Tuesday, 31 December 2013

White with One December Challenge - Banana

As I have had a few days off from my regular teaching, I decided to have a go at one of the challenges on offer this month.... looking at a few of the challenge blogs around, I found a challenge that would really push me over at White with 1.... their December challenge was Banana!!
   Those of you that know me, know I do not like to scrap with yellow, I do not like yellow near most of my photo's, I find that more often than not it alters the colour look of skin and makes your photo's look pasty....   So Banana! that was surely going to be a challenge....  
I struggled at first, but then finally found my groove and a photo to take charge and not be outdone by the strong Banana colour....

So here is my take on the White with 1 challenge....

The photo is from a teaching trip in Vietnam back in 2011.... one of those traditional pics that if you're lucky you can get over there... usually very early in the morning you can find the locals carting their goods to sell...

I had fun creating the background for this layout, using a couple of the great Scrap FX stencils with some impasto and gesso... Also used the great new chicken wire foam stamp (Scrap FX) along with some Dylusions spray (Pure Sunshine).....

 Here you can see the detail created using the urban and the scribble script stencils along with the subtle chicken wire stamping in the background...

The title embellishments are from a Scrap FX theme pack...

Hope you liked my take on the challenge

Products used: 
Scrap FX: Chicken Wire Stamp
Scrap FX: Urban Stencil
assorted Prima Flowers
Dylusions Spray: Pure Sunshine
Gesso and Impasto

Till next time,
Happy New Year to all

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Some Scrap FX Santa Fun

Hi everyone, just sharing a last minute Christmas layout with you all.... I really wanted to use this fun Chrissy photo of me and my girlfriend with Santa....

I started with plain cardstock and created the background using embossing powders, gesso and paint... 

 I had fun with the Scrap FX Christmas Word Tree Stamp, doesn't it look great?!
I love how easy to use the Scrap FX stamps are and how affordable they are for the size of them... they stamp so well no matter what medium you use with them... just love them...

I just had to use the Scrap FX Sitting on Santas Knee.... just perfect for the photo...

 used some Petaloo flowers to finish the layout off...

Scrap FX Products used to create this layout:
 Sitting on Santas Knee Model: 2006261
Christmas Word Tree Stamp Model: 2013248

As the year draws to a close, I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Safe New Year.

Till next time
Happy Crafting

Friday, 20 December 2013

A Project for Scrapbookit

Hi everyone, time to share with you another project I created for Scrapbookit ....  this time around a tiled front page for those Chrissy Albums

I created the tiles using chipboard covered in the Silver & Gold Bo Bunny Christmas range 
for the base of the layout I used Co-ordinations Core Color Cardstocks and another of the papers from the gorgeous Silver & Gold Bo Bunny Christmas range.      

Of course you can get all of these great papers from Jo over at Scrapbookit

I created the title using the Scrap FX title Spirit of  Christmas, and covered/coloured this with the  sparkle n soft shining emerald, to give it a velvety sparkle finish.

The flowers are carefully separated Green Tara flowers, as there were only two green flowers in the pack, it's a great way to make them spread further and also to get different sizes for your projects... 

 I created the rosettes using this gorgeous gathered gold metallic ribbon that Jo stocks.... great for creating rosette flowers, so quick and easily... teamed the ribbon up with some scraps of lace for the centres with a gold pearl brad.... and to create the rosette, I added a gold double ended tassel...

I hope you are all working on your Scrapbookit December challenge projects, (full details can be found here) I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Till next time
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Scrap FX layout to share

Thought I would share a layout I had loads of fun creating using nearly all of my favourite supplies:
Scrap FX chipboard and stencil, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Modelling Paste, Gesso, Viva decor Precious Metal Colour

The photo is of me at age nineteen months, sitting on the fence of the house my family was living in at the time

close up of the background detail

close up of the flower detail

The Scrap FX products I used in creating this layout:

till next time
happy creating

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Scrapbookit December Challenge

Hi today I want to share with you my take on the December Page Challenge by Scrapbookit,  set by their guest designer, Amanda Francis (if you want to learn more about Amanda and the December Challenge click here

So here is what I came up with for the Challenge

So I made plenty of use with the spray portion of the challenge, using the Dylusion sprays, in postbox red and pure sunshine, continually layering up the colours until I got the look and depth I was happy with.
I sprayed the Dylusions over my background created on Kaiser cardstock with the Scrap FX Petal Pattern Stencil  Impasto and Gesso (the paint part of the challenge)...

 I painted the Scrap FX Christmas title red and the applied Sparkle n Soft (cherry sparkle), the photo doesn't do it justice... it doesn't show the texture and hints of glitter very well... it looks fantastic in real life....

 I made use of the two red flowers that came in the Green Tara pack Jo sent me.... I carefully pulled the flowers apart so that I had six flowers from the two... I used some red Kaiser paint to touch up the glue marks on the middle of the petals... then I used the dots from the DIY thickers pack as flower centers, I covered these with the Gold Glitzin Glamour glitter glue.... I also spread a little of the Glitzin Glamour onto the Flourish with a Bling Flourish, to give it a little bit of sparkle....

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my take on the challenge, and remember you can get all the products I have used from Scrapbookit...

You have until December 30th to email Jo at  joanne@scrapbookit.com.au  with your challenge entry, I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge....

till next time
Happy Creating

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Scrap FX & Scrapbook Creations Chipboard Christmas Blog Hop

Another month, another blog hop! This time Scrap FX and Scrapbook Creations have partnered up to bring you this very special chipboard christmas celebration! But before we get onto the actual hop, let me show you this!
scrapbook creations blog hop
What is this, you ask? THIS is the prize you could win (a pack of delicious ScrapFX goodies and a digital SC subscription), if you join in and play along. It's easy enough to be in with a chance to win--simply comment on this post, click on the next blog in the list, comment on their blog hop post, and repeat until you've completed the entire list! (Make sure you do check out the inspiration--it's all brilliant!) (The blog hop ends next Wednesday, 11 December, at midday Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.)
The blog list: 
Adrienne F

So isn't the prize awesome..... hope you all decide to play along....
here is my bit of christmas chipboard inspiration for you....

 I have a card I created with the Scrap FX Surfing Santa Shaker Dome....
it's just perfect for an Aussie Christmas.... 

I used the Scrap FX doily stamp to create a background on the card, and used the Scrap FX ruffled feather stamp and embossing powder to create some extra waves for Santa...
I coloured Santa and the shaker dome up using smooch accent inks...

 Scrap FX products used to create this card:

Next up is a quick layout perfect for those Chrissy Santa pics, using one of the many fantastic Scrap FX titles.... 

 Scrap FX products used :

thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the prize draw
Till Next Time

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Fun Times

What a great weekend.... busy but great....  I have just spent two whole days in beautiful country Victoria and even better than that I spent the weekend teaching, one of my favourite pass times....

I spent a full day Saturday with the lovely ladies at Yackandandah, getting nice and messy....  and then spent Sunday with the wonderful ladies at Eldorado, getting even messier.... 

Here's a look at the layouts they learnt to create:

If you'd like to see some of the work the students created you can check it out "A Scrappe Tiger" facebook page here.

thanks ladies for a great fun creative weekend.... 

till next time
happy creating