Thursday, 27 July 2017

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - WATERCOLOUR





Today I am participating in the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. This months theme is : Watercolour. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. 





I used some glossy paper with some reinkers and Aqua painters to create a background. I wanted the colours to remain true, so I allowed the background to dry naturally. This process can be sped by using a heat gun on number 1, however, it does change the colour a little.





I then used stamps from Butterfly Basics in Black  Memento. The sentiment "hello" is from the Flourishing Phrases. As a final touch, I brushed on some wink of stella to the cut out butterfly image.




Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Basic Black Layer 14.3 x 9.5cm
Glossy Paper 13.8 x 9cm
Scrap Whisper White to stamp the butterfly on


Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the blog hop,
Rosalie



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.




Sunday, 9 July 2017

ESAD FAVOURITES FROM THE 2017/18 ANNUAL CATALOGUE BLOG HOP





I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects in the ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop.

I wonder what products will be everyone's favourite??

You may have come from the wonderful Kathryn Ruddick or be starting the hop here with me, Rosalie Desmond.

With so many amazing products it is so hard to decide which is my favourite, so today I will share my favourite at the moment!

I have actually combined two of my favourites - Climbing Orchid and Sheet Music stamp sets. I love the way these cards turned out and the way the two sets combine.





I love the new mini chevron ribbon, it is so soft and easy to use, so I have placed a small piece on the Bermuda Bay card. I love the look of the coloured ribbon on top of the burlap.





For this one, I don't currently have any Melon Mambo ribbon so I had to get creative. I cut a small strip of cardstock to give a similar affect.






You may be wondering what ESAD is?







Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have fun and enjoy hopping around the whole hop. Next you will find the lovely, Linda Whalley.

Rosalie


https://sentimentalstamping.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/favourites-from-the-201718-annual-stampin-up-catalogue/

Blog hop participants

19. Rosalie Desmond --- You are here 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

RETIFORM SCRAPBOOKING

Sometimes we have a photo that screams to be made into a pretty scrapbooking page. I have always loved this picture. It was the first family picture after our daughter was born - almost 12 years ago.





For this page I have used a technique called retiform. To create the panels I used Crumb Cake to give the boarders of each segment. I then used random stamps from Beautiful Bouquet in create the background 12"x12", using Perfect Plum, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.




I used inspiration for this 12"x12" scrapbooking page from an earlier project were I used retiform. Click here to see.

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Scrapbooking Background Page 12"x12"
Perfect Plum Photo Mat 11.5 x 16.5cm
Lemon Lime Twist Photo Mat 10.5 x 15.5cm
Scraps Very Vanilla  and Lemon Lime Twist for embellishments








To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH RETIFORM

I was first introduced to the Retiform technique by a lovely friend, Vicki. I decided that I needed to check out this great looking technique after seeing her lovely card. In between seeing Vicki's creation and me finally getting around to it, I have now seen it pop up everywhere on the internet.

Here is what I came up with using the Beautiful Bouquet.




I love how these colours work together.





Add a little sentiment, in this case from the same stamp set- Beautiful Bouquet and some enamel shapes, and its done.




Measurements:

Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Whisper White Layer 14.3 x 9.5cm
Scrap Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White


To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

I loved this card so much I decided to give a 12"x12" scrapbooking page a go. Click here to take a look.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH TANYA BOSER



Welcome once again to a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Tanya Boser. It's so lovely to have Tanya joining us today, her work is absolutely amazing. You should check out her blog. We hope you find great inspiration from todays projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

I loved looking at Tanya's blog for something to CASE, however it did make it very difficult to only choose one! I absolutely love her work. Here is what I was inspired to make.





I took a lot of inspiration from Tanya but then put my own twist on it.





I decided that I would emboss in Copper, so that the floral image I chose from the Wood Words stamp set would stand out.



I did use the colours exact colours Tanya used - Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim  and Lemon Lime Twist. They look so different on Whisper White rather than the Glossy Paper in Tanya's creation.




Measurements:


Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Lemon Lime Twist Layer 14 x 9.4cm
Whisper White Layer 13.5 x 8.9cm
Scraps of Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Vellum



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie



Wednesday, 28 June 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Although I love ribbon, love both the feel and the look, I have a tendency not to use it often. I broke that tradition with these cards today.









Both of these cards are using the 2017-2019 In-colours. Both are the same design, just with different colours.




The matching 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon is so soft, its a delight to tie into a bow.



Measurements:


Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
First Layer 14.2 x 10cm
Whisper White Layer 14.3 x 9.5cm
Designer Series Paper 8 x 9cm
Ribbon



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


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Monday, 26 June 2017

PRETTY LITTLE WOOD WORDS

Every now and then I like to do something a little different with my cards.





This time I cut the front a little shorter than the back and then punch out a part shape using the pretty label punch. I then punched out a pretty label in Daffodil Delight card stock and added a hand cut images saying "hello friend" from Wood Words on top.





The front panel was decorated with the floral image from Wood Words, coloured with Stampin' Write markers. I hand cut a few flowers from this image so I could pop them out using dimensionals.

Measurements:


Calypso Coral Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm then 2.5cm cut off the front
Whisper White Layer 11 x 9.4cm
Inside Layer 11 x 9.4cm
Delightful Daisy DSP 2 x 9.4cm
Scraps of Whisper White and Daffodil Delight



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


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Friday, 23 June 2017

NUMBER OF YEARS

One of my favourite stamp sets that carried over from the last Annual Catalogue, is the Number of Years Stamp Set. I usually use this set in conjuction with the Large Number Framelits (item#140622), however this time I used the set as a stand alone.





