Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vintage Beauty Tags - Meg's Garden

Hello everyone my vintage tags are up on the Meg's Garden blog today, 
I love vintage tags, so today I am going to show 2 tags that I have created using strips of Meg’s garden papers with pretty vintage beauties collage images with all the gorgeous embellishments that are available at Meg’s Garden website.

When you purchase a 12’x12’ paper from Meg’s Garden you also receive a strip 12’ x 4’ of the same paper design. So today I am going to show you an idea to use this small strip to make backgrounds for tags. Cut the paper strip to the size you require and adhere to your tag. I used normal size manila tags.  Meg's garden website sells packs of various sizes.
I gently white washed the paper strip with Tim Holtz Distress Stain Picket Fence to give them a very shabby look to them and inked the edges with brown ink.
Then I decorated each tag with all the embellishments that I have listed below. Each vintage image is cut from the collage sheet; there are many images to choose from you get 5 different sized images on a 12’ x 4’ strip. Also if you can not decide which image you like, there is a Vintage Beauty pack (see more details on the website). I distressed the edges of the images and then inked around them and layered them on top of a ATC collage paper another paper repeating the same process.

Meg’s Garden MATERIALS used HERE
All available from Meg’s Garden website 

Tag#1 “Live, Laugh, Treasure”
Musical Christmas 12’x4’ strip (but you can use any strip)
ATC023 Rulers ATC papers
French writing Ephemera collage strip
Vintage Beauty strip – many images to choose from– you get 5 different sized images on a 12’x4’ strip.
In the Garden Charm pack – I use the butterfly charm
Lace which I tea dyed beforehand
Tassels – antique green
Flower trim silver – which I changed the colour with gold paint
Duchess jewel pin
Viola Pansy Burgundy velvet flower
Forget me not – antique blue velvet flower
Mini rosebuds white & red
German scrap Viennese small gold swag, which I painted over with white paint.
Extra materials used
Punched vines branches, burgundy ribbon and seam binding ribbon and Tim Holtz word stickers, inks.

Tag#2 “ Discover, Trust, Adore”
Musical Christmas 12’x4’ strip (but you can use any strip)
Vintage Beauty strip – many images to choose from– you get 5 different sized images on a 12’x4’ strip.
In the Garden Charm pack – I used the butterfly charm
Lace which I tea dyed beforehand
Tassels – silver blue & ivory
French writing Ephemera collage strip
Viola Pansy Burgundy velvet flowers
Viola Pansy lilac pink velvet flowers
Chantilly velvet leaves
Small circle doily – applied Distress stain (Old paper) then inked edges with brown ink
German scrap Viennese small gold swag, which I painted over with white paint, I place these on the top corners
German scarp black border-, which I painted with white paint then over again with gold paint – the result looks like brass colour.
Butterfly transparency Tr015 with a center stamen (flowers stamen are available from Meg’s garden website)
Pearls on string
Extra materials used
Seam binding ribbon and Tim Holtz word stickers, inks.

These tags look amazing attached as a gift tag on a present, or can be placed on a scrapbook layout as a featured embellishment. They can also be attached to the front of some cardstock as a card. The possibilities are endless and it also helps to use up all the bits and pieces in have in your stash. Two Vintage Beauty tags created with all the wonderful embellishments available at Meg’s Garden. Take a wonder through her garden I am sure you will be delighted.

Thanks for looking, Cheers Adriana XX

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just for YOU - card

Hi everyone
I have created a card called

"Just for YOU"

Using Imaginarium Designs chipboard 3D window (from a project kit ) and words "Just for You"

Papers are "Kasiercraft-Secret Admirer"

I made this card for you all, Just for You, a thank you to everyone who has followed me in blog land, Thankyou all for your comments and love through my creative journey here on my blog.

I enjoy reading your comments and taking part in the blogging land, sharing ideas and love of paper.

Last year I was fortunate to have been part of a Fabulous Australian Design Team
"Imaginarium Designs"

I want to thank Jane for having me on the team for the past year.
I have loved every minute being on this team.
 It has been an amazing and inspiring journey and I have met some beautiful, creative and talented people along the way. Thanks to each of you for commenting and enjoying my projects and I hope I have inspired you all.
Today is my final farewell from the 
Imaginarium Designs team, check it out on the blog HERE  
but even though I will not be on the Design Team this year, I will still be around to follow and enjoy the inspirational projects that the new Design Team will create.

