June 27, 2017

more project life

Just wanted to pop by and share my latest Project Life page that is the lastest issue of Jot Magazine - Issue 18.

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June 26, 2017

A cute twirly Mini Album

Hello lovely people! Felicity here today with a super cute mini album using the May kit! This turn out way better than I thought it would.  My little challenge was to 'be clever with alphas'.

Here's 5 tips on ways to use alphas in a different kind of way.

Tip 1 : Put the Alphas down on your project and trace around them. Then remove the alphas and hand stitch the word. Its so effective and fun. Adds a ton of texture in a subtle way too.

Tip 2: Try and put your alphas down in a shaped way. Use an embellishment as a guide, just as I have done here with the word Fun. Its curved around the top of the tag. Adds lots of fun and interest to your project.

Tip 3: Why not try and change the direction of your alphas? I always, 95% of the time, put my title horizontal. This time I went vertical with the word 'magic'. Doesn't it look effective?

Tip 4:  Mix it up. This is something I don't do enough. I tend to stick to the same alpha, but look at how fun it looks with the thickers and the stickers from the shimelle book in the project life kit. Its also a great way to add a longer sentiment or title.

Tip 5: Dont be afraid to chop up the thickers. If there is a longer title or just part of it you like, dont be scared to chop it up and make it fit your project. Like what I did with dreaming of... which mind you, are the exclusive puffy stickers in the kit.  Oh I love the script on 'dreaming of' 

Hope this inspires you today, to be a little more creative with alphas.

Before you go, I'll leave you a bonus page - a Project Life spread and process video.

Have a great week and I hope its a creative one!

June 23, 2017

Saturday morning.

There is something so therapeutic about sitting and writing out jorunalling. It not something that I share alot of. But this time I wanted to use the journalling as a feature to my page.

I was doing a clapping my hands, twirling around when I got this photo of the kids in bed writing. It warms my heart when the kids hop into bed in the morning and read.

I also had a lot of sentiment stickers that seem to sum up the photo and the moment I was documenting.  I wanted those sentiments to be amongst the journaling, so I added them on the tracing paper for more texture.

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June 22, 2017

Bright colours on a gloomy day

When I created this page it was a gloomy winter day. It was so nice to sit and make bright colourful creations.

I loved all the frames in the Pink Paislee Summer lights collection. How could I not fussy cut them up and use them to frame my photos. Lots of machine and hand stitching to add more texture and interest. How could the colours not make you smile?

I have a feeling that some of this collection will feature in my stash consistently.

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June 20, 2017

Little girl among the flowers

I was so drawn to all the flowers in the May Kit at Hip Kits. I knew there would be a page that would involve a ton of fussy cutting.

I layed down all the flowers on the edge and add a few 3D dots on some of the flowers to add more demision.

I then pulled out the brads and buttons in the kit to add them to a few of the centres of the flowers. Just to take away all the 'paper' texture.

I added some of the Prima water colours under the photo which just makes this look so pretty. The colours matched perfectly with the flowers.

I then finished off with a few little circles and hand stitching. It just balances the page out and makes it flow. Oh, I love this page.

June 19, 2017

Summer weekend Mini Album

Oh I love making Mini Albums. There cute, there fun and a great way to experiment.
This little album was made for Pink Paislee using the Summer Lights collection.

I decided to document our time at the pool. Our second home in summer. So many memories there with the kids, the swimming, the slides, the milkshakes, the water play. I do love our summer weekends in the water.

I used some big 5 x 5 inch photos. The take the focus away from the busyness of the photo, I decided to create a little flap. I could then add more interest and interaction and also put as much journaling as necessary under the flap.

No project is complete without hand stitching. I stitched the edge of the scallop to add a little more texture, a very subtle amount.

I then decided to create a grid on the back of the album with all those cute stickers and chipboard pieces. They seemed to be able to sum up our summer at the pool.

There's a cute little pocket in the middle with some jorunalling. I turned one of the cute apart pieces form the paper, into a tag, so that I could add twine for interest.

Thanks again to Pink Paislee for inviting me to be Guest designer and trusting me to do this Summer Lights collection justice.

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June 16, 2017

Happiness with pastels

Products used: Coloringz: Oh say can  U sea / Don't Citron me / no yoking / Pink Stiltoes 
Vibez / Jeni B Blue
Hello Friends, Felicity here today.
I had so much fun making this layout. Can you tell?

I am just loving a few of those pastel colours at the moment.  That I wanted to create a pastel type background with my Shimmerz. I used some of my favorite colours of blues, greens a dash of pink.
When I saw the Shimmerz shortz with Missy using a palette knife to move your shimmerz around with I had to try it too. It turned absouletly amazing. Pop over and have a look on the Shimmerz You Tube channel.

I finished off the page with some fussy cutting and lots of hand stitching.  Love how this came together.

I have a video of my process too.

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June 15, 2017

A card for You!

A cute little card for Pink Paislee. Oh, I love this summer lights collection.
So many cute bits and pieces to use as layers.
No creation is complete without layers right?

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June 13, 2017

A very pink Project Life spread

Just wanted to share with you my Project Life spread using the Pink Paislee "Summer lights" collection, part of Guest Designing this month.
Just because this collection has a lot of 'summer' empheria, its very versatile.

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June 12, 2017

Hello Sunshine

How pretty are these May kits from Hip Kits? I could go and on about the exclusive die cuts, alphas and wooden words.

This page was created using the sketch from Cara. I did struggle a little to be honest, but once I flipped the sketch upside down and then mirrored it, I was up for the challenge.

I started off with the Prima watercolours that came in the colour kit. No fancy way to put them on, just a watercolour brush and some plastic packaging to move it about.  I then started to get out lots of the exclusive die cuts and lay them down on the edge.

I also loved the sentiments on the Pink fresh paper. I decided to go against the grain, and cut the sentiments up and layer them among the die cuts.

I must say, I didnt love this when I finished. So I put the page aside and looked at it the next day and realised I need more hand stitching!  Its different style of page, but it was fun and thats the idea of sketch uh, to try different designs.