Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Thursday the Thirteenth.... a day for ... THIS....

Welcome, Hello. Greetings, Hi  and G'day to you all...
as we prepare for Good Friday and Easter 
it seems like a great time to send or give your family and friends a card!!

I gathered some bits and pieces,
 and fussy cut some Bunny images,
stamped some Easter sentiments,
and ended up with a bunch of cute cards!!

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The 'Mallory Flourish' chipboard has been given a coat of Distress Oxide ink - the sentiment simply stamped and trimmed - added a few tiny flowers (Prima, Green Tara etc) - done!

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The 'Edward Relief' corners were all used in this set of cards - one here just inked with 'purple' - Bunny image - flowers - a sticker and a stamp combined to make a sentiment - easy!!
Kelly-ann's giant butterfly stickers covers the tag hole - trim from Bella Paperie - Prima, Kaisercraft and stash flowers!!

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The 'Phillis Frame' was heat embossed - the 'Happy' from a Happy Birthday chipboard set, simply inked and layered over the stamped 'Easter' - bit of floristry - simple!!
A simple paper doiley is a pretty base..

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Another corner from the 'Edward Relief' set of chipboard - some stickers for the 'egg' and I snipped the 'day' from the 'Happy Birthday' set (So now I have a 'Birth' for a baby's occasion?) - slightly more masculine... but still easy to do!!

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The birdcage is actually about an inch shorter, but I snipped it across and 'stretched' it to fit on the tag - it was also heat embossed for a glossy finish - there is no birdacge for that little chicken running away!!
The little ribbon knotted at the top is from anew shirt, just trim off the ribbon loops and keep them close at hand - budget tip!!

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The final two pieces from the 'Edward Relief' set and also one of the centre flourishes (still two spares for another project!!) all heat embossed - stamped and snipped the sentiment - flowers and it's good to go!!

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How lovely is that 'Oval Frame'!! I had actually thought it might be nice as a photo frame on a layout... for an Easter photo, of course! But it fit so nicely around the basket of bunnies so it was inked in a pearly white and adhered - the basket is an old stamp, coloured with a waterbrush and ink - stamped sentiment - and the last two of my stash of Kelly-ann's butterflies!!

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I thought I'd share part of our Easter display this year, this is for the little kids to play with, there is a buuny marionette, jumping rabbits & chicks, little bags & baskets and a collection of Easter books to read and some to colour too!! I also included an extra 3d Train set with a bunny driving the train to bring some eggs to town - 

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I had coloured the train and carriages with marker but it was way to bright, so some white pearly ink was smudged across the surface - there is a little Green 'Flower Soft' on the rolling hills and a sprinkle of green beads under the track for some grass - the background 'grass' started off as a small piece of white glitter paper with various green inks blended then some hills were torn and then adhered to the chipboard back - bit fiddly but easy, and fun too!!

Birdcage x2                 Happy Birthday                          

Phillis frame                              Double Oval Frame with Butterfly

Edward Relief Corners                      Mallory Flourish

If you're wondering about all of the pastel coloured mats, frames and corners... they are from a 'baby' scrapbooking kit, just a super cheap one, I bought from Scrappin with Style at TJ's and decided it would look better for Easter cards - some pieces even came with a bit of glitter here and there as a bonus!! (I am not a glitter fan, sorry?)

Thank you for visiting...

I hope each and every one of you has an 
EGGcellent Easter..
That you get to spend some time with the people that bring joy to your life,
and possibly get a little time to create some Easter projects too!

Remember to take some photos, document your story and preserve your memories!!
Alison xx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

White with 1 - Helium Blue - April challenge

I'm back again with 
The Resin Rainbow
monthly kit - Thank you Janet

The colour is 

Helium Blue

and this month a sketch

and onto the challenge of finding the correct shade in mist, ink or paints!!

Your Smile Lights Up My Life

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I started with a sheet of white...
Misted with Marker Maniacs 'blue' and a Diamond stencil from Kaisercraft...
Did a little stamping with Distress Oxide and Andy Skinner/Stampendous 'Steampunk'...
Sprinkled Lindy's 'blue' shaker and tipped the puddle ll over the background...
Kaisercraft Quarters and some navy ink - the spotty bits...
Misted and stamped on the Imaginarium Designs title too...

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Used ALL of the April kit from The Resin Rainbow - all the resins, the bag, felt and tag!!
I snipped the large resin doiley - a piece top left and another middle right...
The felt made a couple of banners for the chipboard title...
The long strip, with a bonus ribbon. the tassel and a rose underline the photo..
The stripey paper bag makes a large photo mat,
the tag one for the circle punched photo on the smaller resin doiley
the bag of beads made a centre for the 3 flowers...
and the cute blue vial has a double bow on top for a bit of fun!!

Photo is our great niece Natalie with her little brother Mason - so cute!!
Alison xx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Sketchy Boards challenge - April 2017

Hello April!!
My friend Kelly-ann is sponsoring the prize this month with her super cute butterflies,
so, I thought I better add a couple to my layout...

