Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nature at its Grandest *****Maja Design*****

Hello, I am here to share with you a Design Team LO I did for Maja Design using the beautiful Fika Collection.This Collection has the colors that I use in my garden,but I also use a terra cotta orange. I have just finished planting,so now I get to watch all my babies grow.....

Out of this collection I used,Hemma hos mig,Vaffla m bjornbarssylt,Bjornabarskator,Bjornabarskator bs, Maripanbakelse,& Pratstund_bs. The Scrap Fx chipboard used on this LO is wordlet Nature at its Grandest (2012212),Fern Fronds (2011230) &Vine leaf corners (2011169). Here are some close ups of detail...
I first distressed all the edges of the layers,then inked the edges with Tattered Angels Dewberry. When that dried I glued the layers,then did the stitching. I used Shimmerz Paints Texturez (Artie Chocked) on the Fern Frond.
On the wordlet I used Shimmerz TextureZ (Gritty Graphite) & when that dried I applied some razzleberry & black orchid LuminArt.

I cut out pieces in the corners,then distressed & rolled using eyelets & thread to secure the roll......
The plants I used in this photo are caster beans,angelica gigis & tiger eyed sumac.....
The Blooms are from I am Roses,I deepen the color by applying some Black Orchid LuminArte to match the color of the flowers in the photo.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look............Rachelle

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Classic Beauty ***** Scrap Fx Blog Hop*****

Hello & Welcome to the blog hop!!!!

Here is a list of Questions that some of the design team can up with,to get to know us better.....

Michelle Logan: What is your scrapbook "kryptonite"? (what style/color/ect will people never see on your creations because you cannot deal with it????   Simple Scrapbooking,that is where I started & now I love to play with all the layers & detail.

Michelle H: What do you listen to or watch while you scrap & why?   Music,soft rock,it is on from the time I open my eyes until I close my eyes. I find it relaxing.

Klere:  Do you snack or drink while scrapping? What?     Water

Adrienne:  How do you jump start your creativity when you find it is missing?  Distress & stitch the outside layer.

Scarlett: What is your favorite technique(s) to use right now and why? What are some tried & true techniques you love to use?    Distressed layers,stitching,detail.

Amy: At what time of day are you most creative,or do you prefer to create?  I try to get all my domestic work done first,then scrap (other wise I would only scrap).So I would say late morning,late afternoon.After supper I am toast,so I clean up to get ready for the next day.

Cindy: What makes your heart race?   Running short of time to meet deadlines.

Elisabeth: If you were to describe one emotion while scrapbooking, what would it be?  Peace,relax therapy.

Misty: What are you afraid of? The computer work that goes with the scrapbooking (groan).

Maria: If you could choose a talent/gift what would it be?  To get better with stencil work,inks & paints.

Look at this amazing giveaway for the lucky winner, I see a lot of my Favs in there, I even used the wrought iron window on this LO!!!

Here is my LO I did for the hop & I did some stencil work......

The Scrap Fx Chipboard used on this LO is Wrought Iron Window (2013086),Flourish T Spray (2011075),History Theme Pack "Classic"(2011076) & Garden in Paradise Stencil (2013028). The paper used on this LO is Maja Design Walking in the Forest Collection Flannel Shirt bs. Here are some closeups of detail......
I used Golden Gel Medium Molding Paste for the stencil. When that dried, I rubbed in some Bisque Liquid Pearls with my finger.Then I applied LuminArte (almond beige) & my final step was watered down Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (decadence) to shadow the stencil......
I stained the chipboard with distress walnut stain,ten with my finger rubbed in bisque liquid pearls,then painted on some LuminArte almond beige.......
I hope you enjoyed & thank you for joining in on the hop I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments,& would love it if you like us on Facebook!!! Have a great weekend.....Rachelle 

Michelle L
Amy Lynne
Michelle H
Rachelle (You are here,& now you can hop over to Renata & see what she has created)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Country Girl ***Maja Design****

Hello,I am here to share with you a LO I did using the beautiful, " Life in the Country" Collection.

Out of this Collection I used Strawberries with ice, Summer Kitchen, In the Hammock, Read a Book,Read a Book BS. The Scrap Fx Chipboard used on this LO is Wordlet ,Girl & Butterfly Flourish (2013022). Here are some close ups of details....

For my circle I cut out triangles,distressed the edges,then put a dab of glue in the center of the triangle & placed them into the circle. Once the glue dried I lifted the edges with my fingers so that you can see the layers, I then punched in eyelets,& weaved in white embroidery thread. My next step was to make my open circle,that I punched in eyelets,then weaved in cheesecloth & pearls. Once I completed that I glued the outside circle onto the main circle,then glued the circle onto a doily...........
I love to work with Maja papers,they distress & layer so nicely. I made my banner by starting with a piece of lace,attached cloths pins,then punched out tiny flowers with some of my scraps I was working with. The tiny white  roses are from I am Roses.....

