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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

You Colour my World - CSI308

Hallo there.  It is mid month reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  Today I want to share my take on the cold case for this month.  The idea is to use up some of your older stash.  I was inspired by the pie chart and the rainbow colours.  Here is my page for this challenge:

Supply list: Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusive, older 6x6 paper pads by Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy and Paige Evans, Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy (Fox); Flowers: Petaloo; Puffy Sticker:  Illustrated Faith, Buttons:  Stash; Enamel dots and shapes:  Stash; Paint:  Kuretake watercolours; Other mediums:  Stickels (Rose Gold), Embossing Powder: WOW Rose Gold; Stamps and Dies: Altenew (Perfectly Perfect); Other:  Silhouette Cut File.

The case file:

The soft ice cream colours and the pie chart was in the inspiration for this page.

Some close ups:
I cut the cut file and then backed it with older pattern papers in my stash.  I then added tone-on-tone buttons, enamel dots and shapes to each segment.  I then glued my heart to this beautiful Hip Kit Exclusive watercolor background designed by Irit Landgraf.  I was then faced with the dilemma, it was so pretty that I didn't want to cover any part with photos....but I did!

 The glitter alpha stickers were originally a gun metal colour.  I covered it with rose gold Stickles to match the heat embossed stamped florals.

 I love to see so much of my stash on this page.

 I heat embossed some floral stamps and leaves and coloured it with my Kuretake watercolours.  The Petaloo flowers have also lived in my stash a long time'.

 I added the glitter dots with the rose gold Stickles. 

 This layout took me a whole day to make...but it was so worth it.

Please come and play along with us over at Color Story Inspiration.  There are wonderful sponsors and some great prizes up for grabs.♥



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Exhale - Dusty Attic Jan moodboard - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there.  Have you seen the lovely Dusty Attic mood board for January.  It is so bright and fresh.  I used a lot of Lady Pattern Paper for this page.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper (Bon Crayon, Good Times and Tan Lines, Basic Essentials; Cardstock:  Watercolour paper; Chipboard: Dusty Attic (Flower buds, title, tropical foilage, hibiscus, page pebbles); Flowers:  Little Birdie, Prima; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal dots (Bright Gold); Micro beads:  American Craft (WOW - gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Paint:  Twinkling H2O (Solar Gold); Mists:  Prima Color bloom (summer sky, glistening waves, gold foil) Embossing powders:  Lindy's (Geranium Coral Blush, Terra Cotta Rust, Oakleaf Olive), Nuvo (glacier white), Tsukineko (gold); Border Punch:  Ek Success; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The January Mood board:

I used this sketch:

Some close ups:
 You know how much I like to stitch on my pages.

 The hearts were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

 I used the tropical foilage, flower buds, hibiscus flowers and a page pebble that were all heat embossed.
 I popped the hearts up on foam squares.

 Another little cluster.

 I added micro beads to the stamens of the hibiscus flowers.

Enamel dots are my "go to" embellishment to finish a page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Do come and play along with these challenges ♥

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bookworm - CSI 306 - Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)

Hello there.  I am a tad late in posting my layout for the first Color Story Inspiration reveal for 2020.  My husband have been in hospital for the past 3 days and my life seems to revolve around hospital visits.  You can see Case File no 306 over on  Color Story Inspiration.   I was inspired by the colours of this case file and used it in the traditional way.   Here is the page with photos of me with my granddaughter taken during a shopping date for her birthday.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Dear Lizzy (lovely day), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock:  Vicki Boutin Mixed Media; Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day); Chipboard:  Room 5; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Die cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko Gold; Border Punch:  EK Success.

The case file:

This is how I solved it:

The Scheme:  I used all the colours in the moodboard.

Evidence:  Floral pattern, dots, hearts,  flowers, leaves, butterflies, die cuts, embossing powder, multicolored alphabet.

Testimony:  I documented a birthday.


The layout is slightly inspired by this Laura Whitaker sketch:

Some close ups:
 I heat embossed the chipboard doilies and fussy cut the butterflies from a Maggie Holmes patterned paper.

 I layered some floral die cuts over the doilies.

 I love it that Leane loves reading as much as me.

 I placed my title between the two photos.

 Tiny word stickers, enamel dots and enamel hearts completes this page.

I really love these alphabet stickers.

