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Monday, November 20, 2017

Love this - Felicity Jane Mila - Stuck sketches

Hallo there,  This past weekend I created a page based on the Stuck sketches challenge.  I used a photo collage that Elizna made of photos taken at the Secret Event in Bloemfontein.  I love the soft colours of the Mila kit to showcase this photo.

Supply list:  Felicity Jane Mila kit; Chipboard butterfly:  Blue Fern studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tattered Rose);  Stencil:  Prima.

Laura Whitaker's sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used the cute little heart paper clips on the photo and the banner, the washi is also in the kit.  The "work + play + balance"is from the stamp set in the kit.

 I love the softness the delicate doily brings to the page.  I matted the photo on the cardstock in the kit.  I initially wanted to put a circular chipboard shape behind the photo but opted for some stitching instead.

 The chipboard butterfly was heat embossed in gold embossing powder.

 The tag on the bottom left is bordered with shiny gold and although the photo doesn't show it the washi tape also has gold hearts on it. 

I decided to use on of the Project life cards as part of the title and matted it on the blue and pink cardstock in the kit. 
Here you can see the sparkly bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Toys of Rust - Felicity Jane Heidi

Hallo there,  I am showcasing a photo that was taken in July 2013 when we visited the wine lands of Cape Town.  On the stoep of the Fairview Wine Estate they had a motorcycle that was entirely made up of rusted pieces.  Kobus is always the one to play the fool and pose for pictures.  I thought that the colours of the patterned papers in the Heidi kit would compliment the subject perfectly.  The title is a play on the name of the toy store Toy's R Us.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Felicity Jane Heidi kit; Cardstock:  American Craft; Rusted metal embellishments:  Finnabair Mechanicals; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink: Ranger Archival Ink.

I used this sketch by Laura Whitaker for My Creative Scrapbook:

Some close ups:
 I used the stamps in the kit to make embellishments to add to my layers.

 I really love how well co-ordinated these Felicity Jane kits are.

 I added some rusted Prima Mechanicals as embellishments.

As you know I cannot resist stitching on my pages...and Laura has stitched elements in many of her sketch designs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥


Friday, November 10, 2017

I know the plans I have for you - SSE2017 - Just Because

Hallo there,  today I am sharing a bonus page I made with the Just Because range that Cariena designed for the Scrapbook Studio Secret Event 2017.  This page was made for the papers that Cariena used for her class.

I used a cut file that you can download free on www.lovesvg.com.  I backed the cut file with different papers from the collection.  I stenciled distress ink through a stencil around the edges and mounted it on a ombre paper from the collection.

Some close ups:
 I cut tags and various elements from the cut apart sheet to use as embellishments.

 The butterflies were also cut from a patterned paper and popped up with foam dots.

 I stitched around the cardstock for extra texture.

 The leaves were cut using a Prima die and some of the green patterned paper.

I love the elements in this collection...there is just so many ideas for layouts.

I just love the simplicity of this design.

To purchase this collection visit Scrapbook Studio's online store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Scrapbook Studio's Secret Scrapbook Event 2017

Hi there.  In September and beginning of October I taught at  the Scrapbook Studio Secret Event that took us across the country and away from home for 17 days. It was a honour to work with Cariena's new "Just Because" paper range and paper custom made to compliment my style. This was my class layout:


Some close ups:

 I stencilled some stars through a stencil with some antique linen distress ink on the bottom half of the white background.

 The chipboard title was painted with Twinkling H2O's and the ombre effect was created.

 Light molding paste was applied through the same stencil onto the ombre paper to create a soft additional texture.

 Some hand stitching completes the page.


The bonus take home page:

Some close ups:
 I love the ombre papers in this collection.  This page includes a lot of fussy cutting, some splattering of gold Twinkling H2O's and some stitching.

 This bright and happy collection really makes me happy.
 Fussy cut hearts and flowers.

 A pretty doily peeking out.

The chipboard heart was painted with Twinkling H2O's.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9 Today - CSI240 - Teresa Collins

Hi there,  I am playing along with Color Story Inspiration's case file 240 today.  For this colour challenge I dug into my older stash and put together some papers from Teresa Collins Summer Stories collection and some other American Craft papers.  I decided on documenting a birthday and chose Lukas' 9th birthday photo.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Teresa Collins (Summer Stories), Pebbles, American Crafts;  Cardstock:  American Craft:  Wood Veneer:  Teresa Collins, Brads:  Teresa Collins; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Embossing Paste:  Wendy Vecchi; Acrylic Paint: Opal Magic Blue-Pink - Art Alchemy; Gold splatters:  Twinkling H2O Solar Gold.

The case file:
 This is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  polka dots, stripes, stars, cupcake (photo), texture paste, scallop, something dangling (papr clip with star banner,, enamel dots.

Testimony:  I documented Lukas' 9th birthday and I used a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson as my journaling.  “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Some close ups:
 I heat embossed all the wood veneer elements with gold embossing powder.

 I mixed some Art Alchemy Opal magic pink-blue into the embossing paste before applying it to my white background.

 I used a paper clip that was part of the latest Paige Evans Turn the Page collection and just replaced the banner part with a matching patterned paper.

 I loved adding lots of layers behind my photo...and I outlined the papers before distressing it.

 I love the way the quote completes the page perfectly.

Here you can see all the dimension and the lovely gold shiny bits.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today♥♥

Thursday, October 26, 2017

My Girl - Felicity ♥ Jane - Stuck sketches

Hallo there.  I have had to put my Travelers Notebook away so that I can concentrate on doing a couple of layouts again.  I subscribed to the Felicity Jane kits and I am absolutely thrilled with how pretty they are.  I decided to use the Felicity Jane Zoey kit to scrap a photograph of Leane using the latest Stuck Sketches challenge.  So here goes:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Felicity Jane Zoey kit:  Cardstock:  American Craft:  All embellishments:  Felicity Jane Zoey kit; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Stencil:  Celebr8; Ink:  Distress Ink (Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw);  Doily:  My stash

The sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used a lot of the Zoey stamp set.  I never knew that I would love stamping on my layouts.

 I broke the white background with a stencil and distressed inks that was applied with a blending tool through the stencil.

 I fussy cut out the scallop from patterned paper and then did my usual signature style stitching.

Yup, I even stamped on my photo :)  The rose was also fussy cut from the patterned paper.

I just love how this page turned out.  I adore all the black and white papers on the B sides of the patterned papers.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sisters best friends - Prima Zella Teal

I was so blessed to be able to spend a few days with my youngest sister, Ansie, in Cape Town.  We don't see each other often enough and whenever I see my nephews they have grown so much that I feel that I am somehow missing out.  Anyhow...I bought the beautiful new Prima Zella Teal collection while on the road and this was the perfect moment to use the prettiness it contains.  Here is my page:

All the papers, flowers and chipboard are from the same collection.  The pretty chipboard alpha was a Hip Kit exclusive alpha and the colours were perfect for this page.


I used one of Laura's sketches:

Some close ups:
 This is my absolute favourite colour and that was the reason why I just couldn't resist this collection.  I clustered the flowers and one can never have enough pretty flowers.  Just look at that pretty rubber XO embellishment

 The Hip Kit Exclusive alphas were the perfect colour to use for the title.

 I coloured some light modelling paste with some distress ink and then applied it through a stencil to break my white background and added another flower cluster to the bottom of the page.

I distressed the edges of my patterned papers and added some stitching for added interest.

I absolutely adore these doilies and love adding them behind my photos.  Another cluster at the right of the photo completes this layout and creates the visual triangle.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