Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Picture this" December 2016

Hello there,

I have some spare scrappy time.... and my scrappy friend Emma is on the team at Picture This, so.... it seemed like a good chance to have a go at the challenge with all my spare time.....This month the challenge is to use SHAPES.

Here is my page and some close ups!

I started with an OLD pack of rub-ons (from an Amy Tangerine range) - there were spot/dot/circle, heart, star and rectangle rub-ons that I used on the background. I also splattered and sprayed some yellow Colour Shimmer Dust (from Colour Blast) to my background.

I finished with a hexagon (from Burdy's Embellies), a heart (from Charms Creations), a diamond (a kite from my stash). And then wire, flowers and arrows from D-lish Scraps.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kraft Plus = December

Because Kraft Plus is one of the BEST challenges around, I couldn't let the month pass without giving it a go!

This month:

Current Challenge

And here is my page.....

Stuck some Kraft on Kraft here - two tones!
Some clear gesso, then white texture paste, then used water and Colour Blast Shimmer Dust for the red-ish paint smudges. I loved how the white texture dots looked pink when painted with the red!

Well.... pink and red rocks!!!! Lots of flowers and bits from my D-lish Scraps stash!!!!!
Thanks for looking.//


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 - December 2016

Hi everyone!

I had fun with the mood board at Scrapbooking Top 50 this month.

Here is my page and some close ups.

Wood veneer - D-lish Scraps - designed Heart,
and Rainbow Splendour - Fox
(made by Corbett Creations)

Cog by Burdy Embellies
Paper flowers and washi by D-lish Scraps
Sticker by Flutterby Designs

Star Stencil by Flutterby Designs

Resin hearts by Corbett Creations
Stickers by Flutterby Designs
Sticker by Flutterby Designs
Cog by Burdy Embellies

Love how these colours came together for this page.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

My 2016 Masters Entries

Hi all,

The past few years, I have entered the Scrapbooking Memories Masters competition. So many talented scrapbookers here in Australia and I love the final chosen masters! I wasn't successful (this time), but I really loved the pages I created, and I managed to receive an honourable mention for one of my pages.

Anyway, today I'd like to share my entries and how I created them.

Layout 1 Title: Bucketful of Joy

Note: I received an Honourable Mention for this layout....

About this project:
Everyone loves the beach, especially my girl Jessie, and this photo captures so much of her spirit and joy. I combined some awesome patterned papers as well as some mixed media techniques, creating a colour scheme to perfectly match the photo. I also used mediums of the colour sprays and Colour Shimmer Dusts, to create my own colour-matched embellishments with the paper flower and Charms Creations arrow& tab. The pops of turquoise, blue and white and small elements of copper, look great against the neutral background.

Material List:
American Crafts cardstock, Kaisercraft cardstock, My Minds Eye paper, Fancy Pants paper, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Cocoa Vanilla Studio alphabet stickers, Flutterby Designs flair, Crate Paper Craft Market stickers, D-lish Scraps Resin glitter dots, Rainbow Splendour wood veneer (via Corbett Creations), D-lish Scraps jeweled cabochons, My Minds Eye enamel shapes, Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain, Mister Huey’s Color Mist, Jo Sonya Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Stencil, Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust, copper staples, machine stitching, white satin seam binding, muslin, twine.

Layout 2 Title: Yeah!
About this project:
For the past few months I have become a bower bird, saving a little pile of unconventional items that I thought could be used on a scrapbook page. When my daughter’s library bag broke, I instantly saw potential in the lettering on the vinyl bag. Really, the entire page was designed around the large YEAH that I cut out from the bag! And of course it was perfect to go with these photos of Jessie and her cousin laughing and making funny faces! I tried to have a mixed balance of girl and boy embellishments and I love that you can combine flowers and skulls to achieve this!
Material List:
Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Cardstock, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper, Colour Blast Colour Mica Powder, Mont Marte Gel Medium, Kaisercraft stencil, Heidi Swapp stencil, Kaisercraft stamps, Posca Paint pen, Versamark Staz On ink, Flutterby Designs Sticky Snippets, Flutterby Designs flair, D-lish Scraps spotty bow, Charms Creations DIY flag, D-lish Scraps enamel dots, My Minds Eye word stickers, Me & My Big Ideas puffy stickers, Rainbow Splendour foam leaf, resin flowers, paper flowers, muslin, black staples, colour wire, spotty button. Unconventional items: child’s bangle, title letters cut from old library bag, skull tag from old lunchbox, pen lid/spray bottle lid to stamp circles, plastic straw, clothing tag and plastic fasteners, craft pom pom, fibre washer, plasterers mesh.

