Monday, April 24, 2017

Nana's Garden Wedding

I would love to share with you all today a page I have made celebrating my munchkins at their Nana and Grandads Wedding. I have loved the flower fairies since I was a child and when I found this amazing paper from 49 & Market at Arnolds Scrapbooking I visualised my idea near immediately and my little fairies in the fairies garden came to life.

It's all about the paper and I have used 3 sheets of "At the Quarry" from the Flower Fairies of Spring. I have dyed a few strips of lace and muslin to coordinate and have cut a faux nest in 2 and filled the portions with moss. Chipboard words from 2 Crafty, some pearls, a jewellery finding and a button are the only additions. No flowers!!... which with all the beautiful elements of the paper I found it was all I needed.

From the 3rd sheet, I have cut a number of elements to 3d.
    The second sheet I have cut the central area out and cut away the outer details.
The first sheet is the base. I have attached lace to the bottom edge and lace/pearls along the top edge. I have also mirrored one of the pieces from the 3rd sheet as an overhang at the bottom as this page will be hanging on a wall.
Sheet 2 is 3d layered over sheet one in one large piece then the elements from sheet 3 are added along with the nests, chipboard, additional lace and muslin.
Don't throw anything away!! I have used the offcut from the centre of the 2nd sheet to create the diamond embellishments.

I mixed different levels of frost gray with peacock green RIT dye to colour match the lace banner.
The chipboard words are really fine and dainty.
For 'Precious' I have used white paint and Silver Nikko.
For the 'Timeless' I have used white paint first. Let it dry then add yellow paint, let it semi dry then rub it back in places so it blends against the papers.  

                                                 Thanks so much for looking, K x

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'Dream today' with Chantily Cream for Megs Garden

Hello everyone. I have been so busy creating since the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, at my last count I have created 25 projects. Most I can't show you all just yet but I am so happy to share with you today a layered card created for Megs Garden.
Using the Chantilly Cream Papercrafter Pack. This collection of prints will give you all such an amazing assortment of images to create with. I love the neutrals and earthy tones as well as the pops of colour that you can work into your projects. Katrina x
Follow this link to the Megs Garden Blog for all the step by steps:

Start playing with your layering. When you've found a good combination, trim, ink and attach your layers. I found the Antique linen and dried marigold inks both worked well to blend & enhance the image and background.
I've taken the base petal from the cornsilk flowers to wrap around the paper flower and have used some of the stamens from the cornsilk flower to tuck off to the side.
Thanks for looking, until next time,  - 'Dream today' & Happy Creating!! K x

Monday, June 6, 2016

Beach Beauty card by Katrina Thompson

#couturecreationsaus  #ultimatecrafts
Hello everyone. 
I am excited to be guest designer today for Couture Creations.
I am creating with the beautiful new Sea Breeze Collection Pack and have
selected one of the fantastic vintage beach beauties to make a layered card.
She is so relaxed and calm so I have kept the card in classic simple layers where she
 remains the focus with some beautiful coordinating flowers and a sticker to embellish.
There are a few layers to this card. After the base card I have cut a rectangle from 'The Sea Breeze', then a layer of white cardstock covered in a layer of muslin.
I have then cut the corners of the border frame from a 'A Day Fishing' to frame a smaller rectangle from the top left corner of the same piece.
The vintage image from the 'Beauty' sheet is next, then the sticker and flowers are used to embellish.
The white flowers have been painted with Mica powders, diluted with water. On this flower I have then set a bead into the center.
The sticker has been edged in ink to soften and coordinate, then I have
wrapped thin pieces of muslin around the base of the flowers and sticker.
Thankyou for letting me share with you all. Happy Creating!!

CO724288 White English Rose
C0724293 White Tie died & Jewelled Florette
CO724291 White Micro Jewelled Florette 

Please join me at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 
June 10-12
I am teaching in Classroom 1 for Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies
and Couture Creations | Ultimate Crafts have sponsored my classes, so not only will you have a fabulous time creating a gorgeous set of cards with me you will receive a very generous kit which includes an embossing folder for you to take home. 

I have very limited places available, so book now to avoid missing out
Katrina x

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sea Breeze - Let your dreams set sail.

Hello everyone. Today I am working with the beautiful new Sea Breeze Collection Pack as a Guest Designer for Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts & Craft Concepts . I've created a page mixing and matching the papers, together with the sticker sheet, netting and some muslin.

I have cut the frame away from, 'A day Fishing' and have
used it to frame 'The Sea Breeze' paper instead.
I have inked the edges of 'The Sea Breeze' piece with Bundled Sage
before attaching it to the new frame which gives some depth. 
Draping some dyed muslin under the netting gives you another layer.
Add the banner from 'Navigating at Sea' with a few trims and muslin also.
Select the images from the 'Navigating at Sea' paper and the sticker sheet
that best suit your layout. Fussy cut, ink, distress then layer around your photo. 

I have used the large frame from the 'Beauty' sheet as the border for
my photo as it also ties in with the 12x12 border frame.
Loosen your netting and tuck some more muslin to add more layers.

Thank you for looking! 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo 2016

I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to tutor for Arnolds Scrapbook and Craft Supplies at this years Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, Brisbane Convention centre, June 10, 11 and 12 2016.

I will be teaching a card class using the beautiful Magnolia Lane Collection created by Susanne Smyth for ArtDeco Creations. You will find us in Classroom 1 and can book your classes at

In addition to my cards, please check out the amazing ladies teaching with me for Arnolds. Julianne will be creating a layered Scrapbook page and Sue has created an amazing canvas. Classroom 1 has all your creative pursuits covered.

See you at the show!!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Heart and Soul

I have dinted my pile of 7 dots Nature Walk yet again but just had to make this new card. I have used the word stickers from the Cold Country range, with the saying "You are my heart, you are my soul". It is mothers day here in Australia and this card I have dedicated to my Mum. She is flying with the Angels and will never see this card, so this one is for me to hold onto - heart and soul. K x


                                                            Thanks for looking. Katrina x

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Serendipity with 'Imagination'

Hello and Thankyou for visiting my blog today.
I would like to share with you a card I have made using the new Blue Fern, Serendipity range. The sheet I have used is called 'Imagination'.
The chipboard is from Dusty Attic, Spring Blooms #1 and Foliage #2.
I have coordinated with laces and flowers, inks and gesso and a beautiful die from Tonic Studios, the Royal Frame & Butterfly Insert Set. K x

Layering torn vellum between a few of the layers adds a soft effect. It's light so it's not weighing        the card down as well.

Layers of lightweight laces and trims to coordinate. The teal blue scallop was my daughters shirt recycled.

A layer of gesso - dry it - then inked with mustard seed, wild honey, hickory smoke and rusty hinge and sponged with dimensional magic.

                                                            Thanks for looking! K x