Embossing flourishes – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ September 15th, 2014

I really love my FWAB flourishes.  I would add them to every single page if I could!  I’m always on the lookout for different things I can do with them and recently, I decided to try embossing them.

I have lots of different embossing folders for my Big Shot … like these …p7258644

And while I didn’t get progress photos for this, it’s all pretty easy.

Step one:  Choose a “flat” FWAB flourish (like Jasmine, Luke, Jessie – not the pearl ones – you could even try some of the FWAB Outdoor range!)

Step Two:  Remove from packaging but NOT from the backing sheet.

Step Three:  Place in embossing folder and run through your machine.

Step Four:  Remove flourish from backing sheet and place on your project!

Easy as that!

IMG_5800a

I’ve used a FWAB Luke Flourish in Teal and a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Gold on the above page, embossing them in a swirl pattern (Luke Flourish) and a script pattern (Jasmine flourish).

IMG_5804aLove the texture it gives!  And it made the flourishes curl up a bit – which I really liked – so I emphasised the effect and helped it stay there with tiny bits of foam tape.

IMG_5805a

You’ll spy a FWAB Maddison Flowers – Chocolate there too!!

So, there you go, a nice easy tutorial to add some extra WOW factor to your FWAB flourishes!  Hope you can give it a go!

Chloe

xx

What I love about Autumn by Judith

by admin ~ September 12th, 2014

Good morning, Judith here with a bright Autumn layout to share with you. Autumn is my favourite season. I just love the changing colours of the trees. It is also the time we take our annual family photo in Daylesford Botanic Gardens. So this is I layout about what I love about Autumn. I used some old Basic Grey Green at Heart patterned paper and stickers and created a bit of a background with some texture paste, paint and a stencil.

IMG_8057

Here are a few close ups:

IMG_8058

I have used some left over pieces of FWAB Jack Vine in Green

IMG_8059

And then layered some FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Olive Green over the top.

IMG_8060

For my tree I used a FWAB Lee’s Tree and die cut some leaves out of patterned paper and arranged them around the tree.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Gift bag and card – Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ September 9th, 2014

Hello FWAB fans!  It’s Chloe here with some of my latest FWAB creations.

 

September is a big birthday month for us within our circle of family and friends.  One friend celebrated with a “high tea” party so I decided to decorate a kraft paper gift bag and make a card to match:

 

{I remembered to take a photo just as I was walking out the door on my way to the party!!}

IMG_5527a

I went with the colour combo of pink and yellow with white and kraft - I think it’s a fun, pretty and fresh combo!

IMG_5530a

I kept the decorating really simple, using a FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Pink as a feature on the bag.

IMG_5532a

On my card, I used part of a FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Pink and the tail end of the FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Pink I used on the bag.  Together they look like a new flourish!!

IMG_5533a

I’ve also featured a FWAB Elise Flower – Pink on the card. Love my FWAB flowers!

 

That’s all from me for now.  Hope you get a chance to play along with our September CHALLENGE!

AND don’t forget to take advantage of our FAVOURITE $2 sale!!!

Product swap winner and a SALE!

by admin ~ September 3rd, 2014

{WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!}

A big thank you to everyone who commented on our blog and on our Facebook page during our Product Swap week with Rainbow Splendour.  We have drawn a name out of a hat ….
….

Congrats to .

Letty de Kroon

Please e-mail Maggie at flourishwithabling{at}yahoo{dot}com{dot}au to claim your prize!

PS.  Don’t forget you can win your own stash of FWAB by playing along with our monthly challenges!!

ALSO we have a

HUGE $2 SALE

 

 

for the month of

 

SEPTEMBER!

September Challenge

by admin ~ September 1st, 2014

Welcome everyone to the September challenge. Its Kim here with a Sketch Challenge for this month the Sketch has been designed by the fabulous Annette Gearside I can’t wait to see what you all do with the sketch just remember to include some FWAB on the sketch.

Here is a the Sketch and awesome example from the FWAB DT Team to help inspire you.

