With this layout and the next Louise was very much inspired by the current chalkboard trend. With the fabulous Technique Tuesday hand writing type font words and white embossing techniques, on the black card stock, this 'look' is easily achieved.
Suz has been waiting for an opportunity to play with this gorgeous Technique Tuesday set, called My Little Princess for a while now. It’s an A4 sheet which includes a ballerina as well as the princess she has used in this layout, a castle, frog, wand, stars and crowns as well as the perfect words and phrases to go along with the , like the ‘once upon a time’
Perfect for all kinds of cards and invitations as well as layouts, these stamps are delightful. Suz has chosen to use them here to highlight one of her daughters favourite bedtime books, about a princess and a seamstress.
With their “this is life” theme, the new Ali Edwards – Life in Pictures stamps were ideal for Kathie’s page. She participated in a photo-a-day challenge during the early months of this year. On this page she has taken her favourite photos from January, and written some brief notes about what was happening in each of them.
The background for the page is a mixture of 7gypsies patterned papers, which Kathie has softened by washing paint over the top of them. She then added her photos, stamping, and other bits and pieces to decorate.
Here Ali Edwards has allowed us to share her take on her “Life in Pictures” stamp set, and the simplicity of her layout is a stark contrast to Kathie’s above, but it certainly shows the versatility of the stamps and how they can be used to suit a range of styles.
We love the symmetry of Ali’s layout with the bracket shape of the journalling mirrored by the photo on the other side.
Another layout by Ali Edwards, this one makes use of the Love, Ali set of stamps and celebrates her gorgeous baby daughter. Thanks Ali!
This sweet page comes from Crystalyn Thorsen, in Portland, Oregon (USA). Crys has used the "Vintage Lace" border stamps to create the strips above and below the photo grouping. She's used one of the stamps to create a pattern directly on the background. Then, she's used a second stamp to create a border on a separate strip of patterned paper which she's pleated before adhering on the layout. This is such an effective technique for adding dimension and texture to your page with stamps!
This is another layout by Crys, featuring the Ali Edwards stamp set "The Story". We love how Crys used the circle from the stamp set to clear emboss rings on the background, which she then misted. A few touches of green and aqua, and some more stamping, and she has created a striking "about me" page.
And a final gorgeous girly layout also by Crys! Here she has used two sets of alphabet stamps – the large Provence Lower Case and the scrip is from Start Me Up – Addison set which includes upper and lower case alphas and numbers as well as some image stamps – a perfect starter collection. The beautiful birds come from the Aviary set, and Crys as also used one of the fabulous Technique Tiles Brackets to frame her stunning layout. Thanks so much for allowing us to share your talent Crys!
As soon as Nic saw the new BasicGrey Sugar Rush she knew the gorgeous pinks and oranges would be perfect for Christmas cards. Nic paired the BasicGrey papers with a favourite new Technique Tuesday Stamp set, (Ali Edwards Peace Love Joy) and and older favourite, Technique Tiles. She applied a little dimensional magic to the scalloped circle tiles and dipped them in Pink Paislee Pixie Stix glitter, the sparkle certainly sets off that Christmas mood!
Suz saw this page by Ali Edwards earlier this year at CHA and just loved it. Containing an exclusive set of stamps designed just for this kit, Suz loved the simplicity of the page loved the versatility of the stamps, and so of course when the Everyday Life Page Kit was received in stock at Aussie, Suz couldn’t wait to get her hands on it.
And so here she uses the same page kit and many of the elements from it, including the stamps to create a layout about her son’s wonderful imagination and a record of a story he has written. The title is also a Technique Tuesday set of alphas called Provence (Lower Case) and it’s a font she loves for it’s classic outline, but with a beautiful decorative touch.
Chris has created the following sets of baby girl, baby boy and neutral cards and gift tags sets with the totally adorable 'cute as a button' Technique Tuesday stamp set. Chris has teamed this with the Deja Views Sharon Ann Baby Boy and Baby Girl papers. I think you'll agree that they are just too cute!!!
For a bit of extra pop, cut out the stamped images and adhere them to your card with 3D foam tape.
Chris positioned the 'heaven sent' in an arc on her clear stamp block before stamping it to create this lovely little round scalloped card.
Joining us now to show her skills with Technique Tuesday stamps is Teri Anderson!
For the card on the left Teri has used the 'Frayed Ends' and 'Delightful Daisies' stamps and for the cards on the right Teri has used the 'Capture the moment' stamp by Ali Edwards, which is actually a journalling stamp. Here's how Teri created the cards.
“I stamped the Capture the Moment stamp twice on two different colours of cardstock. Cut out the journaling block. Flipped it over and stamped one of the Growing Wild stamps on the blank side".
