Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Aall and Create Challenge 1 - Europe

After having a scrapping break l decided to get back into it and play along with ITAC '17, which is an international group.
What a fantastic idea and a great way to see so many artist interpretations of the challenge themes.
The first theme is Europe and you can check out everything HERE

Here is what l came up with using a canvas panel

My background consists of inks,stamping and stenciled numbers.
Layers have been added under the pics using newspaper, printed paper, lace, large numbers in black and a chipboard sticker.
The clocks, twine, lace and pictures represent the old continent.
The modern touch are the seed beads, prills and blue fragments.
I'm looking forward to the next challenge and seeing what the extremely talented team of artists/judges have come up with.

Some close ups

Thanks for looking ! 

Papers - Crate, Bo  Bunny, 
Stencil - Tim Holtz
Inks - Tim Holtz, Memories Mists, Tattered Angels
Words - Authentique
Fragments - Stampendous
Lace, twine, Prills, seed beads, sand texture paste

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I'm Back!

Hello everyone, after a couple of months break l am back and sharing today.

Some close ups

 Stenciled background
The butterflies are wooden and have been embossed

Stamps and ink splatters, leaves are cut from a die using my Sizzix

Chipboard title was firstly embossed with black then sprinkled with Aged Wine

I have added inked chipboard, Mechanicals, muslin, die cuts, lace, flowers to the layout

Thanks for looking!

Papers - Prima, Love Clippings Collection
Flowers, Mechanicals - Prima
Dies - Tim Holtz, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stencil - Prima
Inks - Kaiser Craft, Dylusions
Stamps - Kaiser Craft, Technique Tuesday, Prima

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sharing today

Hello everyone, today l am sharing a layout with a blue theme

Some close ups

Layers under my photo

Lots of flowers

Playing along at Words & Paintery, check them out....HERE

Also joining in at Stuck?!....check them out HERE
I used their sketch as inspiration for my layout

Thanks for looking:)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Up this week

Morning everyone, I am up this week at  Lets Get Sketchy and we have a great new sketch for you to play along with

Here is my layout

My title is straight, obviously my photography skills are crooked, LOL!!!
My star is hand cut and the background has the addition of stamping
I have added muslin and lace behind my photo

Link your layouts HERE to be in the running for this months prize

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Papers - Prima, Websters Pages, Bo Bunny
Flowers - Prima, Petaloo
Stamps, ink, seed beads, chipboard leaf
Lettering - Thickers

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sharing this week

Hello everyone, 
l am sharing a layout this week for the current sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.
Hop on over HERE to see what the design team have come up with.

I had so much trouble scrapping this photo, this is my second attempt and l'm still not really happy. Oh well these things happen sometimes. I think all the colours in the picture threw me!!

Some close ups
Distressed layers under my photo, stenciling, stamping and ink for the background.
My strips are ribbons

Here is the sketch to follow

I hope you have time to play along, link up your entries HERE to be in the running for a great prize.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day:)

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Playing along at Words & Paintery

Hello everyone, l hope you are enjoying your Sunday.
I am playing along today over at Words & Paintery, you can see their latest challenge HERE
What a great challenge blog for mixed media fans, their design team is fabulous!

You have to create using these colours

Here is what l came up with-
My daughters last day of high school was cause to celebrate and this colour palette is perfect to highlight happiness and smiles to have finished year 12

Some close ups

Brick stenciling on my background, then l added pink, lime green and medieval gold glitz spray ink and a script stamp, gorgeous flowers with threads added on top

I've layered flower die cuts and lace under the photo

Lots of white and black splatters

Chipboard title was covered with gesso first, then inked, then sponged with more white gesso
Finished the layout with Prills in 3 colours

Thanks for looking, l would love it if you left me a comment :)

Paper - Prima, Websters Pages
Flowers- Prima, Manor House
Inks - Dylusions, Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Stamp - Kaisercraft
Diecuts - Crate Paper
Fragments - Stampendous
Prills, lace, chipboard word

