Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fun Techniques using Ann Butler Products

Fun Techniques using Ann Butler Products

I created amazing backgrounds using Ann Butler products. Wtih so many colour options creating is fun. 

I created this background for my card. I used the soft elegant colours to compliment the papers.

Step 1:

These photos show the technique used to create the finished look.
I stamped the coloured i planned to use on a scrap... and added some water to thin it and to where I could grab the colours from the paper with a paint brush.

Step 2:
This photo shows how i spread the colours over the main card base in about 3rds and blending together at the edges of colour change.

Step 3:

After applying an accent border piece of paper I took the paint brush with lots of ink on it and flicked it onto the background using a mix of colours.

Step 3:

With the main background done I 3Dfoam popped the print paper section with the bird ready to apply to center of the background.

Step 4:

With everything glued together I have an amazing card for any birthday and the background colours look amazing with the print images.


I created this background using Ann Butler Iridescents... which look metallic or pearlescent.... and coloured chipboard with it too. What a rich elegant finish.

Step 1:

I put the medium on the baggie on my hand and then applied some water... I then scrunched it in my hand to spread it around on the baggie. It was then dabbed onto the tester paper.

Step 2:

After seeing the tester I then took the big jump and I appied the same technique to this scrapbook page layered background. It looks awesome. With all the fun bright colours of paper the pearlized iridescents medium in Orchid was perfect.


While testing the iridescent medium on paper I decided to test it also on chipboard.... and OMG I love it... what a fabulous shimmer to add to make great accents for your projects.

Step 4:

Here is my project using lots of Iridescent medium on my scrapbook page.

Ann Butler Designs Products used:

Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap:  Ocean Breeze, Berry, Evergreen
Ann Butler’s Iridescents:  Orchid

Other Products
  • card base
  • print papers/accents
  • cardstock
  • 3D foam
  • Beacon 3-in-1 glue
  • paper trimmer
  • chipboard
  • flowers


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Stick it Down So Sweet Layout

I have been playing along with Stick it Down today.  I am sharing a project using their sketch  and the paper is Authentique Sweetheart Collection. I used lots of Creative Embellishments products like the stamping, the flair button and lots of copic coloured chipboards. I then added some flowers and pen doodles some fake stitching.
This fun page is actually photos of when I was a baby. ... when photos were still black n white.

Thanks for joining me today.... hope to see you again soon.


Field Hockey Sports Page

Using Scrap our Stash sketch below and only using half of it... along with stripe paper and mixed alpha I created this fab sports page of my youngest Grand Daughter playing Field Hockey at ESPN in Orlanado Disney. It was an amazing 4 days spent with her as the team won 3 games and lost 3 games. I am using lots of Creative Embellishments Chipboards which are accented using Ann Butler Iridescnent medium. Papers are from The Rubber Buggy and it's 7 Dot Studios Yuletide Collection.


Mosaic Style Cards Dies R Us

Hi .. How are you today. This DT project for Dies R Us showcases Birthday cards made using some die cuts along with Scraperfect Best Glue Ever with the non clog writing tip. For these projects I am using the die looks like mosaics and you can use them plain or add the coloured inset pieces.. your option.
Supply List:
Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Machine/ tools:
Other: Cardstock

After cutting the mosaic frame cut again putting some coloured paper into the section you want tosave the pieces from.

Theses 2 are done like stain glass with some amazing coloured pieces inset into the frame.

These 2 are more muted using just print paper to cut the image and mount on the background.

All the stamping is done using a stamping platform.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Fun Post it Note Gifts for all Occasions

This DT project for The Rubber Buggy showcases some fun Post It Notes Gifts. They can be used for any fun occasion and are so easy to make. Go go to your local dollar store and buy some post it notes and pens with a side clip. These were decorated for love and Valentines Day but could be for Easter, an Anniversary, Birthdays and even at Christmas. Just change up the  themes you decorate with. 
So grab your paper scraps, some twine and ribbon, and sticker accents.

Supply List:
Papers: from your stash that mix and match
Glue: Beacon 3-in-1 Glue,  double sided tape
Accents: stickers etc from your stash
Machine/ tools:  EK success cutter bee scissorsFiskar Paper Trummer, 
Other: Cardstock, twine, ribbon

I am using a thicker piece of cardboard (actually off my Shutterfly envolope) as a more solid base.
I measured the width of the post it notes and est the length for front back and width of the edge. 

Using 2 face tape very close to edges and glue through the centre I add print paper to the base cardboard.

I glued the back of post it notes and the spine to the base after I tied twine to the pen and left a long enough piece to feed through the spine section of the base.... attaching it means you never have to look for a pen when you want to write a note.

With everything glued together now just paper and trim the back with print paper and paper and accent the front to what ever theme you want. It's super easy and they make a fun little token gift. 

This one is actuall a small box with loose post it size notes in it... so I just added a themed tag with twine and added a tied ribbon to hold it closed. 

View from the side/

And here is another one with same process different accents.
Now it's time for you to give this a try.... have fun creating these cuties.

Supply List:
Papers: from your stash that mix and match
Glue: Beacon 3-in-1 Glue,  double sided tape
Accents: stickers etc from your stash
Machine/ tools:  EK success cutter bee scissorsFiskar Paper Trummer, 
Other: Cardstock, twine, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by... hope to see you again soon.... but in the mean time be sure to stop by the STORE where these items and so many others are available. Also take note of all the products that aren't carried in our regular local stores. ... AND the service is A1. 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Layouts with Stamped Images from One Crazy Stamper

Welcome OCS Fans;

Hi it's Bev here today and I am sharing my 2nd  DT project for One Crazy Stampers using High Hopes Stamps. Again it is a scrapbook layout page with a stamped and coloured image which is being uesd as an accents that co-ordinates the themes of the project. This page has photos from our time in Florida whan we visited the McKee Gardens where all the natural vegetation is amazing and depending on the time of year has many blooming and amazing plants. 

To start my project I stamped the image ....Country Garden and picked colours that would compliment the papers I planned on using. 

Copic are my favourite medium to colour with.... but lots of pencil sets out there now too. I love the shading options that come with copic markers.

Next I layouted out the proprosed background and postioning of the fabulous stamped and coloured image... and glued everything down ready for the photos.  I am using a Let's Get Sketchy challenge and here is the sketch used. 

Next was the photos and some fun accents from the paper collection and the flowers.

 Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Country Garden T005
  • Copic Markers: 0. B000, R20, R21,  R22, Y13, Y15, E55, E57, E59, G12, G21, G24     
  • Paper: Graphic 45 Garden Goddess
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Chipboard: Creative Embellishments, 
  • Other: Cardstock, Ann Butler Iridescents medium, signo white gel pen
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.