Sunday, 15 October 2017

Colorful Creations - Mid-Oct reveal

And me again with another mid-month reveal and this is for Colorful Creations :) And the challenge for Mid-October is a sketch.

Here is the sketch - a sketch with a difference!

Isn't this sketch so cool? And here is my take on the sketch:
The triangles are from a Blue Fern collection - here my hubby and I went to Hanmer Springs for our 24th wedding anniversary. Hanmer Springs has lovely hot pools - and although it was December (which is summer in NZ) it was actually quite cold, and there was even a dusting of snow that weekend .... the warm pools were very welcome!

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with and your interpretation of the sketch ... come play along at Colorful Creations.

Thanks for popping over to visit.

Michelle xxx


Let's Get Sketchy - Mid-Oct Reveal

Well hello from a lovely spring New Zealand! And it's the 15th of the month - which means reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy - yay!!! And here is the sketch for this reveal:

And here is my take on the sketch using an (old) Prima range - Stationer's Desk. Just love the maroon and vintage hues in this range. I went along with this as I thought it matched my daugher's make up very well!
Here I have used a background paper and then used a lighter paper which I cut down slightly and distressed. I then cut the strip through top left to match the sketch - about a 1/4 of an inch taken off and this was also distressed. The photo is also matted with cardstock and the Prima range and also distressed. I then finished off the layout with chipboard inked with maroon to match, the flowers, some extra leaves and some twine. The title is also chipboard and inked.

Come and play along with Lets' Get Sketchy - I would love to see your take of the challenge sketch up on their blog.

Thanks for popping over and taking a look!

Michelle xxxx


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Colorful Creations - 1 October reveal

Hello again!

Let your creativity run wild for this month with the challenge over at Colorful Creations - using "numbers" in your project (layout or off the page). You can be as creative as you wish - and as long as "number" is represented in some form on your page, whether you choose to use a paper with numbers on it, or whether you use numbers as embellishments or have the number in your challenge - this is entirely up to you.

And here is my take on the challenge:

I have used various chipboard numbers in all shapes and sizes to create my layout. To start with, I have used the new Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. The background of the paper has been gesso'd lightly to lighten up the dark paper. I then layered various papers from this same range, distressing each of these and layering these before adhering my photo on top of these. The huge cog was fussy cut and I used some of the stickers off the sticker page. I gesso'd all the numbers, before spraying them with three shades of ink (not quite visible in this photo) - the colours were gold, metallic brown and a metallic copper shade.
I have a punch that cuts the tiny chevrons added to finish the page off.

I love this photo of my husband and son - they were both sitting on the beach near Ashburton here in NZ (the beach is all pebbles and no sand!) - and both just sat there in the same position staring out to sea.

Love to see your take on the "numbers' theme on the blog over at Colorful Creations 

----- M -----

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 October reveal

Hello to a new month!

And of course the 1st of the month means there is a brand new sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.


I have decided this month to with a very simple and easy layout - but bright and vibrant. I just love this green and red/orange combination. This is a photo of Mum and me on our way out before popping out to town - quite amusing really, that we ended up wearing the same colours without the other knowing what we were wearing ;)



Thanks for popping along - and do join us for the this month's challenge over at Let' Get Sketchy - all you have to do is use the sketch in any way you interpret it.

----- M -----

White ... with 1 - October reveal

Hello to  a new month over at White ... with 1.

October already .. wow! And this month is a very special month - in honour of breast cancer and creating awareness of this disease. White with 1 have chosen the colour PINK WHISPER in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Here is my take on the challenge for this month:


Using texture paste, I used an 12x12 stencil for the background, down the middle of the page. Once it was dry I sprayed the background with pink ink. I fussy cut the lady's head from a range  of paper I had, and then finished off the page using flowers, ribbon and chippies.

We would love you to join the challenge this month, and if you need a little help to get going, there is also a sketch that can be used (this is of course entirely optional)

 
Hope to see your challenge up on the White ... with 1 blog!

------- M --------
 
 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - Sketch 15 Sep 2017

Hello again!

And this middle of the month, Let's Get Sketchy has a really beautiful sketch for their mid-month challenge! Here it is:

Isn't this just fabulous! I love this one... and here is my take on the challenge using a Theresa Collins range that I have had for sometime:
It's hard to believe this photo was taken 8 years ago when my daughter was just 12 years old, and this weekend she is turning 21 ... wow doesn't time fly. Scary isn't it! I love this range of papers, and I have had them for a number of years - glad I was finally able to put them to use.

