There was a scraplift challenge on Paper Issues using letters or numbers in the background. This meant I got to use some of the vintage kit I've had.
The background paper is busy, but I'm so glad I could use it.
I also added ribbon, button, cog, cork hearts ,camera and finished off a border strip pack as well.
The father in this photo is my cousin.
After searching around, I found this tropical themed layout by Sue Plumb on her blog.
She is on the Cocoa Vanilla DT so I can't expect my scraplift to be as good.
I used the basic arrangement of photo, papers and embellishments as a springboard to my own layout.
I had several "tropical" items that matched with my photo of sunset in Hawaii last year.
In the following close up you will notice that I have layered 2 cards, one said hello sunshine and the other says awesome. As this was sunset, it wasn't hello sunshine, but goodbye.
It certainly was a gorgeous view.
Over at the Male Room the challenge is to use an unexpected item.
In my kit I put a large felt star which was originally a Christmas tree ornament.
As the background paper features stars, I have decided to add it to this card.
This is another Father's Day card to go in the box to sell.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've used my Primary colours kit, in this case all Bella Fusion papers to construct this layout.
I kept it simple because of the strong colour tones and as I had no E's, I used the airline abbreviation for Sydney.
I found a pinched border strip in red and used the reverse side of red chevron paper from my kit.
Because of the floral aspect, I used the sentiment GROW, which will work with a plant I plan to give a friend in a new home very soon.
TROPICAL Next I have a card for Sunny Day Crafting where we are asked to use any animal,in my case it is a toucan.
Here's a card for Cardz4guyz. The challenge is blue and brown.
I've had an argyle patterned paper in my stash which is brown, blue and pink.
I'm hoping you don't mind the pink because I'm doing a happy dance that I can finally use this paper.
Once again a Father's Day card as it is coming up in September.
Paper Issues has a stars and stripes challenge.
I've used a background paper from Bella as well as scraps which I fussy cut into stars. The washi tape down the left hand side is also striped.
The tiny red stars are like enamel dots.
I chose traditional red white and blue on this one.