Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Lets build a Snowman with Bo Bunny Altitude

Bo Bunny has some awesome winter collections this year and I just love the colours in the Altitude collection.
I was recently up on the Bo Bunny blog with this layout using the softer side to the collection, but I couldn't resist creating a page using the stronger purples and blues that feature in the papers.

This was the layout that I created, I used  Creative Scrappers sketch 283 to jumpstart my mojo and it was plain sailing after that.

I added some of the Sugar Pearlescents to the corners, they look like tiny snowflakes. I also added some to the noteworthy title diecut for the same effect.

The sketch called for lots of layers and the beautiful tones of the Altitude collection made it easy to mix and match. I added stitching to the edges and used my finger to lift the papers giving them a more 3d look, I often do this as it adds height to your layout without using foam pads etc.
Bo Bunny Supplies Used
Patterned Paper; Chilly, Cozy, Flurry, Patrol, Rustic, Snowflake/Altitude
Cardstock; Sugar Dot
Stickers; Layered Chipboard, Combo Stickers/Altitude
Noteworthy; Altitude
Jewels; Blue Hues
Stamps; Powder Mountain 

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

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches V3

I'm super excited to share that I've got a layout in the brand-new Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches V3 book.

I've had a peek at this book, and it's totally awesome. So many talented scrappers in here, along with 120 fab sketches! Here's the page I contributed to this book:
If you'd like to purchase this book, you can get a 10% discount by using my coupon code:
V3Tracee (sorry code isn't working, will fix it asap)

( preorder is until October 15th - please order if you wish a printed copy )


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Halloween Treat bags

I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post
Hi Tracee with you today with the first of my Halloween projects.
I will be sharing the others through the month so we can be all prepared for the 31st

I loved some of the Halloween collections that the store carries and asked if I could be sent some to play with this month. The Echo Park Carta Bella Spooky collection was perfect for the things I had in mind and I always love working with their collections as the paper has a slight textured feel to it (and always smells nice - yes I am a paper sniffer lol)

I made 2 different types of Treat bags

For the first one I simply cut some witches legs on my Cameo and layered them with Orange & Black cardstock.

Using the Spooky & Scary sheet I created a little skirt for her which I then edged with some gorgeous black lace, popped on a spider and it was done.

For the next bag I used my cameo again to cut the spiders web and then I created a tag to go on the front using the same Spooky & Scary sheet along with some of the elements from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.

All that remains is to fill them with treats and I am going to personalise these for when my Granddaughter visits with her friends on the 31st
See you later in the month with more Halloween ideas.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Gift box and matching card with Bo Bunny Madeline collection

My friends birthday is coming up and I needed a box for her gift. I pulled out the gorgeous Madeline collection from Bo Bunny, its so delicate and pretty.

I cut the pillow box on my Cameo and then decorated it using the 6 x 6 pad.
I fussy cut some of the frames and layered them up over some torn strips of paper, to add a little glitter and sparkle to the box I used a paintbrush and went along the edges with the Bo Bunny Silver Glitter Paste

After I had finished the box I thought a card to match would be a perfect set and so using the 12 x 12 paper this time I created the card to match.
I hope my friend likes her little gift it was certainly fun to make

Bo Bunny Supplies used;
Patterned Paper; Allure, Happines/Madeline
Cardstock; Sugar dot, Passion Fruit Chevron
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Madeline
Glitter Paste; Silver

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Dabbling in Mixed Media

Right now I am here with these guys...... relaxing and crafting the day away

I was scrolling through my facebook feed when I came across this challenge by the Mixed Media Place
The challenge immediately appealed to me as this holiday has a very special place in my heart. There is nothing better than being close to the shore and for 2 weeks each year we are lucky enough to able to spend time here.
I found this shell on the beach this morning and when it was opened looked just like the shape of a heart. The title of the song by Sting -  Shape of my heart, its kinda how I feel about it here.
I havn't dabbled a great deal in Mixed Media, I don't know why because I really enjoy it!
I just love how this turned out!
I didn't do anything to the shells themselves apart from a coating of decoupage glue, they have this lovely gold sheen to them. I embossed the heart shape that I drew and pressed the shells into it.
I used lots of different mists and some wax pastel crayons that I didn't even realise I had until I was clearing out my craftroom for the big refit.
I hope you like my take on the challenge
Toodle Pip

Saturday, 13 September 2014

CSI 139 - Solved

 I didn't think I was going to have time to solve this fabulous case file this week as I am in the middle of clearing and storing my craftroom ready for the big refit at the end of this month.
But I worked a lot quicker than I thought and I managed to come up with a layout that I am quite pleased with.
Also this week there is the added bonus of a sketch by Em from Page Drafts, the design team & guest designers have done a fabulous job seriously go check them out here
This was the case file
And here is my take using the sketch

Something Fuzzy (the blue brads are velvety)
Mini Brads
2 of something ( I used 2 clouds and 2 sketchy circle frames)

Journal about pets/animals
I have tucked my journaling on the tag behind the photo it reads;

Zakynthos is home to the endangered Loggerhead Turtle
The Bay of Laganas  is the most important breeding ground for the Mediterranean Loggerhead, you can take a boat trip around the bay in the hope of spotting one of these magnificent creatures.
I was lucky to snap this pic of one just poking his head up as if to say Hi.
It saddens me to think that yet another of our glorious species is in an endangered position.
Zante 2009

A couple of close ups

I decided to create a mixed media type background to represent the large triangle on the sketch, I used a Bo Bunny template and sponged some ink onto the paper . I then used a Cocoa Daisy grid stamp and a colour pastel pencil to add some more interest. A little splattered ink and a few sequins finished it off nicely.
The papers I used were from an old Delish designs paper called Buffet, the "cool" sticker is also quite old. I just love to use up older stash to make way for the new, ok so the new find there way in regardless but for a minute it sounded good lol
I hope you will find time to join in the fun this week
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Picnic time with Papermaze

Do you ever see a paper and it reminds you of something?
When I saw this watermelon paper from the Summer Lovin collection by Carta Bella it just shouted "picnics"
I was inspired to make these cutlery holders that I could slip some plastic cutlery in to take on my picnic. I think they makes things a little fun too.

using a sheet of red cardstock and my cameo I cut out the pockets for the cutlery to sit in.  I tucked a piece of the green lace behind the band for a little more rustic look and I think they are pretty darn cute. I then fussy cut 2 of the melon shapes out and glued them back to back onto a cocktail stick to create some toothpicks for after your food. Cant wait for my next picnic!
All supplies for this project and more can be found in the Papermaze shop

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