Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dale's lesson for November 2014

Hi everyone,

It's a busy time of year. I found some time today to make a page with an altered paper that I made earlier in the year. It's handy to make some different backgrounds to use in later pages.

The yellow piece of paper in the picture below is about 8" by 8". My friend Karin has a gelli plate, which she made herself. It has a few bubbles in it which kind of add interest I think. You can go to Youtube and search for gelli plate and template and a bunch of videos will come up. You can learn a lot from these on how to use gelli plates.

We sprayed some ink on her gelli plate and used her brayer to smooth it out. Then we placed a piece of paper over it and brayered over it quite firmly to create a pattern on that piece of paper. We put it aside. The template had left a wonderful pattern on the gelli plate. We put the yellow piece down on it and brayered over it. The negative image is what you can see on the yellow piece. We though it looked better than the first image.

I've trimmed the yellow piece of the blank yellow showing around the gelli plate image and used a corner rounder. Then I took a wavy trimmer and sliced it twice. I moved the centre piece higher on the page as I wanted to create movement for the eye. I think the pattern created ties in with the snake's skin really nicely.

Another technique I used was with the background paper, which is a Tim Holtz core cardstock. The core of this piece is kraft, whilst the front is a lovely colour green. I used a sanding block to sand away some of the green to make it more rustic looking.


Here is the finished layout.


Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to go and create.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dale's layout for Tracey's Cyber Crop challenge

Hi there scrappers. It's Dale here.

I've had a go at Tracey's mood board challenge. I love the colour scheme she has chosen.  Here is my layout.


I didn't have any new year's eve photos as we didn't do anything to celebrate last year. I've chosen to scrap a photo from a party I went to this year. It had the right colour tones and happy note that the challenge asks for. I encourage you to have a go.

Also, don't forget my November challenge. You have until the last day of November to do this.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dale's Gallery Pick

It's my turn to spot something special in the gallery. I really couldn't go past Debi J's entry for my summer mood board cyber crop challenge. Her layout just embodies the Australian summer in every way. Don't you agree?

Dale

Nov CC - Beautiful Life

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jane's November tutorial ...

Hi Jane here .... just popping in for a quick tutorial.  Here's a super easy way to do some Christmas cards using washi tape and gift tags.


I picked up these gift tags in the throw out bins after Christmas last year.  The washi isn't Christmas - just the appropriate colours from my stash.  You could add other little embellishments if you wanted.


Use it in strips on your cards.


Add a card and presto.  One Christmas card ready to go.  These took minutes to produce and could be a really great creative activity for the kids to do this Christmas - make their own cards for their teachers and friends.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jane's gallery pick for November ...

So many lovely pages in the gallery from October!  So hard for me to select just one to showcase!   Hmmmm  looking, thinking, looking some more.   Ahhh found one!

My pick for November is this little beauty .....  courtesy of Mel (mel71hortin) from my cyber crop challenge.


Fun times

This little guy is just way too cute to pass by and the page on which he is featured is bright and colourful and eye catching and well ... what's not to like ??