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.