Sunday, 7 December 2014

CSI Case File Scrap 365-10 - Solved

I have been a bad blogger and it's been a few weeks since I shared one of my Case Files from CSI
This week I am quite pleased with how my layout turned out even though I was a bit puzzled how I would work the colours

This is the Case File

And here is how I solved it
Cursive font
Document a winter favourite
On the tag behind the title I wrote " A new tradition was born last year, where we all visit Cadbury Garden Centre to see the wonderful Christmas display they always have and as a little treat we come away with a new ornament for our trees.
A couple of close ups
My youngest daughter and my Granddaughter just couldn't resist modelling a couple of the theatrical masks they had for sale!

I added some gold sequins for a bit of pzazz but they didn't photograph too well, adding  a little white paint to my thickers gave them a bit more of a "dramatic" look I thought. I used odds and ends from a few different designers and got to use up yet a little more of my stash "yay" I love it when that happens.
Hope you will find time to play along this week over at CSI
Toodle Pip x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Altered Hoop

Just sharing my latest blog post that went up on the Papermaze blog on Friday.

Hi Tracee with you today to share another project that I created with the MME Jubilee collection papers. You can see my first project here

I took a small embroidery hoop and placed some fabric inside (it was a scrap that came from an old skirt). I used mists and some white ink on the chipboard fern, I then coated it with a layer of clear embossing powder to give it a little shine.
 I simply layered up the papers and used one of the flair badges as a main focus for the piece. The flair badges are a little larger than the ones I have used in the past and this makes for a great focal point for your projects.
I hope you enjoyed my projects with these gorgeous papers. Don't forget to pop over to the shop where you can find all you need for your crafty projects.

Monday, 10 November 2014

A Happy hello with Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today
Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created using the My Minds Eye Jubilee collection.
My MInds Eye always have a few different colour schemes in each of their collections and this is the gorgeous Sherbet and you can find this along with the other colourways here.

I chose a white background and gently dry brushed some purple paint on it, I chose to keep it plain and simple to show off the delicate colours this range consists of. I added a few simple embellishments to it to finish it off.
I used the negative shape of the deer I cut out to create a simple birthday card
Nothing gets wasted in my scraproom!
Happy Monday and don't forget to pop over to the Papermaze shop to find all the supplies you need for your projects

Monday, 3 November 2014

Mixing it up with Bo Bunny

I just love mixing up Bo Bunny collections for this layout I used bits and pieces from 6 different collections

like father like son scrapbook page tracee provis bo bunny wild card souvenir 01

I don't really do the Project Life that is popular right now but I do love the grid effect that it has to it.
I created a grid effect on my background using the Stitches stamp set, I also used the Borcade stencil and added some polka dots by gently sponging Blueberry ink over it. I then cut some of the papers into 3 x 4 pieces and added embellishments to them.

From the Zoom paper in the Wildcard collection I cut the 3 x 4 piece with the scallop top and then I fussy cut the car and attached it to the bottom a mixture of alphas from the Somewhere In Time collection and the new Star Crossed collection made up the first part of my title.

I added a tag from the Christmas Collage collection for my journaling and a chipboard arrow from the Wildcard collection to the bottom right 3 x 4 piece, the arrow already looked slightly distressed but I wanted a little dark grunge feel to it and simply smudged on some of the Bo Bunny black ink to create the look. I finished off by splattering some Bronze and Frost mist and stamping one of the triangles from the To The Point stamp set.

My Husband and dear Father in Law are the Kings of funny faces and even tho these pictures were taken 2 years apart you can see the resemblance! Gotta love them.......

