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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Together

 Enjoyed this month's challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang! I absolutely loved the color scheme this month.
This is a photo of my BFF's at the cottage last year.  Ah the best times in life are at the cottage.
This is the color palette for this month's challenge. 
Absolutely loved the blues in this collection which you can find Here!
A few close ups. I bought some new stamps from Stampotique after seeing all the gorgeous layouts the design team did. I used the Kasia's bloom on this layout! I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and then misted them in various colors. 
 I used a variety of Blue Fern Studio papers for this, Montage, Frolic & Heartland.. The the three little birds from the Frolic collection were a perfect little add on, birds of a feather? I also misted some Art Stones from Prima and added them along the frame also from Blue Fern.
I used a stencil to apply my mists. I spray the color thru the stencil then flip it over and dab the additional color onto various parts of the page. Learned this cool technique from my colleague Di Garling. Also added a few Art Pebbles from Prima. Love how they magnify the colors underneath!
I misted a single rose from Kaisercraft to add a pop of pink from the color line and used a few Tranquil blooms from Blue Fern Studios.
I so enjoy playing along with the Lindy's challenges it lets me be a kid again and go wild with color. You can follow their challenges Here on their blog and go wild shopping like I do Here at their store! Have fun!!

That's it for today. So much to do and so little time. See you soon!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

my fav-My Creative Sketches

Thought I would give the March sketch at My Creative Sketches a try. And this is what I came up with.
 I don't usually scrap about things that don't relate to my family but realized what the heck there are other things in my life that I also enjoy. With that being said I am going to come out of the closet and admit to the fact that I am addicted to the TV show The Vampire Diaries! Yes it's true. One of my favorite characters on that show is Kat Graham who plays the witch Bonnie Bennett. I can relate to Bonnie in oh so many ways (no I am not a witch, unless you've been talking to one of my children!). She is loyal to a fault and is always the one that tries to save the day and fix things then usually finds herself in trouble as a result of her efforts. We have that in common.
This is the wonderful sketch we had to work with!
I used the LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook filled with yummy Prima papers from the Love Clippings line and some gorgeous blooms from 49 & Market. I also added additional blooms from Prima.
I did a little masking around part of the page with a Prima stencil and then used some Coral embossing powder from Blue Fern Studios to carry on that shimmery effect you get from the foil on the papers! I also added some metal embellishments from another LE kit. I love these kits they are always packed full of quality products!
Did you know that not only is Kat Graham a talented actress but also a fantastic singer and an awesome humanitarian? She is currently trying to help refugees across Africa! Another thing we have in common, helping those less fortunate than ourselves. She helps the needy I try to make a difference for women and children affected by domestic violence. 
My last close-up is of the title which says it all. She is one of my favorite people on this planet! So I have let the proverbial cat out of the bag! I am a VD junkie and proud of it! I enjoyed playing around with a different subject matter for me and I loved the sketch! Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned. You never know what other secrets I will share with you! 
All the best :)

P.S. I Won!!!!



Saturday, 1 April 2017

More Than Words April Challenge-Dream

This month at More Than Words we have another exciting challenge for you!! Black, White plus one color inspired by the word Dream! Sounds awesome doesn't it? I actually had trouble with it. So I decided to go way out of my comfort zone and created an Art Journal page.
My title is "Go Where your dreams take you". 
This is our awesome board!
I used a stamp from Visible Image as my focal point. My plus 1 color was teal of course!
I used a stencil from Folk Art for the flowers and used both Lindy's spray and a watercolor pencil to give it more definition.
This is my favorite part of the page, the eye! The eye sees everything. It is with our vision that we are able to visualize our dreams. 
The teal, black and white mists I used for this project. Have to say I've become somewhat of a Lindy's Stamp Gang junkie!! I now have 73 mists in my collection! 
The gorgeous stamp from Visibile Image! I love their stamps! There are a few more I would love to own!! :)
The last two products used to help me make this page. I had a riot even tho I was super nervous about the outcome! I think I might try this experience again for my own amusement!! 
Glad you stopped by and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous pieces on the blog this month!! All the best! :)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful -More Than Words March Challenge

