Monday, 4 December 2017

December already!!

Playing along with this months challenge at More Than Words. You have to use 'family' as word inspiration and 'numbers' as the creative challenge

Check out the link HERE to play along.

Most of us usually scrap the happy times, but to me it's all about memories and this is a happy/sad one. 
My mum and my daughter have always been really close. Alana visits nana almost every week and they chat about all the goings on in her life.
Unfortunately my mother has vascular dementia and her memory is rapidly declining. 
This is such a sad and horrible illness. To see someone who is healthy lose their memory is a shocking thing to go through and so many people are now diagnosed with this illness.

The photo l have chosen is a recent one of the two of them and l thought it fitting for this challenge.

 I have used Prima Color Bloom inks on my background - Cotton Candy and Chrome, and coloured the muslin under the frame with the cotton candy.
  I have added paint, micro beads and Prills to my flowers
 My chipboard leaves were painted and rubbed with metallic gold
The heart chipboard was done in the same way as the leaves using  2 paint colours - white and pink, then l added the metallic gold and micro beads

I have applied the same techniques to my title and number
I finished my layout with black and white ink splatters

My journalling is hidden and explains my mum's illness and the special bond between her and my daughter.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Papers - Prima, Kaiser Craft
Inks - Prima, Dylusions
Frame - Prima 
Flowers - Prima
Micro Prills
Microbeads - American Crafts

Thursday, 23 November 2017

It's been a while

Wow l have been missing in action for a while!!
Today l am playing along with a couple of challenge sites.

The first one is More Than Words and my layout was based on their November challenge of wood grain and outdoors. You can check them out HERE.

I used a wood grain paper and the photo was my inspiration for the outdoors. This was the first time my sister's son had seen snow on a weekend away, and he was in awe of everything white. They even made a snowman! How wonderful to show your kids a different environment to the one they live in.

 Some close ups
 I have stenciled on my background, added thread and ink splatters. All my chipboard has been inked in black and them embossed in black

 Papers, journal card - Prima
Flowers - Prima
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments, Blue Fern Studios
Ink - Dylusions
Liquid Pearls

I have also joined in over at My Creative Scrapbook and used their November sketch as inspiration for my layout. You can check them out HERE

My pictures are from a recent trip to Bali where we experienced quad biking through rice fields, down dirt tracks, though steams of water and on a beach with black sand. It was an awesome afternoon!

I have stamped and inked my background, added Stickles, flowers, and followed their sketch which you can see below

Here is the sketch to follow

Paper - Scrapberry
Ink - Dylusions
Stamps - Technique Tuesday
Stickles, flowers

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