Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Dad in the Allotment

Dad In the Allotment Tutorial.

Sorry for the lack of posting but I have been busy working on cards for SplodgeAway Samples. Once they are complete I will post them on the blog.

I have been working on a 12x12 scrapbook page of my Dad at our allotment, it has taken weeks to complete but I am so pleased with the final result.

You will need:
12x12 Green Card
K&Co Susan Winget Green Spotty/ Pink Floral / Green Flourish 12x12 Paper
Distress Inks – Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick
Nellie Snellen Punch and Emboss medium, large and leaf punch
Lime Ice Stickles
Silver Gems
12x12 SplodgeAway Mat
K&Co Spring Susan Winger Seeds Embellishments
Green Self Adhesive Pearls

I have taken a piece of green 12x12 Card and distressed the edge
  with the SplodgeAway Mat and  Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. The picture below shows the smooth blend the SplodgeAway Mat makes you achieve.

I tend to distress everything I do with scissors!

I used my favourite K&Co pad and cut a scallop alongside the edges of the paper, I then distressed with the SplodgeAway Mat and shabby shutters and distressed again. I sprayed the whole sheet with Cosmic Shimmer pearl mist. I love cosmic shimmers at the moment! We now have the Dylusion Paints in the shop which are like cosmic mist without shimmer and a lot more vibrant!
To make one of my main focus points on the page I embossed a green sheet of Core-d’nations card with a Splodge-A-Mask and Grand Calibur. I then sanded the embossed pattern down and added some creases for effect.  I cut this down to 10x12cm and distressed the edges. 

Another great product I use all of the time is the Nellie Snellen punch and emboss. These are great to add dimension to any card or scrapbook. I distressed some more green card and misted with pearl cosmic shimmer, when this was dry I punched several flowers and leaves out in mixed sizes.

I distressed, matted and layered all of the toppers and photos on the page to give it some dimension.

The seeds packet embellishment was plain before I got my hands on it, I then inked, distressed and creased the edges. I love the final piece!
I made the lettering by printing some letters off the computer, inking and distressing with shabby shutters, layer onto some pink patterned card, ink, distress and stickle!

Thanks for looking, Susan x

( I am still working on the layout of the blog, hence everything everywhere!)


  1. brilliant sue thanks for the tutorialxx

  2. Can you tell me why I come up as unknown on the blog Susan? Its Craftykay really!!!!!!