Friday, 1 June 2018

We Create Masculine Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in We Create Blog Hop for the very first time..
I am an Australian Demo located in Gogango Qld.
I have been a demo for 5 years BUT I have been scrapbooking for almost 16yrs.
This year I challenged myself to create more scrap books layouts.
My scrapbooking took a backseat to my card making there for a while.
BUT I AM BACK SCRAPBOOKING most days of the week.

With a Brand New Catalogue being released today June 1,
we have so many AMAZING new products to whet your appetite.
AND some of our favourite colours are returning to our colour palette.
My 1st choice had to be Rooted in Nature Stamp Set & Framelits....
I also used some carryover stamps and products.

Firstly I stamped the background with the Hardwood Background Wood Mount (w/m)
Stamp with Versamark and then heat embossed it...
Then I started to create my version of Courtenay Heuston 'Black Ice Technique' 
Courtenay uses a half dry baby wipe to peel away the ink and the gold foil
back to the silver to give a variation on the background.
Then I stamped with Staz On the tall tree from Rooted in Nature set.
Quick run down on how to create this technique....
Once these were done I cut them out with the matching Nature's Roots Framelits Dies, I probably made about
9 or 10 versions using Gold, Silver, Copper and Champagne Foil.
This is how I got some of the variations in colour.

Next I proceeded to create a background of trees with the outline across
the whole page with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad and a dauber.
BUT felt like it needed some other colour so I used a 
RETURNING favourite colour - Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad.
I added some of the trees, sticking some straight to the background,
some I used Stampin Dimensionals to create some height.

I printed my photo at home and of course my printer ran out of ink,  right when I
needed it!!! Typical and I don't have any shop in the town where I live.
So Thankfully hubby had to go to town and he brought me the ink.
You can see that where I cut the trees off the edge of the photo I still used them.

The layout was too stark on the white background just with the trees so
I added some Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
and Old Olive Cardstock which I tore to create the grass in the background of the photo.
I was much happier with the look of the layout then!!!

This is a photo of my Husband Barry doing what he loves doing on his weekends off.
Fishing and drinking his favourite alcoholic beverage while relaxing at the river.

Up next is Tricia Butts who is creating something quite AMAZING
with the Brand New Sea of Textures Bundle

If you need a Demonstrator here in Australia, I am your girl.
All products can be brought through my
online store
All purchases over $50 will receive a FREE gift from me
Please use hostess code
If you happen to order over $250 please do not use the hostess code
as you will receive 10% of sales to spend as hostess rewards.
All Products used to create this
Rooted in Nature Stamp Set c/m  -146482
Nature's Roots Framelits Dies - 146341

Hardwood Background Stamp w/m - 133032

Versamark Pad - 102283
Clear Embossing Powder - 109130
Copper Embossing Powder - 141636

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad - 147116
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad - 147111
Sponge Daubers - 133773
Stampin Dimensionals - 104430

Mossy Meadow Cardstock - 133683
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock - 131290
Old Olive Cardstock - 106576

Thanks for hopping along to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3 Hope your
day was AWESOME  <3 


  1. wow- thanks for sharing your black ice technique! I've been wanting to give it a try. love this!!

    1. Thank you Lynn, Make sure you do try it!!! The effects are wonderful <3
      Cheers Shaz

  2. Welcome to the hop! We are so happy to have you joining us. This turned out so cool!! I love those tree embellishments. What a great masculine layout. This is just amazing.

    1. Thank you Kris, it was wonderful to find a new group of bloggers to hop with!!! I cannot wait to get to know you all <3 I LOVE how the trees turned out!!!
      Cheers Shaz

  3. WOW! Great technique and page! Very cool. Thanks so much for sharing and for joining our hop. This set is definitely on my list.

    1. Thank you for having me join in on this hop Julie. It is such a universal suite to use for masculine or feminine layouts or cards...
      Cheers Shaz

  4. What a neat technique! Thanks for sharing! I love how your page turned out!

    1. So glad that you liked it Tanya, it is a pretty cool technique.
      Cheers Shaz

  5. I have yet to try this technique as I will probably make a mess of it. I love you set the picture amongst the trees.

    1. At the end of the day it simply is just a piece of paper, if you mess it up chuck it in the bin and start again!!!
      Cheers Shaz

  6. I have yet to try this technique as I will probably make a mess of it. I love you set the picture amongst the trees.

    1. Ohhh Cheryl, you must have had trouble commenting up above...BUT At the end of the day it simply is just a piece of paper, if you mess it up chuck it in the bin and start again!!!
      I am sure if you follow my instructions you can't go wrong LOL
      Cheers Shaz

  7. Wonderful scrapbook page layout. Love the Black Ice technique. It adds a wonderful element to your design. :)

    1. Thank you so much Tricia, most certainly added a pop to the trees
      Cheers Shaz


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