for the tree and fashioned it with strips. I used vintage photo distress ink to darken it and make it more tree like. The roses were made by punching out 2 scallops from the opal bling, rolling the ends to distress the paper so you can split it into 2 and then use the IBT and orchid pastel chalk ink to colour and then use vintage photo to give a 'ye olde rose' look. The smaller roses were done in the same way just using the smaller punch and adding leaves. Some pink organdy ribbon was also used.
Anyway, I hope this inspires you to create !!
                                       Take care

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Circle of Life Page n Card

On our retreat weekend away, each of us created something for the others to make. This was designed by Monica. I think it's just gorgeous. Her challenge was butter and Mint SB essentials, Jasmine Lee SB foundations paper and the stamp 4380KJ- Adorable friends. Out of those products, Mon came up with this layout and added a few extra things that she wanted. The flowers are a wonderful blend of circles, daisies with their petals rounded and silk daisies. These are either topped with a gold fastener or a rhinestone. It is such a fun blend of colours and designs- Thanks Mon for designing this layout for us!! Great work.
Hope this inspires you to create !