Thursday, 15 June 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 June 2017 Reveal

Well we are hitting mid-winter here in New Zealand and it was a very chilly start to the day this morning. I think winter days at work should be made shorter so it allows some extra time to stay warm indoors and of course, what a better way to use that free time and scrapbook .... wishful thinking, right?

It's reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy and here is the sketch for the 15th of June:

And here is my take on the sketch:

This is a combination of Prima Papers and Tim Holtz stamps. I have created the back ground hexagonal shapes with stamps and black archival ink. The title is a chippie, which I have inked in black and finished off with Glossy accents. I have added a few ink blots to the kraft cardstock.

This photo is of my daughter and one of her lovely friends, and they have a lot of fun together - hence the "cherish" for those special moments.

Would love to see your creations up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog using the 15 June sketch!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Design Team Call for Colourful Creations

I have decided I might like to apply for the design team for Colourful Creations. I have a weekend of scrapping coming up next weekend and have a perfect opportunity to put a layout together before the closing date of 20th June :)

Have a look at these gorgeous colours as the criteria for the layout for the application:

Now these are just fabulous colours don't you think? Lovely bright and colourful .... they are just delicious!

Well now I will go and get my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with....

Have a good week all!

----- M -----


Friday, 2 June 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 June 2017

And it's reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy - 1 June! - I am a little late in presenting my reveal, as we have been moving house. 

I loved this sketch with Let's Get Sketchy for 1 June


And here is my layout from the sketch
I have used a Theresa Collins range - I have really dug into my stash here - and so glad I have managed to use these papers. I will admit I have a few ranges that  have fallen in love with in the past and have bought to use for later, or for when the right moment comes along. Do you do that too?


I have used chippies for the corners and have used a grit textured paste for these and then inked these in orange to match these lovely papers. The same technique has been applied to the title "moments".

This layout features my lovely daughter :)

Thanks for looking in! I would love to see your creations over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog .... and you have the whole month to create something off the sketch. There is great inspiration from the design team too!

Have a super weekend everyone!

-- Michelle --






Thursday, 1 June 2017

White ... with 1 - June Challenge

A new month means a new colour over at White ... with 1. And this month is one of my favourite colours .... Teal Sequins. I LOVE this colour :)

There is also a sketch (this is of course optional, so you dont have to use it)





I added a little twist to my layout on this sketch - I turned the sketch onto it's side and created my layout from here. And here is my take on the sketch with the Teal Sequins colour

I have used some teal ink to make splats on the background, and then some various papers to the background. I just love the title - this is a Dusty Attic chippie.

Thanks for popping over. I hope to see some of your creations on the White with 1 blog.

Will see you in July with another of my favourite colours ... till then ...

Michelle

Monday, 15 May 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15th of May Challenge

15th of May - and this means a new sketch over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog! And here it is .......

Pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and check the amazing interpretations of the rest of the design team and the guest designer. I just love the ways one sketch can be interpreted - so much inspiration right there. Awesome!

Here is my take on the sketch:


This paper is from the Prima Collection - Wild and Free. I toned down the background with some gesso and then used a stencil and texture paste to add the textured background. along with stamping. The "lace" edges is a Scrapiniec chipboard which I inked. I then added flowers and the title.
The photo is of my daughter and two of her friends enjoying a night out. She's just not sure who photo bombed this photo!

Would love to see your interpretation of the sketch, so why not play along and add your layout to the blog by the end of the month 😏

From a very cold NZ,
Michelle

Monday, 1 May 2017

Let's Get Sketchy ... 1 May 2017

And hello again to another new month and the challenge for the 1st of May for Let's Get Sketchy .... time is certainly flying, isn't it? This was the topic over dinner last night and we were saying that already a third the year is gone - it's just crazy, right?!

Here is the sketch for the 1st of May .... and we were given a little twist to this challenge - we had to dig into our old stash and use that as part of our layout.  So I dug around in my stash and came up with papers from the Prima collection "Time Traveller's Memories" - I bought the 12x12 paper pad ages ago and (gulp) with all the intention of using it "sometime" .... alas I have a few of these collections bought to use sometime. The tickets are from a Tim Holtz paper pad (think it's Ideology - I have lost the front cover of the paper pad, so have no idea 😜)

Here is the sketch for 1 May:


And here is my take on the sketch:




Featured here is my gorgeous son (these photo's were taken about 3 or 4 years ago). He hates having his photo taken, so I have very few photo's of him - I need to catch him unawares!).

I look forward to see your 1 May entries on the Let's Get Sketchy blog. Have a look at the amazing pages done by the rest of the design team too ....

See you soon for the 15th of May challenge reveal .....

--- Michelle ---



White with 1 ______ May Challenge

HELLO GORGEOUS

Welcome to a new month - and of course, this means a new and exciting challenge over at White with 1! And this month the colour to accompany white is DEEP BLACK. I loved putting this challenge together as White and Black is so versatile and can be used with anything!




Here I have sprayed some black ink the background of my white cardstock, before adhering different white and black papers. I used a chipboard frame which I inked in black and added flowers to finish off. There is also some stamping randomly done on the page.


This layout is done of my daughter. This is a photo that she uses as her profile picture on her makeup page on FaceBook - I think it's such a cheeky but priceless photo!
And if you need a little more inspiration, why not use the mood board (this is of course optional):


Pop on over to the White with 1 blog and look at the beautiful pages created by the other members of the design team - they are just amazing.

Have a good May and I look forward to seeing the Black and White entries coming through .....




---- Michelle ----