August 16, 2017

i Love you Tag | prima marketing DT

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a tag created for prima marketing 
Create something using a stencil!
I love creating tags ,and they are so easily turned into cards and are just a great gift idea

Using the patterned paper from the rose quartz collection 
I cut a tag shape and using the tubaroses stencil I applied white gesso to it 
Then I used one of the watercolour pencils to add pink and smeared it over the gesso and stencil 
Then I left it to dry before adding to white cardstock and machine stitching the edges 

Then using the rose quartz collection ephemera I clustered them off center of the tag
Adding some fussy cut flowers from one of the rose quartz patterned papers 
Then I added some cotton threads and a flower in the center with a few lovely leaves and tucking a few of those 
Little feathers in the bottom underneath the flower..

Thanks for checking out my blog today 

August 14, 2017

Delightful layout | Prima marketing DT

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a layout I was having a play around with using the gessos 
black and white through a stencil on the lovely patterned paper from prima
I know a lot of crafty peeps don't use gesso with stencils but I wanted to show you that with the heavy gesso you can do just that and with the white gesso you can add any colour you want to it
So if you're just getting into mixed media you don't need a tone of product to start off with 

I fussy cut flowers and used them in the background to give a bit more colour
With the fabulous Haley flowers 

here is my process video

August 10, 2017

potted kitty layout | Doodlebug design DT

Hi there, 
Today I'm sharing a layout of our little kitty Luna who has taken over a pot I was going to put seedlings in I'm so glad I didn't because she would have squished them lol....

I started by marking out where I wanted my butterflies to be with a lead pencil then poked the holes 
Then I added the washi tape to the top and bottom of my layout then using the twine and a needle I stitched 
Using my cameo I cut 8 butterflies out 4 small and 4 big and layered them on top of each other and then adding a button in the middle 

Then I cut some bits of patterned paper to go in the middle of my page 
Then I gathered other little bits cutting the different sizes to stager them for layering behind my photo 
Using the spring things odds and ends I added a few die cuts on the left hand side of my photo 

Tucked in a doily and a mini paper clip and added the title and I was done 
You can watch my layout process video here

4495 cupcake mini paper clips |4605 lily white mini paper doilies 
2983 bright assortment Doodle twine| 2479 lily white boutique buttons 
3647 beetle black love letter cardstock stickers |4802 dot assortment washi tape 
5052 cupcake Swiss dot |5061 lemon Swiss dot 
5634 pixie dust |5616 party hearty
5635 rainbow ribbons |5485 spring things odds and ends 

August 6, 2017

Make it with prima challenge

Hi there,
Wow it's august already, where has the year gone it seems to have just flown past ..
Well with that being said this months make it with prima challenge is up and apparently it's the last make it with prima challenge so if you love this mood board and colour palette pop on over the the Prima blog and check out all the amazing projects from the team...

August 3, 2017

OMG - Prima marketing Design team

Oh my gosh I'm totally excited after 3 times trying out for this fabulous dream team 
it has finally come true I'm still pinching myself and I'm totally over the moon about it ..
And can't wait to play with all the new Prima products and get to know my new teammates 
Who are absolutely amazing!!

I'm excited I can finally share !!
Thank you for checking out my blog and my very exciting scrappy news

August 2, 2017

journey Layout | anna's craft cupboard sketch challenge

Hi there,
Tonight I'm sharing a layout of my daughter Kara 
I took this photo before she was off to do a Remembrance Day 
She got the job of holding the flag at half mast 

I kept the layout simple using lots of colours bright and muted 
I used one of my cut files and back it with free spirit 6x6 paper pad and add double sided foam tape on the back 
I matted my white cardstock on patterned paper from st. tropez and machine stitched around the edge 

I added a flower from the rose quartz collection in the centre of the cut file flower

For my title I used the chipboard from st. tropez 
And matted my photo on st. tropez patterned paper and fairy belle 

Prima marketing st. tropez patterned paper and chipboard 
Prima marketing free spirit 
Prima marketing fairy belle
Prima marketing spring and fall watercolour pencils 
Prima marketing rose quartz flower
Neatncrafty cut files 
Kaisercraft dies
Machine stitching 

July 26, 2017

so very lovely Layout - Shop and Crop Kit club

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a baby layout of my daughter eve ,with a few leftover bits of patterned papers 
and stickers from the carta Bella collection it's a girl 
I had this bright yellow polka dot patterned paper I wanted to use as the boarder around my white cardstock 

