Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Escape to the Wild - Maggie Holmes Flourish - Scrapbook Studio

Hi there,  I want to share the second page I made for the Scrapbook Studio kit.  I struggled to get going with this page because my paper options were limited.  I eventually decided on the front and back of the Flourish Poetic paper and my "go to"vertical design.  I then scoured my children's Facebook pages for a photo and when I found this one of Wynand and Nadia taken while they were camping in the Baviaans Kloof I knew that it would be perfect for the colour combination.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Maggie Holmes (Flourish); Cardstock: American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Memo) and tile stickers from the Maggie Holmes sticker sheet; Chipboard:  Celebr8; Stickers:  Maggie Holmes (Flourish); Flowers: Celebr8; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other Mediums:  Ranger Rose Gold Liquid Pearls; Scrapbook Studio Gold glitter embossing paste; Punch: XCut; Doily:  my stash.

Close ups:

I love how a doily always manage to soften a page. The butterfly was fussy cut from one of the papers.  I added a card from the cut apart sheet and then layered one of the sticker phrases over it.

I heat embossed the chipboard leaves and buds with rose gold embossing powder and added a fussy cut flower to the flower cluster.

The camera and dragon fly was fussy cut from the patterned papers.

The liquid pearls are not perfect...but it is what it is.  I added another phrase sticker to the photo.
The card was also cut from the cut apart patterned papers.  I love this colour combination....and as usual a bit of stitching as a final touch.

The Baviaans Kloof is really an Escape to the Wild where there is no cellphone reception....just perfect to relax and unwind.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sparkle - Sketchabilities - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there friends.  It is such a privilege and pleasure to be part of the Design Team for Sketchabilities.  Please go and check out the reveal for Sketch #150...there is so much inspiration from the team.    I have combined the sketch with the Color Story Inspiration case file #255.  Here is my take on the sketch:

Supply list:  Patterned paper: Cocoa Vanilla Studio (Bohemian Dreams); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Bling: My Minds Eye; Flowers: Bo Bunny; Flair: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Enamel hearts: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Die cuts: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord); Texture Paste: Finnabair; Stencil:  Tim Holtz; Stamps:  Prima, Felicity Jane; Border punches: XCut, EK Success, Martha Stewart; Embossing Powder:  WOW; Other:  Sisal fibres.

Sketch 150
 The CSI case file:

Here is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Solid white background, scallops, stripes, hearts, dots, circles, decorative border, starburst, texture paste, heat embossing.

Testimony:  I used the title "Sparkle".  My journaling reads as follows:  "Two arms full of love, Juan and Stefan - 26 May 2013.  "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:8

Some close ups:

 I cut some frames from patterned paper to be part of my layers.  I mixed distress ink into my texture paste and applied it through a Tim Holtz stencil.

 I dusted off my stamps and added the stitched circles with the Prima stamp and the little starbursts with Felicity Jane stamps.

 I love the added texture that the punched borders add to this page.

 I layered some flower ephemera, sisal and Bo Bunny Flowers...and here you can see my journaling.

 The bottom left cluster is a mix of pennants, sisal and flowers.  I love layering the diecut flowers with the vellum flowers.

I added silver metallic drops by My Minds Eye and heat embossed the title in Silver.  It is the perfect accent colour.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please visit the Sketchabilities blog and play along with this month's sketch.  ♥♥

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fear Factor - Maggie Holmes Flourish - Scrapbook Studio

Hi there, today I am sharing the first of two pages I created as a kit for Scrapbook Studio.  (there is still a couple available for purchase)   The pretty Flourish "Charming" paper just asked to be fussy cut.  I remembered a photo that I took years ago of Stefan and Lukas and a bug.  Stefan is very afraid of bugs and spiders and a friend commented on my Facebook page that the perfect title for the photo would be "Fear Factor".  Thank you Adri!  Here is the page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Maggie Holmes (Flourish); Cardstock: American Craft; Letter Stickers: American Craft (Memo); Wood beetle: Crafty Arts; Stickers:  Maggie Holmes (Flourish); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other Mediums:  Copper Stickles, Rose Gold Liquid Pearls, Scrapbook Studio Gold Glitter embossing paste.

