Sunday, June 17, 2018

"Dreamer" - for CSI #256 June challenge

Hi there!
 
I have not had time to enter a challenge in months.... but good old facebook - the CSI case #256 popped up on my newsfeed and demanded I create for it!!
 
Here is my page:
 
 
To create the page - I added some plasterers mesh across the page, then swiped some Colour Blast Colour Paste (red fire engine) and Colour Artist Ink in Cranberry into the mesh. I paint swiped the background with a wide brush using Colour Artist inks in Mermaid (turquoise). And added gold splatters using Colour Shimmer Cube. Thank you Colour Blast for an easy no fuss background!! Then a heap of random black stamping and black pen doodling.
 
 
This is the CSI challenge. I tried to stick to the colour scheme, but my "yellow" seems too a little too orange now that I look at it! Never mind! I added other elements for the challenge - from the evidence list - grid, dots, solid white background, wet mediums, cactus, washi tape, numbers, etc. 
 
 
I used a combination of stickers from Pink Fresh studios (Let your heart decide) to embellish the page.
 
I also added flowers and bling from my lovely D-lish Scraps stash!
 
 
The cactus sticker came from a sticker pack from the  fun My Minds Eye Wander collection.
 
 
And check out the cute little red heart Charms Creations Terrific Tab.....
 
 
 
Thanks for looking. Hoping to make more time to do these challenges regularly!
 
Amanda

Monday, April 9, 2018

Show Us Your Stuff - April 2018

It is all about YOU this month at Show Us Your Stuff! So get out from behind the camera, and get yourself scrapped! And don't forget your handmade!
 
Here is my page.
Marine Colour Artist Inks and some Navy Colour Shimmer Dust painted on the background. Then some Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste through the awesome WOW Lisa Oxley stencil. Thanks Colour Blast Australia for another handmade background!
 
Then plenty of layers and embellishments.
 
 Firstly I used this beautiful pink and red Charms Creations Hessian Heart. Combined with some Corbett Creations acrylic, Rainbow Splendour Epoxy Button, and Burdys Embellies Cog.

Loads of D-Lish Scraps goodies on this page, including the handmade Flair buttons.

More of the same, but also includes a wood veneer designed and made by Flutterby Designs.
 
That's it for today! Hope you join the challenge this month at SUYS.
Thanks for looking,
Amanda

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Stick it Down - sketch challenge - April 2018

Hi everyone,

When I saw Corbett Creations sponsoring the sketches at Stick It Down, I decided to join in. And then I saw a double sketch. I used to do doubles all the time and now I so rarely do. So the sketch jumpstarted me to give a double a go!

This was the sketch.
April Double Page Sketch


And here is my take...


I started with some old Basic Grey paper and then added newer Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers for the triangles.

I added some stencilling with Colour Blast Colour Paste in snow white, before smooshing and splattering with some Distress Oxide Inks.

To finish I used: Corbett Creations wood and acrylic, Cocoa Vanilla Studio embellishments, some washi tape and a Charms Creations arrow.


Stickers and flair from CVS
Check out that cute wood Octopus and  acrylic water splash - both from Corbett Creations.

More CVS stickers, and the wood shell from Corbett Creations.

Cute sun diecut and buttons from CVS.
You can see the stencilling work in this close up too.
 

This is a Charms Creations DIY arrow - I coloured it using the Distress Oxides ink.
Also some CVS stickers.

Last cluster - more stickers, buttons, flower and flair from CVS.
And wood starfish and acrylic water splashes from Corbett Creations.
 
 
Loads of lovely Australian products right here! Go Aussies!
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Scrap the Boys - April 2018

During my Easter scrapping time, I decided to join in with Scrap the Boys!

This month the challenge is to use geometric shapes.

When I found this old photo of my husband in his old Balmain tigers jersey, plus some wood veneer triangles, I was set!

I also used the chance to add an orange Charms Creations chevron {perfect match!}, so I can share this page and challenge over there this month!

 
I glued the triangles to the page. Then painted white gesso over the whole page, triangles and all. I also added more triangles to the page, using Colour Blast Colour Paste in Snow White through a triangle stencil.
 
Then I added colour using Colour Artist Inks (from Colour Blast): I used Spice, Cider and Citrus, plus some black soot to accent and splatter.
 
(I won't lie, things got really messy on this page. But somehow it came together, despite the few muddy patches - lol)

Here is a close up of the Charms, with some Flutterby stickers, a Dlish Flair and other bits and pieces.




 
By the time my page was nearly finished, I noticed that Cocoa Vanilla Studio was this month's sponsor... and I had not included a single CVS thing... then I found some orange enamel pluses from a pack and add them as a cute touch to finish.
 
So that's it! It was fun to take time out and do a challenge page. I don't seem to always have time each month to do that. Yay for Easter scrap sessions.
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kraft Plus April 2018

Awesome new challenge.....
 
 
 
 
And here is my take on the challenge:
 
 
Here is how interpreted the recipe:
Something old: old wedding photos, old blue paper and old kraft buttons.
Something new: new Colour Blast Artist Inks to create the background and colour the heart, new Echo Park stickers.
Something borrowed: borrowed a friend's border punch.
Something blue: old blue paper and blue Charms Creations heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thanks for looking.
 

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!
Amanda
 
 
 

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
A