Friday, 29 November 2013

Scrap the Boys November Challenge

Scrap the Boys challenge this month:
This months challenge can be literal (so your man/boy's BEST FRIEND) or you can think outside the box and go with something they love like their car or remote.
You can also use the traditional Man’s Best Friend of a DOG… the options are wide and varied.

So thinking long and hard about it, I have had these photos in my stash wanting to do them justice.... what better than mans best friend than a bit of Father Son bonding over Go Karts?

"Male bonding"
Heidi Swapp; Mixed Company pp's, Colourshine, Chipboard stickers, Resist Ephemera pack,
AC thickers. 

Scrap the the Girls November Challenge

This month since I did a Scrap the Boys challenge I thought I would do the Scrap the Girls challenge, this one was a recipe challenge;
So feeling inspired by my mixed media love this evolved into a perfect girly page with not on pink thing insight.
''Princess Dreaming''
AC thickers, My little shoe box mini alphas,
Resin frame and flowers, prima flowers, Washi tape,
Heidi Swapp Colourshine, watercolours,
Bo Bunny PP.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Inspired Blueprints Catch up.....

A mini Inspired Blueprints catch up as I have missed a couple of sketches #111.... its getting to the crazy time of the year I am trying to stay on target I promise, I really want to finish this year strong.... how are you all going? are you finding there's just not enough hours in the days?

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #111

I was very lucky a couple of weekends ago to attend Heidi Swapp Make Stuff Pretty Downunder, and I finally have had a chance to play with the newest Heidi Swapp products.

Glam Selfie... for Rainbow Splendour

Something for fun for my guest position for Rainbow Splendour and its another mixed media piece, it feels so good to use all my mist, templates and my paints for a change.

Even though the process can take awhile, waiting for your background to dry, it allows your to create multiple backgrounds at once and when you need something your ready to go, and lets face it, it is a lot of fun.  On the plus side your creating original background and teaming them with some standard scrapping supplies and with a few embellishments your done, like the Rainbow Splendour Heart paperclip.

"Glam Selfie"
Rainbow Splendour Heart Paper clip, Kaisercraft template & stamps,
Dyluisons, Paint, Texture paste,
Washi tape, Crate Paper Flea Market, Tim Holtz Glitter,
Sn@p alphas, Stars.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Scrapping the imperfect...

Over at Scrap it With Attitude we have a monthly challenge running of scrap an imperfect photo (and for me its always my phone that gives me these photos, is it just me?) and let me tell you that's not as easy as it seems, its going against everything we do as scrappers. But it does allow you to focus on the moment.... So why don't you give it a go?

''Life tends to Blur way too fast"
Cardstock, prima mask, Fancy Pants diecuts,
Queen and Co washi tape, Dylusion, Flourish with a bling flower

Monday, 25 November 2013

Rainbow Splendour

Hows your month going? omg can you believe its nearly the end of November? I am meant to have some Christmas cards and teacher presents finished by now but big surprise the month has gotten away from me and now I am seriously behind. But I am sure I am not the only one? share away people, ease my guilt.

Today I thought I would share with you another layout that I have created for my guest design team position for Rainbow Splendour. And you might not think felt embellishments go together with mixed media but I think it does....

Cardstock, stanzon, prima stamps, Kaisercraft stamps,
Crate paper Flea market tags & pp, dylusions,
gesso, prima flowers, Rainbow Splendour heart clip and bow

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 6; Doily Dale

OMG!!! week 6 already for Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly Challenge. This week I rolled and landed on Doily Dale.... I must say that did scare me as I usually only ever use one doily on a layout, its just an embellishment. But after leaving to the last minute here's what I created..... 

Tim Holtz distress inks, stamps, stanzon, MME pps,
MFT Dies, Crafters Workshop dies & template,
Texture paste, dylusions, staples. 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 5; Circular Quay

Nearly there people with the Monopoly Catch up... are you bored yet? Week 5; Sketches!!!

As you know I am using these challenges to grow my mixed media skills and I have to say this is one of my favourite layouts to date, I know its hard to say that its like picking a favourite child.... but I am loving the techniques used and the finished product... I am amazed I could have pulled it off really!!!

''100% Boy''
Tim Holtz; distress ink, tissue tape, and cog die, Stamps unknown,
Kaisercraft Stamps, Prima Washi, Unknown washi,
MME PP, AC thickers, Twine, cotton, Staples.


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 4 Cutters Close....

Monopoly Challenge week 4 and something that I love to do was my roll this week for sure.... you all know that I am a huge fan of fussy cutting.
I am happy with the results for sure  for me this was one of those photos I just didn't know what to do with it and I love, love this photo, so if you have any tips on how to scrap those photos please share, because there might be a few more in my stash like that :P

"Love Everyday"
AC Dear Lizzy polka dot party pps, Heidi Swapp Chipboard words.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Some exciting News!!!

