Friday, 28 November 2008

be back later...

Its been the longest time ever since i last posted! so sorry! Ive been so busy and today is my mom's birthday! Hopefully we are going to see the Twilight movie. I saw it last weekend but it is just so good!

Hopefully I will have something new soon...

Monday, 24 November 2008

chipboard tree tutorial

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. I decided to show you how to make the trees I created. They are fun to create and they look very cute. You can use them on cards or in scrapbooks. First cut out your trunk shape from heavy chipboard. I made a pattern to use but you can create your own. Make it as simple or complex as you want.

Next ink the edges. This gives it more colour even after you paint it. Colour the dges with a brown marker. I used a stampin write chocolate chip marker and close to cocoa ink.


Paint the entire piece with your favourite colour of distress crackle paint. I used antique linen. Use a medium thickness depending on how big you want the cracks. Set aside to dry.


Cut out a "cloud-like" shape. This will be the leafy part of your tree.




This step is optional but if you want your tree leaves to have extra texture try using a cuttlebug embossing folder. I like the d'vine swirl for the tree but any of them would look great.


See how the swirl makes it look wintery and more tree like.


Next ink the edges however you want. I like to use a colour similar to the paper.


Your tree trunk should be almost dry by now. Plan out how you want to arrange your embelishments and then glue it all together. This was my first attempt at a winter tree (I know it shouldnt have leaves but its sposta look like snow) Spring summer and fall trees can be created too just with different colours.





Try using ripped leaves or small punches to add intrest to your trees. To find examples of my other tree creations go to:

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/2008/09/little-hello-fall.html

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/2008/09/little-hello-spring.html

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/2008/11/tree-tin.html

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/2008/11/dvine-swirls-tree.html#links

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/2008/11/snow-tree.html#links

Friday, 21 November 2008

snow tree

Yay for friday! Here is a card I made with a special tree creation thingy. Im gonna post the tutorial soon. I love crackle paint :)
I like how simple this card was to put together. It has and icy snow look because of the light colours.
Supply list:
  • ink- blue pigment, tea dye distress ink, silver pen, chocolate chip, close to cocoa
  • paper- white, light blue, white velum
  • stamps- french script, canvas
  • other- cuttlebug, tree, metal snowflakes

Thursday, 20 November 2008

every day mini book

Sneak peek of my every day mini book! I havent decided what pictures I am gonna put it this book (any ideas on a subject?) but when I do I will share more of it. I really like this cover because it uses so many of my favourite products. Lots of Tim Holtz stuff too! Love that guy and all his creations..

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

D'vine swirls tree

Another card once again... I have made a tutorial for the tree on this card and will be posting it soon. I think you should be very excited to see it ;) This card is so easy after you make the tree. hope you like it.
Supply List:

  • ink- close to cocoa, tea dye distress ink, not quite navy, really rust
  • paper- really rust, not quite navy, white velum, light orange
  • stamps- Artfully Asian (SU)
  • other- splat punch (cm), cuttlebug, edge distresser, antique linen crackle paint

Monday, 17 November 2008

Fairmont

Look! A scrapbook page! I'd say its about time! Ok so its been a while since I last got around to putting picture to paper but no need for sadness. I have a thing that I must coordinate my pictures with the colours I use. I have been putting off using these pictures together because one has red and one has orange. I don't usually like the two colours together but I think this turned out pretty good. Sometimes I have to step out of my comfort zone :)
This was a layout challenge from CHF from a while ago but I liked it and still wanted to try it. I like the border idea and I think it really adds somthing to the page. I used a piece of making memories passport paper. Love the stuff and I think I will have to get the kit to scrap our cruise.
Here is a close up of the wonderful grungeboard title. I painted them with acrylic paint and then coloured the edges with a marker.
This is a picture of some chipboard wings I created. I just cut them out and inked them... so easy but I really love the look.

I used my cuttlebug to cut out the cute little maple leaves which just happen to go with my theme beautifully. Very neet.

Supply list:

  • ink- orange pigment ink
  • paper- tangerine tango, real red, soft sky, sahara sand, blue bayou, making memories passport
  • other- buttons, prima flower, cuttlebug, chipboard wings, grungeboard alpha, acrilic paint, ribbon, sewing machine

Sunday, 16 November 2008

leafy ledger

This making memories paper is currently my favourite pattern paper by far. Its hard to pick because there are so many great patterns and colours but this ledger paper matches everything and its so versatile. I use it on so many projects and it looks cool with a border like on this card or I also like the look of the SU spiral punch punched on one edge. It is just like a notebook page.

