Saturday, 29 October 2016

Discover - cycling the Rattler and Riesling Trails

My first time entering the Berry71Bleu challenge.  I just loved the colours in the October mood board, being a fan of green and purple tones it was perfect.

This photo was taken in Auburn, where the Rattler Trail ends and the Riesling Trail begins. Both cycling trails follow the old train line, with the Rattler getting less manicuring, hence the name.

I started with a sheet of Bo Bunny paper from the Beautiful Dreamer range. I added some Shimmerz Texturez (Artie Choked) and Tim Holtz distress spray (Victorian Velvet). To matt the photo I used plain cardstock, with torn and inked edges.

The chipboard pieces I inked in chocolate brown and rubbed with gilders paste in bronze. I finished the page with some floral elements in purple tones and some natural hemp string.

 I really like the look of the grungy cogs sitting next to the flowers.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Spring Garden Makeover

My entry for the October 'Show Us Your Stuff' challenge.

I was inspired by the colours on the mood board, it had a fresh 'spring' feel, which I thought was perfect for my photo, taken during some garden renovation work. I have used the orange and yellow to add a splash of colour to the blues/greens.

I coloured some texture paste that I applied through a script stencil and I hand dyed some cheesecloth to anchor the floral embellishments. I don't often use orange or yellow and do not have much in my stash in those colours, so I made some quilled 'buttons' from cardstock, which I added to the floral cluster.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Crafty Divas - 3 Colour Challenge

My entry for the Crafty Diva 3 colour challenge

Another photo of my awesome husband cycling. 
This time he was competing in the Tour Down Under Bupa Challenge.  

Overall I have kept this layout fairly simple because I wanted the focus to be on the photo and the achievement.

I started the background with some tissue print randomly glued down and some washi tapes. Over this I applied some Shimmerz Texturz in white and blue.  The wood veneer cogs I inked with black, then rubbed with some silver metallic paste. The other wood veneers I have simply painted with gesso.

Yay!! I have received notification that this page was the winner in this challenge. Very exciting!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Kraft Plus October Challenge

My entry for the Kraft Plus October Challenge
Blast from the Past!

What a great challenge, the perfect way to use some of those products that we 
have had in our 'stash' for years and did not know quite what to do with them!!!

I have used some vintage paper, brads, buttons, ribbon and ric rac.
To give the page a more modern feel, I have incorporated some texture paste, 
stamping and mists.

This is the 'other' page for my album. Also using the blast from the past embellishments.