Monday, 28 November 2016

D-lish Scraps - Peacock Parade

D-lish Scraps November Challenge

 This is my first time entering a D-lish Scraps challenge. I was enticed by the bright vibrant colours of the November mood board. 

This photo was taken at the Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens a few years ago. A section of the gardens is devoted to magnolia trees. There are various varieties and they are all beautiful. Hiding behind the flowers (unsuccessfully) is my eldest daughter, also beautiful, hence the name for my page.

The background of my layout was created using some Shimmerz texture pastes and mist. I also used the mist to colour the cheesecloth. The floral embellishments are from various flower packs...whatever I had in the correct colours. The wood veneer word and heart, I painted white, I love the white on white of the title.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia

SBT50 November challenge

Live your Adventure
November seems to have flown by, and I have only just completed this layout with two days to go.

Despite the time pressure, I am very happy with this page. The sketch is quite different to what I would normally do...which is the whole idea of 'a challenge'...and I feel that this format is one that I will use again. So thank you to the amazing team at SBT50.

This page features another photo of my husband's cycling adventures. This time tackling one of the hills that is frequently visited during the Tour Down Under - Corkscrew Hill.

The background is the usual, texture paste and mist. The doily wasn't a true white, so it got misted as well. I have used some 2 Crafty chipboard, rubbed with gilders paste, some Scrappers Garden flowers - love these, with a few other bits and pieces. 
Overall, very pleased with how this came together, and quite quickly in the end, especially as this photo has been on my 'to do' pile since April.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration - Case #217

Crabbing at Parham
Case #217


 How I solved the case:

The scheme: All five colours used
Evidence: wood, jar, metal, animals, leaves
Testimony: Inspirational words - outdoors, cook

Friday, 25 November 2016

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration - case #218

Cycling the great outdoors
CSI: case #218

This is how I solved the case:

The scheme: all 5 colours used
Evidence: dots, bicycle, animals, weather elements, metal
Testimony: document about the outdoors

Friday, 18 November 2016

White...with 1

 This is my first time entering the White...with 1 challenge, and the colour for November is Niagara.

Just lately I seem to be using a few different shades of blue, in the dusty, turquoise, teal type tones, so I thought this would be the perfect colour for my debut entry.

Hello Baby

I started my layout with some Shimmerz Texturez and some Tim Holtz distress ink. To add some extra texture I unraveled some white paper string which I glued in strips along with some washi tape. I also added some mesh that I have had for years - great time to use some up. The chipboard chicken mesh and wood veneer word, I painted with white gesso. I finished the page with some floral embellishments.

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration

Some previous case files, rescued from the CSI website soon to be closed down.  The new home for CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration.

Case File #215 - Monarto Zoo
How I solved the case:

The Scheme: All five colours used
Evidence: Flowers, leaves, stamping, flourishes
Testimony: Journal in wavy lines

Case File #214 - Pirate Christmas
How I solved the case:

The Scheme: all five colours used
Evidence: dots, Xs, scallops, bones, gold metal, animals
Testimony: inspirational words - smile, eccentric, gathering

Case File #212 - To be Happy
How I solved the case:

The Scheme: all five colours used
Evidence: shiny gold, flowers, jars, corner frame, circular frame
Testimony: the inspirational words of Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Show us your stuff - November challenge

The Show us your stuff challenge this month was to scrap a page with no people allowed.  This was the perfect opportunity for me to scrap a photo taken when visiting the farm where I lived as a child.

My hand made elements are some Scrapper's Garden flowers, the apricots tones coordinate beautifully with the earthy colours I have used.

For the background I used texture paste and mist, with a touch of washi tape.  The chipboard cogs are inked with dark brown and rust, and rubbed with gilders paste. I have complemented these with some rusty metal washers. The circular frame was heat embossed with a blend of aged bronze and ivory powders.

Friday, 11 November 2016

CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration Case #216

Case File #216

This is how I solved the case:

The scheme: used all 5 colours.
Evidence: stripes, solid cardstock, speech bubble, stars, texture.
Testimony: Inspirational word - No

CSI:. Colour, Stories, Inspiration.

CSI: Case File #213

 This is how I solved the case:

The scheme: used all 5 colours.
Evidence: dots, numbers, mushroom, flowers, animals, triangles.
Testimony: document something about (pre)school, numbered list.

 Under Surveillance - placed on the Watch List!!!