Monday, November 20, 2017

"Star team", for Scrapbooking Top 50

Hey there!

I liked the sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 and decided to give it a go!

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Here is my page....

 
I added a Charms Creations hessian heart to this page, so I can share this page over at Charms this month too!
 
So.... how did I make this page?
 
Recently I had some Colour Shimmer Dusts (by Colour Blast) on a messy mat, for a project I was working on. I had HEAPS of colour left over on the mat. So I took a piece of white cardstock and put it upside down into the leftover colour and smooshed it. All the blues in the background are the result. I left it to dry.
 
Once dry, using a pencil, I drew a star directly onto the background. Because Colour Shimmer Dusts are water based and reactive, I simply took a wet paintbrush and painted the star. So easy!
 
I then decided a touch of pink/purple was needed, so I got some Colour Artist Ink (a new Colour Blast product) in Berry. I painted this on the edges of the star. Again because it is water based, it mixed and reacted with the blues. I also added some splatters.


Here are some close ups.
Here is the Charms heart, with an acetate word on top, and alongside a D-lish Scraps Willow flower and small metal flower.

I used some silver messy thread, another metal flower, as well as a button from my stash. The stars are acrylic and I got them from Corbett Creations.


 
 
Thanks for looking!
 
Amanda
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff.... November challenge!

Hi everyone
 
Here is the challenge for SUYS this month....
 
 
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And here is my page!
 
 
My background: used OLD Heidi Swapp mask letters, and painted over them with Flutterby acrylic paint, plus some paint swirls.
 
Then I added a layer of Colour Blast Colour paste (in steel[grey]), and painted and splattered some Colour Shimmer Cube (in apple of my eye[green]).
 
Then I created the circle of stuff to house the photo - vellum, wire, punchinella.
 
To embellish I used:
Charms Creations Emoji
Rainbow Splendour leaf
Corbett Creations silver acrylic hearts
Burdy's glitter heart
Flutterby sticker quotes
Leaves from D-lish Scraps,
Plus any other random metal bits I could find!
 
Check it all out in these close-ups!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for looking!
AMANDA
 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Off the Rails - November challenge

Hi everyone,

I have not had much time for extra scrappy challenges lately, with one thing and another. However this week, I made some time and this challenge from Off the Rails seemed perfect for me! Especially with the beautiful photo of our 3 girls, all dressed from my sisters Engagement party (which ended up being a Surprise wedding!!!!!!!).



Here is my page and a few close ups!


So.... I started with white cardstock base and used Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Cubes (lipstick, blush and envy) to paint and splatter around the outer edge.

Then I stuck this transparency sheet over. That's the black designs around the edges. I have had this transparency sheet for so long, I have NO idea where it even came from. I machine stitched it to the page, and my old sewing machine did crack up! (#miracleshappen)

I embellished with some of my favourites - using a pink, teal, silver and black colour scheme.


I love all things Charms Creations, so the soft pink heart seemed perfect for this page. Combined with a Rainbow Splendour epoxy button and some D-lish Scraps flowers and stamen, and we were set.

I also found some micro-beads in my stash... I am sure you see them glued to the layout. You don't want to see my desk and floor where the micro-beads went everywhere! So worth it! Lol!

Another Charms here, this time a chevron and more D-lish flowers and a bow.


I added a touch of bling with a string of silver sequins, and a silver circle tag (#ilovestashbusting)



This last close up, hopefully shows the painted Colour Blast edging under the transparency. I was really so happy with the effect!

Anyway.... when you have a lovely photo like this, it deserves a special scrapped page. So glad I found Off the Rails, I was really inspired to create this!

Thanks for looking,

Amanda

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kraft Plus

THINK BIG for November... for the challenge at Kraft Plus!
 
Here is my page!

I hand drew and then cut the title LOVE. I machine stitched the title, before adding some colour (Colour Blast!).

I used some CVS die cuts and loads of lovely D-lish embellies!






 
 
 
 
 
 And I forgot to share my October page.... so while you are here....
So many pretty things here! Lots of stash busting!
 
 
 
 
Thanks for looking!
A
xoxo



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scrap the Boys - DT page for October

It is a fun sketch this month at STB....




I stuck to the sketch closely with my page.... PS>>> please note.... I added pink to a boy page... cos I had too! ;)


Started with wood grain patterned paper, then I stitched a circle, as well as painted and splattered with some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer pot paint (in Dusty Charcoal).

Lots of layers of scraps of patterned paper and cardboard and tags.

And then totally raided my stash for some goodies to finish.



 



You can see old pink glitter and felt brads, old pink acetate stars, old stickers, the glasses, punchinella (thank you D-lish), threads and I have NO idea where that cute little pink mushroom came from!
 
Of course, the hero is the Charms Creations star in black denim and grey.
 
I love this cluster and I love how my page turned out.
 
I hope you join in at Scrap the Boys this month.
 
Thanks for looking.
 
Amanda

Friday, September 1, 2017

Scrap the Boys - DT page for September 2017

Get over to SCRAP THE BOYS this month for a FATHERS challenge!
 
Our sponsors happen to be two of my favourites: 2 Crafty chipboard and Charms Creations - both of which made it onto my page this month!
 
 
The fathers theme seemed to be a good chance to scrap this old photo of my dad on his christening, with 4 generations of Robbies (my maiden name).
 
 
 I used some old papers from my stash and then a collection of embellishments.
 
 
  
 
I used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts to colour the muslin and Charms Creations DIY heart.
I used Colour Blast Colour Embossing Powders to emboss the 2Crafty Scribbled Heart.
I inked the 2 Crafty "precious" chipboard word.
 
A simple page, but such a precious memory!
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 
 

Show Us Your Stuff - DT page for September 2017

 
Get on board with Show Us Your Stuff this month... nothing could be easier than a mixed media challenge!
 
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And don't forget your handmade items!
 
 
 
I HAD to scrap this page of the SUYS team, at last years Scrap and Chat Retreat... we are... um... showing our ... ah... stuff!!! Ha ha ha!
 
I started with white cardstock and stuck some old Tim Holtz tissue paper using Gel Medium.
Then I add my layers of colour with Colour Blast.
 
The copper tones are "Sienna" - I used the Colour Paste through the heart stencil (Flutterby designs), but also the Colour Shimmer Spray to colour the Charms Creations DIY heart, and Colour Embossing Powder to emboss the 2Crafty Chipboard butterflies.
 
The blue tones are "Duke" - a Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust that I mixed with water on the background, but also some "Just Blue" Colour Shimmer Spray and Colour Shimmer Cube.
 
I do love this blue and copper colour scheme - inspired by one of the challenges at the 2017 Scrap and Chat Retreat! Thanks Mal for a great challenge and another great Retreat!
 
Check out all the details in these close ups!
 

OH! Love the embossed chipboard butterfly! Sienna is the BEST colour!


 

I coloured the Charms Creations DIY with the Sienna Colour Shimmer Spray. I also used the Shimmer Dusts to colour the crotchet doily.

 
Thanks for looking!
 
Amanda