Monday, March 30, 2015

Authentique 'Classique Beauty' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi, I'm back to share another layout using the Authentique 'Classique Beauty' collection.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this collection this month for The Scrapbook Store.  This time I've done a very clean and simple page using a beautiful photo of my daughter.
These Petaloo flowers are some of my favourites and come in great range of colours. I just added a few Green Tara mini roses and some 2Crafty chipboard leaves to complete my cluster.
I've used a Scrap FX chipboard title, which I inked in black before giving it a coat of Glossy Accents.  The 'Small Garden Daisies' chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios and I've given it a similar treatment as my title by using Tim Holtz Distress Inks to give it some colour and finishing it off with a coat of Glossy Accents.
All papers and stickers are from the Classique Beauty collection and all products used are available from The Scrapbook Store.  
That's all for today.  Thank you once again for visiting and have a lovely (short) week.  Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Easter break.
Until next time!
M xox

Thursday, March 26, 2015

More of Authentique 'Classique Beauty'

Hi everyone! I'm back with another share working with the gorgeous Authentique 'Classique Beauty' collection for The Scrapbook Store.  As the name would suggest it is primarily a feminine collection, but nothing like a challenge hey?  I've decided to use a photo of my son and I and wanted to try and keep the layout masculine as far as possible.  I thought I could get away with a few flowers because I was in the photo too. ;)
A close up of my little cluster of Petaloo flowers, Green Tara Mini roses and stickers.  I had great fun tearing some washi tape into thin strips to add a bit of red to my layout.
The light bulb is from 2 Crafty and the arrows are Prima crystals from my stash.
I've created my background using a Tim Holtz 'Dot Fade' stencil and texture paste and then added layers with different stamps from Tim Holtz and Prima. The 2Crafty 'Interlocking Grid Panel' chipboard looked great with just a layer of black ink.
I was inspired by the gorgeous mood board at Scrap Around The World. The quote is pretty much how this photo makes me feel and the yellow just matched perfectly. I also thought that the  arrows were a nice touch.
That's all I have for today, but will be back soon with another creation or two.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day.
Until next time.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Authentique 'Classique Beauty'

I am working with the gorgeous new Authentique 'Classique Beauty' for my DT work for The Scrapbook Store this month.  Here is my first layout.  I've used a photo of my DD and one of my best friends, taken on Christmas Day 2014.
I've used a piece of the Blue Fern Studio 'Roman Clocks Small' chipboard and some delicious Petaloo 'Burlap Wild Sunflowers' and Petaloo 'Dahlias'.  The butterflies are also from Petaloo and the mini roses are from Green Tara.
The chipboard title is from 2Crafty.  After covering it with a thin layer of gesso, I gave it some colour using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
 A close up of the other little flower cluster, showing off another gorgeous Petaloo burlop flower and a few Green Tara Mini roses.  The rhinestone flourish is an old Prima flourish from my stash.
  Another close up, just for good measure. :)
I've decided to play along at Scrap Africa this month, as the colours from their mood board are just so inspiring and perfect for this collection.  They also have some amazing inspiration up on the blog, so why not check it out and play along?
That's all from me for today.  I'm busy working on another layout using this collection, so will hopefully be back to share soon.  Thank you so much for popping by my blog. Have a lovely day.
Until next time.
M xox

Saturday, March 07, 2015

March Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I apologise for my long absence. I've taken  a little break from most things crafty as I had a few things that needed my attention.  It's the first time I took time away from scrapbooking in 12 years, but now I am back and hopefully ready for another 12 years!

The first thing I want to share with you is the March Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store.
Here is my take on it.  I've used the gorgeous new Simple Stories 'I am' collection.
A close up showing some of the texture I've created using the Tim Holtz 'Dot Fade' stencil and texture paste.
I've cut the flowers from one of the patterned papers and also added stamping using the Kaisercraft 'Grid' texture stamp with black Staz On ink.
The butterfly is from the 'Bits & Pieces' packet from this collection.  I've added some Clearsnap Smooch Glitz 'Frost' to create a bit of shine.
I hope you get a chance to play along. There is a $40 store voucher up for grabs and it also includes free postage. The winner gets determined by random draw, so anyone can win.
That's all I have for now.  I promise to be back soon with another share.
As always, thank you so much for visiting. I appreciate it.
Until next time!
M xox