28 August 2015

Ex-UFO

Over at Mystical Scrapbooks, Donna challenged us to complete an un-finished object (UFO) by the end of the month.  I started with this:



I have a small collection of these coffee capsule boxes and I've found them a very useful size for sorting bits and pieces.  My original intention was to make a little tabletop craft caddy to keep the kitchen table a bit tidier when I create (ha!!)  However, partway through the process, my plans were hijacked by a very convincing teenage daughter...

This is how it turned out:



And a little closeup of the front:



It was a good project to use up some older stash, and to finally finish one of those UFOs that has been taunting me for a few months.  I will, however need to go back to the drawing board and make a craft caddy for myself! I still have an impressive pile of boxes to work though...

I'd like to submit my project at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme..

Materials:
Basic Grey Blush - Angelic patterned paper
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Dark Chocolate paper flower
Green Tara 10cm Petals - Salmon paper flower
Bazzill Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flower
Kraft washi
Chipboard alphabet negatives
Button
Bobby pins

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27 August 2015

Palm Cove

This layout was inspired by the August sketch challenge at Blue Fern Studios:



I used BFS Blue Fern Garden - Signature patterned paper.  I used a some texture paste and muslin in the background to add some dimension, and I thought these little charms fit the theme perfectly:



I'm submitting at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Other materials:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Denim Blue
Simply Gorjuss mini buttons
Bakers twine
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies

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25 August 2015

Jumped the Beach

Another layout for J-girl's skydive album:


Photo credit: Peter Brierley (GoPro 3, stillframe from video)

I'm joining in at Rochelle's Scrappy Friends Tic Tac Toe challenge, with a combination of paperclip + camera + kraft.  I'm also submitting at Simon Says Monday challenge for the Tickets Please theme.

Materials:
Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High accessory stickers
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journalling ticket
Gold stars
Paper clip

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23 August 2015

Dahmongah Lookout

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop:



...and also the NATURE theme at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

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22 August 2015

Keep calm and get texty!

Yet another layout for the January 2014 album... recording our family activities for the end of summer.  I'm so thrilled with the way this one came together:



First, I created my own background using texture paste, tinted with acrylic paint.  I'm sharing the technique for Team Training over at the Pixels and Paper challenge blog today.

Next I layered it up with some paper scraps and a bit of pen work, added the photographs, and then made my own title card.  I played around in Photoshop Elements with a lot of fonts, sizes and positioning until I got it just how I wanted.

I'm joining in at these challenges:
* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Keep calm and...
* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Get Texty


* Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ Typesetting


Materials:
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean Blue acrylic paint
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Spring - Glitter Accents - Beehive Brunch patterned paper
Bazzill Basics - Tropical cardstock
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Digital credits:
Ferris wheel by Housin Aziz
Font: Myriad Pro 

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21 August 2015

Cybercropping

I'm joining in at another cyber crop at Mystical Scrapbooks. The theme is Farewell to Winter and these layouts were inspired by this mood board:


This layout was inspired by the colours:



I was also inspired by the Manly theme at Unruly PaperArts this month.

03/09/2015 EDIT TO ADD:  Thrilled to be selected as a winner at Unruly PaperArts


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This layout was inspired by the materials - I added some blanket stitching, and also some wooden buttons:



I couldn't resist a touch of lime green too, for the Citrus Twist theme at Simon Says Monday.

Materials:
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Tumbleweeds patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning patterned paper
Prima Annalee - Romance patterned paper
Kaisercraft 5cm Lime paper flowers
DMC embroidery floss

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19 August 2015

Palm Cove

Two more layouts for my Cairns album.  This one...



...was inspired by the colour challenge at Scrap Suite.

Materials:
Echo Park Life is Good - Journal Cards (reverse) patterned paper
Memento Crocus patterned paper
Nespresso coffee capsule packaging
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers 

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This one...



was inspired by the colour challenge at Scrapping Outback:


Materials:
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Dusty Attic Flutterbies chipboard
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Majestic Blue watercolour paint
Washi tape

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18 August 2015

A little bit orange

I *love* orange so I was keen to join in the Citrus with a Twist challenge at Simon Says Monday.  This is my submission:



I'm also joining in at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes challenge.

Materials:
Sassafras Lass Serendipity/Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Code Coral mist
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Prima Essentials flowers 
Buttons 
Paper clips

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17 August 2015

Scrap the Girls

I love the colours in the August Scrap the Girls challenge. I took inspiration from the coral, off-white and gold highlights.



I was also inspired by the challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks to scrap a story and photograph about yourself.  This is the only photograph I have of myself from when I was presented with an award at my local rural fire brigade, and I thought it was time to scrap it!  {The "trophy" is a silver-dipped drip torch which belonged to one of our brigade's founding members.}

Materials:
Making Memories Fifth Avenue - Elizabeth Berry patterned paper
MAMBI Mixed Media patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity Tidbits diecuts
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Flea Market photo overlay
May Arts Royal Blue 3/8" grosgrain ribbon

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16 August 2015

River City

Another one for the January 2014 album... edging closer and closer to finishing it!



I am submitting at:
* Picture This ~ 2 photos + monochromatic + fall colours
* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes

Materials:
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Chocolate acrylic paint
Bella! diecut journalling card
Prima Essentials - Everyday Vintage paper flowers
Prima English Garden tiny flowers
FWAB Antique Gold pearls
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Cre8tiv letter stickers

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10 August 2015

A touch of yellow

I adore yellow, and it was perfect for adding a pop of colour to this layout:



I'm submitting my layout at Berry71Bleu for the very yellow August moodboard challenge.

