30 July 2015

More cybercropping

These layouts were created for the July cybercrop at D'lish Scraps / The Scrap Suite:

Use journalling in two different ways:



Materials:
Creative Imaginations Narratives - Honeydew patterned paper
Pink Paislee Spring Fling - Rain Showers patterned paper
MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Vines patterned paper
Chatterbox Nook - Olive Blossoms patterned paper
Echo Park Sweet Summertime - Alpha Stickers letters
Prima Vintage Blooms - Olive flowers
Kraft envelope
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist

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On Trend:
I've been noticing GOLD everywhere lately so I chose that element as my main 'on trend' element.



Materials:
My Memories Glitter - Bright Gold cardstock
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Sweet Celebrations (Girl) kit items
D-lish Scraps Horizontal Stripe - Gold bag
Washi tape

19 July 2015

Dutch ovens

I've almost finished my January 2014 album; this layout is the last of the Australia Day pages.  I was prompted by a cyber crop challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks to use three different ribbons.  I used the ribbons on some homemade tags:



I'm submitting my layout at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
CTMH Silhouette patterned paper Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Journal Cards patterned paper (reverse side)
Celebrations 6mm spotted satin ribbon
May Arts gingham ribbon (yellow, black)
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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18 July 2015

Cybercropping

It's SO cold outside, so I'm staying rugged up and I'm doing a spot of scrapping this weekend.  These layouts were inspired by the Mystical Scrapbooks July cybercrop:

Use twine/string in two ways:



I'm sharing this layout at Simon Says Monday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots glitter foam alphabet
Tag (recycled from Prairie Bird Boutique ribbon)
Bakers twine
White string
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Use washi tape to create a background:



This was such a fun way to create a layout!

I'm sharing at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers 
Washi tape x5

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14 July 2015

One for the girl...

I really liked the sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls this month, and this is my layout:



I'm also joining in at:
* Simon Says Monday ~ Anything Goes
* Flying Unicorn ~ Alter and stitch ~ I altered my punched flowers by painting with Twinkling H2Os:



Materials:
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally - Best Vines patterned paper 
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Spots and Dots embossing folder
Lace & ric rac
Maya Road chipboard scroll
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix - Licorice glitter
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
EK Success Retro Flower - Small punch
Bella! Bling - teal gems 
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Navajo Pearl watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Carribbean Mist watercolour paint

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10 July 2015

Cairns

I found a a fun inspiration pic at Outback Scrapping:


I started with a white background, added hot pink lace cardstock, and then some splashes of yellow, to come up with this layout:



I dug into my old stash to find the chipboard flower, which I painted with several layers of gesso:



Materials:
KI Memories Hula - Hot Pink lace cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Crocheted flowers by Robyn
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Buzz and Bloom Botanica Flowers - Small chipboard shape

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08 July 2015

Splashes of red

I enjoyed playing around with texture paste and watercolour for this layout.  I used the July sketch from C'est Magnifique:



I included the elements from the Funky Flair Studio challenge:



* Red ~ Yep, lots of red!
* Flowers ~ These satin flowers have been in my stash for years!
* Funky Flair ~ I used one of the cute flair buttons that I bought at the recent sale

I also included the word AWESOME in the journalling, for the July challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge:



10/08/2015 Edit to add: Winner at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!


Other materials:
Studio Girl Striped Circles 6x6 stencil
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Garnet watercolour paint
Scenic Route Sumner patterned paper (fussy cut leaves)
Bella! Happy Holidays patterned paper 
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies

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07 July 2015

Birds of a Feather

This layout is based on the sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks:



The extra criteria is to use something metal, and I thought it would be fitting to use this cute heart-shaped paper clip, which I received in a mixed goodie bag from Mystical a little while back:



It's a crossover challenge with Archi-Scraps this month, where the theme is Pets. Of course I couldn't resist scrapping another duck photograph!

