06 September 2016

A little bit rustic

Another pocket page for our Longreach album.  It's a companion page to this one.



I'm entering my page in September challenges at ~

Mixed Media Monthly ~ Rustic theme


Mixed media of paper, twine and fabric + rustic themed photographs.

Archi-scraps ~ Windmills.  I used a fabric windmill embellishment.

Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Blooming Blossoms patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Pinecone cardstock
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
D-lish Scraps Rustic Charm twine 
Sullivans Crafty Bitz fabric windmill
Washi tape

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05 September 2016

Pelicans

Another gorgeous colour at White with 1 this month:


I can never resist yellow, and I created this layout to add to our winter 2014 holiday album:



The layout is imaginatively titled, Pelicans:



Materials
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Cheerful Words patterned paper
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Crate Paper Toy Box - Explore patterned paper
Green Tara 5cm Petals - White paper flower
Satin flowers - pale yellow
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable washi tape

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04 September 2016

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day in Australia today.  This one was a fun layout to put together:



I followed the fabulous September sketch from Stuck?!   My layout theme was prompted by the September challenge at ARTastic:


The layout features my hubby (father of our teenager).  The elements of the painting that I drew inspiration from were the man and dog by the water, and the spots!  Lots and lots of spots...

Materials
Kraft cardstock 
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Garden Gate patterned paper 
Echo Park Birthday Wishes - Birthday Floral patterned paper 
Vintage book page 
FWAB Elise - Cream flower 
FWAB Silver adhesive rhinestones 
Green Tara 1.75cm Petals - Caramel paper flowers 
Green Tara 1.75cm Petals - Salmon paper flowers 
Green Tara Lace Pearl - Red flower
Sullivans Crafty Bitz - Cotton Circles fabric circl
D-lish Scraps Rustic Charm kraft tag

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03 September 2016

Quandamooka

I always enjoy the colour challenges at Scrapping Outback, and this month is a lovely combo:

WHITE + Strawberry Red/Pink + Mango/Orange 
and a little Lemon/yellow 

Here's my layout, which features some mosaics from the Quandamooka Jetty in Wynnum, on Brisbane's bayside:



I used two different chipboards.  I inked both with archival ink, which turned out a deeper red than I expected.  For the 'seaweed' I dabbed on some mango paint to lift the colour.  For the fish I mounted the chipboard onto patterned paper to add some definition:




I made the other little fishie embellishments myself, just cutting out some simple shapes from patterned paper scraps and outlining with black pen.

Materials
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Delightful Doilies patterned paper
Creative Embellishments Branches chipboard
Words or Whatever Summer Mini Pack chipboard (fish)
Dew Drops Brilliance - Poppy ink
Kaisercolour Mango acrylic paint
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha - Yellow Block letter stickers

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02 September 2016

Tally Ho..

This layout is my take on the sketch at Show Us Your Stuff this month:



The extra criteria is to use mixed media (fabric, stencilled texture paste and acrylic paints) and something handmade (layered paper stars):



Materials
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Stars layered template
Kaisercolour Navy Blue acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Texture paste
Fabric scraps
Patterned paper scraps
Gold star sequins

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01 September 2016

Bee-utiful

How lovely and spring-like is this month's image at Pixels and Paper?


This is my take:



I've taken the inspiration very literally, going with the bee theme.  I took a bunch of photographs on an outing to the park earlier this year, experimenting with my camera settings and not really intending to print the photographs.  I'm so glad I kept the photographs now.

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

Materials
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Mist patterned paper
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Combo Stickers alphabet
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Verdant patterned paper (fussy cut)
A4 copy paper (pink)
Kaisercraft Rhinestone Strips - Silver gems

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