Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kraft Plus - February

I love Kraft Plus!

Beautiful colours and sketch this month. Two sponsors of Kraft Plus are Charms Creations and Colour Blast - as I am on the team for both, I had to join the challenge and use their products!



Here is my page and some closeups.

I used a water wash of Colour Blast White Gesso on the background. I splattered and stamped some texture in the gesso while it was still wet. I mixed Colour Mica Powder (Polar blue) in some Gel medium and a bit more Gesso and used it through a script stencil, for the soft blue in the background.

I have layered my photos with some papers and good old plasterers mesh, and added a few other of my favourite embellishments.

Pip berry stems, stamen, doiley and punchinella are all from D-lish Scraps. Stapling things down is perfect for these kinds of embellishments and it looks funky too.


Here is a close up of the super cute Charms Creations Terrific Tab - this silver glittery one with mint is perfect!

 

 
Now let's talk about the brackets and arrow. These were created with chipboard and Colour Blast Embossing Powders. My good scrap buddy, Melissa Struhs, described the technique in her recent blog post, and she was nice enough to show us when we were scrapping together yesterday. I used a darker blue versamark ink and then Singing the Blues Embossing Powder on the brackets. Basically you use lots of embossing powder and press a stamp into it as it is cooling. To me, it looks like droplets of water on those brackets. So cool. For the Arrow, I used a cream versamark ink and then Snow White Embossing Powder, with a sprinkle of Bling Embossing Powder. I think they look pretty special. Thanks Mel!
 
Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 
 

Scrapbooking Top 50 - February

Hi everyone!

I loved this sketch over at STB50 this month....



While I was helping my friend Emily step outside of her comfort zone and "smoosh" colour to a bag with the plastic technique... I decided that I could use the same technique to create a page for this sketch.

Background created with Colour Blast!
I used the gesso on the background, then on a sheet of plastic, I sprayed water and sprinkled some Colour Shimmer Dusts. More water, and then I pressed the white cardstock into the colour.

I also added a layer of Colour Paste in Sunshine (through an awesome Flutterbys stencil), and some sprays of Colour Spray in Saffron, and some splatters of Colour Shimmer Spray in Just Blue and Colour Spray in Roadbase black.

I did this page whilst scrapping with my old scrap buddies. We were stash busting, and my friend Chris pulled out her old Making Memories rub on letters. Man I love these things! After all these years, they still work, and I added a few to the background and for the title.

(Note: please excuse the typo I am now just seeing in the journaling, clearly Jessie is firing Nerf bullets not buttons, must had buttons on my mind! LOL!)


For embellishments: I used 2Crafty Framed Chained Circles, a Charms Creations emoji, and flair, buttons, enamel dots all from D-lish Scraps.

 

 
Thanks for looking,
 
Amanda

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrap the Boys - February

Welcome to February and a whole NEW challenge at Scrap the Boys.


And here is the NEW challenge....

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I went with an old photo of my grandad and my cousin Ben.

I used 7Dots studio paper and elements predominantly. The colours were perfect!

Finished with a few embellies from D-lish Scraps.... always a good finisher!





Thanks for looking, so hope you can join in!

Amanda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff - February

Oh my.... a fun sketch for us at SHOW US YOUR STUFF.....

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Did you know that SUYS started as a challenge blog design to showcase awesome handmade stuff for scrapbooking? We have gotten lazy now that we have so many products available to us. By the same token, we are also lucky enough to enough to have some amazing all-Aussie companies that work VERY hard to make handmade products for them. So when we ask you to "show us your stuff", we want to see handmade... we want to support our all Aussie handmade companies!


Here is my page and close ups....



I used a little Colour Blast Paste and Shimmer spray on the background, but also teamed up some paper strips from my paper scraps pile.
I added layers behind the photo, but also some medical gauze.
I replaced the tags in the sketch, with some circular elements - love diving into the stash every now and then to find these bits and pieces!

And here is the handmade stuff....

 Awesome denim/red/blue heart from Charms Creations.

Spotty Felt bow from Rainbow Splendour

Flair from D-lish Scraps

3 of my favourite handmade places right there!




Not to forget the AWESOME stickers designed by lovely Anita at Flutterby Designs... man, her word stickers find their way onto every page!



Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 




Friday, January 27, 2017

Artastic - January challenge

Always cool challenges at Artastic, and I have added it to my list to try and get done every month!

I love this month's inspiration:
Plus: CITY theme.

Here is my page, featuring a photo of me with some friends after a night out in Toronto:


I painted the black cardstock with Colour Blast Black Gesso, which may seem silly. However, the layer of gesso meant that I could add Colour Shimmer Sprays and water, and it pooled on the surface (rather than soaking right in), giving me time to blow (with a straw) the colour across the page. I was trying to make it look like fireworks! Lots of splatters and sprays too.





Thanks for looking today!
 
Amanda




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 - January 2017

I love a good quote challenge.... this one at STB50..



Here is my page and some close ups:





 


I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio Papers, diecuts, stickers and embellishments from the Love Always Collection.

Thanks for looking.

Amanda

"Picture This" January 2017

Hi again,

Another challenge at Picture This! An awesome challenge of using mixed media and texture.

To create my background:

I stamped  or drew the circles.

In some circles, I used Colour Paste (from Colour Blast Australia) through a stencil (the brown script effect).
In other circles, I painted Colour Paste (the gold).
The green circles are created by painting with Colour Shimmer Dust (Colour Blast).
I also splatter the paints on the background.

Extra texture was added behind the photo with some muslin.



I created a couple of clusters, with leaves, flowers, enamel shapes (from D-lish Scraps), as well as the awesome Hessian butterfly heart from Charms Creations.



Thanks for looking and the inspiration to create a mixed background!

Amanda