Sketchy Boards have a Colour Palette -

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and a Sketch - 

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I found these super cute photos of our Katelyn when she was starting Preschool
and, the Boyne Island Preschool logo was printed on a 'purple' shirt..

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I bought a 49 & Market 'Scents of Nature' paper pack from Bella Paperie last week,
my goodness those sheets are beautiful!! 
...and this one 'Fly Away' has purpleish tonings and those Hot air balloons - my favourites!!
I swiped the Distress 'Seedless preserve' paint in two vertical stripes, Misted a little Marker Maniacs 'Grape Gob stopper', Adirondack 'Wild Plum' and a few spots of Dylusions 'Funky Fuchsia' create a base to layer on elements

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The Oval; chipboard frame is from Imaginarium Designs and inked with Kaisercraft 'violet'

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The chipboard set also includes a dragonfly nested inside - a little Distress ' Seedless Preserve' and Kaisercraft ink coloured to match.

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A little mixture of seed beads and micro beads fills in the gaps (Thank you Tracy)

Best of luck to everyone who enters!!

Thank you for visiting today,
Alison xx

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Scrapping Outback - April challenge 2017

Hooray, it's a NEW month, 
which means NEW challenges
Including the

Hot Pink, Light Pink and a touch of Green!!
You must have a white base AND chipboard,
so I choose some of my favourite pieces from
Imaginarium Designs
and some pink flowers...

Together is a beautiful place to be..

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I've sprinkled some Lindy's magical shakers around the edge to form a border - a touch of green..

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The title from Imaginarium Designs was smooshed around a puddle of Marker Maniacs mist - I love how the mica has pooled giving a variegated look.

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This Imaginarium Designs flourish piece was also smooshed!!
A couple of Heidi Swapp banner strips from my stash were misted with Marker Maniacs, a bit of muslin to tuck around the flowers from The Vintage Chicks Club and some crystal stems from Scrapping with Style at TJ's to finish it off.

Photo is from Shaz and Al's Retreat at Coopers Colonial motel a few years ago... such a lovely bunch of ladies!! We shared some laughs, participated in challenges and made some lasting friendships!! The theme was Christmas in July and we also celebrated Sharon's birthday with a cake made by 'The Sweeter side if Life', Thank you to Shelley for arranging the cake. Gloria dressed up as Mrs Claus too, so much fun!!

Alison xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Scrapping Outback - March challenge

Oh yes, I have been having some fun on the last day of the March..
Thank you ex-cyclone Debbie?

I had been meaning to check out the 
challenge for March much earlier in the month,
but here we are on the 31st and I'm blogging!!

The mood board is 

Lime green and Yellow!!
Fresh, right?

and the rules are you need to have CHIPBOARD on your page too

Love This

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I started with a sheet of white, sprinkled over the new Lindys Magical shakers - the 'yellow and green' ones? I then sprayed the 'lemon' Marker Maniacs mist to activate the powders - it is SO shimmery!!

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Love This is a piece of chipboard from the Imaginarium Designs collection - inked in Kaisercraft 'Saffron' - I think I'll add a coat of Glossy Accents?

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How good are all those embellishments!! 
I purchased the D-lish Scraps 'Fresh Cuts' "Just Add Paper" kit in February and totally ran out of days to participate (Sorry Amanda!!) but then the Scrapping Outback challenge is the perfect match - I even used the floral stencil included with some Whipped Spackle.

Photo is of 3 gorgeous sisters - Ciara, Shakaela and Taneisha a few years ago - a lovely memory for them all to cherish!!
Alison xx

Sketchy Boards challenge - March 2017

I found a little spare time while Ex-cyclone Debbie gave everything a good soaking - we didn't have water damage to anything in our home, just a couple of temporary waterfalls... the frogs however, are loving the rain!!

Sketchy Boards has a sketch

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and an inspiration image

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while I was shuffling papers...
I found a sheet with cute little chickens with red umbrellas -
I think perhaps I had planned an Easter project but the umbrellas from the image was a lovely match, don't you think?

My Cheeky Grin

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I have roughly followed the sketch with a horizontal band through the  centre of the page.

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The title is a couple of pieces of Imaginarium Designs chipboard inked with Kaisercraft 'Red' ink.

A little floristry with the beautiful 49 & Market flowers (Purchased from Bella Paperie)

Photo is our Katelyn in Preschool at Boyne Island... about a dozen years ago - she will celebrate 17 in August!!
Alison xx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

White with 1 - Orange Peel - March 2017

Just made the March 31st deadline!!
Wow, where is this year going?
Apprantly, I'm having too much fun!! lol

I have a subscription to 
The Resin Rainbow
and for $10 (inc postage!)
you receive a bunch of matching embellishments,
mostly hand poured resins (Thank you Janet)
and I try to use ALL the bits on my page...

