Friday, 28 July 2017

July's Project Life - Bigging It Up

Hello, hello how is this dull and windy Friday finding you?

This month I have a project life page that uses a large photo and one piece of 12 x 12 paper.

I like to use large photos on my scrapbook pages and 7 x 5 is my preferred size but lately have discovered the joys of 8 x 6, only a little larger but I feel my photos have far more impact at this size.  I have to admit that I feel a little restricted by the size of the apertures in pocket pages but after a little peruse of Pinterest discovered that using large photos is possible if you are prepared to chop them up, which is exactly what I did for this page.

I then sliced up a piece of 12 x 12 to fill the remaining pockets, used a smaller version of the same photo, added some stickers and there we have it - large scale project life.

Happy scrapping x

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A little Graphic 45 and Distress Oxides

This month we are working with Graphic 45 and I was sent some of the beautiful Nature Sketchbook which you can find here.  There are loads of lovely bits you can cut out - like the flowers and butterflies, and I also had a play at assembling my own flower from the flower pack - they are double sided and I just curled them up, layered them and added a button to the centre.

The other thing I tried out was some of the new Distress Oxides - I saw them in some of Tim Holtz's U-tube videos after the Winter Craft and Hobbies Association conference.  They are a mix between a dye and chalk ink, and particularly good for layering up and also using on darker card stock because when you add water they become more opaque which gives them their oxide name.  You can do all the things that you can normally do with distress inks, so blend and add water droplets and all those sorts of things but a little bit more.  The range of colours is opening up but you will find your favourites in amongst the mix and you can use them with your normal distress inks too.  I think they stamp slightly better than normal distress inks - but I'm not an expert stamper so give it a try for yourself.  

For this background I added a few colours to a piece of plastic, then spritzed water and added stamped the plastic onto my card stock- you need to dry between each layer with a heat gun, and then once it is mostly dry you can repeat the process, so you get lovely layers of colour without it becoming too muddy.  After I had created my inky background I then added a little bit of stamping and the papers.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

July Virtual Crop Class 3 with Ann using Carta Bella Old World Travel

Your last class of the day is a mini book using Carta Bella Old World Travel paper and a scalloped mini book with book rings.

The class shows you how to add variety and interest to a blank mini book such as this, creating your own pockets, flaps and interactive elements. My instructions to complete the class can be downloaded from our website HERE

I hope you enjoy. Don't forget to join in with our challenges too this month, just scroll back through the blog to find them :) Happy Saturday.

July Virtual Crop - Class 2 with Katherine Sutton using BoBunny Firecracker

Hello and welcome to the 2nd class of this months Virtual Crop - I had a really good go at using most of the papers that are in this we start with a double page layout packed full of photos and punched stars.

There has been a trend of large titles in Scrapping recently, so I thought I would have a go at my own - all cut with a template and a craft knife, then I backed the letters with different papers.

The final page is an easy put together sort of page with lots of layering.  The papers are all American themed, but you can easily adapt them to other occasions.  

I hope you enjoy the class and do share what you make on our Facebook page or post a link in the comments.

Friday, 14 July 2017

July Inspired by Challenge

Hello, we meet again for another "Inspired by" Challenge.

Are you inspired by the image below? How many of you have coloured in zentangle images such as this? Ever thought about creating your own? Doodling on your pages, a border or around photos and elements used to be very popular and I know our Debbie is the Queen of ATDML doodle! 

Fancy having a go and getting inspired by this image? However you are inspired do share it with us for a chance to win a £5 ATDML e-voucher which can .be redeemed off a future shop.

Don't forget as always the virtual crop day follows and we will be back here tomorrow with 3 totally fab classes for your to enjoy

Here's to a creative weekend. Enjoy.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

July Virtual Crop Photo Requirements

Hi, Here are the photo requirements for this months Virtual Crop.  Remember that it all starts on Friday night, here, with the challenge and then the classes start at 10am on Saturday.  Come and join the chatter in our Facebook group ATDML #Create and share your pages.  If you didn't manage to get the kits then play along with your own papers.

Class 1 - Karen

Layout 1 - Three 6 by 4" portrait photos and a border punch.

Layout 2 - One 4" square

Class 2 - Katherine

Layout 1 - Double Page - two portrait 6 by 4" and four 2 1/2" squares (I trimmed mine down from 3 by 4's.

Layout 2 - One 6 by 4" landscape

Layout 3 - One 4" square and one 3 by 4" portrait

Good to have a white gel pen, kraft knife, brown ink, alphabet dies or stamps, star punch and border punch.

Class 3 - Ann

Travel themed mini book to which photos can be added later.

Monday, 3 July 2017

July Photo Prompts

Welcome to July's photo prompts.

As always please feel free to share you photos from the month on our Facebook group ATDML # Create.

Happy Snapping!