Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrap Africa Challeng No.35

Hi everyone! There's a new challenge at Scrap Africa and it's a Vintage Theme!
Create a card, layout or OTP project in vintage theme and link your entry up by the 30th of September to stand the chance of winning an awesome prize.  For more details and to see the rest of the DT and Guest DT's beautiful examples, have a look HERE.
My example using the FabScraps 'Industrial Chic' collection.  The photo is of my mum and I and was taken on my christening day in 1967. :)  All products used are from The Scrapbook Store.
A cluster of flowers using old and new Prima flowers and Green Tara mini roses and flower stems.
I've used the Crafters Workshop Mini 'Art Is' template with some texture paste on my background and the 'Love' chipboard word is from Scrap FX.
 More close ups of some of the smaller details.
 The lamp post is a TSS Chipboard piece.
I hope you get a chance to play along. I would love to see your entry.
That's all I have for today! Thank you so much for visiting. Hope you have an awesome day.
Until next time!
M xox

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone and happy Friday to you all.  Today I want to share the September Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store with you.  For my take on the sketch I've used the gorgeous Carta Bella 'Moments & Memories' with a photo of my mum and her sister.  They are both in their 80's now and have always been best friends. :)
A close up of some of my fussy cutting. The alphas are from an older Prima collection.
I've used some white Prima flowers and mini roses from Green Tara. Just dabbed on a bit of mist with a brush at the centres and tips for a two-tone effect..
 Another close up of one of the clusters.
Almost everything on this layout comes from the Carta Bella 'Moments and Memories' collection.  I really LOVE it and can see myself using it for another layout soon.
And finally, the sketch. :)
I hope you can join in this month.  I would love to see your entry and there's a $40 store voucher up for grabs.  The winner gets determined by random draw, so anyone could win!  Why not give it a go?  You have until midnight, 30 September to get your entries in.
That's all I have for today.  Thank you so much for popping by.
Have a great weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

Monday, September 01, 2014

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge No 34 and FabScraps 'Industrial Chic'

Hi everyone! Happy Spring Day to my fellow bloggers/followers in the Southern Hemisphere. It's slowly getting warmer around here, but I kinda like the Spring weather and wish it would hang around forever! :) 
Today I want to share the new Sketch Challenge at Scrap Africa with you.  It's a gorgeous sketch designed by the fabulous Denise van Deventer and a great sketch to work with whether you're a card maker or scrapbooker.  To get more details and to see the rest of the DT members and fabulous Guest DT members' wonderful creations, go HERE.
Here is my example layout using the beautiful FabScraps 'Industrial Chic' collection. I've started of with a 12 x 12 piece of chipboard for my background which I painted in 2 coats of white gesso.  All products used on this layout are available from The Scrapbook Store.

The chipboard clock face is from FabScraps too. I've heat embossed it using Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in 'Aged Shabby Blue'.  The bigger blue roses are from Manor House and the smaller ones were white Green Tara mini roses that I've coloured up.  I have also used blue Green Tara flower stems.
The texture on the background was achieved with a damask stencil and texture paste.  Also did some stamping using my Kaisercraft 'Script' stamp and brown ink.
A birdie house and birdies that I've fussy cut from the patterned paper and added some light blue pearls to 'hang' the bird house from.
More fussy cutting and stencil work using my Crafters Workshop Mini 'Art Is' stencil with some texture paste.

I hope you will play along. I would love to see your entries!
Thank you for visiting. Hope you have a wonderful week!
Until next time!
M xox