1069276_10200912991260930_230211086_n

Sample by Kim Kendell
Take in the Sunshine

Sample by Amy Prior

Amy Prior lge

Sample by Tracey Fowler
Tracey Fowler

The Team at FWAB look forward to seeing all your creations you have until midnight on the 30th September 2014 to add your entry.

Kim 

 

 

August challenge winner

by admin ~ September 1st, 2014

A big thank you to everyone who entered my tic tac toe challenge. It was great to see the entries in the gallery.

I have picked a random winner out of a hat.

And the WINNER is …. PAM

with this gorgeous entry

Happy Smile

Please e-mail Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

Our September  challenge will be posted soon!!  Hope you all can play along this month :) :)

Judith xx

FWAB and Rainbow Splendor Swap Day 6

by admin ~ August 31st, 2014

Hi All its my turn to share the the lovely goodies that I received from Rainbow Splendor to create with.

Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour have teamed up for an exciting product share, so not only will the team be showcasing your favourite FWAB products, we’re also adorning our projects with the colourful and fun products from Rainbow Splendour - a perfect match!

RBS logo

Rainbow Splendour is a little handmade embellishment business with a huge impact.  Using felt, fabric and paper, they have many fun products to chose from such as pinwheels, bows, feathers, petals and pretty pins.

Here is my layout
awesome 4

I just loved how the bows could be layered and how they blended into the LO and worked so well with the FWAB Jack Vine

awesome 1

And how well do this little pink flower top a larger flower and it worked so well again layered with FWAB’s Chloe flourishes

awesome

 

To celebrate this product swap we’d love to give you the chance of winning a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Leave a comment under this post (click on the title of this post and scroll down to the comments section) and any of the other FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap blog posts over the next week, and you will go into the draw to win a fab prize pack to be drawn on Tuesday 2nd September.

To increase your chances like us on Facebook and leave a comment that the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap sent you and receive another entry! If you also go over to the Rainbow Splendour facebook page and LIKE them and say that FWAB sent you, you will go into the draw for a fabulous Rainbow Splendour prize pack up for grabs on their page as well!

I hope you have all liked my share for this swap and thank you for looking

Kim

FWAB and Rainbow Splendour Swap Day 5

by admin ~ August 30th, 2014

 

Hi everyone!!! Amy Prior back with you all today for our 5th swap day with FWAB and Rainbow Splendour and this time I have 2 layouts and a card to share with you all!

First up is a layout titled Silly…

1503969_848145895210421_292656991599884127_n

For this layout I have used the Flourish with a Bling Teal Jasmine Puffy Flourish, Purple Chloe Flourish, Rose Pink Grace Flourish and Black Elise + Maddison Flowers. I have also added some Rainbow Splendour products including Vellum Feathers, Felt Heart Clips that have had the clips cut off, Felt bows and

10389431_848146021877075_2478724424412572094_n

Next up is a card that I have created titled For You…

10626528_848145628543781_4507629174571863889_n

This card was created using Flourish with a Bling Pink Jasmine Puffy Flourish that I have altered by stamping, plus a FWAB Black Maddison Flower. I have also used the Rainbow Splendour Glitter Frame, Felt Bows and some stars.

1622185_848145725210438_2856270794129990704_n

Finally I have a layout titled Best Friends to share with you all…

10410578_848144461877231_6665076063335928894_n

This layout was created using Flourish with a Bling Pink Grace Flourish plus some Elise and Maddison Flowers in Pink. The Rainbow Splendour products that I have used for this layout include some more of the gorgeous stars.

10599161_848145481877129_1363866705442352463_n

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to head on over to the Flourish with a Bling store here to take advantage of the 50% off sale that ends today!!!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

FWAB and Rainbow Splendour Swap Day 4

by admin ~ August 28th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

 Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour have teamed up for an exciting product share, so not only will the team be showcasing your favourite FWAB products, we’re also adorning our projects with the colourful and fun products from Rainbow Splendour - a perfect match!

