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Friday, April 20, 2018

♡ Friends ♡

Hello!

Welcome to my second post for this month....what a month that it has been. 
Have you stayed up to date with our blog and the projects the girls have been sharing?
We have truly 'gone all out' this month challenging ourselves with colours and styles that we don't normally create with. If you haven't seen our projects why not grab a cuppa and head back through the blog.

We have also got some gorgeous entries coming in. Be sure to check these out here on the blog or over on our Facebook page ~ some great inspiration right there!

Today I have a DOUBLE layout to share with you! It isn't often that I create double layouts but I just couldn't go past a double with the two photos that I used. I really could have put both photos onto a single layout but I would have had to reprint my photos (me being lazy)!

So, here is my layout...


Such a bright and fun page of my gorgeous friends on our 2017 Geelong trip!

I have been playing with the Ultimate Crafts "L'aquarelle Designs" paper collection this month. So not my type of paper.....!!!! However, I have loved what I have been creating with this paper collection.

One part of our challenge this month is to use a COLOUR you don't normally use or like...well purple, oranges and yellows I don't normally use.
I have started with the paper from 'L'aquarelle Designs' collection and then added some more purple with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Polka Purple. I did this across both pages.

I then cut some colour squares from the paper collection and added them to my pages. I also splattered some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in the background in Teal and Peach.



I decided that it was all a bit bright so added some stamping to the background using my Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp and the IndigoBlu Ledger Background Stamp. This also helps with the challenge requirement 'Use stamping somewhere on your project'

I also stamped a few IndigoBlu 'Ink Splat Butterfly' images in the corners where I had planned and ended up placing some die cut butterfly embellishments.


The cute butterfly embellishments are created using the Kaisercraft Dies and Stamps - Flutter. These are a great product - two uses in one - stamping an image and then die cutting. Love them!
I stamped onto some of the colourful papers from 'L'aquarelle Designs' collection.
Another part of the challenge ticked off...'Use die cuts on your project'




The black circle die cut silhouettes are from 'Scrap FX' - they are pretty cool!
I finished with my title using the Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic: Buzz Words ~ 'Friends' and added the final part of the title handwritten ~ 'are the Family you Choose'

The last part of the challenge completed 'Friends' in any form that you choose - photo, title, quote journalling....(I have hidden my journalling behind the photo of Jane and I 😃)


I also added some of the Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic: Buzz Words on the other half of the layout. These have been in my collection for years...so nice to use them again!



Well, that is all from me today! I do love how this double layout turned out.
I hope that you are putting the final touches on your little project to enter in our challenge for the chance to win a fantastic prize from Scrapbookit! You've got to be in it to win it.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!
...Melx













Sunday, April 15, 2018

Kaisercraft - Misty Mountains



Good Morning,

I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday morning? I'm off to have a wonderful day with some friends at a local winery, but first I wanted to share some more pages I have done using the Kaisercraft range Misty Mountains.



Using some beautiful papers (even though they are purple), some Darkroom Door stamps, Green Tara flowers and the embellishments from the collectables pack this page came together and I'm happy.


This page is very simple but I thought it worked well with the photo. I have added papers from the 6' paper pad which have lots of gold elements to them. I have used a kaisercraft stencil with Colourblast paste to create my background.  The title and elements are from the collectables pack in the range. 


Don't forget to join in our monthly challenge (details in the sidebar) , we have had some lovely entries so far. You could be in the running for a $30 voucher from www.scrapbookitshop.com.au.

Enjoy your week ahead and get crafty

Jo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Best Friends

Hello, Can you believe that it is April already? Not to long to go now until our Autumn retreat!
We have enjoyed a really great Easter, we spent some time camping on the mighty Murray river and now we are enjoying school holidays here in Vic.

