02 August 2015

Road trip

 

This layout was inspired by several challenges:

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August challenge, with multiple criteria:
* use something blue
* include texture
* choose from three additional elements (I chose: stars, stamp, twine)

Picture This ~ August 1st challenge, with criteria:
* black background
* one photograph
* two patterned papers

I'd also like to submit my layout at Simon Says Monday for the No ordinary paper theme.  I used corrugated cardboard as the feature of my layout, and recycled a kraft envelope for the title and journalling strip.

Materials:
Coredinations Black Tie black cardstock
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
Webster's Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Mod Designs patterned paper
Baker's twine
Pebbles roller stamp
Kraft envelope (recycled)
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
PortaCraft foam glitter stars
Paper clips

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01 August 2015

Pixels and Paper - August reveal

Another beautiful image at Pixels and Paper this month:

 

I was inspired by the rainbow of colours against the white background, and this is my creation:



I used the July sketch from My Creative Sketches, which I flipped mirror-image.

I'm joining in at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies - Borders patterned paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies

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19 July 2015

Dutch ovens

I've almost finished my January 2014 album; this layout is the last of the Australia Day pages.  I was prompted by a cyber crop challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks to use three different ribbons.  I used the ribbons on some homemade tags:



I'm submitting my layout at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
CTMH Silhouette patterned paper Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Journal Cards patterned paper (reverse side)
Celebrations 6mm spotted satin ribbon
May Arts gingham ribbon (yellow, black)
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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18 July 2015

Cybercropping

It's SO cold outside, so I'm staying rugged up and I'm doing a spot of scrapping this weekend.  These layouts were inspired by the Mystical Scrapbooks July cybercrop:

Use twine/string in two ways:



I'm sharing this layout at Simon Says Monday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots glitter foam alphabet
Tag (recycled from Prairie Bird Boutique ribbon)
Bakers twine
White string
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Use washi tape to create a background:



This was such a fun way to create a layout!

I'm sharing at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers 
Washi tape x5

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14 July 2015

One for the girl...

I really liked the sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls this month, and this is my layout:



I'm also joining in at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Anything Goes
* Flying Unicorn ~ Alter and stitch ~ I altered my punched flowers by painting with Twinkling H2Os:



Materials:
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper 
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Spots and Dots embossing folder
Lace & ric rac
Maya Road chipboard scroll
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix - Licorice glitter
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
EK Success Retro Flower - Small punch
Bella! Bling - teal gems 
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Navajo Pearl watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Carribbean Mist watercolour paint

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10 July 2015

Cairns

I found a a fun inspiration pic at Outback Scrapping:


I started with a white background, added hot pink lace cardstock, and then some splashes of yellow, to come up with this layout:



I dug into my old stash to find the chipboard flower, which I painted with several layers of gesso:



Materials:
KI Memories Hula - Hot Pink lace cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Crocheted flowers by Robyn
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Buzz and Bloom Botanica Flowers - Small chipboard shape

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08 July 2015

Splashes of red

I enjoyed playing around with texture paste and watercolour for this layout.  I used the July sketch from C'est Magnifique:



I included the elements from the Funky Flair Studio challenge:



* Red ~ Yep, lots of red!
* Flowers ~ These satin flowers have been in my stash for years!
* Funky Flair ~ I used one of the cute flair buttons that I bought at the recent sale

I also included the word AWESOME in the journalling, for the July challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge:



Other materials:
Studio Girl Striped Circles 6x6 stencil
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Garnet watercolour paint
Scenic Route Sumner patterned paper (fussy cut leaves)
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned paper 
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies

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07 July 2015

Birds of a Feather

This layout is based on the sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:



The extra criteria is to use something metal, and I thought it would be fitting to use this cute heart-shaped paper clip, which I received in a mixed goodie bag from Mystical a little while back:



It's a crossover challenge with Archi-Scraps this month, where the theme is Pets. Of course I couldn't resist scrapping another duck photograph!

