Friday, 22 September 2017

More Than Words September challenge

This month's challenge at More Than Words is using one of my
favourite techniques - GRUNGE!!
I love getting messy in my art - that's half the fun!

The other criteria for the challenge is to use the word 'FEARLESS'.

I love creating grungy masculine pages, but for this challenge I decided to do something a bit different and create some girl grunge!!

To create my grungy background I made some prints using my gel plate. I really love how the plate creates a distressed print. 
I then ripped up those pages, added some stamping, stencilling and splatters of gesso.

I matted my photo with some glitter foam and hessian
to add some different textures.

I used embellishments from D-lish Scraps,
Kit The Habit and The Resin Rainbow.
I also added some Tim Holtz quote stickers. 

I added some thread, a Charm's Creations arrow and a flair from Flutterby Designs for some more texture. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus September challenge - DT share

What a gorgeous mood board this month at 
Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia!

Here is my DT page-

I was inspired by the paint splashes in the mood board to scrap this photo of a paint splashing piece I recently made!
So much fun!!!

I've used a gorgeous piece of Kaisercraft 
kraft music note paper for my background.

I've included the rainbow colours in my embellishments 
to highlight my rainbow painting. 

I've used lots of Aussie hand-made products from 
Charm's Creations, Flutterby Designs, 
Corbett Creations and D-lish Scraps.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Scrap The Boys September challenge - DT share

This month's theme at Scrap the Boys is

Here is my DT layout-

I've used papers and ephemera from the 
awesome Kaisercraft 'Factory 42' collection.

I've created a mixed media background using Colour Blast 'Caribbean' Colour Spray and 'Leather' Colour Paste. 

I've added some stamping with 
some stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps.

My title is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece which I coloured with Dina Wakley acrylic paints. I've also used cogs from Imaginarium Designs and chevrons from Memory Maze, also coloured with the same acrylic paints.

I hope you can join in with the challenge this month!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Scrapbook Boutique August Moodboard challenge

Today I am playing along with the mood board 
challenge at Scrapbook Boutique-

This colour palette reminds me of a popular gender- neutral 
baby nursery colour palette, 
so I made a card for a friend who is expecting soon-

I coloured some white cardstock with Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke 
Distress Ink, then applied 'Sunshine' Colour Blast Colour Paste 
through a star stencil. 
Then once they were dry I outlined the stars 
with a fine-tip pen to highlight them.
I added some ink detail around the edges 
with Invilde Bolme white chalk ink.

I used a Kaisercraft stamp for my sentiment 
with the white chalk ink. 
I used a DIY star from Charm's Creations, and coloured it with 'Saffron' Colour Blast Colour Spray, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, and added highlights with a fine-tip pen.

Friday, 18 August 2017

SBT50 August challenge - DT share

It's a sketch challenge this month at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

And here is my DT page. I flipped the sketch around a bit to suit my photos.

I've used the awesome 'You Rock' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I love this collection so much, and its just perfect for my fun-loving little man.

I've added some red spray ink, stamping, die cuts and some  Colour Blast 'Sunshine' colour paste through a stencil under my photos.

I hope you can join us for this month's challenge!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Uniquely Creative August Creative kit - DT share

This month I am Guest DT at Uniquely Creative for the August Creative kit.
I really love this masculine kit, featuring the Factory 42 collection from Kaisercraft.

So lets take a look at my projects-

I wanted this layout to appear as if the people in the photo were exploring into a hidden world behind the brick wall!

My next layout has more of a vintage feel-

I've also made some cards-

I've also created a layout as guest designer for Uniquely Creative for the August 'Branches and Leaves' challenge at Kraft+

I've used the August Creative kit exclusively. I created some 'sticks' with the brown colouring mediums in the kit.

Unfortunately this August Creative kit is now sold out, but make sure you sign up for a subscription so you never miss out! Keep an eye out for some new soon-to-be-released kits over at Uniquely Creative!

AALL & Create - ITAC'17 - Week 1 Entry

I was so excited when I saw the concept of the  
International Tournament of Art and Craft 
- ITAC'17-.

So here is my project for Challenge 1 - Europe.

I've created a canvas for my craft room.

I've used some Beethoven music paper (a European element) for my background and added some blue around the border.
I used an amazing AALL&Create exclusive stencil (designed by the incredible Fiona Paltridge) with some gold colour paste.

I have added some flair buttons from Fabrika Decoru. The designs on the flair represent the face and the vintage requirements, but also represent modern-day globalisation in the fact that I was able to buy these from Ukraine, all the way to Australia!    

My chipboard title is from 2Crafty, and I have layered gesso, heat embossing, acrylic paint and Glossy Accents to build texture.
 I've added lots of different textured embellishments - paper, chipboard, resin, wire, fabric, glass, feather, sequins and muslin.

I have used the following requirements for the 
Week 1 Challenge-

  • A face
  • Music paper
  • Letters, numbers
  • Blue
  • Textures
  • Something both vintage and modern

I really enjoyed putting this project together, 
and look forward to the Week 2 Challenge!