Monday, 29 July 2013

Cheeky, Cute, Adorable

I never thought that I would catch the scrapbooking bug, but it seems to have caught up with me. I have been taking classes over the last 5 weeks and have really enjoyed the learning and the creating, I will share with you at another time the layouts that were produced from the classes.

Today I want to share with you a layout that I have created all by myself (what a big girl I am) using a technique that I learnt just last week.

A blog called Sassy Scrappers has a monthly challenge, well this is the first month that I have decided to enter something. The challenge was to use a mood board to create a layout project or card. What first caught my eye when I saw the mood board were the colours particular the red and orange and I knew that I had the perfect photo to use these colours with.

Thank you for coming past and Happy Creating

Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Great Outdoors

I wanted to do something a little different for the challenge at Frosted Designs this fortnight. When I think of The Great Outdoors my little man, who is 3 always springs to mind as he loves playing outside. The weather can be hot, freezing cold and raining and he will want to go outside.

I am really not sure how to describe my mixed media canvas. It is certainly for a boy, it is grungy looking, fun and interesting.

Who ever wins this challenge will be the lucky receipent of not one but two prizes. The sponsors for this challenge are Spiegel Mom's Scrap Shop and Molossi.

Happy Creating.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Ribbon, Twine and Washi Tape

Ribbon, twine and washi tape three embellishments that you can do so much with.

Frosted Designs's new challenge is using two of them. Which two you ask? Well before I started this project I though I could use twine and washi tape. I have never used washi tape before even though I own about 30 rolls, do I really have that many ooops.

Everything for this project seem to have a life of its own. This project started out brown, not that you would be able to tell by looking at it now.

The background is made by gluing reclaimed lace curtain to the canvas and the copper spirals are made of ribbon and the 2 different butterflies are washi tape.

Frosted Design's has a new sponsor this month Donna Downey Studios. For those of you who don't know who Donna is, she is an amazingly talented mixed media artist. I would love for you to go and visit her website.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hexagons and Twine

This month the new challenge at Scrap It With Attitude is Hexagons and Twine. I love being part of the Scrap It With Attitude Design Team as it has really made me push my boundaries.

Not every design comes naturally and not every design works out how I want it to and the project below is a perfect example of that. In my head I knew what I wanted to do as a back ground and how to create it but after that I had no idea what I was going to do. I am not sure how other people create but I never have a clear picture in my head of what it is going to look like.

So the background is hexagons and somewhere in there I needed to incorporate twine. My first thought was to make twine flowers, I have seen them and thought that they would fit perfectly into my design, and I still think they would. It just didn't happen, not enough time on my behalf to perfect them and make as many as I needed. So out came my trusty Silhouette Cameo and I searched my libray for a flower design. I still needed to include twine.

How did I go to include twine in my design? I love this piece. It is not my usually style but that could why I love it so much.

The challenge at Scrap It With Attitude is sponsored by Love Crafts. It is just a brand new business starting up online, so why not head on over and show them some support.