Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Stencil Girls January Swap

This is my creation for the January Stencil Girls tag swap.

thank yo for looking Kim

Stencil Girl Stencil Club Swap

Today I am sharing a tag that I have created for the February Tag Swap I have had to wait for it to arrive at its new home in the USA before I could share.

   Hope you like my share. Kim

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Steam Punk Inspired

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, welcome to my blog post to those who know they know how much I love Steam Punk and the new Bella Steamworks Mini Theme Collection is just up my alley.

It is so industrial and fanciful I just loved the look of each each.

Products Used:
SKS75 - Bella mini theme Steamworks Invention, SKS82 - Bella mini theme Steamworks Clockwork, SKS99 - Bella mini theme Steamworks Odds & Ends, FCY92- Paperworld French Country Worktop, Bella Bling Silver & Gold metallic, White Cardstock, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink Pad.  

Take the white card stock and then take the Bella Mini Theme Steamworks Invention sheet and cut 1 cm off each side of the Bella Mini Theme Steamworks Invention sheet 

Now take the Paperworld French Country Worktop page and tear to the size you would like   

now take the Steamworks Clockwork and cut from it which cogs and mandalas you like  

You can see from the below image how I have started thinking about the placement of everything on the paper

Now to mount your photo I have used the back of the Steamworks Odds & Ends taking care not to cut up or use the card that says "Success Lies in the Journey not the the destination" as I have used this to create the heading and the image of the flying man is my embellishment. I have used different thickness of foam mounting tape to achieve some height and depth for the cogs, BUT don't stick them until the final step of your layout. 

The below images shows the piece I have cut down.     

You will use it this side up, the below image show. I have then used the left over Steamworks Clockwork and cut a mat slightly larger than the Steamworks Odds & Ends 

You will now need to ink all edges of the card stock and paper with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. You will need to layer your photo mat papers and your photo as seen below.

You will see from the below image to give the paper a rusted look i have lightly inked it all over with the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink 

I have then started playing with my photo placement and cog placement see image below.

I have kept playing with the placement of my cogs and photo and have even added a new mandala cut in half to make the flow of the layout better.

I have then Taken the card that says "Success Lies in the Journey not the the destination" and cut the 3 title line out  as seen in the above image and placed them onto my LO on the right hand side of my photo and I have roughly cut the flying man out and inked all the edges and placed him also onto the LO as you will see below. I have also then taken some the amazing new Metallic Bling in Silver and Gold and added to my layout just to give it some bling.  

Your layout is now finished.

 I hope you have enjoyed my blog post and found it inspiring. Kim

Monday, March 11, 2019

Positive thoughts card

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, today I am sharing with you a card I have created created using the papers from the amazing Cosmos Mini Kit.

Many people never think to use the scraps from projects they make I know that I have a huge collection that builds up and then I tend to cull to the bin of a give away pile, but lately I have taken a new approach and when I make a project.

I set aside 30 mins or so to play with what I have remaining from left over papers and have started to form a collection of hand made cards that people are happy to receive and appreciate more than a store bought one.   

The Cosmos collection is absolutely perfect for making cards with a positive theme.

To make this card I have used the scraps from my previous project using the Mini Cosmos  Collection Themed Kit.

I looked at the papers left and found pieces that would suit the size of the card and then went through the piece of the Cosmos Mantras paper for words that would be suitable to use on a card.  

Then I have also cut from the Cosmos Mantras sheet an image that I felt worked with the words and have used that.

I have inked all the pieces of paper including the card with Tim Holtz Black Soot it just finishes the cards and grounds and softens the edges of the paper.  

You can also use any scraps of paper to decorate your envelope and the inside of your card.

Products Used:
CMS44 - Bella Mini Theme Cosmos Universe, CMS51 - Bella Mini Theme Cosmos Mantras,  GZ06 - Glitz Cardstock Silver 1 Silver card.

I hope i have inspired you with my card creation. Kim Kendell.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Storms Don't Last for Ever for Stencil Girls Voices

Thanks for stopping by! Today, we are making art with Mary Beth Shaw's Private Collection 19.1.

