Cardmaking Class – Mini Photo Flipbook

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am, Wednesday @ 6.30pm and Saturday @ 10am, which is actually a Mini Photo Flipbook using the Kaisercraft Wildflower collection.  Please note that it is a essential to book for the Wednesday night class.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Show Us Your Stuff Recipe Challenge – April 2017 – Father & Son

Welcome  back to my little blog and another post about a Challenge I couldn’t resist trying – the Show Us Your Stuff Recipe Challenge for April.  The papers and some of the embellishments I have used were a challenge given to me by my bestie – Joanna Ford.

I started my layout with some Embossing Paste and a stencil, followed by layers of watery Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist and Golden High Flower Acrylic Paint.  I have included washi tape, chipboard, fussy cut banners and lots of paper layers in my design – amongst other bits and pieces.

The Copper Coffee Stains were created with a Darkroom Door stamp and Copper Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist.  The sequins were leftover from one of my classes at a Scrapbook Fantasies Retreat in 2016.

The chipboard Starfish were sprayed with Copper Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist before being coated in Glossy Accents.  The Seahorse was a whole experience of it’s own, with the following list of layers (in this order):

  • Embossing Paste
  • Heat
  • Copper & Teal Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists
  • Heat
  • Copper & Teal Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists
  • Heat
  • Glossy Accents
  • Heat

I heated the Seahorse to the point of almost burning each time to get a good bubbly texture and crusty finish

I used Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Ink and a Blending Tool through a stencil for added visual texture in the background.  The white spots are the Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint, that I have put in a fine tipped applicator bottle for better flicking.

Well that is my take on the Show Us Your Stuff Recipe Challenge for April, and now it’s your turn…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Scrapbooking Class – Sunshine & Smiles

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Scrapbook layout I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Wednesday @ 10am & 6.30pm and Saturday @ 10am, a feminine layout using the Wildflower collection – and lots of yummy mixed media background goodness.  Please note that it is a essential to book for the Wednesday night class.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer if you have one.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Scrap the Girls – April 2017 – Forever Fun

Hello and welcome to my take on the Scrap the Girls Moodboard Challenge for April.  I couldn’t resist doing this challenge as the teal colour family is my favourite of all the colour families, and the many beautiful textures in the Moodboard were inspiring too.  

I have used the colours represented in the Moodboard, including the peach and cream in two of the images.  The additional colours helped my layout to become more dynamic and gave a depth to the layers – without it everything seemed the same and flat.

I have included flowers, a watery background and hearts to represent some of the elements in the Moodboard.  I have also included a bird as a substitute for the car – both are always going somewhere and represent Freedom and Travel.  The photograph is of our beautiful daughter, Naomi-Jon who just happens to be learning to drive and exploring her own Freedom.

The textures in the Moodboard evoke a sense of layered beauty, which I tried to convey with the many and varied layers in my finished layout.

You have a few days to go if you are going to enter the Scrap the Girls Moodboard Challenge for April – plenty of time…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge – April – Always Happy

Hello and welcome to my post about the Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge for April, and my take on the challenge.  The photographs are of Amelia-Ann doing her usual chewing on something that doesn’t necessarily belong to her.

The challenge was to follow the Sketch and use stash items for each letter in the word “Flower”, and I used:

  • F – Felt Flowers, Flowers
  • L – Lace
  • O – Opalescent Orange Sequins, Orange Lettering
  • W – Wooden Words, White Word Sticker
  • E – Epoxy/Enamel Dots
  • R – Resin Roses, Resin Heart

I flipped the sketch horizontally to accommodate the orientation of my photographs and the direction Amelia-Ann was looking in.  I have used the Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and some other embellishments in my Cocoa Vanilla Studio stash.

I have used light orange Liquid Pearls on the Wooden Words to give them a pearly, glossy and textural finish.

You have just a few days to go if you are going to enter the Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge for April – plenty of time…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Mothers Day Card

Mothers Day is fast approaching and I wanted to share an easel card I created for a special commission last Mothers Day – although the purchaser never collected or paid for the card I still love the results.  I have used lots of cutting dies and handmade flowers – created with cutting dies, a shaping tool, Prima Chalk Ink and Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Kaisercraft Mood Board Challenge – April 2017 – Choose Happiness

Hello and welcome to my second post for the day, unusual for me I know.  I just couldn’t wait to share my layout that I have created using the Kaisercraft Moodboard Challenge for April.  I couldn’t resist using the grid layout of the Moodboard, as well as the patterns and colours as inspiration – and the new Indigo Skies collection, my new favourite collection for 2017.

Oh, and I have to share the news that I was a winner last month in the Kaisercraft Sketch Challenge with my ‘Beautiful’ layout created with the Wildflower collection —–>here.

Yes, I did cut the ‘Choose Happiness’ title from the Specialty paper that goes with the Indigo Skies collection.  The white embossed background is the Specialty paper from the High Tea collection – just perfect for lots of watery inky goodness.  

I also found flowers, flags and a butterfly to cut from the awesome papers in the Indigo Skies collection – perfect elements for layering with the Moodboard grid.

You have just over a week to go if you are going to enter the Kaisercraft Moodboard Challenge for April – plenty of time…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Best Players Canvas by Naomi-Jon

Hello and welcome to a post that is a bit different today, because I didn’t create this painting – my very talented sixteen year old daughter did.  Naomi-Jon painted this canvas as a teacher gift for her Music Teacher who left at the end of last year.  I think the results are awesome and a testament to her talents as an Artist.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Endless Summer – Best Love Ever

Hello again, and welcome to another layout share – which is a simple layout using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Endless Summer collection.  I love the soft colours and the clean designs in the collection, as well as the abundance of awesome embellishments to complement the papers.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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My Scrapbooking Class this Week at Scrapbook Fantasies

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Scrapbook layout I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Wednesday @ 10am & 6.30pm and Saturday @ 10am, a masculine layout created with the Kaisercraft Pawfect collection – but there are not cats and dogs in sight.  Please note that it is a essential to book for the Wednesday night class.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer and brown/pinecone edging ink if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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