25 August 2015

Jumped the Beach

Another layout for J-girl's skydive album:



I'm joining in at Rochelle's Scrappy Friends Tic Tac Toe challenge, with a combination of paperclip + camera + kraft.  I'm also submitting at Simon Says Monday challenge for the Tickets Please theme.

Materials:
Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High accessory stickers
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journalling ticket
Gold stars
Paper clip

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23 August 2015

Dahmongah Lookout

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop:



...and also the NATURE theme at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

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22 August 2015

Keep calm and get texty!

Yet another layout for the January 2014 album... recording our family activities for the end of summer.  I'm so thrilled with the way this one came together:



First, I created my own background using texture paste, tinted with acrylic paint.  I'm sharing the technique for Team Training over at the Pixels and Paper challenge blog today.

Next I layered it up with some paper scraps and a bit of pen work, added the photographs, and then made my own title card.  I played around in Photoshop Elements with a lot of fonts, sizes and positioning until I got it just how I wanted.

I'm joining in at these challenges:
* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Keep calm and...
* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Get Texty


* Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ Typesetting


Materials:
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean Blue acrylic paint
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Spring - Glitter Accents - Beehive Brunch patterned paper
Bazzill Basics - Tropical cardstock
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Digital credits:
Ferris wheel by Housin Aziz
Font: Myriad Pro 

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21 August 2015

Cybercropping

I'm joining in at another cyber crop at Mystical Scrapbooks. The theme is Farewell to Winter and these layouts were inspired by this mood board:


This layout was inspired by the colours:



I was also inspired by the Manly theme at Unruly Paperarts this month.

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This layout was inspired by the materials - I added some blanket stitching, and also some wooden buttons:



I couldn't resist a touch of lime green too, for the Citrus Twist theme at Simon Says Monday.

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Tumbleweeds patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Prima Annalee - Romance patterned paper
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flowers
DMC embroidery floss

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18 August 2015

A little bit orange

I *love* orange so I was keen to join in the Citrus with a Twist challenge at Simon Says Monday.  This is my submission:



I'm also joining in at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes challenge.

Materials:
Sassafras Lass Serendipity/Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Code Coral mist
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Prima Essentials flowers 
Buttons 
Paper clips

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17 August 2015

Scrap the Girls

I love the colours in the August Scrap the Girls challenge. I took inspiration from the coral, off-white and gold highlights.



I was also inspired by the challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks to scrap a story and photograph about yourself.  This is the only photograph I have of myself from when I was presented with an award at my local rural fire brigade, and I thought it was time to scrap it!  {The "trophy" is a silver-dipped drip torch which belonged to one of our brigade's founding members.}

Materials:
Making Memories Fifth Avenue - Elizabeth Berry patterned paper
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity Tidbits diecuts
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Flea Market photo overlay
May Arts Royal Blue 3/8" grosgrain ribbon

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16 August 2015

River City

Another one for the January 2014 album... edging closer and closer to finishing it!



I am submitting at:
* Picture This ~ 2 photos + monochromatic + fall colours
* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes

Materials:
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Chocolate acrylic paint
Bella! diecut journalling card
Prima Essentials - Everyday Vintage paper flowers
Prima English Garden tiny flowers
FWAB Antique Gold pearls
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Cre8tiv letter stickers

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10 August 2015

A touch of yellow

I adore yellow, and it was perfect for adding a pop of colour to this layout:



I'm submitting my layout at Berry71Bleu for the very yellow August moodboard challenge.

Materials:
Sassafras Lass Serendipity/Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Chocolate acrylic paint
Elle's Studio Serendipity Tidbits diecuts 
D-lish Scraps Sweet Celebrations kit paper ribbon & paper clip

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09 August 2015

D-lish scrapping

I'm joining in at D-lish Scraps this month for the inspiration board challenge.  I do find these ones quite challenging because ALL the colours must be used, and ONLY those colours.  Here's the board:


And here is my layout, using some D-lish goodies:



Materials:
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day - Awe Inspiring patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Sweet Celebration (Girl Kit) embellishments 
Key charm
Bella! Bling - red gems
Paper clip

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08 August 2015

{Cake}

How fun is this inspiration pic at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia


I was a bit stumped at first, because I was focussing on the hot pink and triangles.  But then I looked past the colours and thought about the theme, and I remembered a photograph I took of the tiered cake from J-girl's Year 7 graduation...  and this is what I created:



Materials:
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Rose patterned paper
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
Making Memories Fifth Avenue journalling page 
American Crafts Thickers - Sprinkles vinyl alphabets
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Prima E-line - Green flowers
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
EK Success Retro Flower - Small punch
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Mediterranean watercolour paint
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Turquoise
Portacraft glitter foam stars 

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07 August 2015

White with... custard?