More superb cards from Teri Anderson. From left to right these are the stamp sets that Teri has used to create these cards. Dog and Pony Show, My little Princess, Home is where the heart is, Damask & Ali Edwards Loving Words. Thank you so much Teri for inspiring us with your lovely cards!
What a fabulous idea from Stephanie Klauck to create this barnyard memory card game. Stephanie has used the 'Dog & Pony Show' stamp set from Technique Tuesday and I think you'll agree every child would love a set of these!!! Thank you so much Stephanie for your great idea!!
Jaimie has made no secret of her continual search for ranges that suit teen boy projects and Collage Press has outdone themselves with the Knave of Hearts range. The subdued colour palette is given pop with the strong reds and the packs have all you need to create many projects for that teen/tween in your family. Lots of patterns to cut out and layer in this range and Jaimie has created a cluster embellishment around her photo by using the diecuts that come in the range.
Layered strips from the paper pack create a border along with the circle cut out which frames her journalling. This range definitely has the thumbs up from us. A lovely strong masculine page.
The Sweet Shoppe range by Collage Press is the perfect mix of a candy-coloured palette with a Retro influence. Delicious warm brown and orange combined with candy pink and bright green and blue are fun and funky and perfect for these birthday photos of Nicole's daughter Madeleine. Nic found this one of the easiest paper ranges she has worked with for a while and used elements from the new die-cut circle sheet along with die-cut labels and flowers.
A strip of Hambly circles, a touch of pink cotton lace from Webster's Pages and a touch of handstitching finishes Nicole's layout beautifully.
Nic Howard has outdone herself yet again. Her beautiful design and layers allow the viewer to find something more with each look. Nic says that Collage Press has some of her favourite papers right now and she loves the Knave of Hearts collection. So do we! Thanks Nic
Jill Sprott from Oahu, Hawaii has kindly let us show her page using the Knave of Hearts range. Jills border from the die cuts that sits under the photo is lovely as is the 'connected' circles on either side of her title to mirror the intertwined circles that sit behind her picture. Thanks Jill for letting us show your beautiful work.
We are delighted to welcome Collage Press Design Team member Kristen Faust to our blog. Here Kristen shows a gorgeous example of the new die cut rings and accents in the Sweet Shoppe range. Delicious photos as well, thanks Kristen.
Due to technology issues, yesterday's Colours and Words post will go up next week. That means, if you ran out of time, the deadline is extended to next Tuesday 11 August!
Hot on the heels of the success of the first Ali Edwards stamp release, Technique Tuesday have a couple more, as well as some fabulously versatile card themed sets, a cool new alphabet - Quincy and lots more...
Donna never really learnt the art of stamping and has always admired those that have! It takes a certain level of creativity to combine the skills of papercrafting and stamping, in her opinion. For Donna, this was a challenge, but one that she was keen to take. After ordering a selection of alphabet stamps, inks and paints and after hours of experimenting she decided that sometimes the best techniques are just using the product in the simplest way!! Here Donna has combined several alphabet stamps to create a mixed font title and date. To emphasize the title itself, she has messily hand-drawn around the stamped word 'home'. The result is slightly 'arty' and almost free-style in nature.
Now that Donna has taken the first step in her stamping journey, you'll be sure to see more ink on her future layouts!
Whether you stamp directly on your project or on to cardstock and cut out, alphabet stamps are an easy way to say what you want on your project! This bookmark is another one of Nic's favourite projects. Pink Paislee Vintage Pop alpha stamps on Pink Paislee papers, paired with Heidi Swapp Chandelier Crystals (and a pair of her hubby's pliers!) make this a quick and effective project.
This is a layout you may have seen before as it is one of Nic Howard's favourites. Nic had this layout on her wall next to her desk for a few months when she decided to add more to it! To add some extra bright pop to her layout Nic pulled out her Pink Paislee Vintage Pop alphas and stamped them on Aussie Scrap Source white cardstock. She then cut around them and adhered them to her layout.
The white balances against the high contrast photos beautifully while Pink Paislee, Sassafras Lass and SEI papers collectively make a fabulous background combination.
Mel used the Fontwerks George Outline Stamps to create an eye catching title for her Christmas layout. The alphas were inked with black ink, stamped onto the page and coloured in with a selection of Heidi Swapp pencils.
Technique Tuesday's Provence alphabet stamps are truly one of Suz's all time favourites - you may have noticed them on several layouts recently. She loves the roundness of the font and the detail of the flourish within each letter. One of the greatest beauties of alphabet stamps over chipboard or sticker alphabets (apart from the fact that you can use them over and over again and they never run out!) is their versatility - you may not have a set of alphas that perfectly co-ordinate with your layout, but you can make a stamped title any colour you like.
