Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Loads of Love Layout | Little Birdie Crafts

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Hi Everyone, it's Kerrie back again for Little Birdie Crafts.

I have created my layout using Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle Patterned Paper and matching flowers along with some primed chipboard, chalk paint, gesso and sprinkles

Fairy Sparkle is a gorgeous collection and so very versatile, with gorgeous papers and die cut doilies along with journaling cards and a fussy cutting sheet.

to create my background I cut down the wood panel patterned paper sheet to 11.5"x11.5: and then using my craft knife and a ruler cut down the groove lines, leaving the top and bottom uncut so as to keep the sheet together. I then adhered it to my base sheet of white cardstock and then using my fingernail distressed the edges. I created a faux stitched border using my tracing wheel tool and ruler.

I then tore two strips a corrugated board and dry brushed Gesso onto them

I fussy cut loads of flower clusters to use from the scattered flower sheet and the sheet with the fairy on the swing and one of the journaling cards.  As you can see I cut way more than I needed these are the ones I didn't use but I now have them ready to use on another layout or a card.

I then tore two pieces of patterned paper one  from the scattered butterfly patterned paper piece and the other is the piece with the fairy on the swing left over from my fussy cutting
I popped out two doilies to use in my layers

I adhered a double layer of lace trim to the center of my layers and then added a layer of muslin and Sisal fibres. I added the flower trim to the center of lace trim to hide the join line.

I then mixed up some Lavender Blush Chalk Paint with Gesso to lighten it and then painted all my Primed Chipboard pieces

One the chipboard pieces were dry I sanded them back slightly to give a weather rustic look
I then adhered all my chipboard pieces, flowers and sprinkles on using Gel Medium
To create layers I tucked some flower clusters in between my layers and also used foam tape on some layers.

Lastly i added some splatters using Hot Pink Colour Splash

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Always in my Heart, Altered Mixed Media Metal Frame | Little Birdie Crafts

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Hi everyone Kerrie here with another design team post for Little Birdie Crafts.
For my 2nd post I created an altered frame using lots of Little Birdie Crafts mixed media product and of course their gorgeous flowers.
My hubby and I celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 1st April I wanted to create something that I could have on display in our home with our wedding photo. I have gone for a shabby chic look and used the turquoise and cream colour palette as it goes with our decor.

Here is my tutorial I how I created this decor piece.

Firstly I gave the whole piece two coats of Gesso to cover up the colour that the frame was, with this piece the backing piece easily comes off making painting it a breeze.

I used the Sculpture Paste to create some scroll flourishes to add to my frame. This stuff is awesome you just use a palette knife to smooth the sculpture paste into the silicone molds and leave overnight to dry. You can make yourself a stash of these so that you have them on hand for your projects

I then used Heavy Gel Medium to glue the flourishes onto my frame, this is so good for using as adhesive as once it dries your pieces are stuck on for good

next I painted over the flourishes with Gesso and then painted the whole piece Snow Chalk Paint using

I then painted the whole frame with Tattered Lace Chalk Paint, once dry I added a thick coat of  One Step Crackle Medium 

I then mixed Sailing Sky and Tattered Lace Chalk Paints together to give a softer shade of turquoise for my piece.

as you can see this Crackle Medium is awesome, check those cracks and this started crackling almost instantly as I painted on the turquoise chalk paint

I love the effect it has especially on the sculpture paste flourishes

I then added some texture using the Threadbare Net Stencil with Grainy Texture Paste

I then decorated my frame using the Burlap Doilies, Corrugated Card, Ribbon, Sisal Fibre and a mix of Flowers.
Tip; I dry brushed Tattered Lace Chalk Paint over the Burlap Doily to give a more muted colour and more texture.

