Thursday, 17 September 2015

My 2Crafty Chipboard shares for September

   I am up with my layout shares for 2Crafty Chipboard, such fun working with these chippies

"Life Documented"
When I saw the  "Life Documented" title I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use. Whilst this photo of my three children was taken at Christmas time, by changing it to black and white it fits perfectly to sum up their characters.
I printed my photos small enough so that they fit into the "Medium Film Strip" chipboard piece which I simply inked black. I left each of their faces in colour for the centre of the Film Strip and the "Heart Clumps" framed the rest of the photo that was hanging out of the sides of the piece. I also just used ink on the Heart Clumps and by not using any gesso on them first the ink soaked into the chipboard and gave me the deep matte colour I was looking for.
I used a mixture of different shaped arrows from the "Assorted Arrows" sheet, I inked two and painted the third in white acrylic paint. The title chippie was prepared with gesso followed by grey ink and then I embossed with clear embossing powder. After all this was cool I then took a grid
 stamp and stamped over the top with Black Stazon ink, I love the effect it created. I tucked a 
"Mini Camera" into the embellishment cluster around the title.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Life Documented Title
Mini Cameras
Assorted Arrows
Heart Clumps
Medium Film Strip
Mini Fast Forward Arrows

"Crazy About You"

 I can never resist the opportunity to scrap about the main man in my life, I am crazy about him, hence this "Crazy About You" title worked perfectly for my page.
 I gave a light coating of gesso to the title chipboard and then I roughly
 pressed into the embossing ink purposely leaving a couple of the edges dry to
 give an irregular look to the finish.
I lightly brushed a thin layer of gesso over the "Funky Arrow", I dabbed most of it off with
 a piece of kitchen towel as I didn't want it to be to bold but just to draw your eye gently to 
the photo, I added an inked "6 inch Circle Revolution Frame" to also draw your eye into 
the centre of the page. These frames are so versatile and work on a wide range of different style projects.
Finally a small painted heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet was added to the cluster.
  I inked up a tiny heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet and placed this in the centre of my "Mini Camera". I decided this looked to plain so cut a circle of patterned paper to place in between, doesn't it make the cutest embellishment?
I used some tiny chevron arrow shapes from the "Mini Fast Forward Arrows" to point at
 the "like" stamp that I had stamped on the paper.
Down the left side of the page I added a gessoed "Heart Stem" border strip alongside
 one of the pieces from the "Frame Journal" set.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Crazy About You Title
6 Inch Circle Revolution Frame Set
Assorted Arrows
Mini Fast Forward Arrows
Mini Cameras
ATC Hearts & Stars
Frame Journal Set
Heart Stems

Thank you for letting me share with you and I hope you are inspired a little
to use 2Crafty Chipboard on your projects.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kaisercraft Time Machine Collection DT share for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze Blog today with this post.

Hi its been a little while since I shared with you. Today I have a layout created with Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection

This paper complemented my doggie photo beautifully, I kept it quite clean and simple with just a little stencil work and a few splatters of mist.
I altered the chipboard frame, that was originally a pale sort of yellow colour, using inks and simply dabbing them on straight from the pad until I had achieved the grungy look I was aiming for.
I took the large gear sticker from the sticker sheet that coordinates with the papers and used it as an element in my strip design.
I used the Tando Creative Cogs Group  stencil and brushed some ink through it, after I went around the outline with a journaling pen to make the gears stand out a little more. A word sticker and some sequins finished the cluster at the top nicely.
All supplies for this and all of your papercrafting needs can be found over in the shop.
Also don't forget there is a Summer sale on right now and there are lots of bargains to found.
Tracee x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fall is coming with Bo Bunny

Here in the UK that summer feeling is fading fast and we are approaching Autumn, with that in mind I used the adorable fall themed collection Enchanted Harvest by Bo Bunny to make some fall themed cards.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 01

We don't really celebrate this season in the UK it just sort of happens upon us. I wanted to make some more general type cards that I can put in my "Spare Cards" box and then if something crops up I have a card ready to hand.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 02

This card could be used for a birthday or other special occasion. I first used some of the Bronze Glitter Paste along with the clock from the Love Stickable Stencil set, butterflies that I fussy cut from the coordinating 6 x 6 paper pad cascade their way up the side of the card.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 03

Have you seen the new release dies, on this card I used the Lovely Leaf Set. I first die cut a leaf shape from a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the bark pattern on the negative part of the die cut and then embossed using clear embossing powder. I placed a patterned paper again from the 6 x 6 paper pad behind the negative shape.

