Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free Silhouette Cut File -Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am sharing this Silhouette Cut File with my friends at Boys Rule today , I hope you enjoy it!

click on the image to be taken to my download site


Thanks for visiting!

Water Brush Tutorial - ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I am sharing a fun tutorial with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, demo-ing a fun way to add colour to stamped images with a water brush.

This technique is super easy, anyone can do it!

 You will need a few simple supplies, an ink pad or two (any water based ink will do) a water brush, and an image stamped with permanent ink like Stazon.

 Your water brush has a chamber that you will fill with tap water prior to using.  With your ink pad closed, give it a gentle squeeze, this will put a small amount of ink onto the lid that you can work with (as shown above). 

 Now, squeeze the centre of your brush to let a little water out of the chamber to moisten the bristles, then use the tip of the brush to pick up some ink from the ink pad lid.

 The fun parts starts now, just fill in the blanks with colour,there are not tricks or techniques, just paint.... so fun! You can work from the centre out if you want the edges a little lighter, or go over a section two or three times to darken the image.  Be careful to let the ink dry in between coats.

 You can use a baby wipe to clean the tip of your brush between colours, or squeeze a little water through the chamber and wipe it off.


 Pick up a second colour....



... and add it to your image.

I used my image to create this little tag, along with a few bits and pieces from my  'junk' drawer.



You can contact ScrapMuch? via email at scrapmuch@rogers.com to get your water brush today!

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Your're invited to a weenie roast - Doodle Garden

Hi friends!

I am up on The Doodle Garden site, sharing this card today! I coloured up "Weenie and Mallows", a great camping themed digi, to use as an invitation to welcome friends to our trailer.


Here is a close up of the image, these little guys were seriously fun to colour up!


You can find this cute digi here, in The Doodle Garden Store.  Don't forget to check in at The Doodle Garden blog to keep up to date with all of our goings on and to see what the rest of the team is creating!


And you can find all of the information about the current challenge here.

Thanks for visiting!

Winner - Evalicious!

Hi there!

As promised I am popping in to choose a winner for this giveaway that I offered! 

Here is a reminder of the prize...

...and if you shared the information about my giveaway, you also will get this (my winner did!)....

I used Random.org to pick a winner....


Here is the winner's comment, please email me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca to claim your prize!

So sorry about the accident! But I love the clean look of your layout (showcases the product perfectly). You are so talented! 

Thanks for playing everyone!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wooden disk tutorial - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am sharing a tutorial today with my friends at Boys Rule.   The current Boys Rule kit came with these really fun blank wooden disks, and I had a ton of fun embellishing them to add to my pages.


 First, I pulled out some stamps, Stazon and water colour paints, along with a black Sharpie.

Stamping onto these disks is super easy and a fun way to coordinate them with your project.

Next I paint half of a disk with water colour paint and used my black Sharpie to define the two colour tones.

For the next two disks, I adorned them with some stickers, it is a great way to give a simple sticker a bit of a lift or highlight a great puffy sticker.

And lastly, I adhere a chipboard star to a disk and inked around the edges with a fun contrasting colour, it really pops off of the page!

As you can see it is really easy to take a simple element to the next level and wow it up!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog today, I hope you will hop on over and play along, the DT has some fabulous inspiration for you!


Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aligning alpha stickers - tutorial

Hi there!

Just a quick and easy tutorial for you all today, since I am still on vacay, after all!

If you are anything like me, putting something onto a layout straight is a huge challenge.  I saw this technique done by a scrappy friend, Lucia, and thought I would give it a try.

All you have to do is align a small bit of your alphas stickers on a ruler, using the lines of the ruler as a guide.


Then layout it over your layout, press the top of the stickers onto your page, and gently pull away the ruler.


Now you can add other elements around your alphas, or even more alphas in the same manner.


That's it, that easy!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thank you Ever so Much! - the Doodle Garden

Hi friends!

I am up on The Doodle Garden site, sharing a project today! I decided to make a pretty little thank you card!



Here is a close up of the image:



Don't forget to check in at The Doodle Garden blog to keep up to date with all of our goings on and to see what the rest of the team is creating!


And you can find all of the information about the current challenge here.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Dad Rocks - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am up on the Boys Rule blog today, sharing another creation using the July / August 2014 kit!


 Here are a few close ups shots.....


Once again, I wanted to play with my water colour paints, so I added a white sheet of cardstock as my base. I also had fun with a variety of the fabulous stickers that are in this kit.


Thank you for visiting!  Don't forget to pop on over to the Boys Rule blog to see what Lynn is up to!