Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hi everyone, I am popping in with my layout for the November D-lish Scraps cybercrop.
For this challenge, I focused on using metallics, not something I do much, but for this layout it worked really well, with a lot of different metallics.
Silver and Sparkle
I started by using some metallic texture paste through a stencil on the background. I then gathered as many metallic embellishments as I could, and used what worked best.
This first cluster features a white paper doily, sequin bow, coloured wire, flower sequins, punchinella, flair button, pastel petals, and a cornflower.
Here is another view of the cluster, showing some of my title, which I found some glitter alpha stickers, to add to the sparkle and shine.
So go discover your stash, see what shiny metallics you have, and have some fun.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Hi everyone, well it is November already, how the year has flown. I have also just returned from a holiday to Italy, which was a great experience. Back to reality for me now though, and no more holidays for quite some time.
Anyway, my first share for this month, is based on this months inspiration board - Arabian Nights. I fell in love with this when I saw it, so had to have a go. I normally do not use any shade of purple in my creations, but this one was very appealing.
I loved the sketch in this inspiration board too, it worked well for the layout.
In the first cluster you can see a white paper doily Little Birdie tye die pearl gypsies blush flower, sequin and flair from JAP kit Flights of Fantasy
The second cluster features Wood veneer word and sequins from the JAP kit Flights of Fantasy, wood veneer heart, bitty bloom, and bow from Love Like This past kit bits.
I love how bits and pieces from the JAP kits and bits are often able to be used on different layouts, co-coordinating so well, even if they are from different kits.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Wow, it's November already, so that means there is a new challenge up for Scrap the Boys, here is the challenge:
Guess what, you get to include yourself in this layout, or another person who loves a boy. How lovely a challenge is this?
I chose this photo of myself and my husband, I love the relaxed feel of it, in amongst the autumn leaves. So I tried to recreate the feel of the colours and leaves in my layout.
I had this gorgeous cut file from Cut to You by Gwen Wruck, a previous sponsore. I coloured this cut file with distress oxides. I added a whole load of autumn coloured flowers and a Charms Creations heavenly heart.
I hope we get to see your creation for this challenge.
Hi, for November at Kraft plus, we have a great challenge for you, with mosaics:
Look around, and you will see mosaic designs in many places. Take it as you see it, many different options for this challenge.
I chose a simple mosaic design of diamond tiles. I used these photos from a chateau in France, as inspiration for my layout, the diamond tiles on the floor of this building. I could have even used the mosaic design of the gardens, at this place, so much of a mosaic design that they are.
I stencilled a design with a diamond stencil, added some diamond shaped chipboard pieces and finished it with a diamond shape from Charms Creations.
I hope we get to see what you do with this challenge.
Hey friends, it is November, already! It is astonishing how time flies. Anyway, the new challenge at Scrap the Girls has this interesting moodboard to use:
I took inspiration from the blue in Cinderella's dress, the red roses and the cards in the hat. I had this lovely photo of my daughter to use.
I created a stamped and textured background for the layout, and then embellished it simply. I have a miniature pack of playing cards, not sure where they came from, but I tucked one in amongst the emellishments. I added some little red roses, added some stamped feathers and a little wood veneer frame.
A beautiful life
Monday, October 1, 2018
This October at Kraft Plus, it's all about friends. How nice is that, and leaves you free range for your design:
I had this photo, taken of our group of friends, friends my husband has known since his childhood. We often take vacations with these people, and we celebrate all the big events in our lives together. You couldn't ask for a better group of people, who also know how to have a good time.
I have kept this layout reasonably simple, it didn't need to be too overdone. I added a Charms Creations super star to the layout, it seemed to work. The addition of the string is symbolic of tying us all together in our friendship.
We are well and truly on our way to the end of the year, how it has flown. For the October challenge at Scrap the Boys, we have this moodboard to play with:
I normally struggle with adding pink to a male themed layout, flowers as well, they are not regular items on my boy layouts. So this month probably was a struggle for me. I used the colours as closely as I could for this layout, and kept it simple.
Lol, wedding photos make it easy to add flowers, and as you can see I have both pink and flowers on this layout. Also featured is a Charms Creations heavenly heart, perfect for a wedding layout.
I hope we get to see how you are inspired by this moodboard.