23 March 2017

Carlo Sandblow


Materials
Kaisercraft Jade's Garden - Jay patterned paper
Kaisercraft Elegance - Catherine patterned paper
Kaisercraft Offshore - Breaker journal spots
Kaisercraft 5cm Cream paper flowers
Beads
Funky Flair Camera Captions 1 flair button

My layout was inspired by:

* Kaisercraft ~ March sketch challenge
Everything on the page is from Kaisercraft except for the flair button and some beads.  I enjoyed mixing and matching papers from three different older collections.

* Scrap the Girls ~ #Selfie

A little detail shot of fussy cutting and beads and stitching and distressing...



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22 March 2017

Bald Hill

Another for our Sydney trip album, and this one is monochromatic:


Materials
K & Co Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Sea Foam spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal spray
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Teal satin flower
Prima Epiphany paper flower
Poppy Stamps Fransesca Heart cutting die
Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Ribbon seam binding

I'm sharing my layout at these challenge blogs:

* Colorful Creations ~ Monochromatic

* The Ribbon Girl ~ Use an image
I've used two photographs, and some wrinkled ribbon.

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21 March 2017

Mother Nature

This layout was created primarily from scraps on my desk:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned papers
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie - Paper #10 patterned paper
Studio Calico Carolina Moon patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Life Stories - Journaling Sheet kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Smiling patterned paper
Dandelion cutting dies
Green paper clips
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies

I took inspiration from the Escape to Nature challenge at Soul Scrappers, and the latest theme, PATHWAYS.

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20 March 2017

Girls Just Wanna...

Lots of pink!! I'm joining in at Scrap the Girls ~ But first, let me take a #SELFIE ~ with this layout featuring a selfie taken at my work Christmas party last year:


Materials
Paper napkin
Mod Podge
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice journal card
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Flamingo embroidered patch

I used the Mod Podge napkin technique to create my background, and I based my layout on a sketch from the Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop.

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19 March 2017

Sanctuary Cove


Materials
Fancy Pants Hopscotch - Classic patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Beaming patterned paper
Twinings packaging
Butterfly cutting dies
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Measured layered stencil
Imagine Craft Creative Medium - Gold Metallic texture paste
Buttons
Grosgrain ribbon (unknown brand)

I'm entering my layout in these challenges:

Anna's Craft Cupboard ~ March colour challenge


* Mixed Media Monthly ~ Buttons
Digging into my button stash!


* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday 
I used a Tim Holtz stencil, with metallic gold creative medium.



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18 March 2017

Weekend scrapping

I'm grabbing the chance to scrap this weekend.  I've got a bunch of projects stacked up on the table and I hope to work my way through them and clear up the space. This is what I've done so far:

I started this morning playing with some mixed media:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss - Deep Blue cardstock
Watercolour paper
ColorBox Art Screens - Mesmerised stencil
13Arts Ayeeda - Navy Blue Pearl mist
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cut
Baker's twine

I'm joining in these challenges:

* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday 
I used a ColorBox stencil, with Ayeeda mist.


* Mystical Scrapbooks - Monochrome Plus Cyber Crop ~ Blue + mixed media

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Next, I created this one for the Random Letter challenge at Soul Scrappers, featuring the letter A and the word ANNIVERSARY:


Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cuts
American Crafts Remarks - Chloe Mulberry alphabet stickers
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flower
Green Tara 4cm Petals - Daffodil paper flower
Green Tara 2cm Petals - White paper flower
Buttons

I'm pretty happy with this one ~ very simple and using up some scraps and older stash.

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My third layout for today is based on the 1st March sketch at Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Cre8tiv Designer Paper - Eco patterned papers
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' - Flower chipboard shapes
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles cutting die
Feather cutting die (unknown brand)
Vintage book paper
White paper clips
Gold polka dot washi tape
Kaisercraft Snow pearls
Pink Paislee Expressions - Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers

I'm also joining in at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks - Monochrome Plus Cyber Crop ~ Your choice + chipboard. I chose a kraft/brown palette to go with my coastal photographs.

* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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17 March 2017

Scrapping GREEN

One more page for my Rockhampton album... this one is based on the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers, using the criteria TRIANGLES + GREEN + JOURNALLING STRIPS:

Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Memories patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Apple Green flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Sky Blue paper flower
Kaisercraft Snow pearls
Carl Mini Daisy punch

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And another double page for the Girraween mini-album:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Dandelion cutting dies (unknown brand)

Sharing this one at:
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Bit o' Green. I used green patterned paper.
* The Paper Girls ~ Luck o' the Irish.  My mind immediately goes to green when I think of St Patrick's Day.  I have been working my way through my stash of old Project Life papers and this one is just the perfect shade of green!

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16 March 2017

It's the climb

Two more facing pages for the Girraween mini album...


