Saturday, 24 March 2018

Snug and Warm

Welcome back!

It's Mini Challenge time over at More Than Words and the word to use this month on your card, tag, ATC or postcard is Warm. I've made a postcard.

I must say I love this colour combo. I've used some Dusty Attic chippies on this, some vintage lace and Tinby Design Colour Crush.

A question - does anyone know what the cockles of our hearts are? Lol!

You only have til the end of the month to join in the challenge. You can find all the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Travel is my Passion

Hello, hello!

I got a tad excited when I saw the challenge up at 13arts. The theme is travel. Travel is my other love - after scrapping!

Here's what I made:

This is one of my favourite photos from our last trip. Durmitor National Park in Montenegro was simply sensational!

I used a few different 13arts papers for this. I tore one of them into two pieces, flipped one end over and added a different 3arts paper underneath the tear. I added retro lace under the torn edges then I hand-sewed fishing swivel things (I don't know what they're called!) across the torn section for a cool look. I love the way the ombre paper blends to a differnet green as it flows down the page.

To create my blue paper behind the photo, I took some 13arts paper in a neutral colour and painted it with 13arts Ayeeda Mist in Pastel Blue. I also used the mist as a spray around my photo and I flicked it around my elements at the end.  In keeping with the metallic theme, I added various metallic elements to the page.

I painted my chippie with gesso and Ayeeda Mist then added Metallic Melts to the bottom section for a bit of texture and interest.

I cut out a sticker from 13arts' Fly Away series and added a few fussy cut pieces from some Timeless papers.

I hope you can join in the challenge! You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday, 5 March 2018

So Silly at Kraft Plus!

Hello and welcome back!

Have you seen the new challenge over at Kraft+ yet? The challenge is to use their sketch and add some fussy-cutting. Yikes! I'm not big on fussy-cutting but I'll give anything a go. I'm so glad I did. I discovered I absolutely loved this sketch! Here's what I made with it:

I've made a run of vintage layouts lately for classes so it was really exciting to go full-on with the colour on this one. I was very inspired by the silly photo of my sister-in-law and her daughter.

I stuck very closely to the sketch. I don't often use sketches but this one was the best I'd ever used by far. The details were amazing. I kept finding more things on it! Here it is:

I fussy-cut the flowers, leaves and owls and added thread to replace the circles on the sketch.

The cute little owls added a touch of quirkiness to my bright, colourful page.

I sure hope you can join in the fun over at Kraft Plus this month. You can find all the challenge details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Getting Comfortable at More Than Words

Have you seen the warm and snuggly challenge over at More Than Words yet? The challenge is to be inspired by the word 'Comfortable' and to use at least three of the colour combo colours from the challenge board.

Here's what I created:

When I thought about 'Comfortable' I was reminded of the amazing rooms in the pubs and B&Bs we stayed at in England. We had big, comfy beds with fluffy pillows and snugly quilts. When it was cold and wet outside we just didn't want to leave the rooms sometimes!

I chose to use the greens and the white from the colour combo. These are not colours I normally use so I found this challenging but I do like the result. I used the greens in nearly all parts of my page but predominantly in my flower clusters. I don't usually use many flowers in my work either but they just went with the old-world feel of the photos.

That chipboard is from The Dusty Attic. Isn't it gorgeous? I painted it then embossed the whole piece with white embossing powder.

I hope you are feeling 'Comfortable' to join us at More Than Words this month. You can find the challenge here.. Here's the challenge board:

Happy scrappin!