Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CSI colour challenge #180

I am sharing the layout I have done as Charms Creations guest designer for the CSI colour challenge #180. Here is the current challenge:
For this challenge I was a bit stuck with photos/stories about reading or books (found one after I did the layout), so I kind of used my photo and the title to make the link. I chose this photo of great niece and nephew, dressing up with hats, at a baby shower afternoon tea - another link for the story reference. I am relying on a little creative licence here, so the title Mad Hatters, and afternoon tea - link to the story Alice in Wonderland. 
The evidence I used on my layout are - polka dots, banner - from Charms Creations, leaves, metal flowers, decorative border, doilies, scallops and watercolour. I have included a little bookpage "O"with hat button from Charms Creations, to top it off. 
 I did the journalling kind of "table of contents" format - I know it's a stretch.
If you haven't already tried a CSI colour challenge before, why not give it a go? Charms Creations is sponsoring again for this challenge. 
Happy scrapping.
Mad Hatters

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Timeless - D-lish Scraps DT share #3

This is the third of my shares, following on with the theme of adding texture to a layout.
I think this one is actually my favourite of the three, with all the rustic detail.
I started this layout, by mounting patterned paper onto cardstock and stitching it on, which in itself is a textural element.
I added gesso and mists to the patterned paper. To this I then added cotton twine, under my layers of patterned paper. In this close up you can also see I have used some of the many paper flowers available at D-lish Scraps, I have used the hydrangea petals and sweet petites. I have also added a wood veneer flower button.
I added a piece of torn corrugated cardboard under my photo, as well as some bits of torn lace, tucked in under the photo mat. Under my layers of patterned paper, I have added 2 different basic journal spots. You can also see in the cluster a Little Birdie mixed media burlap butterfly. The burlap butterfly helped to tie in the burlap alphas onto the layout.
So you can see, so many different textural elements, that can be added to a layout. 
Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Love - D-lish Scraps DT share # 2

Hi again everyone, back for my second share at D-lish Scraps..
This layout is another one of my "texture" themed layouts, and is quite different to my first share.
For this layout, I started by distressing the edge of the paper by sanding it, another textural design.  
To the patterned paper, I used a stencil and some texture paste, one of my favourite techniques to add texture to a layout. 
Underneath the layers of project life cards, I layed down some cotton twine. With it poking out as it is, it just adds a little more interest to the design. 
I then added the project life cards, and placed a piece of torn corrugated card over that - yes more texture. To the side of the photo, I have used a wood veneer with the word LOVE cutout of it, this became my title. To the base of this is the first of my clusters, which includes a wooden deer buttonPinkfresh wood beadD-lish enamel dots, and a Journal It's basic journal spot.
My other cluster includes wirePinkfresh wood beadflair buttoncrochet heart, wood veneer, and enamel dot, all with different types of texture. 
So there you go, so many ways to achieve texture on one layout. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Charms Creations October Challenge

Hi everyone, this month at Charms Creations, there is a moodboard challenge to be inspired by, designed by me, lol. This is my first moodboard that I have designed, so be kind.
October Challenge
Aren't the colours just lovely? I love all the rustic images this board provides, but I also love those china tea cups - so pretty. So really you could take your inspiration from anywhere on this board. The quote is also really nice. 
So for my challenge layout, I chose to scrap about me, and enjoying the spring sunshine  - FINALLY. It has been a really long and cold winter this year, and frankly I am over it - bring on the warmth. I don't normally say that, I am usually the other way. With spring brings hay fever, so I don't normally look forward to it - this year is different. 
Anyway on my layout, I stamped using a Stampin up stamp, and also the negative of a Scrap FX chipboard sheet, of which the positives are on the layout. 

