Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Scrap Africa #61

October is flying by and before I know it there is another wonderful mood board to work with over at SCRAP AFRICA.  I'm sure you'll love this bright and pretty Board.

Here is my Design Team Inspiration: "Cambridge"

I really loved working with these colours. I've used the Botanical Tea papers from Graphic 45 and a bit of chippy in a brick design as well as a brick stencil and texture paste.

I fussy cut a rose from one of the G45 sheets, cut some leaves with a die and used 3D foam to mount them. I really hope you get a chance to play along with this beautiful challenge.

While I'm here, I'd also like to share with you another page from my London Pocket Page Album. I had a night shot of Tower Bridge/HMS Belfast enlarged and then I sliced it up to fit the pockets. I was really happy with the way it turned out. Especially the quality of the enlargement, because I took the original photo on my trusty little point-and-shoot camera with no tripod!

The very top of the enlargement was a bit too short to fully fit the top pockets, and it was only black sky anyway, so I cut it off and inserted two 6x4 photos that were taken on the same night. This is one of my favourite ways of displaying my favourite photos as enlargements in my travel albums :)

Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to leave some love :) xx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Art Journal Journey...

Well hello again, I'm just getting in by the skin of my teeth with this challenge. The ONLY challenge I've been able to enter so far this month. This one is for Mixed Media Place Creative Gym Exercise #12 - "Proverbs & Sayings". I was inspired by my family's ongoing International Nights. This Saturday night we are visiting France. This one has been a bit long in coming around because it's getting harder and harder to get my offspring and their partners all together at the same time, but I keep persisting :)  So finally I get to decorate the house with some lovely French decorations. We girls have organised the french wine, a Fondue and I'll be cooking Coq au vin. I've decided not make dessert as it's DD's birthday so we'll have birthday cake instead. Hopefully someone has organised that side of things :/  So enough of my chit chat, here is my take on the challenge:

"Paris is always a good idea"

A closie of the little Cafe' scene:

Lots and lots of wet media layers on this project. It's a wonder the pages didn't disintegrate! anyway they held together thankfully. Head on over to Mixed Media Place and check out the fantastic DT inspiration. Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Scrap Africa Challenge #60

I'm back again today (can you tell that it's the beginning of a new month!) with the new Challenge over at SCRAP AFRICA and what a beautiful sketch Denise has come up with this time!

Just lovin' the circles! Here is my take using some of the fabulous chippies that I recently recieved from 2Crafty for winning one of their competitions.

I've used the chippy vine circles and chippy flowers from my 2Crafty haul and coloured them with water colours & a dab of Inca Gold here & there.

The pretty Flair buttons and flowers are from D-lish Scraps. I die cut the word "beYOUtiful" using a shining gold cardstock, unfortunately a bit hard to see in these photos.

So there you have it, my design for the current sketch at Scrap Africa. I'd love you to pop on over to their blog and have a go at this Challenge. Thanks for dropping by xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

ARTastic October Challenge....

Hidey ho everyone! We are enjoying a spectacular Spring here in the land of Oz. The Sun is shining, the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing. I hope you had a chance to join in on the September Challenge, but it's time for another beautiful piece of Artwork over the at the ARTastic Challenge Blog. This is a very "Spring-like" inspo by E Phillips Fox titled "The Green Parasol" 1912.  THE CRITERIA: Vintage.   I just love a bit of vintage, so here is the Inspo piece:

A lovely piece right!!!  I took my inspiration from the lady and created this vintage card:

I've used Kasiercraft paper from their "Miss Empire" collection. I then added a few other bits & pieces from my stash as well as some lovely Kraft washi tape which was a gift from the lovely Lizzy Hill...thanks Lizzy! I inked up the fabric flowers to match the colour combo.

If you love creating vintage-style projects then this is the Challenge for you! Or if not, this is a great little starter if you have been wanting to have a play with the vintage style. We'd love to see what you come up with. Thanks for looking xx