This is a really great sketch - and I would love to see your interpretation of this - why don't you join us, create something and pop it up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog - click here for the details and check the rest of the DT team and there gorgeous creations too.

Till the 1st of October for the next sketch reveal, have a great week :)

M


Colorful Creations - 15 September Reveal

Hello there!

Colorful Creations has a great theme for this middle of the month reveal. And it's all about the weather!! Create something that indicates your favourite kind of weather .... here is my layout:

 
 We had only been living in New Zealand just short of a year when we had a good dumping of snow. Living in an area of New Zealand that doesn't get the snow in winter, this was quite an event - and coming from South Africa, not something we are accustomed to either - so what do you do when you get to experience it for the first time? You play in it - just like my dear husband here! I love the snow - although a few of my NZ friends would very much disagree with me on this one.

Come and take part in this challenge - Tell on your layout your favourite kind of weather. :-) Is it stormy and thunderous weather, sunshine, rain, snow...etc… be creative! And pop it up in the Colorful Creations blog - would love to see what your favourite weather is too. Click here to go to the Colorful Creations blog.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Colorful Creations - 1 September - one word challenge

And it's a new challenge at Colorful Creations - and this 1 September reveal is a one Word challenge. The words for this month are SCHOOL, PRIMARY COLORS, FUN and PLAY.  We had to incorporate these words into the challenge, and it could be in the way of the title, picture, pattern paper, etc… let creativity be your guide, as I would love to see what you come up with on their blog!

Here is my take on the challenge:
I have incorporated the word FUN into my layout. This paper is a very old range of Bo Bunny that I dug out of my stash. This photo is of my daughter and her friends, who had attended a Cluedo evening. They had to dress up. Here is one of their silly moments having such fun that  night.

Hope that the words for this challenge will encourage you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting!

---- M ----

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 September Reveal

1st of the month means a new sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy! I cannot believe how fast this year is going ... September already! Here is the 1st of September sketch:


And again I took a twist on the sketch and turned it side ways:
Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

One of my favourite pictures of my son, taken at Lake Clearwater in August 2012. It had snowed and we took a drive out to look at the snow. We had such a lovely family day that day!

I have used an Authentique range here. The cogs and the title are chipboard which I have inked.

Hope you enjoy the sketch ... and would be great to see your take on the challenge up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog!

Thanks for visiting!

---- M ----

Friday, 1 September 2017

White ... with 1: September 2017 reveal

Hello there ...

For those of us in the southern hemisphere - happy 1st of September, happy spring day! The weather outside says quite the opposite though!

And ... as it's the 1st of the month, it's White .. with 1 reveal day ...and the colour with white is SOUL PEA

I decided to do things a little differently this month, and use the colour for the background with my elements all in white. And here is my take on the monthly challenge:


I love this colour for this month. Come and play along with us! Would love to see your challenges up on the White ... with 1 blog :)

I have use two different types of stencils for the background. The chipboard frame and title are covered in white liquid pearls. I have also used some white stickers in the background.

Look forward to seeing your layouts up on the White ... with 1 blog this month!

Thanks for popping along!

------M ------


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Colorful Creations - 15th Aug - Fussy Cutting

Yes it's the middle of the month (gosh time is flying) - which means another exciting reveal over at the Colorful Creations blog. And this reveal is one of my favourite scrapbooking techniques - here is the challenge:
Yes - the theme for the 15th is fussy cutting! And here is my take on the challenge

This layout has been created using a Heartfelt Creations collection. The flower vine is two flower vines which I fussy cut from two different papers and then layered on top of each other. The bird is also fussy cut, as is the fence :)

Hoping to see you take up the challenge and would love to see your challenges up on the Colorful Creations blog - so come and play along!

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Aug reveal - It's All about the Girls

Hello there!

It's Let's Get Sketchy 15th of the month reveal  - a great follow on from the 1st of August sketch - all about the boys and of course, now the 15th is all about the girls! A great sketch duo - have a look 1st of August sketch - and now the 15th of Aug is a perfect match. Here is the sketch:
And to match these beautiful girlie colours:
 Aren't these just beautiful colours? I drew my inspiration off the pinks and blues. Here is my take on the sketch and the colours:

 I have used a very light blue card stock, and then stenciled some text paste in the background behind the photo and the bottom right corner of the page. Then I sprayed the background with pink ink and also rubbed on pink chalk. These papers are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always range.
Perfect colours for the mood board I thought! Come and play along with Let's Get Sketchy :)

Thanks for popping along - until next time with the Let's Get Sketchy reveal for 1st September.

------ M -----


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 August - Sketch with a twist!!!

