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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sweet ♥ - December Hip Kit - Stuck Sketches

Hi there....yes, you are seeing correctly!!!   This is my second post today.  I finished up the Stuck 15 February sketch challenge and want to post it before the deadline.  Nadia took this photo while we were camping in December and I was pleasantly surprised that the teddy bear that we gave Lukas when he was only two is still his sleeping partner.  Lukas and Buddy has long conversations at bedtime.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Echo Park, Paige Evans; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter sticker:  My Minds Eye (Yes Please mirror stickers); Wood veneer: Lawn Fawn:  Mirror Stickers:  My Minds Eye; Stars: Hip Kit Exclusives; Embroidery Floss: DMC Variegated; Twine: WeR Memory Keepers; Embossing Powder:  American Craft Zing; Other mediums:  PanPastels (Turquoise Shade, Paynes Grey, Natural Grey); Stencil: Prima; Other Silhouette Cameo.

The Sketch:

Some close ups:
 I sometimes have to make an effort to use my stash.  I have PanPastels in every colour and they cost me an arm and a leg when I bought them.  Today I remembered them and used them through a stencil to break the white page.  I love the softness of it,  it can be erased if you don't like the effect and must be fixed with a artists fixative to become permanent.

 The tag was made from packaging material that comes with chipboard titles.

 How pretty is those gold circles and stars.

I cut the star with the Silhouette Cameo and stitched it with Variegated thread.  

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Family - December Hip Kit - Stuck Sketches

Hi there, I hope it is going well in your neck of the woods.  I have made peace that "normal" is really just a setting on a washing machine.  The past few weeks have been eventful.  The Mission had it's debut on national television...and the program was really beautiful.  Wynand had a BIG operation on the hip he busted in December and he now has a steel plate with 8 screws in his hip.  After all that I really needed the awesome Retreat we had in Eersterivier.

Today I completed a couple of pages that have been on my desk for a while now..  I used my December Hip Kit to take part in the 1 February Stuck Sketch challenge  I scrapped a photo  that I took of Wynand, Nadia and the boys when we went for lunch at Bramon wine estate in December.  Here is my page.


 
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Paige Evans; Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood Veneer:  Lawn Fawn; Puffy Stickers:  Heidi Swapp; Clip:  Paige Evans; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Die cuts: Paige Evans; Embroidery Floss: DMC Variegated; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen); Stencil: Prima; Embossing Powder:  Lindy's Stamp Gang; Border Punch: Martha Stewart; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The Sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used a stencil and some Distress Ink to break the white background.  The heart cut file and the Ampersand is from the Silhouette Store.  I backed the heart with a Paige Evans patterned paper.  The heart is heat embossed.

 I added some puffy stickers to all three clusters and then added the little clip behind the photo.

 The title is by Celebr8 and I just inked it with Versamark Fine Smokey Grey Ink.

I love this soft colour palette...and this kit has all the soft pretty colours.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope you found a bit of inspiration here ♥♥

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Loved - Blue Fern Studios

The page I want to share with you today is totally different to me as it did not follow my normal process.  Usually I take a photo that I want to scrap, then choose the papers and everything goes from there.  This time was totally random.  Firstly I wanted to hand stitch a large title on my page...secondly I wanted to do it in variegated DMC embroidery floss that is coloured beige, blue and green.  So that is what I did.  I designed my title in my Silhouette Software with the Bromello font, then I switched my cutting blade for a sketch pen and the title was drawn on my white cardstock.
I then went ahead and pierced holes about a half centimeter apart...

...and then stitched it.

Then I was stuck.  I didn't know what photo to use and what papers to use.  I remembered a photo of my son, Wynand and his beautiful wife, Nadia taken at Nadia's sister's wedding last year.  The colours were perfect to compliment my stitching.  Yes, it is that crazy...

