Monday, February 26, 2018

Stuck Sketches - February 15 sketch

Hello all!
I played along this weekend with Stuck Sketches!.....
Here was the first sketch...
 - which I rotated for my take...
I combined some pink papers, with some white cardstock and soft pink paint splatters.
Loads of D-lish Scraps goodies, and of course, Charms Creations!
And then the second sketch...
I did some machine stitching - the circle and along the top, and then painted using Colour Artist Inks by Colour Blast Australia. I used less paper behind the photo, as I loved the stitched circle painted and did feel it needed more!
Some embellies from my stash, combined with lovely Charms Creations!
Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kraft Plus February

Love a good challenge! Here is my page for the brilliant ABBA challenge at Kraft Plus...
I cut out Abby's name - Abba style.
I printed lyrics on some water paper, coloured it red/maroon using Colour Artist Inks (by Colour Blast Australia) and layered this behind the letters, behind the photo and in small strips on 2 edges.

 Charms Creations Music Paper embellishments were perfect!


I hope Abby feels the power of the lyrics - "I can take the future, even if I fail...."
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kraft Plus January 2018

Check out the new challenge this month!
I am NOT a coffee drinker.... instead I used the chocolate brown tones and some stamps and splatters to mimic the split coffee.
Love my Charms Creations! I cut the circle in half to use in two places!
Lots of layers behind the photo.
I made the splatters and brown spills with Colour Blast Shimmer Cube in Leather.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SUYS - January 2018 Challenge

Happy New Year!
New challenge at SHOW US YOUR STUFF - you can see the DT samples and enter via FACEBOOK now. So much easier!
Here is the challenge:
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And here is my page sample!
Okay.... first things first - I LOVE this wood grain background paper - it is the new from All About Scrapbooks.
Next - the paper rolls - I handmade these. I used water paper and coloured them with Colour Artist Inks (from Colour Blast). I painted, then stamped, then rolled. I totally love the effect!
In the close ups, you will see the embellishments I used to finish. 
Gold thickers - also from All About Scrapbooks.
Charms Creations DIY heart - also coloured with Colour Artist Inks.
Resin flowers and Flair Button from D-lish Scraps.
Stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
I have NO idea where the white floral diecut frame came from. But I think it looks fab!
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SUYS - December Sketch challenge

Hi all,

We have a great challenge over at SUYS this month...
A fun sketch:

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Here is my take...  I stuck pretty close to the sketch!

Some patterned paper, white cardstock, machine stitching and Colour Blast Colour Paste and splatters to create the background.

 Handmade Items: Charms Creations map marker, Corbett Creations wood veneer word, Flutterby Designs wood veneer triangles, D-lish Scraps Flair

Some 2Crafty chipboard too!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kraft Plus December - Design Team page

I know please excuse the daggy title... and focus on all the loveliness of this page I created for Kraft Plus this December.
It was based on this mood board.
You can see that I used the colour tones and tried to recreate the rustic turquoise table top when I did my background. I also found lots of round embellishments, including some fancy brads, which replicated the plates on the wall. But head to the BLOG to see all the different interpretations from the team (AMAZING!)
The background was created with a couple of layers. First a water wash effect with Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso. Then the same Gesso through a Tim Holtz strip stencil. Next I used two Colour Blast products for the turquoise colour. I used Colour Shimmer Spray in Deep water (applied with a brush) and Colour Artist Inks in Mermaid. Together the combined for the perfect colour.
I created this background as a panel on Kraft and machine stitched it top and bottom.
And that leads the eye to the main cluster... filled with goodies... in particular fancy brads from my stash! Nestled with a Charms Creations DIY circle - which I painted stripes with gesso and then painted with Colour Artist Inks for the bright red. The gesso-ink combo resulted in the DIY being an awesome pink-red combo.
Loads of D-lish Scraps goodies in there too: flowers, flair, pip berry stem, journal it, stamen, etc.

You can see I layered muslin and washi tape in there too.
Lastly is the top cluster with the title. I have repeated the same colours and similar embellishments, this time also including a Charms Creations Terrific tab.
Okay! That's it.... time to MOOOOve on! Thanks for stopping by today,.






Monday, November 20, 2017

"Star team", for Scrapbooking Top 50

Hey there!

I liked the sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 and decided to give it a go!

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Here is my page....

I added a Charms Creations hessian heart to this page, so I can share this page over at Charms this month too!
So.... how did I make this page?
Recently I had some Colour Shimmer Dusts (by Colour Blast) on a messy mat, for a project I was working on. I had HEAPS of colour left over on the mat. So I took a piece of white cardstock and put it upside down into the leftover colour and smooshed it. All the blues in the background are the result. I left it to dry.
Once dry, using a pencil, I drew a star directly onto the background. Because Colour Shimmer Dusts are water based and reactive, I simply took a wet paintbrush and painted the star. So easy!
I then decided a touch of pink/purple was needed, so I got some Colour Artist Ink (a new Colour Blast product) in Berry. I painted this on the edges of the star. Again because it is water based, it mixed and reacted with the blues. I also added some splatters.

Here are some close ups.
Here is the Charms heart, with an acetate word on top, and alongside a D-lish Scraps Willow flower and small metal flower.

I used some silver messy thread, another metal flower, as well as a button from my stash. The stars are acrylic and I got them from Corbett Creations.

Thanks for looking!