Monday, March 9, 2020

Scrap the Girls March 2020 challenge

Hi everyone!

Here is my page for the current Scrap the Girls challenge!

Went a bit gothic, which really suited the challenge!

I started with black cardstock and sponged some Prima art metallique paint through the latest stencil designed by Fiona Paltridge, for BeeArty (as a part of her Forever My Always collection, coming soon).

Torn and ripped book paper, and some grey Colour Blast paint splatters seemed appropriate!

Clearly I hoarded the skull chipboard for years and years- it is a Tim Holtz grunge board - and it was great to paint up and layer in this page.

Some flowers, a book paper Charms Creations, brads, some chipboards words.... and done!

Great challenge this month!

Thanks Scrap the Girls!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Rejoice... for More than Words

Hi everyone,

I decided to play along again with More than Words for December! I created this page of my darling daughter!

Here is the awesome challenge....

 I used tissue paper, Dina Wakley paints, TCW paste and stamping to create the background.

I placed the title on the photo and embellished with gold, black and copper embellishments.

Thanks for looking and thanks to the More than Words team for another great challenge.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

We did it!

Hi all,

My friend Heather asked if I had time to do this month's challenge for More than words! I made time - especially when I saw the DT inspiration and the prizes!!

This was the challenge

Here is my page....

I started with some old patterned paper and using gel medium, I stuck some Tim Holtz tissue paper to the base. And some washi tape too.

Then I added a layer of stenciling - I used white pearl TCW paste through a grunge stencil - that had keys on it!

Next was some water with Lindy's stamp gang - magical shakers.

Last was a splatter of Colour Blast - Shimmer cube in Leather.

I layered up my photo and finished with some embellishments - check out the close ups....

This layer includes: muslin, twine, buttons, butterfly, flowers.... and of course = more keys - chipboard ones, heat embossed with Colour Blast embossing powder in Leather. 

And another cluster in the top left corner!

And documenting the success of this day - climbing the Kotor wall in Montenegro with my little sister. Just 2 months after tearing my ACL in my knee, I was stoked to be there and make it up.

Thanks for looking, and thanks to Heather for the push to join in.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Scrap the Girls - August

Hi there!

I found time this month (thanks to a retreat) to take on the Scrap the Girls Instagram challenge.

I was inspired by the Instagram logo... I rounded the corners of some papers, added washi tape strips for the rainbow stripes, and included a circle feature copying the camera centre.

Current Challenge

Here are some close ups!

You will spot a Charms Creations white DIY heart and loads of D-lish Scraps embellishments.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"Scrap the Girls" challenge for February

Hi all
I haven't joined in at Scrap the Girls for a long time... but I was away with my crafty pals this weekend and found the time. I LOVED the colour combination in the challenge.
I started by drawing and then machine stitching a circle to the page. I coloured the inside and outside circle with water pencils and gave it a slight water paint to soften, plus I added some splatters.
Then I went to town with pink, yellow, turquoise and orange - in stickers, flowers and other embellishments.
I used a Charms Creations silver star heart in the cluster under the photo!
And loads of D-lish Scraps goodies too!
Check out this awesome mood board from Scrap the Girls!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Scrap the Girls = November 2018

Hi all,

Today I am sharing my page for the current challenge at Scrap the Girls.- It is titled "Get lost & found & dream"!

Here is the "Let's Get Lost" challenge:
Current Challenge

I went with the blues and silvers, and given the title of the challenge, I thought the photos of Abby at the "Lost and Found" mural were appropriate.

I started with Gesso through the large doily stencil, then hit the page with blues in Colour Artist inks.

Then I embellished with blues, silvers and black.

The black denim Charms Creations star was a good match, paired with a silver Flair, silver glitter heart and flowers all from D-lish Scraps.

More sprinkles, including enamel dots, punchinella and a doiley from D-lish. Also some small silver hearts from Corbett Creations.

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, November 5, 2018

CSI challenge #265 November 2018

Hi all,
I do love the CSI challenges and am always pleased when I have the time to join in!
Here is my take on challenge #265
I loved using the shades of pink with some subtle greys and blacks for this challenge.
My evidence used: flowers, metal (in the wire string of grey beads), book print (the random black stamping with book print stamp), puffy sticker (This was magical), something shiny (the fairy lights in photo of my daughter).
This is a fabulous photo of my daughter (who planned and took the photo herself - talent!) and it was perfect to showcase in this page.
Here are some close ups of all the details.
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shakers for the pink on the background - I was able to get these shakers when I won a prize from them through the CSI challenges. Thanks to CSI and it's sponsors!