Materials:
Sassafras Lass Serendipity/Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Chocolate acrylic paint
Elle's Studio Serendipity Tidbits diecuts 
D-lish Scraps Sweet Celebrations kit paper ribbon & paper clip

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09 August 2015

D-lish scrapping

I'm joining in at D-lish Scraps this month for the inspiration board challenge.  I do find these ones quite challenging because ALL the colours must be used, and ONLY those colours.  Here's the board:


And here is my layout, using some D-lish goodies:



Materials:
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day - Awe Inspiring patterned paper
D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper - Sweet Celebration (Girl Kit) embellishments 
Key charm
Bella! Bling - red gems
Paper clip

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08 August 2015

{Cake}

How fun is this inspiration pic at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia


I was a bit stumped at first, because I was focussing on the hot pink and triangles.  But then I looked past the colours and thought about the theme, and I remembered a photograph I took of the tiered cake from J-girl's Year 7 graduation...  and this is what I created:



Materials:
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Rose patterned paper
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
Making Memories Fifth Avenue journalling page 
American Crafts Thickers - Sprinkles vinyl alphabets
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Prima E-line - Green flowers
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
EK Success Retro Flower - Small punch
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Mediterranean watercolour paint
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Turquoise
Portacraft glitter foam stars 

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07 August 2015

White with... custard?

I love the wonderful colours featured at White with 1 each month.  This the colour for August:


This is my layout:



Materials:
Fancy Pants Oh Deer - White corrugated cardstock
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Manhattan patterned paper
Washi tape
Vintage book page
Acrylic paint
Texture paste
Prima Essentials flower

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06 August 2015

Another road trip

I love this beautiful art prompt at ARTastic this month:


The challenge requirement is to make the background a feature.

What I did:  I started out by applying a thick layer of texture paste over the centre of the cardstock, then 'stamped' into it with an embossing folder.  I really love the subtle pattern that shows through:



When it was dry, I added a little doodling around the title and edges.  Then I remembered a little embroidered owl that I've had in my habby-stash for many years... just the right finishing touch!

Here's my layout:




I'm also sharing my layout at:
* Kelly's Scrappy Friends - Word challenge (I used road and trip)
* Clique Kits - Anything Goes

Materials:
Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Floral Fantasy embossing folder
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Recycled kraft paper envelope
Washi tape
Buttons
Embroidered emblem
Paper clips

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05 August 2015

Something for Jess

... well, kind of.  I've been meaning to make a feeding calendar to put on the fridge, and I finally did it:


I was inspired by the August challenge at Kraft Plus... using a kraft background and zentangling.   I thought this would be a fun project to practise hand lettering.  I'm not very confident at freehand shapes, but I had a lot of fun with my black finepoint marker, glitter gel pens and coloured pencils! Here's some close-ups ~

  

The little arrow also has a magnet on the back, and it is moved each day after Jess has been fed.


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04 August 2015

Sand monitor

I'm never sure exactly how to scrap wildlife photos, so I was pretty happy with how this one came together:



I was inspired by the challenge at Achiscraps to use something clear.  I used some Heidi Swapp ghost shape flowers:



I'd also like to join in over at Scrap Our Stash for the stash challenge:
P - pink flowers
A - acetate flowers
P - Prima alphabets
E - Enchanted Garden paper
R - Recorded Collection paper

09/08/2015 edit to add:  I've had some lovely comments from US visitors to my blog, so I thought I'd add a bit more information!   In Australia we commonly call this kind of creature a goanna.  My layout title "sand monitor" is a generic term for a couple of different kinds of goanna that are found across outback Australia, including Gould's Monitor (I am not a biologist so I can't tell the difference).  They have the beautiful red/brown/sandy colouring to blend with their environment. YES, they roam free, and they are a bit scary looking!  They grow to around 2m (6ft) long and can run quite fast.

At home on our semi-rural property we have goannas too - but they are lace monitors. They are a different colour (dark grey/brown).  They can grow just as big (and can be just as scary looking!)  The biggest problem is that they get into the chicken enclosure and steal our eggs!

Materials:
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Websters Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper 
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes - Flowers acetate flowers
Kaisercraft pink flowers
Prima Meadowlark textured canvas alphabets
Bella! Sarah-Jane - Narratives journalling card
Buttons
Kraft envelope

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03 August 2015

Funky and pink

Pink + Funky Flair + hearts = a flashback to 2012 for the Funky Flair challenge this month:



Also submitting at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

Materials:
Mod Designs patterned paper
Heart punches
Funky Flair Blue Arrows flair button
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies

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02 August 2015

Road trip

 

This layout was inspired by several challenges:

Mystical Scrapbooks ~ August challenge, with multiple criteria:
* use something blue
* include texture
* choose from three additional elements (I chose: stars, stamp, twine)

Picture This ~ August 1st challenge, with criteria:
* black background
* one photograph
* two patterned papers

I'd also like to submit my layout at Simon Says Monday for the No ordinary paper theme.  I used corrugated cardboard as the feature of my layout, and recycled a kraft envelope for the title and journalling strip.

Materials:
Coredinations Black Tie black cardstock
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
Webster's Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned paper
Mod Designs patterned paper
Baker's twine
Pebbles roller stamp
Kraft envelope (recycled)
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
PortaCraft foam glitter stars
Paper clips

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01 August 2015

Pixels and Paper - August reveal

Another beautiful image at Pixels and Paper this month:


I was inspired by the rainbow of colours against the white background, and this is my creation:



I used the July sketch from My Creative Sketches, which I flipped mirror-image.

I'm joining in at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials:
Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies - Borders patterned paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Time Travel Teal mist
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies

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