On this card I used my new cuttlebug leaves. They are so cute and small and I think I will get alot of use from the die. I have this leaf and also the set of four fall leaves. The olivia alphabet is on my Christmas wish list. Do you have a favourite cuttlebug die? Do you like the provo craft letters or is there some other brand that works in the cuttlebug?
Supply List:
  • ink- old olive, tea dye distress ink
  • paper- choc. chip, light blue, making memories ledger equire
  • other- cuttlebug, ribbon

Saturday, 15 November 2008

postage

I am really trying to get into more of the travel/postage type of distressed scrapbooking. We are going on a family cruise this winter and I am really looking forward to all the beautiful picture oppurtunities. Also I am going on the school trip to New York City on spring break. In all my life I have never left Canada and this year I will do it twice! wow!This is just a chipboard square I was playing with. It could be made into a heavy card or I could use it on a layout. I was just playing with my new postage backgrounder and this thing was born! haha It kinda just took over on its own...
Supply List:

  • ink- choc. chip, creamy carmel, old olive, tea dye distress ink
  • paper- chipboard, olive mulberry, light blue, very vanilla
  • stamps- postage background
  • other- brads, bronze pen

Friday, 14 November 2008

travel

Woo yay for Friday! We had a short 3 day week but it felt so long. Hopefully I will actually get to scrapbook something this weekend instead of all these cards but no promises. (not that I dont love cards! they are quicker and easier to give away)I have been playing with my cuttlebug alot and there are some pretty cool ink techniques you can do. Here is an example of how you can ink over the impression after it is embossed. It also looks neet if you ink the actual embossing folder and then roll it through the cuttlebug.
Supply List:

  • ink- tea dye distress ink, old olive, choc. chip, black
  • paper- kiwi kiss, baja breeze, very vanilla
  • stamps- postage background
  • other- cuttlebug

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Hockey

Just a little hockey inspired card. Hockey is my favourite sport to watch and my family all likes the Calgary Flames. I couldn't figure out how to make a flames card but atleast this one has red.

Supply List:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, black
  • paper- real red, making memories ledger esquire, black
  • stamps- french script, hockey person
  • other- hodgepdge hardware, ribbon, button, spiral punch

made just for my friend Cassea who is the biggest Flames fan I know

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Cuttlebug!

I am sooo excited! I finally got a cuttlebug! wow this machine is amazing! It is so easy to use and there are so many possibilities! Right now I have four embossing folders and 6 dies. I know what im wishing for for Christmas... I used the distresed stripe pattern and 2 autum leaves. I love the awesome shapes and patterns!
What is your favourite cuttlebug accessory?
Supply List:
  • ink- really rust, tea dye distress ink
  • stamps- canvas
  • paper- really rust, sparkle rust, choc. chip, light blue, making memories ledger esquire
  • other- ribbon, cuttlebug, edge distresser

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lest we Forget

11/11/08 Remembrance Day
Just a little card for Remembrance Day. Don't forget to remember.
Supply List:
  • ink- bronze gel pen, close to cocoa
  • paper- real red, sparkle brown, white velum, white, close to cocoa
  • stamps- french script
  • other- wire, buttons, tag punch, edge distresser

Saturday, 8 November 2008

tree tin

Here is a quick little tin I created using one of my favourite handmade trees. I love the look of the crackle paint on the tree trunk. I used a stampin up tin that had some stickers in it. This is an awesome tin because it doesn't even have and writting on it.
Supply List:
  • ink- wild wasabi, tea dye distress ink, chocolate chip, close to cocoa
  • paper- certainly celery, green velum, custom cut chipboard, white velum
  • other- antique linen distress crackle paint, cm star punch, tin

Friday, 7 November 2008

Friday!

I am so glad the week is almost over! I will be really busy this weekend but I will try to get in a post or 2. We have a four day weekend because of Remembrance Day. Hope you all have a good friday!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

full moon

Sorry to everyone who is sooo past halloween and on to christmas but I am still kinda in a haloween mood :) Such a simple card really! Just a circle to represent the full moon and a spooky bat. It actually has some french script in the background and on the moon but you can't see it very well in the pic

Supply List:
  • ink- yellow and white pigment
  • paper- purple, yellow, black
  • stamps- bat, french script
  • other- black letter rub ons

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

so perfect

I was really excited to use this lace. It was actually wider than I like so I cut it in half and overlapped it. I also used a couple colours of ink to make it brownish.
The stiched border helps to add intrest and move the eyes around the layout. I quite like this card and maybe I will use the layout again.. if I remember..
Supply List:

  • ink- chocolate chip, tea dye distress ink, close to cocoa
  • paper- choc. chip, rose red
  • other- ribbon, lace, button, bronze pen, sewing machine, spiral punch

Monday, 3 November 2008

peace love joy

A little christmas card for you tonight! I'm hoping we get lots of snow tonight so I can stay home tomorrow and make more creations! Yah thats "real" likely... sigh oh well

on this card I stamped some snowflakes in the background with fabric paint and sponged over it.. interesting effect...

Supply List:

  • ink- ruby red, close to cocoa
  • stamps- fir tree, snow flake
  • paper- very vanila, close to cocoa
  • other- fabric paint, DYMO



Saturday, 1 November 2008

halloween jar

Well halloween is over.. but I still have a couple projects that I havent shared. We have sooo much candy and I think we are gonna get pretty large if we eat it all (not good lol) Hope you had a great halloween night! Supply List:
  • ink- black
  • paper- white velum
  • stamps- collage press office policy, bat
  • other- ribbon, pin, button, decrative leaf, orange fabric