Monday, 28 September 2015


Sugar and spice

Photos: 3 x 4 x 6” portrai and 2 x 4” squared
Paper used – C 76 Collection.
2 x C76 002 (Drawers/Hessian)
2 x C76 004 (Masterchef blue)
1 x C76 003 (Diamonds/Blue chickens)
1 x C76 006 (Hessian/yellow flowers)
1 x DC76 010 Chipboard (Milk jug,whiskers, Spatula
1 x DC76 008 Chipboard (Filigree sign)
1 x DC76 011 Chipboard (Rooster)

Extras: Flowers and a pearl flourish. 2 x Plain red cardstock.

Paint or chalk all chipboard. Allow drying.

Cutting instructions:

1.     2 x 002 sheets will be the background sheets.
2.    2 x 004 cut to 11 x 10”
Plain red cardstock –
3.    cut 1 x 11 x 6 ¾”
4.    cut 1 x 1 x 6 ¾”
5.    cut 1 x 4 ¼ x 8 ¼”
6.    1 x 006 cut 11 x 6 ½”
7.    1 x 006 cut 1 x 6 ½
8.    1 x 006 cut 1 x 4 ½ x 10”
9.    1 x 003 cut 1 x 4 ½ x 10 ½”
10.  1 x recipe sheet (blue diamonds)

Assemble the pages:

1.     Arrange  the background pages (1) against each other.
2.    Stick the 004 (2) sheet against the left and right edges. And about ¾” from the bottom.
3.    Use red cardstock (3) and stick on the page against the right edge.
4.    Use red cardstock (4) and stick against the left edge in line with the one on the left page.
5.    Use 006 (6) and stick on the red on the left page.
6.    Use 006 (7) and stick on the red on the right page.
7.    Use 006 (8) and stick on the right page on the blue masterchef pattern.
8.    Use 003 (9) diamond pattern and cut out the diamonds on the edges. Stick on the right page next to the hessian.
9.    Stick the recipe sheet on the diamonds towards the bottom.
Add the embellishments as hown on the picture.


Recipe Book – Country Kitchen by Denise van Deventer

A recipe book is always something that is needed in the kitchen.  This is a really fun and beautiful recipe book to make and I will definitely be keeping it for myself! ;-)

Supplies List:

FabScraps Country Kitchen Collection paper range: C76 001, C76 002, C76 003, C76 004, C76 005, C76 006, C76 007 & C76 008
Country Kitchen Recipe Book: DC76 001            
Chipboard Pieces : DC76 012, DC76 005, DC76 008
Journal DIE Cuts: MC 76 001A
Stickers: ST76 001 & ST76 002
Acrylic Paint: Beige, Brown, White and Forest Green
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Walnut Stain
Clear pigment ink
Embossing Powders: Silver and White
Metal Embellishments
Black Buttons


1.       Paint the cover of the recipe book 001 with Forest Green on the binding side and the chef’s face with beige. Paint his eyes and moustache with brown paint.
2.       Once the Forest Green section is dry, whitewash this with white paint.  Keep dipping the paint brush into a little water between strokes, this thins the paint and creates the whitewashed look.  Use a paper towel to dab off the excess.
3.       Dab some clear pigment ink over the chef’s hat and pot, cover with white and silver embossing powder and heat emboss.
4.       Measure and cut out pieces of paper, as per the cover photo, for the chef’s jacket and pants.
5.       Arrange everything as per the cover page and glue.  Add 3 black buttons to the chef’s jacket.
6.       Use a white gel pen to add highlights, around all edges and elements on the cover.
7.       Use Journal Die Cut pieces and trim sheets 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007 and 008  to fit the recipe book pages as per the pictures. Fussy cut elements from the various papers to add to these pages.
8.       Use the square chipboard leftover bits to use on the pages and also white emboss these.
9.       Ink the actual chipboard pieces with Walnut stain, making sure the edges are darker than the middles.
10.    Arrange the chipboard pieces, fussy cut bits and stickers as per the pictures and glue!
11.    Now go through each page and edge and highlight with some white acrylic paint.  Allow each page to dry before turning over and starting on the other side. This is a rustic look, so need to be neat and fancy with the white highlights.



