It’s been a long while since I’ve had a chance to create properly. I am officially on a three week break from uni and for the last 12 months solid I have been studying even over Christmas. So I wanted to make the most of my break and I said to my husband this week I’m just going to create. Don’t expect much else to be done. So I started yesterday and first up I was inspired by the June tree of Life challenge at Viva Las VegaStamps. As you know these are my favourite stamps of all time and it’s still my dream to join the team there, maybe this year I’ll apply.
Anyways I created two things…a scrapbook page and a large tag.
There are a few VLVS on the background and of course the Tree of Life stamp. I need to get more patience with my fussy cutting.
I’ve again used the tree on the background of my tag and a chipboard tree that I have been moving around my desk for the best part of 5 years! I keep saving it…I don’t know why.
Hopefully I’ll be back with more shares in the next two weeks wish me luck!
So, it has been a while but I have had a chance to play along with some challenges this month. First up is Kraft +
It’s a Recipe Challenge: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and something new.
My Old is an old Flair from depths of my collection.
My New is a new Stencil I used from Kinder Kreations called Jamie.
Something Borrowed – a photo of my husband. He hates me sharing his photos. So you could also say this is stolen.
And something blue is the thread behind the photo. I love thread. Oh and the Charms Creations arrow is also dark blue.
January’s moodboard is not really a girly one but that’s the challenge.
I took inspiration from the blue colour and the guitar.
This is my take on the challenge:
Here are some close ups. I really love the simplicity and the details of this layout.
It’s been a while but Semester 3 of uni and I am only doing one subject to I have a bit of time up my sleeve to create and blog about it…
After I go on retreat I usually like to write a big blog post about everything that I loved. This year I was lucky enough to road trip to the Flutterby Retreat at Lake Keepit in NSW. I haven’t had a chance to write about it as uni priorities have taken over by I have managed to scrap some pages which I am really happy with. They sum up the fun of the weekend. I will say one thing, if you are able to, go on the Flutterby Retreat. It is so much fun and if I had unlimited money, I’d be booking in for the next 5.
I have two layouts to share….
Here are some close ups…
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you with some bright rainbow colours and the need to go on retreat! You can read more about the pages in depth over at the Flutterbys Blog and also check out their store.
This months challenge at Scrap the Girls is a bit of a different one. It’s all about Grey
And this is my take…
This is a photo of my friend, Sarah, and I at the 50 Shade Darker movie. I thought it was fitting.
Here are a few close ups too.
This is my favourite moodboard of the last six months.
When I put this moodboard together I had an idea for a layout but I had no idea what photo I could use or how I could use it. Then this layout came about. I absolutely love it so much.
This is another layout that may have got lost in the Publishing change over at Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. It was such a great layout and it is a shame it has been in hiding this long.
I love all these outside of the box challenges that are popping up around the place. This one in particular was pretty fun. The challenge was to for Scrap the Boys and the idea was to scrap your boy and FOOD. This layout was created in November 2015 but it was picked up for publishing so I have had to hold off sharing it.
I decided that I wouldn’t use a standard photo of my son eating ‘Food” but rather I took this opportunity to document the fact that my son likes to eat EVERYTHING. I love preparing sensory playtime activities for both the kids but I have to be sure that everything is edible because without a doubt he will eat it or at least try it. This day was no exception. The activity was slime also known as Cornflower, water and food colouring. He saw it as soup and went and fished out a play spoon from the cubby and proceeded to eat it. No amount of discouraging him works. So its just as well it is not harmful but I don’t think it could have tasted very nice.
For my layout I created a mixed media background using greens. I chose green because the colour complimented the photo and the embellishments I wanted to use. I had recently acquired some new Charms Creations Green Triangles and they are bright and I would encourage everyone to try and add some to their collection. Triangles are very in at the moment and add something a bit special to any layout.
Here is my layout…
And a bit of an embellishment close up for you to drool over…
Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.
I am not one to use a lot of flowers so I changed it up a bit and moved the sketch down a little to create my layout.
I used watercolours and Colour Blast Shimmer dusts as my base to this layout and then I added Colour Blast Colour Paste and Flutterby Designs Flutter Paint over the top. I have had a hard time with photographing my layouts lately so that is why this layout doesn’t look as bright as I would like. I tried two separate times to take some decent photos but the summer sun and stained glass windows have not helped my cause. I have lights too believe it or not. Time to add some new ones I think.
Anyways here are some progress shots.
First – watercolour.
Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.
Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.
Here are a few close ups of the finished product. The hardest part of this layout was waiting for the Flutterby Paint to dry. I didn’t want it to bubble so you have to let it dry naturally or with very little heat.
Here are a few close ups too:
I originally created this layout as an alternative to a DT layout I was working on. I actually created three to the criteria and had a friend pick the best one.
This one I loved but it came off second best.
Here are a few close ups too:
There is a process video too.
This month I was invited to be a guest designer for ARTastic Scrapbooking Challenge. I agreed, then I got my challenge. UGH! Flowers. I am not really a fan of flowers.
After a little bit of thinking and an impromptu photo session, I had an idea. This is what I came up with.
I used some marigolds from our garden as stamps and printed with them. The colours are really lovely and I am really happy with the finished layout.
Here are a few close ups.