I used white picket fence crackle on the stem part of the flourish & on the flowers I used Shimmerz paints Texturez ( tidy widy) then added some bling........
I made the flowers out of scraps that I was working with using MFT die cuts......
I first used red pepper ink on Girl,then I applied distress stickles fired brick stickles. Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Scrap FX Blog Hop

Yes, we are having a blog hop!!!!!!
If you would like to meet our design team,or have a chance at winning a awesome package of Scrap Fx chippies,please join us in our Blog Hop. It starts Friday May 17th at 9am & runs until Midnight Monday May 20th Eastern Australian Time. Hope to see you there.....Rachelle

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring Manic Fever ****CSI #70*****

Debbie did it again!!!! Loved,loved this case,so much fun!!!!

Here is the LO I did for this case......
For the Evidence I used the color palette, flowers, metal,wood, fence, something woven, circles, mini brads, label, paint, distressing, vertical strips, & cogs

For the Testimony I documented Spring, Tucked journaling into a basket,Journaling Strips & used the words: Spring,fresh & lovely

Every Spring is crazy for me,but this one tops it. I am a gardener so in the Spring, I have a lot of clean up to do before I can plant all of my annuals.This year was our longest coldest winter yet, so once the snow went I  made sure that I started my clean up. The first thing that had to be done of course is pick up all the 5 months of 5 dogs mess. I then blew out all the gardens to remove the leaves & debris that had accumulated through out the fall & winter (I always do a fall clean up,but there is still lots of  clean up in the spring). My next step was to rake the grass to remove all the thatch.I got all this done before we got another 8 inches of snow on May 1st, I was so happy I had that much cleaned up because we lost another week. Yesterday my oldest son was home so we rented a grass dethatcher & went over the grass again with that,raked up the thatch & seeded where it needed to be seeded. The gardens & lawn is now ready & I will have 2 sons home this Mothers Day Weekend to help me clean up the pots,add more soil,& take out the outdoor furniture,so that I will be ready to plant on the May long weekend or just after that.So that is my next fear planting time, I plant like I scrapbook,I can not leave any empty space, so it requires a lot of time. I used to shut down my Scrapbooking for the summer, but now I am on a couple design teams so I have to keep up with my commitments.My Mother & Father are both dealing with major health issues,so after Christmas I moved them into my home & have become their caregiver. So my time is tight & I sure hope my sons will come & visit to help me plant. Once I am done my Spring heavy work,I will be good to go, I hope!!!

I used the Beautiful CreaDiem Collection from Maja Design on this LO. The Scrap Fx Chipboard used on this LO is clockface,gears/steampunk,scribble heart,scribble circles,chicken wire,wire fence & Alpha. The blooms are from I am Roses.
Here are some closeups of detail....
In this photo you can see my paper weaving,used in the baskets & under the photo......
Thank you so much for taking the time to look......Rachelle

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Moment in Time****Scrap Fx*****

Hello,I am here to share with you 3 Design Team LO's, I did for Scrap Fx using some of this months new releases.I found this Beautiful photo on pininterest,I just love the colors.........
The Scrap Fx Chipboard used on this LO is, Wordlet Moment in Time (2008155), Chicken Wire(2011186),compass(2010346),Wings C Feathered (2011071) & Hash Corners(201379). The Maja Design Papers used on this LO are, from the Vintage Summer Collection,Memories BS,1899 BS,1891, from the Vintage Winter I used, Christmas Carols, Christmas Carols BS,Christmas Joy,& Seasons Greetings. Here are some closeups of detail......

I used walnut stain on the chicken wire. I cut Moment in from the Time part of the wordlet. I used walnut stain,rock candy crackle on moment,when that dried I rubbed in Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Old Silver) & (Copper). On the wings,clock & compass I first applied Perfect Pearls Mists (biscotti) then inked the edges with brown. I also rubbed in some Viva into the wings. I glued the clock onto a piece of paper that I was working with,then used rock candy crackle in the word in......

I used walnut stain on the hash corner,then rubbed in Viva.
Here is another LO I did for this month,"No Hard Work" The photo is of my youngest son Tandri,hard at work but we tease him & tell him that there is no hard work in his job!!!!I had lots of fun playing with some of the new releases for this month!!! The scrap Fx chipboard used on this LO is Graphic Frame(2013077),Ruler & Compass (2013080),Roman Numerals(2013087),Graphic Circles(2013076)& Fasten it Alpha.............

Here are some close ups of Detail..........
I first stained all the chipboard pieces with distress stain (walnut).........
I then applied rock candy crackle on the alpha &  compass. While the crackle was still wet on the alpha,I placed jump rings & numbers, I let that dry then I applied another coat of crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in Old Silver & Copper, Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub.....

Scrap Fx is having a Blog Hop starting May 17th until May 29th,Love to see you join in!!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle