Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Shopping our stash

I'm making a card this morning for Shopping our stash. The challenge is "The great outdoors" and as pigs usually live outdoors, I think this card qualifies.

I stamped 3 piggies on a long tag then applied watercolour orange paint across it. Next I inked the edges in black and added some twine. The background paper and sentiment co-ordinate.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Sketches in Thyme and Mystical tic tac toe.

This is the new sketch at Sketches in Thyme.

I saw Queen last Saturday night as mentioned earlier so I'm scrapping photos from that.
This one is Brian May, a brilliant guitarist!

I chose red/maroon for this layout as I had papers left from my February kit.
I matted it on corrugated shiny red cardstock. I also added a strip of the same right across the bottom.
The large brad matched and filled an empty corner.
Under the photos I used matching paper plus a strip sticker.
In the other corner is a co-ordinating yellow circle plus my title and Brian in tiny letters.

Mystical scrapbooking has this Tic tac toe.
I've gone down the left hand column. My number is the one=1.

2 challenges in one.

I'm combining 2 challenges today.
Firstly a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

and secondly the Take 5 challenge from Paper Issues

My layout features 2 works we saw at a Pre Rapaelite exhibition in Canberra a couple of years ago.
I used pinks as I have a surplus of that coloured paper.
For my 5 items I have pink, heart, stars(glitter on butterfly is tiny stars) ,vellum, gold (brads)

Sunday, 23 February 2020

American crafts celestial paper and Queen

I had 2 sheets of American crafts Celestial papers in my counterfeit kit.

As I saw the band Queen last Saturday night, I decided to use the papers for that.
The words on the first page kept running through my head.so I put the alphas on first then chose 2 photos.I added washi tape plus 3 wood veneer stars. (Simple s best on this)

On this one I wanted to use photos of Freddie Mercury, he was such a legend.
I also had the ticket from the night and a card saying "Another bucket list item ticked", which it was!
Again, I added star washi tape plus 3 star wood veneers.

These aren't for a challenge but it does finish off my February kit.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Scraproom Jumpstart sketch

Here's the jumpstart sketch at the scraproom.
I didn't want to use hearts so decided on dots instead.
Some are round stickers from a Bo Bunny set named little Engineer.
The rest I used teal ink through the residual sticker negative to create the dots.

They're not as random but suit my needs better.
The smaller strips are random ones from cut offs.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Challenge Yourself

The challenge at Challenge Yourself is superheroes.
It is based on the Mariah Carey song Hero

On this layout I have used a mask and mists to form the chevron background, plus also used chevron washi tape to symbolise my rushing here and there. I printed off a picture of wonder woman to use. There are also tabs from Basic Grey and a yellow cord plus buttons. I've also used scraps of paper in co-ordinating colours.

Looking back to my twenties, I was very busy teaching full time, on a committee in Rotaract working sometimes 4 nights a week at that,plus seeing a boyfriend, doing crafts including knitting that jumper I'm wearing in the photo, keeping up with friends etc. It was a busy time.

My parents used to wonder where my energy came from. 
I have no idea why the background to the words is coloured.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Another Matriarch layout. plus a sketch.

I've had this small photo of my cousin( with a rub on)  for ages.
It came from an old desk calendar I crafted.

Using two of the blue papers from my kit , I created my background.
Add a doiley and some chalkboard journal tags, plus washi tape and 2 of those cut off strips, and I was almost there.
The white backing for the photo was from a Basic Grey packaging. (Recycling).
I also used navy cord that has been around since Mum was alive.

My next layout is for the Scraproom throwback sketch challenge.

I enjoyed this layout as I used several scraps of blue papers I had plus ricrac that I've had for over 20 years. There are 2 of the Kaisercraft wood veneer embellishments on here too.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Crafter's cafe challenge and Daring cardmakers

I'm still using my February kit, and determined to use some of the ribbons.

Crafter's café has a pink or red challenge so I decided to play there.

I've started with maroon red backing paper inked black around the edges. I then layered a cream piece containing the sentiment "Pa" and a strip of wide ribbon around.
I then added 2 playing cards as my layering piece.

My second card is for Daring cardmakers where they want a card for someone or something you love. I've made a Mother's Day card, getting in early.

I've used the same background with some left over cream alphas and 2 types of braid.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Freaky fast friday at The scraproom.

I'm doing a challenge from Scraproom this time.

I used the 7x5 as my photo mat and added embellishments from my counterfeit kit.
This was taken inside the MOMA in NYC.
The helicopter is in the centre of the stair well.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Paper issues Scraplift sunday

The layout we are asked to scraplift is the one above.Using my Counterfeit kit, I had one more Christmas picture to scrap. So I adapted this to suit.
I used a bella shaped paper on top of a matching maroon backing. Outlined it in white for more effect.
I had a scrap of green from last month that said "holiday snapshot". I've also used 2 other papers from my kit. The maroon ribbon down the middle breaks it up.

Next I made a tag from corrugated card and added a vellum heart plus a waratah wood veneer. There are 2 others matching on my layout
Next ,I used a chipboard word "laugh" inked in pinecone plus my alphas.
My final touch was a red heart brad.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Use your stuff and double trouble.

The challenge at Use your stuff this time is to use a critter.
We are combining with "Double trouble"challenges .
We would love you to join in.

The story behind this is I was wondering if we would see a moose. Finally at a café stop they had a stuffed moose head on the wall hung at Moose height. I had some fun with this.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

White with One

At White with 1 the colour is Azure blue and we are asked to use the page maps sketch.

I started with a blue and white paper from my Counterfeit kit.
Using white paper as per the sketch I placed a middle mat over the blue.
After placing my photos, I used diecut tags plus huge alphas.(Some spilled over the photos)
The striped pocket bottom left will hold my journaling.
This gave me the idea of hatching the holes in the letters and outlining them.
I'm disappointed with the word centre but couldn't fit it any other way.

Artastic challenge

I've been trying out a new technique that I saw in Scrapbook creations some time ago.
It is the salt and ink technique.
I used blue and green mist on this background plus on the flowers and chipboard.
The oval chipboard frame was distressed with white paint and gesso.
The heading is feint on purpose. I wanted the flowers as the main focus.

This is for the challenge at Artastic where we are asked to use paint and flowers.

Here's my layout

Saturday, 1 February 2020

February counterfeit kit

It is my choice this month for the Counterfeit kit.

I've picked something different.

"Fall under the dark, romantic spell of Darcelle by Frank Garcia for Prima. This mesmerizing and delicately elegant collection is filled with indigo blues, boysenberry purples, and medallion golds for creating projects that will leave you speechless. Design a mixed media panel, love-filled card, or gorgeous notebook pages filled with vintage charm and beautiful accents. Discover wild and free sentiments, curious butterflies, whispers of foil, and glittering jewels in the secrets that Darcelle holds"

It was their November kit based around Prima Darcelle range.
https://tresjoliekits.com/kit-gallery/ Tres jolie
( Fabulous ideas for using your kit on there too.)

You can see them better at the scrapbook.com store.

I approached this differently by looking at Embellishments first.
                                                                    Ribbons washi and brads.

Why ? Because I wanted to see what I had before diving into the paper stacks.

So after matching papers to the flowers and ribbons, here they are :

I can hear Lisa drooling at that American Crafts top right paper!

I added in more embellishments to the papers:-

(This required spending some money, but it was worth it.)

SO now here is my whole kit Upside down granny

A very big welcome to Kate Blue this month who is our Guest Designer.

Now on to our blog hop to see what our fabulous designers have made for their kits.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Guest Designer Kate: https://kateblue.blogspot.com/

Monday, 27 January 2020

Sketches in Thyme.

My next layout is for Sketches in Thyme. Here's the sketch.

I started with a green background paper and used a stencil with darker green paint to create my background.
I used a second stencil with pinecone ink to add some depth. (The chicken wire resembles actual pinecone shapes I realised.

Next, I layered string, my patterned paper plus a paper doiley. At the top corner I echoed this and added a brad.
I had small chipboard branches so inked those as well and added some liquid pearls to the tops of the leaves for snow.
When it came to my title I found that there were no more E, so I invented a word=frozz.

3 more bushfire layouts -Lasting Memories.

This morning I finished off my January kit by creating 2 more layouts about the bushfires. That makes a total of 5 with another one to go.

On this one I used a chipboard branch (inked dark brown) from my kit plus the tag,brads and alphas. The wood paper was also from the kit.

On the next one I used scraps of orange paper plus orange paint to signify the fire.
I kept embellishments simple as the topic is hard to "make pretty"

My final one is for Lasting memories where they want anything but a 12x12 layout.

