Saturday, July 30, 2016

Scrap the Boys July challenge

The challenge this month at Scrap The Boys is to be inspired by this image:
I had a couple of photos perfect for this layout, but chose this one of my nephews having some fun at the beach. 
I created the background to my layout with texture paste, a resist spray and then used the Ken Oliver Colour Bursts, (my fave mixed media product at the moment). 
I tore some papers and layered them to look like water from the ocean. I aded some prills, hand dyed muslin and shells. 
I used a Charms Creations cute cloud, that I cut in half and set to the top of the layout, and also added a Charms Creations super star
I had a lot of fun with this layout. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave. 
Beach fun

Kraft + July challenge

I am running very late for getting any layouts done this month, with a holiday to Hawaii thrown into the mix this month, not much time for scrapping. I have however finally done my layout for this months challenge at Kraft plus, and it is a beautiful challenge. 
I chose this photo of my nieces wedding from last year, they were sheltering under umbrellas in this pic, it was a freezing cold winters day. 
I created the background with a music stencil and texture paste, with some subtle stamping through the stencil as well. I folded my own flowers out of some music paper and have used the music paper to matt the photo. I took inspiration from the music sheet paper, the flowers and the heart. 
I have included a Charms Creations silver glitter heavenly heart on my layout, perfect for it, in my opinion anyway. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave.
So Happy

Friday, July 15, 2016

D-lish Scraps July DT layout - You're Crazy

Hi everyone, this is my final share for July at D-lish Scraps This one is using this months current inspiration board challenge:
I think this is a very versatile board, it could be both feminine and masculine. Lol, I chose neither as a specific. I chose to use a photo of me with my kids from Mothers Day 2015. We were being just a little crazy and having a bit of fun with the Ipad taking selfies. 
I chose to use the kraft cardstock for my background. I took inspiration from the board with the chevrons, which I stenciled onto the cardstock. I kind of used the sketch - yes if you use your imagination, you will see elements of the sketch. I used some project life cards as the 6 rectangle pattern. To me the earrings looked like a tassel, so I have included one on my layout (mine is not a D-lish Scraps product), but have you seen the new tassels in the store? 
Underneath the photo, I have added a paper doily.
To the corners of the patterned papers behind the photo, I have added a minifetti, which I have used as corners. To this cluster I have added a basic journal spot, hydrangea petalresin polka dot buttonmini metal flower, and D-lish dot
The next cluster has a bitty bag under the photo matting. I then added a sequin bowdaisy, and poppy
You're Crazy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

D-lish Scraps DT layout - Love You

Hi I am back to share my second layout for the month at D-lish Scraps. This layout is another one from the cybercrop at the Scrap Suite, this challenge was designed by Sue Plumb:
I chose a photo of my husband and his mother for this layout. I loved the inspiration of the circles in this challenge, and I think nearly everything has circles. So I started with a dotty patterned paper. I added silver texture paste through a circle stencil. I then used a spotty 5 x 7 paper bag and punchinella as matting for the photo.
My first cluster is made up from Dusty Attic word arrow chipboard, forget me nots flowers. I used a white paper doily and a silver foil doily underneath the paper bag matting. 
Directly behind the photo, I have used the negative space from Dusty Attic page pebbles - a great way to upcycle something that might otherwise get throw out. The second cluster contains a Dusty Attic page pebble, inserted into the negative space. I added monochrome journaling tag, flair buttonsequin bow and an paper flower, of which there are many types to choose from (the alder flower is no longer stocked). I have also scattered sequins around the page - more circles.
Love You

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

D-lish Scraps July DT share - Baby Selfie

Hi, I am back again to share my July layouts with you. This layout, is inspired by Mandy Melville, who designed this challenge for the cybercrop at The Scrap Suite:
This is a lovely sketch, so I just had to have a go at it.
Given that my layout is about taking photos, I used this camera paper, which I coloured some of the cameras with gelatos, for a bit of added intersest.
I used a 5 x 7 paper bag as matting for my photo, and added a paper doily. I decided to use some basic journal spots as part of my clusters on this layout, rather than using them to journal on. In this cluster I have added a printed wood veneer butterflystarflower, and monochrome journal tag.
My final cluster features my title created with Kaisercraft alphas. I love these alphas, they are so versatile. 
Baby Selfie

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Show Us Your Stuff July challenge

This month at Show Us Your Stuff, we have a moodboard designed by Cally Brunner and Chloe Nielsen to inspire:
How cute is this, and how very wintry, seeing as we are now in the middle of winter here in Australia. 
I had the perfect photo for this challenge, one taken of my son, 10 years ago. He and his father were on a camping/4wdriving weekend with a group. It was in November, and it was snowing! It was also his birthday, so he had a fun snowy birthday that year.
On my layout, I was inspired by the colours, and have included them all. I also loved the little snowman, and this is represented in the photo. I have dug through my old supplies and found some snowflake charms and old snowflake eyelets. The patterned papers are very old, but they work. 
I included a Charms Creations hessian super star, perfect colour. Other handmade items include journaling tags from D-lish Scraps, and a flair from Funky Flairs Studio. 
I had lots of fun with this layout, I hope you have a go at it. 
 Snowy day

Stuck Sketches July 1st sketch challenge - guest designer

This month I am a guest designer at Stuck?! Sketches, such an honour to be asked. The sketch this month is sure to please, I really loved working on this one.
I had to go through a few photos to get ones that would work to tell a story, I don't always take a lot of photos of one subject. I did have these gorgeous photos of a niece's wedding, from a few years ago. It was a lovely wedding, and she looked stunning.
I used some really old Basic Grey paper for my background, as the colours worked really well for the photos. I added some texture paste through a stencil, and scattered some glitter and micro beads over the texture paste. I cut down a number of photos to just get the expressions on their faces, to used as my sidebar of photos. Instead of encasing the photos in frames, I cut some paper frames (one of my fave things to do right now) and laid them under the photos.
I added some organza flowers, flairs from Funky Flairs studio, and die cuts from Kaisercraft and Teresa Collins.
I think this sketch was great for scrapping a wedding, and a number of photos of the one event.
 So Happy