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Big Sky patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness - Elements cards 
Echo Park Life is Good - Journal Cards (fussy cut flower)
Prima Say it in Crystals - Melody lace

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06 July 2015

Another windmill

The July inspiration image at Creative Embellishments made me smile:


I love windmills... of all kinds.  One day I'd like to see a 'real' Dutch windmill, but until then I'll continue to enjoy our Australian ones.  I interpretted the challenge literally, and took inspiration from the windmill itself:



The twist is to use something made from wood; I used CE Fall Leaves wood veneers:



I used sketch #142 from Sketchabilities:

 

I'd also like to submit my layout for Clique Kits Anything Goes challenge.

Other materials:
October Afternoon Sasparillia - Wide Open Spaces patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket 2wenty Thr3e - Postcards patterned paper
Basic Grey Urban Couture - Pashmina patterned paper
Portacraft metallic alphabet stickers

 
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05 July 2015

Winter holiday layout

I created this layout using the colours in the July inspiration board at D'lish Scraps:



I used "Let's Go..." for my title, and I also placed my photographs in a grid pattern like the cushions in the inspiration board.

Materials:
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Prima Vintage Bloom - Olive flowers
Prima Rondelle textured canvas aphabets
Upcycled index card

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04 July 2015

Two 'boy' layouts

This layout was based on the sketch challenge at the Scrap Suite cybercrop:




Materials:
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Vintage book page
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Elements journalling card
Prima Welcome to Paris textured canvas alphabets
Prima Cartographer wood veneers
EK Success Paper Shapers - Double Circle punch

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This one was inspired by the July mood board at Scrap the Boys:



I used warm orange tones, circles and paint splotches.  The title didn't photograph very well; it's actually gold:



The quote is from Oscar Wilde:
“Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.”

Materials:
Bazzill Basics - Mango cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Flutter patterned paper
Vintage book page
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
EK Success Paper Shapers - Double Circle punch
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Embossing powders- black and red
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Spots and Dots embossing folder
Portacraft metallic alphabet stickers

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03 July 2015

My Chocolate Love Story

This month's Show Us Your Stuff challenge is to use handwriting as a feature, and this is my layout submission:



I cut up a Max Brenner takeaway menu for my layout base, and I used the same paper to make my own paper heart embellishments.

Other materials:
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray
Kraft envelope
Buttons

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02 July 2015

National Youth Week

I've had these photos from National Youth Week printed out for a while but I didn't really know what I was going to do with them.  I decided it was time to scrap them and move on, so I picked a few different challenges to inspire me. This is the layout:



The July stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash inspired my choice of materials ~ always a good feeling to rummage through my stash and find something just right for the job!

P ~ Pebbles roller stamp (stamped journalling)
H ~ Hello sticker
O ~ October Afternoon paper patterned paper
T ~ Twine
O ~ Orange stickers
S ~ Stars

My layout also fits the criteria at Picture This:  2 photos + red, white, blue + stars.

For the July Scrappy Friends challenge, Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe:  Twine, stars, celebration theme

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers
Twine
Pebbles roller stamp
CTMH Black dye ink
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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01 July 2015

Pixels and Paper July Reveal

What an inspirational picture this month at Pixels and Paper.  One day I'd love to experience this vista for real:


Here is my take:



The dry Australian landscape is a long way from the iconic domes of Santorini!  I was immediately drawn to the bold architectural shapes, which inspired my choice of background paper.  It also occurred to me that this scenic vista was framed in portrait,  whereas it is typically photographed in landscape.  (Do a quick Google search for 'Santorini' images and you'll see what I mean.)  So I did the same with the photograph choice on my layout - I used a scenery shot of what would typically be framed in landscape, and framed it in portrait instead, which does provide quite a different perspective, I think.


Materials:
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Click patterned paper
Bella! Sarah-Jane - Narratives journalling card
Kaisercraft Basics Pearl Strips
Prima Zephyr textured canvas alphabets
Vintage book page

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28 June 2015

Smile...

