Thursday 31 July 2014

Sketchabilites #120

Good Morning.... how are you? Can you believe its nearly the end of July? Seriously!!! I need to catch up on catching up!!! While I do that why dont I share with you Sketchablities new reveal for sketch #120. Its perfect for both traditional scrappers and the ones that love to dabble in mixed media. I cant wait to see what you create with the sketch.

''School Ready''
Crate paper ; Boys Rule pp, Washi Tape,
Darkroom Door stamps, Kasiercraft stamp, Dylusions,
Sawyers Place Enamel dots, AC Thickers,
Diecut, Bo Bunny pp.

Monday 21 July 2014

Blog Hop with a difference.....

Hi everyone

I received a message from the lovely Fiona a couple of weeks ago asking if I'd like to participate in a blog hop with a difference.  It's a little different to the usual, scrapping blog hops as it's  not run by anyone, instead it's a blog hop to share a little more about yourself, introduce your readers/followers to some lovely scrappers that they may not already know and having fun.

I first met Fiona when we were both designing for a sketch challenge site and now we ''cyber stalk'' each other work and chat over all this creative.She creates stunning layouts with any product and I am always amazed at how varied her pieces are. You can see her gorgeous work here on her personal blog and also over at All About Scrapbooks blog. 

A few questions & answers about my creative process:

1.  What am I working on right now?

We are about to finish school holidays over here in the West (two days to go, who's counting lol) and I am working like a mad woman to finish and clear this months and next months Design Team deadlines because I am very lucky to have my mother fly in for a visit for two weeks..... normally I dont stress about deadlines but I want to clear the schedule. I must say its been an interesting process as you dont get the opportunity to over think anything, you just have to do.

2.  How long does it take to create a project?

Hmmmmm now that's a tricky question, some days its effortless, others I struggle. On a weekly average I create about 4 layouts a week maybe a 5.... I love to fussy cut and that can take a couple of hours, I tend to do it while watching TV at night so its prepped and ready to go. When I work on my mixed media layouts I tend to work with multiple layouts at a time it allows for drying and all the detail you tend to add in with stamping etc, they can take 6 + hours to create. Now for a flower layout like below it took 6 hrs to get the placement right, then about 3 hrs to stick it all down, another 1 hr to add smaller flowers into it. 

3.  What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?

Can I say everything??? Love my Dylusions and Heidi Swapp Colourshine, I have just started to play with Ecoline and I am loving the results in that atm. I couldnt live without those and white cardstock!!!

4.  How does my creative process work?

For design team work, I get paper ranges sent to me, so it starts with the paper, and I always try to do a fussy cut layout, then a mixed media layout and I always try and find a way to change it up from what the norm is, I NEVER match photos, I do the layout get my ideas then find a photo later.  If I am doing my own thing or a challenge, I still work backwards, I just dive into my ever growing stash of pattern papers.

5.  How do I become inspired & stay inspired?

I have always been artistic and have loved photography, so this is the best of both worlds. I am doing this for my kids, they  will have the  story of there lives in albums, documenting everything that there lives have entailed. I am always wanting to try some thing new..... Design teams allow me to do this, they allow me to work to a schedule and I love that because that means I am always creating and carving out a little time for myself to do layouts. I find the more I do, the more creative I get, if I step away for periods of time I have to work at getting back into the swing of it.  

''The more you create the more creative you get''.

6.  What is my signature style?

Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is the question that I really try and avoid..... because I truly don't know and I really don't want to be put in a category. I do this for the art of things, and I always do something different, and its a constantly changing thing and thats me..... my friends say that I have highly functioning ADHD and they are probably right!!! I always want to do and try something new.

The next three people are lovely scrappers that are going to follow me on the blog hop next Monday the 28th. They are:

Amy Prior - 

I have been lucky to work with Amy on a couple of design teams now, starting back in 2011with Handmade Halo. We currently work together on White With 1. I am a huge fan of her work, all her pieces are AMAZING!!!! She is on a lot of design teams and you can see why.....

Marelle Jackman -

I have know Marelle not for a long time but I feel like we have know each other forever, this is one of those friendships that I am grateful beyond words. Its one of those wonderful moments that happens when you are in this world of scrapping. I love her style and her fearless approach  to her pieces....

 Cathi O'Neil -

I have had the pleasure to work with Cathi on a couple of teams now, and I have to say I love her style, admire it  and wish I could do half of what she does. She is the most dedicated and hard working people I know and her work is stunning.....

These ladies will share a little more about themselves,  their scrapping style & inspirations.  So make sure you give them a visit next week to catch their blog hop post, where you'll learn more about them & also see who they are passing the blog hop onto. Pop on by their blogs now and become a follower, that way you won't miss their blog hop post when it goes up next week....or any of their future posts showcasing their amazing work :)

I hope you enjoyed this insight to my scrapping world.


Friday 18 July 2014

Rainbow Splendour

Good Morning Rikki here with another Project Life inspired layout for Rainbow Splendour and this time I have used the 6 x4 journal cards as my background layers. Rainbow Splendour Butterflies are the perfect bit of bling when you need it, also when you receive your RBS Pretty Pins, remember to keep the tags that they are on you can easily use them as one of your layers on your layout.

''Sweet Girl''
Heidi Swapp pp, journal cards , chipboard, Rainbow Splendour Pretty Pin, Butterflies and tag.

Thursday 17 July 2014

Rainbow Splendour

Good Morning, I am here with my first piece of inspiration for Rainbow Splendour. this month. We as a design team decided to give Project Life a go,but it isn't my thing and it has been a challenge but a welcomed one. There are soooooo many Project Life products out there and they are truly beautiful, so I wanted to do a traditional layout using Project Life products, and of course Rainbow Splendour is the perfect embellishment to go with this theme of the month.

