Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Layout tutorial...

Today I have a tutorial for you!

I have recently acquired the new Prima "Sun Kiss" range of patterned papers......even though I'm not a flowery, pretty kind of scrapper, I just HAD to have this range of papers....I LOVE the colours and the delightful! 

I've been asked a few times to do a tute showing how I layer so I've finally done one. The tutorial will be up on the my2angels blog as well. 

Hokey Pokey.....get ready to enter the Jess world of scrapping....

So because I really wanted to use this range of papers I chose a photo to go with them, sometimes I choose the photo then the papers that go with it. I'm not super fussy about colours in my photos matching colours of my papers etc, I tend to go with the "feel" of things instead. There isn't to much pre planning to my layouts...I just kind of go with the flow....

So basically I chose the papers, chose the photo, picked some embellies that I wanted to use and plonked it all on my desk. I'm a rather lazy scrapper and won't use anything thats not within my reach......

I pretty much only use Kraft or White cardstock, with the occasional patterned paper as the background.

For this layout I chose kraft
I always find a blank piece of card stock a bit daunting so I usually throw caution to the wind and straight away add some paint or spray to it.
All papers have been inked with the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool & Broken China Distress Ink.

I used the coolio Crafter's Workshop "Burst" Template with a Adirondack Paint Dabber in "Pool" dabbed over the top. 

I then went through the papers to see what ones I really liked, and what I'd like to use.
I cut the bottom strips off of "Nectar Fields" & "Sweet Tea", I wasn't worried about being neat as I like the look of the uneven strip. I then machine stitched these to the top and bottom edges of my page. I then cut out the gorgeous daisies from the corners of the "Lemon Ginger" paper. I machine stitched these on to opposing corners of my page. I bent the non-stitched edges up so they weren't so flat.

Next I Layered 2 paper doilies and stuck them down in the centre of my page.

I cut a journalling block from the "Kindred Spirit" paper. I then filled a Mini Mister with water and sprayed the journalling block on both sides with the water. I then scrunched it up into a ball to make it all crinkly then unscrunched it and dryed it with a heat tool. I machine stitched around the border of it for some texture then stuck it on to the doily. I only use a bit of tape when I stick things down as I don't want things to lie flat, I like the edges to bend up a little.

I stained a manila tag with Distress Stain in "Mustard Seed" then drew a border with a black pen around it, then layered it on to the journalling block and doily. I painted a Scrapware ATC frame with Distress Crackle Paint in "Broken China" and layered it on the tag, journalling block and doily. I cut the long side of a White Scalloped Edge Felt Frame and layered it on the journalling block and tag.

I machine stitched a border on one of my photos, then layered it on top of 2 other photos. I pretty much always use three photos layered on top of each other as I like the height and layered look to it. I always stick my photos down with foam tape and only put the tape in the middle of the photos so embellies can be tucked under later if I want. I gently bent the corners of the photos, tag & journalling block up.

Now is when I start adding my embellies. First I play around with them and figure out how I would like them to go, then I alter what I want to alter, then I finally stick them down in layers.

Here is what I did to the Embellies: I coloured a Single Crochet White Flower with Distress Stain in "Mustard Seed" Then stuck a flatback black pearl in the centre. 
I painted a large Daisy Charm and a Antique Bronze Large Butterfly Filagree with gesso. I then painted the centre of the daisy with Glimmer Glaze as well as painting the whole Butterfly with Glimmer Glaze "Oil Slick".

I stuck down the daisy charm and butterfly fillagree (which I bent the wings up on). Then layered a couple of Yellow Mulberry Flowers on top of the daisy charm and a Coloured Daisy Charm on top of the butterfly.

I stuck a Black and White Spotted Acrylic Button on the edge of my photo over the mulberry flower. Then stuck the crocheted flower just below the butterfly. I layered one of the Prima Sun Kiss Vinette Flowers on top of the coloured daisy charm and crocheted flower.

I cut the large butterfly from the "Nectar Fields" paper and stuck it down with foam tape to add height. I bent it's wings up for more height and dimension. I glued a White Lilly on top of the butterfly filagree.

I grabbed some Black Lace and tied a little bow and stuck it onto the felt border below the crocheted flower. I then cut three different sized butterflies from the "Bliss" paper. I also cut another journalling block from the "Kindred Spirit" paper and trimmed it so it would tuck under the paper strip on the bottom edge of the layout. I then attached the butterflies onto the background and trimmed journalling block. 

I decided I needed to add another something sooooooo I cut 2 more wonky paper strips and tucked them under the bottom and top strips on the edges of the layout. I also stapled one of the butterflies in the middle. I added another trimmed journalling block to the top right hand corner as well.

I layered masking tape over both trimmed journalling blocks then added the title. I used the Prima textured alphabet stickers....LOVE them...sooo yummy!!!

SOOOOOO here's the layout.....Oh if you notice some weird stains on the card's because I had a wee dimensional magic spillage......ahem....

