Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Katie - Gaming Kit - Birthday Layout

Hi There! Katie back again to share my last project using the fun January Gaming Kit. For this layout I decided to play around with the die-cut "Level Up" which I decided to use for a birthday page for my son.

I did some mixed media on my background and have a few step by steps for you too so you can see how it all came together, so let's get started!

Firstly here is the kit:





Now, let us look at the start of my background:


I started with a stencil, some distress oxide ink and a stencil brush. I am loving using the stencil brushes as you get a bit more control this way. I didn't have an exact plan in mind with my page design, so I started by randomly adding some pattern in a few places.


After adding some pattern I decided to add some stamping. I am loving this set, especially for boy pages, with so many circle designs in multiple sizes! I added some different styles of circles in a couple of colours.


And hey presto a background is born. The finishing touch was some light splatters using some watered down distress oxide in black soot and a small round brush. Now to actually put the page together!


I have used some of the patterned paper from the kit to create some background layers as well as stamping some labels and cutting these out. The doily was a great addition and played on the circles already seen in the stamping. Again I used the stickers like die cuts, but otherwise this was a relatively quick and simple page!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Amy- Gaming Kit- M ixed Media layout

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy here with my 2nd and messy creation for January.
For this project I created a mixed media layout, full of texture spray and glimmer sprays; what can I say I was in a messy mood.
I used a small square stencil to go with the game/screen theme from my photo, which is of my daughter playing a space type game out at the space station here in Canberra. The ink sprays I used are to make the colours in the patterned papers from the kit pop more and add that they have a gorgeous glimmer it really made an awesome background!


I have also cut strips of patterned paper from the kit and placed them behind and around the photo in the form of the of a square to represent a screen too.
I have used most of the embellishments I had left in the kit to embellishment the layout, using the level up piece as a larger die cut, and the washi and black ribbon as borders around the edge of the papers.

I also added the rocket from the April 2018 kit cut apart to the layout as it went so well with the supplies from the Gaming Kit.




For a full process of how I created this layout click on the link to head to my channel and check out my process video- be sure to like and if you have any questions leave them in the comments.
https://youtu.be/VcBijeUYe-s

Until next time,

Happy scrapping
Amy.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Katie - Gaming Kit - Quick Tag

Good Morning and Hello! I am back to share a quick tag that I made using some of the pieces from the Gaming Kit. Tags are always a fun way to use up scraps or experiment with techniques and ideas on a smaller scale. I was doing a bit of both when I made this one!


First, let's see what the kit looks like:

 

I decided to have a play with the background of my tag, I cut the tag from white cardstock firstly and then grabbed a green distress oxide ink in mowed lawn, to play on some of the greens in the kit. I basically just swiped the ink pad over the tag to cover it, but I wasn't worried if it didn't cover completely as it gave a distressed kind of feel. Then I grabbed a faded dots stencil (Tim Holtz one I think, although there are a few similar ones out there) and also grabbed a baby wipe and used the reactive properties of the ink to lift some of the colour from the background. Once this was done I grabbed another stencil (a Dark Room Door one I think! I really should write this down...) and used a foam applicator and two colours of ink this time a red and a darker blue to add some more colour, this is how it looked:


 Once I was at this stage it was simply a matter of adding pretties from the kit (and my stash) to finish it off, the final tag looks like this:


I used some paper scraps from the kit across the middle, as well as some tetris washi (very cool!). I then layered some stickers and a cut stamped arrow before finishing with the cherry acrylic piece. I again placed one of the stickers on some white card and cut around it to create a die cut effect, this helps it stand out on the layers of patterned paper also.



For some added interest I included some word stickers (from Tim Holtz Ideaology range) and outlined these with a black paint pen and added some details with a white paint pen. I also added some dots near the small stickers above and below the strip, these kinds of details can help bring some contrast to the design.



A very simple tag, but a bright fun one to include on your favourite Gamer's next gift!

I hope you enjoyed this quick tag, thanks for stopping by!

Katie x

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Katie - Gaming Kit - Having Fun with the kit

Hello, can you believe we are in a new year already?! I know I say it every year, but the days, months and years just keep rolling around way to quickly for my liking, but what can you do about it? Well I say take some time for you every now and then and create!

I am here today to share a page that I created using the awesome January Gaming kit:


This kit is perfect for all those gamer's in your life! I have four actually, my husband and my three kids (this includes two teenage girls!) so I have plenty of opportunity to use this kit. I decided to scrap a funny story of how our ginger cat Eddie loves to "help" my boy while he games.

I thought I would show you some step by step photos for how I created my background first and then show you the final page.

I started with a white cardstock background and added some watered down distress oxide ink in  spiced marmalade using the "plastic bag" or "kissing" technique. If you haven't heard about this technique is is really quite simple, add some ink from the ink pad to your plastic (either a piece of acetate or similar or a piece of plastic bag, each one give different control and results), add some water and mix the ink to create a water colour kind of puddle and then smoosh or touch this to your background, you can also hold it up and let it drip onto your background. Now let this dry before moving onto to some stenciling. I used some salty ocean distress oxide ink for this one and a foam brush applicator, just adding in bits of stenciling in a few places.


Looking good isn't it! Now for some black accents, I decided to go with some stamping using some archival ink (which is a great ink for using on mixed media backgrounds).



