06 March 2015

Time is a traveller...

This is my entry for the March challenge at ARTastic.  I chose a stripey background, inspired by the artwork:


My title is quoted from the lyrics of "Tenterfield Saddler" by the late Peter Allen.



This is a companion page to this layout.  Not a actually a double, but I used the same colours and mostly the same products.

Here's a close up of the journalling:



I got a lot of the details from the tourist information, and then I wrote a precis for my layout.  I typed it up on the computer, then printed it out.  (There is more journalling on the back of the card.)

I'm also entering my layout at Scrapbook Fantasies for Weekly Inspiration Challenge #17-2015 - use bricks.

Materials:
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned papers
Bazzill Basics cardstock
MFT Dienamics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Cr8tiv alphabet and border stickers

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05 March 2015

And it's another Bald Rock layout...

I think this is one of my favourite layouts so far this year:



Another Freaking Scrapbook Challenge is looking for the colour BLUE.

I also incorporated criteria from these two challenges:

Picture This:  ONE PHOTO + CIRCLES + TILT
One photo - I am still not tired of scrapping photographs of Bald Rock!
Circles - I have added a flair, and stamped circles with paint
Tilt - I tilted the patterned packaging

AND

Scrap our Stash: Word challenge
S - stencil, staples, stitching
T - texture paste
E - EK Success packaging
N - Numbers
C - cardstock
I - ink
L - letters

Materials: 
Bazzill Basics - cardstock 
EK Success packaging (from a punch) 
Carl Mini Daisy punch 
Tim Holtz Woodgrain stencil 
WRMK In the Kitchen chipboard alphabets 
Metal flowers 
Resin flowers 
Bella! Bling - Turquoise gems 
Kaisercraft Pearls - Pewter 
Pebbles roller stamp 
Stazon ink - black
Memory Box Perched Reed Bird die 
Funky Flairs Black Quotes flair
Prima Zephyr textured canvas alphabets 

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04 March 2015

The Exit...

The title of this layout refers to exiting the aircraft when parachuting...  and this layout is the second one for the J-girl's "first tandem" scrapbook.   I created a double page for this one; I photographed the layout before I cut it in half.  Clickety-click to enlarge:



Photo credit: Peter Brierley (GoPro 3, stillframe from video)

I was inspired by the Kraft+ March challenge:


Sketch ~ My layout was inspired by the sketch but I didn't stick really closely to it. I stretched it out across my two pages and moved a few things around, but if you squint you can still see the ghost of the sketch!
All that glitters ~ I used lots of stars, but then I realised the criteria probably required "actual shiny stuff" so I added the gold sequins, which really do make a gorgeous finishing touch!

Materials:
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High patterned papers
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneers
Gold sequins
Carolee's Creations Adorn It - Tiny Worn Navy alphabet stickers

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03 March 2015

Smile, cute stuff!

This layout is the first in a scrapbook that I'm making to commemorate the J-girl's first skydive.  She has the video, but I thought it would be fun to grab a bunch of stills from the video and make a small album for her:



Photo credit: Peter Brierley (GoPro 3, stillframe from video)

I'm entering this page at Mystical Scrapbooks for their monochromatic challenge, and also at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for their Anything Goes theme.

And how cool...  Another Freaking Scrapbook Challenge is looking for the colour BLUE.

Materials:
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers

02 March 2015

Braxton Highway

How to scrap a photograph of a road?  Keep it simple...

I used the March sketch at C'est Magnifique.



I am submitting my layout at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
K&Company Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Prima Meadow Lark textured canvas alphabet stickers

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01 March 2015

Pixels and Paper - March reveal

I fell in love with this month's Pixels and Paper inspiration photograph as soon as I saw it, and I just knew I was going to make a monochromatic red page:


... but I didn't!

When I sat down to scrap, the image in my head wasn't coming out on the page... so I shelved my first idea and started again.  My creative wanderings led me down a different path, and this is the layout I ended up with, inspired by the gorgeous shoes and sparkles:



(By the way... the shoe box in the picture is the one that I cut up to make this layout last month.)  I added a handful of homemade flowers, some ribbon offcuts and lots of silver thread.

I am sharing my layout at Simon Says Monday Challenge for their No Rules theme.

Materials:
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Crush patterned paper
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry - Strawberry Shortcake patterned paper
Making Memories ShimmerAlpha - Silver stickers
American Crafts Remarks - Chloe alphabet stickers
A2Z Scraplets Shapes - Shoe Set chipboard shape
Smooch Taffy pearlised accent ink
Derivan Kindy Glitz - Crystalina glitter paint

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28 February 2015

Maybe...