I would like wish everyone on the Design Team for 2013 a wonderful year, and also I will miss you all, but I am only
a comment away, please keep in touch.

Have a wonderful day everyone.
Thinking of all my friends in eastern side of Aussieland, first fires and now floods.

Take care,love to you all, Cheers Adriana XX :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

CSI#56 - Dream Big

CSI Birthday Blog Hop is happening now at CSI check all the details HERE, if you haven't seen it.
Here are the details of this weeks' challenge CSI#56.

Here is my page that I have created.  

Papers are Kaisercraft and Words - DREAM BIG from Imaginarium Designs Chipboards.

I have chosen for

Umbrella accents
Wet Medium – Distress stains
Doddle dashed lines

13 Inspirational hints for a happy life
(around the whole page I have placed words how to be happy, they go like this)
Remember I Love You
You are beautiful
Be proud
Think Happy
Be Happy
Enjoy Life
Be Confident
Dream everyday
And most of all DREAM BIG (THE TITLE)

The Journaling on two tags with string reads
” Where ever you go no matter what the weather
always bring your own sunshine”
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

Thanks so much for having me at CSI this month, I have had so much fun playing along with all the case files this month and along with the other design team members.  I hope time will give me more opportunity to play again this year at this site.
I hope you have time to visit too and join in the fun.
Take Care, Thanks for looking
Cheers Adriana XX  :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

To celebrate Australia day, Scrapbooking Memories  Magazine are doing a blog hop to promote Australian scrapbooking businesses. Join us here at 9am AESDT to celebrate the great Aussie products on the market! 
Kaisercraft have released their FEBRUARY paper collections  - and a fabulous opportunity to win an awesome prize package for the latest February paper collections. But also the other Australian companies listed below have some fabulous prizes to give away too.
I have been very lucky to have been on the Design Teams of some of these
wonderful companies but also have worked with some of the other great products available from Australia.

Please visit all these wonderful Aussie companies throughout the day.

1.      Studio Flergs http://flergalicious.com/blog 9am
2.      Kaisercraft http://www.kaisercraft.com.au/blog/ 9:30am
3.      D-Lish Scraps http://d-lishscraps.blogspot.com.au/ 10am
4.      Imaginarium Designs www.imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com 10:30am
5.      Digi-licious Designs http://digilicious.typepad.com  11am
6.      Purple Pumpkin http://purplepumpkincrafts.blogpsot.com.au 11:30am
7.      Manor House Creations http://manorhousecreationsblog.com  12pm
8.      The Trinket Track http://thetrinkettrack.blogspot.com.au 12:30pm
9.      Fynmark http://rubyrockit.typepad.com 1pm
10.  Charm’s Creations http://ourbrightstarsandus.typepad.com 1:30pm
11.  Words Or Whatever www.wordsorwhatever.blogpsot.com.au 2pm
12.  Feature Art http://featureart.blogspot.com.au 2:30pm
13.  Darkroom Door http://blog.darkroomdoor.com 3pm
14.  Flourish with a Bling http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/blog/ 3:30pm

Hope you can join in on the fun, get hopping along, and see some wonderful creations along the way.
If you go the Kasiercraft Blog today you will be able to see
the new papers for February, leave a comment at the Kasiercraft Blog
and you will go in the draw for a chance of winning all 4 paper collections

Have a great hopping day !
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Whispers of the Sea - BITW & Funtoolas Giveaway

Hi there everyone, I have been so busy here with school holidays lately but I decided to play at at 
"Bird is the Word
the challenge word for this  month is WHISPER .

I am going to try to do more challenges from BITW this year, well thats the plan anyway!!
All you have to do is use the new word in the title of your layout
also they have a sketch for inspiration
 but you don't have to use it.
I have used the sketch from FUNTOOLAS instead
so here is my layout

"Whispers of the Sea" 

"I have found that if you love life, LIFE will love you right back", 
This is the quote on the bottom of my layout. The papers I have used are from Kasiercraft. 
The cloud ( painted gesso and added white glitter and word alphas-'Sea' are chipboards from 
Imaginarium Designs.

