Brushed Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Brushed Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Maz’s Blog, ArtyMaz  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Brushed collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Brushed – Bring Back My Pack

This gorgeous collection is one of my all time favourites and I am so thrilled to have it back in our range until the end of July.  I had both stamp sets from the first time around (Nov 2014) but had used every last scrap of the papers. I happily ordered  more at the beginning of June.  Sadly, delayed transportation links meant my paper didn’t arrive in time to make my layout.

Not to be put off, I made my own paper using the stamp sets.  I used a heat embossing masking technique on the flowers and butterflies and then sponged around them to create the glacier background.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Large Triangles make a dramatic statement  

This half triangle layout is very popular at the moment.  I love it and found it was a great way to showcase the large flowers on my hand made printed paper. 

Oasis Holographic paper provided a fun base for the design but boy is it hard to photograph because it acts like a mirror!  ¼” strips of peacock cardstock frame the Holographic triangle segments.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Numerous photo layouts are possible with this design.  Adding circles breaks up some of  the lines.  These frilly circles are cut using the Spinner Card Thin Cuts.  They are just under 4” in diameter.  The square in the middle is 6”.  The sizes of both can be adjusted up or down to suit your supplies and photos.

Heat Embossed Masking Technique

Using this technique allows the white of the base page and the colours of stamped images to show through after you have sponged over them.  The heat embossing acts as a resist and ink doesn’t stick to it.

In a nutshell, it’s a 4 step process

  1. Use your anti-static pouch to wipe over cardstock before stamping
  2. Stamp outline of flower in Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder
  3. Stamp petals and butterflies in coloured ink and then again in Versamark.  Heat emboss with clear powder
  4. Sponge background paper in a contrast colour.
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The heat embossing intensifies the coloured ink and also ‘locks in’ the white background paper.

Order your supplies this month

The Brushed collection is available, while stocks last,  until the end of July 2020.   You can order papers, co-ordinating cardstock and the 2 stamp sets individually or as a discounted bundle.  Check the Promotions tab on your consultant’s website.  If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.

Please help me grow my blog following by liking or commenting on this post.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Dannii’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in this project

D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set

D1602 A Budding Friendship Stamp Set

Z3636 Oasis Holographic Paper

Z3626 Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X6036 Ballerina Cardstock

X5958 Peacock Cardstock

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Z4220 Anti-static Pouch

Z697 Round Sponge

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Zz6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

X2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

X2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2480 Orange Tri-blend Marker (centres of flowers)

Z3560 Golden Rod Stickles (centres of flowers)

Brushed Papers – Using overlays

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I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Brushed Workshop on the Go Kit and only had a few odds and ends left over but I had one more layout I wanted to create for my overlays workshop.  I’m happy with the way it turned out.

SOTM - Page 004

The overlay is cut using the Artbooking Cartridge on the Cricut.  I set mine at 5″ high which made each vertical band 1 1/4″ wide.  Simply cut strips of patterned paper to add interest behind the overlay.

6x4 SOTM - Page 004

Stamping onto patterned paper and adding a few small circles created one embellishment cluster for the bottom and then the last of my Brushed Complements and some stamped images provided the top cluster.  I just had to add a bit of bling and then some Puffies butterflies ‘cos they are my new fav embellishment! 

2020 Update: Brushed is our latest “Bring Back My Pack” special. If you loved it the first time, you may want to order some more by end of July 2020. If you missed it the first time, you definitely want it this time!

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

Brushed WOTG Layout

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Mike and I travelled to England in July to attend the wedding of 2 special friends.  We had such fun!  One of the most amusing parts of the reception was the photo booth.  The beautiful bride, Shonny, sent us some prints taken in the photo booth which I love.  I thought this layout  was the perfect home for these photos.

Wedding

This layout is copied straight from the Brushed Workshop on the Go instruction sheet.  It came together quickly.  A Cricut overlay was used as a template for sponging – isn’t that clever?  I’ll have the overlays pre-cut  for everyone attending this Wednesday’s workshop.

