Sunday, 17 December 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Dec sketch reveal

Hi there!

While I am sitting in my lounge typing this up, Christmas carols are playing in the background (yes, hubby is feeling quite festive) - hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner ... and then the year is over. SO without further ado ... the last challenge for 2017 at Let's Get Sketchy:

Loved working with this sketch - and I decided to turn it anti-clockwise and work with it like that - and here is my take on the sketch:

As you can see we go back to 2004 - when my daughter was all of 8 years old ... this is one of my favourite photos with my own mom and my daughter. I used a chipboard frame and covered this with paper. The flowers are from 49 Market - alas the paper I have had for a while and cannot recall the name of the range.

Would love to see your take on the sketch - and pop it up over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog.

Have a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. I will be back for 1 January - a new year and a new sketch for Let's Get Sketchy......

Till then ...

Michelle -----

Friday, 1 December 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 December

And I am back again for another December blog  and this time for the Let's Get Sketchy 1 December reveal. Use a sketch to create a page .. let your imagination run ...

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
I just love this photo of my daughter ... and I thought that the title Just imagine went well ... because it does look like you would be wondering or imaging something if you were sitting there too ...  :)
I have gone with very subtle colours for this photo .. because I do want create the image of calmness, and thought these colours did that well.

I would love to see your take on the sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog ...

Thanks for popping in :)

White ... with 1 ... December

Hello from sunshine NZ!

And here we are last month of 2017 ..... where has this year gone??
So with the 1st of December - is a new reveal over at White ... with 1. And the perfect colour for the festive season WATERMELON RED ....  and we have a lovely sketch to match!

 And here is my take on the colour and the sketch:

 I turned the sketch and this is what I came up with ... this is a photo of my two precious angels taken about 20 years ago ... they are now both  grown up 21 and 24 year olds! It goes so quickly, doesn't it! And what more perfect than the little red outfit my daughter is wearing and the colour of the month ... 
Here I have just done some spraying an rubbed on some red chalk in the background. I then stamped down the one side and added two strips of washi tape. Added to this is the paper and I used a punch for the middle white card stock, and put a ribbon over this. The title is from some Thickers I had in my stash.

Thanks for popping in to look. Would love to see your take on the challenge on the White ... with 1 blog - the sketch is optional only, but your white and watermelon red is a must...  

See ya soon!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Colourful Creations - mid-month reveal

It is with a sad note that I write this blog as the final challenge for the Colorful Creations creative team, as this is the last challenge for a while while Colorful Creations takes a wee breather until further notice. It would really be great to see some of you take part in the challenge this month.

The mid-month reveal is a mood board with all my favourite colours:
Isn't thi just beautiful - what a great colour combo isn't it??

And here is my take on the challenge:

Here I have used a plain brown paper which I have stencilled with liquid pearls and then used various inks to created the sprays in the background. I then inked the chipboard clock and frame and finished off with flowers, twine and tags.
This photo is of me and one of my very close friends at a party about a year ago. We had to dress to the theme of Great Gatsby - and when I saw the lady with the hat on the moodboard I thought of this photo.

Hope to see your take on the challenge up on the Colorful Creations blog.

Lets Get Sketchy - 15th November 2017 reveal

Welcome to the next edition of Let's Get Sketchy - the mid-month sketch reveal
And here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Here I have used a light blue cardstock mounted to a patterned paper from an Authentique range. I have used inks to splatter red and blue drops on the page, plus I have stamped stitches behind the photo. I have also stamped randomly with different patterent patterned acrylic stamps with black ink and red ink . The photos have been matted onto red and blue cardstock. I have also used stickers for the stars and the arrow from a Simple Stories sticker collection. The title and circles are chipboard which I have inked with blue ink. I think used some blue chalk and smudged around the photo to highlight it.

These are photos of my now 24 year old son taken about 20 years ago - just the cutest!! They sure do grow up fast don't they.

Would love to see your take on the sketch challenge - pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog for the details ...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 Nov 17 Sketch

Scary to think this year is almost done - here we are now the 1st of November. Of course this means a new challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the challenge
Oh I do just love this photo of my son Brendon and our friend's dog, his name is Tyson. He is a big dog but thinks he is a lap dog - he is just such a gorgeous animal. I thought that Strike a Pose suits this photo so well - it's almost as if Tyson knew he had to pose especially!

Come and play along at Let's Get Sketchy - we would love to see your interpretation of the sketch!

See you again for the mid-month reveal :)

Colorful Creations - Thankful

Welcome to the 1st of the month - and Colorful Creations has a new challenge out for the month. The theme this month is THANKFUL. What a beautiful topic - and fits well in with the States and thanksgiving this month. But also a great topic for a challenge - life is so amazing and there is s much to be thankful for. I have chosen my amazing husband and my wonderful children for my thankful theme

Along with this theme, the other part of the challenge is that at least 50% of what we use on our page had to be from your stash - another great way for being thankful for the stuff that we already have. Here is my take:
I have used a Blue Fern Studios paper for my background which has been stencilled with texture paste, and splattered and also inked. I have used really old rub-ons for the stitching and the clocks. I have also had the chipboard in my stash for ages. Some of my flowers are new from 49 and Market - but I would say that at least 80% of the layout is from my stash. I have used two photos here and matted one on top of the other to create a 3D effect - but the photo is not quite showing the effect effectively

Come and play along with Colorful Creations   -  we would love to see what you are thankful for too.