Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stencils, Paint and Paste

Hi everyone!  It's been 10 days since my last blog post!  I must add that I had the most amazing time in the meantime. ;)  My friend, Suzanne and I flew to Adelaide to meet with a wonderful scrappy friend (and fellow DT member), Belinda Spencer.  We spent the day in Adelaide and flew off to Brisbane on Friday night to attend the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo over the weekend. We managed to fit in 3 classes on Friday and Saturday.  I will share those projects with you soon. I also had the priviledge to meet quite a few of my online friends for the first time IRL!  Amongst them were the gorgeous Leanne Allinson and Lindy Gillespie (also fellow DT members). What beautiful souls.  Also met up with Kim Jeffress, Cathy Cafun, Chantalle McDaniel (crazy girl!!), Karen Shady, Heather McMahon, Beck Beattie and Monica Brady... just to mention a few.  What a blast!  I returned home late on Monday night, absolutely exhausted, but it was so worth it!

Onto some actual scrapbooking now. :) There is a wonderful new challenge up at Scrap AfricaUse texture paint or modelling paste, either with a mask or stencil or free hand and any other wet medium like paint or mists etc.

 
The CT members have done an amazing job to provide you with plenty of inspiration. You can see all their examples HERE.
Here is my example.  The photo is of my MIL on a recent holiday with us. There were these beautiful rose gardens at one of the wineries we visited.  My SIL took this pic of her mum. :)
I have used 3 different coloured mists to create my background and then used the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Bricks' template and some Texture Magic behind my photo.  I also put a bit of muslin behind the photo to soften things a bit..

I have sprayed the same mist that I used on my background (Heidi Swapp Color Shine ' Georgia Peach') onto AC DIY Thickers for the word 'smell' and the white alphas were cut on my Silhouette machine.

The metal frame is from Maya Road and the 'simple pleasures' chipboard word is from the TSS chipboard collection.  My flower cluster is a mixture of Petaloo, Manor House and Green Tara.

The gorgeous butterfly is from my gorgeous scrappy friend Kim Price. I was fortunate enough to meet Kim at our recent retreat. Thanks Kim!
Well, that's it for today. I hope you get a chance to play along with this lovely challenge.  You have until the end of the month to get your entries in.
Thank you so much for visiting!  Wishing you a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox

18 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Oh it sounds like you have been extra busy! I went to the craft show on the Saturday too, had a great time!! This layout looks so lovely, I love your back ground, and love all the flowers you have used too.. enjoy your week too!

Paula said...

Sounds like you've had an amazing time away! :)
Such a gorgeous layout, love the colours in your background, the texture & your flower clusters.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Sounds like you had a terrific time! Lovely LO with a great background effect. Love that photo of your MIL.

Lizzy Hill said...

Glad you had such a great time & got to meet sooo many scrappy peeps!!! And this LO...well, a girl after my own heart...H Swapp colourshine {YUM}...Silly Machine {YUMMIER} anything from Kim P {YUMMIEST!!!}...just jiving!!! Gorgeous LO:):):)

Adriana B said...

looks like you all has a wonderful time in Brissy,.... Love the details on your pretty layout... great textures and flower clusters :)

Chantelle said...

beautiful page Marelize - loving the picture of your mum with the flowers - it's gorgeous. Your weekend adventure sounds like it was really fun, especially meeting up with all those lovely ladies. Enjoy your week x

Lynette said...

I am so happy that you had an amazing time on your retreat.... and the bonus must be meeting online friends in real life. I love how soft your layout is and the angle of your flowers.

Mandy said...

Beautiful page...oh what fun you've had...lucky girl...x

Denise van Deventer said...

Love the colouring on your background Marelize...you did such a great job with it and the wall! Love the sentiment...totally aromatic! ;-))

Kelly Foster said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the background you created, awesome job!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a beautiful layout Marelize!! It is truly awesome - just love your background!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Sounds like you had such a fabulous time away, and getting to meet people too... jealous! LOL
Your layout is gorgeous Marelize, the texture is amazing ...

Sandie Edwards said...

P.S Love the Peetaloo flowers!!

Kim said...

It was soooo lovely to see you IRL what a fab time, cant wait till NOvember now!!! love the effect you have created here!

Kerryn said...

Lucky you, wish I'd been there :). Love how you used the mists, the colours are beautiful :).

Heather McMahon said...

Hope you've recovered by now Marelize! Wasn't it such fun! Love the misting on this layout and the gorgeous clustering.

Tracey said...

So soft and pretty.....love the misting and your gorgeous flower clusters! Beautiful layout:)

Chantalle said...

Beautiful work. So soft and delicate