I then searched my stash and found the Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology papers that I haven't even cut into yet....and after a bit of mixed media to enhance the background and set a mood...my page turned into a rather romantic one...and I love it♥

Supplies used:  Patterned papers:  Blue Fern Studio (Autumn Anthology), Prima (the script paper); Cardstock: American Craft; Wood Veneer: Prima; Chipboard: Blue Fern Studio (Royal Heart Frame); Flowers: Prima; Stickpin: Prima; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Dimensional die cuts: Prima; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Mediums: Finnabair 3D Matt Gel, Finnabair Copper glass glitter, Lindy's Embossing powder; Stencil: Prima; Other: Silhouette Sketch pen.

Some close ups:
 I love the soft romantic feel of the patterned papers.  The dimensional stickers are from the Prima Epiphany collection.

 ...and my title takes center stage.

 I very seldom use flowers these days....and I have a huge stash.  This page just called for flowers.

The chipboard was heat embossed with Lindy's Midnight Teal embossing powder.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I hope I could inspire you ♥

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Write it on your Heart - September Hip Kit

Hallo there....I have a couple of pages that I made in these past few weeks and haven't shared here yet.  While we were on holiday in Plettenberg Bay in December we had lunch at the Bramon Wine Estate and the day was a perfect photo opportunity.  Here is a page with one of the photos that I took of Wynand and Nadia on that day.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Maggie Holmes Gather; Cardstock: American Craft; Letter stickers:  Maggie Holmes; Chipboard: Pink Fresh Studios; Brads: Simple Stories; Puffy Heart: Hip Kit Exclusive; Bow: Maggie Holmes; Die cuts: Maggie Holmes; Leaf cut: Silhouette; Doodle flower die cut: Just Nick Studio; Border punch: Martha Stewart; Other: Doily from my stash.

Some close ups:
 All the tags and die cuts are from the Maggie Holmes Ephemera pack.

 The puffy heart was a left over from the May Hip Kit and the chipboard hearts are by Pink Fresh Studio.

 I little bow is also part of the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.

 I wanted to emphasize the gold accents and cut some leaves with the Silhouette Cameo and covered them with glossy accents and gold glitter.

I adore this doodle flowers!  It is a cut file that I bought from Just Nick Studio.  I first wanted to stitch this on the bottom of the page but when I cut them they were so delicate that I just loved the way they looked on the page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello 2017 - December Hip Kit

Hello there.  I want to share another page with a photo taken during our December holidays.  I decided to make this about welcoming in the new year with new vision...the wish of  MORE of the good stuff in our lives.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Paige Evans (Take me Away), Echo Park; Cardstock: American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy Thickers; Card: Hip Kit Project life card; Paperclip: Paige Evans; Flowers; Prima; Flair: Hip Kit Exclusive; Puffy Hearts: Freckled fawn; Tassel: Maggie Holmes;  Die cuts: Hip Kit Exclusives;  Ink: Distress Inks (Antique linen, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo); Dies: Sizzex circles; Border Punch: EK Success; Stencil: Celebr8

I used this sketch by Laura Whitaker:

 Some close ups:
 I used the little dots of the Alpha stickers as embellishments.  Love these silver puffy hearts by Freckled Fawn.

 I struggle to use tassels and clips...here I feel I nailed it!

 I love using white cardstock (no surprise there) but I also like to break the white with a bit of stenciling and bring in a bit of mixed media that way.

 I can't remember in which month's kit this card came...but I knew that I wanted to use it to feature somewhere on  page...and it found it's home.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, February 4, 2017

CREATE - mixed media 2pager

Hallo there.  This little blog of mine has been terribly neglected in the past few weeks.  The truth is that I really feel that I have lost my voice in the bloggie world and there is really nothing much I can do about it.  Two weeks ago the Mission was visited and a lot of footage was shot for a program that will air on 22 February.  The more known the work we do become the more I find myself feeling a bit uncomfortable...so please bear with me until this new season passes.

