Thursday, December 18, 2014

Frosty Fun!

Happy Thursday everyone! I love snowy winter days, when we can all go out for a walk, make snowmen and throw snowballs. Of course its also a great time to get some beautiful snowy pictures too.

I am extra excited to share my layout with you this month because along with the super Altitude Collection I got to play with some of the charming Leaky Shed Studio chipboard too.

Frosty Faces by Tracee Provis

frosty faces scrapbook page tracee provis bo bunny altitude 01

I went for lots of layers on my page by cutting the paper into strips and placing behind the photo. I also cut the pages up individually from the Snowflake sheet and layered those behind my photo too.

frosty faces scrapbook page tracee provis bo bunny altitude 01

I gave a few different treatments to my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard, some I simply painted with Gesso and others I gave a sparkle to by covering them with Bo Bunny's Silver Glitter Paste. I applied the same technique to the chipboard frame which works perfectly to draw your eye to the Photo.

frosty faces scrapbook page tracee provis bo bunny altitude 01

Bo Bunny has brought out some terrific new products this year, the new Stamp Stickers are fabulous and add a gorgeous touch to any project. I finished off the whole wintery/sparkly look to my page by adding some Double Dot Jewels. These come with both rhinestones and pearls and can be found in a whole range of colours.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Blizzard, Bundled, Chilly, Snowflake, Polar/Altitude
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Altitude
Stickers; Stamp Stickers, Combo Stickers/Altitude
Jewels; Double Dot Blue Hues
Ink; Blueberry, White
Mist; Frost, Sugar
Stamps; It Is Written

Remember! It's Prize time! BoBunny & Leaky Shed Studio are having a product  swap on the blog, December 7th-31st! Here's the fun part! Stop by our Facebook page every day because the winner of this fabulous prize below will be chosen from a comment left on the post with the most likes during the Leaky Shed swap. So, be sure to 'like' your favorite post AND leave a comment on our Facebook page whenever you see the Leaky Shed/BoBunny logo below to enter! 




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Misc Me!

Christmas's are such special, family times for me and so I wanted to start documenting these special festive times.

Past, Present and Christmas's still to come by Denise van Deventer

8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio


I started with the year before my son was born as it was quite a special time for me, because he was already in my tummy and I remember thinking how different our next Christmas would be.



8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio

I love that there are always photo's with such spontaneous expressions....and these are certainly in that category.

8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio

It is also a little sad for me to see that some of my family members are much older now and are a little more fragile than what they were before.

8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio

8 years does not seem a very long time, but looking back at these photo's, they were certainly a walk down memory lane. I really do want to document and capture these moments for my son and nieces.

I did layer and raise some elements, but not unduly so, as I did not want the pockets to be bulky. I also did some stitch stamping to add interest.

8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio

I heat embossed the Leaky Shed Studio chipboard with gold embossing powder, as Christmas is all about something shiny and a little bit of bling!

8x9 Misc Me Spread by Denise van Deventer using Christmas Collage and Leaky Shed Studio

I will share more of these spreads and the cover of my Misc. Me Christmas album on my blog.  So you are welcome to pop over and have a look here.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Joy/ Christmas Collage
Cardstock: Kiwi Dot
Stickers:  Combo Sticker/ Christmas Collage
Noteworthy: Christmas Collage
Buttons: Christmas Collage
Brads: Christmas Collage
Dot Jewels: Ruby Red

Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/ Christmas Collage
Stamps: Sitiches
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Christmas Collage
Petals: Christmas Collage
Misc Me Contents: Christmas Collage

Remember! It's Prize time! BoBunny & Leaky Shed Studio are having a product  swap on the blog, December 7th-31st! Here's the fun part! Stop by our Facebook page every day because the winner of this fabulous prize below will be chosen from a comment left on the post with the most likes during the Leaky Shed swap. So, be sure to 'like' your favorite post AND leave a comment on our Facebook page whenever you see the Leaky Shed/BoBunny logo below to enter! 





Monday, December 15, 2014

Fantastic Pearlescents Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to share some fun ideas of different things you could do with the new Pearlescents. They are absolutely amazing - a thick, shimmery paint that keeps its shape and comes out of a tube. I LOVE them, which is why I'm always pulling them out and playing around with them. So you're in for a lot of pictures today and several cards I created using Pearlescents in various ways. If you want to see two more New Year's Cards I created using Pearlescents for accents, you can check out my blog HERE.

Fun with Pearlescents by Ilene Tell

1. Stencil
Pearlescents tutorial by Ilene Tell using BoBunny stencils

 Use a snippet of a makeup sponge. Add Pearlescents directly to sponge and dab on top of stencil. The result will be a shimmery image.

