Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

 I have recently discovered Core'dinations fabulous card stock, I love that the plain card stock can be changed with a swipe of some sand paper or a simple roll through an embossing machine.For this layout I decided to go neutral with a touch of colour and used some cream small dot cardstock from the Jenni Bowlin collection. I have sanded the card stock here and there for a bit of a rustic feel.
For my second layout I decided to go tone on tone and used some core essentials cardstock in seaweed and touches of leapfrog
Don't you just love that truck button from Lilredrocket buttons. To create the circles first I punched out 5 circles from the card stock and to add some interest punched 3 circles from some co-ordinating pattern paper.Then I grabbed four different embossing folders and embossed the circles in my cuttlebug. Finally I used some sand paper and sanded over the embossed edges and around the edges of the circles. When I put my layout together I raised some circles with pop dots to add depth and interest.For my final layout I decided to use some Jenni Bowlin studio vintage brights collection cardstock, It matched my school theme perfectly. I used my sand paper to distress the letters and numbers that were already embossed on the cardstock.I also added some cosmo cricket woodgrain collection and core essentials cardstock which I sanded with my sand paper.I added some clear acrylic letters over some of the embossed letters to highlight them. To create the raw distressed edges of my cardstock, I used my scissors and quite vigorously rubbed up and down against the edges, I didn't mind if parts of my cardstock ripped either. Till next time...

35 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Best of luck to you Kim, these projects are wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! Amazing layouts and loving the use of this card stock and embossing folders! I bought one piece when I bought my Cuttlebug but have yet to use it. ;) I spied some hand stitching in that first LO! Looks terrific!

Kerryn said...

These are fabulous Kim. I LOVE all of them!!!

Anne P said...

Fabulous. TOTALLY LOVE the big boy undies LO. Just tooooo adorable.

Jasmine S said...

Kim, these are all just amazing. I so want some of that cardstock. You have used it perfectly and all of the colors, yummy. Fab work.

Samantha Hauzer said...

Kim, these layouts are fabulous!! Makes me want to get out my cardstock and have a play, lol!!

Nay and Gilly said...

Looks super fab KJ!! Esp luv the big boy undies!! classic and it is a get LO!!
Luv renee

Gail L said...

LOVE all of these! Especially the first one with the pop of colour against the neutral! x

Sarah Webb said...

Fabulous projects! Gorgeous pages! Best of luck to you, my scrappy friend :)

Mara... said...

What fun fun pages!!!! I just LOVE that 2nd one with all the circles and the popped up circles and the distressing. And the first layout with the rockets and the stitching, great work!!

Chloe :-) said...

Wow - love them Kim!!! Might have to try that cardstock - it looks like fun :-)

Paula said...

Love, love, love what you have done with that cardstock! Fantastic idea creating the circles for the embossing, I'm never quite sure what to do with the little piece that you get, but this is a brilliant idea...will be stealing that one ;) Gorgeous work as usual :)

Lydia said...

Got my fingers crossed for you gal, I love all of these the embossing and distressing is awesome!!

Leanne J said...

oh my goodness gracious ME>. wow Kim these are all super dooper stunning..seriously...WOWZERS>

Moonie said...

vewy vewy cool layout smartypants.... i love what you have done with these layouts and with your sandpaper.. groovy baby x

Aubree said...

Kim -- Wow Wow Wow! I have always been a fan of your work but wow have you stepped up your game recently. These layouts are AMAZING!

mel said...

these are amazing as usual!!
There is something about a little bum in undies isnt there... so so squishy and cute!!!
Love all your details
take care - Mel :)

Marelize said...

Your layouts are stunning Kim! Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing. xx

Rebecca said...

they are all absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Chantal said...

WOWEE!!! This is the best stuff I've ever seen using Core'dinations! Wow!!! Awesome awesome awesome work, Kim!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

First I will like to say that your blog is such a big inspitation
You layouts as amazing and stunning and I loving the use of this card stock and embossing folders!!! Great Job.
Hugs from Brazil
I try to be folloer, but I couldn´t see.....I try again
Cynthia
Have a nice weekend!!!

Melinda Spinks said...

Gorgeous projects Kim and I'm sure that Core'dinations will be snapping you up before you know it! Good luck girl!

Suzanna said...

Wowzer Kim!! That top layout! Sigh... Fantastic! You and yellow are definitely the best combo out there! LOL!! Good luck!

theelfqueen said...

These are FAB! I love that little rocket on the first one!

Heather and Lance said...

Amazing Kim. Good luck!!!!!

Yara said...

All of them are amazing! I will love Core to have you in their team!!!!

Tarrah said...

Sigh...these are just the most AMAZING layouts Kim, especially love the first one and LOVE LOVE the tone on tone 'Big Boy Undies' one too. Beautiful as always x

Felicitas said...

best of luck...your pages are amazing :)

Felicitas from Germany

lizzyc said...

oh these are so lovely... thanks for all your hints on embossing and the cardstock.. i dont have a cuttlebug but lately i have been hearing about their embossing abilities..do you use yours much?? so maybe something i can put on my christmas list!!! haha!!

Melinda said...

SOOOOOOOOOO inspirational and STUNNING Kim!! The colours and all elements are PERFECT! xx

Heather Jacob said...

stunning, gorgeous, awesome !!!!! cant think of enough words to describe how beautiful and creative this is Kim ... just awesome !!!!big hugz x

Emm said...

Love your layouts! Can you tell me who makes the abc patterned paper in the third one?

Leanne said...

OMGOSH!!!! LOVE them all. adorable, gorgeous, amazing.....LOVE them all...x

Kylie said...

love your circles and the colour of the cardstock

Nerrida said...

I'm always amazed at how many different ideas & designs you come up with. They are all such clever & yummy pages!