Doing a spot of cybercropping at The Scrap Suite:


I chose the first row {hand-dyed muslin, resin embellishment, printed paper} to create this layout:



First time I've every dyed muslin - and it was super-easy!

Materials:
Lots of scraps - Echo Park, Kaisercraft, Memento 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist

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27 June 2015

Saturday crafting

It's school holidays, and I enjoyed a fun Saturday scrappy session with J-girl... it's been a LONG time since we sat down together to do crafty stuff.  We tried something new ~ a quad easel card.  I followed Michelle's tutorial at Flying Unicorns.

Top easel view:


All four panels viewed when flattened, and side view of one of the panels:


This was lots of fun to make!   I've also uploaded J-girl's card HERE.

Challenges:
* Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
* Butterfly Challenge ~ Butterflies + flowers
* Scrap it Girl ~ Brads, buttons & bling.  (The buttons and bling are easy to see.  The brad is the yellow dragonfly.)

Materials:
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Basic Grey Urban Couture - Cashmere patterned paper
My Memories butterfly punch
Tsukineko Versacube - Bark ink
Butterfly diecut image - received in a RAK

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Weekend crafting with Jazi

This is the quad easel card that J-girl made today.  So proud of her for trying something new and following it through to completion!

Easel view from top:


View of all four panels when 'flattened':


I'm submitting Jazi's card at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge for the Tools theme.  Jazi used my supplies, including old Basic Grey Sugared papers.  Despite not doing any scrapbooking for over a year, she still loves using all kinds of scrapbooking tools, including the guillotine and butterfly punch.  Her favourite thing is still the Cuttlebug, which she used to make the title.  She used my MFT Die-namics alphabet dies the first time, which also required a metal adaptor plate ~ another first for her.

Also submitting at Simon Says Wednesday challenge for the Anything Goes theme.

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25 June 2015

Two creations...

I had some fun getting girly with this layout:



I used the June sketch from Scrap Our Stash as my starting point, and I also added flowers and bling for the monthly challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks.

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The extra criteria for Scrap Our Stash was to use the leftovers to create a card.  I already used mostly offcuts to create my layout, so I didn't have much to work with... but this is what I came up with:



I'm submitting my card at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
College Press Margot - Cherry Blossoms patterned paper
Basic Grey Two Scoops - Strawberry Smoothie patterned paper
Basic Grey Urban Prairie - Bonnet patterned paper
My Memories butterfly punch
Spellbinders Shape-abilities - Butterflies die 
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Basic Grey Gypsy - Harem patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Paper doiley

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21 June 2015

Construction Zone

This layout was inspired by a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  It's been a while since I joined in over there, but this sketch (with some liberal tweaking on my part) was just right for the photographs:




I included some altered chipboard for the challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop.  I cut the frame in half, then heat embossed with glitter embossing powder:



This layout was also inspired by Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge with their June Tools theme.  I put aside my pile of travel photographs and searched out some photographs of my husband working at home in the yard.  He uses all kinds of power tools in his projects, but for this one it was back to the old trenching tool while laying the foundations for the new duck enclosure.

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Gold Rush patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Pebbles roller stamp
CTMH Black dye ink
Chipboard frame - prize RAK from many years ago
Punched butterflies - prize RAK from many years ago
Gel-a-tins Gelly Powder - Northern Lights blue glitter
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
FWAB Rhinestones - Silver
Spanner charm - prize RAK from Scrapbook Fantasies 
 

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20 June 2015

Barcaldine Station

Playing along with a few different challenges for this layout:



* Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop ~ colour scheme + chipboard
* Rochelle's Scrappy Friends Tic Tac Toe ~ stencil + sun + zigzag stitching
* Picture This ~ ONE PHOTO + PAINT + STENCIL

It's a bit hard to see the stencil in the photograph (white paint on patterned paper), so here's a detail shot:



Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Big Sky patterned paper
Prima Annalee - Romance patterned paper
Imaginarium Designs Starburst chipboard
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
TCW Rebekah Meier - Mini Specimens 6x6 stenci
Buttons
Paper clips

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