Saturday, 25 November 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration - Case #241

Hi crafty friends, today I am sharing my layout for the CSI case #241.

Keep Calm

How I solved the case:
The sketch: I have kept my photo and embellishments to the centre 'panel' of the page.
The scheme: pale, pale grey - the diamond pattern on the light paper framing the photo; peanut brown - the cork paper strips top and bottom of the photo; light buttery yellow - thin photo matt; crimson - the lollipop in the photo; palest grey, almost white - the sky in the photo.
The evidence: tree, stars, hearts, animals, wood, chevron arrows, vellum.
The testimony: the inspirational word 'calm'.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration - Case #242

Do what you LOVE!

How I solved the case:
The scheme: pale grey - patterned paper (background), title tag; khaki - paper framing photo, mist, flowers; white - texture paste, journalling strips, die cut scribbles; moss green - radiant gel, stamp ink, leaves; coffee brown - mist, paper, flower.
The evidence: leaves/flowers, stamp (random along edge in moss green), buttons, tags, bird, string, jute ribbon.
The testimony: document something you love to do.

Thanks to Debbi and the CSI team for another great challenge!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Kraft Plus challenge - November

Hello crafty friends. My entry for the Kraft Plus Think Big challenge.

Big Dam
Another photo from my husband's cycling adventures. As long as he keeps cycling, I will have a supply of photos to scrap.

Products used: Tim Holtz grit paste, distress ink - ground espresso, Stampin' Up ink - chocolate chip, Kaisercraft alphabets, coconut shell buttons, metal cogs, die cut mesh, dry wall tape, chipboard pieces from my stash.

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for another great challenge.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #240

CSI Case #240

So Lovely

How I solved the case:
The scheme: pale pink - texture paste; pale turquoise blue - photo matt; scarlet - photo matt, small heart; black - texture paste, hexagon die cuts, white - texture paste, flowers.
The evidence: stripes, fruit (pineapple washi tape), flowers, texture paste, hearts, stars.
The testimony: inspirational word 'Lovely'.

Thank you so much to Debbi and the CSI team for two more fun challenges, and a huge thank you to all the wonderful CSI challenge sponsors. XXX

Monday, 30 October 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #239

CSI Case #239

Lets Go

How I solved the case:
The sketch: I have used one larger photo rather than the four smaller ones; and added embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner of the photo.
The scheme: ballerina pink - texture paste, enamel dots; minty green - texture paste, die cuts; pale warm grey/off white - patterned paper, die cuts; dark navy blue - chalk mist; sky/powder blue - patterned paper, shimmer mist.
The evidence: thin stripes, floral pattern, flowers, leaves, flamingo, washi tape, circles.
The testimony: song title inspiration - Lets Go (by the Cars in the eighties), hand written journalling.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Scrap Matrix Challenge

My Happy Place challenge

Hello crafty friends. It is very exciting to be entering the first ever Scrap Matrix challenge....although Vicki has very generously been sponsoring other challenges for a long time now.  I was inspired by the colours of the moodboard, and have used some 'warts and all' photos from my scrap space.

 I am lucky to have a 'room' to my own, although I do have to share it with our cat Smudge. I have been using this space for almost a year now and there are still some things in the 'I don't know where to put this' pile, so the evolution continues.

Because my layout background and photos are very busy, I have kept the embellishments very simple.

Products from Scrap Matrix: 13@rts Rainbow Colour - bordeaux, navy (duo); Ayeeda Mist Chalk - yellow amber, turquoise, dirty pink; Ayeeda Ink - black; Ayeeda Gesso - white, Faber Castell - whipped spackle (love this); Colour Arte Radiant Gel - vavoom red; and (not sure of the brand) wood veneer title 'imagine'.

Thanks to Vicki and the Scrap Matrix team for a fun challenge, can't wait to see future challenges. 
Cheers and Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Kraft Plus - October Challenge

I can see clearly now

Hello crafty friends. This month I was honoured and very excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Kraft+ with their "I can see clearly now" challenge for October. What a fun challenge, you need to include something clear on your creation. 
Why not pop over to the Kraft+ Blog, be inspired by the Design Team and enter this fantastic challenge.

Sharing my creation - 'Sweet'
Another photo taken while at Monarto open range zoo. Yes I do love visiting zoos, love taking photos of the animals, and I do love meerkats!

I wanted to try a 'less is more' approach with this layout, utilising negative space, while also keeping an earthy, natural feel.  For the see-through elements I have used vellum strips and flowers. To create the vellum strips I roughly tore the vellum and inked the edges, after they were glued down I added some accents with Distress Crayons. The vellum flowers are an assortment from my stash. The chipboard pieces (Dusty Attic and 2 Crafty) I have kept raw, except for the title which was inked with Distress vintage photo. 

Thank you to Sandra and the team at Kraft+ for another great challenge.
Thanks also to all the sponors for such wonderful prizes.