Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Heroes

This page was a tough one to get through. Lots of emotions. I guess that's what memory keeping is all about. I've made an effort lately to journal more, to make my layouts more meaningful.

I heard a particular song lately. Now, I'm not over enthused by the fact that it's a bit of a pop song but the words absolutely hooked me immediately. The song is called 'Heroes (we could be)' by Alesso featuring Tove Lo. It's popular and it's on the radio all the time (too much, really). I love using quotes as titles on my layouts. So why not words to a song?



I wanted to journal the roller coaster ride my husband and I have been on. I've included the journaling behind the photo. There is a hopeful sense to the words on this page and it felt good to get this out in a creative way.

I've submitted this to Jot Magazine's challenge this month. Their mood boards are always beautiful.


Monday, October 27, 2014

D-Lish Scraps Cyber crop

I decided to get stuck into D-Lish Scraps cyber crop this month. Five layouts in a matter of days. Phew! It was exhausting but soooo much fun.

So the first challenge was to follow a sketch - which included a pie chart. My first go at this kind of design and I loved stitching the pie slices.


Another challenge involved embossing. I made some tags from Kraft paper and embossed them with a gorgeous folder with a dragonfly design. I love the thickers I used on this layout.


I was inspired by this on Pinterest to create my own background in the next challenge. I used black pen and Gelatos. Anyone recognise the title? It's Winnie The Pooh of course :)


This layout is a real departure for me. I used Gelatos with water and smeared white cardstock with a plastic bag. I printed out my journaling (because I really don't like my handwriting) and gold embossed the chipboard word.


The final challenge was all about washi tape and I have to say the hardest for me. I don't have much washi and not much of it works together. There are a lot I own that I don't actually like too. In the end, I made some washi tape feathers - not original but pretty on the page nevertheless.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sequin love, pocket scrapping & D-Lish fun

I've been busy scrapbooking but not posting so I thought I'd get you lovelies up to speed :)
I have made good use of sequins lately! This page was about taking my kids to the museum these last school holidays. Their favourite section was the crystals. They were fascinated. I've taken them so many times to the museum and they are always astounded. I love that.


I made a vellum pocket, filled it with sequins and a few wood veneer stars and then stitched it up. I stitched a few hexagons down (who doesn't like a hexagon, right?) with a sequin. I saw that on Pinterest somewhere...The glittery thickers were the perfect lettering to complete the page.

A big addition to my scrappy pasttime is that I've embarked on pocketing scrapping for the first time. I've resisted for so long but I love it now! 
I joined an online class run by Jot Magazine's Kim Archer called Jot Pockets and it's pretty awesome.
Okay, so I've only created two pages so far but it took no time for me to develop an addiction to date stamps!!


So this is my cover page. Simple, I know, but it's a start. I didn't want to get picky. The focus is to simply get stuck into pocket scrapping.

I also participated in D-lish Scraps Cyber Crop this month. I churned out layouts for 5 challenges and my little girl participated in the kids challenge. Too cute, right? I'll post those pages soon - overall, I was pretty happy with what I created. If you like, join in the cyber crops by joining The Scrap Suite community on Facebook here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Me...again

Lately, I've scrapped lots of photos of me. Very unusual indeed. In the beginning, I felt a little silly scrapping myself but it's getting easier. I joined in over at Scrap The Girls for their challenge this month. Loved the mood board. Lots of my favourite things, especially sequins. I've been on a sequin kick lately :)



And here is what I came up with. Lots and lots of sequins. I was also inspired by the glassware on the right of the mood board. I used a couple of chipboard frames that were part of a fab freebie pack I received from the lovely Debi at Feeling Sketchy.



I applied a layer of gesso on the frames and then used two colours of Tinby Metallic Melts very randomly. I didn't want it to be perfect (that really does go against every bone in my body!)  This is definitely a departure for me but I'm happy with the result.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Book heroes

Show Us Your Stuff challenge this month is a lovely sketch. I really liked using the diagonal feature of the sketch.



I followed the sketch pretty closely and am super happy how it turned out. I think a combination of reasons made this layout so easy. I loved the topic of this particular memory. I'm an avid reader and my son has turned out to be one also. When we found out one of his favourite authors, Andy Griffiths, was coming to town, he was over the moon.

I managed to get some splatters on the layout that I was pleased with (that's a rare moment for me!) and my handmade item is the flair by D-Lish Scraps.


I loved using the Dear Lizzy typewriter sticker! Perfect for this layout.


I lacked the right coloured thicker so I pulled out some 7Gypsies chipboard letters from my stash and sprayed them with Mr. Huey's in Little Boy Blue which is quite a deep blue colour.


I wrote the treehouse series books along two edges and his favourite as part of my journaling.


And lots more journaling hidden inside the chevron bag secured with an arrow clip. I'm making much more of an effort to write extensive journaling whether it be seen or hidden because lots of my recent layouts have been light on.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

D-Lish Scraps Inspiration Team

D-Lish Scraps has a gorgeous inspiration board this month. Hope you get a chance to join over at the blog.



Beautiful bold colours with a some black contrast. Love it. As part of the current Inspiration Team at D-Lish Scraps, I came up with something inspired by the colours, the polka dots and the framed flowers.


I used the 'plastic bag' technique or whatever it's called! I smeared some Gelators on some plastic, sprayed some water over it and pressed it down over the cardstock to create a splattered look. Then applied some gesso over a polka dot stencil.


The D-Lish Scraps sequin bows seemed to go with anything I do these days!


I also dared myself to colour cut words and wood veneer with Gelatos to coordinate. I was pretty pleased with how it came together. I also enjoy using the Stapler these days. I use a regular stapler but I wouldn't mind those lovely mini ones with assorted coloured staples.