Monday, November 25, 2013

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 - Watercolours Gallery - Be Yourself


I am here to share a layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 

If you haven't seen the magazine yet, you can see it here

This layout was my contribution to the watercolours gallery. 

For this layout I used my gelatos, a water mist bottle and stamps and Glitz Stamps to stamp images onto the top left and bottom right corners of the layout. 


Layout title: Be Yourself



SUPPLIES |
Patterned papers: Glitz Design. 
Cardstock: Bazzill, Plain Vellum. 
Alphabets: Glitz Design. 
Embellishments: Glitz Design Stickers, Glitz Design Rhinestone, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, MAMBI Sticker, D-lish Scraps Bow and heart, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Sequins, Doily . Other: Sewing machine and white thread, Faber Castell Gelatos, Micador Watercolour Palette, typewriter, Mister Huey Ink Spray,

Some close ups of the watercolor stamping, splatters, vellum and embellishments:


A gorgeous D-lish Bow.....and some more stamping :)


The title: I love this Glitz Designs Wild and Free range!

Don't forget to check out issue #3 for an awesome read!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Scrapbook Creations - Issue #102

Today I am here to share with you about my contributions to the current Issue of Scrapbook Creations, which is Issue #102.

You can get this at your local newsagent but also online from zinio.com 


I have a little step by step in the magazine featuring some hints on creating an effective and simple title. 


I also have my first article for Scrapbook Creations in this issue based on 'Project Life' - what it is and lots of handy tips and hints. Here are some sneaks:



*Photography by Scrapbook Creations/Amanda Reddicliffe*


Hope you get to check it out! Also there is a special little plug for APOCD Flairs too, a HOT PRODUCT! Cool hey!?!?!

Check out the Scrapbook Creations blog here for more info on the new issue

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 - Sequins Gallery



I am here to share another layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 

If you haven't seen the magazine yet, you can see it here

This layout was my contribution to the Sequins gallery.  I tried a few different techniques and styles on this layout; watercolours, swirled stitching, vertical patterned paper.

Layout title: Happy Day - You & Me

SUPPLIES:
Patterned papers: Crate Paper, Crate Paper Vellum. 
Cardstock: Bazzill, AC Gold POW Paper. 
Alphabets: American Crafts. Embellishments: Crate Paper Die Cuts, Prima Flowers, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, D-lish Scraps Washi Tape, D-lish Scraps Mini Roses, pink paperclip, Doily, sequins. 
Other: sewing machine and gold thread, Faber Castell Gelatos, AC Phrase Stamp, Gold Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny attacher and staples. 
Photography by Sara Taylor

Close up of the sequin details:




Don't forget to check out the latest issue of Jot Magazine :) 

Friday, November 08, 2013

Jot Magazine - Issue #3 Circles Gallery - No Girls!








I am here to share a layout I created for the latest issue (Issue #3) of Jot Magazine. 




You can see the mag here






This layout was my contribution to the Circles gallery. 




I created this layout for the 'Circle' gallery. I absolutely love my Silhouette Cameo so I made a cut file with circular elements on it and used it to frame my photos and patterned paper. I continued the circular theme with the embellishments I have chosen to use; doily, sequins, wood veneer, flair button, enamel dots and stickers. 




You can download the .studio cut file I have created by following this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/al34qo6q9waqxmb/Raquel%20Bowman%20-%20JOT...




Layout title: No Girls!







Products Used:Paper: Dear Lizzy Crepe paper card stock, White card stock, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' patterned papers
Embellishments: Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Stickers, Studio Calico Wood Veneer alphabet, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Thickers, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, Studio Calico Wooden Veneers, Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Peg, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Resin bow, string, sequins
Other: typewriter, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio Designer edition software

Close up of Journaling:

A Cherry Flair from the 'Dare to Dream' pack in the APOCD Store was a perfect accompanying circular embellishment.


I have a 'thing' for pegs at the moment!






Hope this has inspired you to have a go at a circular page....plus, if you like my cut file don't forget to download it by clicking the link above...



Thursday, November 07, 2013

APOCD Cherry Flair - Dummy Love



Today I am sharing a layout I created recently for an APOCD/Scrapbook Creations Blog Hop which was focusing on Flair :)

Each of the Scrapbooking kits I release each month contains sets of Cherry Flair that are exclusively designed for that kit. This you can only get those particular flair designs when you purchase that particular kit. On the below layout I have used one of those exclusive flair which was available in the October Main Cake Kit.