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper

I'm sharing at:
CASology ~ Foliage.  I'm really enjoying the CAS approach for this album - only one image per page, uncluttered, limited layers and embellishments, easy to reproduce.
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Bit o' Green.  I used green patterned paper.
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes.

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15 March 2017

Stanthorpe, revisited

Two more pages for the Stanthorpe album...

The explosion of pink on this layout was prompted by the inspiration board at D-lish Scraps:



Materials
ColorBox Art Screens - Bloom stencil
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Flutter patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla product packaging
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Festive Wishes twine and small flowers
D-lish Scraps Woodgrain Hashtags flair
Pink satin flowers (unknown brand)
Polka dot buttons

& & & & & &

From an explosion of pink, to an explosion of orange!  This one was inspired by the March challenge at White... with 1:



Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Rays stencil
White molding paste
Fancy Pants Fancy Free - Truly Madly Deeply rub ons
Rub on alphabets (unknown brand)
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Rusted Bloom watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2O's - Egyptian Gold watercolour paint
Kaisercraft Bark inkpad
Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals stamps

As part of my stash-busting drive, I dug out some of my old rub-ons, and despite my trepidation the images/letters transferred beautifully.  Does anyone recognise the letters/font?  I don't have the original packaging any more.

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14 March 2017

Stanthorpe, 2013

Skipping back to some 2013 photographs, and our girls' trip to Stanthorpe...

I really loved this photograph and I wanted to make a layout that was a little bit girly:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart wood veneer title
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Stencil Girl Inky Circles 6x6 stencil
Kaisercolour Candy acrylic paint
Pink satin flowers (unknown brand)
Polka dot buttons
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Batik Green paper flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Sky Blue paper flowers

I'm joining in at:

* Scrap Boutique ~ Tic Tac Toe
STENCIL + BUTTONS + WOOD VENEER

* Mixed Media Monthly ~ Buttons


* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday 
I used a Stencil Girl stencil, with texture paste tinted with acrylic paint.


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This double page layout was created for the Soul Scrappers Quest challenge.  Participants were sent a mystery packet of items to use, and a set of quotes to choose from.  I found this to be a HUGE challenge because I don't usually use a lot of "stuff" on my layouts.  All of the embellishments on the page are from the mystery packet.  I only added the cardstock, patterned paper, gesso and inks.  Click to enlarge, because there's a LOT of detail:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
K&Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Ranger Tim Holtz - Bundled Sage distress ink
Ranger Tim Hotlz - Chipped Sapphire distress ink
Imagine Craft CM - Metallic Gold creative medium
My Memories Butterfly punch

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13 March 2017

Wreck Point

There's another fabulous PhiloSOULphy challenge at Soul Scrappers, with the prompt: If you want to be happy BE.  I thought this was the perfect quote for the next page in my Rockhampton trip album:


Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
Memento Spring Collection patterned paper
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Buh Bye patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Collage Press Margot alphabet stickers
Flourish with a Bling Chloe - Antique Gold pearl flourish
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' - Flower chipboard shapes
Polka dot washi tape

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12 March 2017

Here & There

This layout was inspired by the colour challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine - Ava patterned paper
Authentique Radiant - Beaming patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Manor House Going Places wood veneer


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11 March 2017

Gateway Bridge

The bridge formerly known as the Gateway Bridge is a well-known Brisbane landmark, now correctly called the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges.  {Most locals still call it the Gateway Bridge}.  I took a bunch of photographs from underneath the bridge last year, and I'm finally getting around to scrapping some of them:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Watercolour paper
ColorBox Art Screens - Mesmerised stencil
13Arts Ayeeda - Navy Blue Pearl mist
Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler cardstock alphabet stickers
Blue rhinestones

My layout was inspired by the March ARTastic challenge, and this fabulous painting by William Rose:


The additional criteria this month is to use STENCILS.  I thought the painting had an industrial/architectural kind of feel, so I used some photographs of the concrete bridge, with no people.  I used a spray mist to stencil a swirly design onto watercolour paper, then cut it into uneven strips and reassembled onto my page.  I added doodled borders to make the edges a bit more 'jagged', and because I just enjoy doodling borders!

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10 March 2017

Pacific Coast

This is another page for our December Sydney trip album:


Materials
Carabelle Studio Compositon avec de Carres art template
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Metallic Gold texture paste
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Sea Foam spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal spray
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Green Tara 4cm Petals - White paper flowers
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
American Crafts Geyser cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper

I'm joining in with these challenges:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Mosaic
I used a mosaic style stencil to add texture. I also took inspiration from the iridescence of the photo, choosing a metallic gold medium and luminescent ink sprays.



* Stamplorations ~ Stencil Sunday


* Colorful Creations ~ Colour Combo + twist (use inks)


I chose the aqua/blue palette, with two different spray colours.  {I still feel like I'm losing control of my layout anytime I use wet media... I never know if it will look like I expect!!}

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09 March 2017

Scrapping Clearly

Powering through my Woodford day trip album, one page at a time...

