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.
This is my take on this months Scrap the Girls Challenge. This month is a moodboard called “Seaglass”.
All the sea inspiration meant I just had to use a photo of the sea. I settled on this series of photos of my daughter Poppy taken last October at Kingscliff. The colours of the ocean are a perfect match.
Here is my Layout:
This layout is all about texture. I added colour to start then strips of material, some gyprock tape and then bubble wrap. Yep I used bubble wrap to add some textural “glass rocks” to the layout. I was a bit of work to hand stitch them all on but I think it was well worth it. I really love the way it turned out.
Here are a few close ups:
There is a process video up on Popleopod YouTube Channel so head over and check it out.
This month we have a new design team over at Scrap the GirlsScrap the Girls and the girls are on fire. This year I have decided to change things up a little with the challenges and I will be introducing theme challenges too. So that is something to look out for.
This month though, to ease the girls in we just have a sketch challenge.
This is my layout:
I really love this layout it is featuring the new 7Dots Studio collection called Cotton Candy. It is beautiful and so easy to work with.
I threw in a bit of a Colour Blast Shimmer Dust mixed media background and some Viva Las VegaStamping and BAM! it was done.
There is a process video too so head over to Popleopod on YouTube and check it out.
Just a quick share today, this months Scrap the Girls challenge stumped me for a while and it is my challenge. This is it here:
After much thinking and changing my ideas many times this is what I came up with:
I had to add a bit of mixed media to the background to soften the crazy patterned paper. Then I added some stamping over the top that I embossed with gold “Bling” embossing powder from Colour Blast. It was very hard to photograph. You can kind of see it here.
Then I painted my chipboard pieces with Blue Dylusions paint and embossed over the top in more “Bling” Colour Blast Embossing Powder.
I’ll be honest this months moodboard wasn’t one of my favourite colour combinations. Purple and green kinda don’t do it for me but I am pretty pleased with the way this layout turned out.
This layout started out with some papers from the very bottom of my stash. Papers that I think were given to me when a friend thought she’d take up scrapbooking and then realised it’s a lot of work. I happily took the pile and it has sat in my cupboard until now. These were a perfect match for the moodboard. I am not really a fan of purple and I think that is why this moodboard didn’t really appeal to me to start with.
Once I sorted my papers and started with the mixed media it all started to come together and I started to like what I was creating. Plus as soon as I added my Viva Las VegaStamps I was in my happy place. I really love these little pieces of red rubber.
Anyways, here’s a few close ups. Make sure you check out Scrap the Girls Blog to see the other Design Team members layouts.
A bit of triple embossing makes any chipboard freaking awesome!
Today is my first official month as the Scrap The Girls Ringmaster. I am a bit excited by the process and the direction of the blog. Just keep an eye out for the changes.
Anyhow, today I am going to share take on the May Sketch.
I decided to stick fairly closely to the sketch. This is the Hello Love Collection from Crate Paper. It’s very girly and I love it. I teamed it up with some stickers from my stash and a few bits from the Dear Lizzy Documented collection.
I added a few other embellishments – Charms Creations Hessian Heart, A Flutterby Designs Flair button and a D-lish Sequin bow.
There isn’t a video to go with this video as my camera was full and I didn’t want to waste time downloading it when I had so many ideas flowing.