You will need:
Fabscraps C78 002 – blue damask design
Fabscraps C78 008 – green design
Fabscraps Heart and Soul Chippie
Fabscraps Flower Filligree Stack On Chippie
Fabscraps Elephant Ear Chippie
Fabscraps Leaf twigs die cut
Fabscraps Metal Trinkets
Fabscraps Jungle Flower Stencil
12 x 12 inch canvas
Mists : leaf green, blue, navy, lime green
Blue distress Ink
Teal Mica Powder
White acrylic paint
White embossing powder / UTEE
Multi Matte Medium / Modge Podge
Foam Tape
Tombow Glue
Heat Gun
Glossy Accents

1.          Start off with your three chippies.  Grab your title chippie and mist it with Navy; while still wet, apply some white embossing powder / UTEE randomly and emboss.  Once cool, apply a coat of Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.  For the Elephant Ear chippie – coat with white acrylic paint and once dry give one spritz on each using leaf green mist; once dry, apply a coat of Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.  For the last chippie – Flower Filligree stack on, give it a liberal coat of white acrylic paint.  Once dry, give it a random mist with navy; you don’t want to saturate it completely in colour – while still wet, sprinkle over some embossing powder / UTEE and emboss.  Once this has cooled, apply some pearls to the centre of the flowers, brush with your Mica Powder and also with some Gesso

2.          Grab all the metal trinkets you intend using.  Lightly paint each one with some thinned down acrylic paint – you don’t necessarily want to coat them completely – the metal bits peeking out between the white looks great.  Once dry, spray some of them with Navy mist and the others with lime green mist.  I also sprinkled on some UTEE where there were wet spots and embossed the pieces.  Once all has dried, give a random brush with your teal mica powder.

3.          Cut C78 002 down to fit your canvas and distress the edges.  Apply a coat of Multi Matte medium to your canvas and immediately smooth on C78 002.  I use my brayer to ensure there are no air bubbles and I also turn my canvas around and rub the underside.  Lightly ink the edges using your blue distress ink.  Thin down some white acrylic paint using water and apply a light coat to just the centre of your piece.  Grab your Jungle Flower stencil and ink some random flowers to the background, using the Blue distress ink

4.          Cut C78 008 (green side) down to measure 6 ¼ x 4.5 inches to create your photo mat.  Distress the edges

5.          To assemble.  Firstly, mark where you want your matted photograph to be.  Then arrange  your chippies: the stacked filigree flower will go on the right, overlapping the edge of the canvas and slightly higher than centre; the two elephant ear chippies will go beneath your photograph, along with the Leaf Twigs die cut; the metal trinkets will be arranged around the left hand side of your photograph and lastly the Title chippie will be on the left too, slightly above centre and overlapping the edge of your canvas slightly.  I’ve also placed the metal wing above the “H” of Heart & Soul and a little bird above the top right of my photograph.  The metal trinkets were adhere using my glue gun and the chippies were adhered with Tombow.

6.          To create the shading effect, I swiped my dry, flat paintbrush over my distress ink and “painted” the shading around my trinkets and chippies.

