Monday, 31 August 2015

A Beautiful life

I have come to love everything Blue Fern these days. Their papers are gorgeous not only are they lusciously thick but the colors and graphics are gorgeous!! I had to own every line. Sadly every time I think I have it they come out with a new one lol! I decided this month to enter their monthly sketch challenge and this is my take on their sketch!
 And this was the lovely sketch I had to work with! I used their gorgeous Deja Vu line with it's luscious purples and yellows. Just stunning.
I even made a point of trying to get all their stamps and am working on the chipboard part!
 Some masking I did with the new Petite Florals stencil from Prima. The title beautiful is also from Blue Ferns.
 A close-up of their gorgeous chipboard. This is called Floral Lattice Bits. I love their collections of bits. They work beautifully with backing a photo!
 That's it for now. Will be back tomorrow with the September reveal from Scrap Around the World! I hope you come back for that! Until then all the best! :)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Sweet Dreams Scrap Around the World Mid -month Reveal

It's that time again at Scrap Around the World for the mid-month Reveal. The Mood Board was designed by the very talented Jaya Raghuvanshi . You should visit her blog! and this was the Mood Board she designed.
Although I loved the colors in the board I was struck by the word dream. I also had this amazing photo of my grandson sleeping so peacefully. Hence the layout Sweet Dreams.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Bundle of Joy-Boy papers. Love the subdued hues. I also finally had the opportunity to use my Dusty Attic dreamcatcher! 
 As always I primed it with Gesso. Then after a quick one hour trip to my nearest craft store I inked it with Juniper ink from Ranger. I heat embossed the middle with Verdigris Embossing Powder also from Ranger. Finding these pastel colors was no easy feat! I used the Frayed Burlap marker from Tim Holtz as well as Walnut stain to do the leaves. And used a stencil and white paint to add the white dots. I added some micro-beads for added interest. I also added some pearl dots on the piece to break up the color a bit.
I used Prima's 12 by 12 Harlequin stencil for my background masking. I then cut diamond shapes out of the various papers from the line.  This gorgeous bloom is also from Prima!
The title is another piece from Dusty Attic. Again just primed it with Gesso then I used Chocolate Brownie Coloringz from Shimmerz. I love the rich look of the color and the matte finish! It's a delightful Mood Board this month and I can't wait to see what you do with it! For more details on the amazing prizes you can win visit Scrap Around the World!
Or my previous post Here.

Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you soon! All the best! :)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Ladylike moments Swirlydoos Belle Fleur Challenge

Loved the papers that came in this month's Swirlydoos kit!! So much gorgeous Prima this month!  This is my layout for the Belle Fleur Challenge.
And this is their gorgeous sketch! Did alot of masking and misting on this using Lindys and Shimmerz!
Sorry for the short post tonight but I had a flood in my basement today from a horrid storm and I have to be at work early tomorrow to serve 120 people!! Thanks for dropping by! I will come back with close-ups and details! All the best! :)
I am back with the rest of this post lol! Now for some close-ups!
My gorgeous Granddaughters Lilly & Emily. Love this photo! I will probably be scrapping the photos from this professional shoot for months to come! Such beautiful girls such a sweet moment. Ironically Lilly is super protective of her little sister which is why this photo melts my heart! <3
Love the center photo. Had to frame it with a Dusty Attic chippie! This is from the String of Hearts set. Again just inks. For the hearts I added beaded gel to give them more texture.
Adore the photo in the top left! This is more typical of my girls. You can see the little devilish side showing thru!
Close-up of my flower cluster. Thought I would like to drape it rather than bunch them up this time! The gorgeous calla lillies are from Petaloo and the lovely mint green bloom is from who else? Prima! 
Close-up of some of the masking. I used both A Prima mask and this Damask mask from 7Dots studios.
Used a Prima Chippie for the title. Sorry for the shadow but the storm clouds are coming back!! Ugh!
Last close-up showing some of the misting I did. I used Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp Gang and Bamboo Leaf from Shimmerz.
I hope the added photos give you a better perspective on this layout. So sorry for the rush job earlier but I had to get up so early the next morning and I was done in from the flood and trying to meet a deadline. Thanks for your patience! You're the best! :)

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Scrap Around the World August Mood Board Challenge


It's that time again everyone! A new Mood Board for a new month here at Scrap Around the World!

This board was designed by the uber talented Jaya Raghuvanshi! Check out her amazing blog HERE!

