Saturday, 16 September 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking September challenge


One of a group of photos taken during a visit to my old home where I grew up as a child. I just love the colours in the photo, and the way the tank has aged over the years.

To create the background, I coloured some matt texture paste and applied it through a chicken wire stencil. I added kraft paper strips used like washi tape, and added some Prima Brillance wax accents around the edge and on the kraft paper. Other embellishments - metal cogs, jute, wire, chipboard and some paper blooms.

 I really LOVED this challenge, any excuse to do steampunk anything! Thanks to the team at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #237

A great group of friends.

How I solved the case:
The sketch: I have stayed fairly true to the sketch, only using one larger size photo rather than two smaller ones.
The scheme: all five colours used.
The evidence: stripes, speech bubble, triangles, eye glasses, animal, washi tape, school themed photo.
The testimony: inspirational word group.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration Case #236

CSI - Case #236

Catching yabbies

How I solved the case:

The scheme: all five colours used.
The evidence: stripes, wood (wood veneer hello), string (red), banner.
The testimony: document an adventure.

Thank you to the team at CSI for another great challenge. I am so happy this month that I was able to complete both has been a long time since that last happened.

Monday, 28 August 2017

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration Case #235

CSI: Case #235

Beautiful together

How I solved the case:

The scheme: all five colours used.
The Evidence: solid white background; flowers; bling; wet medium (shimmer texture paste - sour apple, mist - blackberry, watercolour powder - olive green); eyeglasses, summer elements (bird, butterfly).
The testimony: the inspirational word 'together'.
The scene: Because I like to scrap 6 x 4 photos, I have really tweaked the sketch. Instead of the title down the bottom, I have placed two word stickers. The upper part of the sketch I have increased, using one photo instead of two. I have placed the title where the embellishment cluster was. Where the third photo would be I have placed another embellishment cluster.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Kraft Plus - August challenge

Trees Leaves and Branches

Perfect Moment
Another fantastic photo taken by my husband while out cycling.

Products used: Prima graphite texture paste, Shimmerz Texturez - artichoked, Distress mist - peeled paint, bundled sage, Kaisermist - blackberry, Stampin Up ink - mossy meadow, Ken Oliver Colour Burst - olive green,  Dusty Attic chipboard cog corner, 2 Crafty chipboard cogs, leaves, chicken mesh, 13 arts chipboard title, Prima brads, Corbett Creations wood veneer leaf, various metal embellishments, jute ribbon.

Thanks to Sandra and the team for another amazing challenge.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Kraft Plus - July challenge

Roses 3 Ways

What a clever challenge, use roses three ways. 
I tend to use flowers on a lot of my pages, and I thought this would be fun. 

Rose one: stencilled roses in the background
Rose two: paper roses
Rose three: ivory resin rose (lower right hand corner)

Thank you to Sandra and the team at Kraft Plus for another great challenge.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration - case #233

Such pretty colours in this summery case file.

So Cute

How I solved the case:
The sketch: I have used the top part of the sketch and rotated it 90 degrees.
The scheme: carnation pink - heart; pale sage green - paper, flowers; sage green - photo matt, texture paste; white - paint splatters; light golden yellow - photo matt.
The evidence: flowers, wood veneer, watercolour paint splatters.
The testimony: the inspirational word 'hello'

Thanks for looking.