My Joy..

Recently, whilst my Scrapbooking stash has been packed away for moving, I have been browsing blogs and looking for new tutorials to feed my creative addiction! Yes it just made me want to scrap even more, but I picked up a lot of hints and tips which I can now finally put into practice!
One of which was how to make shutters from corrugated cardboard! I love the effect, and it is so simple, plus a lot cheaper than buying ready made chipboard ones! You could make these to fit your page or photo…in fact i shall have to find the link to the tutorial!
So I used this new Kaisercraft diecut sheet as a base for this LO. I loved the detailed shape…a bit like one huge doily!

Now I LOVE a brickwork effect. I have numerous stamps, embossing folders, masks and papers…but I wanted quite a strong, detailed brickwork pattern n this page, to go around the window.
So I simply used a this black pen to lightly draw some lines horizontally, then a few verticals to make the bricks. Then I just mixed a squirt of brown and pink glimmermist with a bit of water onto a nonstick sheet and used a small flat paintbrush to fill in the bricks, ensuring the colour faded out towards the edges. It is a really cost effective way of getting this up-to-date effect.

As promised, I used more colours, opting for bright greens, pinks and yellows in the flowers and leaves, plus some blues in the stitching and gems around the diecut.

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