Saturday, November 29, 2008

Moniek and Mireille- **BASICGREY**

Where has the day gone?! Well, to make up for the late afternoon post, we have a few projects to share with you from a couple of our Dutch designers. First we have 3 cards from Moniek using the BasicGrey Wassail line. Then Mireille shows us 3 layouts using the Wassail line also.

3 Holiday Cards using BasicGrey's Wassail
by Moniek Jannink

Ready for Winter
by Mireille Divjak

Wassail line by Basic Grey
*turtle Doves
*winter berry
Alpha's: Basic Grey- Sweets
Journal Stamp: Basic Grey
Ink: Color Box/ Stazon
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Phototurn: 7 gypsies
Small Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc
Pen: American Crafts
Mirror: Heidi Swapp
Swirls: Say it in Crystals - Prima Marketing Inc.
Large Flower: Heidi Swapp

Distress all the edges of your paper with a distressor ( I used Tim Holtz distressor)
I inked my bare alpha's with colorbox ink, after drying use "glossy accents " for shine and dimension
I used glimmer missed on the large Heidi Swapp flower for some extra glitter. Stamp journaling on patterned paper and cut.
Layer papers and flower- mirror, stamped image and mini flower.
I used 3D tape under the mini pictures for extra dimension and an arrow phototurn as a flower center.

Harvest Moon
by Mireille Divjak

Patterned paper: wassail * snow storm * frnech hens * spice tea *winterberr
Heidi swapp Bling Crowns
Alpha: American Craft - Tinsel
Flowers: Prima
Flourishes : Institchz - Bazzill
Ink : Colorbox / Archival
Pen : American Craft / Sakura
Hinges & brads: Daisy D's
Paint: Making Memories
Stamp: Basic Grey

Stamp the journaling stamp on the red backside of a patterned paper: line it up with a photo then cut out the photomat and cut around the stamp.
Layer your paper and before adhering it to your page distress all the edges of the patterned paper.
for the flourishes I used the technique the talented Christiane Muller taught me and made faux stitches with the templates and a pen.
Paint the hinges in a color that fits your paper (they were blue before).
Add your title.

Journaling reads:
At this beautiful day at the beginning of autumn I enjoyed a day with you in the park. surrounded by a beautiful light.Made me think of a song. Had this Neil Young song -Harvest Moon-in my head all afternoon.

by Mireille Divjak

Patterned paper: Making memories- Scallop Circle Falala
Basic Grey Wassail line
*Laurel leaves
*merry happy
* sleigh ride
*french Hens
pen: american craft
Stamps: Fancy Pants and Prima marketing INC
Ink: Achival
flowers and swirls: Prima marketing Inc
Alpha's American Crafts

Journaling: I have been dreading this phase for years. Never thought it would come this soon.

I used BG wassail line backside paper as a background.
Only used the outside scalloped border of the MM paper
Filled the circle in with wassail line again.
Put the photo's on a large red photo mat.
Distressed the edges of all patterned papers
Stamped the journaling block and wrote journaling with a black American Craft marker. Use the same marker to outline the photos, to make them pop more.


socialbutterfly said...

wohoooo girls!! LOVE this post full of inspiration!! soooo GREAT!! :))

Paula said...

Beautiful cards & layouts. I feel even more festive now!