Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Show Us Your Stuff August Challenge

The August challenge at Show Us Your Stuff is a "Shape Challenge". This month you need to use the following items on your layout - a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink, and of course, a handmade item. You can use each shape as many times as you want and interpret them as you like, but each shape must be used at least once and be visible. You can also add anything else you wish.

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Prima and Basic Grey; alphas by American Crafts}

I managed to easily incorporate several handmade items onto my layout. (Remember handmade items don't necessarily have to be made by you!)

{Fabric button from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs; satin flower from Burdy's Embellies; mini pinwheel from Rainbow Splendour}

{Icecream pin from My Little Bit of Whimsy; assorted flowers from D-lish Scraps}

That's all from me today, I do hope you will have a go at this month's 'Shape Challenge' at Show Us Your Stuff, you could win a fabulous prize from Rainbow Splendour! Happy scrapping, and thank you for stopping by! X

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A layout for for Off the Rails!

Just popping in today to share a layout I created for Off the Rails that was inspired by this month's challenge. August's challenge features a gorgeous mood palette with sketch, and despite it not being my turn to create a sample, I couldn't resist being inspired by it!

Here's what I came up with...

{Papers by Kaisercraft; Basic Grey & Glitz Designs; Alphas by American Crafts & Basic Grey;
Transparency by Hambly Screen Prints; floral vine by Prima from Wild About Scrap}

Here's what the mood board looks like...

{There is also a sketch available for this challenge, you will find it HERE}

Initially it was the colour combo that had me reaching for my supplies, but the flower photo caught my eye and had me searching for my own nature image (plus it provided the perfect excuse to use flowers on my layout! hehe) I also took the opportunity to use up some of my "vintage" stash for this layout - you have to love that!

Here's a couple of close-ups...

{That stunning feature bloom is from Manorhouse Creations; flair button by Flutterby Designs}

{Assorted flowers including Prima Princess Fairytale flowers from Wild About Scrap
and other blooms from D-lish Scraps}

I hope you find this month's challenge as inspiring as I did. There is a fabulous stamp set from Lawn Fawn up for grabs this month, so don't forget to visit the Off the Rails blog for all the challenge details, more inspiration from the DT or to link up your entry. Happy scrapping! X

Friday, 1 August 2014

Scrap the Boys August Challenge!

I can't believe we are now into August...eeeeekkkk!!!
I'm back today to share another great challenge from Scrap the Boys. This month's theme is "Profiling", so you need to include facts about your chosen "boy" (remember it can always be a grown up one!). We want to know what makes your boy tick, so include things like name, age, likes, dislikes, personality traits, etc.

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Jillibean Soup, Glitz Designs & Graphic 45; photo is framed using a Flutterby Designs 'Fussy Cut'}

(Now I have scrapped this layout, I am going to have to complete another one for his twin brother!) Here are some close-ups...

{Flair button from Flutterby Designs; acrylic star by Heidi Swapp; heart from Lovelybug Bits n Bobs}

{Chevron from Charms Creations}

I had so many fun "facts" I wanted to include on this layout, but I still wanted to maintain a feeling of space, so I chose to print out my journaling and cut it into strips, then used it as extra framing on the layout. Here are a couple more of my favourites...

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will play along with us at Scrap the Boys this month, as it's such a cool challenge and we have some fabulous prizes from D-lish Scraps and Scrapbooking From Scratch up for grabs!!! 
Til next time, happy scrapping! X