Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lets Get Sketchy - Mid Month Sketch reveal

Hi there Friends

It is the mid month sketch reveal at Lets Get Sketchy, and as usual Brenshevia has designed a rippa!!

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And for my example

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this is the final month of the mid-month sketch.  From November there will be only one sketch per month.

Please head on over to the blog and check out the Design Teams interpretation of the sketch and join in!!

Deb xx

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Inspired by Colour - Scrap Plezier challenge

Hello my scrappy friends

The October Inspired by Colour challenge at Scrap Plezier is a beauty - black and mustard!

I tackled a canvas for this challenge after seeing many beautiful creations on Instagram and Youtube.

Mine looked so much better, design wise, before I stuck everything down, but you get that sometimes.

All in all I am happy with how it turned out

Lots of cogs, chipboard, metal embellishments, resin embellishments, even a lock and a key - all coloured with lots of different mists to try and create the mustard colour on the black background.

I hope I was able to inspire you all in some small way

Deb xx

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Only a couple of days behind with this reveal at Scrap Plezier

Using A lot of different Kaisercraft collections to prove they are all mix and match :)

The aim of this layout was to show that you can combine a number of Kaisercraft collections to create a cohesive project. 

I started with a sheet if Misty Mountains - Light Leaks for the base.  I then took a Kaisercraft 6x6 Stencil - Tribal Collage, and added some Kaisercraft paint to some texture paste to pass through the stencil.

Whilst this was drying I matted my photo in Stargazer - Orbit (B side) and Bow & Arrow - Forest (B side) and also created more layers, and strips, as well as some flags  with Stargazer- Orbit (B side) and gold foiled piece from the 6x6 paper pad, Blue Bay - embossed piece from the paper pad, Chase Rainbows - Doily pattern from paper pad, and Havana Nights - Lush (B side).

I then took a stamp from the Circles set and using black ink randomly stamped on the background.  Once dry I made a watercolour wash with some Kaisercraft paints and painted some of the circles.  I finished by flicking and splattering the paint over the background.  

I put my layers together and placed my matted photo on top, finishing with some word strips from a Kaiser sticker book and my title.

I think it definitely proves you can mix your Kaisercraft collections very effectively.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you like my layout :)

Deb xx

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

Hello Friends

My reveal is live on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog today.

This month our challenge theme is Recycle/Reuse/Upcycle

I created an Art Journal page using items found around the home.

I rummaged through my kitchen pantry cupboard as well as other hiding places in my home and came up with a collection of items to use:

I also had a paper napkin on my scrapping desk which I treated with some Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals to create a background piece:
And finally decided to use some Food colourings for colour over the top of all my bits and bobs.

I started my gluing my coloured napkin into my journal with Matt Medium.  Whilst it was still wet, I started placing my recycled objects onto the page.  I added more matt medium over the top and set aside to dry
When dry I added a coat of white gesso with a dry brush.
When this was dry, I sprayed some water onto the page and started adding the food colourings.  I sprayed the colours with more water and dried each colour before adding the next.  I finished with a light spray of Dylusions Laid Back Lilac ink spray.

I hope you can join us this month.  It really is amazing what you can find to use on a project.

I am really looking forward to seeing yours!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I really hope you find time in your busy month to join our challenge

Deb xx

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Looking for a challenge?

Hi Friends

If any of you are looking for a challenge, head on over to Off the Rails Scrapbooking and have a go at our October challenge:

October Challenge Reveal - Recycle moodboard inspiration by the DT

Hi Off the Rails fans

This month we welcome you to our blog and encourage you to create something using the moodboard below and include a recycled item.

Luciana W

I love recycling materials in my projects. I used the bottom of a box, flowers made with coffee strainer and plant peels.


My recycled item is the "Cars" emblem - cut from the original showbag and mounted on black cardstock.

This month you are playing for two wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors


Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.... Best ever circle cutter - small, compact, cuts on smaller surface and up to 10" circle. It's amazing.

My tutorial will be live at 9am on the 7th :)

Deb xx

Lets Get Sketchy October 1 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

Just a few days late with this reveal:

October 1 sketch for Lets Get Sketchy

You should head over to the blog to see what my very talented team mates have created with Brenshevia's fabulous sketch

Thanks for stopping by

Deb xx

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Its been a very long time....

I am so sorry my friends, but life has gotten in the way of sharing my creations with you.  I have been struggling to meet my deadlines without then making sure I schedule my blog as well :(

So here goes a long post:

August 15 - Lets Get Sketchy

August 16 - Scrap Plezier

August 22 - Sketches in Thyme

September 1 - Lets Get Sketchy

September 6 - Scrap Plezier

September 10 - Scrap Plezier

September 15 - Lets Get Sketchy

September 16 - Scrap Plezier

September 22 - Sketches in Thyme

September 27 - Scrap Plezier

I cant make any promises, but I will at least try to post on time in October and beyond.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Deb xx

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 Scrapplezier.nl

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