Tuesday, 30 August 2016

DT Share: Selfies

A double page LO from me today with the super lovely Love always line from Cocoa Vanilla.

I've kept my page intentionally simple and used black cardstock for a change to provide a striking contrast to the super lovely 'Frolic' paper.

I've used washi tape and that wood veneer banner flag to draw the viewer's eye across the page. and embellished in three places to provide resting points for the eye. Look at that wee guy he starts full time school next week I am going to miss him like crazy!

The frolic paper comes black and white and I've used the Kaisermists and a fine paint brush to add colour to some of the leaves and flowers, I tried to keep it fairly random. I dipped my brush in a little water to add some more colour variation in places.

Additional supplies: Cocoa Vanilla Love Always: Alphabet Stickers, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Stickers, Puffy Stickers, and Twin Set and Lovely Things Patterned Papers,  Kaisermists: Lime Green, Pink and Peach.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Gallery Pick

I'm feeling just a little jealous looking at Lisa Jane's page about her trip to Japan- that's been a lifelong dream trip for me! If I ever do get to take it I hope I remember to take inspiration from Lisa Jane's page. I love the use of ephemera in the form of boarding passes from the plane. And the way she's combined the chipboard elements with the map to show the path of their journey. The page is super full of fun and colourful elements which add to the sense of an adventure. And the chevron patterns on the right hand side give the idea of movement in a very fun way. Great page Lisa Jane thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Mystical Gallery.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

DT Share: Sweet


 Inspired by our Pink and Blue Cyber Crop this weekend I made this simple little page with the soft and lovely Cocoa Vanilla Love Always line. 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pink and Blue ~ August Cyber Crop

 Welcome to our Cybercrop for August. This month we've chosen Pink and Blue for our theme and we have three great challenges for you...

Challenge One: Mood Board: use any or all of the colours, shapes, patterns and designs in our mood board to inspire your LO.

 Challenge Two:

Pick one of our feature colours and make a (mostly) monochromatic layout with that colour. (Colours in your photos, white, and black are fine).

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Basic Grey Knee Highs Tether Ball (Text PP), MME Lime Twist Striped PP, Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad Top Gear (Stars PP) and Acetate Stars and Enamel Shapes, Fancy Pants Memories Captured Paper Snapshot (spots), Jillibean Soup Banners,  Alphas: Thickers, Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Wood Veneer, Fancy Pants Happy Place Puffy Sticker Shapes, Word Stickers; Fancy Pants - What a Wonderful Day - 12x12 Fundamentals Stickers and Washi Tape

Challenge Three:

Sketch challenge using Pinks OR Blues......you CAN use other colours too, but the main colour must be either pink OR blue!

Have fun with this sketch and I will pop my page up soon!

You have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.

Due date Sunday 4th September - Midnight

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend - there just may be a game or two happening with the odd prize being thrown your way ;)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

DT Share: Love You


Just a quick share from me today. I've been playing with the lovely blue hues of the Simple Stories Heart line recently and made this page with a little story about my youngest putting on some toy glasses and pretending to be his Dad at the computer.

When I spread a title across two different parts of my page eg patterned paper and photo as in this page I try and put a solid line from the letters over the join between the two elements. It didn't work for this page and the effect of the join in the hole of my 'O' looked a little weird. So I simply took the inside of the O off the sticker sheet- and added a heart to make a feature of it. 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Gallery Pick

I'm definitely a sucker for traditional Christmas colours which is one of the reasons this layout from our gallery by Jules44 caught my eye. I also love that she framed her LO- which is a great technique for helping a page to feel finished. The paper strips beside her photos look very effective and are a great way to use up scraps too! But my favourite thing about this page is the story. I love that her photos have spanned two time frames! And that the story is a then and now comparison between the Christmas tradition of her childhood and the fact that she carries it on now. The way she has split the journalling is also a great technique to show the stories are separate but part of a whole. Thanks Jules44- I'm definitely going to lift this story idea!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

