Monday, 11 December 2017

Make a Splash!

Oh gosh - I've been having such fun scrapping again!

I've made a layout for the new Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge. The challenge is to use splashes on your page. I used a photo of my two nieces because they sure know how to make a splash!

I just adore pastel colours lately. The background is made with Heidi Swapp Color Shine with extra acrylic paint splashed over the top. I used bits and pices from all sorts of collections to create my embellishments.

Are you going to 'splash' out and join in the challenge? you can find it here.

Happy scrappin'!


Friday, 1 December 2017

It's all about Family at More Than Words

It's time for the new challenge over at More Than Words! Woohoo! The challenge this month is to be influenced by the word 'Family' and to use some Numbers on your layout, canvas or art journal page.

Here's what I made:

My layout is about the fact that our kids have grown up and left home and now, after being a family of four for so long, we are once again a family of two. Of course, our kids will always be a huge part of our lives but there are usually just two of us at home now - plus the dog! 

I hand cut the large title and added a bit of fussy cutting and stamping to the page. I actually made this one while I was travelling, using some papers that my lovely friend Valia gave me so I was pretty rapt to create this with such limited supplies.

I also added a tiny little number 2 in among the large title.

I sure hope you can join our challenge this month. You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I'm back and I'm scrapping!

Hello! I'm so excited to be back on my blog and scrapping again. For those of you that don't know, I've been away travelling for a while. I did manage to get a bit of scrapping done while I was away but it's soooooo good to be back in my scrap room again. Ah, the luxury of having all those goodies to scrap with!

I decided to start with an entry for Skrapky-wyzwaniowo, where the challenge was to use hexagons and I used the sketch from Stuck! Sketches.

I loved the sapphire, emerald and gold colours in the amazing mosaics I saw in Italy so I used these colours on my page and set them against a dark background to accent the richness of them. I thought the hexagons worked perfectly with the mosaics theme.

The create my hexagons, I first stamped hexagons onto cardstock then embossed them with white embossing powder. I then added Tinby Design Colour Crush and sprayed with water to create that gorgeous blending of colour. I cut out the shapes and added them around my photos and scattered them across the page.

To take the hexagon theme further, I also made some out of wire. I also wrapped wire around some gold corners that I made out of chipboard.

I wrapped wire around all my chipboard pieces which gave the page a great textural feel.

I cut the title from the same home-made hexagon paper and outlined the letters in gold.

There's not much time left if you want to join in these challenges!

You can find the scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge here

and the Stuck! Sketches challenge here

Happy scrappin!


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Take a Walk with More Than Words

Helloooo! Welcome back to my blog.

It's Mini Challenge  time again at More Than Words. The word to use on your card, tag or ATC is 'Walk'. I chose to take a Walk on the Wild Side with my ATC!

I challenged myself to use up things from my scraps drawer. The background cardstock, the pinwheel and the die-cuts all came from there. I love using up old stash!

Here's the challenge board. I hope you can join us this month!

You can find more details on the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Welcome back! The new challenge is up at More Than Words and it's a great one! The challenge is to be inspired by the word 'Outdoors' and to use Woodgrain in your layout, canvas or art journal page.

I have many photos taken Outdoors but this one was so funny I just had to use it. I was walking Outdoors when I saw this cat who was sitting on a balcony Outdoors. The expression on its face was hysterical!

Here's what I made:

I used a Woodgrain PL card behind the photo and the grumpy cat is scowling out from behind a Woodgrain balustrade.

Are you going to join in the challenge this month? Here's the challenge board. You can find all the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Everything's Fine at More Than Words!

Welcome back!

It's Mini Challenge time again over at More Than Words. The challenge this month is to use the word "Fine" on your card, tag or ATC.

I was inspired to create an ATC about Fine Art.

Will you give the challenge a go this month? You can find the info here.

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Perfectly Delicate

Welcome back!

It's the start of a fresh new month so there's a fresh new challenge over at More Than Words. The challenge is to be inspired by the word Delicate and to use some Fabric in your layout, canvas or art journal page.

I made an art journal spread.

I recently took this photo of a butterfly and it wasn't until I looked closely at the photo that I realised the butterfly has one crooked wing. It could certainly fly ok though so that inspired to write the journaling.

A butterfly is one of the most delicate things I can think of and I tucked some fabric behind the photo. I made the background with Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I'm continually amazed with the variety of effects I can achieve with these.

Does the word Delicate inspire you to create something? Come on, give it a go! You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!