Monday, October 20, 2014

New Design Team for me

Hello friends,

I'm very pleased to announced that I have been accepted to be on the Design Team at Unstampabelles starting from October 2014. It is a unique challenge blog where  you create with paper, cannot use stamps or digi images and sentiments are restricted to a few words. I'd like to thank Susan Hogan for having me on her team. I hope you can join me over there and enter into the challenges.

The first challenge for me is to create something shabby chic with a twist of TIME.

.....bows, inky look, pop up, punch art, flower punches, vintage look & lacey look.....

I've used a twine bow, a flower punch, a vintage look and the colour story of brown and pink suits as well.

For the time aspect I have a clock hand, clock paper and a clock sticker with the sentiment of time flies. I had to stick a little bird on there as well.

Check out this post to see the mid-month inspiration, including mine. You won't be sorry. There's some incredible pieces on show.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mixed media canvas for a Soul Scrapper's Quest

LIFE canvas
Created on 18 and 19 October for Soul Scrapper's Quest #24 - Journey. Well, life certainly is a journey. It was set by Joy Anderson who is a bit of a mixed media queen. I am not a master in the least little bit in mixed media but I had a lot of fun and felt like I was on a bit of a learning journey.

Here is my canvas:

The size is 8 by 10. I started by painting a layer of Kaisercraft acrylic paint in soft moss and letting it dry. Then I painted another layer and ran the cardboard circle across it giving it some texture and some of the paint stayed on the cardboard. I dotted some chartruese dye across the bottom and ran the cardboard circle through that as well.
I cut out the circles and used gesso and mists on them.
I had half a doily to use. I glimmer misted that and cut some of the small patterns out from them.
I had a chevron navy straw to use. I cut it in half and covered it with gold paper and mod podged it to the canvas. I had some map paper which I cut into the letters L I F E. We were given some watercolour paint which I fingerpainted on to various bits and pieces.
I can't say that I love this canvas but it was a lot of fun to make and as it was a rainy weekend I was a bit frustrated waiting for the various steps to dry. I feel I've learnt from it and look forward to making a better one.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cyber crop time at Mystical

Hop on over to Mystical Scrapbooks and check out the cyber crop going on right now. Some great challenges can be found here.

Here are a few of the details:

You have till Sunday 26th to upload your creations into the correct gallery.  All layouts entered must be created for this CC.

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....enter all three challenges and you get 3 chances to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Can't wait to see what you create.

Dale x

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Bushfire Boys for Scrap The Boys

The challenge for October 2014 at Scrap The Boys is technology savvy.

My photos certainly fit the bill. Mark is giving a presentation at School on bushfires. He's using his MacBook, plus various other visual aids as well as answering questions. He and his team did a great job.

Here's my layout. I've misted using a stencil on a different piece of paper and then used the stencil on this piece of paper to create the background.

Layout for October 2014 Scrapbookit challenge

October's sketch at Scrapbookit is:

October   Challenge

My layout is:

I've used a combination of old and new stash to create this layout.
I've used a new grey Copic marker and some brown brads to create the border.
The Washi under the bottom photo is brand new as well.
The background paper is by My Mind's Eye. It's floral on the other side. I like how Company's are really giving you a lot of options with their double sided papers.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Archiscraps for October 2014


Here is my Designer example inspired by the Walter Towers (pic below).

I was inspired to add the paper folding along the bottom by the shape of the building. Personally I wouldn't feel that confident being in that building. Doesn't look safe to me. The extra criteria is bling. I've added 8 different embellishments that glitter and sparkle.
Get your entry in at Archiscraps using the link in the side bar. Julene always gets good prizes. You could win.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Family - scrapbook layout

Today's layout is for the quote challenge at Mad about Scrappin'.  You had to use Family Together We Have It All.

Here is my layout.

This is a special photo as it's not very often we have our photo taken together and even rarer to have it done by a professional.  Happily, one of the Mum's at Mark's School was willing to do a shoot on his Graduation night and her rate was very reasonable. I made sure we all colour matched (according to what Mark chose to wear).