Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A weekend with " Happy"

Hellooooo...

Well my blog title sums up how I am feeling at the moment.. 
I have just gotten back home from my very first weekend away from a scrapbooking retreat and I am so happy that I went along.. At first I was a little hesitant as  the retreat was a 10 hour drive away and to be honest I a was a little worried if it would be worth it all!! I was soooo wrong.. I had a blast!! I was surrounded by the best company and managed to get some scrapbook pages completed ( which is a bonus lol) 

So I wanted to share one of the layouts now then I will e back with more to share...


Happy layout by Bernii Miller

This is a sweet little layout I wanted to create about my little girl Abigail.. This photo was the photo that made me do a double take and ask myself "where did my little girl go ?". I know all you parents out there have had that moment and that picture that made you question that.. well this is hat photo for me!!

Happy layout by Bernii Miller

I picked up a new Martha Stewart butterfly punch and knew I wanted to add them all over the page! I had to restrain myself.. I used the gorgeous Chickaniddy Twirly Girl collection which I am just crushing over at the moment and am finding it so versatile...

Happy layout by Bernii Miller

I am so lucky I had my gorgeous friend Michelle from The Stamp Spot ( check out her shop for AWESOME prices and products) made me a pack of little matching flair specifically for this collection.. I LOVE them ♥

Happy layout by Bernii Miller

I will drop back in real soon and shop you more from the retreat and share some photos..

Till then

Much love 
Bernii xx




Saturday, 16 August 2014

A weekend with " Wilna Furstenberg Layout"

Hellloooo..

Well today I have a fun little share with you over on the Wilna Furstenberg blog! PLEASE do yourself a favour and head on there and take a look at the awesome talent that Wilna is. She is one of my scrappy idols and I take so much inspiration from her and the gorgeous art works that she creates! I also love that she also takes the time to journal on her layouts, and proudly so with her own handwriting!! 

I jumped at the chance to create a layout just for Wilna's blog using the gorgeous cut files that are available just in her shop, which you can access through her blog. 

Originally I wanted to make a layout with the new wreath cut file available in Wilna's store, but as I went to turn on my portrait I heard a little pop, and then nothing!! 



Has my heart by Bernii Miller





  
  

1. I organised all my cut files into a wreath layout, to make sure I had enough. I then drew a light circle under the wreath as a guide to remember where to come back and glue everything down .

  
  
2. I then used my WOW ( words or whatever) rose template with some gesso and painted some roses around the pencil circle that was drawn earlier. 

  
  
3. You can just see the gesso roses forming a wreath. These will be the base of our watercolour roses. 
  
  
4. Then to figure out what colours to paint the watercolour roses, I laid back all the cutfiles and flowers to make sure I had enough gesso roses painted. 
  
  
5.  I then made sure that the photo I was using was going to fit nicely with the wreath.

  
  
6. Then it is time to use watercolours to paint the gesso flowers. So it by bit, I slid the cut files and roses off to the side and pained the roses.

  
  
7. Once the watercolour is dry , I then went back in some places and added another layer of watercolour to add more depth and interest. 

  
  
8. Now to add a more defined look to the back ground, so back and grab your template, and either a number 1 or 2 fine tip pen to outline the roses. This really defines back ground.

  
  

9. Then to "rough" up the edges I went back afterwards and roughly drew around the edges.. I like it a little messier as I think it adds a little more depth to the roses. 

  
  
10. So this is the final look of the back ground,. This is the time to go back and add more watercolour to parts of the roses if you wish too.

  
  
11.  Then finally , start to place back all the cut files and flowers to match the watercolour roses. I also trimmed down my photo in the middle, so that I would have a place to journal. I added my title and started to adhere it all down. I use E6000 glue, which is just amazing. It is a super strength glue which will adhere anything. 

  
  

12. Then I added some ink splatters, I find it hard to never add ink splatters. I used a think paint brush dipped directly into the ink bottle and holding it high above the page, just letting it drip in its own time. 

