Wednesday, 29 June 2016

CSI: Special Investigator for June

I was lucky enough to be invited to be a Special Investigator over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration for the month of June.

Here's a look at my projects-

The major case file for this month is Case File 202

And this is my page-

This is how I cracked the case:

The Scheme: I used all colours

Evidence: I used the following clues: white background; triangles; hearts; stamps; stars.

Testimony: I journalled about buying my first home.

I also used the sketch.

I have also done a page for Case File 204-

And using the following criteria:

The Scheme: I used all the colours

Evidence - I used the following clues: stripes; hearts; flourish; frames; flowers; doilies

Testimony: I have documented the loves of my life - my children

Monday, 27 June 2016

Kaisercraft June Mood Board challenge

Today I am sharing a layout I have made for the Kaisercraft June Mood Board challenge.

The mood board contains images from the two newest releases - 'Boho Dreams' and 'Just Landed'.

My layout uses the 'Just Landed' collection, as well as some plain card stock and some stamping.

Whenever my sister goes overseas, I save her photos and status updates from her Facebook page, and make up a secret project of her trip to give to her when she gets home. Because she lives interstate, social media is such a great way for me to see her photos and her adventures. 

These two photos are the very first photos she posted of her trip last week, and the colours in the photo were just perfect for the Just Landed collection. I can't wait to do more pages for her!

I used her status update as the journaling so it is still from her point of view.

 I've used a mix of papers, Collectables and stickers from the collection. I just love the colours in this collection.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Dusty Attic June Mood Board challenge

I absolutely love this month's mood board challenge at Dusty Attic. The beach is definitely my favourite place to be, and I just love scrapping beach photos. Especially at the moment when its the middle of winter and I can relive the happy beach memories of Summer.

I have done my project on a 12x12 canvas board. I really like the strength in a canvas board, especially as I like to add a lot of 3D embellishments and the canvas board can hold the weight whilst still being 12x12 in size.

Here is my project 'Explore"-

I started with adhering pieces of the Dusty Attic 'Large Fishing Net Panel' chipboard on my base canvas, then gessoing the base. I then coloured the whole background with layers of acrylic paint, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Kaiser Mists and inks.

I painted over the fishing net chipboard with Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint to give it a 'weathered' look to keep to the 'beachy' theme.

I have used ephemera from Kaisercraft 'Sandy Toes' Collectables - perfect colours for the mood board, and even a couple of pairs of thongs! I've added some Little Birdie vellum flowers for some more texture and dimension. I've also added a flair button from Flutterby Designs.

My title is a Dusty Attic 'Blueprint Explore' chipboard piece over a strip of hessian. I painted it white then 'aged' it with ink.

I have added a lot of 'beachy' texture using cheesecloth, hessian, and real shells. I've finished off with some tiny beads and some splatters. 

Friday, 24 June 2016

Paper Flourish Kit Club June 2016 kit project shares

Today I am sharing my projects that you will find in the June 2016 kit from the Paper Flourish Kit Club. This month the kit contains lots of goodies from the new Kaisercraft 'Just Landed' collection. I just love the colour scheme to this collection.

Let's have a closer look at my projects. The first layout is 'Wanderlust'-

A couple of close ups.

Everything on my page is included in the kit (except for some ink for the splatters), and you can purchase the dies as add-ons.

Layout number 2 is 'Live The Adventure', perfect for my adventurous little one.

I really enjoyed putting together all the textured layers.

And how cute is the wood veneer car!

My final layout is 'Be Where You Want To Be'-

Full colour step-by-step instructions for these layouts and  many other layouts and cards from the other DT girls are included in the kit. You can find all the information about the kits here. Don't forget if you subscribe for 6 months you get 10% discount.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Scrapping Clearly June Mood Board challenge

I've managed to get another challenge done this weekend!

Today it is the fabulous June mood board challenge at Scrapping Clearly-

And here is my page. I was immediately drawn to the dramatic black and white stripes, and I love how the soft pink and gold adds such a feminine touch.

My base paper is from Pink Paislee C'est La Vie. I applied some clear gesso, then once that was dry I added some pink gelato with the packaging technique, and also some Lindy's Stamp Gang gold spray.

I've used some chipboard shapes from Maggie Holmes 'Shine', some Cocoa Vanilla 'Hello Sunshine' flowers and Kaisercraft paper blooms, a My Mind's Eye brad, and some AC gold glitter 'Beautiful' Thickers.

