Monday, 29 February 2016

Bo Bunny's Little Monsters

This month I decided to have a play with some of the new stamp and die sets from Bo Bunny
I just love these little monsters and they look so cute fussy cut and popped up on your cards or pages.

Monster Card and tag set Tracee Provis Bo Bunny monsters stamp set

I quite often like to make a matching tag to go with a card. I have just realised that I didn't put the string in my tag, but because of that stinkin cute monster I only just realised now lol.
I added googly eyes for a little more fun.

Monster Card and tag set Tracee Provis Bo Bunny monsters stamp set 01

I cut out the viewfinder with my Big Shot, then I painted the cardstock with some Licorice Pearlescents, I had some left in my paint palette so I splattered some around the center of the card. I also watered some of it down and this is how I achieved the monochromatic look to the splatters.

Happy birthday monster balloon card Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Toybox 03

I had actually stamped and paper pieced this little guy when my DT box first arrived. I stamped out some of the flowers from the Doodle Blooms set with black ink, even tho I left them black and white, I still think they make quite an impact on the card. I wanted the monster to be holding some balloons and the lightbulb stamp made the perfect alternative, I used the stems from the Doodle Blooms set and masked off the leaves to create strings for my balloons.

I really enjoyed making these cards and I hope it will put a smile on the recipients faces.

Toodle Pip x

Bo Bunny Supplies Used;

Patterned Paper; Toybox Collection
Stamps; Doodle Blooms, Rejoice, Monsters
Dies; Viewfinder, Flyaway

Monday, 22 February 2016

2Crafty Chipboard shares for Feb

I was up on the 2Crafty blog with a couple of layouts I created using their fab chipboard.
Its a long post, that includes a photo tutorial so I have put the 2 layouts at the top in case you don't want to have scroll all the way down.

Hi 2Crafty fans, this month I went view finder crazy! 
I also have a short tutorial explaining how I covered my large 12 x 12 Viewfinder piece.
But before we start...
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"We Are Family"

When I first looked at this 12 x 12 Viewfinder I had a totally different plan in my mind. 
I was going to fill the openings with photos. It totally didn't go the way I had planned
 and this is how it finished up instead. I created a short tutorial showing you how I 
covered the large piece with decoupage paper.

Start by cutting your sheet of decoupage paper slightly larger than your frame.

Using a wet glue (I used soft gloss gel, but you can use decoupage glue or a glue of your choice), carefully start gluing your paper at one side. I did mine gradually moving across the chipboard, taking care not to tear the paper when it covers the openings. 

Once you have glued the whole sheet over your chipboard, turn it over and make diagonal 
slits across the opening but not right up to the edge. Cut away the excess leaving about a 
1 cm border that will enable you to glue and fold it towards the back.

Once you have cut all your openings, turn over the viewfinder and using glue, gently smooth 
all your loose edges down. Sometimes the paper is not very forgiving and will tear slightly,
 but you can make sure that is isn't noticeable from the front by working it into position 
whilst still wet.

If you are happy with the colour of your decoupage paper as it is, then you can skip this step
 and go straight ahead and decorate your piece. I wanted mine to be lighter and distressed,
 so I covered it in a coat of gesso, For those harder to reach places I simply used my finger 
as a paintbrush! Finally, I splattered some white acrylic paint on top for an even more distressed look.

Here are some close ups of my finished page.

I couldn't wait to use the "Kites" on my projects. After tracing around the shape and then 
paper piecing it back together, I clustered it along with some clouds in one of the openings on 
the "12 x 12 Viewfinder"

I covered more clouds in patterned paper and adhered them with staples.

I inked the "We Are Family" title with black ink. A few small splashes of white paint accidentally
landed on it after I had glued it down, but it all adds to the distressed look, so a happy accident.

I covered the "Mesh Heart" with pva glue and added glitter, I decided it didn't look 
white enough so blobbed on a little more white paint over the top.

2Crafty Products Used:
12 x 12 Viewfinder
We Are Family Title
Mesh Hearts
Mini Weather Icons

Happiness scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard 01

What a happy little family this is! I love how they are often out and about just spending time
 together and having fun. I chose to use the smaller set of "Viewfinders" on this page, along 
with the "Polaroid Frame Assortment" as my main embellishments.
I love the "Long Word Titles." I inked this one with black ink for a bold statement across my page.
I wanted the black to be bold throughout my page, so I inked the frames in black also. 
I used a foam brush and some mists to create the stripes of colour behind my elements, 
and I kept the corresponding colours for my embellishments. 
I don't know what made me choose this colour combo as its not typical of a heart themed layout,
 but I really like how it turned out. I used patterned paper to cover the "Tag" and the large
 heart that is from the "Hearts" set.

I painted the 2 smaller viewfinders from the set with white acrylic paint and used a
 fine pen to outline all the details. This makes them really pop from the page and it's
 a technique I use quite often.

2Crafty Supplies Used:
Assorted Arrows
Assorted Polaroid Frames
Happiness Long Word Titles
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars

If you made it this far Thanks for looking.
Have a happy scrappy day....

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Best day layout for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this page I created

Hi Tracee here with you again today sharing my second page created with the Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection. You can see my first post HERE

best day scrapbook layout tracee provis dear lizzy documentary papermaze  01

Having a granddaughter gives me lots of photos to scrap, we went to our local village festival and Star chose her own outfit and I think she really looks the part of festival goer. I chose the greens and yellows, with small touches of the pale pinky peach colours from the collection for my page and once again I used lots of the stickers from the coordinating sheets.

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I love the cut off strips from the edges of the papers and I layered up a few of them across the page. From the Documentary 6 x 6 paper I used a 1" punch to cut some circles to use along with the stickers as embellishments.

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The used large Camera sticker partly to cover another person in the photo, this way keeping Star as my main focus, I used another circle on foam pads to go in the centre of the camera. I am trying to do a little more handwritten journaling on my pages but I really don't like how my handwriting looks, does anyone else have the same problem?

I hope you enjoyed today's layout and for this and all your scrapbooking needs please visit the shop