I went with two different stamp sets, one with some stitched style circles in different sizes and one with a hand drawn style chevron, which I repeated to create more of a border/row of chevrons.

And here is the final background:


Now we are ready to add the good stuff! Here is the final page:


I layered my photos on some of the patterned paper in the kit and placed them on the background while I decided what else to use. I created some tags with some of the other patterned papers and tucked them in behind the photos at the top and the bottom.


Along with the tags I mounted some of the stickers from the sticker sheet onto some card and cut them out with a white border, now they look a bit like die cuts and they are easier to move around while I decide where to put them! Add in the epoxy's here and there and the page is coming together!


 I used some stickers that I had in my collection for a title and some other interest, these also add some more black to help contrast the bright colours.


And to finish off I created another tag that I mounted my journaling on in strips (love this way of adding journaling!) and also included another epoxy and the cute little resin controller.

And that is my page done!

I hope you have some fun playing with this kit. See you next time.

Katie

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Raelene - DD2018 Kit - Documenting December Catching Up

This year for my DD I was returning to what worked best for me, combining my DD with my journal the way I did in 2016 but this time I had my photos printed at the shop instead of on my $30 dodgy home printer and that impacted my staying  on track as I struggled to get to the shop to print and I would get home, sit down to scrap and find I had missed a photo. 
Today is January 6th and I just got my missing photo for December 1st and December 4th printed on Friday so I am hoping to sit down and finish my DD over the next couple of days.  I did however skip ahead and got a few days done so I wanted to share one of them with you Today.  I haven't used much of the DD 2018 kit as since I am combining it with my journal it is mostly using memorbilia until Christmas, when I get my Christmas Day memories in I will use the DD 2018 kit.

For December 8th to the 11th I had only one photo and a small amount of journaling so inspired by a spread Shay did that used frames and numbers for a list of days she had no memories she wanted to put in her DD I created pockets with some frame and added my journaling to tags.

The red and white striped frame and numbers are from the cut apart that is in the DD 2018 Kit.













I always like to include some of the wrapping paper I am using each year somewhere in my DD, so I used it as my background for this spread and it coordinated so well with the frame and numbers from the cut apart..
As my photo had purple in it I matted it on some purple and then pulled purple in by creating some tags with it and using the bottlebrush stickers from the November 2017 Kit onto to of the pockets to pull it all together.  For the twine for the tags I grabbed out the silver and white twine from the January 2018 Kit, it was perfect.
Other bits in my layout are some frames I got from Morgyn, a tag I got from Shay and some scrap Christmas Music paper I had in my stash.

I love how this spread turned out.

I will be back soon with more layouts for you.

How is your DD going?

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Raelene - Gaming Kit - Wiggles Card

My Granddaughter's 2nd Birthday Party was Wiggles themed so I just had to make her a Wiggles card.  I decided on a pop up box card with the current characters but I needed a fun background paper.  The yellow paper with brightly coloured stars from the Gaming Kit was the perfect background paper for a Wiggles themed card.



I created my base from a A4 sheet of red cardstock from my stash.  I scored it not quiet half way along the width so that I had 1 side that was 4 inches and 1 side that was 4 1/4 inches.  I then turned it 90 degrees and along the length I scored it at 1/2 inch and then every 2 3/4 inches.

I then cut the 1/2 x 4 inch section away and cut along each of the 4 inch lines.
I glued the 1/2 inch tab inside to form a box.

I used some scraps to make 3 internal pieces which I cut to 3 3/4 inches long and scored a half inch on each side.  I folded the 1/2 to a right angle and glued them in with Helmar Acid Free Glue.


For the characters you could fussy cut them from packaging or wrapping paper, etc, whatever you have or if you have a Silhouette you could use the Pixscan to cut them for you.













I cut my star paper into two 2 5/8 inch lengths of paper and then cut one of these into 2 3 3/4 inch piece and the other into a 4 3/4 inch piece so it would go down into the card a little; which left a scrap that was too short to fully cover the front panel but that was fine as I was covering the top of that panel with the Wiggles sign anyway.

I added a red glitter number 2 from my stash to the front and called this card done.  I love how it turned out, so simple but so effective.



I love how the card turned out and I can't wait to see Miss E's face when I give it to her.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Amy- Gaming Kit - Sleep Over

Happy New Year Scrapping Fun Peeps!!

Welcome to a brand new year, brand new month and therefore a brand new kit, and for this 1st project of the month I am using a cut file and some mixed media to add to the kit. Now this months kit theme is a gamer type theme and for me we are not big gamers here so I was a little stumped, so I have gone outside the box.


My layout has gone with the colours of the kit and I have used the stars throughout the kit to go with the theme of nightime and sleeping- and wella here is my photo.

My photo is my stepdaughter and daughter in bed with me one weekend when Dad was away for the weekend and we were having a girls weekend. I have used the stars from the kit to help with the theme of the layout, and then also used the colours from the photo to help bring in the kit.
I have used a star wreath cut file, which I coloured using Jane Davenport Inkcredible Inks in colours similar to those in the pattern papers.


I added a layer a piece of craft foam between the 2 pieces of patterned paper just to add that layer of dimension to the layout. 

I have used some of the flairs and ribbon from the kit to embellish the layout as well some from my stash. 

Head over to the link below to check out the process video for this layout. 

See you later in the month with another project.
Amy