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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Imagine

 It's reveal time again at More Than Words! It was a fun challenge this month and I think you'll love playing along. This is my layout.
This is the challenge
Awesome isn't it just imagine and get messy!
I choose this photo of my DGD Emily playing fairy in the forest. That's one thing I love about children is their unfettered imaginations!! They are inhibited by any of the adult issues and insecurities that come with age they are just free to let their imaginations run wild. 
I used a stencil and molding paste on this. Rather than try to meticulously add color I just dumped different colors of embossing powder on the wet paste then dried it allowing it to bubble. My stamped butterflies were done once with embossing powder and the second time I went off a bit with black archival ink to give it a smudged look. Everything is sort of haphazardly placed on the page.
I did a great deal of fussy cutting and then ran a string of pearls throughout the cluster. I loved these gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny's Soiree collection.
I choose this particular chipboard font from Thickers because of the adorable pink tint in it but mostly because it reminded me of how children print.
I really enjoyed doing this challenge and hope you do to!!
Don't forget to look at our lovely prizes this month including one sponsored by me!


All our prizes include free international postage!

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER

a $50 USD gift card from FLYING UNICORN

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:


"Flying Unicorn... it's about One of a Kind! We offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Our "Your Passion Your Art" monthly kits are filled with the latest and the greatest and always include an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing. We share daily tips and tutorials on our blog and you can also find loads of inspiration on our Facebook page!"


Next, 4 runners up will be each awarded a prize, as follows:

1st RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from 13ARTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

2nd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from MAJA DESIGN

3rd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD gift certificate from LINDY'S STAMP GANG

4th RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from LEMONCRAFT
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


In addition, we will draw one random winner from all eligible entries!

RANDOM WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from 2CRAFTY
 (image below is for illustration purposes only)


Each month, we hand pick a winner who has not made it into our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow. We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc. Who knows what we will be looking for?  We call this our Mystery Winner.

MYSTERY WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU


And last but certainly not least we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our May blog posts.

LUCKY COMMENTER

a $25 USD prize package from our DT member, PAMELA
So, take part in the fun!! Just imagine and get messy! 
All the best! :)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hello beautiful

I felt inspired by the new Julie Nutting papers that came in the April LE kit at My Creative Scrapbook. I've been a longtime fan of Marilyn Rivera and love how she folds paper. I scraplifted one of her layouts just for fun.
It's the first time I've cut the photo and in hindsight i think I might go back and add some detail around the base of it. But for now this is what I came up with.
I did alot of fussy cutting and used the roses both under my fold as well as to cover some stamping mistakes I made! I also added random spots of crushed glass for extra interest.
All these gorgeous flowers are from Prima. I also sprayed the lace trim with some pink Shimmerz to match my paper better.
A little embellishment added on the bottom to cover another stamping mistake. I also did a bit  of stitching around two of the edges. Of course there was some masking and misting involved! That's it for now! See you soon! All the best! :)

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Dream

 Dropping in for a quick post today to show you a layout I did using the gorgeous Tales of You and Me papers by Frank Garcia. I love these papers and am thinking of doing my first mini album with them! This is my beautiful granddaughter Emily as a flower girl at her uncles weddingl She is just so precious!
I got these papers in two separate kits from Swirlydoos and My Creative Scrapbook! Consequently I have lots to play with and the matching embellishments are sublime!
A close-up of the masking work I did. I love this new mask. You can ink in the background then add in the rest of the bloom with molding paste. I love the funky look of it!
Beautiful blooms and chipboard both from Prima!
I die cut a doily out of one of the papers to add background to my photo. The quote is from Kaisercraft.
Another view of the die cut doily.
That's it for today. Admittedly I have been way off my game lately. With the loss of my best friend I have found it difficult to focus, much less to be creative. I have been stressed and it has finally caught up to me in the form of a wicked cold and bronchitis. I am on the mend and hope to be back with some new changes that I had planned then put off because of the situation. So here's hoping things take a turn for the better!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Moments-More Than Words May Challenge

It's that time again at More Than Words,  the reveal of another new challenge!  This May it's about clocks and moments!! That's right TIME! And here is my interpretation!
 Here is the challenge

I can just imagine all the awesome projects we'll see this month with this challenge! A few additional photos. . .
Because the photo is old I wanted to carry that into my page so I used a resin lantern and some chipboard from Dusty Attic and went to work. I painted the lantern with Prima Bloom Spray in Vintage Gold and used Get Glowing Inklingz from  Shimmerz for the yellow glow. I went over the piece with Artisan Powder to make it look more worn. This powder is fabulous!

