Monday, June 18, 2018

Jot Mood Board Entry June

Ponytails & Paper Fails Jot Mood Board Entry
My entry for the Jot Mood Board this month is actually a 're-do' of a page I did years and years ago.  It was entitled "Miss Independent", was very basic, and the 'd' in independent was missing.  I started the page with a gel print inspired by those gorgeous coral flowers.  First I cut a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo, and used that to create the flower pattern in the paint on the gelli plate. After I printed onto the page, I then water-coloured the rest of it. I used Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock which I believe is a good paper for mixed media type work.  For the journaling I ended up typing up my words on Deli paper and then gluing them onto the cardstock, which worked well due to the mottly background.  I love the colour of the Charms Creation's "X" which suited the page exactly as Miss B's protests were usually prefaced with the word "No!". 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Kraft Plus June Guest Design Page

Ponytails & Paper Fails June Kraft Plus Guest Design Page

I was super excited to be asked to guest design again for the fabulous Kraft Plus Challenge and be a part of their new community focus.  For this month's Dr Suess theme I drew inspiration from a pop-up book called "The Many Mice of Mr Brice".  I used my Silhouette Cameo to design, cut and score the little "doors" in the Kraft paper and then stuck photos behind each door.  Under these doors is also a little handwritten note from me.  I really wanted the page to be interactive and fun.  One thing I love about scrapbooking is watching my kids get enjoyment from going through their albums.  The doors also proved great for some hidden journalling.  Why not join in the fun over at Kraft + Community?

 Kraft Plus June Challenge

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Kraft Plus April Challenge Entry

Ponytails & Paperfails April Kraft Plus Challenge Entry
This page came together with absolutely no plan! I was keen to try out my new Liquitex paints and so coloured some modelling paste blue. I then came across a box of old scrap paper punch-outs and picked out a few to put on the page.  I love to add some thread to my pages (maybe a hangover from my old cross stitch days?). So that was the next step.  The circular embellishments in the middle are actually beads I purchased from a bead shop years ago and they've never quite made it to a page. Well now they have! Finally I borrowed a square punch to add some triangular cut outs to the border.  I love how much old stuff actually did make it to this page.  The Charms Creations heart was the perfect addition.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Kraft Plus Challenge - March 2018 Entry

Ponytails & Paper Fails - Kraft Plus Challenge March Entry

So this month's challenge at Kraft Plus had to involve fussy cutting.  I don't fussy cut much these days, preferring to play with the Silhouette Cameo. I decided to use up some old Maggie Holmes paper (from Bloom I believe), and fussy cut the scallops out.  In the end I also fussy cut the letters for my title.  I also gave the background some texture with some stitching (after winning a fight with the sewing machine).  Photo credit: Smarty Pants Photography.  Happy Easter everyone.

Rach xx

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On
You know how when you buy new scrapbooking materials you just have to use them? Well that's pretty much how this page came about :) I purchased some gorgeous paper and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla's More Than Words collection. However I also challenged myself to use an old piece of paper (the grey background) in my layout.  I used matte gel medium for the textured flowers, and arrows on the heart.  My favourite part of this page is the glittered circles - made using the bottom of a glue bottle, some mod podge and some fine Stampin Up glitter.  Most of the rest of the paper and embellishments are from Cocoa Vanilla's More Than Words collection.  The title I had pre-cut using the Cameo Silhouette.  The stars were stitched from my freehand drawings.  Happy crafting.

Rach xx

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Jot Mood Board Entry

Ponytails and Paper Fails February Jot Mood Board Entry

Ponytails and Paper Fails February Jot Mood Board Entry
February Jot Mood Board

I just had to participate in the Jot Mood board this month with those gorgeous pinks and blues. My beautiful niece is turning 18 next month so I thought I would use it as inspiration for her card.  I kept being drawn to the large black and white photograph so had the idea to base the card around that and do a bi-fold card.   I wanted to bind the card together somehow but decided against it in the end as I didn't want anything interfering with the photo. If you have any brilliant ideas on how maybe it could have been done by all means let me know.  I lined the inside of the card with a gorgeous Maggie Holmes paper, and used a Charms Creation blue heart on the front.  Thanks again Jot for kicking my crafting butt into gear!

Rach xx

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December Kraft Plus Challenge

Ponytails and Paper Fails, December Kraft Plus Challenge

Kraft Plus Challenge December Mood Board
Kraft Plus Challenge, December Mood Board

Yay I got one more page done before the end of 2017! This has been a productive year for scrapping for me and I look forward to more in 2018! I loved this month's mood board challenge.  I was immediately drawn to the teal, coral pink and yellow in the main picture. I also drew inspiration from all the lines.  For some reason I wanted to try out colour pencil on Kraft.  Of course, the final product is nothing close to what I had in my head, but I think it turned out OK.  Happy new year xx