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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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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19 June 2015

Tin Can Bay

This layout is based on the June sketch at Blue Fern Studios:



I used a chipboard shape from the Seaside Seashells set:



I'm joining in at the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop with this layout.  The theme this month is Chipboard - perfect!  This one is for the chipboard + paint challenge.  I painted the chippie (and the background) with white gesso, and added some misting.

Also submitting at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Other materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Stage Coach patterned paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Vintage book page
Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones - Silver

02/07/2015:  EDIT TO ADD ~  Sharing my layout at Paper Issues for the Seas-the-Day theme.  Beach themed-layout, with October Afternoon paper.

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18 June 2015

More YELLOW...

I had fun with this layout:



I was inspired by these challenges:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ June Challenge #2 ~ Use two different types of heart
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Use your favourite technique (My favourite technique, hands down, is stitching.  Love, love, love stitching on my layouts!)
* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Anything Goes ~ That's me on the left in the blue shirt (the only female in the photo...)

The fabric is from an old pair of rural fire brigade turnout trousers.  It used to be yellow...

Materials:
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Basically Bare Hearts 2 calico heart
DMC embroidery thread
Heart buttons

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14 June 2015

Dining in style

I loved the colours in this month's moodboard at D-lish Scraps, and this is the layout I created:



The other elements I incorporated into my layout were the film strip, chevrons, and black-and-white polka dots.

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Gold Rush patterned paper
CTMH Silhouette patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
2 Crafty Film Strips - Small chipboard
CTMH Black dye ink
Vintage book page
Gold doiley
Buttons from my habby stash
Washi tape

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13 June 2015

Going up

Super simple layout ~ another for the winter album:



Once again I took inspiration from the ARTastic challenge piece:


I included a whimsical little birdie button, and used corrugated card to recreate a 'wooden' look in the background.

I'm also submitting my layout at Unruly PaperArts for the Great outdoors theme.

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12 June 2015

Baby it's cold outside

Working on some more layouts for the Sydney holiday album... this one was inspired by the June moodboard at Show Us Your Stuff.


The blue & green flowers inspired my colour scheme, and I adopted Baby it's cold outside as my title:



My handmade embellishments are the the snowflakes, which I handcut painted and glittered:



Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Wide Open Spaces patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones - Silver
Ranger Adirondack Metallics - Silver acrylic dabber
Gel-a-tins Gelly Powder - Northern Lights blue glitter
Paper doily
Journal card - ARTastic prize RAK from Mary Bennetts

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11 June 2015

A touch of damask

Another fun challenge at Skrapki Wyzwaniowo... use DAMASK:


I found a beautiful sheet of damask patterned paper in my stash, and I created this:



(Please excuse the dodgy stitching ~ my sewing machine has been a bit temperamental again...)  I used the June sketch from Anna's Craft Cupboard, and I also played along with the June challenge at Funky Flairs:


* Baby blue ~ background paper
* Funky Flair ~ I used a flair from the Chalkboard set
* Glitter ~ I painted the lime flower petal and white stamen with glitter paint

Materials:
UKH Gallery Winter is Coming - Song of Ice patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Funky Flairs Chalkboard flair
Manor House Sprinkles blue flower
Kaisercraft 5cm - Lime paper flowers
Derivan Crystal Glitter acrylic paint
MFT Mix-ables - Winged Beauties stencil
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Lemongrass watercolour paint
Prima Rondelle textured canvas alphabets

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10 June 2015

Ominous

This is the last of my January storm layouts:


(Photo credit: Sue Streek)

I was inspired by the Picture This challenge:  2 PHOTOS + BANNERS + FLAGS.  I'd also like to submit at Clique Kits for their Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Three Bugs in a Rug Rhapsody - Jubilation patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt patterned paper
Prima Meadowlark textured canvas alphabets

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09 June 2015

Lots of yellow

This is a simple, fun layout that was inspired by Challenge #27 at  Scrap Our Stash:



How to play:  Use something that begins with each of these letters:

B ~ book page
R ~ ribbon
A ~ acrylic paint
D ~ Dylusions Lemon Zest ink spray
S ~  sequins

PS: Thank you Mary Bennetts for the journal card.


I'm playing along at Paper Issues for the Mist-er Fix-it theme.   Lots of indiscriminate MISTing on this one!

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08 June 2015

Another double

More pictures from our trip to Tenterfield and Bald Rock last year... and a double layout to accommodate (click to enlarge:)



Interesting history:  The tank traps formed part of the 'Brisbane Line' WWII defence strategy, in preparation for a potential Japanese invasion of northern Australia.

Challenges:
* The Scrapbook Store ~ June sketch, stretched across two pages
* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes
* Scrap it Girl ~ Brads, Buttons & Bling:


 
Materials:
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers

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07 June 2015

Two sketch layouts

Using some sketches in my scrappy projects today...

This one was inspired by the May sketch at Swirlydoos:



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I used the May sketch at My Creative Sketches for this layout:



The photographs on this layout look a bit wonky because they are photographs of images on a projector screen. For my daughter's Year 7 graduation, we were asked to supply a photograph of her first day of primary school.  As each student received their graduation certificate, their Year 1 and Year 7 photographs were projected on the big screen behind them.  It was a lovely thing!

I'm also submitting this layout at Swirlydoos for the Ceremony theme.

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06 June 2015

Bring your own sunshine

I enjoyed putting together this layout with lots of different offcuts:



My layout  was inspired by the colours and patterns from this Scrap the Girls moodboard:


Materials:
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Basic Grey Two Scoops - Strawberry Smoothie patterned paper
Basic Grey Urban Prairie - Bonnet patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted - Entrance
MME Wild Asparagus So Pretty - Dark Pink cardstock
KI Memories Painter's Palette - Artsy Circles patterned paper
EK Success WOAP - Retro Flower punch
Fiskars Threading H2O border punch
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Washi tape
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Moroccan Screen embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Circles die
Bazzill Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Prima Essentials flowers

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05 June 2015

Here and now

Another vacation layout ~ from our trip to Lightning Ridge in 2013:



I used the sketch from C'est Magnifique.  I was also inspired by this lovely Luka Va artwork at ARTastic:


How I met the ARTastic challenge: I used a wood veneer frame, wood patterned paper, and a birdie-design flair.

Materials:
Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Mocha acrylic paint
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Click patterned paper
Merci flair
Trinket Track wood veneer frame
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Buckaroo alphabet stickers 
Tsukineko VersaCube - Bark inkpad

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04 June 2015

Day 1

I've almost finished the 'Sydney' part of our Sydney trip album from last year.  Now I've started on the 'getting to Sydney' photographs... starting with Day 1 of the journey.

This layout was inspired by the sketch at Scrap the Boys:



I didn't add any of the grunge elements, but basic bones of the sketch are there.

Materials:
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers and journalling card
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Prima Cartographer wood veneer shapes
American Crafts Thickers - Rootbeer Float foam alphabets

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03 June 2015

Look

Kraft + has another great challenge this month:


This is my layout (not a jungle creature to be seen!)  I pulled apart a Zarraffa's paper coffee cup for my 'animal print' - love the corrugated texture too.



Materials: 
Bazzill Kraft cardstock 
Vintage book page
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray
Basic Grey Origins - Hot Stone patterned paper
Basic Grey Origins - Renew patterned paper
Daisy Bucket Newbury Court - Bentley Place patterned paper
Gold sequins
MFT Mix-ables - Flying Beauties stencil
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Lemon Grass watercolour paint

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