Rainbow Splendour is a little handmade embellishment business with a huge impact.  Using felt, fabric and paper, they have many fun products to chose from such as pinwheels, bows, feathers, petals and pretty pins.

RBS logo

Today it is my turn to share with you what I have created using FWAB goodies and Rainbow Splendour.

Firstly I have a layout that I have created using some gorgeous feathers and chevrons from Rainbow Splendour and FWAB Luke Flourish Black and flags from FWAB Nicky’s Beach Huts.

“My Boy’s 2014″

  My-Boys-2014

My-Boys-Clup

My-Boys-clup1

My-Boys-clup2

My second creation using the Rainbow Splendour is simple card.  I have used a pretty blue bow from Rainbow Splendor and the FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Pearl.

Card1

To celebrate this product swap we’d love to give you the chance of winning a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Leave a comment under this post (click on the title of this post and scroll down to the comments section) and any of the other FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap blog posts over the next week, and you will go into the draw to win a fab prize pack to be drawn on Tuesday 2nd September.

To increase your chances like us on Facebook and leave a comment that the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap sent you and receive another entry! If you also go over to the Rainbow Splendour facebook page and LIKE them and say that FWAB sent you, you will go into the draw for a fabulous Rainbow Splendour prize pack up for grabs on their page as well!

Don’t forget to check back with us tomorrow for another DT share for the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap and also make sure to check out the Rainbow Splendour blog for stunning creations by the Rainbow Splendour design team.

Take care

Tracey

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

FWAB and Rainbow Splendour Product Swap Day 3

by admin ~ August 27th, 2014

Hello FWAB fans!  I’m here to share Linda Thompson’s creation for the swap!

Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour have teamed up for an exciting product share, so not only will the team be showcasing your favourite FWAB products, we’re also adorning our projects with the colourful and fun products from Rainbow Splendour - a perfect match!

RBS logo

Rainbow Splendour is a little handmade embellishment business with a huge impact.  Using felt, fabric and paper, they have many fun products to chose from such as pinwheels, bows, feathers, petals and pretty pins.

 

Here’s Linda’s gorgeous page:

Linda

FWAB products used – FWAB Chloe flourish in Pearl,

linda2

FWAB adhesive Pearls 100 pack in Pearl,

linda1

FWAB Chloe flourish in Red, and FWAB Elise Flowers – Pink and White,  and FWAB Maddison flowers – white.

linda4

Rainbow Splendour products used – Heart clip, large pink bow and vellum feathers.

linda3

What a stunning page!

So there you go – FWAB and Rainbow Splendour match each other perfectly!!

To celebrate this product swap we’d love to give you the chance of winning a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Leave a comment under this post (click on the title of this post and scroll down to the comments section) and any of the other FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap blog posts over the next week, and you will go into the draw to win a fab prize pack to be drawn on Tuesday 2nd September.

To increase your chances like us on Facebook and leave a comment that the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap sent you and receive another entry! If you also go over to the Rainbow Splendour facebook page and LIKE them and say that FWAB sent you, you will go into the draw for a fabulous Rainbow Splendour prize pack up for grabs on their page as well!

Don’t forget to check back with us tomorrow for another DT share for the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap and also make sure to check out the Rainbow Splendour blog for stunning creations by the Rainbow Splendour design team.

FWAB and Rainbow Splendour Swap Day 2

by admin ~ August 26th, 2014

Good morning, Judith here with Day 2 of our FWAB and Rainbow Splendour Swap.….

Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour have teamed up for an exciting product share, so not only will the team be showcasing your favourite FWAB products, we’re also adorning our projects with the colourful and fun products from Rainbow Splendour - a perfect match!

RBS logo

Rainbow Splendour is a little handmade embellishment business with a huge impact.  Using felt, fabric and paper, they have many fun products to chose from such as pinwheels, bows, feathers, petals and pretty pins.

Here are my creations: I was in a very monotone mood as my daughter had just had a black and white themed birthday party.

