Monday, May 22, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #278

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day today for Sketches in Thyme, sketch #278

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and my example

























Some closeups:












































Cant wait to see what you come up with for this sketch challenge.  There is a Creative Embellishments voucher up for grabs!!

Thanks for stopping by


My Time To Craft - Challenge #346

Challenge #346 at My Time to Craft was a sketch


Although a card sketch, I used a Mixed Media ket from Shop and Crop to create a layout.
























And some closeups:






















Hope you get a chance to play along - would love to see what you create

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, May 19, 2017

Creative Inspiration May Mini Crop

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is May Mini Crop reveal at Creative Inspiration, and this months theme is ...Colour.

I chose Black and White, using only black and white pps, embellishments, etc as well as a black and white photo
























I am scrapping some layouts at the moment A4 size (8.5" x 11.5'") just to see how I go with the different size.

For some closeups:






















Hope you head along to Creative Inspiration and join the forum, then join in the daily challenges or the Mini Crop challenges.  It really is a great place to hang out.

You have until May 28 to join in the Mini Crop

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scrap Plezier Moodboard Reveal

Hello there Scrappy Friends

It is the monthly Moodboard reveal at Scrap Plezier today, and May's moodboard is divine.

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Dont you agree?

Anyhoo....here is my take on it - using Kaisercraft of course :)

























I love Kaisercraft Collectibles diecuts – they are so very versatile and match collections other than the one they were produced for.
 

For this layout, I used a piece of Kaisercraft Indigo Skies as the base.  I gesso’ed the centre of the paper so I could apply some wet mediums.  After the gesso was dry I took a Kaisercraft stencil and used white texture paste through it.  When that was dry I coloured the design with Prima Metallic Accents semi watercolour paints.  After that dried I smooched on some Glimmermist in Crème de Chocolat and Mr Hueys Colour Mist in Powder Blue.  Again, after that was dry I did some stamping with a Kaisercraft Stamp – Vintage Fence and Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  

Finally I could start of the paper part of my layout.  I cut down 3 sheets of paper from the Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 paper pads – Blue Bay and Wildflower.  I cut some sections from Scrapmatts Hexagon Mesh chipboard and coloured them with Pinecone VersaColour.  I also inked all pieces of patterned paper, including the base piece in Pinecone.  I stuck the photo, papers and chipboard down and then grabbed my collection of Collectibles, lol.  This is where the versatility comes in – I used diecuts from 3 other collections – Ubud Dreams, Sea Breeze, and Time Machine.  I used one of the diecuts as my title, added some hexagon brads, and finally some Kaisercraft Pearls.

Some closeups:






















I would love to see what you create with this awesome moodboard.

Thanks for stopping by today




Saturday, May 6, 2017

Creative Inspiration NSD Mini Crop

Hello Scrappy Friends

The National Scrapbook Day Mini Crop is in full swing at Creative Inspiration, and boy have the DT come up with some awesome challenges for you all.

My challenge to you all is to create a project using absolutely no patterned paper.

I have used some new Lindy's Magical Shakers in Bavarian Blue, Lederhausen Laurel, and Octoberfest Orange on the background, after applying a coat of white gesso, and then spraying with water.  Once I was happy with the placement and intensity of the magicals, I allowed the background to dry overnight before applying a Kaisercraft stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Black Ash.  Once that was dry I took a Creative Expressions stamp from the Arty Background stamp set and using Hero Arts India Ink in Black I stamped around where I wanted to place my photo. Finally I sprayed and splattered with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Tinsel. Once everything was dry I added some twine I had coloured with the Heidi Swapp, then mounted my photo on some music note tissue paper that came wrapped around a bunch of flowers, and placed it in position with some foam mounts.  I finished off by adding various bits and bobs from my stash.
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You have until Sunday 14th May to play along.  Cant wait to see what you create.


My Time To Craft Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at My Time To Craft for the new fortnightly challenge. This one is all about  males.  The DT have come up with some wonderful creations, you really should pop on over and check them out!!

Here is my layout







Thanks for dropping by - looking forward to seeing what you link up at My time to Craft







Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog with a Kaisercraft reveal today.

This is actually one of my most favourite layouts of late!!  It came together so very easily and I used the new Indigo Skies collection.  Love that the collection is blue, and I only have boys to scrap!!

I went for a minimal look with lots of white space and ended up with a monochromatic layout with the black and white photo.  I used some Distress Ink in Blueprint and mixed it with water, and using a makeup sponge, I dabbed it around all four sides of the white cardstock background.  I then smooched some on acetate and added it to the background.  I cut a banner shape from one of the patterned papers and tore one of the other pieces in half and used both sides.   I added 2 word strips, as well as some butterflies, and 2 word blocks from the Die cut pack as well as the sticker sheet.  I finished off with some of the wood veneer from the pack that is part of the collection.  I really wanted to add another colour to the layout but couldn’t decide which one to use, so ended up using some black sequins.  I finished off by outlining the edges of the cardstock with a black Sharpie pen and used the same Sharpie for my journalling.  What do you think??

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration May Sketch Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is DT reveal day for Creative Inspiration May Sketch.  Have you been to register at the forum yet?  Have you applied for the DT yet?  No, best get to it then!!

Here is the sketch























And my example:     
                                                                   
I have used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection to create this layout, and added some lace from my stash.
Closeups:


























Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you get along to the forum and join in the fun