Saturday, 14 March 2015

Donna's March Tutorial ...

Hello everyone

I've always loved a bit on depth to my pages, when I look back on my early work, to the work I do now, the one big difference is dimension!  So I thought I might share some simple ways to add a bit of dimension to your page

Dimension refers to the extent to which something lifts off the page. This can be added to your pages in a variety of ways.

My style is not an over the top heavy layered one, I'm fairly clean and simple,  but I do like a bit of lift on my pages, this engages the eye and gives your pages depth and interest.  You can add actual dimension to you work with a few basic layering techniques, distressing and with 3D dots. Using mediums like texture paste adds not only dimension but texture as well.

Here are some of my examples;

With this page I'm made a heart banner, and using 3D dots I've lifted it off the page.  You can find them here

On this page I've lifted a strip of PP the same way,  
One of the reason I love AC Thickers so much is that they also add a bit of dimension, so when I wanted to used the coordinating alpha stickers from the paper range,  I first stuck them to card-stock, cut them out and popped them using 3D dots again.

Texture paste is my next favourite way to add some interest... 

With this page I've added the look of extra dimension by layering with dark card stock, giving an type of shadow effect and helping the colours to pop against the neutral background

I hope this inspired you to have a bit of a play with your pages.
Happy scrapping!

Monday, 9 March 2015

February Winners!

Another month and our gallery looks wonderful again!!

I hope everyone enjoyed our February Challenges, and here are our lucky winners....

Our Cyber Crop prizes are;
1 major prize of a $20.00 Mystical voucher, random draw, the more challenges you do the more tickets you get in the draw. And a ''DT Favourite'' prize which will be a surprise prize in the post.

This month our DT Favourite winner is...

jazikt  - We loved your page, wonderful Doodled border!

And our grand prize winner of a $20.00 Shopping voucher goes too.... Kikyee    

Please email your full name and email address so I can send your voucher, and jazikt please send me your full name and address so I can pop your surprise in the mail.

Now for our Monthly challenge winner....

Congrats 2BoysOwnMyHeart  the DT loved how you took the requirement and made it your whole page.  Pamela I will send you a message and arrange for your prize to be delivered.

Thanks to everyone that playing along with us :)
Mystical Team

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jane's gallery pick er ... picks!

Been having a little wander through the gallery and WOW are there some fabulous layouts in there ladies - well done all of you :)

So I thought I might showcase one or two of them by jazikt aka Karen Brierley.

First up are these wonderful pages from our recent cyber crop.

Taking off


and then there is this one in the February challenge ...

Car door tour

Wonderful work Miss Karen - love your style :)  Karen is one of the few people I know who works in 8x8 sizing and don't they all look amazing.