Let's first admire her gallery of work...
Hello , I'm Tone-Lill and I'm so honored to be a guest here at Yvonne's blog Do more with Less. I don't think I have a certain scrapbooking style, but I do like colourful projects,try out new things, play with different mediums and see where it takes me. Usually I'm miles behind every one else in trying out the latest news on the market :P. What I enjoy most is the opportunity to be creative and create and at the same time treasure memories and events in an artsy way.
I'm a mom to two, a boy 18 and a girl 11 (going on 20) lol. I have always liked to create and make artsy stuff since I was little. Cutting, gluing playing with colours and paint. I grew up just outside Bergen in Norway, but I have lived in England for the past 7 years. It is mostly the children you will find on my LOs as I think it's a nice way to treasure moments in their lives by "scrapping" them into memories.
It's funny how small the world has become. Scrapbooking is not only a passion we share with our nearest friends and family, but through blogging we can reach to all corners of the world. So thanks again to Yvonne who let us all connect by doing what we love most; scrapbooking and making paper projects.
2 things I really enjoy when Scrapbooking is to make my own background and use items not meant for scrapping. Upcycling different items is fun to do and gives a more personal touch to your scrapbooking. Here I have used aluminium foil, upcycled a cup cover and cut outs from a cereal box, and stars cut from black craft foam( kiddie stuff lol) + one corrugated craft star.
After I had used stencils with pewter Distress stain and gesso to add some more pattern to the background paper, I covered all the stars with the aluminum foil and carefully made impression pattern on them with a blunt pencil. Then I spread out the cork letters, added a tiny bit of glossy accent on them and cover the top with aluminum foil. Carefully I made letter impressions in the foil. You can now leave it like this by keeping the cork letters in the foil, but if you want to create a melted metal look, like here, remove the letter carefully. I filled the letter impression with glue from glue gun, let it cool down and cut the letters apart, leaving a bit of foil around the edges.
Next step was to cover the cup cover, I did it back to front to keep the diagonal impression visible. Don't cover the underside completely as the foil can rip when glued. It is better to glue on to the materials you are using.
The foil letters were glued on top with glossy accentsand I worked the foil edges in to blend with the surface. For colour effect I first used black Pro marker and added blue Cosmic Shimmerz.
Then it was time to finish the LO and this is what it looks like.
Now it is your turn to give it a try to create a paper project using aluminium foil and at least 2 upcycled items. Love to see what you come up with ;) A big Thank you to Yvonne for having me as a guest this month, I truly have enjoyed it :D
Bet you are looking at your kitchen aluminium foil in a different light right about now, eh? Ready to play along with Tone-Lill's challenge? Please link your newly created projects featuring the use of aluminium foil + at least 2 upcycled items via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday July 5, 11.55pm (GMT +8) for your chance at the lovely RAK courtesy of Tone-Lill. :)
As always, please leave a little love for my guest Tone-Lill. :)