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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Delight - Lady Pattern Paper - Stuck sketches

Today I lost myself in my studio.  There is just no better therapy than playing with paper and glue and pretty embellishments.  I made a layout based on the latest Stuck sketch.  I really love Laura Whitaker's sketches...they always inspire me to make pretty pages.  I scrapped some photos of Stefan taken in Plettenberg Bay in October 2015.  I am honoured to be part of the Lady Pattern Paper design team and used the latest collection released.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Basic Essentials, Basically Textured, Good Times and Tan Lines);  Cardstock:  American Craft, Lady Pattern Paper; Letter Stickers:  American Craft; Wood Veneer:  My Minds Eye; Label: Elle's Studio; Acrylic Stars: Elle's Studio; Buttons: Paige Evans; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Twine: WeR Memory Keepers; Paints: Twinkling H2O (Solar Gold); Stamps: Felicity Jane; Dies: Sizzix.

Laura's Sketch:

Some close ups:
I LOVE this colour combination...can you tell?  I cut 1 inch strips to layer behind the photo.  The lollipop flowers were made with circles I cut with my Sizzix dies and then distressing them and layering them with a button to top it off.  The pretty acrylic stars are by Elle's Studio.

The alpha thickers have been in my stash forever.  I made the splatters with Solar Gold Twinkling H2O paint.

My layout would not be complete with some stitching 😍.  The little starburst were stamped with a Felicity Jane Stamp.

The wood veneer seahorse and star is by My Minds Eye.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to stock up with Lady Pattern Paper when you visit your local scrapbook store. ♥♥

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Explore - Lady Pattern - Good Times & Tan Lines

Hallo there.   A few weeks ago Bernike, the owner of Lady Pattern Paper invited me to be part of her design team.  I love all the Basic Essentials papers because they are so easy to use with other collections.  Today the newest collection, Good Times & Tan Lines were released and I was so fortunate to be able to play with brand new, never been seen before papers.  Here is my first page that I made with this lovely summer collection.
Supply list:  Lady Pattern Papers: Good Times & Tan Lines - Lime Times (both sides), Basic Essentials - Moroccan Trellis So Buff, Basic Essentials - Mermaid Tails Intense Teal, Hello Cards - Intense Teal dots; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard: Celebr8 (title & seaweed), Scrap Collections(sign post); Sequins: Celebr8; Small talk phrase stickers: Tim Holtz; Flair: Feed Your Craft; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Metal charm: Celebr8;  Embroidery Floss: DMC; Bakers Twine: WeR Memory Keepers; Other mediums: WOW bright white embossing powder, Finnabair 3D Matt gel, Finnabair mini art stones; Border Punch: Fiskars; Doily die: Prima.

Some close ups:
 I mostly scrap masculine/boy pages and I love to combine green and teal.  This choice was perfect for these photos of Kobus and our grandson Stefan.  The pretty flair is by Feed Your Craft.

Yesterday I missed Cariena so much that I drove through to Jeffreys Bay to spend a few hours with her.  I found this summer chipboard and it is just perfect for this page.   The sign post chipboard blends in perfectly with the So Buff paper. I added some matt gel below the chipboard and applied some mini art stones to make it look sandy.

 I really wanted to add another colour that would be a neutral and the Basic Essentials So Buff paper is a perfect addition.  I cut the doily and punched the scallop border to add the colour to the layout.


 It is always very hard to capture a page perfectly because it shows it flat when there is actually a lot of dimension...so I have started photographing my layout from an angle.

 The hand stitching also adds an additional texture to the page.

I heat embossed the "Explore" title and sea weed with white embossing powder and then I added these pretty leafy sequins to the chipboard.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sweet Escape - Scrapbook Studio Just Because

Hallo there, I have had a very productive scrappy weekend...but can only share the pages I made for Lady Pattern Paper at a later stage.  Today I am sharing a page I made with the Scrapbook Studio Just Because Travel papers.  The Just Because paper collection is beautiful and versatile.  You can get yours online at the Scrapbook Studio shop.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Scrapbook Studio Just Because Travel; Cardstock:  American Craft; Alpha stickers:  Hip Kit exclusive (blue), American Craft (silver); Frame:  Maggie Holmes:  Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studio; Flowers:  Little Birdie; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Stencil:  Prima; Embossing Powder:  WOW.

Some close ups:
A lot of paper layers behind the photo that is double matted on cardstock...a doily added for good measure.

I cut a tag from one of the patterned papers to add to the layers.

I brought more blue to my white background by blending distress ink through a stencil.  I outlined all my layers in black pen.

 The Blue Fern Chipboard dangle was heat embossed in brilliant white.

 I brought silver into the colour scheme by adding the three wooden hearts that I covered in glitter glue, the little square silver frame and the title.

