Monday 23 September 2019

To Dad, From Us!

Hello there!

The September Mini Challenge has been revealed at More Than Words! The challenge is to use the word FROM on your card, tag, ATC or postcard. Easy, peasy!

I did something different and made a stand-up tag.

You can see the base it 's attached to here.

I made this for my dad for Fathers Day. Dad celebrated his 90th birthday recently. We had a bit of a party for him and we all had a great time. Who'd have thought that a 90th birthday party would be a whole heap of fun?

I've made a step-by-step on how I made the tag and the base.

Step 1
Use a geli plate to create a cool background. Add stamping.

Step 2:
Add more stamping, plus textural elements such as mesh and thread.

Step 3:
Add chippies, stars, die-cuts and words.

Step 4:
Finish the tag with more elements.

Step 5:
To make the base, cut a strip of cardstock to a little wider or narrower than your tag, depending on whether or not you want it to show behind your tag. Fold it so the length of the front suits the size of your tag, then make the back the same length. The base should be very roughly two-thirds of the length of the other sides. Join together with strong tape.

Step 6
Fold the base section as shown. Don't worry of the cardstock curves a bit. It will straighten when the tag goes on it.

Step 7
Attach the tag to the front of the stand.

I hope you can join us at More Than Words this month. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday 14 September 2019

A CSI Challenge

Hi there!

I thought I'd join in a challenge this month and the one at CSI caught my eye. We held a party for my dad's 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago and mum surprised him with some gear from his beloved Bulldogs football team. The photos were quite funny, especially the one where dad put both the beanie and the cap on at once!

 In keeping with the Bulldogs theme, I swiped red, white and blue paint across the page. I added red, white and blue embellishments but had to be careful to not overwhelm the page. I made my title in gold to break up the colours a bit.

My journalling runs along the top of the page.

I love crazy stitching and have added heaps on this page. The messier stitching is, the more I like it!

I scattered stars arund the page because my dad's a superstar!

The CSI challenge I'm entering is challenge #294. You can find the challenge here.

I solved the case by using:
  • Grid pattern paper
  • Metal stars
  • Dimensional letters (Thickers)
  • Thread
  • The red, white and blue from the colour scheme

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday 8 September 2019

A Colourful Challenge!

Hello there! My apologies for being awol online lately. I've been travelling again :)

I'm home now and have loved getting back to my scraproom. My first project is for More Than Words where the challenge this month is to be inspired by the word ORIGINS and to use YOUR COUNTRY COLOURS on your project. Wow - this is the sort of challenge I love to do! Your country colours can be anything you choose that somehow represents your country or area - it could be a national flower or a state flag or even an animal. I chose the red, white and blue of Australia's flag.

In Australia we have a chant that's used at international sporting events. It goes "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!" I know it sounds crazy but it's a bit of fun. I used the three "Aussie" words to describe the three of us in a foreign country.

I added some stars to the project as there are stars on our flag and I even found an Australian flag in a newspaper ad to use. The background is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and the chippies are from The Dusty Attic.

I hope you can join us this month. There are so many awesome prizes to be won! You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday 1 September 2019

Red, Black and White - on Kraft!

Ooohh, I love the challenge at Kraft Plus this month! The challenge is to use Red, Black and White on your kraft background. This is a really stunning colour combo.

Here's what I came up with:

When you're using colours like this, it can be more effective to create a page that isn't too busy I find. That way, the colours are allowed to have the maximum impact.

I created a crazy punched border down the right hand side near my rather long title.

I have a thing about cut out papers with a circular element sitting in the cut out lately.

I created white ink splashes and stamped with white paint.

I hope you can join us at Kraft Plus this month. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!