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,

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!

Kraft Plus - DT page for September 2017

Hello and welcome to September!

If you want a warm, fuzzy, sweet challenge this month, the KRAFT PLUS is for you... with this challenge./..

Make sure you head to the blog to see all the samples from the team.

Here is my page and some close ups!

My bee inspiration can with the black stripes on the background, the chipboard hexagons, the "be happy" title and the little old Basic Grey chipboard bee I found in my stash.... I even doodled some little bees on my border!

And I am scrapping one of my older, but very favourite family photos--- look at those sweet baby cheeks of our Jessie - who is now nearly 10!

Colour Blast was used throughout this project. Firstly the Heavy Black Gesso for the black stripes.
The splatters are Colour Shimmer Cubes in Punch, Envy and Sunshine, plus the white splatters are watered down Heavy White Gesso.
I also embossed all the hexagons using Colour Embossing Powder in Punch, Envy and Sunshine.
I love this pink, teal and yellow colour combo!

I finished with the paper lace doiley, flowers and stamen from D-lish Scraps.

I love the way the splatters from the Colour Shimmer Cubes hold their colour and vibrancy when splattered over other things - like on the black stripes and the embossed chipboard!

Lucky my friend Sue gave me a wide brush to perfect this brush background technique!

Thanks for looking!