Friday, 20 January 2017

Scrap Africa

I've been quiet for a couple of days as I went away to stay with a cousin who lives on the beach.
Took some time to recharge the batteries...........

But here now, and I've made this layout for Scrap Africa's sketch

My layout started with left over alphas.

After sticking them on cardstock I dribbled paint over them.
Using a brush, I spread the paint and added 2 random chipboard stickers to create some alignment.
When I saw Scrap Africa's sketch I realised their diagonal went the other way, but that doesn't matter.
Using offcuts from my Counterfeit Kit I layered according to their sketch.
My main piece was some vellum I had that co-ordinated with the background.
I misted(or rather dribbled) on the 2corners as in the sketch.
Some of my papers are torn rather than cut but that adds to the recycled look.

My photo is reasonably plain to balance all that background.
Meet Piff the Steiff mouse that I bought in Germany.
It was a gift for my daughter who loves rodents.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Mystical scrapbooking quote challenge

It is so hot, that I'm housebound today.
A balmy 38 degrees or just over 100. Phew!!

I've made this layout for featuring my daughter and a quote.
Image result for qoute Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment

My favourite scrapbooking paper EVER is Chapter One by Kaisercraft.
I put a shaped sheet plus a chipboard shape of it in my Counterfeit Kit.
I used it on this layout plus some ribbons, a tag, a flair, a P/L card and a brad.

Use your stuff & Water cooler Wednesday

I've used red on my layout of the Japanese section of Bouchart Gardens in British Columbia.
The white vellum is the white.
I've stitched it in red and you may also notice a red maple leaf.

Use your stuff wants Red and White for Canada.


Have you ever pushed the "NEXT BLOG" button when visiting a blog?
In this case it took me to Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Now these colours just happened to not only match the greens in my Counterfeit kit, but also a banner I have had sitting on my desk for ages.
I had to restring the word birthday as the twine had broken.
My background paper has been distressed for added interest and 2 staples are also used to hold the folds.
I also added a pink flair button to fill up the space.
Hope you like it!

Butterfly challenge

There is a JADE and Jewels challenge at Butterfly card challenge.
Grab the Badge

I'm using my large die cut butterfly, strips of wood and misted jade paper as the basis of my card.
I've used pearls as my jewels and added 25 as my sentiment.
Perfect for a 25th birthday or anniversary card.

Friday, 13 January 2017

City crafter & Cute card Thursday

The challenge at City Crafter is to use blue.
This suits my Counterfeit Kit beautifully.
The challenge at Cute card Thursday is use buttons

I've used 2 patterned papers featuring tones of blue plus a striped ribbon and 3 large buttons.
My sentiment is a general "hello" button.
This card can be used for a variety of purposes.

Freshly made sketches #270

Another card for sale. This one is a get well card.
I used alphas left over so the only word I could make was grin.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

CKC Challenge #2

The second challenge at Counterfeit kit challenges is to use Zentangles.

I was inspired by the mandalas in the kit "Ubud Dreams" to come up with this idea.

My layout features zentangles that look like coral and seaweed.

The photos ARE straight on the page. I measured them!!!!
They were taken at a weird angle from a glass bottom boat so it is an optical illusion.

I chose to not use a title as this goes into an album with similar photos.