To see all the wonderful work done by the design team visit Scrap Around the World.
Here the gorgeous prizes up for grabs this month!

1st PRIZE

$50 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard


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not reflect exactly what you will receive}


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick
 turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE & our blog HERE!
We are happy to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc.  If you are a retailer 
would like to stock our products, please contact us for more information.  

2ND PRIZE 

$35 value Googie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec



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not reflect exactly what you will receive}


Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for the purpose of scrapbooking.  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests.  We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly customer contact.  You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HEREGoogle Plus HEREPinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

3rd PRIZE 

Prize package valued at $30 from 7 Dots Studio


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7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts, collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits, chipboard, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grungeYou can always be sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media.  We feel so blessed &  happy at how much our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE & follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.

4th PRIZE
 


$25 worth of products from 13@rts



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not reflect exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments
 & mixed media, artistic mediums. See our store HERE where we ship worldwide!  
Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we have a monthly challenge where
 all our welcome! Please follow us on Instagram HERE Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!

5th PRIZE

$20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments




Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. We offer fun, 
inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other product lines
 such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. We also custom cut for individual
 orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping
 HERE! If you own a store, register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired
 by our blog HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.

6th PRIZE

$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place




Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly!  Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE
 & do your shopping HERE!

7th PRIZE

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.



www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!

8th PRIZE

$15 gift certificate from Studio75



Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come & visit us - let's connect!

9th PRIZE

15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited




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& may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}


Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands, creating & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.

10th PRIZE

Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Karine Gagnon {Canada}



 {exactly as shown}

This prize includes 3 packs of chipboard, 1 bottle of Shimmers Coloringz, 
1 stamp sent from Limecitron, 
1 pack of Prima Shabby Chic Treasures & 1 pack of Prima flowers!

RANDOM PRIZE

Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club



{The random winner will receive the SOE
 June 2015 kit valued at $36.95}


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. Visit our blog
 HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HEREPlease LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

 RANDOM FOLLOWERS PRIZE

$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic



The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  We began
 in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud to be able
 to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great range of
 products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh!   We love 
seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your feedback, 
as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an on-line store from which you can
 get all of your Dusty Attic supplies. Visit our store HERE and our blog HERE. 
If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range of unique products,
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.

The deadline for this challenge is Monday 31st August 2015.

 PLEASE PLAY ALONG & SPREAD THE WORD!



Hope to see you there! All the best! :)

Monday, 20 July 2015

6 My Creative Sketches July Challenge


This month brought the most gorgeous kit from My Creative Scrapbook!! Filled with Prima's Garden Fable Collection! So I thought why not do the sketch challenge with it? And this is what I came up with.
 My adorable granddaughter Emily on her 6th birthday this July! Wow they grow so fast!! She's like a little doll. So petite and the sweetest smile but in this photo she was all about the glam! This was the sketch that I had to work with from My Creative Sketches
Just a couple of close-ups.
 I did alot of fussy cutting for this and then had to go back and color the roses darker to match my theme. The chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios.
I masked the background with an older Prima stencil. I wish it had come out better than it did but it's not horrible so I left it alone. The flowers and chipboard as well as the papers are all from the LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Hope you enjoyed! See you soon! I hope! All the best! :)

Thursday, 9 July 2015

So Sweet

I fell in love with these papers from Lemoncraft's Dreamy Mornings line!
 I applied gesso to the background and misted some of the bright colors from the photo onto the background. I also used my new stamp from Blue Fern Studios to stamp a small pattern around the page to break it up a bit. 

Love these gorgeous blooms from Lemoncraft. Initially the yellow ones were white but I wanted to draw more of the bright colors from the photo so I misted them with Tattered Angels Marigold. Then they were too bright so I went over them with gesso to tone it down a bit. Lemoncraft also has these adorable little chipboard pieces! I used a Pastel ink from Prima then added some micro beads in blush.I also did a little masking to add some texture to the page.
Another new fav are the coordinating ribbons that come with this line. I adore this pink pompom ribbon! So adorable! You can see in the background that I used a doily and inked it as well in the same green.
And last but not least my title. Dusty Attic. I kept it simple and went over it with gesso then inked it with a Prima chalk edger in Pastel Green. While drying it some of the gloss started bubbling up. I decided I liked the look so I continued with it throughout! 

Well that's it short and sweet. I am exhausted! One hour sleep last night ugh! Off to do some reading before I hit the sack. Have a great evening! All the best! :)