AC Cardstock, Gelatos, Heidi Swapp pp and Glitter Frame, Prima & Kasier stamps,
Rainbow Splendour Glitter Frame, Feather, Butterfly and Pin.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Sketchabilities #119

I tell you time is flying this year and nothing makes you aware of this when your on design teams that have donly a 3 month term, blink and you miss it ....... Today's Sketchabilities Sketch #119 marks the second last one for this term :(

But enough of that talk, check out this awesome sketch!!!!!!!

Crate Paper Flea Market pp, diecuts, chipboard, bows, pins  and resin. 

Saturday 5 July 2014

Some exciting news!!!

Whooo, very excited to share with you that I will be continuing my design team role with Scrap the Boys for the next term, I had heaps of fun the last term and loved the challenges over the last 6 months so, when your enjoying I though why not stay on.... and while your over at Scrap the Boys why don't you see the rest of the talented team for this term!!!!

This month is all about your boys and there ''Big Boys Toys'' and there's nothing more fun to scrap that is for sure......
''Being a Fireman''
AC cardstock, Twinkling H2O's, MME PP, UmWow Confetti, Texture paste,
Crafters Workshop template, Ecoline, Kaisercraft Stamp,

Friday 4 July 2014

D- Lish July Mood Board reveal....

Its the start of the month again and with that there's an new reveal for D-lish..... this mood board should get the creative juices flowing and I must say it was a great one for me to get me to go to a classic colour palette combo with a great sketch!!!!

MME PP, D-Lish  Wooden Veneer Tag, Manila tag, Sequin Tags, Frame and paper bag,
Heidi Sawpp chipboard buzz word & Banner, Sequins and Dylusions.

Love the sequin bows its my favourite go to for a bit of bling.... why dont you pop over to the store and grab some? and when your there grab some of the ornate white frames they are so versatile.

When your in store don't be afraid to grab some of the paper bags if they are too large cut them down and use them like little folders for all your journalling .

So why dont your got to the store and pick up some D-lish supplies and have a play with this months mood board......

Cant wait to see what you create xxxx

Thursday 3 July 2014

Scrap it with Attitude Reveal

This month for Scrap it with Attitude it is all about the Vintage or Heritage. This I must say was a challenge as I dont do these sorts of layouts very often. This got me thinking and it made me go back into the stash and find the perfect papers and give the theme a little twist.....

Vintage paislee print with some vibrant colours.....

Bo Bunny pps, Basic Grey Lemonade pp's, Chipboard unknown,
Heidi Swapp Colour shine

Wednesday 2 July 2014

White with 1 Reveal

This months White with One will get you thinking for sure..... but once you figure it trust me you will love the end result.  We have been very lucky this month with Flutterby Designs providing the creative team with some beautiful embellishments and flairs.

I'm a Graphic Designer/scrapbook addict. This pages features items that I have created & use on my own scrapbook creations. I hope love them!
Hi, I'm Anita. I am passionate about design & visual expression.
It is an important part of my life. I'm a Designer, Wife, Mum, Scrapbooker, Photographer & Cook...
I am a freelance graphic designer, with 7 years combined experience, working both freelance, and as a part of a in-house design team at a signage shop. I have worked on projects ranging between logo branding, signage designs, fire & evacuation drawings, personalised scrapbook albums, special event invitations, brochures, flyers & photography editing. All designs are subject to copyright.

Please feel free to browse my FB page & my blog for sample work, and contact me with any questions about the needs of your upcoming project.

''In her eyes''
Ac cardstock, Artist acrylic, Gesso,
Flutterby Wood Veneer's and Flair, Prima stamps,
Kaisercraft Stamps, White and Grey Ink,
Basic Grey Alphas, Gelatos.

So why dont you give it a go? cant wait to see what you create.

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Sketchabilities #118

Good Morning, today marks another reveal for Sketchablities  with sketch #118. Today I thought I would shake up the sketch a bit. This is what I love about sketches... to make them you own why not turn them around? 

So when you play along think about changing the direction it really makes it a whole new sketch dont you think? Cant wait to see what you create.

Bo Bunny pp, Prima stamps, Kaisercraft Stamps,
Sawyers Place sticky paper, AC Cardstock, Basic Grey Scrabble tiles,
Pink Fresh Studio Arrows.

Time flies when you are having fun and its time for a new Design Team Call! 
Design Team Call
Sketchabilities is on the search for new Design Team members for our next term. 
Submissions will be taken until: July 10th-2014
New Design Team will be posted on or about- July13th 
New Reveal: August 15th-2014

Please include in your application:
- Name, address, email address,--(please use your real name, not your online nick name)
- link to your blog and online gallery
- List of Current Design Teams (if any)

Please Send us:
- 3 of your recent layouts that showcase your scrapbook style
- one of those layouts must showcase a sketch from Sketchabilities
- keep file sizes under 200 K 

The Design Team will be required to:-
- Complete 2 layouts per month with sketches provided
- you may from time to time be required to work with sponsor material
post our DT Blinkie in signatures & on your blog!
- Post our reveal sketch & your layout on your Blog/Facebook
- Comment on Participant and Sponsor Blogs
- Design Team Group is now on Facebook--so you must be a member of Facebook.
- Be Active on our Facebook Page

- This is a 3 month Term from : August 15th-Oct 30th
- Call is Open to Past and Present Design Team Members
- Call is open to International Designers!

Please put Design Team Call in the subject line
Please Mail your entries to: