Exciting Announcements

Hi Everyone, just a quick one from me today as I wanted to share some exciting news!


I am excited to let you know I WILL be teaching a number of classes at this year's Melbourne Paperific Expo to be held August 25 - 27.  Details for these and the opportunity to book in will be out VERY shortly and I can't wait to share them with you.

I also am really excited to announce that I have been chosen to join the Kaisercraft Design team.  I am so excited to be getting my creative on with all things Kaiser over the next year.  You can check out all the details of the talented papercraft artists that I'm joining over on the blog HERE

I hope you have a great weekend! I know mine is off to a wonderful start!!
xxxBeckBT

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hi Everyone, I'm here today to share my project created as part of the Kaisercraft Design Team call. How exciting to be creating as part of the second round.  I have always loved creating with Kaisercraft's fun products, so with getting a box full of Kaisercraft goodies including the new 'Lilac Whisper' Collection, I was instantly in heaven!

I love the purple colour of Lilac, so I was so excited when I opened the box.  This collection is so versatile and whilst mostly feminine, it really crosses all ages.  I gained so much inspiration from the patterns and colours alone in the collection which really felt timeless to me so I decided on scrapbooking a picture of a friends little girl for my project share today.  The picture I decided to scrapbook really reminded me of an old photo depicting the span of time.  I love that I was able to use a modern photo and give my page a real 'Shabby Chic' feel which I felt worked so well with the products I was creating with.

Here is my sweet page I created.  I enjoyed getting away from my many masculine pages of my boys to create a page of one of their friends!


Kaisercraft Products Used:

Kaisercraft 'Lilac Whisper' Collection Collection - Echo
Kaisercraft 'Lilac Whisper' Collection Collection - Mauve
Kaisercraft 'Lilac Whisper' Collection Collection - Collectables
Kaisercraft Mini Designer Template - Blossom
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Flourish Pack - Bouquet

Other products Used:
Gesso
Modelling Paste

I really loved teaming up the pattern paper collection with other Kaisercraft stamples to create my page.  I'd love to show you how it came together, so I have included a process video.   Make sure you have the sound on so I can take you through all the details!  



For some additional detail, here are some step photos to take you through the process as well.  

People usually use stamps for stamping with ink, but one of my favourite things to do is stamp with acrylic paint.  Seeing Kaisercraft had beautifully matching tones of paint to this collection it made an easy team up!  So you can have a go at creating my page I'm going to take you through the process step by step, teamed up with watching the video I hope you'll find it super easy!

Start out by using the stencil to add some of the 'Blossom' texture to the background with some modelling paste.  This is a little hard to see, but comes up a little more with the next step so I'm showing them together.  

For the stamped effect you simply some paint to a craft sheet (as you can see on the right of the photo) and then use the brick stamp to stamp into the paint and then onto the background.  This gives a softer look for the stamped effect and also enables you to match the colour better as you can always mix paint easier than mixing ink pads.  It also achieves a softer look.



Tear the corrugated cardstock and add a coat of Gesso for a more Shabby Chic feel.  
I love the versatility of the cardstock and how easy you can make it any colour you like!



Tie the corrugate cardstock into the page by adding some of the same colour paint as you used to stamp into the background using a wet wipe to sponge over some colour onto the corrugated cardstock, mainly over the edges and a little over the top randomly.


Add some gesso to the wood veneers, along with some of the Mauve paint for a sweet element for the page.


I needed a little added balance to the page but not such a large flower, by altering the flower you have just enough flower to tuck under and add that balancing colour element.  You can save the rest for another project!



To add a little strength to the title, add a strip of cardboard behind.  It will give a little dimension and sit better.


To finish the page add some splatter with the various coloured Kaiser Mists.   Adding a little of the 'Blackberry' colour onto your craft sheet and then using a wet wipe add a little of this colour randomly onto the corrugated cardstock.  This helps tie all the colours in nicely.



I hope you enjoyed watching my page come together and I've inspired you to get creative!  Hope you have your fingers crossed for me to be successful in this Second Round of the Design team Call!  I'm going to leave you with a few more pictures of the page and all the fun details I added.





Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting
xxx BeckBT

Excited to be heading to Brisbane May 17 - 21

I am so excited to let you all know that I'm headed to Queensland - mainly Brisbane area, for 5 days to teach a number of fun classes.

It is going to be loads of fun Teaching in Brisbane, Toowoomba and also on the Gold Coast!  I wanted to share with you where you'll be able to catch me if you are able to come along.

Check out my video for all the details and below for all the venues and which classes I'm teaching where along with dates.


Wednesday 18th May - Scrappin with Style at TJ's 

I will be teaching two classes:



Click HERE to book in for classes at Scrappin with Style at TJs!



Thursday 19th May - Scrap N Patch - Toowoomba

I will be teaching three classes:



Click HERE to find their page and details to book in!


Friday 20th May - Somewhere to scrap

I will be teaching three classes:




Click HERE to find their page and details to book in!



Saturday 21st May - Marker Maniacs

I will be teaching three classes:





Click HERE to find their page and details to book in!



Sunday 22nd May - Alison's Craft Events - 'BYO STUFF' Event

I will be teaching the following class:



Click HERE to find their page and details to book in!

I'll be back to share more projects real soon... in the mean time

Happy Crafting! 

xxxBeck BT

Mixed media RG Richard Garay Oragami Love cards

Hi Everyone, I'm back today with some cards I created using the new RG Richard Garay Oragami Love collection.  This collection really encapsulates the 'on trend' orgami designs in such a fun way.  I love how versatile the designs and sentiments are and they came up so well on my mixed media backgrounds I created for my cards today.





