Thursday, 1 February 2018

Kraft Plus February Challenge.

I am very excited to be representing A2Z Scraplets for this months Kraft Plus challenge - ABBA thank you for the music - mamma mia. Pop over to the Kraft Plus blog and check out all the inspirational pages - then create a project and play along.

I was inspired by the ABBA song I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.
Perfect to finally scrap some photos from my wedding...we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year so about time!

A2Z Scraplets had the perfect chipboard piece (times 2). I have kept the chipboard raw to match with the earthy tones on the page.

To create the background I used crackle texture paste (gold) with a cobblestone stencil, spraying dark brown mist around the edges. I coloured some muslin with a gold mist and used this under the photo with some micro beads. I added some touches of red to accentuate the red lining of my dress. The red mesh heart was a 'Christmas gift tag'.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #246

make everyday awesome

How I solved the case: 
Colour scheme copied - bright white, sky blue, olive green, mushroom beige, muted brick red.
Evidence: solid white background, text print (on Charm Creation star), hearts, flowers, doily.
Testimony: write journalling on a tag and attach it.

Thanks to Debbi and the team for another great challenge.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Kraft Plus - January Challenge

Caffeine Hit

coffee habit
Our cat Smudge has a liking for coffee and often tries to drink from our coffee cups. This is what happened when I was out of the room....Isabelle took photos rather than stopping him!!!!

I tried to replicate the look of coffee spills on the background, using several different spray inks. The title was die cut from some beautiful thick card (a scented candle box) that had a shimmery look. I have kept the whole layout fairly simple to let the photos tell the story.

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for a great challenge to start the new year. Thanks also to the awesome sponsors.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #245

Dan & Phil come to Adelaide

How I have solved the case, using the traditional method.

The scheme: greenish black - background stamping (cobblestone), off white - crackle texture paste, Charms Creations star, celadon - mist on background, mustard yellow - mist on background, khaki green - ink on lettering (Dan & Phil).
The evidence - wood grain (on trees), triangles, trees, other animal (cat).
The testimony - 6 word memoir, Inspirational word 'night'....and documented an activity in winter.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #244
Thank you to Debbi and the CSI team for another great year of challenges. Thank you also to all the sponsors for their generous donations each month.

Once upon a time

How I solved the case:
The scheme: all colours used - red - texture paste, embellishments; palest gray - on the patterned paper, mist on background paper; green avocado/kiwi - texture paste; gray - mist on background paper, paint on title; black - ink, embellishments.
The evidence: Christmas, stencils, bricks, scallops, animal (cat photo), trees.
The testimony: Document Christmas.

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year to all.

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!