Layout Title: Dummy Love



I love to cluster and layer my embellishments, a Cherry Flair is the perfect addition to any cluster and adds a perfect amount of dimension to a page :)


Journaling close up:


Thanks for looking :)  You can check out the available Flair designs in my store



Tuesday, November 05, 2013

November Show us Your stuff Challenge - A Girl and her Daddy


This months Show us your Stuff challenge is up and running. The challenge is to use paint and washi tape on your layout as well as a handmade item

The sponsors this month are Dusty Attic  and A Lil Somethin 

Here is my layout:

Layout title: A Girl and her Daddy


Products Used:
Kit: A Piece of Cake Designs August Kit
Papers: My Minds Eye, White Cardstock
Embellishments: Glitz Designs Alphabet stickers, Glitz Designs washi tape, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, D-lish Scraps Flower, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Dusty Attic chipboard word, My Minds Eye stickers, MaMBI Chipboard sticker, Prima rhinestone arrow, Teresa Collins photo corners,  peg, paper clip and doily.
Other: Becky Higgins Date Stamp, AC Roller Phrase Stamp, Sewing Machine and white Thread, Tiny attacher and staples, Heidi Swapp color shine, Mister Huey Mist, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette cut file

Close up of the embellishments:


This is a Cherry Flair from the Fathers Day set available in my store 


Close up of the Paint detail. Due to the nature of the chalkboard papers I used, I wanted it to resemble a chalkboard look too. 


Layering detail shot, love these two so much.


So, with two awesome prizes up for grabs, head over to the SUYS blog to find out more details of the challenge and to see the other girls samples!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Mood Board #11 - Jot Magazine - Happy Little Moments


Today I am here to share the latest Mood Board Challenge at Jot Magazine created by fellow Jot Girl Anna Allan. Anna has put together this rich, luscious colour palette for us this month - filled with magenta, gold, white, cream + glitter and crackled paint.

When I saw this board I was in love! The magenta and gold, I just {heart} it! But it wasnt as easy to create a layout with as I thought, lol. It took me a few attempts to create, as I would sit down to get it done and the mojo just was not there at all. After a few attempts I love what I came up with. 

I tried a new technique for me of adding a big of water to a ranger embossing paste and dripping it on my page. I then added the gold zing and heat set it. It turned out pretty well, I love the effect. I have also embossed the gold in the silhouette cut title. 

Here is the Mood Board:

Here is my layout, I was inspired by the tulle in image 3, the flags in image and the flowers and paint drips in image 6 ... and the colours of course. This is a layout I created to document Charlottes first official plait! So cute!

Layout title: Happy Little Moments, your first Plait!


Products Used:
Paper: White card stock, Maggie Holmes 'Flea Market' paper
Alphabet: Silhouette Cut file, Dear Lizzy Mini Alphabet Stickers
Embellishments: Maggie Holmes 'Flea Market' Ephemera, Heidi Swapp Mistable Shapes, Maggie Holmes Fabric bow, D-lish scraps hand dyed muslin, washi tape and flowers, Freckled Fawn Glitter stickers, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Sequins and white thread.
Other: Gold zing embossing powder, Sewing machine and gold thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine ; Primrose and Gold, AC Date Stamp, Black Archival Ink. 

Close up of my new found technique of embossing and my little cluster: 


Loving tags as a layering element:


Bit of Heidi and Maggie goodness here: 


My Silhouette Cut title which I have coloured with watered down Primrose Heidi ink and Gold embossing powder:


Layered goodness:



I hope you get a chance to play along! Pop over to the Jot Blog to see the other Jot Girls samples :) The challenge will be running until the 30th November! So plenty of time to give it a go.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

123 Challenge November - You adore books.



Today I am here to share my layout for the November 123 Challenge. I loved the colours and elements we had to include in this one! Right down my alley at the moment.

* COLOUR = TEAL
* WORD = COOL
* TECHNIQUE = STAMPING

Here is my layout:

Layout title: You adore books



Products Used:
Paper: White cardstock, AC Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' paper
Alphabet: AC Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' Thickers, Heidi Swapp Bling Word
Embellishments: A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair, AC Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party' stickers, resin bow and flower, Heidi Swapp mistable banner, Prima heart enamel, doily, washi tape, peg, sequins and string
Other: Pebbles Inc Alphabet Stamp, Black Archival Ink, 


Close up of the layering: 



This is the stamping I did to follow the criteria....my new Pebbles Inc Alphabet Stamp......

Thanks for visiting! 

Before I forget, if you have loved joining in with the 123 challenges, they are holding a DT call for January 2014 - June 2014. You can check out the details of how to apply here