Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kraft Plus January 2018

Check out the new challenge this month!
 
 
 
I am NOT a coffee drinker.... instead I used the chocolate brown tones and some stamps and splatters to mimic the split coffee.
 
 
Love my Charms Creations! I cut the circle in half to use in two places!
 
 
Lots of layers behind the photo.
 
I made the splatters and brown spills with Colour Blast Shimmer Cube in Leather.
 
Thanks for looking
 
 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SUYS - January 2018 Challenge

Happy New Year!
 
New challenge at SHOW US YOUR STUFF - you can see the DT samples and enter via FACEBOOK now. So much easier!
 
Here is the challenge:
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And here is my page sample!
 
 
Okay.... first things first - I LOVE this wood grain background paper - it is the new from All About Scrapbooks.
 
Next - the paper rolls - I handmade these. I used water paper and coloured them with Colour Artist Inks (from Colour Blast). I painted, then stamped, then rolled. I totally love the effect!
 
In the close ups, you will see the embellishments I used to finish. 
 
 
 
Gold thickers - also from All About Scrapbooks.
 
Charms Creations DIY heart - also coloured with Colour Artist Inks.
 
Resin flowers and Flair Button from D-lish Scraps.
 
Stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
 
 
 
I have NO idea where the white floral diecut frame came from. But I think it looks fab!
 
 
Thanks for looking
 
Amanda
 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SUYS - December Sketch challenge

Hi all,

We have a great challenge over at SUYS this month...
A fun sketch:

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Here is my take...  I stuck pretty close to the sketch!

 
Some patterned paper, white cardstock, machine stitching and Colour Blast Colour Paste and splatters to create the background.

 Handmade Items: Charms Creations map marker, Corbett Creations wood veneer word, Flutterby Designs wood veneer triangles, D-lish Scraps Flair


 
 
Some 2Crafty chipboard too!
 
 
 
 
Thanks for looking!
A

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kraft Plus December - Design Team page

MOO!....
I know please excuse the daggy title... and focus on all the loveliness of this page I created for Kraft Plus this December.
 
 
It was based on this mood board.
 
 
You can see that I used the colour tones and tried to recreate the rustic turquoise table top when I did my background. I also found lots of round embellishments, including some fancy brads, which replicated the plates on the wall. But head to the BLOG to see all the different interpretations from the team (AMAZING!)
 
The background was created with a couple of layers. First a water wash effect with Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso. Then the same Gesso through a Tim Holtz strip stencil. Next I used two Colour Blast products for the turquoise colour. I used Colour Shimmer Spray in Deep water (applied with a brush) and Colour Artist Inks in Mermaid. Together the combined for the perfect colour.
 
I created this background as a panel on Kraft and machine stitched it top and bottom.
 
 
And that leads the eye to the main cluster... filled with goodies... in particular fancy brads from my stash! Nestled with a Charms Creations DIY circle - which I painted stripes with gesso and then painted with Colour Artist Inks for the bright red. The gesso-ink combo resulted in the DIY being an awesome pink-red combo.
Loads of D-lish Scraps goodies in there too: flowers, flair, pip berry stem, journal it, stamen, etc.

 
You can see I layered muslin and washi tape in there too.
 
 
 
Lastly is the top cluster with the title. I have repeated the same colours and similar embellishments, this time also including a Charms Creations Terrific tab.
 
 
 
Okay! That's it.... time to MOOOOve on! Thanks for stopping by today,.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 



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