And that is how I scrap....not too much method to my madness.....just kinda go with the flow and fiddle around with bits and bobs until it looks right : )

Love and Peace xox

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hey Hey Hey Bloggy Buddies : )

WOWZERS what a bust month this has been! Where does all the time go???

I've got my mum and dad staying with as at the's been so nice! Haven't been online much as I've been having lot's of good quality family time. Elijah how gone to the park with his Poppa, so I though I'd quickly share my layout for Stuck?! Sketches March 15th Sketch.

Here is the FAB sketch......

And here is my Layout....I must admit this is the "neatest" "flattest" layout I've done for ages.....sometimes I'm such a lazy scrapper....if I don't have the supplies right in front of me then I won't use them! I'd just cleaned my desk before this layout...sooooooo it ended up quite clean and neat....which is rather odd for me lol

The acrylic buttons (My FAVE go to product) are from my2angels......
The coolio blue flower and some of the papers are from a kit from The Boxx.....

The yellow flower was given to me by the AWESOME Anita Tillman.....THANKYOU Anita!!!!!!!

Hope you give the sketch a go....LOVED it so much!

Love and Peace xox

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Little Tag Book

Righto, have a little tag book to share tonight.

I made this a week or so ago for my hubby. He has been asking me for something for his desk for ages so I made a tag book for him : ) I did the fruits of the spirit as I know work can be stressful and thought it would be a nice little reminder for him!

As you probably already know I am on a mission this year to get through the bulk of my my2angels stash.....and as of yet, I'm not making any progress......maybe it's because I keep buying more stuff.......hehe

Soooooo here is the book.....I traced around a manila tag on to different pages of the Tim Holtz Ide-Ology Kraft Resist paper pad and punched holes in them then reinforced them with Tim Holtz Ide-Ology Reinforcers. I've also used the Echo Park "Happy Days" paper range.

Thanks for checking out my bloggy blog!!!!

Love and Peace xox

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More NEW Goodies : )

HELOOOOOOOOO Goodies!!! my 2 angels has so much new stuff arriving it's hard to keep up!!!! New Glitz designs papers, new filagrees, new button colours and new charms......

French Kiss

Pretty In Pink

and Happy Travels

2 for 80c

and check these out for size

2 for 99c

Measures 7cm x 4.2cm
2 for 99c

and how cute are these????
Antique Bronze Door and Key Charms
(with Home Sweet Home on the back)
5 for $1.80

and a few more buttons to add to the collection

And back in stock

Antique Bronze Timepieces

Go On go check them out!!!!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

What to choose???

Oh me oh my don't you just ADORE CHA release time......

These are fresh in at my2angels.......

I here there is quite a few with their eye on these ranges.....would get in asap if I was you!!!!

I am definitely loving the Bo Bunny Country Garden and The Prima Sun Kiss....HELLLOOOOOOO Yellow : )

Love and Peace xox

Passion Or Anger

Goooooood Friday to you and you and you!!!!

Hokey pokey I wanted to talk about something today.

Yesterday I had a day where I was filled with passion about the Kony campaign......that, over the course, of the day, gave way to anger! I was frustrated that people were so willing to be so negative about something I have always been so passionate about....Human Rights.

After pondering on my feelings when I went to bed, I got to thinking, This is NOT me, I do not like to put people down, I do not like to patronise, this is not the Love and Peace girl who digs Jesus and thinks Love of our fellow man is so very important.

So today I woke up and told myself, I am human, I make mistakes, I will forgive myself just as I forgive others. I will accept everyone's right to their own choices AND respect that!

I still am passionate about the campaign....but man I'm passionate about so many things, it's part of who I am! But I WILL NOT be the angry mean girl, that is not me. 

Let me know what you guys think? Do you ever feel like your going against yourself and not being true to who you are??

Love and Peace xox

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sketch it up!!!!

How Exciting...

My first "Official" Sketch for Stuck?!.........LOVIN these sketches so very much!!!
The thing I love about the sketches is they are so adaptable......

So here is the March 1st Sketch......

I used two same size photos & added more layering!!! OMG I am so thankful to my husband for getting me a printer for my birthday. Being able to edit, then print my photos straight away is all sorts of FAB : )

I've gone for one of my fave colour combo's.......Yellow and Black.....Seriously......if I'm ever stuck with what colours to use I pick black and another every time!

I must say......I think I'm pretty addicted to the White Scalloped Edge Felt felt frame goes a long way as I cut it up!!!!
LOVE Such Sweet Tierney buttons......they are just gorgeous!!! Unfortunately I think the shop is closed!! What a bummer hey.....

I'm so digging saving tags from Elijah's clothes...some of them are just so darn tootin funky.....

Acrylic Buttons & Plaid Brads are pretty much a staple on a Jess page as well!!!

Sooooo what are you waiting for???
Hightail it on over to Stuck?! and do yourself a sketch!!!!

Love and Peace xox