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.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

White..with 1 - July challenge

Lavender Lane

Monkey Business at the Zoo

Products used: Kaiser Mist - blackberry; Shimmerz Spritz - walkin' a tight heliotrope; Resin Rainbow - doily, lace strip, sequins, bling strip; Kaisercraft - stamps;13 arts - hello gorgeous sticker; chipboard from my stash - coloured with Shimmerz Dazzlerz - I lilac you, grapetastic; Scrappers Garden - flowers.

Thank you to the team at White..with 1 for another great challenge. 
Thanks for looking.

Smile - July


I love the sombre colours on this layout. The texture paste for the stencilled roses is Shimmerz Paste-eez in raspberry sherbet...with 2 drops of black ink added. I am so happy with the finished colour, it matches the roses on the paper beautifully. The corner chipboard pieces I painted with black gesso, and then rubbed on some Prima Art Alchemy wax in brushed iron and amethyst magic. These waxes are my favourite new toys at the moment! The chippie title, I coated with Tim Holtz grit paste, gave it a smudge with chalk ink and randomly glued on some micro beads. I added some micro beads onto the black cheescloth and finished the page with a few pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

13arts - challenge #56

Create your own background

Another fun challenge from the 13 arts team.

Using a photo taken during Aida's visit to South Australia in April. It was a wonderful day, meeting Aida and also meeting Vicki from Scrap Matrix. They are both such lovely caring, sharing people.

To create the background; first I sprinkled some 13 arts Rainbow Colour Duo - navy, spritzed with water and allowed it to dry. Then some purple shimmer spray, some random stamping - rocks and flowers, then over the top of everything I applied some transparent shimmer texture paste (his does not show up in the main photo) through a flower stencil.

 Some close ups to show the shimmery texture paste. Apologies for the photo quality of these, the weather was not helpful!

Because I love the crisp, fresh feel of the background, I have kept the embellishments very simple, a few flowers, some flairs, hearts and a bow.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - July challenge

African animals, zoo...or just orange/red/yellow

A fabulous cheetah at the Monarto Open Range Zoo. 

Products used: matt texture paste coloured with Distress Ink - tea dye and walnut brown; Distress Mist walnut brown, peeled paint and bundled sage; acrylic paint splatters - black and white; Charms Creations star; D-Lish Scraps sequin bow, Heidi Swapp gold title, various wood veneer pieces, black jute cord and brown mesh ribbon.

Thank you to the Off the Rails team for a great challenge, I have quite a few 'zoo' pictures to scrap. Thanks for looking.

D-Lish Scraps - July challenge

Primrose Lane

Always remember
At first I was unsure of what to do for this challenge.  While I often use aqua and red, I do not usually work with aqua and red together. However, as soon as I saw this photo of Kenzie at the Honour Roll at the Australian War Memorial,  I knew it was perfect for the Primrose Lane challenge. 

For the background I have used a checker plate stencil with matt texture paste on the left hand side, and a small cross stencil with clear gloss texture paste on the right hand side. On the left, I added some watercolour paint, and on the right I have sprinkled some colour powder. I have added some washi tape down the middle, the script tape from a previous JAP kit, is still my favourite 'go to' washi tape. The rest of the embellishments are from the Primrose Lane kit. I have finished the layout with a 2 Crafty chipboard title.

Thank you to Amanda and the team at D-Lish Scraps for another challenging challenge!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Scrapbookit June Challenge

Create a project using 6 x 6 papers, geometric shapes and chipboard.

Always follow your Dreams

For the required elements; I have used some beautiful Ultimate Crafts papers (6 x 6 pad) for the photo frame and corner. There are geometric shapes in the design on these papers and in the thin chipboard die cuts. The title is 2 Crafty chipboard.

The background paper and brads are part of my 'use up your stash' mission.
I love the sepia tones of the layout which coordinated perfectly with the wood veneers. Thank you to Joanne, Mel and Jane for another interesting challenge.

Kraft Plus June Challenge

Kraft plus one

It is so great to actually finish a layout for the Kraft plus challenge. The past two months did not get past the 'that's a great challenge.....' 
I have kept this layout quite simple, loving the black, kraft and red palette. 
I also challenged myself to use some things that have been in my stash for quite a while...the chipboard title and bird. All part of a long overdue de-cluttering!

A big Thank You to Sandra for all her hard work organising the Kraft plus challenges, and to the design team for their fantastic inspiration.

Scrapbook Boutique June Challenge

Gold is the new Black

This is the first time I have entered the Scrapbook Boutique challenges. I simply loved the 'Gold is the new Black' moodboard, so stunning and elegant.

Products used: Colourblast colour paste - bling; Words or Whatever chipboard; Stampendous embossing powder; Charms Creations tab; Heidi Swapp gold title, Corbett Creations wood veneer; assorted flowers, washi tape, wood veneers and embellishments from my stash.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Mixed Media World - #25

Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist (Moodboard)

Imagine - Canvas
I was inspired by the colours from the moodboard, particularly the bright blue.
I wanted to create a canvas incorporating a photo of my daughter taken on the day of her high school formal.

This is only the second canvas I have created, so the process was very much an experiment, but a fun experiment.

After coating the canvas with white gesso, I added some texture paste through a stencil and some random pieces of tissue paper.  To give more texture, I cut narrow strips of chipboard, which I added in a random manner, I also included a few chipboard 'scraps' and some buttons. Using a palette knife I added various chunky pastes and some glass beads.

The hardest part was waiting for all the texture to dry, then a quick coat of white gesso. I coloured the canvas using Prima Art Alchemy paint in 'steampunk copper', 'deep waters' and 'ancient coin'. Again...waiting for it to dry.

The 13 arts chipboard clock face and title were painted with the ancient coin paint; as were the wood veneer pieces and the Prima flowers (dry brushed). I finished the canvas with some metal flowers and charms, a Prima 'globe' and some gold micro beads.

This was such an enjoyable project and I really love the finished creation. Thank you to the team at Mixed Media World for the inspiration.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Scrapbookit May Moodboard Challenge

Using a photo from the archives...August 1999...taken when our eldest 
daughter was five months old. 

I am really happy with the mixed media wall effect I have created. It began with texture paste coloured blue, over which I layered a gold metallic based mist; and a mix of Inka Gold in silver, gold and turquoise and Gilders paste in bronze. I used bright colours to frame my photo, my inspiration from the mood board, and I have used the prompt "I am".

Thank you to Joanne, Mel and Jane for creating a fun moodboard. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

D-Lish Scraps - May challenge

Sunset Dreaming

It took a while to find the right photo for this moodboard. In the end I was inspired by the greys and used them to create a moody background, highlighted by splashes of the oranges and yellow. As always, I loved the washi tape included in the May JAP kit.

The ships' graveyard
At Garden Island (Adelaide) there is a 'graveyard' of old ships left to rust. A very interesting place to explore by canoe and take some great photos.

The background was created using a mix of Distress, Dylusions and Shimmerz sprays, with a little Ken Oliver liquid metal splashed around. To matt the photo I have used some Stampin Up paper and Tim Holtz tissue wrap. The cogs are cut using the newish Tim Holtz Sizzix die and coloured with black ink and silver Inka Gold paste. I finished the page with the JAP washi tape, and some washers and dry wall tape from the shed.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration - Case # 230

 It was nice to be able to play along with CSI again! 
Loved the colours of this case file and had a photo that worked with them!


How I solved the case:

The Scheme: all five colours used.
The Evidence: flowers, wood (snowflakes painted white), metal (flowers), butterfly, flair badge.
The Testimony: journal about a road trip or gathering.

Thanks to Debbie and the CSI team for all their work organising these great challenges.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

13arts: Wyzwanie - challenge #54 - Butterflies

A lovely photo of our cat Tootsie, relaxing on top of the budgie aviary. Lovely for her, but not so relaxing for the budgies!

Products used: 13arts His and Hers paper, stencil, rainbow colour duo - navy blue, Ayeeda mist - chalk amber yellow, micro beads, glass beads, white and black gesso; other products - kraft cardstock, chipboard flowers and flourish, wood veneer title, metal flowers and butterfly, resin hearts, micro beads - gold.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - May challenge

A beautiful moodboard, I was inspired by the monochromatic black/grey and turquoise colours and by the hand photo with the awesome rings.

