Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Scrapping Outback May challenge

The ' white with a twist' challenge at Scrapping Outback this month is -

WHITE with light pink, light blue, lemon, tangerine/light orange, lilac and soft green.

How yummy does the inspiration image look??!! 

So this is what I came up with-

On our most recent holiday we had some beautiful pastel sunsets over the beach which were just magical.

I created the background with gelatos and water. I pooled the water then blew it around with a straw. I added lots of gorgeous flowers, some muslin and some tags.

 I've heat embossed my chipboard title with Colour Blast 'Envy' colour embossing powder.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Creative Kit Club - May kit DT share

Hello, today I am sharing my projects in the May kit at Creative Kit Club. This month's kit features the beautiful Sage and Grace collection from Kaisercraft.

I have made 4 cards with this month's kit. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included in the kit magazine.

So here's a closer look at each card-

I just love the Rose Bouquet specialty paper on the next card-

I have used the optional Ornate Pack 1 Decorative Die. 

I've also used one of the resin frames on this one-

This kit is just gorgeous - and perfect for Mother's Day! The kits sell out quickly so don't forget to subscribe so you never miss out on a kit.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SBT50AUS May challenge - DT share

Its a sketch challenge this month at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

Here is my DT page-

I've used papers from Amy Tan and Simple Stories. I've added some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock (my favourite colour) as the first layer under my photo.

My title is from the Dear Lizzy 'Hello' Thickers.

I've used lots of embellies from D-lish Scraps, including the April 'Just Add Paper' kit (love those stars!), sequin bow, flowers, coloured wire and punchinella. 

I've also added a couple of embellies from Charm's Creations.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Scrap The Boys May challenge - DT share

This month's challenge is all about "Mothers Day" at Scrap The Boys.

Here is my DT page of myself and my two gorgeous boys. I'm so proud to be called 'Mum' by both of these boys.
I used the Starshine collection by Shimelle, partly because I love the bright colours, but also to add some florals to my layout because it is a Mothers Day layout.

I added some colour to my background with Tim Holtz Distress Stain and gelatos.

I've used October Afternoon paper as well as papers from Starshine and plain cardstock.
I layered some Starshine ephemera and also fussy cut the hot air balloons and the globe (with Australia of course) from some Starshine papers.

I've also added some wooden sequins that I coloured with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Raspberry.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Scrap The Girls April challenge

I really love the mood board for this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls. Being a beach lover this mood board really spoke to me.

I decided to create an art journal page inspired by this mood board so I could add layers and layers of colour. I have a brand new Dina Wakley Media Journal that I was itching to get started in, so I decided to make the very first page a kind of 'title' page as my own motivational piece! 

So here is the final project. I'm so happy with how it turned out.

And a closer look at each side-

So I mentioned layers of colour, here's how my page came together.

I started with some Tim Holtz tissue paper, then added some acrylic paint and sprays.

Next was to add some white gesso, more paint and sprays. Once that layer was dry I added some stamping, some washi and some drips. 

Next was another layer of stamping, paint and sprays. Then for some texture - Colour Paste through different stencils and more Lindy's sprays.

Then it was on with some corrugated card, washi, my photo, some die-cut butterflies and some word stickers.
I added some more Colour Paste and paint to blend it all together.

Products used:

Dina Wakly Media Journal
Dina Wakley Media Tape
Dina Wakley 'Ocean' Heavy Body acrylic paint
Ranger Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap, harlequin stencil, Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Dylusions Calypso Teal acrylic paint
Colour Blast Colour Paste - Snow White, Envy, Deep Water
Colour Blast Coffee Colour Spray
Kaisercraft alpha stickers, butterfly stamps, brick stamp, butterfly die, glitter paper, Antique Gold Kaiser Mist, Metallic Silver Kaiser Colour acrylic paint
Fabrica Decoru stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays - Tilt-a-Wheel Teal and Merci Beaucoup Mint
Liquitex Gloss Gel
Micador metallic paints


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.