  
Has my heart by Bernii Miller
  
13. I then went through and added some smaller splatters, resin flowers and petals to fill out the wreath. I then went and added in my journalling . And done :) 

  
Has my heart by Bernii Miller
  
14. All complete :) 


Here are some close up's of the layout.

Has my heart by Bernii Miller

Has my heart by Bernii Miller

Has my heart by Bernii Miller

Has my heart by Bernii Miller

As you can tell I used a heap of different flowers for this layout including BoBunny, Manor House, Flourish with a Bling, Kaisercraft and some muck older petals from about 7 years ago that I have been holding onto. 

I hope I have inspired you to dig out some of your flowers and watercolours and to give this a go also. I would LOVE to see your take if you do , so please link up to your blog in the comments so I can check it out! 


Till next time 
Much Love 
Bernii xx



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A weekend with " Fancy Pants - I love you "

Helllooo..

I have a little something here I wanted to share with you  that I created using the Fancy Pants "Wonderful Day" collection.. I LOVE Fancy Pants for the mere fact that their products are always fun, inspiring and such great quality, so playing with them is always fun! 


I still have a ton of photos from a family photo shoot we did last year, and really want to scrap a few more of my son Hunter, especially this photo. It often look at it and wonder what cheeky thoughts he is thinking about!! 

I mainly used the "Wonderous" and "Awe-inspiring" sheet from the collection and fussy cut the doilies , shapes and flowers from the paper. I love it when I can really stretch the use of  patterned paper by fussy cutting.. 
I love you layout by Bernii Miler


I loved layering all those little elements around the page into a circle to frame the picture.. I LOVE that woodchip piece and just adhered it right to the photo!! 


I love you layout by Bernii Miler

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I didn't make you cringe with all the fussy cutting lol..

Till next time 

Bernii xx


Sunday, 10 August 2014

A weekend with " Creative Scrappers Sketch #275 reveal"

Helllooo..

It is another fun reveal day today over on the Creative Scrappers blog, with a fun sketch created by Jenny Evans... This layout has a great white space feel , with a chance to layer and cluster.. all of my favourite things to do.

I even managed to drag out some of my older flower stash again to use with my new Wilna velum cut files, and the slightly older 5th and Frolic collection also.. 

Moment layout by Bernii Miller

Moment layout by Bernii Miller

Moment layout by Bernii Miller

We have an awesome sponsor again from the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio , and all you have to do for you chance to win is to play along with sketch #275 and link up to the Creative Scrappers blog by the 31st of August.. 


Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx



Monday, 4 August 2014

A weekend with " BoBunny - Teacher Gift"

Hellooo there and welcome to a brand new week ..

I have a little share over on the BoBunny blog so thought I would share it here with you all too...


For You- Tea Wallet by Bernii Miller

I love the start of a new school year. It is a time to start a new , with new goals , new lunch boxes and a chance to create some fun and thoughtful gifts to all the teachers out there that will be spending the next year with your precious child. 

For You- Tea Wallet by Bernii Miller

Being a teacher myself I can tell you now that all the gifts are so thoroughly loved and we love nothing more than knowing you appreciate what we do. So when I heard this weeks assignment I knew right away that  I wanted to create a little tea wallet , for all those times that teachers are just too busy to each lunch on breaks and only have time to quickly grab a drink on the go. So this little gift is filled with different flavours of teas , but it could also be filled with little chocolates or even different coffee flavours.

For You- Tea Wallet by Bernii Miller

I decided to attach the tea bags to some tags, that I made from the Somewhere In Time collection, which I found really matched my project idea/theme. I attached the tea bags simply using a sticky glue dot so that it would stay adhered , but also remove easy at the time of use without ripping all the papers apart.

This was a super fast and fun gift to make for that special teacher in your child's life.


