Scrap the Girls – HELLO MR GREY

This months challenge at Scrap the Girls is a bit of a different one.  It’s all about Grey

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And this is my take…

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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.

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Princess Tanty

Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.

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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.

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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.

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Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.

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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.

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Precious Moments

This is my take on this months Scrap the Girls Challenge. This month is a moodboard called “Seaglass”.

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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:

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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.

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….