Measurements:


Tangerine Tango Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Basic Black Layer 14.2 x 9.7cm
Whisper White Layer 14 x 9.5cm
Scrap Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White for the sentiment ovals



Number of Years (140653)



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


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So if you are wanting an in-person party, an on-line party or just want to order up big, June is the time to do it!!!! #welovehosts




Thursday, 22 June 2017

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - MASCULINE




Today I am participating in the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. This months theme is : Masculine. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. 


Many people struggle with masculine projects, I know I often do. Colours can have a huge impact on a project and change it from being girlie to being gender neutral or more masculine.  For my card today I chose Island Indigo, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. I used the background die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to create a mask. I then used sponge daubers and ink from the three colours to create the background.





The scene was stamped with an image from Mediterranean Moments using Black Memento Ink and coloured with Stampin' Write markers. Then cut out with second largest oval from the Oval framelits.





To finish it off I added three 1/2" circles cut out of Pacific Point card stock on dimensionals and added a Daffodil Delight enamel dot to each one.

Measurements:


Island Indigo Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Whisper White Layer 9.5 x 13.8cm
Scraps of Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock


Products:

Mediterranean Moments (143191)
Eclectic Layers Thinlits (143774)
Oval Framelits (141706)
1/2" Circle Punch (119869)
Brights Enamel Shapes (141680)




Oh So Eclectic Bundle

I hope the project you see here has inspired you & brightened your day. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Rosalie


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Sunday, 18 June 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH JEANETTE EGEMANN


Welcome once again to a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Jeanette Egemann. It's so lovely to have Jeanette joining us today, her work is absolutely amazing. You should check out her blog. We hope you find great inspiration from todays projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

I took inspiration from some of the elements in one of Jeanette's projects to create this tunnel card.





Here is Jeanette's project which inspired me. I used the floral design and the multi coloured layering to create today's card. While the colours I used are different to Jeanette's, I liked the combination of green, pink and purple, and then decided I wanted a little blue as well.






For something a little different I made my card into a tunnel card. Adding some more of the floral images in the centre to give it a focal point. I then used the outline stamp to add some texture to the Tempting Turquoise insert by stamping with Tempting Turquoise ink.





Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base 21 x 14.8cm, scored at 10.5cm
Whisper White Layer 6 x 10.5cm
Tempting Turquoise inside layer 20 x 13.8cm scored at 5, 10, 15cm

Scraps of Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Tempting Turquoise cardstock


Products:

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set (143940)
Eclectic Layers Thinlits (143774)
Layering Circle Framelit Dies (141705)



Oh So Eclectic Bundle



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie



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So if you are wanting an in-person party, an on-line party or just want to order up big, June is the time to do it!!!! #welovehosts






Saturday, 17 June 2017

PAINTING WITH JAR OF LOVE

I have been having fun lately combining the Jar of Love Stamp Set with the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. This time I have made the jars hold "paint" rather than the ink which I have done before.




I created the paint brushes by using the handle from the pens from the Crafting Forever set with the bristles from the brushes in the pot from the same set.


Measurements:


Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Basic Black Layer 13.5 x 8.9cm
Bermuda Bay Layer 14.8 x 3cm
Scraps of Whisper White, elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


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So if you are wanting an in-person party, an on-line party or just want to order up big, June is the time to do it!!!! #welovehosts









Thursday, 15 June 2017

JAR OF LOVE - SHAKER

Every now and then it is time to make a special card, this time it is a shaker card using the Jar of Love. I love how this stamp set has matching framelits. This makes things so much easier when making a shaker card.



The cute little hearts that I used for the inside of the shaker are from the Everyday Jars Framelits (141490) which matches the stamp set. I also cut out some in Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) and glued them in random places on the card.




Measurements:


Bermuda Bay Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Elegant Eggplant Layer 14 x 9.5cm
Whisper White Layer 13.4 x 9cm
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant and Silver Glimmer Paper scrap

To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


Current Bonus Rewards


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So if you are wanting an in-person party, an on-line party or just want to order up big, June is the time to do it!!!! #welovehosts









Wednesday, 14 June 2017

INTERNATIONAL BLOG HIGHLIGHTS - THEME: BABY




Today I am joining in with the International Blog Highlights. The theme this time is: BABY.

Since the change over to the new Annual Catalogue I have not yet purchased any new baby specific stamp sets. Sometimes we don't realise just how versatile a stamp set is. I would never of thought to use Wood Words for a Baby, until I made this card.





The images in this set, along with the sentiments, opens the Wood Words Stamp Set up for so many uses.


Wood Woods (Wood 143925, Clear 143928)



Some Vellum, a little silver thread and a popped up sentiment and it is ready to welcome any little girl.




Measurements:


Powder Pink Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Whisper White Layer 13.9 x 9.5cm
Powder Pink 2.3 x 9.5cm
Vellum 3.3 x 9.5cm
Scrap of Whisper White to stamp Welcome on

Products:

Wood Words (Wood 143925 Clear 143928)
Silver Metallic Thread (138402)


If you like today's project, please vote for my card HERE. The top 10 in the International Blog Highlights will be invited to participate in an International blog hop.

To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


Current Bonus Rewards


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So if you are wanting an in-person party, an on-line party or just want to order up big, June is the time to do it!!!! #welovehosts