And hello again for 3rd blog entry of the month .... and it's the sketch challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy. And just as the title says - it's a sketch with a twist this month. Here is the sketch

And here is the twist.......... the moodboard - but it has to be a male layout

 And here is my layout inspired off the sketch and moodboard:


And this is my gorgeous son ... about 19 years ago. Wasn't he just such a cutie? Of course he is now a handsome young man. I decided to turn the sketch sideways and create my layout that way. The papers are all from Simple Stories. It's a great range - and how perfect the papers are for the challenge this month - the theme and the colours!

Pop on over to the blog for details and some inspiration from the rest of the design team. Looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge on the Let's Get Sketchy blog!


Colorful Creations - 1 August Reveal

Hello again to the start of a new month!

And of course the new month means a new reveal and new challenge over at Colorful Creations. 
For the 1st of August we were given a picture as follows:

 

We had to hero one colour from the picture with with white - so the theme for this month is White+One, and here is my take on the challenge:

So of course I drew my inspiration on the blues - one of my favourite colours! This photo is of me and my daughter a couple of years ago on a mother and daughter shopping spree. We had such a lovely day that day!

I used gelato's and white texture paste which I blended together. I used one of my prima stencils and only used part of it in parts over the page. The swirls and hearts is a dusty attic chippie - and I cut this in half (eeeek!) which I place under the flower cluster. There is also a chippe behind the photo.

Once the texture paste had dried I used a chalk and rubbed a bit over blue chalk powder over the stenciled areas.

Pop on over to the Colorful Creations blog for all the details on how to enter the challenge. I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge!

Thanks for visiting!

White with 1 - August 2017

Oh wow did I have fun with this colour! White ... with 1 and the August colour is SILVER LIGHT. And judging by the rest of the team - they had fun too - the layouts by the design team for this month are just amazing - go take a look.

Here is my take on the August challenge:

Just love this photo of my son - taken about 6 years ago. Here I have stenciled on some chevron's on the background with texture paste. I have sprayed some silver/grey ink lightly to the background and used paper and washy tape to finish off. The brads I used are from a very old range that I bought many years ago that Karen Foster bought out .... that is sometime ago! The cogs are from Imagine If, that I gesso'd and then sprayed with a metallic silver ink.

Here is also a sketch that White with 1 have provided - I turned the sketch upside down
The sketch is entirely optional!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates using this month's colour!

Thanks for popping over!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 July Reveal

And another reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy for the 15th of July! Here is the sketch for the challenge

I went along with a very simple layout - but with these gorgeous colours from the Kairscraft Lilac Whisper range, it is easy to make something very pretty - I just love these beautiful colours. Here is my take on the challenge sketch:
This is my lovely niece who I have scrapped.

Pop over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for popping over

--- M ---

Colourful Creations - 15th of July reveal

Hello from a very cold New Zealand!

It's that time of the month again - 15th of July and this means reveal day at Colourful Creations. This month we were given a recipe of ingredients that had to be present in our project. Here is the recipe:


And this is what I have come up with:

The background paper is a wood grained paper from Kaisercraft, which I sprayed with bright pink ink. Once this was dry I rubbed in some teal chalk. I then cut down the paper and mounted this on to bright pink and black cardstock. I have layered some paper (also distressed) behind the 2 photos. The bold colours can also be represented in the bright flowers. I also dripped some ink off the flowers. The die cuts are the banners added to the layout.

Hope that the recipe will inspire you to create a layout or project and post it up on the Colourful Creations blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Colourful Creations - 1 July reveal day

So with some exciting news - my first reveal as a new member of the design team for Colourful Creations! I am so excited to be here and I do hope you will all enjoy the amazing projects each month. This challenge reveals twice a month - the 1st and the 15th of the month. And creations can by anything - not just 12 x 12 layouts. I look forward to working on this team!

Here is the mood board with the colours that we were asked to work with for this challenge. I love these colours!


But I ran out of steam when I started putting this layout together ... no matter what I did, to me, nothing felt like it was working. Don't you just hate it when you have one of "those moments"! I scrapbook with a number of lovely friends - we call each other "sistas" - and with their encouragement and support, the following layout resulted with these lovely colours:


This is my lovely niece who I haven't seen in almost 7 years since we immigrated to NZ. She had been playing around with the photo edits on her phone and edited her hair to the teal colour - and how perfect for my layout!
I have used mainly stamping and plain cardstock to bring out the colours from the mood board.

Pop over to the blog and see the great inspiration from the rest of the team ... and you are welcome to make anything with these colours - I would love to see what you come up with!!

