Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tiny Things...

I chose tiny gems to use as my “tiny item” on this sunset layout.  I scattered a random confetti-like array of gems to add a twinkle.  They were the perfect finishing touch.  Don’t forget to visit the ladies at Practical Scrappers and see what tiny things they used.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

To Title or Not to Title

I’m not usually inclined to use titles very often but for this double page layout I used 2 different fonts and mixed capital and lower case letters to add interest to my title. I also used lots of gold peel offs (which are usually only used for card making) to add frames, photo corners, and quirky sayings. The layout really came to life when I added the gold stars, mini gem stars, and tiny gold half beads. Stop by Practical Scrappers today to find more clever ideas on ways to make your titles pop.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Watercolor Challenge

The DT at Practical Scrappers was challenged to use watercolors. I stamped directly to fabric with permanent ink and then used pearlized watercolors to shade the flowers and leaves. I also created the background with some random splatters. I really love how you can see the texture of the fabric on the petals. This is a fun technique that I must try again.
Visit Practical Scrappers to see what other techniques they tried with watercolors.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


I love to use fabric on layouts to create yo yo’s, ruffles, flowers, or just for a bit of texture. This week I used netting/tulle to form a gathered section across my layout. Visit the girls at Practical Scrappers for more inspiring ideas using fabric.