Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Scrap-a-Doodles Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am so excited to share my projects with you as part of my application to the Scrap-a-Doodles Design Team. 

I decided to share different types of projects with you to give you an indication of my crafting style and what type of projects I love to create.

The first project is a hybrid project that I created for The Digi Chick. I was part of the Kelleigh Ratzlaff design team and they noticed my love for 3-dimensional projects and asked me to create a special project for their annual "Homecoming parade". I created a float using some of Kelleigh's designs and cut files, namely; a strawberry cut file that I converted into a fish and a lobster, a pinwheel cut file and a cupcake cut file that I converted into a shell.

Final project



Supplies and templates used:
- Digital die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo
- Paper: Mermaid Lagoon by Megan Turnidge
- Cutting files: Cupcake-shaped box; Pinwheels; StarSpangled; Sweet Strawberry set - Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Cardstock: American Crafts

The first project I created for Kelleigh Ratzlaff's team was a carousel using her cupcake template cut file.

Supplies used:
- Paper: Trim Craft - Bird Song
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
- Glue: Heritage Scrapbook Glue
- Digital die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo

The next project is a scrapbook page I created for the Jenni Bowlin Design Team. Scrapbooking is my favourite hobby as this not only allows me to use the awesome products that are available in the market, but I also want to preserve the special memories that are captured in the photos that I take with my digital camera or cellphone.

Supplies used:
- Pattern paper, flatbacks and borders: JBS Haven Collection
- Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
- Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Black Velvet)
- Arrows cut with Silhouette Cameo

The next project is another scrapbook layout using Heidi Swapp's products. To say I'm a huge fan of Heidi's products is an understatement! I love Heidi's innovative scrapbook products and it's such a reflection of her personality and style.
I created the background using a stencil, texture paste and spray mist.

Supplies used:
- Pattern paper: Heidi Swapp Serendipity
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
- Embellishmenst: Heidi Swapp Mixed Company
- Stencil: Heidi Swapp
- Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp Mixed Company
- Texture paste
- Spray mist: Prima Marketing Color Bloom
- Doily: Dovecraft
- Shipping tags cut using the Silhouette Cameo

I love creating mini albums and therefore I'm submitting a recent project I created using 6x6 paper and various mixed media techniques.

The cover was made using clear plastic paper which allows a peek of the first page in the album.

Front cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

The next page was also made using half a piece of clear plastic paper and half a piece of normal 6x6 paper that I cut in half.

Page 4

Page 5

This die-cut piece was made using watercolour paper and the Silhouette Cameo. I sprayed it with the Prima Color Bloom ink spray.               
Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Page 12

I did not have the right embellishments in my stash for the next page and used shrink plastic to create the butterflies. I designed the butterflies using the Designer Edition of the Silhouette software, printed it out on my home printer and cut it out using a craft knife. The fun part was using my heat gun to heat the plastic and watch it shrink right before my eyes.

Page 13

Supplies used:
- Clear plastic paper: Bazzill Basics
- Embellishments: Heidi Swapp Color Magic Ephemera, Silhouette designs
- Pattern paper: Maggie Holmes Flea Market, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Heidi Swapp Serendipity, Hedi Swapp Hello Today, Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper, Heidi Swapp Sugar Chick
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basic
- Spray mist: Prima Marketing Color Bloom (Tangerine, Soft Tea, Sun Shine), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mint Green, Citrus, Blush, Tinsel)

For my last submission, I created a few handmade cards. I am a firm believer in giving handmade cards to friends and family - it just adds that special touch to a gift.

Supplies used:
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
- Pattern paper: Heidi Swapp Serendipity, Heidi Swapp Vintage Chick, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Pink Paislee London Market
- Embellishments: Flowers, roses, butterfly, leaves and doily cut with Silhouette Cameo, Heidi Swapp Mixed Company
- Stamps: Heidi Swapp Hello Today

Thank you for the opportunity to audition for this team!