I love the wonderful colours featured at White with 1 each month.  This the colour for August:


This is my layout:



Materials:
Fancy Pants Oh Deer - White corrugated cardstock
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Washi tape
Vintage book page
Acrylic paint
Texture paste
Prima Essentials flower

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06 August 2015

Another road trip

I love this beautiful art prompt at ARTastic this month:


The challenge requirement is to make the background a feature.

What I did:  I started out by applying a thick layer of texture paste over the centre of the cardstock, then 'stamped' into it with an embossing folder.  I really love the subtle pattern that shows through:



When it was dry, I added a little doodling around the title and edges.  Then I remembered a little embroidered owl that I've had in my habby-stash for many years... just the right finishing touch!

Here's my layout:




I'm also sharing my layout at:
* Kelly's Scrappy Friends - Word challenge (I used road and trip)
* Clique Kits - Anything Goes

Materials:
Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Floral Fantasy embossing folder
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Recycled kraft paper envelope
Washi tape
Buttons
Embroidered emblem
Paper clips

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05 August 2015

Something for Jess

... well, kind of.  I've been meaning to make a feeding calendar to put on the fridge, and I finally did it:


I was inspired by the August challenge at Kraft Plus... using a kraft background and zentangling.   I thought this would be a fun project to practise hand lettering.  I'm not very confident at freehand shapes, but I had a lot of fun with my black finepoint marker, glitter gel pens and coloured pencils! Here's some close-ups ~

  

The little arrow also has a magnet on the back, and it is moved each day after Jess has been fed.


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04 August 2015

Sand monitor

I'm never sure exactly how to scrap wildlife photos, so I was pretty happy with how this one came together:



I was inspired by the challenge at Achiscraps to use something clear.  I used some Heidi Swapp ghost shape flowers:



I'd also like to join in over at Scrap Our Stash for the stash challenge:
P - pink flowers
A - acetate flowers
P - Prima alphabets
E - Enchanted Garden paper
R - Recorded Collection paper

09/08/2015 edit to add:  I've had some lovely comments from US visitors to my blog, so I thought I'd add a bit more information!   In Australia we commonly call this kind of creature a goanna.  My layout title "sand monitor" is a generic term for a couple of different kinds of goanna that are found across outback Australia, including Gould's Monitor (I am not a biologist so I can't tell the difference).  They have the beautiful red/brown/sandy colouring to blend with their environment. YES, they roam free, and they are a bit scary looking!  They grow to around 2m (6ft) long and can run quite fast.

At home on our semi-rural property we have goannas too - but they are lace monitors. They are a different colour (dark grey/brown).  They can grow just as big (and can be just as scary looking!)  The biggest problem is that they get into the chicken enclosure and steal our eggs!

Materials:
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper 
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes - Flowers acetate flowers
Kaisercraft pink flowers
Prima Meadowlark textured canvas alphabets
Bella! Sarah-Jane - Narratives journalling card
Buttons
Kraft envelope

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03 August 2015

Funky and pink

Pink + Funky Flair + hearts = a flashback to 2012 for the Funky Flair challenge this month:



Also submitting at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

Materials:
Mod Designs patterned paper
Heart punches
Funky Flair Blue Arrows flair button
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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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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30 July 2015

More cybercropping

These layouts were created for the July cybercrop at D'lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite:

Use journalling in two different ways:



Materials:
Creative Imaginations Narratives - Honeydew patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Rain Showers patterned paper
MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Vines patterned paper
Chatterbox Nook - Olive Blossoms patterned paper
Echo Park Sweet Summertime - Alpha Stickers letters
Prima Vintage Blooms - Olive flowers
Kraft envelope
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist

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On Trend:
I've been noticing GOLD everywhere lately so I chose that element as my main 'on trend' element.



Materials:
My Memories Glitter - Bright Gold cardstock
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Sweet Celebrations (Girl) kit items
D-lish Scraps Horizontal Stripe - Gold bag
Washi tape

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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