Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lets Get Sketchy Design Team Call

Lets Get Sketchy Design Team Call

Hello everyone!

Lets Get Sketchy is looking to add 2-4 more members to add to our already fabulous Design Team. The DT term will run from January 1, 2018 through June 1, 2018 and  could very well be extended after that time. You will be responsible for 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members who do not mind commenting on entries and are able to upload their projects promptly.  
Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Instagram.
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 6 month term (Beginning  January 1, 2018) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the LGS blog.
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply;
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog and share;
  • Create a layout from the sketch below and email it to  (include links to your blog and any online gallery)
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook.
Design Team Call Sketch

Anyone interested in applying please send your application  Make sure you put DT call in the subject line.  Please add links to your blog and any online galleries.

We are accepting applications through December 12, 2017.  New design team members will be notified by December 13th.  If selected, your Design Team call entry will be your first reveal.    This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be January 1, 2018
No previous DT experience needed.  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #46

Hello Scrappy Friends

Challenge #46 - Girly is almost over at Craftaholics R Us, so why not head over and check out the inspiration from the DT gals, and linkup your girly creation?

Lots of white space, combined with a sepia toned photo and gold and pink - could it by anymore girlie??

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am a day or two late with my reveal for Scrap Plezier

I have created a layout with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes. I love, love, love this collection. It is not only a Christmas collection but a combination of mint and woodgrain that can be used all year round. 

I started with a sheet of Cabin for the base and using the pachaging technique smooshed some watercolor on the paper. Whilst waiting for this to dry I took a sheet of Flannette and cut the bottom off, just above the floral corner arrangement. I then came up with the idea of ​​using a Snow Marker pen to trace over the 'Tis the season' sentiment to create a raised title that looks and feels like snow.I then went to the 6x6 paper pad and took out a couple of patterns. I cut a piece of Fresh Pine and used the B side to create a photo mat. I added a piece of Kaisercraft lace from the Lace Pack. I then used some of the diecuts from the Collectibles pack and the 6x6 paper pad to finish off the layout.

I am looking forward to Christmas Day and a family photo to place on the layout.

Thanks for stopping by today - what do you think?
Deb xx

Scrap Matrix Guest Designer Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

My second layout as a Guest Designer for Scrap Matrix is up on the blog.

Hello Scrap Matrix Friends, Deb here with my second layout featuring the fabulous 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes. Even after this layout I still have plenty of product left to keep creating with.

I started with a black and white photo of my hubby taken on our Sydney Harbour lunch cruise in May. Although it was a tad overcast and a bit windy, it was still an enjoyable afternoon cruising around Sydney Harbour, and with a window seat to boot!
Anyhow, onto my layout.
I used a piece of 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Twinkle as my base. I then cut 2 strips each from the 9mm and Sunrise papers.
I took some tags from the 12x12 Tag sheet, and some of the diecuts from the Elements 6x12 sheet and edged all of these with my Dylusions Black Marble Paint pen. On a side note, if anyone has any tips on how to keep the paint flowing nicely through this pen please let me know! I added some pearl brads onto the tags.
I cut 2 seed heads from the FabScraps Botanic Flowers chipboard set, and using my Prima Metallic Accent Semi Watercolour paints (Supernova) I painted the seed heads as well as my title alpha’s taken from the Alphabet #1 set. When dry I used the paint pen to add detail to the seed heads, to make then stand out a bit from the background.
 I cut down the sheet of Sunrise (B side), and outlined this as well. Before adhering to the background piece, I wound the cotton string, Renaissance Black German embossed trim, and a piece of washi from my stash across the middle of the Sunrise paper. I then splashed to my hearts content the Prima Supernova and black paint pen.

When I was happy with the details on the background, I started to assemble my layout.

It came together quite easily – for me When I had the elements in place to my liking on the background, I placed some craft foam under my photo and adhered it to the background. From there I added the seed heads and title alphas, along with some of the absolutely yummy Ayeeda Gold Glitter Ink and…my layout was complete.

Here are some close-ups:

Why not head on over to the blog and check out what the regular extraordinarily talented gals did with the 7 Dots challenge.

You will be amazed!!

Thanks for stopping by today, please let me know what you think

Deb xx

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #302

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am kicking off the DT reveals for the fabulous Sketches in Thyme sketch #302 over on the blog.

I used the awesome Boys Fort range from Pink Fresh Studios to create this layout of my youngest son

And now for some closeups:

Thanks for stopping by today - why not head on over to Sketches in Thyme and join in the sketch challenges?

Deb xx

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scrap Matrix Guest Designer Reveal

Hello Scrappy friends, I am so excited to announce that I am the November/December Guest Designer at Scrap Matrix - much excitement to be amongst such talented ladies

I must say a huge thank you to Vicki and the girls for making me feel so welcome. 
I have a step by step process for you of the layout I created with the fabulous 7 Dots Dreamscapes kit I received for the November challenge.  I have added some items – all available from the Scrap Matrix store so be sure to check out the supply list at the end of this novel, lol.

I began choosing  the papers and diecuts, etc, that I wished to use and taking a dauber top I placed it on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Cocoa Bean Copper, and inked all the edges of the tags, diecuts and background paper.  I also used this product to colour some of the string, which I had divided into strands to make it go further.  I also added some of the Lindy’s to the 2 flowers from the kit.   I had chosen a Steam Punk chipboard border and coloured this as well as a length of white mesh tape to finish off the embellishments for the layout.

Once I had all the bits coloured to my satisfaction, I took a Tim Holtz stencil -  “Measured” and using Colour Blast Colour Paste, stenciled across the middle of the background as well as the top left and bottom right corners.

Whilst I was waiting for this to dry, I placed the mesh tape in position over the stenciling, and then double matted my black and white photo’s.
To give more texture to my layout, I tore the photo mats using my steel ruler, instead of cutting them.  I like to look of straight cut edges mixed with torn edges.

I didn’t ink these edges.
Once the Colour Paste was dry (it really doesn’t take that long) I started assembling my layout, moving pieces around until I was happy with the result.  I then started sticking everything down with my trust Xpress it Double sided tape and Helmars Acid Free glue.

Before placing the photos onto page, I added foam to the mats to lift them off the rather busy background.

Now came time for the title and finishing touches.  I had some Chipboard Alphabets #1, and I used the Lindy’s to colour these, before adding Stampendous Embossing Ink and Embossing Enamel.  Because the enamel is so thick you couldn’t see the colour under, so I splashed some Lindys over the top.

I added the title to my layout and finished with some 13 @rts Gold Glitter Ayeeda Ink, and some splatters of the Cocoa Bean Copper Starburst from Lindy’s, and finally some Vicki Boutin word and phrase stickers.

My finished layout:

And some close-ups:

Supply list from Scrap Matrix:

I hope my layout has provided some inspiration. 
I will be back later in the month with another layout  xx

Thank you so very much for stopping by today, please let me know what you think

Deb xx