Monday, June 19, 2017

CSI case file 322, Design Team share

So the new challenge at CSI colour challenge has been released, challenge 322:
Ok, I will admit it, when I did my layout for this challenge, my head space was not in it, and I struggled with the challenge. The challenge is awesome, so I hope you are able to give it a go, and enjoy the process. 
For the evidence, I used wood background, wood accents, animals, foliage and enamel dots. I documented about the outdoors for the testimony and was also inspired by the word explore. I really wanted to use this photo of my husband bush walking. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! June 15 DT share

So how is winter going for you? I don't think much of it, but anyway it is a fact of life. So I hope the new challenge at Stuck?! Sketches! will warm you up:
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In place of the heart in the background, I decided to cut a circle. I created a background using my gelli plate, and a stencil. I laid the circle over that background, and then embellished from there. I chose a variety of stars to keep with the stars in the sketch, and added a lovely denim star from Charms Creations, which worked so well for this layout. 
I really enjoyed this challenge, it was fun and open for interpretation. I hope to see your creations. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CSI colour, stories, inspiration June 1 DT share

So, I have been accepted onto the design team at CSI colour challenge. I have followed this challenge on and off and have been a guest designer a few times. I really enjoy these challenges, as everything that needs to be included for the layout, is laid out in the clues. So if you have never given this challenge a go, I hope you do.
Here is the first challenge for June:
So this one was a lot of fun, and the colours are great to work with. 
I chose a photo of my nephew Ethan, a cute little dude. For the evidence, I used a white background, stripes, stars. For the testimony, I used a series of exclamations for the journaling. My embellishments sent me into my old stash, even pulling out some of those old felt strips and some older chipboard embellishments. I added a Charms Creations super star to finish off the layout. 
There is also an optional sketch to use, I altered this slightly, by adding the side strip on the angle. 
I hope to see your layout in this challenge. 
Super Kid

Stuck?!Sketches! June 1 DT share

Even though it's winter, I am going to ignore that fact, and brighten the month with some beautiful flowers for this challenge for Stuck?! Sketches! June 1 sketch:
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This was a nice sketch to play with, and these roses really do brighten an otherwise gloomy day. The photos were taken at the Victoria State Rose Garden at Werribee Mansion, here in Melbourne. A huge display of roses, many I have never seen before. 
So I coloured the background with some gelato, and then kept pretty much to the sketch, embellishing with paper flowers, and die cuts. 
I hope you join us for the challenge. 

White with 1 June DT share

So it's winter, brrrr. It's also time for a new challenge at White with 1. This month we have Teal Sequins and an accompanying sketch:

For my layout, I flipped the sketch, which worked well for these photos taken at some beautiful gardens here in Melbourne. The William Rickets Sanctuary is a very special place, well worth the visit, if you are ever visiting. The colour this month really suited my photos. 
I really wanted the photos to be the focus on this layout, so restricted my use of mixed media, with just a bit of stamping. Otherwise I embellished with die cuts, flairs, flowers and wood veneer. 
I hope you join us for this challenge.
William Rickets Sanctuary

Scrap the Girls June DT share

Winter, brrr, I don't want to endure the next 3 months of cold, so I guess I am going to have to keep myself busy scrapping. This month Scrap the Girls is sure to tempt you to join in on the challenge:
How lovely is this sketch? I had a lot of fun with this layout, layering lots of flowers onto the layout. I used a fun photo from a retreat I attended last year with these lovely girls, Cindy Porter and Ros Madley. If you haven't been on a retreat before, give it a go, they are a lot of fun. The dress up theme for this one was 80's. 
I used an old transparency, which I cut a circle out of , added the photo on top of that then all the layering of flowers and leaf die cuts. I think I nearly used a whole packet of die cuts, lol. 
Anyway, I hope you join us for the challenge this month. 
Hello Lovely

Kraft + guest DT for Charms Creations June

So this month, Charms Creations is sponsoring the challenge at Kraft plus challenges. This is one of my favourite challenge blogs, and this month the challenge is just so much fun:
This challenge is so open to interpretation, and should provide a wide variety of creations. 
So as guest designer representing Charms Creations, I really had a lot of fun with this layout, scrapping this gorgeous photo of my great nephew. I chose the aqua colour, and had the perfect aqua Charms Creations hessian heavenly heart to match the layout. It also went with the hessian that I die cut for my title. I created the background using texture paste coloured with Ken Oliver colour bursts and a stencil. I embellished with a variety of elements including die cuts, and a flair. 
I am sure you will have fun with this challenge. 

Show Us Your Stuff June DT share

Welcome to winter, and welcome to the June challenge at Show Us Your Stuff. This month is quite different to anything I have done with this challenge group before, here is the challenge:
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Now this one really gets you thinking, it looks relatively easy, but when you sit to do it, it is actually quite challenging. I decided to used orange and yellow as the colours side by side for my layout. You can see why, with the photo that I selected to scrap - tuberous begonias - they are quite stunning flowers. 
So I created a background using my gelli plate. a stencil and texture paste and some stamping. I added some flowers and some chipboard coloured in the chosen colours. I added a Charms Creations hessian heavenly heart to finish of the layout. 
I really hope we see you join in on the challenge, and do something out of your comfort zone.