TASK 3: LAYOUT Featuring Colours of the Rainbow
Layout 3 Title: Collectors

About this project:
When I started creating this layout I was determined to incorporate all the colours of the rainbow without it being overwhelming. So I designed this page from a white base, with circular elements and keep it balanced with plenty of white space. I brought in all the colours of the rainbow, firstly with watercolour paints and shimmer dusts mixed with water, then with a mix of small colourful embellishments. I balanced the bright colour with the black striped background and vellum. This sweet (and small) photo of my 3 girls was just perfect finish to the page.

Materials List:
American Crafts cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper, Dervian gesso, Jo Sonya texture paste, Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust, Micador watercolour paints, Posca Paint pen, D-lish Scraps puffy alphabet, Creative Scrapbooking resin frame, Rainbow Splendour wood veneer (via Corbett Creations), D-lish Scraps wood veneer cogs, Dusty Attic chipboard, D-lish Scraps enamel dots & shapes, Rainbow Splendour felt bow, resin flowers, resin butterfly, muslin, paper flowers, satin seam binding.

TASK 4: Double Layout That Tells a Story
Layout 4 Title: Our Love story
About this project:
Some stories just have to be told. And while this lets people see right inside my very imperfect marriage, personally, it was great for me to realise that with all we had been through, we had survived. Now that is real love! I chose a selection of photos over our 20 years together to illustrate this story. By printing the photos in black and white, I got to create with one of my favourite colour schemes! And I really wanted to combine mixed media and patterned papers because that is the best of both worlds!
Materials List:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper, WRMK paper, Basic Grey paper, Crate Paper paper, American Crafts cardstock, Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file, Derivan gesso, Colour Blast Colour Paste, Colour Blast Colour Mica Powder, Colour Blast Colour Spray, Flutterby Designs stencil, TCW stencil, WRMK circle punch, American Craft thickers, Rosie’s Studio puffy alphabet, D-lish Scraps flair, D-lish Scraps enamel shapes, D-lish Scraps paper flowers, Prima flowers, resin flowers, vellum, machine stitching.


Thanks to all my friends for looking!

December Challenge blogs

Hello December.... well it's nearly Christmas and I never did blog my DT layouts for the awesome challenge blogs I am on.... Whoops....

Anyway..... here are the challenges and my pages for this month,.


With this pretty mood board....

I used Colour Blast Bling Paste (gold) on the background and also mixed some Colour Blast Peach Nectar Mica Powder with water for the soft pink in the background and the splatters.

In the close ups you will see I finished with loads of Charms Creations and D-lish Scraps!

With this cool Christmas Mood Board....

I focused on some colour matched patterned papers for this page, and including a few paper bags (red stripes and spots) from D-lish, which really added to the Christmasy feel.

I coloured a Charms Creations DIY star with Colour Blast Deep Water Colour Shimmer Spray, which also was used for some splatters. Added some D-lish Scrap embellishments to finish.

With this fun Sketch, plus add the word "together" and of course, something handmade...

I gesso'd the background here, then added the Fire Engine (red) Colour Paste from Colour Blast through a stencil. I mixed Peacock (blue) Colour Shimmer Dust from Colour Blast with water and added the colour to the background. By adding more water on page and drying with a heat gun, you can get the different water effects with the colour. Some splatters in the blue and Colour Spray Road Base (black) and the background is done.
Again I finished with Charms Creations, this time a red Heavenly Heart with the spotty butterfly button, as well as flowers and buttons from D-lish Scraps.

This months colour is.......


Again I used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts to create this background - I used the greens (Paris and Lush), just added water!!!! Splatters in the black midnight colour too. Very green! Perfect for the colour this month and for my chosen photo!

I coloured a Charms Creations DIY +/X with the Shimmer dusts too! Also added a few bits and pieces from D-lish Scraps.

Busy month! Hope things slow down for you and you get some scrapping time!