Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hi everyone,
I have another layout to share with you using the latest cupcake kit! 
And YES! it's another purple layout!!!!

This time I used a collage of the papers in the kit own the sides of my cardstock and then covered them with a light coating of white gesso.

 I then used black cotton on the sewing machine over the top using both zigzag stitch and straight stitch.
I then used a mixture of stamps including Heidi Swapp and Prima to add interest to each side. I used Faber Castell gelatos to colour in my stamped squares.
I also used the purple Twinkling H20 with some water to drip down my sides as well as some watered down acrylic paint.

I used some purple spotted washi tape from my stash and the title is also some letters from my own supplies.

This collage technique is a great way to use up your scraps of paper and is so easy to do! 

Eb x

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I used PURPLE!!!!

Ok, I have a confession to make.... I hate the colour purple! BUT this kit has made me change my mind!!

I actually loved using it! This kit had a mix of beautiful colours, yellows, purples, greys, aqua and even red. I LOVED putting these layouts together and I even used lot's of paper on one layout!
Here is the first of my layouts....

This layout started off by using the chevron patterned papers which inspired my use of colours here.
I used some yellow paint on some white cardstock mixed with some blue paint with the Teresa Collins Heart stencil from the kit to create my background. Add in some machine stitching, various washi tapes from my own stash and some stamping.
I added the cut out camera and a cherry flair to be released soon :) along with some sticker elements from the sticker sheet in the kit.
The title was created tracing the letters from the Teresa Collins alphabet stencil and coloured in with a green Faber Castell gelato.

Close up of the camera cut out.

This next layout  was the first of my "purple " layouts and pushed me out of my comfort zone!

I began by selecting a range of papers from the kit that included purples, yellows and a bit of  tangerine in them. I tore and cut these papers and layered until i was happy. I then took the alphabet stencil and coloured over it with a yellow gelato.  ( you could spray with mist or use paint ). I then sprayed it with water and used it like a stamp over my papers on my background. 

I then sewed over my papers and added some stencils, stamping and some washi tapes. 
My title is from the kit which I loved! It makes me want to buy a silhouette for myself!
I also once again added a new flair to be released soon, and some of the gorgeous sequins .

Until next time, Eb x

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Lately  have been feeling extremely low. I feel stressed, worried and just am constantly hard on myself. I really am my own worst enemy.
But yesterday I scrapped. I scrapped photos of me ( yes I've scrapped them before but not in this way). I used my page as reminder to myself, or therapy I guess. I used it to get down what I was feeling. I have totally been dwelling on things, overthinking EVERYTHING and getting myself so worked up about things. So this is my page.
I used the prompt on the "Scrap the Girls " challenge for this month to use traditionally masculine colours and embellishmnets  on a feminine page. So here it is.

 Very grungy with some feminine touches. I even pulled out some old metal embellishments that are traditionally great on boy style pages!
The background was actually created a few days ago when Maya was using colour shine to create a book of her own. When she had finished with the masks I then rubbed the excess onto some white cardstock. I LOVED how it turned out!!
It feels good to use up old supplies too.

Thanks for popping by Eb x