IMG_6723

For my layout I have used a FWAB black Maddison flower, a FWAB black Elise flower, some  FWAB Bella Rhinestone flourishes and a few individual FWAB black adhesive rhinestones.
IMG_6729

 Rainbow Splendour products used were a black glitter foam poloroid frame and a couple of white glitter foam feathers.

IMG_6725

I have also created a card.

IMG_6724

For this I used the the remaing flourishes and the frame from FWAB Bella Rhinestone flourishes and I matched this with Rainbow Splendour feathers in white, black and spotty vellum and a grey felt bow. Here are a couple of close ups.

IMG_6731

IMG_6730

So there you go – FWAB and Rainbow Splendour match each other perfectly!!

To celebrate this product swap we’d love to give you the chance of winning a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Leave a comment under this post (click on the title of this post and scroll down to the comments section) and any of the other FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap blog posts over the next week, and you will go into the draw to win a fab prize pack to be drawn onTuesday 2nd September.

To increase your chances like us on Facebook and leave a comment that the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap sent you and receive another entry! If you also go over to the Rainbow Splendour facebook page and LIKE them and say that FWAB sent you, you will go into the draw for a fabulous Rainbow Splendour prize pack up for grabs on their page as well!

Don’t forget to check back with us tomorrow for another DT share for the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap and also make sure to check out the Rainbow Splendour blog for stunning creations by the Rainbow Splendour design team.

FWAB and Rainbow Splendour product swap!

by admin ~ August 25th, 2014

Hello FWAB fans!  It’s Chloe here ready to kick-start a week of special posts ….

Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour have teamed up for an exciting product share, so not only will the team be showcasing your favourite FWAB products, we’re also adorning our projects with the colourful and fun products from Rainbow Splendour - a perfect match!

RBS logo

Rainbow Splendour is a little handmade embellishment business with a huge impact.  Using felt, fabric and paper, they have many fun products to chose from such as pinwheels, bows, feathers, petals and pretty pins.

 

Here are my creations showcasing both the gorgeous FWAB products and the fun Rainbow Splendour goodies ….

First up I created a page using a photo of my daughter rainbow birthday cake from last year – how appropriate! :)

IMG_5248a
I have used a FWAB Luke Flourish Denim Blue and a small piece of the FWAB Luke Flourish Teal and some FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Pink.

IMG_5250a

Rainbow Splendour products used are the green glitter frame,

IMG_5249a

and the scattered mini butterflies.

IMG_5251aI also created a card:

IMG_5373a

I’ve used a gorgeous FWAB Elise Flower – Burnt Orange and a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Pale Pink …. the Rainbow Splendour product I have used is the blue glitter frame … perfect way to add a bit of bling!

IMG_5376a

So there you go – FWAB and Rainbow Splendour match each other perfectly!!

To celebrate this product swap we’d love to give you the chance of winning a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Leave a comment under this post (click on the title of this post and scroll down to the comments section) and any of the other FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap blog posts over the next week, and you will go into the draw to win a fab prize pack to be drawn on Tuesday 2nd September.

To increase your chances like us on Facebook and leave a comment that the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap sent you and receive another entry! If you also go over to the Rainbow Splendour facebook page and LIKE them and say that FWAB sent you, you will go into the draw for a fabulous Rainbow Splendour prize pack up for grabs on their page as well!

Don’t forget to check back with us tomorrow for another DT share for the FWAB/Rainbow Splendour product swap and also make sure to check out the Rainbow Splendour blog for stunning creations by the Rainbow Splendour design team.

Just Me… with Amy Prior

by admin ~ August 24th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back today with a quick share of a recent layout created using lots of gorgeous Flourish with a Bling products. For this layout I have used the Flourish with a Bling Elise Rhinestone Flourish in Brown as well as lots of Individual Self Adhesive Rhinestones in brown and some Self Adhesive Individual Pearls in Antique Gold. I have also added an adorable Flourish with a Bling Elise flowers in Creamwith some Antique Gold pearls added to it’s centre.

tn_Just Me

My layout was created using the gorgeous recent collection by BoBunny called ‘Somewhere in Time’. I just adore the colours in this collection and they are just perfect for either female or mail scrapbooking!