2. Dots Around Edges
Pearlescents tutorial by Ilene Tell using BoBunny stencils
Adding dots around the edge helps give the paper interest and the edges more definition. I love to use this technique on my cards and layouts! Simply express a tiny dot onto the page. In the image above, you can also see how the stenciled image came out - it reflects the light beautifully.

3. Cover Naked Chipboard
Merry Christmas card by Ilene Tell using Bo Bunny Christmas Collage with Pearlescents and Stencils

Here is the card using the stenciled doily and the dots around the edges. I used a Leaky Shed Studio laser-cut chipboard Christmas Tree and covered it with Pealescents in gold, and the stump in brown. Pearlscents is absolutely perfect for covering laser-cut chipboard and Bo Bunny wooden embellishments. It's very easy and since the paint is so thick, it stays put and creates a raised effect, giving the embellishment shine and even more dimension.

Merry Christmas card by Ilene Tell using Bo Bunny Christmas Collage with Pearlescents and Stencils

4. Painting

Since the Pearlescents are so thick, you could easily dilute them with water or your BoBunny Glimmer Sprays and paint using a paintbrush. Another option is to "paint" right from the tube, using the thickness to work for you. Here, I started by covering the Leaky Shed chipboard with the Pearlscents.

Jolly Holiday card by Ilene Tell using Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane with Pearlescents

After letting the chipboard dry, I filled in the empty spaces with the Pearlescents.

Jolly Holiday card by Ilene Tell using Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane with Pearlescents

As you can see in the detail image below, when used as paint and applied in a thick layer, you can see swirls of shimmer inside, which creates a stunning effect.

Jolly Holiday card by Ilene Tell using Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane with Pearlescents

5. Stamping

Stamping and Pearlescents tutorial by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude

For this technique, stamp your image first. I stamped a swirl design using Bo Bunny stamps and ink. Then, simply trace the design with the Pearlescents. You can see the example of the result below.

6. Icicles
Pearlescents are wonderful for creating a very realistic and beautiful icicle border. Simply add in a line, and create icicles by applying the Pearlescents downward at random intervals, making sure it's thicker at the top and thins out as it stretches down. Super easy!
Here is the completed card with icicles and the painted swirl from above.

Let It Snow card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude and Pearlescents

Let It Snow card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude and Pearlescents

7. Pearlescent Molding Paste

Molding Paste tutorial by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Pearlescents

Use the Pearlescents to color Molding Paste. This is a thick substance that is sold in arts and crafts stores, and comes in white. Keep adding and mixing in the Pealescents until you get the color you want. Then you can apply it to your project - it's easy to apply with a pallet knife or an old credit card, and can be applied directly to the page or over a stencil. Below is an example of using the Pearlescents mixed with molding paste, and applied over a Bo Bunny circles stencil. You can see the gorgeous, light blue, transparent effect that was created.

Tip: For mixing the paint, use discarded packaging.

Warmest Wishes card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude

Tip: Have a box of baby wipes handy where you scrapbook. When done with your stencil, simply wipe off the excess paint.

Warmest Wishes card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude

8. Paint Embellishments
In order to paint embellishments, first cover them completely with gesso (white primer found in arts and crafts store). Then color it with Pealescents using a paint brush. Easy!

Winter's Best card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude

Here, I painted the Bo Bunny flower with gesso, and then painted over it with Pealescents. You can see the shimmery result that you get - so perfect for this wintry card! I also used the Pearlescent molding paste technique on this card, combined with a BoBunny script stencil. Because the Pearlescents are so thick, I was able to add the faux pearl to the center and let the Pearlescents act as glue to hold it in place.

Winter's Best card by Ilene Tell using BoBunny Altitude

Well, I hope you liked some of the ideas I shared today on how to make the most out of your Pearlescents. These ideas are all very easy to execute and a lot of fun to try. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to share any Pearlescents ideas you have in the comments :)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Altitude / Bundled, Flurry, Cozy, Candy Cane Lane / Jack Frost, Snowflake, Christmas Collage / Caroling, Glad Tidings
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Altitude
Pearlescents: Blush, Brilliant Blue, Island Mist, Butterscotch, Chocolate
Stamps: Curly Q, Holiday Wishes
Tools: New Stamp Block Set
Ink Pad: Blueberry
Double Dot Jewels: Mocha, Tuxedo, Blue Hues
Buttons: Candy Cane Lane
Jewel Flourishes: Glaze
Stickable Stencils: Bliss, Brocade
Blossoms: Blush Daisy
Other Supplies:
Leaky Shed Studio laser-cut chipboard, molding paste, pallet knife

Remember! It's Prize time! BoBunny & Leaky Shed Studio are having a product  swap on the blog, December 7th-31st! Here's the fun part! Stop by our Facebook page every day because the winner of this fabulous prize below will be chosen from a comment left on the post with the most likes during the Leaky Shed swap. So, be sure to 'like' your favorite post AND leave a comment on our Facebook page whenever you see the Leaky Shed/BoBunny logo below to enter! 