Do come and play along with us at Color Story Inspiration.  There is some awesome prizes up for grabs.  Happy 2020 to you all ♥

Friday, December 20, 2019

A time to remember - Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly) - Dusty Attic Dec challenge

Hello there.  I am playing along with the December Dusty Attic colour challenge.  What makes this so awesome is that the new Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly collection) is perfect for the colour challenge.  Here is my page:

Supply list;  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly); Cardstock: Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Paper; Chipboard Title:  Dusty Attic (a time to Remember); Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (De Vine Frame Set); Flowers:  Dusty Attic, Prima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Twinkling H2O (Moonbeams, Harvest Soil, Royal Satin, Tahitian, Sapphire on Ice, Carribean Mist); Other mediums:  3d Matt Gel by Finnabair,  Finnabair gold glitter, Gold Stickels; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko Gold; Stencil:  Lady Pattern Le Mask; Leaf die:  Lady E designs.

This is the mood board.  I was inspired by the colours and the layers of leaves.
 Some close ups:
 I used one of Vicki Boutin's mixed media backgrounds and matted it on a page of Lady Pattern Paper Sparkly Goldie.  I hand stitched around the edges.

 I applied Finnabair 3d Matt gel through the Lady Pattern fireworks stencil and sprinkled gold glitter onto it while still wet.  I then die cut leaves from the Sparkly Royal, Sparkly Goldie and Sparkly Frozen.  
 I cut two corners from the Dusty Attic De Vine Frame set and first applied gesso before using Twinkling H2O's to colour the leaves in the colours of the mood board.

 The photo was matted on the three colours of Sparkly paper and the title was heat embossed in gold.

 I love the vibrancy of the Twinkling H20 paints.

 I used flowers by Prima and Dusty Attic and went a little crazy with the layering of the leaves.

On this photo you can see the sparkle and the dimension of the layers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Until further notice Celebrate Everything - Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkle)

I believe in celebrating every moment of life and I love the vibrant colours of this new Lady Pattern Paper  collection. I decided to scrap photos of my youngest grandson’s baby shoot with his siblings.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Sparkly); Cardstock:  American Craft; Tiny Letter stickers:  Tim Holtz; Wood veneer stars:  Studio Calico; Chipboard:  Lady Pattern paper, Room 5; Flowers:  Prima; Enamel hearts: Amy Tan; Enamel stars:  My Minds Eye; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Honey Gold); Stencil:  Lady Pattern Paper; Ink:  Brilliance (Galaxy Gold); Other Medium:  Embossing Powder: Tsukineko Gold, Nuvo Glacier White; Dies:  Spellbinders.


I used the Sparkly – Rainbow paper and matted my cardstock that is cut to 11 x 11 inch onto it. I then used the Le Mask Fireworks and stencilled gold ink onto the edges of my white cardstock.

 I wanted it peeking out behind the layers of patterned paper. I cut a 9 x 8-inch block from the Rainbow paper to use as my main layer. The photos were printed 2 up on a 5 x 7-inch photo paper and then matted on Basically Textured Knitty Gritty Dazzling Blue (B side).


I cut a block from the Frozen paper to layer behind the Rainbow paper and another strip from the Goldie paper to layer over the two blocks. I also cut the camera strip from the cut apart sheet to add to my layers. 
 The title chipboard was heat embossed with white embossing powder. I completed the page by embellishing it with flowers, heat embossed gold chipboard doilies, wood veneer stars and Nuvo Crystal drops in Honey Gold.


I really love this collection and it is so versatile that I am sure I will be using this as a staple in the future.

Be sure to get this collection from your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Forever be my Always - Lindy's Gang - Mixed Media

Hello there.  I just love the gorgeous December color challenge over on Lindy's Gang.  I used the Magical Shakers in my stash on watercolor paper to make my background.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper (140lb); Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studio (Daisies large); Flowers:  Dusty Attic; Enamel Dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Polka Purple, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Afternoon Delight Denim), Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Picket Fence); Paints:  Twinkling H2O (Tahitian, Sage); Embossing Powder:  Lindy's Pure White, WOW Metallic Silver; Stamps:  Kaisercraft.

The Color Challenge Graphic:


Links to the Lindy's Gang Products used:

Some closer images:





 Just look at that sparkle!


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