Then I machine stitched around the edge of my cardstock to create a stitched border 
Then I wanted to add some paint before adding my photo and flowers 
I used a paint brush and some samco pink paint I had in my stash and mixed it with a little bit of gesso to lighten it so it would be a softer color then I brushed it on then aloud it to dry naturally after it was dry I added some dark pink splats and some yellow across the background then aloud to dry and added the stencil across the background 
Then aloud that to dry then it was time to embellish the layout with flowers and stickers 

Here is my process video I hope you enjoy it

And here is some close ups of my layout 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today 
And don't forget to pop on over to the shop and crop website 
and check out the kits and other goodies in store 

Thanks for checking out my layouts today 
I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
Don't forget to check out the shop and crop website 
and get $5 dollars of your purchase when you use the Code AB5 during checkout !
Thanks for stopping by the blog today

July 20, 2017

Pinwheel Decor | Doodlebug design DT

Hi there ,
sharing a bit of fun Decor with the odds and ends
I love to make stuff just for fun and to decorate my craft studio and theirs nothing like a bit of colour to brighten up the room then these cute little die cuts and handmade pinwheels

I pulled out all the odds and ends they're so cute don't you think!!

They are fun and so simple to make 
Here is my process video to show you how I made them 

The big outside pinwheel is 6 inch and the little one in the middle is 3 inch
And the small pinwheel is 3 inch and middle is 2 inch
And on the edges I use some border punches to the edges 

And decorating the tin can was super easy 
I just covered the can with a strip of patterned paper and then cut 2 strips 
and using my paper edges scissors I add a scalloped edge then add a doily in the middle and popped a clear die cut from the odds and ends pack.

I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration today 

Supply list 
4605 lily white paper doilies 
5065 pistachio Swiss dot 
5449 swiss dot rainbow petite prints paper pad
5448 dot grid daisy stripe rainbow petite prints pad
5484 cream and sugar odd and ends 
5485 spring things odds and ends 
065 mini pastel brad assortment 

July 16, 2017

Summer Sunshine Layout

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a layout I created just having a play with some primamarketing St. tropez and free spirit 
My favorite thing todo is to fussy cut flowers and add them around my photo and background 
I've been loving using black gesso and a paint brush lately for my background using paint strokes as a feature on the background really makes the patterned paper pop

Then I added a stencil tubaroses with some light pink textured paste
Across the paint strokes to add more dimension and colour 

Then I started to add all the fussy cut flowers at the top and bottom of my layout 
I added my photo in the center and using some patterned paper for some layers behind my photo 
And tucking some of the fussy cut flowers around the photo 

And I added some die cut doilies around the photo tucked just under the layers 
I also added some pink flowers from the rose quartz collection because I only had 3 flowers left over 
I separated the bottom petals and added a bit of bling in one and tucked it under the top right corner of my photo 
I added chipboard for my title and a little bow in the top left hand corner of the photo 

I found a butterfly stamp I had and stamped it 3 times and covered it in clear embossing powder and heat embossed it 
And added it in 3 places on my layout 

Check out my gallery at scrapbook dot com for links to products 
Thanks for checking out my layout..
Happy crafting 

July 14, 2017

Lilac whisper card and process video | Kaisercraft DT

Hi their,
sharing my last project being on the KC team
A big thank you to Melissa and Kylie for having me on the team for 3 terms I've had a amazing time and all the wonderful teammates thank you ...
So today I decided I would create a card for my last project 
It's a mixed media card for al those who are wondering how to add a bit of stenciling and texture 

Here is my process video 

I started with a bit of cardstock cut down to card size 
Then I added patterned paper from the paper pad then I chose another and cut it down to matt on top of the other patterned paper, then I added a stencil and texture in white 

Next I die cut a few doilies and layered then on top of each other
Then it was about layering a few collectables and flowers 

Here is a close up 
of the texture and some of the colour blast colour shimmer cube watercolour

"lilac whisper" card By Anita Bownds
Kaisercraft products:F643 Amethyst | PP1023 paper pad |CT885 collectables
IT921 mini mix | DD776 detailed doily |DDD555 round fancy frames |F660 Amethyst
KM111 white
Other:cotton thread|gesso|impasto

Thank you so much for leaving comments and loving my work 
It has been a honor being on the team..xx
Happy crafting 
Cheers Anita..xx