Monday, May 30, 2011

Pink Gelato

I knew the day would come when I received a Kaiser release that I really disliked!
That's why I thought long and hard before taking on the shop gig.
The Pink Gelato range sat on my dining table being shoved to one side for weeks, maybe if I didnt see it it would just go away........fat chance!!! LOL
Now, after all my procrastination and whinning............. I really like how these cards turned out!!!
In fact I think they are the nicest cards I have made with any of the releases so far.

Need to get a layout finished by tomorrow with the beautiful Velvet Ensemble range....... eeeeekk better get cracking!!



Friday, May 27, 2011

My Mind Eye Challenge

Over at Savvy this month Kerryn has challenged the girls to use mostly MME products and to use a background technique also.

Originally I was going to use mesh and bleach to form my background, however the bleach turn this blue cardstock a purpley red kind of colour.....not what I was after at all!!

So I went with the lame paint flecks you can see.

I have used some old denim to make the flowers with T!m's tattered flowers die - my most used die I reckon!

I finished my mixed media layout and I am quite please with the results ; )

Will share when we have some decent weather to take a good picture.

Enjoy your day


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mixed Media

I have been blog hopping again and came across Finnabair's blog and have been sooooooooo inspired to have a go and just play!!!
I gathered some stuff and just stuck it down onto a tag.
Then I covered sections in gesso, gave it a blast with a heat gun and then went mad with about 6 different glimmermists.
Oh what fun and I made such a mess!!
Really........... I did!
Might try a more crisscross brush action in some places with the gesso next time for some more texture

and a couple of close ups for you

I added some glimmer glam to the pearls and the flowers

I'm going to create a layout wish me luck!
Oh and you must have a look at this awesome canvas. Check out the items she has used on it


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Amazing Race

Round 4 of the Amazing Race saw us partying in Brazil!
The criteria:
Non neutral cardstock base
Glitter and/or bling
Larger than a 6x4 photo

I have used a shaped base as my mask on the pink cardstock and then handstitched to add some texture and definition. Also used chipboard alphas as a mask on the title. There is glitter on the butterflies, flowers and the white spots on the patterned paper are also glittery.

I thought for sure there would be feathers and sequins in the criteria, even had them out and ready!!! hehehe

Photo quality is poor....just love those night shots.....not!



PS. I forgot to add a link to my last Amazing Race entry.
The flower I made in the cluster was from a tutorial by the very talented Natasha.
Here is the link to the tutorial and dont forget to check out the rest of her blog AMAZING stuff!

Friday, May 20, 2011

'Women LO' using Kaisers 'Chapter One'

I just love this release from Kaiser so easy to work with.
My challenge for the CC is to create a Women only layout - no boys allowed.
Use the word women in the title.
Use a technique inspired by or scraplift another scrapper.
The lacing down the edge was inspired by Sim a fellow scrapper at Artistic.

Thanks for stopping by


Crafters Club

Hey all another wonderful Friday is upon us YAY!!!
All my housework is done and I'm about to hit the scrap table, but I thought I'd just quickly share this layout which was done for last months crafter club challenge.
Black, white plus one other colour and Tracey also threw in a photo editing challenge for those who wanted.
I used Coloursplash to change the photo to black and white and then added the blue of the bridesmaid dress back in.

I sent this layout off to SBM for considerating for publication thinking nothing much would come of it. The very next day I received an email asking for me to send it in!
Goodness I was gobsmacked!!!
I have received the layout back now so it's a waiting game to see if they use it or not.

Hope you have a great scrappy day!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May Cybercrop at Artistic

What amazing creatures we are!
So why not celebrate all things womanly with us this Friday.



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Amazing Race

Round three sees us in North America, I'm in Maine to be exact.

We have been divided up depending on what flight we where able to get onto.

I missed the flight to Alaska. LOL!

The criteria for Maine

Embossing and or scoring

Stars and stripes

Single syllable word title

and a close up of my cluster

Just made the deadline for this one, we board tomorrow for the next leg of the race.




Sunday, May 1, 2011

New month challenges!!

I love the first of the month when everyone puts up all their new challenges for the month.

Just wish I had more time to to play along with them : (

I need to speed up my scrapping process I suppose haha.

My challenge for the lovely ladies at Artistic this month is to make this fan/circle card for a special lady. Maybe for their Mum for Mothers Day, best friend or daughter. Have even given them the option of adding photos for more of an OTP album if they prefer. The only criteria is it needs to be girly!

Here's mine, pretty obvious it's for my Mum!

I have decorated it a bit more since I have taken the photos.

Thanks for popping in.......... have a fun month scrapping!