Thursday, October 15, 2009

Magpie Magic Scrap(K)it testing

The blog world is amazing, you get to know talented people you'd never accidentally meet in real life... Once upon a time Sybille from Magpie Magic bought my wristie-pattern, we ended up chatting and have been reading each others blogs ever since :) Sybille is a really talented artist, with real canvas and digital too, and she decided to create her own scrap kits, or Scrap(K)its and asked if I would test them. She didn't have to ask me twice ;)

Here's what I've done with her first kit called Papillion, which will eventually be available for purchase through her Scrap(K)it blog. For now you can get a sneak peek here.

First I ventured into a scary new dimension for me: digital scrapping!

(you can click to check out a bigger image)

For this layout I used 1 of the background papers, 1 of the black and white patterns and both of the L-shaped frames. I loved the frames, as they were quite large to begin with - no worries on having them too small for the layout. The black and white pattern was great too, as you can layer it with the background papers and get multiple designs that way. The layout is a bit plain because, as I said, this was my first try with digital scrapping... So really this doesn't show the full potential of the kit.

Since I wasn't too happy about my basic image editing skills and the layout, I whipped up a proper card too :) Now this is great for a butterfly-loving girl for example!

I used one of the butterfly stamps from the kit, as well as the rectangular frame, 1 background paper and one black and white pattern. I colored the butterfly with watercolor pencils (dry), cut it out and distressed the edges and inked them with Distress Ink Dusty Concord and embossed it with one of those nobby-end tools. The original stamp has drawn antennae, but I replaced them with copper wire ones. After coloring I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist Sand - and what a pain it is to try to repeat the glimmer in photograph. This image will give you a little better idea. Again, click for larger images.

The frame I printed out black and white and cut it out, distressed the edges and again applied Dusty Concord. All of the frames have this lovely swirly theme going on and I had a hard time picking out which one I wanted for the card cause they are all so cool!

The background paper I printed out with some color adjustments and the black and white pattern as it was. Then I used 2 retro flower punches to make the flowers, coloring the smaller ones with Dusty Concord and added some bling, half pearls and ribbon.

As you can see, the kit is great for both digital and paper. The stamps are wonderfully detailed - so much so that the moth actually creeps me out as I really am not fond of insects in real life :D They are also pleasantly large originally - sometimes I have trouble with digital stamps actually being too small to begin with.

Can't wait what Sybille comes up with next :)

Papers: Magpie Magic Scrap(K)it Papillion
Images: Magpie Magic Scrap(K)it Papillion
Ink: printer ink, Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Coloring: watercolor pencils (dry)
Other: Glimmer Mist Sand, half pears, copper wire, silver outline stickers, ribbon


  1. WOW! Thank you so much for all the time you spent testing this and the great cards you made with my kit. :-) And all the compliments! :-) I am totally over the moon that it all works together and that it was easy to use both digitally and printed.

    Have a gold star for being such a brilliant tester!

  2. Ai täh.. voiks noinkin tehdä? :D (Viitaten tuohon printattuun, leikattuun ja väritettyyn perhoskorttiin..) Hiano!

    Oh wow.. can one do like that? :D (Referring to the printed, cut and hand colored butterfly card..) Awesome!

  3. Voi kuinka kaunis!!!!! Minä täällä huokailen sen kun kerkiän:)
    Kiitos tsemppauksesta!!! Aika kurjaa, jos jo toinenkin paketti katoaa.. jotenkin tuntuu, voiko se enää olla sattumaa. Mutta täytyy odottaa ensi viikkoon, jospa se siitä!!