Thursday, 16 October 2014

Show Us Your Stuff October Challenge

Back again today, this time sharing my take on the October challenge at Show Us Your Stuff. This month it is a sketch challenge designed by my fellow DT member Chloe Nielsen, and of course, you have to include a handmade item! You will find Chloe's sketch HERE

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Kaisercraft; Echo Park; and Teresa Collins; alphas by American Crafts}
Published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine Vol 18 No 2

A few close-ups...

{Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations; flair and chalk board photo cut out both from Flutterby Designs}

{Transparency by Kaisercraft; and gorgeous silver glitter washi tape from me!}

I would love to see lots of my friends playing along this month. There is an awesome prize from Kellie Stamps up for grabs, which you can see on the blog HERE
Happy scrapping! X

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Canvas for Off the Rails

Just popping in today to share a canvas I created based on this month's mood palette at Off the Rails Scrapbooking. For those who haven't seen the palette yet, it looks like this...

As soon as I saw it, I was drawn to the bright, happy colours and I loved the quote too. It made me think of a special friend of mine who has been through some really tough times this year, and now she is coming out the other side, I wanted to create something for her to celebrate that.

Here's what I came up with...

Initially I had planned to use all the colours from the palette, but as my project evolved I found myself sticking to just the warm tones instead. I used a variety of materials for this canvas. Besides my mediums (gesso, mists, texture paste, gel medium), and the obvious flowers, I also included twine; a number of chipboard pieces (painted with gesso, then highlighted with mists brushed on); gauze; pearls; skeleton leaves; sequin butterflies; pins; and Project Life cards.

Here's a couple of close ups...

Now, I didn't end up stopping at just one canvas. After seeing what I had made, my partner asked me to create one for someone special to us following a death in our family. I decided it was easiest to simply stick to the same design, change the quote and use the remaining 2 colours from the palette instead.  

This is the only photograph I have of it which was taken on my phone in full sun outside the funeral, so the photo is less than perfect...

Thank you for stopping by and for all those who take the time to leave me comments. They really are appreciated. X

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Scrap the Boys October challenge

It's been a rough week at our place this past week, so I am just playing catch up now.
I am sure many of you would have already seen the challenge at Scrap the Boys for this month - the theme is "Technology Savvy" (think iPads, phones, X Box, etc). Whilst my boys are both already clearly suckers for technology (they climb up and tap dance on my computer keyboard every time I turn my back), I immediately thought of a photo I had taken of one of them with his dad a while ago...

{Papers and embellishments from the 'Be Different' collection by Fancy Pants}

As you can see, I went with a clean, graphic style for this layout, as I thought it suited the theme better. The Fancy Pants papers I had from Wild About Scrap were perfect for it! Most of the embellishments were from the same range. I added machine stitching for some extra subtle texture & dimension.

{Flair from Flutterby Designs}

I tried SO hard to keep this page clean, but just HAD to add a few flicks of mist at the end...

{Fancy Pants 'Be Different' ticket roll tickets}

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this month. (I am sure everyone has at least one "tech" photo of a male in their life these days.) This month there are THREE prizes up for grabs for participants, so definitely worth playing for! :)