Wedding detail

I used the stamp set that comes in the WOTG Kit plus this month’s Stamp of the Month, It’s the Little Things to create the embellishment cluster.  I stamped onto cardstock and then fussy cut with my scissors.  A bit of Topiary Washi Tape (Z2002) added a focal point.

Order your Brushed Workshop on the Go Kit (G1087) by clicking here.

Keep smiling,

Shaunna

Nov 26 WS

Brushed Overlay Page

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I love my Cricut machine!  I’m not sure how I scrapbooked without it.  Today’s layout features an overlay cut from the Artbooking cartridge.  You’ll find it on page 64 of the Artbooking booklet.

Overlay page

I had a lot of fun filling the holes with papers from the Brushed paper Pack.  The stamped title uses 3 different stamp fonts and 3 ink colours.  Ink entire title in lightest colour then daub the medium and darkest colour around edges.

This layout is displayed in CTMH’s Designed Décor Shadow Box in my workshop room.  The Shadow boxes come in Black (Z2015) and Colonial White (Z2016).  I love the fact the frame is on a hinge so I just lift it up to swap out my display page and a 12″x12″ page fits perfectly inside.  They make great Christmas gifts!

This is one of 3 techniques I’m teaching at next Wednesday’s scrapbooking workshops.  I’d love to share my tips to make the job quick and easy.  Why don’t you join me?

Nov 26 WS

Click here to register using the reference number for your chosen session.

Keep smiling,

Shaunna

Imagine you were a Princess

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When I was at the CTMH Convention in Disneyland, I spent some time in the theme park (as you do) and one of my favourite activities was watching the parade in the afternoon.  The first day I watched the characters and was caught up in the magic of it all.  The second day I was standing behind a little girl, all dressed up like a Princess, who was having the time of her life.  I think I spent more time watching her priceless reactions than I did the show.

Disney princess

This layout is featured in the Brushed WOTG Kit and it is perfect for my photos of the Disney Princesses in the parade.  The Brushed complements stickers are vellum so you get to see a little of the papers through them – gorgeous!  The page came together really quickly.

I have a little trick I can show you in class for cutting the green frame around the yellow paper – it’s quick and saves paper.  Ask me to show you how next time I see you.

Click here to order your Brushed papers and complements or drop me an email.  I’m featuring this pack in all my classes throughout November – it fits so well with all the beautiful blooms in the gardens here in Perth at the moment.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Nov 15 PP

Inspiring Cards

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Today’s post features some beautiful cards made by my team members and colleagues for last weekends product launch.  They are sure to get your creative juices flowing.  I’m on a mission to encourage more people to create and mail handmade cards ‘Just Because’ they can.  We only receive dreary bills and statements in our letterboxes these days.  Let’s brighten someone else’s day by writing a card and posting.  I’d love to hear how your friends and family react when they receive them.

These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection

These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection

 

Aren't these Confetti Wishes cards and treat box delightful?  Paula Willemsen in my team made them.

Aren’t these Confetti Wishes cards and treat box delightful? Paula Willemsen in my team made them.

 

This card was created by my team member, Barbara Orr, using the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit

This card was created by my team member, Barbara Orr, using the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit

 

Debbie Duncan, one of our team members, created this elegant card using the Seaside Collection and her Cricut

Debbie Duncan, one of our team members, created this elegant card using the Seaside Collection and her Cricut

 

Rose kendell, a CTMH colleague created this card from page 7 the NEW Ideas Book.  This stamp is available exclusively  to our Hostesses.  Book a party today!

Rose kendell, a CTMH colleague created this card from page 7 the NEW Ideas Book. This stamp is available exclusively to our Hostesses. Book a party today!

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Take advantage of this great deal this month only.  Visit my website, http://shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to go shopping

Take advantage of this great deal this month only. Visit my website, http://shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to go shopping