For You- Tea Wallet by Bernii Miller

It was so simple in fact to make this project that even my gorgeous little 6 year old DD make a little version herself.. bless her ♥




BoBunny Supplies: 
Patterend Paper:  Memento, Evening Mist, Antiquity, Imagination / Somewhere In Time.
6 x 6 Paper Pad : Somewhere In Time. 
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Somewhere In Time. 
Jewels: Fright Delight , Ambrosia.
Doily: Small.


Thanks so much for stopping by

Till next time 

Much Love 
Bernii xx

Thursday, 31 July 2014

A weekend with " 6 - BoBunny stamps layout- with a mini tutorial"

Helloooo..

Well today I have a layout over on the BoBunny blog , showing you how to use stamping in your layouts. For this particular layout I used the new Enchanted Garden collection and lots and lots of blooms.. 




So if you would like to take a peek at my process scroll down below.. 

I did forget to take more pictures of the process, but you will get the idea :) I am working on trying to get videos of my process to you real soon..



I firstly gathered up some supplies that I thought I would use and took my inspiration from here first.. 
This is a picture of my 


I then wanted to incorporate pops of colour to the back ground , so I cut different  pieces of scraps from the Enchanted Garden collection and adhered them randomly to the back ground . 


I then gathered my gesso and foam paint brush. I find using the foam brush gives me more even control, and spreads the gesso thinner than using just a pint brush. I also pulled out dome matching paint and will use that a little later on.


As you can see I have lightly painted the background with some gesso and even added some book paper that came in the ephemera pack. I simply used Modge Podge to adhere that down. 


Then it's time to add some stamps to the back ground . I used 4 different coloured ink pads to help create a little dimension in some parts. I then decided to add my blossoms now at this step, as I was starting to over up my stamp work. So after adding the blossoms I then went around the page again adding more stamp details. 


I then added some ink splatters around the page, and then I also added some stamp images of paint splatters for more controlled "splatters" around my blossoms. 
This is the time I also added in the gorgeous pearl accents! 


I then really didn't like the dark splatter in the top left corner of the page, so I decided to cover it up with some blossoms.. I then also added a little cluster to the bottom right of the page, to even the page out. I also at this time grabbed my purple paint and old credit card and smeared some of the paint to the layout. 


As I love colour, the brighter the better, I wanted to add something a little more to this layout. So I added just two yellow petals from the blossoms range too two parts of the page and I love how it adds a little more interest. 


Thanks so much for taking a peek into a little of my process. I am hoping to bring you more very soon and am trying hard to master the art of video recording.. If you would like to know which products  I have used then be sure to head on over to the BoBunny site. 

Till net time 

Much love 
Bernii xx



Sunday, 27 July 2014

A weekend with " Creative Scrappers - Sketch #274 reveal"

Helllooooo..


Well today is another fun sketch layout reveal over on the Creative Scrappers blog.. 


Today we have sketch number #274 and a brand new sketch sponsor  Pink Fresh Studios. This sketch is full of fun circles, which can lead to so many interpretations!! you only have to check out the other amazing designers HERE to see their awesome take on this sketch.. 


I decided to use my Heidi Swapp " Dreamy" collection to complete this sketch.. I am not sure what is going on at the moment, but I am really liking working just within a collection. I never used to be like that!! Perhaps it is the easy of having everything already matching , and takig out some of the guess work.. In any case I LOVE this collection and am so pleased I got to scrap this precious photo of my two babes. 


Life Together- by Bernii Miller




How cute is this picture of two two babes.. sigh.. LOVE IT ♥♥

Life Together- by Bernii Miller


And here is my full take on the sketch.. LOADS of pretty Heidi Swapp empherma, especially those cute as pie butterflies. 
Life Together- By Bernii Miller


Like I mentioned earlier we have a brand new sponsor this month Pink Fresh Studio .
Please make sure you stop on by their BLOG to check out their new kits and fab inspiration from their Design Team. 
You have until the 31st of August to play along..

Till next time 

Much Love 
Bernii xx