Friday, August 18, 2017

August Book-Tastic Cyber Crop

Hello scrappy friends, and welcome to our August Cyber Crop!

We have 3 challenges for you, using our love of books as our inspiration.  Deadline is Sunday 27th August.  Make sure you upload your pages to the correct gallery to be in the draw for a $20.00 shopping voucher.

Please join us over at our Facebook chat page.  We love to welcome new friends, it's a private page for people that do our challenges, just message me and I can add you :) 

Challenge 1 - Use a book page on your layout.

Book pages make a wonderful background, here's my take.  I've brought a cheap book from a second hand shop or flea market years ago, and using gesso I've creating this background.

And here's my layout.... I managed to use some die cuts that where RAK to me by one of the lovely Mystical girls ❤


Challenge 2 - Use a quote or line from a book somewhere on your page. 

Here's my take- My quote is from Jane Austen: "What strange creatures brothers are!" I adapted a sketch for my page and I have included that as well... it's not needed to complete the challenge.



Challenge 3Be Inspired by books.


Take inspiration from one or more of the book covers above. Take a look at the designs, colours, shapes, elements, text, and presentation on these cover and use some of them as a starting point for your page or cards.

Here's my page... I've been inspired by the cover divided into quaters (middle right) the circles on Alice (bottom middle) and The 3 Little Pigs cover (top right) reminded me of this Basic Grey newspaper print paper.






You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 27th Aug - Midnight

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....each challenge you do gives you a chance to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Happy Scrapping.
Mystical Team

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gallery Pick- Ebony Jane

This week I have picked a new comer to our Gallery who shows a whole heap of promise as a scrapbooker considering she is only seven years old!



Ebony Jane shared this page in our gallery for the June Winter Cybercrop. I love that she has kept her colour scheme really simple almost monochromatic- the blues look great together. I think the wide mat under the photo really helps to showcase the picture which was an excellent choice for this challenge. I think keeping the embellishing simple was a great choice. The title is very inventive and a cool tip if you happen to be short on some letters. I also think highlighting the journalling with the smudges of blue was a great idea.


This page is from Donna's May Tic tac toe challenge and Ebony Jane chose Doily, tag and flowers. Using the tag as a home for her title was a great idea- and the same goes with using middle of the doily for her journalling... an idea I'm definitely going to scraplift soon. I think the offset purple frame adds interest to the page. She's made great use of her flower and butterfly stickers using the visual triangle design technique to help unify her page and keep the focus on the most important elements. The pink and purple papers work well together and I like the added touch of the hand drawn rainbow to balance out that banner in the top.

Thank-you so much for sharing your pages with us in the Gallery Ebony Jane- we're looking forward to seeing you develop your scrapping skills and inspiring us even further!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Play!

I can't believe we're already a week into August- the year is flying by! Have you had a chance to look at this months challenges? I gave Donna's sketch a go over the weekend. Here's my variation on the idea...


I went with portrait instead of landscape photos and created a little home for some journalling. 


 My kit this month is the Fancy Pants Line: Family & Co. All the product on my page is from that line and it made the process of pulling my page together so much faster. I love the solid heavy colours in this line. It's designed for Family and Home type pages but I think it's flexible and would work well for winter and both boy and girl pages and so many more.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Gallery Pick- Just Jane


A wonderful triple shot of pages from Just Jane from the Mystical Gallery that I may have fallen a little bit in love with! 

This page above what's not to love... simple design but lots of details and perfect colour scheme for that sweet little babe... and what a lovely photo that is. Love the layers and repeating hearts as well.


Once again... simple design, great details, LOVE the colours. The use of the tags is fantastic especially the tag shaped photo.


What a great gathering of word stickers and embellishments down that left hand side! I also love that Jane's chosen a neutral background to go with her group photo... lots of faces going on in there...great balance. Love the colours and design on this one too. Did you notice how she's used just one punch of an edge punch up the top of the page? I will be definitely be scraplifting that idea.