Sunday, December 14, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hello everyone! It's already December and the Christmas is almost at door. I love Christmas, it is my favorite holiday. I love to join all of my family to decorate my house for the Christmas, it´s a family tradition. My grandchildren love this day and they like to help on decoration of the tree. My Misc Me is about the day when we decorate our tree .

Christmas Tree by Solange Marques


I used Christmas Collage Collection:




Leaky Shed chipboard is very beautiful and I love this tree:


I applied BoBunny Gold Paste on the chipboard.

More one detail of the chipboard. Here I applied acrylic gesso and after BoBunny Gold Paste:


I hope you enjoy it!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Glad Tidings/Christmas Collage;
Stickers: Christmas Collage Combo StickerSticker
Noteworthy: Christmas Collage
Jewels: Double Dot Emerald Jewels, Ruby Red Jewels
Chipboard: Christmas Collage Layered Chipboard
Stamps: Autumn Song; Holiday Wishes
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Christmas Collage
Paste:Gold Glitter Paste
Misc Me Binder: Kraft
Misc Me Journal Cards: Christmas Collage 
Page Protectors: Misc Me Life Journal



Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 2014 Sketch Challenge & Winner!

Hello BoBunny Fans! It's Juliana here. I want to welcome you to our BoBunny December Sketch Challenge! I don't know about you, but I love working with sketches. They always seem to help me pull a layout together a little more quickly and the sketch for this month was no exception.

BoBunny December Sketch Challenge

To create my page, I began by selecting this photo of our sweet Milo. This was his first winter with us and so of course I wanted to document it in a special way. The new BoBunny Altitude collection was a perfect fit to capture this happy memory.

When creating with sketches, I also love how you can take the sketch a make it your own by mixing it up a little to suit your style and photos.  I choose to use only one photo and I replaced the spots for the two smaller photos with some cut outs and embellishments.

Hello Winter Pet Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for BoBunny using the Altitude collection and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Speaking of embellishments, the snowflake embellishments that I used on my layout are by Leaky Shed Studio. They were just plain chipboard before I painted them white with acrylic paint. I then added some sparkle and shine by applying a coat of BoBunny Glimmer Paste in Silver. Once the paste was dry, I added a jewel to the center of each snowflake before attaching them to my layout.

Hello Winter Pet Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for BoBunny using the Altitude collection and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Hello Winter Pet Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for BoBunny using the Altitude collection and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

I also used some of the new Film Sticker and Stamp Stickers to layer with and embellish my page.

Hello Winter Pet Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for BoBunny using the Altitude collection and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Hello Winter Pet Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for BoBunny using the Altitude collection and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Thanks for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you create and share as you play along with our December Sketch!

HUGS!

Juliana

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Altitude/Blizzard, Bundled, Chilly, Polar, Rustic, Snowflake, Wonderland
Film Sticker: Altitude
Sticker: Altitude Combo Sticker
Noteworthy: Altitude
Stamp Stickers: Altitude
Jewels: Double Dot Jewels in Blue
Glitter Paste: Silver
Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard: Six Snowflakes, Snowflake Border Large

It's challenge time! Here's how it works in case you missed the last few months! Each month we will share a new sketch and how one of our designers was inspired to create with it. To play along all you have to do is create a project inspired by the sketch, using BoBunny products and then share it with us using the InLinkz widget below. When you enter, you will have the chance to be randomly selected to win this fabulous prize package full of BoBunny goodies featuring our gorgeous Star-Crossed line! 
Take a look at this months challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!

Now it's time to announce November's winner!! The winner is.....  #15 Nicole Doiron! Please email us your contact information so we can send you your wonderful Christmas Collage prize package! Congratulations Nicole!





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Off The Page with Leaky Shed Studio!


Hi! It's Kaori Fujimoto here today.

I would like to share my OTP project.




I made Christmas wreath with BoBunny's Christmas Collage collection and Leaky Shed's beautiful chipboards!  


I painted the chipboards with white gesso and BoBunny's Glitter paste(Gold).




BoBunny Supplies:
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/Christmas Collage
Petals: Christmas Collage
Brads: Christmas Collage
Buttons: Christmas Collage
Noteworthy: Christmas Collage
Dots Jewels: Citrus
Glitter Paste: Gold