tn_just me2

My background patterned paper was also given some Shimmerz texture paste addition through a Prima Marketing Crackle Stencil a couple of times with different coloured Shimmerz Texturez.

tn_just me4

The flowers were all given a last minute addition of Inka Gold to the petal tips to help bring the gold back into the layout a little more.

tn_just me6

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Smile- With Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ August 23rd, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever felt like creating something but don’t have much time? Well this is what happened to me recently, I really felt like de-stressing, creating something and only had an hour before I had to go and pick up the boys from school.  I created this mini burlap canvas using the FWAB Jack Vine in black and FWAB adhesive pearls in antique gold.

This canvas was lots of fun, and really didn’t take me very long as I only had small space to play with, and my background was already completed as the canvas was already covered with  burlap.

“Smile”

smile--Canvas

Smile---Canvas-Close-Up

 Confetti is a big scrapbook trend at the moment, the FWAB adhesive pearls and rhinestones are perfect to use as confetti as I have done on my canvas.

Smile---Canvas-Close-Up-2

 

Smile---Canvas-Close-Up-3

Thanks for stopping by, remember we have a fantastic August sale here at FWAB Store

50% of all our products!

Make the most of this fabulous price and start creating with bling!

Tracey

xx

He is perfect – Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ August 21st, 2014

I am still scrapping baby photos of my gorgeous little nephew!  I can’t resist his adorable little face:

 

IMG_5432a

I love this colour combo … soft blues and browns …
Perfect for using the gorgeous FWAB Maddison flowers in Chocolate and Baby Blue

IMG_5436a

And the FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Blue was just perfect too …

IMG_5435a

all cut up and tucked around my cluster … my habit … LOL

IMG_5437a

Don’t forget:

HUGE 50% off SALE
for AUGUST!

Happy shopping!!!!

 

Tutorial of a Flowering Kind

by admin ~ August 18th, 2014

Hi everyone today it’s my turn to show you a little tutorial.

I’ve chosen to alter a Maddison Flower for you today, turning it into a frilly ribbon.

a11eba955878c0c84b8210f0d89abb63.image.200x189

IMG_7271 copy

First remove the backing felt dot from the flower being careful not to damage the flower.

IMG_7273 copy

Find the split in the fabric and gently pry it open without breaking the cotton holding the flower together.

IMG_7274 copy

Grab a needle and thread and run a single straight stitch right through all the folds making sure you go through everyone, remember to leave extra loose thread at the beginning at the flower. then remove the needle and tie the 2 ends of the thread together.

IMG_7276 copy

Now you can remove the pearl centre at the front and cut the main thread holding the flower in tact, but remember not to cut the thread you have just sewn. gently pull the petals apart removing any glue that you can.

IMG_7277 copy

Using a strong quick drying glue, (I used 450) gather your now open flower to fit across your project and glue down. Once glue is dry you can then cut off any excess cotton thread that is left hanging.

Tip I placed my thread behind the tag when gluing the flower down this left it free to be cut off later.

IMG_1031 copy

You can now continue on decorating your project, in this case I have now created a frilly ribbon across my tag.

IMG_1015 copy

IMG_1016 copy

IMG_1017 copy

IMG_1018 copy

I reused the pearl centre by adding it as a decorative piece along the flower frill.

FWAB products used - Pearls 100 pack in Pearl, Chloe Pearl in Pearl.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Tags of Bling with Linda

by admin ~ August 14th, 2014

Hello FWAB fans, I am new to the world of tags.

I’ve been admiring them for some time now and thought it’s about time I give them a try.

“Love” Tag

IMG_1036 copy

IMG_1022 copy

IMG_1023 copy

IMG_1024 copy

IMG_1025 copy

FWAB products used – Grace Chocolate

“Love you” Tag

IMG_1035 copy

IMG_1028 copy

IMG_1029 copy

FWAB products used – Pearls 100 pack in Chocolate and Pearl.

