Friday, December 1, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff December challenge

So Christmas is 25 days away - where has the year gone??????????
The final challenge at Show Us Your Stuff is a very cool sketch:
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This one was a lot of fun to create with. I scrapped this cute photo of friends daughters from quite a few Christmas's ago. I started with a stencil and some Bo Bunny glitter texture paste, this is a cool product. Then came the addition of all of the Christmas papers and embellishments. Whatever worked that was Christmas themed, went onto this, lol. The final addition, and my handmade item,  was the Charms Creations super star in green - perfect. 
Decorating the tree

White with 1 December challenge

It's December!. Ok, I am happy to put up the Christmas decorations now, I refuse to do this before 1st December, lol. 
Anyway, the new challenge is up at White with 1. This is my last layout I will be sharing as a design team member, I have chosen to step down from the team. This months challenge screams Christmas to me. There is an accompanying sketch that is optional, but I chose not to use it: 
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So I used this very cute photo of my nephews, taken with Santa, at a market. I used a star stencil, texture paste and paint to create my background. I also die cut stars to add to the layout, and added some trees, and stockings. The final addition was the Charms Creations super star
Santa was here

Scrap the Girls December challenge

Ok, so it's December, I really don't know where the year has gone.
The challenge is now up for Scrap the Girls. I really love this challenge, the moodboard is beautiful:
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I know there is no red in this, and the non-traditional colours really didn't need red, but I thought I needed a bit of red for my layout. I tried to keep my layout as neutral as possible, but it screamed for that red. I was inspired by the trees, and the natural wood. I left my trees natural. I was also inspired by the twine. The word wonder also stood out, and I have included it with "wonderful", as an item on my layout. The Charms Creations paper X  and the star finished off the layout. 
Ho Ho Ho

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Scrap the boys November challenge

I haven't done a challenge at Scrap the Boys for a few months now, not from want of doing, it's been a time thing. This month however, I had some time to do the challenge, and I loved this challenge. I love colour challenges, they are so versatile.
How awesome are these colours for boys? 
I decided to just stick to traditional scrapping for this challenge. I mean to say, we have so many papers and embellishments to use, we should use them, so that's what I did. The photo is of great nephew Hendrix on his first birthday. I really love how all of these colours worked together. 
Cake smash

More than Words challenge November

I managed to have a go at the November challenge at More than words, and it was a fabulous challenge:
I have had this photo of this old abandoned dinghy in my stash for a while, wondering how to scrap it. The dinghy has it's own story, I don't know what that is, but if you use your imagination, you could try to work it out. 
Anyway, this challenge was perfect for this photo. I used a woodgrain paper as a background, and the outdoors concept was about the dinghy. I tucked a lot of different elements into spaces on the layout, and tore some corrugated cardboard as well, which added to that woodgrain effect. The addition of the clocks on the layout helps to add to the mystery of the old dinghy. 
I really had a lot of fun just playing and creating this layout. 
Thanks for the challenge.
By the sea

Kraft Plus November challenge

Wow, what a challenge this one is at Kraft plus for November:
So many ideas, so many different things that could have been used. 
When I was looking at my photos for this challenge, I came across this photo, which I have been waiting to scrap, also wondering how I could scrap it. Perfect opportunity. 
The photo was taken at a class with the talented Louise Nelson, when she was here in Melbourne. A group of my friends and I attended her all day classes, and it was fabulous. This photo was taken during our lunch break, Louise photo bombed the photo with myself and Sonia. It was a lol moment. 
So on my layout, I used BIG letters to create my title. I created a thinga-me-bob, one of Lou's techniques, and had to be included on my layout. I love how different this layout is, it's so different to anything I normally do. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CSI colour challenge November

So for November at CSI, the new case file is all about autumn.

This would have to be my favourite time of the year. I love the colours of autumn, it's usually just the right temperature, and there is no polllen to cause hay fever. It is just so pretty.
My layout is about a town that my husband and I visited in Autumn, called Walhalla. The colours were perfect.
My background was created using Tim Holtz distress oxides to get the right colours. For the evidence some white rub ons. I used some chipboard leaves to the side of the photos, some die cut flowers and skeleton leaves. The Charms Creations DIY chevron was also another perfect bit of evidence, I coloured this with oxides.
My testimony was the journaling about Autumn in Walhalla, and I created the title by die cutting some acetate that I had coloured with alcohol inks.