For this page I started with the mood board challenge at Scrapping Clearly:


I took inspiration from the blues and greens, and the water theme.  This is what I created:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
K&Co Jubilee - Bright Flowers patterned paper
May Arts Satin Centre Dot - Blue 1/8" ribbon
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers
Buzz & Bloom Mini Series - Leaves chipboard shapes
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Summer Breeze watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Majestic Blue watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Irish Mist watercolour paint

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This layout is for our Sydney trip album, based on the sketch at Scrapping Clearly:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Cre8tive Designer Papers - Eco patterned paper
Jute twine
Bo Bunny Sweet Life - Noteworthy die cut butterflies
Best Creations Craft n Craftin' - Flower chipboard shapes
Pink Paislee Expressions - Whimsies - Chocolate alphabet stickers

The photos on the left of the layout are a bit hard to see on the screen; they show some of the rock carvings at Jibbon Head.

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08 March 2017

MORE Girraween

Time to add another set of pages to my Girraween mini-album...


Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Dandelion cutting dies (unknown brand)
October Afternoon Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Yellow paperclip

I'm sharing this one at:

* CASology ~ Landmark
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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07 March 2017

Woodford, again

Adding some more pages to the Woodford day trip album:


Materials
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Making Memories Black/White woven ribbon
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Princess Lace patterned paper
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers
Vintage book page
A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 chipboard wheel
Kaisercolour Mocha acrylic paint
Metal star washers (from the hardware store)

I'm entering this page at:

* Scrapbookit ~ All About the Boys ~ I've addressed the additional criteria:
~ Metallic bits (star washers)
~ Raw products (chipboard)
~ Rustic elements (vintage book page and gingham)

* Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge ~ Use chipboard and something old from your stash
~ Chipboard (wheel)
~ Something old (all of it, except the metal bits!!) The oldest stash is the Making Memories ribbon.

* UnstampaBelles ~ Use punctuation 
~ I used quotation marks and an exclamation point.
~ Twist: AMUSING.  (The brakeman pun in the title is probably not so amusing if it requires explanation, ha ha)
~ No stamps (title is added with transparency stickers)

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I 'collect' cafes, and this was another new one... couldn't resist the name!


Materials
Kraft cardstock
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Princess Lace patterned paper
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Basic Grey Micro Monograms - Pink alphabet stickers
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type White alphabet stickers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Pink pearls

I'm sharing this page at:
Paper Sweeties ~ Inspiration picture ~ Inspired by this image:


* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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06 March 2017

Happy birthday... card for ?

A birthday card for ??  Can't say, just yet!

Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Garden Girl patterned paper
Memory Box Stitched Happy Birthday Circle Frame cutting die
Morgan & Finch Home Collection satin ribbon

Very happy with how this simple card turned out!  I'm sharing my card at:
* The Ribbon Girl ~ Anything Goes
* The Paper Players ~ Cut it Out ~ I used a cutting die to make my sentiment.
* Scrap and Craft ~ Celebrations ~ Birthday

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05 March 2017

Passiflora

This layout started life as a very different idea... but I kept changing my mind... and changing and changing... and I'm finally happy with how it turned out!


Materials
American Crafts Geyser cardstock
K&Co Jubilee - Teal Florals and Butterfly patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Butterflies (Set of 5) chipboard
Therm-o-web Deco Foil - Gold transfer paper
Crochet lace
Buttons
My Memories Butterfly punch
PortaCraft Mega Pack - Yellow rhinestones
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black alphabet stickers

I built my layout using the sketch challenge at Scrap Boutique, and took the background colours from the inspiration picture at Creative Embellishments:


I liked the blended colour background with the mauve/green tones, and I tried to capture that in my choice of patterned paper. {Anything in the purple spectrum is a challenge for me, so this was probably the trickiest part of creating my layout!}  I added a CE chipboard butterfly from Butterflies (Set of 5).

And speaking of buterflies, I was also inspired by the wonderful combo at More Than Words this month:


The most beautiful flowers in my garden are the passionfruit flowers, which offer the promise of fresh, sweet passionfruit.  To make my butterfly shine, I added gold foil:



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04 March 2017

Summer days continue

It's now 'officially' autumn but we're still having very hot days, and I'm still in a summer kind of mood...

This layout was inspired by the March challenge at A2Z Scraplets, where the theme is aqua / turquoise:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect Posies patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Garden Girl patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Bluebird patterned paper
Prima E-line - White paper flowers
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Sea Spray watercolour paint
Buttons
Flourish with a Bling Maddison Small - Teal flower
Buzz & Bloom Mini Series - Leaves chipboards
Imagine Crafts CM - Metallic Silver creative medium
White paper clip

This is a detail shot of the chipboard, which I treated to a healthy coat of silver creative medium, smeared on with my fingers!



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