The heavens have just opened here in Adelaide. We have had a lovely couple of days so it was bound to happen. If it clears up for the weekend I will be happy.
Speaking of happy (hehe nice segue….) I would like to share another layout I created using the May Full Tart from Lime Tart. While the kit has an obvious femininity about it I found it was also just as suitable for using with photos of my boy.
By keeping the background neutral and adding just subtle highlights of colour I was able to draw many of the Full Tart’s elements together without losing the fact that this was a boy themed page.
The Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ chipboard pieces are fabulous. I combined a few of the chipboard elements to create my title feature.
It is a relatively simple layout but it doesn’t feel empty. I have added lots of all important journalling that also serves as a feature on the page.
I have LOTS more to share using this kit. I will be back soon to share some more of those projects.
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The May Full Tart at Lime Tart is gorgeous! And so me! I love working with Lime Tart kits but when I get one that is soooooo me it is even more fun.
The May Full Tart includes Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ papers and chipboard stickers teamed with some fun co-ordinating embellishments.
For my first page I had the idea to create a background from patterned paper strips only.
I love the rainbow of colours in the background but it doesn’t feel like it takes over the page. I have added stitching, ink and embellishments to co-ordinate with each of the different sections of colour.
I love the Dear Lizzy chipboard pieces. I have combined a few of the chipboard pieces on my page with some twine and a yellow flower that was cut from the Prima vine included in the kit.
The little birdie paperclips are adorable.
I love the combination of pastels with bright yellow and a touch of black. Very pretty .
I have created heaps with this kit. It was one of those kits where I had lots of clear ideas of what I wanted to create. I will be back to share some more of what I created soon.
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The latest challenge at Scrap Africa is a chipboard challenge. Design Worx sent the Design Team some chipboard to use on our samples for this challenge. They have also provided a fabulous prize for the winner of this challenge.
For my sample layout I scrapped some photos that I have wanted to scrap since the moment they were taken. But with these photos I didn’t want to just create any old page I wanted it to be the right type of page. A page where I could really convey just how much the photos mean to me.
Almost twelve months ago I jumped on a plane to Brisbane to attend the Scrapbook Expo. Those that know me know that I am more than happy to be a wallflower so heading to another state where there would be thousands of people I didn’t know was a big thing for me. Staying with Kim Jeffress and her family was even bigger. I’ve known Kim as an online friend for a couple of years and when she first offered a place for me to stay over the June long weekend I was a little unsure. I didn’t want to barge into her home and her family and besides what if she thought I was a complete nutcase and couldn’t wait to get rid of me!
Well I needn’t have worried. Kim and her family opened their home to me and made me feel welcome. I think it truly made the weekend that much better staying with her and her family rather than in some hotel room on my own.
One of the most fabulous things about the entire weekend was the chance to meet (most of) The Greatest View girls. By the time I met them we’d been a part of The Greatest View for a number of months so I already felt a bond with them but to meet them in real life cemented that bond.
When I created this page I wanted to incorporate a little bit of each of the girls into the page. For Gail I had to use some of her fabulous Greatest View badges.
And for me, well it has to be butterflies.
I loved that I finally scrapped these photos. I was really happy with the creative direction that the chipboard pieces led me too. It just felt right.
If you would like to play along with the Scrap Africa chipboard challenge please check out the details (and the rest of the DT samples) on the Scrap Africa blog.
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I am very excited to share that I am now part of the Design Team at Blue Fern Studios.
Thank you Leslie for this fabulous opportunity .
May is here. Eek. I both dread and love May. So far in the first 6 days of the month we have had a basketball competition, a Taekwondo tournament and my boy turned 8. Today is my Pa’s birthday. There are still 24 days to go yet though. That means another few birthdays, mothers day, a couple of birthday parties and all of the other bits and pieces in between.
