Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy people. Today I want to share my October DT work for The Scrapbook Store with you.  I was lucky enough to work with the gorgeous new Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' collection.  This collection was ideal for my local travel photos and all those country shots we always take.
Here is my first layout. The photo was taken on the way between Perth and Kalgoorlie earlier this year. 
I used a chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'.  I painted it in dark brown and then heat embossed it randomly using gold embossing powder.  The white flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers in the range. The other flowers are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.
I added some corrugated cardstock to add to the rustic feeling. ;)
And a vintage clock charm and some twine to round things off.
I've also coloured up some Dusty Attic 'mini dragonflies' with my Distress markers.
My next layout has a bit more colour to it.  This was the first holiday home we rented in Margaret River 10 years ago when my parents came to visit us.  It really was the perfect 'little' house and we still think very fondly of this holiday.  All the background stenciling were done using the gorgeous new Crafters Workshop 'mini Tuscan Wall' stencil, designed by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco.
The bigger flowers in the cluster are Kaisercraft paper blooms and the little ones are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.  I've added another chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'
This beautiful corner piece is Dusty Attic 'Floral Corners' chipboard.  I coloured it up using my Luminarte 'Silks' paints and then added a few more Petaloo blooms and Green Tara mini roses.
For my title, I inked up a mini WOW chipboard word and added some stickers from my stash.

For my last layout I used photos of an old rusted car we discovered on a recent road trip.
I used another new Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Mini Organic Matter mask', also designed by Gabrielle Pollacco (one clever lady I'd say).  This time I teamed my stencil up with Prima 'Copper Crackle' Texture paste.  I lightly sprayed my piece of background paper with water and crumpled it up.  Once it dried, I just smoothed it out and inked the bumps and edges for some instant rustic texture. :)

Some corrugated card and an old car I cut from one of the patterned papers.
Some Petaloo blooms again and this time teamed up with Dusty Attic 'Foliage #3' chipboard.
I just love the old fuel pump to the right of the car that says 'Last Fill'. :)
I hope you made it through the whole post.  It seems to be my thing lately to leave everything for one post.  If you are here, I thank you for visiting and for any comments you might leave. It's always very appreciated.
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Layout for Blue Fern Studios' October Sketch Challenge

Hi there scrappy friends. I really love the October sketch on the Blue Fern Studios blog this month, so decided to play along. Here is the awesome sketch.
And here is my layout using the awesome Blue Fern 'Frolic' collection.  The 3 frames around my photos were cut from the 'Amoroso' sheet from the collection.  The photos are of my daughter's 3rd birthday party in 1998.  Oh, how I miss those days... xx
I decided to use 3 photos instead of one, but otherwise I pretty much stuck to the sketch (I think).
I have used Blue Fern chipboard 'Grid pieces' under my photos and the butterfly and bird were cut from one of the patterned papers from this collection.
The word 'Precious' was cut from one of the patterned papers in the collection too and the little resin angel was from an older Prima release.
And finally, my 'little Angel' chipboard title... also from Blue Fern Studios. :)
All products used to create this layout are available from The Scrapbook Store

