Make Me Beautiful

Today I am sharing my Scrap the Girls Design Team Layout for this month.

This month the challenge was “First, let me take a Selfie”

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And here is my take on the challenge.

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There is a process video on POPLEOPOD YouTube so I won’t go into all the details you can just watch me create it.  So check it out and let me know what you think.

Oh, and here are a few close ups:

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Poppy | February Scrap the Girls Design Team Share

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:

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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.

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There is a process video too so head over to Popleopod on YouTube and check it out.

This Moment | DT Share Scrap the Girls

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:

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After much thinking and changing my ideas many times this is what I came up with:

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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.

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Then I painted my chipboard pieces with Blue Dylusions paint and embossed over the top in more “Bling” Colour Blast Embossing Powder.

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Scrap the Girls October Moodboard

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.

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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!

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A little Charms Creations and a Flutterby Designs flair = the perfect finishing touches.

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There is a process video too….

 

Scrap the Girls – May Sketch Challenge

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.

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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.

Scrap the Girls April Moodboard Challenge

This month on the Scrap the Girls Challenge blog is a Colour Challenge designed by the fabulous Rikki Graziani. My first thoughts were Easter Colours when I saw.  I went and printed of a whole heap of Easter photos from the last few years and they didn’t match the colour scheme so….I went through a pile of photos I have on my desk (waiting for the right layout) and I decided to use a black and white photo of my daughter who promises she wasn’t eating sand.

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I then went through my stash pulling out papers that I thought would match the colours.  I settled on a crazy piece that has been in my stash for over ten years.  I know this because the price tag on the back was from a shop I used to frequent before I went overseas to live in 2006.  When we returned to Australia in 2009, it had closed down so its old and to be honest I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought it.

Looking at the moodboard for inspiration my eyes settled on the mandala style drawing in the top right hand corner.  I read something recently that Mandalas are going to be big this year so I decided that I would recreate something similar and then cut out parts of it.  When I was hand cutting out some of the negative shapes, I developed an appreciation and need for a paper cutting machine.  I never thought I needed one but all the beautiful layouts I am seeing with cut shapes and after hand cutting them myself maybe I will add one to my wish list along with a Minc.

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For the journalling I decided to handwrite the quote from the moodboad on journalling strips.  I usually do this strip style journalling with my words typed up on my typewriter but because I hand drew the background I wanted to include my handwriting too.

Looking back at this layout, it looks fairly simple but there was a lot of time and effort that went into drawing the background and cutting it out.  It is also mixed media free which for me at the moment is very different.  I kept my embellishments to a minimum too all I used was a Charms Creations Book tab, Studio 1440 flair button and a D-lish Scraps Doily and sequin bow.  The gold crosses came from the same Thickers pack as the Be in the title.

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As always, I have put together a process video so you can watch it all come together.  Head over to Popleopod channel and don’t forget to subscribe to see more process videos like this one.  I am also on Facebook and Instagram so, if you haven’t already go and like them too – I often share sneak peeks of projects I am working on.

 

Family Keepsake | Scrap the Girls Design Team Share

It’s another new month so that means it’s a new challenge over at Scrap the Girls.  This month it’s a moodboard and I will tell you I was so happy to see that there were no flowers in sight and it was really quite a different grown up sophisticated moodboard. The moodboard is Black and Gold.

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I tried something a bit different.  I layered texture paste quite thickly through a stencil and then coloured it with a sprinkle of black and gold embossing powder from Colour Blast.  You have to be light handed to get blended effect.  Once it was on, I blasted it until the embossing powder had bubbled and then a bit more until the texture paste had bubbled too.  While it was still a bit tacky, I sprinkled some gold micro beads over the texture paste to add some more gold and texture.

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To add the black and gold detail to the layout I raided my stash and found some Prima flowers I had been hoarding and some others I have no idea what brand but I think they may have been Prima too.  To break it up a bit, I added some D-lish white small roses.

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For the title I had some D-lish wire from the recent “After Five” kit that I bent into the word family.  It is a quirky addition to the layout that I love.

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I’ll be honest this is quite a bulky layout and it is going to take up a whole lot of space in an album but it is beautiful and I tried something different with the texture paste and embossing powders that it absolutely amazing.  You will definitely see more of this is my up coming layouts.