Saturday, 23 August 2014

Scraps Of Everyday Life with Bo Bunny

Two posts in one day it's absurd! lol
Today I am also up on the Bo Bunny Blog sharing this layout.

Scraps Of Everyday Life by Tracee Provis

As scrappers we record our lives through our pages when I was asked to create with the theme everyday life I wanted to make something that represented the little snippets that make up my life. I always have the camera close to hand ready to capture those memories so this picture was a perfect fit for my layout.

I wanted to add some smaller pictures of the things my camera is always focused on so I printed them off and fitted them into the Kraft Wood film strip frame. I used one of the stamps from the Distressed Textures stamp set to create some pattern to my Sugar Dot background paper and I also stamped over some of the patterned paper too.

The page itself was made from mostly scraps of Bo Bunny collections. I have a special box for them that sits on my desk, I love some of the irregular shapes that these scraps create and by adding some fussy cut elements and stickers it brings the whole layout together.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Graduation/Pop Quiz, Bundle/Baby Bump, Balloons, Passage/Somewhere In Time
Cardstock; Sugar Dot
Chipboard; Pop Quiz 12 x 12 Chipboard, Modern Miss 12 x 12 Chipboard
Stickers; Baby Bump Combo Stickers, Licorice Alphabet
6 x6 Paper Pad; Modern Miss, Pop Quiz
Brads; Baby Bump, Pop Quiz, Zip A Dee Doodle, Modern Miss
Wood Shapes; Camera, School
Stamps; Distressed Textures, To The Point
Misc Me; Notepaper

CSI case 136 - Solved

I have been solving cases again over at CSI and I am very bad as they haven't been uploaded to my blog. I shall be attempting to "catch up" over the next couple of weeks and sharing the case files here on my blog.
This is the current case file  - 136

and here is how I solved it

Book pages
Text script
Suspend something
Wet Medium
Dictionary Definition
I think my little grandie is such a Cool Kid so I used that to make up my own dictionary definition

A couple of close ups
I have been cleaning up things in my Scraproom ready for the big overhaul that should be happening at the end of this month (fingers crossed) its amazing the bits I have discovered I found the butterfly the brads and the pleated lace in amongst one box of scrappy bits. They were perfect for this case file. I have been waiting for the right layout for the polka dot alphas too.
I created my background with a Prima Chevron mask and some distress ink, the pink was slightly too bright so I inked over it with some white ink to tone it down to match the palette. I added some mesh behind the layers but most of it got covered as my layout progressed.
My polka dot paper behind the photo has photographed a little on the yellow side but it matches the palette perfectly IRL and was taken from the six by six paper pad Hootenanny by MME
More "found" items on my page are the Star the "groovy" tag
Hope you find time to solve the case file this week and all the details can be found here

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The world is full of Magic with Papermaze

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

This month I was sent a very eclectic mix of papers and being a bit of a creative slump at the moment I was a bit puzzled as to what I was going to create.
I had this cut file on my Cameo just waiting for the right layout to place it on. . . voila. I added a little mixed media and some of the previous bits and pieces I have been sent from the shop this year and this is what I came up with.

The washi tape with clouds and hearts on matched perfectly with the reds and blues in the papers.
I wanted the title to stand out and not be lost on the page, by placing it on the red side of the Echo Park - Walking on Sunshine Beach Stripe paper.
I stamped onto the red paper with some versamark ink and clear embossing powder to create some texture to the paper. I used more ink and a stencil for the polka dots behind the photo. Before I glued my title down I carefully went around the edges with a sharpie marker to make it stand out a little more. I like the multi coloured look that the Puddle Jumper paper by Pink Paislee gives to my title. I used a faux stitch stamp for my page much quicker than the sewing machine!
Tracee x
All supplies used can be found in the shop

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Back to School with Bo Bunny

We were asked to make some desk d├ęcor with the Back to School theme
My project is up on the Bo Bunny blog today
Back To School by Tracee Provis
What better way to brighten up your desk than a fun desk tidy to keep all your supplies close to hand.
The Pop Quiz collection is perfect for all things school related and I loved creating this project with it.
I started by painting this wooden cutlery holder from Ikea, I added some Washi tape around the bottom and some rulers from the Pincushion Collection along the top edges to cover up some of the plain wood. Using the Library sheet from the Pop Quiz Collection I created a perpetual calendar that hangs on the front of the tidy. I added tabs to the month stickers from the Zip A Dee Doodle collection to make them interchangeable and the ones you aren't using can be stored in the drawer underneath, along with all of your smaller supplies.
I used all 4 sides of the holder to hold my supplies, on the back I created a cork board for notes. I took the pencil chipboard sticker from the 12 x 12 pack and added a magnetic strip to hold the paper/tickets/notes. As it's cork you could also add some push pins as well.
For the drawer I used another of the 12 x 12 chipboard pieces on the front and as well as looking awesome it acts as a strengthener for the drawer front. I covered the rest of the drawer with the Graduation sheet using the houndstooth patterned side.
As a final touch I fussy cut some of the sweet monsters from the Our Lil Monster collection and they just peek out from here and there putting a smile on my face every time I see them.
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Graduation, Pop Quiz, Bookworm, Hall Pass, Library/Pop Quiz; Our Lil Monster/Our Lil Monster
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Pincushion
Cardstock; Charcoal Dot, Licorice Dot, Wildberry Dot
Stickers; Pop Quiz, Zip A Dee Doodle
Chipboard; 12 x 12 Pop Quiz
Brads; Pop Quiz
Noteworthy; Pop Quiz
Misc Me; Notepaper/Zip A Dee Doodle
Washi Tape; Black & White Patterned, Pop Quiz

Friday, 18 July 2014

Bo Bunny Summer Wreath


M latest project for Bo Bunny is up on the blog

Summer Wreath by Tracee Provis

The pretty vibrant colours of this collection lead you to imagine all things summer. I knew that I wanted to create a project that celebrated this gorgeous palette and what better way to display them all, than in a wreath for you to hang on the door or in your entrance hall.

I started by taking the Kraft Canvas Pleated Lace and attaching it to a circle of corrugated cardboard, for added interest I also attached a circle of the same corrugated cardboard that I wrapped in regular household string, I love the rustic look it gives to your projects. I then cut some scalloped borders from Double Dot cardstock to create and extra layer.

I cut rosettes from lots of the different papers in the collection both in the 12 x 12 and the  6x 6 paper pad. Using a hot glue gun I fixed them in a large cluster down the right hand side and a smaller cluster over on the left. I used lots of buttons and brads to create my centres and the summer stickers from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet made the perfect title. To finish it off I fussy cut a couple of tickets and tucked them into the rosette cluster, this now hangs in my hallway for all to see as they walk in the door.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Lemonade Stand, Block Party, Chill Out, Cream Pop/Lemonade Stand
6 x6 Paper Pad: Lemonade Stand
Stickers: 12 x 12 Lemonade Stand, Pink Alphabet
Cardstock: Passion Fruit Stripe, Passion Fruit Flourish, Sugar Dot
Brads: Lemonade Stand, Avenues
Buttons: Lemonade Stand, Primrose, Modern Miss
Kraft: Canvas Pleated Lace

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden

I am up on the Bo Bunny blog today to share this layout I created using the Enchanted garden Collection

As soon as I saw this pretty Enchanted Garden Collection I knew I had the perfect photo of my pretty little Granddaughter to go with it.

I started by cutting about a third of the Magic sheet off and used some gesso on the larger green side behind my photo placement, I also used the Geometric Shapes stamp set to create a little more interest to my background.
Bo Bunny have some great Washi Tape designs and I added a little of the Black & White patterned to add to the mixed media feel of the background.
I couldn't resist fussy cutting the little gnome and raising him up on foam pads to create a 3D embellishment from the Mosaic sheet.
I wanted to add in a blossom but didn't have the right colour so I simply took some white paint and glitter and voila a perfectly matching flower. For the last touch I used a couple of the large stamp sets to the edges and behind the photo for added interest.
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Magic, Imagine, Periodical, Pixies, Pathway, Mosaic/Enchanted Garden
Cardstock: Sugar Dot
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Enchanted Garden
Stickers: 12 x 12 Enchanted Garden
Brads: Modern Miss
Kraft Wood Shapes: Keys & Butterflies
Washi Tape: Black & White Patterned
Jewels: Glaze
Blossoms: Natural Earth Daisy
Stamps: It Is Written, Geometric Shapes

Monday, 7 July 2014

Moving out with Pink Paislee

I am up today on the Papermaze blog with a cute little gift and card combo
This month I got some of the pretty Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee to play with and because my youngest is moving out this week I decided to make a little gift for her and her boyfriend to celebrate moving into their first home together.

I used a silhouette cut file of some houses in a row but instead of cutting it I used the sketch pen feature to give the effect of a stamp. I then cut it out of patterned paper and used some of the tree pieces to give it a little touch of colour.
The little crate with the milk cartons was also a cut file that I decorated with the papers from the Hello Sunshine collection. I added some bling and the Jillibean Soup alphas that I was also sent.
I filled the boxes with a keyring each all ready for their new keys!
I used some twine to tie up the boxes and it looks really cute. I hope they like their gift.
I hope you enjoy my project and you can find all the supplies for this over in the shop