I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a Guest Designer for Rainbow Splendour..... for the month of November and December. Which is an honour you cant go past there beautiful handmade embellishments.

So keeping with the theme of my mixed media journey I have create a Summer layout with there leaves and butterflies the perfect little bit that you are always after and cant ever find....

Don't you just love the leaves and that butterfly? If you do go and link there Facebook page and show some love!!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Inspired Blueprints #110

A bit late in the week considering that the reveal was on Friday but better late than never.... Inspired Blueprints sketch #110 and maybe its the perfect thing to get your mojo flowing for the week.

With my interpretation of the sketch I wanted the photo to be the major focus and by eliminating a few of the pattern pieces of papers it helped that goal.

AC Dear Lizzy pattern papers, AC tag,
Studio calico feathers, Sequins.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 3 Colours

Monopoly challenge.... week 3.... Colours or in my case lack of, sounds strange but I am not one to do back and white! and remembering that I am all about trying things that are different and something that I always wanted to do, I decided to push myself to the limit and even though it was late and missed the weekly draw I am extremely happy with the results.

Because I landed on this I could chose any of the other challenges, I decided to go to jail!!!

Cardstocl, Dylusions, Tattered Angels, Prima Masks,
Kaisercraft Mask, Crate paper board stickers, Echo park journal card,
Heidi Swapp Chipboard stickers, stamps, Stanzon, Texture paste



Sunday, 17 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 2 Freestyle Freeway

Monopoly Challenge Week 2.... Styles!!!
For my roll I landed on Freestyle Freeway and I will my new founded mixed media endeavours decided to hit the ground running!!! 
Freestyle is a style where creativity and flexibility, and a full scope for activities is prevailed. Pages decorated in this style are bright, dynamic, with plenty of hand drawn elements, uncommon journaling, and full of surprising solutions. The creativity is seen everywhere, from a photo selection to an unusual combination of various scrap-products, colours, and techniques.
''A Girl needs a Castle''
Dylusions, Prima Stamps, Stanzon,
Crafters Workshop template, Kaisercraft template, Feather
Washi tape, texture paste, Bo Bunny Double Dot

The "unsual journaling technique" is the envelope that has some journaling in there for my daughter to find later on..... and does it count that the fact I did  journal,  go towards the ''unusual'' part?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 1 Trends

Over the next week I will be sharing with you my Top 50 Monopoly Challenge journey so far. I decided early on that I would make it a mini challenge for my style to go.... I am sure I am not the only on out there that has wanted to try something new but hasn't had the time or the courage to give it a go.....

 Week one, and what a way to kick it off  here's what I was given with my first roll and what a way to start it off....

Prima Mask, Dylusions, Black Marker,
Sawyers Place; Sticky paper and Barb wire washi,
Washi unknown, Queen and Co washi, Prima Stamps and washi,
Studio Calico wood veneers, UmWow chipboard,
Vintage Heidi Swapp bread tag

Friday, 15 November 2013

Monopoly Challenge.... GO!!!!

Over the last couple of weeks, since October.....  Scrapbooking Top 50 has have a wonderful challenge going....  epic even. It is a Monopoly challenge, pick your numbers and get different challenges and see what they are  each week..... so far I have kept on task.......  I think there was one week that I was a couple of days late but what can you do :P

So as any good game of Monopoly you need to get on the board..... So the GO!!! challenge was on... the perfect warm up.... To get you on the board, or onto the 'GO' space, you must complete your first challenge!  You need to create a layout with the letters 'GO' as the start of a word in your title or subtilte (examples include: GO, GOing, Goal, GOod, GOofy, GOlf - GOogle can help you out with many more)!! You also need to include a 'game' item, like a ticket, playing card, dice etc.

"Game On!"
Dylusions, Kaisercraft mask, Sawyers Place washi tape,
AC thickers, Mini alphas, Uno cards
And yes I did stick 2 UNO cards over the photo..... I really wanted to make it pop!!!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Mixed media........... my go to!!!

Hi, I promise I have been here, but once again the mojo is flowing and the blogging is not...... and I really don't know how I can stop that!!!
But never the less today  I thought I would share something that isn't my usual style and I think its going to become a staple for me in my scrapping journey.....
 I have over the last week been playing with mixed media and loving it!!! This style is perfect for the pre teen that my oldest has evolved into over the last couple of weeks ( its been interesting for sure, lol). But with this mixed media I have been playing once again with my washi not that I think that I haven't stopped ....
''1st Ipod''
Sawyers Place washi; Sampson barb wire, and limited edition skulls. MME pp, Book page,
watercolour, stamps and October Afternoon washi,
Prima stamps and Kaisercraft stamps