The Layout I have done today is called Best Friends and is a photo of my twin sister and I and her eldest child, this photo was actually 12 years ago but it brings back a lot of good memory's so I decided to use it for my challenge page this month.
 This month I have worked with the BoBunny Penelope paper range. Wow what a challenge that was! I'm pretty happy with the end result though. I have started my layout applying a thin layer of Gesso with a palette knife, I then mixed up a little bit of the Lindy's Magical Shaker in the Lederhosen Laurel with some water on some plastic and used the packaging technique to smear this across the page, next I used my Dylusions spray in Fresh Lime and added some droplets over the top.
If you haven't guessed by now my colours that I NEVER work with are blue and green! I couldn't help myself though and HAD to add a little bit of pink!
I have done quite a lot of fussy cutting of flowers out of the paper range and I really like how they have turned out creating a bit of a frame around the photo! I have also used the Kaisercraft Flutter Dies and Stamp set. I have to say that previous to me using these I wondered what the point of having a die and stamp set together but I am totally converted!! I loved being able to cut the shape out with my Sizzix then just stamping the image onto it. I am very impressed and will be sourcing some more images like this in the future.. With some of the flowers and butterflies I have watered down some of my Dylusions paint in the Bubblegum pink and painted the stamped image, I have done the same with the Dylusions Spray in the fresh lime. I love the effect this has added to the page.

With my bigger Butterfly and big pink flower I have stamped them directly onto an old book, cut them out and then painted them once again using the Dylusions Bubblegum pink paint.

The little words down the bottom of the page I have stamped onto a circle shape then added it to the cluster down the bottom. I have added a few of the Kaisercraft Pearls to some of the middle of the flowers, my Title I have used some of the American Craft word stickers then finished my layout off with a Doodly border! I really Love how this layout ended up, at the start I thought it may have turned into a disaster but now I'm really happy with the end result!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my Layout, have you got your entry in yet? A $30 voucher to spend at the wonderful www.scrapbookitshop.com.au could be all yours!
I will be back again a little later in the month with another layout!
Thanks again Jane xxx

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Cherished Friendships

Happy Easter everyone!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter.

I'm here today to share with you my first project for this month, April.
I'm hoping that you are encouraged to join us this month for the awesome challenge Jo has set for us!

Here is what I have come up with...


The requirements for this challenge are:

1. Friends (It can be in your photo, title, journalling, a quote)
2. Create with a colour that you don't normally use or like
3. Use die cuts on your project
4. Use stamping somewhere on your layout

I have used the same photo as Jo this month (no we didn't plan it!!! Sorry Jo!); two beautiful friends of mine that I truly cherish. This day was a very special day and it was so lovely that we could help Jo celebrate. I have used friends in my stamp quote as well ~ Friends are the sunshine of life!


I have actually used two colours that I don't really like, PINK and GREEN. For those of you who know me well...neither of these colours enter my scrapbooking world very often (usually only if I have been challenged or it is for a gift). Saying that, I love how this layout has turned out. 


The paper collection that I have been given to use this month is by Ultimate Crafts. It is called L'aquarelle Designs.
These papers are sold in a paper pad (24 double sided papers) which is filled with a range of different colours (most of which I would not ever use) but for those of you out there that love these colours I have used, purples, oranges, butterflies, birds etc...you would love this!!

I have fussy cut from the paper these gorgeous flowers and the bird to create my embellishment cluster.


I have also used the Kaisercraft Dies and Stamps sets - Feathered Friends and Flutter to stamp and die cut the images - flowers, butterflies on some of the patterned paper. I have used the pigment ink Brilliance Pearlescent Olive for the stamping.

I have also stamped some butterflies using the Memento Ink in Desert Sand. This was a great way to stamp in a way that is very subtle.


I have used the Kaisercraft 6x6 Template - Fern in the background with the Olive Brilliance pigment ink in the background.

I have also splattered some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine - Peach in the background as well.


Check out these other great stamps that I have used (some of them) as part of my layout.
I have also used the cute puffy alphabet stickers you can see in the background on my layout for the title 'Cherished'




Well, I hope that you have been inspired in some way by my project today.
Most of the products that have been used on this project are available to buy in the Scrapbookit store.

Don't forget that there is a $30 voucher up for grabs for a lucky winner if you enter this months challenge.

What are you waiting for? 
Go...get started...we can't wait to see what you come up with.

~ Mel ~



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Entries



Welcome everyone,

Just dropping by to let you know that we just haven't had enough entries for our March challenge to have a winner. I really want to say thankyou to the girls that took the time to join us and I really hope this month we can encourage all our followers to get creative and join in.
A $30 voucher is up for grabs so it's certainly worth playing along, you never know it might be you shopping next month.

