Sunday, 16 July 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 July Reveal

And another reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy for the 15th of July! Here is the sketch for the challenge

I went along with a very simple layout - but with these gorgeous colours from the Kairscraft Lilac Whisper range, it is easy to make something very pretty - I just love these beautiful colours. Here is my take on the challenge sketch:
This is my lovely niece who I have scrapped.

Pop over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for popping over

--- M ---

Colourful Creations - 15th of July reveal

Hello from a very cold New Zealand!

It's that time of the month again - 15th of July and this means reveal day at Colourful Creations. This month we were given a recipe of ingredients that had to be present in our project. Here is the recipe:


And this is what I have come up with:

The background paper is a wood grained paper from Kaisercraft, which I sprayed with bright pink ink. Once this was dry I rubbed in some teal chalk. I then cut down the paper and mounted this on to bright pink and black cardstock. I have layered some paper (also distressed) behind the 2 photos. The bold colours can also be represented in the bright flowers. I also dripped some ink off the flowers. The die cuts are the banners added to the layout.

Hope that the recipe will inspire you to create a layout or project and post it up on the Colourful Creations blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Colourful Creations - 1 July reveal day

So with some exciting news - my first reveal as a new member of the design team for Colourful Creations! I am so excited to be here and I do hope you will all enjoy the amazing projects each month. This challenge reveals twice a month - the 1st and the 15th of the month. And creations can by anything - not just 12 x 12 layouts. I look forward to working on this team!

Here is the mood board with the colours that we were asked to work with for this challenge. I love these colours!


But I ran out of steam when I started putting this layout together ... no matter what I did, to me, nothing felt like it was working. Don't you just hate it when you have one of "those moments"! I scrapbook with a number of lovely friends - we call each other "sistas" - and with their encouragement and support, the following layout resulted with these lovely colours:


This is my lovely niece who I haven't seen in almost 7 years since we immigrated to NZ. She had been playing around with the photo edits on her phone and edited her hair to the teal colour - and how perfect for my layout!
I have used mainly stamping and plain cardstock to bring out the colours from the mood board.

Pop over to the blog and see the great inspiration from the rest of the team ... and you are welcome to make anything with these colours - I would love to see what you come up with!!

Thanks for popping over!

--- M ----

Let' Get Sketchy - 1 July

Hello to a new month - which means its reveal day for the 1st of the month with Let's Get Sketchy. And here is the sketch for the 1st - I loved it!

And of course with Independence day in the States this month, what better way to celebrate by adding the appropriate mood board:
Don't you just love the blue, red and white combo - and there is so much in the mood board to draw inspiration off. Have a look at the creative team and their layouts - I just love how each one of us drew something different off the mood board - and the creations were just amazing!

So here is my take on the challenge:
I drew my inspiration for my layout with the red, blue and white colour combo using Authentique papers. And for change I have scrapped my son - who just hates his photo taken - so have so few photos of him. Isn't he so handsome?

Well I do hope that the team have inspired you to create something to post on the Let's Get Sketchy blog this month - I would love to see what you come up with.

---- M ----

Saturday, 1 July 2017

White with 1 - Lavendar Lane

Hello lovelies!

We are now officially half way through the year - gosh this year is going so fast! So with the 1st of July - comes reveal day over at White ... with 1. And for the month of July it's LAVENDER LANE .... very pretty! 
And to help along with those creative juices, there is an optional mood board 

 So pretty, right? And here is my take on the colour of the month with the mood board:


I created the background with texture paste and a stencil. Once the paste had set, I used a combination of inks and chalk to tint the back ground with lavender hue. I also stamped the stitched circles with lavender ink. Added to it a little bit of washi tape. I fussy cut some paper flowers from the 49 Market Scents of Nature paper range


 I have added some flowers and drizzled some lavender ink drips off the flowers.

 Pop over to the White ... with 1 blog and have a look at the rest if the design team and their creations. Great inspiration right there, I reckon. 

Would love to see some creations using this lovely colour up on the blog - you have the whole of July. It's winter in NZ and perfect to be indoors and creating!

 ---- M ----

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 ----




Sunday, 16 April 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 April challenge

Hi there!

I am sooooo excited to present my first reveal as part of the Let's Get Sketchy design team! Let's Get Sketchy is a challenge site that uses a sketch as a base for their challenge. A different sketch is posted on the website along with design team take on these sketches on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Here is the sketch for the 15th of April:

Along with the sketch, there is a lovely moodboard to get those creative juices flowing ... Isn't this mood board just yummy, yummy?!
Such pretty colours, aren't they?
Along with the sketch, I drew my inspiration off parts of the mood board.The paint pots and the sketch tie in very well with the circular shapes of the sketch. I used the shades mint green and yellows as my choice of colours. - and added to the layout the flowers. Here is my take on the sketch and the mood board :)


I used a stencil and texture paste to the background. Inked the circular chipboards with the mint green ink and then completed the balance of the circles with these lovely big flowers.  I have also splattered some ink on the background.

Would love to see your creations off the sketch and the mood board on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog!

See you soon for the next layout for the 1st of May with it's sketch!






Sunday, 2 April 2017

White ... with 1 April Challenge

Oh my goodness - it's April already! Where has the time gone ... they say that time goes fast when you are having fun, right? Well let's have some fun with the lovely colour for the month of April over at White ... with 1 .... helium blue. 


https://whitewith1.blogspot.co.nz/2017/04/welcome-to-april.html
 This month White ... with 1 have also added a sketch too, but this is entirely optional.





