Friday, October 31, 2014


Good Morning, Rikki here with another share, and I must say this layout was inspired by the very talented Louise Nelson, you can check out her blog here. I have been a huge fan of her work for years and I have always wanted to try her style of scrapping but it has always intimated me. This year for one of my many scrapping goals was to try this at least once.... 

When I saw this piece of My Minds Eye Just Sayin' I knew it was time to at least try....

Currently in store, they have these fabulous leave charms and the cutest frame charm!!! So same treatment that I mentioned the other day was given to the charms to boost the colour.

Its time to go into your stash of embossing powders, I have 100's of them in soooooooooo many different colours !!! All you need is a Clear ink pad, a stencil and some powder and your ready to go to add another layer to your layout. 

Once your happy with your seed and micro beads add a little glitter and then use the Prima Color Bloom Mist to spray over everything, (dont forget to mask your photo off). These mists are in store now.

To help grab some of the beads and to build a layer around the frame I used Prima Art Basic's - Modeling Paste, I must say this is one of ''smoothest'' paste's I have ever used and its texture build up is amazing.

Prima Color Bloom Mist

Prima Art Basic's - Modeling Paste

I hope I have inspired you to just have a play especially with a style you havent done before. Pop into the store to see what is new they have everything to help you achieve your goals. 

Till next time, have a creative day...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Everything Has Beauty

Hi, Rikki here with another share today using the luxurious tones of My Minds Eye Just Sayin' range. Have you ever had the perfect photo and just waited for the perfect papers, as soon as I saw this glasses piece I knew things would fall into place quickly, and whats better than that?

Dont forget to add a little glossy accents on Your Creative Wings Arrow Chipboard to highlight the etched details, like the heart.... And if you spray them with some spray paint it makes things quick and easy.

I am a huge fan of a paper bag, it adds another layer and texture but also allows some hidden journalling or something just for my kids to discover later.

Why not fussy cut out some of the glasses, just add a tooth pick and you have a embellishment for perfect coordinated.

Scattering the Your Creative Wings Geo Tags - Heart and Home is a great way to draw your eye around your layers and layout.

Your Creative Wings - Arrows

Your Creative Wings - Heart and Home Geo Tags

Till next time, have a creative day.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Family Portrait

Hi hope you are all keeping well, Rikki here with another share today. This time its back to the Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony featuring the lovely Your Creative Wings chipboard Scribble Heart, which also nearly didnt make it onto the page, because I wanted to hoard it as I love it so much, but thankfully there are more in store so I have one for the stash.

The Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Collectables are perfect to add titles and loads of layers, just add some foam mount for instant layers.

See I told you that the Your Creative Wings Heart was a stunning piece of chipboard, I am so glad I kept it in the raw form, but it did take along time to come to that decision. 

One of my favourite things to do is cut the tags in half and spread them throughout the layout, for layering, it adds more layers without the bulk and it really extends your stash.

When doing multiple layers you cant go past double sided tape (stocked in store), if you leave a centermetre or two from your edge it allows your to tuck extra tags in between layers,

Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony 12x12 Scrapbooking Paper - Euphoria 

Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony 12x12 Scrapbooking Paper - Delightful

Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Collectables.

Your Creative Wings - Scribble Heart

Till next time have a Creative Day

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remember by Mel Connell

Hello everyone. 

I am so excited to say that Tomorrow's Memories recently got in the Prima/Finnabair Art Basics and Art Extravagance products in and the DT have been playing with them. 

I was so super excited to get started and wanted to do a bit of a Finnabair inspired layout. I have loved her work for ages and was so amazed by her technique and style when she came to teach at our store last year. 

So grab a paint brush, some water, a few sheets of paper and cardstock and get ready to play. 

Start by giving your self a strong background to work on so layer up two sheets of paper and cardstock, I left a little border around the edges. 

Glue them together with the Soft  Matte Gel.

Tear some strips from left over papers that coordinate and layer these up sticking them down also with the Soft Matte Gel. 

Using the gold crackle texture paste as some pattern using a stencil and allow this to dry.  You can do a little or go a bit OT and add a fair amount. 

I worked out where I wanted my photo mats to be and layers these up with a few doilies, and add this amazing truing of mason jar light chipboard from My Creative Wings. It's just beautiful chipboard. 

Next up add in all kinds of embellishment, flowers, metal pieces, gems, tickets anything really. 

I glued down all my embellishments with the 3D Gloss Gel. It is super strong and will hold just about anything in place. Let this dry really well, you don't want anything to come loose in the next few steps. 

Once all your embellishments are in place your going to give them all a layer of gesso. The Heavy White gesso is just brilliant. Start slow and build up if your not too confident. dry brush all your little bits and pieces. You can make some more heavily covered than other. Let this dry reply really well. You can speed it up with the heat tool if you'd like.  

Next come the really really fun part. I used one of the new Prima Colour Bloom sprays and some of the Primary Elements pigment powders. Put a little of all the colours you would like to use out on your non stick craft sheet and add water to get a runny pool of colour. 

With more water add the colour all around your layout, add water to make really wet puddles, then hold your pages up and let the colour run down.

Again work slowly. Add a layer and let it dry, add another layer and dry etc. 

With your paint brush flick drops of the colour around your layout too, this just looks so cute once dry. 

I hope you like this fun technique that is inspired by Finnabair. All these gorgeous new mixed media products are available in store now. 

I'd love to see what you come up with is you give this a bit of a go. 

Go create, and see you soon. 

Mel xxxx

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crazy About You

Good Morning, how are you? Rikki here with another share and this time its something a little different from the last one. Something for those of us that love bold and with a fabulous touch of gold, and lets face it we all love a bit of gold !!! This range covers that and some much more - My Minds Eye Just Sayin', and its in store now.

I am a huge fan of fussy cutting.... lets face it its a quick way to add dimension and coordinate with what paper range your working with, and this is how I chose what papers to work with, if it has something to fussy cut I will grab it !!!

Do you have a stash of charms? If your anything like me you do and if hubby asked you have no idea what stash I am talking about ok??..... but a great way to revamp them is to hit a hardware store and go to the spray paint section. With a quick couple of sprays you can change and coordinate your metal.

Add dimension to your fussy cutting while highlighting sprays of smaller flowers with some foam mount.

While you have your spray can out with your charms grab your chipboard. Your Creative Wings chipboard spray paints beautifully, and its a quick way to do your chipboard.

Your Creative Wings Geo Pointers - Hearts and Home
Hope I have inspired you. Why dont you pop into the store to grab some of these beautiful products and to also see what the rest of the talented design team has created. 

Till next time have a Creative Day