Sunday 18 August 2013

purple pumkin sketch challenge

The second layout I did for this weekend is the sketch challenge at Purple Pumpkin.  You can find the details on their website :  purple pumpkin August Sketch challenge

Here is my take:

The background paper is Prima - Fairy Rhymes Collection.  I applied gesso to  most of the paper to tone down the colours and then used two finnabair stencils.  I then used Tattered Angels glimmer mists gumdrop and walnut stain randomly on the page.  The flowers are from i am roses which i paints with silks glaze - vine and viva precious metal - gold (which i watered down and put in a spray bottle).

I hope you enjoy looking as much as i did making this page :)


This month Swirlydoo's challenge is to start with a scrapbooking paper and transform it.  Here is my take:

I started with this paper, from Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collection:

and applied gesso, roses stencil, glimmer mists - gumdrop, walnut gold, pomegranate, dragonfly and then some more gesso and a touch of gelatos.  The background paper on the photo was edged with martha stewart punch and highlights with lavender gelato.  The flowers are from I am roses and Petaloo.  I coloured the i am roses flowers with the glimmer mists used on the background.

I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.

Friday 16 August 2013


For the month of August we were asked to complete a page of our choice - the only rule - it must have a male photo.

This is my DT layout:

My sons greatest wish is to travel overseas as a 'gap year' and I hope that he does it.  I did it and have wonderful memories.

Dont forget to head over to the blog and check out all the other DT entries:  Its About the Boys Blog

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend :)

Sunday 4 August 2013


Today I created a page to submit in the White with 1 August Challenge:

White + Pastels + Masking

I started with Kaisercraft Cardstock in Musk.  I applied a Donna Downey stencil and gesso around the edges of the paper.  I cut the doiley from the Cheery Lynn designs - Nautical Wheeler Doily.  I used the centre of this doily for under the butterfly and the balance of the doily under the layers. The horizontal layer is a scrap from the Chloe Marie Collection Daisyd's which i inked in Bundled Sage distress ink using a Prima Stencil.  The top vertical layer is a piece from the coordinations white wash collection.  The flourish on top of this is cut from a Cheery Lynn Design Diecut - Mini Flourish One.  The butterflies I cut out and highlighted with Dimensional Magic.  The main flower I made - I cut cardstock and muslin fabric flowers from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and layered them.  I coloured the muslin using Guava Gelato and then spayed with Glimmer Mist Tattered Rose and Gumdrop. The others flowers are kaisercraft and the white ones - i am roses which i coloured with the two glimmer mists and place brads in the centre. The chipboard pieces, I painted with gesso and then inked lightly with distress inks - bundled sage, tattered rose and spun sugar and then applied diminsional magic, The "love" and flowers were little stickers from my stash that i placed on before the dimensional magic.  A few randaom dots of liquid pearls and my page is complete.

Thanks for looking and dont forget to have a look at the DT layouts and other entries at the white with 1 blog -

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday 1 August 2013


August 1 - BACK TO SCHOOL - About A Boy Challenge

Here is my layout of my eldest son when he was in high school.  I created the background by applying distress ink on a white 12x12 page.  Once dry I placed the Crafters Workshop Alphabet stencil on the page and applied gesso.  When removing the stencil the background inks were highlighted.  I then added some layers of paper and a chipboard label which was stamped with the Kaisercraft Alphabet stamp.  I also used this stamp on the corners of some of the background papers  The black ladder beading on the right is actually the reverse side of some diamente bling on a roll.

Dont forget to head over to the blog and have a look at the other layouts - be inspired and submit your layout :)  About A Boy