Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrap the Boys August challenge

I have only done a Scrap the Boys challenge once before, this one really appealed to me, so just had to give it a go. So for the Scrap the boys August challenge, I scrapped this layout.
I chose this photo of our friend Steve, who really is a born entertainer. He's a bit of a funny man, he loves to sing and entertain, but can also be very serious, and he is constantly performing and giving of his time to his favourite cause, The Starlight Foundation.
I loved how this challenge was to profile a male, which worked perfectly, in my opinion for this layout. The little D'lish Scraps journal it's almost look like dot points here.
Thanks for the challenge ladies.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Born Entertainer

White with 1 August Challenge

The White with 1 August challenge is to scrap with white and the colour liquorice.
For this challenge, I chose this photo of a tiny little baby sea turtle, that a group of us found stranded on a beach, when I was in Queensland for a holiday and retreat. One of the girls took this awesome photo, which I really just had to scrap. My heart breaks thinking about the survival of this little guy, as it is doubtful that he did.
I think the colours worked well for this photo. I created a background with texture paste, templates, glimmer mist, inks, glitter, tore the edges then stuck to another piece of white card stock. I was lucky enough to have the small shells and stones to use as well, that assist to create a beachy layout.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Lost and alone

D'lsih Scraps August Cybercrop challenge 4

The last challenge for the August D'lish Scraps cybercrop was to scrap a non living thing.
I chose this photo from our holiday in France last year. We took a day trip from where we were staying to the north of Spain, with our friends. This fishing port village was absolutely stunning, and the day was sunny and bright. I had some fun snapping the photos of the fishing nets along the port, as they looked so artistic, lol.
I had a lot of fun with this layout, and just let it flow, no overthinking. Yes, it's very themed, but what else could I do for this????????????
The D'lish Scraps products used were hand dyed muslin, bottle cap, button flair, dew drops, journal it's and shipping tags.
I had some fun with the background as well, trying to emulate the netting.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Port de la Silva

D'lish Scraps August Cybercrop challenge 3

For challenge 3 at the D'lsih Scraps cybercrop, a "selfie" photo needed to be used - could be a selfie taken by anyone. I chose this photo of a friends daughter Zoe. She is a lovely and sweet girl, and also gorgeous, hence this layout evolved as it did.
I picked up the gold tonings of the photo, and kept it pretty much to that. I experimented with some gold leaf- not as hard as I thought it would be, plus glimmer glam and gelatos to create the colour of the background. The floral background was done on chipboard sprayed with gesso, and The crafters workshop stencil and texture paste. A bit of extra glimmer mist and glitter added to finish off the detail.
The D'lish scraps products I have used are paper flowers, a button flair and freckled fawn wood veneers.
Thanks for looking at my layout.

D'lish Scraps August Cybercrop challenge 2

Challenge 2 for the August cybercrop, was to use monochromatic embellishments, any variation of one colour.
I chose to scrap this photo of my sister with her partner.
I used a current range of Theresa Collins patterned paper, with a few older embellishments, including transparency designed by Rhonna Farrer, and some new including Heidi Swapp ephemera.
The D'lish scraps products I have used on my layout are paper flowers, resin flowers, dew drops and journal it's.
I have hidden my journaling under the photo, and to the journal it added a tab to allow for easier access to the journal tag.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
This could be love

D'lish scraps August cybercrop challenge 1

This weekend has been another cybercrop at D'lish scraps, with 4 great challenges to do. Challenge 1 was to do something with stamping.
So with this layout, of my cute nephew Ethan, I stamped on the background using Kaisercraft acrylic stamps - small dots and splats.  I then stamped my title using some Autumn Leaves acrylic alpha stamps, and used twinkling H20's to colour them.
D'lish scraps products used on this layout include journal it's, resin buttons, dew drops, and motex tape.
I think I've ended up with a fun and very cheeky layout. Thanks for looking at my layout.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Show us your stuff August Challenge

This month at Show us your stuff the August challenge is a shapes challenge using the following shapes:
 a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink, and a handmade item. Now this initially sounded like a challenge that would absolutely challenge me, as I am not a big fan of bunting - just struggle to use them, and multiple shapes - hmmm - as the girls at Show us your stuff have said "it sounds like a lot, but it's not really that hard". I now agree, and after creating my layout, I realise I didn't struggle that much, except maybe still to use my bunting. I doubled up the bunting, not sure why, still not sure if it works, but it's there now lol. Anyway, the photo I've used is of a friend and his 3 gorgeous girls, one of them my husbands God daughter. I've used all the required elements, and my handmade item is a felt heart, and also diecut denim flowers and circle diecut.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
I will love you forever

D'lish Scraps August Inspiration Board challenge

The D'lish Scraps August challenge is to be inspired by the Cotton Candy inspiration board as below, which I'm sure you'll agree with me is a very pretty board.
Cotton Candy Inspiration Board

So for this challenge, I chose a photo of my friend Eve and her daughter Charlie, taken on Mothers Day this year. I loved this photo, and felt it really needed something pretty, so I hope I've done justice to it.
I used glimmer glam and glimmer mist, and inks to create my own background, along with added texture paste and glitter, which added to softening the background. The stencil I have used sort of captures the texture decorating the cake. I tried to emulate the colours as close I possible, the lavender colours were the trickiest to capture. I have used some D'lish Scraps journaling tags, and some flower sequins from last months just add paper kit.  
Thanks for looking at my layout.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Let's get Shabby challenge #57

Let's get shabby challenge #57 is a bit of a fun challenge, to be inspired by a favourite book cover. There were many I considered, being a book lover. However, my son Kieran and his girlfriend recently went to a fancy dress party, dressed as characters from Toy Story. This was Kieran's all time favourite story as a little boy, hence the inspiration for their choice of dress ups. I really allowed the colours in the photo to guide my layout, and taking the song quote from the movie, this became my title.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Toy Story

You've got a friend in me