Sunday, 16 July 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 July Reveal

And another reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy for the 15th of July! Here is the sketch for the challenge

I went along with a very simple layout - but with these gorgeous colours from the Kairscraft Lilac Whisper range, it is easy to make something very pretty - I just love these beautiful colours. Here is my take on the challenge sketch:
This is my lovely niece who I have scrapped.

Pop over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for popping over

--- M ---

Colourful Creations - 15th of July reveal

Hello from a very cold New Zealand!

It's that time of the month again - 15th of July and this means reveal day at Colourful Creations. This month we were given a recipe of ingredients that had to be present in our project. Here is the recipe:


And this is what I have come up with:

The background paper is a wood grained paper from Kaisercraft, which I sprayed with bright pink ink. Once this was dry I rubbed in some teal chalk. I then cut down the paper and mounted this on to bright pink and black cardstock. I have layered some paper (also distressed) behind the 2 photos. The bold colours can also be represented in the bright flowers. I also dripped some ink off the flowers. The die cuts are the banners added to the layout.

Hope that the recipe will inspire you to create a layout or project and post it up on the Colourful Creations blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Colourful Creations - 1 July reveal day

So with some exciting news - my first reveal as a new member of the design team for Colourful Creations! I am so excited to be here and I do hope you will all enjoy the amazing projects each month. This challenge reveals twice a month - the 1st and the 15th of the month. And creations can by anything - not just 12 x 12 layouts. I look forward to working on this team!

Here is the mood board with the colours that we were asked to work with for this challenge. I love these colours!


But I ran out of steam when I started putting this layout together ... no matter what I did, to me, nothing felt like it was working. Don't you just hate it when you have one of "those moments"! I scrapbook with a number of lovely friends - we call each other "sistas" - and with their encouragement and support, the following layout resulted with these lovely colours:


This is my lovely niece who I haven't seen in almost 7 years since we immigrated to NZ. She had been playing around with the photo edits on her phone and edited her hair to the teal colour - and how perfect for my layout!
I have used mainly stamping and plain cardstock to bring out the colours from the mood board.

Pop over to the blog and see the great inspiration from the rest of the team ... and you are welcome to make anything with these colours - I would love to see what you come up with!!

Thanks for popping over!

--- M ----

Let' Get Sketchy - 1 July

Hello to a new month - which means its reveal day for the 1st of the month with Let's Get Sketchy. And here is the sketch for the 1st - I loved it!

And of course with Independence day in the States this month, what better way to celebrate by adding the appropriate mood board:
Don't you just love the blue, red and white combo - and there is so much in the mood board to draw inspiration off. Have a look at the creative team and their layouts - I just love how each one of us drew something different off the mood board - and the creations were just amazing!

So here is my take on the challenge:
I drew my inspiration for my layout with the red, blue and white colour combo using Authentique papers. And for change I have scrapped my son - who just hates his photo taken - so have so few photos of him. Isn't he so handsome?

Well I do hope that the team have inspired you to create something to post on the Let's Get Sketchy blog this month - I would love to see what you come up with.

---- M ----

Saturday, 1 July 2017

White with 1 - Lavendar Lane

Hello lovelies!

We are now officially half way through the year - gosh this year is going so fast! So with the 1st of July - comes reveal day over at White ... with 1. And for the month of July it's LAVENDER LANE .... very pretty! 
And to help along with those creative juices, there is an optional mood board 

 So pretty, right? And here is my take on the colour of the month with the mood board:


I created the background with texture paste and a stencil. Once the paste had set, I used a combination of inks and chalk to tint the back ground with lavender hue. I also stamped the stitched circles with lavender ink. Added to it a little bit of washi tape. I fussy cut some paper flowers from the 49 Market Scents of Nature paper range


 I have added some flowers and drizzled some lavender ink drips off the flowers.

 Pop over to the White ... with 1 blog and have a look at the rest if the design team and their creations. Great inspiration right there, I reckon. 

Would love to see some creations using this lovely colour up on the blog - you have the whole of July. It's winter in NZ and perfect to be indoors and creating!

 ---- M ----

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 June 2017 Reveal

Well we are hitting mid-winter here in New Zealand and it was a very chilly start to the day this morning. I think winter days at work should be made shorter so it allows some extra time to stay warm indoors and of course, what a better way to use that free time and scrapbook .... wishful thinking, right?

It's reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy and here is the sketch for the 15th of June:

And here is my take on the sketch:

This is a combination of Prima Papers and Tim Holtz stamps. I have created the back ground hexagonal shapes with stamps and black archival ink. The title is a chippie, which I have inked in black and finished off with Glossy accents. I have added a few ink blots to the kraft cardstock.

This photo is of my daughter and one of her lovely friends, and they have a lot of fun together - hence the "cherish" for those special moments.

Would love to see your creations up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog using the 15 June sketch!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Design Team Call for Colourful Creations

I have decided I might like to apply for the design team for Colourful Creations. I have a weekend of scrapping coming up next weekend and have a perfect opportunity to put a layout together before the closing date of 20th June :)

Have a look at these gorgeous colours as the criteria for the layout for the application:

Now these are just fabulous colours don't you think? Lovely bright and colourful .... they are just delicious!

Well now I will go and get my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with....

Have a good week all!

----- M -----