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Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

Hello once again, Melinda here with you finishing up my week with the awesome Shimelle Head In The Clouds collection. Another 12×12 page, my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins and is all about MY lego love!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

I started this page challenging myself to use only the HITC Project Pad. With card stock, patterned papers, stickers, glitter card stock AND an alpha, why not?! After being a little stuck for ideas hubby suggested me scrapping one of  my Disney Lego castles and off I went!

Another clean page for me with only some splatters added at the end. I have used lots of paper layers and besides a doily and mist everything came from the Project Pad! My background paper choice surprised me but my photo just popped when I tried it out so I went with this beautiful floral piece.

I used the graphic on the front of the paper pad as a bit of a “sketch” design. Starting with a strip of the silver glitter card stock, next I layered some of the light pink card behind on either side. I used a punch from my stash and created a border to one side of the pink. And then stitched straight down either side with white thread. And that was the basis for my whole page.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

I knew what I wanted my title to read so build that on some freezer paper. I’ve used the alpha stickers also from the Project Pad. More papers from the pad behind my photo starting with a dark blue card and then some of the holographic print. And here is where my doily comes in, as another layer behind my photo.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

I fussy cut some elements from the patterned paper starting with the dragon. I’ve also used some of the squares and labels from one of the cut apart sheets.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

I wanted some more bits and pieces so pulled some stickers from the sticker sheet and scattered those over the page. And to add some more tiny details I used the branding strip from the pink card and a heart punch from my stash. Again, scattering those around the page.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins

My final touch was adding some mist sprinkles. I didn’t have the “right” colour so set about making my own mix. Mixing together a gold, a coppery colour and a pink I came up with a colour I am super happy with!

Challenge completed and it’s a success! I added in a doily and mist from my stash. And used a punch; but everything else is from the Project Pad. This little challenge was fun but also had me using more of my much loved (and often neglected!) tools!

I do have another video for you of my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And So It Begins and I do hope you’ll check it out!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And so it Begins by Melinda Sweetman
Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout And so it Begins by Melinda Sweetman

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

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Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout He Is Not Perfect with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout He Is Not Perfect

Hello, hello fellow Anna’s Craft Cupboard fans! Melinda here with again today with my next share, my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout He Is Not Perfect.

I’m playing with the very fun Head in the Clouds collection designed by Shimelle again. Another 12×12 page today and this one is titled “He is not perfect but he is mine!”

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout He Is Not Perfect

As you can see for this one I got messy! I started with a textured piece of white card stock spritzed with some water. Next I used my Lindys Magical Shaker in Black Forest Black and sprinkled the dust onto the water. Here is where the magic happens! To get the look I wanted I added more water and dust as I felt the need. I dried that off with a combination of paper towel and also my heat tool. I just love the way that the black dust brings out so many colours, it really is magical!

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Next I sprinkled some gold mist and added some texture using a stencil and some pink paste from my stash.

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I set my white card stock aside to dry and started working on my layers for my photo. The first layer is some light pink card stock from the Head in the Clouds Project Pad. Next is some of the holographic mermaid tail print also from the same pad. I have also layered in a small doily from my stash.

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The journalling I wanted to include is a little more personal so I chose one of the 3×4 cut aparts from the Project Pad and cut that into a tag shape; making a little pocket behind my photo for this to sit in. I cut a reinforcer and added some twine to finish that off.

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I did some fussy cutting, again, from the Project Pad. Another of the 3×4 cut aparts had a castle on it which I cut out. For a previous project I cut out some clouds from another paper which I didn’t use but they worked perfectly on this page.

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At this stage I felt I needed something extra for balance so chose the other pink card stock from the Head in the Clouds Project Pad to mount my page. I cut, distressed, tore and curled 2 of the edges of my white card stock. Then I stuck that to the pink card. And, of course, I chose a mist from my stash that matched good enough and added some sprinkles.

Did you know that Anna’s Craft Cupboard has their own brand of awesome acrylic titles? It’s right here under the Annabelle brand in the store! From the beginning I knew I wanted to use the “He is not perfect” acrylic piece for my title and added that to the right side. I popped up the fussy cut castle above the title with some clouds behind it.

To finish off I  stuck down my photo cluster and the clouds.

You can see the whole process in my video below for my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout He Is Not Perfect!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Hes Not Perfect by Melinda Sweetman
Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Hes Not Perfect by Melinda Sweetman

I do hope you enjoy and I will back again very soon with another share! Until then happy scrapping!
Melinda

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Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True

Hi again Anna’s Craft Cupboard lovers!! Melinda here with my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True. Today I continue with my shares using Shimelle’s Head in the Clouds collection! This project is another 12×12 scrapbook layout titled “Dream Come True” and it is documenting my excitement about joining this amazing little family at Anna’s!!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True

Again, I have used a piece of patterned paper from the Heads in the Clouds Project Pad. I chose this piece because it is totally ME! The soft pink with the stars in both a holographic and foiled finish. Oh la la!!

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I decided that the background as it is was enough so NO mixed media, not even splatters! LOL! All in all, this is a very clean and minimalistic page for me and I truly do love it! I had already chosen one of the 3×4 journalling cards from one of the cut apart sheets in the Head in the Clouds Project Pad, the “dream” script word from the thickers package and also the beautiful floral piece from the Head in the Clouds Ephemera pack and got to building my page.

