Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Gorgeous Girls - CSI 144



The new challenge at CSI is live and it is a really cool one! Here is my take for the CSI DT.
I love this weeks colour scheme and when I found this photo of my girls I knew that it would look great scrapped in black and white alongside these happy, vibrant colours.
I chose a variety of inks to spray along the top of my background and allowed them to run down the page. When the ink had completely dried I stamped over it using a variety of background stamps.
From the evidence list I chose paint/watercolour, stripes and tickets/clips. I journaled on a journaling spot (tag). Here are a few close-ups:



Have a great weekend and if you are up for a challenge do join us at CSI this week!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Good Times - Stuck mid-month reveal



Check out this new sketch from Stuck? Sketches Isn't it cool! I had a lot of fun with this DT page. I almost never scrap the same photo twice but I made an exception this time as I really love this photo of my son Adam and his lovely girlfriend Isabel. The papers that I used are from My Minds Eye
and the cute epoxy hearts are Heidi Swapp.


I layered some of my project life cards and transparencies with the patterned paper. This is a great way to use up excess PL stash.


Do check out the reveal at 'Stuck? We would love to have you play along with us. The October 1st challenge is live until then end of the month too!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Stunning Girl - Scrap Around the World October Challenge



I love this months inspiration board from Scrap Around the World. I had just taken these gorgeous photos of my daughter Natalie on her 18th birthday and I couldn't wait to scrap them.
I was inspired by the colours on the mood board and also by the fashion shots - Natalie loves to pose and, like most teenage girls, has a vast collection of high heeled shoes!
I used stencils, inks, texture paste and stamps to create my background. I decided to use up some of my washi tape stash instead of patterned paper on this page as I wanted to add more colour and detail without covering up too much of my background work.


Although Natalie was wearing a navy blue dress in the photos that would have matched my colour scheme I decided to use black and white photos to let her personality shine through without competition from other elements.
After looking at the mood board againI added some bling and a scattering of sequins to my page.


I handwrote my journaling and added a chipboard title to complete my page.


Thanks for taking the time to look at my work today. I hope that you will visit the SATW blog and check out this challenge for yourself!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Today and Forever - DT page for 123 Challenge Blog


Here is my DT page for the 123 Challenge blog. The challenge for October is :


How gorgeous is that? I chose this cute photo of Benji having a cuddle with his big sister. It matched the softness and colours perfectly. I dug out my vast collection of edge punches and set about making an interesting distressed edge effect on my white cardstock background. I then matted the whole page onto an old sheet of patterned paper from my stash that matched the colours I was using and framed the page making it 'pop'. This is a great way to make use of all those older papers that you have and know that you probably will not use!


I stamped and inked my background then matted my photo on layers of patterned papers and cute embellishments (as I always like to do :)


I painted the flourish frame gold and used it as an interesting corner piece to frame part of my title.
Do pop over to 123 Challenge blog and check out the other DT members awesome work. We would love for you to join in with us this month. Have a great week!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

So Cute - DT page for 'Scrap the Boys'


Here is my page for the October 'Scrap the Boys' challenge. The theme is 'Tech Savvy Boys!'
My little Benji has been finding his way around the I-PAD since he was 2 years old. At 5 it is probably his favourite 'toy'. He will do almost anything for a new app!
I had a lot of fun with this page. I dragged out a heap of stamps that I had not used in a while and set about creating my own 'boyish' background. To get the watercolour effect I spray inks onto baking paper and press my cardstock down into the ink (remembering to let each colour dry before adding the next otherwise the colours mix together creating a brownish mess!)


To create my title I lightly adhered a Heidi Swapp acrylic word to the page and drew around it with a pencil. I removed the template word then drew roughly over the pencilled lines with a black gel pen. This is a great way to get the font that you like in a different colour!


I completed my layout by handwriting my journaling onto the background.
Hope you can join us this month over at 'Scrap the Boys' - we would love to see your take on this challenge!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Always Blessed - stuck sketches October 1st



Here is my design team take on the Oct 1st 'Stuck? Sketch'. This month Stuck sketches has paired up with the awesome 'Colour me Happy' team to bring you some fantastic inspiration. I had so much fun with this gorgeous sketch. The precious photo that I chose has been waiting for some 'special' treatment since we returned from our Disney holiday last month. I love the way that Benji is looking up at his big sister with such love and adoration in his eyes. 
I inked, sprayed and stamped my background in the 'Colour me Happy' colour scheme.

I used a watercolour 'Inktense' pencil to make the circle element. I then layered pieces of left over papers in the appropriate colours to mat my photo and positioned them inside my circle.


I used a Heidi Swapp acrylic word for my title 'Always'. I really love these words. They are so versatile and you can change the colour to match any page using a permanent marker pen.


I hand-wrote my essential journaling around the circle then added the details to a tag and tucked it behind my photo.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Do head over to 'Stuck Sketches' and 'Colour Me Happy' and check out the amazing inspiration there. Have a great month!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Building your New Blue Car



Here is my DT take on the new CSI challenge - I used the current Kreative Koncepts sketch as the basis for my page.
The cute photos of Benji were taken on our recent disney holiday. At downtown disney we found a 'Build a Car' shop and Benji was in little boy heaven!


I loved the sketch at 'Kreative Koncepts'. It allowed me to incorporate 3 of my favourite photos onto my page. I used my 'Inktense' water colour pencils to create the circle elements on my page and combined this with a lot of inking and stamping for a cool background effect.


From the evidence list I chose 'lots of layers, pen-work and epoxy accents' and I journaled on a tag tucked between layers to fulfil the journaling requirements.
Have a great week :)

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