01 July 2019

Local colour

Time for the July ARTastic Challenge reveal:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.  This month the criteria is PAINT.

I chose a photo with an orange focal point like the painting, and I created my own background using acrylic paint. Super simple dry-brush technique for me, and I was pleased with the result!


Materials
Kaisercraft acrylic paints - Yellow, Lime, Candy
PortaCraft alphabet stickers
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Stars wood veneers

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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30 June 2019

Today

This layout was inspired by the Debi Clark Tribute challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I used Debi's favourite colour combo of black, white and red. And a little **bling** too, because... Debi.


Materials
Kaisercraft Sakura Park - Kanzan patterned paper
Prima EverydayVintage flair button
My Memories butterfly punch
May Arts Center Dots - Red grosgrain ribbon
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Diecut tags {RAK gift}

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01 June 2019

The Swing

First of the month, and time for another ARTastic Challenge reveal:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.  This month the criteria is CHILDREN PLAYING theme. 

I'm having some laptop issues and I've been unable to access my backup photo drives, so this month I'm sharing a layout from a few years back...



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01 May 2019

Bloom

ARTastic Challenge has a beautiful inspiration picture this month:


The criteria is FLOWERS... a nice, easy one!

When I'm not scrapping, I love to spend time in my garden.  I have used the FLOWER theme in my photograph, and my embellishments.   I created this layout as a companion page for this one.


Materials
Patterned paper scraps - Collage Press, K&Co (?)
My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings & Fly - Sky's the Limit - Pick a Card journal card
Die cut frame {RAK gift}
D-lish Scraps Hydrangea Petals flowers
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Oval butterfly cabochon

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21 April 2019

Boy Stuff

Filling in a few more gaps in my day tripping travel journal today...

This one was inspired by the Boy Stuff challenge at Off the Rails:



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Sunday Morning

I really loved creating this layout!


Materials
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Crafty Koala Rusty Coro patterned paper
Lilybee Designs Picket Fence - Seize the Day patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Honeysuckle patterned paper
Unbranded alphabet dies
Wooden flower buttons
DMC embroidery thread
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die

I'm sharing my layout at the Scrapping Clearly Easter cybercrop for the Autumn Colours challenge.

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08 April 2019

Christmas in April

There's a fun challenge at Scrap Challenge Yourself this month:

 

After looking at the gorgeous DT layouts, I assume that is the American meaning of 'holiday' i.e. 'annual celebration/observation' such as Easter/Christmas/Halloween etc {and not the English meaning of 'holiday' i.e. vacation/time off}.

For me... it's definitely Christmas, and it's always a very low-key and casual affair.  Last year I made a special effort to get myself in a photograph (!)


Materials
Bazzill Basics Classics - Crimson cardstock
Basic Grey Infuse - Inspire patterned paper
My Mind's Eye My Girl - Bouquet patterned paper
Fancy Pants spiral journal page
Prima Raffia - Calatheas flower
American Crafts Thickers - Daiquiri foam alphabets
Ribbon scraps
Mini ric rac
Floral trim

I'm also joining in at:

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
As always, I love delving into my stash of patterned paper.

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04 April 2019

Focus

An interesting challenge at Scrap the Girls this month:

 

This one had me stumped for a while!  I decided to start with the design elements as my inspiration - bold text, no frills or flounces, a straight-to-the-point message. Then the theme - dressing the part, and facing a challenge head-on.

So... all of this rolled into another page for J-girl's Cadet Games album (lots of space for her to add her own journalling):

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Pink Paislee Indigo - Burlap patterned paper
Buzz & Bloom Pointers - Spikey Spiders chipboard
Kaisercolour Yellow acrylic paint
Bella! chipboard alphabets
Orange chevron washi tape

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01 April 2019

The Explorer

This month at ARTastic Challenge, the criteria is PETS - inspired by this fun piece by Lisa Frances Judd:


 I took inspiration from the mix of colours (I even included a splash of purple!) and the black outlines.


Materials
K & Company Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Crate Paper Shine - Devine patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit ATC card
Authentique Radiant - Playful patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice cork hearts
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White flowers
Unbranded layered flowers cutting dies
Kaisercraft brads
Mini square brads
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Lower cutting dies

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25 March 2019

Out & About

This layout was inspired by the March Random Word challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I used the phrase OUT & ABOUT for my title:


Materials
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Cherish patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety - Sunshine patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Dot to Dot patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Rootbeer Float foam alphabets
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam ampersand
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Unbranded layered flower dies
Mini brads
Delish Scraps Hydrangea Petals flowers
Kaisercraft Yellow Deep rhinestones
Twill trim
Yellow nylon trim

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17 March 2019

Jess

I scrapped some older pics of Jess, inspired by the D-lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite March cyber crop Furry Friend challenge:

Materials
Patterned paper scraps
Unbranded layered flower cutting dies
Unbranded white paper flowers
Mini brads
Blue trim
Crayola Light Blue watercolour pencil
Heart paper clip
Puffy sticker
Blue spotted washi tape

Really pleased to use just the photos and a handful of bits and pieces on this layout, with some fun doodling to frame it all.

