Friday, 26 June 2015

Design team project - June

So this month I've jumped ship from The fantastic Kaiser collections and have been set the task of using some of the latest collections from Bo Bunny (NOW being stocked by Jones craft - wholesalers & in store @ Craftmania) 

For today's project I've used the lovely floral Juliet collection and focused on using 3 sheets -
Juliet - for the grey floral sheet
Juliet Milan - for the yellow floral sheet
Juliet nostalgia - for all of my cut out embellishments 

In this scrapbook page I really wanted to show how you could interlock two sheets of the same design in two colours, so starting with Milan page as my base I then took the Juliet grey sheet, and with a ruler riped along the edge in a slightly diagonial direction from the top right corner back in towards the page, all the way down the 12x12, I then did the same with the top left corner giving me two panels to foam pad on top of my yellow page.

I liked the way the design matched up with only the backing colouring changing... From here I cut out several of the flowers from my grey sheet that I'm left with (the middle of the grey part).

Now I have my flowers cut.. I really wanted them to stand out a little so I decided to make more of a feature of them by heat embossing over them in clear embossing powder using a clear emboss pad... I really liked how this gave the flowers a wet look... I then popped these to one side...

Next up I picked my two green ribbons under my grey top corner leaving them hanging free for the tags that I would shortly cut out...

Drawing your attention now to the fantatsic nostalga sheet in this collection... 

I nearly used every piece of this sheet! I firstly cut out the yellow large box on the left of the peg so I could use the pink side of this as the backing for the next panel, but then decided I really liked the frame and bird, so using a knife I removed these, leaving the sheet in tact... So I could use this still as my backing (covering up the holes with the next layer.... These sheets do cost a few pennies and it's always such a shame to use them for backings leaving elements like this hidden, even if you don't use them on this project, hook them out and keep them safe for the next! 

After removing this panel from the nostalga sheet I then removed the large panel beside it, and heat embossed this the same way as my flowers, aswell as the oval frame we cut from the last panel.

Then using one sheet of linnen brown card I layered my design adding in other elements from the nostalga sheet. 

This page ended up much busier than I imagined, but I really liked this... It was lovely to tackle a different style and theme! And was well chuffed with how the embossed glazed look ended up... Many brands charge a high premuim for embossed elements on pages, within a few seconds you could do your own ;) 

If you would like to come and do this page with me... We will be doing this as a lesson at Craftmania Lowestoft on Saturday 25th July -2:00-4:30 (we will also be tackling another page in this lesson as well) - this lesson costs £8 and everything except your photos is provided for you :) 

This fantatsic collection and many more Bo Bunny collections are available from to retail customers from Craftmania and for trade customers from Jones Crafts. 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

New Lessons at Craftamania Great Yarmouth!

I'm so pleased to announce Craftmania have just launched a complete list of lessons at the New Great Yarmouth store, I can't wait to be able to teach at this store too! Lessons kick off July 6th.
Bookings are being taken from 10am Friday 19th June.
To see all the fantatsic lessons they have coming up, please look at the events section in the Craftmania facebook page -

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