Thursday, 29 December 2016

D-Lish Scraps - Peaches & Cream

D-Lish Scraps December Challenge

Too Cute
 The peaches and cream moodboard looked very pretty. I was keen to use my 'Just add paper' December kit when I created this layout, it really did make it easier to put the page together. 

And who doesn't love meerkats? I thought the sandy background colours of this photo would go well with the moodboard, while giving a different twist to another "zoo" picture.

The background hearts were created using Shimmerz Texturez and a tinted matte texture paste, I also added some acrylic hearts and a couple die cuts. Most of the embellishments came from the JAP kit, complemented by a few extras 'bits and pieces'.

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration - case file #220

Live Everyday With Intention
case #220

How I solved the case.
The scheme: pale buttery cream - photo mat and journal strips, pale pink - pink heart on enamel spot, micro beads on chipboard, pale aqua blue and pale minty green - photo mat, muted red - floral embellishments.
Evidence: wood veneer stars, wood veneer and enamel hearts, flowers, sprinkle something - micro beads.
Testimony: the inspirational word "tradition".

I love the finished layout for this case, but this is very different to what I envisaged when the case file was first released. I am loving scrapping the photos from my daughter's (Kenzie) formal and this layout started with the photo. Initially I thought the beautiful mint green of Caitlin's dress would be the perfect highlight for a light, pretty, pastel page. But I was not happy with any of the more pastel background papers I had. I also found it difficult to work the 'muted red' into the I decided to make the red a focus. 

CSI: Colour Stories Inspiration Case file #219

Loving These Moments
CSI case file 219

 How I solved the case.
The sketch: I wanted to use a 6 x 4 photo for this layout, and adapted the sketch to suit. I have kept most of the embellishments going across the page, but in place of other photos I have also placed some washi tape, brads and stars going down the page.
The scheme: The colours in the photo really worked well with the colour scheme. The chipboard I painted olive green, lots of bright red embellishments, the journalling is on light kraft and the photo is matted with black and white.
Evidence: I have used ribbon- red and black, metal brads - glittery gold, and wood veneer stars. 
Testimony: the inspirational word "wish"; I actually wish so much for my daughter...but it would not all fit on one page!

I am really happy with this page. My daughter recently graduated from high school and it is exciting to be scrapping her high school formal photos.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 - December

SBT50 December Challenge

Waiting for Santa
This photo was taken last year, our cat Coco took to lying under the Christmas tree. Sometimes she would lie at the back, hiding away; and other times she would be at the front, almost like she was guarding the tree. And yes, that is a pirate frog also standing guard.

I have tried to give this page a fun festive feel. From the mood board I have used similar colours, some fox paper, a star, some hearts and some wood veneer snowflakes.

Show us your stuff - December

SUYS December challenge.

My Family
The SUYS challenge this month was to use the above sketch and to include the word "Together". A page about my family would be perfect. This photo was taken during a recent visit to the Botanical Gardens in Adelaide. 

With this layout I wanted to showcase some handmade embellishments from several small businesses that support a few of the monthly scrapbook challenges.
I have used a Charms Creations heart, Corbett Creations wood veneer hearts, and D-lish Scraps flowers and flair.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Hello Tootsie

Scrapbooking Memories
Honourable Mention - Task 1 Eye Contact

Hello Tootsie
There just seems to be something about boxes and paperbags that is soooo exciting for our cats. They love jumping, hiding or even napping in them, as if it is the most natural thing to do.

After many years of reading Scrapbooking Memories, this year I decided to enter the Scrapbooking Masters competition. My entry was unsuccessful. My congratulations to the winners, the Scrapbooking Memories Masters for 2017. However when reading the magazine, it was very exciting to see this layout in the honourable mentions sections. It is nice to be a 'published' scrapbooker.