Cupcakes and Carousels, Mixed media products

Finishing off scrapbook pages

Back to scrapping… and finally finished the pages started at Helen’s class a few weeks ago. The mixed media approach she took really inspired me… along with many Missy Widden YouTube videos I’ve been glued to recently! 

So these were both using the packaging technique to add watery ink to the background cardstock and then using the Cupcakes and Carousels designer series paper to create different layers.  

So the first one I did change up a bit by reducing the size and layering it onto the Crumb Cake cardstock. 

I also added lots of stickers and rub ons and little word embellishments. As it’s a picture of men (my dad, and my two Dutch dad’s – it’s a long story!) I decided against adding too many embellishments. 

I couldn’t resist the little making memories tags with brads though… or the pointing finger stickers…

So that’s my slightly more masculine page… now for my girlie one… 

I adore this pic of my princess and me having some fun time on the floor.  The layout Helen designed worked well with this larger image. 

I added lots of layers underneath the photo and found candi dots that worked with the colour scheme.  I love the rub on words and the fabric title sticker I used too. It’s great diving into the stash of stickers and finding things you have forgotten you owned. Especially helpful as March is meant to be my no stash buying month. I need to save for my hols! 

So happy to have done some scrapping again… thanks Helen for getting me inspired again. So nice also to scale up from ATC size to 12×12 just for a change. 

Happy crafting! 


Cupcakes and Carousels, Stamps

Smooshing ATCs … 117-119

A few weeks ago I did a scrapbook class with my lovely friend Helen and we did a smooshing ink technique using packaging. I loved it and had such fun smooshing the ink on the backgrounds so created a bit extra and so far have made these three ATC’S… 

I added scraps of the paper from the class and the beautiful stamped flowers too. 

I finished all off with some doodling in Gold pen and some pencil shading.

Love how they ended up. Gorgeous technique and I still have quite a bit of the one I did leftover so hopefully will get a chance to make some more atcs from that too! 

And tomorrow I have the rest of the pages to share that I’ve finally finished!

Happy crafting!


Cupcakes and Carousels, Mixed media products

Scrapping again!

My lovely friend Helen has got me scrapping again… and courtesy of her class and Missy Widden YouTube videos it is a lovely mix of traditional and mixed media. 

So this is a page in finished from Helen’s class a few weeks ago. 

Helen had designed this using the heart cut file she had got and then using some Stampin up stamps and papers. I’ve finished mine off with thread and lots of word stickers from the stash box and some dots of liquid pearls. 

The techniques we employed were lots of smooshing of inks using packaging  (as per Missy style!) and spritzing inks. This was such great fun! 

I chose to place my picture (my princess when she was a tiny little cutie!) towards the bottom right of the page whereas Helen chose the top right… she also did lots of inking on hers. I had meant to do that too but stuck it down before I had a chance…  me and my eager sticking down! 

Here is a pic of Helen’s original…. isn’t it lovely?

I have two more pages to finish that we started in the class… looking forward to getting them done and really enjoying getting my scrapping mojo back! Thanks Helen… fun times make something big and not just an ATC! 

Happy crafting!