Thursday, November 23, 2017

Scrap the boys November challenge

I haven't done a challenge at Scrap the Boys for a few months now, not from want of doing, it's been a time thing. This month however, I had some time to do the challenge, and I loved this challenge. I love colour challenges, they are so versatile.
How awesome are these colours for boys? 
I decided to just stick to traditional scrapping for this challenge. I mean to say, we have so many papers and embellishments to use, we should use them, so that's what I did. The photo is of great nephew Hendrix on his first birthday. I really love how all of these colours worked together. 
Cake smash

More than Words challenge November

I managed to have a go at the November challenge at More than words, and it was a fabulous challenge:
I have had this photo of this old abandoned dinghy in my stash for a while, wondering how to scrap it. The dinghy has it's own story, I don't know what that is, but if you use your imagination, you could try to work it out. 
Anyway, this challenge was perfect for this photo. I used a woodgrain paper as a background, and the outdoors concept was about the dinghy. I tucked a lot of different elements into spaces on the layout, and tore some corrugated cardboard as well, which added to that woodgrain effect. The addition of the clocks on the layout helps to add to the mystery of the old dinghy. 
I really had a lot of fun just playing and creating this layout. 
Thanks for the challenge.
By the sea

Kraft Plus November challenge

Wow, what a challenge this one is at Kraft plus for November:
So many ideas, so many different things that could have been used. 
When I was looking at my photos for this challenge, I came across this photo, which I have been waiting to scrap, also wondering how I could scrap it. Perfect opportunity. 
The photo was taken at a class with the talented Louise Nelson, when she was here in Melbourne. A group of my friends and I attended her all day classes, and it was fabulous. This photo was taken during our lunch break, Louise photo bombed the photo with myself and Sonia. It was a lol moment. 
So on my layout, I used BIG letters to create my title. I created a thinga-me-bob, one of Lou's techniques, and had to be included on my layout. I love how different this layout is, it's so different to anything I normally do. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CSI colour challenge November

So for November at CSI, the new case file is all about autumn.

This would have to be my favourite time of the year. I love the colours of autumn, it's usually just the right temperature, and there is no polllen to cause hay fever. It is just so pretty.
My layout is about a town that my husband and I visited in Autumn, called Walhalla. The colours were perfect.
My background was created using Tim Holtz distress oxides to get the right colours. For the evidence some white rub ons. I used some chipboard leaves to the side of the photos, some die cut flowers and skeleton leaves. The Charms Creations DIY chevron was also another perfect bit of evidence, I coloured this with oxides.
My testimony was the journaling about Autumn in Walhalla, and I created the title by die cutting some acetate that I had coloured with alcohol inks.

Show Us Your Stuff November challenge

It's time for the new challenge at Show Us Your Stuff for November. Can you believe it is the nearly the end of the year? I can't.
I must say this was a fun challenge, trying to see how much metal stuff I could put onto my layout. I am surprised at just how much we have to play with. 
So my colour inspiration really came from the photo itself, they it was a matter of placing down the metal. I recently obtained some metal chipboard shapes - stars and arrows - they were totally perfect for this layout. I added some wire which has been stuck down with staples, a heart paper clip, brads (remember them?), silver paint. I die cut the title out of some silver paper. The final addition to the layout was the Charms Creations glitter heavenly heart
The cutest face

Scrap the Girls November challenge

November is here and it is time for a new challenge at Scrap the Girls.
I didn't have a photo to use of just shoes, so I used a photo from my 50th birthday, highlighting my shoes that I wore. My outfit for my 60's theme party was really based around my $20 bargain platform shoes I found whilst out shopping one day. 
I created my layout, by using Tim Holtz distress oxides, and then stencilling over that. I tried to use a stencil pattern that looked a bit similar to the pattern in my dress. 
As there was so much colour in the photo, I wanted to get this into my layout, and added that in the chipboard and die cut flowers. The Charms Creations DIY heavenly heart was perfect for this layout, as I was able to colour it with the oxides. The final addition to the layout was the chipboard shoe from Scrap FX which I sprayed with gesso. 
This is another funky layout that has been added to my crazy album from my party. It's a fun album to look at. 
It's all about the shoes

White with 1 November challenge

So it is November, and the year has flown. With the new month, the challenge is here for White with 1 :
Now ordinarily I don't scrap much with yellow. I loved this one though, it made for a fun layout, and very summery. 
I started with some colour using Tim Holtz oxides on the white cardstock. I then added some  patterned paper, and texture paste randomly over this. I then stamped using archival ink and also did some embossing. I framed the photo, with a cute little wood veneer frame, and then added anything yellow that worked, including a little pineapple, coz why not. 
I love how this turned out, considering I don't much do yellow.
At the Beach