Saturday, October 28, 2017

9 Today - CSI240 - Teresa Collins

Hi there,  I am playing along with Color Story Inspiration's case file 240 today.  For this colour challenge I dug into my older stash and put together some papers from Teresa Collins Summer Stories collection and some other American Craft papers.  I decided on documenting a birthday and chose Lukas' 9th birthday photo.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Teresa Collins (Summer Stories), Pebbles, American Crafts;  Cardstock:  American Craft:  Wood Veneer:  Teresa Collins, Brads:  Teresa Collins; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Embossing Paste:  Wendy Vecchi; Acrylic Paint: Opal Magic Blue-Pink - Art Alchemy; Gold splatters:  Twinkling H2O Solar Gold.

The case file:
 This is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  polka dots, stripes, stars, cupcake (photo), texture paste, scallop, something dangling (papr clip with star banner,, enamel dots.

Testimony:  I documented Lukas' 9th birthday and I used a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson as my journaling.  “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Some close ups:
 I heat embossed all the wood veneer elements with gold embossing powder.

 I mixed some Art Alchemy Opal magic pink-blue into the embossing paste before applying it to my white background.

 I used a paper clip that was part of the latest Paige Evans Turn the Page collection and just replaced the banner part with a matching patterned paper.

 I loved adding lots of layers behind my photo...and I outlined the papers before distressing it.

 I love the way the quote completes the page perfectly.

Here you can see all the dimension and the lovely gold shiny bits.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today♥♥

Thursday, October 26, 2017

My Girl - Felicity ♥ Jane - Stuck sketches

Hallo there.  I have had to put my Travelers Notebook away so that I can concentrate on doing a couple of layouts again.  I subscribed to the Felicity Jane kits and I am absolutely thrilled with how pretty they are.  I decided to use the Felicity Jane Zoey kit to scrap a photograph of Leane using the latest Stuck Sketches challenge.  So here goes:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Felicity Jane Zoey kit:  Cardstock:  American Craft:  All embellishments:  Felicity Jane Zoey kit; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Stencil:  Celebr8; Ink:  Distress Ink (Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw);  Doily:  My stash

The sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used a lot of the Zoey stamp set.  I never knew that I would love stamping on my layouts.

 I broke the white background with a stencil and distressed inks that was applied with a blending tool through the stencil.

 I fussy cut out the scallop from patterned paper and then did my usual signature style stitching.

Yup, I even stamped on my photo :)  The rose was also fussy cut from the patterned paper.

I just love how this page turned out.  I adore all the black and white papers on the B sides of the patterned papers.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sisters best friends - Prima Zella Teal

I was so blessed to be able to spend a few days with my youngest sister, Ansie, in Cape Town.  We don't see each other often enough and whenever I see my nephews they have grown so much that I feel that I am somehow missing out.  Anyhow...I bought the beautiful new Prima Zella Teal collection while on the road and this was the perfect moment to use the prettiness it contains.  Here is my page:

All the papers, flowers and chipboard are from the same collection.  The pretty chipboard alpha was a Hip Kit exclusive alpha and the colours were perfect for this page.

I used one of Laura's sketches:

Some close ups:
 This is my absolute favourite colour and that was the reason why I just couldn't resist this collection.  I clustered the flowers and one can never have enough pretty flowers.  Just look at that pretty rubber XO embellishment

 The Hip Kit Exclusive alphas were the perfect colour to use for the title.

 I coloured some light modelling paste with some distress ink and then applied it through a stencil to break my white background and added another flower cluster to the bottom of the page.

I distressed the edges of my patterned papers and added some stitching for added interest.

I absolutely adore these doilies and love adding them behind my photos.  Another cluster at the right of the photo completes this layout and creates the visual triangle.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Moment with you - July 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hi there.  For the first time in nearly a month I got creating again.  We had an awesome Scrapbook Studio Secret Event that took us from Cape Town to Pretoria to Johannesburg to Bloemfontein and finally to Jeffreys Bay.  It was awesome to meet so many talented scrappers from across the country.  Yesterday I played along with the latest Stuck sketch and combined it with some super cute photos of Stefan and the July 2017 Hip Kit.  Here it is:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Bella Blvd, Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Amy Tangerine (On a Whim); Cardstock:  American Craft; Label:  Pretty Little Studio; Wood veneer, chipboard, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Clip:  Bella Blvd; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Peacock Feathers, Crushed olive;  Stencils:  Celebr8, Crafters Workshop.

The Sketch:

Some close ups:
Stefan playing the surfer part in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. I love all the exclusives in the July kit.

I used some distress ink and stencils to break the white background.

 I loved adding the pop of orange with all the blues and aquas in this kit.

I added some stitching to the scallops for added texture.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