I had this camping paper which had "The great outdoors" plastered along the top. I cut it off so it is 8 inches deep by 12 inches . I named it Sun of fire as it was the sun on NYE after the worst day of the fires. The cream paper slopes up, it is printed that way.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

let's get sketchy

My next bushfire layout is for Let's get sketchy.

I chose a photo of an injured koala and my title is #heal.

I've used papers from my Counterfeit kit again to compose this.
The mats I have used are neutral white and bone. I've used hearts.

Scrap our stash BINGO

I've decided to go bottom left to top right in a diagonal.
So banner,brad,tag,stitching.

I started with another of the wooden log papers then matted my photos on the reverse side paper.
I used hessian as my mat and stitched it top and side with orange thread.
Next, I found 3 tags from an old Basic Grey range and used them to create a banner, with brads to hold them and again orange stitching.

I added my title, date and some words that evoke that day.

Scrap our stash sketch

In my Counterfeit Kit I put some papers featuring timber cut into logs.
My original intention was a woodland theme.

But then something happened in Australia that needs to be documented and remembered. BUSHFIRES

I've used some of the iconic photos that were on our media to create this page.
(I have 3 pieces of this log paper so will do more)

I followed the basic sketch but my photos were bigger so used 2 down the left hand side.
My title needed to be at the bottom because of the flames.
The chevron paper is under the big photo on the right, I cut the chevrons at the bottom to give more "staccato" to the scene. There are 3 gold hearts on my layout.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

More than words plus tags for fun.

Yesterday I made 4 blue tags.
I used up a set of alphas I had plus some other smaller bits and pieces.

The left hand tag has a stamped Eiffel tower then drips of mist and light inking through a mask.
I added a wood veneer angel and 3 chipboard hearts. The finishing touch was 3 pink enamel dots.

Mojo Monday

It is time to get back into card making,so I started with this one for Mojo Monday.

Here's the original sketch
I had fun making this one using paper offcuts, plus ribbon and the misted canvas heart from this month's Counterfeit kit.
Baby cards are always required.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Mystical ingredients challenge

Using the list of Ingredients below create a wonderful summer layout to coincide with the January Summer theme. These are Minimum requirements.

1 x Piece of Lace

2 x Shapes

3 x Flowers

4 x Patterned Papers

5 x Buttons or Dots

I started with 3 pink and fawn coloured flowers, then matched my papers to that.
Next I found my photos..
The lace is mauve in colour, but matches my papers, the shapes are the thin strips I used for journaling. I've used 5 pink buttons.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Scrap challenge YOUrself

At Mystical scrapbooks they had a mood board
This led me to some photos of me swimming. I'm trying to do more of that this year.

With the challenge at Challenge YOUrself  in my mind, 

Here's the layout with my word SWIM.
That's me in the bottom photo. We were on a holiday at Hamilton Island.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The scraproom PAPER challenge

This month we are asked to use the letters in the word PAPER to create a layout.

E=enamel brads

and everything is from my kit!

Monday, 13 January 2020

Paper players

At the paper players is this colour challenge.
I started by using a grey (neutral) background which had a border of red scrollwork with stars.
Next I added an olive green patterned paper and my sentiment, which is  raspberry swirled.
(mmm now I want an ice cream!)

I then added a raspberry toned cartouche with a pale olive green brad.

The background grey, the olive green and the brad are from my counterfeit kit.

Scrap with Stacy.

Here's the challenge at Scrap with Stacy.

I have chosen to go down the first column so cardstock, circle and punch.

I started with a very Christmassy foiled paper from RubyRock it named "Vintedge Glam".

Next, I added some green cardstock recycled from the folder my Christmas stamps came in.

I matted my 3 photos on papers from the 6x6 pad in my kit. I used a circle doiley and 3 small Christmas sayings from the same 6x6 pad. I added 3 copper coloured wood veneers in Christmassy shapes. There are also 2 gold arrows.
My alphas are as plain as I could get on this very busy layout.

Hope you like it.

While we are on a food theme, I've made a card using all Counterfeit kit items, for Li'l Red Wagon
The theme there is baked goods such as cakes, biscuits etc.
I had a cupcake on my gold sticker page, so layered it on one of the canvas shapes then put it on this card.It can work for male or female.