... I can squeeze in one last layout for the month?

This one is based on the sketch at Pretty Little Studio:



The title, "Family Tradition" refers to our wet/cloudy/rainy family weekends.  Those are the only days when my husband isn't working... and thus the only time we can get away as a family.  If it's sunny and gorgeous outside, he's at work and we don't have weekend family time.

I am also submitting at:
* Scrap it Girl: using blue, arrows, and numbers (journalled date)
* Clique Kits: Anything Goes.

Materials:
Paper scraps - MAMBI, Basic Grey, Gin-X
Cardstock scraps - Bazzill
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type word and alphabet stickers
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch

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24 February 2015

Moving on

I haven't done a lot of scrapping this month, but this layout has taken me almost all month to finish!  I've been watching some tutorials on mixed media techniques and I've been playing around with some of the ideas, trying hard not to make the result look like a hot mess...

I was inspired by the February challenge at ARTastic, with this gorgeous art work by Josh Miels:


Here is my layout:



I'm also entering the February challenge at Creative Embellishments.  The elements I used were hot pink, roses and sparkles (pearls).  I used a chippie from the Flourish Butterflies set, and gave it the ombre treatment with inks:



Other materials:
Basic Grey Gypsy - Harem patterned paper
Basic Grey Perhaps - Julia patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Prima Rondelle textured canvas alphabets
Ranger Dylusions - Bubblegum Pink ink spray
Tsukineko Versacube - Petal Pink, Orchid, Polar Blue ink pads

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21 February 2015

Feathered friends

I joined in at the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop this month, and managed to complete two of the three challenges:

1> Using ink:



* Background spritzing with Dylusions ink spray
* Doodled border
* Handwritten journalling

I am also submitting this layout at Clique Kits for their Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned papers
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray


2> Multiple photographs and using punches - it's a double... click to enlarge:



I am also submitting this layout at Scrap Our Stash for Stash Challenge #23:

White cardstock
Alphabeans (title alphas)
Stickers (small alphas and journalling label)
Heart (clip)
Ink (journalling)


Materials:
Crate Paper Crush - Kelp patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned papers
Rusty Pickle Twitterpated - Chocolate Truffle patterned paper
Jillybean Soup Alphabeans - Black Text alphabet stickers
Cre8tiv journal sticker and letter stickers
Memory Box Perched Reed Bird die
Heart clip and doily - from December prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks

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20 February 2015

Kraft +

A brand new challenge blog... yay!  Kraft + (what a great name!) is all about using kraft cardstock as a base.  This is the inaugural challenge, with its Mango Breeze colour theme:


Gorgeous colours.  This is what I created:



Close up of the journalling/title:



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18 February 2015

Car door tour

I still have lots of unscrapped photographs from our trip to Lighting Ridge, so I pulled out another one today...

I used the February sketch from C'est Magnifique:



I incorporated the criteria from the February challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:

* Paint (background done with Gelatos)
* Handwriting (border journalling)
* Pie graph (I made it into an embellishment and added a little fussy-cut tree)



I am also submitting this layout at Clique Kits for their Anything Goes theme.

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10 February 2015

Beachside Bliss

I was immediately drawn in when I saw the February inspiration board at D-Lish Scraps:



The elements I used for my layout were the calming aqua blues, the coastal theme, stripes and starfish:






Materials:
Urban Lily May Ella - Pure patterned paper
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Denim fabric scraps
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Merci flair button
Charms
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers

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06 February 2015

Tenterfield Saddler

Another layout for the 2014 winter break album...



This one was based on the February sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I kept it really simple, using corrugated cardboard base with a bit of gesso to distress it. And of course, scraps and leftovers from past projects...

I chose some bright yellow and orange papers to complement the photographs, with some little birds to - perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the All Things Bright and Beautiful theme.

Materials
Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler - Wide Orange Stripe patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned papers
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Cre8tiv sticker embellishment - birds, border and alphabets
Paper clip

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05 February 2015

White with...

It's no secret that I *love* all shades of orange, so I was thrilled with this month's challenge at White with 1:



This is my layout:



The leaves are from my homemade embellishment stash.  I made quite a lot of them back in October, when I made this card, and I've only got a few left.  Everything else is from my old stash crate, except for the delicious Dylusions ink.

