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