Friday, April 22, 2016

Scrap the Girls April Challenge

I loved the colours and feel of the Inspiration Board over at Scrap the Girls this month so felt compelled to have ago. 

So here is my take using the lovely Free Spirit paper and die cuts from Cocoa Vanilla. I added some embellishments from D-Lish Scraps and Charms Creations.

And here are some close ups:

I added some touches of gold with some gold embossing and the last gold B and alphas.

And here is the inspiration board:

Thanks for looking


Monday, April 18, 2016

D-Lish Scraps April Inspiration Board

Hi all,
Here is my take on the April Inspiration Board over at D-Lish Scraps. I loved the colours and found this old photo of Eleanor in a dressing gown I made here, which I altered so that only part of it was in colour and the rest in black and white.

And a few close ups

And here is the inspiration board on which it is based:

I took inspiration from the circles in the top left hand corner.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Monday, April 4, 2016

Kraft + March challenge

Hi, back today with the first of my March challenge layouts. This month Kraft+ have an awesome challenge to use black and white with kraft and a moodboard to go with it.

Here is my layout:

And some close ups:

And here is the mood board:

I was inspired by the dots and the mix of designs in the plates.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A2Z Scraplets Easter Challenges

This weekend I participated in an old style cybercrop run by A2Z Scraplets with a number of challenges being presented over the weekend and due by 9pm last night. It was the first one I'd participated in in ages. They used to be the norm when I first started scrapping and luckily due to the poor weather we stayed home Easter Sunday and Monday so I was able to get 6 of the 10 challenges done. It was great fun and got the creative juices flowing. So sorry for the long post but here are the 6 layouts I produced:
**All challenges included the use of at least one piece of chipboard**

Challenge 1 was a sketch challenge:

And here is the sketch it was based on:

I included an A2Z Scraplet monster on my page, which I painted white and added detail with black pen.

Challenge 2 was to include a hexagon on your page

I stencilled some hexagons using paint. I included a chipboard fence on my page.
Here is a close up of my cluster including a Charms Creations super star.

Challenge 3 was a tic tac toe challenge

I chose the left column and included chevrons, embossing and mixed media on my page.

And here are some close ups: 
I added beads and Viva Decor texture paste to my layout.

I heat embossed the top of my chipboard letters. Originally, there were painted blue with white embossing but then realised the photos were more black/grey so swiped black ink over them which gave them a more grungy feel and fitted in better with the page.

Challenge 4 was a colour challenge

And here is my page:

And a couple of close ups: 

My cluster including a chipboard bear and a Rainbow Splendour felt bow.

I used an A2Z Scraplet chipboard title which I painted yellow.

Challenge 5 was white with 1 other colour. I chose gold.

I had some gold and white project life cards on my desk so used a couple of them and found some other gold bits and pieces.

Some close ups:
A Charms Creations X and O

Some beads, gold thread, a tag and some die cut gold foil card.

A project life card, with some beads and gold thread.

Finally, Challenge 6 which was to do a layout about yourself.

I must admit by this stage I was feeling a bit scrapped out and don't really like the stamping on the finished layout as it was a bit rushed.

Anyway here's some close ups of the clusters including Peterloo flowers and some chipboard scrolls which I sprayed with black Dylusions. However, I sprayed them in a box lid that had some old Lindy's Stamp Gang green spray on it and the Dylusions loosened it so when I swiped up some of the surplus ink with my chipboard the green got onto it. It actually ended up with quite a nice effect.

If you've made it to the end. Thank You

Judith xx

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Scrap the Girls March Challenge

I actually got this finished last week but have been sick for a week so am such getting around to posting it now. The challenge at Scrap the Girls this month was a sketch challenge.

Here is my take on it:

My daughter considers 13 to be her lucky number as she was born on the 13th and had a number of good things happen to her on the 13th. 

Here is the sketch I based it on:

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kraft+ March Challenge

Well, I have taken well over a thousand photos of the lion cubs at Werribee Zoo over the last couple of months so I thought it was about time I scrapped some of them.
This layout is for the Kraft+ March Challenge which involved using a super sketch by Em Stafrace and a hint of houndstooth.

And here is a couple of close ups

Besides the houndstooth paper on the edges I found some Studio Calico houndstooth rub on in my stash.

A Charms Creations Heavenly Heart with butterfly.

And here is the sketch it was based on

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Saturday, February 27, 2016

I've started scrapping again

I know my blog has been neglected the past couple of months but there is a reason for that. As last year progressed I felt my mojo waning and then my mother died in November last year and I lost all urge to scrapbook. Over the last couple of months I decided to sort out all my digital photos and collate all the family photos taken by anyone in the family. That has given me new impetus to scrap as I found photos of the family that my husband had taken that I had never seen.

So last week I actually scrapped and now I have actually finished 3 pages.

This first one is for Stuck Sketches February 15th sketch. I followed the sketch fairly closely just changing the landscape photo for a portrait photo.

Here a couple of close ups

And here is the sketch on which my layout is based.

My second layout was created for one of the cyber crop challenges over at the Scrap Suite.

And the final one is for the February Challenge over at Charms Creations Ideas and Inspirations.

And some close ups

Hopefully, I'll get some more scrapping done next month!

Judith xx