Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Case of the missing Mojo...Chapter 3

If you are still reading my blog posts I take it that I haven't completely bored you yet so thanks for sticking around :)  But I promise this is my last post for the day. This is the last entry on my new-found Mojo journey and it is for a Challenge that I haven't entered in a very long time....SCRAP THE BOYS. While I was scouting around looking for the missing culprit, thinking that it may have been hiding in cyberspace somewhere, I happened upon this old favourite Challenge site and I liked their theme for this month:

Now I do like a good beach theme and I also have many photos to choose from. The photo I went with is of my DH whilst we were on a Resort holiday earlier this year. We had this beach almost to ourselves so I wanted to print it in an extra large size. 

I cut some paper in curved shapes to overlay the photo to represent the waves. Note: he isn't really chasing the birds, he was just walking in their direction and they were a bit spooked - probably by the fact the he's carrying an the beach.....really?!!!  But it had been raining on and off quite a bit so we thought we'd take it along with us just in case.

I've used another Kaisercraft collection "Sandy Toes". The Flair buttons are from different companies and the bakers twine and metal star fish have been in my stash for yonks. I was meant to print the quote directly onto the photo but I forgot, but I quiet like the way it turned out. I used some adhesive-backed cork through the Big Shot for some of the words in the title and the branch.

Using a photo of this size still allows room for journalling as well as a few embellies.

Done and dusted! I'm so relieved to have found my creativeness again and I can only hope that it sticks around for good and doesn't leave me in limbo again. Thanks for following. Until next time...

The Case of the missing Mojo, Chapter 2...

If you've read my previous post about my missing Mojo saga, then you'll be up to date. If not then I'll just say that this is the second of three (yes three!) challenges that I completed this weekend. This particular one is for ARTastic.  The theme this month is Country/Rural and this is the inspo art work by Elioth Gruner titled Spring Frost Study.

I have heaps of rural photos that I could have used for this challenge, however I chose a photo that our DS took on his recent solo roadtrip to outback Queensland. He has captured an outback dawn beautifully and if you look closely you can see the crescent moon still in the sky, reluctant to relinquish its watch over him.

I have used the Paper Flourish June Kit Club products which includes the Kaisercraft "Just Landed" collection. My background was created with stencils and black texture paste, stamps, mists and the Kaisercraft "Circle Mesh" die. I really love using this die on masculine cards and layouts. The cogs are a Tim Holtz die.


Thanks for calling in, and stay tuned for Chapter three :) xx

The Case of the missing Mojo...

Quite a while ago something in my life went missing. After searching unsuccessfully, I decided to turn my hand to an interest I had been wanting to pursue for many years. Almost twelve months and a Diploma later I thought I'd search again for that "something" that had been so elusive months earlier. Now I can joyfully share that I have found it! Yes, it was determined not to be found but my persistance paid off. I am cautiously optimistic that my "Mojo" has returned and I'm determined to make the most of it while it is gracing me with its presence. When I say I am making the most of said "Mojo", I mean I have completed THREE July challenges in two days!!!!! (insert applause here). That is something that hasn't happened for me for a very long time.

The first challenge is for KRAFT+ 

Pretty isn't it?! Here is my take:

I have embossed my stamping in white embossing powder and used some Glimmer Mist and White paint for my background. The papers are from the new Kaisercraft Collection "Mademoiselle" from the Paper Flourish July Kit Club. Some chipboard from 2Crafty and Dusty Attic as well. I used the colours, the music notes, hearts and ampisands as inspiration from the Kraft Board. This photo was taken at one of my favourite restaurants/cellar doors on Mothers Day. It has a beautiful outdoor dining area that overlooks a pond, vineyards and olive trees. 

In the interest of helping the Design Teams to find my entries easily I'll be posting each of my challenge entries in separate blog posts, so I'd love it if you could stick with me :)  xx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

PAPER FLOURISH July Kit Club Release

Good morning and welcome back. I'm finding it hard to get my head around the fact that it is the Release date again for the PAPER FLOURISH July Kit Club. But time is marching on at an increased rate and all we can do is hang on and try to keep up. I feel so privileged to be on the Design Team for Paper Flourish. Not only because Tracey and her Team are super organised ladies, but they do an amazing job in sourcing and collating the best products for the Paper Flourish Kits. This month is no exception and when I recieved all the goodies in this Kit to play with well it was like Christmas! I am so in awe of how beautiful this kit is and I want to share it with you here today.

Here are the cards that I made from this Kit, but I have so much left over that I'll be creating some 12 x 12 pages with it very soon.

This is a fun little easel card. The pack of "Collectables" that come in the kit are perfect for this style of card.

The new Kaisercraft Doily Die is so pretty and great for layering (large doily poking out from behind the top layer).

Check out the roses in this collection! Perfect for vintage projects.

There is also a new Kaisercraft Hexagon stitched die available which I've used on this card. I distressed them a fair bit and then layered them. How pretty is this paper!

I can't wait to play with this Kit some more, so stay tuned :)  For all the details go check out the PAPER FLOURISH JULY KIT CLUB 

Thanks for calling in xx