Friday, August 10, 2018

Inspired by Colour August Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends

The Inspired by Colour challenge for August is up at Scrap Plezier.  It is a gorgeous Olive and Rose moodboard

Isnt it beautiful?

Here is my layout

The olive is so much better in real life!

Why not head on over and check out Cathy's example and join our challenge.

As long as we get the entries, there is a prize up for grabs :)

The rules are Simple

- create a layout inspired by the theme - Inspired by color. 
- publish your layout on your blog and place the link in our challenge. 
- do not forget to mention the challenge in your blog post. 
- use Inlinkz and please only the link to your blog post and not to your entire blog. 
- the challenge is open until September 6, 2018, we publish the winner and the Top 3 on September 8, 2018, remember that we can only compile a Top 3 with 5 or more participants. 
- the number 1 of the Top 3 receives from us a gift voucher of 10.00 euro that is made available by

Thanks for stopping by today, I do appreciate it!!

Deb xx

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Off the Rails August Challenge Reveal

Hello Friends

I am over on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog with an Art Journal tutorial featuring the fabulous August challenge.

I have gone with the colour scheme and the geometrics of the tribal theme.

I have used strips of plaster tape (from Hubby's shed) and mixed media tape on the bare page and then sealed the page with clear gesso.  I took a number of Kaisercraft paint tubes in pastel colours and  3 colours of Finnabair Artalchemy Metallique acrylic paints, and using a palette knife smooshed them all over the primed page.

Once dry, I dry brushed a thin layer of white gesso over the paint.  In hindsight I wish I hadnt done that as it took away the gorgeous shimmer of the metallique paints - lesson learned there!

I then took a couple of different stamps, A Fiskars chevron stamp and a Crafter Companion distressed double circle one and using black ink randomly stamped the background.

Once all this was dry I took a Kaisercraft 6x6 Tribal stencil and using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Inka Gold in various pastel colours, stencilled merrily all over the page.  I tried to make sure I covered some of the stamping as I felt the black was too visible (another lesson learnt).

To finish off I added my quote and some white ink splatters, and there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

My Kaisercraft layout is revealed over at Scrap Plezier.

I have used the fabulous Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy collection again for this layout.  I love the mix of blues and green and florals and spots!
I used a piece of Blue Fields as my base.  I then took a piece of Ivy Wall and cut the ivy off of it.  I then cut each wooden plank, and distressed all edges.  I also distressed the edges of the base paper.
I then tore strips from Province and Blue Posy.
To put it all together, I laid the strips of Ivy Wall on the base, and laid my photo on top just to judge the positioning.  I adhered the Ivy Wall strips but left room at the top and bottom to layer the torn strips.  I took a length of sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet, cut it and placed it top left and bottom right for more layers.  Before doing anything else, I took some gold mist, as well as Kaisercraft Antique Gold mist and splattered over the Ivy Wall strips.
I matted my photo in Archives and Blue Posy,  and then used some craft foam for dimension.  I took another sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet and laid in on the Ivy Wall to be on the left hand side of my photo.  I then stuck my photo down, rolling up the edges of the bottom photo matt.  I added further stickers from the 12x12 sheet and well as some diecuts from the Collectibles.  The chipboard title and arrow heart were sprayed with Kaiser Antique Gold mist prior to adding the gold accents.
And that’s it!!  I hope I have inspired you to cut apart and distress some paper to use on your background.



Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Lets get Sketchy June 1 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

The 1st sketch for June is up on the Lets get Sketchy blog, and as usual is fabulous

Brenshevia designs the best sketches!!

And here is my take on the sketch:

What do you think?

Why not have a go at using the sketch and show us your take?

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Friday, June 1, 2018

Scrap Matrix The Point is....

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Scrap Matrix today with my second layout for Scrap Matrix May challenge The Point is....

I must thank Vicki for asking me back as a Guest Designer for May - mwah xx

This time I went with the pointy option, using arrows and triangles - items available fromScrap Matrix.

I took a piece of paper from the Stamperia Atelier paperpad as my background piece and using the AALL & Create #20 stencil, along with distressed triangles stamp from the Paper Artsy JOFY 34 stamp set, combining with 13 @rts Splash Gold Glitter Ayeeda Ink, and Dina Wakely Acrylic paint in Turquoise and Rosy, I created a background around where my photo was going to go. The 13 @rts gold glitter ink worked quite a bit better with the stamp than I thought it would, and I really love how that turned out.

Whilst waiting for that to dry, I edged the base paper in the glitter ink as well.

Once all the mixed media was dry, I mixed the paints with some water and added some splatters to the background as well as some glitter drops, and then used the paint the same way, and added some pearls of Turquoise and Rosy.

 I also inked the edge of the photo mat with the gold glitter ink, and painted the 13 @rtsOut of the Blue chipboard title and a couple of arrows as well.  I used a small round brushto do this and when almost dry added more glitter ink to the places that were patchy.  I will certainly be using this technique again.

I let this all dry overnight so as not to smudge any media and instead of twiddling my thumbs  I took another sheet from the paper pad and cut out the tags to create the layers under my photo.  I also took a sheet of tags, etc from the 13 @rts Art Journey 6x6 paper padand cut out some circles, some arrows and some of the words on another sheet, as well as fussy cutting some flowers and a flutterby.

