Saturday, 15 April 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 April challenge

Hi there!

I am sooooo excited to present my first reveal as part of the Let's Get Sketchy design team! Let's Get Sketchy is a challenge site that uses a sketch as a base for their challenge. A different sketch is posted on the website along with design team take on these sketches on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Here is the sketch for the 15th of April:

Along with the sketch, there is a lovely moodboard to get those creative juices flowing ... Isn't this mood board just yummy, yummy?!
Such pretty colours, aren't they?
Along with the sketch, I drew my inspiration off parts of the mood board.The paint pots and the sketch tie in very well with the circular shapes of the sketch. I used the shades mint green and yellows as my choice of colours. - and added to the layout the flowers. Here is my take on the sketch and the mood board :)

I used a stencil and texture paste to the background. Inked the circular chipboards with the mint green ink and then completed the balance of the circles with these lovely big flowers.  I have also splattered some ink on the background.

Would love to see your creations off the sketch and the mood board on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog!

See you soon for the next layout for the 1st of May with it's sketch!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

White ... with 1 April Challenge

Oh my goodness - it's April already! Where has the time gone ... they say that time goes fast when you are having fun, right? Well let's have some fun with the lovely colour for the month of April over at White ... with 1 .... helium blue.
 This month White ... with 1 have also added a sketch too, but this is entirely optional.

 Here is my take on the colour and sketch for the month

The background is shaded in blue chalk and then stamped with ink to create the "splats".  and then some ink drops. I have also used some strips of washi tape. And of course both my favourite elements - chippies and flowers to complete the layout :)

Pop on over to the  White ... with 1 blog and have a look at the lovely layouts created by the others on the creative team - they are stunning!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this month!

-------- Michelle --------

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Raincliff Weekend Away

Another very awesome weekend away at Raincliff, hosted by Embellish It. A very special one as Embellish It celebrated their 5th birthday - and we had a wonderful weekend away of scrapbooking, food, laughter, and total relaxation! Thank you Joanne for another wonderful scrap camp.

I managed to get a few layouts done this weekend, and here are just 4 of the ones I created. (Some I cannot reveal just yet!)

This one was part of a challenge for the weekend: Using a recipe that included chipboard, 6 or more flowers, stenciling, perfect pearls and at least 3 different papers - here is my take:

 This one was just one that I put together as part of my projects for the weekend - with the lovely Maja Design Sofiero range:
 Another challenge for the weekend. We had to use something out of our goodie bags - we received a stencil, a bag of flowers and a 6x6 paper pad - and this is what I came up with:
 And another project using Lemoncraft papers:

Thanks for stopping by :)

---- Michelle ----

Monday, 13 March 2017

Let's Get Sketchy 2017 - DT Team Call

So one of my dearest friends has just tagged me on Facebook, suggesting I apply for the Design Team 2017 for Let's Get Sketchy 

Don't you just love their logo?

Hopefully I will still have time to work on a layout this weekend to submit my application, as I will be at scrap camp all weekend - perfect opportunity to create something special!!

Fingers crossed everyone!

Cheers for now,

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March Challenge over at White ... with 1

It's March already - where has the time gone?! And of course start of the new month, means a new challenge over at White ... with 1. And what an amazing colour for this month - ORANGE PEEL. 

The creative team have done beautiful layouts - the orange and white is an amazing combination - so vibrant! Have a look at their fabulous layouts here...

And combined with their beautiful layouts, how about the fabulous mood board to get creating  ...

Here is my take for March

I have used orange chalk under the photo mat and embellishments. The chipboard has been painted in orange - and the stitches are hand drawn along the edges.

Looking forward to seeing the creations on this challenge for the month - such a great colour!

Till next month!

Michelle ----- :)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hello everyone ...

Hope you are all having a good Waitangi day!

