Monday, November 25, 2013

My Minds Eye Nov Sketch and CSI #98

I had great fun playing along with CSI again this last week. I was having trouble deciding what papers to use when I saw this month's  sketch over at My Minds Eye and thought it would be perfect for the story I wanted to tell about Smidge and it also brought to mind some MME patterned papers that were the perfect colours for this challenge. I used pieces of Lime Twist plus some MME stickers and alphas. 

Added to this I used some Studio Calico wood veneer cats, a wood veneer frame and 2 cork frames from the Trinket Track which I inked using some chalk ink.

The evidence I used from this case file was polka dots, frames and  wood. My testimony was to write as a bedtime story. 

And here is the MME sketch on which I based my layout:

Ronda Palazzari MME November Sketch

I can see myself using this sketch again as I love using multi photos on my layouts and am always looking for new ways to do this.

Friday, November 22, 2013

FWAB full reveal heritage layout

Today I'm sharing my full layout which went up on the FWAB blog last week. The photo on this layout features by Great Great Grandparents with their 12 children and spouses of those that had them at the time. It was taken about 1901. It’s amazing to think that they managed to bring up 12 children to adulthood given the amount of infant and childhood deaths at the time.
To create the layout I used a piece of Bo Bunny Welcome Home patterned paper for my base. I added some green brick stamping and sprayed some Studio Calico Mr Huey Calico spray through a stencil. I then added some dots of texture paste through another stencil and finally sprayed some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Cattail Copper Brown to give it a bit of a metallic sheen.
Then I built up my layers behind the photo using some more Bo Bunny Welcome Home patterned paper and some die cuts from the same collection. I then added my FWAB goodies – 2 white Maddison flowers, a FWAB Luke Flourish in Bronze and a Chloe Pearl Flourish in Olive Green both of which I cut up into sections to make them go further. I also used a few spare pearls from the Chloe Pearl Flourish to dot around the layout.
 And now for some close ups.




I hope I inspired you to maybe get out some of your old photos.

Judith xx

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stuck Nov 1st sketch

Good morning. This morning today I have a layout to share with you based on the first sketch over at Stuck?! sketches

This is a layout about my daughters favourite teacher at primary school. with photos taken in Prep and on her last day of primary school.

And some close ups of the Purple Pumpkin goodies used - a yellowcrocheted doily, a blue star button and a small fabric apple button.

Here I used an XL Alphabet fabric button.

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

Thanks for looking.


Monday, November 18, 2013

FWAB heritage sneak

It's my turn on the FWAB blog this morning.
Here's a sneak of what I have been doing:

Friday, November 15, 2013

CSI Case #97 Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Hot on the heals of being selected Most Wanted on the last CSI challenge, I have completed Case #97.

I always love Em's sketches and the colour scheme was pretty cool too.
Here is my take on it.

My evidence is: 
pattern background; leaves, wood, chevrons; and something shiny. My testimony was to spread the story across 3 journalling spots. My journalling reads: It is bittersweet watching the tigers at the zoo. On the one hand it is wonderful to get so close to such magnificent and beautiful creatures and the zoos are doing a great job of preserving them. On the other hand, it is so sad that they are such an endangered species and incomprehensible how they can still be under threat from poachers. Let's hope they can be saved!

And some close ups

I used a Crafters Workshop stencil and some texture paste to create the leaves around the photos. 

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Scrap Around the World November Challenge

I enjoyed doing last months Scrap Around the World challenge and loved the inspiration for this month. Lots of bright colours and  rainbows.
Here is the inspiration board:

I knew as soon as I saw the inspiration board what I wanted to do. My inspiration comes from the rainbow colours and the heart at the bottom right. I thought it would be a good way to showcase the rainbow of colours of embellishments available at The Trinket Track. Every embellishment on here is from The Trinket Track except for the flower shaped sequins, some small resin dots and a couple of bling stars.
I had fun creating it but was glad when I'd finished glueing on the 191 embellishments! Just in case you're wondering what I used to glue them on - I used Helmar 450 glue which is a stong fast drying glue.

Here are some close ups of all the embellishments - blue, purple and pink

- Red, orange and yellow

- Yellow and green

- Green and blue

- Orange and yellow

Well, that's it from me.

Judith xx

The Trinket Track products used

Monday, November 11, 2013

CSI Challenge #96

It's been a while since I've played along with CSI. I always have good intentions of doing the challenges and often print them off but somehow it has been a few months since I last completed one.
Anyway with a new month I was determined to give the current challenge a go.

I must admit I went a bit over the top with the journalling and it seemed to take over the page a bit.
  I created the background using some texture paste mixed with yellow paint and used a dotty stencil from Kaisercraft. I also found some great background stamps languishing in my stash and decided to give them a run out.  Then I built up some layers of paper and included some ribbon. 
This page is about my stray cat friend Smudge. After being a constant visitor for 18 months, the last couple she has only been coming every other day if that. Last week she didn't turn up for 4 days and was ravenous (to the point of being a bit scary) when she did turn up on the weekend. Nevertheless, I have a huge soft spot for her and am always thankful when she does turn up.

Now for some close ups.
Here I painted a wooden veneer frames black. Within the frame I created a cluster using a MHC Apple blossom flower, an ornate cameo gold frame, a black resin bitty bloom, a red flower from the resin tone on tone flower mix - formal, a black curly resin rose and a pale yellow resin cameo lilypad. 

Another look at the cluster with some spotty ribbon in the background.

Finally, I used some cheesecloth tape and stamped it using Stazon and it worked pretty well.

Trinket Track Products Used

Friday, November 8, 2013

Oh baby (FWAB reveal)

Today I have the full reveal that I shared on the FWAB blog last week. It is a  featuring my daughter when she was a baby, lots of stencils and lots of FWAB!
I created my background using 3 different stencils along with texture paste and inks. I also stamped using a background music stamp and ink. I used some beautiful Prima Anna Maria patterned paper. I cut the doily out with my Silhouette. Then I added lots of flowers and bling.

Here you can see the wonderful shimmer on the FWAB Jasmin Laser Flourish in pale pink.

I also used a FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish in Mango and added individual mango pearls from the 100 adhesive pack to the texture dots on my layout.

Finally, I added a pink  Elise flower , which matched the colours perfectly.

Thanks for looking
Judith xx

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Scrap Africa Scrap Challenge No. 23

I loved the sketch this month over at Scrap Africa. In fact it is one I have used before to do a layout of my daughter. 

This time I decided on a male oriented layout. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees.
I have used lots of different types of washi tape and only one piece of patterned paper to mount by photo.

Here are some close ups. Here I have used a PP Flair button.

A general view showing some of the washi tape used.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sneak peak of FWAB

Today I have a post up on the FWAB blog you can check out the full reveal here

In the mean time here's a sneak


Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Flourish with a Bling challenge

A new challenge is up at FWAB. Evengenia is hosting and she has set the challenge to include a door or window (or both) on your project. It can be drawn or stamped image, an embellishment, a photo or any other form you like. And don't forget to add FWAB to your project. Here's a sneak of Evengenia's take


Check out the blog for the full reveal and to see what other members of the Design Team have created. Here :

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge

Hello wonderful Purple Pumpkin friends!!!

New month, new sketch, new inspiration !!!
Here is the new romantic sketch by Debbie Burns !!!

And here is my interpretation:

I decided to do a vintage layout using Kaisercraft Sweet Pea. Purple Pumpkin goodies used were some crocheted lace, a green yo yo flower, some pink resin flowers, and a resin cameo and a musical notes flair.

Here are some close ups:

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 30th of November 2013. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

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