Friday, 16 March 2018

Summer | Pink Paislee Summer Lights | Tarrah McLean

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing another Summer themed layout using the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection! As Summer is now drawing to a close, I have some new shares for you next week using a new collection!

I was hoarding that pretty paper from the Summer Lights collection as I just adore it! I wanted to give it a good send off when I used it so I picked a cut file that reminded me of the sun rays and cut it out with my Cameo. I then machine stitched in between all the sun rays and I love how it turned out!

Once I had that main part done, the rest just fell into place, I used some of the leftover ephemera pieces, chipboard stickers and small stickers to embellish and layer around my photo!

Those chippie thongs are so cute! I just had to add them to a layout! I was so glad I could use some of my left overs from this awesome collection!

I hope you have checked out this collection plus so much more in the Sassy store?

Happy creating!

Summer Lights Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts 40/Pkg Summer Lights Thickers Stickers 5.5"X11" 2/Pkg Holographic Foil Icons/Chipboard

  Summer Lights Acetate Stickers Word Jumble W/Holographic Foil   Summer Lights Cardstock Stickers 5.5"X11" 2/Pkg W/Holographic Foil   
Summer Lights 12x12 Double Sided Paper - No:8    Summer Lights 12x12 Double Sided Paper - No:11

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Unplug | Heidi Swapp Hawthorne | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again :) I'm back with another layout using the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Hawthorne collection and have paired it with a fun assortment of mixed media items from the store.

If you like the look of mixed media products on your layouts but don't like the way they can warp and buckle your pages then the new mixed media Foundations cardstock from Vicki Boutin is definitely something to try. It comes in a pack of 12 heavy weight 140lb pages with a smooth surface that works well with various wet mediums, however this is paper so don't go crazy with the water ;)

I started by applying a thin coat of white gesso to my page then using a palette knife, I spread an even coat of gel medium through portions of my stencil to create some texture on the page. I chose to use gloss medium for this project because it creates a good resist and seems to absorb less colour... I also like the effect the sheen adds to some projects.

After removing the stencil, I sprinkled on a small amount of Magical Shaker powder over parts of the gel medium. The moisture in the gel will activate the powder and infuse the colour as it dries.
Don't forget to rinse your stencil immediately after use as the gel medium is quite hard to remove once dry - I learnt this the hard way!

Giving the gel medium plenty of time to dry,  I applied water on a brush over the stencilled areas to activate the colour in the magical powder. While these areas were still wet I used Scribble Sticks to lay down a colour base. I simple scribbled on some colour over the textured areas and let the pigment pool in the gaps - I used my brush to gently move the colours around and picked up any excess with a paper towel. Applying the pigment while the surface is wet is a good way to achieve a watercolour look and will eliminate any visible blending lines and concentrating on small areas at a time and overlapping onto each new area will give help to give your edges a nice natural finish.

I trimmed off about half and inch from two sides of my base and went around all the edges with a wet paint brush then skimmed the scribble sticks along the wet edge to create a subtle bleed of colour.

Once I had my base colours down, I applied some navy and grey spray inks to help tone down the colours and create a better match with the darker shades of the Hawthorne collection. I sprayed the inks onto some plastic packaging then flipped it over and pressed the colour onto areas of my background. I then used a blending sponge to apply some acrylic paints onto the surface, wiping away the excess with a baby wipe to reveal the stencilled areas.

Using a paintbrush, I applied some tacky glue to a few areas and attached some gold foil flakes to by background. You can read more about doing this in my previous post.

To finish the page, I mounted my photo onto several layers of patterned paper, and used the stickers from the collection along with one of the acetate words for my title. 

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Snapchat | Pink Paislee Summer Lights | Tarrah McLean

It's Tarrah McLean back with you again today to share another fun layout created using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection!

When I had some of the frames left over from Paper Number 7 in the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection, I knew I had to add some photos behind the frames and what better photos to add than some fun Snapchat photos! 

The cameras and the sunglasses were perfect embellishments to layer around my photos.   

Those holographic stars are just so pretty! I scattered a few of those around the page to bring your eye around the page!

That 'Oh Snap' from the chipboard stickers was also perfect to add to this layout too! I like how it sits above the Hey Girl Hey tag!

Make sure to check out the Sassy store for this collection and so much more!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Summer Lights 12x12 Double Sided Paper - No:9       Summer Lights 12x12 Double Sided Paper - No:11
Summer Lights Cardstock Stickers 5.5"X11" 2/Pkg W/Holographic Foil  Summer Lights Acetate Stickers Word Jumble W/Holographic Foil

Summer Lights Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts 40/Pkg  Summer Lights Thickers Stickers 5.5"X11" 2/Pkg Holographic Foil Icons/Chipboard

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

This View | Heidi Swapp Hawthrone | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi :) I have been playing with the gorgeous new Heidi Swapp Hawthrone collection and loved combining the rich moody tones with some delicate foil flakes to create my latest layout. 

Before starting the page, I tested several types of adhesives to see what would work best with the foil flakes and found that besides actual gilding size - a thin layer of tacky glue produced the best results for what I wanted to acheive.

I started by masking off a section of the background paper using washi tape, then poured out some tacky glue onto my craft matt and used a small sponge to apply a thin even coat of glue onto the page using a light dabbing motion and ensuring not to over saturate the paper to prevent warping. 

Working in small sections I sprinkled on rose gold foil flakes over the glued where I had applied the glue and used my fingers to gently spread the flakes over the glued area then went back over the area with a dry brush to help attach the flakes to the page while removing the excess then peeled back the washi tape to reveal a clean crisp line.

Even though I deliberately left some areas of my background visible, you could easily apply more flakes to achieve full coverage.  I addes some paper layers along with some of the cardstock stickers .

I love that this collection features some 'Minc'able items, giving you the option to either leave the products as they are or use Minc reactive foil to add some matching foil highlights.