During this time I actually got stuck into a mixed media project.  I decided that I needed to use some of the techniques that I learned at the Finnabair/Cari Fennell event in JBay in November last year....so without further ado...here is the two pager I made.  I used photos that was taken by Priscilla Kelly during the event.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  7Dots Studio:  Cardstock: American Craft; Letter Stickers: American Craft (Crush); Chipboard: Celebr8; Bling: Prima Say it in Crystals; Flowers: Bo Bunny; Metal Flower: Finnabair; Embroidery Floss: DMC Metalic gold; Ink: Alcohol inks (copper, pesto, espresso); Mists: Prima Color Bloom (Antique Gold, Gold Foil, Lime Wedge; Other mediums: Twinkling H2O's, Finnabair Modelling Paste,  Finnabair Clear Gesso, Finnabair Heavy Gesso, Finnabair Soft Matt Gel; Microbeads: Amerian Craft: Stencil: Prima.

Cariena's sketch:
Some close ups:

 You can see all the texture on the background.  I also splashed some blue and gold colour over the page using the Twinkling H2O's

 I stitched the circles with gold metalic thread.

 More texture.

 This layout all started with this chipboard title that I bought during this event...I just new that it would be perfect on some page.  I coloured the chipboard with Twinkling H2O's

 This crystal border has been in my stash for many years and before I applied alcohol ink to it, it was lilac.

 I love the combination of gold with this page.

Thank you for visiting my page...I hope you found some inspiration here ♥♥

Friday, January 27, 2017

Boys will be Boys - December Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hi there, I hope it is going well in your neck of the woods.  Yesterday I cut into my December Hip Kit to take part in the 15 January Stuck sketch challenge.  I scrapped two photos that I took of my grandsons Christian and Lukas when we went for lunch at Bramon wine estate in December.  Here is my page.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Dec Hip Kit exclusives, Paige Evans; Cardstock: American Craft; Letter Stickers: American Craft (Charming) Black, Turquoise - Pink Fresh Studio; Wood veneer: Hip Kit exclusive arrow, Jillibean Soup (Smile); Tassels: Maggie Holmes; Acrylic Stars: Hip Kit Exclusives; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye (Sugar Plum); Tag: Paige Evans; Stencil: Heidi Swapp; Mist: Prima Color Bloom (Storm Cloud); Dies: Quickcutz stars

The sketch:

Closies:
 I love to outline my patterned papers to create separation between the layers.  Love those little tassels.

 I love white background paper but because the embellishing of this page is minimal I decided to mist some light grey stars onto the background.  I also stitched around my circle :-)

 Those cute little acrylic stars are exclusive to the Hip Kits and I would love to lay my hands on more of them.

 The sketch called for the long title and the photos show that "boys will be boys".

The "Smile" wood veneer is from an older Hip Kit.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...your love is appreciated and I hope that you found some inspiration on my little place in cyber space.

♥♥

Monday, January 23, 2017

Adventure - August Hip Kit

Hi there.  The page I am sharing today was the first one I scrapped with the August kit.  I have found it notoriously difficult to cut into a brand new kit.  Until I cut that first piece of paper I just don't know where to start with all the pretty goodies that is contained in each kit.  So after much humming and hawing this was the best I could come up with.  Seriously the first page is always super difficult.

Supply list:  Patterned papers: Crate Paper; Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine; Cardstock: American Craft; Wood Veneer: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard Title: Celebr8;  Flair: Adri du Preez; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Enamel hearts: Illustrated Faith; Die cuts: Hip Kit Exclusives; Twine: WeR Memory Keepers: Dies: Quickutz nesting dies; Other: Doily from my stash.

The sketch I used:

Some close ups:
 I matted my patterned papers on dark grey cardstock.

 The title is a Celebr8 chipboard that I just inked in dark blue.

 I love this delicate doily...and I ordered a stash of it from Amazon.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