 I've also used some Heidi Swapp rub-on sequins, black sequins, and some gorgeous wood veneer hearts from Rainbow Splendour.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Scrap The Girls June challenge

I really love this month's mood board at Scrap The Girls. Such a bright and fun feel with these fresh colours.

And here is my page. This is a photo of my very special, gorgeous niece.

I have used papers from Just Dream (Hip Kit Club), Elle's Studio, and I fussy cut a few butterflies from a 12x12 sheet from Maggie Holmes Bloom. I 'cheated' a little bit finding the right lime green colours- I die cut circles from paint swatches from the hardware store! The title 'Extra Special' is an acetate piece from Pink Fresh Studio 'Life Noted".   

I have used embellies from my favourite hand-made companies - Charm's Creations, Flutterby Designs and Rainbow Splendour. I finished off with some Simple Stories 'Carpe Diem' enamel dots.

Words And Paintery June challenge

Today I am playing along with the June challenge at Words And Paintery.

I just love this fresh colour combination-

The challenge intro suggested these colours represent the sun and surf of summer, and that is exactly my first impression of these colours, especially here in Australia.

Here is my page. I just love this photo of my son running as fast as he can across the beach towards the ocean.

I started by making a background with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Mermaid Lagoon as well as some yellow Kaiser Mist, both applied with the packaging technique. Once they were dry I added some dark blue acrylic paint through a circular stencil. The next layer was some 'butter' acrylic paint mixed with modelling paste through a tiny circle stencil.

I painted some wood veneer circles from Flutterby Designs, and added some sequins to continue the circle motifs.

 My title alphas are Pinkfresh Studio and Meadowbrook puffy stickers.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

More Than Words June Challenge

This month's challenge at More Than Words is something I'm not afraid to do with my art - GET MESSY! The second part of the challenge is to use the word 'IMAGINE'.

I thought I would do something a little different this month and enter an art journal page. I definitely like to use my art journal to get messy and experiment with techniques or colours. Basically its just a form of expression to 'play', without any restrictions!

I am participating in the Scrapping Clearly 2016 Circle Journal - where each month we receive a journal from someone in our group and add a page to their journal along their chosen topic.

The journal I have received this month has the inspirational quote "You May Say I'm A Dreamer" as its topic. The other criteria the journal owner requested was to use lots of colour.

It seemed to work in perfectly with the More Than Words challenge, especially because the quote is a line from the John Lennon song "Imagine' - so naturally I thought I would tie both projects together.

And this is what I came up with-

My initial inspiration was the 'Strawberry Fields' Memorial at Central Park in New York. I wanted to create a circular design.  
I decided on the clock image and the title "Take Time to Imagine" -  a reminder to make time to be creative. The design is a representation of imagination streaming out in all directions in all colours. 

I've certainly used lots of colour, and lots of mess! Plenty of acrylic paint and ink. I've also added some stamping for depth, and some ephemera pieces to tell the story. The butterflies represent freedom and the hearts represent passion.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia June Challenge - DT share

It's a new month and that means lots of new challenges.

The challenge board this month at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia is a nice warming one for winter - camp fires and jumping in puddles!

Here's a look at the mood board

Here is my DT layout. This is a series of photos of my son trying toasted marshmallows for the first time. The tongue out says it all, he didn't like them at all!

My background paper is 'Aspen' from the Heidi Swapp 'September Skies' collection. I've also used papers from Pink Paislee, Amy Tan, some cardboard and even white printer paper. The marshmallows ephemera is from Crate Paper 'Journey' - just perfect for this layout.

My title is my favourite dark blue glitter Thickers, and some October Afternoon orange alphas. I thought I'd title my page a play on words of 'Toasting Marshmallows' instead to 'Tasting Marshmallows'.

I've tucked in some tags that I have stamped with several different shades of blue for a bit of contrast.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Scrap The Boys June DT share

Its a monochromatic palette for this month's Scrap The Boys challenge - perfect for letting the boys shine.

Here is a look at the challenge mood board-

And here is my DT layout-

For my background I have used a sheet of Crate Paper 'Boys Rule' vellum over a sheet of white cardstock.
My title is Teresa Collins alpha stickers and a personalised 'adventure' script stamp from Kellie Stamps and Jodi York. I had some dark negative space in my photo, so I placed my title directly onto the photo.

I have used some ephemera from the Crate Paper 'Journey' line, some embellies from Charm's Creations and some flair from Cocoa Vanilla. I have also used a resin feather from the Resin Rainbow, and some punchinella from D'Lish Scraps.

Make sure to check out the Scrap The Boys blog for some more inspiration. Keep an eye out later in the month for a tutorial from me, and a little chance to win a prize!