Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Beauty is Love

This is the Sydney Maritime Museum & it is Julene's challenge 5 from Archi-scraps
And this is my page inspired by the white/lights, curves & architectural forms
My backgound is cream (although does look very white here), and I have added whites & soft colours along with these lovely beachy photos of my Jade in April when she was 4 months pregnant.
Why dont you take a look at Archi-scraps and join in too??
Great prize on offer from the sensational Shazza!
Hugs xx


Monday, October 22, 2012

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Silver Bells....

Here I am a tad late again, with a card from Lizzie's 'musical' challenge.
With some fab elements from an October Afternoon Christmas pack, I fashioned a quick little Christmas card I titled 'Silver Bells'. But not a bell in sight!
I will pop around and view the most gorgeous creations from the English laydeez soon, they sure can make wonderful cards!
Hugs xxx

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Have I said I love Glitz Cashmere Dame papers....

well I absolutely do!!

At Scrapville this month, this magnificent pack is available...and you can purchase it & enter the monthly challenge too...read on...

October Monthly Pack

We have a wonderful pack full of goodies this month, using the lovely Glitz range, Cashmere Dame. You'll need to grab one quick as these colours and designs are just gorgeous.
Included in the kit is:
6 x 12x12 DS patterned papers
2 x cardstock
1x Glitz cardstock elements
1 x Teeny alpha sticker sheet
1 x piece tissue paper
1 x crochet doily flower
1 x pkt pale blue sticky bling gems
1 x length of red pom pom trim
1 x length of pale blue grosgrain ribbon
4 x blue eyelets
You may also use any of your own large alphas to add to the layout for the Title only

To participate in the Monthly Pack Challenge you must:
  • Use only the contents of the Monthly Pack
  • Use as much or little from what’s in the pack on your layout
  • You may use techniques such as inking, stamping, painting, misting, sewing, die cutting or embossing
  • All challenges must be received at Scrapville before Midnight 31st October (via email or drop off)
  • International challenge guests can only enter if they agree to pay the postage from Australia.
  • The Winner of the October Monthly Layout Challenge will win themselves the NOVEMBER MONTHLY PACK! Yes, gotta love that! 

My kit arrived yesterday afternoon & I had, had, had to scrap last night!!

I decided with this great photo of Benni & I way back in 1980 that I would work on a 12 x 12 page again, & it was great for a change...glorious white CS, and these fabbo papers, plus a mist or two & my machine stitching ....and I am happy!!
And I used eyelets too..now that has been such a long time since I have done that!!!
Do pop over to Scrapville & join in the fun!!
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Scrapville ScrapBursts...

Well for the posting here..life keeps getting in the way of my scrapbooking and blogging time lately...hehehe, and going to work of course!!

ScrapBurst 1
Had to be a LO about 'me' with 5 points about 'me', and I really, really enjoyed scrapping this one, really I did...I used that great Amy Tan paper, & colours to suit....and I was very fortunate to win with with page, & so a pack is heading my way courtesy of Janet & her great shop.
My next page has this oldie but goodie photo of my lovely Ben & Jade when they were youngans!
This LO needed to have lots of distressing to fit the criteria plus stamping, and I had a wow of a time with the sewing machine on here!
I enjoyed using part of Tattered Inspirations kit plus extras on this LO of young Jadie & myself, and the pinks & apricot colours too..
With lots of messing stitching, and some of that lovely sinamay (thanks Leanne) I used this sweet Pippa photo...
I am so enjoying scrapping, and hope you are enjoying your scrapping time too.
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Benni's Backyard....

Julene has set another interesting challenge this month at Archiscraps

And so I found some photo's of our Benni way back in 1980, in the backyard of our home in Newcastle.  I think that it shares some things with this inspiration.

I grunged up some Kraft with inks & mists, used some fabulous cardboard & had a great time distressing it then layered a small photo of my lovely boy into of the photo of our first home.
So my inspiration came from the colours & the building shape, & the title with a boys name in it too.
Hugs xxx
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Red & white....

What a very merry Christmassie challenge that Sylvie set - red & white.....perfect I say!

So I had a little fun with this very jolly Santa!

Happy scrapping!

Hugs xxx

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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A New Bud on our Family Tree

OCTOBER's inspiration at From Screen 2 Scrap will come from the movie poster
'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'

(Suggested by Debi Clark - me)
Extra Criteria

1pt = Leaves
2pts = Tree/s
3pts = A black and white Photo/s
Here is my page
This dear little bundle of sweetness is Pippa, with her daddy.
I gessoed tissue to DSP & added lots of kraft tags & doodling with my lovely white Sharpie pen..
I really hope you join in with this lovely vintage movie poster....it is always a great challenge.
Lovely to see you,
Debi xxx

Monday, October 1, 2012

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Angels & Butterflies in my Garden

Our October inspiration for ARTastic comes to you from mixed media artist, Liza Posar and is hosted by our creative team member, Chantelle.

A little about Liza Posar.

Liza was born in Melbourne in 1960 and studied Fashion/Textiles at Strathfield School of Textiles, Sydney 1984-87, and for a number of years worked in the fashion industry. She then started exploring different mediums and found that it gave her the freedom to express herself on canvas using a visual language that brings together drawn images of fantasy, reality, collaged images and the written word. When creating she uses watercolours, acrylics, fabric, chalks, inks, oils, markers, decorative paper, stickers, glitter and found objects and many more. Her funky, shabby artwork is based on everything that inspires her everyday: people, nature and life. Liza's work has been published in various Australian papercraft magazines and has exhibited in a number of exhibitions.

And here is my artwork for this month & a YouTube video of the inspiration for my flowers too....
I have decided to make a book for myself about my garden (and old gardens) & this is the front cover. I have used a Prima Mixed Media canvas album.
I gesseod my album, then glimmermisted with 2 colours, drying between each layer…I wanted a soft muted effect. Then added some colour sprinkles for a touch of extra pink.
Then I certainly had fun adding my embellishments, including my handmade flowers. I watched the tutorial below, and this technique is what my flowers are based on.
I had purchased a scrap of lovely fabric long ago, but I actually don’t know what it is…slightly heavier that chiffon, but still flowy & soft, and using the heat gun on this was so easy. The edges of the fabric melted so quickly, using my trusty pliers made things easier. I have added a photo of the goodies I used as well.
I stitched only 2 or 3 layers together, as they were gloriously curled & looking lovely!

Hope you have fun making these flowers, they really are delightful!
Do take a good look at ARTastic, there really is some amazing inspiration from the lovely gals!
Hugs xx
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