Thanks Jane for sharing your Layouts and inspiration in the Mystical Gallery.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

DT Quick Share: Play!



I love this messy Patterned Paper from the Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock! Range? It's a great way to get the lovely mixed media look with out the mess and materials.

Supplies Used: Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock Patterned Papers: Experimental, In Line, and This Way. Embellishments: Die cut Ephemera, Enamel ShapesWood Veneer, Accessory Stickers, and Chipboard Accents. KaiserMist: Denim, Alpha's: Fancy Pants: Happy Place: Alpha and Number Pack.

Friday, August 4, 2017

DT Quick Share: Amazing


How great are the bright primary colours in this Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock! Range? Combined with the lines, crosses, arrows, and stars in this line there are heaps of options for different types of pages.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics: White, Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock Patterned Papers: Galactic, Random, and Plus One. Embellishments: Die cut Ephemera, Enamel Shapes, Rubber Charms, Wood Veneer, Accessory Stickers, and Chipboard Accents.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dt Share- Fabuolus Bubbles


This is another page where things didn't go quite as intended. I embossed the large uneven rounds with clear embossing powder onto a full 12x12 sheet of white cardstock. My embossing ink pad was a bit dry so my rounds ended up a bit more uneven than I wanted.
Then I sprayed my page with Aqua Kaisermist. The full 12x12 sheet was just too much for my page. So I cut it down and mounted it on a complimentary piece of patterned paper. and then onto a white cardstock base to give the page more balance.


My puffy word sticker wasn't very happy about sticking to my embossed page- so I had to surround them in dimensional magic to keep them in place.


I finished my page with some more circular items to continue my bubbly theme. 


DT Quick Share: B is for Boy



Just a quick share from me today... Once more I'm working with the Cocoa Vanilla You Rock line and I've gone a little crazy flicking mist on my background to reflect the mess going on in my photo.

Supplies Used: Bazzill White Cardstock, Cocoa Vanilla You Rock: Patterned Paper: Night Sky, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Stickers, Chipboard Accent Stickers and Flair, Kaisermists: Peach and Denim.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Last of the Summer Days


Another page from my month of Kaisermist play... I've used the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Class Act Paper and opened the bottle so I could paint on the Kaisermist: Peach, Yellow, Apple, and Aqua.


The thickers (which we don't have in the store but you may have in your stash) are the Mistables- I laid them out on a non stick sheet and sprayed them with the yellow, apple and aqua sprays to match my page.


I finished my page with butterflies cut from my favourite Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart paper- Mariposa which I popped up on foam dots and a Banner Sticker from the CV Endless summer accessory sticker sheet also popped up. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenges

It's time for 2 new challenges

First up we have a sketch for you.


Here's my take...

I've used a few different range on this page. Cocoa Vanilla, Basic Grey... I've been gathering quite a bit of  "left over" bits, so I've been going through all my left overs and pull out anything that goes together!
Love these Thickers,  Amy Tangerine - Kal Barteski


More detail can be found on my personal blog if you want a closer look, find it here - Blog

Challenge 2 Quote and Paper crazy!



Gypsy here: my challenge this month is for you to use a quote on your page. You can use a quote from yourself, a friend, or family member, a book, poem, famous person, song lyric or what ever you choose. I also want you to go crazy with patterned paper I have 13 different papers on this page... what can you do? 

In case you're wondering, my quote it's from author of the Narnia Series CS Lewis: "A children's story which is only enjoyed by children is a bad children's story."

Challenge Rules..

  •  Create a new project, layout or set of 3 cards
  • Please upload your entry to our gallery or use the Inlinkz link up by end of the month to be eligible for the prize draw.
  • Have fun, and please share with your scrappy friends!
International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.Australia residents.

This months prize is -  Chipboard and Embellishment pack.

We look forward to seeing your layouts. 
Happy Scrapping!
Donna