IMG_1033 copy

FWAB cards … by Chloe

by admin ~ August 6th, 2014

Hi everyone!  When I need to make some cards, I like nothing better than to dig into my FWAB stash!

FWAB just adds the right touch to my quick and easy cards!

 

{40}

IMG_5083a

On the above card I used a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Pale Pink and I love that the photo was able to show the sparkle in this gorgeous flourish!!  I have also used a lovely FWAB Elise Flower – Burnt Orange and popped a number sticker over the top.  There are also some FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal as well :)

 

Next is an anniversary card …

IMG_5089a

I used some of the FWAB Bella Rhinestone Flourishes Black and a gorgeous FWAB Elise Flowers – Black which matched perfectly.

 

What is your favourite FWAB product to use on cards?

 

Don’t forget the massive 50% off SALE this month!!!!

AND

The August tic tac toe challenge!!!

SALE TIME!!

by admin ~ August 5th, 2014

Need to stock up on your FWAB?

This month is the perfect month!

There is a MASSIVE 50% off SALE
for AUGUST! 

Shop now!! 

 

 

August Challenge

by admin ~ August 1st, 2014

Welcome everyone to the August challenge. Judith here with a FWABulous take on the tic-tac-toe challenge.

August 2014 challenge

The challenge is to use items from either a column or a row (no diagonals) and include a FWAB product. The FWAB item can be one of your tic tac toe items or extra.

Here is a gorgeous sample from Chloe

Chloes Aug sample

She has  gone with the 2nd vertical line: Wood, Arrow, Button, Flourish.

Chloe used FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish TealFWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Pewter and FWAB Elise Flowers – cream.

And here is my sample:

IMG_5287I went with the first column: Flower, Washi, Animal and Bow.

I have used FWAB Maddison flower chocolate, and FWAB Trent’s Fence, using the darker coloured fence and one piece of grass which I cut in two.

Hope you can play along!  Please upload your creations to the relevant GALLERY by midnight 31st August to be in the draw to win some fantastic FWAB goodies!!

Happy scrapping :)

Judithxx

 

July Challenge Winners!

by admin ~ August 1st, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back again today to announce the winners of my July Scrapbooking Challenge here at Flourish with a Bling.

All the entries were amazing and it was so lovely seeing how you all interpreted the recipe ingredients.

Here was the challenge again…

Flourish-with-a-Bling-July-2014-Challenge

…and the winner is…

image1

Enjoy Every Minute of Every day by JudyW!!!! Thanks so much for entering Judy your layout is lovely, please contact Maggie at flourishwithabling AT yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

I also mentioned a special giveaway if you guys also shared your layouts on the FWAB Facebook page but only 1 of the entries did this so congratulations to…

fwab_july_001_1600x1200_

…Pretty and Gorgeous by Amanda73! Thanks for your beautiful entry hun, send me an email to amy_prior AT outlook DOT com and I will send you out a little RAK from me :)

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Do you wanna build a snowman? with Amy Prior

by admin ~ July 31st, 2014

Hiya FWAB fans, Amy Prior back today with a super quick post sharing some recent invitations that I made with a Frozen theme. My dear friend’s daughter was turning 5 and of course, like many girls, she just adores the Frozen movie and wanted a themed party.

tn_Do you wanna build a snowman by amy prior

I have created this invitations using my Silhouette Cameo machine along with some Bazzil Bling Cardstock and Flourish with a Bling Individual Pearls in White plus Black & Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones in Silver. I also added some snowflake sequins that I had in my stash and they really finished the card off nicely.

tn_Do you wanna build a snowman by amy prior2

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget that my challenge here on the Flourish with a Bling blog finishes tonight so get your entries in!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Timeless Moments by Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ July 30th, 2014

Good Morning Everyone,

 Tracey here with you today, and I have a layout that I would like to share with you.

I have used the BEAUTIFUL FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Pearl and

FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Pearl amongst the flower cluster.

“Timeless Moments”

timeless-moments

timeless-moments-cup

As I often do, I have cut the FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Pearl into pieces and placed amongst my cluster. Although I adore the Flourish as it comes packaged, I also like to make this stunning embellishment fit and suit my project.

