Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stuck Sketches January 15 challenge

I am back with the second Stuck?!Sketches installment for January, the January 15 sketch.
Here is the sketch:
I loved this sketch when I first saw it. 
My husband, son and I went to a Keith Urban concert in December. I knew this sketch would be great for any photos we took of the concert, so I made sure we took lots of photos, lol. I must also say, how awesome Keith Urban is as an entertainer, and a genuinely nice bloke. It was a great night out. 
Anyway, I wanted this layout to be fairly clean and graphic. The photos are from a distance, so I didn't think there should be too much distraction from them. 
I have also kept the embellishing fairly simple, but did include a Charms Creations denim super star and terrific tab. I also added a tag, card and wood veneer from Flutterby designs

I hope we see you join us for the challenge.
Keith Urban Concert

Monday, January 2, 2017

Funky Flairs Studio Creative Team share #1 January

Well the new year sees me on another new creative team, this one is for Funky Flair Studio. So today, I have one of my 2 monthly shares for you.
This layout is of a friends grand-daughter, she is a delightful little girl. I loved these photos of her enjoying the simplicity of bubbles - who doesn't enjoy bubbles?
Bubble Fun
I took inspiration for the layout from the colours in the photo and from the bubbles, creating my own "paper bubbles". I used a sketch by Laura Whitaker from Stuck?!Sketches - sometimes I get stuck on how to create a layout, lol. 
The flairs I have used are from the September 2016 collection - Life is tweet. These flairs are perfect additions to little girl pages. 
I added a bit more fun to the layout with a star from Charms Creations
Happy Scrapping. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches January 1st challenge

Happy New Year for 2017.
It's time for a new challenge at Stuck?!Sketches, and this one should keep you happy, just as they all do. Here is the sketch:
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For my layout, I used an autumn photo, which I know sounds odd, given this time of year. However, Charms Creations is a sponsor for this challenge this month, and I was sent a product to use - the apricot terrific tab and the DIY star. So given the apricot colour, I decided to use this photo, and did an autumn theme layout. 
I sprayed the patterned paper, added some rubons and then some washi tape, stamped images and some die cut leaves.
To my DIY star, I added some texture paste through some plasterers tape, but this doesn't show up very well. I then misted it, and stamped on it. I love the end result. 
I also added a flair from Funky Flairs Studio
Anyway, I hope you have time to join us for the challenge. 
Autumn Leaves

White With 1 January challenge

Happy New Year 2017.
I am delighted to be a part of the team at White With 1. So today I am sharing the new challenge for January. This month there is a moodboard to play with as well as the colour, which is PRINCESS PINK:
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How pretty is this? So for all those girly layouts, let your hair down, and go with the pink. 
I chose photos from my daughters 21st, already over 5 years ago. This colour was perfect for her photos, as was the moodboard. 
I didn't have a lot of pink of this colour in my stash, but did find enough to manage my layout.  Lol, I have used some quite old Love Elsie products, but they worked. I added a spotty cellophane lolly bag under the scrapping papers. I used white leaves instead of pink ones to soften the page a little. I have added some flairs from Funky Flair Studio
Have fun with the challenge.
21st speeches

Show Us Your Stuff January challenge

Happy New Year 2017.
I really do hope this year doesn't go as fast as 2016.
Anyway, welcome to the challenge at Show Us Your Stuff. Here is the challenge:
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So this will be great for your summer holiday photos. My photo is from a summer a few years ago now. 
I love the Cocoa Vanilla products, and this one Hello Sunshine from a season ago, is still very appropriate to use. I added a Charms Creations arrow and a flair from Funky Flairs Studio
Happy creating. 
Fun in the sun

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 December challenge

I decided to have a go at the challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 this month, given it is a Christmas inspired challenge.
I loved the earthiness and rustic appeal of this moodboard. I had a photo of a Santa life art statue taken in the city, that I thought might be good for this challenge. However, I didn't have much in the way of wood inspired objects that would work. I altered a piece of music patterned paper with gesso, ink, stamping and crackle texture paste. I had a sheet of Kaisercraft stickers, a few years old now, and these worked well, so I took the inspiration for my layout from the flowers. I cut the stickers in half and layered them around the photo. I then found some wood veneer baubles and a star, and that gave me the wood element I was looking for. I think it turned out ok. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 
Santa in the city

Monday, December 26, 2016

Kraft plus December challenge

So it is Boxing Day today, and after a hectic week at work, then preparing for Christmas, I have given myself today to scrap. No cooking, no cleaning, no chores - it's fend for yourself day today.
So I have managed to sneak in a layout for the Challenge at Kraft Plus. Here is the challenge:
I loved the sound of this challenge, until it came to doing it, lol. So I guess I really was challenged. I decided to scrap about my cat, Tess. She will lay down in many places around our home, usually wherever I am. She follows me around whenever I am at home. Even today she was sitting with me when I was scrapping, but then she wanted to steal my chair - this can be a constant game. In the photos I have used she is laying in a suitcase, on the lounge, and sitting behind an old sewing machine. These are but a few of the spots she chooses. 
I created a background with crackle texture paste and Ken Oliver colour bursts, then stamped over this. I added some cotton thread, and my photos, title, journaling and embellishing. I have embellished minimally, it doesn't need too much, in my opinion anyway. I used a Charms Creations heavenly heart with cat, and a flair and journal tag from Flutterby designs
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 
She makes herself at home