Sunday, 18 September 2016

123 Challenge blog - Guest Designer Sept challenge

I was lucky enough to win a Guest Designer spot for 123 Challenge blog for their September challenge.

The challenge is-

And here is my page-

I have to admit purple is one of my least favourite colours and I hardly ever scrap with it, but I really like how it can be teamed with some of my other favourite scrapping colours.

I started by trimming some strips of purple and orange paper and arranging in a loose ombre pattern down the page. I added several paper layers under the photo, and embellished with some flowers.

For the stencilling criteria I used texture paste through a Heidi Swapp polka dot stencil. I also used a Dusty Attic crosshatch stencil with markers and gel pens. 

Dusty Attic September challenge

I was really drawn to the dramatic mood board for the September challenge at Dusty Attic. I was inspired by the natural, earthy, textural images and colours. 

Here is my page-

I applied some white gesso then some teal acrylic paint to begin my background, then also added some navy spray ink.

I used some Dusty Attic 'Chicken Wire' chipboard which I coloured with some Colour Blast colour paste. I also added some Dusty Attic 'Industrial Stars', which I coloured with the same teal acrylic pant and brown ink.

I finished off with embellishments from Kaisercraft, Charm's Creations, and D'Lish Scraps.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Words And Paintery August challenge

I was really inspired to play along with this month's 
challenge at Words And Paintery-

And here is what I came up with-

I began my background with drawing a purple gelato directly onto cardstock to keep its strong bright colour. I then painted over with a small amount of water to blend.

My next layer was red acrylic paint mixed with string gel medium, then dripped all over the page. After waiting several days for it to fully dry, I could then move on to add some stamping.

With the background so interesting and punchy, I kept my embellishments to a minimum, using only resin flowers and some cut-aparts from Pink Paislee 'Ce'st La Vie'. 
(I used a tab die to cut out the words on to tabs.)

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

D'Lish Scraps September Inspiration Board

When I saw the September Inspiration Board at D'Lish Scraps I knew I wanted to have a play straight away. Oh my goodness take a look at that divine colour palette - hot pink, teal, greys and white!

Here is what I came up with-

I've been hoarding the pink triangle 'Just Dream' paper from Hip Kit Club.

I've used lots of hand-made embellies from my favourite Aussie businesses - Charm's Creations, Rainbow Splendour, D'Lish Scraps, Kit The Habit.

I've also dug out some Echo park stickers and some Memory Maze chipboard.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

SUYS September Challenge

I absolutely love, love, love the sketch challenge at Show Us Your Stuff this month-
When I saw the awesome sketch, and the amazing inspiration from the DT I knew I wanted to give this challenge a go.

Here is my page-

My page is fun and bright, just like my subject.

The criteria for SUYS challenges is to use hand-made items. Well I certainly have used lots of hand-made items from Rainbow Splendour (Sail Away kit), Charm's Creations, Flutterby Designs and Corbett Creations (how gorgeous is the wood 'confetti' cut from the Corbett Creations arrows?) I've also some added Studio Calico chipboard stickers and some washi.

For my title 'Everyday Adventure' I have used a hand-made, personalised stamp from Kellie Stamps. I've also added some hand-written journaling.

I started my background with some splattered paint, then added some Prima Bloom spray, which is great because it sprays and splatters at the same time. I've also used a Prima stamp, and some roller stamp words.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Paper Flourish Kit Club - DT reveal Sept kit

It's reveal day at Paper Flourish Kit Club!

Today I am sharing my DT projects for the September kit, which features the newest Christmas range from Kaisercraft 'Frosted'.

You can find step-by-step instructions for my first two projects in the kit magazine, as well as lots of other inspiration from the other DT girls.

My first layout is a Christmas layout.

Here are a couple of close-ups. I love layering all the Collectables, and have added some extra texture with the ribbon.

The collection can be used for non-Christmas photos too.

 I just love the two-tone music note paper.

And I had a lot of fun with my 'inspiration' pieces-

I had lots of fun with sprays and my circle dies! I've used the Holly Circle die, which is an optional add-on to the kit.

I also made a card, and 'coloured in' the Santa with a red gel pen. I also added some bling by adding silver and blue glitter to the wood snowflakes.

You can purchase the kit here. Don't forget if you subscribe to the kit for 6 months or more you can save 10%. 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Scrap The Boys September - DT share

The challenge this month at Scrap The Boys is to scrap a photo with 'You In It'

And here is my DT page -

I've used papers from Jillibean Soup "Healthy Hello", Echo Park , as well as plain cardstock.

My embellishments are from Hip Kit Club ( how cute is the little cactus!?)

I have also added some Pink Paislee 'C'Est La Vie' cork hearts to continue the woodgrain colours, and the 'outdoors' theme.