Saturday, 31 May 2014


Just in the knick of time, I finished another challenge layout and this time it is with Umwow Studio.

I used Bo Bunny Back to Basics paper and cutouts.For the background texture I covered the paper with Clear Gesso and then used Glimmer Mist Dreamiscle and Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist by Luminarte in Bashful Blue.  I added mesh tape and stamped randomly on the paper.  The stenciling was done using a Prima Stencil and Viva Modelling creme - Mother of Pearl.  The chipboard was painted with black gesso.  I highlighted the edges and flowers with Luminiere Brass paint.

Here is the sketch for the challenge

and some close ups:

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Here is my take on this months Challenge at Black with Two - here is a link to their blog

I have listed the products used at the bottom of this blog.  The picture is of a friend's gorgeous dog Frank enjoying the sun through the window.

The colours this month are soft grey to dark slate.  Although the letters have come out fawn looking they are slate grey but my camera just didn't want to play properly today with the winter light!

Here are some close ups:

and here is the board from Black with Two and the sketch that it optional:

Products used:

Charcoal embossing powder
Sparkle embossing powder
Black Card Stock
the arrows and bracket I cut using the circut machine
Tim Holtz die cut letters
Petaloo flowers
Grey Gelato
Core-dinations Paper - Starry Night
Stampworld - Paw print
EK pawprint punch

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I was doing a layout for the Black with 2 Challenge (which will be my next post) when I noticed the Mixed Media Challenge. Check it out at their website here  Here is my layout:

I began this layout with black cardstock on which I placed a smaller piece of grey cardstock and using a kaisercraft square stencil and clear embossing powder to get the first layer of the background.  Next I used black watercolour and bubblewrap on the entire page.  Using a Kaisercraft Circle stencil and Grey pen I outlined random circles on the page.  I also used a Tim Holtz Faded dots stencil and texture paste and a Tim Holtz Film Strip die cut.

I painted the chipboard circles in black watercolour paint and then used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint clear.  Once dry and cracked I rubbed it with grey ink and used Liquid Pearls on some of the pieces.  The outside edges are stamped with Distress Ink - picket fence.  I also randomly placed some clear droplets from Kaisercraft.

here are some close ups:

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Sunday, 25 May 2014


I have to admit I love winter as I am able to be inside and scrap all weekend without feeling guilty!

Here is my layout that I created for the May Challenge over at White with 1

This is a photo of my furbaby Ruby and I thought she was the perfect colouring for this challenge.

I used two shades of gold - Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals - Grab a Guy Gold and Gelatoes Gold Champagne.    For the background I put the magicals  powder in a mister and sprayed and then spread with a plastic bag.

Here are some close ups:

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I created this layout for Lindy Stamp Gang  and  Scrap Around the World May Challenge

These are the two challenges

I was inspired by the colours in this and the shoes reminded me of my gorgeous niece.

For Lindy's stamp gang challenge I used two products - Salt Water Taffy and Magicals Grab a Guy Gold.

Here are some close ups and I have listed the products used at the bottom of the blog

Products used:

Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy
Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals - Grab a Guy Gold
Washi tape
Kaisercraft stencil
Bo Bunny Brad
Prima Crystals
Petaloo Flowers
Pigment Ink - Topaz
Scrapmatts Chipboard - Ornate Frame
Distress ink - Spun Sugar
Prima and Artful Collection stamps
Maya Road Hat Pins

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Monday, 19 May 2014


Second reveal of the month - and this time a sketch by Bev Code.

This photo is of my son and his friend on my sons 18th birthday

I used modelling paste and a stencil to create the squares.  When dry I placed the stencil over it again and coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Whale Watch Blue.  Under the photo I cut strips of scrap paper, drywall tape and applied gesso.  I then coloured using Glimmer Mist - Demin Blue and Mustard Seed.   I then randomly stamped around where my photo was going.  The chipboard was painted in gesso and then coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick and stamped with Stazon Ink.  On top of this I applied Dimensional Magic.

Here are some close ups:

and this is the sketch that was supplied:

Thanks for stopping by and head over to Lets Get Sketchy blog and have some fun



This month's challenge at Once Upon a Sketch is "anything goes".  I loved the sketch created by Nadia Cannizzo and this is my take:

This photo is of my niece's newborn daughter. I have added journaling on the back of the layout for her to read when she grows up.

The paper is from Maja Design "Crea Dien" on which I used a Prima stencil with Studio 490 crackled texture paste.I coloured the chipboard with Smooch Ink "Sassy Pink", and sparkling embossing powder.
I have also used an art is stencil and Ant Anthology "Cotton Candy".

I have used Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst and gelatos to create colour around the stenciling.

The flowers are an assortment from my stash which have altered with ink, stickles glitter, and beads. Some close ups:

I have used washi tape, lace,glass beads

The die cut under the photo is Cheery Lynn - Italian Flourish

Here is the sketch:

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Sunday, 18 May 2014


I just loved the mood board at Scrap Around the World this month and did the following layout:

This photo is of my niece and her family.  I was inspired by the colours, the balloons, and the bow.  

The paper is from Maja Design - Vintage Spring Basics.  I used a brick stencil and studio 49 crackle texture paste.  Once dried I coloured the bricks with Making Memories paint "sea foam" and Lumiere gold paint.  I also used glimmer mist "tattered rose" and "gumdrop".  The chipboard title was covered with gelato and dimensional magic and the lower half with stamp it glitter.  The flowers are an assortment from my stash and Petaloo - all dabbed with a coat of Lumiere gold paint.

This is the May Mood Board

Here are some close ups:

My photo frame was made using Little B squares die cut.

Stamping is from Artful Collection Stamp collection and I used a Martha Stewart border punch.

The balloons are die cut from an Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut

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This months challenge at scrap the boys is a layout that is messy/grunge.

Here is my take on the layout:

This photo of my son, Sam when he was mucking around pretending to be a model!!!

I used a piece of corrugated cardboard which I edged with Inka Gold - Old Gold around the edges.  The rest I covered with clear gesso and misted with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering mist "namorado" and "bashful blue" as well as Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "latte", "cinder", and "dragonfly".

The gears are a Tim Holtz die cut, inked with Distress Inks, Vintage Photo, Black Soot and Rusty Hinge and covered with Dimensional Magic. Other chipboard is from my stash.  The mesh under the photo is actually the bag that our furry babies tennis balls comes in!  The centre of the gears are from Tim Holtz as well. The negative run is a Tim Holtz Die Cut.

The tap and lightbulb is from junkyard findings and the tape Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon

 The Chipboard is from Imaginarium and covered with Inka Gold - Old Gold.  Black Dots are made with a Viva Pearl Pen

thanks for stopping by and dont forget to check out all the entrants - and have a go yourself at scrap the boys