Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Colorful Creations - 15th Aug - Fussy Cutting

Yes it's the middle of the month (gosh time is flying) - which means another exciting reveal over at the Colorful Creations blog. And this reveal is one of my favourite scrapbooking techniques - here is the challenge:
Yes - the theme for the 15th is fussy cutting! And here is my take on the challenge

This layout has been created using a Heartfelt Creations collection. The flower vine is two flower vines which I fussy cut from two different papers and then layered on top of each other. The bird is also fussy cut, as is the fence :)

Hoping to see you take up the challenge and would love to see your challenges up on the Colorful Creations blog - so come and play along!

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Aug reveal - It's All about the Girls

Hello there!

It's Let's Get Sketchy 15th of the month reveal  - a great follow on from the 1st of August sketch - all about the boys and of course, now the 15th is all about the girls! A great sketch duo - have a look 1st of August sketch - and now the 15th of Aug is a perfect match. Here is the sketch:
And to match these beautiful girlie colours:
 Aren't these just beautiful colours? I drew my inspiration off the pinks and blues. Here is my take on the sketch and the colours:

 I have used a very light blue card stock, and then stenciled some text paste in the background behind the photo and the bottom right corner of the page. Then I sprayed the background with pink ink and also rubbed on pink chalk. These papers are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always range.
Perfect colours for the mood board I thought! Come and play along with Let's Get Sketchy :)

Thanks for popping along - until next time with the Let's Get Sketchy reveal for 1st September.

------ M -----

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 August - Sketch with a twist!!!

And hello again for 3rd blog entry of the month .... and it's the sketch challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy. And just as the title says - it's a sketch with a twist this month. Here is the sketch

And here is the twist.......... the moodboard - but it has to be a male layout

 And here is my layout inspired off the sketch and moodboard:

And this is my gorgeous son ... about 19 years ago. Wasn't he just such a cutie? Of course he is now a handsome young man. I decided to turn the sketch sideways and create my layout that way. The papers are all from Simple Stories. It's a great range - and how perfect the papers are for the challenge this month - the theme and the colours!

Pop on over to the blog for details and some inspiration from the rest of the design team. Looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge on the Let's Get Sketchy blog!

Colorful Creations - 1 August Reveal

Hello again to the start of a new month!

And of course the new month means a new reveal and new challenge over at Colorful Creations. 
For the 1st of August we were given a picture as follows:


We had to hero one colour from the picture with with white - so the theme for this month is White+One, and here is my take on the challenge:

So of course I drew my inspiration on the blues - one of my favourite colours! This photo is of me and my daughter a couple of years ago on a mother and daughter shopping spree. We had such a lovely day that day!

I used gelato's and white texture paste which I blended together. I used one of my prima stencils and only used part of it in parts over the page. The swirls and hearts is a dusty attic chippie - and I cut this in half (eeeek!) which I place under the flower cluster. There is also a chippe behind the photo.

Once the texture paste had dried I used a chalk and rubbed a bit over blue chalk powder over the stenciled areas.

Pop on over to the Colorful Creations blog for all the details on how to enter the challenge. I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge!

Thanks for visiting!

White with 1 - August 2017

Oh wow did I have fun with this colour! White ... with 1 and the August colour is SILVER LIGHT. And judging by the rest of the team - they had fun too - the layouts by the design team for this month are just amazing - go take a look.

Here is my take on the August challenge:

Just love this photo of my son - taken about 6 years ago. Here I have stenciled on some chevron's on the background with texture paste. I have sprayed some silver/grey ink lightly to the background and used paper and washy tape to finish off. The brads I used are from a very old range that I bought many years ago that Karen Foster bought out .... that is sometime ago! The cogs are from Imagine If, that I gesso'd and then sprayed with a metallic silver ink.

Here is also a sketch that White with 1 have provided - I turned the sketch upside down
The sketch is entirely optional!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates using this month's colour!

Thanks for popping over!