First Glimpse.... Happy

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Starting with a sheet of white cardstock, I sprinkled a little of Lindy's NEW Shaker Magicals - always a bit of random fun!!

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The Resin Rainbow's March kit included various materials which I have mounted my photos onto - the orange spot super wide washi framed the top and bottom and then a paper straw and resins were layered.

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I added my favourite chipboard Imaginarium Designs - a 'First Glimpse' title and the 'Happy' from a birthday set - these were inked with the Distress Oxide ink to match - I dripped a little water too, can you see?

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You might think I've included all of the resins, but no... I have heaps still for another project, or two?

The cute little baby is our niece Samantha's Mason - he is almost 2 now and just became a big brother to Hunter a couple of weeks ago!!
Alison xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

Imaginarium Designs - Chipboard Techniques!!

Over on the Imaginarium Designs blog
 this month you'll find some great technique
by some of the fabulous Design Team

Embossing is a lovely way to add a subtle texture to your project - Step 1, Lightly mist both sides of a piece of Watercolour paper or other 'thick' cardstock - Step 2, add your chipboard to the plate, the paper, then a crease mat and/or score mat (work out which pressure works best with your machine?) - Step 3, the result is an embossed design - remember when working with words to lay them under the paper as you want to see them - Step 4, optional, you can run an ink pad over the image and then it's ready to create with - you could add almost anything that fits through your machine and if you don't have a machine you can put pressure with a rolling pin, this is particularly effective if you want to add Embossing to a 12x12 page - enjoy!!

Don't miss the other fabulous techniques over on the blog

Alison x

Monday, 13 March 2017

More chipboard, more flowers and more of ME, Alison Bevis

Welcome to Monday!!
That means a NEW week with some New inspirations from the
Imaginarium Designs team

Keep an eye out for more FUN CHIPBOARD TECHNIQUES blog posts this month too - so many great ideas to colour chipboard.

I was thinking what I'd like to do for March,
and decided that I had to have something floral on each layout, I know you think - That's easy!!
...and yes, it's always easy to add a few blooms here and there,
so this is what I did...

"A True Love Story Never Ends" layout

A couple of sheets of 'Feature Art' Wedding Collection patterned paper, a bit of lace from 'The Vintage Chicks Club', a bunch of blooms from 'Scrapping with Style at TJ's' and a beautiful Title..

Title painted with 'Prima' paint which changes colour depending on how you tilt the page - it's very shimmery - before the paint had a chance to dry I spritzed the chipboard with a 'Marker Maniacs' Mica Spray - I love the way the mist dried into droplets.

A NEW Flourish - snipped into two to extend your chipboard piece - Coloured with a 'Marker Maniacs' Mica Mist in green - This chipboard is so fine I curled it up and around to sit in the flowers.

You can almost see how shimmery the chipboard becomes when it dried!!

and more florals...
"Beautiful Girl" layout

This layout has only 2 sheets of 'Lemoncraft' patterned paper - a little fussy cutting and then the remainder for some torn layers. A title created with 2 pieces inked in the same shade of purple 'Oxide ink', along with a few of "Nat's Hearts".

The frame inked in a coordinating Blue 'Oxide ink' to frame this lovely photo of Father and Daughter.

The Flourish has been inked and misted with a couple of shades of green.

and another one of "Nat's Hearts" gessoed, inked and misted in Green.

and more floral 'Bo Bunny' patterned papers in the
"Magical Moments" layout

All of the patterned paper is from 2 sheets, cut to make the most of the pattern. It was quite busy so I dipped my finger in the Gesso and swiped it around the middle section - I also gave the page a border by dragging my Gessoed finger along the edge. I'll add some journalling to the tag under the photo.

The title has a coat of gesso then randomly pressed onto the ink pad for a speckled finish.

Loolabelle's Star Bursts were also gessoed, inked and then lightly misted - while the mist was still wet I covered them with 'glossy accents' - and look at how they dried with a variegated orange look - I thought it was a little cool?

The Frame was inked, a little dribble of crackle paint, then covered with 'glossy accents' before sprinkling tiny glass micro beads all over the rectangular frame - I hope you get a chance to try this, it creates an almost luminous finish to the chipboard... which was perfect for my sunset photo!!

There is so many NEW designs of chipboard - 
You will find an assortment of TITLES on the Imaginarium Designs website - HERE


I have included new flourishes - there is similar ones - HERE


Nat's Hearts, Hand Drawn Leaves and Loolabelle's Star Bursts are in the Designer section - HERE 

There is a huge variety of Frames - HERE - I loved the 'Photo Frame 1'

Did you notice that all of my photos have people who LOVE each other?
Yes my husband Anthony and I on our Wedding day and more recently on our 25th Wedding Anniversary - the other photo is of our Great niece and her Dad!!

Thank you for visiting today,
keep an eye on the blog, Facebook page and Instagram for more inspiration,
Alison xx