Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scrap365 - Simply Gorgeous

If you'd like a great sketch challenge this month the team over at Scrap 365 have a beauty.  This is my layout, another of my holiday in Vietnam photos.

Here's the sketch
A couple of close-ups

Products Used:
Fancy Pants Patterned Paper, PL Cards from Becky Higgins - Bliss, Magic Mesh Dots, Ranger Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink and Rouge, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Epiphany Tool, Prima Liquid Chalk, Silhouette Machine, Sequins, Thread.

I cut the grunge board with the Silhouette using a hexagon template and not to waste the little cut-outs I covered them with Liquid Pearls for some added dimension.  I've also used the Liquid Pearls for dotting around the page.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

7 Dots Studio - So Relaxing

At 7 Dots Studio this month the challenge is to used stamps, I've used stamps on the background as well as making my embellishments.

I love all sort of techniques using stamps and so it was out with a background Kaisercraft Script stamp for the background and the large butterfly and a Prima Marketing Hot Air Balloon stamp for an embellishment.  I heat embossed the larger butterfly before attaching a smaller one and the balloons were stamped onto some sprayed patterned paper and then fussy cut.  I added some water colour paint to continue the colour of the butterfly on the frame.

And now a couple of close-ups.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

OUAS - Dreamy

This layout is a little bit different for me at the moment, it has flowers included and I haven't been that interested in using them lately.  I thought they went well with the current sketch at Once Upon a Sketch.  This is one of the photos taken on our holiday to Vietnam last year.

and now for a couple of close-ups.

I've used some mixed media combined with products from Prima, Kaisercraft and Heidi Swapp.  Thanks Belinda Scott for the beautiful handmade flowers I received in you RAK.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Just for Me

I watched an amazing Youtube video by Georgia Heald this morning and thought I would try to scraplift it because I was so inspired, she's amazing. I had a fabulous day playing with papers from Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft collectables and wood veneer. I also used various stamps (some re-discovered in my stash), different sprays, inks and pens, it was fun. Here's a pic of the finished layout - thanks Georgia for the inspiration.

Please feel free to scroll down to two other posts I've added today - I've been busy.

123 Challenge - Together

Another great challenge over at 123 Challenge this month, here's my interpretation.

As you can see I've used different blues over my layout and the stencil/masking is on the background as well as the brighter blue arrows.  The word is also scattered across the layout, it was 'together'.  
This is a favourite photo of a very close friend who lives on a farm and has two sons who ride motorbikes as well as the farm bikes.  I love seeing their boots lines up together - mum's are the purple gumboots - just in case you hadn't realised.

LESSology #37 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

This month at LESSology they have a challenge to use an animal and something upcycled.  
I've used a photo I love, taken from a holiday to Vietnam last year, and I've used buttons from my mother's button box.  My mum used to cut the buttons off garments before they were discarded for rags.  Even the thread was from an old reel of cotton from yesteryear.