The Snake Ring ROCKS 

Products used: Fab Scraps paper, ColourBlast colour paste - stormy weather and singin' the blues, Heidi Swapp colour shine - teal, Tim Holtz Distress Mist - black soot, Ken Oliver liquid metals - pewter, Kaisercraft feather die (silver feathers), Cuttlebug alphabet die, Simple Stories word stickers, Prima Marketing grey flower, and from my stash - turquoise feathers, grey and turquoise ribbon, black leave/flower ribbons, silver micro beads, white resin hearts.

I really love the finished layout. Thank you to the Off the Rails team for such a great moodboard.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Scrapping Clearly Scrapbooking and Papercrafts - May

Scrapping Clearly Sketch Challenge

What a great sketch! I love all the layers, the embellies and the paint splotches; while still keeping the focus on the photo. Well done Peg!


Products used: gold crackle texture paste, Dylusions heart stencil, 13arts rainbow colour - bordeaux and navy due, 13arts splash ink - black, prima jewels, Corbett Creation wood veneer hearts, 13arts chipboard clock and title, Bo Bunny wood veneer clocks, Maya Road kraft clocks, cheesecloth, lace.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Anna's Craft Cupboard - May colour challenge

This was the perfect challenge to complement the WW1 deep black challenge (previous post) and this will be the opposite page in the album. I really enjoyed creating this page and I love the end result.

Products used: Colour Blast colour paste - snow white, Faber Castell whipped spackle, Tattered Angels glimmermist, Dusty Attic chipboard, 13arts chipboard title, Sukaro water colour paint - white, Corbett Creations acrylic hearts, washi tape, dry wall tape, cheesecloth, assorted flairs, gems and flowers.

Thank you to the team from Anna's Craft Cupboard for organising fun challenges each month.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

White...with 1 May challenge

WW1 - Deep Black

 happy moments
I really enjoyed this challenge, my layout came together quite quickly and I am really happy with the end result. Thank you once again to the team from W..W1 for all their hard work organising these challenges.

 Products used: Colour Blast colour paste - snow white, Faber Castell whipped spackle, Distress mist - black soot, Dusty Attic chipboard, 13 arts chipboard title and splash ink - black, Corbett Creations acrylic hearts, washi tape, assorted flairs and gems.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Scrap Boutique - April challenge

Scrap Boutique - White/Black/Red challenge

Dream Big

Apologies for the poor quality photo of my layout, the background is actually white cardstock!

Products used: Colour Blast colour paste - snow white, Shimmerz Dazzlerz - red-iculous and Paste-eez lava flow, white cheesecloth, black cotton mesh, Corbett Creations hearts, Prima shabby chic bird, washi tape and assorted flowers including Prima.

A2Z Scraplets - April challenge

A2Z Scraplift challenge

I have used a layout "Baby Love" by Louise Turner as my inspiration.


In creating this page I scraplifted: the vertical aspect, background texture with mist, paint splatters, circular elements, Charms Creations heart.
The chipboard pieces I have embossed with aged/shabby embossing powder.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Scrapping Clearly Scrapbooking and Papercrafts - April

Scrapping Clearly Sketch challenge

Such an Amazing Day

This photo was taken on the day of my daughter Kenzie's year 12 formal. A group of her friends got together for a photo session, resulting in some beautiful photos that I love scrapping.

Products used: Shimmerz Paste-eez peach fuzz, Distress Spray broken china, 2 Crafty chipboard flourish and title, Flourish with a Bling pearls, and an assortment of floral embellishments by Cocoa Vanilla, Scrappers Garden, D-Lish Scraps, Prima and Kaisercraft.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration - Case #226

CSI case file #226

Photos taken at the Royal Adelaide Show, at the schools livestock section.

How I solved the case: 
The Scheme: all five colours used
Sky blue - paper background, washi tape, flowers
Bubblegum pink - texture paste, flowers
White - paper edge design, banner
Celadon green - paper leave design, jute tape/braid
Charcoal grey - texture paste
The Evidence: animals (butterflies, bird), banner, heart, mushroom, transparent stuff, enamel dots
The Testimony: write about what makes you happy