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

February week 2

Hello there, l'm up this week at Lets Get Sketchy with a layout using their current sketch by the talented Brenshevia

Come on over and check out what the design team have come up with HERE

The sketch to follow -

My gorgeous puppy loves his toys and we spoil him rotten with new ones all the time
This is what l came up with

I substituted the doily with a chipboard circle and a wooden embellishment

I have added a lace sticker, beads and muslin under my layered photo mats

My background was stenciled with paste and ink

The chipboard has been embossed with Copper Lane

I hope you can join us this week for some fun!
Link your layouts HERE

Papers - Prima, We r Memory Keepers
Chipboard - Leaky Shed
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Lace sticker - Prima
Ink - Dylusions
Beads, paste

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Being Silly

Hello everyone, l'm a bit late posting this week as l have been away on holidays.
I had a lovely relaxing time in Waikiki where the weather was amazing. Wish l could have stayed longer!!

Today l am sharing a layout using the latest sketch at Lets Get Sketchy, you can check it out HERE.

This week we had to play along with a mood board as well as a sketch
Here it is -

Here is what l came up with-

My photos were taken in a photo booth with my daughter and we have lots of silly pics.

Once again l began with stenciling and ink. After l sprayed the ink l wiped it over the stenciled design, then l added more ink splatters and stamping.

Here are some close ups

I tucked little embellishments along my punched photo mat. The chipboard was embossed with Stampendous Aged Wine. I went through my stash and added chipboard stickers as well.
If you would like to play along with us upload your layout HERE and be in the running for a great prize!

Papers -Authentique, Crate paper
Chipboard - Imaginarium Designs
Chipboard stickers - Crate paper
Inks - Dylusions
Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Prima

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Celebrate the end of school, Yay!!

What better reason to celebrate than finishing high school. My daughter completed year 12 last year and now moves to the world of casual work and university.

I am playing along with the latest challenge over at More Than Words, Check it out HERE

You have to use the word CELEBRATE and add BLING

l thought what a great way to showcase Alana on her last day of school by playing along.

Here is what l came up with 

Metallic paint, glitter glass, micro beads and shiny heart paper were my bling components for the challenge
 I started with stenciling and rubons on my background, then added the metallic paint

 The lattice chipboard was painted with white gesso, the circle chipboard embossed with Evergreen 

I've added layers beneath my photo and a small vintage trinket

I am also playing along with the current sketch challenge over at My Creative Sketches.
Check them out HERE to play along

And here is the sketch to follow
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day :)

Papers - Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye
Rubons - Glitz, Creative Imaginations
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Micro Beads-  American Crafts
Glass Glitter - Stampendous
Flower - Blue Fern Studio, Prima
Lettering - Authentique, Adorn it
Vintage trinket - Prima
Prills, metallic paint, gesso, chipboard

Monday, 23 January 2017

Life is full of Colour

I'm sharing a layout that is full of summer bright colours. I really do like a splash of colour, it makes me happy!
I'm also using this week's sketch at LETS GET SKETCHY, you can check out the design team HERE

Here are some closeups of my background. I began with white gesso over my paper, then added stenciling, once dry l added ink and water and let it run around the stenciled shapes.

Once this had dried l added teal blue metallic paint over the top. I watered down the paint so it had more of a washed out effect, while still maintaining a strong colour focus. Unfortunately it's hard to see the metallic shine

Once l had layered up my photo, l added hand made paper flowers, stickers, chipboard embellishments, embossed chipboard flourishes and threads.

I finished with some stamping and more ink splatters

Here is the sketch to follow and you can upload your layout HERE 
to be in the running for a prize

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!

Papers - Echo Park, Basic Grey, Echo Park
Chipboard - Little Birdy, Imaginarium Designs
Chipboard Stickers & Brads - Echo Park
Flowers - Prima
Embossing powder - Stampendous
Ink - Dylusions, Tim Holtz distress stain
Metallic Paint, Stamps, Stencils, Threads