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01 March 2019

ARTastic in March - Monochrome

First of the month, and time for another ARTastic Challenge reveal:


To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.  This month the criteria is MONOCHROMATIC (any colour).  This one got me thinking!  Not about the monochromatic theme, but about what other elements to draw from the inspiration painting.

I decided to go with the darkness... so I chose some rainy day photographs, when it was overcast and a bit gloomy.  Down in the rainforest shadows...


Materials
Kaisercraft Botanica - Bulb Spot embossed patterned paper
Kaisercraft Botanica - Collectibles die cut leaf
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Unbranded satin flower
Buttons from my habby stash
White photo corners
Simple Stories Daily Grind 3x4 journal card

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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23 February 2019

Sun, sand, surf

This is my take on the Escape 2 Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers.  The theme this month is 'seasonal subjects'.  Lots of sun and sand in this one!


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine - Solar Flare patterned paper
Echo Park For the Record - Apron Strings patterned paper
Authentique Favorite - Paper Accents paper piece
Creative Embellishments Summer flair button
Washi tape
Art C Beach - Collage Kit diecut title

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22 February 2019

Warrior Queens

I love the inspiration board at Scrap the Girls this month:


I took my inspiration from the gorgeous colours, the abundance of flowers, and the 'warrior queen' quote:


Materials
Vicki Boutin Field Notes - Among the Wildflowers patterned paper
Vicki Boutin Field Notes - Happy Heart patterned paper
Unbranded layered flower dies
Kaisercraft Yellow Deep rhinestones
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Lower cutting dies

31/05/2019 EDIT TO ADD: Thrilled to be a winner at Scrap the Girls!

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12 February 2019

Lil Squirt

This layout was inspired by the February Pick 3 challenge at Soul Scrappers.  I used:  journalling, 3x patterned papers and die cut letters:


Materials
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Cherish patterned paper
Kaisercraft Grunge - Rebel patterned paper
Simple Stories Snap Studio - Snappy Days 3x4 card
Fancy Pants Attwell flair button
Kaisercraft Circle Scribble cutting die
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Lower cutting dies
Washi tape

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05 February 2019

Tea Time

This layout was inspired by the February mood board at Scrap the Boys.  I used lots of blue!


Materials
Vicki Boutin Field Notes - Happy Heart patterned paper
Prima Anna Lee - Poetry patterned paper
Spotted washi tape
Nespresso coffee capsule packaging
Buzz & Bloom Mini Series - Leaves chipboard shapes
Kaisercraft White acrylic paint

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04 February 2019

You Got This

There's a beautiful inspiration board at Anna's Craft Cupboard this month:


I used pink as my 'splash of colour'... and this is my take on the challenge:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Pinkini cardstock
DCWV Watercolor patterned paper
DCWV Peri & Peach title card
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always flair button
Art Wrap lace tape
Wooden flower buttons
Paper doily

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02 February 2019

Vivid red

This is my take on the February White...with 1 challenge, featuring VIVID RED:


Materials
Kaisercraft Circle Scribble cutting die
Paper doily
Prima IOD Everyday Vintage flair
EK Success Cutter Bee - Flowers cutting dies
Unbranded layered flower dies
My Memories Butterfly punch
Kaisercraft Sweets brads

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01 February 2019

ARTastic in February

First of the month, and time for another ARTastic Challenge reveal:


Isn't it just stunning?   This month the criteria is NATURE.
To join the challenge, create a project inspired by the artwork {share the story of how you were inspired} and include the criteria.

I took my inspiration from the trees and water in the painting, and scrapped a photograph from the Nightcap National Park rainforest.  Lots of fussy cutting on this layout!


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Love Always - Bouquet patterned paper
DCWV Palms & Ferns patterned paper
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras - Bling rhinestones
Tissue paper
Simple Stories Sn@p! Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cut 

I'm sharing my layout at:

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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03 January 2019

Hello, beautiful girl

Scrap the Girls has a fun, cheeky Time Traveller inspiration board this month:


The fourth image in the top row of the mood board brought to mind some untouched/preview shots of my daughter from a glamour photo shoot. (Facebook does have its advantages... such as keeping me in supply of photographs of she-who-refuses-to-be-photographed-by-her-mother).  I really liked the red/black colour theme too.


Materials
DCWV Bella Armoire embossed patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Prima product packaging
Hambly Screen Prints Old Lace overlay
May Arts Centre Dot - Red 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
Dear Lizzy Watercolour Words die cut title
Green Tara 6cm Petals - White paper flower
Spotted button
Anchor embroidery thread

Photo credit: Selwyn Photography

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