Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Scrappingclearly October challenge

Hello Crafty Friends. It is so wonderful to play along with the Scrapping Clearly challenge once again - it has been a while!
 I was inspired by the greens on the moodboard and also by the circles.

Go Richie
A photo from the Tour Down Under in January 2018.

The background was created with texture paste scraped on with a spatula. Then paint splatters were added in four shades of green - Distress Oxide forest moss & bundled sage; Dylusions acrylic mushy peas; Art Alchemy Sparks fairy wings - and Art Alchemy Metallique steampunk copper.

On top of this - a range of stamping in archival black ink. I then added some random strips of narrow washi tape. 

I cut up a chipboard corner to poke out from under the photo. This was painted with Distress Oxided bundled sage.

I finished off with some metal cogs, O rings and enamel dots.

Thanks to Kylie and the Scrapping Clearly team for a great challenge.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Scrap Matrix - October challenge

You've got mail


Recently my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and this photo was taken while enjoying a overnight stay in Adelaide.

The mail elements I have used: stamp shaped wood veneer frames (from Scrap Matrix), a postcard silver charm, tags.

Products available from Scrap Matrix - 13@rts paper, 7 Dots tags, ALL and Create stencil (triangles), texture paste, Prima watercolours, Dina Wakley scribble sticks.

Thanks Vicki and the Scrap Matrix team for a great challenge.

Colour Stories Inspiration Case # 263

The Great Outdoors - happiness

How I solved the case

I was inspired by the colour scheme and used all the colours. From the evidence - flowers, leaves, something woven and distressing. From the testimony I was inspired by the writing format - changing it a little - to a 'To Do' list (on the 'happiness' page).

Thanks once again to Debbi and the CSI team for a great challenge.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #262


How I solved the case:

I was inspired by the colour scheme and used all five colours. From the evidence I have used - stripes, dots, flowers and something swirl - chipboard.

Thanks to Debbi and the CSI team and to all the wonderful sponsors.

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #261

Smudge just chillin'

How I solved the case:

I was inspired by the colour scheme and used all five colours. From the evidence I have used - ledger paper print, paper clip sticker, cat photo and stamps.

Thanks once again to Debbi and the CSI team for another great challenge.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #260

What a lovely fun summery case to solve.

to the moon and back

Here is how I solved the case:

Colour palate: I have used sky blue, white, bubblegum pink and butter yellow

Evidence: anchor, travel themed element (bike), flowers, leaves, watercolour paint, brush lettering (stamp and stencil)

Testimony: the layout is about a day trip out to celebrate Kenzie's birthday

A few close ups-

Once again, a huge thank you to Debbi and her team of Detectives.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #259

Thank you Debbi and the CSI team for challenging us each month, and finally, after a few months off, I am so excited to have been able to solve this case. 

Go Strikers

How I solved the case:

I have used the colour palate of bright white, bright sky blue, medium muted orange, powder blue and black.

From the evidence: solid white background, speech bubble and stamping.

From the testimony: I have documented about a day/night trip to the cricket.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 27 April 2018

Kraft Plus April challenge.

Kraft Plus recipe challenge

Remember when
Ahhh, boys with their toys!!

Something old - Perfect Pearls mists
Something new - Finnabair Art Basics Modelling Paste (I haven't used this brand before)
Something borrowed - the Bob Cat - hired for a day
Something blue - washi tape, embossing powder on the chippie, stars

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for another great challenge.
Thanks also to the amazing Sponsors.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Kraft Plus March Challenge

Kraft Plus - Sketch and Fussy Cutting

Life is Good
 Another photo of Smudge, this time resting in my craft space.

I liked the layout of the sketch and have used a lot of elements from it, but as always some things were tweaked. I liked the circles and tried to incorporate them....but in the end, they had to go. 
My fussy cut items are the butterflies and the feathers.

Thank you to Sandra for creating another fantastic challenge and three cheers for the awesome sponsors.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration: Case #247

Magical  Moment

How I solved the case:
The scene: all five colours used - but I did tone down the colours a little.
The evidence: floral patterns (stamping in hot pink), mixed media background, flowers, animals.
The testimony: document - a summer memory, presentation - add some flowers to my journaling strips.

A fun summery investigation. Thanks Debbi and the team at CSI.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Kraft Plus February Challenge.

I am very excited to be representing A2Z Scraplets for this months Kraft Plus challenge - ABBA thank you for the music - mamma mia. Pop over to the Kraft Plus blog and check out all the inspirational pages - then create a project and play along.

I was inspired by the ABBA song I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.
Perfect to finally scrap some photos from my wedding...we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year so about time!

A2Z Scraplets had the perfect chipboard piece (times 2). I have kept the chipboard raw to match with the earthy tones on the page.

To create the background I used crackle texture paste (gold) with a cobblestone stencil, spraying dark brown mist around the edges. I coloured some muslin with a gold mist and used this under the photo with some micro beads. I added some touches of red to accentuate the red lining of my dress. The red mesh heart was a 'Christmas gift tag'.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #246

make everyday awesome

How I solved the case: 
Colour scheme copied - bright white, sky blue, olive green, mushroom beige, muted brick red.
Evidence: solid white background, text print (on Charm Creation star), hearts, flowers, doily.
Testimony: write journalling on a tag and attach it.

Thanks to Debbi and the team for another great challenge.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Kraft Plus - January Challenge

Caffeine Hit

coffee habit
Our cat Smudge has a liking for coffee and often tries to drink from our coffee cups. This is what happened when I was out of the room....Isabelle took photos rather than stopping him!!!!

I tried to replicate the look of coffee spills on the background, using several different spray inks. The title was die cut from some beautiful thick card (a scented candle box) that had a shimmery look. I have kept the whole layout fairly simple to let the photos tell the story.

Thanks to Sandra and the Kraft Plus team for a great challenge to start the new year. Thanks also to the awesome sponsors.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #245

Dan & Phil come to Adelaide

How I have solved the case, using the traditional method.

The scheme: greenish black - background stamping (cobblestone), off white - crackle texture paste, Charms Creations star, celadon - mist on background, mustard yellow - mist on background, khaki green - ink on lettering (Dan & Phil).
The evidence - wood grain (on trees), triangles, trees, other animal (cat).
The testimony - 6 word memoir, Inspirational word 'night'....and documented an activity in winter.