I love all the texture and dimension of this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wild thing - CSI 241

Hallo there.  I have had this page lying unfinished on my work space for ages.  I eventually finished it this past weekend and want to upload it before this CSI challenge closes.  I like to challenge myself to do the Color Story Inspiration challenges because it takes me out of my comfort zone where colour choices are concerned and I have to think outside my box to include the evidence and testimony that it requires.  This is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Yellow and Woodgrain (Crate Paper), Red stripe (My Minds Eye) Script (Amy Tan Plus One), Vellum: Studio Calico; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft paperback fabric stickers; Chipboard: Blue Fern Studio; Gears:  Finnabair Mechanicals, Enamel chevrons:  My Mind Eye; Puffy Stars:  Bella BLVD, Stickers:   Echo Park; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mists: Prima Bloom Storm Cloud; Other Mediums:  Texture Paste, Rust Paste (Finnabair); Stencil:  The crafters workshop; Stamp:  Studio Calico.

The Color Story Inspiration case file:

This is how I solved the case file:

Sketch:  used

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  stripes, stars, woodgrain, chevron arrows, vellum

Testimony:  i dded stars to my journaling spot.

Some close ups:
 I stenciled grey mist through a stencil and added a layer of vellum behind my page.

 Stamped chevrons and enamel chevrons.

 The rust technique on the Blue Fern Chipboard is what I enjoyed most about this layout.  I just love the effect it adds to the chipboard.

 I have had these alphabet stickers in my stash for many years...so good to see it on a page.

 The stars added to the journaling spot.

 I used texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to create the stripes on the yellow paper.

The Finnabair mechanical gears are the perfect addition.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Do play along with these challenges if you want to make a dent in your stash.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Delight - May 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hallo there.  I had so much fun today in my studio.  I was so in the mood to play with pretty papers and at the same time take part in the Stuck sketch for 1 November 2017.  I used a beautiful photo that I took with my cell phone when we were on our last leg of the Secret Scrapbook Event 2017.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day); Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood Veneer: Hip Kit Exclusives; Chipboard: Celebr8; Metal charm: Upikit; Flair: Feed your Craft; Enamel dots:  Echo Park; Die cuts:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Texture Paste: Daler Rowney; Stencil: Tim Holtz; Embossing Powder:  Wow Rose Gold; Other:  Silhouette Cameo (the scallop border).

Laura's lovely sketch:

Some Close ups:
 I used a chipboard frame that I heat embossed with rose gold embossing powder.  Lots of layers with among others a doily from my stash, a Dear Lizzy camera die cut and a flair layered over top.

 I applied some texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil and the decision to use rose gold for the heat embossing was made because of the rose gold in the layered hot air balloon.

 I  heat embossed the delicate wood veneer words with rose gold as well.  I made the tag with a scrap of paper and the little metal hot air balloon charm was in my stash and by Upikit.

 A page just wouldn't be complete without a bit of hand stitching.

This photo shows you more dimension and the sparkly bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥  I hope you found a bit of inspiration.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Love this - Felicity Jane Mila - Stuck sketches

Hallo there,  This past weekend I created a page based on the Stuck sketches challenge.  I used a photo collage that Elizna made of photos taken at the Secret Event in Bloemfontein.  I love the soft colours of the Mila kit to showcase this photo.

Supply list:  Felicity Jane Mila kit; Chipboard butterfly:  Blue Fern studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tattered Rose);  Stencil:  Prima.

Laura Whitaker's sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used the cute little heart paper clips on the photo and the banner, the washi is also in the kit.  The "work + play + balance"is from the stamp set in the kit.

 I love the softness the delicate doily brings to the page.  I matted the photo on the cardstock in the kit.  I initially wanted to put a circular chipboard shape behind the photo but opted for some stitching instead.

 The chipboard butterfly was heat embossed in gold embossing powder.

 The tag on the bottom left is bordered with shiny gold and although the photo doesn't show it the washi tape also has gold hearts on it. 

I decided to use on of the Project life cards as part of the title and matted it on the blue and pink cardstock in the kit. 
Here you can see the sparkly bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Toys of Rust - Felicity Jane Heidi

Hallo there,  I am showcasing a photo that was taken in July 2013 when we visited the wine lands of Cape Town.  On the stoep of the Fairview Wine Estate they had a motorcycle that was entirely made up of rusted pieces.  Kobus is always the one to play the fool and pose for pictures.  I thought that the colours of the patterned papers in the Heidi kit would compliment the subject perfectly.  The title is a play on the name of the toy store Toy's R Us.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Felicity Jane Heidi kit; Cardstock:  American Craft; Rusted metal embellishments:  Finnabair Mechanicals; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink: Ranger Archival Ink.

I used this sketch by Laura Whitaker for My Creative Scrapbook:

Some close ups:
 I used the stamps in the kit to make embellishments to add to my layers.

 I really love how well co-ordinated these Felicity Jane kits are.

 I added some rusted Prima Mechanicals as embellishments.

As you know I cannot resist stitching on my pages...and Laura has stitched elements in many of her sketch designs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