Saturday, 17 February 2018

February Virtual Crop Class 3 with Katherine

Hello and welcome to my class, I hope you enjoy it.  We are using the Hazy Days papers from 7 dots.  There are elements of mixed media, so if you fancy getting out your distress stains and some white paint and getting a little bit inky then do, if not you can adapt it to avoid the painty elements!

Both pages are quick to put together, even with the paint drying time!

Here is my first page which is really straightforward as the papers are so beautiful.  A little bit of paint and some distress stain splatters.

My next page uses more inking and lots of layered strips in a multi-photo page.  There is no paint in this one, but don't let that stop you adding some!

Welcome to my class - I hope you have your scissors at the ready!!

I'm using Bo bunny 'Sweet moments' range to create layouts with a little bit of fussy cutting but once done are easy to assemble. The range has equal amounts of sugary pink and fresh greens which work brilliantly together or apart.

The first layout involves creating your own elements by layering sections of cut out floral elements to create a 3D effect without mountains of foam pads. 

And grab your glossy accents for the 2nd layout to add a bit of shine to these gorgeous chrysanthemums.

Click Here to download the full PDF instructions

Don't forget to come back at 2 o'clock for Katherine's class.

Happy Scrapping - and please share your creations over on the ATDML # Create Facebook group.

February Virtual Crop - Class 1 with Mel

Good morning and welcome to the first class of today's Virtual Crop. I have created two layouts with the Simple Stories Psoh collection. In the cold grey days of February I really enjoyed the beautiful spring like pastel colours of this range.

Here's one of the layouts I created:

Click Here to download the full PDF instructions and to see the other layout.

Don't forget to come back at 12 o'clock for Tricias class.

Happy Scrapping - and please share your creations over on the ATDML # Create Facebook group.

Friday, 16 February 2018

February Virtual crop challenge

Welcome back to another Mood Board inspiration challenge ahead of your February Virtual Crop day tomorrow.

This month the mood board colours are shades of blues accented with brown. There are lots of hearts in the images including book print ones, plus a doiley, a suitcase (so maybe travel inspiration there?), plus trees/bark (outdoors), frames... lots to take your inspiration from.

I used this board to inspire the following page with a woodgrain background inspired by the trees, hearts, the colours and a doiley as well as book print leaves.

I hope you will join in this challenge. Take a look here at last month's if you missed it as well. These are a great way of kick starting your creative process and it is really interesting to see where the same board takes different people. Share your pages in our Facebook group Mood Board gallery adding the month and your name so we can give credit where due and share our favourites ahead of next month's virtual crop.

See you back here tomorrow at 10am for your first February Virtual crop class.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

February 2018 Virtual Crop Photo Requirements

Hi, Here are the photo requirements for this months Virtual Crop.  Remember that it all starts on Friday night, here, with the challenge and then the classes start at 10am on Saturday.  Come and join in the chatter in our Facebook group ATDML #Create and share your pages.  If you didn't manage to get the kits then play along with your own papers.

Class 1 with Mel

Layout 1 - 6 by 4" landscape
Layout 2 - 6 by 4" portrait

Class 2 with Tricia

Layout 1 - 4" square
Layout 2 - 4" square

Class 3 with Katherine

Layout 1 - 7 by 5" portrait (though it could easily be a 6 by 4")
Layout 2 - three 3 by 4" portrait photos

Good to have are brown ink, white paint or gesso and an old store card, distress stains in colours that go with your photos.

All the chatter and challenges will start here on Friday night, and all the classes are posted here and will be up on the shop website for you to use too.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Scraplift Challenge - February 2018

Hello again.  This time I am here with my Scraplift of the month.  I have chosen this layout by Katherine.

Katherine Sutton - Fall in love with

I used the Miss Betty range from Kaisercraft - just goes to show you can use a predominantly feminine paper for a male layout.   I distressed the edge of my background paper, added some white acrylic behind the photo and the cluster at the bottom, have used spotty paper and I found a piece of beaded wire to frame my photo - as Katherine did.

I also added gauze behind my photo (very Katherinesque) and used some stickers behind the torn places and around my photo as it was too minimalist for me to be happy with.

I hope you join in our Scraplift Challenge - all you need to do is to choose a page from the January 2018 gallery, which can be found on the ATDML shop site, on the right under Information.  If you make a layout please share it on our Facebook page. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Faviourite Layouts from January 2018

Hello Lovlies

How are you liking this cold weather?  Not much I suspect.   Why not grab a warm drink and have a look at my three favourite layouts from the January Gallery?

First up is one from Ann

Tis The Season

I really like how she has combined the two different papers, her journaling on little rectangles and the little cluster of embellishments on the bottom left of her photo.

Next is Katherine's Fall In Love With

What's not to love about this page - The multiple layers, the painted areas, the beaded wire, the cluster of embellishments at the bottom left of the page - in fact all if it is gorgeous.

Finally, my favourite from me

Snow Much Fun

I chose this one because I pushed myself to find different ways to use the foiled vellum, as a photo mount, as backfill to the title and a squares behind the bottom panel.

There are plenty of other layouts in the January Gallery, which can be found on the ATDML shop site under information,  so why not pop on over there to have a look.