Sunday, 28 August 2016

Lindy's Challenge

Hello again.

I've finally found time to enter a challenge! I saw the awesome colour challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang this month so I thought I'd give it a go.

Here's what I made:

Those of you who are familiar my scrapping would know I adore colours like these! I've used Magicals to create the background, mixed with a little stamping. The coloured chippies are really old. I re-discovered them in my stash recently and saw their potential!

I accentuated the word 'amazing' by using it twice, with the second word tumbling down the page. I've also used some Dusty Attic chippie flourishes and painted them white to stand out on the bright background as well as some chippie stars and a heart.

I love how easy it is to create backgrounds with Magicals.

To create the large title, I stuck old foam alphas down then sprayed colour around them and applied the Magicals. I then removed the alphas and outlined the stencilled images in pen.

Here's the awesome colour challenge from Lindy's. You can find the challenge here.

The Lindy's Magicals I used are:

Mango Mania, Luscious Lime, Caribbean Blue and Pineapple Paradise. These are all from the Caribbean Cruise set which you can find here.

Happy scrappin'!


Dusty in August

Hello there! I've had fun this month getting inspired by Dusty Attic's August challenge board. What a beauty! Here's what I made for it.

I love that I could get six photos plus significant journalling onto this layout.

The colours on the board exactly match two of Dusty Attic's paints - Mountain Meadow and Oceania. I used them to paint frames around the photos on the right side of the page and to paint the Chipboard alphas. I added Navajo White dots on the alphas as well. I also used the Mountain Meadow paint through a Dusty Attic stencil on the background.

I highlighted my main photo with a frame that I designed. I don't know of another frame quite like this one. I love it! I left this one bare to match the rustic timber feel on the mood board.

Are you going to enter this month's challenge? In case you haven't seen it, here's the gorgeous mood board. You can find the challenge here.

The Dusty Attic products I used are:

Winged Frames Set

Mini ABC Tile Set

Dusty Curls ABC Set DA0468

Mini Stars DA1040

Fan Stencil DA1320

Dusty in Colour Paint in
Mountain Meadow, Oceania and Navajo White

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August Mini Challenge at More Than Words

Hello there.

It's time for the new Mini Challenge at More Than Words! I've made at ATC and I've done it a bit differently this time and used a photo as my  base.

The word that has to be included on your project is "Best". My son is a very positive, upbeat kid (oh, ok - he's not a kid any more!) and I love that he often says that he's had the "Best Day Ever". I went hunting though my stash to see if I could find this on an embellishment of some sort and I found it in the first place I looked - my Dusty Attic chippies.

Here's the Mini Challenge board:

I hope you can join in the Mini Challenge this month. You can find the challenge details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I'm Back!

Hello all. My apologies for being absent from this blog for a while. I had a wonderful overseas trip - you'll be seeing a lot of holiday pics for a while!

I must admit, I missed my scrapping! I'm back into it again now and everything seems fresh and inspiring.

This is the first layout I've made since I returned and I created it just for the fun of it. As usual, my Dusty Attic chippies and paints were the first products I turned to.

I don't know if it's a reflection of all the gorgeous colours I've seen on my trip but I seem to be even more obsessed with colour than ever. I didn't think it was possible to be more obsessed than I already was! I've concentrated on colour and texture on this page, keeping embellishments simple. Having said that, the piece of the large Dusty Attic Chevron Panel is a feature and draws a strong focus to the photo.

I painted the Polaroid Frame roughly with Soot and Navajo White paint. My favourite piece on the whole page is the Mini Heart Button. These always seem to add that special something to any page!

I made the background mainly with Colour Blast paste, Heidi Swapp Color Shine and LSG Magicals.

Dusty Attic products used:
Large Chevron Panel DA1066

Polaroid Frames DA0932

Mini Heart Buttons DA0682

Dusty in Colour Paint 
in Soot and Navajo White

Colour Blast Paste
Apple of my Eye

Happy scrappin'!