 Here is my take on the colour and sketch for the month




The background is shaded in blue chalk and then stamped with ink to create the "splats".  and then some ink drops. I have also used some strips of washi tape. And of course both my favourite elements - chippies and flowers to complete the layout :)

Pop on over to the  White ... with 1 blog and have a look at the lovely layouts created by the others on the creative team - they are stunning!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this month!

-------- Michelle --------





Monday, 20 March 2017

Raincliff Weekend Away

Another very awesome weekend away at Raincliff, hosted by Embellish It. A very special one as Embellish It celebrated their 5th birthday - and we had a wonderful weekend away of scrapbooking, food, laughter, and total relaxation! Thank you Joanne for another wonderful scrap camp.

I managed to get a few layouts done this weekend, and here are just 4 of the ones I created. (Some I cannot reveal just yet!)

This one was part of a challenge for the weekend: Using a recipe that included chipboard, 6 or more flowers, stenciling, perfect pearls and at least 3 different papers - here is my take:

 This one was just one that I put together as part of my projects for the weekend - with the lovely Maja Design Sofiero range:
 Another challenge for the weekend. We had to use something out of our goodie bags - we received a stencil, a bag of flowers and a 6x6 paper pad - and this is what I came up with:
 And another project using Lemoncraft papers:

Thanks for stopping by :)

---- Michelle ----

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Let's Get Sketchy 2017 - DT Team Call


So one of my dearest friends has just tagged me on Facebook, suggesting I apply for the Design Team 2017 for Let's Get Sketchy 


Don't you just love their logo?
https://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/2017-design-team-call.html


Hopefully I will still have time to work on a layout this weekend to submit my application, as I will be at scrap camp all weekend - perfect opportunity to create something special!!

Fingers crossed everyone!

Cheers for now,
Michelle







Thursday, 2 March 2017

March Challenge over at White ... with 1

It's March already - where has the time gone?! And of course start of the new month, means a new challenge over at White ... with 1. And what an amazing colour for this month - ORANGE PEEL. 


The creative team have done beautiful layouts - the orange and white is an amazing combination - so vibrant! Have a look at their fabulous layouts here...

And combined with their beautiful layouts, how about the fabulous mood board to get creating  ...



Here is my take for March


I have used orange chalk under the photo mat and embellishments. The chipboard has been painted in orange - and the stitches are hand drawn along the edges.

Looking forward to seeing the creations on this challenge for the month - such a great colour!

Till next month!

Michelle ----- :)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Hello everyone ...

Hope you are all having a good Waitangi day!

For Artfull Crafts Design Team - I have been playing with this Kaisercraft UBud Dreams range this week - in my element as the blue/teal is one of my favourite colours. Here is a layout I created using these beautiful papers:





Using a card stock as my base I have cut down the reverse side of the  Mandala paper and distressed the edges. I have then used a stencil and texture paste to create the mask. Once this was dry, I then used two different inks - a green one and a blue one to spray over the page, and created some splats with both colours. I cut out a frame from the Sekar paper and also cut out the mandala from the Bayu paper - these are placed behind the photo.The paper in the tears is the Citra paper. The stamp is from an older range of Kaisercraft but the clear stamps available with this range will work just as well. I have then used some of the stickers off the sticker sheet and some of the collectables.




Thanks for visiting - have a great week!

---- Michelle ---

Friday, 3 February 2017

White ... with 1 - February Challenge

Can you believe it is February already? And the colour for White ... with 1 this February is Blue Jeans

https://whitewith1.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/welcome-to-february.html
Pop over to the White ... with 1 blog and look at all the lovely pages created by the team .... just gorgeous. So looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this month with this lovely colour. And how about a little more persuasion ...

Below i s my layout for the month of February with the lovely Denim Jeans (and the sketch below used as a base)





I have so few photos of my son - he just does not like having his photo taken and I really need to catch him unawares ... this is one of my favourite photos of him.
Most of the elements on this page are chipboard. These have been gesso'd and then painted with a blue paint. I used a stencil and texture paste on the white cardstock  and then lightly dusted chalk over this, and then stamped on top of this, And adhered the photos and the chippies.


 Pop on over to the White ... with 1 blog and play along ... and how about a sketch to to encourage you to join ... (the sketch is of course optional)



TFL!

Monday, 23 January 2017

Hello  - here is a project created for Artfull Crafts ....

Aw - isn't this just the cutest, cutest range .... Kaisercraft Peek A Boo  (even the name of the range is cute!) Sadly my children are all grown up and most of my baby photos are all scrapped - but I have managed to find a few to add to my exploding box and tell a little story of my gorgeous boy (who turns 24 in April)  ....



I used the papers - Kid, Precious, Cherub, and Bambino to decorate the box and each of the box's page. The Cherub paper is perfect for mini albums and pocket pages - as one can cut up the page for pockets and tags.

The bunny on the bottom left picture above was fussy cut from the Specialty Paper - Our baby boy (varnish) - it's quite an awesome paper this, as it quite thick like cardstock and allow you to complete details of your baby (the girl range has one too) - perfect for a 12 x 12 album.

I decorated the pages and the box using the collectables and stickers from the sticker sheet. 

Thanks for popping over to look - have a great week!

----- Michelle ----