Sunday, June 28, 2015



Dropping in today to share a layout I created for The Scrapbook Store using Simple Stories I Am Collection. Fussy cutting has been done to create this page but it was so worth it, I love how it turned out.


I added extra paper banner strips to the fussy cut banner for added dimension and topped off with some super cute paper twine bows.

I love the metallic gold pieces in this collection, but they are highly reflective and very challenging to photograph. 

I used a Prima Doily stencil to create my background frame.

Prima stamp paint splats were used to create the background behind the banner along with some Bo Bunny glitter paste splats.

Materials used
available from The Scrapbook Store

Simple Stories - I Am - Patterned Paper - 4"x6" Horizontal Journaling Card Elements
Simple Stories - I Am - Patterned Paper - 4"x4" Elements
Simple Stories - I Am - Patterned Paper - Dreaming
Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Lace Rounds
Bo Bunny - Glitter Paste - Gold
Kaisercraft - Rhinestones - Blue Grey
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Blush
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Red
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Denim


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Prima Design Team!!!

Happy Saturday!!

I am so excited to announce I have made this amazing team!!

This is a dream come true for me. I am still pinching myself.

You can see the full team announcement HERE.

It is an honour to be designing for this amazing company and with this truly talented group of  ladies.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Angelica Steampunk Angel - Joanne Bain


Here today sharing my latest Off The Page creation. I was inspired by last months release of the new Dusty Attic Dress Form it is quiet vintage and totally gorgeous so from that and a little imagination come Angelica the Steam Punk Angel.


She is adorned with all things pretty and pink. I have added ribbons. flowers, and old dress jewellery. Her dress is made from lace and tulle. 

To create the upright dress form you will need 2 Dress Forms, one dress form is left whole while the other is cut completely in half from top to bottom. I then glued the pieces to the front and back centre of the whole dress form. By doing this it creates a dimensional standing dress form. You can see in the image below how it has been attached.

To help give the legs some extra strength and to give the mannequin a platform to stand on I have used a large cog and glued each foot to the cog for stability.

I have added some extra cogs and flowers to the base for a feminine touch.

Her blouse has been made from card stock and then miniature cogs have been layered onto it. Ribbon has been used to create the straps for her dress.

All cogs have had texture paste added to them to give a rough appearance and then coloured using Luminarte Artist Pigment Burnt Umber.

To create her frayed wings I dipped the raw chipboard into water just long enough for the chipboard to start to peel apart.

I also added texture paste to the wings for added detail.

For the final touch I added a key to the middle of her back.

Materials Used
Available from Dusty Attic