Thank you for visting my blog. I am fortunate to have friends that love to craft. I hope to meet new frinds as time passes. I have been an avid scrapbooker & crafter since July 1996. Thanks Char. I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy crafting as I have.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Adventure Awaits on the Sea

Kathi here to share with you my design for the Clear Scraps blog hop, I enjoyed working with the clear scraps chipboard. I choose the heart. For the love the sea where my adventure started in Florida boarding the Royal Caribbean setting sail for the beautiful Caribbean.  We had a great party abroad the ship, photo on the left, my roommate is pictured on the right. Yumi is from Japan.  With the chipboard heart I used two of the  2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks Bora Bora & Terra Cotta.

Full View

Close up of the Quotes & Phases overlaid with the twine netting.  The frame was colored with Bora Bora Chalking ink.
 I used a die cut anchor cut from a scrap of Adventure Awaits patterned paper cascading from the petaloo flowers & leaves. Bora Bora Chalking Ink distress the anchor and the seahorse die cut. 

A die cut octopi towering over the small sea shells and petaloo flowers.  The octopi was distressed with Terra Cotta Chalking Ink. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
         Bora Bora
         Terra Cotta

Others Supplies:
Petaloo Flowers from Quick Quotes Private Reserve
Twine Netting from Quick Quotes Private Reserve
Small sea shells from my stash
Sea Life Dies from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Flower Caddy

Kathi here to share with you a fun spring flower caddy.  The paper line I used is a Quick Quotes paper "Windsong". a very soft elegant paper line. I used a 7 piece flower die from China. all the flowers I distressed the edges with two of the 2017 Powderpuff Chalking inks.

This is one side of the flower caddy. The caddy was painted black then I painted one side at a time with Elmer's glue. I let it get to a tacking stage them painted a white acrylic paint over the Elmer's glue, I let it dry. As it dries it crackles. I completed each side one side at a time letting each layer dry before moving on to the next side.  A white Venice lace was hot glued to one of the long sides then a black dangle lace was placed over the white lace. I placed three handmade flowers to the upper left of the side of the caddy.

This is one of the short sides looking at the crackle technique  that was done on all three sides.

Close up of the soft flowers.  The flowers cut from Quick Quotes Windsong patterned paper. The edges were distress with 2017 Chalking Inks. Then all the flowers edges had a glue placed 
on each layer of the flowers then dipped in clear glitter. 

The second side I repeated the white Venice lace, place the black dangle lace just on the outside, then flowers where placed on the top of the black lace trim. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes: Windsong
2017 Powderpuff Chalking Inks - Terra Cotta, Slate

Up cycled caddy
lace & trims
white paint

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sand By The Sea

Kathi here to share with you a double layout using Quick Quotes new papers pack "Adventure Awaits". This beautiful blues, greens, rust & white papers with a Sea and nautical theme.

Double Layout

Layout one I used the patterned paper QQP AD102 as the base layout. The photo is a 5 X 7 framed with three layers of patterned paper. On each layer the edges of the paper was distressed using 2017 Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalking Inks. They layer papers are QQP-AD104 was used as the outer layer and the third layer, QQP-AD100 was used as the middle layer. for the  die cuts I used QQP-AD100 & QQP-AD104 2017 powderpuff chalking inks Royal Blue, and Bora Bora.

 Layout 1

Close-up layout 1 Distressed die cuts highlighting the new 2017 Powderpuff Chalking Inks

Layout two - I used the same base paper. Using QQP-AD105 cutting the panels out of the paper using them as my photo mats. The photo mats where added to a 4 X 12" QQP-AD100 paper. The photo mats all flip up to reseal the photo mat underneath. The underside of each mat is a place to add  journaling for each of the photo's. Each of the photo mats was distressed with 2017 Royal Blue  Powderpuff Chalking Ink and a die cut shape was added to each photo mat. The shapes where distressed with the 2016 Barn Board Powderpuff Chalking Ink & 2017 Royal Blue and Bora Bora Powderpuff Chalking Inks.  A strip from the QQP-AD500 "By the Sea we forget to Count the days" was placed on the left hand side of the layout.

 Layout 2

Inside of layout 2 - the open spaces on the backside of each mat is for journaling. Each photo mat has a die cut.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Quotes Page: Quick Quotes "Adventure Awaits" QQP-AD500
2016 Barn Board Powderpuff Chalking Ink
2017 Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalking Ink
2017 Bora Bora Powderpuff Chalking Ink

Canon TS5020 was used to print the photo's

Thanks for joining us today, have a great day & have fun crafting.