Look forward to seeing what others have created.

Have a great week 
Jo.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter



HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE.

Welcome to Scrapbookit, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend and easter bunny was kind and delivered a few chocolate treats.

Well it's not only easter but it is also time for our new challenge.
April is going to be so much fun because I get to challenge you with something a little tricky. So here we go, this months theme is

1.Friends ( it can be your photo, title or journaling/quote.)

2. Create with a COLOUR that you DON'T normally use/or like.

3. Use diecut's on your project.

4. Use stamping somewhere on your creation.

As most girls that know my scrapping style know that I really struggle using 'PURPLE', yes I know some of you love it but I really have an issue using these tones . So as you will see in my layout I have taken up the challenge and used lots of different shades of purple and am surprisingly happy with what I created.
This month I am working with the new Kaisercraft release
'Misty Mountains'
and for the lover's of all things purple this is an awesome range.


Here on my layout I have added stickers and collectables from the range, and also kaisercraft die cuts 'cutout textures'. I have sprayed lots of Prima Colour blooms, Lindy Stamp Gang and Heidi Swapp in my background. I have also added Distress inks to my title and the diecuts. The stamp I have used is from Scrap FX.


The photo's are of so special to me as this day was just perfect with these two girls by my side helping me with anything I needed and just supporting me on the day and always.



My title is from 2Crafty and I have coloured it with a Distress ink then I have added 'Glossy Accents' to give it a gloss finish and some dimension.



I am so looking forward to seeing how you interpret my challenge, go on have a go, you never know how things will turn out.
Entries close on April 30th, to be eligible for a $30 voucher from www.scrapbookitshop.com.au add your creation on the sidebar, add it to our Facebook page or send it through via email to joannecaird@gmail.com. We really need some more entries to keep this going.

Have a wonderful week


Jo Hanna

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Freestyling it!

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Welcome to my final post for March!

Haven't we seen some fantastic inspiration by the Scrapbookit Team this month?

There is still another 5 days to get your entry in for this month's challenge for your chance to win a Scrapbookit voucher. You can find the requirements for the challenge on the right hand side of the blog.

I have created another layout using the challenge requirements called 'Star of the Circuit'


I have used the Photoplay paper collection 'Freestyle' for this layout which I sprayed with Colour Blast Colour Spray 'Saffron' and then painted some red paint to highlight the space where I had planned to place the photos.

I used the Indigo Blu 'Ledger Background' stamp with black ink. I added a small amount or orange paint in thin lines to the background as well. I also splattered some white paint too.





I used the Designer Template - Grunge and some Colour Blast Paste - Dusty Charcoal to add some texture to the background.
I have used some of the My Minds Eye - Chalk Studio II Decorative Frames as 'tyre' embellishments for the layout.
I have also embellished with stickers from the Photoplay Freestyle collection.


I have finished off with the Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers - Empire Collection for the title 'Star of the Circuit'


This month I enjoyed creating with the Photoplay 'Freestyle' collection, so much so I have created another layout using it.
Here it is...


I have again used some red paint in the background and have also used some Dusty Charcoal Colour Blast Paste.
I added some thin lines of Colour Blast Artist Ink in both Soot and Sunburnt to the background. I also added some white paint splatters.


I added some Dusty Attic Mini Cogs to the layout which I coloured with the Colour Blast Artist Ink in Soot.
I used the Ranger Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen for my journalling and doodling around the papers.


I love the very cool sticker elements and the postcard size elements in the Photoplay 'Freestyle' collection.
I have used the Kaisercraft - Tiny Alpha Stickers and the Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Type stickers to add words and part of the title to the layout.


This month I have also used this paper collection to make 3 cards - Sk8r; #You Rock and Brother.
I love how they have turned out...
The first two cards I have used the Photoplay paper collection 'Freestyle' however the Brother card I have used both the Photoplay 'Freestyle' and the 'This Guy' paper collections.

All of these products can be found in store or online at Scrapbookit.





Well, I hope that you have seen something today that gives you the inspiration to join our challenge this month. Remember, only 5 days to go.

I look forward to seeing your marvellous entires!

Happy crafting,

Melx