Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Jan sketch reveal

Well we are half way through January - is it just me, but does each year just seem to go faster and faster?
As it is the 15th of the month - it is Let's Get Sketchy reveal for the next sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch using the gorgeous Pion range - Theodore and Bella:
I just love this range -  and my precious daughter who was about 13/14 months old in these pictures - and who now turns 22 this year! Can't believe they were ever so little. I will always remember people telling me to enjoy the moments with my kids as littlies because they grow up so quickly - and boy there is nothing truer said. In a blink of an eye they are young adults ready to leave the house ad spread their wings.

I certainly hope to see your layouts up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog - click here and all the details on how to enter are on the blog (and have a look at the gorgeous layouts created by the rest of the design team).

See you soon!


Monday, 1 January 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - Jan 2018

Happy New Year - hope your year ahead is a good one!

1 January - and Let's Get Sketchy has a lovely new sketch for the 1st of the month reveal:

I went with a masculine layout, I laid out the papers as per the sketch, and used a dusty attic chipboard zip to make it look like I was pulling the paper open with the zip. I used a stencil and ink to make the splash and stain marks.
Pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and have a look at the rest of the design team and their gorgeous interpretation of the sketch. - they are also a new design team for 2018.

I would love to see your interpretation of the sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog ....

-----M-----

White ... with 1 - Jan 2018

Happy New Year to you all - may 2018 be a very good year for you all!

So being the 1st of the month - it means a new reveal and challenge for White ... with 1. A great colour this month - BAYOU BLUE. And to go along with this lovely colour - White with 1 have provided a mood board to get the creativity going (The mood board is of course optional):


Isn't this a great mood board - I love the colours and the textures. And especially the denim and the textures from the plant pots. This then inspired the following layout for White with 1 for January 2018:

I was very lucky to have the striped paper in my stash - perfect for this month's challenge. I then used other papers also with the denim effects. I then layered different collectables from Kaisercraft along side the photos. This is my gorgeous niece and I thought it quite appropriate that she was wearing a denim jacket - perfect with the papers.

White with 1 has a new design team for 2018 - pop over to the blog and have a look at the new team's inspiration and beautiful layouts that have been displayed. 

I look forward to seeing everyone's layouts created for this month's challenge.

----- M -----


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Dec sketch reveal

Hi there!

While I am sitting in my lounge typing this up, Christmas carols are playing in the background (yes, hubby is feeling quite festive) - hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner ... and then the year is over. SO without further ado ... the last challenge for 2017 at Let's Get Sketchy:

Loved working with this sketch - and I decided to turn it anti-clockwise and work with it like that - and here is my take on the sketch:

As you can see we go back to 2004 - when my daughter was all of 8 years old ... this is one of my favourite photos with my own mom and my daughter. I used a chipboard frame and covered this with paper. The flowers are from 49 Market - alas the paper I have had for a while and cannot recall the name of the range.

Would love to see your take on the sketch - and pop it up over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog.

Have a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. I will be back for 1 January - a new year and a new sketch for Let's Get Sketchy......

Till then ...

Michelle -----

Friday, 1 December 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 December

And I am back again for another December blog  and this time for the Let's Get Sketchy 1 December reveal. Use a sketch to create a page .. let your imagination run ...

Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch:
I just love this photo of my daughter ... and I thought that the title Just imagine went well ... because it does look like you would be wondering or imaging something if you were sitting there too ...  :)
I have gone with very subtle colours for this photo .. because I do want create the image of calmness, and thought these colours did that well.

I would love to see your take on the sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog ...

Thanks for popping in :)

White ... with 1 ... December

Hello from sunshine NZ!

And here we are last month of 2017 ..... where has this year gone??
So with the 1st of December - is a new reveal over at White ... with 1. And the perfect colour for the festive season WATERMELON RED ....  and we have a lovely sketch to match!

 And here is my take on the colour and the sketch:

 I turned the sketch and this is what I came up with ... this is a photo of my two precious angels taken about 20 years ago ... they are now both  grown up 21 and 24 year olds! It goes so quickly, doesn't it! And what more perfect than the little red outfit my daughter is wearing and the colour of the month ... 
Here I have just done some spraying an rubbed on some red chalk in the background. I then stamped down the one side and added two strips of washi tape. Added to this is the paper and I used a punch for the middle white card stock, and put a ribbon over this. The title is from some Thickers I had in my stash.

Thanks for popping in to look. Would love to see your take on the challenge on the White ... with 1 blog - the sketch is optional only, but your white and watermelon red is a must...  

See ya soon!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Colourful Creations - mid-month reveal

It is with a sad note that I write this blog as the final challenge for the Colorful Creations creative team, as this is the last challenge for a while while Colorful Creations takes a wee breather until further notice. It would really be great to see some of you take part in the challenge this month.

The mid-month reveal is a mood board with all my favourite colours:
Isn't thi just beautiful - what a great colour combo isn't it??

And here is my take on the challenge:

Here I have used a plain brown paper which I have stencilled with liquid pearls and then used various inks to created the sprays in the background. I then inked the chipboard clock and frame and finished off with flowers, twine and tags.
This photo is of me and one of my very close friends at a party about a year ago. We had to dress to the theme of Great Gatsby - and when I saw the lady with the hat on the moodboard I thought of this photo.

Hope to see your take on the challenge up on the Colorful Creations blog.