Monday, March 6, 2017

Kraft Plus - March

Denim Revolution @ Kraft Plus!!

And here is my page..... (what screams denim more than a couple of cool chicks dressed as Hall and Oates for some retreat entertainment!)


Whitewash of Colour Blast Heavy Gesso and some splatters of Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Just Blue.

Denim arrow from Charms Creations.
Wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour/Corbett Creations.






Love these chicks!
Thanks for looking!

Amanda

Scrap the Girls - March

Joining in again this month with the SELFIE challenge @ Scrap the Girls!

My friend Charmane is pretty fabulous at taking selfies, so I used this photo of us. It was 80s night at the scrap retreat so bright yellows and pinks seemed perfect!


The black background had the treatment with some Colour Blast Colour Paste and Colour Shimmer sprays. {White splatters from an opaque ink spray}

Journal its, doily and punchinella from D-lish Scraps.
Music paper Banners from Charms Creations.
and Cool Cogs from Burdys Embellies.





Thanks for looking!
Amanda

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff - March

I love the SUYS team, so proud to design with them, and with fun and different challenges every month.

This month Charms Creations is sponsoring and I came up with a THIS or THAT challenge.

 
 

So I chose:
STARS, not hearts
BUTTONS, not sequins
WASHI, not ribbons
SPOTS, not stripes

I layered a heap of photos on the background for this layout - I think that it is a really great way to get lots of photos on a page.

 

My handmade elements are:
* Charms Creations DIY star - coloured with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust (in Midnight)
* Funky Flairs Studio - Zentangle Flairs

It was a bit old school to go with some buttons, brads and word stickers, but I like how it all came together!

Hope you can join us for the March challenge at SUYS.

Amanda

Scrap the Boys - March 2017

Hi all,
 
The challenges continue at Scrap the Boys (and for me) this month, as we scrap boys (said the mother of 3 girls), this month using DIRT:
 
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As soon as I saw the challenge, I remembered a photo of my little brother, that was always a favourite of mine, where he was playing in the mud. Luckily my Mum remembered it too, and was able to find the photo, scan it and email it to me.
 
So here is my layout.
 
 
I had an old stencil with the big splatter pattern and to be honest I had never used it. Anyway, I mixed some Colour Blast Mica Powder (Expresso brown) with some Gel Medium and put it through the stencil. It was the perfect mud splatter background!
 
I swiped the leftovers around the edges and even had enough to paint the 2Crafty chipboard word title.
 
I also used some Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Just Blue to splatter on the page and to colour the Charms Creations DIY Chevron.
 
Check out all the details in the these close ups....
 
I wove some wire around a few elements on the page. And this close up shows you the awesome Charms Creation! And I love the glitter enamel dots from D-lish Scraps!
 
 
 
 
 
Flutterby Designs flair here! Perfect!
 
Thanks for looking!
 
Amanda
 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Picture This - February

Another fun challenge this month at Picture This, with their Tic Tac Toe board....



And today I have done a page of a Picture This DT member (and the person who got me started joining in on the challenges at Picture This).... Emma. I was lucky enough to meet her by chance at a Craft show last year. Here is my page. I have gone diagonal, using: 2 photos, layering and paint/mists.


I used Colour Blast to create the background. I roughly drew some circles and then painted them with the Colour Blast Heavy Black Gesso. I add Colour Paste (in Lipstick and Just Blue) through two stencils and then I sprayed and splattered with Colour Shimmer Spray (in Rose Petal and Just Blue).

Then I layered up papers, doily, tabs and embellies to finish the page.



Here you can see the fabbo Rainbow Splendour bow.

 
 
Thanks for looking today!
 
Amanda
 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Scrap the Girls - February

Hi everyone,
 
I was on the Scrap the Girls Design Team for over 3 years. This is my first month not on the team, as I stepped aside to let some new talent join. Scrap the Girls continues to thrive and flourish and every month I see so much wonderful inspiration. And this month I get to join in as an entrant! And what better way than with this sketch.....
 
 
And some photos of the one and only, fabulous, Sue Plumb. I love this girl, and I love that we have finally found some time to scrap together. Thank goodness for Retreats! And thanks to the equally awesome and talented Anthea English for taking such fab photos of us together!
 
 
Here is my page:
 
 
First you will see that I flipped the sketch! I used white texture paste through a heart stencil in the centre of the page. I added some Colour Blast and some dribble lines of white house paint, which you will see in the close ups.
 
Lots of Flutterby Designs word stickers on this layout - watch for a couple of swear words, sorry if that offends you.
 
Here in title, you see a Flutterby Designs word diecut, on top of a Charms Creations denim chevron.
 
Another Charms Creation, this time a star, with a D-lish Scraps sequin bow on top. Punchinella, stamens and glitter dots also from D-lish Scraps.
 
In this close up you can see the sprays and splatters of Colour Blast Shimmer Spray (in Just Blue, Bling and Rose Petal). I also had sprinkled Colour Blast Embossing Powder (in Just Blue and Bling) into the white texture paste while still wet, then heat set it with my heat gun.
 
 
Okay, that's it from me!
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kraft Plus - February

I love Kraft Plus!

Beautiful colours and sketch this month. Two sponsors of Kraft Plus are Charms Creations and Colour Blast - as I am on the team for both, I had to join the challenge and use their products!



Here is my page and some closeups.

I used a water wash of Colour Blast White Gesso on the background. I splattered and stamped some texture in the gesso while it was still wet. I mixed Colour Mica Powder (Polar blue) in some Gel medium and a bit more Gesso and used it through a script stencil, for the soft blue in the background.

I have layered my photos with some papers and good old plasterers mesh, and added a few other of my favourite embellishments.

Pip berry stems, stamen, doiley and punchinella are all from D-lish Scraps. Stapling things down is perfect for these kinds of embellishments and it looks funky too.


Here is a close up of the super cute Charms Creations Terrific Tab - this silver glittery one with mint is perfect!

 

 
Now let's talk about the brackets and arrow. These were created with chipboard and Colour Blast Embossing Powders. My good scrap buddy, Melissa Struhs, described the technique in her recent blog post, and she was nice enough to show us when we were scrapping together yesterday. I used a darker blue versamark ink and then Singing the Blues Embossing Powder on the brackets. Basically you use lots of embossing powder and press a stamp into it as it is cooling. To me, it looks like droplets of water on those brackets. So cool. For the Arrow, I used a cream versamark ink and then Snow White Embossing Powder, with a sprinkle of Bling Embossing Powder. I think they look pretty special. Thanks Mel!
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda