Sunday, February 17, 2013

More Exciting News...

I am so excited to be accepted onto the Color Me Scrappy Design Team. It is a fantastic challenge blog that uses colours to get your creative juices and of course there a great prized too!

To apply for the DT you did have to make a layout using a provided colour scheme and as such I had not been able to share it as yet but now I can :)  This was the colour combination.


I took this photo a while back at the butterfly house at Melbourne zoo and when I saw the colours I knew this would be the perfect picture to use. 


I didn't want the colours to overwhelm the picture so I decided to use a white background and layer on top and it wouldn't be one of my layouts without some wood veneer and mist.


I have always loved seeing confetti on a layout but have never had a go myself. So to tone down the yellow I decided that instead of just layering with vellum I would sew a little pocket and fill with confetti and I really liked how it turned out.


Please head on over to Color Me Scrappy and see their latest challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LPS Colour Challenge #1

Today I am going to share a layout I made using the first colour challenge from Life. Paper. Scrapbook.  I loved this combination so much (which is why I picked it LOL) it was so bright and fresh.
I also used the first LPS Sketch because when we announced that we didn't have a design team so I thought it would be good to get an example out there. Although I did flip the embellishments and title around.






The best part about the colour challenge is the prize! 
Our fabulous friends over at Freckled Fawn have given us a $20 gift voucher for the winner. How awesome is that? So head on over and play along all the details are here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Exciting News!

I am very excited to share with you today that I will be joining the Design Team over at Frosted Designs If your not familiar with them the blog is all about sharing a bunch of amazing ideas all in one place. It is a place for challenges, tutorials and celebrating all kinds of papercrafting. 


I am so honoured to join their team and work with so many fabulous designers from all over the world. I hope you will visit the blog and join in.

Today I am going to share a layout that was almost a year in the making - seriously a year! I took this photo of my dad looking out to sea on New Years Eve of 2012. He is an avid sailor and I know that I wanted to use the picture with a little captain card from October Afternoon. 


So I make the little layers piece and put on top of the sunburst paper then I got stuck and it went into "The Pile" (you know what I am talking about, even if you have the tidiest scrap room in the world there is always a pile somewhere even if it's in a drawer or cupboard) and it was promptly forgotten about. 

So when I was doing some hardcore cleaning I found this in the bottom of a box. Although I am ashamed to say I forgot about it, I am kind of glad I did because I could add in lots of pieces I didn't have before such as the wood veneers, mists and those fabulous Abroad thickers from SC.


This saying was perfect for the page title (although I have also heard it said as shepherds delight - but hey sheep, boats same thing???!!!)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that the first Life.Paper.Scrapbook. colour challenge will start tomorrow and we have a fabulous prize.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CSI Case #57

Today I am sharing a layout I made for CSI: Colors, Stories, Inspiration challenge #57.
I have only just discovered this site, I had seen a lot of peoples challenges on their blogs but I had never  visited the site. The interesting thing about these challenges is that as well as colours they require you to use certain elements and a journalling topic. This really appealed to me because it added to the challenge. Here is this months:



The colours and elements were easy for me but the journalling is where I had to push myself. You may have noticed that my layout pretty much never include journalling. I hate my hand writing and I never know what to say but for this layout I used the prompt "document a love story". This layout is about our family cat (Mum and Dad's) who passed away last year and I wrote a little letter about how much she meant to the family and how much we loved her. I put this into a little white die cut envelope (so I didn't have to see my writing!) and secured it under one of the layers with a little bulldog clip so you can take it out and read it.  


I cut into the wood veneer frame so it look like the photo was layered through it and used the off cut to balance out the page. Here is a close up of Miss Tabby's beautiful little face. She was 15 when she passed. 

Thanks so much for visiting,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This is where I live...

I am not a native Melbournian, I grew up north of Sydney as soon as I could get there I was there to stay. I had lived in Sydney for the best part of 15 years so when circumstances sent me south I was not too impressed as far as I was concerned Melbourne was where you went for a shopping weekend, you didn't live there. But I ended up here, I have lived here for 12 months next week and in my mind it has always been temporary but the last couple of weeks I realise I love it here. It is hard, I haven't had a chance to meet anyone to make friends with (I attend University as a mature age student and although the others in my class are really nice the age gap makes it hard to find common ground) and I miss my Sydney friends everyday but it's pretty cool here. So today I am sharing another Melbourne loving page. I took this photo when I was out and about using my iPhone and used my new favourite app Snapster to add the rainbow effect filter.

You know I love a good sketch and I came across this one at Sketchabilities which I decided to use and have ended up with a very loose interpretation :)

Firstly I only had one large picture and I really like the little pennants... 


I just didn't like a big one as a base piece for this pic although I did incorporate one but horizontal instead of vertical.
 

Thanks so stopping by,


Sunday, February 3, 2013

When your not paying attention...

You miss deadlines! I have been so absorbed in organising Life. Paper. Scrapbook. that I haven't had a lot of me scrapping time. I had done a layout based on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #245 but I forgot to link it up in time :( Doesn't matter because I still am really happy with what I made and that is all I need to worry about.  Here is the sketch:


I really liked the sunburst pattern and I have a great Studio Calico mask that would have worked perfectly but I wanted to challenge myself a bit more and I was inspired by this layout my Ania-Maria Wolniak. 


I cut the "rays" as individual pieces and the secured them down with stitching.


And while I was digging through my embellishments I came across my coveted Studio Calico wood veneer stars, I really hope they bring them back because I am almost completely out!


So now I am off to go do some more work on the first issue of Life. Paper. Scrapbook. We are still taking submissions so make sure you head over and send something in, all the deets are here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,