Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friendly Influences of a Couple of Friends

Friends can share ideas, teach us new things and influence our creations by the inspiration they bring to us from their art.  Such is the case for this layout of adorable little Hadley climbing the stairs when visiting for a family gathering.

Supplies: patterned paper and chipboard letters (Magenta), cardstock (Bazzill), letter stickers (American Crafts), black pen (Staedtler), white pen (Signo), thread (miscellaneous)

I am blessed with some great friends over at My Scrapbook Nook.  I think you would be hard pressed to find a nicer more supportive group of hugely talented women out there in cyber scrappy world.  I love that many nationalities around the globe are represented thus the sharing of regionally influenced ideas.

Since Christmas, when my Norwegian friend Hilde, posted a cute woven heart card on the Nook blog, I've wanted to give the technique a try.  For this layout, I used the heart weaving technique and I also added the thread clusters which is a nod to my Belgian friend Lilith's super style sense.

It is great to have friends with great talent who are willing to share their expertise and artistic endeavours to help others grow.  Thanks ladies for inspiring me to try new things.

To see my layout post and get links for the woven hearts head over here on the Magenta Blog.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Emboss Resist Photo Paper Card with Magenta Stamps

This is an easy and very effective stamping technique using distress inks.  I love the simplicity of design and colours of this card featuring Magenta stamps.

Supplies: stamps and patterned paper (Magenta), satin photo paper (Staples), cardstock (Bazzill), VersaMark and StazOn (T), clear emboss (CTMH), Tim Holtz's distress inks (Rangers), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), glitter (Doodlebug)

For a full step by step tutorial on the technique and how to create this card, check out my post on the Magenta blog. 


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sharing some Easter Cheer

A little something to celebrate the occasion.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup Cardstock (Core'dinations), patterned papers (Jillibean Soup), wht cardstock and sentiment stamp (CTMH), Ink (Rangers), pen (Staedtler), bunny (from President's Choice Easter crackers)