I used a TCW stencil, some moulding paste and more gold mist and did some masking on  my background. I then used a sentiment stamp and went around the page. The metal clocks are from Prima's Vintage Trinkets line. I added the paper clocks by fussy cutting my Maya Design papers. I used Vintage Autumn for this layout. 
My title speaks for itself perfectly. I believe that time is short and we need to really step back and reassess our priorities. Do what is important, have fun, live for the now.
The little boy is my dad with his father. My grandpa died three weeks before the end of WWII. Shot down by a sniper's bullet my dad was left without his father at the age of twelve. I lost my father to pancreatic cancer. It was the first day of his retirement when he got the news. Live for the now!

AND NOW

Here are our prizes for the month

All our prizes include international postage!!!

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER

a $50 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS


Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:


"The Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts brands are owned and manufactured by Artdeco Creations Pty Ltd which also manufactures other leading craft brands.  Artdeco Creations is one of the world's great die manufacturers with a long history of quality products which are bespoke and boutique.  Our dies are very intricate with beautiful fine features and are of the highest quality.  We have a dedicated team of wonderful people who are crafters designing for crafters.  We love what we do and take pride in our designs and work."


Next, 4 runners up will each be awarded a prize as follows:

1st RUNNER UP

a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES



2nd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO

(image below is for illustration purposes only)


3rd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75



4th RUNNER UP

a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC



In addition, we will draw a one random winner from all eligible entries!

RANDOM WINNER

a $25 prize package from COLOUR BLAST

(exactly as shown below)


Each month, we hand pick a winner from all participants who have not made it to our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow.  We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc.  Who knows what will we be looking for?  That's why we call it our Mystery Winner!

MYSTERY WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU



And last but certainly not least we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our May blog posts.

LUCKY COMMENTER

a $25 USD prize package from GRAPHIC 45

(exactly as shown below)

To learn more about all our generous sponsors, click on the SPONSORS tab above!

We cannot wait to see you interpretation of our 
May MOMENT & CLOCKS Main Challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by May 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

PS: Remember our DT Callout 
for which you can find all the details HERE
We hope that you will apply! 




I look forward to seeing your creation HERE  at More Than Words! And don't forget about our Design Team call!!

All the best! :)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Random Day Giveaway WINNER!!!!

Hello! Sorry I am a bit late with the announcement of my Random Day Giveaway I've been down with a bug. :( But I am on the mend so without further ado the winner of my Random Day Giveaway is. . .


MARY CATT!

Mary please email me your mailing info to langeatheart@hotmail.com
Congratulations!!!
Remember this is just one of many giveaways coming up!!
All the best and have a great day! :)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Natural Beauty

 For the Random Day Giveaway click HERE

 This is my entry for the Blue Fern March Sketch Challenge. I used the new Swirlydoos kit Ballad which had these gorgeous papers from Blue Fern Studio's Timeless collection. 
 
This is the first time I have scrapped a soft photo with a dark background. I am still weighing in on how I feel about it. This gorgeous young lady is one of my daughter Ashley's best friends Kelly. I did some pages for her engagement album. Now I  plan on doing a few from the wedding.
The kit also came with these gorgeous Finnibair  mechanical hearts! Had to use a couple! The background is simply done with a layer of clear gesso covered with some molding paste and one of my favorite stencils Art is. I then just dripped two different colors of mist across the script and sprayed some water. I  used Shimmerz coloringz in princess and punked up purple. 
This is a Blue Fern chippie Flutter Medley done with various colors of embossing powder. It didn't quite stand out enough so I went over it with a soft gloss. Again you can see a mechanical heart and a flair from Lemoncraft. You can also see the new rubons and foils from Prima Marketing, I am absolutely in love with these and will be investing in more rubons and different colors of foil! They were an absolute joy to use!
A chippie from Prima and some blooms finish off the page. A few splatters of both color and gesso were added to the background to soften the black.

This is the sketch I used from Blue Fern Studios

And I am also entering this in the Challenge with instructions over on the Swirlydoo site.
I apologize if my blogging today seems fragmented. It has been a very difficult time for my family and I. Please bear with me.

Also don't forget to enter my Random Giveaway before it's too late!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Random Day Giveaway

 Good morning!! I have been trying to de-clutter my scrap space these past  few weeks  and have come  across many things I won't use. I've decided if it's been in my room for more than two years it's going up for grabs. So welcome to the first of several Random Day Giveaways.

This is the first prize pack up for grabs. It contains the following:

10 sheets of We R Memory Keepers papers-Chalkboard
one matching sticker sheet from the Chalkboard collection
MMe DecorativeFrames
Thickers Alphas Amy Tangerine
Say it in Crystals from Prima
Flowers from Prima
12 by 12 Stencil from Prima 
7 by 7 stencil from Prima

And to win is easy!! 
All you have to do is
1. Become a fllower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment below!
3. If you share this on FB you get an extra entry!

That's it that's all. I will draw the lucky winner on April 5th!
Good Luck and have a Great Day!! :)