 
Products Used:

Oragami Love Stamp and Die Set - Birds
Oragami Love Stamp and Die Set - Shine Bright
Oragami Love Stamp and Die Set - Hello Butterfly
Oragami Love Stamp and Die Set - Hey You Folds
Fun Stampers Journey Gesso
Fun Stampers Journey Modelling paste
Fun Stampers Journey Circle bliss stencil
Fun Stampers Journey Vintage Screen stencil
Fun Stampers Journey Foam squares
Fun Stampers Journey Pineapple Smoothie Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey Orange Rave Color Splash
Fun Stampers JourneyWatermelon Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey Turbo Teal Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey Shimmer Gold Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey Cosmic Grape Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey Cool Pool Color Splash
Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink pad 'Black Licorice'

 I created a video for you to enjoy watching my process and seeing it come together.  You can check it out here.


I really love all the wonderfully fun elements of this collection.
Here are some pictures of each of the cards I created for you today.







Thanks so much for taking the time to head on over to my blog.  I hope you checked out my video and subscribed to my channel at the same time so you can keep up to date with the videos I share on there as well.


Happy Crafting,
Beck BT

Awesome COOL layout from the Scrappy Chat Designs Be You kit

Hey Everyone, I'm here today sharing with you the third of the pages featured in the 'Be You' kit by Scrappy Chat Designs.  I had SO much fun creating these pages.  Inspired by the boy elements in this collection I created this page with a fun grungy feel.

Here is  a look at the kit:




Remember with the purchase of the kit not only do you get the written instructions to my 3 layouts but also videos to go along with each one!  

I had fun using the exclusive Grey Color Crush powder in a number of ways to create fun grungy effects on my page along with the Dina Wakley Acrylic paint as well.  I can't wait to show you how in the videos that go along with this kit!  You can get get your kit HERE

Are you sick of using the same products in the same ways.  OR maybe you can't get to classes to learn new techniques be it due to distance or time poor?  

Ever wanted to learn more techniques while being supplied a pack of goodies, well at Scrappy Chat Designs we have the answer and here is how you can join!

Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND instructions to complete the three layouts and feature many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit. (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
Photos of each project including close up detail pictures.
All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $45 + postage and come out monthly. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $149 and includes 3 kits at OVER 10% off!!! and postage for all 3 kits  INCLUDED (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in April (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th March. Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com


xxxBeckBT

OH SO Sweet Owl creation

Hey Everyone, I'm here today with a sweet off the page project share.  A little while ago I picked up this cute wooden Owl at my local Kaisercraft outlet.  I have been dying to use it and I knew some Bella Fundamentals papers teamed up with my Shimmerz products would look perfect for what I had in mind.


Products Used:

Bella! New York Paperz - Chevron
Bella! Raw & Rustic Paperz - Valentine
Bella! Raw & Rustic Paperz - Bunting
Ruby Rock-it 'Bolt' floral
Bella! Bling - Hearts
Bella! Bling - Small Borderline

Shimmerz Vibes Spray - Hot Fudge
Shimmerz Spritz Spray - Cotton Candy
Shimmerz Texturez - Sandy Stone

Kaisercraft Wooden Owl
Assorted metal flowers and embellishments
Assorted lace trim

I created a video for you to watch it come together, it was sure fun creating it!



After choosing my pattern papers to use, I stitched them together with a wide but close together zig-zag stitch.




To create the eyes I sprayed the yellow 'Bolt' flowers with the Shimmerz 'Hot Fudge' spray and layered with metal flowers and embellishments using silicone adhesive.  I also used Silicone adhesive to adhere them to the wooden owl


Next I coloured up the lace trim using the Shimmerz Vibes and Spritz sprays along with the Texturez paste for this divine glimmery colour.



Additionally I coloured up the chipboard pieces using the same Vibes spray in Hot Fudge for the lovely dark brown colour it became.



I hope you enjoyed my share today and I might have inspired to you go a little 'off the page' and create something fun and a little different!

Happy Crafting!

Scrappy Chat Designs Be You Kit layout share 2

Hey Everyone, I'm here today sharing with you the second of the pages featured in the 'Be You' kit by Scrappy Chat Designs.  I had SO much fun creating these pages.  Inspired by the boy elements in this collection I created this page with a fun grungy feel.

Here is  a look at the kit:




Remember with the purchase of the kit not only do you get the written instructions to my 3 layouts but also videos to go along with each one!  

I had fun using the exclusive Grey Color Crush powder in a number of ways to create fun grungy effects on my page along with the Dina Wakley Acrylic paint as well.  I can't wait to show you how in the videos that go along with this kit!  You can get get your kit HERE

Are you sick of using the same products in the same ways.  OR maybe you can't get to classes to learn new techniques be it due to distance or time poor?  

Ever wanted to learn more techniques while being supplied a pack of goodies, well at Scrappy Chat Designs we have the answer and here is how you can join!

Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND instructions to complete the three layouts and feature many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit. (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
Photos of each project including close up detail pictures.
All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $45 + postage and come out monthly. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $149 and includes 3 kits at OVER 10% off!!! and postage for all 3 kits  INCLUDED (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in April (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th March. Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com



xxxBeckBT

Mixed media fun with RG Media Venture collection

Hi Everyone, I'm back today with a fun share.  I have been getting my mixed media on to create this fun tag using the new RG Richard Garay Media Venture collection.  The dies are so much fun to create with and I had a ball creating this tag.


Products Used:



 I created a video for you to enjoy watching my process and seeing it come together.  You can check it out here.


I really love all the textures and details on the tag and can't wait to gift it.


Thanks so much for taking the time to head on over to my blog.  I hope you checked out my video and subscribed to my channel at the same time so you can keep up to date with the videos I share on there as well.


Happy Crafting,
Beck BT