I placed the tags in the centre of the dry background,

then added the matted photo, before finishing off with various embellishments, including a puffy sticker from Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary as well as a chipboard arrow head from the same collection.   Finally I placed the title layering some of it over the bottom of my photo.

 And thats it.

Hope you like my layout and have picked up a tip or two :)

A huge thank you to Vicki for allowing me the privilege to Guest Design for Scrap Matrix and showcase some of the wonderful products available in the shop

Supply List:
Stamperia Atelier paperpad (Out of stock) but other collections are available
Dina Wakely Acrylic paint
small round brush
13 @rts Out of the Blue chipboard
13 @rts Art Journey 6x6 paper pad
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary

Go forth and create my friends :)

You have until the 14th to create a project using the challenge prompt, and upload to the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Deb xx

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sketches in Thyme #326

Sketch #326 is up on the Sketches in Thyme blog along with a marvellous prize to be won for entering any of the May Sketches.

Sketch #326 was designed by our own Bev Code

And my take:
 (somewhat different, and random, lol)

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I went with a white gesso background, topped with purple acrylic paint.   Absolutely love how it turned out, and sort of see the sketch in the layout.  Can you?

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I am back again with a Kaisercraft layout created for Scrap Plezier.

Have you seen a collection online that you werent so sure about and thought it wasn’t to your taste?  Well the Kaisercraft Misty Mountains ticked that box for me.  That is, until I saw it in real life.  It is nowhere near as purple as I expected it to be, therefore I used it for this layout of my nephew with his son.
I started by printing the photo in black and white, that helped with matching with the Misty Mountains collection. I used a piece of Light Leaks as the base for the layout.  I then tore 2 strips from a piece of Moody, and also tore a piece of Agate for the top layer. I then cut a piece from Light Leaks and distressed the edges, and also a piece from Moody and distressed all 4 edges of that as well.  I took another piece of Agate and cut a banner in one end, again distressing all edges.  I layered these under the photo and added half a doily.  I rolled some of the corners for dimension.  I added a branding strip from the Factory 42 collection as my title, and cut a saying out of the Divine paper.  I attached some heart stickers from the 12x12 Misty Mountains sticker sheet, added some stickers from one the Kaiser Stationery sticker books and finished off with some Kaisercraft Antique Gold mist splatters.

I love how this layout turned out and proved that what is first considered predominately female colours can be used successfully on a male layout.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I would love to see a layout you have created using the Misty Mountains collection.

Deb xx

Lets Get Sketchy

Hello Scrappy Friends

The Lets Get Sketchy mid month sketch is a rippa.  So very easy to create with!!

I mean, how could you not create a layout with this sketch??  And you should - there is a $20 Paper Issues voucher to win!

Here is my layout - Mitch's first day of full time employment as an Apprentice Electrician (this day was 3 years ion the making)

As you can see, I went simple but if you head on over to the blog, you can see some creations by other members of the Design Team that are loaded with ideas and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today

Deb xx

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Scrap Matrix Guest Designer - The Point Is.....

Hello Scrappy Friends

Thanks for dropping by today.  I have some exciting news.  I was asked by the gorgeous Vicki at Scrap Matrix to return as a Guest Designer for the May challenge.  So, of course I said yes!!

I mean, who wouldn't want the opportunity to create with the gorgeous supplies on offer at Scrap Matrix, right?

The May challenge has the theme:  "The Point Is"  and can be taken however you want it to be.

With this layout I went with the obvious :)
I started with a sheet of paper from the Stamperia Atelier paper pack, and spread a thin layer of Dina Wakely Clear Gesso over it.  I then took the #20 stencil from AALL @ Create and used Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso and Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint in Ruby, in various places on the background.
Once dry, I took the diamonds stamp from the JOYF 34 Paper Artsy stamp set and stamped on the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I use the Mini Ink pads for 2 reasons - I dont use a lot of ink, so therefore I can buy more colours if I get the mini's, lol.

I backed the photo of no 1 son tipping in the winning points in the 2017 U22 basketball preliminary final with navy cardstock and then took a piece of paper from the Art Journey 6x6 paper pad by 13 @rts.  I used a notebook edge punch on the paper and placed it under the matted photo on the left hand side.  I also punched a smaller piece for the bottom right hand side.

When I sat the photo onto the page, I wasnt happy with how flat it looked, so too the diamonds stamp and stamped some more onto the remainder of the 13 @arts paper.  I fussy cut the stamp out and used Xpress it foam mounting tape for dimension.

I took an arrow from the Wood Veneer Loving Arrows set and ran the Tim Holtz stamp pad over it.  I also added some arrow words from the Mambi Chips Hey You set.

The title chipboard alphas were from the Alphabet No 1 and again inked with Tim Holtz ink.  I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher as well.

I put the layout together, and thought it was missing something, so after everything was stuck down (!) picked up the diamonds stamp and some black ink and added more stamping.  I finished off with my journalling, which I hadnt actually planned so didnt really fit where I wanted it to.  The final addition was some white dots using a white Sharpie.

Some closeups:

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my layout.  I hope you gained some inspiration for the challenge!!

Supplies used from the Scrap Matrix store:
Stamperia Atelier (Out of Stock)
Paper Artsy JOFY 34 stamp set (Out of Stock)

You really should head over to Scrap Matrix blog and check out the fabulous creations on offer, and whilst you are there, join the Facebook group and enter the challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Deb xx