I used one of the DIY hearts, that was left in my stash, and sprayed it with a resist product, then with dylusions spray. The colour worked out perfectly. 
I hope you feel inspired to give this challenge a go.
Happy Scrapping. 
Enjoying This

Tea and Scones - D-lish Scraps Design Team share #1

Hi everyone. 
 I am very excited to be part of the D-lish Scraps design team, and am looking forward to the next 6 months of sharing with you. 
I have decided to start my shares, by setting a theme  - to use texture on your projects. You don't have to be restricted to just using paper, there are many products on the market, and also found in your home, that can add texture to your layout.  
I would like to start with my layout that I did using this months Inspiration board, which is a beauty. 
Straight away when you look at the board, you can see texture in it - crochet birds, pinwheels, wood fence, fabric banners, frames, buttons, flowers, gobstoppers, etc. So many textural elements that are inspiring. 
I took inspiration from the banner, the flowers, the crochet birds, the wooden fence, and the buttons, as well as the primary colours. 
I kind of used the sketch, with this patterned paper, which I felt went with the elements I was using, and the photo. The patterned paper on it's own is very flat though, so it needed the textural elements to lift it. I added one of the wood veneer postage stamp frames behind my photo. Ordinarily I have struggled to use these frames, but mounting the photo onto it worked well. I also coloured the frame, to give it the wood grain look from the inspiration board. I also added a little wooden birdhouse buttons  in a cluster to the side of the wood veneer frame.
For more texture I cut in half a yellow crochet doily, and tucked it into my cluster. I then added  plastic buttons, starflowers, resin flowers, and spiral stamens to my cluster for a variety of textural elements. 
I also added a few of these items to other areas of my layout.
I also added a few of these items to other areas of my layout.
Tea and Scones

Monday, October 12, 2015

White With 1 October challenge - Chloe

The challenge at White With 1 for October is to use peach with white:
This is such a pretty colour, so I used a photo of great-niece Chloe for this layout.
I started by colouring some texture paste with a gelato, and spread that through a stencil. I then stencilled with some Bo Bunny glitter paste, and then stamped using a Tim Holtz stamp. 
I really loved the Bo Bunny patterned paper underneath the photo, loved the little girls in the corner. 
I applied some Tinby designs embossing powder to the Scrap FX chipboard, applied this to the side of the photo, and added a smattering of clear beads.
I diecut Chloe's name with chipboard and patterned paper - remember when we used to do that all the time? LOL. More clear beads scattered around the title.
My cluster includes a doily that I hand dyed from Charms Creations, some wire thread, resin and ribbon flower and a Charms Creations heavenly heart.
I love the overall pretty effect of the layout, 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.

Scrap the Boys October challenge - Smile

For the October challenge at Scrap the Boys, the challenge is to be inspired by this moodboard:
I love the colours in this moodboard, great combination. I was inspired by the colours, the arrow and the woodgrain.
I chose a photo of my nephew Ethan for this challenge. 
For the background, I put the Coredinations cardstock over the top of a woodgrain stencil, and rubbed over it, to expose a subtle woodgrain look to the cardstock. I also stamped using an arrow stamp. 
I used a variety of Project Life journaling cards and patterned paper under the photo, and then added the embellishments - which include a chipboard arrow negative, a canvas cog and a Charms Creations heavenly heart. In both of the detail photos, you can also see a scattering of beads. 
The  other cluster I created also had arrows - wood veneer, a wood veneer word, which is my title, and a sticker, along with another cog and more beads.
I really like the overall effect of the layout, and of course my nephew is so cute. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.

Scrap The Girls October challenge - Awesome Day

This month at Scrap the Girls, the challenge is to be inspired by this moodboard:
I love the colours in this moodboard. I was inspired by that and also the texture in the wall - I used wood panelling. I also loved the feathers and the butterflies, and chose words out of the quote. 
I used this photo of myself, my daughter and my friend Vicki, when she was visiting in March this year, photo taken at a quirky scone cafe in Melbourne, called Jam and Cream - best scones ever. They have out the back of the cafe a vintage caravan, painted pink, as well as cute plants and chooks. So retro. 
I tried to create a bit of a retro feel to my layout. I kept the layout fairly clean - unusual for me, but my mojo was missing, so mixed media was not something I could use in the frame of mind I had at the time. 
I made a cluster using a variety of flowers, resin butterfly and flower, and a vintage Charms Creations lollipop. I also added die cut feathers to the cluster. 
I also added some seam binding that has been dyed with Prima colour bloom spray.
I added a small terrific tab from Charms Creations above the photo, and made another cluster to the top of the page, with some more small die cut feathers. 
I finished off with some splatters of white paint.
Despite the simplicity of the layout, I am happy with it's overall result.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
Awesome Day

