Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes | Scrap Affairs Magazine + Cocoa Vanilla Studio |Little Birdie Crafts

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Hi Everyone, I am super excited to be asked to submit a project for the latest issue of Scrap Affairs Magazine in South Africa which is all about Celebrations.
I had been dying to use the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection that I had sitting still in the bag and I knew these photos from my Number 1 daughter's 25th Birthday would be perfect for these papers and this issue. I also used Little Birdie Crafts handmade flowers and mixed media mediums

To get my tutorial on how I created this fun background you will need to buy the magazine


and yes I did create the balloon arch and crepe paper streamer backdrop, It was my first balloon arch and I was up until 2.30am creating it




Scrap Affairs Magazine is available NOW from your local papercrafting store in South Africa and Australia

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Life is Beautiful Mini Album | Little Birdie Crafts



Hi everyone Kerrie here with another project for Little Birdie Crafts
 I created a mini album using Little Birdie Crafts Sunshine & Lemonade Collection. This collection is so perfect for all your summer  and tropical photos
I created this Mini Album for my cousin's granddaughter who recently went on a cruise with her family and celebrated her birthday just before they set sail. I thought this mini album would be perfect for her to pop some of her special cruise photos in.


here is a look inside, I have kept the pages simple so that photos can be added.
I have fussy cut the whole fussy cut sheet and will give the extra pieces to my cousin so they can finish embellishing
I love how these papers all complement each other making this album come together so easily.




I used the pre-punched doilies, journaling cards and fussy cut pieces to embellish my album pages





remember to add the ribbon to the back before adding your patterned paper.


Here is how I coloured the chipboard title


first up i dabbed on Crackle Paste using my finger, I then heat set it


I think sprayed the title using Gold Rush and Lemon Zing Color Splash sprays to give an ombre look to the title


here is a closer look at the crackle effect


I finished off my cover with one of the pre punched doilies layered onto a paper doily and some sisal fibre. Popped on my title and added some handmade paper flowers


Little Birdie Crafts Products Used
Sunshine & Lemonade Paper Collection
Chipboard Title, Life is Beautiful
Crackle Paste
Color Splash Spray, Gold Rush
Color Splash Spray, Lemon Zing
Handmade Flowers, Pearl Petites Vivid Palette
Sisal Fibre



Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
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 for fabulous tutorials from all the Design Team


 Happy Creating 


 Happy Creating 




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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Little Princess Collection Layouts | Simple Stories

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Hi Everyone today I'm sharing 3 layouts I created using Simple Stories Little Princess Collection.
I created these layouts  as a bonus for a mini album class I taught at The Crafty Chain back in May
This is such a versatile this collection as you can see by my layouts and it shows how many projects you can create using the collection, there were still left overs after creating the mini album + these three layouts













If you would like to purchase Simple Stories Little Princess Collection Pack contact The Crafty Chain and they may still have some in stock or be able to get them in for you.


 Happy Creating 



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Make a Wish Layout | Little Birdie Crafts


Hi Everyone Kerrie here back with another project using the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products.
 I have again used the NEW release Amor Mio collection this collection is so perfect for creating neutral looking projects with its soft gold and silver tones

I create a simple layout that you can recreate so easily, it is simple but filled with soft textures to give your layout body without taking away from your photos.


Unfortunately my Mother in Law is awful when it comes to getting of good photo of her, she always looks away from the camera and so it is very rare to get a photo of her looking down the the lens. I placed the photo I did manage to get of her to the back so I could crop out the person standing next to her so I know it makes the focus photo make you look to the right but hey life doesn't always give your picture perfect moments and as it was her 80th Birthday I wanted to scrap both photos as this is her and this is real life.
(My Mum is the same, the older generation didn't grow up with cameras being so readily available so they are not comfortable in front of the camera unlike the younger generation especially my youngest daughter)


I started off by adhering a piece of Muslin to my base using Gel Medium. I only adhered it through the centre where my layers would cover it and slightly on the edges to hold the pinched sides in place


I then cut some pieces of the patterned papers for my layers and adhered them to the base
I layered some Sisal Fibre under my flower cluster to give more texture to the cluster


I coloured my Primed Chipboard Title using Rich Gold Metallic Wax


To add my splatters I mixed White Gesso with Tattered Lace Chalk Paint and spritzed with water to make it easy to splatter and then covered my photos and splattered away, you can do this as little or or much as you like


here are some close ups so that you can see the texture and details





Little Birdie Crafts Products Used
Amor Mio Collection Pack
Amor Mio
Amor Mio Elvina Flowers
Amor Mio Heleen Flowers
Amor Mio Marina Flowers
Gel Medium
White Gesso
Tattered Lace Chalk Paint
Sisal Fibre
Muslin


 Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
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 for fabulous tutorials from all the Design Team


 Happy Creating 


 Happy Creating 



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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Celebrate 80 Card | Little Birdie Crafts


Hi Everyone Kerrie here with another tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts Blog

Last month my Mother In Law celebrated her 80th Birthday and so to commemorate her milestone birthday I created this special card for her.


I have used the New Release Amor Mio Collection, this collection is gorgeous, perfect for weddings, formals and any special occasion.


I started off by cutting my base papers with the top piece being slightly smaller than the bottom piece. I then tore the centre of the top layer at the top and bottom. I distress the edges of all pieces and rolled back the torn edges to create a peek a boo to the bottom layer


I then created some texture to the top layer using Mixed Media Paste and Script Stencil.
While the Mixed Media Paste was still wet I sprinkled on Crystal Glitter

Once dry I adhered the layers together using foam tape to give dimension between the layers and the wrapped some twine around the center before adhering to my card base


I then create my flower cluster, adding a paper doily peeking out from the layers and some lace leaves. I also added some sisal fibre to add texture 


I then swiped Rich Gold Metallic Wax to the wood veneer 80 plus I rubbed it along the edges of my layers and to the rolled pieces to add dimension to my layers


I finished off applying some Gel Medium randomly to my flowers and sisal fibres and then sprinkled on Gold Micro Beads to again add  texture to my card.
I finished off with a sprinkling of Butterflies



Little Birdie Crafts Products Used
Amor Mio 12x12 Collection Pack
Amor Mio Whitney Flowers
Amor Mio Elvina Flowers
Amor Mio Heleen Flowers
Amor Mio Marina Flowers
Amor Mio Beautiful Butterflies
Mixed Media Paste
Script Stencil
Rich Gold Metallic Wax
Gel Medium
Gold Micro Beads
Sisal Fibre

 Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
please if you don't already follow Little Birdie Crafts on FacebookInstagram and of course their Blog 
 for fabulous tutorials from all the Design Team


 Happy Creating 




#kerriegurney #littlebirdiecrafts