Sunday, 3 May 2009

Inktense ......

I got some Inktense pencils from Tracey's shop these are pencils that have ink in them, hence the name INKtense. I found if you scribble lightly where you want the colours you get a much better effect! And then use your water brush to spread the colour around!

Miss Tilda and her bunny were my first victims.

I have used Distress Ink tattered rose for the flesh tones, as I didn't have the right sort of pink in the pencils, and she looked awful just left white!

I don't think Tracey has any more of the pencils in the shop at the moment, but I am sure she will be getting more in!


My Little Petal!

I went to Tracey's Time for you crop on Saturday afternoon with really good intentions on using some Anna Griffin papers that I had brought with me. But Tracey was showing Nicki (thanks Nicki NOT!!! lol) The paper was just perfect for the photo that I picked out! So I HAD to have it. Here is the layout, prep work done at the crop, all the messy stuff done at home.

During Tracey's scrapbook classes they used butterfly punches so these were still out on the tables, as I had some spare green Bazzill I decided to punch a few butterflies, I laid them around the layout. Tracey came to see what I was up to and at the same moment both of us had the idea of making them 3D, great minds and all that, lol!

I picked out some lace and asked Tracey's opinion on it, she said yeah that's nice, do you know I have the perfect green ribbon that would look lovely laced through the lace. I said I bet you do, lol. Of course she was right, it looked perfect! I was buying some rosebud trim for someone else, and I bought some for myself, it was lying on the table next to the page and I had a light bulb moment of cutting the individual rose buds and sticking them onto the lace! I also put 3 rosebuds on the opposite corners.

Also when I got home (I done all the prep work at the crop, so all I had to do when I got home was ink, glue and stickle) When I had all that finished, and the page finished, I decided to use the paper curl technique that Tracey was showing someone else. It looked okay but it was missing something yeah some cardstock at the back and in my mind only green would do .... I then thought, OMG why did I do that I don't have any green cardstock to put at the back .... PANIC, shop isn't open till Tuesday, but I am at work all week, so it will be next Saturday before I can get back down, and anyone who knows me, knows I DON'T DO waiting! So I searched through my stash and found some Basic Grey paper, I gutted and made a frame to fit just around the border of my page, PHEW it worked. LOL

I also have to thank Tracey for the title. I am hopeless at titles, I threw out some titles and Tracey hit on a combination of what I had said! THANK YOU!!!!

The cuttlebug dies that I used was a fairy themed, and there was this cute little fairy, I had to include her in the page! Because the page works so well you don't actually see her until you really look at the page .... mmmmh I wonder if I can sneak a fairy on every layout that I do now!!!

And I have got a specail thanks to Tracey's Dad for the beautiful box that he gave to me yesterday, guess what the image was ....... A Fairy!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!

What I used:
Backing Cardstock: - Basic Grey - Pheobe (Thanks Kels)
Matting, Lettering, butterflies, Crown, Fairy - Bazzill
Patterned Paper:- Magenta - Dancing Butterfly
Rose Bud Ribbon
Stickles - Crystal (see Nicki, its on the heading and punched butterflies, and I was good I stopped and put the bottle away!!! How did you do?)
Butterfly punch (used at the crop)
Mark Richards - Pink pearls
Mark Richards - Crystals
Stapler and staples
Cuttlebug - Die - Fairy Alphabet (used at crop) and I have one on order, well d'oh
Brilliance Dew Drop - Orchid

Again everything was bought at Tracey's shop Running With Scissors (Which I have threatened to shorten to RWS, lol) unless otherwise stated.