Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Scrap the Girls October Challenge

Hi Crafty friends

Just sharing my layout for the October Challenge over at the Scrap the Girls Challenge Blog.

Such a beautiful and feminine inspiration board.

The awesome moodboard -

Here are some close ups of the details.

and here is a small photo tutorial on how to achieve the multi-toned colours on the chipboard title and butterflies (which are from WOW - Words or Whatever) :
Grab your chipboard pieces (I deconstructed my butterfly chicken wire piece) and chosen paint supplies, ink, paintbrush and foam brush)
Using the paintbrush - paint the bottom half of your chipboard, I used a gorgeous metallic pink paint by Pebeo
Using the turquoise ink pad - ink the top half by using a dauber or even just the ink pad itself and join the two colours by scraping the foam brush from the middle to the top, scraping some of the pink paint over the top of the turquoise section of the chipboard. That creates your third colour, in this case a pinky purple.

I then used a paint brush to paint some glitter paint in the middle of the butterfly to add some glitz.
For some reason not the best photo but you get the gist :-)
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, 19 October 2015

Kraft Plus October Challenge

Hi Crafty friends

I couldn't resist this month's Kraft Plus Challenge.

Inspired by nature is the theme, you have to use feathers plus any natural items on your page.

I've being wanting to scrap this photo that I took of a 'Scarlet Honeyeater' Bird at my parent's farm for a while now and whilst walking around I came across a dead branch from the Bottlebrush Trees that surround the farmhouse. I had the maybe insane idea to use it on a page, so I used the small branches to fashion a bird's nest as a frame around my photo and seed capsules. For the background I used water colour paints and pencils to draw a few branches of the Bottlebrush tree with blossoms and leaves. I also used white turkey feathers and hand dyed them with scarlet ink.

Let's not forget the WOW-Words or Whatever Chipboard that I used; Picture Perfect Word Title and Chicken Wire Panel.

Dont' forget to check out WOW - Words or Whatever Website and their new facebook page WOW Creations.

Here is the challenge moodboard and criteria.

Friday, 16 October 2015

October Mini Crop - Turtle Soup Challenge Blog

Hi Crafty friends,

Fresh off the press!!!

Head on over to Turtle Soup Forum to participate in their October Mini Crop 16th to 25th October 2015, there will be lots of great challenges and prizes and inspiration for your own creations.

We'd love to see you there!!

My challenge for the mini crop is to create a layout or card or if you want an off the page project using Autumn (Fall) colours.

Here are my two cards that I created:

Thanks for stopping by the blog, make sure you leave some love :-)

WOW Creations - Off the Page project

No more teasing!!!

My off the page project - a sea themed shadow box is finally revealed on the new WOW Creations facebook page (Wow Creations)

WOW products used are as follows; MDF Off the page Square Shadow Box Frame M143, Chipboard pieces; Curly Wave Border WOW1437, Endless Summer WOW2052, Seashell Pack 2 WOW2055, Lighthouse WOW1634, and Altamatz; 6x6 Shells ALTA241 and Clouds ALTA026.

The Shadow Box Frame comes with a handy stand that you can attach to the back of the frame to allow it to stand on its own on a bookcase (as I did) or you can mount it directly to your wall.

Check out all the gorgeous WOW products at the following links:
WOW Blog, facebook, website

WOW Creations - October 11th

Hi Crafty friends,

Just sharing my first Design Team layout for WOW - Words or Whatever
a very bright fluoro graffiti style layout with some awesome chipboard pieces from WOW and also using one of their amazing Alta-matz stencils. Please pop on over and check out their wholesale website for products and stockists.

Also as an added bonus WOW - Words or Whatever had a brand new facebook group where you can keep up to date with the design team's creations plus share your creations featuring WOW products with the online community, you can check out the link here - WOW Creations

WOW products; Chipboard pieces - Cool Dude WOW 518, Frame WOW2346 (designed by Sandra Staples), 6x6 Square Frame Pack WOW 2114 and Altamatz 12 x 12 - 4-in-1-Design - 1 - Alta253.

Monday, 5 October 2015

A sneak peek - WOW Words or Whatever


Thought i'd tease you all with a sneak peek at what I've being working on for the Design Team over at WOW - Words or Whatever Blog and WOW Shop 

Yep! that's all your getting for now. Although I can tell you that my off the page project contains a lot of WOW products so if you stay tuned I will reveal all soon.

Turtle Soup - Scrapping Turtle Online Forum - Oct 5 Design Team Reveal

Hi everyone!!

So much happening right now with design team reveals left and right....

Here is my layout for the Turtle Soup Forum October 5th Design Team Reveal inspired by a sketch from the amazing Bev Code, anyone that knows Bev knows that she is super talented and super busy!!

The photo I might proudly state is one of mine, I have a 'thing' for taking photos of birds, butterflies and other animals, just love taking photos of the beautiful things around us. The gorgeous flowers are from Manor House, the die cuts are Kaisercraft Mosaic background and sizzix leaves and my favourite piece of the layout is the butterflies which are made of bark and dyed an orange colour.
Anyway that's it from me for today, hope wherever you are in the world that you are happy and spending time with family and enjoying life.
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Lets Get Sketchy - October Week 1 Sketch Challenge

Hi there everyone,

I'm currently on the tail end of a long weekend with beautiful weather, so feeling relaxed and happy....

Here is my latest design team creation for Lets Get Sketchy, an amazing sketch challenge site with a wonderful design team...wink wink!! In all seriousness, Lets Get Sketchy has fantastic inspiration with awesome sketches and design team layouts, with a recent blog renovation the site is looking fantastic so head on over to the blog or their facebook page and introduce yourself we'd love to hear from you....

Here is the challenge sketch for this week:
Just thought i'd mention the paper selection I used for the layout, its called Grand Bazaar by Basic Grey and is bright, fun and bold. The collection comes with great die cut pieces which add delightful accents to your page.
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Sunday, 4 October 2015

World Card Making Day - Turtle Soup Forum

Hi Crafty Friends,

Happy World Card Making Day :-)

Make sure you head on over to Turtle Soup Forum to check out the amazing challenges we have to celebrate WCMD.

My challenge (and it was a challenge as I don't usually make cards ) is to create a card using up-cycled or 2nd hand items.

Here is my card, the up-cycled items that I used are the butterfly which I fussy cut out of an old Mother's Day Card, the water colour background was cut from a page from my 'practice' art book where I try out new techniques, the third item is the metallic embroidery thread which I found in a second hand store.

I haven't made a card in years so I was a little nervous, I quite like the water colour look on cards so im happy with the results. Thanks for stopping by!!!

We are all out of bubblegum - Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

Hi stamp lovers! Elisa here again with my latest project for Ink Art Designs , a mixed media 'cheeky penguin' art journal p...