Well, I hope you like my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Thank you so much for popping by my blog today.  I always appreciate it.
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone. I have one BIG post today to share what I've done for The Scrapbook Store during September.  I loved working with the new 7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' collection.  The earthy colours of this range was right up my street as I was dying to use some photos that I knew would fit perfectly.  For my first layout I used a photo that my hubby took of the Richmond Bridge, during out recent holiday to Tasmania.  It was built in 1823 and is the oldest bridge in Australia that is still in use today.
I have layered lots of tags from the tag sheet here.  More layers were added using Blue Fern 'Rock Wall Bits' chipboard, 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard, Petaloo blooms, Green Tara mini roses, together with plasterer's tape and some stamping.
For the next layout I used photos of a place very dear to my heart... the farm where I grew up.  It's been in the family for many generations and my brother and his family currently lives there.  I've backed my photos with pieces from the 'Sticky Notes' pattern paper and added a few tags. 
The windmill has been in my stash for quite some time waiting for the right layout. :)  I think it's from Kaisercraft.  I've given it a few layers of paint to give it a rusty effect.
The arrows and tickets are all from the Die Cut Sheet and the word strips from the Word Stickers Sheet.
 I've added some texture to my background using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chickenwire Reversed' template with texture paste.
The fence and leaves have also been in my stash for a while. I've teamed it up with some Petaloo blooms, Prima flowers and Green Tara mini roses.  
 The hearts are from the Die Cut Sheet too.
 I've also made a card with some of the left overs. :)
 A close up to show some of the layers.
My last layout is of hubby and I at a concert in Kings Park about a year ago.  It was such a great evening and the weather was perfect.  I love the 'Typewriter' pattern paper with all the sums and number words.  In this case 1 + 1 = 2 made perfect sense. :) 
I've used a variety of stamps on my background and added a few strips of washi tape. 
 The Blue Fern Studios 'Grid Pieces' worked perfectly here.
I've added texture to the background using various parts of the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Specimens' stencil with texture paste.  After drying I then highlighted the designs using Luminarte 'Sunflower' H2o.
 The title is one of the 2 Crafty 'Selfie Word pack'.
 A few Petaloo blooms for the final layer. :)
Phew! I'm exhausted. Lol! I always plan to do more regular shorter posts, but I seem to run out of time and then this is what you get.  I hope I could inspire you in some way to give this collection a try. 
That's my bit for today.  Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the warmer Spring weather (if you live in the southern hemisphere). 
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone.  Today I would like to share the September Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store with you all.  You still have 2 weeks left to get your entries in. There's a $40 Store voucher up for grabs as well as free postage! The winner gets determined by random draw, so anybody can win. :) Why not give it a go? I would love to see your take on the sketch. :)
My take on the sketch, using the gorgeous Prima 'Garden Fable' collection
The birdie is a wood veneer piece from 'Garden Fable'.  I have added a bit of white and black details. I've cut the nest and leaves from one of the patterned papers and the branch is from Dusty Attic.
The butterflies were painted with Luminarte Silks. I love the gorgeous shiny colours. :)  The house and some of the flowers were cut from the patterned papers too. The rest of the flowers are from the collection with a few Green Tara mini roses.  The keyhole is also a wood veneer piece from the collection. :)
 I've added some texture using my Tim Holtz 'Tiles' stencil and some texture paste. More colour was added in the form of Glimmer Mist 'drips'.  :)
That is all I have for today. I hope to be back soon, with more 'creativeness' to share. :)
Thank you so much for popping by. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Simple Stories 'So Fancy' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! I have a huge post today.  I was so lucky to receive the Simple Stories 'So Fancy' collection in my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store last month. It's a gorgeous girly range, just perfect for my young adult daughter. So without further delay, here are my creations using it.
The first one is of my DD pulling a face at the camera. I have mainly used papers and frames from this collection. The flowers are from Prima and the butterfly from Petaloo. I have also added burlap, twine as well as a Dusty Attic chipboard title.
 A few close ups of some of the details.

And here is a card I made using the papers and adding a Bo Bunny paper doily, a strip of burlap and a Green Tara mini rose. I have cut the butterfly using a Cheery Lynn die.
My next layout is about my DD's love for Instagram. The background was done using a stencil and texture paste and the rest of the products are papers, stickers, frames and enamel dots from the Simple Stories 'So Fancy' collection.  The word '#insta' was cut using my Silhouette machine.
 And again, a few close ups to show more of the detail.

For my last layout I used Bazzil kraft cardstock as my base.  This is DD and her best friend. They have been friends since early high school years and are also studying together at uni. Some flowers were fussy cut from one of the papers and the rest of the flowers are from Prima as well as Green Tara mini roses
 More close ups again. :)

Phew! Now I definitely need to go to bed. I hope you are all well and enjoying the change of season wherever you are. We had the coldest day in Perth since the start of winter. Luckily the sun was shining and they are forecasting some lovely warm spring days for later in the week. :)
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a lovely week.
Until next time.
M xox