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I’ve used 2 more papers from the Project Pad as layers behind my photo and both have a different specialty finish. One is the gorgeous holographic mermaid tail print (it hurt a little cutting into that!). The other is the darker burgundy colour with pink hearts that have a foiled outline around each heart. Behind that I added in some white tissue paper from my stash.

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As I didn’t feel I needed to add too much more I started to stick. To begin with that I stuck that gorgeous floral and then built my title starting on my photo. I tried a few different pieces (which you can see in my video, linked below) and ended up using a cut apart unicorn from another of the cut apart papers in the Project Pad.

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My finishing touches were some torn washi strips which actually came from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection as that’s what I had to hand. However there is washi with this collection as well which has the same icons and colours etc and you get a bunch of rolls in the pack! I wanted a little something extra, and again, I reached for more Shimelle goodies! This time I went for the Clear Acrylic shapes and used 3 of the stars in 3 places!

My final touches were some of the star shapes from the thickers pack and 3 of the glitter enamel shapes. The Head in the Clouds enamel shapes are out of stock at the moment however there are some very similar ones over here in Shimelle’s Box of Crayons collection. I love how all of Shimelle’s collections just work together so you don’t need to buy all the things. Just the Project Pad alone added to your stash is enough to get the feel of this collection!

I added my journalling using a gold-ish, holographic-ish pen and I love how this page came together!

As I mentioned above I do have a process video for you which you can see below! I do hope you enjoy my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True!

 

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True by Melinda Sweetman
Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dream Come True by Melinda Sweetman

 

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

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Jane Davenport Card Make things happen by Debra James

Jane Davenport Card Make things happen

Hello, Today my Jane Davenport Card Make things happen features a beautiful die from Jane Davenport and this one is called.. MUSE Available HERE in the Store.

Jane Davenport Card Make things happen by Debra James

I cut 2 of the MUSE dies to use for my card, one was cut from Black card which I used as my outline and the other from Blending card of which I could colour on to add the skin and hair tones.

Now if Im totally honest it can be little tricky making sure you don’t loose some of the little coloured pieces to add back into the black outline piece but I think it was worth the effort it took.

Jane Davenport Card Make things happen by Debra James

My background piece for my girl was created using various solid flower stamps from MFT and different colours of inks. I also decided she needed a pretty flower in her hair and this came from the MFT Die called Gerbera Daisy.

The sentiment came from Tim Holtz – Chit Chat Stickers.

Thanks for stopping by to view my Jane Davenport Card Make things happen

Have a Great Day, Cheers Debra, x

 

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Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe with Melinda Sweetman

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

Hiya everyone and welcome to the Anna’s blog today! I’m so excited to be sharing my creations this week with you using the very fun Shimelle Head In The Clouds (HITC) collection, I am starting with my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe. If you don’t know I am a huge Shimelle fan and was so excited to get this collection! It is full of lots of fairy tale themed items that I knew I would be able to use in an everyday kind of scrapbooking way! I do hope you enjoy!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

For all of the paper’s in this page I have used the Head in the Clouds Project Pad (which by the way is SO awesome!!) and chose the yellow ledger paper for my background. I loved the colour, the “book-ish” theme and the simple design. It would work perfectly with my photo of my big boy receiving an end of year award at school.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

I wanted to add some mixed media to the background so applied a light coat of white gesso where my photo and main cluster would be using a combination of a silicone brush and my finger to blend out the edges. Next I went in with a stencil and some beautiful Tonic Studios Novu Embellishment Mousse in 3 places.

As that dried I cleaned my stencil. While I was cleaning I got the genius idea to use my “cleaning area” to apply a bit more colour. I placed my stencil onto some plastic packaging, spritzed with water and used a paint brush to “clean” the stencil. I ended up with a little puddle of colour that I smooshed onto my gessoed background. After a bit more coverage I added some more embellishment mousse to my packaging, added water and mixed together. I then simply flipped the packaging over and smooshed onto my background.

After that was dry (with a little help of my heat tool!) I added in some of the left over colour with my paintbrush as splatters where I had started building up my background.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

While that dried I worked on my layers. A couple more papers from the Head in the Clouds Project Pad (the blue-ish paper with the clouds and the coppery coloured GLITTER cardstock – that does NOT leak glitter everywhere!!).

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

When my background was dry it was time to stick everything down! I kept my embellishing fairly plain using only 2 die cuts from the Head in the Clouds ephemera pack – the blue coloured journalling box and the AWESOMELY cool pink dragon with the camera (I thought she represented the Mama-razzi!! very well!!). I also added 3 heart stickers from the Head in the Clouds Project Pad along with my title using the gorgeous glitter thickers from the Head in the Clouds collection paired with my other all time faves – the tiny rainbow foam thickers.

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe

I used some of the extra stars from the thickers set to add a tiny bit more in 2 areas. As an extra “embellishment” I added some more tiny rainbow thickers in 2 places. 3 glitter enamel shapes from the Head in the Clouds collection and my journalling and my page is complete. Oh until I decided to add in some watered down grey acrylic paint splatters. And now I am DONE!

I have recorded my process and have a video to share. I’d love for you to check it out!

Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare to Believe by Melinda Sweetman
Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare to Believe by Melinda Sweetman

I hope you have enjoyed my first share, my Shimelle Head in the Clouds Layout Dare To Believe, with this oh so fun collection. I’ll have another one up soon! Until then, happy scrapping!
Melinda

#americancrafts #shimelle #shimelleheadintheclouds #hitc #headintheclouds #daretobelieve #believe #scrapbookingsupplies #craftsupplies #afterpay #scrapbookstore #scrapbooking

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