DT Share: Last Day of School

This month I have been working with the Simple Stories Heart Line from my DT Kit. This line is specifically designed for memorial type stories and there are a lot great elements in the line for those pages. But it's definitely not limited to those.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Simple Stories Heart: I love you, Forever in my heart, Elements 2, and Cardstock Stickers, Pebbles Spring Fling Words, Thickers, Kasier Mist: Lime Green.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Gallery Pick

How much fun is this page by Deb W in our gallery the second thing that caught my eye after that gorgeous photo was that splat on the bottom of the page- such a whimsical addition. I also like Deb's Column design which is a great one to use when scrapping one photo. Thanks for sharing this cutie in our gallery Deb.

Monday, 15 August 2016

2nd Monthly Challenge ~ Scraplift yourself!

I made the page above recently using the October Afternoon Silent Night Range- (in store soon).The Diagonal line across the page is not a design I would normally use. But I did like the way this page turned out so I wanted to have a play with the design on another page.

As you can see I have turned the design 90 degrees and changed up the location of the title I think I like this one better than the first. I enjoyed scrapbooking this way because it came together fast as most of the design choices were already made for me.

So my challenge to you is to take a page you've done before and scraplift (copy) some or all of the elements of your design. 

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Simple Stories Heart: Forever in my heart, Elements 2, Cardstock Stickers, Washi Tape, Kaiser Mist: Yellow, Alphas: Thickers, and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

DT Quick Share: Car Seat Evolution

Last month I did Karen's great challenge for July just before the deadline and then promptly forgot to add it to our gallery so I thought I'd share it here. I love making pages like this that show the passage of time and growth.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics Cardstock,  Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad Top Gear and Enamel Shapes,  Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Stickers, Alphas: Thickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, and Washi Tape

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Gallery Pick

My pick of the week from the Gallery is this layout by member Jazik. It's appears to be simple page but there's lots of little details. I love the use of two different size images- they are fairly similar so the size gives them a nice contrast. The little clusters of flowers are so pretty. And the use of thread hints at the parade in the background. I love the book paper and the frame and the way the colour photos pop from the black and white background. Thanks for sharing this with us Jazikt.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

DT Quick Share- Sketch challenge

 Have you had time to join in on Donna's August Sketch Challenge yet? I gave it a whirl on the weekend using the Fancy Pants Happy Place papers...

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Fancy Pants Happy Place Papers: All Positive, Good Day, Here and Now, Stickers: Happy Place Puffy Sticker Shapes and Jillibean Soup Banners, Alpha: Thickers,  KaiserMist: Yellow, and Enamel Dots: Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Gallery Pick

Donna is away this weekend sharing a lovely girls weekend with her Mum and sister- so I thought I might sneak in here and share a couple of stunning layouts that she's shared in the Mystical Gallery over the last month or so...

I loved this LO for the way that the colours pop off the black background. She's also used a lot of while and light pink here which has helped to not let the black swallow-up her photo and elements. The line of flowers sprinkled across the page draws your focus to the photo. Putting the word Ballet from the title on it's own on the black also draws attention to some important information about this memory that we can't tell from the photo.

Donna has once again gone for a black background for this LO using a large photo to help balance the visual weight. While also using lighter patterned papers again for the same reason. I love the choice she made of pink and blue as a subtle nod to the boy/girl friendship in the picture. Once again she's used flowers beautifully making choices that give the feeling of happiness without being too girly.

Great LO's Donna! It's always great to see your art works in the gallery.

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Challenge

August Challenge #1

Hello scrappy friends,  welcome back for a new challenge...

For our 1st August challenge, we have a sketch challenge for you.

and here is my take... I've continued with my Christmas photos.

Challenge Rules:

  • Create a NEW project for this challenge, any size layout, set of 3 cards or canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery by 11.55pm, 31st August to be eligible for the prize. 

International entries are welcome, however due to international postage costs,  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 - 1 packet of the new Green Tara Flowers sets and a set of mini alphas.

Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends