Saturday, 30 September 2017

Kraft Plus - October Challenge

I can see clearly now

Hello crafty friends. This month I was honoured and very excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Kraft+ with their "I can see clearly now" challenge for October. What a fun challenge, you need to include something clear on your creation. 
Why not pop over to the Kraft+ Blog, be inspired by the Design Team and enter this fantastic challenge.

Sharing my creation - 'Sweet'
Another photo taken while at Monarto open range zoo. Yes I do love visiting zoos, love taking photos of the animals, and I do love meerkats!

I wanted to try a 'less is more' approach with this layout, utilising negative space, while also keeping an earthy, natural feel.  For the see-through elements I have used vellum strips and flowers. To create the vellum strips I roughly tore the vellum and inked the edges, after they were glued down I added some accents with Distress Crayons. The vellum flowers are an assortment from my stash. The chipboard pieces (Dusty Attic and 2 Crafty) I have kept raw, except for the title which was inked with Distress vintage photo. 

Thank you to Sandra and the team at Kraft+ for another great challenge.
Thanks also to all the sponors for such wonderful prizes.

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #238

CSI Case #238

Once Upon A Time

How I solved the case - and only just in time!!!

The scheme: all five colours used.
The evidence: animal, flowers, leaves, tree, light bulbs, enamel dots.
The testimony: Once upon a time.

Thanks to Debbi and the team for another great challenge.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Show us your stuff - September challenge

SUYS - Mixed Media

Fun can happen anywhere
This photo was taken while exploring at Burra Creek Gorge at Worlds End.
It was a fun afternoon, even when we had to use stepping stones to make a 'creek crossing'. I am not as agile as I used to be!

Products used: Hand made item - Charms Creations heart.
Background elements - Tim Holtz matt texture paste, grit paste and distress mist, Ken Oliver colour powder, Stampin' Up stampin' write, washi tape, glitter flourish stickers, assorted blooms. D-Lish Scraps glitter enamel dots.

What a great challenge. Thank you to the team from Show us your stuff.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Kraft Plus - September challenge

what's the buzz?

 I found this challenge to be a challenge. My inspiration took a winding path, with a few options being rejected, before I decided to run with this idea. I am still not sure if this page is may have some tweaking before it goes into the album. happy

Products used: Colour Blast colour paste - leather & deep water; Tim Holtz distress ink - faded jeans, A2Z chipboard frame (cut in half), Charms Creations heart, Studio Calico wood veneers, alphabet stickers, flairs and brads from my stash.

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for their great challenges and thank you also to all the sponsors that support Kraft Plus.

Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo - September challenge


A new found love...creating a canvas.
Using an awesome photo taken by my husband during a cycling adventure. I just love the morning mist in the photo, giving a slightly eerie feel.

To begin, I primed the canvas with a layer of black gesso. Then comes the layers...matt texture paste, sand texture paste, lots and lots of chipboard cogs/bolts, and some random metal elements. I built up the centre section of the canvas with scrap chipboard pieces. As I added each layer, I coated all pieces with black gesso.

Before adding the final layers - the chicken wire and the framed photo, I added colour to the  background - a mix of Prima Antique Brillance wax and Prima Art Alchemy mettallique paint.

To frame the photo, I have used a piece of corrugated cardboard, smudged with gesso and wax. The top layer of embellishments are metal cogs, arrows, globes and other bits and pieces.

 Thank you to the team at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo for organising such great challenges each month. This was lots of fun.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

White...with 1 - September challenge

 Such a pretty green, a lovely challenge from WW1.

"Wear a dress"

Products used: Tim Holtz matt texture paste; Nuvo mousse - spring green; Kaisercraft stamp - blossom; Prima & Scrappers Garden flowers; D-Lish Scraps - sequin bow and flair; glitter flourishes, wood veneer 'happy' and bling hearts from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking September challenge


One of a group of photos taken during a visit to my old home where I grew up as a child. I just love the colours in the photo, and the way the tank has aged over the years.

To create the background, I coloured some matt texture paste and applied it through a chicken wire stencil. I added kraft paper strips used like washi tape, and added some Prima Brillance wax accents around the edge and on the kraft paper. Other embellishments - metal cogs, jute, wire, chipboard and some paper blooms.

 I really LOVED this challenge, any excuse to do steampunk anything! Thanks to the team at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #237

A great group of friends.

How I solved the case:
The sketch: I have stayed fairly true to the sketch, only using one larger size photo rather than two smaller ones.
The scheme: all five colours used.
The evidence: stripes, speech bubble, triangles, eye glasses, animal, washi tape, school themed photo.
The testimony: inspirational word group.