Sunday, July 16, 2017
It is time for another share at Stuck?! Sketches! for July.
I really like this sketch, and I really enjoyed using it to create a layout featuring my great nephew Rome and his mother. I kept the layout to the sketch and fairly simple, as I really just liked the way it all fell together. I love the photo and it makes me smile, hence the title Smile I added a Charms Creations Heavenly Heart to the layout to embellish.
Monday, July 10, 2017
So I have been scrapping with my friend Alz over the weekend, and found some time to join in on the challenge at More than Words. I haven't done this challenge in a while, so it was fun to play.
I decided to use a photo from our trip to Hawaii last year. We hiked the extinct volcanic crater called Diamond Head, which is a main feature often seen in pictures of Waikiki. It was a good hike, and a great adventure, exploring a bit more of Hawaii.
I created a mixed media background, using stencils with arrows, and stamps with arrows which I then heat embossed. I added a Charms Creations arrow and chipboard arrows as well, so think I covered the brief, especially with adding the word explore a couple of time.
Thanks for the challenge, I really enjoyed playing.
So the new challenge at Kraft plus, is very interesting. When I first saw this, I didn't think I could do it, but thank goodness for the awesome inspiration from the DT, as it changed my perspective on the moodboard.
So I think it was the skull that threw me, and once I tool that out of the picture for myself, I proceeded with the challenge.
I have actually used roses 6 ways, lol. I used a rose themed photo, a title with rose, rose stencil, rose sticker, rose flowers and some die cut roses. Maybe too much? It is very rosy!
I have used a Charms Creations hessian heavenly heart on my layout, and Charms Creations is a sponsor for the challenge this month.
So I reckon I have met the brief.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
So the new challenge at CSI colour challenges is just really charming. I had so much fun with this:
So I decided to use something related to the weekend, and although not a ritual, I took the word relax as extra inspiration. So I scrapped about a very relaxing scrapping retreat that I went to in July last year. I had a fabulous time, and did very much relax and scrapped, and met a whole lot of friends. One of these friends was the Charmane Koch, the designer of Charms Creations, who I am on the design team for.
For the evidence I used stripes, text print, straw, flowers, string, decorative border, triangles and watercolour (coloured textured paste with gelato - for script stencil background).
I also added a Charms Creations hessian heavenly heart.
I hope to see your creations for this challenge.
Time to Relax
This month at Stuck?! Sketches! there is an awesome sketch to kick off the month:
So with this sketch, I changed it a little, although the bones of the sketch are very much there. I decided to use just one large photo in place of the 2, and I flipped the sketch.
Behind the photo, I painted a strip of coloured gesso, and then layered some patterned paper, which also was added to the side.
I had these very large alphas in my stash, just needing to be used for my title, and I love them, am going to have to try to use them again. I embellished with some enamel dots and a Charms Creations super star, plus a D-lish Scraps flair. A couple of stickers finished it off.
I really love how this layout turned out, I hope we see yours too.
So in July at Show Us Your Stuff, we have an interesting nature themed moodboard to inspire:
The possibilities are endless, for this challenge. I have loads of photos that could have worked for this challenge, as I love the outdoors, especially the Australian bush. Anyway, I decided to scrap a photo of my children and friends children, in amongst some of Western Australian everlasting daisies.
I created a background using texture paste and stencil, Ken Oliver colour blasts and water spray in yellow, and added a bit of brown. I allowed the yellow to run down the page, kind of looks like stems on flowers, lol. I then did some stamping for a bit more interest in the background. I had so much fun creating this background, as I haven't done a lot of mixed media of late.
I used a variety of different papers for a photo mat, and embellished with some little flowers and Charms Creations banner and terrific tab. I also have added a Studio 1440 flair. I love the brightness to this layout, and is very indicative of what it was like in amongst the flowers.
Well it is now half way through the year, and time is flying by, with a new challenge at White with 1.
and some inspiration:
So I really don't like scrapping with purple, and I know I am not alone. It wouldn't be a challenge though if we weren't challenged, right? So this is what I have come up with. A layout featuring a very cute little girl, Addison, sipping on a baby cino.
So when you are not particularly drawn to a colour, having appropriate embellishments in your stash proves tricky. But I did manage to find some bits and pieces, including a crochet flower, a flair, tag and a Charms Creations heavenly heart. I coloured some texture paste with some purple ink to give me my background.
So I hope you give this challenge a go.