I gently brushed ink over the leaf shape and this shows the delicate raised embossed pattern on the leaf, I used foam dots to place it slightly off centre of the negative shape. Some more fussy cut butterflies dotted around, finally I stamped a Thank You sentiment under the leaf,

For my final card I used the Falling Leaves Stencil set, I sponged different colour inks through the stencil to replicate the colours in the patterned paper, after I had done this I drew around the shapes of the leaves with a journaling pen. The sentiment was taken from the Enchanted Forest Noteworthy pack and I added glossy accents to the word Fall, I popped it up on foam tape over my layers.

x Thanks for looking x

Bo Bunny Products Used:
Patterned Paper; Autumn, Fall/Enchanted Forest; Cupboards/Provence
6 x6 Paper Pad; Enchanted Forest
Cardstock; Chocolate Vintage
Noteworthy; Enchanted Forest
Dies; Lovely Leaf Dies
Stamps; Rough It Up, Sentiments
Stencils; Falling Leaves, Love
Glitter Paste; Bronze

Monday, 31 August 2015

My Scraps & More August Sketch

After watching a YouTube video from the very talented Missy Widden, I was inspired to play along over at My Scraps & More, with their August sketch and I am only just in time to upload this.
The sketch included a free hexagon background cut file, I manipulated it a little to suit my needs and here is my layout.
Cherish scrapbook layout Tracee Provis my scraps & more bo bunny youre invited 2 crafty chipboard 01

This was the sketch for an 81/2 x 11 page but also included the free cut file for 12 x 12
I used one of Bo Bunny's latest collections - You're Invited as you can see it's colourful yet slightly muted tones, I think it's one of my most favourite collections of theirs ever.
Cherish scrapbook layout Tracee Provis my scraps & more bo bunny youre invited 2 crafty chipboard 02
I used some chipboard words from 2Crafty Chipboard and an Owl puffy sticker that I have had in my stash for a long time.
I used Missy's technique with the packaging to add a little mixed media to my page, I will be using this technique more often as its a great way to add the inks/mists etc to your page in a more controlled manner.
Cherish scrapbook layout Tracee Provis my scraps & more bo bunny youre invited 2 crafty chipboard 03
I added some journaling to a tag and tucked it to the side of my photo, ths layout is about my rather old deaf 18 year old cat called Hilda, she loves to let you pick her long as there is food at the end of it!
Another old item of stash that I used were the gold photo corners I have had them so long it appears they have come back into fashion again lol.
I really enjoyed creating this layout its been ages since I played around with hexagons!
Toodle Pip x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bo Bunny 8 x 9 Misc Me

I recently shared some Bo Bunny 8 x 9 Misc Me pages over on the Bo Bunny blog

 Happy Monday, I am here today to share with you how the new Foil Accents and the Genevieve Collection works so well with the Misc Me 8 x 9 pocket pages.

Photo Shoot Misc Me 8 x 9 by Tracee Provis
photoshoot misc me 8x9 tracee provis bo bunny genevieve 01

I love the colour combination of Blue and Yellow and that describes the new Genevieve Collection to a tee, I added some of the Silver Foil accents to my pages for an extra elegant touch.

I love the birdcages that are on both the 12 x 12 papers and the 6 x 6 pad from the Genevieve Collection, I fussy cut one from each of the 2 sizes to add as accents in my pockets. I used a piece from one of the borders on the Accents Silver Foil Transfer Sheets and another from the Sentiments sheets to my pictures, they are so easy to apply and have the most amazing shine that is very hard to capture properly in a photograph.