 As confetti is a big trend at the moment I like to use the individual FWAB Pearls to get a similar effect.

timeless-moments-cup2

 

That is all from me today. If you have been creating with FWAB goodies,

why not upload your projects onto the FWAB Gallery.

We would love to see what you have been creating.

Take Care

Tracey

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright & Fun with some added dagginess by Amy Prior

by admin ~ July 29th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all today to share a super fun-filled layout using lots of Flourish with a Bling and some added dagginess. Yes I am being a total dag in the photo featured in this layout and my daughter Mia’s reaction is priceless!
tn_Oh Mum by Amy Prior

I have used Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish in Mango, Teal & Rose Pink plus I have also added some Flourish with a Bling Jack Vines in green for this layout.

tn_Oh Mum by Amy Prior2

My background white cardstock was given some texture paste dimension using a stencil and I have then painted the texture with random Gelatos and added some Inka Gold over the top in purple.

tn_Oh Mum by Amy Prior3

I have then ripped roughly along 2 opposite corners of my patterned paper to have the pattern and texture peeking through. I then decided to add another layer of paper ripped and some lace which really helped finish this girlie layout off.

tn_Oh Mum by Amy Prior4

Lots of gorgeous glimmer, texture and colour on this layout I just am loving it. Getting arty and messy is so much fun and the process is so very therapeutic. If you haven’t tried mixed media yet I definately recommend adding some mess to your layouts and getting creative. Buy a cheap art journal so you can play around with paint on a cheap rippable page before trying it first on a scrapbook page if you are worried.

tn_Oh Mum by Amy Prior5

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget that you can stop by the Flourish with a Bling store right here to purchase any or all of the products that I have used today. Don’t forget to tell your local scrapbooking store that you would also like to see more of the Flourish with a Bling range in their stores!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Clipboard Art – Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ July 28th, 2014

Hello Everyone,

The boys are back to school, I am over the flu and have been itching to get into my scrap room and create something a little different to what I normally do.I have a pile of old wooden clipboards that I have inherited, and thought that it would be fun to get the spray paint out (along with all my other bits & pieces) and see what I could create with one of them.

I had fun creating the background, spray painting it in white, then sanding the edges and the metal clip to give it a distressed look along with stamping and spraying mists. I found it challenging working with a rectangle space as I am so use to creating with the traditional 30″ x 30″ layouts.

 

“Clipboard Art -Brothers”

 Brothers-Clipboard-2

I  have used two pieces of FWAB goodies.  FWAB Jack Vine Black and FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Black.

I cut the FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Black into 2 pieces and placed them under the photo.

The FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Black  and FWAB Jack Vine Black work well together and can create a fabulous base for your flower  clusters.

Bro-Clp-Cup2

Brothers-Clipboard-close-up

I love the kites in the background paper. I was really excited  when I found this chipboard kite amongst my stash. I added some music paper just like the one in the background and coloured the bows using a distress pen and mounted it using foam tape and placed it slightly offset one of the kites in the background paper.

  Bro-Clp-Cup5

 

  Bro-Clp-Cup3

Bro-Clp-Cup4

These little bulldog clips are a perfect embellishment to tie in with my Clipboard theme.

Brothers-Clipboard-1

I hope that my project will give you some inspiration to try something a little different to what you normally create.

It can feel quite strange and even uncomfortable to go out of your comfort zone but it can also be very rewarding and lots of fun!

Take care and happy scrapping

Tracey

xxx

Kim’s Tutorial for July

by admin ~ July 21st, 2014

Hi All today its Kim on the blog sharing with you a way to use bling and lazer cuts and soften them with some ribbon they do work well together but sometimes they are a bit harsh to look at even stark but by simply threading in some soft ribbon you can soften the whole effect.

Below is my LO and some close up images of the ribbon threaded through the bling and how soft it looks.

wish

wish 3

wish 2

I hope that you have enjoyed this share Kim.