Kim Kendell's Storms Don't Last Forever

The advice of Kim's artwork is a hope. The colors are rich yet subdued over some paper collaged in the background, while the white marks offer a pathway for the eyes.

Kim writes: "I took inspiration from the 9 x 12 and 6 x 6 stencils, when I opened my package it screamed Australian indigenous art to me, I have used aspects of Australian indigenous art in the design as well as collage and many layers of paint and colour that have been removed with a wet wipe then reapplied."

Take a look in different portions of the painting and see what you spy! Can you see where the large and small stencils from the February 2019 StencilClub stencils were incorporated?

Kim created this piece using the following products:
A4 chipboard sheet
Black Gesso
Seth Apter Paper Artsy paints in, Terra Cotta, Smoked Paprika, Mahogany, and Green Patina (semi-opaque)  
Dina Wakely Olive and Vivid Metallic paint in Pearl White
Old book papers 
Aquarelle pencil in black-smudged with water to highlight the various areas.

Book of Positivity for Ruby Rocket

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, today I am sharing with you a mini album I have created created using the papers from the amazing Cosmos Mini Kit.

The Cosmos collection is absolutely perfect for making this album which is designed to be used as an inspiration book where it has the positive quotes and words that are already included in the Cosmos Mini Theme Kit and some bank spaces where you can include photos and more of your own special quotes. 

Products Used:
CMS44 - Bella Mini Theme Cosmos Universe, CMS51 - Bella Mini Theme Cosmos Mantras,   CMS68 - Bella Mini Theme Cosmos Manifest, BG65 - Bling Borderlines Large, Purple, BGW66 - Bling Fireworks, Clear, BRF67 - Bli
ng Floral Purple, GZ725 - Bella Glitzy Gold Paper Confetti, White Card stock, Jane Davenport Inks in Violet and Blueberry, String, Chipboard for Covers and some flowers. 


To make this I have taken the Cosmos Manifest sheet and cut it all up into the individual sections then H ave sat those aside, I have taken the white card stock and cut into 3 stripes 4 x 12 which I have then cut those to be 6 x 4. 

I have taken the chipboard and cut to be 7 x 4.5 and then taken the Cosmos Universe sheet and covered the chipbaord with this Cosmos Universe I used mat medium to adhere this.

I have then taken the  Cosmos Universe paper and and cut  2 pages that are 6 x 4 for pages.

i have used the Cosmos Mantras page to cover the inside of my album and also used this to cut my quote for the back page.  

Below are images of how I have constructed the pages and use the bling.

I have also used the Glitzy Gold Paper Confetti to make some more pages including some half size pages.

i have finished off the album by using the string to tie it all together.

 I hope you have enjoyed my blog post and found it inspiring. Kim Kendell.

Saturday, February 2, 2019


Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, today I am sharing with you a layout created using the some of the papers from the amazing Australian Theme Mini Kit.

The Australian collection is absolutely perfect for those who are looking for papers that have traveled to Australia or to those who want a truly Aussie style paper perfect for your Australia Day celebration memories.

Products Used:

ALA085 - Bella Paperworld Australiana Lucky Country, ALA092 - Bella Paperworld Australiana True Blue, ALA108 - Bella Paperworld Australiana Strewth, BG10 - Bling Borderlines Small, Red, BRS99 - Bling Spiral Flourish Red, GZ20 - Glitz Cardstock Rouge, GZ50 - Glitz Cardstock Blueberry and a mini envelope 


I have cut a rectangle stripes and layered them onto my page and then I have used the Rouge Glitter Cardstock to make a mat for my photo.

I have then cut an Australia map out of the page and used it to layer on top on the mini envelope I have used for my journal tag which is hidden in the envelope and tag.

you can see how I have used the bling to enhance the layout.

And you see below how I have layered my papers. 

 I hope you have enjoyed my blog post and found it inspiring. Kim Kendell.


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