Wednesday, 29 March 2017

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Perfectly Normal" Scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Perfectly Normal"

I've used the
picket fence and gate set
treated with a single layer of white embossing powder to give it an aged look.

Sprinkled around the page are also some of the
Stars and Hearts icons set
treated with gesso, Tim Holtz distress crayon and glitter embossing powder.

I've had this chippie in my stash for months.
I love it and there are so many uses for it, but I really struggled to do it justice.

In the end, I had started this layout and was creating the background layers, when I realised it needed some texture in the background.

I had this chippie sitting on the desk - waiting for inspiration to strike.
I was so pleased that it fit in so well and really adds dimension to the page.

Papers and elements on this page are from Shimelle "Little by Little" collection.
Also features Colour Blast paste in Sunshine.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Jot Magazine March moodboard challenge - 9x12 scrapbook layout "Bloom"

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing my take on the March moodboard at


I love the colours of this moodboard but the inspiration images kind of threw me.

I decided to use the balloons and flowers as a starting point.

I got out some white cardstock and drew some balloons with my Tim Holtz distress crayons.
I cut them out freehand and combined them on my page with some twine and floral elements from Shimelle "Little by Little" and Kaisercraft "Wildflower".

Sitting on my desk was the new "Wild at Heart" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and the chipboard pieces were screaming out to be used.
So I added the "Bloom" title.

At this point, I hadn't even chosen a photograph.

Off I went searching for something that would fit with my commenced creation.

I didn't want a large or multiple photos.
This one I think is perfect - as it shows Master Z's cheeky personality and grin.

I finished by attaching my 8.5x11 white card onto a 9x12 Kaisercraft "Wildflower" paper.

I'm seriously loving the minimalist layouts at the moment.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Artastic Challenge Blog - Scrapbook Layout march challenge "Lovely"

Hi Scrap Friends

Sneeking in another layout for the month.
This time for the 

My Layout "Lovely"

Inspired by this piece, with the requirement to use stencils!

MARCH inspiration is An image of November by William Rose

My initial reaction was to create 8.5x11 - landscape like the inspiration image.
I hand drew stripes on my background with Distress Crayons and then stenciled and applied paste and ink splatters.

The pops of blue and yellow, helped me choose some paper layers.

Final touches are some stickers, title and a little cotton for texture.

The page turned out quite literal but I like the almost monochrome feel to it.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

123 Challenge Blog March - Scrapbook Layout "Fun in the Sun"

Hi Scrap Friends

I'm on a roll this month.
Today's share is a layout for the March challenge at 

"Fun in the Sun"

I struggle with this challenge as I'm not sure how much of the requirements I have to include.

So my layout is in various shades of brown/kraft.
I've created borders from paper and washi and my title includes the word "Fun".

No mixed media today as I'm loving the CAS (Clean & Simple) style.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Stuck?! sketches March sketch challenge - Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

I instantly fell in love with the Stuck?! Sketch this month.

My Layout "Captured This"

I really liked this sketch and knew that I had to scrap it.

I've used the delicious Shimelle "Little by Little" collection.

Seriously... that 12x12 paper pad has 48 pages!!!!!!
It is so thick and full of fabulous patterns and images!
Love it.

I've used the sketch as inspiration. I rotated it slightly to give my page interest and cropped the corners.
I also went with squares instead of square on circle clusters :)

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

D-Lish Scraps - March JAP Kit moodboard challenge scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing my take on the March inspiration board at D-Lish Scraps

Such a feminine moodboard - it was instantly a challenge for me.

I stretched the colours a little bit and ignored the sketch because I had these photos that I wanted to create a page about. This is me with my workmates on a recent work gathering (relaxing at dinner).

I seriously loved the little beads in the JAP kit this month.
I spread gel medium onto the page with a spatula and then poured the beads over the top.
Messy but fun!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Lovely" Scrapbook Layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Lovely"

I've used "Flourish 90 Set of 2" available here.

and treated them with
Nuvo "Gold Enchantment" embossing powder

This layout started with something very different in mind.
Here is the process video if you'd like to see this layout develop.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Kaisercraft March sketch challenge Scrapbook Layout "Perfect" + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a new layout.
This one created for the March sketch challenge at Kaisercraft.

My Layout "Perfect"

I can't decide if I love this layout or think it's too busy?

This month we had a sketch to work with.

The "Wildflower" collection is one of my favourites!
Full of delicious water colour patterns and that turquoise = fabulous!

One day I dream of being part of the Kaisercraft Design Team, so I decided to create a process video for this creation. 

I hope you enjoy ...

Thanks so much for visiting.