4 & a half – Chloe

by admin ~ July 17th, 2014

Kids grow up so quickly don’t they!  I can’t believe my baby is 4 & a half already!

I went for a boyish/grungy look for this page … lots of layers and bits and pieces …

IMG_5073a

I used a FWAB Elise Flourish Antique Brown … cut in half to fit on either side of my photo …

IMG_5075aand a FWAB Maddison Flowers – Chocolate in my cluster, as well as a FWAB Jessie Flourish Cherry Red in the background:

IMG_5076a

That’s if from me today … don’t forget the July FWAB challenge!

Flourish-with-a-Bling-July-2014-Challenge

Happy Scrapping :) :)

Natural beauty by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ July 15th, 2014

Good morning Judith here with another FWAB project to share.  My second project this month is a layout featuring pearls and flowers. I am a keen gardener and have lots of photos of flowers from my garden so decided to create a layout about one of them. To create my background I have used a piece of Blue Fern Studio Ombre Dreams pattern paper which has a delicate pattern printed on it. To this I added some texture paste using a Crafters Workshop stencil and also stamped with a text stamp. I added a photo matted on another piece of Ombre Dreams paper and placed some Blue Fern Studio chipboard.

IMG_5117

Then it was time to create my clusters. Here are some close ups.

IMG_5121

I have used a FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Pearl which I cut up. Using one part on the bottom cluster and one part on the top cluster.IMG_5120

Both clusters include a mix of flowers but each one has a FWAB flower. For the top cluster I used a FWAB Elise flower in burnt orange.IMG_5119

And in the bottom cluster I have used a FWAB Maddison flower in pink.

IMG_5118

I also used some FWAB individual adhesive pearls in pearl. You can see one used as a centre of the small pink flower in the photo above. I also scattered a few around the page.

Thanks for looking.

Judith xx

Everyone is Special canvas by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ July 8th, 2014

Good morning FWAB fans. This month I thought I’d try something different and do a mixed media canvas and play around with a number of different mediums as well as some FWAB goodness.

IMG_4348

To create the background I gessoed a canvas and then  painted stripes of Twinkling H20 paints and normal watercolours paints and blended them with water. I then used 2 different stencils and 3 different mediums: – Viva Decor stone art texture paste,

IMG_4354

Shimmerz Dazzelerz texture paste, which I then covered in gesso to tone it down,

IMG_4351

 and gel medium

IMG_4352

 I then set about creating a sea like scene. I painted some chipboard grasses and adhered them to the canvas. Then I overlaid them with FWAB Chloe Flourishes in blue and purple

IMG_4349

 I added some chipboard seahorses coated in Viva Decor Inka Gold Cobalt and added some FWAB individual adhesive pearls in purple along its tail.

IMG_4343

 Next I added my own version of the rainbow fish created with sequins.

IMG_4353

Finally, I added a quote and my canvas was finished.

Thanks for looking

Judithxx

Giggles with Linda T

by admin ~ July 7th, 2014

Hello FWAB followers.

Today I wanted to share with you a layout that has been made into a scenery rather than just a decorated page, which is my normal style hehe.

“Giggles”

IMG_0144 copy

This is such an old photo of my now 14 & 9 year olds doing a touch of gardening.

IMG_0116 copy

Using a small piece of the grass from the  FWAB Lee’s Tree then another piece of grass from  FWAB Trent’s Fence I created a grassy spot under the tree adding a touch of gold metallic paint to blend them, I also added the smallest toadstool from FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools.

IMG_0118 copy

I took the dark brown fence from FWAB Trent’s Fence and cut it in 2 pieces adding one piece to each side of the photo.

IMG_0120 copy

IMG_0134 copy

Cutting up a pack of  FWAB Jack Vine Green  I was able to threat pieces of it through the tree.

IMG_0138 copy

IMG_0142 copy

Here you can see the overall effect, I even cut the photo slightly to allow the chipboard tree to become one with the photo, so it looked like it was coming out of the garden.

That’s all from me today hope you enjoyed my little garden scene layout

Linda xx