Monday, 30 December 2013

2 today - Jot magazine and STG December Challenges

Hi there!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends, eating lots of yummy food and opening some special presents!!

With all of the busyness this month, there hasn't been much time at all for scrapping. Today however I got some time to sit down and complete a layout, and it was so great to get back into it! I completed this layout for two online challenges - Jot magazine and Scrap the Girls

My layout was inspired by this gorgeous mood board at Jot magazine...

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I was inspired by the lovely pastel pinks and blues in the mood board as well as the sparkles. Here is the layout that I created...

I am also entering this into the December Scrap the Girls challenge which is to scrap multiple photos, at least 3!

I used lots of Heidi Swapp goodies on this one!! The patterned papers, stickers, and ephemera are all Heidi Swapp, and I also used the heart mask with gesso. So much pretty stuff to be inspired by!!

Here are a few closeups of my layout...

I created my title '2 today' with items from the Ephemera pack!!

My journalling is a message for my daughter on her 2nd Birthday.

Here I used a few more items from the Heidi Swapp ephemera pack as well as some Studio Calico wood veneers, a doily, and some sparkly sequins!

Thanks for taking a look at my layout!


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Hawaiian Night - Life.Paper.Scrapbook November Colour Challange

Hello there!

I'm joining in again with the colour challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook. I really love the fresh colours that they've provided for their November Challenge:

Here is the layout that I made using these colours:

 The photos are from our cruise last year... We all had such a great time at the Hawaiian Night!!

These We R Memory Keepers papers and embellishments were perfect for the theme of my layout and the colours were perfect for this challenge!

Here are a few closeups to show you some of the detail on my layout:

I used this Prima flower to mimic the flowers in our leis that we were wearing. I also fussy cut a couple of hibiscus flowers from Kaisercraft patterned paper to layer behind.

 The phrases 'Cruising' and 'The Beach' were cut out of one of the sheets of WRMK paper. I also added some Studio Calico Wood Veneers and My Minds Eye Enamel Dots.

The patterned paper conveniently had lines already on it, so I just journalled straight onto it!

I couldn't seem to find the right colour lettering for my title, and when I did, it didn't fit well in the spot where I wanted it. Plus I had run out of some of the letters that I needed. So instead I used this QuicKutz 'Dragonfly' alphabet die. I was able to match up the colours perfectly with co-ordinating cardstock and it fitted perfectly in the spot where I wanted it... Problem solved!!

This embossed tag is from the same range as the WRMK patterned papers. I mounted it with some foam tape for some added dimension. I also popped a coloured Typo doily behind the photo to add some layering.

Well, that's it from me! Can't wait to see what the next colour challenge will be at L.P.S!

Thanks for visiting and thanks so much for your comments - I love to read them!!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Somewhere over the Rainbow - Scrap Around the World Challenge

Hi there!!

I'm just sneaking in with this one, but I just had to join in with this mood board challenge over at Scrap Around the World. Check out the gorgeous mood board created by the very talented Leonie Neal Dawson...

I was totally inspired by all the gorgeous colours of rainbow in this mood board and I remembered that I had a photo of my hubbie and myself on Lindeman Island 5 years ago with a beautiful rainbow in the background. So I knew that this would be the perfect photo for this challenge!!

Here is the layout that I created from this mood board:

I love using lots of bright colours on my layouts, so I had a lot of fun with this one!!

Here are some close-ups to show you some more detail...

I pulled out all of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Dylusions Spray Inks to create this rainbow effect on the background using a TCW template. I was really happy with the result that I got from using all the different coloured sprays!

I layered a couple of die-cuts and a doily behind my photo on the left hand side. That green doily die-cut is an AC Amy Tangerine one - I love it!

Some more detail of the left hand side of my double layout, including my journalling.

For my title I pulled out all of my lettering, and I chose lots of different colours of the rainbow! Most of the letters are AC Thickers, with the exception of the yellow 'i', which is Bella! I love how the title visually adds to the theme of the 'rainbow' as well.

It was great to create a layout about Andrew & I together, rather than the kids for a change!

Thank you to Scrap Around the World and Leonie for the awesome inspiration!!

Thank you for visiting... I hope you are having a great weekend as we start the count down to Christmas!!!