With all of this craziness I have not had a chance to hit the scrap table for a few days. Double eek! But I do have something new that I can share today. The third challenge for the Scrapbooking Memories Masters was to create a layout and a card using a very fun pack of Amy Tangerine (for American Crafts) products. I’ll start with the layout.
When we holidayed on the Gold Coast a couple of years ago we stayed at Ashmore Palms. It was a really fun place to stay and there were heaps of fun activities for guests to join in with. One morning my girl and I headed down for morning tea where we had a visit from Macca Macaw. With his gorgeous bright colouring perfectly matching the Amy Tan papers I was able to capture this fun holiday moment.
I loved the embellishments that came with this collection. Fun and versatile, I was able to combine elements to add lots of fun details to my page.
The one and only thing that I didn’t like was the American spelling of the word favourite. I was all set to use a chipboard title for my page until I realised it was spelt “Favorite”. I just couldn’t do it LOL so I used the fun striped thickers instead. I layered them on some Kraft card so that they didn’t get lost on the chevron paper.
I loved the combination of bright, fun colours with neutral woodgrain and Kraft.
As well as creating a layout we also needed to create a card. I created a Valentine’s card with a twist.
I had not long purchased my heart confetti punch when I made this card. I punched the hearts out and layered the entire top piece onto the green you can see underneath using foam tape. I combined fabric stickers, cardstock stickers and layered stickers to reinforce the theme of the card.
I think it’s safe to say I loved this challenge! From this point on the challenges have really sent me out of my comfort zone. I look forward to sharing those as the months go on .
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The next sketch challenge has been posted at Scrap Africa. It is a fun multi-photo sketch with lots of room left for journalling.
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right and rather than a separate photo and journalling in the bottom left corner I combined both elements into one to suit my photos and story.
It is very rare that I scrap a “right now” moment. Don’t get me wrong these photos were not taken recently but I was able to use them to tell the story of a “right now” moment.
A couple of weeks ago my boy headed off to a friends birthday party. I handed him a card and a pen and asked him to write a Happy Birthday message in it. Not only did he do that but he created such a unique message that I knew I wanted to remember it . I have also designated him the chief birthday card scribe from now on!!
I made use of a very cool Little Yellow Bicycle journal spot where I could not only add my journalling but I could also make a note of the date the photo was actually taken.
One of the fabulous Greatest View 2013 badges became a way to show it was a “right now” moment.
Another Greatest View flair, this time a definition badge, shows my thoughts on this particular story. A recoloured rhinestone was added to further highlight the word on the flair.
I stuck with a fairly simple colour scheme combining blues and greens with some neutral elements from various Little Yellow Bicycle papers. This particular page was all about the story so there are some subtle embellishments that enforce the theme of my page but they are very much in the background. It is the photos and journalling that I wanted to have take centre stage.
If you would like to have a go at this sketch make sure you check out the Scrap Africa blog for all the details.
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On my previous post a couple of people were curious what I had used to recolour the bling on my cards so today I thought I’d share what it was that I used.
As part of our Scrapbooking Memories Masters prize we received a huge pack of goodies from Pilot. Included was a set of Pilot V Super Color markers and to be honest I never thought I would ever use them. When I was creating the cards from my last post I found that the bling I had on hand just wasn’t the right colour. I spotted the Pilot markers on my shelf and wondered if they would be suitable to recolour the bling. I had seen a friend of mine recolour clear rhinestones using Copic markers so I knew it was possible to alter the colour of bling but I didn’t know whether the Pilot markers would work in the same way or whether they would work on bling that wasn’t clear.
I was pleasantly surprised to find they did work and worked well. I grabbed a pack of bling this morning to show you just how well.
I picked the light yellow bling and used the black marker on one of the rhinestones and then the yellow on another. All I did was colour the top and sides of the bling. As you can see the colour comes up very well. Being a permanent marker it dries perfectly and doesn’t rub off.
I like the possibility of almost creating custom coloured bling by using different combinations of bling and marker.
Considering I never thought I would use these markers at all I have been pleasantly surprised to find that I did .
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