Saturday, 19 June 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 8: Australia

  And our last leg brings us back to the place we love... 'down under'! 

Australia boasts some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest coral reef system, the Heritage Listed Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia, the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. Man-made icons include the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. *
Well, here we are home again.


* Australian explor



Well, here we are home again in Australia. 
I have so enjoyed my Around the World trip.

My final layout share is "Scenic Route"


Using negative space is a real challenge for me.
I'm kind of a more is more scrapper.

So for this layout I started with White Cardstock.
I created an area of interest on the left by adding random strips of paper.

Choosing a photo was easy ... this is one of Master Z in his Birthday suit making a run for it on Fraser Island!

I added some black ink splatters and got stuck.

I put the layout aside for a couple of days and tried to decide how to make this layout into something I love but still meet the negative space criteria.

Stitching was the answer.

In the video you'll see how I did the chain stitch but you can find lots of detailed tutorial on YouTube.




Thank you for joining us for this 8 week Challenge.

It has been such fun seeing how you've all interpreted the challenges.

Can't wait to see who our winners are.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping



*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** June Cybercrop Challenge Reveal - Triangles

 Hi Crafters

Louise sharing for the June Cybercrop over at Mystical Scrapbooks.

Your challenge is to use multiple triangles (more than one, but as many as you like).  



I started the layout as a 9x12 but added that to some black cardstock.

The washi tape was from my stash ... featuring triangles of course!

Finally I've added some triangle enamel dots.

I can't wait to see your triangle inspiration.

Happy Scrapping.

Saturday, 12 June 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 7: China

 Heading north east now...


China has a lot going for it, culture, production, animals and tourism.


But what really grabs me is their food ...

Symbolism of Chinese Food

Here is my food layout "Don't get Hangry"


I've started with this pineapple paper and torn it into strips. Then I've layered the strips over the top and distressed the edges.

I knew I wanted to add some colour to the white background so I've prepped my paper with gesso

I've then used Colour Blast Shimmer Dust to add some colour to the background. 

A little bit of stitching in a circle to draw in the black.

I've created my own title by cutting the word "Hangry" three times with my Silhouette Cameo and layered them on top of each other. 

I've used some sequins and Rhinestones for bling.

Here is the process video:


Can't wait to see your creations.

Happy Scrapping



Saturday, 5 June 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 6: India

 Heading south now...

Fabulous challenge this week ...

Here is my inspiration

"Stories"



I love this challenge. 

I have a 6x6 Minc machine which is gathering dust. 
So I decided to get some foil supplies out!
So glad I did.

I started by adding a layer of DecoFoil Transfer Gel through a Hexagon Stencil
It dries kind of tacky.

Then I grabbed foil in the brightest colour I had - Blue

I place the foil over the gel and heat with my heat gun.
Then using my hands (not recommended as it's hot) or a hard but blunt tool I smudge the foil into the gel.

More smudging gives a more even affect, but I like the rough look, so I just keep adding until I'm happy.

The background is so vibrant I kept the embellishing simple - the ribbon from the kit and some fussy cut florals.

This photo is not a particular favourite but I love the story it tells.

You can check out the process in this video:



Happy Scrapping




Saturday, 29 May 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 5: Russia

  Still heading east... by train or hot air balloon for the truly adventurous!...


The world's largest country offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife. *




I've used my title as inspiration for this Russia challenge. For some strange reason I think of Russians drinking lots of vodka and enjoying ...

"The Good Life"


This Kaisercraft acetate had the perfect curve and I've distressed the Uniquely Creative "Once upon a Christmas" papers

I chose a Christmas photo and gave this layout a really woodsy feel by using the woodgrain paper.

I have of course included my kit item ... flair and added some more circle elements.

Finally the Foam titles work perfectly. 

Love how this one turned out.

here is the process video if you'd like to watch this layout come together.


Happy Scrapping



Saturday, 22 May 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 4: France

 Heading east now across the North Atlantic Ocean ...


Half way around the world and we are settling in France for the week.

Here is my inspiration layout:


The challenge to include fabric and lace was difficult for me.
I had a good think about this one and 

So I pulled out some supplies and started to think about the background.

I started with the Uniquely Creative "Ocean Breeze" paper and used a sponge to add some Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water in stripes.

I managed to find some tulle with spots and this became my fabric element.
I've used the ribbon from the kit and kept it simple for embellishing.

Other items are the Foam Title and bling cardstock.

Here is the process video for this layout:





Happy scrapping




Saturday, 15 May 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 3: Canada

  Heading north .....


Canada has some amazing scenery and as the second largest country in the world, we are all familiar with the Canadian Flag.

The flag itself has such an interesting history.


For this inspiration we want you to feature "Red & White" 

My layout "Vacay"


I've used papers from Uniquely Creative "Once upon a Christmas" collection and fussy cut a lot of florals.

I had a play with a fussy cut title but it wasn't working for me - I just couldn't get the colour to match.

So I had to find something to match and a Thickers title was perfect. 

I would normally add some splatters but I just can't bring myself to add red splatters.

So I've used the Kaisercraft Rhinestones to embellish.


Here is the process video for this layout:


Happy scrapping.

Can't wait to see your entries.