Scrap the Girls | January 2018 Moodboard

January’s moodboard is not really a girly one but that’s the challenge.January 2018.jpg

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.

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Lets go Explore

I have some big things happening down the track so I am in the process of getting my layouts sorted and shared rather than having them sit waiting.  Waiting for what I have no idea maybe just time to sit down and blog them.  I am currently waiting for another process video to save, so why not blog and share these layouts especially as this one is a perfect Rainbow Splendour share.  Check out those wood veneer planes.  My favourite of all the RS woods.

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This is a heavy mixed media background with lots of texture so I kept the veneer raw to make it pop.

Here are a few close ups:

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CSI Challenge #226

This month as part of the Charms Creations Creative Team I was invited to play along with CSI Challenges.  I have played along before and they are great for getting your mind ticking and thinking outside the box.

Here is the challenge:

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I have been hoarding these chipboard animals for a long while.  My aim this year is to actually use my stash!

Here are some Close ups:

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Krisy xx

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Masculine Mixed Media Card

Today I am sharing a Masculine Card I made. The card I created I wanted to be very neutral.  What I mean by neutral is Occasion neutral.  Something that is clearly masculine but could be used for any thing.  This is what I came up with….

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It’s not secret I love grunge.  So I created a grungy embossed background that I then layered embossed chipboard over the top before adding a stamped fussy cut image.

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The Colour Blast Embossing Powder is super shiny and difficult to photograph.

As for the stamped man, he is from A Stampers Anonymous collection of stamps I recently purchased with this task in mind. I coloured him using the new Colour Blast Shimmer Powders.  I’m not much into fussy cutting but I think I might do it more often as it is a great way to use your stamps.

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There is a process video that goes along with this card too you can check it out here

I am the Machine | Mixed Media Colour Blast DT Share

Today I am sharing my most recent layout for Colour Blast Australia.  This layout is made up of a whole heap of scraps, colours, chipboard, stamping and that’s about all.

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I literally used scraps to build my base.   You can read all about it on the Colour Blast blog.

Wild at Heart | Altered Canvas for Colour Blast Australia

Today I am sharing an altered canvas that I have created back in July but I have been saving it until now to share.  It turned out pretty good and the whole process was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.  The hardest thing is waiting for layers to dry.

 

For this project, I decided to give photo transfer a go.  The only thing is I don’t have a printer at home so I asked my husband to print a photo at work with a laser printer.  He wasn’t sure if he had one and I am still not sure the print was printed on a laser printer as the actual transfer process didn’t work as easy as the tutorials I watched on YouTube.

I added heaps of recycled embellishments and bits that I had been hoarding to this canvas.  I really love the depth of texture and details.

Here you can see a bottle cap and some of the chipboard and lace embellishments under all the colour.

 

I left all the tails of the hot glue gun as I liked what they added to the finished piece.  They look a lot like threads all over or even cobwebs.  No need to dust it later on 😛

I used a whole heap of Colour Blast Products on this piece.  I used Colour Sprays, Shimmer Sprays, Embossing powder and the Texture paste.  Every product added a little bit more to the piece.

Here’s a tip: The Colour Paste can also be added directly to metal embellishments without any need to prime them.  Here you can see I added it to this metal butterfly.

I then added black and white drawing ink splatters and a bit of Royalty Colour Shimmer Spray in splatters to tone down the white. ( I went a little cray cray) Finally I added some more metal embellishments and a quote cut into strips.  The quote is from the very first Kit the Habit Kit called Brave.  That was one of my favourite kits.  The other thing I did was add a chipboard title.  This one is from Imaginarium Designs.  I coated it in two layers of Bling Embossing Powder to make sure it was super shiny and really stood out.

I have wanted to make one of these for ages.  They look more complicated than they actually are.  So give it a go.  I also created a process video you can check out here.

Layouts That Didn’t Make the Cut | An honest share.

Just a quick share from me today.  As you know I was a Guest Designer over with Imaginarium Designs for the past six months.  My time there is now finished but I wanted to share a few layouts that I didn’t think made the cut.  They are ok layouts but to me, they are not my best work so I decided to hold them back and create something else in their place.  I guess the reason that I am sharing this is to show that not every layout meets our personal expectations and rather than dwell on it, I just put them to the side and move on.  I tend to think that I am better vesting my energy elsewhere rather than dwelling.

Here is the first one:

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This layout is ok.  I used a darker photo because it told the story.  It is a full family selfie after my husband had returned home from a 10 day work trip.  We don’t get full selfies very often so it was important for me to capture this in a layout.  Because of the photo and the glare the page didn’t photograph very well not matter what I tried so I decided I wouldn’t use it.  Straight into the album it went.

Here are a couple of close ups of the details:

The next layout, I was experimenting with some paper layering of Napkins and a more vintage feel. Flowers are not really my favourite thing and everytime I look at this layout I don’t think it has the finished feel to it but I wasn’t sure what else to add to it.  Rather than wasting time thinking about it I decided to put it aside and I would come back to it one day when I know where I wanted it to go.

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Here are some close ups:

Finally there is this layout.  It is a photo from my daughters first birthday.  Over the past year I have scrapped a few different photos from this day.  This layout is finished, I am ok with how it looks but for some reason I decided it wasn’t quite design team worthy.  I think maybe because gold is such a hard colour to photograph in real life and I couldn’t get it to look right in the photos.

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So, there it is…My shitty layouts that will go into my album but didn’t make the design team cut from my perspective.  I have an expectation of my layouts that I share especially representing the companies that I do. But most of all, I want to be proud of them knowing that they are a true representation of me and my style.

Final Guest Designer Share | Imaginarium Designs

Well the second half of this year has flown and I am sharing my last Guest Designer project on the Imaginariums Design Blog.  You can read all about the details there but I thought I would share the finished product here too.  It’s another art journal page.  This is my brain fighting with my heart about moving back overseas again.

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Here are some close ups of each page:

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Guest Design Share | Imaginarium Designs

I have been making Art Journals again.  This time I used some old Graphic 45 papers that I had been hoarding.  This collection was called Le Cirque.  It was the first Graphic 45 collection i got hold of and fell in love with.  Graphic 45 is not everyone’s cup of tea it can be a little dark but I absolutely love it so much.

I won’t go into all the details you can read about it on the Imaginarium Designs Blog here.

But here is my finished journal and a few close ups.  This one will be available for sale in my Sale folder on Facebook.

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Here are a few close ups:

 

This Moment | Masters Share

Today I am sharing an upclose look at my layout that was featured in the Masters section of last months Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

This layout started as an experiment.  I wanted to see what my new tub of crackle paste was capable of.  In true me form, I set about making a mixed media base for the background but then I got busy and it got pushed to the side for a bit. Then the SBM Master challenge came out to create any layout our heart desired so I decided I would give this a go and if I didn’t like it I could always put something else together.

Here is my layout.

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The background turned out awesome.  I used heaps of layers of ink to slowly build it up.I used the new Colour Blast Colour Spray in Coffee and then added some Distress ink over the top. Then added some embellishments.  The chipboard I embossed with three different Colour Blast Embossing powders – Steel, Leather and Singing the Blues. The little wood veneer words are from a Ruby Rock it Collection I had left over, the flair button is a random one from my garage sale haul.  The smile tab and zig zag wood veneer are from Studio Fourteen40.

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I love grunge layouts.  What do you think?  There is a process video for you to check out too.

And one last close up so you can see all the layers.

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