 Yep it's that time again for a new Mood Board at More Than Words! This month brings us beautiful and butterflies what a great combo! My take was somewhat different! 
I believe that love is beautiful and diverse! My page is about love being beautiful and intimate and kept quietly out of the lime light. Hence the title Be your own kind of Beautiful! 
Our awesome Mood Board!
The second part of our challenge was to display a butterfly or two on your project. I chose both to stamp some on my page but also to fussy cut some from the border paper I was working with and pop them on my page. You can also see here where I cut another strip of the border sheet of flowers and colored them in red to bring out my page more.
I used the gorgeous LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club which featured papers from ScrapBerry's! Love the red and grey!! More fussy cutting and some stenciling! My design was also influenced by the sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches! This was their sketch this month 
I decided to cut my title in half to better fit my page. Initially I sprayed it with mists but wasn't happy with the color so I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Bottom half of the title!
I didn't over embellish this month I was a good girl and kept it simple with just a few blooms and a flair from Cuts2luv!
 That's if for now! See you soon!
All the best! :)


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Precious

This is my very first time entering a Lindy's Color Challenge. I figured now that I am the proud owner of quite the Lindy's Stamp Gang collection I should try my hand at one of their color challenges!
 I loved the colors for this month's challenge and go figure I had them all so I scrapped this adorable photo of my granddaughter Isla Skye.
And this is the color challenge for this month.
I used papers from the 7 Dots Studios Homegrown collection. I used Flirty and Attic. I used the Damask Mask from 7 Dots and added molding paste around my photo. I let it dry then went over the masking with some diluted Gesso to help pick up the colors I wanted to spray. I actually used all five colors from the challenge, I loved how they looked together!
I used this adorable Dusty Attic chippie Love Heart Corner to frame the side of my photo. I simply heat embossed it with embossing powder.  The flowers are primarily from Prima.

I tinted some Art Stones in Queen of Heart red and added them inside the chippie for added interest.
I love these little pebbles from Prima called melange! They magnify the small stamped images perfectly!
I tinted many of the flowers with the mists listed in the color challenge. I also used some Finnibar mechanicals on the page.

My title. Again heat embossed. I also added a few Art Stones in the P. Added another pebble and mechanical.
Last close-up of some blooms. I enjoyed all the misting and coloring on this layout. I think I just might try the next challenge! Hope you enjoyed!
All the best! :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

your day

I've recently decided to go back thru all my photos and scrap my favorite ones. Granted many of them are of my grandchildren but then again they are the ones who bring me so much joy in life. This photo is of my oldest grandchild Lilly at her Kindergarten graduation. I love this photo and although it is somewhat blurry I still want to remember this moment.  
I used the gorgeous Debutante line from Prima for this page. I love their papers, chippies, flowers all of it. The great thing about these lines is they provided you with everything you need to do a compete layout!
I did a lot of stenciling using a Prima mask and Finnibar's Acrylic paints. I tried to match the purplish hue of the background papers. Sequins from the line added extra interest and bling to the page.
I used a Blue Fern chippie called Jeweled Frame and went over it with various embossing powders and more acrylic paint. I then added a Vintage trinket just above the bow. You can see the adorable chippies that come with this line in the little coat hanger over the flower cluster. I also backed the photo with some cheesecloth and the beautiful Magnolia Trim from Prima.
A close up of my title and one of two flower clusters. I cut up a vine from 49 & Market in the plum color to help fit it onto the page. All other blooms are from Prima.
More close ups pf the gorgeous vine from 49 & Market with some Prima blooms and another chippie. I hope you enjoyed this layout. I hope to be back with many many more as this year I promised myself that I would scrap all my favorite photos of the grandchildren our furry babies and our friends! With four grandchildren and the fifth on the way it's a tall order! But i'll try!  Thanks for visiting! 
All the best! :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

you & me More Than Words February Challenge

 I had loads of fun with this month's challenge over at More Than Words. The word for the month was together.I immediately thought of this photo of my daughter with my granddaughter taken during a fall photo shoot. 
 I have always loved unique photos and I really liked the fact that they are walking away from the camera and that little Isla is the focal point really of the photo.
This is the Challenge for the month:
We had to tie in the word together and use an ampersand on our page. I used the stunningly gorgeous papers from 49 & Market called Vintage Artistry. Love, love, love these papers!They are so thick you can just pile on the products and they have such gorgeous images on them! I can see many more layouts done with these papers!
 There was a lot of misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and masking going on with this page. Then the layering started! Blue fern chippies, a metal butterfly from Finnibar's mechanicals and blooms also from 49 & Market helped finish the page.
 Added some gesso to this bloom to blend it in a bit more. Don't you just love all the gorgeous flowers?! A bit of fussy cutting was also involved, this is a given with these papers!
 A couple more closeups. 
 Another mechanical cog from Finn! Remember to get your entry in to win one of many fabulous prizes we have this month!! Hope you enjoyed the visit! See you soon. All the best! :)