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Big Sky patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness - Elements cards 
Echo Park Life is Good - Journal Cards (fussy cut flower)
Prima Say it in Crystals - Melody lace

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06 July 2015

Another windmill

The July inspiration image at Creative Embellishments made me smile:


I love windmills... of all kinds.  One day I'd like to see a 'real' Dutch windmill, but until then I'll continue to enjoy our Australian ones.  I interpretted the challenge literally, and took inspiration from the windmill itself:



The twist is to use something made from wood; I used CE Fall Leaves wood veneers:



I used sketch #142 from Sketchabilities:

 

I'd also like to submit my layout for Clique Kits Anything Goes challenge.

Other materials:
October Afternoon Sasparillia - Wide Open Spaces patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket 2wenty Thr3e - Postcards patterned paper
Basic Grey Urban Couture - Pashmina patterned paper
Portacraft metallic alphabet stickers

 
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05 July 2015

Winter holiday layout

I created this layout using the colours in the July inspiration board at D'lish Scraps:



I used "Let's Go..." for my title, and I also placed my photographs in a grid pattern like the cushions in the inspiration board.

Materials:
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Prima Vintage Bloom - Olive flowers
Prima Rondelle textured canvas aphabets
Upcycled index card

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04 July 2015

Two 'boy' layouts

This layout was based on the sketch challenge at the Scrap Suite cybercrop:



Materials:
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning patterned papers
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Vintage book page
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Elements journalling card
Prima Welcome to Paris textured canvas alphabets
Prima Cartographer wood veneers
EK Success Paper Shapers - Double Circle punch

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This one was inspired by the July mood board at Scrap the Boys:



I used warm orange tones, circles and paint splotches.  The title didn't photograph very well; it's actually gold:



The quote is from Oscar Wilde:
“Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.”

Materials:
Bazzill Basics - Mango cardstock
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Flutter patterned paper
Vintage book page
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
EK Success Paper Shapers - Double Circle punch
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Embossing powders- black and red
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Spots and Dots embossing folder
Portacraft metallic alphabet stickers

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03 July 2015

My Chocolate Love Story

This month's Show Us Your Stuff challenge is to use handwriting as a feature, and this is my layout submission:



I cut up a Max Brenner takeaway menu for my layout base, and I used the same paper to make my own paper heart embellishments.

Other materials:
Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray
Kraft envelope
Buttons

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02 July 2015

National Youth Week

I've had these photos from National Youth Week printed out for a while but I didn't really know what I was going to do with them.  I decided it was time to scrap them and move on, so I picked a few different challenges to inspire me. This is the layout:



The July stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash inspired my choice of materials ~ always a good feeling to rummage through my stash and find something just right for the job!

P ~ Pebbles roller stamp (stamped journalling)
H ~ Hello sticker
O ~ October Afternoon paper patterned paper
T ~ Twine
O ~ Orange stickers
S ~ Stars

My layout also fits the criteria at Picture This:  2 photos + red, white, blue + stars.

For the July Scrappy Friends challenge, Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe:  Twine, stars, celebration theme

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers
Twine
Pebbles roller stamp
CTMH Black dye ink
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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01 July 2015

Pixels and Paper July Reveal

What an inspirational picture this month at Pixels and Paper.  One day I'd love to experience this vista for real:


Here is my take:



The dry Australian landscape is a long way from the iconic domes of Santorini!  I was immediately drawn to the bold architectural shapes, which inspired my choice of background paper.  It also occurred to me that this scenic vista was framed in portrait,  whereas it is typically photographed in landscape.  (Do a quick Google search for 'Santorini' images and you'll see what I mean.)  So I did the same with the photograph choice on my layout - I used a scenery shot of what would typically be framed in landscape, and framed it in portrait instead, which does provide quite a different perspective, I think.


Materials:
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Click patterned paper
Bella! Sarah-Jane - Narratives journalling card
Kaisercraft Basics Pearl Strips
Prima Zephyr textured canvas alphabets
Vintage book page

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