Friday, February 27, 2015

D-lish Scraps February Cybercrop challenge by Cindy

This is the last of the challenges that I had a go at for the D-lish Scraps February Cybercrop, a challenge set by the talented Cindy Porter. This was Cindy's challenge:
For this challenge, I decided to use a photo from my recent hot air balloon ride with daughter Melanie, that we did on Australia Day. It was an awesome experience, riding high above the beautiful Yarra Valley. 
I die cut my title and the balloons from some burlap, using sizzix alpha dies and my favourite things balloon die and stamp set. That added my texture, along with the texture paste in the background. The metal embellishments were the Tim Holtz disc and the metal flowers. D-lish Scraps products used were the button flair (not the balloon one), journaling tag and the flowers, all found in store. 
With the background I used a Crafters Workshop template, and tried to emulate the look of the balloon, not sure it worked as I had it in mind, but it looks kind of funky anyway. 
Thanks for looking, and any comments you may leave. 

Scrap Around The World February challenge

For the February challenge at Scrap Around The World, the challenge was to use the mood board as below:
Now ordinarily I am not a lover of all things green, but this mood board did speak to me, and after seeing so many of the gorgeous layouts going up on facebook, I thought why not - give it a go, it's a challenge after all. 
I had a couple of photos I was looking at scrapping for the challenge, but decided on this one, of these really funky lily pads in the Singapore Botanical Gardens, taken on our holiday there last year. 
I was inspired by the colours in this mood board, and the flower in the girls hair. 
I was given some old flowers from a friends mothers craft stash, the organza lilies that I placed on the layout. I think they finished off my layout. I have also included some Little Birdie burlap flowers, some resin flowers and paper flowers, so a range of different types of flowers. I really enjoyed getting creative with the background, with the texture paste, stencil, misting and stamping and just letting it all happen. 
Thanks for the challenge Scrap around the World. 
Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave. 
Lily Padz

Sunday, February 22, 2015

D-lish Scraps February cybercrop challenge by Lynn

The challenge designed by Lynn Good at the February D-lish Scraps challenge, is a sketch challenge:
This is a lovely sketch, and I really enjoyed using it. I chose this photo of my aunt and uncle's wedding photo, from 60 years ago (they have just celebrated their anniversary). They are very special people, whom are dearly loved. My mum was a bridesmaid (on the left side of the photo). 
I started by using texture paste and a stencil, and then adding glitter to the wet texture paste. I decided that instead of just using the doily shape, I would add a diecut doily shape over the silver doily, which softened the starkness of the silver. It is a divine Couture Creations die, I think this might become a fave. I then went crazy adding lots of gorgeous flowers from D-lish Scraps. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave. 
Vintage Wedding

D-lsh Scraps February Cybercrop challenge by Kerry

The challenge designed by Kerry Stuchberry was fun, fun, fun all the way. Tie dying on paper, who would have thunk it?
Well I knew exactly which photo I needed to use for this layout. I had this photo of some of our friends, taken at my 50th birthday party from nearly a year ago already (where did that year go?) This pic has been sitting in my stash waiting for the right challenge, yay, it appeared. I found some old yoyo flowers to use with the gorgeous after 5's and tutu flowers, found in store at D-lish Scraps. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and any comments you may leave. 
Groovy Baby

D-lish Scraps February Cybercrop Challenge by Ros

The cybercrop is on again, but this month, there is a month to upload the challenges into the scrap suite on D-lish Scraps facebook page.
This challenge designed by Ros Madley, was lovely considering it was Valentines Day.

I had this photo of my son Kieran and his girlfriend Ally, which was taken the night of Kieran's 21st birthday party. They are a couple of loved up kids, young love, ain't it a sweet thing. I thought this photo worked really well for the challenge. I chose the Kaisercraft kraft range worked well for this layout, along with lots of flowers from D-lish Scraps, and some Prima chipboard embellishments. I also gave the gold mica flakes a bit of a go, in different sections of the layout.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave.

White with 1 February Challenge

The February challenge at White with 1, is to use Celosia Orange. Orange is one of my new favourite colours, so bold and bright, so there was no doubt in my mind that I would give this challenge a go.
I had this photo of my nephew Lachlan printed in an 8 x 10 inch photo, that I thought I needed for something else, but didn't so, cropped it right back to give me this photo that I scrapped with, I think the effect is good, his face is much bolder than using a standard sized 4 x 6 or even 5 x 7 printed specifically.
The hardest part for me for this challenge was to find orange embellishments, even though I love the colour, I don't have a lot in my stash, something I'm going to have to rectify. Anyway, I had the lovely Charms Creation heart which was perfect, and some older Kaisercraft embellishments. I sprayed the seam binding and the small crochet doily with dylusions ink. I'm really happy with how this turned out.
Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.
Cutest Baby Face

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

123 February challenge

This month at 123 challenge blog, the challenge is a really fun bright one, using the requirements as below:
Lovely bright colours, which I have found myself using quite a bit of lately. This one is perfect for boy layouts. That's exactly what I chose, using these two photos of my nephews Patrick and Jamieson. They are 2 busy little boys, and obviously need to do what all little boys do, climb trees. 
For my layout, I kept it pretty clean and simple, unusual for me, who normally likes to use mixed media. I did do a couple of paint splatters to finish, lol. I used the glitter on my word duo, to make it pop a little. 
The tree die cut is a sizzix die, which is pretty cute. 
Thanks for looking, and for any comments you may leave. 
Dynamic Duo

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Scrapping Outback February Challenge

For February the challenge at Scrapping Outback is to be inspired by the image as below:

I had the perfect photos to choose for this challenge, from a very recent hot air balloon ride I did over the Yarra Valley with my daughter (a 50th birthday present). It was an enjoyable experience, except for the 3am wake up. The morning was otherwise glorious, and the sunrise did not disappoint, nor did the balloon ride, quite exhilarating. 
For my layout, I was inspired by the colours, and I chose to create my background using string to apply the colour, I was trying to capture the feeling of sunrise, it didn't quite work on paper the same as it did in my head, but I'm quite happy with the effect regardless. 
My chipboard pieces are a balloon die cut from JT's later cuts, which I coloured using Zig wink of stella brush, and another 2 that I stamped onto chipboard using a My favourite things stamp. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and any comments you may leave. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kraft + February Challenge

There is a new challenge in town, and it's called Kraft +, and it's fun!!!!!!!!!!!
There has been much anticipation about this one, and Sandra Wallace and team have not disappointed. So the challenge is to use Kraft paper as the background, and use the colour palette as directed for the month. What a beauty to start with, loved this colour combination a lot!
These colours were so nice to work with. I chose this photo of my nephew Ethan when he was just a little baby, a few years back, the colours were perfect for this photo, in my personal opinion. I chose to use texture paste in my background and then spray over that with mists to create a soft background. Just a touch of patterned paper, quite old Kaisercraft scraps that I had , in just the perfect colours, and then to embellish, even using flowers and a hint of pink. I think it worked.
Thanks for looking, and any comments that you may leave. 
Getting Sleepy

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff February Challenge

What a lot of fun the February challenge is at Show Us Your Stuff, with a countdown challenge to inspire:
Now ordinarily I would go whoa with a challenge like this, lots of numbers - might mean lots of too much - but it doesn't have to be like that. When I finally settled down and thought about it, of course it was ok to do - and it worked. I loved!!!!!!!!!!!!! this challenge. Challenges are there to make us think, how can we use them to our advantage? 
For the circles, I included them in the background work, using the circle template. Then the rest of the circles were made up with the embellishments - the buttons, D-lish dots, Heidi Swapp vellum ephemera, film roll - 5 circles - easy peasy. Then came the 4 papers -all from a collection, you only need a little bit of each. The 3 photos - if they are all of a sequence of an event, they will work. Edit the photos to a collage size, then they are not too big to work with. The 2 alphas was easy, and the one homemade embellishment - Charms Creations to the rescue.  
So, have a go at this challenge, you may be quite surprised with your end result. I look forward to seeing what is created. 
Quad Bike Fun

D-lish Scraps February Inspiration Team Layout

The February Inspiration Board at D-lish Scraps is an absolute beauty - the colours are simply amazing. There are so many options to this inspiration board to create an awesome layout, no matter the subject you choose.
I had this photo from a beach wedding, which I wanted to use with this inspiration board. I was inspired by the gorgeous bouquet, and definitely by the blues and white. 
My embellishments include a foil heart doily in the background, along with a multitude of flowers - Little Birdie designs (the 3 large blue flowers) and D-lish Scraps (the white peonies, the large white roses and the blue and white mini roses) from the D-lish Scraps store. Behind the flowers and the photo, is also a Pink Paisley artisan element, you can just see it, and a corner embellishment from the same range - from D-lish Scraps. I have also added a sequin bow, a resin bird and wire, all available from D-lish Scraps. 

I really hope you feel inspired by this inspiration board, and give it a go - you won't be disappointed.