Here Suz has stamped on white cardstock with an olivey-green inkpad, and embossed each letter with Holographic Embossing Powder, which seemed to Suz to suit a layout about the infamous midsummer music festival held in England each year.
Stamping on transparencies gives you the freedom to place the transparency anywhere on your layout, to decide what works with your design. Here Steph used the Technique Tuesday Calamity Jane alpha stamps and stamped them onto a Hambly transparency. You need to make sure that your transparency is secured on your desk top because things can become very slippery during the stamping process. Steph used Staz On Permanent Ink, so the image would not bleed or fade once stamped.
Suz and Steph have both used beautiful Technique Tuesday alphas, and we thought we'd focus on their amazing range of alphabet stamps in a special gallery. We thank Eileen Collins of Technique Tuesday and her design team for allowing us to share some many stunning layouts with you. The name of the stamp font is listed underneath each layout for quick reference.
Eileen Collins - Big Timber Meadow Upper & Lower Case
Technique Tuesday's Technique Tiles are the perfect chipboard embellishments for your scrapbook pages. They come in a range of sizes including 12x12" in cool and very versatile designs. You can use the chipboard shapes, and then use the negative leftovers for even more creating. But what we think the best thing about Technique Tuesday's chipboard is that it's already white - right through to the core. No more need for gesso-ing or painting and waiting for that to dry before applying the fun stuff. No more ignoring or inking ugly grey chipboard edges. The creamy white beauty of Technique Tuesday shines through - check out the close up on the butterfly in Carole Janson's stunning project below for example.
Carole loved the Technique Tuesday Fundamentals of Flowers 12 x 12 Tiles as anything to do with flowers is always great for Carole to use. She covered some of the tiles with pattern paper as well as glittered and even used a butterfly rub-on for the small butterfly. She left the outer scallop circle plain, which made the whole project come together and really stand out.
To create the dimensional flowers Carole simply used cut out flowers as well as the Technique Tuesday flowers adding foam tape in between each layered flower and finished off with a BasicGrey Euphoria Brad.
In creating this layout, Donna wanted to highlight the creativity and love of "making" of her 7 y.o. daughter. She began by lightly covering her selection from Technique Tuesday's Classic Tile Toppers with different shades of Luminarte's Daubers shimmery paints. She then layered other embellishments with the frame including dimensional stickers and a perfectly-sized Tinkering Ink felt finery circle.
By combining products in his way, the Tech Tues tile topper frame has effectively become the focus of the layout (other than the photos, of course!) and re-inforces the theme of the layout itself.
With one of the current trends being non square LO's,Technique Tuesday's FUNdamental rings make it easy to test the waters with round pages. Like a jigsaw puzzle each ring separates easily to be covered or painted as desired then when happy just slot them back together. Jaimie left the centre circles out of her LO and replaced them with a Hambly overlay to give added interest to the page. A small photo, die cut cluster and alpha sticker quote complete her page.
For this LO Jaimie decided to use the FUNdamental rings as frames to showcase her main photo and journaling. Jaimie pushed out all the small chipboard circles from one ring and backed it onto patterned paper so that the design showed through. She left the remaining FUNdamental rings 'raw' which fit with the colour palette of her page. Jaimie filled the main 'frame' with embellishments and then scattered the rest across the white space of her page bringing all together.
Combining both the FUNdamental rings and Tile Toppers Jaimie created this cute little frame to welcome spring! By trimming and shaping pieces of patterned paper over the bird topper Jaimie was able to give some dimension and personality to him. A quick and simple project for anyone.
For this layout Mel has used a variety of Technique Tuesday circles and arrows, covering them in patterned paper before adhering onto the page. To add extra dimension to the circle on the top right hand corner of her page, Mel has used some pop dots to raise a second circle, before adding clouds as an accent.
Suz used FUNdamentals of Water to make this cute layout of her kids and their cousin in the bath. The page tells the story about how her two older kids had to make having your hair washed look fun to convince their two year old cousin to have hers done. Suz inked, stamped and bling-ed her Technique Tiles to create a fun frame for her photos and story.
We R Memory Keepers Coppered Out Metal Alphas co-ordinate with the browns in her stamping and give the layout a grounded look.
Here Suz covered and layered several of the Technique Tile flourishes to make a simple and co-ordinating embellishment for her page. Once again she loves how the crisp white core of the Technique Tiles shines through.
And finally Suz created a couple of quick cards. As well as the 12x12" FUNdamentals range, Technique Tuesday has a range of 'Tile Toppers' - perfectly sized for cards and smaller projects. She has combined them with Tinkering Ink papers to make cheery greetings.