Monday, 29 July 2013

52 Pictures....

.....Last year I undertook two year long projects... Julie's month in Numbers and Photo Friday.. and I completed them both!... this year I decided not to commit to anything.. this was fine at the beginning of the year but we're now halfway through the year ..... and I hate to say it but I miss not having a deadline... I work better under a little pressure but don't tell anyone that! So Jean has a plan..a photo a week.... there will be a list posted shortly.The subjects don't have to followed in any particular order as long as you document one a week.This is how I'm going to document mine... an easel type flip book so here's the instructions.

Chipboard...2 pieces 11x14 cm, 2 pieces 3x11cm....glue to your paper, fold over the edges and glue down.Take a strip of contrast paper and cover the underside...make sure you press well in the gaps..this needs to form a hinge that will fold without tearing the paper.

Cut one more chipboard piece 11x14.. this will be the front cover.. cover both sides. Cut 26 pages 11x14 from cardstock.

Use a BIA, Cinch or book rings to bind...

Decorate your front cover...

             I'll decorate each page as I add the photograph... hopefully printed on a Pogo...

If you feel like joining in then leave a comment with a link so we can come visit!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Jan: A bit of shabby chic

Hi there long time since I posted last but I've been on my travels. While I've been away Jean has stocked up with some gorgeous goodies.

Today I've made this cute shabby chic card using a lovely Pion image.These sheets are such good value. There are even tinted images which give you that lovely vintage feel of hand coloured photographs.
I've created the background by colouring a piece of card with Milled Lavender Distress ink. Then I have stamped the Harlequin stamp from Purple Onion and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The layers and images have been distressed with my scissors to give that shabby chic look.
Finishing off with a strip of organza roses, diamante strip and a flat backed pearl , all of these can be found in the shop.

So if shabby chic is your thing there are loads of  goodies in the shop to help you  create this look.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

52 weeks in Photo's

It doesn't look much at the moment but trust me by the end of July 2014 it should . The design team (apart from Janet) are going to do a year in photo's. So every week we will pick one of the following 52 prompts , take a photo and put it on one of the little bits of card. When all 52 photo's are taken and scrapped they will be attached to the stand with  the Bind It All.
We will be putting pictures up every now and again showing you our progress. so if you fancy joining in , then welcome. First photo needs to be taken the 1st week of August 2013. Gail will do a step to step over the next week showing you all how to make the little stand. I've done mine using the Lily Bee 12x12 papers.    

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Julie: Organza roses + bling ... vintage style

Hello again.
*NEW IN* the shop this week is this lovely organza rose trimming - available by the metre in black and red
The tulle mesh backing can be snipped away to leave just the blooms [like I did here]:
... or, depending on the style of your project, you could even leave it in place [especially if you were making something quite freestyle, arty and even punk-ish!]
It's definitely a trimming that something that could add a touch of glamour to a project [mixed with some bright pink and bling!] ... but I wanted to try something a little more vintage with it:
So ... I picked out lots of neutral shades to work with the vintage feel, beginning with the brown scroll-design of the LilyBee backing paper 'Parasol' from the Lovely range.
I then added something else which, on another style card could be quite 'blingy' - the Faux Diamante Mesh in Silver... but here, mixed with the softer neutrals it adds a nice subtle glimmer.
I wanted to show you a close-up of this ... so you could see how the mesh backing is actually a thread - and not plastic:
It's more sophisticated, and flexible, than some plastic versions I've seen in the past and can easily be snipped to size suit your project.
And finally, to mirror the organza roses and to add even more texture to my little card, I added a paper rose [there's been a huge re-stock of mulberry paper flowers in the shop!]
Here's the finished thing again, so you can see how it all hangs together:
This was one of those cards where 'more' was definitely 'more' ... it all started to come together the more layers and elements I added. And who'd have thought black organza roses mixed with diamante bling could turn into a rather quietly glamorous vintage-style card?!

I'll be back in a few weeks with another design team project - don't forget to drop by the 3DJean shop to catch all the latest additions.

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