Monday, 18 April 2011

Scrapbook Garden - Arrows Grab Bag

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Ive been working all weekend so havent seen much of it other than a computer screen, but nevermind.
I couldnt make my mind up how to use these 3 arrows from the 'Arrows Grab Bag' from the Scrapbook Garden.

I really wanted to combine the 3 arrows into one project but because one of them was slightly different to the other two I couldnt quite get my head around my design.

Then I remembered I had 3 box frames that needed updating with recent pictures of my grandchildren. The 2 smaller arrows were perfect for the girls and the larger one ideal for Joe.

I coloured them all individually with distress inks for the older 2 children and for the baby I used a pearl acrylic dabber then sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet.

Emily's favourite colour is purple to I made this girly layout in various shades of purples , added her arrow and her name . I put foam pads under everything to try and give it a 3D effect as the box frames are quite deep so there was plenty of room to build up the layout.

Joes was easier, little cars and frogs along with a groovy caterpillar on a star gave this one a boyish feel to it with his arrow and his name. As the theme at Just for Fun is stars this week I would like to include Joes box frame in for that also.

Edies had a bit more detailed items in it. Little teddies, some rubber stamped images / quote , some flower brads her arrow and name. Again i used foam pads to give the feeling of depth in the box frame . I couldnt resist using the totally cute tag too....I am a little biased I know hehehe.

And thats about it, Im in the process of decorating now so when i am finished these 3 box frames will hang as a set. Im really pleased with them , and even more pleased that the little arrows have been part of such a fair sized project.

Thanks alot for stopping by my blog its much appriciated, hope you all have a lovely week.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Tando atc's - Scrapbook Garden

Ive always made my own atc's with a die cut , but ive been converted now with these fabulous atc blanks from Tando.
They are lovely to work with and are really easy to cover , stamp on etc.

After covering each of them with various papers, I selected the images I wanted to use on them.

Next I added the images and did some rubber stamping on them etc.

I really like them , not only do they make fab atc's but I think they would make excellent card toppers also or even fridge magnets. The possiblities are endless. Pop over to the Scrapbook Garden and take a look,theres a range of Tando chipboard to choose from and its such good quality.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I do appriciate it.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Scrapbook Garden , Layout and New Home Card

Ive made this New Home card and Vintage Layout using some Tando chipboard shapes for the Scrapbook Garden
They are fab to work with and look good whichever way I seem to colour them.
I thought I would have developed a favourite medium by now but I cant say that I have I love all the different looks you can achieve with them. Pop over to their online shop here and see the range,

I decided on my photo and gave it a double mat , using the whipped cream 12 x 12 and sea salt 12 x 12.
The photo is of my Grandmothers Aunt and her husband and one of her three children. They emigrated to Australia.

I used some distress inks to colour the tando butterflys and had great fun colouring them.

Then I added everything to the page, the title, butterflies, journaling, photo etc.
I used the 'Missing You' paper from the Botanical Gardens range. Its a lovely paper with a gorgeous border which set for making a very simple page which was very easy to put together.

I was pleased with the finished result. The photo doesnt do the butterflies justice they look like velvet in real life.

The 2nd thing I made was a New Home card using another 2 of those fab little Tando houses.
I really love these and I sure I will use them again.

I started by covering the houses with patturned paper. I used a checked paper for one and some corugated paper for the 2nd one.
I used some distress ink to rub on the edges of the checked one and all over on the corugated one to finish them off.

I added the words 'New Home' to my daffodil paper which I hope was going to look like a garden behind my houses.

Thats all for now, apologies for the long post.
Thanks for popping by my blog and I hope you all have a nice weekend, Happy Crafting.
Im going to be working until tuesday now so no more crafting for me until then.

This is brilliant , i love it !