September 3, 2010
Here is a layout Kimberly Neddo from Studio Calico made using this months add on kit – Free Range.
Using the Free Range Add on… and more colour papers available on request.
I picked out the colors and background paper that I wanted to use. I used my Tim Holtz ruler and a pencil to draw even lines spaced an inch apart. Then I simply stamped across each line with this color ink
After the ink was dry, I used my white eraser to take erase the penciled lines
For the outside borders, I used different patterned paper from the kit with different techniques. I used one of my border edge punch, and the fun lace tape that is in the kit. I also love to wet down my papers to get them to mold how I would like them to when they dry, so I did that along the edge to show a little smidge of the patterned paper on the backside.
For the Flowers, I punched out circles using 3 different size circle punches starting with the 3 inch punch. Then I wet the paper to crinkle them up and stack them together. To finish off the flowers, I used the cute chipboard accent flowers with some jute to tie it all in together.
Thanks Kimberly for the beautiful layout that is sure to inspire. Have fun
September 3, 2010
The wait is over Studio Calico’s Back 40 scrapbooking kit is ready and available. It’s packed with so much of the latest products your bound to want more. If your a butterfly freak like me (smiles) ,those vellum butterflies are so so adorable you’ll want more of them for sure.
Take a walk down to the BACK 40 where you’ll find nature-inspired papers, embellishments and more, perfectly suited for fall. We’ve even thrown in an exclusive ruler stamp, perfect for back-to-school pages and whatever your creative mind conjures up.
Don’t forget these shop items:
Togetherness Ready-Set-Chip (Cosmo Cricket)
Max Font Stamps (American Crafts)
Small Receipt Holder (7gypsies)
Coordinates with the following:
Mists: Cornflower, Avocado, Buttermilk, Cream, Brown, Bronze, Plum
Ink: Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
Paint: Sable Brown, Traditional Tan, Yellow Pastel, Painterly Pink
complete kit contents:
Coffee (American Crafts)
Vanilla (American Crafts)
Kraft (American Crafts)
Lily Pad (Bazzill)
Pinwheels (Cosmo Cricket)
Making Plans (Cosmo Cricket)
Family Tree Die Cut(Jenni Bowlin)
Free Spirit (Sassafras)
Pocahontas & Me (Sassafras)
Couturier (Studio Calico)
Down to Earth (Studio Calico)
Glitter Alpha – Chartreuse (Sassafras)
Fairy Tales Chipboard Alpha (Cosmo Cricket)
Ornate Tags Mini Chipboard (Maya Road)
Indie Girl Banner Stickers (Sassafras)
Family Tree Journaling Cards (Jenni Bowlin)
Vellum Butterflies – Brown (Jenni Bowlin)
Border Stamp – Harper’s Ruler (Studio Calico)
September 1, 2010
I have been very very busy. I attended Paperific for the first time. Got lots of useful tips and tricks as well meant so good ol Aussie companies stocking some really cool things. I am definitely going to order some.
I also completed my copic certification… yes it’s official I am a copic certified!! whoo hooo!!
There was so much information to take it, but best tip if you are starting out and have a hard time understanding light source, get a piece of acetate and draw in the sun and the direction it hits on you stamped image. Awesome it certainly helped me.
Now if you haven’t tried airbrushing with copics — YOU NEED TO it is awesome and it also saves your ink to colour large areas and not saturate but gives a nice even flow!!
Last but not least the Studio Calico Scrapbooking kit is due to arrive by the end of the week. This kit is sooooooooo beautiful you will love it. I will post more images of the kit in the next day or so. But in the mean time check out the sneak peek in the store!
I have heaps more product to load and the I-rock is due any day now….yippeee finally!!
Have a great day and will keep you posted!!
August 8, 2010
Here’s a great idea from Studio Calico. Paper Ruffles, so cute reminds me of a frilly skirt little girls where in Summer!!! Super Cute!!
and here how you make it……
First, I cut two strips from each patterned paper that were 1.5″ x 12.” You’ll need two strips because of the pleating. I pleated both strips first by pinching the paper towards me and folding it over. Don’t worry too much about perfection.
Next, I sewed along the edge to hold my pleating in place.
Ink the edges and pleats for extra dimension and to highlight the pleating. Then, I used my fingers to tear up the edges of the pleats.
Distressing the edges further gives a weathered look to the ruffles.
Watch out I will be ordering papers and scrapbooking kits from Studio Calico and if you want to be part of the scrapbooking kit club shoot me an email and I let you know how it works!!