30 March 2016

View from the top

I used the March sketch from My Creative Sketches to help me along with another page for our 2014 winter vacation album...

I flipped the sketch and used two photos instead of one, but if you squint you can still see the basic bones of the sketch!   The AQUA challenge at Scrapbook Fantasies inspirec me to rummage through my 'aqua' ziplock bag of paper scraps.

Echo Park patterned papers
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers

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28 March 2016

Barton's Rose Garden

A simple layout using a photo montage:

I'm submitting this one for the March challenge at LESSology, where the theme is hand lettered love. I have hand-written journalling on the pull-out tag, and I have hand-written my title.

The pink tissue paper is recycled wrapping from a gift, and I made the title from product packaging card:

I'm also joining in at A2Z Scraplets for the multi-photo challenge. (I used a Scraplet on my page.)

Rose Moka Appel de la Nature - Jardin Fleuri patterned paper
Tissue paper
Product packaging
Bella! journalling spot
A2Z Scraplets Rosebud - Small chipboard
Chromacryl White acrylic paint

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27 March 2016

Easter weekend scrapping

I'd planned to have a few days uninterrupted scrapping over the Easter long weekend, but as it happened, we managed to fill our days with gardening projects and market visits!  I did manage a couple of layouts...

This one is based on a sketch challenge at A2Z Scraplets and I also used BLING for Weekly Challenge #10/2016 at Scrapbook Fantasies:

American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Grand Garland patterned paper
Basic Grey Perhaps - Julia patterned paper
A2Z Scraplets Clocks - Set of 2 engraved chipboard
Crayola Red watercolour pencil
Glitz Designs Frosting - Clear bling strip
Basic Grey Micro Monogram - Pink alphabet stickers

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This one is a pocket page, inspired by the white with one monochromatic challenge at A2Z Scraplets:

I am sharing this page at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-Pocket page
A2Z Scraplets Project Life Styled- Smile chipboard title (from set of 3)
Kaisercolour Dusty Pink acrylic paint
American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Grand Garland patterned paper
TCW Flourishes, Dots & Circles - Strawberry Lace patterned paper

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21 March 2016

Discover... just go...

Time for another double page layout, to catch up on some of our older photographs... {Click to enlarge}

This one was inspired by the mid-month challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks, to alter a journalling card or PL-style card.

This is how the cards started out:

Also inspired by Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - use green.

26/03/16 Edit to add:  Featured as a Gallery Pick at Mystical Scrapbooks.

14/04/2016 Edit to add:  Chosen as the monthly challenge winner at Mystical Scrapbooks.

Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Wellspring patterned paper
Bo Bunny VickiB - Bazzilion patterned paper
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Fascinate patterned paper
Lasting Impressions Sunshine journal cards

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20 March 2016

Cybercropping at The Scrap Suite

This layout was inspired by one of the challenges at The Scrap Suite March cybercrop:

A little close-up of the criteria:
* hand writing (journalling)
* hand stitching (backstitched border, cross-stitched accents)
* handmade flower (paper concertina flowers)

October Afternoon Sasparilla - Big Sky patterned paper (lightened with gesso)
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Doily patterned paper
Bella! journalling spot (negative)
DMC embroidery thread
Patterned paper bag (to make flowers)

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19 March 2016

Pocket scrapping

Another pocket scrapping page - it's taken me a while to get used to this style of scrapping but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it! 

Detail shot of the 2x2 square, with punched banner:

And some punched butterflies, which I attached to the top of the pockets:

Submitting for the ORANGE prompt at Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop challenge and the Anything Goes theme at Clique Kits.

Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Insta-Pocket page
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Florilicious patterned paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler - Orange Bloom patterned paper
Kaisercraft Flutterby - Spring Azure patterned paper
Making Memories Boho Chic - Tiny Alphas letter stickers
My Memories butterfly punch
Sam & Lucy Medium Star punch

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18 March 2016


Inspired by the sketch at Stuck?! Sketches and the CIRCLES theme at Scrapbook Fantasies...

I used LOTS of scraps from my green paper offcuts.

WOW Circle Words - Today wood veneer
Chromacrylic White acrylic paint

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12 March 2016

Trust your intuition

Another art journal page, this one inspired by the Week 11 quote at Colour Me Positive:

Collaged background made from vintage book pages, with acrylic paints, and some stencilled texture paste.  Simple, but I had a lot of fun with it, and I couldn't resist adding the birdie! 

I'm sharing my art journal page at Creative Artiste for the Anything Goes theme. 

Vintage book pages
Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Quarters stencil

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08 March 2016


I love the colourful inspiration picture at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge:

I took inspiration from the bright, metallic colours.

I used the Week 10 quote from Colour Me Positive:

This is my mixed media art journal page, created using a collage background, with layers of acrylic paint:

I'm also linking up at:
** Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes
** Simon Says Monday - Make your own background

Vintage book pages
Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Stampers' Anonymous Tim Holtz - Rays stencil
Imagine Crafts CM - Metallic Gold texture paste

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05 March 2016


I'm playing along at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia, with the theme of SWEET:

I hand-cut my title, and used up some old stash too... sweet!!

Basic Grey Stella Ruby - Coffee with Dessert patterned paper
Basic Grey Perhaps - Julia patterned paper
Vintage book pages
Flower (RAK gift)
Tim Holtz Dot - Elements grungeboard flourish
Chromacryl White acrylic paint 
My Memories butterfly punch

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04 March 2016

Hint of hound

I love the challenges at Kraft Plus, and I love the sketch challenge this month:

This is my layout:

My 'hint of hound' is the hounds-tooth washi tape

Kraft cardstock
Houndstooth washi tape
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Phoenix cardstock
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters diecut alphabets 
Crayola Red watercolour pencil
Upcycled mesh fruit bag

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03 March 2016

White with lavender

This is the White with 1 prompt this month:

And this is my layout:

I found this one really hard... what looks like a similar shade on its own, looks very different when side by side with other items!

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02 March 2016


Today's layout share:

I was inspired by the new challenge at More Than Words:

I used white gesso as a background, and the word 'bliss' for my handwritten title.  My journalling reads: What other word can you use to describe the relaxed feeling of a rainforest cafe, with birdsong and a delicious cappucino?

The colour palette and background texture technique was inspired by the March challenge at Archi-Scraps.  The requirements were: Use gesso or texture paste, and some yellow.

I added texture to the gesso by stamping into it with an embossing folder:

October Afternoon Sasparilla - Gold Rush patterned paper
Vintage book page
Ric rac
May Arts yellow gingham ribbon
My Memories butterfly punch
Sissix Tim Holtz Texture Fades- Collage embossing folder

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01 March 2016

Monochromatic in March...

How delicious is this inspiration picture from Pixels and Paper this month?

I love hot drinks of all kinds, and I don't need much encouragement to take photographs when we go out for a special treat!

The additional criteria this month is monochromatic, which also happens to be one of my favourite techniques.  I used tones of mustard in my layout:

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

Bazzill Basics cardstock
Sassafras Lass Serendipity - Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Carabelle Studio Composition-avec-des-carres art template 
Portacraft Metallic alphabet stickers 

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