Sunday, 12 August 2012

Time for a Change

Hi there - Karen here with a quick little post on how I changed some of the papers and elements for this months gallery.

Firstly, for my Jubilee Cupcakes layout,

 By Karen Moss

 I cut all the cups and saucers from the Graphic 45  Kraft Reflections - Tea for Two and layerd them onto my page .


I felt it needed more more colour and so took inspiration from the Union flag and coloured the cups and saucers blue and red with water colour pencils.

By Karen Moss

I found that the paper took the colour really well and I was able to blend the colours out with a water brush.

For the Beach Baby page

 By Karen Moss

I only had black letters in the size I wanted to use

Thickers: CHIPBOARD - Gift Box BLACK

and these looked too stark against the muted colours of the page.  I stamped them with white ink

Staz On White Ink Pad with Re Inker

and a text stamp similar to these ones

Clear stamps - Legends

and this had the effect of toning down the black and making them blend in with the feel of the page more.

So there you have it - don't always settle for what the manufacturers give you, mix it up a bit to make it your own!


  1. Mixing it up is what makes this craft so much fun! Great job.

  2. Love the effect you got with the coloured in tea cups.