Tuesday, 30 December 2014

D-Lish Scraps - Summer Sorbet December Mood Board

I managed to sneak in one last challenge for the month of December. The D-Lish Scraps December mood board. Such pretty colours and great to do something other than the traditional Christmas colours. 

My Layout "Captured"

I was inspired by the sketch and used Gesso to create the triangle background. Once dry I then used matte mod podge to give it the shiny smooth look. I also based the layout around the butterfly and used a hint of brown.


Kaisercraft Bea-u-tiful paper, Gesso, Mod Podge Matte, paper doillie, Kaisercraft "Sea Breeze" spray ink, washi tape, Kaisercraft "Dream Big" collection, felt flower, Little Birdie butterfly's,

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Black with 2 - "Play Ball" December Inspiration Board

I've been looking at the Black with 2 blog and inspiration boards for many months but haven't been confident enough to try them.

This month I decided I could give it a go.

You can visit the Black with 2 blog here: http://blackwith2challenge.blogspot.com.au/

My Layout "Play Ball"

 I used the inspiration image when picking my photos as I knew I had these great pics of my son, Master Z with his first ball.
The chevron background is green tissue paper cut into squares, layed out and covered with matt acrylic medium. 
I find titling very difficult and will often start a layout with a title in mind. This is also another layout which I used hand journalling - it's really starting to grow on me!


Black cardstock, green printed tissue, matt acrylic medium, white cardstock, black ink, Dylusions Calypso Teal & Cut Grass, blue cardstock, Little Birdie flowers and embellishment, modelling paste, Kaisercraft flowers and rhinestones and Merci scrabble stickers

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Off the Rails December Mood Board "Around the Tree"

I wouldn't describe myself as a Christmas traditionalist but I found the December mood board at Off the Rails scrapbooking so pretty, I just had to put a page together.

You can check out their blog here:  http://offtherailsscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

"Around the Tree"

This is actually a scraplifted layout from my new favourite addiction - Pinterest!!!! 
(I know, I know, I'm a little slower than everyone else)

I must admit, I'm still not a fan of the hand journalling thing, but it's growing on me and I'm getting much better at just going with it!


Red Cardstock, Various patterened papers, white cardstock, Kaisercraft "North Pole" Collectables, buttons, twine, brads, vellum, green cardstock, rhinestones and gold tape

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Anna's Craft Cupboard December Sketch "Dream, Explore, Play"

It's not very often I complete a page in less than an hour, but I found the sketch from Anna's Craft Cupboard so much fun, that I completed it today!

This is my layout "Dream, Explore, Play"

I used the sketch, but shrunk it down and backed it with the grey checked card.


My Mind's Eye - Dilly Dally "Adventures" fair paper, Kaisercraft "Vagabond" paper, yellow cardstock, washi tape, Plasterers tape, green cardstock, Heidi Swapp stickers, black pen, Kaisercraft "Sandy Toes", Close to My Heart "Pacifica" Ink and dimensional element, Thickers, Adirondack "Espresso" spray ink

Scrap the Boys December Sketch "Santa's Little Helper" Part 2 double page layout

I'm finally getting around to finishing some of the layouts hanging out on my desk.

This is "Santa's Little Helper" Part 2 of my Christmas layout.

 Based on the Scrap the Boys sketch for December.

Check out their blog here: http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/december-challenge-our-sponsors.html

Materials for this project:

Kaisercraft 'North Pole" papers, embellishments & stickers, Gesso, paper straws, twine, sequins, embossing powder, Cricut, black and red cardstock, black pen, white paper, Kaisercraft "Red" paint (made into spray mist), Dylusions "Calypson Teal"

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Scrap Around the World & Stuck! Sketches - December. "Christmas Cutie" Part 1 of a two page layout

Wow, can't believe it's December already. So many beautiful mood boards and I'm working on about four different layouts all at once.

The first is the Scrap Around the World and Stuck! Sketches collaboration. Check out the mood board here 


or visit their blog: http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com.au/

I'm loving the colour combination of the ice blue, red and white and it matches perfectly with the Kaisercraft "North Pole" collection. This is last years christmas photo of my oldest twin Master C. I'm also working on another coordinating layout of his brother Master Z.

Here is my layout "Christmas Cutie"

White cardstock, Mont Marte matt medium mixed with Glitzin Glamour "Crystalina", Kaisercraft "North Pole" papers, Dylusions "Calypso Teal" (watered down), Kaisercraft red paint (mixed into a spray), modelling paste, embossing ink, Ranger "Christmas Tree" embossing powder, crystal embossing powder, Kaisercraft flowers, Little Birdie flowers, twine, Cricut, sequins, paper straws, American Thickers