For Artfull Crafts Design Team - I have been playing with this Kaisercraft UBud Dreams range this week - in my element as the blue/teal is one of my favourite colours. Here is a layout I created using these beautiful papers:

Using a card stock as my base I have cut down the reverse side of the  Mandala paper and distressed the edges. I have then used a stencil and texture paste to create the mask. Once this was dry, I then used two different inks - a green one and a blue one to spray over the page, and created some splats with both colours. I cut out a frame from the Sekar paper and also cut out the mandala from the Bayu paper - these are placed behind the photo.The paper in the tears is the Citra paper. The stamp is from an older range of Kaisercraft but the clear stamps available with this range will work just as well. I have then used some of the stickers off the sticker sheet and some of the collectables.

Thanks for visiting - have a great week!

---- Michelle ---

Friday, 3 February 2017

White ... with 1 - February Challenge

Can you believe it is February already? And the colour for White ... with 1 this February is Blue Jeans
Pop over to the White ... with 1 blog and look at all the lovely pages created by the team .... just gorgeous. So looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this month with this lovely colour. And how about a little more persuasion ...

Below i s my layout for the month of February with the lovely Denim Jeans (and the sketch below used as a base)

I have so few photos of my son - he just does not like having his photo taken and I really need to catch him unawares ... this is one of my favourite photos of him.
Most of the elements on this page are chipboard. These have been gesso'd and then painted with a blue paint. I used a stencil and texture paste on the white cardstock  and then lightly dusted chalk over this, and then stamped on top of this, And adhered the photos and the chippies.

 Pop on over to the White ... with 1 blog and play along ... and how about a sketch to to encourage you to join ... (the sketch is of course optional)


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Hello  - here is a project created for Artfull Crafts ....

Aw - isn't this just the cutest, cutest range .... Kaisercraft Peek A Boo  (even the name of the range is cute!) Sadly my children are all grown up and most of my baby photos are all scrapped - but I have managed to find a few to add to my exploding box and tell a little story of my gorgeous boy (who turns 24 in April)  ....

I used the papers - Kid, Precious, Cherub, and Bambino to decorate the box and each of the box's page. The Cherub paper is perfect for mini albums and pocket pages - as one can cut up the page for pockets and tags.

The bunny on the bottom left picture above was fussy cut from the Specialty Paper - Our baby boy (varnish) - it's quite an awesome paper this, as it quite thick like cardstock and allow you to complete details of your baby (the girl range has one too) - perfect for a 12 x 12 album.

I decorated the pages and the box using the collectables and stickers from the sticker sheet. 

Thanks for popping over to look - have a great week!

----- Michelle ----

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Hello Beautiful - Kaisercraft PS I Love you range

Today I have added a layout t the Artfull Crafts blog using the lovely "PS I Love You" range from Kaisercraft - how beautiful. soft and romantic this stunning range? I love the soft pastels in pinks and greys - and the lovely butterflies.

I have used some of the papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and cut to various sizes and distressed these, and others I have punched the edges. The papers have then been layered randomly. I have masked two butterflies with gesso using some pink ink to give it the pink tinge and I have used the same paste mixture on the chipboard flourish. The chipboard has also been covered in glossy accents. I also used the same paste mixture on the wooden hearts. The layout is finished off with some of the collectables available in this gorgeous range.

Thanks for popping over and wishing you all a wonderful week!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Beautiful - White ... with 1 Creative Team January 2017

My first month on the creative team for White ... with 1 and we get the gorgeous "Princess Pink" to create with - along with the a mood board - so appropriate to my style. Pretty and flowery .... right up my alley :)
Click on the logo and it will take you along to the blog page. Come and play along :)

And here is my take on the challenge for the month:

First off, I stenciled some flowers with white gesso behind the top left and bottom right corner of the photos, and then stamped with pink ink using the Gabrielle Pollaco stamps and lightly coloured this in with chalk. I inked the chipboard frame and the title in pink and then applied glossy accents before adhering to my page.

I layered the flowers and above the chipboard frame and around the flowers. I pulled out some muslin and tucked these under the flowers. I also added some sequins and dribbled some pink ink on the background.
The butterfly is a punch out from a punch - using the same punch - pink cardstock and some patterned paper.

 Have a fabulous month - and please play along. I look forward to seeing those lovely creations!

White ... with 1 Creative Team

Happy New Year all! Well I start the New Year with some exciting news for 2017. I have been selected to design for White ... with 1

Looking forward to working with all the talented ladies on this team.