Saturday, 15 March 2014

Rusks - Scrap the Boys March Challenge

Hi there!

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend so far! I would like to share a layout with you today that I created for the March challenge at Scrap the Boys.

This is the challenge for this month...


I love this colour combination and I love what the design team at STB have come up with for this one!

Here is my take on the challenge...

I adore these photos of my son Isaac... He was about 6 months old and we had just started giving him rusks to chew on. He loved them - they would keep him occupied for ages as he munched on them. The funny thing was, I think most of it ended up on his face and clothes rather than in his mouth! 

I've been having lots of fun playing with my new Silhouette Cameo that I got a couple of weeks ago! I created this background with one of the cut files that were already included in the software. I really love the effect! I wanted the background to be the main feature of my layout so I kept my embellishing fairly minimal.

Here are some closeups...

I used a couple of items from a Heidi Swapp Ephemera pack as well as some Studio Calico wood veneer chevrons and a My Minds Eye sticker mounted with foam tape.

This vellum star was also from the HS Ephemera pack and I popped a MAMBI Chipboard sticker on top.

I also created the title for my layout using my Cameo. I used a font that I already had on my computer and then I mounted the letters up with some little foam dots to give them added dimension. And... some more Heidi Swapp goodness... the flags underneath my title!! (I really really love the Ephemera pack... I've been using bits & pieces from that pack on all my layouts lately, there's just so much in there!)

And here is a closeup of my journalling! This little journal tag was cut out of a sheet of Echo Park paper that I've had for awhile. The 'enjoy' sticker is Heidi Swapp and the wood veneer arrow is WOW.

I really had a lot of fun with this layout and I'm pleased with how it turned out!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and have a look at my layout! I'd love it if you leave me a comment - I love to read them!!

Monday, 3 March 2014

You are my Sunshine - 123 Challenge February

Hi there!!

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for the 123 Challenge Blog for their February challenge. Due to a delay in the challenge being posted, they are leaving this challenge open till 22nd March, so there's still lots of time to play along! I really love joining in with their challenges each month... I love how they make me think outside the box and expand my creativity! This is the February challenge...

TECHNIQUE = TEXTURE (*Anything that will give your page texture)

Lots of scrappers find purple a hard colour to work with, but I actually quite enjoy using it... I find it very calming. So the challenge for me came with the requirement to use texture as I don't use a lot of 'mixed media' in my scrapping. But I enjoyed the challenge and this is what I came up with...

I created 'texture' using my purple Faber Castell Gelato through a Kaisercraft chevron template.

Here are some closeups of my layout...

Can I just say that I am more than a little bit excited because... I just purchased a Silhouette Cameo!! My title for this layout was my very first attempt using it, and it was really easy and sooo much fun!!! Can't wait to try out some more things with it!!

As required, here is my use of the word 'spirit' :-)

This butterfly was also cut using my Cameo and then I mounted it with some foam tape. I also 'sprinkled' (a.k.a 'carefully placed' as if to look like they have been sprinkled!!!) some sequins amongst my embellishments, and applied some Kaisercraft rubons.

My flower cluster includes some Kaisercraft paper blooms, a Prima flower, and a BasicGrey chipboard sticker. I also made a little bow with purple ribbon and popped it in amongst the cluster.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my layout and for any kind words that you leave me - I really appreciate each person who takes the time to leave me a comment!