Thanks for popping over!

--- M ----

Let' Get Sketchy - 1 July

Hello to a new month - which means its reveal day for the 1st of the month with Let's Get Sketchy. And here is the sketch for the 1st - I loved it!

And of course with Independence day in the States this month, what better way to celebrate by adding the appropriate mood board:
Don't you just love the blue, red and white combo - and there is so much in the mood board to draw inspiration off. Have a look at the creative team and their layouts - I just love how each one of us drew something different off the mood board - and the creations were just amazing!

So here is my take on the challenge:
I drew my inspiration for my layout with the red, blue and white colour combo using Authentique papers. And for change I have scrapped my son - who just hates his photo taken - so have so few photos of him. Isn't he so handsome?

Well I do hope that the team have inspired you to create something to post on the Let's Get Sketchy blog this month - I would love to see what you come up with.

---- M ----

Saturday, 1 July 2017

White with 1 - Lavendar Lane

Hello lovelies!

We are now officially half way through the year - gosh this year is going so fast! So with the 1st of July - comes reveal day over at White ... with 1. And for the month of July it's LAVENDER LANE .... very pretty! 
And to help along with those creative juices, there is an optional mood board 

 So pretty, right? And here is my take on the colour of the month with the mood board:


I created the background with texture paste and a stencil. Once the paste had set, I used a combination of inks and chalk to tint the back ground with lavender hue. I also stamped the stitched circles with lavender ink. Added to it a little bit of washi tape. I fussy cut some paper flowers from the 49 Market Scents of Nature paper range


 I have added some flowers and drizzled some lavender ink drips off the flowers.

 Pop over to the White ... with 1 blog and have a look at the rest if the design team and their creations. Great inspiration right there, I reckon. 

Would love to see some creations using this lovely colour up on the blog - you have the whole of July. It's winter in NZ and perfect to be indoors and creating!

 ---- M ----

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 June 2017 Reveal

Well we are hitting mid-winter here in New Zealand and it was a very chilly start to the day this morning. I think winter days at work should be made shorter so it allows some extra time to stay warm indoors and of course, what a better way to use that free time and scrapbook .... wishful thinking, right?

It's reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy and here is the sketch for the 15th of June:

And here is my take on the sketch:

This is a combination of Prima Papers and Tim Holtz stamps. I have created the back ground hexagonal shapes with stamps and black archival ink. The title is a chippie, which I have inked in black and finished off with Glossy accents. I have added a few ink blots to the kraft cardstock.

This photo is of my daughter and one of her lovely friends, and they have a lot of fun together - hence the "cherish" for those special moments.

Would love to see your creations up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog using the 15 June sketch!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Design Team Call for Colourful Creations

I have decided I might like to apply for the design team for Colourful Creations. I have a weekend of scrapping coming up next weekend and have a perfect opportunity to put a layout together before the closing date of 20th June :)

Have a look at these gorgeous colours as the criteria for the layout for the application:

Now these are just fabulous colours don't you think? Lovely bright and colourful .... they are just delicious!

Well now I will go and get my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with....

Have a good week all!

----- M -----


Friday, 2 June 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 June 2017

And it's reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy - 1 June! - I am a little late in presenting my reveal, as we have been moving house. 

I loved this sketch with Let's Get Sketchy for 1 June


And here is my layout from the sketch
I have used a Theresa Collins range - I have really dug into my stash here - and so glad I have managed to use these papers. I will admit I have a few ranges that  have fallen in love with in the past and have bought to use for later, or for when the right moment comes along. Do you do that too?


I have used chippies for the corners and have used a grit textured paste for these and then inked these in orange to match these lovely papers. The same technique has been applied to the title "moments".

This layout features my lovely daughter :)

Thanks for looking in! I would love to see your creations over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog .... and you have the whole month to create something off the sketch. There is great inspiration from the design team too!

Have a super weekend everyone!

-- Michelle --






Thursday, 1 June 2017

White ... with 1 - June Challenge

A new month means a new colour over at White ... with 1. And this month is one of my favourite colours .... Teal Sequins. I LOVE this colour :)

There is also a sketch (this is of course optional, so you dont have to use it)





I added a little twist to my layout on this sketch - I turned the sketch onto it's side and created my layout from here. And here is my take on the sketch with the Teal Sequins colour

I have used some teal ink to make splats on the background, and then some various papers to the background. I just love the title - this is a Dusty Attic chippie.

Thanks for popping over. I hope to see some of your creations on the White with 1 blog.

Will see you in July with another of my favourite colours ... till then ...

Michelle

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