Monday, September 27, 2010

Gates and Fences

Can you believe we are nearly at the end of September? This year seems to be flying past. School holidays have just started here in Adelaide so I am looking forward to spending time with Miss Jessica and hopefully some great weather!!

This week at Scrapware we are focusing on Gates and Fences!

I created this layout using the new 7Gypsie Conservatory range and our gorgeous NEW Scrapware CH389 Garden Fence and my new favourite alphas, AZ14 Impact Lg CB Craft. My garden fence was inked with a generous coat of Glimmermist in Black Magic and the alphas were inked on the edges using Charcoal Colourbox Chalk ink.This page was featured some months ago on the blog but I love it so much I thought I would show it again. This is my Nana at age 17! I wish looked this gorgeous t 17! I have used the CH326 Geraldine Gate Small, CH05 Chipboard Flourish 2, LB20 Flourish Corners Small, AZ06 Retro Lowercase Alphas. The gate was inked with Glimmermist and Smooch as were the alphas, the corner and the flourish. I ran the flourish thru the Cuttlebug and coated the alphas in Dimensional Magic!

Gilly has created this beautiful page. She used AZ10 Mini Antique Lowercase, CH326 Garden Gate Small, CH389 Garden Fences and LB17 Hinges Small.
Gilly sprayed the garden gate and fence with dark blue glimmer mist, then used a bit of white crackle paint over the top and finished them off with some inking. To make the darker parts stand out I used a paint brush and painted on some brown glimmer mist. She also used brown glimmer mist on the hings and when over with some white embossing powder, then inked and added brads to finish. This is just divine!
Hetty's Shadow Box just blows me away!
Along with one of the super cute new Prima paper lines, Hetty has used the KT44 Shadow box, CH326 Garden Gate small, KD02 clouds, MI 09 mini Flowers, MI 05 mini dragon flies and PC02 Fancy corners
The gate was embossed with a cuttle bug embossing folder and then coloured it with a dauber and various coloured inks mainly chalk white and tim holtz weathered wood distress ink.
Paper Perfect was added to the clouds to give them that 'fluffy' look.
The fancy corners are embossed with Tim Holtz weathered wood distressing powder.
The dragonflies are sprayed with tattered leather glimmer mist and the flowers are inked with a chalky blue ink and finished of with a kaisercraft pearl.
Kim has created an amazing page this week.
"Addison had a ball one Autumn afternoon playing in the mud in a neighbours building site, I thought the mini fence CH194 suited the theme of the construction site well. I have also used one of the houses from the mini house set Ch105. I have inked the edges ofthe fence and house quite heavily in brown chalk ink, then I randomly embossed the fence in rangers distress embossing powder, brushing it off even further for a distressed look." I simply adore this page.

Thanks for stopping by and I cant wait to show some more Scrapware goodness later this week!

Natalie May


  1. OMG gorgeous gorgeous inspiring examples of using the gates and fences LOVE EVERYONE OF THEM

  2. Lovely work, girls. Those gates are to-die-for!

  3. These are just gorgeous! Best gates I have ever seen.