Some close ups:
I love those bugs.

 One of the cut apart cards became a tag.  The stitching is always the perfect accent.

 My title card...and the liquid pearls don't make perfect dots...but it is what it is. journaling...another memory captured...

I found this little wooden beetle in an art shop...I added a lick of gesso and then stickels and glitter.

Thank you for visiting my blog♥

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wild about You - Lady Pattern Paper

Hi there,  I am sharing a layout made with Lady Pattern Paper today.  Bernike Coetzee's gorgeous papers are really versatile and can be used as essential papers that will go with any paper range you choose to use...and of course it is a proudly South African manufacturer. I wanted to showcase the Kraft Essentials Lucy Lace Opaque white paper that I used as the background for this page.  I decided that it would make the perfect backdrop for some extraordinary photos taken way back in 2014.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Basic Essentials; Cardstock:  Lady Pattern Paper (Kraft Essentials);  Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Paperback); Wood Veneer: JA Floral, Studio Calico; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8; Flowers: Petaloo; Leaves: Prima; Beads:  Celebr8; Label: twine + ink;  Flair:  Feed your craft; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow, Apple Green), Giraffe Die Cut:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Ink:  Distress Ink (Vintage photo, Walnut Stain),  Other mediums:  Finnabair Copper Glitter Glass, Wow rose gold embossing powder,Lindy's oakleaf olive embossing powder;  Border Punch: Xcut; Other:  12 x 12 corrugated cardboard.

Some close ups:
 I decided to back the Lucy Lace Kraft paper onto a 12 x 12 piece of corrugated board.  I then went ahead and tore pieces of the kraft paper from the edges and inked the exposed corrugated cardboard.  I heat embossed the Dusky Attic branches and placed it behind the burlap flowers.

 The giraffe die cut was the perfect touch to this fact I don't know if I would have used it if I didn't have these photos ;)  I raided some of my Celebr8 embellishment packs and sorted the yellow, green and black beads...I then attached them around the bottom of the photos with glossy accents.  While it was still wet I sprinkled the copper glass glitter over it.

 I love the exposed pieces of corrugated gives it a real African wild feel.

 I added some wood veneer hearts and made enamel dots with Nuvo Crystal drops as final touches.

 The page would have no meaning if the story isn't told.  So I added my journaling to the top of the page.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  You can find Lady Pattern Paper at your local scrapbook store. ♥♥

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Be inspired by Dr Seuss challenge - Kraft + - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there.  I enjoyed the latest challenge on Kraft + for June.  I knew that I wanted to use one of the READING quotes and remember that long ago Nadia posted a photo of Christian reading to Lukas at bedtime.  I hunted the photo down on Facebook and I was set to go.  I love that we get challenged to think out of the box and actually step out of the box.  I used my Feed Your Craft alpha stamps for the first time as part of the title. 

Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper; Kraft:  Lady Pattern Paper;  Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Cork:  Elle's Studio; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Stars:  Elle's Studio; Ink:  Black Archival Ink;  Stamps:  Alpha- Feed Your Craft,  Inbetweenies:  Dylusions.

Some close ups:
 I used the quote: "You can find MAGIC wherever you LOOK, sit back and RELAX, all you need is a BOOK!"  - Dr Seuss
 It took ages but I love the combination of the stamped letters and the puffy alpha stickers.
 I made some Lorax trees by cutting the tops from patterned paper and combining it with stamped stems from Dylusions.

 It would not be complete without the HAT,

I love it!!!  So different from my usual scrappy style.

