Sunday, 14 January 2018

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Jan challenge

Today I am playing along with the January challenge at 

This month's challenge is 'all about babies'. 
How could I resist??!!

Here's a look at the moodboard-

And here is my layout. 
I kept to a white, teal, silver and navy colour palette
to match my photos.

I created a background using sprays and 
Colour Blast 'Steel' Colour Paste through a star stencil.

I stamped various star stamps then fussy cut them out 
to continue my star theme. 
I also added a Kaisercraft quote sticker.

I added some embellishments from Charm's Creations 
and a flair from Flutterby Designs.
I finished the page with a scattering of navy sequins.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Dusty Attic December Challenge

Now that Christmas is over for another year and 
I have a few days of holidays, I managed to get one more 
creative piece done before the end of the year.

Today I have created a piece inspired by the 
December challenge at Dusty Attic.

I have created a dream catcher, using an upcycled gift box.
I was inspired by the gorgeous pastel colours of the mood board, especially the mint, pink, yellow and silver. 

I started with a white box and I painted the front with black gesso (and some glitter) and painted the sides of the box with Kaisercraft 'Spearmint' acrylic paint.

 I've used a Dusty Attic String Frame chipboard piece for the frame of my dream catcher. I have coloured this with Colour Blast Colour Paste in 'Envy'.

I've used a Dusty Attic 'Blueprint - Imagine' chipboard piece for my title. I coloured it with Dylusions paint in Peony Blush and then added a layer of Glossy Accents to make it shine.

I can't get enough of these Uniquely Creative Feather dies - perfect for die-cutting my feathers from several different patterned papers.
To add layers to my feathers I used the negative piece from the Dusty Attic 'Boho Feathers' chipboard set as a stencil to paint in some feathers underneath. 

Lastly I added some flowers and some paint 'strings'.
 I also added lots of splatters using watered-down gesso, Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Cubes and Colour Shimmer Spray.

I just loved how it turned out. 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Scrap The Boys Dec challenge - DT share

This month at Scrap The Boys the challenge is an inspiration image.
There is so much to take from this 
- the rainbow colours, the Christmas theme etc.

I was inspired by the rainbow colours and the triangle shape, 
and this is what I came up with

To make my background I cut out a heap of triangles from different coloured cardstock, drew a border on each then folded up the edges. I have to admit it took about 2 days to make all of these triangles, but I think the effect is worth it! I have used up the leftovers in my art journal.

I added some Kraft paper and coloured papers under my photos, and added a Charm's Creation embellie to continue the triangle theme.
I used some puffy stickers for my title. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus Dec challenge - DT share

Sadly, this is my last DT project for 
I've had a great time over the last 2 years on this fab team!

So let's take a look at the December challenge-

Isn't it gorgeous!!??

And here is my DT page-

I've used a Kinder Kreations word for my title, and heat embossed it with Colour Blast 'Tangareen Dream' Colour Embossing Powder.

I stamped some feathers and coloured them with acrylic paint and water colours. I cut these out and then heat embossed with the stamp again to create the white outline.
I also stamped and coloured some leaves directly onto the Kraft base to add some depth.

I finished with some splatters of course!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #42

Today I am playing along with the November challenge at  
This month's theme is 'Silhouette'.

I have made a couple of cards-

I created my background using my Gel Press, Dina Wakley 
Media acrylic paints and a Carabelle Studio texture stamp.

I really love this bird silhouette stencil from Fabrika Decoru.
I have added some embellishments and the cards are done!


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Dusty Attic November challenge

I was really inspired by this months amazing 'rusty' 
mood board challenge at Dusty Attic

So here is the layout I came up with

I created my background with 3 Dusty Attic stencils - 
Crosshatch, Checker plate and Glass Stains.

I heat embossed a Dusty Attic 'Blueprint- Discover' 
chipboard piece with Colour Blast 
 'Tangareen Dream' and 
'Sienna' Colour Embossing Powder. 

I've used Dusty Attic chipboard pieces - 'Chains', 'Large and Mini Viewfinders', and 'Crazy Stitching'.

I've also added a 'Mini Tab' piece. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

More Than Words November challenge

I absolutely LOVE this months challenge at More Than Words

Wood grain is definitely my most favourite design element to scrap with, I love the textures and the outdoorsy/ beachy feel to it. 
And I have 2 energetic boys that love exploring, so I have plenty of outdoors photos to scrap. 

So here is the page I made with this challenge in mind.

I have used a piece of Blue Fern Studio Wanderlust - 'Pacific Coast' paper. I liked the blue tint of the wood grain pattern, but it was quite 'beachy', being from a coastal collection, so I 'dirtied' it up a bit with some brown ink.  

I created a mixed media background using Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts and watercolour Colour Shimmer Cubes. 
I recreated the rocks in the photo by using Colour Blast Colour Paste 
through a Fabrika Decoru stencil.

My chipboard title is from Dusty Attic, and I coloured that with inks. I also added some Dusty Attic chipboard viewfinders, but kept them raw to add to the outdoors theme.
I coloured an Imaginarium Designs fern chipboard piece with Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust in 'Lush' that I had used in the background. I added some muslin under my photo. I coloured this with Colour Blast 'Peacock' Colour  Shimmer Spray.

I added a flair from Flutterby Designs, flowers, string and some resin flowers from D-Lish Scraps.  I also added a Tim Holtz word sticker and the branding strip from the Blue Fern paper.