Wednesday, 17 January 2018

#30 days of sketches Day 4 Trimming The Tree

Wow, how fast are the days flying by in January.  The school holidays will be over before we know it.

The fourth Laura Whitaker sketch featured in Christy's Beautiful Life's 30 days of sketches was very different to my usual style so it was quite a challenge for me.



I  used an old Hip Kit  (November 2015) for this layout. The kit was newish to me though. A Hip Kit designer had a stash clear out sale so I managed to grab a few kits she was finished with.  Even though the papers were older they were mostly Hip Kit exclusives and new and exciting to me.



A closer look at the title and journaling.






Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping







Stuck?! Jan 2018 - Photographer

Hey there,

I am playing along with the Stuck?! Challenge this month.

The first sketch of the month was this beauty



Such a fun sketch. And here is my interpretation.




I loved the strip of four photographs and felt like it would be perfect for telling the story of my littlest guy Sam and his love for my big camera.

I dug deep into my stash to pull out the Simple Stories Hello Summer collection that I am determined to finish (still love those gorgeous bright colours with the dark woodgrain).



Finished off with a Flair button from Funky Flair Studio and some camera wood veneers from Amy Tan and Studio Calico.


Happy Scrapping



Monday, 15 January 2018

#30daysofsketches Day 2 Adventure

Have you checked out Christy's Beautiful Life on you tube yet?

I am loving the sketches so far - she is up to Day 15 today so I have some catching up to do.

Day 2 was another Laura Whitaker sketch (love her style)



And here is my version using the You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla to scrap some cruise photos of my hubby and I.



I added some stamping in black Archival ink using a stitched circle stamp from Kaisercraft.


I cut some elements from cut apart sheet to create my title cluster.




The final touch was some sprinkles with a Mr Huey Mist in Sherbet.

Loved how bright and fun this layout turned out. 

Happy scrapping





Sunday, 14 January 2018

Flowers...on a boy layout?

Scrap the Boys have challenged us to use flowers on a boy layout this month. I don't usually use flowers on my boy layouts (unless I am in the photo and then its a full on flower bomb) so this was a bit different for me.



My background uses a Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans and I have stencilled some Colour Blast in Steel. I love the splattery (yep that's totally a word) look that you get with oxide inks and water.




I used the Summer Fun kit from Funky Flair Studio adding in some white diecut flowers and leaves layered under my photo.


So what's your opinion? Flowers on a boy layout yes or no?


Happy scrapping




Saturday, 13 January 2018

Hello Mister Awesome #Rediscoveryourstash

I am still playing along with the fabulous challenges by Sara Scraps and Khristina Sorge in the 30 day Spending Freeze Rediscover your stash challenge on Facebook.

Challenge No 6 was to use wood veneer. Khristina posted a gorgeous inspiration layout by Tegan for Paper Issues.



And here is my version










I used the wood veneer from Cocoa Vanilla "You Rock" with a few extra stars and arrows thrown in from my stash.

I used the packaging from the Collection pack for the strips across my layout. It was just too cute to throw away.

I layered in some extra papers from the collection and it was done. 

I am loving the challenges in the Rediscover Your Stash group. There are some great ideas to use products differently to how I normally would. Always good to try new things.

I hope you get some creative time this weekend.

Happy Scrapping



Friday, 12 January 2018

Coffee....sweet elixir of life

My family know there is no talking to Mummy in the morning before her coffee. First coffee then words.
So naturally the Kraft Plus challenge was calling me this month...Kraft plus a gorgeous coffee inspired mood board. Love!



First step coffee. I brewed a nice dark cup of coffee then set about splashing and painting it onto my background. I followed that with some stamping with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brown using an alpha  to stamp out some coffee inspired words and also some coffee rings from a Darkroom Door stamp. It looked very effective (and smelled great too).




But as you can see it was mostly covered in the end.



I used lots of bits and pieces from my stash including the large coffee cup wood veneer from Flutterby Designs. I had been saving it for a while now - it's just too cute.


A little typing to finish my title..."There is no better therapy than coffee with a friend".



Thanks for stopping by.

Happy scrapping


Monday, 8 January 2018

30 Days of Sketches No.3 - You are my World

Following on from Sunday's post on Christy's 30 days of sketches project, here is my version of sketch No. 3 by Laura Whitaker. I love Laura's sketches so much.



I started with white cardstock and added some colour with the "packaging technique" and Mr Huey's mist in Sherbet.  I am still playing with the Cocoa Vanilla "You Rock" collection from my Design Team pack from Scrapping Clearly (did I mention how much I love this collection?), so all I needed to add were some sweet heart wood veneers from Flutterby Designs and some enamel dots from my stash.



Just look at that wonky stitching - no wonder I barely passed Textiles and Design at School. My skills have clearly not improved.



This layout came together really quickly. That is the magic of a good sketch.

Happy scrapping.