7.          Lastly, add the flowers (I used my glue gun), brush them with Gesso and mica powder.  To finish the piece off, I added some pearls to the canvas and also to some of the metal trinkets

8.          You’re done!


Page Layout – Always & Forever
-Tanya Cloete-

For This Layout You Will Need:

·      FabScraps Serenity Collection paper range : C77 003 & C77 007
·      Bird Cover Album DC77 001
·      Chipboard Pieces : DC77 007 & DC77 009            
·      Journal DIE Cuts MC77 001A
·      Sticker ST77 001
·      FAB Stencils DS 035
·      Distressing Tool
·      Modelling Paste
·      Mother of Pearl Purple Acrylic Paint
·      Purple and Green Cardstock
·      Memory Box Pippi Butterfly DIE
·      Tim Holtz Caged Bird DIE
·      Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint & Evergreen Bough
·      Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Hollyhock Scarlet Plum & Orbit Olive Gold
·      White Gesso
·      Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray Storm Cloud
·      Metal Embellishments, Flowers, Trims and Lace

1.     Silhouette Cameo :
·      Cut 5 lacey circles from green cardstock. Add  2 hummingbirds from journal pack MC77 001A
2.     Trim a piece of green cardstock and cut in half. Adhere to the purple cardstock.
3.     Trim sheet 003, distress and ink the edges with evergreen bough. Adhere to the purple and green cardstock.
4.     Trim sheet 007, distress and ink the edges with dusty concord and adhere to sheet 003
5.     Trim sheet 007, distress and ink the edges with peeled paint and evergreen bough. Add all the lacey circles as per the picture and adhere to sheet 007. Roll up the 2 corners of the paper as per the picture.
6.     Cut 6 Pippi butterflies (2 purple cardstock/2 metallic purple paper & 2 green cardstock).
7.     Cut a caged bird and paint with white gesso and spray with storm cloud, the same for chipboard piece 009.  Leave to dry.
8.     Emboss chipboard piece 007 with orbit olive gold (phrase only). Emboss the flowers with hollyhock scarlet plum.
9.     Emboss the circle section of the bird album 001 with hollyhock scarlet plum and the bird and swirly section with orbit olive gold.  Add a piece of sheet 007 to the back of the frame.
10.  Cut the photo into a circle to fit the frame and matt with purple and green cardstock.
11.  Mix some modelling paste with the mother of pearl purple paint and place onto the DS 035 stencil in the corners of the rolled up paper as per the picture.
12.  Arrange the rest of the embellishments as per the picture and glue!
13.  All Done! Just frame and hang!


Steampunk Step Card – Just for You
-Tanya Cloete-

For This Layout You Will Need:

·      FabScraps Serenity Collection paper range : C77 005
·      Journal DIE Cuts MC77 001A
·      Sticker ST77 001
·      Black, Brown and White Cardstock
·      Chipboard
·      Silhouette Cameo
·      Tim Holtz BIGZ DIE Gadget Gears and Movers & Shapers DIE Mini Gear Set
·      Tim Holtz Weathered Clock DIE
·      Tim Holtz Alterations Gear Embossing Folder
·      Urban Stamps Chronology (Looking Glasses)
·      Circle Punch 1.5”
·      Black Gesso
·      Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray Tea Stain
·      Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo , Tea Dye & Black Soot
·      Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
·      Metal Embellishments, Trims and Lace


1.     Silhouette Cameo :
·      Cut a step card from brown cardstock.
·      Cut internal offsets from sheet 005 to fit the step card.  Ink the edges with gathered twigs. Add the stickers (dragonflies) ST001
2.     Tim Holtz – Gadget Gears and Mini Gear Movers & Shapers & Weathered Clock DIE
·      Cut 2 gears from the Bigz DIE and 2 gears from the Mini DIE. Emboss the 2 big gears and one small gear with vintage photo.
·      Paint the other small gear and weathered clock with black gesso and spray with tea stain.  Leave to dry.
·      Cut a large circle and emboss with the gear embossing folder.  Ink with vintage photo and black soot.
3.     Stamp the (Looking Glasses) stamp onto white cardstock and cover with tea dye. Place in the centre of the weathered clock.
4.     Punch the (Just for You) phrase with a circle punch, ink the edges with gathered twigs and matt with black cardstock.
5.     Arrange the rest of the embellishments as per the picture and glue!
6.     All Done!