Scrapping Outback October challenge - Ball fun

The challenge at Scrapping Outback this month, is to be inspired by this image:
Lovely rainbow colours, and lovely for a child's layout. So I chose this photo of a girlfriends grandson - Tyler. His cheeky face needed something equally as cheeky for the layout. 
I added some areas of colour using gelatos, then splodged (is that even a word - lol) onto the page, using a cup, to give the rings. I sperad some Bo Bunny glitter paste over this, and then finished off with the stitched stamp. I stitched the white cardstock onto a blue cardstock to stabilise it. 
I have done very simple embellishing, as I wanted the background to be the hero on this layout. My chipboard pieces are from a 2crafty set of rings, I coloured these with Prima Colour Blooms. I added a Charms Creations arrow to the page as well as some buttons, and a journaling tag from D-lish Scraps.
I am so happy with the way this layout turned out. 
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. 
Ball Fun

Kraft+ October challenge - In Max's Garden

This month at Kraft+, this is the challenge:
Another fabulous challenge, and had I not already scrapped some photos of Willy Wagtails that I had, that is probably what I would have done. So I had to think outside the square. I had this photo of me, admiring a plant in my friend Alz Callcott's garden, so this is what I went with. 
I had an awful time trying to get a decent background on the kraft cardstock, and this is the second attempt, that didn't go into the bin. It wasn't the cardstock, it was the crackling medium that I so desperately wanted to use. Anyway, I started by spraying the cardstock, which I cut down the top piece, stitched it to the second piece and then adhered that to some backing cardstock. I spread the horrible crackling medium (I am going to have to learn how to use it - lol - big tub), over the sprayed area, and allowed that to dry overnight - that is how long it took - 12 hours! It still didn't look great, really fine cracks, so I rubbed ink and then metallic lustre into it, to get something close to what I was looking for. I then stamped using a cool Tim Holtz stamp (recently acquired) over that - the end result was fabulous - I am glad I stuck it out, as I wasn't going to bother trying again had it failed. 
For my natural elements on the page, I dehyrated a piece of the bush, using a microwave dehydrater, and also added leaf matter from the garden under the photo, to which I also sprinkled some little prills. I die cut leaves using a Couture Creations die, and have tucked feathers here and there, I left the Scrap FX ones raw, I thought they looked cute like that.
I am happy with the end result.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
In Max's Garden

Monday, October 5, 2015

CSI colour challenge #178 - Charms DT share

So this month at the international challenge site CSI colour challengeCharms Creations is one of the sponsors. So we as creative team members at Charms Creations were invited to participate as guest designers at CSI, for 3 of their challenges.
I have chosen to do the first week of the challenges that we were invited to do, which is this:
I used to do these challenges a long time ago, but then stopped doing them, I had forgotten how much fun they are. So the idea is to use the colour scheme, choose clues from the evidence list - which are your embellishments, and the testimony is what you are scrapping about. The scene obviously sets up the idea behind your layout. The first challenge of the month also can use the sketch that is provided, which I did. 
For my layout, the testimony I chose was to scrap a selfie photo, of my husband and I out for the day, on a sunny Melbourne day back in February this year. I also used typewriter font. From the evidence list, I chose to use camera, filmstrip, stamp, arrows, metal (wire), word stickers and flair badge. I had a lot of fun with this. I used 2 of Charms Creations arrows on my layout.
I've also used some cute flairs from Funky flairs studio. 
So if you are looking for a bit of different inspiration, why don't you give this challenge a go?
You and Me