Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Bit Of A Mammoth Post!!

A while ago I was asked to create some pages for Scrapbook Magazine featuring the wax resist technique, there are so many effects that you can create using tools as simple as a wax crayon to specialist papers such as Hot Off The Press's colour me paper which are printed with a raised wax design .
On this page I have used lots of gorgeous Prima Reflections and Madeline papers and some colour me paper which I coloured using paint dabbers and glimmer mists. I used the rub ons to add extra detail around the circle, I added them onto cardstock and then cut them out.

On my second page I used some more HOTP colour me paper, this time I added colour using distress inks. This was my favourite way to colour this paper as using lots of different colours you are able to produce a really great effect.
I'm not usually a huge fan of Basic Grey papers but these Curio papers are just gorgeous! I raised the centre section of the layout by adding a piece of chipboard, this meant that I could easily add the pleated paper around the edge and allowed it to lay properly. I left a section unstuck on the back so that I could slot the journalling card in.

On my third page I ran some cardstock through an embossing folder and then using the flat edge of a white wax crayon rubbed over the raised pattern and then inked over the whole thing using distress inks. I then punched out a flower with the embossed paper using the tattered floral die and some butterflies. The papers are all Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe, aren't they gorgeous!

To soften off the straight edges I created some decorative edges using a border punch and then pleated them to form  curves and added them around the page, I also rounded a lot of the corners of the papers.

For my final page I got a bit mushy! I don't often scrap photos of Justin and I but Rebecca took this photo on a day out and it went perfectly with these MME paper so it had to be scrapped! It isn't very clear on the photo but I created a wax effect on some cardstock using wax paper. I screwed up the wax paper and then unfolded it and laid it over a sheet of cardstock and then covered that with a muslin sheet. I ironed over the top of the sandwich  for about 10 seconds and the wax on the raised creases was transferred over onto the cardstock. To the pattern show up I inked over the top using distress ink, the darker the ink the better the effect shows up.

The doiley was created using a MME stamp with stazon ink onto a piece of acetate and then cutting it out.

The tag with "Our Love Story" on it is a journalling tag and I have written our story on there, I really struggle adding journalling directly onto a page and I don't like seeing my writing but hidden journalling is great.

I did warn you it was a bit of a mammoth post lol.


Louise said...

each layout is gorgeous Rachael and they are all so different. Love all the small detail. i'm with you on journaling i have to force myself to write directly on a lo xx

Romy said...

Wow, each of your pages is absolutely gorgeous! I totally love your style. The first page has to be one of my favs of yours, I think. I just love what you did with the circle in your design and how you made the negative space work.

Jill said...

Wow Rachael, utterly gorgeous - cheered me up no end! Jill x

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Woow what amazing layouts you created Rachael with such gorgeous details!!

carlies said...

hey friend how very amazing work here I love your style Gorgeous breathtaking, design.
I go follow you and of course I also love it if you want to follow me to LOL
XX Carla

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! OH! WOW! Rachael....
Your Pages are just Super Gorgeous!!
Some Awesome details I may have to have a go @!!
Have a wonderful Week......

Nat said...

Gorgeous pages, as always Rach :D
Emily looked absolutely stunning for her prom, I hope she had an aweseom night :) xx

gwyneth said...

Absolutely gorgeous pages as usual Rachael. Full of fab inspirational ideas.