Monday, 31 March 2014

Dale's technique tutorial for March

Hello friends.
Today I have a neat little technique you can use on any paper project.
I started with a piece of 12x12 white cardstock and a plastic template by WOW in a diamond pattern. It's pretty cool and there will be a variety of ways you can use it. Here is one way.

I secured the template to my cardstock so it wouldn't move. I used some little clips.

First of all I decided I would outline some of the shapes with a black pen, took the template away and then coloured them in with coloured pens. Well, that was a poor idea as the black pen ran into the colours. So, I started again. This time I kept the template in place and coloured in the shapes. It worked so much better. I decided I liked the pattern better without the black outline although I will try it that way another time.

Here is my finished layout. You may recognise it from our March Mood Board cyber crop. It is the layout I did for DT Tracey Campbell's mood board.

Products from Mystical:

WOW 12x12 diamond pattern template
white cardstock
lilybee double dutch stickers and Soup cardstock stickers
Basic Grey Knee High and Bow Ties brad and stickers
Cosmo Cricket Pizie-Licious/bloomin babies pp (both sides)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Gallery pick

Well it is my turn to highlight a layout from the gallery and I must admit to being spoilt for choice - way too many gorgeous pages in there I can say.

However my eye was taken by this page from Lisajane.

Look at that little cluster of goodness in the top left - too coll and I just love the colours and carefully structured randomness of this page.  Lovely work Lisajane.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Gallery Pick

With all the creative layouts going into the gallery over the last few weeks for the Fairy-Tale Competition and the Cybercrop you girls have been making it very hard to pick just one. I had to scroll and study each layout and then narrow it didn't make it easy. The layout that caught my eye is one by Deb J, such a bright, fun and cheerful layout with a happy little girl as the centre. The splotches of wist/paint add interest and movement to the page. Love you work Deb.

PIP at Home

Feb CC - Pip @ home

There are seriously some wonderful and talented ladies who play along with us here at Mystical Scrapbooks and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. You all rock!

Friday, 7 March 2014

March Mood Board Cybercrop

The March Cybercrop challenges are up!!
You can find them on the Cybercrop Page of this blog.
For all chatting you can join us on our Facebook Page.
If you have any questions of are having trouble then please leave a comment here and we will get right back to you.

Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Dale's gallery pick - Is it your layout?

Well, how could I go past this fabulous page? Look at that beautiful baby! Great close ups.
Congrats Mel. Keep up the good work.

The best Rusk

Monday, 3 March 2014

Some Cyber Crop winners ...

Due to our web-site undergoing repairs, our Cyber Crop winners announcements have been quite delayed!

So I'm super excited to finally announce our winners for January and February!

February's "Fruit of Love"Cyber Crop Winners

Tracey's Challenge - Take inspiration from the photo and use one extra colour that is not in the photo so that it pops!!

Winner is Debij - Pip @ Home. I just love this bright pink layout with it's Aqua pop!

Jane's Challenge - Take inspiration from photo, Use a two word title and a number somewhere on your layout

Winner is Mel71hortin - Hello Sunshine. The background PP fits perfectly with her photos and papers

Dale's Challenge - Take inspiration from these mouth watering cherries and and use a monochromatic red colour scheme with some cream

Winner is Jazilt - Evens Head - I love the layers doily effect

January's Travel/Holiday Cyber Crop

Tracey's Challenge: Winner is Joolz - Perth Mint
Dales's Challenge: Winner is Debij - Adventures Together
Jane's Challenge: Winner is Toni - Fishing

Well done girls and thank you for playing along with us. Please email (or pm me via our facebook page) your details so I can email your vouchers to you. Please include your FULL name and email address.