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Zoom, Speedway, Billiards/Wildcard; Wanderlust, Getaway/Souvenir; Glad Tidings, Yuletide/Christmas Collage;
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Wildcard
Chipboard; Wildcard
Stickers; Somewhere In Time, Rose Garden, Star Crossed
Ink; Blueberry, Black
Mist; Frost, Bronze
Stencils; Brocade
Stamps; Stitches, Captured, To The Point
Stamp Block Set

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mixed Media Place Exercise Gym, exercise 1

I really enjoyed last months challenge over at the Mixed Media Place and so here I am playing along again with this months challenge
I am looking forward to getting "fit" with these challenges
Black White Grey and one other colour was the criteria, I wanted a happy colour to represent how I feel when reading and so I went with Yellow
This is what I came up with
Wisdom Scrapbook Page Tracee Provis Mixed Media Place creative gym exercise 1
Whilst browsing the web I have been looking at the Gelli printing plates and thinking what fun they look, I wanted to try the mono printing idea out and I found an old silicone rubber mat that is used in the kitchen, this is what I used to create the polka dot background to my page.
One side is smooth and the other is slightly grained I smeared black acrylic paint onto the grained side of the mat with my brayer and then layed the polka stencil over it. I took off the stencil and placed my paper on top and smoothed it out, when I peeled it off I had a really cool looking background (not quite Gelli plate but very interesting looking)
Wisdom Scrapbook Page Tracee Provis Mixed Media Place creative gym exercise 1 02
I continued stamping and I found most of the items on the page just laying around on my desk, the paper coaster was holding my cup of tea but I peeled off some layers and added yellow paint to it and placed it behind my photo. I used more of the yellow acrylic paint and another floral stencil to the edges to complete my page.
I really enjoyed this challenge once again can't wait for next month!
Toodle Pip x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Altered Spool with Bo Bunny

I came across this photo of my sweet Granddaughter that I had already fussy cut (cant remember why now!), It is a perfect match for the Bo Bunny Madeline collection.
I wanted to create a little ornament for her bedroom, and so I put together this altered spool and I think its rather cute!

Dreamer Altered Spool by Tracee Provis Madeline Bo Bunny 01
I took an old wrapping paper tube and added a circle of chipboard to both the bottom and the top, then I gathered up the Madeline collection and started to decorate.
The Petals made great wings and I added a little sparkle of silver glitter paste then attached them to the back of the photo.
Dreamer Altered Spool by Tracee Provis Madeline Bo Bunny 02
I also added glitter to the Chipboard sticker using a paintbrush so that I could get it exactly where I wanted it.
More petals were added to the sticker and it layers up so beautifully, I used the pearlescents as a paint to subtly colour the doily on the base. For the finishing touch to make it perfectly girly I added some delicate pink jewels around the edges.
Result - one happy Granddaughter!
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Exquisite/Madeline
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Madeline
Stickers; Combo Stickers/Madeline
Brads; Madeline
Chipboard; Madeline
Jewels; Double Dot Think Pink
Petals; Madeline, Candy Cane Christmas
Glitter Paste; Silver
Doilies; Small

Friday, 17 October 2014

CSI Case File 144 - Solved

Hey look at me blogging this weeks case file only minutes after the reveal over at CSI
I totally love this weeks palette and the case file is a doozy!

This is the case file for you to solve
And here is how I solved the case


Phrase Stickers
Polka Dots

Journal something about your creativity
I have journaled simply on the back
You guys are my reason to create, My muse, My World, My truth, My love forever
A couple of close ups
I am trying to create with more of a clean and simple look (getting frustrated with the mixed media and warpy pages, its not so much that they are warpy but that they create the most horrendous shadows when trying to photograph them lol)
I found lots of bits to create my cluster some old and some older still, the labels and ticket stickers are an old October Afternoon Rocket Age collection. The newer bits are by Teresa Collins and Studio Calico
I love the lightbulb paperclip that I added as one of the clues, I found them in the £1 shop and am kicking myself for only buying one pack!
I wrote my journaling on the back of this and kept it short and sweet as a message to my DH, who is a great inspiration and reason to create
I hope you will find time to play along this week and its almost time for the new members of the DT to be revealed so keep your eyes peeled for that too!
Toodle Pip