Monday, 16 July 2018

Scrapbook Nerd.


This is a sketch at Scrapbook Nerd on Facebook.I started by using my Primary kit as background and some of the strips down the page.
Next I added some map paper cut from an old atlas and vellum I had partly used.

I cut circles from a yellow paper in the primary kit then decided to add some of the tropical items. The pineapple bottom right says "Right here right now" and the Summer tag added information to my title. The hibiscus matched the yellow circles and I finished up with some yellow enamel dots.

This completes my Hamilton Island album and I'm ready for the next holiday!

Let's get sketchy

Now for a quick layout for Lets get sketchy.

My grandfather was a builder by trade but during World War 2 was given an important job of Warden for the local area.
This meant he was responsible for making sure houses had blackout paper on all the windows, showing no light. If there was an air raid or bombs found he was trained to use a gas mask and rescue the people affected. He also hung posters at railway stations etc to warn people to be aware.
At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra I saw plaque which made me realise I needed to document this story.
I've used stitching across the triangles plus 2 buttons from the era.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Mod squad challenge and sisterhood of crafters..

This card is for Mod squad challenge where we must use a flower on our card.
I used the negative from a punched flower with a brad centre and added a cute butterfly near the top.
I layered papers to match the butterfly and flower.

And while I'm in the tropics here's another card for the sisterhood of crafters
We have to make a card using our favourite colour. Mine is green.
My alphas are being used up hence the variation between the colours there.

I'm ploughing through my tropical Counterfeit Kit with 32 papers and I'm enjoying the summery colours.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Fusion card challenge.

This is card challenge at Fusion.
 I've been inspired by the photo on the right and have made a card for Father's Day.
The 2 tags are from my TROPICAL Counterfeit kit as is the cactus.
I used pinking shears around the plain green paper to make it more spikey.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Challenge #1 Forget me knot.

This is a making memories distressing tool.
You run the paper through the V shape and it roughens up the edges to "distress" the paper.

I also have versa pinecone ink which goes hand in hand with the above.
Coupled together these 2 items give layouts the "aged" look.
A little while ago a friend and I went to the Australian National Museum.
There they have Australian inventions that changed our lives ,such as Ned Kelly's armour,hills hoist clothes line etc.

In this picture on the right hand side, you can make out an early aeroplane.
It is the Southern Cross 

Southern Cross is the name of the Fokker F.VIIb/3m trimotor monoplane that in 1928 was flown by Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Harry Lyon and James Warner in the first-ever trans-Pacific flight to Australia from the mainland United States, a distance of about 11,670 kilometres. 

It is the subject of my layout.

I made my background by using pinecone ink through chicken wire mask.
Next I layered scraps of heritage -looking papers which I distressed and inked.I also flicked gold mist drops on my background.
The old brads are rom my father's garage and might be nearly as old as the plane.(repurposed)
I tied string between the brads to form a partial border.
The large clock was fussy cut from one of the papers in my kit.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Mystical scrabooks July Challenge.

This is my layout for the July sketch challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks.
It is based on a sketch.

Mystical Scrapbooks

Challenge YOUrself


I'm combining 2 challenges on this layout. Firstly Challenge yourself and Rochelle Spears sketch challenge.
The theme is take me to the ocean, so I used my TROPICAL kit
The photos show us looking at the window in the glass bottomed boat and that's me in the apricot coloured top. My title is The sea calls to me ,which is written on the card near the button.
I used striped pattern paper on the right hand circle.