Blue is my favourite colour, so I pulled them from the papers for these pages. The word Happy is another that I took from the Sentiments Silver Foil Transfer Sheet. For the journaling spot on the right I used the smallest die from the Ornate set, it cuts out rather like a ticket and is a cute place to add some journaling.

photoshoot misc me 8x9 tracee provis bo bunny genevieve 02

I like that you still have the ability to be able to add a regular 6 x 4 photograph in this smaller sized Misc Me, I just added a silver foil word to the bottom of the picture and my pocket was done. The "Happiness" die cut piece is in the noteworthy pack, these are great for ready made embellishments and there are lots in each pack for you to choose from.
photoshoot misc me 8x9 tracee provis bo bunny genevieve 03
 I used a sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet to mount my ampersand on, the letters from the Double Dot Alpha sheets are a perfect size for adding titles to your Misc Me pages.Because this book is for my Granddaughter I thought it would be fun for her to add some of her own journaling to the pages and have for the moment left these blank. I am sure she is going to have great fun telling the stories in her own words.

BoBunny Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper; Canary, Fanciful, Lavish, Buttercup/Genevieve
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Genevieve
Stickers; Combo Sheet/Genevieve, Tuxedo/Double Dot
Foil Transfers; Sentiments, Filagree, Accents/Silver
Dies; Ornate Frames
Misc Me 8x9 Page Protector Variety Pack
Misc Me Notepaper

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Pocket Letter with Bo Bunny

I got caught by the Pocket Letter bug, which is basically a 9 section plastic page protector that is used for ATC/Business Cards, you then decorate each pocket with patterned papers and add in some small embellishment goodies that your partner can use in their projects. I usually place my treats at the back of the pockets. You also add a letter to one of the pockets telling your recipient a bit about yourself.
I joined a swap group and this is for one of my partners (won't say which one in case they peek at my blog before it arrives)

For this Pocket letter I used the Penny Emporium Collection to give it a vintage look.
I created some epoxy stickers using scraps of paper and clear adhesive epoxy domes. One of the tricks with these Pocket Letters are to keep the decoration fairly flat that way they can be mailed in a regular envelope, therefore keeping the costs down.
This is one of the epoxy stickers I created. I punched a 1" circle of patterned paper, added a sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet and then placed my dome over the top and pressed down hard to get rid of any air bubbles, add a little adhesive to back and "voila" your own unique epoxy sticker.
I had in my stash some older Trinkets from the Autumn Song Collection, I didn't want the image that was inside the metal frame so I altered it by placing some scrap paper cut to size and an image that I fussy cut both from the Penny Emporium line again.
Another of my homemade epoxy dome stickers, this time I stamped an image onto my cardstock before placing the dome over the top.
Finally I used one of the large Doily's to wrap around the folded letter, I made a belly band to slip around to hold the doily in place and finished it off with a tag and some bakers twine.
These letters are great fun to make and even more fun to receive, I'm looking forward to making a few more and joining a few more swaps.
Toodle Pip
Bo Bunny Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper; Bazzar, Captured, Copper Tiles, Gadgets, Alphabet, Gallery/Penny Emporium; Ancestors, Belong/Heritage
6 x 6 Paper Pads; Penny Emporium
Glitter Paste; Copper
Doily's - Large
Stamps - Captured
Trinkets; Autumn Song

Sunday, 26 July 2015

CSI case file 171 - Solved

This has to be my favourite palette of the year so far, pinks and golds, I had a field day using all my new "gold bits" that I purchased whilst on my visit with Debbi. This month we also get the added bonus of using some cut files by Ashley Horton of The Cut Shoppe

My layout is another of Debbi and Tracee's adventures and this is series 2!
We went to Michaels and they have a wide range of wooden letters/words, we tried to get pictures with the Me and You words but still now I cant remember the plan we had in mind lol My journaling is on a tag that I placed into a gold foiled envelope under my photo.
It reads "You and Me, Me and You. We had a brilliant idea when taking these photo's..... now if only we could remember what it was!
Texture Paste
Artisan shape
I started by using the This Way background cut file from the Cut Shoppe, I altered it slightly as I wanted it more of a rectangle than a square shape. I layered patterned paper behind it and then cut some more different colours and patterns and filled holes up randomly around the page.
I also created an interactive element to my page in the form of this little slider window. Pull the banner on the left and the camera moves along to reveal the word hilarious, which pretty much sums these pictures up!
Hope you find time to play along at CSI this week and don't forget we have prizes each month from a great variety of sponsers.
Toodle Pip