I hope I inspired you to come and play along.  Thank you for visiting my blog♥♥

Saturday, June 2, 2018

This life is an Adventure & I'm the Explorer - Celebr8 You Rock

Hallo again.  Today I am sharing the second page that I made with the new Celebr8 You Rock collection.  The photos I used was taken of Lukas at a roadside stall where things are sold that was made up entirely of scrap.  Here is my layout:

Supplies used:  Celebr8 You Rock collection; Other mediums:  Finnabair Rust paste, Stickels (Golden Rod, Paprika, Blue Bayou), Border punch:  Fiskars, Ek Success; Embroidery Floss: DMC.

Some close ups:
I used the chipboard gears between my layers.  I also used the stencil in the collection pack to add additional interest to my background.

I cut my background paper down to mat it on another patterned paper.  I tore two section diagonally across the page and distressed the edges and then rolled the sections away to reveal rusted gears that I also sprinkled with the micro beads.

The title chipboard was painted with acrylic paint and then covered in Stickels.

I love the gears peeking out between the paper layers.

 The bottom cluster with the gear peeking out.  I also added some simple straight stitching around the background paper.

This photo also shows the dimension and the sparkly bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to get your Celebr8 You Rock collection from your local scrapbook store ♥♥

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It's a Boy's world - Celebr8

Hallo there.  I was very honoured to be asked by Celebr8 to design pages for their new "You Rock"release.  As you know I am blessed to have 2 sons and 5 grandsons so I enjoy creating masculine pages.  I also like to stretch myself to use elements in a new way or to think outside the box when I decide on creating pages.  Here is the first page I made with a photo of my younger son, Wynand and our grandson Lukas:

Supply list:  Celebr8 You Rock collection,  Corrugated cardboard from my stash;  Letter stickers:  American Craft fabric chipboard letters;  Other mediums:  Acrylic paint,  Stickels (Golden Rod, Paprika, Blue Bayou), Lindy's Mist (Marigold Yellow); Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Wild Honey), Embossing powder: Lindy's Cleopatra's Copper.

Some close ups: 
 The photos doesn't do justice and show the dimension on this page.  I cut the star from two patterned paper and from corrugated cardboard.  I love the effect of the corrugated cardboard.

 I used the stencil in the collection pack to add a layer behind the stars.  I believe it is the first time I use a chain on any of my pages.  I attached it to the top of the page with jump rings.

 I created this little cluster at the top to echo the addition of the corrugated cardboard star. The little stars have been heat embossed.

 I used some mistable fabric alphas that I coloured with Lindy's mist to a matching colour.  I twisted some of the string around the corrugated star for added interest.  The chipboard was painted with acrylic paint and then covered with Stickels.

I added another little cluster to the bottom left to balance the layout.

This photo gives you a better idea of the dimension on this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope my page inspires you to go out and get this lovely masculine collection from your local scrapbook store. ♥♥

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sweet ♥ - CSI 254 - Cocoa Vanilla Studio (More than Words)

Hallo there.  I have been so busy creating layouts that can only be revealed later...that I am glad I found time today to play along with the latest Color Story Inspiration case file.  It is a very girly colour combination and I am so glad that Bianca took Leane on a girly date to the Unicorn Cafe yesterday and took some photos for this Ouma.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Pink Paislee; Cardstock: American Craft; Chipboard Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Bling: W&M; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (gold); Vellum and die cuts:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Stamp:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Ink:  Distress Ink (Squeezed lemonade); Ink: Ranger Archival Ink; Stencil:  Prima; Punch:  Fiskars.

The Case File:
This is how I solved it:

The Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence:  Solid background, Stripes, floral pattern, flowers, label, bling, gold elements.

Testimony:  I put my journaling on a label.

Some close ups:
I love how easy the ephemera pack and vellum pack makes embellishing.  I added a row of bling along the edges of the photos.

Another little cluster.  I layered the vellum pieces over the cardstock die cuts for added dimension.

 I love the little sprinkle of hearts on the one stamp in the collection.  I added gold with glitter Nuvo Crystal drops.

 My journaling in a Pretty Little Studio label.

Love all the dimension on this page.

I hope you are inspired to play along with the Color Story Inspiration is a lot of fun♥♥