I dabbed paint splashes around the page,(I am lovely this cool blue paint and colour - at the moment) I placed washi tape in background under the photographs, and I cut out diecuts of leaves from patterned Acetate from Kaisercraft. This is another fabulous way to use acetate, this week on the Kaisercraft blog, my Tuesday tip this week is about 
"Using acetate in your projects"
Check it out here HERE 
Over at FUNTOOLAS there is a fabulous giveaway this month, and I based this layout on Cindy's fabulous sketch. 

Funtoolas have a great New Year giveaway.
All you have have to do to win it is:
1. become a member of Funtoolas, 
2. follow Funtoolas blog
3. leave a comment at Funtoolas blog 
about your new beginning for 2013!
Do one or all three and get an entry for each, 
it's that easy! :)

This is what you can win, it is so easy!  :)

Well that is all from me today, hope I have inspired you to try the challenge at
Bird is the Word 
Join Funtoolas Ning & Blog giveaway
Check out Kaisercraft Blog
and check out 
Imaginarium Designs chipboards too.

All the links are above in this post or on the side of my blog.

Thanks for looking, love reading all your comments
Cheers Adriana :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Australian Scrapbooking Ideas #18 - Using Gesso on your layouts

Back again to show you another layout that has been featured in the latest issue of 

"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" 
Issue 18 

The layout is one that I created using Gesso as a background with a mask, all the details are in the magazine. Gesso can create beautiful effects on your projects that become unique pieces of work, I find that every time you use a mask you can get a different result too.

"Moments in Time"

I little history on the photograph in the layout, it is a photo of my Grandmother when she was only 13 years old (she is the one on the far left) next to her is her mother and father (which are my Great grandparents) and next to them is my grandmother's sister. It is very usual to only have 2 children in a family, usually in the older times around the 1920's everyone had at least 7 to 10 children. Later in life, my grandmother married and she eventually made up for it and had 9 children.
This photo is such a treasured one from my family history.

Now for the technique about the layout, I created the background using a mask and applying gesso over the Prima paper, once dry I applied Pan Pastels over the gesso to highlight the raised areas. I soften the flowers, as well, by applying gesso over them. The list of materials and step by step are all in the magazine but I will make note that the 
Chipboard frame, words - Imaginarium Designs. 
Lace - Meg's garden.

The magazine is so jammed packed, 
100 pages of inspirational colour layouts, 
designs and techniques. So happy and excited to be in the Designer hall of fame for ASI along with many talented creatives, so do yourself a favour any buy a subscription to the magazine, there is a special offer at the moment on page 45 of this current issue. Also, it is available from all newsagents now around Australia or you can purchase it here online from Practical Publishing, HERE 

Thanks for looking , have a great day. :)
Cheers Adriana XX

Monday, January 21, 2013

CSI#55 - Teacup collection

 Hi there everyone, the next weeks case file at CSI has just been released and 
Thanks to Debbi for inviting me to be guest investigator for the month of January. 

Here is my layout that I have created. The colours in this week challenge are fabulous again. I created the background with green Prima Washi tape and Kaisercraft papers.

My Teacup Collection - CSI#55

Here are the details for this week

I have an interesting collection of vintage teacups in my display cupboard. I started collected them over 25 years ago, when I received my first set of cup and saucer as a gift. I always would buy a set when we travelled to interesting places, a perfect reminder of our travels. I do use them when we have guests over for a cup of tea and cake, but there are some that are so delicate and too precious to take out. I love my teacup collection. 
It transports me back to the Victorian age.

For Testimony

I wrote - 6 interesting things about my teacup collection

Fine Bone china
Made in England
Over 100 year old
Vintage antique collection
Royal Albert & Royal Doulton
I love my collections of teacups.

For Evidence

Circles – they are diecuts (they look like a stamp on the page) &
paper doily under photo
Flowers – lace and paper

Materials used:
Kaisercraft papers – Marigold paper collection
Imaginarium Designs chipboard – part of frame & alphas.

Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Adriana Bolzon