Friday 16 October 2020

Fly Me To The Moon

 Hello there! 

There's a bit of excitement in the McMahon household tonight as our beloved football team are about to play in the preliminary finals! It'll be a tough gig - we go in as the underdogs. Go Tiges!

OK, that's enough about football! The Mini Challenge at More Than Words has just been revealed and the word to use on your card, tag, ATC or postcard is MOON. I googled some quotes and found this one. I love it!

I started my background with the deep eggplant colour as it reminded me of a night sky and layered stars on top. I found the moon in my stash - bonus!

Will you join us this month? You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday 12 October 2020

Night - A Special Time

Hello again! Have you seen the new challenge at More Than Words this month? You have to be inspired by the word NIGHT and use NO FLOWERS on your project. Now that is a real challenge!

I wanted to make an art journal page so I went searching for a quote. This one is perfect for me!

The quote says, "Night is to see the dreams and day is to make them true". This is so true for me! My best ideas happen at night when there are no distractions and my mind is free to think. I sometimes find it hard to not get up out of bed and start on whatever my idea is though!

The beautiful big flourish is from The Dusty Attic. I painted it silver but that hasn't shown up too well in the pics.

This quote is so suited to me that I even added this to the page:

Yep - this is me to a 'T'!

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

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday 1 October 2020

Getting Chalky at Kraft +


Thanks for dropping in. I'm sharing a layout I made for Kraft + this month. The challenge is 'Crazy About Chalk'. I had a small problem - I had no chalk. I rummaged through my stash though and found some chalk pastels and created this.

This project turned out nothing like I originally planned. I was going to make splashes of colour around the black and white photo but my printer is playing up and insists on printing purple where there's supposed to be solid black. I tried all sorts of things to fix it but in the end I accepted I had to use the purple photo, which changed my colour scheme. Having said that I love how it turned out!

To create the coloured squares, I first ran some gesso up and down the page to give the chalk pastels something to grip to and to make the colours pop. I made a simple template by punching squares in some paper and I used a brush to apply different colour chalks in the squares. I tool a leaf out of Amy Churchward's book ( a fellow Kraft + DT member) and spayed a light coat of hairspray over the chalk to keep it in place.

I hope you can join us this month! You don't have to use chalk on your project - you can maybe scrap about covid chalk creations or about chalk on the school blackboard. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!