I finished off by rubbing on Rich Gold Metallic Wax to add highlights to my frame

With my Chipboard Title I painted over the Primed Chipboard with left over turquoise chalk paint and then lightly went over it with Tattered Lace Chalk Paint, I then rubbed on some Rich Gold Metallic Wax to add highlights to my title.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Butterfly Garden, Four Layouts in Two Hours | Couture Creations

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Hi everyone, Kerrie here sharing with you how you can create 4 layouts in 2 hours!!! Yes you read correctly
  How I did I do this you may ask, here is how,
I created 4 unique backgrounds using using Couture Creations Mix & Match Pigment Powders, Gesso, Texture Paste, a Stencil and some Glitter.
I then created my layouts using just 4 sheets of  Couture Creations Butterfly Garden patterned paper and the ephemera pack along with a sprinkling of pearls and a smidge of gold foil
Super quick and simple but so pretty and what makes these layouts even better is you are getting pages done and in your albums without alot of expense or time

I have no step by step photos as I was just getting in and creating but I have explained how I created each of the backgrounds under each layout.

I created this background using pink and purple pigment powders mixed with white gesso, I them added a dollop of each colour alternating them along the top of my cardstock, then using a lift off tool or an old store/credit card scrap the dots down the sheet of cardstock to create this background.
I add some splatters after completing my layout.

To create this background I randomly applied texture paste using a stencil  and then while the texture paste was still wet I sprinkled on some glitter. I then add some splatters using pink pigment spray, simply spray pigment onto craft mat and using a paintbrush flick some splatters on, or if you don't have a paintbrush handy just can just open up your spray and use the tube inside the spray bottle.

My background for this layout was created by simply randomly placing a stencil down on my cardstock and lightly spraying with purple pigment spray, move the stencil around to cover where you want to create a lovely soft background

 This background I used the pigment powders as sprays and applied to my background using the plastic packaging from my ephemera pack to create a watercoloured background.
Simply spray your pigments onto your craft mat one colour at a time and then pop your hand inside the plastic bag and randomly tap onto your cardstock.
If you want to control your background a little more you can prime your cardstock with gesso
I ran 6mm doublesided tape along the top and bottom of my center piece of patterned paper and the applied gold foil to the tape. This is a great technique for using up your foil scraps.

Couture Creations Butterfly Garden and all the products used on my layouts are available from your local papercrafting store or your favourite online store

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cottage Lace Shabby Chic Card | Little Birdie Crafts

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with my very first post for Little Birdie Crafts.
I'm so very excited and honoured to be selected as one of the designers for Little Birdie Crafts. I have loved their products for so long and they are adding more and more gorgeous products to their range.
I am also very excited to be amongst such talented ladies.
 Thank You to Harrish and Rashmi for giving me this fabulous opportunity. 

For my first project I have created a lovely Shabby Chic card using their Cottage Lace paper collection along with their Corrugated Board and of course their beautiful flowers.
This card is actually quite quick to create so if you are about to run out the door and remembered you need a card for someone special, this is the card for you!

Cut a piece of ivory cardstock down to create 6"x 6" card base

Next cut a 5.3/4" x 5.3/4" square from the lace background patterned paper, distress the edges

Cut the Lace Border from the Lace & Rose Border patterned Paper, cut into 2 x 5. 3/4" lace pieces, distress the edges

Cut a 4" strip from Corrugate Board and cut down to 5.3/4" and then tear into 2 x 2" strips

Using a dry brush swipe across torn corrugated strips with White Gesso and set aside to dry

Paint Layered Dreamcatcher Primed Chipboard with Pink Ballet Acrylic Paint and set aside to dry

Using your dry brush with Gesso on it lightly swipe leaves from Natalie Moonlight Flower Pack

Layer base lace patterned paper onto base card

Layer on corrugated board, lace strips, wood wool and painted layered dreamcatcher chipboard

Then arrange your flower cluster using Natalie Moonlight, Noelle Pearl Pink and Carnation Beaded Micro Petals

To create a pigs tail on the flower bud I used a skewer

Finish off with Pearl trim

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