27 June 2016

Miniature art...

This is a tag that was inspired by the More Than Words mini challenge for June:




I'm also submitting my tag at Mixed Media Monthly for the 2nd anniversary challenge.


I chose the Challenge #18 - TEXTURE theme.

Materials
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Ranger Dylusions - Ground Coffee ink spray 
Imagine Crafts CM Metallic Gold creative medium
Manor House Sprinkles - Lime Green blossom
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha - Mint Grunge letter stickers

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16 June 2016

Today is a gift...

Catching up my October 2015 album...



This layout was inspired by the Mixed Media Monthly 2nd anniversary challenge.


I chose the Challenge #15 - GET TEXTY.  I used a text background and some vintage book pages. My mixed media elements are papers, resin, and metal.

I'm also joining in at the Mystical Scrapbooks June FRAME IT challenge.

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico Vol 3 - Polaroid die cut frame
Vintage book pages
Resin heart and flowers
Mulberry paper flowers
Metal leaf charm
Pink cotton thread
Echo Park Life is Good - Happy Borders patterned paper

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05 June 2016

Scrap Suite cyber cropping

A layout inspired by the challenges at The Scrap Suite May cyber crop:

Multiple photographs (and include a bow):



Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Flourish with a Bling Jack Vine laser cut
K&Company Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents paper flowers

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04 June 2016

That was fun

Another layout for our January 2016 day trip album:



I took inspiration from these challenges:

* Creative Embellishments ~ Inspiration picture + favourite technique.  I chose a forest theme, and used some machine stitching on my layout, my favourite technique. I used a CE flair from the butterfly set:



* Off the Rails ~ Monochromatic.  Lots of green!
* Scrappy Friends ~ This or That.  I chose a butterfly.

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Mint Julep - Journey journal cards
Manor House Sprinkles - Lime Green blossoms
Maya Road Trinkets - Textured Corduroy blossoms
Creative Embellishments Butterfly flair

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03 June 2016

Halloween Parade

Joining in at 123 Challenge Blog this month with this layout:



Lilac - I don't have much in the way of lilac supplies because it's not a colour I am naturally drawn to, but I found a napkin that would do the trick and mod-podged it as my background.
Doodling - This was the easiest bit for me, because I love to doodle borders and edges.  I kept it simple to balance out the busy background pattern.
Drama - I used the word in my journalling.

Materials
Paper napkin
White tissue paper
Bo Bunny Double Dot - Violet cardstock
My Memories butterfly punch
Crayola Mauve watercolour pencil
Crayola Yellow watercolour pencil
Flourish With A Bling Chloe - Red pearls
Prima Essentials flowers (orange)
Green Tara Petals - Red paper flowers


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02 June 2016

Scrapping Outback

Joining in at Scrapping Outback for the June edition of White with a Twist... this is the picture prompt:


I used all of the colours, and made this layout:



I used some chipboard pieces from the WOW Fun Multi Word Pack; I left them raw to add the grey element to my colour palette, and because they look great just the way they are:



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01 June 2016

Pixels and Paper - June DT reveal

This is the inspiration picture for Pixels and Paper this month:


I was immediately drawn to those beautiful rustic doors, and the wonderful rich browns.  I also loved the pops of green and orange, and used these colours in my pocket scrap page:



The extra criteria this month is DISTRESSING.  I distressed the edges of the patterned paper squares, added some torn corrugated card, and inked the edges of the papers and journalling strips with distress ink.

 

I'm sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes challenge.

Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Blooming Blossoms patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Pinecone cardstock 
Tim Holtz Ranger - Bundled Sage distress ink
Twine
Pink Paislee Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers
Basic Grey Origin alphabet sticker (k)

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28 May 2016

A sketch layout

Sharing a layout I made, based on a sketch at Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop:



Also joining in at Simon Says Wednesday, for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Mint Julep - Journey journal cards
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
KI Memories Pop Culture - Flower Child - Socialite lace cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Turquoise Mist cardstock
Wooden heart button
Resin rose
Paper daisies
Paper clips

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27 May 2016

Happy mail

Happy mail today... from Charms Creations:



Yay!

20 May 2016

Lip Falls... again

Chipping away at our photographs from Denham Reserve... this is another taken at the bottom of the gorge:



I used sketch #1 from the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop, and used up some of the scraps on my desk.  I added some texture paste for some subtle dimension, and a gorgeous lace flower motif:



I'm joining in at Mixed Media Monthly for the May Butterflies and Blooms challenge:


... and it's also my third submission to the Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday FLOWERS theme.

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
Wooden butterfly buttons
Stamper' Anonymous Tim Holtz - Woodgrain layered stencil
Texture paste
Prima ATC card
Lace floral motif

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19 May 2016

Kraft + chaos

I don't mind admitting that I found the Kraft Plus challenge a really tough one this month!


I had an idea what I wanted my layout to look like, and of course it turned out quite different!  This is the beginning of my background, hanging on the clothesline to dry...



This is the final layout:



I took inspiration from the 'chaotic' style of the layout and the celebratory feel.  I used a painted background (with gesso, acrylics and a credit card), random themed words in a starburst pattern, and also included a car.

A long way from my usual kind of page, and a definite challenge for me.

Materials
Kraft cardstock
Kaisercolour Mango acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Navy Blue acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint

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17 May 2016

Circles

This layout is based on the new sketch at Creative Scrappers:



I'm sharing my layout at:

* Clique KitsAnything Goes
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Circles

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets
Buttons

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14 May 2016

Play Hard

This layout was inspired by the May sketch at Scrap the Girls:



Not a 'girly' layout, but I think it captures the occasion very well. I added some texture with the fabric strip (navy blue spots) and popped up the stars with foam tape for dimension.



Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned papers
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces diecut title
Paper clips
Fabric
Sam & Lucy Star punch

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13 May 2016

White with Tangerine

It's getting harder to get photographs of the teen J-girl these days, so I've taken to swiping pictures from her Facebook profile!



The colours in this layout were inspired by the May challenge at White... with 1:


The design was based on the sketch at Blue Fern Studios.  I used some chipboard pieces from BFS Turkish Bits which I doctored up with white texture paste:



27/05/2016 EDIT TO ADD:  My layout among the May features at White with 1.


Other materials
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Vintage book page (overspray page salvaged from a previous project)
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Blooming Blossoms patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Orange flowers
Buttons

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12 May 2016

Seriously?

What a great inspiration picture at Creative Embellishments!


This is what I created:



I chose patterned paper with a peacock feather motif, and also a bird-themed photograph.  I used real feathers from our wyandotte chickens (not the one in the photograph) and a CE chipboard for my title:



** I'm sharing at scrapbook.com for the NSD Pet-Themed challenge.  More chickens!
** I'm also sharing at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Blue Eyes patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club stickers
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Creative Embellishments Celebrate Word Set chipboard
Kaisercolour Mango acrylic paint
Imagine Crafts CM Metallic Gold texture paste

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11 May 2016

Cybercropping at the Scrap Suite

I completed this layout for April cyber crop challenges at The Scrap Suite:



Materials
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Rose patterned paper
American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Watercolour Words die cut title
FWAB Maddison Small - Pink flowers
Portacraft paper flowers
Delish Scraps Pearl Cabochons hearts

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10 May 2016

This is the life

Another layout about our beloved Jess:



This one was inspired by the May challenge at My Mind's Eye.  I used PAINT and lots of MME product.

I'm also joining in at some of the NSD challenges:
* Scrapbook.com ~ Pet Theme
* Studio Calico ~ Furry Friends

Materials
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste - Adorbs - Hello - Greet patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Mint Julep - Journey journal cards
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing buttons
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint

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09 May 2016

Clique Kits NSD challenges

These are some of the pages I completed for the Clique Kits Scrap Your Heart Out NSD cybercrop.

Mixed media challenge ~  I used some "mop up" papers from a previous project, and stencilling with texture paste.



Also sharing this layout at:
* Creative ArtisteAnything Goes
Scrapbook.com ~ NSD Life in Full Colour
* Studio Calico ~ Creating layers

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Collage Press Margot - Cherry Blossoms patterned paper
The Crafter's Workshop Flourishes Dots Circles - Strawberry Lace patterned paper
Prima Royal Menagerie - Decor 1 6x6 stencil
Mesh fruit bag
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day flair button
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces title card
Paint pens

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Recipe challenge ~ sparkle, shine, flowers:  I made a pocket scrapbook page.  It's a companion page to this one.





Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-pocket page
MME Breaking Free - Best Buds - Nothing But Dots scalloped patterned paper
MME Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
MME Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
Gold sequins and stars
Clique Kits Holiday Printables digital image
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch 
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Cream paper flower 
Kaisercraft Red paper flower

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Double page layout (click to enlarge) ~





Also sharing this one at Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday - FLOWERS.  Those layered flowers have been in my stash for years and somehow have only just surfaced again!

Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Lee's Trees laser cuts
K&Company Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents glitter flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Wooden butterfly buttons
My Memories butterfly punch

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08 May 2016

NSD Scrapping (2)

Messing around with mixed media:



I had a play with my background, with lots of layers and some texture paste for the stars, and royal blue stitching:



Joining in with challenges at:

* Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes
* Clique Kits ~ Scrap Your Heart Out mixed media theme

Materials:
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange spray ink
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest spray ink
Tim Holtz Stars layering stencil
Making Memories Shimmer Alpha - Silver letter stickers
Autumn Leaves French Twist - Petite Hibou patterned paper
KI Memories Pop Culture - Hopscotch Red lace cardstock

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Playing around with colour:



* Studio Calico ~ Colour Challenge
* Scrapbook & Cards Today ~ Masculine 

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Mango cardstock
Wooden bird button
Buttons from my habby stash
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters die cut alphabets

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07 May 2016

NSD scrapping (1)

I indulged just a little this weekend for National Scrapbooking Day... so many amazing challenges and so little time!



This one was submitted to:
Studio Calico ~ Furry Friends (well, actually, he's a feathered friend...)  #SCNSD16
Scrapbook.com ~ NSD Pet Themed (featuring one of our cheeky roosters)
* Pink Paislee ~ Raquel's Get Stitchy (featuring Pink Paislee papers and stitching) #ppNSD2016



Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock 
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon - Harvest Moon patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Flower Beds patterned paper
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Bazzill Basic Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Tiny Worn Navy alphabet stickers
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Kaisercraft 3.5cm Cream paper flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Cream paper flower
Heidi Swapp Cinnamon Red 1/8" ribbon
Buttons from my habby stash

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This one was inspired by:
* Scrap Challenge YOUrself ~ Mood board.  I used tones of green and blue, and included a little bird and daisies to tie in with the spring theme.
* Scrap it with a Song ~ Best Day of My Life. In my journalling I write that we had the best time ever at the Wheel of Brisbane.  The lyrics of the song, I stretched my hands out to the sky also fit with the atmosphere of the photo with its beautiful views.

And also submitted to:
* Studio Calico ~ Creating Layers (Layers of circles for my embellishments, layered title) #SCNSD16

Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Basic Grey Serenade - Bustle patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Rain Showers patterned paper
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Loverly patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Starmist cardstock
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Aqua gems
Autumn Leaves Katie Pertiet - For the Record journalling stamp
Tsukineko Stazon - Timber Brown ink
Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words diecut title

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