I couldn’t contain my excitement when it was announced that Manorhouse Creations would be distributing the gorgeous My Mind’s Eye! They have always created amazing collections but I must admit to falling in love with the new Record It! Pretty Things Collection. In particular the 8 x 10 Word Art sheets just jumped out at me. Once I had them there was one major stumbling block – they were just too pretty to use! Every so often something comes along where I want to buy two of it – one to use and one to keep in my stash and admire (now I know I’m not totally alone in feeling like this LOL!) How pretty is this pack?
I had previously bought some clipboards from Typo and knew that these gorgeous papers would be perfect for ‘dressing’ them up. This is the original clipboard next to one I had a play with:
Now I had so much fun with this one that I couldn’t stop at one and kept going!
These are so simple to make and so much fun to have in your work area! Simply take your clipboard and use a Rusting powder to age your clip:
Once dry, I added a little bit of brown and black inks over the top of the rusting to add depth to the rusted finish. Next cover your clipboard with one of the Word Art Sheets:
I then stamped some ‘coffee rings’ onto the paper with brown ink followed by some misting:
Now your paper is nicely aged and distressed, it’s time to add in the fun embellishments! I wanted to pick up the gorgeous vintage tones of the paper along with the lovely pink in the flower image. Here are my two finished clipboards side by side (good job I made two because I think they are about to disappear into each of the girl’s rooms – they have been eyeing the clipboards up ever since I finished them!)
Today I have a set of 3 shabby chic birthday cards to share created with flowers and ornate frames from the Spring 2013 Collection.
On my 1st card I layered pp’s, an altered paper doily and a Pink Paisley doily diecut, which I embellished with a cluster of flowers. I used the Ooh La La vintage flower and changed the pearl to match my colour scheme. I also altered the cream minuette flower with touches of Glimmer Glam and Glaze, again to tie in with my colours.
MHC product: Ooh la la, Minuettes – cream pink grey
On the 2nd card I have used the ornate frame-scallop white backed with pp and embellished with cluster of flowers. Just use a pencil to trace the inside of the frame as a template, cut 1/2cm around the pencil line, then adhere paper to back of frame with glue.
MHC product: Floral Mix – arielle, Mini Blush Roses – soft gold, Ornate Frames – scallop white
On my last card I have used the ornate frame-gothic white which I backed with paper, and topped with a greeting sticker.
I embellished the frame with the camel coloured flower from the Floral Mix tiffany pack, which I altered by pulling out the stamens and replacing with a wooden button topped with a pearl embellishment, and teamed with a soft gold tea rose.
MHC product: Floral Mix – tiffany, Tea Roses – soft gold, Ornate Frames – gothic white
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My goodness did I do a happy dance when I saw the announcement that Manorhouse Creations were going to be carrying the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio! If you haven’t seen the new ranges you can pop over to the Manorhouse Creations website and start drooling here!
I had a play with the beautiful 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘What Wood U Say‘ which has this divine woodgrain finish:
Products used: 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘What Wood U Say’ and ‘Love Letter’ (used in strips under the photo). Manorhouse Creations flowers Colourwash Double Ups in Soft Pink, Letters From Paris, Floral Mix Melissa and Krystal, Razzles in Purple. Embellishments Ornate Frame Scallop in White.
Adding a little bit of Gesso to the flowers just helps the colours of your flowers and other embellishments blend together.
The 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘Love Letter’ had a gorgeous vintage / distressed feel to it that all styles of scrapbookers are going to love!
Products used: 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘Love Letter’ and ‘Little Thoughts’. Manorhouse Creations flowers Ooh La La, Believe Blossom Mix and Leaves in Light Green. Embellishments Ornate Frame Flourish in Black.
The ‘When you’re around…’ saying has been cut from the Messy Head ‘Little Thoughts’ paper and then mounted with foam tape for dimension:
As you can see the range works equally well with vintage colours as it does with soft pretty ones. Enjoy creating with this fabulous new range!