Materials:
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Little Yellow Bicycle Traveller - Wide Orange Stripe/Orange Bloom patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Lower Case Letters alphabet dies
Stampin' Up Spiral Edge border punch

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04 February 2015

Celebrate

This month at Scrap the Girls the challenge is based on an inspiration board:


I **love** green and had fun with this layout:




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01 February 2015

Pixels and Paper - February reveal


This is the gorgeous inspiration picture at Pixels and Paper this month.  La Tour Eiffel est magnifique, ne est ce pas? Je veux aller à Paris. Peut-être un jour...

For this challenge I shifted the focus geographically closer to home... Sydney Tower, which I visited in August last year. I drew inspiration from the letter paper in the photograph and also added some splashes of gold:



As a nod to the City of Love, I added some silver transparency hearts:



I hand-cut my title from a vintage book page.  The checked background cardboard is recycled product packaging (can't remember what it was from, but I liked it, so I hoarded it... as you do!)




I'm submitting my layout to the January Cardboard Central challenge at LESSology.  I recycled some cardboard from a shoebox by cutting out the cityscape motif; I sprayed it with gold paint:



{PS:  The shoebox will feature in another layout... sometime really soon!}


Materials:
Recycled shoe box
Product packaging (unknown)
Vintage book page
Gold spray paint
Fancy Pants Oh Deer - Festive patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Tiny Whoopsy Teal alphabet stickers
Ruby Rock-it Vintage Beauty - ATC transparency hearts

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31 January 2015

Last one for January...

This layout was inspired by the January sketch at Scrappy Canary:



I'm also submitting it at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials: 
Cherry Arte Party Days - Stripe patterned paper 
Charm's Creations chevron 
Smooch Spritz - Sunkissed mist 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist 
Baker's twine 

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29 January 2015

Cyber cropping at Mystical Scrapbooks

 It's been a while since I joined in at a cyber crop, so it was fun to try some of the challenges at Mystical Scrapbooks' January Cybercrop:

Jane's challenge ~ Use non-conventional shaped photographs



I cut my photograph into three triangles.  Here are some detailed shots:





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Donna's challenge ~ Use the provided sketch, and also must have some paint or 'messy stuff' and something handmade:



I turned the sketch on its side.  My handmade item is the journalling tag.  I used texture paste to add the stars with a stencil.  In real life, this looks really cool, but it doesn't really show up clearly when photographed.   



Materials:
Lily Bee Design Picket Fence - Seize the Day patterned paper
Crate Paper Crush - Kelp patterned paper
Tim Holtz Stars layering stencil
American Crafts Alpha Pals - Champion Block alphabet stickers
Pebbles roller stamp
Creative Embellishments Discover Nautical flair
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Tracey's challenge ~ Starting with cardstock base, draw a large X anywhere on it that you like - it must become part of your design. Use it as a main feature on your page.  This challenge really had me thinking... and this is what I created:



I drew the X, then drew a circle, then cut out the segments and put the patterned paper and photographs behind the segments.  And added stitching... of course!

I used some odd bits and pieces from my stash, including some handmade leaves left over from a project last year, and a bit of leftover trim that has been floating around on my desk for months:



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26 January 2015

Hideout

This layout is based on by sketch #138 at Sketches in Thyme:



I used lots of scraps and offcuts for this one, keeping it mostly monochromatic.  I also have a new favourite way of using up my small scraps!  The little pennants were inspired by an idea from Vintage Street Market:



This is the first time I've tried it, and I love the result ~ so simple but it adds something extra to the layout.   I pre-made a bunch of them (it's kind of addictive); they are ready to be embellished further with gems, buttons, flowers or alphabets, depending on the project I'm working on.



I'm sharing my layout at Country View Challenges, where the January theme is something new to you.

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25 January 2015

Bald Rock

I love the photographs that I took at Bald Rock last year, and I still have a bunch of them that I want to scrap onto layouts.  This is my most recent one:



I was inspired by two challenges ~

* Scrapbookit has a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge this month.  {I chose flowers, paint, and chipboard}

* Creative Embellishments has an inspiration picture, and a requirement to use some sort of texture paste/medium on your project such as gesso, modeling paste, opaque or pumice.  {I used plain gesso to stamp with bubble wrap.} I also gesso'd the chipboard shape from the Branches Set:


Other materials:
Kaisercraft Prairie Lane - Fairview patterned paper
Vintage book page
Crate Paper Crush - Kelp patterned paper
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Fall Leaves die 
Cre8tive alphabet stickers
Petaloo velvet flower

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