Sunday, October 12, 2014

Once upon a Sketch - October...

I liked this month's sketch and prompt at Once Upon a Sketch...

The challenge also asked you to journal about the "girl" in your life.... I took a different tack - choosing to address myself as a girl! I found this old photo of myself looking so happy and decided it was a perfect time to remind myself to embrace happiness!


 Gesso background with stamping to create texture. Mist plus water for washed effect. More stamping and mist splatters to finish the background.

Journalling: Message to myself!
Embellishments include: Rainbow Splendour bow, Studio Calico stickers and cork, resin flowers, American Kraft cork, brads.

123 Challenge OCTOBER....

A lovely little challenge over at 123 Challenge.....

Love this colour, so happily gathered my stuff to create this page.,.....

Honestly, these are such old papers, but combined with some mist spots (Heidi Swapp colour shine), old book paper, doily and machine stitching - I love it! I added some resin flowers and flair from D'Lish Scraps, a crotchet flower from Andi and Belle, as well as a few other bits!

I love embossing right now... which is what I did to my swirls, and I threw on some sequins while it was still hot so they stuck!
And love these October Afternoon stickers......
Great challenge at 123 this month - you should do it too!

October Sassy Scrappers Mood Board

Another beautiful mood board at Sassy Scrappers this month.

It's easy to embrace my inner pink, being Mum to 3 pretty girls!

Here's my page and a close up....

Gesso on the background and some circle and diamond stamping. Strips of washi and mesh to add layers to the background.

And finished with silver and pink embellishments - all inspired by the lovely mood board!
Embellishments from D'Lish Scraps and {scrAp this!}.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Show Us Your Stuff - Sketch challenge for October

Hi again,

There is a fab challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff this month... Do go and check it out as I am on the Design Team with some super awesome creative gals!

This month Chloe designed this sketch: (plus you need to ADD a handmade item!)

And here is the page I came up with:

I used a stamp and Prima ink to create the bottom triangle, along with some splats and random pink inking used Tim Holtz Distress Stain.

Layers of paper, tags and transparency behind the photo.
Finished with a few bits, including my Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour felt heart and pretty pin AND A Piece of Cake Design flairs.

Please join our sketch challenge at SUYS this month!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

MOOD board..... Scrap the Girls October Challenge

Hi everyone,

The beginning of another month and another chance to challenge your scrapbooking - all with a chance to win!

This month, at Scrap the Girls - there is a beautiful mood board to inspire you.

Here is my page sample for this month:

Texture paste and Dylusions spray background (a la the awesome and bright Lisa Oxley - I love experimenting with new techniques!)

 - plus gold embossing!

Used gold spray paint to colour chipboard and metal embellishments.
Hope you can join us at Scrap the Girls this month!