Jun 17, 2020

Technique Flashback!

Hi Everyone,

I was having a play in my craftroom and I had a flashback to an old favourite technique, Rock & Roll - who remembers this?


You ink your image entirely with 1 light ink and then roll the edges of the same stamp around on a darker ink... The result equals a 2 toned image with minimal effect!


Go on, give it a try, it's easier than you think! Just make sure you clean your stamp before trying a 2nd time!


Thanks for stopping by,
Richelle

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Jun 6, 2020

Social Stamping with Kelly - New / Normal

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my part of the Social Stamping with Kelly (click here for the main list). Whether you are just starting out on the hop or you have arrived from Mandy's blog, welcome!!

I hope you are staying safe and well! We are so lucky that are we in phase 3 of restrictions easing here in Western Australia. It means we are able to get out and about again almost back to normal, (but still with social distancing rules) and many small businesses are able to reopen!


This week's theme is new/normal so I rolled with something we have all been doing lately and that's rest and relax! Well, I'm squeezing that in around a whole heap of house renovations and repainting!

So here's part of my process for today's card:

The rough idea... But I'm not 100% happy it's enough... So I thought about using an embossing folder to add some texture or to try something different...

Rough Idea....  

I went with something completely different and used a sponge brayer to make my own background with some balmy blue and night of navy ink.
The Final Result!


What do you think? I'm trying to challenge myself and actually use some different techniques and supplies I have in my craftroom!


Next up is Monique, I'm sure you will love what she's created!!

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Thanks for stopping by,
Richelle

May 9, 2020

Social Stamping with Kelly - Family

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's Social Stamping with Kelly Blog Host... If you are following all the links around, you will have just come from Catherine's blog, if you are just starting, settle in somewhere comfy, there's a fair bit of inspiration coming your way with 20 of us joining this week's social stamping.


This week's theme is family and I thought I would create a scrapbook page to share with you of my family.

I admit, I'm not a big scrapbooker, despite having plenty of supplies, I have this crazy mindset that a 12" project is too hard! Anyway, in an effort to break free, I have broken down a 12" page to something smaller and then built it back up to a full 12". The photos should explain better...

Start simple - photo, 1 layer, ribbon scrap and a 12" base

Added a layer of navy card

Added a white layer

Found a felted vellum layer to add a little more impact and changed the base to navy

And the finished result! 
I added the title by cutting it with my scan n cut. Once I worked out the cutting settings, it worked well!! The border is simply ruled with a white gel pen (tip if you cross the corners, you don't need to stress over the measurements too much!)


Have fun looking around at everyone's blogs today. Next on the list is Mandy.

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I hope you have a chance to get crafty this weekend. I've requested a day of uninterrupted time in my craftroom for Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow - I wonder what chance I've got of that happening!?!?

If you want to look around in sections, work from the master list on Kelly's blog.

Take care,
Richelle

May 6, 2020

Happy anniversary

Hi Everyone,

Even before the covid 19 pandemic, I had planned to take some annual leave in April. It tied in nicely with school holidays and also our wedding anniversary (and we had been planning to go away for a few nights!). Well, seeing as we couldn't go away, I have been flat out busy painting bedrooms, ripping up carpet etc etc. It's been a hive of activity!!

This is the card I made for hubby, cased from Brian King. I really like the clean and simple lines and tropical colours of Brian's card!



I was happy with the couple of changes I made and pleased how easily the card came together. Here's some of the products I have used, if you have any queries, please contact me.


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Take care,
Richelle

Apr 20, 2020

Stripey cards

Hi Everyone,

I am loving spending some extra time in my craft room and trying a few new things! To follow on from the stripey technique I did last week, I went for a little more balance and even strips to make these cards.



I believe I saw a layout similar to this on Kylie Bertucci's blog, but do you think I can find it again to link it for you? Nope! I knew I should have taken a screenshot!

The strips are all 1cm wide, you adhere each one to a base piece of card... Trim off the overhanging edges and layer up onto your card. I kept the sentiment simple and bold.

Products used:

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Apr 18, 2020

Social Stamping with Kelly #4

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Hi Everyone,

This week's Social Stamping With Kelly has a theme of friends.

Truth be told, I was going to use these notecards for my class last night but seeing as we can't catch up in person, sharing these photos will have to do. I also shared a little video with a really rough outline of what I did.









The main products used are listed below:

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The full list of particpants of the blog host can be found on Kelly's Blog, however, next in line is Shannon.


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Stay safe and I hope you can use this time for crafting and relaxing (and if you are like me, I'm about to embark on some home renovations).

Take care,
Richelle

Apr 14, 2020

Trying out the Scrappy Strip Technique

Hi Everyone,

With the slower pace of life, I'm spending more time in my craftroom and whilst it's not as much as I could if we were in complete lockdown as a result of the pandemic, it's nice to escape and create. And I'm blogging it too! 

Over the past few weeks, the Scrappy Strip Technique has taken quite the grasp on the crafty world. It's a craze sparked by Bruno, Kylie Bertucci's husband and partner in her Stampin' Up! business. You can view his instructional youtube video here.

The funny thing is, it's what one of my daughters used to do quite regularly when she was little. Obviously, the adult version is, or at least should be, a lot neater! But the principle is the same. 

These are my first few attempts:





These card fronts were literally made from scraps too... You know that small bit of cardstock, or strips of cardstock trimmed from other projects that are just too good to throw away? Well, here's the way to use them up! I think that's why this technique is so popular!

Regards,
Richelle