Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Kaisercraft April challenge

When I saw the mood board for the  Kaisercraft April blog challenge I was instantly inspired.

I went straight for my new all time favourite collection 'Indigo Skies'. This collection has all of my favourite scrapbooking elements - wood grain, butterflies, and navy blue. So naturally I had to do a selfie layout and really bring out my 'style'. I was inspired by the ocean image in the mood board to scrap a photo of me at the beach (another of my favourite things!)

I was inspired by the top left image of the blue ink, so I started with a mixed media background using Denim, Aqua and White Kaiser Mists, as well as texture paste and stamping.

I used papers, stickers and Collectables from Indigo Skies.  

I also fussy cut some florals from the 'Midnight' paper to add just a hint of florals.  
I also added some beads and micro beads to add a little more detail and bling.

So I think this is definitely 'me on a page' - coastal, butterflies, blues and positive vibes! I love how this page turned out.

Creative Kit Club April kit - DT share

The April kit at Creative Kit Club is mostly all about the boys this month. Although that's not to say the girls are forgotten, there are some gorgeous florals, butterflies and hearts in the designs as well. The kit features the new 'Indigo Skies' collection from Kaisercraft, once again a very versatile collection.

Today I am sharing a closer look at my projects in the kit.

I have made 2 scrapbook layouts.
The first one is quite formal to reflect the formal school photo.

The second layout is much more 'outdoorsy' to complement my 'lil adventurer'!

I've used the add-on die 'Texture Stained Glass' with some of the cork.

I also really liked the brads and buttons for some detail, as well as the micro beads.

I have also made 2 cards. The step-by-step instructions for these cards can be found in the kit magazine.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Jot Magazine April Moodboard challenge

Today I am sharing my project inspired by the April challenge at Jot Magazine. Look at those rich colours!

I have been wanting to make a pocket letter style project for a while now, so I thought I would do something a bit different for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with

I've used mostly Crate Paper on my project - Maggie Holmes 'Gather' papers and  'Craft Market' ephemera.

I've used some 'Gather' chipboard stickers on the outside of the pockets to add some more dimension.

I added some definition to each card by outlining them with some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in 'Raspberry'.

I've also used Dear Lizzy, Pink Fresh Studio, and Elle's Studio alphas.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia April challenge - DT share

Check out this super fun challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia this month

And here is my DT page. Its quite a simple page, but so effective with the bright colours over a black background.

My background is Colour Blast 'Deep Water' Colour Paste through a Stencil Girl Products stencil.

The majority of the fun embellishments are from D-lish Scraps (really love that cute robot!) I've also used embellishments from other Aussie companies Flutterby Designs, Corbett Creations and Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Scrap The Boys April challenge - DT share

This month's challenge at Scrap The Boys is all about our boys 'helping out'

Here is my DT layout. This is a photo of my boy helping his Dad to adjust his brand new bike. 

My background paper is from Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Made Of Awesome'. I cut it to be able to use both sides of the same sheet of paper. I coloured the right hand side with Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray. I also added some stamping.

I've added some hand made embellishments from Charm's Creations and Flutterby Designs.

I die-cut some cogs from foam as I thought it would complement the theme, and add some more texture.

I've also added some punchinella and word phrases from D-lish Scraps.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Viva Las Vegastamps! March challenge

Today I am playing along with the March challenge at

I have made two projects inspired by the inspiration image -
 a tag and an art journal page.

For my art journal page I started my background with black gesso, then I randomly applied Royalty, Dusty Charcoal and Apple of My Eye Colour Blast Colour Paste with my pallet knife. I held my heat gun very close to dry the colour paste so it would bubble and create more texture.
I then sprayed over some white spray.
I then stamped with  the 'Scribble Circle' stamp and heat embossed with dark pink and green.

 I stamped the 'Tired of Trying' stamp on to cardstock and die-cut in a bracket shape for my focal point. I added some more colour paste over the stamping to blend in to the page.

I used the same products on my tag, but this time added the 'Tired of Trying' and the 'Row of Chevrons' stamps over the background. I added some more pink to the background, and added pink embellishments. I stamped the 'Squiggly Star' and 'Made With 'he{art}' stamp onto cardstock then die-cut and added as the sentiment to my tag.

A close up of the bubbled Colour Blast Colour Paste and embossed 'Doodle Circle'.

Viva Las Vegastamps used -

Monday, 20 March 2017

Scrap The Girls March challenge

Today I am playing along with the 'SELFIE' challenge this month at Scrap The Girls

So here is what I came up with. This page is a reminder for myself to keep aiming high and reaching my goals for this year. I've positioned my photo 'peeking out' from under the layers, and I want to remind myself to be brave, and boldly step out in to the light. (For those that follow astrology I am a Cancerian, so very much hiding in my shell so to speak)

My papers are from 7 Dots Studio, Pink Paislee, and Heidi Swapp. 

I've used lots of wood veneer but kept it raw. I like how the raw colour pops off the dark background and adds another texture.

I've also added a couple of flair from Fabrika Decoru ( a jar and lightbulb are representations of my creative ambitions).